The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 22, 2012

Awards Give Your Business a Boost; Nominations Now Taken in a Variety of Categories
TIME is running out to be a contender in this year's Northern Star Lismore Business Excellence Awards with nominations closing this Friday. The awards aim to encourage and celebrate creativity, professionalism and innovation of local businesses...
Casino Depot Wins $9,000 for Local Community Groups; A WORD FROM ONE OF OUR SPONSORS: Essential Energy
Essential Energy's Casino depot has won $9,000 for local charities through an internal competition to measure performance against a range of productivity, safety and customer service goals Over the past 12 months the local team went straight to...
CBD Violence Upsets; Police Are Sick of Having to Clean Up the Streets at the Weekends
Byline: Rodney Stevens Reporter POLICE are furious at the continued alcohol-related violence in Byron Bay after a busy weekend dealing with seven assaults in the CBD. Police records show Byron Bay was the fourth worst suburb in NSW for alcohol-related...
Deprived of Their Food; Health Inspection Forces Mobile Soup Kitchen Operator off the Road
Byline: Sue Gardiner Reporter LISMORE City Council has been accused of heartlessness after forcing an 82-year-old mobile soup kitchen operator off the road. Two weeks ago Darcy Goodwin, who runs Five Loaves Mobile Soup Kitchen, said he was approached...
Flu Hits Maroons Origin Players
THE flu has emerged as New South Wales' secret weapon before the opening State of Origin rugby league game tomorrow night. New Maroons skipper Cameron Smith became the third Queensland player struck down since the squad arrived in Melbourne, quarantined...
Is the Hoist above and beyond Laws?
Byline: Richard Harvey THE Northern Mystics have turned the netball world on its head. Not only were they the first New Zealand team to win in Australia in the trans-Tasman Netball Championship this season, after beating the Melbourne Vixens...
It's Flu Season and Jab Time; Flu Vaccine Can Help Prevent a Serious Bout
Byline: Peter Caton Reporter FLU season is upon us a and even Queensland Maroons skipper Cameron Smith is battling a bout which could affect his chances of leading the Queensland side in tomorrow's first 2012 State of Origin rugby league game. ...
It's Time to Re-Assess Your Super; New Amendments Handed Down in the Federal Budget May Impact Contributions
Byline: FINANCIAL MATTERS RICK RUTTEN THE Federal Budget handed down on May 8 aims to spread the benefits of the mining boom while also delivering the Gillard Government's promised surplus. Indeed, Treasurer Wayne Swan anticipates a $1.5 billion...
Larry and Leticia Are Simply Irresistible
WHEN Melanie Woods and Anthony Wymant, owners of Larry and Leticia Irresistibles in Lismore, moved back to the Northern Rivers from Melbourne they felt they had come home. The pair sells a range of clothing and jewellery at their newly opened store...
League Legends Help Job Seekers; Former Blues Skipper Max Krilich Heads Star Team
Byline: Hamish Broome Reporter INDIGENOUS school leavers and job seekers can look forward to meeting some true NRL legends, including former NSW skipper Max Krilich, on Wednesday, May 30, at a jobs fair specifically tailored for indigenous locals....
Lennox Head Murder Trial; Jury Sworn In: Prosecutor States Crown Case
Byline: Rodney Stevens Reporter AT THE trial of a Lennox Head man who is accused of murdering a Byron Bay businessman in 2010, the jury was told the murder was a result of a[approximately]a drug deal gone wrong'. Kevin Malcolm Purtill, aged 39...
Red Card, Red-Faced; Casino Player Suspended for Four Games for Abuse
Byline: GREG DANVERS Sports Editor JEREMY Wraight has been suspended for four games after being sent off for abusing a match official in the Football Far North Coast men's premier league. The Casino Cobras sweeper told the referee he was a af.....g...
Reduce Business Risk by Creatively Reducing Fixed Costs
Byline: BUSINESS INSIGHTS Jennifer Harrison I PICTURE myself in Indonesia. It is 28 degrees. I rent a surfboard for 50,000 rupiah per day and hit the waves a with no wetsuit. What happens to my (roughly) five bucks? Usually the salesperson...
Small Enterprises at Risk; Missed Opportunities Due to Low Economic Confidence despite Aust's Strong Performance
AUSTRALIA'S small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) are headed for a series of missed opportunities in the second half of this year due to low confidence and ongoing cost-containment, according to a new report. The fourth annual Business & Population...
Terror of the Overflow ... Eco Loo Threatens Eco A[euro][approximately]disaster'
IS THERE anything more terrifying than a toilet that won't flush? Probably, but it ranks right up there along with tripping over an Eastern brown snake or finding a funnelweb in your wellies. Well, for me, anyway. I've had a few run-ins with...
Tighten the Belt; Council Cuts Costs to Return Budget to Surplus
Byline: SCOTT HARLUM Casino/Kyogle reporter THE Richmond Valley Council has taken the axe to its bridge building and pre-stressing business and will save 2% on salaries and wages to return its budget to surplus for 2012/13. Belts will be tightened...