The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 11, 2012

Ash's Longtime Friends Tune In
THE beauty of Byron Bay isn't lost on Ash Grunwald. The roots musician (pictured), who lives in the Byron Shire, recently recruited a list of the who's who in music and surfing from the shire for his clip, Longtime, from his new album Trouble's...
Beef Team at Work; It Takes a Year of Preparation for the Big Festival
Byline: Samantha Elley Rural Reporter THE office is small and nestled beside the Civic Hall in Canterbury Street, Casino. It's a nondescript building but inside it's the heartbeat of this year's biggest community event a the FEDC Casino Beef...
Council Accused of A[euro][approximately]outsourcing'; No Support for Locals as Tenders Go out of Region
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter A NORTHERN Rivers trucking company says Lismore City Council has snubbed local businesses by awarding contracts outside the region. A Coffs Harbour company narrowly beat two Lismore dealers and a truck centre from...
Highway Funding on the Brink; State and Federal Govts Lock Horns
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy Editor STATE and Federal commitments to fix the Pacific Highway by 2016 appeared to be in tatters last night as the months-long battle over who should pay for the upgrade turned to ultimatums. Federal Transport Minister...
Moore in Rovers Shirt; Ex Socceroo Likely to Add Zing to Always Spirited Clash
Byline: FOOTBALL MARK ROBINSON FORMER Socceroo captain Craig Moore will become the most illustrious player to ever don a Richmond Rovers shirt when he makes a guest appearance in their home clash against arch-rival Goonellabah in Football FNC premier...
PRESTON HAPPY WITH LIFE; Former NRL Star Says It's All in the Attitude
Byline: Mitchell Craig League reporter FORMER Titans fullback Preston Campbell admits it was an impulse decision when he announced his retirement from the NRL last season. But the pint-sized 35-year-old doesn't regret the decision and looked...
Rally Plea for NDIS Certainty; Disability Insurance Has to Be Assured by All Parties: Organiser
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter PEOPLE with disabilities and their supporters have rallied through the streets of Lismore to demand a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Gillard Government has committed $1billion over four years to the...
Tackling the Problem; Former League Star Studies Aboriginal Gambling Habits
Byline: Hamish Broome Reporter FORMER Newcastle Knights star turned gambling researcher Ashley Gordon says the impact of problem gambling on the Aboriginal community is far worse than in other parts of Australian society. Mr Gordon is speaking...
Weather's Great for Fishing
FOR a change, the weather looks superb for wetting a line this weekend and even the fish look like co-operating. Offshore fishers are still keen on making the most of what's left of the mackerel season and there have been encouraging reports around...
We're Better off Than We Think; Income and Wealth Report Gives Aussies a Rosy Outlook
Byline: Les McGuire AMP financial planner THERE'S a common perception that the cost of living is spiralling out of control and families are at breaking point, but according to the latest AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth report Australians are better...
Workers Wary of Threat Posed by Thistles
DESPITE their unbeaten start to the season, Lismore Workers coach Scott Collis remains wary of cross-town rivals Lismore Thistles as they prepare for Sunday's clash at 2.30pm at Thistles Park. With playmaker Clint Willoughby and central defender...