The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 4, 2012

A Small Step for Elvis
LAST WEEK saw the death of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon. Unless you were living in a cave with no links to the outside world, if you were in Australia on July 21, 1969, you would more than likely been in front of a black and white television...
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Big Prawn's Big Move
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au prawn facts The Big Prawn was unveiled in 1989. The 6m x 9m prawn is made of concrete. The Big Prawn weighs 60 tonnes. IT'S GOING to take two cranes almost all day, but finally Ballina's...
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Cottages Take Prize
REBECCA LOLLBACK news@northernstar.com.au LOCAL FINALISTS Alstonville Country Cottages. Apartments Inn, Byron Bay. Ballina Beach Resort & Conference Centre. Ballina Coast & Hinterland Locals Rewards Campaign. Cape Byron...
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David Yarnall ,Co Independent
IN THE four years I have been on the council I have worked hard for the Lismore community and gained valuable experience. There are no quick fixes to the challenges facing the council. Councils all over NSW are struggling with aging infrastructure...
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Education Funding to Get Huge Boost; Oakeshott Says Regional Students Will Receive the Benefit
Byline: Adam Carroll, APN National Affairs Editor KEY independent MP Rob Oakeshott said regional students would be among the biggest winners from the overhaul to education funding unveiled by Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday. Under the...
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Fatal Cliff Plunge Still Haunts Family
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au WHEN TOURISTS found an injured boy wandering aimlessly on the Cape Byron cliff top 60 years ago, they were unaware of the tragedy he had survived. Seconds before he collapsed unconscious, seven-year-old...
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Jenny Dowell ,Co Country Labor
JENNY Dowell fell in love with the Lismore region when she moved to Goonellabah with her husband and two children in 1991. Her children attended local public schools. Jenny loved the environment, the opportunities and the strong sense of community...
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Jewels in the Crown
CHRISTIAN MORROW christian.morrow@northernstar.com.au THE ancient art of jewellery making is alive and well at Diamond Jewellery Manufacturers in Goonel-labah. Co-owner Dave Collins and his family have operated their jewellery design business...
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LOCAL LINK; King the Only Northern Rivers Product to Appear in the NRL Finals Series
MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter SOUTH Sydney co-captain Matt King is the only Northern Rivers player who will take part in the National Rugby League finals. The Casino Cougars junior and premiership-winning Marist Brothers first-grader has...
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Neil Marks ,Co Independent
THE Lismore LGA is in desperate need of a boost in confidence. After being hit by the global financial crisis, the then-newly elected council decided to try and hit the community with an extra rate increase of around 6% and borrow money for an art...
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Quarry to Go Ahead, 3 Years On
HELEN SANDSTROM news@northernstar.com.au THE NSW Government's Planning Assessment Commission has given the green light for the controversial expansion of Champion's Quarry at Tucki. The decision comes after more than three years of rancour...
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School Growth Lauded
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au A PLAN by the Casino Christian School to expand to include years 11 and 12 from 2014 has been welcomed by parents whose children will be the first to benefit from the decision. The school opened...
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Score Cash for Your Club!
TO assist the ever-increasing demand sporting clubs face to raise much-needed funds, Newcastle Permanent has implemented its Introducer Program. The Newcastle Permanent Introducer Program is a great way to help raise funds for your sporting group,...
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Separation of Church, State
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au IT'S an ancient debate which has been argued since before the time of Socrates around 400BCE: to what extent should religion and politics mix? The modern-day principle that the two should not mix...
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Strength in Numbers
BYRON Bay High School maths teacher Kirsty Barnett has been named as the recipient of the 2012 Premier's First State Super Financial Literacy Scholarship. The CEO of First State Super, Michael Dwyer, said Ms Barnett was chosen for the scholarship...
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Vanessa Ekins ,Co the Greens
LET'S make Lismore Greener. The Greens have a vision of every home in Lismore with solar panels and rainwater tanks. C[pounds sterling]If every house uses rainwater in the toilet and laundry, we will not need a new dam or desalination plants...
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Women Disadvantaged with Retirement Funds
WOMEN generally face more financial hurdles in their retirement than men for a number of reasons. Broken work patterns to raise children, lower average earnings, and longer life expectancy are the main causes. Therefore, women need to take action...
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