The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 7, 2012

a[euro][approximately]Quality' Is Key to Luring Tourists: Economist
CHRISTIAN MORROW christian,morrow@northernstar.com.au MORE than 100 Lismore business and community leaders gathered to hear from St.George Bank's chief economist Hans Kunnen at the Lismore and Northern Rivers Economic Outlook Breakfast at Invercauld...
Bank Vows to Challenge Fee A[euro][approximately]penalties' Decision; Customers Seeking $220M Compensation for A[euro][approximately]excessive' Charges
Class action timeline Sept 22, 2010: First fees class action filed against ANZ Dec 5, 2011: Justice Gordon in the Federal Court finds that late payment fees are capable of being penalties, but finds for ANZ on other fees Dec 16: Class actions...
Bass Fishing River Challenge; Offshore Fishing Grounds Could Prove Best This Weekend
THERE'S plenty to fish for this weekend, with the Richmond River, the beaches and the offshore grounds all likely to provide rewarding angling. After a few days of fierce winds, the chop is forecast to drop enough to allow an offshore trip, with...
Biochar Project Innovator Confident of New Concept
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au BALLINA mayoral candidate Cr David Wright says he is pleased with the progress the council is making with its innovative biochar project. When built, the $8.5 million plant will be the...
Candidate's Campaign Van Burnt Out
Byline: RODNEY STEVENS Rodney.Stevens@northernstar.com.au BALLINA councillor and Greens mayoral candidate Jeff Johnson is fuming after his campaign van was stolen and burnt out on Wednesday night, in what he claims was a politically motivated attack....
Concerns over Weed Infestation
SAMANTHA ELLEY samantha.elley@northernstar.com.au Tropical Soda Apple Perennial shrub 1-2 metres high. Invades open to semi-shaded areas. First identified in Australia in the upper Macleay Valley, NSW in August 2010. Native of North...
CSG Concerns Low A[euro]" Industry
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au A SURVEY commissioned by the organisation which represents the coal-seam gas industry has shown coal- seam gas is less of a concern to Lismore residents than cost of living, health, employment and...
Having Friends Here Drew Her; MANY ATTRACTIONS: Northern Rivers Is Such a Magnet for Creative People
SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE: Melanie Woods in her shop, Larry and Leticia's Irresistibles in Lismore. The shop is named after her and her partner Tony's nicknames. MELANIE'S TIPS Rent first. Have a good look around before you buy. Things are never really...
It's a Major Task for Workers; Containing Rovers Easier Said Than Done
Byline: MARK ROBINSON Soccer correspondent RICHMOND Rovers will be looking for a seventh consecutive grand final appearance when they host Lismore Workers in the FNC premier league soccer major semi-final tomorrow. Fresh from a week off after...
Kids Give Walker a Boost
Byline: REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au HEARING a bunch of school kids scream his name was just the boost Trent Chapman needed yesterday. Chapman, a former Lennox Head man, is walking from Brisbane to Sydney to raise money...
MASTERS MAGIC; Ballina's Smith Has a Ball in Over-40 Team at World Cup
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter BALLINA hockey player Grant Smith might have already represented his country at the highest level but captaining the Australian Over-40s at the Hockey Masters World Cup in London is something he will never...
New Blow to Fish Co-Ops
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au THE company which trans- ports seafood from fish co-operatives on the Northern Rivers will stop trading at the end of this month, putting more strain on the already struggling industry. ...
Preparing for the Boat and Leisure Show and Fishing Bonanza
OKAY, so this week I'm going to be putting my Marine Rescue hat on again and talk about the upcoming Boat and Leisure Show on the last Saturday and Sunday of September and the Fishing Bonanza held over the same weekend which is the October long weekend....
Putting Squeeze on Brazen Thieves; How One Would-Be Thief Was Spoiled in His Attempt to Rip Surfers Off
YOU know that sinking feeling when you get back to your car after a few waves and something just doesn't feel right. You begin to quickly check your gear and soon your gut feeling is validated. You've been robbed. Well if it's happened to you,...
Quilters Show Wares
Byline: LEAH WHITE leah.white@northernstar.com.au TALENTED quilt makers have been sewn together for the 2012 Goonellabah Quilters Quilt Show at Lismore City Hall yesterday. Organiser Colleen Smith said the quilts were not only works of art but...
State Police Celebrate 150 Years
THEY'LL be marching loud and proud through the streets of Lismore today as the 150 years of policing celebrations begins. C[pounds sterling]It's about recognising 150 years policing in NSW, remembering our fallen colleagues and paying tribute to...
Students Tread the Boards
MARNIE JOHNSTON news@northernstar.com.au AFTER being assessed last week for the HSC, the prospect of performing their drama pieces for the public was a lot less nerve-racking for these local Year 12 Drama students. Nine individual monologues...
Young People Don't Want the Stress of Farming
Byline: Leah White Leah.White@northernstar.com.au FARMING viability was the big issue at the Lismore community consultation meeting for the National Food Plan on Wednesday night. Leigh Shearman, a representative from the Far North Coast Dairy...