The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 11, 2012

5 Stars for Persistence
CHRISTIAN MORROW christian.morrow@northernstar.com.au For the past 17 years the owners of Victoria's at Ewingsdale and Wategos Beach, Rae and Victoria McEwen have ridden the ups and downs of the Byron Bay accommodation market. However they...
Biggest Rigs; Don't Miss It at the Primex Grounds in Casino on Saturday from Noon
LIKE many of the best ideas, the seed for the Casino Truck Show was planted at the pub. A discussion between Stuart George and trucking mates about increasing Beef Week's income stream has resulted in the inaugural Casino Truck Show this Saturday....
Company Built from Ground Up
HERNES has been a recognised and respected name in the refrigerated road transport industry for two generations and more than 35 years. The origins of what is now Hernes Freight Service were Harvey Herne's humble beginnings in 1974. He started...
DAF Designed for Drivers and Dollars
IF EVER a truck was built for drivers and operators, DAF's XF105 is it. Designed by engineers from behind the wheel, instead of behind a desk and tested in rugged Australian conditions for more than 12 months, the new DAF flagship brings an exceptional...
Egg Heads for Wineries
CHRISTIAN MORROW christian.morrow@northernstar.com.au THE old adage is that form follows function. If this holds true then the wine produced in the giant egg-shaped ceramic containers produced by Phil Sedgeman of Byron Bay will be remarkable....
Graffiti Attack on War Memorial
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au THE DEATH of five Australian soldiers in the Middle East last week is believed to have sparked a graffiti attack on Nimbin's War Memorial. Nimbin Newsagency owner Neil Harris said he spotted...
How to Ensure Your Business Survives Major Drama
IF you own your own business, chances are it's your livelihood. But what if something happened to you or your partner and you were unable to go on running your business? Having a buy-sell agreement in place can be one of the best ways for business...
Mayor in Waiting
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au BALLINA is still without a mayor as counting continues after Saturday's local government elections. Only a handful of votes separate Sharon Cadwallader and David Wright. As of 5pm yesterday...
Mullum's Wests Tigers Connection Not Half Bad
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter FORMER Mullumbimby Giants rugby league players Jacob Miller and Matt Mulcahy have played major roles in the 2012 National Youth Competition finals. Mulcahy scored two tries at five-eighth while Miller led...
Our Hockey Star: Lucas Brown
COURTNEY ELLIOTT, RUBY JOHNS, LIZZIE HUNTER AND JOSIE HUNTER Lucas Brown, a Year 6 student at Woodburn Public School recently achieved his dream of representing his state in hockey. In the beginning of August Lucas was selected in the NSW State...
Patinack for Ballina; Giant Racing Operation Will Start at Least Two in the Cup on Friday
Byline: GRAHAME TIMBRELL Racing columnist THE giant Patinack Farm racing operation, led by trainer John Thompson, has nominated five horses for the $55,000 Slipway Hotel Ballina Cup (1600m) on Friday with the promisethat at least two of themwill...
Thumbs Down to CSG Industry
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au IF coal seam gas companies were sensible they would take their business elsewhere, Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell said yesterday following Saturday's poll which showed the council area's residents overwhelmingly...
Unfortunately Paralympians Have Less Sponsor Appeal
THE performances of our Paralympians over the last few days will doubtless see the polarization of Olympic versus Paralympic sponsorship continue. With the performances of the likes of Freney and Cowdrey at top of mind, many will ask why Paralympians...
Why Sink Ourselves?
SEVERAL situations recently have reinforced in my mind the belief that women are, for the most part, their own worst enemies. I've read much on the subject and, well, I'm a woman, so the belief is more an informed opinion rather than a stab in the...
Yamba's Bid for Big Prawn
Byline: RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au YAMBA'S Chamber of Commerce president wants to see Ballina's iconic Big Prawn relocated to the town at the mouth of the Clarence River. When the Big Prawn was being relocated last Wednesday...