The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 12, 2012

$1.7Bn Slashed from Education
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au The cuts $1.7 billion to be cut from public schools, Catholic schools, independent schools and TAFE colleges over four years; 1000 education department jobs cut; 800 TAFE jobs cut; ...
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A Diet Just for You; Nutrigenetics May Soon Be Able to Tailor a Diet Ideal for Your Particular Genetic Make-Up
YOU may eat wholegrains, goji berries or legumes for your health. But what if what you ate was personalised to your genes? What we're talking about is a new field of medicine called nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics. Simply put, it's the study...
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Ballina Mayor Has the Wright Stuff
STAFF REPORTERS news@northernstar.com.au SCHOOL teacher David Wright is Ballina Shire's new mayor after pipping rival Sharon Cadwallader by almost 2000 votes once preferences from Saturday's vote were distributed. The result came as the race...
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CSG Explorationa[euro]" It's All Go
DANIEL BURDON news@northernstar.com.au COAL seam gas company Metgasco says the NSW Gov- ernment has given it the agreen lighta to explore near Casino. Just days after Lismore voters overwhelmingly rejected CSG in an election poll, the O'Farrell...
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Ema Is Hooked
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au EMA Mariette a or Ema J. Dreadstar as she prefers to be known a has earnt a reputation as the dread- lock doctor of Byron. Despite having no formal hairdressing qualifications, the 35-year-old...
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Family Band on Road to Ballina
HELEN SANDSTROM helen.sandstrom@northernstar.com.au CHRISTMAS is a musical affair in the Imeson family's household. The Yamba family gets together with cousins from Newcastle, Grafton and Sydney and spends nights belting out country folk music...
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Here's a Lifeline for Your Cup Day Gear
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au FASHION TIPS Think bright: Orange, pink and green are hot colours this spring. A simply cut dress with back detail is sure to impress. Headwear a whether a hat or a fascinator a is...
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Juniors Gearing Up
THE Lismore junior cricket pre-season will start with rematches of the Under-12 and Under-14 finals of last season. Today it will be the Under-12 teams squaring off at Rec 9 (opposite McDonald's) then next Wednesday it will be the two leading Under-14...
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Oldies Are Still the Majority
BOWLS isn't the only sport having difficulty attracting players. But while other sports know who to target as potential members, our game is hitting its head against a brick wall. Official emphasis is on getting kids in short pants into our game....
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Springing into Fun in Holiday Sports Programs
WITH the September school holidays coming up, parents can now book places for their children in a variety of programs being offered by Sport and Recreation on the North Coast. Office of Communities Sport and Recreation development officer Heidi...
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Telstra Firm A[euro]" 120 Jobs Gone
PAUL APPELKAMP paul.appelkamp@northernstar.com.au TIME is running out for workers at Telstra's Goonellabah call centre. Telstra executives have confirmed their decision to close the call centre and retrench nearly 120 workers next month. ...
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Time to Get Tough
Byline: PAUL ATTEWELL Sports Editor DISCIPLINE is vital to success in sport Co just ask any decent coach. It's also vital to the success of a sport, so it might be time the National Rugby League mentioned that to those who run the judiciary and...
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Tournaments Struggling
WITH Jim Brigginshaw STAGING bowls tournaments is becoming more difficult. Latest to hit the ditch is the Lismore Workers Heights Electric Light Triples, an established event on the local bowls calendar since the mid-1990s. The tourney...
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Weary Firies Wait for Next Blaze to Strike
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au Fire fronts RFS brigades that have been battling blazes for three weeks or more: Woodburn Rappville Bungawalbin Middle Creek Myall Creek Woodenbong Tabulam Bonalbo ...
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Weight Forces Trainer's Hand with Lucky Luna
Byline: GRAHAME TIMBRELL Racing columnist BYRON BAY Cup winner Lucky Luna has been given top weight of 61kg for the $55,000 Slipway Hotel Ballina Cup (1600m) on Friday but will miss the race with trainer Les Kelly preferring to start Skating On...
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