The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 3, 2012

30cm Pothole Just Appeared, Then Bang! $3000 Damage to Car
TOURISM bodies are always looking for ways to get visitors to extend their stay on the Northern Rivers a but this is probably not what they had in mind. A two-day visit by a Sydney couple to visit their son has turned into a two-week drama courtesy...
At the Tip of a Cleaner, Greener World
Byline: OVER THE FENCE STEVE MACKNEY A TRIP to the local refuse site used to often mean a rather uncomfortable drive navigating the vehicle through mud and slush. It was a good idea to wear your oldest clothes in case it became necessary to dispose...
Barlows Keen to Shoot Down Stars
FINALLY the best two teams in the Ballina District Twenty20 will square off for the first time tonight at Fripp Oval. Barlows Bolt Barn will take on Northern Star for the right to qualify in first place for the semi-finals that start next Friday....
Be a Bowser Wowser; Cheaper Fuel May Cost More in the Long Run as It Often Fails to Deliver on Milage
Byline: Kieran Banks Petrol pain Price cycles range from eight to 13 days. Fuel consumption drops by 10% using more efficient driving techniques. Driving in stop-start conditions can increase emissions by 30%. IF your eyes flicker into...
Council Dives in to Support Upgrades; but Who Will Pay the $8M Required for the Work?
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter LONG-AWAITED upgrades to Ballina and Alstonville swimming pools have been supported by the council but concerns remain about how the works will be funded. About $8 million is required for the complete...
Did They Find Inventor's Key Secret? May the Power Be with Them
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter A BYRON Bay inventor has given his backing to a discovery that could revolutionise energy transmission and solve a mystery that has puzzled scientists for more than 100 years. In 1900 legendary Serbian scientist Nikola...
Great Rep Basketball Debut; Young Players in Winning Sides at Australian Country Junior Championships
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter LISMORE Storm junior basketballers Daniel Bennie and Teagan McWhirter enjoyed the best possible debut campaigns at national level with both involved in winning teams at the Australian Country Junior Championships...
Hodges Closer to Broncos Dream Job
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter FORMER Marist Brothers coach Craig Hodges hasn't ruled out the possibility of coaching the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL. And he might be one step closer after taking on the head coaching position at Broncos...
In Brief
Hospital status PAGE MP Janelle Saffin is calling on the Northern New South Wales Local Health District to give a public reassurance about the status of Campbell Hospital in Coraki. Ms Saffin said it was not fair to leave the Coraki community...
King Flys Low in 2012; Matt Returns a Little Bit Rusty but Determined to Have a Big Season
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter HIS invention of the Crackit might be going mainstream, but Casino product Matt King is determined to go under the radar when the 2012 NRL season kicks-off. The lightweight cricket bat tool shaped like a...
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Mud Fails to Cloud Fishos' Fun
THERE might be a fair bit of chocolate water coming down the rivers but it hasn't been the end of the world for fishos. The rain mercifully stopped before things turned catastrophic for wetting a line, with bream, flathead and even a few whiting...
Ocean Shores Meeting Mainly Opposed
RESIDENTS afraid of losing their aquiet and peacefula village life gathered at Ocean Shores yesterday to voice opposition to the North Byron Parklands Proposal. The Ocean Shores public school hall hosted the second of two public meetings addressing...
Patsy Wants Better Dialysis Options; She Aims to Improve Life for People with Chronic Disease
Byline: SCOTT HARLUM Casino reporter KIDNEY DISEASE a ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIANS An estimated 1.5 per cent of Aboriginal Australians have kidney disease. The number of Aboriginal Australians receiving kidney dialysis treatment is six times the...
Planning for the Future; TAFE Seminar for Landowners to Improve Farm Productivity
Byline: Scott Harlum Reporter HAVING a property plan in place for your farm could improve productivity, make the property more sustainable and contribute to improved biodiversity, Neville Sloss from Richmond Landcare has said. The Value of a...
Rain Bogs Macadamia Harvest; Tractors Unable to Sweep Fields
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN Reporter WET weather is hampering efforts to prepare for next month's macadamia harvest. With paddocks too wet to get machinery into plantations across the region, farmers are hoping for a break in the weather. Gray Plantations...
Think Resale When You Buy; Basic Rules Save Money When It Comes to Selling Your Car
Byline: Tim Braban THINGS TO CONSIDER The resale value of the car a what can I do to maximise returns when looking to trade a car in? Fuel efficiency a which car will best suit my needs in the most fuel efficient way? The cost of parts...
Turn on, Tune in, Thank Tesla
EVERY time you plug in an electrical appliance or switch on a radio, you should say thanks to Nikola Tesla. Tesla was born the son of a priest in a small village in what is now Croatia in 1856 and died in Manhattan in 1943 renowned as one of the...
Uni Students Struggle to Find Good Accommodation
WITH the university year about to commence, students have begun flooding into town to begin the arduous task of finding accommodation. Following legislative changes last year stopping real estate agents from leasing individual rooms in the private...
Upbeat Bowlo Meet; Community Will Dig Deep to Save a Changed Club
Byline: Jennie Dell Reporter THE Bangalow Bowling & Sports Club could be saved from closing its doors in a number of ways, all of which need community support and an injection of funds to clear the club's debts. A meeting on Wednesday at...
We're Going out on a Limb Here. This Tree Looks like a Naked Woman, at Least to One Reader
Byline: Jennie Dell Arts writer SEEING visions of faces, bodily forms and even Jesus or the Virgin Mary in nature is not unusual. In the past 12 months we have given you a photo of a man's face in a cloud from former Northern Star editor Russell...
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