The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 8, 2012

Amazing Day for Race Fans; Casino Woman Caught Up in Peking Express Hitch-Hiking Frenzy
Byline: Traci Williams A LITTLE bit of France came to the Northern Rivers last week when the French version of The Amazing Race television show made its way through the region from Byron Bay across to Casino and on to Tenterfield and Tamworth. ...
Business Outlook Is Gloomy
HARD-hit Northern Rivers businesses are not expecting any improvement in the local economy before the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, a new poll reveals. The Griffith University-Northern Star Business Confidence Index Poll released last...
Byron Wants Library Model Shelved and Is Looking for a New One
THE FUTURE of the Richmond Tweed Regional Library group hangs in the balance with Byron Shire Council refusing to back the current library structure. Numerous governance models were discussed at a meeting of the four governing councils a Ballina,...
Chloe Is at Event Central; Tourism Grad Takes on Beef Week Internship
BEEF Week was already a well-established festival when its latest recruit Chloe Lyons was born. But the Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management graduate is not letting her youth stand in her way. In fact, she's hoping it will allow her to...
Complex Opening Is a Dream Come True
Byline: KATE O'NEILL AFTER nine years of hard work, Paul Irwin is about to see a dream come true. The $17 million Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex Co a project he has been instrumental in bringing to fruition Co will be officially opened...
Drug Cheats Will Be Caught, Says Australian Olympics Team Chief
WHILE Alberto Contador contemplates a doping ban which forces him out of this year's Olympics, Australia's team chief Nick Green has warned other potential drug cheats they will be caught. The day after three-time Tour de France winner Contador...
Face in a Cloud Intrigue; Resemblance Is Strong to Man on His Last Flight - through That Patch of Sky
Byline: Jennie Dell Arts writer AT EXACTLY the time that Gerry Wells was flying through clouds over the Northern Rivers on a journey from Brisbane to Sydney on January 9, former Northern Star editor Russell Eldridge took a photo of clouds over Ocean...
Farmers Miss Rates Cuts; a[euro][approximately]Man on Land' Used to Banks Not Passing on RBA Reductions
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy Editor WHILE most of us waited eagerly yesterday for the expected news the Reserve Bank had again cut interest rates a an expectation that proved sadly unfounded a many of Peter Graham's farmer mates would have met the...
Firecracker Used to Blow Up Kitten; Cat Still Alive despite Sadistic Act
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter A KITTEN is recovering from horrific injuries it suffered after a acruel and heartlessa person shoved a firecracker inside its anus and set it alight. Rachelle Beardsworth from Racecourse Road Veterinary...
Harsh Learning Curve; England to Move on Quickly from Series Whitewash against Pakistan
ENGLAND cricket captain Andrew Strauss stressed a 3-0 hammering inflicted by Pakistan was not all doom and gloom for his team, hoping they would learn from their mistakes and move on. Pakistan thumped England by 71 runs in the Third Test to seal...
Maz Did It and So Can Others; She Turned Her Life around and Went from a Victim to Being Powerful
Byline: Graham Broadhead Of the Ballina Advocate CUMBALUM woman Marylin Schirmer is telling her tragic story of a life filled with violence, to give others in similar situations hope that they can turn their lives around as she has done. Marylin...
Pennant Suggestions Sought; Concerns Raised at the Lack of Top-Level Competitions
Byline: BOWLS jimbrigg@optusnet.com.au BOWLS NSW is asking clubs, districts and zones for C[pounds sterling]constructive comments and suggestionsC[yen] on how the 2013 pennant competition should be conducted. A circular says the state match committee...
Project Is Delivered on Time; Community Pitches in at Byron Facility
2003: Land purchased on Ewingsdale Rd. 2004: Working group established and draft plan of management prepared. 2005: Plan of management adopted. May 2009: $8m Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program announced from the Australian...
Seabird Rescue Legend Takes New Path in Life; Marny Bonner Leaves Organisation
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter FOR the past 19 years, helping injured pelicans, seabirds and marine turtles has been a huge part of Marny Bonner's life. Ms Bonner and her former partner, the late Lance aThe Pelican Mana Ferris, established...
SES Matchmakes as Well as Rescues; ... Open Day Offers a Chance to Help Community
Byline: Traci Williams Reporter FOR Geoff and Mel Mapstone it wasn't quite love at first sight when they joined the State Emergency Service at Lismore. However, five or so years on, not only have they joined families and married they join forces...
Tribute to Dutchy; Game to Be Played in Honour of Lismore Basketball Stalwart
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter BASKETBALL was his passion and former Lismore player Glenn Murphy will be honoured by the first game of the year being played in his memory next Wednesday night. Murphy was killed in a car crash on Bangalow...
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