The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 2, 2009

Adventures on the Road to Perth
Byline: {} {} YOUR Monday columnist is sending this epistle from Perth for the next couple of weeks as ostensibly I am here to celebrate my mother's birthday and to catch up with family and old friends. My trip started last Friday morning when...
All Creatures Great and Small Blessed; A Day in Church for Four-Legged Parishioners
Byline: Samantha Elley news@northernstar.com.au REGULAR parishioners of St Andrews Anglican Church in Lismore could be forgiven for thinking they had stepped into a Vicar of Dibley episode yesterday morning when they arrived at the 9.30am Sunday...
Big Prawn Still Pulls Crowd; Advertising Campaign to Bring More Tourists In
Byline: Rebecca Lollback and Samantha Elley TOURISM on the Northern Rivers could suffer this Christmas, with a new report showing almost a third of NSW residents are cancelling travel plans in an effort to save money. However, mangers of the...
Brothers' Bats Hold On
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick sport@northernstar.com.au MARIST Brothers made a brave attempt to chase down Tintenbar-East Ballina's imposing target of 383 on a Nielson Park batting deck at East Lismore rated as one of the best in a decade. At least...
Clayton Fourth at Noosa
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick sport@northernstar.com.au A FOURTH placing in the biggest triathlon event in the southern hemisphere has completed a 'dream season' for Alstonville's Clayton Fettell. Fettell crossed the line just over a min-ute after...
Condors Soar
Byline: Trish Claydon WORKERS Condors turned a third-inning one-run deficit into a comfortable 9-4 win over Workers Wild Turkeys in Far North Coast open women's softball at Albert Park, Lismore, on Saturday. Both teams went into the game with...
{CRUNCH TIME FOR COASTAL EROSION} {Professor Warns 'Little Room for Error' }; Ballina Conference to Tackle Climate Change at a Critical Period
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au THE FRAUGHT issues of climate change and coastal planning will be thrashed out at a state conference being held in Ballina this week. Dr Nick Holmes, an adjunct professor at Southern...
Discover Valued Coastal Habitats
ROCKY shorelines are some of the harshest coastal environments in Australia. But they are also some of the most biologically rich, according to Simone Haigh from WetlandCare Australia. So, during the next six months, the Ballina-based organisation...
Half a Century of Caring; with Boundless Energy 67-Year-Old Ruth Turton Rings Up 50 Years of Nursing
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au LISMORE nurse Ruth Turton was 17 years old when she was confronted with her first patient and her first naked man. The man was brought into St George Hospital in Sydney with 90 per...
Kyogle Covers New York Screens
BIG NEWS: Last weekend, an image from Kyogle appeared on the big screen at Times Square, New York as part of the 350 International Day of Climate Action. The photo showed a group of Kyogle-ites with the colourful quilt they stitched to raise awareness...
Landowner Chides RTA, Ballina Bypass Builders over Flood Concerns
WHO do the RTA and Ballina Bypass Alliance really think they are kidding with their sudden and hypocritical claims of interest in agricultural land? Their application to council (Ballina Shire Advocate 27/8), for a 40,000 cubic metre fill site at...
Local Co-Op Set to Tackle Coles and Woolies with Affordable Produce
Byline: ALEX EASTON alexeaston@northernstar.com.au THEY don't expect Coles and Woolies will like it much, but a local team hopes to take the hassle out of grocery shopping for Northern Rivers residents, make corner store produce more affordable...
Schools Now in Invidious Position
MUCH has been written lately in newspapers about bullying in schools; mostly blaming teachers. I would like to defend the invidious position in which schools find themselves. Modern technology, especially mobile phones, allows students to communicate...
State Govt Intervenes in Byron Bay Housing Site
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au THE STATE government has intervened in the planning process for a proposed major housing development at Byron Bay, with NSW Minister for Planning Kristina Keneally declaring the land a potential...
When a Millimetre Makes the Difference
I HATE to harp but, good Lord, wardrobes! I wrote last week about my ambivalence for the chipboard and melamine monstrosity our home's teenager had chosen over an antique silky oak wardrobe I had as a child. I also pointed out the biggest problem...
Win Was Bowen Therapy; Cedar Manor Comes from Nowhere to Snatch the Evans Head Cup
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick sport@northernstar.com.au BALLINA trainer Danny Bowen had to sit back and marvel as his old stayer Cedar Manor ($8) came from nowhere to beat stablemate Lachlan Valley ($7) in the $10,000 Evans Head Bowling Club Evans Head...
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