The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from January 18, 2012

Boyd Op Shops to the Top; Books Spell Lifeline for a Boy with No English
Byline: DOMINIC FEAIN Reporter SOME OF THE MOST MISSPELT WORDS IN ENGLISH Amateur; accommodate; believe; calendar; daiquiri; drunkenness; embarrass; foreign; guarantee; hierarchy; humorous; ignorance; inoculate; intelligence; judgment; kernel;...
Constitution ,Cybest Outcome'
Byline: BOWLS jimbrigg@optusnet.com.au THE revamped Bowls NSW constitution, which among other things will do away with administration by State councillors appointed by each zone, has been adopted at a special general meeting. Controlling State...
Doctors Protest at Urunga Crash; Truckie's Wife Writes of Families' Ordeals
THE wife of the truck driver seriously injured when his vehicle crashed into a home at Urunga, killing an 11-year-old boy, has spoken out about the crash and the painful toll the ordeal has had on her husband. Released from Coffs Harbour Base Hospital...
Eadie to Coach in Land of Giants
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter THE incredible run Mullumbimby High School had with its open boys' rugby league team last year has proved to be the catalyst in attracting a prominent first-grade coach to the Giants for the Northern Rivers...
Feast for Film Fans; Bigger Byron Bay Brings out Best for Festival
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter HOW would you like to watch more than 900 films? That's how many entries were submitted to the Byron Bay International Film Festival and festival director J'aimee Skippon-Volke has seen them all. aWe've had to really...
Feeling Fear and Doing It Anyway
Byline: OVER THE FENCE Jane Staunton AS I write, I am having a bit of a adroolinga experience. Nothing to do with food, love or Rosie the cat (who drools constantly). My drooling is to do with a visit to the dentist today which involved a pain-numbing...
Gambling Sites Hit Jackpot as More Punters Go Online
THE convenience of laying a bet online has seen a dramatic rise in internet gambling in Australia, new research from Southern Cross University and the University of Sydney reveals The study, led by Dr Sally Gainsbury of Southern Cross University's...
Gastro after Lake Dip; Swimmers Advised to Avoid Lake after Rains
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter A SWIM and picnic at Lake Ainsworth led to a trip to the hospital and a bad case of gastro for members of five Lennox Head families. Rob Clarke said he was struck down with vomiting and diarrhea after swimming at the...
Heaven or Hell? It Really Depends on Your Perspective
A MELBOURNE writer whose pen has more bias than a No4 maximum draw, takes a swipe at bowls, saying the game is his idea of hell and just something to do while waiting to die. But who'll believe him? Living in Melbourne, his idea of heaven is watching...
Industry Levy Forum for Dairy Farmers
DAIRY farmers are being invited to take part in forums next week about the coming Dairy Poll 2012. The poll will give farmers a say about the cost of the industry levy paid by all milk producers. Dairy Australia experts will address the forums,...
NIDA Sees X Factor in Murwillumbah Teenager
XANTHE Eppelstun's story about earning a spot at Australia's top acting school is one of determination beyond her years. How this 19-year-old actor from Murwillumbah overcame initial rejection to earn a place at the National Institute of Dramatic...
States Unite in CSG Battle; Farmers and Greenies Join Protest Forces
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter FARMERS and greenies from the Northern Rivers are standing side by side at the blockade against coal seam gas at Kerry, near Beaudesert in Queensland. Alan Roberts, of Kyogle, said people who were usually at opposite...
The Bangalow Interchange Route Could Go Three Ways
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter PLANS for the Bangalow interchange highway upgrade have been years in the making but the end may be near. In 2011, residents rejected the Roads and Maritime Services' original proposal and the State Government...
Totally Wild Tourism Boost
BALLINA'S tourism industry is about to get a boost, with a popular children's television series filming an episode in the region last week. A presenter and film crew from Totally Wild spent a few days in the region, focusing on the recovery program...
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