The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from January 7, 2011

Albanese Vague on Upgrade
FEDERAL Transport Minister Anthony Albanese is sticking to the Government's refusal to spell out how it will complete the Pacific Highway upgrade by 2016, despite three deaths on the road in the past week. In Lismore yesterday Mr Albanese expressed...
Bush Blues Bolt as Brett Battles On
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter IT'S been a mixed bag of results for Tintenbar-East Ballina all-rounder Brett Crawford in the opening week of the Australian Country Cricket Championships in Western Australia. His NSW Country side is firing...
Council Requests Prawn Clean-Up; Graffitied Attraction A[euro][approximately]not a Good Look'
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter FOR almost a year the Big Prawn at Ballina has been more of an eyesore than a tourist attraction. Graffiti, including the letters EBC and a drawing of a penis, was scrawled on either side of the giant...
Debate on Fire Risk at Byron Bay Snuffed out Should Holiday Rentals Be Regulated? Three Councillors Leave in Process Protest
Byline: DOMINIC FEAIN Reporter AN URGENT motion dealing with firesafety risks in unlicensed backpackers and ahappy housesa in the Byron Shire wasscuttled after three councillors walked out of yesterday's extraordinary meeting. The motion was...
Fly-In Aborted Because of Wet
THE Great Eastern Fly-In at Evans Head has been grounded due to the wet weather. The state of the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome, which has been covered by water by recent downpours, also made any potential activities off the tarmac unpractical....
Help Your Partner to Make the Changes
Byline: DR SEX Dr Gabrielle morrissey SEX is a shared activity and negotiating about sex takes two as well. You're right that it's not equal, or particularly fair, that you feel like you are making the compromises while she makes promises...
Just as the Fishing Looks Up
C[pounds sterling]Are you a local?C[yen] C[pounds sterling]Yep.C[yen] C[pounds sterling]When's it gonna stop raining around here?C[yen] Pause. Looks at watch, then up at the sky. C[pounds sterling]Prob'ly around June.C[yen] Here we go again....
Man and His Mother on Murder Charges; Neighbours inCasino Linkedto Trevett Case
Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH Court reporter A MAN joined his mother facingmurder charges when he appeared in Lismore Local Court yesterday. Mathew Dean Aquilina, 25, of Casino, is accused of murdering Glen Innes a[approximately]quiet man' Adrian Trevett...
Resolving Not to Make Resolutions
Byline: OVER THE FENCE Jane Staunton CRIKEY a we're into another year. I'm not one for making New Year resolutions due primarily to the fact that I make resolutions and lists just about every day a[degrees] New Year is no different. I read that...
SES Tips 70% Flood Risk More Floods Coverage: Page 15 Weekly Rainfall: Page 23; Sunday Night Could Be the Danger Period If Forecasters Are Proved Correct
Byline: Alex Easton Chief reporter THE Northern Rivers could be fighting off a major flood by Sunday night if predicted heavy rain comes through. The Bureau of Meteorology yesterday extended a flood watch for the Richmond and Wilsons rivers along...
Shop Entrance Awash; Owner Upsetthat A[euro][approximately]blocked Drain' Caused a Sea of Water
Byline: Alex Easton Chief Reporter BERYL EMERTON would have expected a few challenges when she took over the convenience and takeaway store at thecorner of Casino and Wilson streets at Lismore 10 months ago. What she didn't expect was to have...
Stayers Blasted; Marooned Flood Victims Might Miss out on Food Drops
ROCKHAMPTON'S mayor has lashed out at residents who have refused to abandon flooded homes, warning they could be on their own. River heights remain at dangerous levels in the Central Queensland city, just shy of Fitzroy River's 9.2-metre peak on...
The Secrets of Success; HELEN HAWKES Asked the Experts to Share Their Tips for Happiness
WHEN it comes to life, do you just wing it or are there rules that can help you have better health, relationships, mental or spiritual health, or achieve success? We asked the experts for some suggestions. To be a genius, be silent and still...
Veteran Has the Edge; Hardy to Call on Years of Experience at Lismore Speedway Tomorrow Night
Byline: DENNIS NEWLYN Speedway correspondent SENIOR racer Russ Hardy enters tomorrow night's AMCA sedan Northern Rivers Classic at Lismore Speedway as one of the strong favourites to take line honours in the event. Hardy, 61, fancies his chances;...
Village in Mourning for Chase; Teen Was Gifted in the Kitchen
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Police reporter THE tight-knit community of Woodburn was engulfed by grief after the loss of a teenager in ahorrific car crash on Wednesday. Chase Mason, 16, was travelling south on the Pacific Highway at Tabbimoble...
Why Peak Oil Is So Important to Us All
THERE'S a new, scary term floating around among economists a those guys in suits who crunch the numbers and predict our financial futures. It's called Peak Oil, which recently joined the common lexicon, and we are going to hear a lot more about it....
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