The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 25, 2012

Boating Adventures, Tips and Trivia from the People Who Know
LET me give a little history of myself, I'm married to a truck driver and his name is Rod, I have two children, Damian and Elizabeth and we have a boat named C[pounds sterling]BaitwaistaC[yen]. I grew up in Sydney and I have been around boats most...
Centre One Step from Approval
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au THE lease for the controversial Aboriginal child and family centre at Porter Park at West Ballina was given the green light by Ballina Shire Council yesterday. Now it needs the final tick...
Council Says No to More Concerts
CASSANDRA TOBIN starent@northernstar.com.au Battle song BLUESFEST festival director Peter Noble has been campaigning against the Byron Shire Council's major event clause, gaining support from around 10,000 people who have signed a petition....
Experience Key
MITCHELL CRAIG League reporter FORMER NSW and Australian rugby league hooker Max Krilich has called on NRL referees co-coach Bill Harrigan to return to the State of Origin arena to referee. Krilich is bemused by a number of refereeing decisions...
Helping Others with Cancer
HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au About OYO: Translated into 40 languages Allows effective communication with non-English speakers in a care-giving environment IT TAKES a special kind of person who, although sick themselves,...
Hospital's Patients at Risk: Claim
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au NURSES are being forced to aprioritisea patients at the Ballina Hospital's rehabilitation unit because of the lack of physiotherapists and occupational therapists, claims a local health professional....
Mature Aged Borrowing
BORROWERS over the age of 50 are increasingly being required to demonstrate an aexit strategya from their home and investment loans in order to secure finance from lenders. According to Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers, off the back of aresponsible...
Offshore Fishing, Simply the Best; Good Catches of Spotted and Spanish Mackerel with Snapper Active on the Reefs
AFTER a spell of golden weather it looks like we're getting back to more typical weekend stuff, with rain today followed by a predicted blustery change and rising swell on Sunday. Although it could be a bit lumpy out there this weekend, there's...
Plasma TVs the A[euro][approximately]bargain' Option
PLASMA televisions a once the hottest thing in home entertainment a have become the bargain basement choice of TV on the North Coast, with buyers favouring more expensive LCD models which are more energy efficient. Local buyers it seems are tossing...
Political Overtones on Parade
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au BEEF WEEK PARADE Beef Week Festival Street Parade 1.45pm, Saturday, May 26 a Casino CBD The Beef Week parade on Saturday will include floats representing: Quirky Parade Walkers FEDC...
Rivals Square Off
RICHMOND Rovers have confidence while Lismore Thistles are unpredictable in attack. The stage has been set for a classic derby tomorrow. Thistles Park, East Lismore is the venue for Football FNC's men's premier league match of the round. The...
Savins Hunts Victory; Casino Hobby Trainer Confident Blissful Honour Can Win Cup
IAN Savins only breeds and trains race horses to provide himself with a hobby and some relief from the stresses of his Casino real estate business. aI don't play golf or any other sport, so this is my interest away from work,a Savins said. Today...
Seniors Take on the Internet
MEL MCMILLAN mel mcmillan@northernstar.com.au RUBY RAFFERTY, 83, easily remembers the first time she heard a radio, as a teenager. aWe all gathered around to listen to it,a Mrs Rafferty said. aEveryone was so impressed.a But technology...
Storm Chaser Dead
WELL known young Tweed storm chaser Clayton Buckland has been named as the young man killed in a crash near Murwillumbah on Wednesday. Mr Buckland, 19, of Tyalgum, came to the public's attention as a storm chaser in early 2010, while still in Year...
Technology Made a Difference; SETTLING IN: From Sydney's Bright Lights to Laid Back Byron Shire
SUE GARDINER news@northernstar.com.au WHEN Louise McCabe announced she was moving to the Far North Coast of NSW, her well meaning Sydney friends were stunned. There's no jobs or eligible men there, they warned. But funnily enough, when...
Tradition from Bush Poets; Ray Essery and Other Poets Entertain at Big Brekky
SAMANTHA ELLEY rural@northernstar.com.au Nine Miles from Gundagai' I'm used to pulling bullock teams across the hills and plains I've been outback these forty years, in blazing droughts and rains. I've lived a heap of troubles down,...
We're United against CSG
Adam Carroll news@northernstar.com.au The BILL THE Bill establishes an independent expert scientific committee to: Advise on research priorities; Advise on bioregional assessments in areas of high potential impact from coal seam gas...
Winter Brings Us Surfing Joy; It's a Little Bit Easier to Get a Wave as Tourist Numbers Dwindle
BEING the first week of this column The Ed suggested I write a little introduction about myself. But I have to admit, well, for this bloke at least, the old salty dog surf cred thingy has become a rather tired cliche. So let's just keep it really simple...