The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from March 1, 2010

Brothers Bound for the Semis
Byline: Matt Blomberg matt.blomberg@northernstar.com MARIST Brothers had a job to do in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket at the weekend, needing seven points to all but guarantee a place in the semi-finals for the first time since winning...
Cabbie Sick of Attacks on Cabs; Operator May Blacklist Some Casino Hot Spots
Byline: MEL McMILLAN mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au CASINO cabbie Ashley Clark-Smith has had enough. Attacks on his fleet of Casino Cabs vehicles have bec- ome so frequent he is considering blacklisting hot spots in Casino. "Almost on a...
Cane-Cutters Get Caught Up in Sweet Talk; Former Workmates Share a Sugar-Coated Version of History at Broadwater Reunion
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au STORIES were flowing as fast as fresh-cut cane juice at a rowdy reunion of almost 300 former sugarcane-cutters and cane workers at the Broadwater Community Centre yesterday. And the memories...
Cattle Farmers United in Fight for Livelihood
Byline: peter weekes peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au WHEN Grafton cattle farmer Gerald Hay talks of how his farm, which at one time could sustain a family of five, can now barely support him and his wife, the Murray's can only nod in agreement....
Councils Take Up Cudgels against New State Planning Laws
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au BALLINA'S natural environment will be more poorly protected under a new environmental planning framework being imposed on councils by the State Government, councillors have warned. And the problem...
Country Transport Left in the Dark Ages
THE NSW Government is so out of touch with its constituency - or couldn't care less - that after wasting $330 million on the proposed CBD Metro, which no one seemed to want, it now has the gall to ask all NSW motorists to pay an extra $30 on their...
Cowboys Show Their Class; Top Riders from Queensland and NSW Tussle for Honours at Alstonville Rodeo
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au THE competition was tough at the Alstonville Rodeo on Saturday, but the landings were mercifully soft following a week's rain. Still, most riders were only lucky enough to take home a taste...
Crackdown on Shopping Trolleys
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au BALLINA Shire Council officers could seize abandoned shopping trolleys and hold them at council works depots until the relevant supermarket or department store paid for their release, Ballina mayor...
Finding Solutions to Coastal Cycleway
THIS morning I parked my car at the Shelly Beach car park in Ballina, got my bike from the car and set out to ride to Lennox Head and back on a lovely day. I set out along the cycleway alongside Shelly Beach Road and after cycling through the underpass...
Gun Baristas Duel for Award; Region's Coffee Makers Compete to Challenge for National Title
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au THE best baristas of the Northern Rivers went head-to-head yesterday in the inaugural Gun Barista competition at Ballina. Matt Hellyer, from Evolution Cafe in Ballina, took out first prize...
Injury Takes Gloss of Arsenal Win
SOCCER: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he was left sickened by the horrific broken leg suffered by Aaron Ramsey that will rule the teenager out of the game for months. Wales international Ramsey was stretchered off in the second half of Arsenal's...
Jai's Family Still Waits for Closure; No Acceptable Answers Six Months after School Death
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au IT'S SIX months since Jai Morcom died following a school ground fight at Mullumbimby High School. For Jai's dad, Steve Drummond, it is six months with no answers and no 'satisfactory response'...
Kehoe Is Happy to Be Back in the Saddle
Byline: Matt Blomberg matt.blomberg@northernstar.com.au TIME out of the saddle is a jockey's worst enemy. So when Emily Kehoe booted home a double at Lismore on Saturday after two weeks on the sidelines she let out a huge sigh of relief. In...
MURDER SUSPECT CHARGED {Lennox Man Faces Court Charged with Murder }; Search for Missing Byron Resident Ends with Arrest of Lennox Man for His Death
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au A LENNOX HEAD man has been charged with the murder of missing Byron Bay man John 'Jack' Garda. The 38-year-old man appeared briefly in the Lismore Local Court on Saturday. He was refused...
Patients Moved out as Receiver Shuts Hospital
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au THERE were emotional scenes at the Lismore Private Hospital on Friday as receivers were forced to close the beleaguered facility. Ferrier Hodgson partner Morgan Kelly, who has been appointed...
Rain Holds Up Bypass Bridge; Expect Traffic Disruption as Work Resumes
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au CONSTRUCTION of the Kays Lane bridge on the Alstonville bypass has been rescheduled for this week, weather permitting, after it was del- ayed by rain last week. Wet weather has slowed drainage...
Revolt over Beef Imports; Meeting of over 1000 Cattle Farmers Votes on Five-Point Plan to Help Save Industry
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au CATTLE farmers declared war on their industry's leaders on Saturday over today's lifting of the nine-year ban on beef imports from countries with mad cow disease. At a forum in Armidale that...
Squirm Test for New Pups
Byline: VET SPEAK Mike FitzGerald SO you've decided to get a new puppy. You've considered whether to buy one from a breeder or through an animal shelter. You've decided the gender. You've thought about coat length, exercise requirements, fully-grown...
Stop to Help Injured Animals - You Could Save a Life
MACROPODS (wallabies and kangaroos) are often seen by roadsides from late afternoon until early morning. They are attracted to the fresh grass shoots by the road. When it rains, water runs off the road improving the growth of grass beside the...
The Early Days of Eltham Village
Byline: LOCAL HISTORY Margaret Henderson IT could be said the village of Eltham was a railway town. Its site is part of Malcolm Shaw's selection and the area was originally known as Midgee Grass. Shaw had earlier tried his luck on the Clarence...
This Is How You Do It; {Coleman Lands a Treble at Lismore} {Coleman Lands a Treble at Lismore}
Byline: Matt Blomberg matt.blomberg@northernstar.com.au CHAMPION Northern Rivers hoop Darron Coleman gave his rivals a simple lesson in tactical riding on Saturday, replicating the same ride three times to land a treble at Lismore racecourse. ...
Youth Assaults Pregnant Girlfriend
Byline: ROSS IRBY ross.irby@northernstar.com.au A LISMORE teenager who assaulted his pregnant girlfriend and his mother has been placed on a nine-month control order fully suspended, with an 18-month supervised probation. The youth, 15, pleaded...
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