The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 1, 2012

15 Arrests and More on Way; Bikie Crackdown Pulls in 555 across State for Drugs, Weapons, Outstanding Warrants
Byline: Rodney Stevens Reporter THE tentacles of the police war on bikies have spread to the Northern Rivers with 15 arrests made across the Richmond Local Area Command over the weekend in a three-day blitz targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs. ...
ACE Has Training Needs Covered
AFTER more than 30 years, ACE Community Colleges are still providing outstanding education and training to local communities in Lismore, Casino, Tweed and now Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast ACE encourage students to check their course guide or...
A Stitch in Time Saves Joeys; Pouch Protects Rescued Roo Babies at WIRES
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter SAVING joeys on the Northern Rivers is a job for people who sew or knit. From Australia and across the world these crafty people send replacement pouches for displaced marsupials that no longer have their mother's...
Burt Down under; Modern US Musical Giant Brings Legendary Touch
Byline: Helen Hawkes, Contributing Editor I SAY A Little Prayer, What the World Needs Now, Close to You, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head... The hits of Burt Bacharach are the soundtrack to some of life's favourite and most poignant memories....
Film Industry Spends $10M; Movie and TV Shoots Boost Region and Create Work
THE NORTH Coast prides itself on being a community full of creative endeavour. This is especially so in the case of the film industry but it's hard to know just how big the industry is here in the region. According to general manager of Northern...
Ironing out the Wrinkles in Promo Photos
IS THERE as statute of limitations on publicity photos? Now, I have to be careful here; my own mug shot is some five years old but in truth, apart from a shorter haircut and fringe, my face hasn't changed that much. But the publicity photos for...
Keeping the Home Fires Burning PROFILE: Chimney Sweep Gary Murphy from A Clean Sweep Chimney Service
Q: How long have you been a chimney sweep? A: I started out when I was 16. My step-father taught me and I hated it so I became a plumber. I am a plumber by trade now, but then got a bit quiet so I went back to being a chimney sweep around 18 months...
Locals in Stampede Away from Robina Gunman
TWO Ballina locals feared for their lives when they were caught up in Saturday's shooting at Robina Town Centre. A gunman opened fire in the packed shopping centre about 2pm, injuring a 43-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman. Police say the...
Positivity Kept Her on the Rise; Being Debt-Free Has Tamaya Dancing Ahead
THE PAST couple of years have been tough for small businesses in the Northern Rivers But over the last four years, as Tamaya Rose built her dance-based businesses, she made a conscious decision to stay positive. aBeing a very young professional...
Rain Causes Havoc
Byline: MARK ROBINSON and SPORTS STAFF A FIELD inspection of Saunders Oval, Ballina, this morning will determine whether the Football FNC premier league clash between the Seahorses and Lismore Thistles can proceed tonight. Both sides have played...
Rob's First-Up Double
Byline: BOB LANE STRATHEDEN-based trainer Rob Andrews produced a winning double in the first two races at the Casino greyhound meeting last Friday. High Court ( Elite State - With Integrity) improved on its debut third the previous week with...
Tailgating Troubles Us; Campaign Aims to Encourage Courtesy and Cut Road Rage Rates
Byline: Rodney Stevens Reporter TAILGATING has been identified as the driving habit that Northern Rivers drivers are most ticked off about. An NRMA Survey of NSW and ACT motorists has revealed tailgating (42%), followed by not letting drivers...
Tax Cuts for Low Earners and More Change in Super
Byline: FINANCIAL MATTERS JASON MCFADDEN If you're aged 55 or over, two changes that affect our tax scales and super system this June 30 could be the most financially significant since the Simple Super changes came into effect midway through 2007....
Upgrade a Winner; Banora Point Given Award for Environmental Benefits
Byline: Colin Gilmore Reporter THE Banora Point Pacific Hwy upgrade has won a prestigious environmental award. Richmond MP Justine Elliot said the International Erosion Control Association premier award recognised outstanding sediment and erosion...

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