The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 7, 2012

Banks Show Little Interest; Three Major Lenders Fail to Pass on Full Reserve Bank Interest Rate Cut
Byline: Christian Morrow Business and Property Editor IT SEEMS North Coast homebuyers may be resigned to the Scrooge-like behaviour of the big four banks. Despite record profits the Commonwealth, NAB and Westpac banks have passed on just 40,...
Bargains Galore in the Garage; Hundreds Travel along the Sale Trail
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter BEFORE the sun rose on Saturday, hundreds of Northern Rivers residents had already embarked on the Garage Sale Trail. As part of the Garage Sale Trail, more than 7741 garage sales were held around Australia and...
Burley Exits Young Guns in Style; Wins Set Him Up for State Champs
Byline: GREG DANVERS CASINO kart driver Chris Burley had mixed feelings after winning back-to-back titles at Lismore's Young Guns meet at the weekend. With 139 drivers and their crews from throughout Australia competing, it was wall-to-wall karts...
By the Light of a Super-Sized Moon; a[euro][approximately]Supermoon' Travels 26,623km Closer to Earth
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter THE biggest and brightest moon of the year shone on the weekend but there were no reports of people howling at it. The bright white planet swung 24,623km closer to earth than average a a phenomenon that happens...
Chairman's Winning Performance Hard to Beat
IN sport you get to meet a multitude of people good and bad but once in a while you come across a truly special one. Like, for example, David Parkinson. Last Monday he stepped down as chairman of the North Coast Academy of Sport (NCAS) after...
Corndale Was for Corn
Byline: LOCAL HISTORY margaret henderson THE story goes that a young government surveyor was working along Coopers Creek one day in the early 1870s when he met the three Clark brothers, John, Alex, and David, who were planting corn among some burnt...
Crackers Sets Sail to Help Tribe; Darwin to New Guinea in 15-Foot Boat
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter IN AN effort to provide an isolated Papua New Guinea tribe with basic supplies, former Lismore resident Craig aCrackersa Hand will have to navigate danger in a 15-foot boat. This week, Crackers will sail from Darwin...
Easts Up for It
Byline: CLINT MALLETT Hockey correspondent EAST Lismore continued its good form with a convincing 5-1 win over Kingscliff in JH Williams Premier League men's hockey on Saturday. In other games, a depleted Coraki managed a 2-1 win over a determined...
Eyes That Glow in Dark
Byline: VET SPEAK MIKE FITZGERALD THERE was a report recently in various media about a boy, Nong Yousui, in a Chinese village who ahad the eyes of a cata and could see in the dark. He had bright blue eyes, very unusual for his ethnicity and his...
Festival High on Enthusiasm; MardiGrass Crowds Down but Plenty of Goodwill
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter WHILE the number of festival-goers at this year's MardiGrass was down, trade and goodwill was up. Organisers were unwilling to speculate about how many attended the 20th anniversary drug law reform festival which...
Fraud Complaint against AVN
AUSTRALIAN Vaccination Network president Meryl Dorey said efforts to stop the work of her organisation only steel her resolve. Last week a complaint was lodged by a member of Stop the AVN (SAVN) with the Minister of Racing George Souris, who is...
Rams Open Premier League Account with Stars Blitz
BYRON BAY Rams finally opened their premiership campaign in Football FNC premier league and it was worth the wait, running rampant over an outclassed Italo Stars for a 9-0 home win on Saturday. After having their first four matches washed out, the...
Seagulls Fly Past Brothers; Halfback Nikko Roberts Shrugs off a Broken Nose
Byline: Mitchell Craig League reporter NOT even a broken nose could stop Ballina halfback Nikko Roberts from having his best game of the season in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League yesterday. Roberts scored two tries as the Seagulls defeated...
Swimmers Defy Ban; Many Rescued in Dangerous Conditions at Ocean Classic
Byline: Paul Appelkamp, Mel McMillan and Mitchell Craig YESTERDAY'S Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim Classic ended in a massive surf rescue in rough conditions between Wategos and The Pass at Byron Bay. The main event was cancelled after conditions...
Todd's Four Fires Cougars
CASINO centre Todd Johnson scored four tries to help kick-start the Cougars' season with a 36-20 victory over Lower Clarence in the NRRRL at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino, yesterday. aIt was important to get that first win and we really needed it,a...
US President Recalls Sea Battle
AS US Consul General Niels Marquardt stood before the crowd at Cenotaph Park in Ballina, he commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of The Coral Sea by reading a letter from President Barack Obama. The letter reinforced long-term military...

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