The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from March 24, 2010

Accused Denies Raping 15-Year-Old Relative
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au ACCUSED of sexually assaulting and raping his sister-in-law when she was aged 15, a Northern Rivers man denied touching her sexually until she was 16. The man, 49, is pleading not guilty to a series...
Attention Lismore Pilots; Weather and Fuel Management to Be Covered at Aviation Workshop
Byline: Samantha Elley news@northernstar.com.au HUMAN error accounts for 70 per cent of aviation accidents, according to Civil Aviation Safety Authority spokesman Peter Gibson. The risks that go with taking off into the 'wild blue yonder' can...
Byron CBD Goes under Water; Parts of the Town in the Drink Thanks to 110mm Drenching
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison ava.benny-morrison@northernstar.com.au BYRON Bay received 15 times more rain than surrounding areas in the space of a few hours yesterday morning, so locals were not surprised when parts of the CBD went under water. ...
Chiropractors Warn School Bags Bad for Backs
The Chiropractors' Association of Australia (CAA) has called on Australia's educators to rethink the load they are placing on students' backs - literally. "There is mounting evidence pointing to the fact that heavily laden school bags place unnecessary...
Colin Heaney's Wearable Art
DOODLING with Photoshop led world-renowned Byron Bay glass blower Colin Heaney to make a major career shift. For 25 years Heaney was synonymous with the pursuit of aesthetic excellence in glass design. His bravura glass creations featured in private...
De Facto Gets the Mansion on Seven Mile; NSW Court Rewrites Relationship Rule Book
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au A DISPUTE over a deceased estate involving a sometimes Byron couple and a palatial home on Seven Mile Beach has effectively rewritten the definition of a de facto relationship. The NSW Supreme...
Educating the Whole Person {Ndash} a Student's Perspective
Byline: Student journalists Shay Langley and Georgia Woods SECONDARY education is a tricky business. For starters we are dealing with teenagers. Enough said? There are those who strive for the academic side of learning, those who live for...
Faces May Blur, but Friendship Is Fast
Byline: {OVER THE FENCE FAY FARDON } {OVER THE FENCE JANE STAUNTON } YOU know, people are so nice. I attended an Armidale Teachers' College reunion last week and had a wonderful day meeting friends, some of whom I hadn't seen for eight years...
How to Help Your Child Develop Good Study Habits
NO MATTER what your child's ability level or age, once they start school, homework becomes a fact of life. Homework is beneficial to children, not just for their scholastic learning but also for teaching them self-discipline, dedication, responsibility...
Hughes Stars but Faces the Axe
CRICKET: Australian captain Ricky Ponting hopes star all-rounder Shane Watson is fit for the Second Test against New Zealand starting on Saturday, leaving exciting opener Phillip Hughes facing the axe. Hughes, who was recalled for Watson for the...
Let's Launch a Campaign to Preserve Name of Lismore
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au HMAS Lismore has a history worthy of being repeated. But the only way that will happen is if the community gets behind a push to have a future patrol vessel named after our city. The Defence...
Near-Finished Novel Nicked; Laptop Theft Keeps Publishers Waiting for Local Author's Manuscript
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au IT IS every writer's worst nightmare. After spending more than four years working on her novel, Suffolk Park woman Andrea Darvill was tantalisingly close to achieving her ultimate...
No off Switch for iGeneration
MOVE over, Millennials. You're not the younger generation any more. For the past decade, you were the ones to watch. But now, as the eldest among you are fast approaching 30, there's a new group just begging for some attention. They're still...
No Scores, but a Draw Seemed the Best Result
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au IT WAS a small, but articulate, crowd that came to see the local health debate in the Lismore Workers Club last night. About 35 health professionals and concerned older citizens listened...
OMG! Texting Can Be Good for Teens
TEXTING, a favourite and seemingly instinctive activity for teens, has loomed over education and parenthood for several years. Many adults felt like it would mash proper English into the ground and was a distraction from serious learning. The...
Partners Need to Talk about What Really Turns Them On
Byline: {} {DR SEX Dr Gabrielle morrissey } OVER the span of a year love can certainly blossom ... but so can sexual problems. Particularly if miscommunications or misunderstandings have developed, or if partners haven't been clear or honest with...
Ready for That First Bounce
Byline: DARREN MONCRIEFF sport@northernstar.com.au AS Australia's premier football code limbers up for a new season, local AFL identities have put their reputations on the line, this week predicting Port Adelaide to surge back into the top eight...
Rovers Turn Attention to Home Turf
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au IT WAS meant to be a returfing of Ben Hur proportions, but turned out more like The Benny Hill Show as members of the Richmond Rovers Soccer Club took on 7000 square metres of grass yesterday....
{SAVE OUR SCHOOL} {Steiner School Stuggles with Debt }; Rude Shock for Parents as Shearwater Steiner Falls into Administrators' Hands
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@nothernstar.com.au THE Blackwells were so impressed by what they saw at the Shearwater Steiner School at Mullumbimby that not only did they wait two-and-a-half years for available places for their children, but...
Sea Shepherd Bucks against Rodeos
Byline: Samantha Elley samantha.elley@northernstar.com.au ANIMAL rights group Sea Shepherd has aimed a direct shot at a popular Northern Rivers past-time with claims of animal abuse and injury. Home to national bull riding champion Dave Kennedy...
Services to Be Hit without a Rate Rise
MOST of us know we're lucky to live in the best region in Australia. For that privilege, my wife and I currently pay Lismore Council about $21 a week in general rates, which will increase by a further $4 a week if the increase goes ahead. The...
Shark Trial to Be Continued; Flying Patrols Will Cover Most of the Coastline, but Not in Our Region
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au BEACHES from Newcastle to Wollongong will have another season of publically funded airborne shark patrols, but beaches on the Far North and South coasts will go begging. The NSW Government yesterday...
Shoes Foot a Plan to Cut NSW Road Toll
Byline: Graham Broadhead news@northernstar.com.au LYNDAL DENNY wants to prevent more empty shoes. The local woman who founded the road safety lobby group, COASTTOCOAST100, on Sunday will be launching in Ballina a 40-page paper proposing a 10-point...
The Grand Masters of the Future; Young Chess-Heads Put to the Test in Regional Schoolkids' Competition
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison ava.benny-morrison@northernstar.com.au KINGS, queens, pawns and castles dominated the minds of students and filled the learning centre at St Johns Woodlawn yesterday. Round one of the Northern Rivers Inter-School Teams...
Trashy Graffiti Is Not a Pretty Sight with Teens; but Lismore MP Thomas George Would Ban It All
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au WHEN it comes to graffiti these Lismore teenagers are united in their views of what looks good and what looks like trash. Eddie Nicholson, 19, Elizabeth Blume, 19, and Zac Devine, 18, all reckon...
Veterans of HMAS Lismore Bail out; World War II Crew Won't March Here on Anzac Day
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au THE World War II crew of HMAS Lismore will no longer march on Anzac Day in the city that is the namesake of their beloved ship. The Bathurst Class vessel was one of 60 Australian minesweepers...
Wellbeing Is Their Concern
CHILDREN and young people who need assistance can expect to be offered support earlier, according to the director of a new NSW Government unit. Anna Morris is the director of the Department of Education and Training's newly launched Child Wellbeing...
World Briefs
Health care challenge WASHINGTON: Ten US states plan to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of health care reform as soon as President Barack Obama signs it into law, Florida's Attorney-General said. Republican Bill McCollum, who...
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