The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from April 29, 2009

A Cast of Thousands; Byron Bay Swim Classic Welcomes Hayley Lewis And
Byline: STEVE SPINKS steve.spinks@northernstar.com.au FORMER swimming golden girl Hayley Lewis will contest the Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim Classic this Sunday but organisers are still unsure who will eventually firm to claim favouritism...
BED CUT FEAR {Medicos Warn of Bed Cuts }; {Doctors, Nurses Lash Expansion of Controversial Health Service Program REPORT P2 } {Health Service Says {Lsquo}surge' Trial Was a Success, but Union Disagrees }
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au THE North Coast Area Health Service intends to roll out its controversial 'Surge Bed' program to three other hospitals on the Northern Rivers, which figures reveal are already straining from...
Can Seton Jnr Drive like Dad?
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick RACING fans will get to see whether Aaron Seton is a chip off the old engine block when the youngster competes in this weekend's Lismore Young Guns go-karting titles in Lismore. Seton is the son of two-time Australian...
Disqualified Drunk Driver Sent to Jail after 9.30am Accident
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au A SELF-CONFESSED alcoholic was jailed after crashing his wife's car which he was driving when drunk, despite being a disqualified driver until 2021. George Martin Cuetkovic, 53, an Ocean Shores...
Frustrated by Night 'Battles' in Ballina
I AM WRITING this letter out of sheer frustration with what has become 'normal' behaviour from some Caucasian youth of Ballina - fighting, swearing, smashing bottles and dangerous driving, just about every Thursday, Friday or Saturday night in the...
Hair to Quiz Umps; Lismore Is First Stop for Former International Cricket Umpire
Byline: STEVE SPINKS steve.spinks@northernstar.com.au HE'S called Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralidaran for throwing, ruled Pakistan has forfeited a Test match and had an international career spanning 16 years and now Darrell Hair is coming to Lismore....
HCF Health Fund Comes to the Aid of Cancer Patient
BALLINA man Dave Hayes may have cancer, but he still feels pretty lucky. Just a few months before his diagnosis, he and his wife, Edith, cancelled their private health insurance. "It was so expensive and the premiums just kept going up every...
Nats, Greens Must Take Stand against Timber Tax
FORESTRY activists, farmers and the superannuated across the Northern Rivers shook their heads in bewilderment this week as agribusiness giant, Timbercorp, heads for the wall. The 18,500 investors in Timbercorp potentially face the loss of their...
Outlook Not All Doom and Gloom; CommSec Economist Looks at Long-Term Trends
Byline: Sue Short sue.short@northernstar.com.au AUSTRALIA isn't in a recession - yet - according to CommSec chief equities economist Craig James, who spoke yesterday to a packed audience of Northern Rivers businesses. One of three speakers at...
Pollies Saddle Up for Annual Charity Pedal; $100,000 Raised for Indigenous Health
Byline: Jessica Kellett jessica.kellett@northernstar.com.au IT'S not every day you get to see a politician in bike pants, but Lismore locals got a peek yesterday. This year's Pollie Pedal is a nine-day bike ride taken on by a group of Federal...
Price Put on Sam's Head; Chopper Crewman Says He's Worth It for Worthy Cause
Byline: Georgina Bible georgina.bible@northernstar.com.au SAM LITTLE, of Lismore, has a whole lotta love to give and he wants to give it up - but at a price. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter crewman has turned up the heat for the chopper's...
'Remembering, Healing Old Wounds' Objective Should Go Australia-Wide
ANZAC DAY marches are an event in which many generations of Australians take part. During World War II, my father, Clarrie Taafe, was a navigator in the Royal Australian Air Force in New Guinea and my uncles, Stewart and Keith, were in the army in...
Ruckus over Rous Post
RICHMOND Valley Cou- ncil has appointed newly-elected Cr Stuart George over long-time councillor and former Rous Water chairman, Cr Robert Mustow, to the regional water authority. In a secret ballot, the council voted five-three to give the position...
Uncovering Old Problems Using Breathwork
Byline: HOLISTIC CHOICE RAYM I am in a state of perfect bliss, alternatively laughing hysterically at the absurdity of life, and then crying because I feel so happy and loved. My heart feels so full that it is about to explode. I can see my whole...
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