The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 9, 2009

Blues Humbled by Strong Dolphins
THE Far North Coast Emerging Blues 17s received a lesson from Craig McDermott's Gold Coast Dolphins at Murwillumbah on Saturday. In a crucial match for further selection chances FNC batters in particular squandered an opportunity to impress with...
Breast Screens Switch Opposed; Survivors Concerned about Changes Suggested in Health Dept Evaluation Report
Byline: SAMANTHA ELLEY samantha.elley@northernstar.com.au AT 44 years of age Therese Dunn is a survivor. The single mother from Wollongbar has survived breast cancer. It was only through a random self-check one night that she realised something...
Casino Safety First; Crime Prevention Officer to Recommend Security Options
Byline: Mel McMillan mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au A SAFETY audit conducted in Casino last week has found that Richmond Valley Council should remove the footbridge that crosses the Richmond River. Crime prevention officer, Senior Constable...
Clean Sheet over Mop Handle Row; Nimbin Businesswoman Wins Assault Conviction Appeal
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au AN OVERJOYED Nimbin businesswoman, Caroline Scott-Brydges, was so pleased when a Lismore District Court judge quashed her conviction for an assault on a Nimbin man with a broken mop handle, that she...
Coaches Split; Why Trojans, Lismore City Can Win Rugby Premiership
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick sport@northernstar.com.au OPINION is evenly divided over the likely outcome of Saturday's Far North Coast rugby union grand final between Lennox Head and Lismore City. A poll of the six non-participating coaches in Saturday's...
Council Delays Cost Local Businesses $20,000 a Month
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au WORK to repair the gaping hole in the once busy Oliver Avenue in Goonellabah is now slated to start in late October with the thoroughfare re-opened to traffic by mid-February. The new timeline...
Crime Rife in Ballina CBD; Shop Owners Pay the Price as Vandalism and Violence Escalates
Byline: Digby Hildreth news@northernstar.com.au THIEVES broke into Brumby's in Ballina on Monday evening before the owners arrived to do their early-hours baking. The robbers got away with a till drawer and a small amount of money, including...
Follow Your Heart; Spring Is in the Air and There's No Better Way to Celebrate Than with a Trip Away
IT'S that time of year when cupid's arrow seems to find a straight trajectory to the heartstrings. There are some great places in Australia and around the world which offer a truly romantic setting. Whether it's for a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary...
Frost Back as Selector
WINDS of change will blow through the corridors of power with the election of Charlie Frost as a State selector. It's a comeback for the former chairman of selectors for Australia and NSW, who has had a long spell on the sidelines. His return...
Get a Room - at One of the World's Most Romantic Hotels
Lee Mylne gives her top five romantic hotel escapes around the world 1. Eratap Beach Resort, Vanuatu: On its own small point of land, the honeymoon villa at Eratap is just steps from the beach and has views of Etlau lagoon. It is one of just 12...
Ghosts 'Try' for Appeal
Byline: QUINN JONES and STEVE SPINKS NORTHERN United coach Chris Binge remains unconcerned about Grafton Ghosts bid to overturn United's 21-18 Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League minor semi-final last Saturday. The Ghosts submitted a letter...
Go Wild with Ease; Paddling into the Tasmanian Wilderness Doesn't Have to Be a Chore, Lee Atkinson Discovers
IN theory, I love adventure. Conceptually, the idea of paddling down a remote Tasmanian river, surrounded by wilderness without another tourist in sight, thrills me to my core. In reality though, I like my adventure just the way I like my eggs -...
Hot Deals Are All about the Kids
THERE'S plenty to keep kids active and parents sane this September school break, with theme parks and hotels coming to the rescue to offer great activities and accommodation deals. Brisbane's Mercure and Ibis hotels are offering great family...
Lucky Ticket Wins $87,000 Sports Sedan; Tears of Joy as Winning Case Opened
Byline: Graham Broadhead news@northernstar.com.au CHRIS WOODS couldn't keep her hands from her face. With a bunch of flowers tucked under her arm, there were tears, smiles, and hugs - and there were plenty of congratulations from wellwishers....
Nurses' Win with New Agreement; Enterprise Bargaining Deal Gives Aged Care Workers Major Workplace Benefits
Byline: SAMANTHA ELLEY samantha.elley@northernstar.com.au RESIDENT Elsie Taylor knows that she is in good hands at St Joseph's Aged Care Facility in Lismore, and the nurses know that they are also in good hands. This is thanks to a recent enterprise...
Of Speed and Other Adrenalin Surges
THE size of the crowds watching the Repco Rally over the weekend, as opposed to opposing it, reflects the results of the online poll run by this news- paper last week. Clearly, more of you get your rocks off watching motor sports than are alarmed...
Pride of Thailand; Khao Lak Offers the True Meaning of the Spirit of Siam {Ndash} from the Charm and Grace of Its People, to Trekking Jungles atop Great Elephants, This Is a Place of Magic
Byline: Julie McGlone EVERYTHING about Thailand is lyrical. From the genteel and gentle nature of the people, who speak in their sing-song dialect, to the street signs where the language looks more like the crotchets and quavers of a musical composition...
Rehabilitated Drug Dealer Given Suspended Jail Sentence
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au A BANORA POINT father and former drug user had given up drug dealing in methylamphetamine (meth or ice) before being arrested by police, the Lismore District Court heard this week and was 'not as wicked'...
{Running into the Deep End} {Running into the Deep End at World Champs}
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick sport@northernstar.com.au FOR someone who doesn't necessarily define herself as a triathlete, Courtney Gilfillan is going to be surrounded by them during this weekend's ITU Triathlon World Championships on the Gold Coast....
School Uniform a 40s Fashion Statement
Byline: OVER THE FENCE FAY FARDON DOES anyone remember Lismore High School, on the corner of Keen and Magellan Streets, in the 1940s? Too young to leave school when I passed my Intermediate Certificate at Alstonville Central School, I had to...
Seamer Saddles Up
Byline: STEVE SPINKS steve.spinks@northernstar.com.au MELBOURNE Cup-winning jockey Scott Seamer will contest tomorrow's $50,000 The Point Ballina Cup (1600m) for the first time in years as part of a three-pronged attack by Ballina trainer Stephen...
Seasoned Traveller Q&a
Where is your favourite international destination and why? It's hard to pick a favourite, but Vietnam would have to be top of the list. I spent just over a week there and I've always been keen to get back to explore more of the fascinating countryside...
Shopping the World by Design
Byline: Candida Baker WHEN I grow up I want to be Kate Platt. Imagine going shopping for a career. And not just any shopping - going overseas and filling containers full of furniture shopping. Kate has been in the Byron shire for 22 years....
Stimulus Package Causing Damage
THERE is a terrific history of letter writing in this region, but little evidence that it reaches Canberra, or gets acted upon. Kevin Rudd's borrowings will be not so much be paid for by our children but by the export (and use) of cheap brown coal....
Thanks for Helping Me When I Needed a Hand
MY NAME is Naomi and I would like to respond to an article about the soup kitchen, 'Residents left out in the cold' (NS 25/8). I would like to say that the staff at places such as the Soup Kitchen are doing a wonderful job and need to be praised...
Top Billing for Clunes Producer; Local Film Bourke Boy Headlines as Lismore Hosts Message Stick Film Festival
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au CLUNES film producer Anusha Duray is excited about the future of indigenous movie-making. More so because Lismore will host the highly regarded Message Stick Film Festival today and tomorrow...
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