The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 5, 2012

a[euro][approximately]I Have Never Joined a Party'
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au A CANDIDATE for Kyogle council has sought to set the record straight that she is not a member of the Australian Greens political party and, in fact, that she is not a member of any other party. ...
A Proud History; Summerland House Celebrates 40th Birthday
ALSTONVILLE'S Summerland House Farm proudly celebrates 40 years of service this year and will celebrate with a giant party at the Summerland House Farm Country Fair on September 16. The farm's amazing achievements and outstanding service to the...
Ballina Biggie Moves Home
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au BALLINA'S favourite abig thinga has a new nickname: The Flying Prawn. The iconic Big Prawn spent almost an hour in the air yesterday as two cranes lifted the 33-tonne structure and moved...
Dain Cracks 1000; All-Rounder Makes the Most of Adam Gilchrist Scholarship
THE STATS For Richmond CC: 961 runs at an average of 38.44 with a highest score of 121 not out and46 wickets at an average of 16.07 First grade: 467 runs at an average of 31.13 with a highest score of 64 and 27 wickets at an average of 21 ...
Dan Murphy's Bid Brews Worries
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au MORE than 30 people addressed an independent Liquor and Gaming Authority meeting yesterday afternoon held to air views on the proposal for a Dan Murphy's liquor store at Byron Bay. The Woolworths-owned...
Didn't He Give 'Em Curry!
Byline: BOB LANE Greyhounds correspondent AGEING greyhound Give 'Em Curry celebrated his 100th race start with a determined win in a Stayers Stake (620m) at the Casino TAB meeting last Friday. Beginning well from box seven, Give CyEm Curry (Bit...
Don't Be Fooled
RODNEY STEVENS news@northernstar.com.au NORTHERN Rivers residents have been put on notice that scammers are trying to fleece money out of people selling vehicles online. The Northern Star is aware of at least four people in the region who...
Double Delight; Freeman Wins Champs for Second Time
MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter AT THE age of 31, Ballina golfer Kurt Freeman can already lay claim to being a 20-year veteran in the sport. And with most of his friends starting to make the switch to golf from surfing and contact sports, he's...
Golden Girl Eyes New Record
MARNIE JOHNSTON news@northernstar.com.au Australia's golden paralympians Siobhan Paton 6 gold - Sydney 2000 Matthew Cowdrey 5 gold - Beijing 2008 Tim Sullivan 5 gold - Sydney 2000 Priya Cooper 5 gold - Atlanta 1996 Neil Fuller...
Husband, Wife Stand for Council
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au WHEN Phil and Sue Meehan told family and friends they were both running as candidates in the Ballina Shire Council election, everyone asked the same question: aHow will you deal with all the...
New Bowlers Show Class on Greens; Bar Manager from Alstonville the Bestof the Rookies in Zone Finals at Ballina
BOWLERS of limited experience showed the game is in good hands with a high standard in the Zone One Rookies finals at Ballina. Long-time stars would be proud of the draw-shots in the singles and pairs. Only in some aspects of the game did the inexperience...
Paramedics' Protest Threat
AVA BENNY-MORRISON ava.benny-morrison@apn.com.au PARAMEDICS say they will protest outside the offices of local MPs if action is not taken to tackle the NSW Ambulance Service's roster overhaul. A handful of paramedics from the Northern Rivers...
Purple Wiggle Ready for Enjoyable Retirement
HELEN SANDSTROM helen.sandstrom@northernstar.com.au THERE are no purple clothes in Jeff Fatt's wardrobe. The Casino-born Wiggle vowed he wouldn't wear the colour off stage when he first donned a purple skivvy 21 years ago. It's a promise...
Still a Menace to Us; Harmful Pollutants in Common Industrial Use Are Still Causing Harm and Are a Special Risk to Children
CHEMICALS called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were banned in Australia in 1975. But new research shows these harmful organic pollutants, which were commonly used in electrical equipment, lubricants and paint additives, are still causing trouble....
Surf Club Work Begins
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au THE turning of the first sod for the new Ballina surf club yesterday meant one thing to the club's president: aIt's reala. Kris Beavis and the rest of the members of Ballina Lighthouse...
Young Mackenzey Runs into Top Form
Byline: RICHARD FORBES Star correspondent CROSS-COUNTRY runner Mackenzey Ormiston is taking it all in her stride ... after stride after stride. The 10-year-old Ocean Shores Public School student won at district, zone and regional levels before...
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