The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 14, 2012

$600M Regional Funds in Jeopardy; Government Applies Razor
Byline: Daniel Burdon, APN National affairs desk MORE than $600million in funding grants for regional Australia are in doubt after the Federal Government took the razor to the $1.35billion Regional Development Australia Fund. The fund has already...
Art Union Win to Lismore
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au A LISMORE family is more than $1.5 million richer after taking out the top prize in an RSL Art Union lottery. The family, who were caravanning around Queensland when their prize was drawn,...
Getting Hooked on River Fishing; Easing Southerlies to Bring Better Weekened Conditions
THAT cool southerly change is expected to weaken over the weekend, bringing better fishing conditions up to the new moon at noon on Sunday. The estuaries have been fishing quite well with the middle reaches of the Richmond from Pimlico up to around...
Good Phase for the Spring Days; Long-Range Forecast Is Promising for the School Holidays
AS all the groms out there would know, the school holidays start in a week. So it's time to take a closer look at what's going on with the waves in our region. Traditionally spring is a bit ahow ya goinga as far as the waves are concerned. ...
Lieshout Quits Liberal Party
ALERT ELZINGA news@northernstar.com.au FORMER Federal Richmond Liberal candidate and retiring Tweed councillor Joan van Lieshout has quit the Liberal Party, saying it had grown too close to its coalition partner, the Nationals. aOn August...
Metgasco Talks Gas to Co-Op
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au THE Northern Co-operative Meat Company has confirmed it held discussions with coal seam gas company Metgasco with a view to becoming the gas-producer's next commercial supply customer on the Northern...
Premierships a Dime a Dozen
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter GLEE hockey player Cassie Hughes has a bit of advice for Richmond Rovers veteran Scott Johnson as he aims for a 10th consecutive premiership in Far North Coast soccer. And he should listen considering Hughes...
Pruess Brothers Face off in the Decider
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter GRAND FINALS 2011 Redbirds d Brothers 2-0 2010 Redbirds d Norths 2-1 2009 Norths d Redbirds 2-0 2008 Norths d Workers 2-0 2007 Workers d Redbirds 2-0 2006 Redbirds d Workers 2-1 2005 Redbirds...
Scarecrows Get Skills
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au WHAT'S ON AT THE COUNTRY FAIR Bush poets breakfast with Ray Essery and Lyn Lockery The whip-cracking Crack Up Sisters Music by Luke Vasella and Jimmy Willing Make It Bake It Grow...
Search for New Jockey; Cahill Turns Down Ride in Ballina Cup
Byline: GRAHAME TIMBRELL Racing columnist NEWCASTLE trainer Kris Lees yesterday afternoon was chasing a new rider for Pitt Street in today's $55,000 Slipway Hotel Ballina Cup (1600m) after Michael Cahill, originally declared as his rider, was forced...
Sea Sickness Is the Bane of Many Who Love Offshore Fishing
OKAY, I have to confess, even though hubby tries to go out deep-sea fishing at least once a month and sometimes more, I haven't been out since April, 2011, mainly because I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Between treatments and numerous hospital...
Setting Up Shop with the Family; LOVING IT: Occasional Visits Led to Full-Time Move
TRACEY HORDERN tracey.hordern@northernstar.com.au SIMON SAYS... If you have young children and you want the safety of a really strong community I can highly recommend it. I would suggest leaving any big-city attitudes behind. Taking...
Sex Shop Van Man off His Trolley about Carpark Ban
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au BYRON Bay sex shop owner Stephen Keen has accused Woolworths of discrimination after he says his car, which advertises his business, was banned from their supermarket carpark in Mullumbimby But...
Totally Wild Pitch but No Claws on the Contract
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au A BYRON Bay real estate agent was caught up in a dramatic turn of events when a client was attacked by a magpie and then bitten on the ankle by a deadly brown snake during a house inspection. The...
Workers Get Their Chance
Byline: MARK ROBINSON Soccer correspondent LISMORE Workers have the chance to end the grand final dominance of Richmond Rovers and Goonellabah when they host the Hornets in the Far North Coast premier league soccer preliminary final on Sunday. ...
Worth Her Weight in Gold
MARNIE JOHNSTON marnie.johnston@northernstar.com.au JACQUELINE Freney and her Paralympic team-mates arrived back in Australia yesterday morning carrying an extra 30kg of baggage: 85 medals, including 32 gold, one quarter of which are thanks to...