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Fate of popular park to be revealed today - Northern Star
FOLLOWING community protests, petitions, and politicians' advocacy, the fate of a piece of public land at Suffolk Park will be revealed today. North Coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin and Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson are set to make an announcement ...
Could venom from a platypus cure diabetes? - Northern Star
AUSTRALIAN researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species - the platypus and the echidna - which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans.
TEACHER STRIKE: Action will affect 270 North Coast schools - Northern Star
ALL NORTHERN Rivers public schools are expected to go on strike next Thursday (December 8) leaving primary and high school students without their teachers for a chunk of the morning. There are 274 public schools on the North Coast. The strike will begin at ...
This could be your only chance to see Neil Young - Northern Star
CANADIAN singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter Neil Young, will not be completing his 2017 headlining tour of Australia and New Zealand. Promoters Frontier Touring posted a succinct message today on their social media.
VIDEO: Up close with Alstonville's new $300,000 fire truck - Northern Star
AND ITS RED: Fire Rescue NSW Alstonville captain Jeff Snow, fire fighters David Jackson and Natalie Curran with the new Mercedes Benz appliance, referred to as a Class 2 pumper, at the Alstonvile Fire Station. Marc Stapelberg Alstonville receives new fire ...
P-PLATERS: You're now not allowed to do this in your car - Northern Star
P-PLATERS will need to learn how to get from A to B using street directories starting tomorrow as a statewide ban comes into place for those driving with green plates. New South Wales Roads and Maritime advises "From December 1 2016, P2 license holders ...
21 cannabis plants found in car - Northern Star
POLICE from Richmond Local Area Command got more than they bargained for during a regular breath test in Casino last night. Senior Constable David Henderson said police stopped a vehicle for a breath test at 12.30am on Dairy Street Casino. As police were ...
Medieval reality theatre by Dirty Dicks - Northern Star
SELF-acclaimed as 'reality theatre' at its best and 'Game of Thrones with a twist', there is plenty to love about The Dirty Dicks. Whether it comes to inspiring rib-cracking laughs or putting on a delightful dinner, Dirty Dicks Theatre Restaurant is in a ...
Pat lighting up the Northern Rivers once again for Christmas - Northern Star
TIME TO LIGHT UP: Pat Kennedy is set to turn on his Christmas lights display at his West Ballina house this week. Graham Broadhead WEST Ballina's Pat Kennedy admits his time lighting up his home for Christmas is nearing an end. The 79-year-old is not ...
Night of mystery and colour in Nimbin - Northern Star
The popular Fantasies Erotique Cabaret is back for its fifth year and as always the dramatic stage show will feature colour, dazzling costumes and striking performances. Co-organisor Jaz E Who said the whole evening was about allowing erotic fantasies and ...
YOUR SAY: Lismore loves the lake pool and good roads - Northern Star
THERE was plenty of chatter on Facebook last night about what people felt the Lismore area needed. Not everyone agreed with our list but quite a few did. Here's what you had to say Ally Rice-Finlayson We already have a Christmas tree. It's on the corner of ...
Busking is a way of life for Toby - Northern Star
Busking a way of life: Gerrish is a blind pensioner who depends on his busking in Lismore to help sustain a small family, single vehicle and help pay the bills. TOBY Gerrish, of Dunoon, heard a man crying and as the man approached, he realised that he had ...
How local woman is helping Africa, book by book - Northern Star
IF YOU give $10 to Casino librarian Taryn Kelly, she will give you a brick. Each brick helps build a library in Tanzania - where Taryn lived for two years. That was 10 years ago, and ever since she has been collecting books for the unbuilt library.
216 new houses planned for Northern Rivers town - Northern Star
DEVELOPERS have applied to a Northern Rivers council to build a 216-site housing estate in Evans Head and 20 residential lots. Plans displayed via Richmond Valley Council showed the council was prepared to sell vacant residential-zoned land at Memorial ...
Trump in tweet tirade over voter fraud story - Northern Star
Donald Trump has posted a series of tweets attacking the media, in a late night tirade in response to reports criticising his claim that millions of people voted illegally. Retweeting messages of his supporters, some of them not old enough to vote, the ...