The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 18, 2012

10; Things to Do
1 BALLINA Big Laughs Thursday MORE comedy at Ballina RSL with the monthly Big Gig. This time it stars Triple M regular Greg Sullivan. Doors from 7.30pm. Visit www.ballinarsl.com.au 2 BYRON BAY Folky Fella Next Saturday DAN...
A Byron Bay Masterpiece; Opulence Abounds in This Breathtaking Designer Home
Byline: Christian Morrow Business and Property Writer BYRON BAY Address: Bamboo Tops, 460 Bangalow Rd, Talofa Sales price: $6.95m Inspection times: By appointment Agent: Byron Bay Property Sales Website: byronbaypropertysales.com.au...
Athletes Prepare for Last Competition
SENIOR Surf Life Saving competitions in the Far North Coast Branch will finish this weekend with the staging of the Senior Branch Championships at Turners Beach, Yamba. Today the Branch Open Boat Championships will be conducted at Turners Beach,...
Buying Power in Big Bank Switch; Choice/One Big Switch Launch Gives Home Buyers a Choice in What the Best Options Are for Their Individual Mortgages
Byline: Christian Morrow Business and Property Writer AS retail banks break with the Reserve Bank cash rate and go it alone in setting mortgage rates, consumers are becoming increasingly willing to switch institutions to find a better deal. According...
Caviar to Speed Up in Lightning
Jockey Luke Nolen is as confident as ever as unbeaten champion Black Caviar attempts to etch her name into the record books in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington today. Nolen admitted the challenge of coming back from 1400 metres to 1000 metres...
Dawdling Down the Thames; Skipper John Rozentals Survives Some Mutinous Moments on the Famous Stretch of Water
aLOOK,a I keep reassuring my first mate as we ride a late-afternoon train from Heathrow to Le Boat's Thames base in the village of Benson to pick up a two-berth motor cruiser that will be our home for a week on England's longest river. aThey wouldn't...
Deb Brings '20S Murder into Town; Get a Peek Behind the Scenes
Byline: Jennie Dell Arts writer Partnership MISS Fisher's Murder Mysteries will mark the third time Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger have collaborated on a production. The others were Crashburn (2003) and East of Everything, (2008, 2009). They...
Did You Buy a Home or a Statement? Now a House Says Something about Who We Are as Well as Being Where We Live
Byline: Jennie Dell Reporter WHAT DOES the house you buy say about you? A Southern Cross University PhD candidate, Melanie Thomas, wants to know. She has a theory that the breakdown of traditional society has led to a new breed of house hunter,...
Don't Forget Forget in Blue Diamond
The Peter Snowden stable is hoping Forget can force his way into the Group One $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes with a win in the Talindert Stakes at Flemington today. The beautifully-bred colt, by Exceed And Excel from Thousand Guineas winner Mnemosyne,...
Door and Price Drop
KIA has managed to expand and contract the Rio at the same time. The South Korean company this week launched a new three-door hatch and four-door sedan to join the five-door hatch already on sale. The three-door will cut the entry price of the Rio...
Dysfunctional Childhood: Millwood Sentence Stands
THE driver who killed a Byron Bay man in a crash in 2010 will not have his jail time extended after a Court of Criminal Appeal delivered a judgment highlighting the offender's troubled childhood. Shane Richard Millwood, 27, was sentenced to five...
Going Solo: Students Gear Up for Uni Study; Set out on the First Year of Their Studies to Realise Their Dreams
Koby Bradley, 20, Yamba IAM studying Primary Education and I've just moved to Skennars Head. I'm studying this course because I have a nephew who I love hanging out with and I've just started teaching swimming lessons and I just think kids are fun...
Improve Your Life in Just One Day
Byline: SUNI GOLIGHTLY EVER felt like you're not living the life you want? Like you're just getting through each day, rather than living life to the full? We have come up with five simple steps, guaranteed to put a spring in your step. Eat better...
Little Aths' False Start; Sparkling Facility Loses Its Glitter
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter BYRON Bay Little Athletics president Tim Gotterson feels his club has been slapped in the face after it was locked out of its new facilities at the Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex yesterday. Gotterson...
Man Feared Drowned on Run from Police
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison and Troy Kippen POLICE divers are expected to join the search for a man who may have drowned after trying to escape police by jumping into the Tweed River. The man, thought to be from Bangalow and aged in his 30s, was...
Nissan Will Return to V8 Racing in 2013
Byline: FAST LANE Glenis Lindley Many people are suggesting that the biggest surprise of 2011 was the fact that Jenson Button beat his McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the championship. Part of the reason no doubt stems from the fact that...
On Your Bike to Have a Wheely Good Tour Time
IF YOU GO How to get there: Emirates fly from Brisbane to Copenhagen (with a stopover in Dubai). Economy from $1890. Where to stay: Copenhagen Admiral Hotel from $80 Where to eat: Try Nimb Brasserie (Tivoli Gardens), Pate Pate or Restaurant...
Own Your Own Slice of Paradise; Spectacular Views from This Desirable Block of Level Land with River Frontage on One Side and the Ocean on the Other
Byline: Christian Morrow Business and Property Writer BYRON BAY Address: 16 Childe St, Belongil Beach Sales price: Offers over $2m Auction: Tuesday, February 28, 5.30pm Inspection times: By appointment Agent: First National Byron...
Panther or Thylacine, Prowler Gets around; Tassie Tiger. All That Is Missing Is the Evidence. Do You Have Any?
Byline: Tassie Mel McMIllan Reporter THE Northern Rivers may be home to a thylacine-type animal thought to be extinct on the mainland for more than 3000 years, according to a wildlife expert. With recent sightings of an unusual animal reported...
Passengers Stranded, out of Pocket; Another Day in Paradise Not Quite What Sevegne Wanted
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter PROMINENT Byron Bay businesswoman Sevegne Newton is among thous- ands of travellers left in the lurch by the four-month-old budget airline Air Australia going into voluntary administration yesterday. But speaking...
Positive Attitude Will Be Rewarded; Do Your Own Research and Don't Believe All the Spiel by You Read
IF YOU are optimistic that you'll find a property that meets all your requirements at a price you can afford, you are very likely to find it. However, if you are convinced that property is over-priced, all vendors are greedy and all real estate...
Quality Design and Appeal
Byline: EWAN KENNEDY KIA Rio is a small South Korean car that's doing moderately well on the Australian car market. It tends to be swamped in the sales race by its stablemate the Hyundai Getz. That situation may change as the most recent models...
Rest in Peace, Whitney; Troubled Singer Has Place in the Hearts of Fans
NO ONE was bigger than Whitney Houston at the peak of her career. She possessed one of the most pure voices in the music industry a her ability to hit the high notes was record industry gold. But it was the low notes a a marriage break-up, a...
Silky Smooth Pasta Project; with Food Writer Shannon Newley
WHEN you live with a self-professed pasta snob, spaghetti, penne and ravioli can get complicated. Once, I accidentally bought the wrong brand of pasta which I then had to smuggle into the kitchen and hide behind some boxes. Later during a cleaning...
Spend a Bit and Stop a Recession; If Fear Stops People from Spending, a Recession Will Become a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
NOW that global corporate heavies and financial derivative creators have shown us tricks they learned at Mandrake the Magician's school of economics and made trillions of dollars disappear, I wonder if they attended Lesson No2 a How to make the money...
Step out in Style; A Program of Opera and Ballroom Is Sure to Dazzle
GLAMOUR with a capital G will come to Tyalgum Hall on Friday. So if you're looking for a chance to dress up and be dazzled by music and dance, mark the date in your diary. Opera stars Lachlan Baker and Liza Beamish will take to the stage for...
Towing Business in Ruins; but the Owner Has No Clue Who Is Targeting Him or Why
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter THE tow truck operator who had two of his businesses burnt down in suspicious fires in less than a week says he does not know who has targeted him or why. But the father of five and long-time local, Matt Bidner,...
Trees Are Nature's Powerhouse; Nick Alderton Says Trees Should Have a Name That Explains Their Diversity
No one would dispute that nouns are a useful if not an essential part of language, but sometimes they can be a problem. Sometimes they can hide the truth of the matter. Sometimes they can hide process. What does this have to do with the...
Tribute to a Wonderful Woman
ON the 32nd anniversary of her death, I finally cried for my mother. It was totally unexpected and I couldn't stop. After all those years. And I don't know why. Ironically a and shamefully a I hadn't even remembered it was her anniversary, perhaps...
Walking on Path of Greatness; Young Actress Proves an Inspiration
Byline: Miranda Cashin MOST 15-year-old's resumes just have C[pounds sterling]school girlC[yen] listed. Perhaps a part-time baby-sitter job or a paperboy. But Chloe Moretz is no ordinary 15-year-old. She already has teenage assassin, adolescent...
What a Drag, Casino Races Put on Hold; Management Looking at Other Venues to Hold Events
Byline: Jennie Dell Reporter THE FUTURE of Summerland Drag Races at the Casino airstrip is hanging in the balance this week after the management, Juke Box Lismore, met with Richmond Valley Council to reconcile differences between the two organisations....
Workers Push for Breakthrough Win; Cudgen Reeling Early in Chase for Runs at Dalton Oval
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter WORKERS Goonellabah are yet to win a game in their first season of the Far North Coast Cricket LJ Hooker League but they could break their duck today surprisingly against last season's finalist Cudgen. Cudgen...
Youngberry Back on Track; Former Lismore Apprentice Returns Home to Join Region's Training Ranks
FORMER local apprentice Peter Youngberry has returned home to Lismore after many years training and working with stables around Australia and overseas and joined the local training ranks. He will have his first local starter with Crown The Warrior...