The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 4, 2012

A Floating Smorgasbord; John Rozentals Boards SeaDream I and Discovers Why the Company Prefers to Call It Yachting Rather Than Cruising
THE late, great, often inflammatory Australian food writer Richard Beckett a aka Sam Orr a once warned his readers to never eat in a restaurant that revolved or floated. He'd obviously not experienced a voyage on a vessel such as SeaDream I, which...
Ann's Top Picks
IF you still haven't made your Valentine's arrangements and don't want to disappoint your sweetheart, here are three great deals. Coolum Regency FROM February 14 to18, Hyatt Regency Coolum's signature restaurant Eliza's will offer a beautifully...
Bel on Trial for Group One Sprints
Jockey Ben Melham will be looking to take a sit behind the leaders when noted speedster Bel Sprinter resumes at Caulfield today. Melham said the Jason Warren-trained sprinter would be improved by the run in today's Listed United Arab Emirates Stakes...
Bike Shop Keeps Rolling on; Local Pedal Pushers May Be the Oldest in Country
Byline: Christian Morrow Business reporter HARRIS Cycles in Keen St, Lismore may be the oldest bike shop in Australia operating from its original premises. Opened in 1918 by Harold Wotherspoon and Cecil Harris, the shop has been owned by members...
Bumbling Fool, but No Thief; Funeral Director's A[euro][approximately]vindictive and Persecutory' Ex Tried to Set Him Up
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter IT WAS a long investigation that involved a vengeful ex-wife, exposed a plot to kill and dragged the name of a former Rotary president through the mud. And while former Ballina Funeral Home director Neil Edward...
Cavaliers Prepare to Defend Titles
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter THE Casino Cavaliers know that familiar look from opposing players all too well. That look in their eye that more often than not says C[pounds sterling]we're up for a challengeC[yen]. But that comes with...
Classic Guaranteed to Charm You; Beautifully Presented, Bright and Spacious, This Haven Boasts Style and Convenience Where You Can Relax and Unwind
Byline: Christian Morrow Business and Property Writer EAST LISMORE Address: 3 Oakley Avenue Sales Price: $348,000 Inspection Time: 1-1:30pm Saturday 4th February Agent: Katrina Beohm Real Estate Website: www.kbrealestate.com.au ...
Enjoy Spectacular Mountain Views; Relax, Unwind and Enjoy the Serenity of This Magnificent Property, Complete with Privacy, Wildlife Aplenty and a Forest
Byline: Christian Morrow Business and Property Writer Blue Knob Address: Blue Knob Road Sale price: $649,000 Inspection Times: By Appointment Agent: Nimbin Lifestyle Real Estate Website: www.nimbinrealestate.com.au Sales Agent:...
Enjoy the View from This Paradise; Architect Designed Home Offers Something Special from Its Beautiful Gardens to Its Impressive Eco-Friendly Features
Byline: Christian Morrow Business and Property Writer GOONELLABAH Address: 12 Heather Avenue Sales Price: $465,000 Inspection Times: 1.30pm- 2.00pm Saturday 4th February Agent: Wal Murray Lismore Website: www.walmurray.com.au/lismore...
Farmers' Market Blasts Price War; Coles and Woolies Reduce Vegies by 50%
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter Lismore supermarkets Coles Woolworths Independent at Centro Lismore Shopping Centre 1kg potatoes 0.98c $2.98kg $2.99 Bag of carrots 0.94c $1.45 $1.99 1kg onions $2.98 $2.98 $2.49 Capsicum $3.98 $3.98...
Fisho Slips off Breakwall; 64-Year-Old Falls Six Metres onto Rocks
Byline: Kate Matthews Reporter A ROCK fisherman fell up to six metres from the top of Yamba's breakwall just before 9am yesterday, suffering injuries to his head and body. A dramatic rescue followed, involving at least two local fishermen who...
From the Home Front
HIA CALLS FOR RATE CUT According to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the consumer price index for the December 2011 quarter confirms that the path is clear for a February interest rate cut. aThe December quarter headline inflation result...
Get a Kick out of Go4Fun; Free Program Promotes Family Health
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Reporter Go4Fun program 20 sessions, twice a week for two hours; Weekly games and activities; Fun, interactive discussions to improve children's nutrition, physical activity and self-esteem; Practical demonstrations,...
Hatch Grooves to Better Beat A Similar Tune and Versatile
THIS is the Jazz that Honda should have been selling when the third generation of the bubbly hatchback was launched in 2008. Pricing realignment and some serious equipment upgrades have the pint-size Honda back in the small-car game. And it's...
Hauler for the Extended Family
Byline: EWAN KENNEDY HOW MUCH? Expect to spend from $3000 to $6000 for a 1990 Tarago GLi; $6000 to $10,000 for a 1993 GLS; $8000 to $13,000 for a 2000 GLX; $13,000 to $19,000 for a 2004 GLi; $15,000 to $22,000 for a 2004 GLX; $19,000 to $26,000...
Hunt Is Keen on Promoting AFL in Northern Rivers
AFL convert Karmichael Hunt says he'll be lucky to see any of the NRL All Stars v Indigenous All Stars game at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast this evening. C[pounds sterling]We're actually having a birthday dinner for my partner's mother and that...
Karuta Queen No Good Thing Says Pride
KARUTA Queen is an odds-on favourite to make a winning return at Warwick Farm today but rival trainer Joe Pride has declared her vulnerable. Pride will saddle up La Remlap and Phenomenal Lass in the www.tab.com.au Handicap (1000m) and figures it's...
Laughter Is Better Than Pills for Aged; Humour a Key to Dementia Patients
Byline: Jennie Dell Arts writer WHAT if there was a magic key that could unlock an elderly person suffering from dementia and open them up to a world of fun, laughter and absurdity? Humour therapist Jean-Paul Bell may have found that key. ...
On the Wright Wave; Teen Surfing Star Takes Short Break before Manly Open Event
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter THRUST into the spotlight last year on the world tour as a 17-year-old, Lennox Head surfer Tyler Wright swept all before her to win the rookie of the year award on the ASP World Tour. The spotlight on the...
Red Bull Aiming for Hat-Trick
Byline: FAST LANE Glenis Lindley Approaching this season, Red Bull, the 2010/11 championship-winning team, is aiming for a hat-trick of driver and constructor crowns, with Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber in the hot seats again. In preparation...
Shh! While the Flash Mob Reads a Story
Byline: Adelaide French WHAT'S ON The flash mobs will happen on February 14 from 12.30-12.45pm at these locations: Ballina: Fawcett Park near Pelican 181. Lismore: Cnr of Magellan and Carrington Street. Mullumbimby: On the Council Chambers...
Sports Shorts
Baseball MARIST Brothers baseballer Michael Gahan's Australian under-18 team continued its dominance at the Oceania Championships on Thursday with a dominant 17-2 win over New Zealand in the final. Pitcher Gahan did not play in this match but...
Tattooist Hit by Long Arm of Law; Skin Artist Not Impressed by Draft Policy Restricting Police Officers' Rights
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter PETER DAVIDSON has inked lots of people in his 41 years as a tattoo artist, including aheapsa of police officers. aThey've just got a job to do the same as all of us and the ones that have come here have been beautiful...
The Trials of Travel with Teenagers
Byline: Merryl Miller IT WOULDN'T matter if all Seven Wonders of the World were outside the hotel window, teenagers would still rather stare at their Facebook screen and begrudge missing the sleepover their bestie is throwing back home. Work...
Tops in Quality Engineering; Skilled Team Servicing All Types of Jobs on the Northern Rivers
Byline: SUNI GOLIGHTLY Features editor NO MATTER how large or small the job, when it comes to machining, manufacturing and engineering, you need to trust the people you are dealing with. Whether it be spare parts, repairs, or manufacturing new...
Up and Down Start to New Job; Busy Beginning for Jones as TAB Meeting Looms
Byline: RICHMOND RACING Grahame timbrell SCOTT Jones, Lismore Turf Club's new secretary/manager, has had a rather unusual introduction to the job. He has spent most of this week carrying documents back into the office after they were lifted to...
When Blokes Could Fix Anything
A GOOD and long-time friend and I in conversations years ago used to marvel at the handyman skills of our respective fathers. We agreed they could basically turn their hands to anything and fix whatever needed fixing around the house and build a...
Women Start over from the Middle; Course Helps Mid-Life Be a Door to a New Phase
Byline: SCOTT HARLUM Casino reporter COURSE DETAILS Looking Back, Looking Forward is free. For bookings and inquiries telephone Women's Health Matters on 6620 2997, or the Kyogle Family Support Service on 6632 1044. AT ONE stage or another,...
Youth Titles Postponed
Byline: SURF LINES JOHN WATSON FAR NORTH COAST YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS The Far North Coast (FNC) Branch Youth Championships (Nippers) scheduled for this weekend at Yamba have been postponed. The postponement has been caused by the heavy and consistent...