The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 2, 2012

After Sell-Out Shows at the End of Last Year the Aussie-Rock Icons Are Heading to Byron Bay to Play at Their First Bluesfest; Standing on the Inside Looking out A[euro]" Mossy Reflects on Cold Chisel
COLD Chisel need no introduction at home in Australia. And if they'd played their cards right, according to Doc McGhee (Kiss's manager), they'd be a household name in the States as well. In an interview McGhee said Aussie bands didn't work hard...
A Self-Confessed Tech Nerd, Triple J's Resident Party Starter Is Ready for Byron Bay, Writes CASSANDRA TOBIN; Las Vegas Is Renowned for a Party A[euro]" Nina Is No Different
MIXING it up is what Nina Las Vegas does best. Working six days a week, the Sydneysider is kept busy making mixes for triple j's House Party, Mix-Up and her own DJing gigs. Plus, she also manages to squeeze in time on the board of directors of...
B&B Makes Tatler's Top 101; Owners Shocked to Feature in Luxury UK Magazine
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter AN EXCLUSIVE North Coast bed and breakfast has made it into an elite fashion magazine read by the Queen of England. Deux Belettes in Dalwood is listed among 101 of the world's best hotels in Tatler Magazine's 2012...
Cashing in on Clutter; One Person's Trash Could Be Another's Treasure , but Be Realistic and Sell Wisely
Byline: Chris Schwarten Top Tips for Selling on eBay Do your research: search for your item, not only to work out what to charge for it, but also to gauge interest. Buy it now? The Buy It Now option lets you set a apricea for your goods, rather...
CBD Ban a Drag for Smokers; but the Early Signs Are People Will Support It
Byline: DOMINIC FEAIN Reporter THE days of smoking in the Lismore CBD may be numbered if the public response to an coming council survey matches the mood in the town yesterday. Even the hard-core smokers appeared mostly resigned to the reality...
Clements Racing towards Bathurst Debut on the Legendary Mount
Byline: BRIAN NIGHTINGALE Motorsport writer THE iconic Mount Panorama racing circuit at Bathurst is the one track all racing drivers aspire to, and Ballina's Jason Clements is no different. But unlike so many others, his dream looks set to come...
Composer Karena Wynn-Moylan Explores the Inner Thoughts of an Antarctic Expedition; Northern Rivers Creatives Perform the Ice Suite at Tasmania's Mona
READING Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott's diary sparked an idea. From her reading Karena Wynn-Moylan started writing what is now The Ice Suite 10 years ago. She read all of Scott's diaries and was amazed to find out through an article...
Downsize and Cash-Up When Selling a Home
Byline: EMILY KEMP DOWNSIZING Pros Increased cash flow More time less cleaning Smaller bills Reduced consumption Minimised stress Cons Less space for belongings Less space for entertaining and lifestyle needs Less room...
Evil Eddie
EVIL Eddie or Eddie Jacobson is known as the frontman to hip hop genre benders Butterfingers. He's also been releasing material on his own accord for the past few years including the track Queensland, which landed in triple j's hottest 100 in 2012....
Final Bell Tolls for Church; Wardell Uniting Church to Close after More Than a Century of Services
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter CHURCH HISTORY After several public meetings, the church was opened on January 16, 1905 as the Wardell Methodist Church. G B Black from Maclean was the original preacher. Land was given by Mr and...
Five Great Things to Do This Week
Nothing to fear THERE must be something in the water on the Northern Rivers as the focus moves from roots to soul music. Or maybe it's just this week. Byron Bay's The H Gang is the latest offering of what they call contemporary Australian soul,...
Get Top Dollar on Your Car
SO YOU want to sell your used vehicle for the best price? If you are looking to upgrade, then trading at a dealership is easy, but for a bit of extra effort you can get $1000 to $2000 more, on average, by selling the car yourself. Before deciding...
Idris Loving Coast Life; Former Bulldog Happy to Be in Titans' Move to Ditch Wooden Spoon
Byline: IAN MCCULLOUGH of AAP A FIT and lean Jamal Idris said he's loving life on the Gold Coast and vowed to make a huge difference to the Titans who are looking to bounce back from claiming the NRL wooden spoon last year. The giant former Canterbury...
In Brief
Upgrade beacons WESTPAC Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Crew Chief Roger Fry warned people contemplating going into the bush or on offshore boating trips to equip themselves with the latest distress beacons. This followed two distress beacon searches...
Le Carre Film Ultimate Cold War Game
DESPITE the hype, the accolades and acclaim, this film is sadly more Cold War bore than Cold War thriller. Based on the grand and complicated espionage thriller by John le Carre, it is set in the early 70s with the Cold War shaping each character's...
Lyndon's Iron Will; Rookie Doing the Hard Yards in Elite Series
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter TANYN Lyndon is still coming to terms with being a Kellogs Nutri-Grain ironman, but that does not mean he doesn't feel like he belongs on the elite circuit. Lyndon, formerly of the Lennox Head Surf Lifesaving...
M83 Arrive Late but Leave Laneway Festival Punters on a Good Note; at the Show A[euro]cents at the Show
There was a sense of deja vu on Saturday at St Jerome's Laneway Festival in Brisbane as the festival's closing act M83 made a tardy entrance. Fifty minutes late to the Car Park Stage, and without the fanfare seen in the festival's Big Day Out counterpart...
Okay Fellas, It's All about You; New Book on the Way Just about Men
SOMETIMES writing projects happen quickly and easily, sometimes they happen slowly and with difficulty. I am personally delighted that after several years of compiling and editing stories for my next book, The Wisdom of Women, it will finally be...
Passionate on Parklands; Business Backing Development but Residents Have Safety Fears
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter EMOTIONS ran high and tempers flared at a public meeting at Byron Bay yesterday where the North Byron Parklands development and potential home of Splendour in the Grass was discussed. More than 120 community...
Sandow Set for Big Year at the Eels
CHRIS Sandow admits he shed tears when he left South Sydney to join Parramatta at the end of last year, but the diminutive halfback is confident he can help bring back the good times to the Eels. Parramatta have missed out on the top eight for the...
Shaun Will Hit Back; Marsh Snr Confident in Form to Force Selection
Byline: ED JACKSON of AAP FORMER Test opener Geoff Marsh is confident his son Shaun will make the most of his demotion to Sheffield Shield cricket to retain his Test spot. Shaun Marsh was dropped from Australia's one-day international squad to...
Stars Set Standard in Cup; Australian Country Representatives Enjoy Out-of-Box Preparation in Fiji
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter THEIR preparation was out of the box, with an Iranian Taekwondo coach brought in to introduce meditation sessions before every game. But this and a strict non-drinking policy allowed Northern Star hockey players...
Theatre; from Legs 11 to Julie London
ETERNALLY-beautiful chanteuse Rhonda Burchmore is taking a break from her successful Legs 11 show to debut her latest project Cry Me A River: The World of Julie London. The new show premiered at the Brisbane Powerhouse last night, and delves into...
Victory Is No Small Beer; Australia's Drinkers Elect Byron Brewery's Drop Best in the Land
Byline: Christian Morrow Reporter Good beer The top five Australian craft- brewed beers: 1. Stone and Wood Brewing Co a Pacific Ale 2. Little Creatures a Pale Ale 3. Feral Brewing Company a Hop Hog 4. 4 Pines Brewing Company a Kolsch...