The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 25, 2012

A Debt Australia Failed to Honour; JENNIE DELL Reports on Australia's Neglect in Failing to Repay the People of East Timor in Their Time of Need
THE BOMBING of Darwin in February 1942, commemorated last weekend, is not universally acknowledged as being part of the Japanese plan to knock out Allied sea and air power in advance of its intended invasion of Timor. The misconception that it was...
Applegate Worth Another Chance
The Peter Snowden stable believes filly Applegate is worth another chance in today's $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield after having no luck when resuming. The stable won the race for the first time with star colt Sepoy last year and will...
AVN Still in Cross-Hairs; Activists Unfazed by Favourable Supreme Court Decision
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter THE SUPREME Court ruling in favour of the controversial Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) yesterday has not deterred activist groups from continuing their campaign against the Bangalow-based organisation. ...
Ballina to Sell 2 Blocks; Govt to Extend Ainsworth Park
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter TWO blocks of prime land in Lennox Head will be sold to the State Government to enable it to expand the Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park. Ballina Shire Council will sell the blocks for a little more than $1.3...
Bears Wary in One-Dayer
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter HIS side has not lost a match all summer but Ballina Bears captain Sam Adams knows how fickle one-day cricket can be. The first-placed Bears will take on the fourth-placed Byron Bay tomorrow in a local derby...
Blockbuster Weekend Wood Keen to Leave League on High Note; Cavaliers Set for Blockbuster Weekend of Cricket
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter CASINO Cavaliers' Mick Wood is a Far North Coast Cricket LJ Hooker League foundation player which means the evergreen allrounder has played at the top level for a staggering 19 years. Playing so many tough...
Bowen Backing Belle at Casino
TRAINER Danny Bowen rates Admirah Belle well ahead of stable mate Dubai Flacon in the Commercial Hotel/Kiss CafE[umlaut] Rapville cup (1200m) at Casino's non-TAB meeting today. C[pounds sterling]We know the track is going to be heavy and Admirah...
Branching out into Tree Planting; Nick Alderson Digs Up His Tricks of the Trade for Successful Gardening
THIS week we continue the theme of the tree with guidelines for preparation and planting. Careful and thorough preparation is essential for successful tree planting. If you don't want to see your high expectations and enthusiasm replaced with the...
Chris's Legacy A[euro]" Music, Children; Elder Brought Grace to His Life A[euro]" Right to the End
THE Channon community and family and friends are feeling the loss of one of our deeply cherished elders. Chris Sherwood was well known and loved as a keen musician, leatherworker, pre-school teacher and active community member for 30 years. Chris...
Council Rejects Penthouse Plea; Owners May Take Them out of the Letting Pool
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter HOLLYWOOD stars Toni Collette and Naomi Watts might still be able to book out the penthouses at the Ramada Hotel next time they're in Ballina, thanks to a council decision this week. Rock legend Suzi...
Council Writes off $26,000 Works Debt; Technicality Involved in 2006 Club Amalgamation
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter BALLINA Shire Council has been forced to write off $26,000 that was owed to it by one of Sydney's most affluent clubs and acknowledge that it was not atechnicallya a debt. Since 2008, the Ramsgate RSL...
Deciding How to Sell Your Home; Whether You Go for Private Treaty or Auction Will Depend on a Number of Factors, Writes John McGrath
IF you're planning to sell this autumn, one of the decisions you'll have to make in consultation with your agent is whether to sell via auction or private treaty. I don't believe there is one best way of selling. What will work best depends on...
Don't Pinch Me If I'm Dreaming; Dirani Stars Alongside Idol
Byline: MIRANDA CASHIN IT was a surreal moment for Firass Dirani as he stood with Jason Statham and Robert De Niro pointing guns at him. Cast in the action thriller Killer Elite, the Australian actor found himself acting face to face with action...
For What You Want; Grape Expectations Max Crus
CAREFUL what you wish for. There's been some hoo-ha over same-sex marriages lately. This is weird on many levels, not the least that most Australians couldn't give two hoots who other people marry, so long as it doesn't hurt anyone or any animals....
Get Ready to Start Life on the Land; Change Your Lifestyle on This 16ha Property with 3000 Macadamia Trees and a House Ideal for an Extended Family
Byline: Christian Morrow Business and Property Writer CANIABA Address: 403 Fredricks Rd Auction: Saturday, February 25, 2pm Inspection times: Saturday, February 25, 1.15-2pm Agent: Wal Murray Alstonville Website: www.walmurray.com.au/alstonville...
Gillard, Swan Convinced Me to Scrap ETS: Rudd
KEVIN Rudd has publicly confirmed it was Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan that convinced him to shelve his emissions trading scheme, a decision that critically wounded his prime ministership. As Mr Rudd finally committed to running against Ms Gillard...
Heat-Aware Tradies Take Precautions; Consider Clothing and Work Conditions
HEAT stress is a serious health problem all tradies and outdoor workers need to be aware of. Spending long hours outdoors or in mines, undertaking intensive physical work in high temperatures and humidity can lead to a number of heat-related illnesses...
Honey, I'm Sweet on Pie; with Food Writer Shannon Newley
I DON'T usually make sweet pies and tarts. I think it has something do with not being able to wait for them to set in the fridge Co I tend to want to eat things then and there. But after heading to my friend's mother's house for dinner recently...
I'm Just Not Nuts about Snakes
LIKE all God's creatures, snakes must have a purpose in life. I've got no idea what that purpose is and frankly, I don't really care. My purpose is to avoid them at all times. Mostly it's something I do successfully because I don't like them. ...
More Than a Memory; Community Support Helps Kyogle Business Rise from the Ashes
Byline: Mel mcmillan Reporter A MEMORY stick and the love of a good town has seen Kyogle business woman Linda Macdade reopen the doors of her business just one month after a fire destroyed everything. All the stock at Macdade and Family, which...
MP Commits to Fund Independent Hospital Study
THE campaign to save the Campbell Hospital at Coraki has stepped up a notch with Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis committing to funding an independent study on the state of the storm-damaged hospital. Mr Gulaptis addressed the NSW Legislative Assembly...
Our Dirt Road Danger; School Buses Travelling Daily on the A[euro][approximately]worst Road in Australia'
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN Reporter IT MAY take a tragedy before something is done about Lillian Rock Rd, according to Alex Kennedy. Mr Kennedy said the dirt road had a number of dangerous bends, including an extreme hairpin corner which wound around...
Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs: A Biker's Tale; Rosebank Resident's Book Destined to Be a Best-Seller
Byline: Helen Hawkes, Contributing Editor An outlaw motorcycle club is a type of motorcycle club that is part of a subculture with roots in the post-World War II USA, centred on cruiser motorcycles, particularly Harley-Davidsons and choppers, and...
Party Can Recover If Loser Shows Grace
LABOR'S ability to recover from this week's crisis will depend heavily on the loser of next week's leadership contest accepting defeat with grace, political expert Ros Irwin said yesterday. A tumultuous week for Federal Labor finished yesterday...
Paul Still on Song; McCartney Sends a Solid Message to Critics
PAUL McCartney's singing on his new album, Kisses on the Bottom, is a far cry from his vocal work on the Beatles version of rock a[approximately]n' roll classic Twist and Shout, and even further from his screaming on Helter Skelter a the scary anthem...
Politicians Cloud Solar Future; Chris Will Have Power, but No Assured Buyer
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter A DUNOON farmer hopes Australia's uncertain political climate won't jeopardise his plans to build the country's largest private solar farm. Chris van den Bergh is seeking approval from Lismore Council to install 1606...
Renault Climbs the Ladder
Byline: FAST LANE Glenis Lindley Renault have stepped up a few rungs of the ladder this season with four teams being directly under Renault's umbrella - led by double world champions, Red Bull Racing. The others are Williams, Caterham and Lotus...
Retreat Is the Last Resort at Kingscliff; Council Pursues Funding for Permanent Erosion Fix
Byline: Troy Kippen Reporter TWEED Mayor Barry Longland said there would be no retreat from Kingscliff's foreshore. Cr Longland made the assurance after the council received advice from the NSW Minister for the Environment Robyn Parker that retreat...
Rough Diamonds' Show Date; Unrideable Kyogle Bull to Go in the Centre Ring at Alstonville
Byline: Jennie Dell Reporter Rough riding events Open bull ride Open bare back Open bulldogging Calf roping Saddle ride Novice bull ride Breakaway roping Ladies breakaway roping junior steer ride Ladies barrel race ...
Rudd Wants Your Help Taking the Leadership; Some Support Him, More Back Her and Many Neither
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy Editor KEVIN Rudd's call for the people of Australia to start telling their MPs and media outlets who they want to lead the Labor Party seems to be working a but it's not all going his way. The offices of Page MP Janelle...
Schoolies A[euro][approximately]slum Landlord' in Court; but Charge against Landowner Dropped for a Promise
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter BYRON Bay's so-called a[approximately]slum landlord', Shai Major, has pleaded not guilty to running an illegal backpackers hostel on the town's main street. Mr Major appeared in Byron Bay court yesterday in sneakers...
SLSC Youths to Battle
SURF Life Saving competition in the Far North Coast concludes this weekend with the conduct of the postponed Branch Youth Championships to be conducted at Turners Beach Yamba. The championship events will be conducted over two days, with all individual...
Step in the Right Direction; with a Combination of Green Credentials and Performance, Grant Edwards Believes This Car Signifies the End Is Nigh for the Array of Boring Hondas
WITH an esteemed motor racing heritage, a penchant for producing memorable cars and a badge that boasted strong prestige, Honda seemingly had it all a couple of decades ago. Yet the new millennium Honda is a vastly different beast. Other than...
Students Pair Up for Triathlon Tilt; Juniors Stars in Preparation for State All Schools Event
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter THEY train together and go to the same high school, but Lismore triathletes Mia Dardengo and Jarrod Dimmick aren't getting sick of each other just yet. In fact, the pair have become handy training partners...
Take a Stroll outside SkyPoint; Ron Goodman Takes a Walk on the Wild Side
BEFORE you read any further I must reassure you that you are perfectly safe. That might be an odd way to introduce an adventure activity, but the operators of SkyPoint Climb a an open-air climbing experience atop the Gold Coast's tallest building...
The Greens Party; for Some, Trying to Get a Little Ball in a Little Hole a Long Way Away Seems like Torture, for Others It's More like Religion
Byline: Suni Golightly ASK any golfer and they will tell you that theirs is the greatest sport on earth. And they might just be right. Golf is one of the most popular, most played and most watched sports in the world. It is estimated more...
Tips on How to Lose Your Home; Kim Morris Offers Some Useful A[euro][approximately]reverse' Advice for All Mortgage Holders
THE terms areverse psychologya, areverse mortgagesa, areverse phone callsa and areverse engineeringa have got me thinking. This week I'm going to write a areverse articlea, and in it I am going to explain how you could lose your home in a few simple...
Upset Win Was Just a Bonus
Danny O'Brien is treating the upset win of Shopaholic over odds-on favourite Mosheen last week as a bonus on her path to today's Group Two Angus Armanasco Stakes at Caulfield. The Pins filly made it three wins from five starts for O'Brien since...