The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 5, 2009

A Big Year Climbing the Charts Has Left Kate Miller-Heidke Tired but Happy, Writes GEORGINA BIBLE; Pop Princess Kate Looks Forward to Coming Home
LIFE is getting curiouser for Kate Miller-Heidke. The Brisbane-born songstress and powerhouse behind the smash hit song The Last Day on Earth is well on her way to becoming a worldwide pop phenomenon. Her critically-acclaimed album Curiouser...
Buy a Piece of Paradise; Receivers Sell Approved Development
A MASTER plan development site in the Whitsundays, with preliminary approval for 574 dwellings plus related commercial uses, has been placed on the market by receivers through Colliers International and PRDnationwide. The north-facing site has an...
Coastal Dwellers, Accept Retreat
PEOPLE struggling at the lower end of the socio-economic spectrum may not share Christine Ahearn's concerns for 'plummeting property values' along the coast (NS 31/10). The impact of climate change and the need for a planned retreat will inevitably...
Dry Humour Could Cause Big Dust-Up with Missus
ELROY and I were talking about drought while we irrigated our throats with a mug or two of the cold frothy stuff. As Elroy always says, just because the country is going through a big dry, it's no reason for us to follow suit. He'd just come...
Extra Jail for Escapees; Last Two of Fleeing Trio Face Justice after Crash Ends Northern Rivers Crime Spree
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au THREE Queensland jail escapees on the run in the Northern Rivers went on a crime spree before one was caught by police at Wardell, and the other two at Evans Head after a minor road crash in a stolen...
Health Cutbacks Pain to Continue; Hospital Clinic Facing Possible Closure
Byline: SAFFRON HOWDEN and PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au THE future of the chronic pain clinic at Lismore Base Hospital is under a cloud as the North Coast Area Health Service continues to look for ways to cut expenditure. Area...
In Brief
* THE first round of artists to perform at the 21st Anniversary Bluesfest has been announced. The artist announcement includes a massive array of the best local and international blues, roots, folk, soul, and world artists - including Crowded House,...
Jamie Faulkner Turns Up the Volume for Punters at the Rails, Byron Bay
THERE'S no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than with some nice cold amber fluid and listening to some great music as the sun sets, and The Rails in Byron is just the place to do that. Tonight we were treated to Jamie Faulkner, who is touring...
Mystery and Grief Join Forces
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au SHOCK, silence and disbelief hung heavily in the air of a packed St Paul's Presbyterian Church yesterday as Casino farewelled one of its favourite sons. Hundreds turned out to pay their...
Our 5 Best Things to Do This Week
Star Court Shines ELANA Stone will play the NORPA Star Court Theatre, Lismore, tomorrow night with Brian Campeau and Passenger front man Mike Rosenberg. Stone and Rosenberg are known for their dynamic, full band live shows. However, this performance...
Police Plea for Help to Catch Killer; No Motive Found for Murder of Grazier
Byline: Dominic Feain dpominic.feain@northernstar.com DETECTIVES from Strike Force Chandler continued their inquiries in Casino yesterday after attending the funeral of murdered grazier Jeffrey David Ryan. They are still trying to determine whether...
Romance That Stands a Real Test of Time
THE Time Traveller's Wife is based on the best-selling book about a love that transcends time. Clare (Rachel McAdams) has been in love with Henry (Eric Bana) her entire life but Henry is a time traveller cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes...
Sewerage Plans Down the Toilet; Clunes Residents $400 Poorer with No Relief in Sight
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au CLUNES' long-awaited sewerage system is likely to be shelved for at least two years, even though residents were slugged this year with an extra $400 for its construction. At a Lismore Council...
The Live Performances Are Testament to the Fact That the Armada's Tunes Send You on a Journey, Writes Joe Lewis; the Armada Sails into Byron with a Crew of Three Pedigree Rockers
AN IRISHMAN, a Canadian and an Australian walk into a bar. What is possibly the start of a tasteless pub joke will be the reality this Sunday night, as The Armada electrifies punters at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay. The Armada is the result of a...
The Rudd Dream Might Have Been Sunk by Sri Lankan Boat People
THE Rudd dream run might be over. The sense of deja vu haunting Kevin Rudd must be intense. Similar to Howard, Rudd has the refugee issue to deal with and like Howard he is bumbling in the usual ad hoc way Australian governments do things. Now...
TV 'Hitman' Turns Witness; but Defence Says He's Too Big a Crim to Be Trusted
EVIDENCE from a Northern Rivers man who posed as a hitman for the Nine Network's A Current Affair program should not be trusted because of his lengthy criminal history, a Sydney local court has been told. But prosecutors argue Adam Tolmie's criminal...
With I Heart Hiroshima
WHILE their name may provoke a raised eyebrow, I Heart Hiroshima are making sure that they won't be forgotten. After tearing through their home city of Brisbane and touring Australia and Europe supporting Cat Power and Conor Oberst, the band has...