The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 11, 2009

A Blanket of Bliss; Deep in the Heart of New Zealand's Alps, a Wonder Is Waiting {Ndash} Blanket Bay Lodge Will Take You to a Dream World of Hedonistic Delights. Julie McGlone Explains
LAYING back in the Jacuzzi looking out over Lake Wakatipu and pondering the ancient wonder of the New Zealand alps directly in front of me, I mused over the five course degustation menu for tonight and wondered if I'd try the bluff oysters, the lobster...
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All's Fair in War against the Pests
MY VEGIE garden is a war zone. In all my years of growing vegies, I've never encountered anything like this season. Snakes, bandicoots, water dragons, cane toads, cabbage moths and rats are all turning my beds into their playgrounds, resort hotels...
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Birdsong Can't Beat a Wolf-Whistle
Byline: OVER THE FENCE FAY FARDON IN THE garden, head down and tail up, I was startled to hear a melodious 'Look at yoo-ou!' Quickly straightening up and looking around, I failed to see anybody, so went back to the task in hand. Again came the...
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Building Tipped to Lead a Boom; Ballina Chamber of Commerce Hails {Lsquo}landmark' Development as Guaranteed to Create Jobs
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au A PROPOSAL for a new, $5 million commercial building in River Street would create jobs and help foster a 'boom' in Ballina once the bypass is finished, says the Ballina Chamber of Commerce....
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Call for GPs to Fill Skin Cancer Gap; Shortage of Melanoma Specialists
Byline: Melissa Gulbin news@northernstar.com.au THE gap between the 'woefully' low numbers of dermatologists on the Northern Rivers and the region's alarmingly high rates of melanoma needs to be filled by specially-trained GPs, a local skin cancer...
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Casino School Fills Book to Pay Homage
Byline: mel mcmillan news@northernstar.com.au REMEMBERING the men and women who served in the Australian armed forces during war has now become part of the curriculum in schools. Yesterday, Casino Christian School students presented members of...
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{EX-MAYOR'S THREAT TO SUE COUNCIL} {Quarry Owner Wants Compensation for Road Upgrade }; Quarry Boss Forced to Change $500,000 Road Upgrade {Ndash} REPORT P2
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au THE owner of Champions Quarry wants compensation from the Lismore City Council after the company had to alter plans for a $500,000 upgrade of an intersection on Wyrallah Road. Jeff Champion,...
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Fear Voiced an Overload of Schoolies; Youth Worker Urges Restrictions to Halt Widespread Drunkenness
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au BYRON BAY is 'not ready' for the 20,000 visitors expected during schoolies, a youth worker has warned. Nicqui Yazdi, from Byron Bay Youth Services, also said the town should consider...
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Good Bowls Runs in the Families
Byline: BOWLS NEWS jim brigginshaw THREE members of the Burgess bowling clan, all from different clubs, were in the money at Evans Heads' $7500 Seaside Triples. Long-time East Lismore star Rod Burgess and his son Reece (Musgrave Hill) were in...
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Hotel Superstars; Some of the Coolest Hotels Here and around the World Are Offering the Hottest Deals {Ndash} There's Never Been a Better Time to Try Them
AUSTRALIA has picked up its act over the past few years with some world class, boutique hotels. Here we take a quick look at some of the coolest places to lay your weary head, both here and abroad. Henry Jones Art Hotel NOT many hotels boast...
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Immigration Team Brings Teaching Tips; Officers Visit Region to Guide Minorities
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au FOR Dunoon residents Bkupinder Singh and his wife Parmjit Kaur, yesterday's visit to Lismore by the Federal Department of Immigration and Citizenship helped answer questions that would have been...
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Maudsley Puts in the Hard Yards; Maudsley Puts in the Hard Yards
Byline: PHIL MURRAY sport@northernstar.com.au HORSES for courses has been the operative phrase endured by Queensland horse trainer Larry Maudsley for the best part of 30 years. That and the endurance needed to get crippled and rejected race horses...
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New Clubhouse to Serve as War Memorial
Byline: GRAHAM BROADHEAD news@northernstar.com.au JACK TREVAN is pleased moves are being made to register the new Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore Surf Club at Lighthouse Beach as a war memorial. Mr Trevan, who now lives in Ballina but was living...
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New Kid Hits Town
MY money is on one of the region's unsung heroes, The Philippines, being about to become a "must go" destination for the new year. With the release of 'long term' low air fares being introduced by Philippine Airlines, Australian travellers will love...
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Prepare Pets for Storms, Too
WE ALL know that storm season can play havoc on us as humans, but spare a thought for our four-legged friends for whom storms bring on genuine feelings of anxiety, panic, even terror. Many dogs suffer from storm phobia. Storm-phobic dogs typically...
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Pure Perfection, Tassie Style; There's Nothing This Tiny State Can't Do {Ndash} from the Greatest Scenery, to Gourmet Food and Wine and Some of the Best Hotels, It's Got the Lot
Byline: Julie McGlone IT'S been a few years since I headed down to the Apple Isle. Worse luck for me! After only three nights in Tassie, I was panting for more. While the fond memories of stunning scenery and finest produce were fresh in my mind...
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Russian Device a High-Tech Pain Treatment
Byline: HOLISTIC CHOICE RAYM Occasionally I come across a high-tech device that does what it claims to do. In Lismore recently at Ache Busters I discovered an intriguing Russian invention called the Scenar which is astounding in both its claims...
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Seasoned Traveller Q&a
Where is your favourite international destination? Working on a farm and with the recent growth of the business there is, unfortunately, little opportunity for international travel. I did travel to Fiji with my husband Doug and was mesmerised...
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Show Time; Deck Deck Deck Deck
NAMED for the traditional tribal inhabitants of the area, the semi-nomadic Masai people, and the Mara river which divides it, the Masai Mara is dominated by wildebeest. The annual migration, which also involves zebra and the flighty Thomson's gazelle,...
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Strictly Food for Strictly Ballroom Star Paul Mercurio; NICKY PARK Talks to Paul Mercurio about Life after Dancing and His New Cookbook, Mercurio's Menu
STRICTLY Ballroom star Paul Mercurio sits on a pylon at the Finger Wharf in Sydney. The Australian performer pulls a notebook out of the pocket of his jeans and reads something he scribbled down the night before. "Can you forget more things than...
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Will Changed before Murder; Slain Brothel Owner Leaves Majority of $7 Million Estate to His Daughter
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au SLAIN millionaire brothel owner Victor Elliot changed his will just months before being gunned down by two former soldiers, one of whom was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, a court heard yesterday....
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