The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 3, 2009

Are Do-It-Yourself Home Renovations a Good Investment?
Byline: BUSINESS BUZZ PAUL CLITHEROE AS THE holiday season approaches, plenty of do-it-yourself fans will be using their vacation time to do some work around the house. Our homes are a wonderful tax-free asset, and well-chosen renovations can...
Big Ride after Fall from Grace; Daffodil Offers Casino Jockey the Chance to Put the Past Behind Him
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick sport@northernstar.com.au IT'S been quite a ride for former Casino jockey Chris Munce to climb back in the saddle for today's running of the $5.5 million Melbourne Cup. Munce is set to ride $16 chance Daffodil in the...
Cheese Maker Hopes for a Smooth, Richer Future; the Bangalow Cheese Co Is Winning Awards and a Lot of New Fans
CHEESE maker Justin Telfer's growth strategy for the Bangalow Cheese Co is like his award-winning cheese - mature with room for seasonal variation. Mr Telfer came away last month from the Sydney Specialist Cheese Awards with a gold medal for his...
Combat Excessive Waste; Printing Costs Add Up. There Are Ways to Track the Culprits
REMEMBER being told computers would create a paperless office? I hear complaints that more paper is generated than ever before and the paperless office is a myth. How did we get into this situation and what can we do about it? The obvious...
Cup Memories Flash by; Ballina-Based Seamer's Fond Recall of Winning Race That Stopped a Nation
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick sport@northernstar.com.au MELBOURNE CUP-winning jockey Scott Seamer will be riding today, but instead of being at Flemington, he'll be 1671km north at Eagle Farm in Brisbane. Seamer will long be remembered for his 2001...
Flash Floods Flush out Few Answers; Outcome {Lsquo}clear as Mud' with No Real Magical Fix
Byline: Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au AN Alstonville man affected by flash flooding during last week's storm has yet to hear whether the RTA will reimburse him for damaged personal property. Residents living on low-lying blocks...
Fresh Look for Old Name; Sale to Mark a Welcome Re-Opening of Lismore Retailer
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au IT'S BACK! Two months after one of Lismore's best-loved women's stores closed its doors, two former staff members will once again trade under the name of Jeanettes, just a little way down Woodlark...
Herbs Happy in a New Home; Vast New Glasshouse Is a Reflection of Grower's Investment in the Region
TWO years after it purchased the site at Caniaba, herb-grower Freshzest last week officially opened its $4 million glasshouse, with Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell cutting the ribbon. When the Melbourne-based grower decided to establish a herb farm to...
Homeowners Go Cold on Insulation Rebates; Former League Star Accuses Govt of {Lsquo}ripping out Goal Posts'
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au FORMER rugby league international and now North Coast home insulator Craig Salvatori says the Federal Government has 'ripped out the goal posts' by slashing the home insulation rebate. On...
House Fire Arson Charge; Man Given Bail Based on Ruling Police Case {Lsquo}not Strong'
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au TEENAGER Dhyanesh Gunther had 11 mates staying with him on a Friday night sleepover when they had to flee his Lismore family home after a deliberately lit fire erupted downstairs. Yesterday, Anthony...
If You Go out in the Woods Today
IN NSW, hunting in national parks has been revived by the Environment Minister, John Robertson. He and Treasurer Eric Roozendaal have had talks with the Shooters Party MPs about hunting in 13 national parks as part of a deal to secure their vote...
'Indefinite Jail' despite Not Guilty Finding in Stabbing Trial
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au A BOARDER who stabbed his 71-year-old Tweed Heads flatmate with a knife will remain in custody indefinitely, despite escaping an attempted murder charge on grounds he was mentally ill. In a judge-alone...
In Retirement, Your Money Must Last as Long as You Do
Byline: FINANCIAL MATTERS RICK RUTTEN FOR many, retirement is no longer about living simply off the age pension - or purely about slowing down, enjoying a few hobbies and spending time with the grandkids. More people are wanting a fuller retirement...
Mayor Silver's Railway Comments Are Way off Track
I WAS amazed to read Ballina mayor Phillip Silver's comments about the Murwillumbah railway line (NS, 24/10), when he said that to reinstate passenger services on the line was 'very, very foolish'. And Ballina isn't even on the line! I would suggest...
Murder Task Force Targets 'Missing Weapons'
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au DETECTIVES from Strike Force Chandler will arrive in Casino today to continue their investigation into the murder of former Casino resident Jeffrey Ryan near Tamworth more than a week ago....
Musicals Are Way out of Tune with Me
I DON'T like musicals. Ever since I saw Oliver Twist when I was a kid, I've thought that musicals featuring whole casts bursting into song at the drop of a hat were, well, silly. I'm probably the only person in the entire world who never saw...
New Italy Pioneers Refused to Be Beaten
Byline: LOCAL HISTORY margaret henderson THE history of New Italy has always been interesting, partly because it was a unique settlement, but mainly because of the extraordinary people who settled there. They were from the farming communities...
Police Crack Down on Bay Late Opening; Nightclubs Quick to Cop a Blanket {Lsquo}no'
Byline: Saffron Howden saffron.howden@northernstar.com.au POLICE are opposing all Byron Bay nightclub bids to extend opening hours later in the morning, including on Sundays, as another establishment moves to trade longer. So far three clubs...
Thanos Has Rich Pickings
Byline: Bruce Knight FASTEST qualifier Thanos ran up to his speedy heat time to take out the rich DG Waldron / Casino RSM Club sprint at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino, last Friday. Even though he had missed the start slightly, Thanos' superior...