The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 12, 2012

a[euro][approximately]Great for Teeth Bad for Brains'; Greens Attack Both Sides of Politics over Budget
Byline: Adam Carroll Canberra reporter GREENS Leader Christine Milne has criticised the Federal Budget as a aconfuseda document that was agreat for teeth but bad for brainsa. Giving her first major speech in the Senate since taking the leadership,...
Affordable Home Ownership Can Be Achievable; Future Housing Taskforce Founder Offers Tips on Space Utilisation and Money Saving Options at Workshop
WELL over 100 people gathered at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall last month to hear about affordable home ownership. Sponsored by Mullumbimby's Tallowood Ridge Estate, the workshop attracted a broad cross section of the local community from those keen...
Amalgamation on Agenda; Byron United Surveys Members to Gauge Support for Combining with Neighbouring Council
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter A DEBATE that divides rural communities has been reignited by calls for Byron Shire to consider amalgamating with a neighbouring council. Byron United has begun surveying its members to see whether they support a voluntary...
Barry's Back on the Road; Transplant Gives Tweed Muso New Lease on Life
Byline: Sue Gardiner Reporter CONDONG musician Barry Payten was just two weeks from death in 2004 when he got the call from Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital that he had been anxiously waiting 18 months for. Within days of undergoing a liver...
Beautiful Radiant Skin
Byline: Helen Hawkes, Contributing Editor HAVING beautiful skin is getting even easier at Lismore Skin Clinic. As well as expanding its beauty room, with some new hi-tech services, it has introduced Australia's first cosmeceutical makeup range...
Bill Stirs Up a Hornets Nest; Founder Harris Wanted Foxe on Field for Match-Up
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG RICHMOND Rovers football club founder Bill Harris was thrilled when he heard Craig Moore would take the field for Rovers in a competition game against Goonellabah this season. The Football Far North Coast premier league...
Close Match Tipped as Coraki Takes on Waratahs
ROUND six of the JH Williams hits off today with Coraki hosting Waratahs in Lismore, Ballina travel to Murwillumbah to play Kingscliff and East Lismore will play Northern Star on Sunday. The Coraki-Waratahs match promises to be entertaining as both...
Computers a Law Unto Themselves
EVERYONE, I'm sure, has their own internet company horror story. I have several and they are all magnified for me because I have absolutely no technical knowledge about how the internet works, how modems work, or how computers work for that matter....
Council Adopts Slug-and-Slash Strategy to Get Back in Black
LISMORE City Council has been told it needs to balance its books by the NSW Division of Local Government after projected deficit of more than $6.7 million was revealed in the council's draft 2012/2013 budget released this week. Wednesday night's...
Don't Mention the War
VOLVO says its crucial new compact V40 hatchback will be competitively priced but concedes it will be unlikely to match the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The V40 looms as the most crucial new model in the brand's history, with the potential...
Downs Test for Local Teams
THE MIGHT of Darling Downs Australian Rules will test Northern Rivers at the revamped Fripp Oval, Ballina this afternoon for the annual representative fixture. This will be the first full test of the new lighting for night footy at Fripp Oval and...
Finding a Reason to Carry on; A Nostalgic Attempt to Recapture Chaos
Byline: Seanna Cronin THE director of Remember the Titans is back with his latest creation, Safe. Boaz Yakin writes and directs his no-holds-barred fight flick that is all about the lack of safety for its main characters. The fast-paced film...
From Hairdresser to Nurse; Four Ladies Graduate from St Vincent's Hospital Program
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter BALLINA resident Emma Hommen celebrated her first International Nurses Day yesterday as a recently graduated enrolled nurse. Mrs Hommen is one of four recently graduated nurses who are part of a new post graduate...
From the Home Front
Elks Property Marketing Narelle and Bob Elks have been in the real estate industry in the Northern Rivers for the past 18 years, the last 2 1/2 years as Elks Property Marketing. They have marketed some of the newest developments both residential...
Get Schooled in Pure Grunt
WHEEL NUT Vani Naidoo OUR eldest started Prep this year. Boy is it exhausting. Mornings are now a mad dash of preparing healthy snacks, finding official school socks, brushing hair, rummaging through the wash for an art smock and practicing sight...
Get Up Close and Personal
Quayside Motors will have new the all-new Holden Colarado in the metal this week. Available for test drives in Lismore and Ballina, it provides a chance to get up close and personal with the muscular new ute. The new high-riding Colorado will...
Highway Funding Cop-Out; State and Federal Foot-Stamping Confounds Campaigners for Pacific
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy Editor HIGHWAY campaigners have expressed shock at the apparent collapse of the next round of funding for the Pacific Highway. The Federal Government declared it would withdraw more than $3.5 billion set aside for the...
Hoey Secret Weapon; Seagulls Confident to Take on Mustangs Tomorrow
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG League reporter JUST when you thought teenagers had lost interest in becoming first grade rugby league players, along comes a kid like Nathan Hoey and blows that the theory out of the water. The 18-year-old is everything...
Hooker O'Neill Moving out of Position
PAUL O'Neill will become Marist Brothers fourth halfback this season when the Rams play the Mullumbimby Giants in NRRRL at Les Donnelly Field, Mullumbimby tomorrow afternoon. The Rams looked to have settled on new recruit Jimmy English last weekend...
Hospital Staff Fear Changes; Sydney Firm Designs Stage 3 Upgrade without Local Input
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy Editor MEDICAL staff at Lismore Base Hospital say they were not consulted on major changes to the Stage Three redevelopment and only learned of them from reading last Saturday's Weekend Star. Medical Staff Council chairman...
Jamie's Last Battle; Tredinnick to Don Battle Dress for One Last Trojans-Seahorses Clash
Byline: GREG DANVERS JAMIE Tredinnick is set to play his last game of rugby union on the Far North Coast today when Lennox Head Trojans tackle Ballina Seahorses in the local derby at Quay Reserve this afternoon. aBallina look forward to this...
Looking for Mr Right Is It Raining Men on the Northern Rivers or Is There a Man Drought? HELEN HAWKES Takes a Closer Look at a Hot Debate
IS THERE a man shortage on the Northern Rivers? It depends what side of the fence you sit on. A survey by The Northern Star found that most single gals say ayes there isa, while many men and coupled-up women say the fairer sex are just too fussy....
No Joy for Business; Budget Doesn't Compensate for Higher Super Payments
Byline: Rebecca Masters Reporter TWEED Chamber of Commerce president and businessman Rory Curtis is disappointed the 2012 Federal Budget offers no compensation to businesses slugged with an increase in superannuation payments. As a product of...
Queensland Invasion Predicted
Byline: RICHMOND RACING Grahame timbrell GOLD Coast trainer Mel Eggleston has supported the theory that Northern Rivers racing will be flooded with Queensland horses once the prize money increases come into effect in July. aWe would be mad not...
Sneaky Hitchhiker; Environmentally Friendly Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter A RED-bellied black snake has given a Norco employee the shock of her life. Milk supply field officer for the southern region Maree Sanger was driving a Norco company car near Woodburn when, out of the corner of her...
The Wash-Up of Interest Rate Cuts; This Is the New Climate of Home Finance ... Buyers and Sellers Will Have to Adapt
THE Reserve Bank's decision to cut official interest rates by 50 basis points was a welcome surprise. However, if the retail banks don't pass the full rate cut on, the benefit to the property market is significantly diluted. In the past, RBA rate...
Thrilling Finish at Wanneroo
Byline: FAST LANE Glenis Lindley At Wanneroo, in Western Australia, hometown hero Garth Tander (HRT) snared his 28th career pole for Saturday's race, but a first-lap crash saw his Holden catch fire, leading to his retirement. Also innocently...
Treat Mum to Brekkie; the Weekend Cook Maggie Cooper
HEY KIDS. It's Mother's Day tomorrow, so today's page features easy recipes, so you can make your mum a special breakfast. If you can't manage these recipes, just tea and toast prepared with love is always a winner. There are a few simple rules...