The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 31, 2012

Big Redevelopment at Highfields Village
THE continued growth of the Highfields community has sparked a multi-million dollar expansion of the village shopping centre. Local private developer Lauder Pty Ltd has announced plans to refurbish and expand the centre including significantly increasing...
Blacklock Says Cash Is a Game Changer GAME CHANGER; Rugby League Loses out When Money Is Driving Force, Former Wing Sensation Says
MITCHELL CRAIG LEAGUE REPORTER mitchell.craig@northernstar.com.au FORMER Australian and St George Illawarra Dragons winger Nathan Blacklock has lived by the saying that commitment is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. That was...
Brothers Veterans to Help Mark Club Milestone
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG KEN Pollack and Charlie Wade are two former Marist Brothers rugby league players with a lot in common. With the club celebrating its centenary this year, it's hard not to give the pair a special mention. Pollack, 84, is...
Byron's Brewing Bonza Ale
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au The Good Beer Award winning Byron Bay premium brewery beers: Byron Bay Blonde a silver medal Byron Bay Premium Ale a silver medal Byron Bay Pilsner a silver medal Billy Goat Dark...
CCTV Would Curb Violence, Says Man Stomped in CBD
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au A MAN who spent five days in a coma after an off duty hotel bouncer stomped on his head at Byron Bay in 2009 says he is disgusted with the level of alcohol fuelled violence in the town. Dallas...
Crawford Answers Cutback Charge
CONTRARY to your article yesterday about the proposed change to Mullumbimby Hospital Emergency Department arrangements, I did respond to the claim that there would be no cutbacks. I said I did not regard the proposed change of supporting the hospital...
Cross-Border Deal Keeps Widders with Northern Rivers
MITCHELL CRAIG LEAGUE REPORTER FORMER NRL player Dean Widders believes more can be done to educate people about the effects of racial discrimination in rugby league. Widders was involved in a racial vilification incident in 2005 when South...
Dinner for One; at 22, Solo Folk Guitarist Daniel Champagne Has Already Toured the World More Than Once over. CALLAN BRUNSDON Chats with Him about Intimate Australian Shows and Adoring Fans
First up, you've got a new live EP out? Yep, Real Live. People that come to my shows kept asking about something live so it was about time. I think I'm better at performing than recording, so this time around I just performed and caught that. ...
Health Plan First Steps
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au HOSPITAL TIMELINE 2005: Coraki residents protested against a plan to divert $2.3 million from the hospital and turn it into a GP-run clinic. 2010: Hospital damaged and closed for four months....
Home Begins Charity
RENOWNED Australian artist and Byron Shire resident Ken Johnson is putting his $2.95 million home on the market to help fund a medical clinic in a remote area of the Himalayas. Located in the Byron Bay hinterland, the home, Incatrole, is Mr Johnson's...
If the Pants Fit, Don't
WHAT man doesn't have a hideous piece of clothing, threadbare and moth-eaten, that he wouldn't get rid of for quids? It might be falling apart but he feels comfortable in it and resists all attempts to consign it to the rag bag. From the US comes...
Jamie's Career Hopes Take Off
Byline: Hamish Broome hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au JAMIE Andersen would love to join the navy and become a pilot. Yesterday he took a step towards this goal by attending the Indigenous Jobs Market at the Lismore Turf Club, where the Australian...
Need Your Love for One Night Only; the Temper Trap Is All Set for a Free Show, One Week after Their Sophomore Debuts at No.1
ADELAIDE FRENCH COULD The Temper Trap be any more perfect? Touring endlessly around the world isn't a struggle; apparently their biggest issue is snoring. aI always choose the non-snoring end of the bus,a laughs drummer Toby Dundas. And...
New Calls for Cameras
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au INSTALLING CCTV cameras in Byron Bay's CBD could help reduce the hundreds of alcohol-related assaults happening there, Ballina MP and local government minister Don Page has said. Mr Page said...
North Coast Duo among Standouts at Surfing Titles
LOCAL indigenous surfers Soli Bailey and Tom Avery finished equal third and fifth, respectively, at the Australian Indigenous Surfing Championship at Victoria's Bells Beach. The highlight of the event was an expression session before the final,...
Out of the Reggae Box; the Black Seeds Are a Conchord Down but All the Better for It, Says Singer Barnaby Weir
AMELIA TURNER NEW Zealand's windy city Wellington has a good strike rate when it comes to creative home runs. Take Peter Jackson and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Then, there's comedic duo Flight of the Conchords and oh, the platinum-selling...
Qld Sees Red over Green Tape
RAE WILSON Rae.Wilson@apn.com.au A aGREEN TAPE reductiona bill has been introduced to Queensland Parliament to areduce the burden in Queensland of slow approvals for industry and governmenta. Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew...
Racing Boss Has Eye on Sky; Weather Crucial for Cup Carnival Opener
STEPHEN SENISE sport@northernstar.com.au THE first leg of the prestigious Murwillumbah Cup carnival gets under way at Tweed River Jockey Club on Sunday and club chairman Bernie Quinn is bubbling with energy. aIt's Murwillumbah Cup carnival...
Reap the Rewards of Getting Dirty
WINTER is the best time to get outdoors, tend to the garden and prepare for a blossoming spring, according to Bunnings Greenlife buyer Paul Taylor. aWith a little effort, you can get some amazing results,a Mr Taylor said. aTaking care of a garden...
Residents Need to Use Imagination
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au WHAT would you like your future to look like? That's the question Lismore City Council is asking its residents as part of a 14-month community consultation process being described as the most...
Winchester Shoots to Lead in Ratings
MITCHELL CRAIG mitchell.craig@northernstar.com.au MULLUMBIMBY bodyboarder Dave Winchester is on top of the world after winning the Arica Chile Challenge. Winchester, 30, won the third leg of the International Bodyboarding Association World...
X Marks the Stop; Mazstock Is at a New Venue but It Will Be the Last for Punk Rockers X, Says Steve Lucas
CASSANDRA TOBIN SOME things have changed for X frontman, Steve Lucas. He's older and his technique and finesse on the guitar is better with age. But one thing that hasn't changed is his punk mindset. Every time he does a gig he hopes to pass...