The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from April 23, 2011

a[euro][approximately]Nothing in World to Beat Bluesfest'; Ultimate Tribute by Rolling Stones Former Manager
Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH Senior reporter PEOPLE come from far and wide to soak up the music and friendly vibe at Bluesfest. Among the more exotic visitors this year were Liz Deschaseaux and her husband Renaud Joannes-Boyau from Bordeaux. Not that...
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Ballina Gets a Bumper Race Field
Byline: RICHMOND RACING Grahame timbrell BALLINA has received a massive 164 nominations for its meeting on Monday, May 2, with entries closing early because of the long Easter break. Of that number Ballina's Danny Bowen and Stephen Lee and Coffs...
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Bangalow Beauty with Its Own Park; More Than a Century Old, This Farmhouse Has Been Fully Restored and Boasts a Host of Modern Amenities and Comforts
Byline: SUE CRAM Senior Property Writer NESTLED in a half hectare of grounds with tall established trees and tropical planting is this circa 1903 Bangalow farmhouse which has been lovingly and tastefully restored. Galloway House has a warm, happy...
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Bellamy Has Strong Hand at Coffs
Byline: Tony White WEIGHT of numbers suggests Brett Bellamy will have a strong influence on his home track at Coffs Harbour today. The Bellamy stable will saddle up 15 horses on the six race program including six of ten runners in the Orara Valley...
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Blues Leave Rebels in Their Wake
SUPER 15: Melbourne's travel woes continued as they fell to the high-flying Blues 40-23 on Good Friday in Auckland. The Rebels have only managed one away win in their debut season and, despite an improved performance on last week's awful effort...
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Blues Maestro Back to Renew Love Affair; New Yorker Eric Bibb Enjoys Singing Praises of Australia
Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH Senior reporter NEW YORK-born blues maestroEric Bibb was asked yesterday why he returned so often to play at Bluesfest. aPeople love me here a that works,a he replied. Plus he said, aI love this area. My skin loves it.a...
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Buy within Your Means and Grow from There; Kim Morris Suggests That Some Young Potential Home-Owners May Be Too Ambitious
MANY an article has been penned offering advice to wannabe first home owners. In this column I have written about how to save, how to apply for the First Home Owner's Grant, details on stamp duty concessions, information about how mortgage insurance...
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Carney Recovery Has Plenty of Obstacles
Byline: STEVE JANCETIC TODD CARNEY should have been spending the next few weeks getting sized-up for a first NSW Origin jumper. Instead, the Sydney Roosters star will spend it pondering Co with the help of medical experts Co whether he really...
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Ceremonies Cut through Old Divides; Return of Japanese Sword to Help Heal Wartime Wounds
Byline: Jennie Dell Reporter THE symbolic return of a Japanese military sword from the Second World War will be the central ceremony at a multi-faith, multi-cultural Anzac commemoration at the Lismore Uniting Church today at 5pm. The group, Remembering...
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Doctor Struck off Following Affair; A 10-Year Liaison between a Doctor and His Patient Ended in Blackmail and a Damaged Career, Writes ALEX EASTON
A LONG-SERVING Ocean Shores doctor has been struck off the medical register over a decade-long affair with a patient. The admission by Dr John Gerard Holmes, 55, who has served in the Ocean Shores community about 27 years and most recently worked...
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Drop a Line before It Turns
WE'D best make the most of this morning because the weather is about to go downhill pretty fast, according to the forecasts. At least the past few days have been productive, with many boats heading offshore for reasonable rewards, while the very...
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Engaging Festival Start; Marriage Proposal, Birthday Bash and Music All Part of Bluesfest
Byline: CASSANDRA TOBIN AND DIGBY HILDRETH Reporters THE first night of Bluesfest 2011 was the festival's best ever, according to director Peter Noble, and one gig had it all a a marriage proposal, a birthday cake and a guest collaboration. On...
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Facelift Foods; YOU CAN Eat Your Way to Beautiful Skin
THESE days we hear a lot about the needle and the knife. But here's a simple thing you can do to look younger a change your diet! The healthier the foods you consume, the better your skin will look. No vitamin C, no collagen. Too little vitamin...
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Fettell Switches Focus to US; Triathlete Seeks to Cash in on Lucrative American Circuit
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter ALSTONVILLE triathlete Clayton Fettell is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime as he attempts to break into the lucrative United States triathlon field. Fettell, 24, has decided to base himself in the...
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Fight for Freedom Must Be Honoured; Anzac Services to Remember Values and the Sacrifices
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN Reporter REMEMBRANCE SERVICES Lismore: Dawn service at 5.30am at the Cenotaph at the Memorial Baths, followed by a 9am march through the CBD and service at the Cenotaph. Casino: Dawn service at 5.30am at the Mafeking Lamp,...
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Formality Allows You to Relax, Funnily Enough; the Formal Garden Has Much to Recommend It, Writes Nick Alderson
GARDEN design has a long tradition including many styles, prototypes and trends which in turn evolve into new prototypes and re-statements of the tried and commonplace to create yet new garden idioms. Within the change there remain constants a the...
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From the Home Front
WE'RE a modest lot at Domain and don't like to boast. But we were delighted to note that our front page editorial played a role in the rapid sale of a home in Bangalow this month. The property, pictured right, was scheduled for auction on May 7...
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Glamour Model to Energy Healer; Daul Adds Another Aspect to Her Colourful Career
Byline: HELEN HAWKES Features Editor FROM Penthouse Pet to energy healer, Bambi Daul has a resume as colourful as the Starlight Wellbeing Expo at Bangalow this weekend. Shamans, crystal healers, tarot readers and more will gather at the A&I...
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Increase in Back Pain Is Hitting Us Where It Hurts
TODAY everyone we know works at a computer a and has the number of a physiotherapist, a chiropractor or an osteopath in their address book. Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris, a lecturer at La Trobe University in Melbourne and consultant to the Australian...
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Life Was Adventurous but It Was Never Easy
THROUGHOUT his long and adventurous life, John Stuart MacGregor, like Rob Roy, faced many challenges and battles, but sadly on April 6 John lost his final battle with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome). John was well-known around Ballina and appeared...
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Local and Proud; Quality Product and Superior Service throughout the Years
WE LIVE in a world where life is becoming more and more impersonal, so it's nice to know there are still places that value honest, one-on-one service. Mays Motors in Ballina has been a respected locally-owned business for 65 years, and although...
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Lock-Up-and-Leave Suits Our Style; John McGrath Notes the Population's Shift towards Open-Plan Apartment Living
ONCE considered the Great Australian Dream, the family house on a quarter acre block is no longer everyone's ultimate property choice. Significant changes in our population profile and lifestyle priorities are feeding a strong trend in apartment living....
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Music Fans Put Their Money on the Foo Fighters to Rock the Garage
FANS of the Foo Fighters, one of the world's great rock bands, will be lining up for tickets to a riveting new film about the band. Foo Fighters, Back and Forth is screening at Dendy Byron Bay Cinemas on April 29 and 30 at 9pm, and again on Sunday...
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New Diesel MINI Countryman
MINI Australia has confirmed the introduction of a high-performance diesel engine, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, into the local Countryman ALL4 line-up. Launched locally in March, theMINI Countryman is already oversubscribed in Australia...
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Opera Is Coming Back into Fashion, So Don't Miss This New Film; Sex, Style and Soliloquies
OPERA is bigger than ever and you can catch The Marriage of Figaro in Byron Bay tomorrow. Byron Community Centre's Theatre, in conjunction with CinemaLive, begins monthly live broadcasts of Opera Australia's productions in full HiDef picture and...
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Passionate Program
Kamal performing poems of passion; Paul Kelly live in concert; James Redfield on the Celestine Prophecies, Louis de Bernieres reflecting on films and fiction and Bill Leak's hard-hitting cartoons. These are just a few of the amazing writers, performers,...
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Pianos Get the Star Treatment; Expert Tuner Tickles the Ivories to Keep Them in Perfect Pitch for Bluesfest
Byline: JENNIE DELL Arts Reporter IF ANYONE in Bob Dylan's a or anyone else's a band at Bluesfest is going to play the piano, that piano will have been tuned by Lismore's own Doctor of Music, Dr Fred Cole. This is the second year Dr Cole has...
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Pioneers Keen to Break Losing Run
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter WOLLONGBAR-Alstonville will be out to break a two-game losing streak when they face Grafton in the fourth round of Coopers Far North Coast Rugby Union at Grafton Rugby Park today. Coach Ben Grayndler wants...
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Premium Firebrand Will Unsettle Luxury Big Guns
PERUSE the flowing lines and alluring shapes. Without taking in the details you would put your house on European origins. But there's no three-pointed star, propeller or linked rings in sight. This is a Kia. Some may still scoff at the South...
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Protesters Decry Night Nurse Cuts; Doctors Fear Axing Will Affect Emergency Patients
Byline: ALEX EASTON Chief reporter DOCTORS who rely on Lismore Base Hospital's after-hours emergency surgery nurse say they were not consulted about health service plans to axe the position. Lismore Base Hospital Medical Staff Council spokesman...
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Racing Was Fast and Furious in NZ
V8 SUPERCARS CHANGING weather conditions a from sunshine to torrential rain a created havoc for drivers in Hamilton, New Zealand, but the fans loved it! For Saturday's race, championship leader Jamie Whincup (Team Vodafone Holden) earned the...
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Solicitor Assaulted Woman in His Office; a[euro][approximately]He Ran His Hands ... over My Breast ... and My Bum'
Byline: KIRSTY NOFFKE Tweed reporter A TWEED HEADS solicitor who forced a woman back into his office before groping her will be sentenced next month. Mullumbimby man Mark Phillip Boys, 57, was found guilty in the Tweed Heads Local Court this...
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Son Charged with Murder; Youth Arrested after Woman Found Dead
Byline: PETER WEEKES and STEVE SPINKS Senior reporters A 17-YEAR-OLD Suffolk Park youth has been charged with murdering his mother following a manhunt this week. The hunt was sparked after the body of the woman was found in the house they shared...
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SUE CRAM Reports; Choosing a Drop of Something You Fancy
Marcel Verhage and Tracey Craft are best known in their home village of Lennox Head for establishing The Seven Mile Cafe/Restaurant in 1999 as a fine dining venue. The restaurant soon developed a loyal clientele and became renowned for its wine...
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Synthetic A[euro][approximately]drug' Offering a Legal High; Herb and Chemical Mix Makes Its Way into Country from NZ
Byline: ALEX EASTON Chief Reporter A NEW synthetic adruga that mimics the effect of cannabis is creeping into the Northern Rivers a and it's perfectlylegal. Kronic is a mix of herbs and chemicals made in New Zealand and now being sold in Australia...
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Talking 'Bout My Generation
aYES, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands a[degrees]a sang Bob Dylan in Mr Tambourine Man. His 1964 paean to music, freedom and the Dionysian spirit could have furnished...
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The Thyme of Your Life; Grow Your Own Fresh Herbs
Byline: Justin Russell FOR gardeners like me who are utterly addicted to growing their own food, culinary herbs are something of a agateway druga. It all started with a free packet of basil seeds on the cover of Burke's Backyard magazine 13 years...
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TV Innocence Appears Lost as Blood and Faeces Rule
IT'S Easter school holidays and television-watching rules have been relaxed for my 10-year-old daughter to 8.30pm. So what's on the free-to-air boxtonight? Pass me the TV guide, please. Hmm, I see in Man Vs Wild on SBS, adventurer Edward aBeara...
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Veteran Who Still Loves His Work; Wilson Cregan Talks to Digby Hildreth about His Long Career as an Auctioneer and His Loyalty to the Northern Rivers
AUCTIONEER Wilson Cregan loves to travel but in terms of a place to live he has never strayed beyond the Northern Rivers. aI've always been a local,a he says. aI was born on a farm in Corndale; after that my father had the milk and cream run at...
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Views across Forever from Coorabell
Byline: SUE CRAM Senior Property Writer COORABELL ADDRESS: 444 Coolamon Scenic Drive FOR SALE: Over $2.5 million DETAILS: Dreamtime is a 29 hectare estate on the Coolamon Ridge with 180 degree views from the Nightcap Ranges, across the...
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Your Own Piece of Classic Australia; Features in This Worker's Cottage Include Timber Tongue and Groove Walls, High Ceilings and Some Fretwork in the Hall
Byline: SUE CRAM Senior Property Writer GOONELLABAH ADDRESS: 7 Teven Street FOR SALE: $285,000 DETAILS: Cute cottage on a good-sized corner block, open veranda on two sides, landscaped garden and lawn locker. AGENT: Wal Murray &...
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