The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 19, 2012

Art Attack; More of Us Are Getting Crafty, for Business and Pleasure, Writes HELEN HAWKES
Top 10 crafts to try Sewing clothing or household items Quilting Crocheting Knitting Bottling and preserving Home brewing Subversive stitching (cross-stitching skulls, for example) Paper craft Jewellery making Scrapbooking...
Bangalow Set for Its Big Day; Famous Billy Cart Derby Is Ready to Roll
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter EVERYTHING from old wheelchairs to serious speed machines will take part in the Bangalow Billy Cart Derby tomorrow. The event began in 1994 in an attempt to attract publicity after Bangalow was bypassed. Now the town...
Best Foot Forward for Kerry; Walking Trailblazer to Lead Way
Byline: GREG DANVERS Sports Editor KERRY Saxby-Junna will lead the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter 37km coastal walk from Ballina to Byron Bay bright and early tomorrow morning. Whether she has to stop for a breather or take the weight off...
Better Than Climbing a Tree
Byline: Andrew Mevissen KIDS love climbing things. So when you show them big things like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, they naturally want to scale those, too. aPlease, can I climb the Harbour Bridge, Dad?a my daughter, Jaspar, pleaded. aYou...
Coraki out to Make Amends
Byline: CLINT MALLETT Hockey correspondent CORAKI and East Lismore will look to make amends in JH Williams Shield men's hockey when they clash today after disappointing losses last weekend. Their game at the Goonellabah turf will start at 1.30pm,...
Early Signs of Greatness
RIGHT now it's One Direction who make the girls scream. But back in the days when mini-skirts ruled and pop was a lot more innocent than it is now, it was four boys from Liverpool who captured hearts and pierced eardrums. The group's best-known...
Empty Homes Worry Many; Some Houses Have Been Empty for a Year
Byline: Peter Caton Reporter THE number of homeless people on the North Coast may be a continuing concern, but a problem almost as hidden is the number of people-less homes. For nearby neighbours, vacant or semi-abandoned houses can cause alarm,...
Enjoy Best of Both Worlds; Daily Editor Mark Furler Checks out the New More Economical Version of a Family Favourite
MY GRANDFATHER was always a fan of the bigger car a arguing that while you save at the petrol pump with smaller varieties you will ultimately pay at the garage with repairs. I'm not sure that's the case as much these days with smaller cars among...
Family Cook Living Her Dream Career
JULIE Goodwin is living her dream. Sitting on her back deck with a cup of tea and her dog by her side, watching her chooks scratch in the yard, Goodwin sighs and says, aThis is true contentment. I am quite literally living my dream.a After a busy...
Good News Coffee; Drinkers Have Less Risk of Death from Several Diseases
Byline: Rodney Stevens Reporter COFFEE lovers now have a medical reason to indulge in their favourite blend, as a recent study reveals drinking your daily caffeine hit can reduce your chance of dying from some diseases. And the news is music...
Home Loan Options to Suit Your Budget; Fixed Term or Variable Both Have Their Benefits
Byline: BUSINESS BUZZ PAUL CLITHEROE PRIOR to the Reserve Bank rate cut in early May, demand for fixed rate loans hit a four-year high with around 15% of new loans involving a fixed rate. It's too early to say how the recent rate cut will impact...
House Full of Mystique; Built in 1886 at Shaws Bay for 9000 Pounds by Cpt Fenwick
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter FENWICK House at Ballina's Shaws Bay could easily be the setting for a fairytale. With Italian marble tiles and fireplaces, an English mahogany staircase, ballroom, four metre-high ceilings, chandeliers...
Irony Alive and Well at Wategos
IRONY a don't you just love it? For example, on Monday morning, there were 10 camper vans occupying prime spots on the beachfront in Marine Pde at Wategos, all of which obviously had been there overnight. Must have been a slow night. One morning...
It's No Micra Machine
NISSAN will add a new sedan variant to its city car line-up in August, before the long-awaited Pulsar model arrives just a few months after. The new Almera sedan is based on the diminutive Micra small hatch, but is actually considerably larger than...
Lismore Golfer's World Record; Completes 18 Holes in 55 Strokes, 16 under Par
Byline: GREG DANVERS Sports Editor RHEIN Gibson left Lismore as a 17 year old to study finance and play golf in the United States and now the maths has added up for him nine years down the track. Mr Gibson has set a provisional world record for...
Manighar Shapes to Be Moody's Best Cup Hope
LEADING trainer Peter Moody has singled out Manighar as his best chance to take out the $500,000 Group 1 Doomben Cup today. Moody has Manighar and Lights Of Heaven engaged, but told the Racing Victoria website the Australian Cup, Ranvet and BMW...
More Pressure on Skipper; but despite Losing Player De Thierry Remains Confident
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG League reporter JUST when Byron Bay five-eighth Jared De Thierry thought life was about to get easier, he was proven wrong. When he leads his team against undefeated Murwillumbah Mustangs in the Northern Rivers Regional...
Netballers Back on Court
A FEAST of netball is in store in Lismore this weekend, with a double-header to mark the return to play following the upgrade of four of the central courts. After rain interrupted the scheduled maintenance, causing a two-week delay, netball will...
New Code Offers More Protection; Code of Practice for Prior-to-Purchase Timber Pest Inspections Has Been Developed over the Past Two Years
NEW PEST INSPECTION CODE A NEW Code of Practice has been launched which is designed to protect property buyers from being eaten out of house and home, by setting stringent standards for pre-purchase pest inspections. The new industry designed...
No Application for Elton John Concert; Byron Council Did Not Receive Request to Run the Event
Byline: Cassandra Tobin Entertainment reporter BYRON Shire council never received an application for a Sir Elton John concert. If they did, the event would undergo the same process as any other application, Byron Shire Mayor Jan Barham told The...
Nuns against CSG; Presentation Sisters Take Part in Anti CSG Rally
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter FIRST it was the Country Women's Association, now Catholic nuns are standing up against the Coal Seam Gas industry. Four members of the Presentation Sisters of Lismore and around 12 of their associates were amongst...
Reality TV Has Us under Its Spell; Reality TV Resonates with Audiences Because of the Everyday A[euro][approximately]characters', Writes HELEN HAWKES
SWITCH on the box any night of the week and a wham a you'll be hit by a big dose of reality. We're not talking about the news, or even the current affairs shows. We're talking about a raft of top-rating creations such as MasterChef, The Voice, Australia's...
Seriously Ready for a Cup Trial
Byline: STEPHEN SENISE AS the Murwillumbah Cup carnival nears, form students are casting a keen eye on distance races like the Benchmark 63 Handicap at Ballina today. The 1900m event includes some nice gallopers, with more than half the field...
Taking a Back Seat; Well-Known Lismore Used Car Salesman Set to Retire
Byline: Sue Gardiner Reporter JUST like the Toyota Camry he so admires, used car salesman Neil Pollard has a reputation for reliability and trustworthiness without the flashiness. But even the most dependable of vehicles will one day have to...
Taxi Cab Dragging in the Money; Driver to Race His Car for Charities
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter A CASINO taxi driver plans to take his car off the road and onto the drag strip to raise money for local charities. Ashley Clark-Smith of Casino Taxis wants to create a Guinness World Record for the fastest taxi over...
Technology Is the Key to Business Success; Ballina Chamber Organises Workshops to Help Get Started
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter BUSINESSES can no longer afford to be behind in technology, says social media expert Christine Dawson, who recently spoke to members of the Ballina Chamber of Commerce. Already more than 90% of Australians...
The Real Excitement Machine
WHEN it comes to exclusivity, style and luxury, it's difficult to go past the baby Range Rover. Since its unveiling as a concept back in 2008, the Evoque has attracted unprecedented attention for the British brand. Futuristic lines and a top-class...
The Reality of Drink- Driving Hits Home; Although It Wasn't Real, Reporter Rodney Stevens Did Not like Being Arrested for Driving under the Influence
Byline: Rodney Stevens Reporter PANIC set in as soon as I heard the chilling shriek and saw the blue and red glow of the police sirens on the way home from a few drinks at Goonellabah's Hilltop tavern. I'd paced myself and thought, I shouldn't...
The Risks of Nodding off; A Good Night's Sleep Is Vital for Tradies
A GOOD night's sleep is not only vital to our health and well-being, it can also save lives and prevent serious workplace incidents. Most tradies undertake physically demanding work on a daily basis, therefore sleep is crucial for the recovery of...
Today Could Be Danny Bowen's Swan Song
Byline: RICHMOND RACING Grahame timbrell THE five horses Danny Bowen will start at Ballina's TAB meeting today may be the last to go into the race book under his name. Bowen is planning a succession process and soon will hand over the stable...
Weird, Wonderful Stuff; Recycling Shop Closing Its Doors and Selling off Its Strange Collection
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter IT is not often you enter a shop and find a mannequin with an Osama bin Laden mask wearing a bridal gown. Especially when, from the outside at least, South Lismore's Recycled Building Materials shop looks like...
World Economy Affects Us All; Globalisation Is Making Overseas Economic Matters Far More Relevant
GLOBALISATION and confidence are two key factors influencing the Australian property market today. In the 29 years I've been in this industry, I've never seen global economic issues have such a direct and meaningful effect on our property market....