The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 17, 2012

5 Great Things to Do This Week
Rolling onto screen THE Travelling Film Festival returns to Byron Bay from tomorrow night, wrapping up on Sunday. The festival includes some of the best in international and Australian film, both shorts and features. You can catch the Aussie documentary...
Art's Healing Power; Craft Proves Saviour in Traumatic Stress Disorder Battle
Byline: PAUL ATTEWELL Reporter THE latest artist to exhibit work in the Star Court Arcade's Window of Opportunity in Lismore regards her work as aa metaphor of my own life, making things of great beauty out of shattered partsa. Dalwood-based...
Beauty Queens Celebrate; Former Winners to Mark 30th Anniversary
Byline: Sue Gardiner Reporter TWENTY former Casino Beef Week queens will re-live their glory days to mark the 30th year of the popular festival which starts on Saturday. Organisers of the town's signature event scoured the country to find 28 of...
Court Dismisses Action on Fluoride Plants
THE fluoridation of water in the Lismore and Ballina council areas looks set to go ahead after the Land and Environment Court yesterday dismissed an appeal aimed at overturning approvals for the practice. In a 40-page judgment, released last night,...
Food Forest for All the Community
EVER wondered what you would feed your family if supermarket shelves were empty? Catastrophic weather events and world instability meant food security was a concern in communities, said Byron Bay horticulturist Suveran Dewsnap. The 48-year-old,...
Getting Down to Business; Flyers Keepers Is Work Instead of Play for Students
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter MOST Alstonville High students enjoy an afternoon of sport every Wednesday, but there are nine dedicated Year 10 students who instead spend that time running a business. Yes, seriously. In fact the...
Given the Time to Heal, Now Seemed the Right Time to Give Jesse Younan a Fitting Tribute, Writes CASSANDRA TOBIN; Time to Take Something Beautiful from the Late Jesse Younan
FIVE years on from Jesse Younan's death, Vitamin Records director Glenn Wright was ready for people to take something beautiful from Younan; his music. Younan, a Sydney-based singer/ songwriter, died from myeloid leukaemia in 2008 at 35 years...
In Brief
Surfers saved TWO tourists had a lucky escape yesterday morning when they were rescued after being caught in a rip and swept around Cape Byron. Police received a call about the stranded female surfers around 8am and notified off-duty volunteer...
Late Bloomer Breaks Through
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG DAVID McIntosh never displayed an interest in cycling until long after he left Ballina as a teenager. However the London-based lawyer achieved a major milestone when he took out the Etape Caledonia cycle race in Scotland...
Lifeguard Service to Fund Own Wages
AUSTRALIA'S peak professional lifeguard body is using its own funds to extend paid patrols at Byron Bay's Main Beach until the end of May in the wake of the drowning of two Indian men there last month. The Australian Lifeguard Service hopes spending...
Lifeline A[euro][approximately]isn't a Rubbish Tip'; Charity Boss Says $12,000 Paid to Council in Dump Fees
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter LIFELINE Northern Rivers has asked Lismore neighbours not to dump any rubbish at their facilities in the area during this year's Free Tip Day organised by the city council on Sunday, May 15. Peter Higgins, Lifeline's...
Mayor under Fire over Dam
TWEED Shire mayor Barry Longland came under fire from fellow councillors after trying to reignite the Clarrie Hall Dam project at the council meeting on Tuesday after a fellow councillor excluded herself from the chamber. Councillor Longland sought...
Michael Peter and the Magic Fleas Send the Rails Punters to the Floor; at the Show A[euro]cents at the Show
WHEN you hear an artist, sometimes you're just itching to go and see them. That's how I was about Michael Peter and The Magic Fleas. Thursday night at The Rails in Byron Bay, I found you couldn't help but bounce along with them, although it took...
Performing for Cash; Funding the Key to Keeping NORPA in the Showbiz Spotlight
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter CREATIVITY is the key to NORPA Lismore's future funding, and the troupe is choreographing a sustainable future for itself. The first source is via grants: NORPA has been short-listed in the selection process to...
Sheilas Land Equality Blow; Raunchy Pics No Longer a Male Domain
PICTURES of top-heavy girls in a state of undress plaster the walls of places where those dirty dogs, men, assemble. In pubs, pool rooms and places of work, this prized pulchritude shares wall space with hairy and less muscular footballers and racehorses....
Someone Might Want to Tell Bleeding Knees Club to Watch Their Backs at Splendour, Jordan Gatesmith Is Ready to Fight; Howler Is Set for a Showdown at Splendour
THE suggestion was friendship but Howler frontman Jordan Gatesmith is intent on fisticuffs. Talking to Gatesmith as he sits achained to a little deska in Rough Trade's office in London, with a aphone super-glueda to his ear, the 20-year-old is shocked...
STEPPING IT UP; Walkers to Mark Milestone for Helicopter Rescue Service
Byline: GREG DANVERS SHEILA Aveling has led an interesting life and will call on her varied life experiences when she sets off on the 37km coastal walk from Ballina to Byron Bay on Sunday. The Ballina resident will be one of many taking part...
With Parachute Youth
JONNY Castro and Matt K Von met two years ago at a boring party. So boring, they left, made music and are now the dance duo with a rising star, Parachute Youth. NATALEE RIEDEL speaks with Jonny about their first national tour. What sets Parachute...
Yunyu Brings Her Music to Life with Manga Art. She Tells BETHANY TAYLOR How She Adds a Modern Twist to Classic Tales; Corrupted Fairytales Led to Twisted Tales for Yunyu
WHAT do you say when your inter- viewee tells you that they function like a amultimedia Swiss knifea[degrees] with death rays and everythinga? When it's the crazily creative performance artist Yunyu, its best to just take it in your stride. A...