The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 3, 2012

5 Great Things to Do This Week
Future is near EVERY day they love you less and less, but that doesn't mean you should give United Kingdom band Kaiser Chiefs the same treatment. Thanks to the band's slot on the regional festival Groovin' The Moo, the five-piece rockers are headed...
After Releasing Three Platinum Albums, Runga Took a Break from Music. She Talks to AMELIA TURNER; Five Years on Bic Runga Is Re-Fuelled and Ready to Go
IT WAS 2007 and everything seemed to be on the up for Bic Runga; the New Zealand platinum artist had a very successful music career and international stardom was at her fingertips. But then, life intervened and threw another loop into her plans:...
Avengers Full of Action and Special Effects
EVEN if you're not a fan of comic books, the original series, the other movies or the individual heroes, you'll probably still like The Avengers. Directed by Joss Whedon, best known for directing television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but also...
Brigades Push for Fire Alarm Changes
AFTER attending 1029 fires across the Northern Rivers between May 2011 and April 2012 Lismore fire fighters are calling on people to prepare their homes for the winter fire season. Lismore fire station commander Erin Rampling said an easy way for...
Bum Thief on the Road and Coming to Lismore
THE lovely town of Bugalugs has woken up and ... oh no! All bums have gone missing! The Bum Thief has attacked and only young Peter Anderson and his mates can solve the mystery. Now the Bum Thief is coming to Lismore. Fans of iconic Western...
Dancer Tracie Crockford Brings Marked Experience to the Production as She Returns to the Region; Beautiful Bones Marks the Lives of Dancers on the Northern Rivers
OUR bodies are all marked by time, events and lived experiences. Beautiful Bones, the latest production created through NORPA's Generator program, explores the notion of imprinted mem- ory on our bodies. Mullumbimby dancer Tracie Crockford began...
IN HARM'S WAY Children Injured in High-Speed Car Chase; Six Children Caught in Crossfire of 180kmh Car Chase
Byline: Rodney Stevens Reporter A MAN led police on a high-speed car chase while he had three young children in the back seat before crashing into a vehicle containing another three children. The man topped speeds of 180kmh as he raced south...
Kelly Returns from Suspension and Shines in Trial Match
BYRON BAY rugby league centre Clarence Kelly made a successful return to action in a trial match with the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League representative team on Tuesday night. It was Kelly's first game back since he was suspended for a head-high...
Lennox Head Rapper Won't Be Hiding His Skills from the US, He Tells CASSANDRA TOBIN; When It Comes to Rapping, US Is Brighter for Whiplash
WHEN no one was answering the door here in Australia, Whiplash headed to the United States. In the US Joshua Lewan is making a name for himself in the hip-hop world. But he isn't the only Aussie taking their rapping skills to the US recently,...
Lennox Land Sale Funds Not for Club
A MOVE to set aside money from the controversial sale of council-owned land in Ross St at Lennox Head for the future redevelopment of the surf lifesaving club has been rejected. Ballina Shire councillor Peter Moore put forward the motion at last...
Moore Confident of 2014; Former Socceroo Says Team Will Make Cut for World Cup, but It Won't Be Easy
Byline: GREG DANVERS WILL the Socceroos qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to make it three World Cups on the trot? Former Socceroo, and a man who has donned the Australian shirt on 52 occasions, Craig Moore says yes, but it will be tough....
Mutuals Make Presence Felt; Former Building Societies and Credit Unions under a New Guise
Byline: BUSINESS BUZZ PAUL CLITHEROE COMPETITION among financial institutions is always good for consumers and the new wave of a[approximately]mutual banks' could help more Australians enjoy a better deal. You may have noticed lately that a number...
Riddles Reveal Homer Truths about Fathers
EVERY kid gets a kick out of asking questions his father can't answer. Their favourite is the cross-this-with-that riddle. The old man's sitting there concentrating on finding the winner of the last race when his pride and joy comes up with: aWhat...
Road Chase Sequel; Police Tell Court of 200kmh Pursuit; Two Denied Bail
Byline: Rodney Stevens Reporter TWO men involved in a police pursuit at speeds up to 200kmh while carrying a sawn-off shotgun and drugs in a stolen car were refused bail at Lismore Local Court yesterday. In an act echoing the a[approximately]dumb...
SCU Investigates Anomalies; Vice Chancellor Admits A[euro][approximately]irregularities' in Admission Processes for International Programs
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Reporter SOUTHERN Cross University vice-chancellor Professor Peter Lee yesterday admitted to airregulari- tiesa in admission processes and assessments within two of SCU's international programs. But he said the matters...
Smokers Alienated in Proposed Bans
SMOKING could be stamped out in public areas across the Northern Rivers under both council and State Government regu- lations. A growing number of councils in NSW have created or strength- ened their smoke-free policies over the past five years....
TRIO GIVING IT A TRI; Ballina Triathletes Heading for NZ
Byline: Mitchell Craig COMPETING against the best in the world might sound daunting for some. But for Ballina Triathlon Club trio Angela Davie, Janelle Ware and Georgia Rhodes, it will be all about fun when they represent Australia at the World...
With Ralph McTell
RALPH McTell has shared the stage with Jimi Hendrix and spent 40 years performing around the world. Meanwhile his songs have been covered by more than 200 artists and translated into a dozen languages. CALLAN BRUNSDON catches up with the English troubadour....