The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 10, 2012

Albanese Slams All for Unfixed Hwy
INFRASTRUCTURE Minister Anthony Albanese has lashed all sides of politics for failing to fix some of the deadliest parts of the Pacific Hwy. Mr Albanese pointed to Cowper and Kempsey where 56 people died in separate crashes in 1989. aThat's an...
Biggest Loser Is a Lismore Girl; Margie Lost 73kg and Gained a Handy $220,000
Byline: Javier Encalada Reporter WHEN Lismore-born Margie Cummins saw the final weight figure in the screen, she knew she was the Biggest Loser winner for 2012. With a final weight of 85.9k, she lost a total of 73.2k while participating in the...
Celebrate Life and Travelling Film Fest
LIFE In Movement is a celebration of Tanje Liedtke's story, and what better way to kick off the Travelling Film Festival in Byron Bay, says festival manager Claudia Santangelo. aIt's a very strong film,a Santangelo says. aIt is quite celebratory...
Cocaine Plan Goes All Wrong; Broke Aussie Decides Importing the Drug Is the Answer but Customs/police Intervene
Byline: Rae Wilson Brisbane reporter A LENNOX Head man was broke and visiting his wife in a Thai village when he allegedly became embroiled in a plan to import cocaine from the United States to Australia. Brett Dunn learnt he could make $12,500...
Cost-Cutting for Mullum Hospital; Plan to Replace Night Emergency Doctor with Video Assessing System
Byline: Sue Gardiner Reporter MULLUMBIMBY Hospital's emergency department doctor may be replaced by a video-medicine system late at night under a proposal being considered by the Northern NSW Local Health District. Nursing staff were advised...
Despite the Years between Them, Manx Continues to Feel a Novice, He Tells MARNIE JOHNSTON; Harry Manx Tells a Tale of Love 18 Years in the Making
THIS is a love story about one man and his instrument. They've been together about 18 years now. The man: Harry Manx is a Canadian musician whose style sits halfway between soulful blues and poignant Indian ragas to create an intricate bond between...
Ex-Socceroo to Step out for Rovers
CRAIG Moore was out training yesterday in readiness for his guest appearance for Richmond Rovers on Saturday in their match against Goonellabah Hornets at Nielsen Park. Moore, retired now for close on two years, played 52 games for the Socceroos...
Family Welcomes Students Bonus; Lismore Couple Plans a Computer for Daughter
Byline: Sue Gardiner Reporter FATHER-of-five Colin Cussel and his wife Larisa Barnes plan to buy a new computer for their five-year-old daughter Shoshana with the schoolkids bonus announced in the Federal Budget. The bonus will be a paperwork-free...
Good Times Forecast for Beef Growers; Sale Prices Lift Producers' Spirits
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter HIGH cattle prices and a good seasonal outlook have North Coast beef producers smiling. Greenridge stud owner Ian Clark said recent saleyard prices had left local beef producers feeling aposi- tive.a aThere've been...
Jenna's on a Mission; Trinity Student Aiming to Break into U19 NSW Catholic Team
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG TRINITY Catholic College student Jenna Lees is aiming to make the Under-19 NSW Combined Catholic College touch team next month. Lees was picked in the Under-19 Lismore Diocesan team after the championships were held at...
Saving NZ Dolphin; Campaigner Seeks Help to Stop Extinction of Rare Maui
Byline: Digby Hildreth Byron Shire News PEOPLE across the Byron Shire rallied this week to support a campaign to protect an endangered dolphin species in New Zealand. Campaigner Dove Joans took the story of the threatened Maui dolphin around...
Sport Briefs
Law out, Brown in REECE Brown will replace the injured Adam Law at fullback when the Wollongbar-Alstonville Pioneers rugby union team plays the Southern Cross University Gold Rats at Crozier Field, Lismore, tonight. The round-five match has been...
Superstar 40 Years on; Lismore Man Recalls Taking Part in the Controversial Rock Opera
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter FORTY years after the first Jesus Christ Superstar rock opera performance in Australia, one of the original cast, Lismore local Paul Joseph, reflected on what it was like to be part of the revolutionary show. Jesus...
The Mountain Goats Bring American Folk to the Northern, Byron Bay; at the Show A[euro]cents at the Show
THE Mountain Goats were smartly dressed and quite definitely, ready to impress when they strode onto the stage at The Northern, Byron Bay on Thursday. It was only the second stop on the American folk-rock trio's Australian tour so they were fresh....
Treasure the Early Years When Your Kids Are Young
FLYING back from Sydney a couple of days ago I hit the jackpot a three children under five and two parents taking up the five seats next to me. I instantly imagined the worst a the kids would cry and be obnoxious, it would be noisy, and I was tired...
US Country Music Starlet Carrie Underwood Follows Keith Urban's Path to Success; She Talks to SEANNA CRONIN; Underwood Gets Blown Away to Australia
AMERICAN country music darling Carrie Underwood will tour Australia for the first time in June. The five-time Grammy Award winner announced the special four-date Australian leg of her world tour on Sunday. Underwood said she was excited to finally...
What Cook Came to See; Venus Will Make Its Passage across the Sun on June 5-6
Byline: Hamish Broome Reporter MOST Australians probably don't realise the significance to Australian history of Venus moving between the sun and the earth. In 1769, then Lieutenant James Cook was in Tahiti, ostensibly to observe the transit...
With Arj Barker
AMERICAN comic Arj Barker has picked Byron Bay as the place to try out his new material, and he's coming back nine times until mid-June until we clap loud enough. What can people expect from these shows? They should come along with an open mind,...
With More Than a Million People Seeing It in Melbourne and Sydney, Brisbane Looks to Be a Sell-Out Success; Top-Notch Theatre Is on the Way to Brisbane with Jersey Boys
THEATRE goers are in for a treat when Jersey Boys comes to Brisbane in July. The award-winning musical, based on the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, makes its long-awaited debut at Qpac on July 13. It's been playing at Auckland's...