The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 8, 2012

A[euro][degrees]socks
Amid the tedium of clothes washing, the most tedious aspect is matching your socks. Fishing for that second red Explorer, the other half of favoured, fluffy, blue pair, the stripy one, or the lacea[degrees]what the? Better be Ms L's or I'm in...
Ambitious Plans for Speediness
TRAINER Colin Scott has an ambitious campaign mapped out for promising galloper Speediness, which will resume today in the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Stakes (1200m) down the famous straight at Flemington. The son of Testa Rossa hasn't raced since finishing...
Big-Game Players Give Trojans Edge
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter THE Lennox Head Trojans are red-hot favourites to make their fifth straight Far North Coast rugby union grand final going into major semi-final against the Wollongbar-Alstonville Pioneers at Williams Reserve,...
Bowe Records Clean Sweep
The eighth annual Muscle Car Masters extravaganza from the upgraded Sydney Motorsport Park complex produced another exciting weekend's racing. Touring Car Masters were the big attraction with John Bowe (Trans Am Mustang) the standout performer,...
Busting Myths on Private Treaties; It's the Most Popular Way of Selling Properties across the Nation. Here's How It's Done
SALE by private treaty is the most common way of selling property in Australia. So as we move full steam ahead into the spring season, I thought I'd settle some misconceptions about private treaty purchasing. Some buyers have a very strong preference...
Byron Bay Retail Rent A[euro][approximately]unreal'
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au AN EXPERIENCED retailer has revealed her own struggles with aunrealistica rent and the ahard-noseda landlord she shares with Byron Bay's Dendy movie theatre. India Fox said this was the toughest...
Catholics Up in Arms
HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au CATHOLIC school parents and teachers protested yesterday outside the offices of State MPs across the Northern Rivers against legislation introduced by the O'Farrell government to immediately cut...
City's Zimbabwe Connection Misses Out
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter LISMORE City will be without fullback Terrence Kuvaregh after he fell one game short of qualifying for the Far North Coast rugby union minor semi-final against Ballina. The game will be played at Crozier...
Councils A[euro][approximately]too Poor'
HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au NORTHERN Rivers councils are too poor and too disconnected from each other to seize vital opportunities for their long-term economic future, Southern Cross University Business School head Stephen...
Cup Is Fashion, Fun, Flair
BALLINA CUP is a social event not to be missed, according to Michelle Chandler from Le Chelle Boutique. aIt's where we get to dress up and catch up with friends,a Michelle says. aLa Chelle will be hosting the Fashion Parade which will be held...
Dancing at the Polls
ZAHRA Stardust is the kind of candidate who could put a bit of life into any election campaign. A pole dancer, a star of, ahem, adult movies and a civil rights lawyer, she is chasing the Sydney City Council's lord mayor's seat at today's statewide...
Dawn with New Sparkle Cruising with the Family
FIRST-TIME cruisers come in all ages, shapes and sizes. And I never grow tired of seeing their jaws drop as they look around the ship on that first day at sea. All the world's troubles drain from their shoulders after lying on that first sunlounge....
Eat, Drink and Be Thoroughly Entertained; SUNI GOLIGHTLYenjoys a Dinner and Show Package at Jupiters Hotel & Casino on the Gold Coast
I'M A firm believer in getting away from it all, every once in a while. Ditch the kids, grab a like-minded soul, and head off somewhere for a night away. I'm also a firm believer that there are few nights out better than the old dinner and show...
Fun at the Fair
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au FRUITOPIA FAIR DAY Where: Lismore Showground, Alexandra Pde, North Lismore. When: Sunday, September 9, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. How much: Free (donations appreciated) Don't miss: 9am a Breakfast...
It's Time to Do Something; Volunteer for a Day, It's Proven Helping People Makes You Feel Good
MY CONFESSION dear reader is... I didn't do much this week. Well nothing Roadtest worthy a unless you want to read about staying back at work late or how I ate an almost perfect avocado. Some of you may have noticed a new ad campaign on the tele,...
Let Their Inner Monsters Run Wild
ALEX EASTON alex.easton@northernstar.com.au THEY can be pretty wild at the best of times and next week the kindy kids of Bangalow Public School will let their inner monsters run free when they take the stage for the school's biennial school musical....
Life's Little Manual; Helen Hawkes Takes a Peek into the School of Life
LIFE. It would be great if it came with an instruction book. Now it does, written by some of the world's leading thinkers. Volume 1 The School of Life, edited by best-selling author Alain de Botton dissects and analyses three core topics in everyone's...
Location, Location, Location
BALLINA A WARD Ballina High School Ballina Hospital Emmanuel Anglican College Empire Vale Public School Southern Cross School Sydney Town Hall The Kentwell Community Centre BALLINA B WARD Ballina High School Lennox Head...
Loud Snoring Can Lead to Relationship Breakdown
Byline: Helen Hawkes helen.hawkes@northernstar.com.au IT IS estimated that approximately 20% of the population snores at night. Snoring isn't physically harmful to the person who snores, but it is highly irritating to anyone kept awake by the noise....
Milk by Any Other Name
Byline: Helen Hawkes Regular milk: On average, contains 3.8% milk fat and no less than 3.2% milk fat. It's pasteurised and homogenised. Also known as full cream or whole milk. Reduced fat: Has about 2% milk fat and it may have extra protein and...
Money for Ballina Track; Lismore Still Waiting to Hear from Racing NSW about Its Share of $30 Million
FUNDING is on its way for a track upgrade at Ballina as part of the $30 million being rolled out across the state by Racing NSW. Ballina has already been told what it is getting, via an email which arrived late on Thursday afternoon, while Lismore,...
More Than the Eyes Can See; Photographer MIREILLE MERLET-SHAW Travelled to Laos for a Photography Masterclass, but Ended Up Learning Much, Much More
AS I was flying over the world heritage listed town of Luang Prabang in Laos and looking at the amazing green forest on both sides of the Mekong River, my first thought was aone week is not going to be enough here. I will have to come backa. But...
Put Your Grey Matter to the Test with Weekend's Weekly Brain Buster
The last reported specimen of which animal died in a Hobart zoo in 1936? Which country does Australia play in a rugby test at Patersons Stadium today? How old is US singing star Beyonce (a) 31 (b) 41 (c) 51? Name the venomous, egg-laying,...
Red, White and Bold; TRACEY HORDERN
WHEN Marg Ware purchased a house in Clover Hill three years ago it looked completely different. aThe way it worked out has a lot to do with luck,a she said. aI drag my furniture from one house to another and it's always worked. aI think that...
Revhead Heaven
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au THE TINY town of Tullera will be transformed into revhead heaven tomorrow when up to 200 hot rods and custom cars motor into town for the inaugural Trojans Tullera Turnout. Organised by the...
SIMPLY THE BEST; Battese Caps a Great Season with Top Award
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter NRRRL TEAM OF THE YEAR Fullback, Mitchell Krause (Marist Brothers); wingers, Todd Johnson (Casino), Damian Quinn (Murwillumbah); centres, Joel Moss (Grafton Ghosts), Khan Williams (Grafton Ghosts); five-eighth,...
Snug in a Platypus Rug
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au A RARE, 100-year-old platypus skin rug is on display for the first time at Alstonville's Crawford House Museum. It had been tucked away at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, but Jane Gardiner...
Some Candidates Are Fitter to Hold Office
HAMISH BROOME Hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au FOR SOME council candidates, the 2012 election campaign finishing up today has not just been about getting elected, but a chance to get back into shape as well. Lismore councillor David Yarnall...
Super Girl's Seven Golds
MARNIE JOHNSTON marnie.johnston@northernstar.com.au JACQUELINE Freney has claimed her seventh gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics, becoming the most successful athlete at any one Games. The 20-year-old from Skennars Head took the record...
Surfing Mums Unite
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au GET INVOLVED For more information visit www.surfingmums.com A UNIQUE mums group that has spread around Australia since it was founded by an Ocean Shores resident in 2008 will convene at Byron...
Swoop of the Culture Vultures Kimderella; Kath & Kim Drop in to Europe
Byline: Seanna Cronin PACK your passport, bum bag and fluoro jumpsuit, Kath & Kim are going global. Australia's foxiest mother daughter duo, joined by their ever-clingy mate Sharon, rub shoulders with royalty in their new European adventure,...
Testy about Telstra
ADAM CARROLL news@northernstar.com.au TELSTRA boss David Thodey is about to enjoy an annual pay rise of $250,000 a about five times the average wage of the 116 workers facing the axe at the company's Goonellabah call centre. Details of the...
The Art of Manga; David Can Teach You How to Draw, Write and Letter These Classical Japanese Comics
Byline: SUNI GOLIGHTLY IF YOU think comics are just for kids (and those people who dress up and go to conventions) think again. The Japanese comic art form, manga, is a multi-billion dollar industry world wide and local manga artist David Youngberry...
Timber Man Was Larger Than Life
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au LARGER than life and an icon in the Australian timber industry. That was how workmates at Wyan's Tarmac sawmill described their former manager, Michael Lane. The father of four was killed...
Tiny House Built to Be Eco Smart
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au OPEN ON SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY Lot 114, 265 Martin Rd (Billen Cliffs), Larnook: Solar, skylights, recycled building materials, composting toilet, permaculture gardens, bush regeneration....
Vastly Improved Workhorse
FOR us camping once meant a two-man tent, well-loved sleeping bags and an esky filled with liquid refreshment. Throw in a handline, a hammock and a couple of tins of contents unknown into the bottom of the backpack and we were off at the slightest...
What's at the Heart of Our Region; Local Towns and Villages Offer Different Strokes for Different Folks, Writes HELEN HAWKES
Lismore (Local Government Area) HEAD to this town if you're 45 to 55 and looking for a divorcee who is probably of Australian or English descent. You might even find a slice of La Dolce Vita. A total of 364 people here speak Italian so, if that...