The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 13, 2012

Always in the Skies; from a Festival Appearance to a British Union, It's Now the Southern Skies Bringing Katie Noonan and Karen Schaupp Together
BROOKE BIGNELL-COWAN IT HAD been happening for years: bumping into each other at airports, festivals and hotels. Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp had always promised each other they would perform together again. The singer and classical guitarist...
Barrier and Weight Lure Trainer from Newcastle
Byline: GRAHAME TIMBRELL Racing columnist NEWCASTLE trainer Kris Lees has made an art form out of judiciously placing his horses to advantage at tracks along the eastern seaboard and he believes he may have done it again with Pitt Street in the...
Bringing in the Beans
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au PERFECT COFFEE Coffee trees flower in November or December. Cherries develop after about nine months. As cherries brighten and redden, they are ready for harvesting. Seeds are...
Byron Has New Green Mayor
ALEX EASTON alex.easton@northernstar.com.au THE Greens have secured only two councillor positions on the new Byron Shire Council after a seven-point drop in their vote between the 2008 election and Sat- urday's poll. However, with the new...
Chook Has My Name
I GOT a message on FB the other day. It was from Andreu, a Spaniard who came to us for a few months last year through Workaway, one of the sites we use that offer volunteer workers free food and accommodation. Dear Candida, (he wrote) How is...
CSG A[euro][approximately]back in Business'
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au METGASCO chief Peter Henderson declared yesterday the company was aback in businessa drilling coal-seam gas wells following a State Government decision on Tuesday to grant the company a gas production...
Cup Half Empty for Restaurants
REBECCA LOLLBACK news@northernstar.com.au A NUMBER of restaurants in Ballina are refusing to open their doors on Cup day, saying they can't afford the extra costs associated with the half-day public holiday. For the first time the event is...
Education Funding Cuts Put Parents in a Quandary
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au AFTER the O'Farrell Government's $1.7 billion education funding cut bombshell was announced on Tuesday, Lismore mother of five Michelle Bush had a sleepless night agonising over the impact on...
Eye for a Sponsor; Now All FNC Rugby Union Refs Need Are Guide Dogs!
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter PLAYERS and spectators will never be able to accuse Far North Coast rugby union referees of not having a sense of a humour. The whistle-blowers were the first ones to laugh when Lamas and Brown Optom-etrists...
Hip Hop Hooray for Mr Speaker; Performance a Lifelong Passion for Northern NSW Campus Band Winners
HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au BACHELOR OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Overview: Hands-on, practical and creative degree where the lecturers are all practising musicians and well connected in the industry. Major study areas: Performance,...
Kansas City Girl Coming to See Oz; There's No Wizard in Sight but CASSANDRA TOBIN Finds the Future Looking Bright for Krystle Warren
CASSANDRA TOBIN WHEN at a dinner party in Paris, what does an enigmatic folk, jazz and soul singer put on the stereo? When I get the chance to talk to Kansas City-born Krystle Warren I've interrupted her on DJ duty. After the apology, I find...
More Hit Than Miss; the Off-Screen Chemistry of Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Spills out in Hit and Run
IF GRAND Theft Auto and a screwball comedy got together and had a baby, Hit and Run would be the love child. The ricochet road trip begins when former getaway driver (Dax Shepard) living quietly under witness protection in Northern California has...
The Little Schools That Could
MARNIE JOHNSTON news@northernstar.com.au THE kids of Modanville Public School are out to confirm their motto: aBig enough to excel, small enough to carea. Seven students from Years 5 and 6 are headed to Perth next month to represent NSW in...
Treasure Hunter's Emergency Dash
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au A LENNOX Head woman has been attacked by a 3m shark while working for professional treasure hunters in Tonga. Kylie Maguire has worked on Ice for four months, a boat owned by wreck-hunting...