The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from March 12, 2014

Champagne Tastes with a Ride to Match
JACKIE Gillies is one of six glamorous, high-flying women starring in Foxtel's new show The Real Housewives of Melbourne. The 33-year-old is married to Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies and the couple recently relocated to Melbourne from Newcastle....
Club Is Racing Ahead
Byline: Graham Broadhead news@northernstar.com.au At a glance MATTHEW Bertram, the Ballina Jockey Club's new general manager, was born in Sydney and comes from a racing background. He has owned racehorses and worked at Racing NSW as well...
Exotic Chooks on Offer
Byline: Andy Parks andy.parks@northernstar.com.au At a glance The Lismore Poultry Club auction is on Saturday, March 15 at the Lismore Showground. Birds can be viewed from 8.30am with the auction starting at 10am. There are 90 lots with...
Feral Cheryl Back in Town
Byline: Andy Parks andy.parks@northernstar.com.au A Short History of Feral Cheryl AFTER the media interest in Cheryl refused to die, Lee took leave from her job and started making the dolls fulltime. "It was my opportunity to do a project...
Franchise Gets Cold Reception
Byline: Megan Kinninment news@northernstar.com.au BYRON Bay fought KFC from opening up shop, now another multinational fast food franchise has its eyes on the town - and locals are restless. Ice cream company Ben and Jerry's, with outlets in...
High Price of Sundays; Rights and Wrongs of Weekend Penalties Have Made It into the Spotlight Again
Byline: NATHAN WOULFE Recruitment editor DEPENDING on your perspective, penalty rates are either the greatest thing since the announcement of the start date for the next season of Games of Thrones, or the worst thing since the "red wedding" episode....
Make Sure You're Covered; If You Are Rethinking Your Plans to Go Away Uninsured, Maybe Think Again
BREAKING a leg, getting a bad case of travellers' diarrhoea, or even coming down with a mystery illness can really suck the joy out of a holiday. Yet a significant number of travellers fail to purchase a policy that directly matches their needs,...
Shaws Bay Fishing Ban Going Too Far
Byline: Graham Broadhead news@northernstar.com.au LONG-term Shaws Bay resident Eric Strong doesn't see the need for a ban on fishing in the bay. Mr Strong is speaking in response to East Ballina woman Jan Brady's call to ban fishing in the bay....
Souths Hit the Front
SOUTH Lismore, with a maximum score in the second round of No 1 pennants, has hit the front in the points tally, 1.5 ahead of defending five-in-a-row champion Ballina. It's too early to make a prediction the Southies are back to the unbeatable form...
TALENT ON SHOW; Summerland College Students Prepare for State Touch Football Championships
Byline: Stuart Turner Sports editor WHEN it comes to combining brains and brawn on the sporting turf, Josh Gollan cannot be faulted. The 17-year-old is among five Summerland Christian College students preparing to contest the New South Wales...
The Best BYO Wine Matches; What You Should Buy to Enhance Your Food
IT'S no secret Australians love to wine and dine, with a greater range of cuisines available to us than ever before. However it can be difficult to know exactly which wine to bring along to your local BYO eatery. The average Aussie dines out 3.5...
Veteran Still Landing Punches in Small-Sedan Fight; despite It Getting Long in the Tooth, Vani Naidoo Reveals a Sedan Which Still Ticks Value and Practicality Boxes
Vital statistics Model: Mitsubishi Lancer ES. Details: Five-door front-wheel drive small sedan. Transmission: Five-speed manual or continuously variable automatic (as tested). Engine: 2.0-litre MiVEC four-cylinder petrol generating maximum...