The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 11, 2012

Abattoir Cruelty A[euro][approximately]not a Reflection of Industry'; NSW Farmers Committee Condemns Knackery's Actions
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter SHOCKING vision of animal cruelty at a Sydney abattoir has disturbed North Coast farmers who said it does not reflect practices in their industry. The Hawkesbury Valley Abattoir is being investigated after graphic...
A Little Taste of Heaven; Ann Rickard Previews the Qantas World's Best Dinner
ARE you up for paying $750 per person for dinner? Now that you've caught your breath, I'll explain why it is actually a bargain at the price. It's the Qantas Best Dinner in the World, part of the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival that...
Alstonville on a Roll after Shock Loss to Terranora
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter IT WAS only at the end of 2011 when Alstonville hit rock bottom in the Far North Coast Cricket LJ Hooker League. In November the side was embarrassed by a Terranora Lakes outfit that had only won two games...
Ann's Top Three Picks
Brisbane stay and play UNTIL the end of February, Accor's Brisbane Hotels are offering a great Friday night deal that will have you taking advantage of the free Latin dance lessons available in the Queen Street Mall from 7-11pm. Couples or friends...
Bar Claims Victim; Ballina Co-Op Boss Warns of Tweed's Danger Crossing
Byline: Troy Kippen Reporter THE sinking of a trawler on the Tweed bar last week was a stark reminder of the dangers of crossing such an unpredictable stretch of water. The Toni Kylie was leaving through the Tweed bar about 5pm when it lost power...
Brits Introduced Hockey to Aust
THE British Army has been credited with the spread of hockey throughout the world, but in Australia's case, the British Navy deserves the honours. British Naval officers stationed in Australia taught the locals hockey and laid the foundations for a...
Buy into a Solid Financial Future; Home Ownership Is Still One of the Most Effective Ways to Grow Wealth
I'VE always advocated your own home as being the cornerstone asset for your future wealth. There are a number of reasons for this but one of the most important is that you won't pay tax on gains in the value of your property, as it's exempt from...
Choose Your Laser Well
Byline: Helen Hawkes SEEING THE LIGHT Laser can be used to treat pigmentation, wrinkles, open pores and tiny veins as well as for hair removal and rejuvenating the skin, Not everyone is suitable for laser treatment. Always check with an experienced,...
Clients of Service Shocked by Closure; but Interchange Did a Lot to Set Up Alternatives
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy Editor MAVERICK Walker, 15, and his parents have relied on Interchange Respite Care for breaks away from home since he was five years old. Now it's gone. After a tumultuous few years, the Lismore institution quietly...
Denzel's Thriller Safe as Houses; Oscar Winner Pays Tribute to Late Agent
Byline: Seanna Cronin DENZEL Washington continues his run of action thrillers with his latest film Safe House. The two-time Oscar winner plays former CIA operative turned fugitive Tobin Frost, who goes on the run with young CIA agent Matt Weston...
Drainage Problem Isolates Resident; Woman Nearly Missed Husband's Funeral
Byline: Traci Williams Reporter VERONICA Robertson, 77, nearly missed her beloved husband's funeral in late January because blocked drains on Tamar St in Ballina meant she couldn't leave her house by the front door. And certainly not with her walking...
Dual Champion Has to Adapt
Byline: FAST LANE Glenis Lindley The long-awaited merger and launch of Dick Johnson Racing (DJR) and Paul Morris Motorsports (PMM) brings together former Holden driver Steve Owen and his VIP Petfoods-sponsored car, thanks to the owner of the VIP...
Eagle on Trial
David Hayes is optimistic he has six-year-old Eagle Falls back to his best to defend his Oakleigh Plate title later this month. The talented gelding will be on trial for the Caulfield Group One sprint on February 25 when he resumes in today's Group...
Eye Candy Is Sweet for Byron Watchers; Tourist Capital Gets Nod for Cheeky Bikini Girls in Street
Byline: Helen Hawkes Reporter GOTTA love Byron Bay. Where else could you wear so little and get away with it? On a particularly steamy day in the beach enclave this week, a Northern Star photo- grapher caught these lasses doing a spot of shopping....
Forget Rugby, Golf's the Game Played in Heaven
GOLFERS would rather hit and chase a little white ball than push and follow a lawn mower. The long grass outside the front door is a pointer to where a golfer lives. It takes a fair bit to get him off the course a even when he's called to that...
Great Scott to Lead Way
AT just 16, Ballina under-19 representative cricketer Nathanael Scott is sure to plunder many runs for his district. He already has so far in the Far North Coast Cricket LJ Hooker League with two 50s to his name this summer. He is one of the...
Hockey Has Proud History in N. Rivers
Byline: Adelaide French Features writer SIGN-ON DAYS Get involved in Far North Coast Hockey at: East Lismore: Saturday, Feb 18 at Goonellabah Shopping Centre, 9am-3pm. Phone Clint Mallett on 04143301688. Alstonville: Junior sign up Sunday,...
It Will Be Splendour in the Fields; Byron Says a[euro][approximately]Welcome Back Home' to Music Fest
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter LOCALS, loyal fans and businesses are celebrating the homecoming of Splendour in the Grass, which will return to its old stomping ground at Belongil Fields this year. The excitement was felt outside one Byron...
Kart Juniors Set for State Cup; Mullum Daredevil Michael Dwyer Hopes for Fast Track
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter DESPITE two heavy crashes, Mullumbimby kart driver Michael Dwyer never lets anything hold him back when it comes to racing. The 15-year-old will compete in the first round of the New South Wales State Cup...
Kimillsy Makes Comeback
Trainer Kim Waugh is hoping for a trouble-free preparation with bonny mare Kimillsy when she makes another comeback from injury at Rosehill on today. Kimillsy was among the best three-year-old fillies of her generation and was placed to Samantha...
Lennox RFS Faces Its Own Emergency
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter TIME is running out to build a much-needed headquarters for the Lennox Head Rural Fire Service at its preferred site on The Coast Rd. The volunteer organisation is currently working out of an unsuitable,...
Memories of My First Real Six-String
I GOT into music at a very young age using my Mum and Dad's tennis racquets as pretend guitars. And to give you an idea how long ago that was, the racquets were wooden and were kept in a closet with wooden brackets clamped on them apparently to...
Moroccan Surprise; with Food Writer Shannon Newley
SITTING in the corner of a run-down Moroccan cafe hidden away in the medina of Casablanca, I was more than a little surprised when an eggy meatball concoction turned up at my table. I had asked for a tagine picturing a lamb style stew on a bed of...
Noll Tells It Straight; Shannon's A Million Suns Tour Hits the Road This Month
THE COUNTRY boy from Condobolin is back. In his fourth album, A Million Suns, Shannon Noll stays faithful to his classic rock roots, although he ramps up the pace a bit. Since coming second behind singer Guy Sebastian in Australian Idol Season...
Now Is the Time to Speak Up; Racing New South Wales Officials to Hear Views on State of Industry
Byline: RICHMOND RACING Grahame timbrell HERE we go again. Racing NSW, under its new chairman John Messara, is to hit the road once more to seek the opinion of country people about what is right and wrong with the industry. The last of those...
Police Drop Fraud Case against Respite Care Bosses
POLICE have dropped a fraud investigation into two women sacked from the Interchange Respite Care service at Lismore 18 months ago over claims they misused thousands of dollars of the centre's money. Margo Sten, the service's founder and former...
Put Your Grey Matter to the Test with Weekend's Weekly Brain Buster
The maiden name of astronaut Buzz Aldrin's mother was (a) Apollo (b) Eagle (c) Moon? Which Australian sports event is known as athe race that stops a nationa? Last year, the Perth Mint launched a 1012kg, legal tender gold coin worth more than...
Rain Affair Better Than Ever
A preparation ago, Rain Affair had the talent but didn't have the looks. Now he is the complete package. Well, almost. C[pounds sterling]The best thing about this horse is he's going to keep improving and I don't just mean this preparation...
Raining on Queen's Parade ... Literally
MY name is Annette Leeson and I have just read your article (Remembering our brush with royalty NS 10/2) and it reminded me of that day. I was not yet 12 and I have written about it in my memoirs that I have started to write. The following is...
Rio about to Get Hotter
LOOK out Volkswagen Polo GTI, move over Renault's Clio RS200. Kia is eyeing off a Rio-based hot hatch. And the Korean company's transformation from its cheap and cheerful roots to a marque capable of building sporty cars could be boosted by plans...
Shire Bill Estimates Will Not Hold Water; Employee Fired over Guessing and Not Visiting
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter IF YOU live in the Ballina or Byron shire you may need to check your water bill because errors have been identified in the billing process. The errors are the result of a contractor making estimates about meter charges...
Sport Shorts
Cricket MARIST Brothers cricketer Nick De Giusti's strong cricket season has been bolstered with selection in the NSW Country Colts team. The Country Colts will take on the Sydney Colts at the Blacktown International Sports Precinct in western...
Students Have Their Say; Speaking at a Youth Parliament
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter YOUNG people on the North Coast will have a greater say on issues that affect them thanks to two students from Byron Bay High School. Year 10 student Joel Ashworth and Year 9 student Nami Burns are amongst just 12...
The Rules for the Day When Our Hearts Rule
VALENTINE'S Day is a day for love, a day for letting our hearts rule and cherishing the wonderful feelings that come from experiencing love. Flowers are the traditional carrier of messages of love, and at Alstonville Florist they have suggestions...
Transport Study A[euro][approximately]should Be Widened'; Council Body Appeals to NSW Govt
Byline: Troy Kippen Reporter NORTHERN Rivers councils have called on the State Government to expand its promised $2 million rail study into a broader public transport study for the region. Northern Rivers Organisation for Councils represents...
World Foodies Coming for a Taste; Ann Rickard Checks out Why the Noosa Food & Wine Festival Has Gone International
ADDING the word a[approximately]international' to the title of the Noosa Food & Wine Festival means the event has taken a giant leap and is now recognised not only as one of Australia's greatest food events, but one that is equal to that held anywhere...