The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 7, 2012

Ablett Helping Suns to Shine
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter FORMER Geelong superstar Gary Ablett has won multiple premierships and a Brownlow Medal but insists he isn't worried that his playing days might be over by the time the Gold Coast Suns become a genuine force...
Ballina Boy's Got What It Takes; Earning a Place on the Dean's List, Rhys Davis Is among the Southport School's Best
IN A school noted for its long-standing tradition of academic excellence, the competition for top honours at The Southport School is, to say the very least, stiff. But it appears clear that for local lad Rhys Davis from East Ballina, a bit of tough...
Bree Picks a Plum Business; Vintage, Gifts and Kitchen Gear Make Her at Home in a Bush Town She Loves
WHEN Bree Johnston used to visit Kyogle as a sales rep for a workwear company she knew one day she would live there. So three years ago she and her family moved to Kyogle from Brisbane. And last November when the opportunity came up to buy Plum...
Chicken Plant to Cut 80 Workers' Jobs; Ingham Blames EPA Water Rules
Byline: Kate O'Neill and Ava Benny-Morrison INGHAM will lose almost a third of workers at its Byron Bay chicken processing plant. The announcement comes less than a year after the giant Ingham group bought out the former Sunnybrand plant with...
Former Footy Players Now Carving Their Careers at Britt's Butchery
IF THERE was a business houses rugby league competition in this neck of the woods, you'd be a fool not to back Britt's Meats to win the premiership by as far as Luke Covell can punt a ball. Nine current or former high-class footballers are flat...
Hilfenhaus Bounces in to ODI Squad
PACEMAN Ben Hilfenhaus is back in the Australian one-day squad, further emphasising his stunning form this summer. The Tasmanian was drafted into the squad to replace speedster Brett Lee, who is out for four to six weeks with a broken toe. Hilfenhaus...
Katich to Get Check after Blow
VETERAN NSW batsman Simon Katich will be assessed by medical staff this morning after suffering concussion when he top-edged a pull shot into his face on day one of the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Bellerive. Katich was taken to hospital...
Kindy Can Be Tough A[euro]" for Parents; but Their Kids Settle in Well
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter Surviving Kindy (A guide for parents) Ask your child's teacher questions Find your child a school buddy Read school newsletters Check your child's bag for notes Reassure your child that everything...
McEvoy to Ride Sepoy and Helmet in Dubai Meeting
KERRIN McEvoy is looking to next month's World Cup night in Dubai with great anticipation after being given the nod by Sheikh Mohammed to ride star colts Sepoy and Helmet. McEvoy had been waiting in hope since the announcement in late November the...
Meeting's Fury over Library Changes; Friends Set to Launch Letter-Drop Campaign
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter AN aggressive campaign to revive the Northern Rivers co-operative library model will be launched after a crisis meeting at Byron Bay. North Coast MLC Catherine Cusack organised the Friends of Richmond Tweed...
Pitching in for Big U18 Win
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter FROM the age of two, Michael Gahan just wanted to throw a baseball hard. And that's exactly what the Marist Brothers pitcher did for the Australian under-18 team at the Oceanic Championships in Guam which...
Predictions Can Leave You High, Dry
Byline: FINANCIAL MATTERS JASON MCFADDEN It's now the start of February and hundreds of financial forecasts for 2012 have already aired in every corner of the media. But how accurate and relevant are these forecasts? The International Monetary...
Rhoda Heads to Opera House; New Role Will Support Indigenous Arts
Byline: SCOTT HARLUM Casino reporter NORTH Coast Aboriginal and arts identity Rhoda Roberts has been appointed to a pivotal indigenous arts programming position with the Sydney Opera House. Ms Roberts will take up the position as Head of Indigenous...
Seniors Go Back to School, This Time It's for Fun Instead of Work
aDON'T be put off by the name University of the Third Age,a said its president, Pat MacLaren-Smith, with a laugh. aMost of us didn't finish high school. aWe call it U3A and it offers courses in an incredibly wide variety of topics a there truly...
Small Group Plays Big Role in Theatre; Keen Crew Ensures Show Goes On
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Reporter WITHOUT volunteers, a lot of things wouldn't get done. And clearly this is true at NORPA, where more than 60 volunteers ensure it continues to bring the best live performances to the Northern Rivers. One of...
Suns Shine at Aussie Rules Clinic; Gold Coast AFL Team Puts Kids through Their Paces
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter WHILE the Northern Rivers isn't AFL heartland, children responded well to Gold Coast Suns players who recently did a two-day promotional trip around the region. On Sunday, around 250 kids attended a asuper clinica...
Top Marx for No Insult to Intelligence
THE art of the great insult is, like so many other aspects of the English language, dying slowly. Since the spread of that Anglo-Saxon swearword that begins with the letter aFa, smart put-downs have all but disappeared. Groucho Marx was famous...
Vintage Year for Bike Fanciers; Passion Drives Two Buffs to Open a Restoration Company
LIKE so many small businesses here on the North Coast, it comes down to money and passion. Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts Owen Fudge and Luke Downes believe there is enough demand out there among local bike collectors to make their Motorcycle Restoration...
Winning Double at Casino Meet
LOCAL trainer Dean Turley recorded a winning double at the Casino Greyhound meeting last Friday. His first win came when Stir It Up (Elite State-Fast Dream) gave nothing else a chance with an all-the-way win in the Stayers Stk 620m. From box...