The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 1, 2012

Architect Finds New Home; Award Winner Wants to Blend Designs into Nature
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Reporter IN A long and distinguished career as a Sydney architect, Viv Fraser has worked on famous theatres, hotels, restaurants and houses. He has designed several high-profile projects, including the original Nimrod...
Backyard Chooks Take off; Kids and Families Love the Fresh Eggs, the Chickens and the Recycling
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter BACKYARD chickens are booming in popularity and the Sheridan family of Lismore can see why. Georgia Sheridan, 4, and Jacob Sheridan, 6, can't wait for their Dad to build a pen so they can keep six chickens in their...
Bailey Lays Down T20 Challenge
CRICKET: Australia's Twenty20 captain George Bailey wants his charges to show they're worthy of a spot in this year's World Cup with a strong showing this week against India. Bailey, who will be making his debut for Australia in tonight's T20 match...
Ball Rolls Up for Sixth Pairs
THE most prolific winning skip of the Northern Rivers district fours, David Ball, will be chasing his sixth victory when this year's championship gets under way at Alstonville on Saturday. Ball, who has won five of the last 11 titles, did so with...
Bangalow Rugby Boys Keen for 10th Anniversary Success
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter BROKEN necks and five consecutive Far North Coast Rugby Union village competition premierships have been some of the highs and lows since Bangalow Rugby Union Club entered the competition in 2003. And with...
Cummins on Course for Caribbean
YOUNG Australian quick Pat Cummins is banking on selectors' faith after saying he won't return to the cricket field before March's tour of the West Indies. Cummins made a stunning Test debut in South Africa, claiming 6-79 before scoring the winning...
Earthship Set to Land Here; Off-Grid House Generates Own Needs
Byline: Kate O'Neill Byron reporter THEY look more like a spaceship than a house, and could be the ultimate in environmentally-friendly housing. The earthship is a radical design approach for a house using recycled cans, bottles and car tyres....
Eligible Elli Proud to Be a Bachelorette; National Competition Votes Casino Lass in Top 15
Byline: SCOTT HARLUM Casino reporter HOW TO VOTE FOR ELLI Visit the Lesbians on the Loose web site at www.lotl.com or SMS aEllia to 0466 907 017. Voting closes February 25. YOUNG, vibrant, talented and beautiful, Elli Sundstrom of Casino...
Friendly Cost to Fly Away; Why Using a Travel Agent May Be the Best Way to Plan Your Next Holiday
Byline: Janessa Ekert GONE are the days when only the very rich could afford to travel. With competing companies a be it hotels, airlines or touring a offering deal after deal and driving the prices down, there really are travel options available...
Green Scheme Gets Chop; Disappointment as Federal Government Closes Jobs Initiative
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Reporter YESTERDAY was the last time the EnviTE team would officially launch a National Green Jobs Corps Program after the Federal Government confirmed the scheme would be discontinued this year. The program's final...
Haddin Claims He Was Axed; No Rest for the Wicket-Keeper
CRICKET: Wicket-keeper Brad Haddin says he's been dropped, not rested, from the Australian one-day cricket team and concedes he may never get his spot back. The 34-year-old admitted his poor form had presented Matthew Wade with an opportunity, even...
Lunn Ready for Pines; Tweed Golfer Going into Gold Coast Masters Event with A[euro][approximately]consistent' Form
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter TWEED Heads professional golfer Karen Lunn believes she has been consistent without being brilliant ahead of the RACV Australian Ladies Masters at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast tomorrow. The 46-year-old...
Media A[euro][approximately]missed Main Event'; Five Minutes of Protest in Three Days of Peace and Corroboree
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter ACTIVISTS from the Northern Rivers have criticised media coverage of a protest on Australia Day that led to Prime Minister Julia Gillard being jostled and losing her shoe. Around 100 people from the Northern Rivers...
Patriots Coach on Brink of Record; Belichick Vying for Fourth Super Bowl Crown
Byline: JIM SLATER AFP MORE than 20 years after working together as assistant coaches for a Super Bowl champion, Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin are pitted against each other as coaching rivals in Super Bowl 46. Belichick will try to equal the...
Reading the Game; Big Future for Young Talent
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter MARIST Brothers cricketer Sam Reading has already proved he can do it all in the game at just 17. The wicketkeeper-batsman enjoyed a huge January, representing NSW at under-19 level in the National Championships...
Rhinos Stave off Knockout Punch for Now
Byline: PATRICK ALLEN Daily Examiner Sports Editor CLARENCE Valley locals will get one more bite at the cherry next week if they want to save the Grafton Rhinos rugby league club. A second Annual General Meeting will be held at 7pm at the South...
Rosie the Cat at Pussy Boot Camp
Byline: OVER THE FENCE Jane Staunton MY research tells me there is no such thing as a aguard cata. Sure, there are heaps of stuff on aguard dogsa but nil on cats. Rosie Cat has confirmed this by her completely slacko approach to intruders. She simply...

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