The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 23, 2012

5 Great Things to Do This Week
Folk mastery CANADIAN folk singer Dan Mangan released his third album Oh Fortune last year (check out our review on page 21). In 2010 he was nominated for a Polaris Music Prize for his sophomore release Nice, Nice Very Nice and picked up the iTunes...
a[euro][approximately]Gomer' Collects Pile of Gold Medals at Championships
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter GOMER Pyle was a simple-minded and naive character on the 1960s TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. He was often awestruck by the simplest of things, resulting in his catchphrases ashazam!a, ag-o-l-l-ya and...
Banora Upgrade Delay; Rain Pushes Back Completion, but Work Remains on Budget
Byline: Mairi Manley Reporter THE Sextons Hill upgrade of the Pacific Hwy is taking longer than hoped but remains on budget, Roads and Maritime Services said. In December, Banora Point upgrade alliance general superintendent Nick Williams predicted...
Clements on Track to Fulfil Bathurst Dream
Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter GOONELLABAH resident Jason Clements has had a long affinity with the abig boysa of motorsport. It was especially so when he got the chance to whiz around the Eastern Creek circuit in western Sydney in an 860...
Comedian Greg Sullivan Talks to Pulse about Feeling Good Nude and Enjoying Life on the Northern Rivers; It's the Simple Things That Make It a Great Life after Radio
AFTER working at Triple M for 14 years, comedian Greg Sullivan looks to be enjoying life in Mullumbimby. How's life after radio? Life after working on the radio has been like life during it, but with less money, fewer meetings and more sleep....
Coming Face to Face in Byron Bay
aI think you've found the way to solve half the world's problems.a After reading David Williamson's play Michael Rymer not only wanted to make a film, he wanted to educate people. Face to Face, directed by Rymer, who has spent much of the past...
Couple Plead Guilty over Hydroponic Marijuana Crop
A STRUGGLE to keep on top of his mortgage prompted a trained horticulturist from Wardell to establish a large cannabis crop on his property, a court document states. Darren Bailes, 39, appeared by video link in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday where...
Cracking-Up the Crowd at a Raw Comedy Heat in Byron Bay; at the Show A[euro]cents at the Show
WITH the jingle of the five-minute bell, comedians were either relieved or left wanting at Raw Comedy. Sixteen comedians took to the stage in the amateur comedy competition, which launched the careers of Josh Thomas and local comedian, and a judge...
Creating Awareness for Her Homeland and Writing Inspiring Music with Talented Musicians Are All Part of Being Angelique Kidjo, Writes CASSANDRA TOBIN; Angelique Kidjo Writes from Anywhere
ANGELIQUE Kidjo is enjoying a second honeymoon in Paris. She tells me through laughter her daughter has started college so she and her husband can go wherever they want. But the trip away from her New York home is also the first step in writing...
Every Prawn Has Its Day. Today Is It; and Will It Be Allowed a Tail after All These Years?
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Prawn reporter IT'S a big day for the Big Prawn. Today a decision will be made on whether our favourite crustacean lives or dies. Ballina Shire councillors will make the call at today's ordinary meeting when they vote...
First Assemble Your Handyman
ANYONE who thinks a screw has nothing to do with woodwork or DIY is part of a car numberplate has no future as a handyman. Then why is it being handy made compulsory? We see a piece of furniture and tell the salesman we'll take it. He points...
Morton Hopes to Hit Peak
FORMER Richmond forward Mitch Morton hopes improved maturity and fitness will help him join Sydney's long list of success stories with recycled AFL players. A player of undoubted talent, 25-year-old forward Morton has accumulated 71 games and 105...
Owners Want a Taste of Life in the Penthouse
AN owner of one of the luxury penthouses at the Ramada Hotel in Ballina says he wants to be able to live in his aabsolutely beautifula waterfront apartment. John Gosper, along with the owners of the other penthouse, has lodged an application with...
Rudd Had to Quit: Saffin; a[euro][approximately]Frustrated' Page MP Slams Crean and Co
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy Editor KEVIN Rudd had no choice but to quit his job as Foreign Minister after senior Labor figures began publicly attacking him, Page MP Janelle Saffin said. However Mr Rudd's surprise resignation late yesterday clears...
Speedy Solution Needed; Angry Bexhill Residents Plead for Action to Make Their Main Street Safe
Byline: Paul Attewell & Reporters FRUSTRATED residents of Bexhill's main street are fed up with speeding and intolerant traffic. It has prompted them to write to Roads and Maritime Services and to the state member for Lismore Thomas George....
Splendid! Splendour Is Back; Byron Businesses Celebrate Return of Music Festival
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter BYRON Bay businesses hope the return of the Splendour in the Grass music festival will bring a welcome boost to their bottom lines. The festival was held at Belon- gil Fields from 2001 to 2009 but for the past two...
Supa North Has a New Venue for Its Latest Musical Guys and Dolls. Sue Belsham Talks to CASSANDRA TOBIN; You Can Bet They're Doing It for Some Doll A[euro]" Guys and Dolls
WHAT's playing at the Roxy? Well, it may not be the Roxy, but I can tell you what's on at the Ballina RSL. Supa North's next production, Guys and Dolls, premieres on March 2 at the theatre company's new venue. Sue Belsham, who has 25 years...
The Program Turning Tables on Mental Illness; Sufferers Get Training to Help People in Similar Predicament
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter SEVERE depression took Leisa Hoffmann by surprise. aOne day, in the middle of my shift a bang a I collapsed on the floor and I couldn't get up,a she said. A decade of depression followed and treatments, including...
Waterhouse Adds Double to 2YO Tally
TRAINER Gai Waterhouse's growing list of two-year-old winners this season hit double figures at Canterbury yesterday with success in consecutive races. Victory to odds-on favourite Rampaging in the Super Saver Plate (1250m) brought up the Waterhouse...
WithEric Bibb
IT FEELS like only yesterday American blues troubadour Eric Bibb was impressing us with his soulful voice and mesmerising slide guitar. This time he's stepping away from the coast and heading straight for Lismore. He talks to Pulse ahead of his Star...
Wright Stuff Is Boost for Le-Ba; World Title Contender Gives Local Boardriders' Surftag Hopes Kick Start
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter YOU could hardly wipe the smile off the face of Lennox Head surfer Owen Wright when he competed for the Lennox-Ballina Boardriders Club yesterday. Wright helped steer Le-Ba to victory in their first heat...
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