The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 19, 2009

Accused in Alleged Glassing Contradicts Crown Witnesses
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au JOHNAS TODD strode into the maelstrom of violence at Uki's Mount Warning Hotel looking for answers. Todd, 26, of Uki, told Lismore District Court yesterday that on the night of July 27, 2007,...
Casino a State Stronghold in Greyhound Racing Stakes
Byline: Amanda Sproule GREYHOUND racing could well overtake beef production as the icon of Casino with the sport booming in the town. Casino breeder and trainer Margaret Dwyer said 'greyhound racing in Casino is like Beef Week' for the town....
Children Collide Are Influenced by Bands like Sonic Youth, but They Have Gone on to Develop Their Own Unique Sounds, Writes Emma Dunn; They're Inspired by Grunge, Yet Are More Than '90S Revivalists
CHILDREN COLLIDE are a band on the rise. If this isn't obvious from the Melbourne alt-rock trio's relentless touring and recording schedule, then perhaps there's a clue in the fact their songs are on high rotation on both the Nine Network's Friday...
Clubhouse to Honour Lifesavers, Who Lost Their Lives in World War II
THE prompt and appropriate Remembrance Day story by Graham Broadhead, 'New clubhouse to serve as war memorial' (NS 11/11) deserves congratulations. In it the president of the Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore Surf Life Saving Club, Kris Beavis, enlightened...
Coast Guard Is Moving Up; Council Set to Shell out $1.6M for {Lsquo}beautiful' New Tower
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au A RESTAURANT is to be included in the new Ballina coast guard tower if plans for the exciting building on North Wall are approved. Ballina Shire Council's finance committee last week...
Council's Timely Tick of Approval; Auditor Praises Early Completion of Assets Audit
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au THE Richmond Valley Council received a rare commendation from an independent financial auditor at Tuesday night's council meeting. Darren Singh, at council to present the annual financial...
Housing Market Hots Up, as Low Interest Rates Dry Up
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au SIGNS of life are returning to the region's property market as agents report buyers are trying to get in before further interest rate rises. Just last week, PRDnationwide at Ballina recorded...
In Brief
* ORGANISERS of Summer Harvest have been forced to cancel the inaugural event, due to lack of local support. While Festival of the Sun changed to an over-18 event for 2009, organisers endeavoured to cater for an all-ages crowd and provide a unique...
Local Hospitals Fail Their Patients
I HAVE read with interest on the internet your story about the Casino Hospital not having a doctor. We experienced first-hand last week the shortages of doctors in the area at Lismore. My boyfriend injured his hand at work last Wednesday lunchtime...
Making a Beeline for Ace Spellers; 70 Students Queue for Final, but Judges Have Final Word
Byline: susanna freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au DON'T forget the extra 'l' when spelling 'alliteration'. Ten-year-old Brock Westgate made it to the fourth round of the Premier's Spelling Bee in Sydney yesterday and then forgot the...
New Film Is a Modern Take on Noah's Ark
CENTURIES ago, the Mayan civilisation left the world their calendar - a calendar with a clear end date. Since then, astrologists have discovered it, numerologists have found patterns that predict it and even geologists say the Earth is overdue for...
Our 5 Best Things to Do This Week
A Dash of G. Love G. LOVE & Special Sauce are no strangers to our shores. Having consistently delivered their freewheeling playful and earthy tunes to adoring Australian fans for 15 years, we are very excited to welcome them once again to Australia...
Rivafest Headliner Ash Grunwald Has Expanded His Act and Is about to Settle Down in One Place, Writes Georgina Bible; Ash Thinks It's Time to Find a Place He Can Call Home
ONE of the biggest problems facing Rivafest star Ash Grunwald is how to download the music he hears in his head. If he is able to recreate his auditory flashes of junkyard blues, Ash finds the songs already have a history - especially if they're...
SCU Anchors Region's Economy with $483M; for Every $1 Spent by University, Another $2.50 Is Generated
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au LISMORE'S university campus is definitely the hub of Southern Cross University and there are certainly no plans to move the university's operations anywhere else, according to vice-chancellor...
Striking a Right Balance on Water; Irrigators Learning to Share Precious Resource to Help Local Environment
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au STRIKING a balance between water for the environment and water users is the top priority of a new draft water sharing plan for the Richmond district, currently on exhibition. Yesterday, representatives...
The Ballina Players Relish the Chance to Explore the Life of Peter Allen, Writes Georgina Bible; the Boy from Oz Visits Ballina for a Spectacular Stage Show
HE tripped the light fantastic - dazzling the world with his glittering performances and sparkling personality. His life is a classic rags to riches story, from humble beginnings in the town of Tenterfield to centre stage in London and New York....
{UNLUCKY STRIKE} {Owner Unaware of Razed Home }; {Lightning Suspected of Destroying Dream Home {Ndash} REPORT, P2} {Bad News to Be Kept Secret from {Lsquo}holidaying Mum' }
Byline: Saffron Howden saffron.howden@northernstar.com.au WHEN Lynda Mallaby returns next week from the first proper holiday of her life, it will be to the charred remains of a home she spent years building. Ms Mallaby's oriental-style house...
We Can All Profit from Wisdom of a Prophet
KAHLIL GIBRAN in his time had more followers than Tiger Woods. The writings of the Lebanese poet (1883-1931), pictured, might sound as if he was angling for a job as a contributor to the Old Testament, but people lapped up his mystical pieces on...
With Whitley
ELECTRO-FOLK crooner Whitley is hitting the road once again. With sophomore album Go Forth, Find Mammoth fresh on the racks, he has scored a bunch of festival dates. He spoke with Adelaide French this week. If you could sum up the Whitley sound...
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