The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 28, 2009

Bob and Coleen Anderson Have Created a Little Slice of Heaven in Tintenbar; Last Chance to Catch a Beautiful Local Open Garden This Year
HIT the road this weekend, garden lovers, because this is your last chance to visit an Open Garden for the next six months or so. Coleen and Bob Anderson are opening their Tintenbar garden, and it's well worth a visit. This delightful garden on...
Chances Open for McIntosh
Byline: Amanda Sproule sport@northernstar.com.au WHEN golfer Greg McIntosh got a call 'just a few days ago' it wasn't your typical telemarketer. Instead, it was a call to let him know he would be playing in the Australian Open. "It's my first...
Climate-Change Sceptics Will Make Life Hell for Coming Generations
ONE becomes a little impatient with the current crop of flat-earthers and nay-sayers who persist in the futile belief that human activities have not had any influence on climate change and that we should all keep on with our profligate use of coal,...
Coast; to Country
Lismore MORE than 60 dancers, young and old will grace the stage at the Lismore Workers Club for the 24th annual Sharon Sidney School of Dance Charity Christmas Concert. The gala event will be held on Tuesday, raising money for Camp Quality....
Cutting through to the Heart of Party
Byline: ALEX EASTON alex.easton@northernstar.com.au THE chasm in the Federal Liberal Party over climate change and an emissions trading scheme cuts right through to the party's grass-roots membership, NSW Climate Change Shadow Minister and Lennox...
Educator's Show Puts the Vagina Front and Centre
Byline: Susanna Freymark susanna.freymark@northernstar.com.au WHEN Laura-Doe Harris' 12-year-old son, Avalon, invites friends to their Ocean Shores home, he doesn't bat an eyelid when they ask what the strange looking puppets are. He was used to...
Everyone Welcome at Richie's
Byline: Suni Golightly TODAY'S house-warming/ open day at the home of Richard and Kylie Allen is all about saying thank you. Thank you to a community that stepped in when tragedy struck. Thank you to the local businesses who gave their time and...
FernGully for Sale to Finance a Dream; Property Inspired Animated Hit Children's Film
Byline: KATE O'NEILL kate.o'neill@northernstar.com.au THE Federal property that inspired the hit children's film FernGully The Last Rainforest, is being sold. Its owners Diana and Wayne Young have put the 54.63 hectare property on the market...
From Blue Knob to Bolivia with Love
LUCY 'Wildflower' Palmer first performed on the North Coast with her singer/songwriter dad, Chris Aronsten, when she was eight years old, delighting audiences with her strong voice and sweet harmonies. Lucy's back in town to present a benefit concert,...
Gallery Hangs in the Balance; Star Readers Overwhelming in Support for Olley Centre
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au READERS of The Northern Star have spoken and you overwhelming want a new regional art gallery in Lismore. The result of the internet and SMS poll were 67 per cent in favour with 467 people...
Gardenia Ice Cream; Bring Your Garden into the Kitchen
HERE'S a delightful idea for this time of year, courtesy of Terry Bible, mother of Northern Star journalist Georgina Bible. Most of us know the ability of sugar to take on flavours such as vanilla bean and citrus peel, but Terry makes gardenia sugar...
Gold Medal Dummy Spit
IT'S UNAUSTRALIAN. Where's this Crawford coming from, cutting Olympic spending? Struth, how will it look when India, with barely 50 times more people, overtakes us in the medal count? We'll have to 'fess up at the next test: "I know half your...
High Aussie Dollar Slows Beef Export; Farmers Struggle as US Market Looks at Cheaper Options
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au THE HIGH Aussie dollar is making Australian beef too expensive to attract buyers from the United States. This was just one of the factors making life tougher for beef farmers in Northern NSW,...
High on a Slow Dream; Family in Ballina Nine Years and Four Children after Starting Trek
Byline: Graham Broadhead news@northernstar.com.au HERMAN and Candelaria Zapp, of Argentina, have travelled across three continents at 55km/h in a 1928-model vintage car to spread the message for others to live their dreams, whatever they may be....
It's a Finale Showcase for ArtStart
NEXT week Arts Northern Rivers celebrates young people from across the region at the finale showcase for the state government-funded ArtStart program. Since August there have been seven local projects happening around the Northern Rivers, from South...
Lil's Leaving Makes a Book
LIKE many parents who watch their children grow up and find their wings, Play School host Monica Trapaga was 'devastated' when her first-born left home. When Lil, a part-time trapeze artist/part-time uni student, was 18, she packed up her things...
Lismore Council's Extra Rate Rise; Meeting to Discuss Recommendation of Additional 3.5% Increase
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au A PROPOSAL to increase Lismore's residential rates by about 3.5 per cent above the usual annual rise will be discussed at the council's December meeting. If adopted and approved by the State...
Luxury and a Family Connection to the Land
OUR visits to India are always full of contrast, like India itself. Last week we arrived at our pre-booked hotel in Udaipur to attend the Ethical Feast, only to discover they had no record of our booking. What to do? I had fantasised for years...
No Time to Solve Murders; Lack of Funding and Resources Hamper Homicide Investigations
Byline: Dominic Feain dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au NORTH Coast murder investigations are going unsolved due to a lack of resources according to the Police Association of NSW. The association's North Region executive officer Tony King said...
Projecting Healing to Those in Need Is Easy, Calming and Cost-Effective; Absent Healing Makes the Heart Glow Healthier
COULD it be possible that something as simple as a kind thought can improve someone's health and well being? Some of you may have heard the term 'absent healing' or 'distance healing'. It is simply where an individual or group of people project...
She Said; Marriage Proposal Passes the Test to Wind Up School Year
Byline: SAMANTHA TURNBULL sam.turnbull@northernstar.com.au 'A DREAM come true' is how many women would describe a marriage proposal, but it was a truly accurate description for 18-year-old Nikki Scofield . Nikki was proposed to by her university...
Smut Disease Hits Cane Crops; Farmers Struck Another Blow after Frosts and Floods
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au THE Northern Rivers sugar cane industry has been dealt another blow, with the state's first case of smut disease found in a Condong crop. And it is likely that farmers at Broadwater...
Sport Plans Pulled Back from the Brink; A Taj Mahal Complex {Lsquo}never on the Drawing Board'
Byline: SAMANTHA TURNBULL sam.turnbull@northernstar.com.au THE Byron Community Sports Association was aghast to discover this week they came close to losing a 20-year campaign for a new sports complex at Ewingsdale. Byron Shire Council general...
The Golden Mean Is Infinite Beauty in Action
YOU may not have heard of the Golden Mean, but chances are at some point you've witnessed it in action - take for instance, the spirals of a conch shell. Regarded as a mysterious mathematical ratio ubiquitous in nature, the Golden Mean is believed...
The Sea-Change Owners Have Made This Restaurant a Hidden Gem, Writes JANE STAUNTON; Makuti Makes for Meditation in Iluka
EVEN had the food been disappointing, I would still rate this wee place as a hidden gem. The location of the Makuti Cafe in Iluka sends one off to a total state of calm. It is absolute waterfront, behind the Iluka boatshed on the beautiful Clarence...
The Therapeutic Effects of Humour Can Make Even the Bleakest of Situations Tolerable. So Lighten Your Life by Laughing Writes JENNIE DELL; Stand-Up Comedy {Hellip} It's No Laughing Matter, Say Our Local Comedians
THE old-school comedian slips on a banana skin and mimes the pain of his tumble - and we laugh, because by some trick he has transformed the tragedy of a fall into comedy. How did he do that? Did we laugh because we saw it coming, and he didn't?...
Vince Tuned for Rivafest; Leading Jazz Vocalist Headlines Ballina Concert
Byline: Rebecca Lollback rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au AUSTRALIA'S leading jazz vocalist Vince Jones is looking forward to his concert in Ballina tonight. But he hasn't planned the finer details of the night, which is being held as part...
We Pay for Councils' Financial Blunders
BEFORE councils go 'cap in hand for above norm rate rises' (NS, 7/11), at least one of them, Richmond Valley Council, might do well to manage its money better so we don't have to pay for its mistakes. Audited accounts for Richmond Valley Council,...
Woman Loses All Her Possessions to Drugs; Magistrate Gives Prolific User One Last Chance at Redemption
Byline: Alex Easton alex.easton@northernstar.com.au EVEN before she arrived at Lismore Local Court, Tracy Ellen Marriot had lost everything to drugs. Marriot, 49 of Lismore and also known as Tracy Leete, had become estranged from her two sons...

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