The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from March 5, 2011

All Maintenance Has Been Done; Enjoy the North Coast Lifestyle in This Attractive Family Home Close to the Richmond River at West Ballina
Byline: TRACEY HORDERN Property Reporter BALLINA ADDRESS: 30 Daydream Avenue PRICE: $445,000 DETAILS: Classic family home, solid and comfortable in handy locale AGENT: First National Wal Murray & Co, Ballina CONTACT: John McQueen...
Australian Grand Prix Steps into the Limelight
Byline: FAST LANE Glenis Lindley Following the shock cancellation of next weekend's opening Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix (because of political unrest), Melbourne's Australian Grand Prix has stepped into the limelight hosting Round 1 of the championship,...
Brendan's Love Life Becomes a Game of Russian Roulette
I'VE WRITTEN before of my lonely friend and neighbour Brendan, his search for love and his penchant for a bridal website centred on the twenty-something beauties of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, which culminated in the arrival on the Northern Rivers...
Cavaliers Confident of Securing the Points
CASINO Cavaliers will go into today's second day of their two-day clash against Lennox Head full of confidence after posting a competitive 224 last Saturday in the heavyweight clash at Meagan Crescent Oval. Cavaliers' top-order batsmen Rodney Wells...
Centre Now Seen as A[euro][approximately]positive Hub'; Programs Helping to Curb Anti-Social Behaviour
Byline: Peter Weekes Lismore Council reporter AFTER a rocky start, crime and other anti-social behaviours around the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre have plummeted. The level of crime was now negligible after a series of programs were implemented...
Centre of Attention; Lennox Head Facility Catering for the Community Nears Completion
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina Shire reporter IN about a month, the long-awaited Lennox Head Community Centre and skate park will be finished. Yesterday The Northern Star toured the facility, which includes a main auditorium, several meeting...
Co-Gen Plants Bitter Pill for Sugar Co-Op; Mills' $16.8M Profit Soured by Failure of Energy Venture
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN Rural reporter IT HAS been a bitter sweet year for the NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative. At the same time its co-generation plants a a joint venture with the State Government a went into receivership, the co-operative announced...
Credit Approvals Don't Last Forever; Kim Morris Warns Buyers Not to Run out of Time and Face a Last-Minute Financial Snarl-Up
MY JOB takes me from Grafton to Coolangatta, allowing me to chat to a wide range of people in the finance and real estate industries. An issue that's been cropping up lately is that some property sales are falling over at the last minute because...
Cruze Continues to Impress Australian Motorists
Hot on the heels of the unveiling of the new Australian-made Series II Cruze, Holden's popular small sedan continues to impress Australian motorists, recording its highest ever February sales figure. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries...
First Put Some Thought into a Plan; Nick Alderson Has Been a Practising Landscape Architect for Nearly 30 Years and Is Now Based at Goolmangar. Today's Article Is the First in What Will Be a Weekly Item Focussed on Landscape Architecture, with an Emphasis on Garden Design
A CHINESE proverb captured the universal appeal of the garden with its advice on how to attain lasting happiness. Having listed the various pursuits that might lead to a short-lived happiness, it states: aIf you want to be happy for a lifetime, then...
From the Home Front
AN iconic building in Lismore is to be auctioned through a national firm that had some impressive results in Byron Bay last year. The Byron Bay properties included the ANZ Bank building in Jonson St, which fetched $4.425 million and another retail...
Hunt for Clues in Death of Uki Man; Police Appeal to Publicto Provide Information
Byline: Peter Caton Tweed reporter POLICE yesterday renewed calls for information from people who knew a disabled pensioner from Uki who was brutally bashed to death last November. They have called for anyone who had dealings with, or even played...
Lismore Bells Get a Ringing Endorsement; Bellringers in St Andrew's Belfry
Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH Reporter A BAND of bellringers from Bristol has invaded the belfry of Lismore's St Andrew's Church to give the town a taste of West Country peal appeal. The 12 ringers a only non-ringers use the name campanologists, app-arently...
Make Lists to Find Your Ideal Home; A Methodical Approach Is Vital to the House-Buying Process, Says John McGrath
WHEN you're a motivated buyer, it is not uncommon to devote every Saturday to looking for a new home, inspecting 10 or so properties a day. Depending on your mindset, this can be fun or a real chore. Either way, taking in that much information...
Many Facets to Life of Noted Ballina Jewellery Designer
ON a typical balmy Ballina day, more than 120 people gathered at a quiet riverfront property in South Ballina to farewell Stephen Leuckel, who died unexpectedly, after a short illness. They came from all walks of life, about a week after Mr Leuckel's...
Matinee Meet an A[euro][approximately]experiment'
Byline: RICHMOND RACING Grahame timbrell LISMORE'S TAB matinee meeting today is part of an experiment between the club, Racing NSW and Sky Racing. This is one of the few times a club has been allowed to run eight races at a matinee meeting. ...
Nature versus Nurture Debateruns through Creative Writing
YOU wouldn't dream of asking a boiler-maker to create your engagement ring, even though he'd be well versed in working with metals. Nor would you expect a 12-year-old child to lead an expedition through New Zealand's wilderness simply because they...
New Blood on Lismore Lending Scene; Two Young Northern Rivers Locals Are Applying Their Talents to Help People Realise Their Housing and Investment Goals
THE Lismore branch of the Commonwealth Bank welcomed two new arrivals in recent months a a pair of bright youngsters to strengthen its home loans arm. Skye de Witt and Gareth Herman came from other branches in the area a she from Casino and he from...
Nimbin Is Our Richest School Remote Schools Do Better with Funding; My School Website Puts It Well Ahead of Others in Our Area
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN Reporter Funding per student Byron Bay High: $11,806 Xavier College, Ballina: $11,321 Mullumbimby High: $12,093 Shearwater Steiner School, Mullumbimby: $12,093 Ballina High School: $15,987 Richmond Christian...
Ocean Views from Expansive Deck; Much Thought Has Gone into the Renovation of This Family Home, with a Downstairs Studio Adding to the Options
Byline: TRACEY HORDERN Property Reporter LENNOX HEAD ADDRESS: 39 Sandstone Crescent PRICE: $795,000 DETAILS: Beautifully renovated family home with expansive ocean views, high ceilings and plenty of other space AGENT: Elders Lennox Head...
One Fee A[euro]" and You're Leak Free; Preventative Maintenance Plumbing Package Takes the Hassle out of Your Home Ownership
IMAGINE having your own plumber for 12 months, at a locked-in fee of $250 (conditions apply) for each a household, no matter how many visits he makes. That's just what Laser Plumbing is offering customers, with their new preventative maintenance...
Pretty Rural Views over the Valley; Thoughtful Features Make Ownership of This Quality Brick and Tile Home a Comfortable and Easy-Care Proposition
Byline: TRACEY HORDERN Property Reporter LISMOREHEIGHTS ADDRESS: 37 Woodland Ave PRICE: $485,000 DETAILS: Well-maintained family home with good yard and views from rear. AGENT: Ian Weir & Sons, Lismore CONTACT: Neil Short MOBILE:...
Rapist Kept Behind Bars Pending Report; Imprisoned in 1995 for Attack on Byron Bay Woman
Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH Court reporter CONVICTED rapist Craig Darryl Richardson is to stay in prison until March 18, pending the outcome of a Supreme Court hearing into his mental fitness to be released from custody. Richardson was sentenced to...
Rat May Rule the Kitchen; Bill Ringland's Team-Mates Say He's a Bragger
Byline: Joshua Spasaro Sports reporter FORMER Southern Cross University Gold Rat Bill Ringland may be a star on Channel 7's My Kitchen Rules at the moment, but according to his old team-mates he never had the passion to become a chef. aBill wasn't...
Remembering the Start of a New Life; A Century since Dreadnought Scheme Launched
Byline: PETER WEEKES Senior reporter ONE hundred years ago today, the first batch of a[approximately]dreadnought boys' set sail from England for a new life in the antipodes. Most of them aged between 15 and 19years of age and many of them orphans,...
Ritchie Wants Test Players to Coach
Byline: Joshua Spasaro Sports reporter FORMER Australian Test batsman Greg Ritchie would be one of the few cricket fans in the country who believes the national selectors were correct in leaving Mike Hussey out of the team's 15-man World Cup squad...
Road Paved in Broken Pledges; New Promises to Finish Highway Upgradeflow Thick and Fast as State Election Looms
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison Police Reporter TWENTY-SEVEN people died on the Pacific Highway in 2009. Another 935 people received injuries a including lost limbs, disabling spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Out of all crashes on...
Students Join in to Help Clean Up; Program Teaches Kids Environmental Sustainability
Byline: Kate O'Neill Byron Reporter CLEAN-UP SITES LISMORE: Lismore McDonald's, 8am-10am. Lismore High School, 11am-2pm. St John's College Woodlawn, 9am-12pm. Cnr Wyrallah Rd and Oliver St, East Lismore, 11am-2pm. BALLINA: Kingsford Smith Dr,...
Tackling the Housing Crisis; Barrister's Clerk Sets Up Website to Help Others Find Accommodation
Byline: Kate O'Neill Reporter HAVING lived through her own housing crisis, Christine Coles wants to help others out of theirs. Ms Coles is in her 50s and works as a barrister's clerk, but not long ago she was forced out of her two-bedroom unit...
There's More to Property Than Profit; Sellers Can No Longer Be Looking for a Quick Buck. Buying Is for the Long-Term
Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH Real Estate Editor I ATTENDED an auction in Byron Bay this week which the doom merchants might have been seen as a snapshot of the lacklustre state of the property market right now. Despite having some of the Bay's most...
Titans Ready to Rumble; Gold Coast Players Laugh off Suggestions Their Squad Is Too Old to Win Grand Final
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter GOLD COAST Titans second rowers Ryan James and Bodene Thompson have dismissed suggestions the 2011 squad has too many older players to keep up with the pace of the NRL. The Titans have eight players in key...
Top Field Here for the Formula 500; Charlie Brown to Take on Queensland's Best
Byline: Dennis Newlyn Speedway correspondent A QUALITY field will contest the NSW Formula 500 Championship at Lismore Speedway tonight. The best drivers not only from the host state, but also Queensland, will attempt to win the championship which...
Top Sport Serves Up Dream Ride; It's Fun, Fun, Fun, and Comfy
SOMETIMES it's nice to get caught up in the daydream of life. Sometimes it's nice to dream about what you would do with that big lotto win, about watching the sun rise on a yacht off the Whitsundays, about sleeping in past 5am on a Sunday. It's...
Trainer's ,Cytwo-Pronged' Attack
Byline: Tony White Racing writer BALLINA trainer Andrew Pilling will make a two-pronged frontal and rearward attack at winning tomorrow's Kyogle Cup (1516m) at Lismore. Pilling saddles up last start winner, front running Morning High (Gabrielle...
World Cup Coach to Guide the Dolphins; Nixon to Help FNC Head to Country Championships
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter A FORMER World Cup rugby union coach has jumped on board to help guide the Far North Coast Dolphins in to the New South Wales Country Championships in Lismore this month. Paul Nixon, who coached Romania...
You're Never Too Old to Be Active and Young at Heart
NSW HEALTH yesterday announced a new website that will enable older people and health professionals to access physical activity services that will help prevent injury and chronic disease. By simply entering your suburb, the Active and Healthy website...