The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 5, 2012

$80 Million Injection for Lismore Base Hospital; Long Time Coming but New Facilities Include Critically Needed 28-Bed Emergency Ward
Byline: Alex Easton Deputy editor LISMORE Base Hospital will get a new $80 million emergency department in what health boss Chris Crawford says will be biggest building project in the city's history. Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek and...
A Lot Leica Champ
Byline: Stephen Senise LOCALLY-trained filly Leica Bita Lippy will be giving her rivals more than a bit of lip when she lines up in the Victory Ford Cup (1400m), the feature race at Murwill-umbah on Monday. A clean pair of heels is also on the...
A Meal with Less Mess; with Food Writer Shannon Newley
WHENEVER I get emails from readers about my recipes a which happily is most weeks, thank you a the first thing I ask is what kind of meals they would like to see on this page. It's all well and good for me to spend a day-and-a-half cooking something...
Ann's Top Three
Three nights for two in Rome Enjoy three nights in central Rome for the price of two with Tempo Holidays. Located just minutes from the Spanish Steps, the 4-star Hotel Rose Garden Palace is now from $406 per person twin-share based on a three-night...
Back in the Compact Game
CRUISE CONTROL Grant Edwards THE tide has turned for Honda in more ways than one. Waves of water which inundated Thailand have gone and the plant is expected to be back at full capacity from June. It's a timely return for the Japanese carmaker...
Bill's Taking the Byron Swim Easy; 90-Year-Old Is Cutting Short His 12th Crossing
Byline: Sue Gardiner Reporter BILL Ringland is going to be a bit of a bludger tomorrow and only swim the mini 800m event at the 25th annual Beach Hotel Ocean Swim Classic. But since he turned 90 on January 2 this year, no one is likely to begrudge...
Brissy by Shanks' Pony; Ann Rickard Takes a Walk with a Brisbane Local
EVERY traveller has experienced the difficulty of performing even the most perfunctory task in a strange city. Working out the subway or underground, unravelling the mystery of where to pay for parking... even crossing the road, catching a bus or...
Call for DIY Road Crews; Come Up with a Better Idea, Says Cr Yarnall
Byline: Sue Gardiner Reporter FRUSTRATION at the dire state of rural roads has sparked a push for Lismore City Council to supply ratepayers with the raw ingredi- ents to fix potholes and other road hazards near their homes. The DIY citizen road...
Coraki's Had It A[euro]" 12 Break-Ins in 10 Days
AFTER 12 break-ins in 10 days Bryan Denning says the Coraki community have had enough. The Coraki Newsagency owner said he believed teenagers were responsible for the latest crime wave, which came after an eight-week lull since the last crime spree....
East Lismore A[euro][approximately]in the Zone' in Men's Hockey
Byline: CLINT MALLETT Hockey correspondent THE fifth round of JH Williams Shield Premier League men's hockey will be played today with games at Goonellabah and Murwillumbah. East Lismore host Kingscliff at Hepburn Park, Goonellabah, from 4.20pm...
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The Product: B'laster specialist lubricants and penetrating catalysts The range of products available includes: PB Blaster - A powerful penetrating catalyst designed to free up and break loose rusty nuts and bolts Decal & Sticker remover...
Farming Won't Be Affected; Council Denies LEP Will Hinder Lismore Farmers
Byline: Jem Wilson Reporter FARMERS in the Lismore local government area will still be able to build fences and undertake most other forms of agriculture under the draft Local Environment Plan. Some farmers have said the plan could stop them...
From the Home Front
ELDERS Real Estate Ballina has welcomed Andrew Nieuwenhof on board as their newest sales consultant. aHaving lived all over Australia I have seen Elders as a recognisable brand in regional, rural and city property sales,a he said. aElders embrace...
Furious Fighting Turned Tide of War; the Battle of the Coral Sea Was One of Australia's Most Important, Writes HAMISH BROOME
SETTING aside Donald Horne's stinging critique, Australia's alucky countrya tag could be applied to our safe little spot at the bottom of the globe, protected by ocean and desert from foreign invasion. But 70 years ago, in 1942, our luck almost...
Get the Best for Your Investment
Natalie Leslie, managing director of Elders Real Estate in Ballina looks at the challenges that may face property owners in transferring agents. As a property owner, have you ever had the frustration of knowing that your property is not being well...
Good Presentation Will Pay off; If You Are Selling a Property, Make Sure Your Renovations Will Appeal to Buyers
It's great to be back on Channel Nine's The Block and I'm seeing some really innovative stuff from this year's contestants. It's amazing to see The Block slowly transformed week to week from a state of total disrepair to a series of amazing new homes....
Hats off to Study; SCU Graduates Celebrate Completion of Degrees
Byline: Paul Appelkamp Reporter IT'S that time of year when mortar-boards get thrown into the air at Southern Cross University and mature-age graduands Virginia and Julie Barratt couldn't be happier. At a Lismore campus graduation ceremony yesterday,...
Heaven Awaits in a Tropical Oasis; Move into This Fully-Renovated and Striking Home Complete with a Designer Kitchen, New Bathroom and Granny Flat
Byline: Christian Morrow Business and Property Editor BANGALOW Address: 12 Raftons Road Sales price: $895,000 Inspection times: By appointment Sales Agent: Patch and Taylor Lismore Website: patchtaylorrealestate.com.au Contact:...
Howlett's Star Is Set to Shine
Byline: Mark Brassel IN-FORM galloper Star of Octagonal is set to capture his first stakes race in more than two years when he lines up in the $151,000 Listed XXXX Gold Rowley Mile (1600m) at Hawkesbury's stand-alone Saturday meeting today. Star...
It's Not Splendid for Everyone
IF, SAY, you were popularly-elected as mayor of the Byron Shire by voters, one would have to assume that you were at the time, well, popular. One could also possibly assume that if the majority of councillors elected along with you broadly supported...
Lock Relishes Local Rivalry
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG League reporter MULLUMBIMBY lock Grant Cook is only 24 but he is one of the closest things to a veteran the young Giants have in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League this season. And tomorrow he will have to be at...
Low Cash Rates: Time to Rethink; Your Money Could Make You More Elsewhere
Byline: BUSINESS BUZZ PAUL CLITHEROE TUESDAY's 50 basis point cut to the official cash rate by the Reserve Bank of Australia is good news if you have a loan. But if you are an investor with cash on deposit, chances are the rate your money earns...
MATT GUNS FOR TITLE; Last Chance This Weekend for Toowoomba Teen to Claim Victory at Lismore Young Guns Titles
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter TOOWOOMBA kart racer Matt Jones knows it will be his final chance to get a victory at the Lismore Young Gun Titles this weekend. The 15-year-old, who will compete in the junior max division, was one of many...
Old Faithful Has New Tricks
WHEEL NUT Vani Naidoo YOU know that favoured pair of trackies? The ones you get into after a hard day at work, the ones you loll around in after a hard night on the beer, the ones you frantically reach for in the wee hours of the morning when...
Plea to Banks to Cut Rates; Move Needed to Help Continue Recovery
BUILDING associations have hailed the Reserve Bank's decision to significantly cut interest rates this month. Master Builders Queensland executive director Graham Cuthbert said the decision to cut rates had certainly been welcomed by Master Builders....
Privately Owned Resort Toberua Island Resort Fiji Is Offering an Unthinkable Deal A[euro]" 50% off All Accommodation
TOBERUA Island Resort is a unique, privately owned island resort offering guests an unforgettable Fijian holiday experience. At Toberua guests can relax, soak up the sunny tranquil atmosphere, enjoy the crystal clear tropical waters or dance barefoot...
Rescue Unit Always on Call; Flood Rescues Have Been a Frequent Feature of Police Work in Lismore since the 1800s, Writes RODNEY STEVENS
EVER since the Border Police Force began patrols of the Lismore region, floods have been a frequent part of police work. Since their first patrols in 1839, Lismore's Wilsons River has broken its banks more than 30 times in major floods. From...
Sax, Drugs and All That Jazz A[euro]" Music Needs a Generous Spirit
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN FOR renowned jazz saxophonist David Ades, life continues to be one big improvisation. Talking from his Bangalow home, six weeks after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, David said he responded to the news in the way...
Slaughterhouse Floor to MP; IAN THOMPSON Speaks with Janelle Saffin about Her Past and Plans for the Future
IMAGINE this: you're a 13-year-old girl from a fractured family and you leave school to get some money into your troubled Housing Commission home in Ipswich. You try hairdressing but are told you're two years too young to get an apprenticeship....
Star VIEW Hospital Funding Good for Labor and Saffin; DAVID KIRKPATRICKEditor in Chief
PROVIDING $60 million of the $80 million required for the Stage 3 upgrade of Lismore Base Hospital has virtually guaranteed Labor will retain the seat of Page at the next election. While the Labor brand is generally on the nose at a state and federal...
Stoner Asserts His Authority
Byline: FAST LANE Glenis Lindley Ducati's Valentino Rossi showed plenty of promise in practice, but when it came time for qualifying, he went off the boil, ending up 13th on the grid for the Spanish MotoGP. There were no such problems for local...
The Joy of Finding Yourself; Exploring Those Dreams Lost and Rediscovered
Byline: Seanna Cronin JASON Segel is on a roll. The actor and screenwriter stars in yet another movie he has co-written, The Five-Year Engagement. After his breakthrough film Forgetting About Sarah Marshall, Segel has been kicking goals with...
Threat to Ballina Turnover
Byline: RICHMOND RACING Grahame timbrell BALLINA Jockey Club has found itself in a glass half full situation after Racing NSW issued the new racing dates for next season. One of the club's biggest meetings of the year, in terms of turnover, is...
Turkeys Ready for Their Biggest Test of Season
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG League reporter KYOGLE lock Ryan Daley has been one of the most consistent players for the Turkeys this season and has helped them enter the fourth round of the NRRRL undefeated. But tomorrow Kyogle will have to take their...
Who Says Four-Play Is Overrated?
aNO WAY mate,a was the definitive word from the seasoned cabbie checking out the new EcoBoost Falcon in Hobart as Ford unleashed the media on the crucial new model. While he liked the look of it and swore by Falcons, the second he learned the EcoBoost...
Your Hideaway Right on the Beach; Welcome to This Sustainable and Vibrant Community with Plenty of Heart and Soul and Close to Byron Bay
Byline: Christian Morrow Business and Property Editor BYRON BAY 12/951 Broken Head Road Sales Price: $3.2m. Inspection times: By appointment Sales Agent: Byron Bay Property Sales Website: byronbaypropertysales.com.au Agent: Graham...