The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 26, 2012

10; Things to Do
1 BANGALOW Sew me up Today THE A&I Hall host Sew and Tell; a celebration of all things old and hand-made. Turning the spotlight on the creative folk of the Northern Rivers, it will run from 10am-4pm with free entry. Visit sewandtellfair.blogspot.com.au...
'60S Retro Provides Inspiration; Look out for Characters from Old TV Shows
Byline: Seanna Cronin WILL Smith loves the movies. Not in a movie star kind of way. He loves the little cogs that, when put together, produce a fine piece of entertainment. He tinkers with them, helps nurture them and picks them up at the...
Another World; Everyone Should Experience the Surreal Beauty and Thrill of Drifting in a Balloon, Breathing in the Sunrise
DOMINIC FEAIN news@northernstar.com.au Where: 1 Old Brunswick Rd, Tyagarah When: 60 to 90 mins before sunrise How much: $325 per passenger, includes champagne breakfast How long: One hour flight, allow four hours for everything else...
Awards Build on Reputation; Nation's Top Builders, Designers Honoured
THE NEW South Wales housing industry made its mark, with the state's top builders and designers winning several categories at a prestigious residential building industry awards night. The 2012 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards recognised the nation's...
Away with the Fairies; through My Eyes with Damian Bathersby
I WAS reading something about the Tooth Fairy the other day and it got me wondering about a few things. For instance, can anyone explain to me why we ever invented the little sucker. And what does she look like? In fact, is it even a little girl...
Ballina's Dream on Track
BALLINA Jockey Club wants to tear up its course proper and replace the turf racing surface with an all-weather StrathAyr track Coif it can get support from the other seven Northern Rivers clubs. Club chairman Dr Bob Jemison took the proposal, estimated...
Clean Beach Saving Lives
Clean sea How can you help clean up the oceans? Don't use plastic bags. Educate your friends and family and spread community awareness. Raise the issue at school or university a it may provide an opportunity to start a local project. ...
Coraki Keen to Build on Form
CLINT MALLETT Hockey correspondent CORAKI will be confident after their gutsy win over East Lismore last week when they take on Northern Star today in the eighth round of JH Williams Shield men's hockey. The game at Hepburn Park, Goonellabah,...
Customers Still Top Priority
RURAL Buying Service has been around since the early 1970s, servicing the local area, offering customers the very best quality and price. For the past 25 years husband and wife team Peter and Heather Fletcher have had the reins. This year they...
CWA's Uncertain Future
REBECCA LOLLBACK Ballina reporter rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au WITH a 71-year history, the Ballina branch of the Country Women's Association is an integral part of the local community. For 42 of those years, the organisation has...
Dish of Red Herrings; Old Wives Tales with Ann Rickard
I'M NOT fond of herrings and I'm even less enamoured of red herrings. And red herrings aplenty there have been in The Killing, a Danish whodunit television series of 20 weekly episodes I hired from the video store and am attempting to watch in a...
Doubt over Arts Funding
JESSICA GREWAL jessica.grewal@apn.com.au The office AS vital as it is to them, the Tweed Heads Trade and Investment office looks after a lot more the arts. The office combines five sections ranging from small business to medical research....
Feed the Soil, Not the Plant; Compost a Vital Ingredient to Sustain a Healthy, A[euro][approximately]living' Soil with Bacteria, Fungi and Worms to Break Down Plant Nutrients
COMPOSTING a PART 1 THE provision of a healthy a[approximately]living' soil is the key to establishing a hardy thriving garden. Soil is, after all, the essential medium which supports all plant growth, and for this reason it is undoubtedly the most...
Floating Village Full of Hope; JANN BURMESTER Visits the People on an Inland Lake
The relatively modern and new school in the Chong Khneas floating village. THE baby lies asleep in a hammock on an old, wooden boat. A tattered piece of cloth provides some shade from the searing sun, as the baby's mother fishes from the side...
Flyhalf Could Be Key
IF there is one position on the field that Wollongbar-Alstonville should have the edge over four-time defending premiers Lennox Head today, it should be fly-half. Whether it is enough to get the Pioneers across the line in their Far North Coast...
FPR Continue to Dominate V8s
Byline: FAST LANE Glenis Lindley Factory team, Ford Performance Racing (FPR), continues to dominate V8 Supercar racing recording victories in both races at Phillip Island, Victoria, despite Team Vodafone's race wins in 2009, plus their 500-kilometre...
Friends Help Widowed Mum
SUE GARDINER Sue.Gardiner@northernstar.com.au KRYSTEN Basso is hunched over in her Bangalow lounge room trying to figure out how to program an automatic electricity timer athingoa. It's one of the many new skills Krysten has had to master...
GREAT WIN; Trainer's Decision to A[euro][approximately]repair' Injured Horse Pays Off
7 a Beef Week Cup (1400m) 1. UNIVERSAL BELIEF 58.5 (Peter Graham) $2.50 favourite 2. HASLINGTON (NZ) 54.0 (Marlon Dolendo) $13 3. INSTANT SUCCESS 54.0 (Terry Treichel) $10 4. Catch The Light 54.0 (Chris Whiteley) $5 5. Blissful Honour...
High-Performance Products
LANDMARK customers will be able to talk to representatives of Loveland at this Thursday's Open Day. Loveland offers a complete line of high-performance input products. Their portfolio of seed treatment, plant nutrition, fertiliser, adjuvant and...
Hint of Zing in Winter Dish; with Food Writer Shannon Newley
IS THERE anything better than a rich tomato pasta on a cold night? I doubt it. Spaghetti bolognaise is definitely a staple dish for me during the colder months but I do like to mix it up a little. This super-rich cannelloni dish is an easy one to...
Hoping to Make a Difference
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au INDIGENOUS people looking to join the police force are getting a head start through a groundbreaking new program being run at Casino. After completing her HSC, Goonellabah's Jodie Manton studied...
Hop to It to See New Sites; There's Plenty to Taste in a Trip to the Big Apple. David Potts Reports
GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT NEW YORK Phone Flight Centre on 1300 939 414 or see flightcentre.com.au for the best airfare comparisons. The Beacon Hotel: beaconhotel.com For great success with getting tickets for sports, concerts, Broadway theatre and...
Learning to Fly
Byline: Cassandra tobin HOW do you find the balance between wrapping your kids in cotton wool and letting them run free? Parenting author Pinky McKay says she tends to err on the free-range side. aLet them climb trees, jump off fences,a she...
Mandy Fails to Deliver; No Winner in Cow Pat Lotto Event
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au THE pressure was on Mandy the 11-year-old British white cow at the Casino Beef Week Cow Pat Lotto event on Friday morning in the town's main street. The crowd had bought their tickets in the event...
Metgasco's $2B Injection
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au METGASCO ECONOMIC IMPACT(NORTHERN RIVERS) Projected total economic impact (direct and indirect) for the Northern Rivers over 20 years: $826 million during construction phase. $1.2 billion...
Minister Sticks to Rego Plan
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au Who gets it 200 of NSW Police's 552 highway patrol cars will be fitted with number plate recognition devices next year. This represents 6% of police vehicles across NSW. Only 12 Queensland...
Mother's Anguish over Her Lost Son
Colin Gilmore news@northernstar.com.au Investigation POLICE are still investigating the crash that killed 19-year-old Clayton Buckland and injured two his two younger sisters, who were in the car he was driving. Clayton died when the car...
Mustang Fires Up
MITCHELL CRAIG League reporter Competition points: Grafton Ghosts 12, Evans Head 10, Byron Bay 8, Murwillumbah 8, Kyogle 8, Northern United 5, Marist Brothers 4, Casino 4, Lower Clarence 2, Mullumbimby 1. Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby each...
Opera's Total Work of Art; the Ring Cycle Combines Music, Theatre and Literature and Took 26 Years to Complete
FOR many opera aficionados, attending a production of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, known as The Ring Cycle, is the quintessential opera experience. The German composer was one of the most influential figures of 19th century music and...
PI Job Inspires Debut
CATHERINE Berlin is an unusual heroine, even for a crime fiction novel. Although she works in law enforcement, she's addicted to heroin. But when the doctor who prescribes her supply is killed, she has seven days of clarity to solve one of the toughest...
Pothole Donations Welcome
MEL MCMILLAN mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au THE work of the Northern Rivers pothole angel Ron Dart is being supported through donations from appreciative road users to help him cover the cost of buying spray paint cans. Since about 2009...
Property and Wealth Generation; with Know-How, You Can Convert a Modest Deposit into a Sizeable Nest Egg
WELL-LOCATED and actively managed investment property is one of the best ways for everyday Australians to generate wealth, with its attractive combination of capital growth, rental income and generous tax breaks. With a little effort and know-how,...
Rejuvenated Mare Set for Taree
GRAHAME TIMBRELL Racing columnist TAREE trainer Michael Byers has lowered his sights with the former Sydney mare Estancia Rios and instead of tackling Listed metropolitan company, she will resume in the Gloucester Cup (1250m) at Taree tomorrow....
Running Is Jules' Life
I'VE never quite managed to get to grips with the concept of running being fun. Does the fun start when the stitch goes away, the cramp evaporates, blisters heal, aching calf muscles, well, stop aching, or fire goes out in your chest? It's just...
Sleep in Time for Jeff
HAMISH BROOME hamish.broom@northernstar.com.au TIMELINE 1991: Debut Wiggles album released. 1993: Wiggles quit teaching and go full time, 1995: The Wiggles set video and music sales records. 1998: The Wiggles Movie becomes the fifth-highest...
Snags Fly at Brekky; Diners Dig in to Mass Sausages and Steak Session for Beef Week Breakfast
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au THERE'S an old rural saying that you can make more money out of mud than you can out of dust. So, while it rained lightly at the Beef Week Breakfast with the Butchers event yesterday morning, no...
Staff Reject Plan
SUE GARDINER news@northernstar.com.au SENIOR medical staff claim a proposal to cut the emergency doctor from Mullumbimby Hospital after 10pm will not save money and will reduce the quality of care offered at the facility. The Mullumbimby Hospital...
Winter Snakes; Suspected Brown Snake a Reminder to Be Careful
WITH Mike Fitzgerald WE tend to forget about snakes when the weather starts to chill, but despite those decidedly nippy evenings and mornings, the clear, sunny, 20-degree days are still plenty warm enough for snakes to be active. Last week...

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