The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 13, 2010

Above Average Is Good Enough
TRAINER Lee Freedman says the revamped Sandown Cup run over 3200 metres on the steeplechase course todayis the right race for Above Average to go out on a winning note. The imported High Chaparral five-year-old has been racing well over the spring...
a[euro][approximately]Use-By Date' Reached; Clunes Store Owners Sell to Head to the Farm after 30 Years in Retail
Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH Real Estate Editor TWO familiar faces are to disappear from the daily lives of Clunes residents. Peter Taylor and his wife Rhonda have sold the village's general store, and will move out on November 28. The new owners,...
Affordable and Stylish; This Sports Utility Vehicle Is a Little Bit Sporty, a Little Bit City and a Little Bit Tough
Vital statistics Model: Kia Sportage Platinum. Details: Five-door all-wheel drive hatch. Engine: 2.4-litre in-line, four-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC engine generating maximum power of 130kW @ 6000rpm and peak torque of 227Nm @ 4000rpm. Transmission:...
A Lick of Paint to Lift Home Value; Freshen Up for Summer and Grab Buyers' Attention
Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH Real Estate Editor Homeowners may want to turn over a new leaf before summer sets in. And what could be newer than a fresh coat of paint, to help your home glow through the holiday months a and look its best if you are putting...
Australian Tennis Cannot Be Serious; McEnroe Gives Aussie Men a Serve
Byline: ADRIAN WARREN AMERICAN tennis legend John McEnroe hailed Pat Rafter's appointment as Australian Davis Cup captain, but said it was unbelievable Australia did not have a single man ranked in the world's top 50. Seven-time grand slam winner...
Brokers Break in to Mortgage Market; New Home Loan Brand Sets Sights on Financial Sector Revolution with Plans to Become Industry Leaders Nationwide
Byline: Michele Sternberg Australia's first mortgage broker-owned home loan brand has been launched with plans to revolutionise the financial services sector by linking brokers to a postcode. 1300 Home Loan was founded by former loan market executive...
Bully Victims in A[euro][approximately]dark Place'; Victims Shed Light on Bullying at Expo
Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH Senior Reporter THE distressing voices of the victims of bullying were heard in Lismore yesterday. Those attending the Freedom from Bullying Expo listened as the personal stories from Tina Pagura, Jacqui McLeod and Cathy...
Bunny Hunt for Macao Casino
CHINESE businessmen are hopping over to Australia to go hunting for the world's best bunnies a and not of the small, fluffy variety. The spotlight search is on for stylish, engaging and sophisticated women to audition in Sydney to become an iconic...
Call to Suspend Gas Exploration; Latest Contamination Sparks Protest
Byline: Staff reporter and AAP NSW Greens Upper House MP Cate Faehrmann has again called for amoratorium on coal seam gas exploration in the state during a protest against the industry in Sydney. Ms Faehrmann's call comes after a contamination...
Dancers Wild for Honey; Byron Festival a Celebration of Dance and Meditation
Byline: Amanda Buchanan Reporter DRAPED in delightful gold, green and black fabrics, Belinda Burton and Tatiana Keller are busy preparing for the Wild Honey Dance Festival this weekend. Held throughout the Byron Bay area, the festival features...
Few Rides for Top Apprentice
Byline: RICHMOND RACING Grahame timbrell TOMMY BERRY might have won the Sydney apprentices' premiership last year and be leading again this year but he has found itno easy task to land rides at the Ballina TAB meeting on Tuesday. Berry is coming...
Founding Family Member Remembers
A DESCENDANT of some of the founders of North Lismore's Italo Australian Sports Recreation Club, Butch Verardo, is a proud supporter of the club. "My mother and father were one of the original founding members of the club," he said. "Along with...
Heated Hybrid Debate; Korean Carmaker Says Its Latest System Is Superior to Japanese Rivals
HYUNDAI says Toyota's hybrid technology is out of date and that it has developed a superior petrol-electric system. The Korean car maker will in December launch its first hybrid model, the Sonata Hybrid, in its first overseas market, the US. ...
Hockey Hits ALP over Bank Rises
over bank rises. CM Westpac Banking Corp. CM National Australia Bank Ltd. CM Commonwealth Bank of Australia ID Banking industry SD 6021 National commercial banks SD 6022 State commercial banks SD 6029 Commercial banks, not elsewhere classified PR...
It's All Business for Casino's Trip Away
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter FAR North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket defending premiers the Casino Cavaliers are set to hunker in a Tweed Heads motel tonight. And, no, it's not a social trip. They are set to be pushed to the limit...
Judging of Home Wares Not Easy; It's a Serious Job Finding Best Cakes and Preserves
Byline: Amanda Buchanan Reporter BEFORE the fun and frivolityof the Mullumbimby Showthis weekend there was some serious judging yesterday. Donna Jenner had the hard task of picking the best cakes and preserves, while Sue Constable and Mary Polidano...
Keep Your Window Dressing Simple; Householders Are Seeking an Expensive Image for Their Windows A[euro]" as Long as It's Not Too Fussy
Byline: kate platt There has been a trend towards simpler and more streamlined window dressings this year. Curtains and blinds are a lot less fussy than ever: it seems people are simplifying their windows as well as the rest of their lives. Until...
Magistrate Lashes out at Drink-Drivers; Alcohol-Fuelled Driving Incidents Have Become A[euro][approximately]ridiculous'
Byline: Ross Irby Court Reporter NUDGING five times the legal alcohol limit, Stephen Sutherland was stopped by Kyogle police when they saw his Ford Falcon weaving along Summerland Way late at night. Sutherland, 43, of Grevillia, received a tongue...
New Milker Is Udderly Fantastic; World First Robotic Machine Cuts Dairy Farmers' Workload
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN Rural Reporter DAIRY farmers may finally be able to sleep-in after a world first robotic rotary milking machine, promising fully-automated milking, was unveiled yesterday. Woodview dairy farmer Terry Toohey travelled to Menangle,...
Rates Certain to Be Continuing Hot Topic; Real Estate Editor Digby Hildreth Scans the Home Loan Horizon
The week saw a lot of talk about big bank profits and continuing calls for action on inter-bank competition. But by the time Domain went to press, there was little for the hard-pressed mortgage holder, borrowers wanting to switch or the uncertain...
SES Works to Curb Flood Complacency; It's Only a Matter of Time before Lismore's CBD Is Again Flooded
Byline: DOMINIC FEAIN Reporter LISMORE'S CBD has been flood-free since the levee was commissioned in 2005, but it's only a matter of timebefore that changes, according to Lismore SES flood intelligence officer Lindsay Matterson. When flooding...
Skin Sense; When It Comes to Anti-Ageing, Brooke Francisco Newberry Says Prevention Is Better Than Cure
Many people still see caring for their skin or undertaking anti-ageing procedures as an act of vanity, says Brooke Francisco Newberry, a registered nurse and practitioner specialising in facial rejuvenation techniques. But a greater understanding...
Teen Toy Gun Hold-Up Accused Faces Court
A CASINO teenager, accused of using a replica plastic pistol in the attempted robbery of a 71-year-old man, has pleaded guilty to knowingly travelling in a stolen car just two weeks before. The 14-year-old appeared before Casino Children's Court...
There Is Still No Place like Home ... Commodore Is Still a Winner after 15 Years and a Recent Makeover to the VE Series
RETURNING to the old stamping ground often conjures feelings of comfort through familiarity. Heading ahomea always stirs emotions. And getting into a Commodore or Falcon has the ability to do the same. Just about anyone born before the 1990s...
Truckie Trip Ends in Hall of Fame; Tuller Driver Spends 47 Years Behind the Wheel
Byline: MEL MCMILLAN Reporter JOHN BURSLE, of Tullera, has spent 47 years on the road behind the wheel of a big rig and at 68 years old he is still truckIn'. So, it is no surprise Mr Bursle was recently inducted into theNational Road Transport...
Village Wants a Webber Win; Mentmore Occupants Ready to Cheer Australian All the Way to F1 World Title
MOTOR SPORT: Only a fool would dare question the Formula One allegiances of the locals around the tiny English village of Mentmore. This is Mark Webber country. Former English world F1 champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button don't get a look...
Webber May Yet Be the World Champion; Three-Way Battle for Formula One Season Honours Will Be Decided at the Final Round in Abu Dhabi
Byline: FAST LANE Glenis Lindley By finishing second in the Brazilian Grand Prix, Australian Red Bull ace Mark Webber still has a fighting chance of becoming the 2010 world champion. The unfortunate news, from an Aussie point of view, is that...
Weights Right as Police Burn Seized Drugs
Byline: DOMINIC FEAIN Reporter THE SCALES of justice hit a glitch this week as officers from Strike Force Unwin's cannabis eradication program attempted to weigh more than 25kg of seizedvacuum-sealed cannabis. The overworked police scales couldn't...
What Do Women Want? to Be Heard; Treat Both Partners the Same or Lose Sales, Agents Warned
Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH Real Estate Editor Real estate agents who ignore women in the property purchase process do so at their own peril, warns Brian Warrick, manager of First National Wal Murray in Ballina. "They risk alienating a major buying...
Wrestle in the Kitchen; Former Wife Attacks New Wife in Her Kyogle Home
Byline: Ross Irby Court Reporter ARMED with a screwdriver Tania McKay went to the home of her former husband and attacked his new wife, yelling at her: "Get out of this town. I should have killed you a long time ago." McKay, 47, of Horseshoe...
Young Guns Challenge Top Shots
Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter LISMORE Target Rifle Club captain David Gaze will leave his a[approximately]house full of medals' today and attempt to shoot his way to glory to add some new ones to his mantelpiece. The club hosts the annual...
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