The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from July 28, 2012

10; Things to Do
1 BYRON BAY Read all about it Friday to Sunday FOR those inclined to good reading, Byron Bay Writers Festival returns; this time at the Byron Bay Beach Resort, North Byron. Guests include Bob Brown, Isobelle Carmody and Fiona O'Loughlin....
A Disaster Averted; How the Captain and Crew Saved Qantas Flight QF32
.ON NOVEMBER 4, 2010, what began as a routine, long-haul flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife's edge of being one of the world's worst air disasters. Four minutes out of Singapore's Changi Airport, at an altitude of 2100m (7000 feet),...
Architects Do More Than Just Design; They Are More like a Building Partner to Guide You on Your Journey, Says John McGrath
GOOD-quality design is one of the most important aspects of residential property today. It's great to see a growing recognition among Australian home owners of the value of good-quality design a and even more, the value of a talented experienced architect....
Bellamy out to Build His Lead
THE TAB meeting at Lismore today is probably the most important that Coffs Harbour trainer Brett Bellamy will attend all season. Bellamy has six horses engaged as he makes one final bid to strengthen his lead and defend his NSW Country trainers'...
City Slicker Gains Some Extra Verve
TALK about the weight of expectation! This second generation Hyundai i30 certainly has big shoes to fill and not much time to do it. The original i30 was such a lovely success story for the Korean company. It made waves since it was released five...
Distance Makes Journey Worth It
Byline: GRAHAME TIMBRELL Racing correspondent EAGLE Farm trainer Steven O'Dea is sending two horses across the border to start at Lismore's TAB meeting today because of a lack of suitable middle-distance races in Queensland. He will start the...
Driver Dies in Two-Car Crash
RODNEY STEVENS news@northernstar.com.au IN BRIEF IN a separate accident, emergency services workers rushed to the scene of a single vehicle rollover on Rifle Range Rd at Wollongbar yesterday morning. A NSW ambulance spokeswoman said when...
Facing My Inner Artist; Drawing Requires Us to Look at Things in a Whole New Light
YES I've glued things together. And sometimes I draw stick figures in meetings to make it look like I'm taking notes. In light of that, it would be far-fetched to call myself an artist. Hold the press! Last weekend I took an art class but...
Injuries Hit the Evans Head Bombers Injuries Hit the Bombers
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter NRRRL LADDER Murwillumbah 26, Grafton Ghosts 22, Ballina 22, Byron Bay 20, Northern United 19, Marist Brothers 14, Evans Head 14, Kyogle 12, Mullumbimby 7, Casino 6, Lower Clarence 4. EVANS Head halfback...
It All Came Down to Tyre Selection
Practice began with a bang in Germany, at least for seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, whose Mercedes GP slammed into the fence in treacherous conditions. However, he was able to qualify, starting third on the grid after Mark Webber was...
Kitchens Are the Heart of a Home; the Difference between a Successful Outcome from a Sale and a Disappointing One Could Come Down to the Kitchen
The rise of reality renovation shows, the soaring popularity of cooking shows and the era of the celebrity chef are all leading to the big trend in property renovation - the kitchen isn't just the hearth of the family home, it's the celebrity in the...
Like Life in a Penthouse; Ann Rickard Finds Peace and Calm in the Middle of Bangkok
SOME years ago I was enjoying a hotel inspection with a flawlessly groomed PR woman at The Peninsula Hong Kong when she said: aWould you like to see the penthouse suite?'' Would I ever? A peek was about as close as I'd ever come to experiencing...
Little Luxuries for $700
ADELAIDE FRENCH adelaide.french@northernstar.com.au USUALLY reserved for performing artists and media, this was the first time tickets for the Gold Bar at Splendour in the Grass (in other words, the VIP bar) have been available to the public....
Living Costs Better by a Country Mile
HELEN HAWKES helen.hawkes@northernstar.com.au Petrol and power You may think petrol is expensive here but a survey by the NRMA found that the centres that consistently appear in the top 10 cheapest places to buy unleaded include Albury, Ballina,...
Male Strippers Strut
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au IT'S been a long time coming, but has the male stripper finally achieved respectability? Andy Hamming certainly hopes so. He's from the Sydney Hotshots male stripper revue, which will perform in...
New Evidence Emerges of Metgasco Contaminants in Our Water
HAMISH BROOME Hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au FRESH scrutiny has cast doubt on CSG wastewater test results released earlier this week by Lock the Gate Northern Rivers. The group released data on Wednesday from a Metgasco holding pond showing...
Nobody Likes a Nude MP
CASSANDRA TOBIN cassandra.tobin@northernstar.com.au IS THE internet ultimately good for democracy? According to the Splendour In The Grass crowd keen to wage in on the debate, the answer is no. The first of the Splendour forums attracted...
Oneness of Loving Families
By JAVIER ENCALADA news@northernstar.com.au ASSISTED PREGNANCY: Set a day of the week when you don't talk about the process. Check in with your partner regularly. Have a personal support network. Ensure you are comfortable with the...
ON-Q Staff Are on the Move
BEING part of the local community is essential to ON-Q Human Resources, and now, with new premises and technology, ON-Q will be more connected to the community than ever. Sharon Ruddleston from ON-Q says the move from Tamar St to new, smaller offices...
Prepare before Taking Plunge; Planning Ahead Will Give You a Smoother Ride When You Apply for a Home Loan and Give You Even More Incentive to Focus on Building Up Your Savings
PLANNING and preparing to take out a home loan is critical to your chances of your application being approved according to executive director of Smartline, Joe Sirianni. Smartline is a franchised mortgage broking group and Mr Sirianni likens the...
Qld Defiant on NDIS, NSW and Vic Sign Up
Byline: Daniel Burdon, APN PRESSURE is building on Queensland Premier Campbell Newman to put up the cash for a trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Queensland after Victoria and New South Wales agreed to Prime Minister Julia Gillard's...
Suspended Sentence Gives a Fresh Start
RAE WILSON rae.wilson@apn.com.au AFTER being in the world sporting spotlight, Olympic medal-winning kayaker Nathan Baggaley was strapping magazines around his waist in case he was stabbed. The triple world champion went to hospital to get...
The Art of Celebration
CAIRNS at first sight looks like a giant has scattered jewels of turquoise across the sand, and it's not hard to fall in love with it. I'm not even off the plane yet and I am transfixed. This is my first visit to the tropical north. I have envisaged...
Think Again, Misers
HOW is it possible that in Western Australia one person can reap one million dollars every 25 minutes, in Queensland we have trains three kilometres long carting coal to the ports, and CSG a all these resources belonging to all Australians. In NSW,...
Ticks Part Two; Tick Season Is Almost Here; Here Are Some Tips
WITH Mike Fitzgerald LAST week I wrote to alert you to the approach of tick season. Today I'd like to dispel some urban tick myths. First, a few points: the toxin-containing salivary glands of the tick are in the body and not the head. Once...
Tribute to a Genuine Man
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au TEARS flowed yesterday as more than 80 people gathered to celebrate the life of Broadwater man Edward aNeda Kelly at Lismore Memorial Gardens. The sounds of reggae legend Bob Marley greeted...
Walking Back to Happiness
By JAVIER ENCALADA news@northernstar.com.au PEDORTHISTS Involved in: Surgery Sports medicine Biomechanics Geriatrics Paediatrics Primary care SOUTHERN Cross University will be the first university in Australia to offer...
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