The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 15, 2012

10; Things to Do
1 ALSTONVILLE Gone to the country Tomorrow YEE-HAR, celebrate the Summerland House Country Fair with live music, great food and all-round family fun. Explore market stalls while the kids enjoy rides and mini golf then kick up your heels...
A Compelling Family Package
FAMILIES are the new target for all conquering car maker Hyundai. While the Korean company has the small car space well and truly covered, there is now a renewed focus on snaring the mums and dads vote with a vastly improved large sports utility...
A Nourishing Conversation; Lismore Soup Kitchen Feeds the Soul and the Stomach
FOOD brings people to- gether. That's not necessarily Lismore Soup Kitchen's motto, but yesterday I spent a few hours with the volunteers and found it certainly rings true. While providing a much-needed community service to those who have fallen...
Ban on Couch Slouch
SAMANTHA ELLEY news@northernstar.com.au a[approximately]GET off the couch Kerry!' That's the catch cry of The Great Australian Couch Tour and refers to the rotund Kerry Marshall, sidekick to Michael The Living Poet, as the two men tour Australia...
Brisbane Lights It Up; Our Capital's Festival Has the Crowds Gasping with Amazement
Travel facts Stay The Sofitel Brisbane. See sofitel.com/Brisbane for latest room rates Eat Popolo Italian Kitchen and Bar in South Bank. Starters from $6, mains from $19 Watch The City of Lights show, a free event held every night...
Diving in the Affinity Pool
All nurses have tales of malapropisms, such as the woman insisting she was prescribed Oil of Urine for her chafed hands. But many such slips of the tongue (or education) have great merit, not the least this one. Many races of the world have uses...
Don't Be a Drip, Get Water Wise as Soil Goes Dry Again; Green Thumb with Maree Curran
THE mean annual rainfall for Byron Bay is about 1728mm. This year, we had about 1620mm in January to July. Then it suddenly stopped. September is traditionally our driest month, followed by August. And that has certainly been the experience this year....
Don't Forget to Watch the Tree Change
WHEN was the last time you stopped to watch the trees grow? It is not only children and suburbs that grow and change, also plants in the landscape. Jesse Vandenbosch is a tree planter who loves observing tree change. C[pounds sterling]I first...
Fifty Shades of Sexy; HELEN HAWKESlooks at the Rise Offemale Erotic Fiction
Are erotic novels good for your sex life? A survey by online bingo site Dotty Bingo found 44% of women preferred reading about the (often fictional) erotic adventures of others over taking part in their own sex lives. Of the 400 women polled a all...
Five Minutes with Author Tiffany Reisz
Northern Star: Who do you think your target audience is? Tiffany: I have a surprising amount of male readers for my series. I think it's because my works are more erotic thrillers than erotic romances. But most of my readers are women between the...
Footpath Foodies; Ann Rickard Encourages You to Be Brave When It Comes to Street Eats
I've never been afraid to eat on the street in Bangkok. Many people do not share my bravery, but once you've pulled up a plastic chair at a tin table and let one of the thousands of footpath vendors prepare you something fresh and spicy on a makeshift...
Fresh Reserves Likely to Have Important Roles
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter A FRESH bench could be the difference for Lismore City when they play the Wollongbar-Alstonville Pioneers in the Far North Coast rugby union preliminary final at Crozier Field, Lismore, today. The City reserve...
Health Put under the Knife
ALEX EASTON alex.easton@northernstar.com.au HEALTH Services on the Northern Rivers face big funding cuts after the State Government confirmed it would slash $3 billion from NSW Health over four years. The cuts are nearly double the $1.7 billion...
It's All about Defence
THE Lismore Telstra premiership netball grand final today will be a rematch of last year with Daleys up against Henry Rous Pink. It will be a big day of grand finals at the Marie Mackney Courts in Ballina Street with the main game set down to start...
JUDGEMENT DAY; Rejuvenated Seven-Year-Old Wins $55,000 Ballina Cup
Byline: GRAHAME TIMBRELL Racing columnist SIX months ago Poor Judge was languishing in a paddock in Queensland, his racing days apparently over after failing in the previous 10 months to even run a place, let alone win a race. Yesterday the rejuvenated...
Life Rose from Ashes
HAMISH BROOME news@northernstar.com.au AFTER surviving the Bali Bombing, Hanabeth Luke's passion for life lives on. Today the English-born Byron Bay surfer will celebrate as she graduates from Southern Cross University with first-class honours....
Little Film's Big Impact Southern Wild; Things That Fairytales Are Made of
Byline: Words Seanna Cronin A NATURAL: Six-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis certainly has a screen presence beyond her years in her role as Hushpuppy. FEATURING a cast of untrained actors, a director with only three short films to his name and a meagre...
Loads of Style and Character; This Beautifully Restored Home Captures the Magic of a Bygone Era and Blends It with Modern Conveniences
Byline: CHRISTIAN MORROW Business and Property Editor TENTERFIELD Address: 81 Logan Street Auction: 6.30pm Friday September 21 Inspection times: 10ama11am Saturday September 15 Agent: Ray White Tenterfield Website: raywhitetenterfield.com.au...
Luck Will Play Its Part
Byline: CLINT MALLETT Hockey correspondent GRAND FINALS A-grade (4.20pm): Northern Star v Coraki Reserve grade (1.30pm): Northern Star v East Lismore B-grade (12 noon): Northern Star v Coraki C-grade (1.30pm on grass field):...
Man and Four Teens on Break, Enter, Steal and Car Theft Charges
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au FOUR teenagers and a man have been arrested and charged after they allegedly stole a car and broke into a house and a service station on Friday morning. Police allege three teens aged 16, one...
Nechita May Be Headed for a Spell
ALREADY robbed of the chance to see unbeaten mare Black Caviar and heir elect Atlantic Jewel in this year's spring carnival, Melbourne racing fans are now also unlikely to see boom Sydney filly Nechita in action. A short-priced $2.20 favourite for...
New Look Keeps Captiva Up with the Competition
HOLDEN has joined the steady stream of car manufacturers who reveal mid-model updates to keep their vehicles on par, with Captiva this year enjoying a mini-makeover. The inclusions list has taken on more of a luxurious look but price is probably...
Price Is Right for New Cars
CHRISTIAN MORROW christian.morrow@northernstar.com.au Bargain Wheels Holden Cruze CD Manual, $19,990 at Quayside Motors. Mazda 2, $17,000 and Golf 77 tsi 5-door manual, $20,990 at James Frizelle Lismore Toyota Yaris, from $16,990 at...
Public Riled by Reform
AGRICULTURAL IMPACT STATEMENT Required for mining proposals state-wide a not restricted to astrategic landa. Must detail: land, soil and water characteristics; existing agricultural production; risk assessment of mining impacts; measures to minimise...
Putting Homes under the Hammer; Auctions Provide Plenty of Sales Opportunities A[euro]" Even If Your Property Is Passed In
IT'S important to remember that the auction itself is not the be-all and end-all of this particular method of sale. In fact, there are several opportunities for a property to be sold during an auction marketing campaign. It can be sold prior...
Red Letter Day for Red Bulls
THANKFULLY there were no monumental first-corner crashes in Monza, Italy, but it was a disastrous day for the Red Bulls. Sebastian Vettel retired with mechanical problems (plus he received a drive-through penalty for a passing move on Ferrari's Fernando...
Showing off in the Best Style; Three Design Ideas to Make Your Home More Sellable
IN today's super competitive real estate market it's more important than ever to impress potential buyers within the first five minutes and do whatever you can to make that first impression unforgettable. Lori Gilder, an award-winning interior designer...
TV Series Giving Coraki a Buzz
House hunt Producers are urgently looking for five self-contained houses or units in Lismore to accommodate some of the series' actors coming from out of town. They also need a registered nurse to provide medical assistance on set, an old kitchen,...
Warriors Tour Plan Hits Snag
PAUL APPELKAMP paul.appelkamp@northernstar.com.au Knockout More than 60 Indigenous teams compete in the annual NSW Aboriginal State Rugby League football knockout. The winner each year hosts the event the following year. If the Bundjalung...
Water Still an Issue
BALLINA Jockey Club was between a rock and a really hard place as it tried to prepare the track for the Ballina Cup meeting yesterday. The track was rated a Fast 2 but jockeys said it was somewhere between that and a Good 3. That is bordering...
Wise with Water
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au Rainfall 3.8mm of rain in 49 days since July 27. 3.2mm of rain over 3 days in August. 29.4mm of rain over 16 days in July. 231.6mm of rain over 21 days in June. August was one of...

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