The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from September 22, 2012

Beautifully Maintained and Private; Family Home in Private Setting but Still Close to Schools, Shops and All Conveniences
Byline: CHRISTIAN MORROW Business, Property and Arts Editor LENNOX HEAD Address: 66 Barrett Dr Sales Price: $765,000 Inspection times: By appointment Agent: Elders Lennox Head Website: elderslennoxhead.com.au Sales Agent: Jason...
Bringing Colour to Life in Lismore
LISMORE, Lismore. How does your garden grow? If the standard of entries of the 2012 Lismore Garden Club's Spring Garden Competition is anything to go by, the city's gardens grow on pride and hard yakka. Lismore Garden Club secretary Judith Thorne...
Coalition's Fully-Funded Plan for Hwy
WITH WARREN TRUSS Leader of the Nationals & opposition spokesman for infrastructure and transport LAST weekend I announced that the next Coalition Government will provide an extra $2.08 billion to fully-fund the completion of the Pacific...
Corey to Hang Up Boots
WIN or lose, Lismore City player-coach Corey Gray will play his final game against Wollongbar-Alstonville in the Far North Coast rugby union reserve grade grand final today starting at 3pm. Gray had planned to retire last year when the Greens beat...
Cup Favourite Nearing Peak
SOUTHERN Shimmer, the early favourite for the XXXX Gold Lismore Cup on Thursday, will have his final hit-out with a gallop between races at Port Macquarie's feature meeting tomorrow. Champion jockey Robert Thompson will ride Southern Shimmer in...
Feel Bloody Good Then Get Fed; One in Three People Will Need Donated Blood at Some Time, but Only One in 30 Donates
I'LL DO anything for free food. I don't really dig the aham-on-a-toothpicka sampler at major supermarkets and most other options involve shoplifting; which, as you may know, is illegal. Rejoice fellow dietary opportunistas there is an institution...
First Timers Delay Buying; Many Buyers Are Waiting until They're Older, Wealthier and Wiser to Jump in, Writes SUE GREEN
FIRST-home buyers are in the news almost daily, and the image of them is of young battlers scraping together the minimum deposit to buy the cheapest-possible house, especially since the withdrawal of the State Government's first-home buyer's grant....
Five Years on for Ramada; Community Philosophy Goes beyond Hospitality and Tourism
AT THE Ramada Hotel and Suites Ballina, their philosophy goes beyond hospitality and tourism; they are a part of the Ballina community and support a host of local organisations. aIt's important to give back,a business development manager Leanne...
From the Home Front
MT LINDSAY Realty was established just on 12 months ago, and since then has been showing fantastic results for the locals in the Woodenbong, Urbenville and Bonalbo areas. The agency is the first to set up in the area and who better to do that than...
Hats off to the Hat Maestro
HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au YOU might not don them for a trip to the corner store, but they light up stages and catwalks across the world. And Lismore's own headdress artist extraordinaire Michael Gates knows exactly how...
Highway Flows in the Tweed
TROY KIPPEN news@northernstar.com.au Let's Celebrate FEDERAL Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Richmond MP Justine Elliot will join hundreds of residents expected to take part in a community day to mark the long-awaited opening of the...
Hip to iPhone 5 at 88
JAVIER ENCALADA javier.encalada@northernstar.com.au About the iPhone 5... The phone is bigger, offering a longer screen while maintaining the width of previous models so it can be used with one hand. This phone is thinner and lighter than...
Hooker Wants Fantastic Five; Lennox Veteran Back for Grand Final
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter SOME of his on-field antics might get under the skin of opposition players but there is no denying the success Lennox Head hooker Jamie Tredinnick has had in Far North Coast rugby union. Tredinnick will...
Insects Keep Pests at Bay; Green Thumb with Maree Curran
EVERYONE loves a bit of help in the garden, and some of the best helpers are happy to work all day, every day, for nothing. They're called insects and beneficial insects will devote their entire lives to managing pests and diseases in your garden,...
Jaws Meets Pacific Fair 3D; Lewis Happy to Play Shark Bait
Byline: Miranda Cashin WATCHING the blood pool in the water and his dismembered body float past after being savaged by a shark was a surreal and slightly unnerving experience for Lincoln Lewis. The 24-year-old former Home and Away actor, stars...
Little House on the Telly; Emma Galliott Looks at Our Ever-Growing Love of Television Voyeurism
PEOPLE living in a house together doesn't sound particularly entertaining, but for some reason we love seeing it on television. This year marked Big Brother's extravagant re-launch on our screens. It aired on a new network with a new host, Sonia...
Make Sure Kids Eat Right
Byline: Helen Hawkes XXXX Here's a great recipe idea, taken from Hazel's book that's perfect for the school lunch box. Sesame chicken toasties (Makes up to 18 serves) 500g (1lb 2oz) lean minced chicken, not previously frozen; 2 cloves...
Maz Likes Being Able to Shop around the Clock Online
HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au VINTAGE fashion aficionado Maz Schofield is a sucker for late night bidding sessions on auction website eBay. In the past two months the Lismore mum of two confessed she's spent more than $600...
Mystery Donor Lends Hand
JAVIER ENCALADA javier.encalada@northernstar.com.au A MYSTERIOUS corporate donor has built a new chook pen and raised garden beds for the Bangalow Museum and Tea Room. The tea room is a community business venture that provides funds to the...
Out of Africa; TRACEY HORDERN
JANE Staunton's colourful home is full of light, love and character and is testimony to a youth spent in her beloved Africa. aTo me the most important thing is light, mirrors, books and we must have plants,a said Jane. aI walk in and I go a[approximately]Yes,...
Please Take a Ticket
THE first lesson I learned at my debut garage sale last Saturday was that putting price tags on items is a waste of time. No one a and I mean no one a wants to pay what you think something is worth, even given its condition, usefulness and family...
Right Royal Snapper
SUE GARDINER sue.gardiner@northernstar.com.au LEGENDARY royal photographer Arthur Edwards was recovering in Australia this week from a whirlwind nine-day tour of Asia-Pacific with Prince William and Kate Middleton. It is one of 200 jaunts...
Rovers Deal with Injury Doubt
Byline: MARK ROBINSON Soccer correspondent A BACK injury to midfield dynamo Luke McWaide has disrupted Richmond Rovers' preparation for their Far North Coast premier league soccer grand final showdown with Lismore Workers tonight at Oakes Oval,...
Shark Victim on the Mend
REBECCA LOLLBACK rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au A LENNOX Head woman who was attacked by a shark while working for professional treasure hunters in Tonga is recovering at the Gold Coast Hospital after a second operation this week. Kylie...
Shopping as an Event
HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au FOR those who fear we will soon be chained to our computers with credit cards, while town shops suffer a slow death, Lismore city centre manager Katie O'Rourke has some news. She's part of a...
Shortfall in Coalition's Plan
THIS Federal Labor Government has contributed $4.1 billion towards duplicating the Pacific Hwy. Compare this with just $1.3 billion committed by John Howard during his entire 12 years as prime minister. In addition, the recent Federal Budget added...
Stepping to the Beat
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au EIGHT indigenous people are a step closer to becoming police officers after they graduated from the indigenous policing program, IPROWD. The Federally-funded program is a collaboration between...
Taking on the Beast; Final Memoir a Reflection of True Brilliance
IN HIS final collection of writing, Mortality, British/American author and journalist Christopher Hitchens stares terminal illness in the eye. With customary wit and intelligence, he dissects his foe and his experience surrounding it. These essays...
There'll Be No Fries with That
SCOTT HARLUM scott.harlum@northernstar.com.au CARP FACTS Are native to central Asia and can live for 17 years. Introduced to Australia as a sport fish in the late 1800s. Illegal to keep in ponds in most states. Spawn from September...
Two Crashes in an Hour, One Woman Dead, Three in Hospital
RODNEY STEVENS rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au POLICE and emergency services were kept busy yesterday afternoon with two crashes, including one death , within an hour. A woman was killed in the first crash, a head-on collision between a...
Warming Up for Bathurst
TEAM Vodafone's Craig Lowndes/ Warren Luff snatched a dramatic victory in Melbourne. The Sandown 500, the traditional Bathurst 1000 endurance classic curtain-raiser, celebrated its 50th year with some enthralling racing. Saturday's battle for...
Worth Getting Your Hands On
SUBARU'S BRZ is an amazing testament to the power of collaboration. The Japanese company teamed up with big brother Toyota Co a natural alliance given the latter owns a 17% stake in Subaru's parent company Co to create a sports car that was fun...
Xavier, Trinity Claim Twenty20 Shields
XAVIER College of Ballina has broken through to take out the Adam Gilchrist Shield in Gabba Sports Schools Twenty20 cricket. After an easy win over Kyogle High in the semi-finals, Xavier College defeated Alstonville High in the final. The shield...
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