The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from July 6, 2013

Alstonville to Test Thistles,CO Resolve
Byline: MARK ROBINSON Soccer correspondent ALSTONVILLE will throw down the latest challenge to Far North Coast premier league soccer undefeated leaders Lismore Thistles today. The Blues have swept all before them and remain the only side yet...
Bleak City Backdrop; New Thriller Set in Melbourne
THE city of Melbourne makes a stylish setting for the debut novel from Alex Hammond, an author weare sure to hear more from. aI made a very deliberate decision to write an a[approximately]internationala style thriller and set it in Melbourne as...
Bligh Govt a[euro][approximately]noa[euro][TM] to Insulation Death Inquest; Federal Move for Inquiry Fell on Deaf Ears
Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison THE FORMER Queensland Government ignored requests from its federal counterparts to hold an inquest into the deaths of three young tradesmen carrying out the embattled Home Insulation Program. This delayed an inquest...
Church Faces Up to Its Crimes
Byline: Rodney Stevens rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au A VICTIM of physical and sexual abuse at Lismoreas Church of England North Coast Childrenas Home unloaded decades of emotional distress this week, telling his stories to the Royal Commission...
Cricket Coach Wants Some Answers
I AM writing in regard to the recent appointments of coaches to the NSW Cricket Academy, Northern Zone. I and many others on the Northern Rivers are disgusted at the treatment of Paul Everingham. As a Level 3 coach since 1977, at junior and senior...
Delago Bolt Has the Form to Win
CONSECUTIVE placings against quality opposition has Delago Bolt primed to finish the Brisbane Winter Carnival on a high note in the Listed Ascot Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm today. The six-year-old resumed with a win in restricted grade over 1010m...
Developer Shaped His Future; Frank Burke Was Instrumental in Developing Many Ballina Landmarks
WHEN Frank Burke was a young boy, his grandmother told him: aFrankie, you make sure you leave this world a better place than you found ita. The influential Ballina developer certainly made his mark before his death on June 10, aged 80. Frankas...
Diet Rules Change with Age
Byline: Marnie Johnston marnie.johnston@northernstar.com.au Phyllisas Plate: Breakfast: Cereal or bacon and eggs. Lunch: Meat and salad sandwich Snacks: Coffee with cake or biscuits Dinner: Meat and vegetables Recommendation from...
EASTERN REBELLION; Bangalow Shirty with Far North Coast Zone after Losing Points for Two Wins
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter BANGALOW will go into the 12th round of the Far North Coast competition with an appeal to the NSW Country Rugby Union over deducted points fresh on their mind. The Eastern Rebels have already lost competition...
Families Buying Property Together; More Parents Are Buying Property with Their Children but There Are Risks
WEaRE seeing a new trend in the property market, with more parents buying property with or for their children over the past 12 months. We last saw this trend during the GFC when tighter lending criteria led to more buyers banding together with friends...
Fishing for Classic Catch
Byline: HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au THERE was no shortage of hard core fishermen flooding into Evans Head yesterday for the first day of the annual Evans Head Fishing Classic. Gold Coast fishing trio Luke Tapfer, Jordan Rasmussen...
From the Home Front
SYNONYMOUS with light and airy and the antithesis of terrace houses with their poky rooms, open-plan design has been the buzz phrase of domestic architecture. Now, though, architects say opening the front door to one vast space and a view to the...
Frugal Is the New Freedom
Byline: Andy Parks andy.parks@northernstar.com.au At a glance The Lismore workshops cost $195 including lunch and morning and afternoon teas. To book email rhondahetzel@gmail.com Visit her blog at down---to---earth .blogspot.com.au. RHONDA...
Glue Sticks with Sydney Hoop
LEADING Sydney jockey Brenton Avdulla will be re-united with the Owen Glue-trained Handsome Dane in the Grafton Cup on Thursday, provided the horse gets a run. Avdulla rode Handsome Dane when he won the Provincial Cup at Ipswich on June 15 and later...
Government Schemes Can Make It Easier to Afford Tertiary Education
UNIVERSITY is an extremely costly exercise but there are schemes in place to help level the playing field for those who are interested in tertiary education but donat have the means to fund it. HECS-HELP This program makes funds available to...
How to Cut Power Bill
Byline: SUE GARDINER news@northernstar.com.au CURRUMBIN designer Rob Norman, who specialises in cutting-edge environmentally sustainable design, says there are surprisingly good value steps householders can take to slash running costs as well as...
Ita[euro][TM]s Time for Potted Colour; Green Thumb with Maree Curran
TODAYaS gardeners are not always the most patient of individuals and thatas hardly surprising. In a busy world, with competing demands on our time, we are on the lookout for time-savers. Although there is much joy to be had from planting a seed...
Leading Jockey to Boost Chances of Casse Sqarette
Byline: TONY WHITE Racing correspondent BRISBANE trainer Liam Birchley couldnCOt be happier having Robert Thompson aboard Casse Sqarette in the $50,000 South Grafton Cup (1600m) tomorrow. Cessnock-based Thompson is the Australian record-holder...
Naturally Good to Turn 30; Anthony Callea Releases a New Album of Original and Covers Titled Thirty as He Reaches That Age
IT IS hard to believe it has been nearly a decade since a fresh-faced Anthony Callea burst onto the Australian music scene on Australian Idol. After finishing runner-up to Casey Donovan on the show in 2004, Calleaas debut single The Prayer held...
Pet Shop Owners Dunk Fish Craze
Byline: HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au ITaS THE latest aquatic pet craze taking the world by storm which pet retailers on the North Coast just arenat buying. Visit most aquariums and pet shops these days and among the many species...
Power of Two Inspires Great Urban Adventures; Grant Edwards Joined the National Launch of an Off-Roader with Polished Manners
VITAL STATISTICS Model: Jeep Grand Cherokee. Details: Five-door two or four-wheel drive large sports utility vehicle. Engines: 3.6-litre V6 petrol generating maximum power of 210kW @ 6350rpm and peak torque of 347Nm @ 4300rpm; 3.0-litre turbo...
Sense of Time; Topic of Cancerwith Digby Hildreth
THIS week I went to Brisbaneas Princess Alexandra Hospital looking for some straight answers about my state of health. And boy, did I get them, like a cold hard slap across the face. The cancer, cunning bastard, has outsmarted my bodyas heroic...
Sought-After Beachside Living; This Coastal Gem at Evans Head Is Only 150 Metres from the Beach and Is Close to All Amenities
EVANS HEAD Details: Quintessential four bedroom beachside home with sunroom and large sleep out, 150m from the sand and surf as well as close to local amenities Agency: Evans Head First National Contact: Luke Turner 6682 6226 or 0431 514 247...
Striving for a Degree of Success, Happiness; Australian Universities Are Well Looked on Internationally for Their Quality of Teaching and Research
Byline: VANI NAIDOO AUSTRALIA, unlike many other Western countries, believes that a university education is a right, not a privilege, and to this end there are many funding arrangements in place to ensure those who are capable of undertaking tertiary...
The Joys of the Metro; Journeys on Underground Rail Systems Are a Necessary Part of Seeing the Sights
AS MUCH as I dislike using the metro or underground, there is no denying their efficiency in getting you around quickly in a clogged city. People will warn you never to use an underground rail system in a large city a the threat of having your wallet...
Tom Burlinson Sings Legends
FRANK Sinatra, Nat aKinga Cole, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr and Bobby Darin, plus Harry Connick Jr, Michael BublA[c] and Robbie Williams are some of the musical superstars celebrated in two shows by singer Tom Burlinson, currently touring...
Torrens Brothers Bring Skills from Guyra to Northern United
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter NORTHERN United have always had the ability to find players like Corey Torrens who can cover a number of positions. Torrens scored three tries playing in the halves last weekend but will shift to fullback...
Tragic End for Young Lovers; Uni studentsa[euro][TM] Lives Taken during Return from a Romantic Getaway
Byline: Rodney Stevens rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au A YOUNG couple enjoying a blossoming romance and planning for their future together had their lives cut short when a B-double was clipped by a southbound truck and rolled, crushing their...
Treehouse Rises from Ashes
AS WITH any forest fire, it breeds new life. And, that goes for Treehouse on Belongil, too. While the well known eatery was devastated by fire in March last year, it was rebuilt and reopened, with a reopening night launch on the anniversary of...
Turkeys,CO Props Lead Fromfront
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter LADDER Murwillumbah 17 Grafton Ghosts 15 * Ballina 13 * Kyogle 12 * Marist Brothers 12 Evans Head 11 Byron Bay 11 Northern United 9 * Mullumbimby 8 Casino 4 Lower Clarence 2...
When ita[euro][TM]s Wet, We Go under; You Call That a Flood? This Is a Flood, Say Records of 1889 When Two Days of Rain Put River at 10.35m
Byline: JAMIE BROWN news@northernstar.com.au LAST weekas dramatic East Coast Low provided plenty of wind and rain throughout our district. But it was not an unusual event, with floods having been recorded in any of the months of a year in Lismore....
Why Dona[euro][approximately]t You Give Me a Call? Grape Expectations with Max Crus
How similar are State of Origin and political leadership spills? Firstly, both always occur on Wednesdays. Julia was deposed on a Wednesday, so was Kevin, in 2010, as was Turnbull, Nelson, Latham and Beazley before them a well, give or take a few...
Window to Your Insides
Byline: Fiona Tuck IF EYES are the windows to the soul then, according to traditional Chinese medicine, the face is the window to your internal system. According to Chinese face diagnosis the face is viewed to be much like a mirror, so the internal...
Your Quick Guide to the Universities Servicing Regional Australia
Australian Catholic University Campuses: Brisbane: (07) 36237130 Ballarat: (03) 53365361 Canberra: (02) 62091116 Melbourne: (03) 99533062 North Sydney: (02) 97392305 Strathfield: (02) 97014012 Students numbers: 20,004 University accommodation:...
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