The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from July 26, 2014

Air Crewman Inspired by Cyclone Rescues
AS a former sailor, Tom Lee Lewes first decided to pursue a career as a helicopter rescue worker while watching the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in 1996. "There was a cyclone that came through and I saw all the helicopters rescuing the team." ...
A Splendid Art Project
Byline: Javier Encalada news@northernstar.com.au WHAT'S ON TOMORROW Noon: Start your Splendour day with Young Franco at the Music Academy. 3.30pm: Shakshuka at the Global Village. 4 pm: Mikhael Pashkalev at the GW McLennan Tent. From...
Baron Archer Is Ablett's Target Today
GARY Ablett's Gold Coast Suns have the chance to show they deserve a place in the finals this season when they take on the Brisbane Lions at the 'Gabba tonight. And three-year-old Baron Archer, part-owned by the dual-Brownlow medallist, can show...
Bennett Liked the Look of 'Bubbly'
Byline: TONY WHITE Racing correspondent CASINO hobby trainer Stephen Bennett hopes Strawberrychampane can produce a bubbly performance and add another win to her record at the Lismore races today. A butcher by trade, Bennett has a couple of Benchmark...
Boom Boom Cha a Winner
Byline: HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au The 2014 Young Songwriters Competition Young Female Songwriter of the Year: 15-year-old Clee Worts, Boom Boom Cha Young Male Songwriter of the Year: 23-year-old Ned Cain, Spooks of Hazard...
Brodie Uses Music to Rise above Difficult Condition
AC/DC once told us "it's a long way to the top" and 10-year-old Brodie Evans is determined to get there despite a rough start to life. Diagnosed with Obedience Disability Disorder, Brodie's life was one of frequent temper tantrums, frustration and...
Bush Turkeys to Rest in Their Kyogle Nest; Leading Try-Scorers to Take a Break in Lead-Up to Semi-Finals
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter LADDER Murwillumbah 23 Kyogle 23 Ballina 22 Byron Bay 20 Casino 18 Marist Brothers 12 Northern United 10 Mullumbimby 8 Evans Head 4 Lower Clarence 0 KYOGLE will rest their leading...
Casino Holds on for 24/7 Police
Byline: Rodney Stevens rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au STAMPING out crime in Casino has been left in limbo with no certainty of 24-hour policing or CCTV being installed this year. In March, just five days after Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione...
Danger and Fun on a Vietnam Road Trip; Chris Owen Goes on a Motorbike Trip through Vietnam with 16 Just as Crazy Mates
WHEN my friend Jordan pitched me his idea for a trip to Vietnam he made sure to point out that it was not going to be a holiday - it was going to be an adventure. His trip was inspired by BBC's Top Gear program, derived from an episode where the...
Dream Role Alongside Viggo
How did it feel when you found out you had been cast in Captain Fantastic? I felt elated! Mum had said she would come to school to tell me if I got the part so when I saw her coming across the school oval I couldn't believe it! This script is so...
Every Tree Has Its Place; Green Thumb with Maree Curran
Tomorrow is National Tree Day. The day is co-ordinated by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota, which provides on the ground support at local community tree planting sites Australia-wide. Since the first National Tree Day in 1996, more than 20...
Fortune Is Told; My View with Damian Bathersby
MY WIFE walked in just as I was signing my name to the letter. "What's that?" she asked suspiciously. "My resignation," I answered in a voice even I recognised as fairly smug. "We won Lotto!" She did a dance of joy across the room, laughing...
Get the Lowdown on Rescue Service
WHEN it comes to the Northern Region Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service, most of us know it is a distinctive red and yellow helicopter that is there for us in emergencies. But after that, most of us know very little about what goes on...
Healer Inspires
Byline: JENNIE DELL news@northernstar.com.au TANSEN died at his Ballina home, surrounded by his family and with his beloved Mira by his side, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. He was 69. Born Norman Stannard, in the east end of London,...
Homage to a Broken Past; Your Broken Ornaments or Jewellery Could Piece Together a Community Project
Byline: Veda Dante AN AMBITIOUS project to archive personal memories will culminate in a permanent display at the Byron Community Centre. Created by artist Ilona Harker and jewellery maker Victoria Spring, The Chandelier of the Lost and Broken...
In Support of Mothers; Antonella Gambotto-Burke's Book Offers Sage Advice to Those Who Feel Conflicted and Lost as They Navigate Parenthood
Byline: Helen Hawkes INTERNATIONALLY published journalist and author Antonella Gambotto-Burke, who lives in the Ballina Shire with her husband, is the mother of one girl, Bethesda. Her journey into motherhood inspired her to write Mama: Dispatches...
Lethal Looks and Performance
Byline: Mathieu Day WHAT causes a car to be judged as "girly"? Picking up the new Peugeot RCZ R and doing research on the sports coupe, I noticed it is often accused of being too feminine-looking. But you shouldn't judge a car by its looks -...
Lucy Meeting of the Minds; Morgan Freeman Says Working with Luc Besson and Scarlett Johansson Lured Him to Join Cast
MORGAN Freeman can afford to be selective about his film roles. The Oscar winner has, after all, played everything from a homicide detective to a prison escapee to God. In this Q&A, the 77-year-old tells how he jumped at the chance to work...
Potluck Pot Plants; Choose the Right Plant for the Right Position for Success
PLANTS in pots can be hard work. They dry out, get starved of nutrients, get pot bound or just turn up their heels and die. But choose the right plant for the right pot, and put it in the right position, and you will have much more success. Pots...
Program Turns Up Action
Byline: Marnie Johnston marnie.johnston@northernstar.com.au COLLABORATION between Southern Cross University and local schools has seen children jumping into action - literally. A team of university student teachers has been delivering a Fundamental...
Redevelopment Will 'Bring Clifford Park to Life for the Community'
THE $1.6 million State Gov-ernment grant announced this week to upgrade Clifford Park at Goonellabah will give the local Aboriginal community a focus for more than just junior rugby league. Northern United fields four junior teams and if, as expected,...
Rovers a Big Hurdle; Alstonville Still Hoping to Earn a Crack at the Semi-Finals
Byline: MARK ROBINSON Soccer correspondent ALSTONVILLE face a massive challenge to keep their slender semi-final hopes alive when they host the in-form Richmond Rovers tomorrow in Far North Coast premier league soccer. Villa has finished one...
Saved by Air Rescue
ADAM Brady, from Auto Top Trade in Lismore, knows first hand about the life-saving services offered by the Northern Region Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service. In 2013, Adam was travelling back to the Northern Rivers from Brisbane after...
Sporty Package Delivers; Grant Edwards Joins the National Launch of the New Compact Crossover
VITAL STATISTICS Model: Nissan Qashqai. Details: Five-door front-wheel drive compact sports utility vehicle. Engines: 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol generating maximum power of 106kW @ 6000rpm and peak torque of 200Nm @ 4400rpm; 1.6-litre...
Staff Well Trained and on Call to Care in All Situations
THERE'S no such thing as a free ride. Or is there? If you're in a life-threatening situation, the Northern Region Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the residents and visitors to our region have...
Students Honoured Commitment to Training Pays off; Regional Training Awards Recognise Excellence
MORE than 200 people attended the recent 2014 North Coast Regional Training Awards held in Lismore. North Coast Training Awards Committee chairwoman Samantha Albertini said: "The presentation ceremony was a very successful night with all winners...
Teams Have It All to Play for Today
Byline: ROBERT BAXTER Baseball correspondent IT'S an important day for all four teams in Far North Coast Major League baseball. Workers will meet Norths in a top-of-the-table clash on Thew Field at Albert Park in Lismore. A Workers win would...
Technology Transforms Skills
FOR more than 30 years, the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service has provided an aero-medical rescue service to the region's residents and visitors. During this period it has flown more than 7600 life-saving missions. The rescue helicopter...
Time for Flour Power; and Sample Dan and Steph's Tasty Italian Snags at the Childers Festival
IN THE past couple of months, we have taken EAT on the road and attended Food Festivals around south-east Queensland, and will continue to do so in coming months. It is our way of travelling around and meeting new people that have supported us throughout...
Titans to Gamble on Cody; Mullumbimby Junior Returns to NRL after Serving Two-Game Suspension
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter MULLUMBIMBY junior Cody Nelson will return to the Gold Coast Titans team this afternoon after serving a two-game suspension for betting on a National Rugby League game. Nelson was one of a handful of players...
To Buy and to Hold onto; the Good News Is with Some Planning You Can Safely Afford to Invest in Property
INVESTING in property is an increasing trend and it's great to see. Major new research by Roy Morgan shows almost one million Australians (aged over 18) owned an investment property in 2010 compared to 1.31 million today - an increase of 37%. In addition,...
Tourists Unaware of Hidden Dangers; Rescue Workers Call for Full Time Life Savers after Losses
Byline: Megan Kinninment megan.kinninment@byronnews.com.au MIKE Determan recalls with "crystal" clarity the day he and three other local surfers rescued two tourists drowning in a rip at Tallow Beach June 2004. The surfers received bravery awards...
Town Was Gripped by Typhoid
Byline: LEAH WHITE leah.white@northernstar.com.au NO ONE alive today could give testament to the epidemic that broke out in Lismore more than a century ago. In 1892 a typhoid epidemic infected 47 residents and killed five. Almost half of the...
Van Park Residents to Go
Byline: Andy Parks andy.parks@northernstar.com.au A LONG running dispute between Ballina Council and the Seabreeze Holiday Park could see about 20 residents evicted next Friday. Seabreeze owner Glen Wright received a show cause notice from council...
We're So Close to Our Target
Byline: Rodney Stevens rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au A ROUND Australia motorcycle ride is only $1500 away from reaching its goal of raising $10,000 to purchase a Smart Pup for a Mullumbimby boy with special needs. Sam Leadbetter suffers...
World Cup Wash Up; Grape Expectations withMax Crus
THE problem with soccer's World Cup is not that it is played by outrageously highly paid, nancy-boy sooks who fall over whenever they cop a fairy-tap to the ankle or who bite one another like kindergarten kids, after which the perpetrator also falls...
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