The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from August 8, 2014

Bidding for Bit of Paradise
Byline: HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au YOU can't even live on it - let alone build anything on it - but it seems there's still demand for flood prone land a few hundred metres from downtown Lismore. A small crowd gathered yesterday...
Big Final Battle; Courage and Determination Leads into Pennant Challenge
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter BATTLING on after a knee reconstruction epitomises what lawn bowler Frank Reardon and the Ballina RSL Bowling Club No.6 pennant side is all about. Reardon had a knee reconstruction just four weeks before...
Brothers on Track for Win
Byline: STUART TURNER Greyhounds Racing NSW SIBLING fortunes are on the line at the Casino greyhounds meeting but Trevor Thompson hopes he ends up a winner whatever the outcome. Thompson's pair Baiden Rose Hi and Rodger Rose Hi go from boxes...
Carping on about a Prolific Menace to Native Life in Our Rivers
CARP are far more abundant and widespread in local waterways than most people might think, and are capable of doing considerable damage to native life in our rivers. Since their often deliberate introduction in the 1980s and 1990s, carp have proliferated...
Column Is Good Medicine
Byline: DAVID KIRKPATRICK news@northernstar.com.au FOR the second time this week a doctor has written a letter about Digby Hildreth's excellent weekly column the Topic of Cancer. For those not familiar with Digby, or what his column is about,...
Cyclists Running the Gauntlet
Byline: Rodney Stevens rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au THE death of another cyclist on Ewingsdale Rd is only a matter of time says the president of the Byron Bay Cycle Club. Kumar Rajaratnam said the serious injury of a 39-year-old female...
Funds Give Artisan Hope
Byline: Marnie Johnston marnie.johnston@northernstar.com.au PASSIONATE artisan Monique Hope, of Lismore, is one of those people who doesn't just know where her dreams lie, but will stop at nothing to get there. Using the method of crowdfunding,...
Not Your Normal Spare Part
Byline: Rodney Stevens rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au A NIGHT time knock of desperation on a Kyogle couple's door has seen a Brakes Direct Border Ranges Rally competitor dismantle the generous couple's car- just to complete the event. When...
Realities of Four-Day Fantasy
Byline: HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au IS A four-day work week the silver bullet to our overworked First World lifestyles? According to one leading health professor from the United Kingdom, it is. Professor John Ashton, president...
Tasty Mid-Week Waves on Menu; Odd Weather Pattern Could Produce Good Waves
WELL last weekend really turned out to be a bit of a non-event. We got a little pulse of south swell on Sunday. But it was so straight south that by the time it had refracted along our coastline the lines were broken up. On the other hand...
Trio Brews Up Smart Formula
IT'S been a big year for Byron Bay-based Stone & Wood Brewing Company. Just six weeks ago they opened their new brewery at Murwillumbah, and now they have been named the regional winner in the prestigious Telstra Australian Business Awards....
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