The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from November 11, 2015

$4 Billion Secret Loan Dealings Led Up to Whitlam's Dismissal
Byline: DANIEL BURDON APN Newsdesk KERR SACKS PM. That was the unforgettable headline marking the Whitlam government's end and perhaps the end of innocence for Australian democracy. On Tuesday November 11, 1975, David Smith, official secretary...
Climate Issue Heats Up - We're Halfway to Disaster
GLOBAL temperatures have reached a record high and are halfway to reaching a "dangerous" threshold, the World Meteorological Organisation has revealed. A new WMO report has found there has been a "relentless rise" in temperatures that is "fuelling...
David Wood Honoured
Byline: Rodney Stevens rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au EMOTIONS ran high for Michael and Mandy Wood when their son David's name was unveiled on the Australian War Memorial's honour roll yesterday. Sapper Wood took his own life after suffering...
Great Scott's Amazing Year
WITH Jim Brigginshaw ARON Sherriff - mentioned last week as being the only male bowler in history to win NSW state titles in all four disciplines in his career - has been upstaged by a remarkable performance at last week's women's state championships....
James Is Spellbound
Byline: Cathryn McLauchlan cathryn.mclauchlan@northernstar.com.au IN HIS second attempt to be named spelling champion, Alstonville Public School student James Ford is off to the statewide spelling bee held in Sydney. Last year he lost on the...
Raft Navigator Passes
BALLINA has lost one of its treasures with the passing of Gabriel Salas. Salas, the navigator of the famous Las Balsas raft, passed away on October 31 in a Madrid hospital from liver failure. The Chilean scientist was one of only two people to...
Remember the Fallen
Byline: LEAH WHITE leah.white@northernstar.com.au FOR City of Lismore RSL Sub Branch secretary Wilson McClelland, Remembrance Day is a chance to reflect and remember those who never returned from war. Among the nine to 13 million First World...
Roll Up, Roll Up, It's Show Time
THE Biggest Little Show in Australia, the Mullumbimby Agricultural Show, is celebrating its 108th year this weekend. There's truck loads of entertainment across the whole weekend, with many new additions to the program, plus the return of all the...
Shed Setbacks Set Aside
MARTY Leist, project manager of the Australian Men's Shed Association was in Ballina last week to encourage the local men's shed after what has been a very difficult year for the group. More than 85 people attended the excellent 'Thank You Dinner'...
Show-Stopping Entertainment
SINGER-songwriter Clelia Adams returns to her home town of Mullumbimby this weekend with her band River Valley Express to perform at the annual Mullumbimby Agricultural Show. The local show follows well-received appearances earlier this year at...
Tasty Food Can Be This Simple; There's No Need to Over-Complicate Your Dishes - Achieve Great Flavours with No Fuss
Byline: Angela Casley FOR all you guys out there who like quick and simple fodder with loads of flavour, this is for you. Put on your apron, amp up the barbecue and take charge in the kitchen. For those who love the hunting and gathering part of...
War Poems Recounted
EMPATHY for soldiers who come home from war affected and sometimes broken has helped inspire a book of modern poetry, focussing on conflict from Gallipoli to Derapet. Casino woman Kerry Roche credits her Pop, her mother's father Bill Grimston, for...
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