The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from February 4, 2017

A Golden Opportunity; Dallas Howard on Her Latest Films, TV and Writing
Byline: SCREEN LIFE with The Independent's Jacob Stolworthy Gold Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Matthew McConaughey, Toby Kebbell, Edgar Ramirez. Director: Stephen Gaghan Rating: M Reviewer's last word: McConaughey's committed performance...
Amazing Mediterranean; Taormina Home to History, Glamour, Fame and Magical Sights
TRAVEL with Ann Rickard DETAILS: For more information on events and shows at Taormina's Greek Theatre and the film festival visit website: teatrogrecotaorimina.com For all information on where to stay, what to do and travel tips visit website:...
Answers
1. In 1990, while waiting for a late train at a Manchester station, who came up with the idea for a Harry Potter series of novels? 2. St Stephen's Day occurs on (a) Boxing Day (b) Good Friday (c) Labour Day? 3. Did Governor-General Sir Peter...
Ballina Councillor to Take Road Safety to Minister
A BALLINA Shire councillor wants the new state minister for roads to visit what is arguably the most dangerous intersection on the Bruxner Hwy in a bid to fix the deadly road. Cr Sharon Cadwallader said she had contacted the office of the newly...
Blossoming Beauty; Delicate, Crinkly Blooms Give This Showy Plant Its Name
GREEN THUMB with Maree Curran ONE of the most beautiful summer flowering trees would have to be the crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica). They are looking lovely now, and we will admire the masses of large, showy blossoms borne atop rich green...
Blown Away by a Box-Set Bender; Finding Minder in the Library Was Both a Blessing and a Curse
ON A LIGHTER NOTE with Greg Bray FOLKS, the world is rapidly dividing into the "haves" and "have nots" i.e.: those who have watched the box sets of Game of Thrones, Madmen, The Wire, The West Wing, Deadwood and Breaking Bad, and those who have...
Bred to Be a Baker, Andrew Says It's a Lifelong Learning Process
FROM cooking for Madonna and Guy Ritchie's wedding to pretending to be a waiter at Tina Turner's birthday party, Andrew Frost's life in food has allowed him to rub shoulders with some of the most well-known celebrities in the world. Mr Frost grew...
Confidence Really Works; You Should Show Employers They Need You
RECRUITMENT NATHAN WOULFE IF YOUR 2017 wish-list has "new job" near the top, understand you'll need to work for it. Unfortunately, the prospect of being head-hunted and offered a sweet new gig on way more money isn't one most of us should...
Costs Spiral for Parents of Premmie Baby
Byline: Alina Rylko alina.rylko@northernstar.com.au AS THEY wait in uncertainty for the arrival of their premature baby girl, every week is a blessing for Lismore couple Rachel Barnes and Reon Mossman. The engaged couple have called on the community...
Gardens from the Ground Up
Byline: with Seanna Cronin IF YOU like Grand Designs then you'll love the ABC's new series Dream Gardens. The eight-part series follows owners and their garden transformations as well as taking viewers on a tour of some of Australia's most spectacular...
Go Easy on Your Wallet; Simple Solutions Will Help Ease the Financial Strain of Shopping
STAY AT HOME MUM with Jody Allen GROCERY bills are our biggest expense, and as much as we love to save our money - we do have to eat and live. Shoppers are getting more savvy about what we are buying, and how we are buying it. We no longer...
Helicopter Endures Busy Year; Rescue Chopper Tackles More Than 70 Missions This Summer on the North Coast
Byline: Claudia Jambor claudia.jambor@northernstar.com.au THIS summer has seen the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter embark on more than a mission a day. The latest statistics reveal the service has flown 71 missions between Nambucca Heads...
Hit-Run Victim Hopes for Justice; Ute Driver 'A Danger to Man, Beast and Property'
Byline: Clair Morton clair.morton@dailyexaminer.com.au AS Paul Reid lay his head on the pillow of his swag in the Dalmorton State Forest, he never dreamed that in the next 24 hours his world would be turned upside down. The next thing the Warwick...
Hooked on Fishing; A Lifelong Angler Gets Serious. and Even Reveals Her Top Spots
Byline: TRAVEL with Cas Garvey EVERY weekend and school holiday as a kid was spent riding in a boat, sitting on the sand watching dad bait my hook and reeling in fish until the sun went down. Casting a line still brings back the best childhood...
How Technology Is Changing Real Estate
SINCE the advent of internet marketing and mobile technology in the 1990s, the nature of buying and selling has been turned on its head. A huge range of digital platforms continue to change the method and pace of real estate transactions, with buyers...
How to Defeat the Plague Called Plaque
AS YOU read this an army of cells is invading your body. They're setting up camp, sticking themselves to one of the most visible parts of the human anatomy, yet acting like invisible soldiers sucking out your vital minerals. The body fights this...
In the Wake of World Wetlands Day; the Birds, the Bees and the Biowaste
FANCY catching a glimpse of some Black Swans, Black-necked Storks or Comb-crested Jacana? Byron Shire Council will be holding a community open day at the Integrated Water Management Reserve, or Byron Wetlands, on March 25. The Byron Wetlands,...
Killing Them Softly Farmer Showing Owners How to Humanely Kill and Then Dress a Rooster; LOCAL PRODUCE with Kate O'Neill
KEEPING chooks is a wonderful thing. With a little care, they supply you with free eggs and an endless supply of fertiliser - and will save your kitchen scraps from going to waste. If you've ever bred chickens, however, or bought those fluffy...
Lacey's Hair Headed for Cancer Kids
Byline: Marc Stapelberg marc.stapelberg@northernstar.com.au LACEY Garred was all smiles despite losing her lovely long locks to a pair of scissors - after all, it was all for charity. Her mum Natasha Garred said all went well when Lacey finally...
Little Filly May Be One to Follow at Lismore
BITTY is a little filly that her owner/trainer believes might just be ready to ignite her racing career when she jumps from barrier 12 in the $10,000 Winning Post Functions Centre Class 1 Hcp (1100m) at Lismore today. The bargain-buy daughter of...
No Hero Necessary; Certain Qualities Women Desire Are General and Not Gender-Related
BETWEEN THE SHEETS with Helen Hawkes WHAT do women want? That's a question you'll hear in earnest, from men who are expressing their frustration or lack of understanding about women to a mate or, occasionally, a counsellor, to satirical, from...
Pioneer 'Saves DJ's Life'; Company Replaces Stolen Gear
Byline: Alina Rylko news@northernstar.com.au DISABLED DJ Karime Baylis has been gifted music equipment worth thousands of dollars by Pioneer Electronics Australia, after the company heard the aspiring professional musician had been robbed. A...
Plotting Another Classic; Award-Winning Author Pens Colourful and Passionate Crime Story
Byline: Deborah Cook CANDICE Fox's first novel, Hades, won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014 and the Sydney-sider followed that up with a best crime novel win in 2015 for Eden, the second in the popular series featuring detectives Frank...
Rooster Mitch Gets Busy
Byline: Mitchell Craig mitchell.craig@northernstar.com.au IT will be a busy few weeks for Ballina junior Mitchell Aubusson with the 29-year-old set to captain the Sydney Roosters and take part in the National Rugby League All Stars game. Aubusson...
Rowan's Wheely Good Bike Idea; Teen Invents Object Sensor for Roof Racks
Byline: Alison Paterson alison.paterson@northernstar.com.au CYCLISTS who have forgotten their bike was attached to their car's roof rack and attempted to drive into an underground carpark will be cheering when young inventor Rowan Schultz gets his...
Running out of Desire; Many Who Begin an Exercise Program Drop out in a Few Weeks
Byline: Letea Cavander GET FIT FOR FREE: Join a running group or find a friend with similar fitness goals Buy a cheap pushbike Go for a walk or swim in the pool or the ocean Hiking has also become popular in the past year. Find some...
Take Time for Priorities; Work out What Is Achievable in Situations
Byline: with Rowena Hardy SO, LIFE is getting back to normal after Christmas, New Year's, Australia Day and the kids going back to school. I'm sure some will be excited and others will be struggling to adapt to the routines and regimen that our...
The Age-Old Bait Debate
Byline: Georja Ryan Georja.Ryan@newsregionalmedia.com.au IT'S THE age-old de-bait among men and women on the water: Which is better, lures or natural bait? The answer is as simple as it is complicated, according to fishing guru and owner of Mooloolaba's...
Things to Do
1. Nudge Nudge Wink Wink: Nudge Nudge Wink Wink are family and pet-friendly monthly dance parties held at Billinudgel that raise money for local charities. The DJ line-up this month (all donating their time for the event) includes Phil Smart, Al Royale,...
Tropical Fish Visit Ballina; Qld Fish Spawinngin the Richmond
Byline: Hamish Broome hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au TONY Whitney has been fishing around Ballina since he was five but had never seen the type of fish he caught in Emigrant Creek last week. Nor had any of his fishing friends, who had similar...
Trump's 'Success' over Al-Qaeda Kills Civilians and Kids
THE United States military is investigating whether more civilians were killed in a raid on al-Qaeda in Yemen at the weekend, in the first operation authorised by President Donald Trump. Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens was killed in the raid on a...
WE NEED WICKETS; Tintenbar Bowlers under Pressure to Step Up and Contain Prolific Cudgen Batting Line-Up in Final
Byline: Mitchell Craig mitchell.craig@northernstar.com.au TINTENBAR-East Ballina will pin its hopes on opening bowler Steve Leahy in the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket one-day final against Cudgen tomorrow. The 'Bar has plenty of ability...
WHAT'S FRESH; News from the Farmers' Market
Mangos THE local mango season is always worth waiting for. It comes a little later than the Northern Territory and Queensland, but because our local fruit ripen slower they often have a more intense flavour. You'll find several varieties at farmers'...
Women Storm the Barricades; Netball, Aussie Rules, Cricket, Football ... the Days of Playing for Nothing Are Well and Truly Over
Byline: Terry Mallinder SHOTS ring out across the compound. Startled women scurry out of their makeshift beds. They would have had no more than an hour's sleep. If any at all. But they have quickly learnt the drill - and are ready for their next...
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