School run scorcher: Audi SQ7 road test and review

Huge interest pre-launch for Audi's 320kW $153,000 SQ7, with 300 Australians already signing up for the fastest seven-seat diesel SUV money can buy

50 second memory: Diagnosed with dementia at 57

Former Coolum man Steve Nichol is recovering in a Brisbane hospital after a brain operation. Steve is comforted by his wife Angie.

Surfer who grew a church faces battle with early onset dementia

Intellectual impairment doesn't stop Jayde from goals

Maryborough's Jayde Wood may be intellectually impaired and legally blind, but that doesn't stop him from creating audio music segments for a community radio station.

He is on his way to achieving his gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

M3-beating 375kW Alfa Romeo Giulia QV arriving in February

RAPID ALFA: A genuine BMW M3 and Merc-AMG C63 hunter, Giulia QV boasting a 375kW twin-turbo V6 hits 100kmh in 3.9-seconds and goes on to over 300kmh.

Range-topping Giulia cracks 100kmh in under four seconds

Are meals made from scratch now a thing of the past?

Julie Goodwin with one of her previous cook books.

Cooking skills becoming a relic of the past, survey finds

REVEALED: Are dog owners being ripped off in Qld?

Revelations dog owners pay 10 times more than they should.

Revelations dog owners pay 10 times more than they should.

Social media can be a boost to mental health - for some

Online networking on Facebook.

Social media isn't all bad when it comes to mental health

Family's plea to help raise $500 so tot can play in water

Mayana Wyles - Dudman and nana, Eileen.

Mayana was born with her intestines outside her body

How Australia's largest family does Christmas with 16 kids

BIG CHRISTMAS: Enjoying their new PS4 is the Bonell family (back, from left) Natalie, Karl, Jesse, Samuel, Katelyn, Claire, Cameron, Brooke, Sabrina, Timothy, parents Jeni and Ray Bonell and (front, from left) Nate, Eric, Damian, Rachel, Eve and Brandon.

The Toowoomba family said the device brought them together

Just delivered: the most popular baby names of 2016

Ezra and Aria are two characters in hit show Pretty Little Liars

Did your baby's name make the list?

Avocado with a side of poo? Uproar over cafe nappy change

Giving up smashed avocado breakfasts could help you save for a home deposit.

Cafe manager responds to mum's review after nappy changing debarcle

Teething pills linked to deaths have "no problems": TGA

The homeopathic teething tablets remain on sale in Australia, despite the company removing them from sale in the US.

This homeopathic teething gel is now being tested.

Why first-born children earn more, are better educated

What advantages do you score as a first born?

Mothers less likely to reduce drinking, smoking for later children

Fitness guru's rock-hard abs caused birth complications

[GRAPHIC WARNING] CAN your body be too perfect?

Fishing activity has slowed but lizards still on the bite

WEATHER OR NOT: It has been a question for most anglers this week of whether or not they brave the unfavourable conditions to hook a bite. But it was not an issue for Yamba's Ben Mangano who dropped a line at Ilarwill recently.

Festive season and wild weather keep fishos off the water.

4yo Hugh lands this week's biggest blackfish

Lachlan Gilmore of Grafton is fishing on the banks of the Clarence River at Ilarwill on Saturday, 5th November, 2016.

Fishing activity slows along coast in early season pattern

TOTALLY HOOKED: Rock fishing has many rewards

BEAUTIFUL: Rock fishing offers beauty and tranquillity ... as well as good fish.

This is one of the most productive shore-based fishing options

How to save water while maintaining a gorgeous garden

DRY SPELL: Hot, dry weather means a squeeze on precious H20 and time to get the hose out.

The most precious resources for a healthy garden is water

DEX story helps stock up sinker maker's lead supply

LEAD LIGHT: Lower Coldstream resident David Gibson has been raising big bucks for charity selling his range of home made sinkers to local anglers.

David's turning donated lead into big bucks for charity.

Woolies' new reindeer carrots hope to feed Santa's fliers

WOOLIES is getting on board with the tradition of leaving a carrot out for Santa's reindeer.

Funky, flavoursome vegan food

Think vegan is boring? Think again.

VIDEO: Grafton really is home to best pub grub in NSW

The $10 Monday special ribs at the Village Green Hotel, winner of the 2016 NSW AHA Best Cheap Meal Under $15.

A taste test of Village Green's award-winning $10 ribs special

Cheers to new beer that saves our reef

BEERY GOOD: Bargara Brewing Company head brewer Andrew Clark with the second Great Barrier Beer creation for The Good Beer Co.

Second Great Barrier Beer infused with honey.

Twice-cooked delight

These pretty Christmas biscotti make an ideal gift.

Make biscotti with a Christmas twist

Put some sparkle into the season

Put some sparkle in the festive season with a selection of wines perfect for celebrating with loved ones.

A selection of wines to start the celebrations

OPINION: Get organised before the Christmas crowds arrive

I'M getting on top of the pile by tackling the things that need doing in my house one room at a time

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

REVEALED: What we're using the web for this Christmas

Internet usage expected to surge by 30% this month according to NBN's Season of Connectivity Report.

Internet usage tipped to surge by 30% this month

Find best weave for your floor

A genuine Persian rug is hand-crafted and highly collectable.

From royals to celebrity outings, there is a rug for every occasion

It's time to plan your summer garden

SUMMER has its particular challenges in the garden here's how to overcome them.

Little fruit packs punch

Blueberries have plenty of fibre, virtually no fat and loads of vitamins.

'Berry' good addition to gardens, even in sub-tropical climates

Gardening: Grow a mini banyan fig

Pot belly figs are hardy, resilient plants that make great indoor bonsais.

The banyan fig makes a hardy, easy-to-care-for bonsai

Plants on the prowl for prey

The Venus fly trap needs at least four hours of direct sunlight daily.

Evolution has given some plants a carnivorous edge

Jacaranda Crowning in pictures

A large crowd gathered under the Jacaranda and the carnival lights to watch the Jacaranda Queen crowning ceremony

All the pictures from crowning night

Gardening: Butterfly bush is ideal for year-round colour

Buddlejas grow best in a sunny to partly shaded position.

SPRING time in a garden centre is such an exciting time

This golden beauty blows its own trumpet

BRILLIANT: Tabebuia chrysanthas in Pioneer Park in Grafton. Be quick if you want to see their golden displays.

South American native seems to thrive in Grafton

Fraser Coast has global appeal as visitor numbers soar

Patrick Janke is one of many overseas travellers who has made Fraser Coast a must-see destination on their Australian journey.

6 reasons to add Toowoomba to alternative travel list

Carnival of Flowers 2016. Grand Central Floral Parade.

It is an ideal place for royalty, street artists and style hunters

Tangalooma: The place to get wrecked

Sea Scooter Safari great way to explore Moreton marine life

$259 flights to Honolulu: Jetstar sale launched

Jetstar is offering cheap flights to allow a beach holiday either here or overseas.

Flights from as little as $49 up for grabs in massive sale

International visitor numbers going up on Fraser Coast

The region saw 136,000 visitors in the year to September 2016.

Yamba named one of Australia's most beautiful places

Yamba bay at sunset.

Expedia keeps Clarence Valley town in the spotlight

Snapshot of lake life in Guatemala

SPECIAL PLACES: Lake Atitlan in Guatemala has lots of pretty towns along its shores. This is a view from Panajachel.

Discovering small town life in Guatemala

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

POLITICAL intrigue and vengeful plots are all cornerstones of any narrative based in Ancient Rome, and The Mask of Command offers them in spades.

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?

Obama's private struggle laid bare in film

Australian actor Devon Terrell portrays a young Barack Obama in the Netflix original movie Barry. Supplied by Netflix.

Filmakers focus in on Obama's legacy

Brad Pitt's sons won't see him

Brad Pitt's eldest sons are reportedly "refusing" to see him.

Chris Pratt fell asleep while babysitting

Chris Pratt revealed he fell asleep during babysitting duties

Kylie Minogue: I want to get married soon

Pop star Kylie Minogue has revealed she hopes to get married soon

Amanda Seyfried lets slip the sex of her baby

Amanda Seyfried has suggested the sex of her baby

Dive into latest swimwear trends

Think in terms of a free spirit and bohemian mood to be on trend at the beach or poolside.

Salty solution for skin issues

Body scrubs are really easy to make with regular household items.

Save some cash and make your own body scrubs

King seeks fashion crown with pop queen

North Coast TAFE Applied Fashion and Technology graduate, Sam King is aiming at dressing pop royalty Beyoncé Knowles one day.

Fashion students aims to dress pop royalty

Victoria's Secret 2016: Top supermodels wow in Paris

Lady Gaga revived her role as the first lady of pop music

Natural tones bloom for rockstar florist

Karla Bodycote models one of Melinda Brown's floral headpieces in a styled shoot by The Sea Society.

National attention for Wildflower Wanderings

Gladstone girl has the face for modelling

BUBBLY: Aviae Massey will know this week whether she is the top 100 to be the new face of Kinder.

AND she's no rookie to the glamour-filled industry

IKEA says simple swap could save Aussies a billion

Just by making one simple swap, IKEA says Australian households could save as much as $1.08 billion.

How to travel Australia without robbing a bank

Beautiful Greens Pool, Denmark, Western Australia

It's the great Australian dream here's how it can be yours

Nikon D3400: Great way to start out in a DSLR

Brisbane scenes using a Nikon D3400 entry level DSLR.

SnapBridge connectivity makes sharing great photos on social easy

What Dad really wants for Christmas this year

Get Dad something he really wants this Christmas.

GIVE Dad something he really wants for Christmas.

10 things Mum doesn't want for Christmas this year

No, Mum doesn't want cleaning products for Christmas. But she may be more keen on our unlimited digital news offer that comes with a free Samsung tablet and weekend paper delivery!

DO YOUR mum a favour and don't get her these gifts for Christmas.

MacBook Pro: You can touch this (finally)

The 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pro

The biggest hurdle, no doubt, is the price.

How you can save $250 on Christmas gifts this year

Cameras are on the list of Christmas gift ideas. But would you buy one second hand?

Australians will collectively fork out $10 billion on Christmas

How a pregnant mum's 'flu' went so wrong

WHEN this Mackay mum got a 'cold' during her pregnancy, she thought it was simply something she could shake off

Victorian MPs to vote on assisted dying laws

VICTORIA could become the first state to legalise assisted dying.

Aussie Lyme sufferers fear being branded crazy

Borrelia burgdorferi - lyme disease bacteria.

Lyme disease patients stigmatized because of "medical ego”

Penis-measuring service hopes to increase condom usage

A health clinic in Sweden is offering to measure men's penises

Take extra care in scorching conditions

Six simple steps for staying safe in the heat.

Christmas survival tips

DON'T OVEREAT: Be aware of your portion sizes when it's time to tuck into some Christmas fare.

How to survive the festive season if you're health conscious.

Don't ignore your body's warning signs

TAKE CARE OF YOU: The earlier you start taking care of yourself, the better.

Ignoring signals from your body is a quick path to a health crisis.

Have we lost the art of imagination?

YEARS ago, we reported on a self-made millionaire who lamented that Australians had lost the art of dreaming big.

Gay teen revealed bullying before suicide

Tyrone Unsworth.

Calls for controversial Safe Schools program to be introduced

Sweaty Christmas to all

BE THANKFUL: Remember how important the people around you are at this time of year.

Making the most of family Christmases.

New school sexual education plan to target STIs

The strategy has fighting the spread of STIs as a priority.

Pack up the family for a cheap holiday

A family takes the plunge, packs up the kids and goes on a four-month driving holiday. In the December 3 edition of Weekend, they share how other families can live the dream.

Two mums share tips on how to have an adventure on a budget

Baby teething remedies cleared after link to deaths in US

The teething remedy was linked to deaths and side effects in the US.

From footy player to emergency 'mid-wife'

SURPRISE: Parents Alby Talipeau and Caitlin Telfer delivered their own baby girl at home. Hazel was born at 7.54am weighing 3756 grams; she is the pair's third baby and joins siblings Dallas, 3 and Oscar, 2.

Ipswich rugby star catching babies instead of balls

Woman finds love with fellow gamer 11,711km away

IT'S time to delete Tinder - a Te Awamutu woman has met the love of her life living 11,711km away in Texas while playing a mobile farming game.

Coast brothel opens up to change 'prostitution stigma'

Emma Bennett is the manager of the coast's newest brothel, Lush, which is located at Marcoola.
Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Brothels are big business, and they're getting bigger

Stroll through park turns into flash-mob wedding proposal

She had no idea her boyfriend was planning a flash-mob proposal

Why we’re more likely to date someone who has an ex

Clarence Valley single men - a new TV series wants you.

Most people would agree choosing “the right” partner is important