Poultry club looks for fresh faces

"THEY love you. They're like dogs... You walk into the chicken coop and they all come running because they think you're loaded with food."

Toowoomba mum gives birth to her own niece

Jake and Aimee Morrisby with their new daughter Francesca.

TOOWOOMBA mum gave birth to niece to give sister chance to be a mum

More Toyotas recalled for airbag fix. Is yours affected?

AIRBAG RECALL: Toyota's Avensis Verso, Corolla and Yaris with build dates between March 2007 and December 2011 join the faulty airbag recalls.

Nearly 180,000 additional Toyotas need airbag fixes

2018 Holden Commodore revealed: what we know so far

FULL CAMO: Confirmation Holden's new Commodore will be based on the Opel Insignia and feature an all-wheel-drive V6 model as its flagship. It arrives here in early 2018.

V6 AWD and petrol and diesel four-cylinders for new Commodore

Staring into the eye of a 36-tonne humpback

Coffs Harbour videographer Brett Vercoe has captured an extraordinarily close underwater encounter with humpback whales in Tonga.

Ultimate whale encounter captured by Coffs local Brett Vercoe.

Dreamworld horror: How do you explain it to your children

For children the news may be even more shocking.

Why sugar is even worse for teenagers

Sugar-filled drinks are particularly bad for teens.

Diets high in refined sugar and saturated fat hit brain function

IVF may reduce risk of birth defects in mums over 40

WOMAN who are over 40 may have healthier babies if they use IVF

Miracle baby thriving after being born at 25 weeks

Billie Ava Stevens came into the world at just 25 weeks and weighed just 510 grams.

Brissie mum celebrates early birth of baby girl.

Private schools create 'class divide', says top banker

State versus private?

It's a myth that private schools provide better education, he said.

Non-working parents told to pick up kids earlier

Letter from Australian preschool divides parents online

What matters when getting wed: What it was like in 1939

DO you want someone to love, or someone to depend on?

Aladdin's cave of sinkers provides riches for charity

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

Numerous charities have benefited from not-for-profit fishing tackle

FISHING: Tucabia boys enjoys week on the high seas

OUT AT SEA: Tucabia Copmanhurst Cricket Club members enjoyed a deep sea fishing trip to Swains Reef off the coast from Gladstone, Queensland prior to the start of the 2016/17 Clarence River Cricket Association season.

Bowles family bout in battle of the bass

FISHING: Clear waters have pelagics primed

AS BIG AS HIM: Grafton eight-year-old Bailey Campbell caught this whopper of a jewfish using a squid on a standard rod and reel set up. Bailey fought with the fish for about five minutes before hauling it on board. The mulloway weighed in at a nice 6.5 kilograms and safe to say young Bailey was stoked for the rest of the trip.

Cliffe's titanic tuna talk of the town as big fish on the bite

Top notch tuna: Yamba fisher reels in mammoth yellow fin

HUGE HAUL: Damien Cliffe of Yamba reeled in this mammoth yellow fin tuna off the Clarence Coast.

Damian Cliffe will be well fed after landing a beauty.

Great offshore conditions lure top shelf snapper

THREE'S A CROWD: 8.9kg Snapper caught by Greg Bowyer from Leeton, next one weighed in a little smaller still over 8kg by Kerry Reading of Uralla, other one about 6kg not weighed in by Ray Harper of Tuncurry.

Several reports of fish up to 7kg as weather warms the grounds

BOAT SUNK: How these two men survived run in with whale

Chris Churchill and Michael Williams survived a chance collision with a whale where there boat sank off Evans Head.

The boat sunk within 20 seconds of hitting a whale off Evans Head

Isn't using toilet sprays a bit like magic mushrooms in pizza?

WINE sommelier Max Crus serves up a few fruit-driven delights to help remove the unsavoury imagery of gourmet dunnies.

You don't need money to burn to eat healthy

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables does not have to break the budget.

Eating well is not just for the well-to-do.

Weekend Cook: Making sweet dessert from sour rhubarb

Serve this baked rhubarb with any seasonal fruit to make a delicious compote.

Try your hand at a baked rhubarb compote

Recipe: Four delicious salad dressings to try

The warmer weather calls for a cool salad

Better burgers could soon be just a beep away

BETTER: Better brekkies might be only a beep away.

E-tag technology to hit Hungry Jack's

Fat or thin: How gut bacteria affects our eating

A youngster tucks into a burger, a diet of which has been a cause of obesity in children.

Changes in our diet can rapidly change the gut microbiota

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

WANT to train the next Winx? Here's the perfect property to get it done.

Your spring clean need not be mean

Organising wardrobes will make it much easier to find items on a daily basis.

How to de-clutter your house without throwing things out

Styling your home: Little things with big impact

Bespoke lamp base by Jodie Webster, lamp shade by Tracey Hordern.

How a few small purchases can completely change your decor

Can you help solve the mystery of this WWI photograph?

MYSTERY: This old photograph, discovered in a frame bought at a garage sale, has local history buffs curious about the family's identity.

Photograph accidentally bought in garage sale

Gardening: Butterfly bush is ideal for year-round colour

SPRING time in a garden centre is such an exciting time.

How to get edible treats in your backyard

It's time to find a spot for a blueberry bush.

The middle of spring is yet another wonderful time for gardeners

How to get your garden glowing for spring

Daisy May grows about 25cm tall and produces large white daisy flowers.

How to pick the right plants to get your garden perfect for spring

Last chance to win a weekend in Melbourne, on us!

Queens Park Botanic Garden. Carnival of Flowers 2016. September 13, 2016

THIS is your last chance to win the ultimate green thumb’s holiday!

Luxury escape to Fiji

Holiday in tropical bliss and save 40% on this five-star Fijian escape from TravelOnline.

Singapore chefs with street cred

Singapore chef Kristopher Cheng shows off the Hawkerlicious buffet.

Chef shares one of the city's favourite recipes

Discover the Chindwin River

The Thanboddhay Pagoda, Myanmar.

Golden temples of Myanmar on show

Luxury on board Seabourn

Take advantage of savings on 2017 cruises

Cosmopolitan experience

Deal for European adventure

St Regis luxury in Langkawi

A prestigious Malaysian resort offers special rates.

2016 a life changing year for Kasey Chambers

CATCH the award-winning country music artist in Grafton for a night of classics and new material.

Tom Cruise credits success to Scientology

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise credits his success to Scientology

Hacksaw Ridge leads AACTA Awards nominations

Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

MEL Gibson's wartime drama opens in cinemas next week.

Huge lineup of live entertainment this Jacaranda weekend

The Rocky Horror Dinner and Show is set for the Grafton District Service Club on Saturday night.

Entertainment hots up as Jacaranda fever strikes

ABBA to reunite for virtual live experience


ABBA have confirmed they are to reunite - in virtual reality form

Hugh Laurie receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Blake Lively hosts 40th party for Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively throws husband Ryan Reynold's 40th birthday bash

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

TAKE a look at some of the glimpses of fashion's future on display at the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival over the weekend.

Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

Nine exercises that will have you ready for the beach in no time

Toughing it out during tattoo convention

MAKING A MARK: The stars of the tattoo world will be inking up the Sunshine Coast at the second annual Ink Attack Tattoo Convention at The Shed, Aussie World. Summer McInerney, 22, of Brisbane is in the process of getting a mandala done by tattoo artist Coen Mitchell, of Auckland, New Zealand,

Young woman undergoes three-day tattoo

How the great Aussie fashion fail's been fixed

Brad Munro shows off his invention which have quickly gained the endorsement of NRL stars like Johnathan Thurston.

Is this an end to a seemingly insurmountable fashion fail?

Gladstone teen models chase contracts at Trump's agency

FASHIONABLE: Taleisha Purdy and Madisyn Ninness are in the Miss Teen Australia finals.

Teens strut runway to hook a flight to New York fashion.

Get fit for summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 6

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A whole new set of exercises to help you get fit for summer

"Her Fashion Box" given thumbs down by Fair Trading

Complaints of accepting payments without supplying goods

How single mum saved more than $30k in a year

A SINGLE mum and finance guru from Sydney is on a mission to teach people how easy it is to save a grand.

Four ways to ensure your Christmas is stress free

Beautiful funny woman holding a pile of wrapped Christmas gifts

Because it's never too early to plan on making your life easier

FACEBOOK: This will change the way you shop forever

Online shopping is about to take a whole new direction.

This is the future of online shopping.

New CQ retail website is all about women's business

Woman using a laptop computerPhoto: Brett Wortman/Sunshine Coast Daily

CQ women launch new retail website

Why this kitchen gadget has won my heart...

Get a FREE NutriBullet with our latest digital subscription offer!

It’s no surprise the NutriBullet is a gadget that has won my heart.

The $40 billion economy anyone can cash in on

Our disused space wasters could become part of a $40 billion boost to the national economy.

Why it's dumb to dump the junk

Samsung Family Hub: The end of fridge notes?

Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill, of Brown Paper Bag fame, talks about some of her favourite features of the Samsung Family Hub smart fridge.

Samsung's latest fridge comes with a $7499 price tag

Inner-regional Australians most likely to develop cancer

LIVING in inner-regional areas brings a wealth of blessings, but a new study suggests residents are also among Australia's most likely to develop cancer.

Why lifting weights could make you smarter

Kylie Salisbury of St Andrews Weightlifting Club, Miles competes in the Queensland Youth and Under 15 Championships weightlifting at Toowoomba State High School, Mt Lofty gym.

Stronger body could be best way to ward off Alzheimer's disease

How busy parents can squeeze in a workout

Expert shares top tips for keeping fit with a family

Community rallying after teen's shock diagnosis

IN OUR HEARTS: Marcus Maxwell-Jones desperately needs a kidney transplant at just 16.

A 16-year-old boy has been diagnosed with end stage kidney disease

Students start the week the right way

BREAKFAST CLUB: Gillwinga Public School students Nikita Daley, Adam Wright and Jakayla O'Driscoll take advantage of the free Monday breakfast.

Whiddon Grafton takes overe breakfast program

Airline wins right to weigh passengers to stop crashes

Strategy will also help airline save fuel

Dad's desperate plea to treat daughter with cannabis oil

AMNESTY PLEA: Eight-year-old Suli has regressed to the equivalency of a one-month-old infant.

One dad's fight to treat his terminally ill girl with cannabis oil.

Why we should stop rescuing our kids

After the first time my eldest daughter left her hat at home and begged me in tears to go and get it. My heart hurt for her, after all she was only six!

Baby born 16 weeks early weighing just 510gm

Gladstone mum Sophie Saul is in Brisbane with her premature baby Madison, who can now breathe on her own.

GLADSTONE mum overwhelmed with relief.

Boy asked mum to pack two lunches to feed friend

Josette Duran... acts of kindness.

Initially she thought he was just hungry and eating them himself

Is the 'bank of mum and dad' just a myth?

Young people actually keen to help out struggling families

Parents take the steps their lost little ones never could

Adam Mathieson, his wife Karen Russo and their daughter Georgina Mathieson attend a Sands Australia walk in memory of children lost to stillbirth, miscarriage and neonatal death.

Parents, families and supporters gather for Sands Australia walk.

OPINION: Teenage children bleeding me dry

DRAIN YOU: Darren's Piggy Bank is feeling the pain.

Dazza dishes the dirt on his kids

Teething tablets linked to deaths available in Australia

"Stop using these products and dispose of any in your possession".

Is the school gate the place to catch an (unavailable) mate?

A SHOCKING new survey has revealed Back to School is a prime time for parents to cheat on their partners.

Ten-year-old's hilarious rules for boy who has crush on her

A ten-year-old is schooling everyone on unrequited crushes

Suicide of sex video woman sparks calls for change

Titziana Cantone had killed herself after the video emerged online and became the subject of internet parodies and jokes Facebook.

Images and videos began to appear on porn sites and spread virally

TV Insider: Married at First Sight's diversity applauded

Craig and Andy at their wedding in New Zealand in a scene from Married At First Sight.

Sydneysiders Andy and Craig faced more scrutiny than anyone else