Parents' worst nightmare: Daughter, 6, could be deported

A NORTHERN Rivers family is desperately fighting for their six-year-old daughter, who has been threatened with deportation because of her mystery illness.

Dads read to children a different way

STORY TIME: Dads Read is a national campaign to get the male role model reading to children from birth.

Dads read to their children differently to mums

Dog owner finds pet dumped in wheelie bin

Some 25,000 tonnes out of the total 120,000 tonnes of rubbish each year is recycled.

Police asking for community help about incident in Mount Pleasant

Beloved pooch lost for months found by Gladstone region owners

Louise Eaton and Checko were reunited at the Hervey Bay Animal Adoption Centre in Cicada Lane July 21.

A 12-year-old pooch has been reuinted with its owners

VIDEO: Shiny happy people showing cars

Mitchell Kelly is at the Grafton Vintage Car Club Show and Shine on Sunday, 24th July, 2016.

Grafton Vintage Car Club set for a shiny future at new venue

Brisbane doctors in first for pre-birth operations

Doctors performed Australia-first spinal operation on unborn baby

Son's cancer battle second fight for family

Kane with his mum Natalie and dad Rick met Taylor Swift at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

Parents never expected their son's headaches were caused by cancer

Top 5 'real play' tips to enhance kids' development

Superhero kid against dramatic blue sky background

“DIRT goes, but growth stays” is the message for parents.

Yeppoon sisters travel coastline in style

COLOURFUL TRAVELLERS: Ella Fleming and her sister Layne Fleming with their colourful van Yota. INSET: Ella driving Yota on the Great Ocean Rd.

Yeppoon hairdressers make colourful trip around the country.

Confessions of a stay at home mum

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. June 3, 2016

LET'S take a dive into the secret life of stay at home mums…

OPINION: Balancing your activities and kids an extreme sport

How do you juggle your activities and your kids?

Private versus Public Schooling

WHERE do you stand on choice of schooling?

Work/Life Balance

WORK and being a mum is a juggle - how do you find the balance?

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Only in Australia: Bendy kangaroo joins yoga lesson

STRETCH IT OUT: During a trip to 1770 Adventure Blueprint tourism company's Tim Pool woke to a yoga lesson, but it wasn't just humans taking part.

Kangaroo joins yoga class at Agnes Water

3 reasons to enter our WIN A CRUISE competition

Win a cruise - on us!

...Like you needed any encouragement.

Anglers shoulder to shoulder in the chase for blackfish

AFTERNOON FUN: Daniel and Jethro Cooper taking advantage of fantastic weather conditions fishing late into the afternoonon the Yamba Breakwall.

Clay tops the leaderboard with 1.73kg blackfish

Seal pup influx has experts in quandary

WASHED UP: A seal pup recently stranded at Cabarita is being cared for by Sea World staff. The pup was suffering from a cookiecutter shark bite.

Seal pup influx has experts in quandary

Humpback frolics in Sawtell’s surf

Local photographer Bruce Thomas captured the moment a humpback whale frolicked in the surf at Bonville

Humpback frolics in Sawtell's surf

DPI orders Sapphire Beach evacuation

 A three metre whaler shark was sighted at Sapphire Beach this morning

Sapphire Beach evacuated

Feeling moody? A change of diet might work wonders

By shifting the balance of food that you eat daily, you can begin to bring about change in your hormones.

Comfort food: Spaghetti bolognaise

Bolognaise is without a doubt our favourite comfort meal. It tastes even better if you make and refrigerate it 24 hours before serving to allow the flavours to infuse.

There’s a huge debate in our household for who cooks spag the best

Microwaves make life easier

Fruit curds can be made with many fruits, including mango and berries.

Microwaves. I’m not a fan; I have never cooked a meal in one

Bundaberg cafe voted state's best ... again

Amanda Hinds of Indulge in Bundaberg, is passionate about supporting the local farmers.

Public vote Indulge their number one

Why MasterChef’s Matt Preston loves our Bundaberg Rum

PREMIUM RUM: Chef Matt Preston visited the Bundaberg Rum where he created Matt’s Blend.

Master Chef's Matt Preston in town to make his own rum

Off the beaten track there’s a shiraz trio worth sharing

Three Victorian reds to try this weekend

Back to school: Old-fashioned banana muffins

Muffin comes from the French word moufflet, used to describe soft bread.

Let the kids make these for their lunchboxes

Home need something more? Try mirrors

Over the years, through trial and error, I’ve learnt a thing or two about mirrors and the effect they can have.

Want a rose garden in your living room? Simple

Add instant romance to your space with cost-effective, easy photomurals for your walls. Designs by Komar Products are available at specialist retail outlets or directly from www.komar.de.

Try this bloomin' home interiors trend.

Verandahs are out, 'eskie' homes are in

Air-conditioned homes are replacing the verandah.

3 out of 5 Aussies judge friends on their toilets

Aussies have high standards when it comes to cleanliness

Make room for delicious mandarins

MANDARINS are little packages of juicy and nutritious deliciousness.

Good reasons to love lavender

Lavandula stoechas is often referred to as Spanish Lavender, but also as French and Italian Lavender, because it grows wild in all of these places.

Even non-gardeners love lavender

Is there a termite resistant mulch?

MIGHTY MULCH: Cypress Mulch is a natural termite resistant mulch obtained from the Western Queensland White Cypress.

It's a rookie mistake not to mulch your garden

Get a buzz out of bugs

A honey bee at work pollinating a lavender plant.

Get the bugs working for not against your garden

Gardening: Roses inspire love and now is the time to plant

The hybrid tea rose Garden Party produces double, scented white flowers margined with pale pink.

Get the garden ready now for your own rose paradise

Gardening: Greening up the home this winter

A zanzibar gem.

Bring the outdoors in this winter

Gardening: Bush delicacies to grow in your own backyard

Finger limes are otherwise know citrus caviar.

Most edible plants in Australia aren't Australian.

Forget Byron, Yamba is where it’s at

A RECENT story on a national news site has ranked Yamba as one of the five best holiday alternatives to tourist hot-spot Byron Bay.

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Indigenous artist shows tourists secrets of Aboriginal painting

Ever thought "I could do that" about Aboriginal art?

Pack the woollies and embrace the Canberra winter

A drive up to Telecom Tower also provides you with a great panorama of Canberra.

Canberra doesn’t seem to be the place Queenslanders visit in winter

Enjoying a Brisbane getaway with the kids

Segway tours along the Brisbane River.

Hotel near Roma St Parklands great launching pad for city

Ever wanted to own an island? This Coast one is up for sale

ONE OF A KIND: Svendsen’s Beach retreat is one of the rarest freehold in properties in Australia.

Island on the market for the price of a block of land.

Hervey Bay declared No.1 whale spot on planet

World travel website declares Bay No. 1 whale spot on the planet.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair during breast cancer battle and has shared the process on her Instagram account.

Brian McFadden makes daughters pay for own Christmas gifts

McFadden makes his daughters pay for half their presents

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother to her friends' daughter

Will Turbo be taken off TV?

Memes about Turbo are flowing on Social media.

PEOPLE want Turbo taken off TV, but will Prospero Productions the ma

Police charge in after Lohan claims fiance tried to kill her

"You tried to kill me. You're a f*****g psycho".

Prince Harry regrets not talking about Diana's death

Diana, Princess of Wales, enjoys a ride on the Maid of Mist in Niagara Falls, Ont., in this Oct., 1991, with her sons Prince Harry, then 7, and Prince William, then 9.

The royal was 12 years old when his mother was killed

Oh Kim, be careful with the spray tan when breast feeding

Kim Kardashian West accidentally smothered North's face in fake tan

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

GLITTER, skin and mesh were all on show at the festival this weekend.

Never a bad time for boho chic

Just a taste of the boho fashions you might see at music festivals, such as Splendour in the Grass this weekend.

Haven’t we covered boho fashion before?

The Complete A to Z of the July Carnival

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The 'A to Z' of the best country racing carnival in Australia

Beauty at home: Banish those blackheads

A cucumber mask is very refreshing and a great ‘pick me up’ for skin.

How to get rid of blackheads for good

Heels, hats and frocks - Carnival fashions are a big deal

Contestants wait for the judging of the Best Dressed Lady for the Grafton Shoppingworld Fashions on the Field.

Check out The Daily Examiner's snaps from the 2016 July Carnival

Is Sally Taylor the next Gai Waterhouse?

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Grafton Cup has become a ladies affair

Lindsay claims Cup Day fashion prize

Lindsay Corbett of Yamba was named the Overall Best Dressed Lady on Grafton Cup Day.

Blouse brings it all together

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7: What to expect

SAMSUNG’S Galaxy Note 7 phone is expected to be unveiled to much fanfare at an event in New York next month.

Are these the best headphones ever?

We review the impressive Bose QuietComfort 35s

Businesses slash prices for Crazy Sale Day

Leah Stevenson of Lasting Impressions, Carmell Sanne of The Hope Chest, Noel Smith from Low Pressure Surf and Maddy Hartmann from 2 B Nourished get ready for Crazy Day.

What out what sales are happening at stores across Grafton

ATM operating systems need security updates

Cash money   Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

EVER heard of Barnaby Jack? No?

Are your copies of Harry Potter worth thousands?

Harry Potter books

How to tell if your old copies of Harry Potter are worth $80,000

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Sonya Enkelmann suffered burns to her arms and face after her thermo mix exploded

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix.

Coles and Woolworths' dairy war hurts CQ farmers

Michael and Aaron Clews, from Slatewood dairy farm in Rossmoya, discuss the impact of supermarket milk wars on Central Queensland farmers and economy.

Dairy price war impacting $70 million injected into CQ economy

Reno stars want tradies to focus a little more on one thing

RENOVATING television superstars Kyal and Kara Demmrich want tradespeople across regional Australia to look after the most important apparatus in their toolkits

Ipswich girl, 4 with cancer says 'Barbie looks just like me'

LOOKING GOOD: Erin Masurier was given this special oncology Barbie at the Lady Cilento Childrens' Hospital.

Special doll given to Ipswich girl going through chemo therapy

Why anti-vaxxers won’t ever change their minds

A new survey is being conducted people parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.

Some parents believe vaccines will harm their children.

It’s a hat trick for William

IT FITS: Joshua Fares and his 15-year-old-son William are being helped by their hats to overcome hearing loss.

'Hearing hat' a first for the Clarence Valley

Pokemon ‘virtually remedies’ woman’s PTSD and mental illness

POKEMASTER: Mikayla Rose is a firm advocate for Pokemon Go's physical and mental health benefits.

How the app sweeping the globe saved a Warwick woman.

New mum, 39, 'anxious' after miscarriages heartbreak

NEW BUB: Sienna Louise Le Dan was born to Melissa Le Dan and Simon Mison on July 14 at 9.14 weighing 2740g. We caught up with the new mum and bub over the weekend.

“She’s just beautiful and has come out perfectly”

Snack bars low on fruit but heavy on added sugar

Consumer advocate Choice examined the ingredients of 224 products that use images of real fruit on their packaging and the result was not very sweet.

Choice says fruit content of some ‘fruit’ snack bars is ‘farcical’.

Give him all your love but keep some of your money

DO YOU have a little on the side? A little something, something? I’m talking about money.

Mum's third set of twins in two years

Newborns Darla and Delanie are a US mum Danesha Couch's third set of twins.

"I said, 'This is not happening right now. Pinch me.'"

There should be no age limit on breastfeeding

Mum, Kristy Lawler breastfeeding her four-and-a-half- and three-and-a-half-year-old children.

Sarah Murnane says the natural weaning age is four-and-a-half years

Miss an episode? All your Hey Mumma videos right here

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images with Deanne Stock, Meltopia Grandelis, Katie Dykes, Susie O'Neill, Gisela Parker. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

ALL Hey Mumma episodes right here.

Kids today versus 30 years ago... what are the differences?

Remember this as kids?! Research reveals kids these days are less likely to build cubbies and climb trees than their parents at the same age.

THE difference between kids then and now.

Confessions of a stay at home mum

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. June 3, 2016

LET'S take a dive into the secret life of stay at home mums…

Tinder users hit by fake 'safe dating' app

TINDER users are being scammed by as much as $A160 a month through fake profile verification sites.

Why millennials are having less sex

Young people appear to be having less sex, or just lying about it less than previous generations.

It is a cliche that each new generation shocks the last

Pucker up buttercup: It’s International Kissing Day

Janine Hall of Currimunid is a intuitive face and personality reader. She also has her own lip balm product called Plump and Smooth from The Organic Lip Balm Company.

Lip expert shares insight into the power of the smooch

Kissing the key to happy relationships

A third of people in relationships need a good smooch every day