Help to get seniors online

A new series of sessions to help seniors get up to speed with the latest technology are soon to be rolled out in Grafton

BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

New novel reminds readers that bravery exists in many forms

GARDENING: Common tea-tree a star of the late-winter garden

Pink New Zealand tea-tree.

Winter burst of colour brightens up the garden ahead of spring

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

RELATIONSHIPS: It's not raining men, ladies

It's the case of the man drought for many Australian towns.

Women outnumber men in Australia

Mind You: Let's take different view on our feelings

Learning to see things differently gives us access to different choices.

Slow down and take a moment when you get annoyed

10 undemanding indoor plants to have in your house or office

A cactus is the perfect go-to plant for people with the blackest thumbs.

Give yourself a green boost with easy-to-care-for indoor plants

Lamborghini reveals its $3 million Centenario Roadster

Carbon fibre Centenario Roadster features a V12 good for 566kW and a 0-100kmh time of 2.9 seconds.

Twenty roadsters being produced, and they're all already sold

Me and My Ride: Rob's timber boat works a treat

PRIDE AND JOY: Rob White with his treasured timber boat, something he had always wanted to own.

Mackay waterski enthusiast loves his wooden boat

Video shows how little kids notice at dinner table

A hidden camera captures how much kids notice around them at the dinner table.

Funny video shows how little kids notice when they are on devices

OPINION: How do you get your child to sleep?

No honestly, I am asking this question - how do you?

When the kids are too well versed in how to outsmart you

Bruce Devereaux is in trouble with his long suffering wife yet again

Mother aborts 'mermaid foetus'

The baby had developed a "tail"-like growth in place of its two legs

Why this baby was renamed after three months

After three months of hearing people mispronounce their daughter's name, one couple decided something had to change.

Would you change your baby's name after three months?

'It felt like she'd spent the previous 9 years lining me up for this sting'

DADDY BLOGGER: Bruce Devereaux is a father of seven.

Daddy blogger Bruce Deveraux and the latest escapades of his family

Mum fights for baby's life after rare diagnosis

FIGHTING HARD: Kristy Iles with her son Elliot Paul Silveri shortly after he was born.

What will one Rockhampton mother do to save her baby?

Driver heads to Red CentreNATS for horsepower party

Red CentreNATS will showcase the best streets machines, elite cars, hot rods and classics at the event in September in Alice Springs.

Tickets for the second annual festival of wheels are now on sale.

No shortage of top fishing spots

BEAUTY: Sam Silliars pictured with a healthy Bass.

Target fish in skinny water areas

OPINION: Listen to tourism operators on reef health

Everyone wants the reef to stay healthy.

Nobody wants to hear news of the demise of the Great Barrier Reef

Bream overload ahead of fishing classic

DROPPING A LONG LINE: Spinning a line off the Yamba Breakwall recently was Patrick Harr. The open water fishers have had much to cheer about lately with bream hauls showing up all over the Clarence Coast.

Tim the Bream competition looks set to draw in a haul

Hook a big one in landlocked areas

GIANT LOAD OF FUN: Andy Takats with a land-based Giant Trevally.

Exciting and challenging way of fishing

You've probably never had coffee this way before

HOMEGROWN Health is presenting a new concept for coffee lovers.

The 'Mex' big thing for Maroochydore

An artist's impression of the new Bryant Property Group development approved for Beach Rd, Maroochydore.

NACHOS on the run is about to get a whole lot easier

Morgan Freeman asks: are we alone? Why do humans exist?

Morgan Freeman in Through the Wormhole. Photo: Discovery Science

Question all you thought you knew, on Foxtel.

Colonel's secret recipe leak put to the test

Is it finger licking good or is the secret recipe leak a bet up?

Could this be KFC's secret herbs and spices recipe?

NEWLY RENOVATED: KFC on the Dawson highway has undergone major redevelopments and is one day away from opening. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

Is this the long sought after secret spice recipe?

RECIPE: Dan and Steph's salmon dish made famous on MKR

Confit salmon with green pea and radish salad.

Spring has sprung early in the kitchen with this delicious salad

You'll remember this meal for the rest of your life

Rump cap on the skewer.

The secrets to an authentic Brazilian barbecue at home

OPINION: Make your own natural cleaners

DIY cleaning products are a great way to eliminate chemicals in your home while saving some pennies.

DIY: When renovation is purely for profit

Cherie Barber.

Renovating property is now seen as a legitimate way to earn money

Make your own homemade laundry detergent

Jody Allen is the founder of Stay At Home Mum: www.stayathomemum.com.au

The laundry cheat that'll save you hundreds of dollars each year

Ten genius uses for epsom salts you've never heard of before

Add a lavender aroma to epsom salts for a bath treat.

The pantry staple that has many life-changing uses

The plants you can't kill

The plant kingdom is full of weird and wonderful things, and one of the weirdest of all survives on nothing but air.

Gardening: Not many flowers say Aussie like the kangaroo paw

The drought tolerant kangaroo paw.

The curiously shaped kangaroo paw is a world favourite

Gardening: Get creative with succulents' huge range

Succulents are one of the easiest plants to grow and offer a huge range of shapes and colours.

Succulents are the darling of the gardening world just now

GREEN THUMB: Peaceful floral display

Tibouchina Peace Baby.

Peace Baby may offer year-round blooms in warmer climes

Make room for delicious mandarins

Mandarins are prolific producers.

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

Jaw-dropping beauty in Alaska

A stunning wonderland awaits to be seen from a luxurious ship.

The great migration is an unforgettable spectacle

Charging zebras, as featured in the National Geographic television program Great Migrations. TOP RIGHT: One of Kenya's most experienced guides, Abdul Karim, from Sanctuary Retreat's Olonana Camp.

This epic spectacle has been called 'the greatest show on earth'

Is this the ultimate way to learn about the Reef?

Quicksilver Cruises' activity platform on Agincourt Reef. INSET: See maori wrasse and spectacular corals while snorkelling.

There's a lot more to the Barrier Reef than you know

TRAVEL: Jordan's ancient towns a must-see in the Middle East

Ancient Petra, in Jordan's south, is one of the seven new wonders of the world. This narrow siq has been cut through deep rock as the entrance to the former trading city. Photo: Rae Wilson

The charming ancient cities of Petra and Jerash

Journey uncovers the truth about Syrian refugees

Miriam (Musaa's daughter) in the family tent. Camp Mercy, Bekaa Valley Lebanon

Caloundra photographer visits Lebanon refugee camp

5 great trains journeys of the world

EPIC: The Indian Pacific train stops  in the middle of the Nullarbor Plain.   The train is typically 30 carriages long and is one of this country's great train journeys.

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds by rail

Langkawi's natural beauty

Giant squirrels abound in the rainforest surrounding the Andaman.

Is this the world's most epic resort destination?

Charlize Theron's son dresses up as Frozen character

CHARLIZE Theron has been heavily criticised for letting her five-year-old son Jackson wear a dress and a wig out in public.

Troy Cassar-Daley announces extra concerts

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Two concerts in Clarence Valley in 2017

Rachel Weisz understands celebrity gossip fascination

Actor Rachel Weisz

Weisz says mystery is good for an actor

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role

Branson "amazed" he's still alive after cycling crash

Branson saw "his life flash before my eyes" during a bike crash

John Krasinski has better sex now he's in good shape

John Krasinski says there's at least one good reason to get jacked

Kanye West gets 'free reign' at VMAs

Kanye West has been let off the leash for the VMAs

Model brings 'rockabilly look' to pin-up competition

LIZ Piraner has been interested in the world of pin-up girls for some time.

Top 10 hairdressers in the Clarence Valley

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South Grafton salon Heir Affiti voted number one

STYLEwise: Putting the style back into versatile

VERSATILITY: Choosing a haircut and colour that is versatile means you get more bang for your buck when it comes to variations on style.

Haircuts can be flexible if design is right

How to accessorise on your wedding day

Latest trends for wedding accessories? All right here!

Sparks fly in teen's beauty mistake

Debra Wren offers sugaring, a new way to wax, at Country Day Spa on Smelter Rd.

A beauty mistake that she will never make again

When size 12 models are 'plus' sizes

Model ambassador Tayla Spier and Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival director Jacinta Richmond.

Why the industry says size 12 is a "plus size".

Noni accused of child exploitation to promote bikini line

Noni Janur features on this year's season of The Bachelor.

Toowoomba Bachelor contestant is in hot water this week

OPINION: 5 ways I cut my grocery bill by $150

TWO weeks ago, it was borderline intervention time. I added up the amount of money I had spent on groceries that week and almost spewed.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7: What to expect

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition

There's some big rumours about the new version

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.

What price would you put on a kid's 'miracle'?

WHAT price would you put on your kids’ eyesight? If you could give someone their vision back for $32, would you do it?

'Panicky' hospital trip for birth of second child

SMOOTH DELIVERY: New born bub Dominic Jackson Clarke has been the perfect little boy for mum and dad Melissa and Steve Clark.

'It was the worst drive ever...''

The scariest thing about most skin cancers

SAVE YOUR SKIN: Dr Peter Amadi of Dermatech Skin Clinic in Maryborough has completed a Master of Medicine in the field of skin cancer.

Skin cancer specialist gives his top tips for preventing problems

What's next for Fraser Coast's brave fighter Coen Ashton

BRAVE: Coen Ashton is still smiling despite needing to undergo dialysis after his kidneys began to fail.

'He has taken it on board so well. I'm overwhelmed..'

Noosa woman's invention to rid kids of 'mouth monsters'

LAUNCHED: Noosa's Angela Wright with some of the Mintycoco products she manufactures for kids and grown-ups.

This Noosa business is already selling its goodies in 15 countries

Thor Brisbane: Chris Hemsworth jumper win for charity

Chris Hemsworth’s choice of jumper has seen sales for an Australian charity soar. Picture: Sunrise

Hollywood star's jumper creates new interest in suicide prevention

"Record”: Baby christened with eight great-grandparents

KOVI Geiger was treated to a christening few others are lucky enough to experience when all eight of her great-grandparents gathered.

Motherhood was a confidence booster for Mila Kunis

Actor Mila Kunis

Bad Moms actor expecting her second child

Are our views on fatherhood outdated?

Blogger Charlie Capen with his sons Finnegan and Arden.

Stranger to woman about husband: "Did you know you have three kids?"

OPINION: How do you get your child to sleep?

No honestly, I am asking this question - how do you?

Mother aborts 'mermaid foetus'

The baby had developed a "tail"-like growth in place of its two legs

Sister wants to put end to deathly food allergy

CLOSE BOND: Bella Gray (left) suffers from eosinophilic oesophagitis and her sister Olivia Gary is raising awareness about the disorder.

Bella suffers from a rare disorder called eosinophilic oesophagitis

Too far too fast - how NAPLAN is failing our kids

RETHINK: NAPLAN tests are seen as not being helpful by one lobby group.

Parents group says Qld's school system is setting kids up to fail

Cheater site criticised for safety standards

A GOVERNMENT investigation into an infidelity website that once labelled Toowoomba the "cheating hot spot in Australia” has criticised its privacy standards.

Is this the world's most controlling boyfriend?

"When I text you, you are to answer."

Seven Apps that could fix your sex life

Your First Date app guides you to the best questions to ask.

To hell with learning when you're ovulating

Five ways to have the ultimate first date

When it comes to a first date, choose something fun.

Getting to know your date should be fun