6 things Mum doesn't want for Mother's Day this year

THERE are only so many World’s Best Mum mugs and pet rocks you can receive before you start questioning your child’s choice of Mother’s Day gifts.

Grandson jumps on Harley with granny for trip of lifetime

READY TO RUMBLE: Lynn Whitty and her grandson Jesse are about to set off on a six-week motorcycle trip around Australia to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

Six week motorbike trip around Australia for Yeppoon pair

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Why do people self harm?

NOT ALONE: Youth suicide and self harm remains a major problem.

Deliberate self harm is as old as humanity

Can you solve the 'intelligence test'?

The puzzle that takes a genius to solve. Photo / YouTube

Can you find the pattern in the numbers?

MY16 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium road test and review

LONG LIVE LIBERTY: Large car sales may be dwindling, but talented all-rounders with high specifications like Subaru's Liberty question the need for SUVs.

Superb all-round family car loaded with high specification

The only way is up - but will price increases deter smokers?

ROLL UP: Michele Scoda, 58, of Nambour, is finding the cost a bit much and would like to give up if she could in light of the annoucement of another tobocca tax increase.

Price of packet of cigarettes to rise from about $30 to $40

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Paddock-to-plate perfection

"WHEN you talk about five-star silver service, that’s probably as close as you’ll get in a paddock.”

Why not make a flourless chocolate cake for mum?

Recipes and images from In the Kitchen by Simmone Logue (Murdoch Books).

It's a great cake for those not tolerant of flour

MKR finale brings back memories of grand final brownie

You can’t go past this recipe for easy to make brownie heaven.

We thought we’d share with you a recipe we used in our grand final

Are Aussies the only ones who drink beer properly?

Simon IrwinPhoto: Tamara MacKenzie / The Morning Bulletin

A chance beer find brings back happy memories

Mint and macadamia pesto: Your tastebuds will be satisfied

Mint and macadamia pesto goes beautifully with lamb.

Pesto has been a summer staple in my kitchen for many years

UPDATE: Aldi says rubber milk a one-off

Rubbery remnants found in a box of long life Milk bought at Aldi in Bundaberg. Photo: Craig Warhurst/News mail

A Burnett Heads man got a shock when he tucked into a bowl of cereal

Margaret enjoys the fruitcakes of her labour

SUCCCESS: Margaret Good of Waterview Heights takes a cake out of the oven after success at the Grafton Show.

Margaret Good took out five first prize spots at the Grafton Show

5 tips for making money on a renovation project

Since the start of the year Australians have spent close to $15 billion on renovating and building homes.

Winter’s coming to our Home of Thrones

Get the Games of Thrones (GoT) look.

GoT winter interior ingredients include rich and warming colours

21 ways you can save on your power bill

Would you take a shower at the beach or swim at a local dam to save on power costs?

Install powerboards for devices which can be switched off by remote

Easter provides an excuse to decorate the home

Celebrating Easter at home.

Go for pastels, fresh flowers and greenery

Friday is tool time at the women’s shed

Members of the CRU3A Women's Shed gather together for a quick picture before working on their project in the Townsend workshop.

Group of women work with wood every Friday in Townsend

Gladstone's million-dollar homes ready for right buyer

THE TOP PICK: This property, at 6/569 Springs Road Agnes Water, is available for $2.75million.

There are more than 40 properties on the market at $1m-plus

Sensitive waratahs love some shelter from the afternoon sun

PERHAPS one of the most spectacular of all Australian native flowering plants is the floral emblem of New South Wales, telopea speciosissima.

How to keep cut flowers for longer

Bouquet mixed bouquet flowers

What to do with those gifts of flowers

Picking the right apples for your garden

Growing apples can be easy.

HOW TO: Pick and plant your own apples

Meet the banksias African cousin

Leucadendron.

The African favourites will bring colour to any garden

No sign of closing 15 years later

Sauers Produce and Garden Centre, Diamond Street, Cooroy, services small crops farmers and home gardeners in the Noosa hinterland.

15 years ago it looked like Cooroy would lose it's gardening store

Become a green thumb with 5 easy plants ready for winter

LOCALLY FRESH: : Learmonth Foodworks has a great supply of fresh, local produce. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Mild temperatures make for a better environment to grow.

TRAVEL: Europe still leading the river cruise charge

POPULARITY of river cruises doesn't look like slowing down any time soon.

Caravan parks keep keen watch on Wicked slogans

The driver's side of the Wicked camper van being used by French travellers Max Bartra and Pierre "Kermit" Graveleau Photo Megan Kinninment / Northern Star

"Operators of the Wicked campers need to take responsibility"

Fraser Is one of state’s top honeymoon spots

Shannon White married William Krisanski on February 20, 2016, at William's parents' property overlooking Wivenhoe Dam.

Fraser Island was listed at number eight on the blog

Hooking in to fishing and beauty of spectacular Tablelands

QT photographer David Nielsen with a brown and rainbow trout caught in Ebor, NSW, on a recent fishing trip.

Watching the water for any movement, I slowly stalked forward.

Amy Winehouse's ex 'wanted by police'

Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is wanted by police after reportedly failing to answer bail last week following a March arrest for theft.

Thirsty Merc 'Back To Grind' after Shifting Gears

Thirsty Merc are performing in Yamba on Friday night.

Thirsty Merc's lead singer soldiers on post car crash tragedy

Home is where the heart is for The McClymonts

THE McCLYMONTS: Mollie, Sam and Brooke are coming home to play at the Saraton Theatre in August.

10 shows announced for 10 Years of Hits anniversary tour

Jay Z rumoured to be working on his own 'Lemonade'

Jay Z is reportedly making his own version of Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

GIG GUIDE: Guitar virtuoso Joe Phillips special guest at GDSC

Gold Coast based guitarist extraordinaire Joe Phillips is the special guest at this Sunday's Suburban Country concert at the Grafton District Services Club. Joe plays a variety of styles from Latin American, Rhythm and Blues, Ballads, Jazz, Rock-n-Roll, Country and Classics and can sing in a number of different languages.

Abundance of live music in the Clarence Valley this weekend

TRAILER: Blake Lively fights CGI shark in The Shallows

Blake Lively in The Shallows.

Lively is a surfer stranded after becoming the target of a shark

Game of Thrones: Has Melisandre now redeemed herself?

Carice Van Houten in a scene from the fifth season of Game of Thrones.

*warning: spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Game of Thrones S6 E2*

STYLEwise: Brushing up on your technique

THE right hair brush can make or break your ability to style your hair the way you looked when you left the salon.

Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up

Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up

What is it about tattoos that attract men and women?

Ugg Boots fined for not being Australian made

Ugg boots

Ugg Boots maker fined for saying boots made in ACT

PHOTOS: Gladstone model's photos printed in national mag

Gladstone model Kaitlyn Delioglanis was featured in national fashion magazine Cynical with these images taken by Rockhampton photographer Em Roberts. Photo Wicked Tales

Kaitlyn's modelling passion blossoms in mag

Review: French Complexion by Christine Clais

Are French women the champions of healthy skin?

STYLEwise: Secret to easy hair styling

Master the art of blow drying your hair at home with a few simple moves.

Creating volume and ironing out the kinks of the DIY blow dry

Create a home spa experience

You don’t need to fork out the cash to pamper yourself when, with some time set aside, you can do it yourself at home for less.

Here's how to give yourself that professional spa feeling at home

Is it the end of the five cent coin cluttering our wallets?

THE humble five cent piece is a bugbear of many people, weighing down purses and wallets – but you can still buy lollies

OPINION: See ya' later travelator

Nambour shoppers struggle with the out-of-order travelators at Nambour Plaza. They have been out of action since the floods in March.

"What part of ‘keep to the left’ eludes shoppers?"

Target store to be converted to Kmart?

KMart in Hinkler. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Talk of Target and Kmart merging after management re-shuffle

Retail rent prices keep business owners on their toes

After getting quotes from shopfronts in East St and weighing up the costs of the monthly rent bill, the young business owner, Emily Dowling, had to think of other locations to home her business.

“Originally I did look at East St but it was so expensive "

Cheap pumpkins, but avocados expensive

Rocklea Markets fresh produce report

Finance Talk: Tips for safe online shopping

Close-up hand woman using laptop and credit card, online shopping

Australians lost $1.4 million to online scams last year

Hero dog Harley saves teenager’s life

An assistance dog assigned to help a 10-year-old Sippy Downs boy has saved his teenage sister's life.

Medicare rebate freeze hurting regional health

The Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley at CQ University to open stage 2 of the Health Clinic.

Medicare rebate freeze is squeezing regional doctors and patients

LISTEN: How I turned my life around after losing husband

Feeling amazing if I can do it so can you

Mother of four loses husband to suicide, herself to depression

The Big Red Button that can help you save a life

Stefan Ossenberg has designed product called Resus-a-Station which can guide people through the CPR process at the press of a button.

Inventor creates device that can save lives and needs your help

Record numbers use school-based help line

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Dramatic increasing in kids using school-based helpline

Adem Crosby's legacy: 30,000 lives saved in 3 years

Adem Crosby

Adem's last wish was to encourage more people to donate blood

Family's heartbreak after death of baby Zoe

Baby Zoe Grace Chrisholm.

“If our love was enough you would have lived forever.”

Mum gives birth to 5.9 kilogram baby

AN Australian mother has given birth to a baby boy weighing 5.9 kilograms.

Top 10 most successful boys and girls names

Does your baby have a successful name?

The mother of the year, with expert tips and advice, too

You will wonder how Madeleine ever managed to pen a book with her extraordinary workload, and you will relate to something on every page of Six Under Eight.

Is there a mother among us who has not thrown her hands up?

‘Puppy’ and Bella reunited after piñata Spotlight adventures

Spotlight staff member Kerrie Gomboc with Bella and mum Tara Birse and her toy puppy she was reunited with. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Staff at Spotlight posed the pup in a series of creative photos

Breastfeeding women need support not discrimination

A mother has been left outraged after she was told to breastfeed more modestly.

There shouldn't be shame or stigma related to breastfeeding

60 minutes saga: The emotional toll on Sally Faulkner

60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown, left, and Sally Faulkner, right, the mother of the two Australian children, sit in a minivan after they released from a Lebanese jail with the three members of Channel 9 Australian TV crew.

One can imagine the cocktail of emotions swirling around mother

New virus puts 80 babies in hospital, can cause brain damage

ASID President Professor Cheryl Jones said parechovirus was a new virus, which doctors knew very little about.

New 'parechovirus' can cause developmental delays and brain damage

Big read: Harm caused by pornography hits home

Pornography addiction is still controversial, but it is undeniable for those living within its destructive reach.

Be careful or Airbnb might steal your spouse, says tourist

Airbnb affair has ended a 30-year marriage

SUPERMUM: Love is about finding the perfect match

Couples thrive on different things in a relationship.