Allora State School turns 150

MARKING a milestone not met by many, Allora State School will celebrate its 150th anniversary this Friday and Saturday

Blokes with too many strokes? Five tips to a better shave

Gillette says many blokes are using way too many strokes when shaving.

Blokes waste 120 re-strokes shaving themselves

Hard not to love: Mazda MX-5 RF road test and review

Superb as a faux Coupe, the Mazda MX-5 Retractable Fastback has a beautifully folding hardtop and delivers the same brilliant drive as its soft top cousin.

Mazda’s MX-5 RF offers both hard top and open air motoring pleasure

Too cool for school? Send them to an Apple store

A customer tries out a special red version of the iPhone 7 smartphone at an Apple Store.

free programs are pitched at a variety of skill levels

'It might be a go-er!': Man saves backyard lizard with CPR

Dale Hall and nephew Jayden are being called 'superheroes' after bringing a blue-tongue lizard back from the verge of death with CPR.

I thought ‘Hang on: it might be a go-er still’.

Dieting fads: Fact and fiction

JUST CHEW IT: There's no scientific evidence to back claims that eating celery uses more kilojoules than it holds.

Nutritionist sorts out the facts and the faction of dieting fads

Seven things you must do before 7am each day

Some of them are quite surprising.

'He carried his baby boy’s casket at the service'

"...seriously a moment I will never forget."

This mum fears her son will be bullied because of his name

Levi

It has attracted unwelcome remarks from friends and strangers

'Men shouldn't have to support their ex if they remarry'

Why are we stuck with a system that’s flawed?

What predators look for in photos of children posted online

Girl holding acorn and colorful leaf in autumn park. Child picking acorns in a bucket in fall forest with golden oak and maple leaves. Children play outdoors. Kids playing and hiking in the woods. Thinkstock image

It's taken Erin a long time to write about her experience.

Qld mummy blogger hosts Instagram live chat: 'To Vax Or Not'

Leila Stead who blogs as the Single Mum Diaries

The live chat covered the vaccine debate from both sides

Easter proves a treat for holidaying anglers

GET OUT ON THE SURFACE: The best way to make the most of the recent splurge of fishing activity on the Clarence River is by getting to the middle of it by boat like these happy holiday anglers did over Easter.

Weigh-in stations claim best Easter in number of years.

Effects of Cyclone Debbie felt hard by Clarence fishos

Megs Burgess captured the huge waves battered the coastline as part of the deluge from ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie

Heavy deluge and wild winds keep anglers off banks

From hospital bed to six-day, 250km desert run

IN TRAINING: Neil Collie runs trails around the scenic Glass House Mountains area in preparation for the 250km Big Red Run.

How a stroke survivor will tackle a gruelling desert ultra marathon

LADY LUCK: South Grafton couple hook the big one

Graeme and Helan Egan of South Grafton have hooked a big one after winning The Daily Examiner Ultimate Fishing Adventure prize.

Helen Egan had a funny feeling before the big win

Final days to win $5000 BCF voucher!

$5000 BCF voucher up for grabs!

Don't miss out on this!

Last fishing trip entry form in tomorrow's paper!

Don't miss out on this great prize!

Only a few days left to get into competition!

Sharing her kitchen wisdom

Julie Goodwin's latest cookbook is clearly a labour of love

WINE REVIEW: A toast to the fallen for Anzac Day

Paying homage to the wines of Australia, NZ and Turkey

WEEKEND COOK: Slice takes inspiration from the Anzac biscuit

This delicious slice uses the same ingredients as the popular Anzac biscuit.

Sweet slice takes twist from popular First World War snack

WINTER WARMERS: Recipes perfect for your slow cooker

Baked lemon ricotta and ginger cheesecakes, by Sally Wise.

Sally Wise shares three of her slow cooker favourites.

DAN AND STEPH: Cheesecake with difference salutes Anzacs

A baked cheesecake with a base inspired by Anzac biscuit recipes.

Orange cheesecake takes advantage of rolled oats biscuit base

Food rich with history and flavour

Emiko Davies shares rustic, tasty dishes from Tuscany's silver coast

Beef up on three great cuts

Discover great ways to cook beef this autumn

Invest in lasting pieces for comfort

Check out these tips to help you invest in key pieces of home furnishings that will last the distance.

Five cost efficient ways to ensure your home stays warm

The Home of Thrones look is going nowhere. Add some instant glamour and warmth by adding throws to your living space this winter.

Here's how to make sure your house stays warm without spending big

Here's the good oil on lavender

Lavender essential oil has multiple uses.

From cleaning to deodorising, there are many uses for this oil

Trying to nail that DIY caper - the Clarence Valley way

There's a fine art to DIY.

FRESH EYES: A newcomer's take on the Clarence Valley

Perfect time to plant a bloom of respect

The Anzac Day flower is a symbol of the ultimate sacrifice

REVEALED: Meet the Mini Dirtgirl to feature in new TV series

TWICE AS CUTE: Danielle Hay and Maree Lowes in their respective Dirtgirl characters.

BACKYARD STAR: New TV series to feature girl from Baryulgil

Summer's gone and ideal growing conditions are upon us

The change of season into cooler weather is the best time to plant daffodils.

It's time to get planting now summer's gone

Grow strawberries the alpine way

Strawberries are best grown a little raised from the ground.

They're not as large and showy, but they are wonderful

Five tips to master the art of lawnmanship

There is an art to having a lawn like this...

MASTERING the art of lawnmanship is not easy.

Pimp your garden with these quirky flower pot ideas

Don't toss out your old chest of drawers, transform it into a funky planter box. PHOTOS: CONTRIBUTED BY HOSELINK

DOES your garden look like a drab piece of dirt?

5 ideas for pimping your garden

5 ideas for pimping your garden

Great Barrier Reef now has its own waterslide

A NEW two-storey pontoon that has been towed out to the Great Barrier Reef will offer the first theme park-quality slide into Reef waters.

Could this be Australia's biggest rollercoaster?

New roller coaster under construction at Movie World. Picture: Richard Gosling

Speculation Movie World ride could be first hypercoaster built Down Under

Toowoomba woman's Africa trip to share song

HERE TO HELP: Women in Harmony music director Elaine Coates (right) will travel to Uganda later this year to work with the African Children's Choir. Former members of the choir travelled to Toowoomba to perform last year incuding Elizabeth Panga (left) and tour manager Abraham Kiyingi.

A Toowoomba woman is preparing for a trip of a lifetime

Here's the A, B, sea for first-time voyagers

GET YOUR SEA LEGS: Four things first-time cruisers should know before stepping foot on board.

Four things you need to know before stepping on a cruise ship

New features on cruise ship a hit with the kids

SLIP, SLIDE AWAY: The installation of a waterslide was part of a major refurbishment of P&O Pacific Dawn.

One cruise ship turns the idea of high and dry on its head

How would you cope having numerous wives?

Julius in a Maasai hut built by one of the village women.

The traditional life of a Maasai man

OPINION: What it feels like to stand at Gallipoli

Gravestones are a reminder of Anzac Cove's tragic history.

A poignant place of rugged beauty

Simon on life after Married At First Sight

SIMON opens up about what life is like after the cameras stop rolling

Netflix defends 13 Reasons Why

The Netflix series was based on a popular novel written by Jay Asher.

THE disturbing Netflix series has been dogged by controversy.

Fiance’s rage: ‘It’s disgusting behaviour’

Felicity breaks down on Seven year Switch.

Man’s “disgusting behaviour” on Seven Year Switch shocked viewers.

This MKR judge’s face says it all

Although maybe she accidentally sat on a pine cone.

MKR semi-final recap: Squab heads and bad desserts.

Sam's the man on TV and in real life

Gold Logie winner Samuel Johnson gives Debbie Newton a test run on his unicycle back in 2013 at the Clarence Valley fundraiser held at the South Grafton Bowling Club for his Love Your Sister campaign.

Gold Logie win touches heart of Clarence Valley resident

Carrie Bickmore caught out before the cameras rolled

The bubbly host looked like her usual... but

Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin given overhaul by stylist

The Croc Hunter family before their transformation. Picture: Nigel Wright

Family matriarch Terri was reportedly the most hesitant to change

FASHION: How to wear yellow without looking like a banana

Don't become the third Banana in Pyjamas - find out how to make yellow work for you.

Is activewear the new denim for women?

High-end stores are adding activewear to their offerings. It comes as Aussies are increasingly going shopping and buying groceries in their activewear. Beth Hurrell from Que Models at Burleigh Beach. Picture: Jerad Williams

More high-end retailers are investing in tights and runners.

How to get the most out of men's clothes

Try building a wardrobe in a neutral colour palette so individual pieces will work together.

Sporte the Label focuses on long-wearing items

FASHION: How to wear denim this winter

Georgie Griggs and Georgia Yeomans show off their double denim chops.

Check out how to wear your very own Canadian Tuxedo

Central Queensland's model mum wins hearts on social media

Elizabeth Warner on the cover of Style after winning the competition to be The Face of White Lily Couture.

She's now the face of a well-known bridal boutique

Should 'activewear' be allowed outside of the gym?

Model Nathalie Darcas wears activewear in Sydney.

ACTIVEWEAR is the new black and has made it into our daily wardrobe.

Nine Lives designers bring back the '70s

Nine Lives Bazaar.

Retro designs hit the mark

'Top Coast venue' hits the market

Reinvented hotel at central Coast shopping centre up for grabs

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ 'evolutions' unveiled

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the new Galaxy S8 sit side by side.

Bigger screens but smaller phones, Samsung continues its evolution

Vudu can make old DVDs HD copies on your phone

Vudu can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies, and all you need is a smartphone

The answer for anyone with a large DVD collection

Samsung's top of the range TV will cost $40k

Samsung says it has the brightest TV on the market.

That's about $2 for every nit of brightness

How to perfect your buying strategy

Find someone you trust enough to tell you the truth, and to whom you will listen.

Here's a sound way to ensure you never make another bad purchase

Push to scrap full refund for buyers of lemon cars

Bad and Cassandra Aldcroft with their kids Owen, 3, and Emma, 5, with their troublesome Hyundai. Picture: Annette Dew

Auto lobby group says some claims for faulty cars 'made up'

Smart, smooth and even cleans itself

The Braun Series 9 is promoted as the 'best shaver in the world'. It has a price tag to match.

The Braun Series 9 went through 1000 production stages

'Prove the human brain functions properly on vegan diet'

It's all well to want a perfect world, but that's an oxymoron, dairy farmer says to vegans in this letter to the editor

15 years in anorexia hell: How Coast woman cheated death

Millie Thomas spent more than 15 years in the grips of anorexia nervosa, but is now healthy and hoping to help others.

Anorexia survivor who nearly died dedicates life to helping others

There's a right way to sleep on a plane

There are several ways to keep good posture on a plane

Baby Leo's life saved by liver transplant

Leo’s parents Kimberly and Matthew have passed on their thanks to everyone involved in helping to save him.

Leo Nairn has had his liver transplant and is bubbling with life

Little Lilly has rare 1p36deletion syndrome

Natasha Moore and Mat Cook with their daughter Lilly. The couple have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a bigger car to transport Lilly.

Battle is real for parents of youngster with genetic disorder

"I have no idea if I'm going to die next week"

BORROWED TIME: Shanay Skinley, 24, has stage-three emphysema. Stage four could come at any time, and she fears she wont live to see her 2-year-old daughter, Mia, grow up.

Shanay is 24 years old, and doesn't know how long she has to live

Toowoomba woman's mission for her mum

HAPPY TIMES: Amber Summers (left) wants to raise awareness and funds for cancer after recently losing her mum Deborah Hughes to a brain tumour.

Last year the radiation therapist did Relay for Life for patients

What our girls need most

Parenting expert Steve Biddulph shares his concerns and advice for raising modern-day girls

Reality of 'mumpreneurs'

NOT EASY: Being a "mumpreneur” is hard work, but running a household plus a business is not impossible.

Peta Johansen reveals the truth behind most mum success tales

SOAPBOX: Who's to blame if a teen turns bad?

Teenagers have massive pressure put on them.

Stop whingeing about teenagers. It's time we cut them some slack

Didn't know she was pregnant: baby born on the toilet

She said she did not know she was pregnant

New campaign to bust myth vitamin K is an immunisation

Vitamin K is given to newborn babies to prevent a deadly disease.

Fresh effort to prevent putting babies at risk

Daddy-O column: Will my daughter face the horrors of war?

Not only parents of sons need worry about the threat of another war as women can also now choose to take up arms.

Now women can take up arms, no father is safe from worry

Natural focus on newborns a winner for photographer

Rebecca Colefax has been named a 2017 AIPP Queensland Epson Professional Newborn Photographer of the year finalist.

It's the tiny details that parents soak up from their newborn babies

'Stealthing': alarming new sex trend likened to rape

AN ALARMING new study released this week explores a practice called stealthing.

Smartphone obsession is putting relationships at risk

Generic smartphones

Aussies are ignoring their partners in favour of their smartphones

The dark history of honeymoons

Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island.

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to get away with the new husband or wife

The single most unattractive thing men can do after sex

A study has shed light on the worst thing men can do in bed