Dog owner finds pet dumped in wheelie bin

A DOG owner returned home to find her terrier cross inside of her wheelie bin with the lid closed.

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

Bumper whale season: How many humbacks can we expect?

OCEAN GIANT: Hervey Bay will be the temporary home for thousands of humpback whales this season.

Fraser Coast Opportunitoies hopes locals roll out the welcome mat.

Brisbane doctors in first for pre-birth operations

Doctors performed Australia-first spinal operation on unborn baby

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.

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

The Demmrichs want Tradies to look after their most important tool

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

Amberly Nelson, from Melbourne, posts for a photo with friends at Splendour in the Grass.

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

OPINION: Writing skills can change with dementia

Women writing on paper with a pen on a white background.

Writing skills can change with dementia

Why being lazy at work is a good thing

Most won't praise laziness for fear of being unemployable

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?

Bread and butter species are biting well down the Strait

William with a snapper caught with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.

Burrum is always a reliable area to target a feed

Only in Australia: Bendy kangaroo joins yoga lesson

During a trip to 1770, Adventure Blueprint tourism company's Tim Pool woke in his tent to a yoga lesson, but it wasn't just humans taking part.

Kangaroo joins yoga class at Agnes Water

Highest growth in cruising comes from Queenslanders

Fancy a holiday on board one of these? Win one on us!

THE lure of convenient luxury has won over Queensland hearts.

3 reasons to enter our WIN A CRUISE competition

Win a cruise - on us!

...Like you needed any encouragement.

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

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

Fraser Coast how much chocolate can you eat?

DEATH BY CHOCOLATE: Alli Duggan, owner of Allikats on Kent will be one of the chefs preparing a secret chocolate dish on the night.

This event will be a chocolate-lover's heaven.

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

Trent’s out but he’s tipping a Coast win on MasterChef

MasterChef Australia Top 6 contestants Matt Sinclair, Trent Harvey and Mimi Baines face off in a pressure test. Supplied by Channel 10.

Trent Harvey backs Noosa coffee roaster to top TV comp

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

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.

Garden guru Graham Ellis shares top garden tips for spring

GREEN THUMB: Garden guru Graham Ellis said picking the right plants has helped his flower patch in Burrum Heads remain colourful all-year round.

WITH weather warming, it's time to get dirty in the garden.

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.

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.

Could this be the best job in the world?

IMAGINE a workplace where one of the only rules is "don't stand too long under the 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

Figures show we Aussies love our cruising holidays

Captain Cook Cruises' m.v. Reef Endeavour stands off an island in the Lau group of eastern Fiji.

Cruising among Australians rose almost 15%

Enjoying a Brisbane getaway with the kids

Segway tours along the Brisbane River.

Hotel near Roma St Parklands great launching pad for city

WetSide Water Park takes out national award

Wetside Water Park, Hervey Bay - Oliver Hunt from Pomona couldn't get enough of the Flipside Boardride.

The Award was won in the "Travellers Choice" category

Capricorn Resort set to suspend operations next month

Mary Carroll from Capricorn Enterprises

Staff have been notified about the decision

Alicia Vikander hasn't been home since Oscars

ALICIA Vikander still hasn't absorbed her Oscars win because she's been so busy.

Tom Hiddleston not worried about relationship attention

Attention doesn't bother 'authentic' Hiddleston

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to expand family?

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field want more children.

Licking incident bars Ariana from performing at White House

Ariana Grande has been blocked from performing at the White House

Pokemon Go: How you can catch em’ all on Fraser Coast

Some of the best spots to catch Pokemon on the Fraser Coast.

Where you can catch Pokemon on the Fraser Coast

Taylor Swift's ex throws support behind Kanye West

Calvin Harris shares a sing-along with Kanye West

Michael Jackson's jailed doctor wants his license back

Conrad Murray wants his medical licence back.

Never a bad time for boho chic

READERS of Style could be forgiven for thinking, haven’t we covered boho fashion before?

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

‘Don’t dare say she looked better with meat on her bones’

Jim Brigginhaw reckons supermodels are too skinny these days.

Beauty: Is it really in the eye of the beholder?

Gladstone girl makes top 50 of most beautiful list

Gladstone's little golden girl Jordyn Lea has not only made her mark in the global magazine Fashion Kids, labelled in the top 50 of the world's most beautiful children, but is also on her way to the national finals of the Aboriginal Model Search in Sydney, in October

JORDYN is on the fast track to fame after this big win.

Isabella Rossellini says being called beautiful is insulting

Isabella Rossellini

'Still beautiful' label is condescending, star says

Aboriginal model search: Oasis sets sights on modelling

STRIKE A POSE: Oasis Armstrong is heading to Sydney in October after being one of eight finalists in the Aboriginal Model Search competition.

She's only eight but she already knows how to rule the catwalk.

Fraser Coast you've spoken, the shops you really want are...

IKEA and Sumo Salad are topping the list of what we want on the Fraser Coast.

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

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

Son's cancer battle second fight for family

"Kane likes Taylor Swift's music and so do I. She was lovely and genuine and spent a lot of time with the kids."

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

Hervey Bay box is getting a workout

Liz Kopacz at Fraser Coast Strength & Conditioning.

CROSSFIT isn't just for the world's top athletes.

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.

Girl, 12, turning tragic loss into special tribute

IN MEMORY: Savannah Buchan, 12, was part of a pink guard of honour at Bree Blucher's funeral.

Savannah Buchan turns tragedy into hope for others.

No date set for reopening of Sunshine Hospice

Staff at the Katie Rose Cottage palliative care hospice at Doonan have been told it has run out of money and it will have to close its doors.

‘Significant changes’ flagged to make facility sustainable

Dental student placements reduce waiting list times

HELPING LOCALS: Dental students (L) Emily Chin, Quang Nguyen and Max Wei at the Wide Bay Oral Health Service clinic in Hervey Bay.

DENTAL students help brighten the smiles of Fraser Coast residents.

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.

Breastfeeding: Should there be an age limit?

Do you think there should be an age limit for breastfeeding?

Sabrina Rule thinks when a child is ready is the time to stop

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.

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”

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