December arrival for Holden's new $21,990 Astra

Multi-award winning Opel Astra arrives here in December sporting a Holden badge and high hopes of boosting the brand as local manufacturing winds up

Puppy’s ruff trot as besotted pig’s sexy moves become a boar

Love is great for Nigella.

Meet Nigella the pig and Sebastian the eight-month-old great Dane.

Past Urangan students share their success stories

Karina Hamilton, who now has a PhD in pharmacology, says her early education at UPSS and USHS, helped put her on a path to success.

Local schools celebrate a combined 125 years of education.

REVEALED: Queensland's fuel theft hotspots

The number of petrol theft cases in Queensland is on the increase

WED Sep 28: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

Portrait of athletic mature woman resting after jogging. Beautiful senior blonde woman running at the park on a sunny day. Female runner listening to music while jogging.

NOT too much movement on the Kick the Kilos leaderboard.

'Most magical zippys ever': Bonds' Disney onesies on the way

The onesies will be available in a series Mickey and Minnie prints

These caramelised carrots are a winner at the dinner table

Get your Carrot Carnival Mix seeds with the paper today.

BOILED, roasted or raw, the carrot is a household favourite.

World’s first baby born using new ‘three-parent’ technique

The birth of a baby using a new ‘three-parent baby’ technique in Mexico could speed the creation of a similar child in the UK New Hope Fertility Centre

‘Hopefully, this will tame the more zealous critics...'

Woman asks if it's wrong to sleep naked with teen son

The question quickly racked up more than 500,000 viewers

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?

'UNREAL': Paddler videos moment whale swims under his board

Surfer Ziggy Albert (blond hair) and his paddle buddy on their way to Old Woman Island enjoyed the encounter of a lifetime when a mother whale and her calf popped up in front of them.

You couldn't find a better way to start the day than this

'Your actions will see us lose 4WD access to beaches'

Andrew Trezise posted these photos on the Ballina Information Exchange Facebook page, warning people not to drive on the dunes of Seven Mile Beach.

4WD users shame the "irresponsible" people who drive on dunes

Off road racing tearing it up in Mackay

Rob Turner and Jordan Young will do anything for a bit of speed.

Off road racers carved up the terrain this past weekend.

Angler heaven with fish haul as the full moon approaches

THREADY HAUL: Hayden shows off a couple of quality Mary River Threadfin Salmon.

There has been plenty of pelagic action throughout the Sandy Straits

SURF ALERT: Small but fun waves possible

The surf will be struggling in the 1m (+/-) range, depending upon location, and conditions will be poor.

The surf will be struggling in the 1m (+/-) range

'Secret' corals reefs on our doorstep

STUNNING: Sunshine Coast reefs have the highest diversity of Nudibranchs anywhere in the world.

Become aware of our beautiful coastline

Dinner sorted: Stuffed Anaheim Chillies

TO GET you excited about today’s free seeds, Chilli Anaheim, we’ve pulled together this amazing recipe.

Chia choc pudding - and it's good for you!

Get your chia plant seeds with the paper today.

IF YOU haven’t discovered chia seeds yet, today is the day.

How lab-grown meat is already here

Ngai Tahu Farming CEO Andrew Priest has tasted the future

The perfect breakfast for losing weight

This breakfast tastes so good you won't even notice it's healthy

Recipe: Saucy one-pot braised brisket

Dominique Rizzo's beef brisket recipe.

Rich Italian-style slow braised brisket the next big dish

Australia's best black tea is grown on the Sunshine Coast

Arakai Estate tea plantation, Bellthorpe, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Meet the family behind our very own award-winning tea plantation.

Can you help solve the mystery of this WWI photograph?

AN OLD family portrait that could date back to World War 1 has captured the imagination of local history buffs.

Six Fraser Coast properties that won't cost you a fortune

This home is for sale in Eli Waters - 32 Willow Court. The property is listed at $185,000.

Affordable homes on the Fraser Coast.

DARREN PALMER: How to make a house a home

At home with interior designer Darren Palmer.

A home should be personal, says influential interior designer

How to turn your Pinterest addiction into cash

Pinterest is a fun and free app that's easy to use.

Six ways to make money pinning

The healing power of community gardens

How a community garden gave a grieving mother-to-be a chance to recover

Nothing Fawlty about this basil pesto, Major

Get your basil seeds with today's paper.

EVERYONE loves a good basil pesto.

What's the craic with celeriac?

Get your free celeriac seeds with today's paper.

NEVER heard of celeriac? Well it’s about to rock your world.

MOW DOWN: How to keep your lawn under control this season

Why does it please the eye so much more when an expanse of grass looks neatly manicured?

There has been a demand for lawn maintenance

Tonight's dinner sorted - and how to get FREE seeds!

Get your free capsicum seeds with today's paper.

GET your free Capsicum Aegean Sweet seeds with today’s paper.

A delicious tomato ketchup - and how to get free seeds!

Get your Tomato Santorini seeds with today's paper!

TODAY we launch our free seeds giveaway!

Maryborough, Hervey Bay make top 50 Aussie small towns list

An airline price comparison site has been running a contest to find the most irresistible, exotic, historic and postcard-worthy small towns in Australia.

'How gorillas changed my life'

Annette Henderson lived and worked with gorillas in the African jungle for more than a year and has written a book about her amazing experience.

Author shares her unbelieveable tale of life deep in the jungle

Hidden gem: Traditional farming in the the Netherlands

Traditional Limburg-style homes are on show at Nonke Buusjke in the Netherlands.

This farm uses techniques that are thousands of years-old

Travel: No one sleeps when the white lion hunts for a mate

A handsome beast: the male white lion.

We heard the lion long before we saw him

Travel: Brisbane offers up lots to do this spring

STAY AND PLAY: Blanc de Blanc was one of many great events taking place in different venues across Brisbane during the next few months.

Brisbane now a worthy competitor to its southern sisters

We asked, you answered: 40 things you want on Fraser Coast

Cars on show at the 2015 Rock'n Maryborough Vintage Festival. Photo: Amy Cook / Fraser Coast Chronicle

What you would like to see on the Fraser Coast

Swim with the whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth.

The hardest part about this Cape adventure is leaving.

Homer Simpson thanks Australia during Opera House visit

ANIMATION favourite gets attacked by seagulls in a viral video promoting Sydney's upcoming Graphic Festival.

Channel 9 orders second season of Doctor Doctor

Rodger Corser stars in the TV series Doctor Doctor.

RURAL medical drama finds a loyal following.

Katy Perry gets naked to encourage people to vote

Katy Perry in Funny Or Die sketch

Katy Perry has stripped naked for a comedy video

Jogging Tom Hanks crashes wedding in Central Park

Tom Hanks stopped for a selfie with this bride and groom

MOVIE REVIEW: Storks delivers family fun

A scene from the movie Storks.

ANIMATION can be hit or miss but when it hits, it hits hard.

Nick 'the snake' to call the shots on Survivor jury

Australian Survivor contestant Nick Iadanza.

LATEST evictee is out of the game but will still have a say.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have split after 11 years together.

Hervey Bay blogger shares tips for growing online blog

What started as a bit of fun of taking fashion photos and sharing them online, has turned into a serious hobby for Hervey Bay girl Chelsea Neck.

Down syndrome model rocks New York Fashion Week

Madeline Stuart rose to fame and was once again a star at New York Fashion Week, sitting among friends - Kelly Osborne, Bonang Matheba, Derek Warburton, and Victor Cruz,

Mount Crosby teen hits the catwalk for third season

2016 Emmy Awards red carpet fashions

Sarah Hyland arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

STARS of the small screen are frocked up for US TV's night of nights

Milliner goes gaga over Coast calendar girls

Lady Gaga wearing a head piece by The Devoted Milliner Cindy Vogels.

2017 Vintage Calendar Girls project is becoming a magnet for talent.

OPINION: There's beauty in equality

Korinne Lardner - Capture the moment photography with Carissa Cross is amazing.

I'VE always been a little weirded out by weddings.

EXPLAINER: Can tattoo ink cause cancer?

Research shows one in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals.

One in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals

Miss V8 Supercar success all sewn up

Madison Mackenzie is preparing to take part in the Miss V8 finals at the Gold Coast with help from her mum Kathy, who makes all of her outfits.

Madison Mackenzie is preparing to take part in the Miss V8 Supercar

The $40 billion economy anyone can cash in on

OUR household junk may be worth more than $26 billion a year with a new study finding 89% of us have up to 25 items for which we have no use.

Samsung Family Hub: The end of fridge notes?

Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill, of Brown Paper Bag fame, talks about some of her favourite features of the Samsung Family Hub smart fridge.

Samsung's latest fridge comes with a $7499 price tag

iPhone 7 Plus: Are two cameras really better than one?

The Sydney Opera House, taken with an iPhone 7 Plus.

A single photo can involve a staggering 100 billion operations

Secrets and mystery as Big Top tenants kept in the dark

SCOTT Hoskins, owner of Donut Boyz, says owner of Big Top - LaSalle - has enough business nous to find a good anchor tenant.

If rumours are true, it could be worth the wait.

Bad news for online shoppers purchasing from overseas

Online shoppers could be blocked from buying from their favourite overseas businesses under new plans by the Federal Government

Online shoppers could be blocked from overseas websites next year

Have a new $5 note? Expect to run into problems

The new $5 note.

Customers are having their notes rejected.

Grand Central announcement we're all waiting for

David Jones could be coming to Grand Central.

With the 45,000 sq m expansion there is room for the retail giant

New PresCare Maryborough 'health hub' project given approval

The conceptual master plan includes a residential aged care facility, a childcare centre, independent living units, gardens and a potential community hub.

Suicide rate reaches 10-year high

Eight people per day last year took their own life

Four simple ways to spring-clean your diet

Your mum was right: Eat your vegetables

Injuries during childbirth still common for Aussie women

62% of Aussie women were still experiencing symptoms more than one year after birth.

Childbirth still isn't perfectly safe, a Medibank study reminds us

TUES Sept 27: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

young fitness woman runner running on sunrise road

AND Tweed is back in the game.

Family fights to stop more deaths from rare disease

A charity gold day will be held in honour of Camiras Paul McMahon who died of amyloidosis on November 4 last year.Photo: Contributed

The life-threatening condition you've probably never heard of

MON Sep 26: Kick the kilos leaderboard

The Silhouette of Tweed Heads Local David Tease on the Duranbah Head land after a early morning run up and down the Look out steps to Duranbah beach.

ALL groups are stacking on the kilometres and kicking the kilos.

Jamie Oliver needs baby help

JAMIE and Jools Oliver have hired a nanny to help care for their baby son River because looking after him and their four other kids was leaving them exhausted.

Couple devastated after son's stillbirth

GRIEVING: Jason Clifford with his son Phoenix Rain Clifford.

SHE begged her son to wake up, to take a breath.

Getting kids hooked on fishing a page at a time

BETWEEN LINES: Fishing guru Rob Paxevanos and Sunshine Coast division two councillor Tim Dwyer listen up as Hailey reads some tips from Kids Fishing, the book she and her dad have written.

Father-daughter duo write kids fishing book

Anne Hathaway's pregnancy lies

ANNE Hathaway is only a good liar when she is pregnant.

Beware of this deadly household risk

At least 15 children under nine years old have died in Australia since 2000 after domestic furniture fell on them.

Hidden danger to children that lurks in your home

The 25 things emergency staff pulled out of noses last year

DON'T PUT THAT THERE! Sometimes it seems like this is the only way to stop little kids putting things where they really don't belong.

The objects retrieved out of our nose, ear and mouth revealed.

Ten-year-old's hilarious rules for boy who has crush on her

A 10-year-old girl, who deems herself too young to have a boyfriend, has laid down some ground rules for a classmate who has a crush on her.

Suicide of sex video woman sparks calls for change

Titziana Cantone had killed herself after the video emerged online and became the subject of internet parodies and jokes Facebook.

Images and videos began to appear on porn sites and spread virally

TV Insider: Married at First Sight's diversity applauded

Craig and Andy at their wedding in New Zealand in a scene from Married At First Sight.

Sydneysiders Andy and Craig faced more scrutiny than anyone else

RELATIONSHIPS: It's not raining men, ladies

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

Women outnumber men in Australia