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premium_icon The best tech gifts for kids this Christmas

IF you’re wondering what to get the tech-minded child aged two to 16 in your life this Christmas, then wonder no more. We have done all the homework for you.

Couple says ‘I do’ under rainbow

The wedding of Amber and David. Photo: DK Photography.

Aussie couple were the pot of gold at the end of a vibrant rainbow

Cruel taunts a part of life for family

UNITED: Noah Carter, Joel Carter, Emmily Carter and Jeremiah Carter.

Stranger's angry cafe outburst at disabled boy

The only way to save on groceries

Sam Lee, founder of Trolley Saver, says checking unit prices is important.

Bulk buys are popular ways to save money at the supermarket

How a split-second choice saved a family's Christmas

GIVING SPIRIT: Caleb Olsen, 6; Tallen Olsen, 14, and Brandon Olsen, 12, with Arthur  and Glenys (Glen) Ward. The Olsens helped the Wards decorate their Fraser Shores home this Christmas.

The charitable gesture typified the Christmas spirit.

'We couldn’t imagine any other life but our life out here'

Brent Lang - NT Gov Sponsored Content series

MOVE to the NT perfect for career, family and lifestyle.

Aussie parents buy pre-teen kids own apartments

Aiva Anagnostiadis, 10, and her brother James might be among the youngest property owners in Melbourne.

These two kids already own homes in Melbourne’s property game

Student goes viral over boyfriend mix-up

College student praised for strict loyalty to ‘girl code’.

She may have got it wrong, but more need that kind of heart

Mum upset after sister steals both her baby names

She has two boys and her sister has used both her children's names for her own kids

"AIBU [Am I Being Unreasonable] to think this is a bit unfair?”

Mum doesn't know she has given birth

Sarah has been in an induced coma since she gave birth on August 28. Source: Gofundme

Her son won't be named until she wakes from her coma

'I regret sending my daughter to school too early'

"She had started formal education too early."

Identical twins give birth on same day

Identical twins Becky Pistone (left) with baby Andi and Rachael McGeoch with William gave birth to their newborns hours apart using ‘twin power’.

The sisters went into labour after synching births with ‘twin power’

Mum plans to invoice ‘no-shows’ at daughter’s birthday party

Would you send out an invoice?

"Am I being unreasonable to send a terse note to these families?"

Mum loses custody of kids because of how she handled tantrum

Check out the activities to help get kids away from the TV these school holidays.

Mum reveals how police took away her two young children

Fishing looking good as pelagics chasing bait throughout bay

Zac with a solid grunter caught in Platypus Bay.

Platypus Bay has had some huge tuna schools move in.

FISHING REPORT: Gutters provide fine catches

7. And lastly Michelle Devenish was able to hit the water again and land a nice little estuary cod on Tuesday.

Fly, slugs, poppers or plastic have all been popular.

Lighter winds bring fishers out to have a good look around

Zac hooked this beaut diamond trevally while out on charter with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing recently.

In the long term we should see some great catches.

Last chance to catch a barra before three month closure

Rob Junker with a snapper caught with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.

Rivers and creeks have now had some big inflows

FISHING REPORT: Crabs and prawns multiplying

3. We received the next photo via email. Bryce Nelmes caught and released this 73cm flathead out of Hervey Bay on Tuesday.

let's check out this week's local fishing report.

PHOTOS: Freshwater flushout welcome on Fraser Coast

3. Ivan Cornwell spent a few days out at Lake Monduran. No barra over the metre but still some nice catches.

Let's check out this week's fishing report.

How a dietitian spent $50 at ALDI

CAN you be healthy on the cheap? We challenged a dietitian to spend $50 in ALDI. Some of her purchases may surprise you.

Bodybuilder shocks fans with photo

The dramatic difference after eating foods that aren't part of her low FODMAP diet.

Why you shouldn't worry about the bloated stomach

Lights, korma, action

The Gnocchi Horror Picture Show: ricotta gnocchi with bacon and tomato sauce.

Punster cooks up a reel treat with movie-inspired recipe book

Simple hacks to avoid Christmas weight gain

BYO healthy food.

FOR most of us, our weight is going up every year.

See music live on the Fraser Coast

Al Davies.

Catch Creedance Clearwater Revived at Bay Central Tavern.

Five festive foods to eat guilt-free

Prawns are one of the healthiest foods on the Christmas table. Picture: Alex Coppel

Christmas foods you can eat to your heart’s content

Inside 3yr-old Instagram star's $5000 cubby house

THREE-year-old Millie-Belle Diamond has been an Instagram star for most of her young life.

How to find your festive feelings

Pantone's Colour of the Year, Greenery, works perfectly for a Festive décor theme.

Simplicity is key to good and not gaudy decorations

Roll out a warm welcome

Think green for Christmas this season.

Get rooms ready as guest season arrives

Dyson vacuums are awful, and you know I'm right

The head on the Dyson handstick vacuum cleaner.

It’s hard to imagine a brand that people are more evangelical about.

Top tips for jolly plants this Christmas

Find out how to bring your living spaces to life this festive season.

Share the love with potted brilliance

Why not gift friends and family with at plant this Christmas?

The best plants to gift this Christmas

GARDENING: Wing it with this cool-looking plant

The black bat plant.

Gardeners, don't go past this eerie rainforest perennial

Tri-coloured beauty on show

Closeup of violet brunfelsia jasmine flower.

The unsung heroes of the garden that work well in any setting

More than meets the eye with fungi

LOOKS LIKE A FUNGI: Like animals and plants, fungi are so districtive and important that they are classified in a kingdom of their own.

What does bread, beer, cheese and vegemite have in common?

Long may the purple reign

As the flowers fall, they form a brilliant mauve carpet beneath the tree.

Annual bout of 'purple panic' is here

Experience China: The Gorge Explorer

Natural and man-made meet on one of the world's longest river systems.

Destinations to avoid in 2018

Overcrowded cities you should avoid in 2018.

A report shows some of the world’s most popular cities in trouble

Inside world’s most notorious red light district

The crowded streets of Japan’s red light district, Kabukicho.

My terrifying experience inside Tokyo's red light district

Life is beachy on the Sunshine Coast

Life is beachy on the Sunshine Coast

The best way to end a day is to watch the sky change

Qantas and Virgin's new luggage ban for travellers

Smart suitcases may not fly, airlines warn

The suitcases can charge mobile phones and weigh themselves

Our living Outback needs government funds to blossom

Pullen Pullen Reserve is just one of the gems of the Queensland Outback.

Exclusive poll shows Queensland's love for the Outback

Why this guy is climbing 33 dangerous mountains

Josh Worley's first ever ice climb in 2013.

Josh Worley admits he is a bit a bit nervous about the climb ahead.

Aussie star you’ve never heard of

HE’S a cross-dressing, pro-wrestling pop singer with millions of fans — but chances are, you’ve never even heard of him. And he’s from Adelaide.

Kochie’s carols jacket is worth HOW much?

David Koch at carols in the domain last night in Sydney. Picture: Facebook.

'Thanks Joe Bananas Australia for the incredible jacket'

MOVIE REVIEW: Paddington sequel as great as first

Brendan Gleeson and Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) in a scene from film Paddington 2

Paddington 2 is this summer's best all-ages movie.

Wilma the pig publishes her own book

Archie O'Sullivan reading the book to Wilma. Photo by Richard Gosling

Wilma the pet store pig sure has a tale to tell

TV SPECIAL: Documentary showcases freak crash

CRASH: The scene of a car crash in Maclean where Valerie Thompson was pinned by a car outside the Commonwealth Bank.

TV show shoes dramatic rescue of 81-year-old Maclean woman

5 songs to get you into the Christmas mood

Mr and Mrs Claus will enjoy a good boogie to this top five list

If you haven't gotten into the spirit yet, these songs will help.

The Last Jedi was just awful

Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) in a scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

SPOILERS: Remember when Star Wars was good?

Coast's teen beauty wants to spread a message

ZARIAH Lamont never imagined she'd get in to modelling let alone take out a national catwalk competition.

Teen struts the catwalk to Sydney success

Brooke Mackrill placed second runner up overall at the Miss Continents Pageant of Australia, as well as winning Miss Photogenic.

Second runner-up overall and Miss Photogenic title winner

Kate Upton marries in stunningly lavish Italian ceremony

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tied the knot in Italy in November.

"It’s extremely romantic and will always be a special place for us"

Sexy swimwear made from suede

Renay Wells is going against the tide with her unique swimwear styles. Photo: Jared Taylor. Model: Kim Hartnett in USA for swimsuit USA international.

'Australians the most outgoing when it comes to revealing swimwear'

Meghan Markle's $7 beauty secret from Australia

epa06354517 Britain's Prince Harry (L) poses with his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle during a photocall after announcing their engagement in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London, Britain, 27 November 2017. Clarence House said in a statement that the couple's wedding ceremony will take place in spring 2018.

Markle said that she values her travel product for its versatility.

Time for a swim lesson

The current collection from Sydney label The Rocks Push.

Who needs clothes when you've got a new bikini?

Casey Donovan sheds 23kgs in 15 weeks

Casey Donovan has posted a before and after pic on Instagram.

'I don’t ever want to go back to that girl in the white singlet'

How to score $7 movie tickets

THE silent “debit card” majority finally have a rewards program, with millennial-friendly freebies from Event Cinemas, Showpo and Crust Pizza.

Majority of readers have almost finished Christmas shopping

Some retailers will put restrictions on terms and conditions around gift cards.

Find out how to be in the running for a cashed up Christmas.

Christmas gift ideas for last minute shoppers

Are you a last minute shopper?

The pressure is on with less than two weeks until Christmas.

When Sunshine Plaza's 100 new stores will officially open

An artists impression inside the new-look Sunshine Plaza, which will feature major department stores David Jones and Big W along with about 100 speciality shops.

Christmas shopping will look very different next year

TOP TOYS: Find best presents for children this Christmas

NEW AND TRADITIONAL: Michael Drob with Big W's most popular children's presents this year.

One of the biggest new toys of the year is the LOL Surprise

Give the gift of personalised Tim Tams this Christmas

GIFTS FOR ALL: Myer's Sophie Robertson and Matt Karl get into the Christmas spirit and show off the personalised Tim Tam boxes.

"There are lots of options but the biggest is our Tim Tams boxes"

Fraser Coast's VIP shopping event

Glenn Thompson, Karen Sonter, Heather Sugget and Tiffany Wadsworth are ready to help at Big W.

Calling all VIPS for an exclusive shopping event

The science of why women don’t always fight back

THE way a victim reacts during a sexual attack is often used as confirmation that nothing illegal happened. Here’s what that logic gets so wrong, writes Alana...

Poo-trid problem gives Priscilla birthday blues

Priscilla Anderson and Shane O’Hara lost everything when their home was flooded by a burst sewerage main. Picture: GOFUNDME

Ankle deep in sewage, she realised she wasn’t having a good day

HOSPITALS: Deaf patients heard across state

Rachel Lai, Deaf Services Queensland, patient Rachel Donnan, partner Craig Frazer and Townsville Hospital emergency department staff specialist Dr Ben Butson.

Program means understanding for deaf hospital-goers

This is the 'most abused' drug in regional Qld towns

Alcohol has been overtaken as the drug of choice

premium_icon UK doctor in line for top job despite shaky past

Dr Richard Seamark was being considered for a $400,000 role at Cairns Hospital.

Qld Health has been forced to reconsider a UK doctor’s application

Men asked to take responsibility for bad driving

Men make up 74% of national road fatalities and are being asked to drive more responsibly.

Do you think men are worse drivers than women?

PHOTOS: Australia's first ever sensory park opens in CQ

The opening of Gladstone's Lions Park, on December 16, 2017.

Pioneering park project a first in Australia and opened yesterday.

The weirdest ways parents choose their baby names

UNIQUE names are all the rage these days and the quickest way to bag one of your own is to start thinking outside the box...

Hi-5 star ‘not coping’ with motherhood

Lauren Brant opens up about struggle of motherhood

People need to understand motherhood isn't always joy and rainbows

How did this law still exist in 2017?

Anna Thompson with her daughter Emily

The hardest conversation women have with their boss just got easier

Empty shelves as hottest toys cleared out of shops

WISH LIST: Izaak Jines, 9, is hoping to score some Lego from Mr Toys Toyworld for Christmas.

These are the toys proving to be the most popular this Christmas

Ho, ho, hold back on the number of gifts

SURPLUS SURPRISES: It's easy to lose sight of your financial plan when you're out shopping and you end up coming home with considerably more than your kids need.

Take the pressure off and give presents that are meaningful

The most popular baby names of 2017

Olivia is the most popular name for baby girls this year

Some classic favourites made the list

This is how long women want sex to last

A NEW survey has asked men and women how long they would ideally like their time in the bedroom to last for. And then it has revealed how long sex lasts in...

That romance with a colleague may be hard work

Life is full of curly questions and this is one of them.

Is the Christmas party the right time to hit on the hot guy at work?