More Qld parents delay sending children to school

MORE parents are choosing to delay sending their children to school as they struggle with knowing when they are ready.

Working class? Man, Gympie's got the show for you

Jimmy Barnes

Aussie rock icons coming to Gympie for 150th celebrations.

Holy schnit: This steak's the size of a small child

WHAT A STEAK: Sarah Atkins was amazed to see the Pinnacle Pub crumbed steak was bigger than one of her four-month-old twin daughters, Jorja.

It's not every day you get served a steak as big as a baby

Elite girls’ school in poo stand-off

The first half of the note where a student admits defecating on school grounds.

Girl's note explains why she's defecating on school property

The most personal photo you will see of this veteran MP

Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle's private photograph receiving scalp freezing treatment in his cancer therapy.

MP was given worst case 'six to 10 year' prognosis in April.

Coast shoppers get in early to start Christmas buying

Present, Christmas, XmasPhoto Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

One shopper is so organised she has presents wrapped already.

What your food cravings mean and how to beat them

Craving chocolate?

Science has also been looking into ways we can reduce our cravings

Demolished after Debbie, a new cafe is on the rise

A new Cafe 22 will emerge on this empty block in Proserpine.

Owners say hardest thing is to find people to do the work

Twins born at 23 weeks survive despite being 'too young to save'

The doctors didn’t have high hopes for such premature babies but Dolly and Albert had other ideas.

Their mother went into labour at 22 weeks and six days.

Mum mistakes meningococcal disease for 'just the flu'

Jenna has had the fingers and thumb amputated from one arm and below the elbow amputated on the other. Source: Supplied

It wasn't the flu, it was really something far worse.

Does no wedding gift list mean no present?

Some users suggesting she was "rude" for expecting to turn up to a wedding empty-handed.

Mum branded ‘rude’ and ‘classless’ for policy

'It was our choice whether or not to let our baby boy go'

"I will never forget the pure pain of that moment.”

Newborn fights for life: 'Don't let anyone kiss your baby'

Mariana in the hospital. Picture: supplied.

The tiny little girl is still battling on

The trendiest baby names for 2017 are pretty exotic

Maui ( Dwayne Johnson) and Moana (Aulii Cravalho) in a scene from the movie Moana. Supplied by Disney.

You’re sure to find a winner here.

Summer temps great but cold snap will bring the bait

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Golden trevally, blackall and cod have also been reported.

Building tides should bring on great winter fishing

Geoff with a nice cod caught at moon Ledge.

Building tides should bring on some great fishing with the reefs

Best weather on offer for school holiday fishing fun

Jeremy Pasin's pearly smile matches the pearly he pulled up from the deep.

The report is jam-packed full of info and photos.

Weekend weather is looking good for fishing

Scott and Glyn with some very respectable threadfin - weighed in at 6.55kg and 7.86kg. Caught in the river.

Who is glad the weekend has arrived?

The fish are biting if you know where to look

Jamie from South Australia with a solid longtail tuna caught with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.

Building tides should stir up some activity.

Rug up and get out there, plenty of fish about

John with a diamond trevally caught with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.

Winter species such as bream and flathead have fired up.

I'll have what she's having

Dessert lover tracks down New York City's yummiest, sweetest treats

Vegemite, cheese and beef pie: Would you eat it?

Carlton AFLW star Tayla Harris tries the new Vegemite and cheese pie from Four 'N Twenty. Picture: Jay Town

Four'N Twenty Vegemite pies go on sale in Coles

Lectins: The new diet fad you need to ignore

Say hello to another rubbish diet fad you can safely leave alone

Fruit firming up as mercury drops

DELICIOUS: Tasty fruit and vegetables

Quality snow peas and sweet corn have reduced to reasonable prices

$6 wine a winner for Coles

Coles Group wine buyer Ed Ashley holding last year’s award-winning bottle. Photo: Sam Wundke

Cabernet sauvignon given a gold rating by all judges

RECIPE: Cook this French classic for Bastille Day

Celebrate all things French with this tasty beef dish

Prices slashed in supermarket discount war

Trish Simpson, owner of Murphy’s Crossing, with free-range chickens and eggs at her Wasleys property.

Expect to pay less for eggs and bread

How often should you clean your sheets?

WE spend about a third of our day between the sheets, so how often should we clean them?

Style: How to get light and warmth in the dark months

A contemporary interior and fireplace that takes advantage of skylights and big windows.

Ultimate glamorous accessory for any home in winter is a fire

How coal-fired power station would reduce NQ power bills

Townsville Enterprise policy and investment director Michael McMillan said the State Government could still meet its 50 per cent renewables target with a coal plant.

Low emission coal-fired power station would lower power bills

Style: A bath is not a thing of the past

Baths remain a sought-after luxury item in many homes.

Baths use about half the water that your average shower consumes

We've a sweet idea for berry lovers

IT'S time to trying growing your own strawberries so you can have these delicious berries right at your back door.

Gardening: Grow your own citrus trees

Citrus trees are not just for commercial growers; they are great in home gardens too.

They're packed with vitamin C and they're flowering now

Leading beekeeper fined over threatening disease

Busy Bee still buzzing in the cold morning air.

The disease poses one of the most dire threats to the industry

Find your passion at weekend living expo

COME ONE, COME ALL: The 2016 Rotary Living Expo was well attended, and organisers are hopeful of a great turnout again this year.

The Rotary Living Expo is back this weekend.

Costa, mayor to face-off over Urban Food Street destruction

COSTA Georgiadis from ABC's Gardening Australia wants to sit down and discuss verge gardening with Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson in the wake of the Urban Food Street fiasco.

"Do they really want everyone against them?”

Green Thumb: There's gold in the air

Golden pendas will attract birds and bees to your garden.

An Australian native is a knockout at peak flowering time

Family tossed off flight after toddler kicked seat

A FURIOUS couple says American low-cost carrier booted them and their three kids off a flight after their 1-year-old kicked the seat in front of her.

Great Barrier Reef: new pics show what it's really like

FULL OF LIFE: A visitor with red Cat Adventures enjoying a positive reef expreience post TC Debbie.

Social media posts and news coverage beating up cyclone's impact

The Coast 'glamping' holiday park declared best in Australia

TOP RESORT: Rivershore Resort at Diddillibah is rated the best of the BIG4 holiday parks in Australia. Pictured are the resort's safari tents.

A SUNSHINE Coast 'glamping' hub has become a tourist favourite

Activities at Supercars hit top gear

Writer Shane Jones hops into a Toyota 86 Series car for a hot lap with Dean Canto.

Strap yourself in for motorsport thrills

French cafe the perfect spot for food and a show

Ann Rickard and her tour group enjoy their lunch at Terroirs in Uzes, France.

Three words sum up French cafe: location, location, location.

Dreamworld records best week in months

Dreamworld records best week in months following October tragedy

Lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, dies age 41

CHESTER Bennington, the lead singer of band Linkin Park, has died. He had long been open about his battles with drugs and alcohol.

Chester Bennington’s tragic Chris Cornell connection

Bennington sings at Chris Cornell’s funeral on May 26 in Los Angeles. Picture: AP

Bennington reportedly godfather of one of Cornell’s three children

Tamara's bittersweet MasterChef exit (take two)

Mackay's Tamara Graffen has already gained valuable work experience since her elimination from MasterChef.

MACKAY cook's heartwarming send-off from finals week.

Why Sleeping Duck turned down a $500,000 offer on Shark Tank

Sleeping Duck founders Selvam Sinnappan, left, and Winston Wijeyeratne.Source:Supplied

Melbourne university mates turn down hug Shark Tank ffer

Lisa Wilkinson portrait wins Packer Room Prize

A portrait of Lisa Wilkinson by artist Peter Smeeth has taken out this year's Packer Room Prize.

"The winning of this award is 99 per cent due to Lisa."

Ninja Warrior: What it takes to win it

Isaac Caldiero assesses Mount Midoriyama during Season 7 of American Ninja Warrior.Source:Supplied

Only six people have managed to successfully complete the course

Game of Thrones creators slammed for new show

Emilia Clarke returns as Daenerys Targaryen in the seventh season of Game of Thrones, which premieres only on Foxtel on July 17.

The show's creators have already been lined up to make the new show

Gladstone model takes out national Face of Origin comp

Alice comes out on top after three-day national final in Brisbane last weekend

Aussie bride's $1600 dream wedding with 100 guests

Emilyrose Fitzpatrick tied the knot in Scotland Picture: Facebook/Emilyrose Fitzpatrick

“Don’t make it about anyone but yourself and don’t compromise.”

Scarification: World’s most shocking and extreme body art

The scar this leaves will depend on how the person takes care of it.

World’s most shocking body art...*WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT*

Flying high: Gympie fashion queen lands another big gig

IN FLIGHT: Cindy Vogels' label Racy and Lucky has secured a prestigious spot in the lead-up to Brisbane Fashion Month.

Cindy Vogels wins big spot in lead-up to fashion event.

Surf brand creates fashion with an environmental benefit

ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE: Byron Bay model Montana Lower sporting Salt Gypsy women's surf wear.

Quality wear with minimal environmental impact

No time for exercise? Tell this mum of seven

Brenda Ashley has seven kids and looks fit and healthy. She credits running, drinking lots of water and milk to keep to her figure. Here with her kids Jesse 8, Braden 10, Mitchell 15, Madilyn 18 months, Nicole 17, Casey-Lee 4 and Connor 13. Picture: John Gass

Dynamo mum is fitter and healthier than when had first baby

Aussie mums create make-up 'gamechanger'

The Face Halo uses microfibre to dislodge makeup on the skin.Source:Supplied

“We thought there must be an easier way.”

LG's 77 inch wallpaper TV has $40k price tag

IT'S the television that had tech journalists from around the world drooling.

This iPhone keyboard hack is hugely satisfying

Best hidden features of iPhones revealed

Is ALDI about to clog the sewers?

Aldi is set to open in Central Queensland after the project was given the green light.

ALDI sparks debate after it advertises it is selling flushable wipes

LG Twin Wash promises to slash laundry time

Half of Australians do their laundry two to four times every week

Important lessons when teaching teens good money habits

Putting away a bit away, over a long time is the key to building wealth. Sit down with your teenager and show them the power of compounding. PHOTO: AAP

Wealth experts detail financial skills that teenagers should learn

BlackBerry is back: But sorry, it's atrocious

BlackBerry KEYone might be better left in the past.

The display is just 4.5-inches to make room for the keyboard

Watch what happens when KFC comes to Birdsville

KFC in Birdsville.

Time-lapse footage shows excitement of The Colonel in Birdsville

Mother’s diet pact with son ends in tragedy

IT was meant to be a healthy initiative that would change their lives for the better.

Breastmilk brownies at school

You’ll never look at chocolate brownies the same way again.

Facebook post raises curious questions about what's in school cakes

Rare disease slowly turning sisters into stone

The sisters are believed to be one of three sets of twins worldwide who has the debilitating condition.

Twin sisters turning to stone because of ultra-rare condition

Vegetarian diets can lead to greater heart risks

Cardiologists have warned some vegetarian food can be just as bad for you

Some vegetarian food can be just as bad for you as meat: study

Qld retailers Barry Bros get rid of the 'tampon tax'

"It's one small step for mankind, but a big deal for women. Get onboard! #tampontax"

A Qld retailer is standing up against the controversial “tampon tax”

Surgeon finds 27 missing contact lenses in woman’s eye

Some of the specimens found in the patient’s eye.  Picture: Rupal Morjaria

All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together.

‘Simple’ maths quiz one in 1000 can solve

Can you find two answers to this ‘simple’ maths question? Only one in 1,000 people are smart enough

IVF couple opens up about losing their unborn twins

Samantha and Max Delmege on their wedding day.

After four rounds of IVF the Delmeges thought they'd caught a break

Swinging through life (not with the greatest of ease)

TAKING A LEAP: Parents generally try to do what's right for their children, but we're still only human, we're going to get it wrong sometimes.

Parenting can be a high-wire act for all concerned

Your child comes home with a tattoo. Here's what to do

The crappy mother who taught me how to be a better dad.

The boy who lived: How Lachy is beating a fatal condition

LACHLAN Page with teacher's aide Charlotte Wright should not have survived a week after birth but has defied the odds and is now in his second year at Maleny State School.

How a little boy has beaten the odds just to be still alive

Kindy kids' report cards would 'forewarn' schools

Queensland Kindy teachers will be sending reports at the end of the year directly to schools, to allow Prep teachers to pinpoint any learning or behaviour issues before the child starts school. Picture: Supplied

The children would be judged over five learning, development areas.

Mum arrested 'trying to show kids good time'

Alana Nicole Donahue, 27, arrested in Oregon for towing kids in wagon behind car. Picture: Springfield Police Dept

Donahue was charged with reckless endangerment.

Say I do to having pets at your wedding

Tips to have your pet wedding-ready for your big day and how to organise it.

Why I said breastfeeding in public is illegal

Yummy Mummy Maria DiGeronimo.

I BREASTFED and I am all FOR breastfeeding and support it, but...

Woman says she was sacked for being polyamorous

Andrea, Michael and Laura live an unconventional lifestyle but insist they are happy.

Polyamorous woman says she was sacked for her lifestyle

Same sex couple marry under 'Evermore Pledge'

Same sex couples can now get 'married' in Australia thanks to Evermore Pledge, a celebrant service. Gay couples would have very similar rights to those in a traditional marriage. Picture: Kaitlin Maree Photography

A same-sex couple have been ‘married’ on the Gold Coast