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Thu 19 Dec 2019

Check your tree for these exploding Christmas lights

Check your tree for these exploding Christmas lights

Karen Denduck has revealed how a set of solar-powered Christmas lights exploded in the heat and left an outside wall badly burnt.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Surprise at the top of Google's 2019 most-searched homewares

Surprise at the top of Google's 2019 most-searched homewares

With less than a fortnight until Christmas, Google has revealed 2019’s top trending gifts, with one surprising appliance topping the list.

Tue 10 Dec 2019

How this couple created an ‘amazing’ $460 kitchen renovation

How this couple created an ‘amazing’ $460 kitchen renovation

Armed with two items, The Block’s Jess Eva managed to transform her kitchen – and the results speak for themselves.

EXHIBITION: Tiny paintings make big-hearted gifts

premium_icon EXHIBITION: Tiny paintings make big-hearted gifts

With Christmas now only two weeks away, the small and miniature paintings, by local artists, are a great last-minute gift idea.

UNIQUE: Fresh cut Christmas trees on offer in Bay

premium_icon UNIQUE: Fresh cut Christmas trees on offer in Bay

A River Heads couple have spent the last six years hand-growing a 1000 pine trees so residents can have a fresh cut Christmas tree in their home.

Tue 3 Dec 2019

This goldmine for property investors is often missed

premium_icon This goldmine for property investors is often missed

Real estate investors can claim huge tax deductions through depreciation and renovating their property. Here’s what many of them forget.

Mum’s ‘amazing’ $500 Bunnings makeover

Mum’s ‘amazing’ $500 Bunnings makeover

One mum has revealed the simple way she upgraded her $180 dining room table and chairs to a chic “$2000” set in just two days.

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Mum’s next-level $1900 Bunnings cubby

Mum’s next-level $1900 Bunnings cubby

With the help of her husband and parents, Eleesha Quinn managed to turn the playhouse into something more stylish than most people’s homes.

Wed 27 Nov 2019

Artist’s landscape brings colour to drought

premium_icon Artist’s landscape brings colour to drought

Sitting on top of sixty acres worth of paddocks and grassy hills is a unique work of art - with a heartbreaking story behind the owner's inspiration.

Fri 22 Nov 2019

State to get 'affordable and reliable energy'

State to get 'affordable and reliable energy'

The NSW government says its new electricity strategy will ensure reliable, affordable electricity while hastening the state's transition to clean energy.

Wed 20 Nov 2019

Marie Kondo fans baffled by her new shop

Marie Kondo fans baffled by her new shop

She is known as the decluttering queen, but some fans slammed the tidying guru over the launch of her new e-commerce business.

Tue 19 Nov 2019

One man's incredible love affair with iconic kitchen history

premium_icon One man's incredible love affair with iconic kitchen history

Ethan Rose’s father used to pack him in the car and take him out bush to find hidden treasure. Now his kids are learning about life “on the range”.

Mon 18 Nov 2019

Cost-effective tricks for beautiful bespoke furniture

Cost-effective tricks for beautiful bespoke furniture

It's the tiny details that can give your homewares an edge.

Thu 14 Nov 2019

Woman's $2 cleaning hack goes viral

Woman's $2 cleaning hack goes viral

A woman has revealed how she removed black mould growing in her bathroom using two simple products that didn’t involve scrubbing.

Tue 12 Nov 2019

Why you should hold on to your lounge room seat

Why you should hold on to your lounge room seat

One piece of furniture that is worth investing money in is your sofa.

Key to Tess and Luke’s huge Block win

Key to Tess and Luke’s huge Block win

Shock Block winners Tess and Luke’s superstar tradie has revealed the reason the Cairns couple’s pad blitzed the field and sold for so much more than the rest,...

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Offers in the wind for Block winners Tess and Luke

premium_icon Offers in the wind for Block winners Tess and Luke

A “very hungover” Tess Cattana and Luke Struber haven’t decided yet how they will capitalise on their new-found success after winning The Block.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Landlord’s insane cheapskate move

Landlord’s insane cheapskate move

Young renter Alex Milsom has gone viral after his landlord pulled an unexpected and “cruel” move involving the household thermostat.

Queensland-first retirement housing wins top award

premium_icon Queensland-first retirement housing wins top award

A QUEENSLAND-first retirement housing development north of Toowoomba has won a prestigious award from the state’s developer body.

Mon 4 Nov 2019

‘Welfare for the wealthy’: Our $6.3b rort

‘Welfare for the wealthy’: Our $6.3b rort

There’s a huge group of Australians who are claiming billions in government welfare – all while sitting on multimillion-dollar homes.

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