Me and My Ride: Rob's timber boat works a treat

ROB White and his family are Mackay locals who love getting out on the Pioneer River, spending time with family and friends and skiing.

Video shows how little kids notice at dinner table

A hidden camera captures how much kids notice around them at the dinner table.

Funny video shows how little kids notice when they are on devices

Matt Sinclair cooks up a storm

MasterChef Australia contestant Matt Sinclair cooks for a shot at an immunity pin. Supplied by Channel 10.

Masterchef finalist Matt Sinclair was back in town last week

Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe road test and review

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Prestige Mercedes C300 Coupe has blinding good looks and performance to match.

Stunning coupe pulls the heart strings

Scientists debunk a key theory of evolution

Pseudomyrmex ants live in and protect acacia plants Alexandra Westrich, The Field Museum

Red Queen Hypothesis did not seem to work

Driver heads to Red CentreNATS for horsepower party

Red CentreNATS will showcase the best streets machines, elite cars, hot rods and classics at the event in September in Alice Springs.

Tickets for the second annual festival of wheels are now on sale.

You've probably never had coffee this way before

COFFEE TASTER: Homegrown Health barista Rhiannon Wieck serves up the coffee tapas.

Coffee tapas is a new way to enjoy the hot beverage

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market

What price would you put on a kid's 'miracle'?

At nine years of age, Quiń had an accident that caused a cataract to one of his eyes. In an instant; this little boy with his whole life ahead of him faced a future of blindness.

Thousands of Aussies joining campaign to restore sight to kids

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?

'It felt like she'd spent the previous 9 years lining me up for this sting'

DADDY BLOGGER: Bruce Devereaux is a father of seven.

Daddy blogger Bruce Deveraux and the latest escapades of his family

Mum fights for baby's life after rare diagnosis

FIGHTING HARD: Kristy Iles with her son Elliot Paul Silveri shortly after he was born.

What will one Rockhampton mother do to save her baby?

OPINION: Listen to tourism operators on reef health

Everyone wants the reef to stay healthy.

Nobody wants to hear news of the demise of the Great Barrier Reef

WATCH: Whales circle fishermen's boat in Gladstone

Brad Scott and Mark Heath spotted some humpback whales during their fishing trip at Hummock Hill on Sunday.

A unique experience for a pair of Gladstone fishermen.

Hook a big one in landlocked areas

GIANT LOAD OF FUN: Andy Takats with a land-based Giant Trevally.

Exciting and challenging way of fishing

Keeping an eye on our coral reefs

A nudibranch, or sea slug, photographed at Julian Rocks near Byron Bay.

The news is fairly good

Midget among pioneers to surf on Cooloola Coast

PIONEER: Midget Farrelly (left) with his skate team, who used to set up demonstrations in the carparks of major shopping centres around Sydney's northern beaches.

Midget helped pave way for Rainbow Beach tourism drawcard

The 'Mex' big thing for Maroochydore

A Mexican food outlet and national coffee franchise is set to take up a new post at this busy Sunshine Coast intersection.

Morgan Freeman asks: are we alone? Why do humans exist?

Morgan Freeman in Through the Wormhole. Photo: Discovery Science

Question all you thought you knew, on Foxtel.

Colonel's secret recipe leak put to the test

Is it finger licking good or is the secret recipe leak a bet up?

Could this be KFC's secret herbs and spices recipe?

NEWLY RENOVATED: KFC on the Dawson highway has undergone major redevelopments and is one day away from opening. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

Is this the long sought after secret spice recipe?

RECIPE: Dan and Steph's salmon dish made famous on MKR

Confit salmon with green pea and radish salad.

Spring has sprung early in the kitchen with this delicious salad

You'll remember this meal for the rest of your life

Rump cap on the skewer.

The secrets to an authentic Brazilian barbecue at home

REVIEW: The stout that packs a coffee and price punch

Simon IrwinPhoto: Tamara MacKenzie / The Morning Bulletin

This beer comes with a caffeine kick

OPINION: Make your own natural cleaners

DIY cleaning products are a great way to eliminate chemicals in your home while saving some pennies.

DIY: When renovation is purely for profit

Cherie Barber.

Renovating property is now seen as a legitimate way to earn money

Make your own homemade laundry detergent

Jody Allen is the founder of Stay At Home Mum: www.stayathomemum.com.au

The laundry cheat that'll save you hundreds of dollars each year

Ten genius uses for epsom salts you've never heard of before

Add a lavender aroma to epsom salts for a bath treat.

The pantry staple that has many life-changing uses

Dumb act forces council to chop down 100-year-old trees

SIX historic trees are dead and Ipswich City Council suspects foul play.

Gladstone council in free mulch giveaway

Green waste.

FREE mulch-collection service resumes for Gladstone region residents

The plants you can't kill

Air plants do not require any soil or potting mix to survive - in fact, it would kill them.

No green thumb? No worries!

Gardening: Not many flowers say Aussie like the kangaroo paw

The drought tolerant kangaroo paw.

The curiously shaped kangaroo paw is a world favourite

Gardening: Get creative with succulents' huge range

Succulents are one of the easiest plants to grow and offer a huge range of shapes and colours.

Succulents are the darling of the gardening world just now

GREEN THUMB: Peaceful floral display

Tibouchina Peace Baby.

Peace Baby may offer year-round blooms in warmer climes

Fined for saving staghorn

Man takes staghorn from Booloumba Falls, ends up in court

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

AMERICAN luxury resort developer Tim Reigal flew into Gladstone this week to present the council with his plans to build a resort on Curtis Island.

Is this the ultimate way to learn about the Reef?

Quicksilver Cruises' activity platform on Agincourt Reef. INSET: See maori wrasse and spectacular corals while snorkelling.

There's a lot more to the Barrier Reef than you know

TRAVEL: Jordan's ancient towns a must-see in the Middle East

Ancient Petra, in Jordan's south, is one of the seven new wonders of the world. This narrow siq has been cut through deep rock as the entrance to the former trading city. Photo: Rae Wilson

The charming ancient cities of Petra and Jerash

Journey uncovers the truth about Syrian refugees

Miriam (Musaa's daughter) in the family tent. Camp Mercy, Bekaa Valley Lebanon

Caloundra photographer visits Lebanon refugee camp

'Triangular' flights from Gladstone as demand drops

Virgin’s jet touched down at Gladstone Airport.

"We constantly review our flying, including passenger demand"

Langkawi's natural beauty

Giant squirrels abound in the rainforest surrounding the Andaman.

Is this the world's most epic resort destination?

Kanye West gets 'free reign' at VMAs

KANYE West has reportedly been told by MTV VMA bosses that he can do whatever he wants during his performance.

Robbie Williams sings at manager's funeral

Robbie Williams and Lamar sang at the funeral of their manager

Twice as much Troy will please country music lovers

CATCH HIM WHILE YOU CAN: Singer Troy Cassar-Daley plans to take some time off to spend with family next year.

TROY Cassar-Daley is releasing a new album and book.

Courtney Stodden gets Reborn Doll

Courtney Stodden is trying to get over her recent miscarriage

Kate McKinnon 'destitute' before SNL

Kate McKinnon says she can't do anything but act

FBI investigating Leslie Jones website hack

The FBI are investigating Leslie Jones' personal website hack

Katy Perry: 'I stay normal with therapy'

Katy Perry says she relies on therapy to help her 'stay normal'

Model brings 'rockabilly look' to pin-up competition

LIZ Piraner has been interested in the world of pin-up girls for some time.

Top ten hairdressers in Gladstone as voted by you

Studio B hairdressers Bridie Immoos, Caleb Finemore, Kym Manning and Jade Jones are thrilled to have been chosen Gladstone's most favourite place to get a cut.

The top ten hair dressers in Gladstone, as voted by you.

How to accessorise on your wedding day

Latest trends for wedding accessories? All right here!

Sparks fly in teen's beauty mistake

Debra Wren offers sugaring, a new way to wax, at Country Day Spa on Smelter Rd.

A beauty mistake that she will never make again

72 hours of things to do in the Gladstone region

Discovery Coast Markets

There's plenty of things to do in Gladstone right now.

Tamara in pole position for Queensland titles

FEATS OF STRENGTH: Tamara MacKenzie will compete in Brisbane this weekend in Miss Pole Dance Queensland Heats.

"One minute I am buzzing with excitement.. then I could vomit.'

When size 12 models are 'plus' sizes

Model ambassador Tayla Spier and Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival director Jacinta Richmond.

Why the industry says size 12 is a "plus size".

OPINION: 5 ways I cut my grocery bill by $150

TWO weeks ago, it was borderline intervention time. I added up the amount of money I had spent on groceries that week and almost spewed.

Got a spare hundred bucks? Here's where you could fly to now

BIG BOOST: Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand all posted double-digit passenger growth into the Sunshine Coast Airport.

Wanna fly but ain't got the funds? Then make sure you check this out

Pensioners lose thousands as furniture store collapses

Nambour-raised CEO of Far Pavilions, Michael Edwards, opened the furniture store in 1995.

Coast store closes as furniture retailer collapses

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

Asbestos warning: Do the training before doing the reno

Master Builders training and licensing manager Adam Profke said asbestos was an industry-wide problem.

70,000 daffodils arrive ahead of 30-year celebrations

Esther Attewell surrounded by the delivery of fresh daffodils.

MORE than 70,000 daffodils have arrived ahead of Daffodil Day

'She was dead on the floor with the phone in her hand'

Mike and Rita James have been fundraising for the Ambulance Service since they saved Rita's life in 1993.

Rita would not be alive today without the ambulance

'Fighting for life': Treatment attacks young girl's body

Frankie Beresford, 3 is currently fighting for her light on a respirator machine in ICU in Brisbane, her aunty and Gladstone resident Jess Beresford is holding a fundraiser for her this weekend.

A three-year-old former Gladstone girl is now fighting for her life

What exactly is gastroenteritis and how can you prevent it?

Gastro outbreak - Alex Haynes (Fraser Coast Area Manager) from House Call Doctor with patient Anne.

GASTRO OUTBREAK: Everything you need to know to avoid gastro

'Panicky' hospital trip for birth of second child

SMOOTH DELIVERY: New born bub Dominic Jackson Clarke has been the perfect little boy for mum and dad Melissa and Steve Clark.

'It was the worst drive ever...''

"Record”: Baby christened with eight great-grandparents

KOVI Geiger was treated to a christening few others are lucky enough to experience when all eight of her great-grandparents gathered.

Motherhood was a confidence booster for Mila Kunis

Actor Mila Kunis

Bad Moms actor expecting her second child

Are our views on fatherhood outdated?

Blogger Charlie Capen with his sons Finnegan and Arden.

Stranger to woman about husband: "Did you know you have three kids?"

OPINION: How do you get your child to sleep?

No honestly, I am asking this question - how do you?

Mother aborts 'mermaid foetus'

The baby had developed a "tail"-like growth in place of its two legs

Sister wants to put end to deathly food allergy

CLOSE BOND: Bella Gray (left) suffers from eosinophilic oesophagitis and her sister Olivia Gary is raising awareness about the disorder.

Bella suffers from a rare disorder called eosinophilic oesophagitis

Too far too fast - how NAPLAN is failing our kids

RETHINK: NAPLAN tests are seen as not being helpful by one lobby group.

Parents group says Qld's school system is setting kids up to fail

Cheater site criticised for safety standards

A GOVERNMENT investigation into an infidelity website that once labelled Toowoomba the "cheating hot spot in Australia” has criticised its privacy standards.

Is this the world's most controlling boyfriend?

"When I text you, you are to answer."

'Groomzilla': New Gladstone husband 'panicked' over big day

Megan Mohommed and Anthony Miller wed on a rainy day in Gladstone on July 16.

THEY both cried when they finally got to say their vows.

Seven Apps that could fix your sex life

Your First Date app guides you to the best questions to ask.

To hell with learning when you're ovulating