Fraser Coast still a destination wedding hotspot

MORE interstate and overseas couples than ever before are choosing the Fraser Coast for their special day.

Toowoomba mum gives birth to her own niece

Jake and Aimee Morrisby with their new daughter Francesca.

TOOWOOMBA mum gave birth to niece to give sister chance to be a mum

Local woman doesn't think of gas plants on Curtis Island

MY HOME: Artist Jean Kane opened her Curtis Island exhibition to show there is more to the island than gas plants.

WOMAN'S thoughts far from multi-billion dollar gas plants.

Mum 'consumed by fear' wants to help other mums

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MUM 'consumed by fear' of child birth figured out a way around it.

More Toyotas recalled for airbag fix. Is yours affected?

AIRBAG RECALL: Toyota's Avensis Verso, Corolla and Yaris with build dates between March 2007 and December 2011 join the faulty airbag recalls.

Nearly 180,000 additional Toyotas need airbag fixes

2018 Holden Commodore revealed: what we know so far

FULL CAMO: Confirmation Holden's new Commodore will be based on the Opel Insignia and feature an all-wheel-drive V6 model as its flagship. It arrives here in early 2018.

V6 AWD and petrol and diesel four-cylinders for new Commodore

Staring into the eye of a 36-tonne humpback

Coffs Harbour videographer Brett Vercoe has captured an extraordinarily close underwater encounter with humpback whales in Tonga.

Ultimate whale encounter captured by Coffs local Brett Vercoe.

IVF may reduce risk of birth defects in mums over 40

WOMAN who are over 40 may have healthier babies if they use IVF

Miracle baby thriving after being born at 25 weeks

Billie Ava Stevens came into the world at just 25 weeks and weighed just 510 grams.

Brissie mum celebrates early birth of baby girl.

Private schools create 'class divide', says top banker

State versus private?

It's a myth that private schools provide better education, he said.

Non-working parents told to pick up kids earlier

Letter from Australian preschool divides parents online

What matters when getting wed: What it was like in 1939

DO you want someone to love, or someone to depend on?

Sea lice bring sting to Coast beaches

Coral spawn, and sea lice along with it, has been blown into Mooloolaba bay on the north-easterly winds.

Sea lice hit Coast beaches, and bluebottles could be on the way too

Fisher 'stoked' to reel in shark at popular paddle spot

BIG CATCH: Fisherman James Holt reeled in a bull shark in the Noosa River on Sunday.

He's a keen fisherman but one catch of this kind is enough

Whales frolicking at the Keppels captured on camera

Photographer Angela Mallinson took these photos of whales near the Keppel islands on Sunday phone as I was not prepared to see anything out there and we were definitly not getting too close to them.

Whales swam towards the boat the photographer was in

BOAT SUNK: How these two men survived run in with whale

Chris Churchill and Michael Williams survived a chance collision with a whale where there boat sank off Evans Head.

The boat sunk within 20 seconds of hitting a whale off Evans Head

TOTALLY HOOKED: Anglers target Everglades' bass

PURSUIT OVER: Sam Stiller with a good-size bass.

Let's talk about native Australian species

Did an Inskip barge really KO this spanish mackeral?

HOLY MACKERAL! Adam Trees from Pie Creek with the spanish mackeral at the centre of attention on Facebook.

Barge operator refutes tall tale of spanish mackeral

You don't need money to burn to eat healthy

HEALTHY living is often portrayed as something that is only accessible to those with money to burn. But that's not the truth at all.

Weekend Cook: Making sweet dessert from sour rhubarb

Serve this baked rhubarb with any seasonal fruit to make a delicious compote.

Try your hand at a baked rhubarb compote

Recipe: Four delicious salad dressings to try

The warmer weather calls for a cool salad

Wine and dine your way around Brisbane this summer

Brisbane has the best places to wine and dine.

NINE of the best places to wine and dine.

The job every chocoholic dreams of...

Chris Thomson and Amy Sargeantson are the masterminds behind the Noosa Chocolate Factory.

THIS pair is living the life every chocoholic dreams of.

48 hours in Brisbane: the game plan

It would be rude not to stay for a beer or two, right?

DISCOVER why the locals love the River City.

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

WANT to train the next Winx? Here's the perfect property to get it done.

Your spring clean need not be mean

Organising wardrobes will make it much easier to find items on a daily basis.

How to de-clutter your house without throwing things out

Styling your home: Little things with big impact

Bespoke lamp base by Jodie Webster, lamp shade by Tracey Hordern.

How a few small purchases can completely change your decor

Can you help solve the mystery of this WWI photograph?

MYSTERY: This old photograph, discovered in a frame bought at a garage sale, has local history buffs curious about the family's identity.

Photograph accidentally bought in garage sale

Community garden set for Palmwoods

COMMUNITY garden set to launch in Palmwoods with space for fruit trees, herbs and flowers - right in the middle of town.

Gardening: Butterfly bush is ideal for year-round colour

Buddlejas grow best in a sunny to partly shaded position.

SPRING time in a garden centre is such an exciting time

Epic backyard caters for golf, bowling, handball, basketball

INNOVATIVE MUM: Bec Mortensen has created the ultimate backyard for her kids to encourage them to enjoy being active outside.

The DIY mum says you can do anything with Google

How to get edible treats in your backyard

It's time to find a spot for a blueberry bush.

The middle of spring is yet another wonderful time for gardeners

How to get your garden glowing for spring

Daisy May grows about 25cm tall and produces large white daisy flowers.

How to pick the right plants to get your garden perfect for spring

Last chance to win a weekend in Melbourne, on us!

Queens Park Botanic Garden. Carnival of Flowers 2016. September 13, 2016

THIS is your last chance to win the ultimate green thumb’s holiday!

Flower farming perfect retirement plan for family

Lyn Palmer had wanted to be a commercial flower producer since visiting other farms near Mission Beach.

Never did Lyn Palmer imagine becoming a flower farmer.

Luxury escape to Fiji

Holiday in tropical bliss and save 40% on this five-star Fijian escape from TravelOnline.

Singapore chefs with street cred

Singapore chef Kristopher Cheng shows off the Hawkerlicious buffet.

Chef shares one of the city's favourite recipes

Discover the Chindwin River

The Thanboddhay Pagoda, Myanmar.

Golden temples of Myanmar on show

Luxury on board Seabourn

Take advantage of savings on 2017 cruises

Cosmopolitan experience

Deal for European adventure

St Regis luxury in Langkawi

A prestigious Malaysian resort offers special rates.

Buy your own brothel: Scarlet Harem for sale

THE Sunshine Coast's first legal brothel is up for sale in what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for buyers, and for locals to get a glimpse inside.

Tom Cruise credits success to Scientology

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Tom Cruise credits his success to Scientology

Hacksaw Ridge leads AACTA Awards nominations

Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

MEL Gibson's wartime drama opens in cinemas next week.

ABBA to reunite for virtual live experience


ABBA have confirmed they are to reunite - in virtual reality form

Hugh Laurie receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Blake Lively hosts 40th party for Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively throws husband Ryan Reynold's 40th birthday bash

What's on the big screen this week

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the movie Doctor Strange.

MARVEL'S latest superhero Doctor Strange makes his debut.

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

TAKE a look at some of the glimpses of fashion's future on display at the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival over the weekend.

Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

Nine exercises that will have you ready for the beach in no time

Toughing it out during tattoo convention

MAKING A MARK: The stars of the tattoo world will be inking up the Sunshine Coast at the second annual Ink Attack Tattoo Convention at The Shed, Aussie World. Summer McInerney, 22, of Brisbane is in the process of getting a mandala done by tattoo artist Coen Mitchell, of Auckland, New Zealand,

Young woman undergoes three-day tattoo

How the great Aussie fashion fail's been fixed

Brad Munro shows off his invention which have quickly gained the endorsement of NRL stars like Johnathan Thurston.

Is this an end to a seemingly insurmountable fashion fail?

New model management seeks 'black sheep' beauties

NEW BUSINESS: Fashion model Bronte Keating has been photographed by distinguished photographer Cathy Smith who co-founded new modelling agency Black Sheep Model Management.

A Toowoomba photographer is searching for undiscovered beauties

Gladstone teen models chase contracts at Trump's agency

FASHIONABLE: Taleisha Purdy and Madisyn Ninness are in the Miss Teen Australia finals.

Teens strut runway to hook a flight to New York fashion.

Sisters launch new activewear range for female athletes

FAMILY AFFAIR: Peta Rogerson, Queensland Broncos coach and husband Lucas Feldman and Hayley Rogerson.

A Coast touch football star and her sister launch Fettle activewear.

How single mum saved more than $30k in a year

A SINGLE mum and finance guru from Sydney is on a mission to teach people how easy it is to save a grand.

10 terrible fashion knock-offs bought online

Fashion knock off

High fashion fails featured on page

Four ways to ensure your Christmas is stress free

Beautiful funny woman holding a pile of wrapped Christmas gifts

Because it's never too early to plan on making your life easier

FACEBOOK: This will change the way you shop forever

Online shopping is about to take a whole new direction.

This is the future of online shopping.

New CQ retail website is all about women's business

Woman using a laptop computerPhoto: Brett Wortman/Sunshine Coast Daily

CQ women launch new retail website

Why this kitchen gadget has won my heart...

Get a FREE NutriBullet with our latest digital subscription offer!

It’s no surprise the NutriBullet is a gadget that has won my heart.

The $40 billion economy anyone can cash in on

Our disused space wasters could become part of a $40 billion boost to the national economy.

Why it's dumb to dump the junk

Why sugar is even worse for teenagers

Young people are the greatest consumers of high-energy, sugary and fat-laden “junk” foods and sweetened drinks.

Why lifting weights could make you smarter

Kylie Salisbury of St Andrews Weightlifting Club, Miles competes in the Queensland Youth and Under 15 Championships weightlifting at Toowoomba State High School, Mt Lofty gym.

Stronger body could be best way to ward off Alzheimer's disease

How busy parents can squeeze in a workout

Expert shares top tips for keeping fit with a family

Community rallying after teen's shock diagnosis

IN OUR HEARTS: Marcus Maxwell-Jones desperately needs a kidney transplant at just 16.

A 16-year-old boy has been diagnosed with end stage kidney disease

Airline wins right to weigh passengers to stop crashes

Strategy will also help airline save fuel

Dad's desperate plea to treat daughter with cannabis oil

AMNESTY PLEA: Eight-year-old Suli has regressed to the equivalency of a one-month-old infant.

One dad's fight to treat his terminally ill girl with cannabis oil.

Shannen Doherty reveals fear of dying in post on chemo

Actor Shannen Doherty shared this image of her lying in a hospital bed after a chemotherapy session.

Actor has been fighting cancer since 2015

Dreamworld horror: How do you explain it to your children

When such news has almost complete saturation, how do we talk to our children about such a tragedy?

Why we should stop rescuing our kids

Gretchen Mitchell is a wife, mother and psychologist.

How we're missing moment to teach our kids personal responsibility

Baby born 16 weeks early weighing just 510gm

Gladstone mum Sophie Saul is in Brisbane with her premature baby Madison, who can now breathe on her own.

GLADSTONE mum overwhelmed with relief.

Boy asked mum to pack two lunches to feed friend

Josette Duran... acts of kindness.

Initially she thought he was just hungry and eating them himself

Is the 'bank of mum and dad' just a myth?

Young people actually keen to help out struggling families

Parents take the steps their lost little ones never could

Adam Mathieson, his wife Karen Russo and their daughter Georgina Mathieson attend a Sands Australia walk in memory of children lost to stillbirth, miscarriage and neonatal death.

Parents, families and supporters gather for Sands Australia walk.

OPINION: Teenage children bleeding me dry

DRAIN YOU: Darren's Piggy Bank is feeling the pain.

Dazza dishes the dirt on his kids

Is the school gate the place to catch an (unavailable) mate?

A SHOCKING new survey has revealed Back to School is a prime time for parents to cheat on their partners.

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

A ten-year-old is schooling everyone on unrequited crushes

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