"They are so gorgeous and such a big part of my life, I just couldn't imagine doing it without them.”
TELL-all book deals candidly with his fall from grace and points the finger at political enemies and colleagues who he blames for his demise.
Domestic violence has been a focus of police efforts in 2017 and will continue to be for the next 12 months.
While he is confident the flu outbreak which plagued the Coast won't be repeated this year, prominent GP Dr Wayne Herdy fears ice will tighten its stranglehold
"One of the most beautiful parks in the world” littered with cigarette butts, bottle caps and broken glass.
Embrace the hi-tech changes that are sweeping the region or risk being left behind.
Scrapping of council plans to build rock walls at the mouth of the Maroochy River is an example of how "people power” is gaining momentum.
"We are laying the foundations for a city that will be the envy of many others in the future.”
A journalist for more than 25 years, Damian Bathersby takes a completely irreverent look at life in his weekly blog Through My Eyes. The twice-married father of four and stepfather of two refuses to take things too seriously because he reckons taking cheap shots at life is the only thing that keeps him sane these days.