December arrival for Holden's new $21,990 Astra

Multi-award winning Opel Astra arrives here in December sporting a Holden badge and high hopes of boosting the brand as local manufacturing winds up

Puppy’s ruff trot as besotted pig’s sexy moves become a boar

Love is great for Nigella.

Meet Nigella the pig and Sebastian the eight-month-old great Dane.

REVEALED: Queensland's fuel theft hotspots

The number of petrol theft cases in Queensland is on the increase

WED Sep 28: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

Portrait of athletic mature woman resting after jogging. Beautiful senior blonde woman running at the park on a sunny day. Female runner listening to music while jogging.

NOT too much movement on the Kick the Kilos leaderboard.

'Most magical zippys ever': Bonds' Disney onesies on the way

The onesies will be available in a series Mickey and Minnie prints

Peregian littlies have big hearts for the homeless

HELPERS: C and K Peregian Springs Kindergarten pupils started a donation basket for the homeless. Archie is pictured here with a recreation of Orange Sky Laundry.

Peregian Springs kindy kids start a donation basket for the homeless

Doin' it for the kids: Push for better playgrounds

John Edds and Graham Roberts at Double Bay park are keen to see an upgrade of facilities.  Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Residents group pushes for more park playgrounds

Noosa surf lifesaver dives in to graduate position

TOP JOB: James Ghent has landed a graduate position with Arup.

USC student lands position with top engineering firm.

40 of the Sunshine Coast's most epic cake creations

WOMEN'S Weekly Birthday Cakes step aside, Sunshine Coast cooks have taken cakes to the next level.

Sunshine Coast bakers steal Aussie Pie Comp gongs

Currimundi's Pacific Haven Bakery won nine medals, including three silver and six bronze, at the 2016 Official Great Aussie Pie Competition in Melbourne last week.

Sightseers now have another reason to stop at these Coast bakeries

How lab-grown meat is already here

Ngai Tahu Farming CEO Andrew Priest has tasted the future

The perfect breakfast for losing weight

This breakfast tastes so good you won't even notice it's healthy

Recipe: Saucy one-pot braised brisket

Dominique Rizzo's beef brisket recipe.

Rich Italian-style slow braised brisket the next big dish

Can you help solve the mystery of this WWI photograph?

AN OLD family portrait that could date back to World War 1 has captured the imagination of local history buffs.

IKEA North Lakes staff start building the store

Ikea have started unpacking and assembling the new North Lakes store planned to open in time for Christmas shoppers.

Ever built an entire kitchen from flat packs?

DARREN PALMER: How to make a house a home

At home with interior designer Darren Palmer.

A home should be personal, says influential interior designer

How to turn your Pinterest addiction into cash

Pinterest is a fun and free app that's easy to use.

Six ways to make money pinning

The healing power of community gardens

How a community garden gave a grieving mother-to-be a chance to recover

Free seeds to get you out in the garden

GARDENING GURUS: Lisa Berry and Heather Lambert taking advantage of the free seeds.

Find out how you can get your free seeds here

Gardening: Scents of spring for the subtropical gardener

Daphne Eternal Fragrance.

Introducing a fragrant plant that can withstand the Aussie climate

Burns survivor rides high on Carnival of Flowers float

Dalbys Johanna Sinnamon is the children's hospital ambassador who will ride on the Range Woolworths float in the Grand Central Floral Parade. Carnival of Flowers 2016.

Johanna won't let burns stop her living an active life

Bougainvillea: the plant gardeners either love or hate

Southbank's iconic bougainvillea-adorned pathway.

It thrives all year but it also throws up some thorny problems

Choosing the right plants for your garden

A monarch butterfly (danaus plexippus) feeds on butterfly bush (buddleia) flowers.

Spring is officially here and it's impossible to resist the garden

Add these tourist gems to your dream 'bucket list'

LESSER known travel spots are growing in popularity with global adventurers.

Hidden gem: Traditional farming in the the Netherlands

Traditional Limburg-style homes are on show at Nonke Buusjke in the Netherlands.

This farm uses techniques that are thousands of years-old

Travel: No one sleeps when the white lion hunts for a mate

A handsome beast: the male white lion.

We heard the lion long before we saw him

Travel: Brisbane offers up lots to do this spring

STAY AND PLAY: Blanc de Blanc was one of many great events taking place in different venues across Brisbane during the next few months.

Brisbane now a worthy competitor to its southern sisters

Swim with the whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth.

The hardest part about this Cape adventure is leaving.

Why more families are putting the kids in the car and heading off

The Australian holidaying culture is shifting back to domestic travel.

Eye spy with my little eye, something beginning with R...

Channel 9 orders second season of Doctor Doctor

RURAL medical drama finds a loyal following after being rushed to our screens.

MOVIE REVIEW: Storks delivers family fun

A scene from the movie Storks.

ANIMATION can be hit or miss but when it hits, it hits hard.

Nick 'the snake' to call the shots on Survivor jury

Australian Survivor contestant Nick Iadanza.

LATEST evictee is out of the game but will still have a say.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have split after 11 years together.

Why Chris Hemsworth was spotted wearing nail polish

RED CARPET: Do you think Chris Hemsworth is the typical unpolished but well-natured Aussie bloke?

He's now officially the best bloke in Australia

Testament's new album is a concept album

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. Gene Ambo

Testament to release new album

'Baby' recreates famous Nirvana cover shot 25 years later

The baby from Nevermind album has recreated the iconic cover shot.

Search is on to find the Coast's most stylish person

FIVE Style Stalkers have been following 10 people on the Sunshine Coast's Best Dressed List to find the region's most stylish person.

Down syndrome model rocks New York Fashion Week

Madeline Stuart rose to fame and was once again a star at New York Fashion Week, sitting among friends - Kelly Osborne, Bonang Matheba, Derek Warburton, and Victor Cruz,

Mount Crosby teen hits the catwalk for third season

2016 Emmy Awards red carpet fashions

Sarah Hyland arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

STARS of the small screen are frocked up for US TV's night of nights

Exclusive: Designer to the stars launches t-shirt empire

Cindy Vogels, a Noosa-based fashion designer, has found great success in the niche style for female Australian country singers and is making her signature Racy & Lucky t-shirts available to the public.

One-time milliner to pop queen Lady Gaga launches t-shirt shop.

Milliner goes gaga over Coast calendar girls

Lady Gaga wearing a head piece by The Devoted Milliner Cindy Vogels.

2017 Vintage Calendar Girls project is becoming a magnet for talent.

OPINION: There's beauty in equality

Korinne Lardner - Capture the moment photography with Carissa Cross is amazing.

I'VE always been a little weirded out by weddings.

EXPLAINER: Can tattoo ink cause cancer?

Research shows one in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals.

One in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals

What shops do you want to see on the Sunshine Coast?

What new stores would you like on the Sunny Coast?

Samsung Family Hub: The end of fridge notes?

Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill, of Brown Paper Bag fame, talks about some of her favourite features of the Samsung Family Hub smart fridge.

Samsung's latest fridge comes with a $7499 price tag

iPhone 7 Plus: Are two cameras really better than one?

The Sydney Opera House, taken with an iPhone 7 Plus.

A single photo can involve a staggering 100 billion operations

Secrets and mystery as Big Top tenants kept in the dark

SCOTT Hoskins, owner of Donut Boyz, says owner of Big Top - LaSalle - has enough business nous to find a good anchor tenant.

If rumours are true, it could be worth the wait.

300 jobs as Coast's newest shopping centre revealed

AT LAST: Michael and Roz White (from left) with developer Tony Scanlon at at Peregian Village Market, which opens on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Mr Scanlon bought the land, which was formerly a caravan park, 15 years ago.

Check out the newest shopping centre the Coast has to offer

Markets owner proposes new definition of a 'local' farm

SHANE Stanley, former owner/operator of Shane Stanley Farmers at Big Top Market Fresh, currently runs the Noosa and Kawana farmers' markets.

Would you call a farm in Gympie or Moreton Bay 'local'?

Bad news for online shoppers purchasing from overseas

Online shoppers could be blocked from buying from their favourite overseas businesses under new plans by the Federal Government

Online shoppers could be blocked from overseas websites next year

Suicide rate reaches 10-year high

A SOMBRE picture has been painted through statistics showing the number of Australians who took their own lives last year.

OUR SAY: Debate mired by ideology

Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke.

Euthanasia debate, like marriage equality, trapped by politics

Four simple ways to spring-clean your diet

Your mum was right: Eat your vegetables

Health team making a mountain effort

Wishlist CEO, Lisa Rowe, Sunshine Coast Cardiologist, Professor Kim Greaves and events coordinator for Wish List & Sunshine Coast Shufflers Participant, Lisa Wilson will be heading the Sunshine Caost Shufflers team to climb five renowned peaks to raise awareness and money for worlplace health and wellbeing.

Sunshine Coast Shufflers attempt five mountains in one morning

Trail running good for the body and mind

Hit some of the Sunshine Coast trails for a run.

Coast PT Robo shares what he loves about trail running

Sunshine Coast fitness and Pilates studio expands

Philippa Hayball of Oxygen Pilates has moved to Maroochydore.

A former circus performer is expanding her successful Pilates studio

Injuries during childbirth still common for Aussie women

62% of Aussie women were still experiencing symptoms more than one year after birth.

Childbirth still isn't perfectly safe, a Medibank study reminds us

School holiday activities: 7 cheap ways to have fun

SCHOOL holiday budget starting to take a hit? Here's a few ways to keep the fun going without ruining your finances.

Jamie Oliver needs baby help

Jamie and Jools Oliver have hired a night nanny

11 of the Sunshine Coast's favourite playgrounds

PLAY TIME: The Arbour Park playground at Bells Reach has a flying fox and timber fort.

There's no better time to get down to your local park

Couple devastated after son's stillbirth

GRIEVING: Jason Clifford with his son Phoenix Rain Clifford.

SHE begged her son to wake up, to take a breath.

Getting kids hooked on fishing a page at a time

BETWEEN LINES: Fishing guru Rob Paxevanos and Sunshine Coast division two councillor Tim Dwyer listen up as Hailey reads some tips from Kids Fishing, the book she and her dad have written.

Father-daughter duo write kids fishing book

Are these Coast kids the cutest cooks ever?

Emmett and Alexis could be the next Jamie Oliver

Anne Hathaway's pregnancy lies

ANNE Hathaway is only a good liar when she is pregnant.

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

A 10-year-old girl, who deems herself too young to have a boyfriend, has laid down some ground rules for a classmate who has a crush on her.

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

RELATIONSHIPS: It's not raining men, ladies

It's the case of the man drought for many Australian towns.

Women outnumber men in Australia