Solo artist wants us to focus on relationships

Solo artist Chris Flaskas is asking a simple question of us when he shares his soulful words in his new single When The Gold Is Gone.

Thumping good vibes to this Coast band

FEEL-GOOD VIBES: Members of Coast band Thump have plenty of experience under their belts.

Thump is infecting the local music scene with its unique vibes.

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Cancer killing drug created from 'fighters' immune system

SNEAK PEEK: A linear accelerator at the new Bundaberg Integrated Oncology Centre. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

US researchers identify antibody they believe is responsible

WATCH: Agnes man's videos go viral with surfing dogs

Action from the Noosa Festival of Surfing. Chris de Aboitiz performs with his surfing dogs Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

Videos of Chris de Aboitiz surfing with his dogs have proved popular

Five foods that used to be bad for you but now aren’t

Silverdale Eggs, Calliope. The only RSPCA Free range egg producer in Queensland.

These five foods have gone through the cycle of being the villains

Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport road test and review

SMALL TREAT: Performance, style and plenty of included kit make the Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport the best all-round pick of the A Class range.

The all-round pick of the current A Class offerings?

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UPDATE: Aldi says rubber milk a one-off

A BURNETT heads man got a shock when he tucked into his early morning bowl of cereal this week.

10 years on, Maccas burger, fries still very preserved

It may be 10 years old, but this burger still hasn't gone mouldy. Photo / Reddit

Image of 10 year old burger and fries enough to make you shudder

YOUR SAY: Coast coffee makers set a high standard

“I’d willingly, and do, drive/ride/walk an extra kilometre (plus) for a great coffee.”

'They ask for the best and get it'

Paleo carrot cake for Pete Evan's wedding

Nicola Robinson and Pete Evans have married in an intimate ceremony on their New South Wales farm.

Aussie chef marries Kiwi socialite at NSW farm

15 Signs You Are Incredibly Hard-Core About Coffee

First coffee of the day.

Have you crossed over to the rich, aromatic, black-coffee dark side?

A new take on coleslaw

The finished product

Here's how to make your coleslaw extra special

How to make the perfect fruit loaf

My Kitchen Rules stars Dan and Steph's banana, coconut and carrot gluten free loaf .

This one's the pefect fruit loaf with a modern twist

5 tips for making money on a renovation project

Since the start of the year Australians have spent close to $15 billion on renovating and building homes.

21 ways you can save on your power bill

Would you take a shower at the beach or swim at a local dam to save on power costs?

Install powerboards for devices which can be switched off by remote

Looking to buy? Fraser Coast market ripe with bargains

GROWTH: Point Vernon recorded a 19.5% growth in median house value in the December quarter.

POLL: What is your non-negotiable when it comes to buying a house?

Easter provides an excuse to decorate the home

Celebrating Easter at home.

Go for pastels, fresh flowers and greenery

Gladstone's million-dollar homes ready for right buyer

THE TOP PICK: This property, at 6/569 Springs Road Agnes Water, is available for $2.75million.

There are more than 40 properties on the market at $1m-plus

Does your loyal laundry need a makeover?

MONEY LAUNDERING: Trixie Bennett-Hillier says make sure your washing machine is not too full and give your drier’s filter a regular clean out to increase energy efficiency. PHOTO: ADAM HOURIGAN

Your laundry needs to be comfortable and functional

Picking the right apples for your garden

Be they granny smith or golden delicious here's what you need to know about picking the right apples for your garden.

Meet the banksias African cousin

Leucadendron.

The African favourites will bring colour to any garden

No sign of closing 15 years later

Sauers Produce and Garden Centre, Diamond Street, Cooroy, services small crops farmers and home gardeners in the Noosa hinterland.

15 years ago it looked like Cooroy would lose it's gardening store

Become a green thumb with 5 easy plants ready for winter

LOCALLY FRESH: : Learmonth Foodworks has a great supply of fresh, local produce. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Mild temperatures make for a better environment to grow.

Palmwoods business owner buys new ‘tank’ to fuel his war on noxious weeds

WAR ON WEEDS: Adam Farr with his Truxor 5045, which he hopes will help eradicate waterborne weeds from south-east Queensland.

New machine deals with problem weed in dams and waterways

Gardening: Bulbs are buried treasures, weave some magic

Plant bulbs now for late winter and spring blooms.

You don’t need a big garden, or a big budget

Gardening: Welcome, autumn and hello, sweet pea

Sweet pea flower colours vary from white and cream through pinks and crimsons to blues and purples, but not yellow.

The first job for the autumn is to plant some sweet peas

Interest grows in Gladstone as cruise destination

GAPDL will send representatives to Brisbane next week to sell our port to more cruise liners

Backpackers to pay about three times the current tax rate

Lisa Miksche from Germany (left), Jemma Connors from Scotland are staying at Airlie Beach. Both have been in Australia about 3 months. Photo Lucy Smith / Daily Mercury

Backpacker tax to negatively affect Mackay's $28.6 tourism industry.

Grandson jumps on Harley with granny for trip of lifetime

READY TO RUMBLE: Lynn Whitty and her grandson Jesse are about to set off on a six-week motorcycle trip around Australia to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

Six week motorbike trip around Australia for Yeppoon pair

Fraser Is one of state’s top honeymoon spots

Shannon White married William Krisanski on February 20, 2016, at William's parents' property overlooking Wivenhoe Dam.

Fraser Island was listed at number eight on the blog

Armchair critics always on hand

SOME leaving a theatre performance will pronounce judgment on the show with all the subtlety of a left hook and displaying total lack of need for a loud-hailer.

Netflix's new tool to prevent phone bill blowouts

Netflix has released a new tool to limit mobile data use.

Users can lower bitrates to reduce the amount of data they are using

GIG GUIDE: Live music this weekend

Bluesman Barry Charles .

Where and when to catch gigs today, tomorrow and Sunday.

10 things to do with mum this weekend

MUM’S THE WORD: Remember, it’s Mother's Day this weekend and a number of events have been organised with mums in mind.

Plenty to see and do this weekend.

First cook exits MasterChef Australia's Top 24

MasterChef Australia Top 24 contestant Ashley McConnell.

ASHLEY leaves kitchen with head held high.

Selena Gomez to donate Revival proceeds to Lupus research

Selena Gomez will donate proceeds from her tour to Lupus research

Police investigating how Prince accessed drugs

Police are investigating how Prince obtained prescription medication

Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up

IT used to be a question of tattoo or no tattoo but Australians have moved on.

Ugg Boots fined for not being Australian made

Ugg boots

Ugg Boots maker fined for saying boots made in ACT

PHOTOS: Gladstone model's photos printed in national mag

Gladstone model Kaitlyn Delioglanis was featured in national fashion magazine Cynical with these images taken by Rockhampton photographer Em Roberts. Photo Wicked Tales

Kaitlyn's modelling passion blossoms in mag

Plastic fantastic bikini range to feature in festival

Stephanie Gabriel’s label OceanZen swimwear will feature in the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival.

Bikinis made from recycled plastic? They're real.

He's ready to bare it all and wax that hairy back

Maryborough's Russell Booth and partner Charmaine Bailey - Russell is getting his back waxed at Pubfest to raise money for charity. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Maryborough man has volunteered to have his entire back waxed

Create a home spa experience

You don’t need to fork out the cash to pamper yourself when, with some time set aside, you can do it yourself at home for less.

Here's how to give yourself that professional spa feeling at home

Is it the end of the five cent coin cluttering our wallets?

THE humble five cent piece is a bugbear of many people, weighing down purses and wallets – but you can still buy lollies

OPINION: See ya' later travelator

Nambour shoppers struggle with the out-of-order travelators at Nambour Plaza. They have been out of action since the floods in March.

"What part of ‘keep to the left’ eludes shoppers?"

Retail rent prices keep business owners on their toes

After getting quotes from shopfronts in East St and weighing up the costs of the monthly rent bill, the young business owner, Emily Dowling, had to think of other locations to home her business.

“Originally I did look at East St but it was so expensive "

Cheap pumpkins, but avocados expensive

Rocklea Markets fresh produce report

Coles opens at Peregian Springs

Staff at the new-look Coles supermarket that opened in Peregian Springs on Saturday.

Coles opens at Peregian Springs

CO YO's Sandra Gosling launches world first fermented sauce

INVENTORS: Sandra and Henry Gosling from CO YO have released a new product that combines fermented vegetables with their coconut yogurt.

A Yandina-based business is starting a new genre of healthy eating.

Luxury swimwear store opens at Noosa

Jets Swimwear has opened on Hastings St, Noosa

Luxury swimwear opens at Noosa

WATCH: Stroke survivor’s wife gives signs to look out for

With more than 20 years nursing experience, she knew exactly what was wrong with him on that terrible November day last year. Her Shayne was having a stroke.

Why do people self harm?

NOT ALONE: Youth suicide and self harm remains a major problem.

Deliberate self harm is as old as humanity

The only way is up - but will price increases deter smokers?

ROLL UP: Michele Scoda, 58, of Nambour, is finding the cost a bit much and would like to give up if she could in light of the annoucement of another tobocca tax increase.

Price of packet of cigarettes to rise from about $30 to $40

Hero dog Harley saves teenager’s life

William Armstrong’s austism assistance and seizure response dog, Harley, went above and beyond his duties by saving William’s sister, Hannah Mears, when she had a seizure during the night. Harley is now the hero of (from left) Hannah, 15, William, 10, Rebecca Armstrong and Oliver, 2.

Golden retriever alerts family to 15-year-old girl's seizure

Medicare rebate freeze hurting regional health

The Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley at CQ University to open stage 2 of the Health Clinic.

Medicare rebate freeze is squeezing regional doctors and patients

LISTEN: How I turned my life around after losing husband

Feeling amazing if I can do it so can you

Mother of four loses husband to suicide, herself to depression

The Big Red Button that can help you save a life

Stefan Ossenberg has designed product called Resus-a-Station which can guide people through the CPR process at the press of a button.

Inventor creates device that can save lives and needs your help

Make mum’s day without breaking the bank

CHILDREN across the Sunshine Coast, if you have woken up this morning with nothing on the calendar for Sunday, you are in serious trouble.

Mum gives birth to 5.9 kilogram baby

Baby Ziad Kadic

Aussie mum has given birth to a baby boy weighing 5.9 kilograms

Top 10 most successful boys and girls names

Does your baby have a successful name?

‘Puppy’ and Bella reunited after piñata Spotlight adventures

Spotlight staff member Kerrie Gomboc with Bella and mum Tara Birse and her toy puppy she was reunited with. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Staff at Spotlight posed the pup in a series of creative photos

Breastfeeding women need support not discrimination

A mother has been left outraged after she was told to breastfeed more modestly.

There shouldn't be shame or stigma related to breastfeeding

60 minutes saga: The emotional toll on Sally Faulkner

60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown, left, and Sally Faulkner, right, the mother of the two Australian children, sit in a minivan after they released from a Lebanese jail with the three members of Channel 9 Australian TV crew.

One can imagine the cocktail of emotions swirling around mother

New virus puts 80 babies in hospital, can cause brain damage

ASID President Professor Cheryl Jones said parechovirus was a new virus, which doctors knew very little about.

New 'parechovirus' can cause developmental delays and brain damage

Big read: Harm caused by pornography hits home

Pornography addiction is still controversial, but it is undeniable for those living within its destructive reach.

Be careful or Airbnb might steal your spouse, says tourist

Airbnb affair has ended a 30-year marriage

8 things I love and hate about girls: Gladstone bachelor

Bachelor Leon patane tells us what he finds attractive and unattractive in a dates personality. Photo: Facebook.

A NEW bachelor tells us what he loves and hates in a personality