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

Eumundi author heading in the 'write' direction

WRITE IDEA: Eumundi author Sue McPherson has been chosen as one of 12 women to take part in The Athena Project.

Meet the woman who hated reading and went on to win a writing award

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

Dreamworld horror: How do you explain it to your children

For children the news may be even more shocking.

South Bank teaches students plenty about art installations

Noosa District High School Year 12 students at the Queensland Museum.

Noosa students discover South Bank has lessons to be learned.

Craft beer master to revive the Eumundi lager

FAMOUS for creating Hahn's beer, Dr Chuck Hahn visited Eumundi today to announce a partnership with the Imperial Hotel to brew the much missed local beer.

Photos show Coast's events extravaganza success

The Wanderlust Festival at Novotel Twin Waters Resort.Amy Sinclair and Dylan Werner perform acro yoga.

Organisers applaud the Coast's warm embrace of events

Two Coast restaurants named Australia's best

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Aussie foodies vote two Coast eateries into nation's finest

Your guide to Coast markets this weekend

The Caloundra Street Fair is a great way to spend your weekend.

There's a Coast market to interest everyone

You don't need money to burn to eat healthy

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables does not have to break the budget.

Eating well is not just for the well-to-do.

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.

Hooray for sweet tooths! Mango season is here

MESSTIVAL: A child enjoys a mango at a mango 'messtival'.

You call that a mango? Just wait till the season really starts

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

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

Were you spotted out and about at the Home Expo?

The Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo, Kawana Sports Precinct, Bokarina. Sue Ohlin with Joshua, 9, and Jai Don.

Thousands through the gates at 2016 lifestyle extravaganza

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

'Tis the season to be purple

Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen. Doing it tough makes jacaranda trees look good this spring.

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

RISE AND SHINE: Plenty to do on the Coast this morning

ON SHOW: The Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo is on today and tomorrow.

Peel back the sheets and check out some of the events on now

Watch out for nasty surprises in Sunshine Coast parks

Nasty bindii are creating problems for park lovers with two complaints sent to council a week.Tom removes a bindi from his foot

Sunshine Coast Council receiving two complaints a week.

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

The Coast's new tourism pitch is not just about the beach

The Sunshine Coast has a full-time tourism officer based in the heart of Europe who is not relying on our beaches to sell the region.

Luxury escape to Fiji

Offer of a holiday in tropical bliss

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.

Aussie World's two newest attractions revealed... and why you may be afraid

JUST when you thought the whole creepy clown phenomenon has disappeared, a really scary clown to send shivers down your spine makes an appearance.

Buy your own brothel: Scarlet Harem for sale

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: The Coast's first brothel, Scarlet Harem at Kunda Park, is up for sale.

Coast brothel madam sells up

7 spooky ways to mark Halloween on the Coast

Got your costume ready but nowhere to wear it? Find your nearest Halloween event.

Your guide to the Halloween weekend events on the Sunshine Coast

Tom Cruise credits success to Scientology

Tom Cruise

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

Family-friendly afternoon raises funds for Meals on Wheels

Nambour Meals on Wheels' Pam Miller.

Pam's Afternoon of Fun promises big program of family activities.

REVEALED: The Coast's best dressed and top designers

THE Coast's top designers and best dressed have been announced.

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

FASHION: Ocean Zen range.

Images from the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival show what's hot

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.

IKEA opening to fuel Coast shops' war with North Lakes

SUNSHINE Coast shopping centres' war with Westfield North Lakes is set to raise a notch when IKEA opens at Westfield next month.

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

Canna Campbell has a large following for her saving tips dubbed The $1000 project.

Canna Campbell's budgeting advice has made her a YouTube star

10 terrible fashion knock-offs bought online

Fashion knock off

High fashion fails featured on page

Bargain! 11 of the Coast's favourite op shops

Beautiful You cancer charity funky op shop Norval Ct Maroochydore.

Throwing away the hard work of choosing which op shop to visit

Retro Coast store reinvents the op-shop experience

The Beatuiful You op shop at Bokarina has cool vintage scenes set up for their resale of preloved goods. Staff- Louise Millar always dress to suit the occasion.

Bargain hunters, eat your heart out. We have a treat for you

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.

YogaFest hits Kawana with plenty of twists and turns

The yoga spotlight turns to Kawana for the 10th annual YogaFest with nearly 70 workshops and presentations and yoga styles to suit all-comers.

Why sugar is even worse for teenagers

Sugar-filled drinks are particularly bad for teens.

Diets high in refined sugar and saturated fat hit brain function

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

Better buses to Kawana hospital and Nambour districts

ON THE BUSES: Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has announced improvements to bus services to the new hospital precinct at Kawana as well as Nambour and surrounds.

Half hourly buses to new hospital area

On-road cycle upgrades to roll out as part of bike push

On-road cycle lanes will be installed to make the road a safer place for cyclists.

Upgrades expected to make the David Low Way safer for cyclists

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

SOAP BOX: It's an OP, not the rest of your life

UP to 10 Year 12 students a week are seeking help for anxiety or depression at an Adelaide-based child psychology practice.

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

Caloundra helps trick-or-treaters stay safe this Halloween

READY FOR A FRIGHTLESS HALLOWEEN: Harrison and Kiarn Callow with Kai Spence.

Caloundra resident creates a list of 'safe houses' to keep kids safe

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

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