Why there should be swell on the way

SURFERS may be in for a rare treat during the back half of this week as two different swell sources in two different oceans push waves towards the east coast.

Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 models recalled

The Mazda2 (DE) models are being recalled.

More than 120,000 Mazdas are being recalled due to seat issues.

VIDEO: Instructor has a harsh lesson for honking drivers

HARD LESSON: Pro Driver owner David Cullen is encouraging drivers to be patient.

Why honking at learner drivers isn't helping anybody

How much coffee can you drink each day?

Although there are some benefits associated with consuming moderate amounts of caffeine, you can consume too much.

Can you drink too much coffee?

Ford Ranger FX4 special edition adds some dark appeal

STEALTH UTE: Ford is cashing in on its hugely popular Ranger ute with an XLT-based FX4 special edition.  The manual model costs $58,915 and the auto $61,115.

For the tradie wanting to stand out even more

Bed-sharing has merits

CONTROVERSIAL: Divulging that sharing a bed with your baby is contentious.

Tackling the controversy of co-sleeping

The cars left out of Australia's Best Cars awards

The Mazda6 Touring was named Best Medium Car under $50,000 in Australia's Best Cars awards.

All the winners from 16 categories in the 2016 Australia's Best Cars

Selling Houses Australia guru to drop in for masterclass

ON PANEL: Andrew Winter, from Selling Houses Australia.

Andrew Winter, from Selling Houses Australia, is coming to the Coast

Step by step towards fund-raising goals

To celebrate the generosity of the business community, STEPS Charity is hosting some of Australia's most inspirational Olympians at the Living Legends Lunch.

Delicious, nutritious and no cooking needed

FRESH IS BEST: Make the summer heat easier to manage with this delicious, nutritious salad.

The best meal to eat in the heat

How to make the perfect clam pasta

Clams with zucchini, cherry tomatoes and white wine.

How to make the humble clam into something fantastic

The Coast frozen treat that's a national first

Sam and Dannii Catchpole with their daughter Bella in their mobile icecream van.

It's made from Maleny Dairies' milk in front of your eyes.

Fabulous fruits make sweet treat

Coconut and mango panna cotta with mango and passionfruit salad.

Check out the Q and A with the chef

What do the labels on our food actually mean?

What exactly do the labels on our meat mean?

We decode the labels on our primary produce

Discover the world of water at the Ocean Film Festival

UNDER THE SEA: Audiences will uncover the mysteries of the ocean at the Australian Ocean Film Festival, coming to the J, Noosa on March 10.

The Ocean Film Festival Australia to tour the country in March.

What $11.9m can get you on Coast's most exclusive street

THIS mega waterfront property is what $11.9m will buy you in one of the Coast's most exclusive streets.

Setting the scene for romance

Interior by Miv Watts.

Watch your style when luring a lover

'Macca' helps customers put a unique pen to paper

SLEEK LINES: Some of John McDonald's timber items and unique pen designs at Cotton Tree Markets.

John McDonald sources timber all over the world for his products

Why you might want to delete an electricity bill on email

FAKE BILLS: An example of the fraudulent AGL emails being sent to both customers and non-customers of the electricity provider.

Scammers targeting Coast residents with fraudulent energy bills

The best way to garden in the heat

I'VE been doing a lot of gardening these past few weeks. I know, it's been hideously hot, so I have had to choose my projects carefully.

VIDEO: Scorching heat, storm ruin Cec's Valentines Day

Cec Gleeson loves growing roses.

Ipswich rose gardener left without a single rose

Tell someone how you feel with the language of flowers

Pink roses have the same positive meaning as red roses on Valentine's Day.

The red rose is not the only symbol of love

Heatwave crime wave: Thieves target water pumps

UNHAPPY: Tanawha Valley Golf and Tennis owner John Schoots with the new pump they've had to buy after thieves stole their other one last week.

Forget the plasma, it's water pumps Coast thieves want

Urban Food Street: Where's our meeting, mayor?

DEAL OR NO DEAL: An Urban Food Street Facebook post claims the mayor has reneged on an agreement for a second meeting to discuss permits, insurance and overall management of the verge gardens.

Second food street-council meeting falls by wayside

Crepe myrtles a blossoming beauty

A crepe myrtle, native to eastern Asia, can be grown in almost any garden in Australia.

How to best care for these floral beauties

This guy's gardening's real McCoy

Michael McCoy hosts Dream Gardens.

One of the country's leading landscape designers set for TV

Longreach is a welcome oasis

Arguably the economic centre of Outback Queensland, it is almost a mirage amid hundreds and hundreds of kilometres of grazing and scrub country

Qantas to ditch aircraft window shutters

The shutterless windows in the Boeing 787.

Window shutters are the source of much annoyance on planes

Dunedin's the one for family fun

Fun on the slides at Moana Pool in Dunedin.

Dunedin's fun family attractions offer plenty

Exploring quake city

New Regent St, in the Christchurch central business district, shows no signs of damage from the 2011 earthquake and has become a vibrant meeting place for residents and the city's visitors.

How do residents feel, six years after Christchurch disaster?

Why former British backpacker is singing Coast's praises

Singer-songwriter Dan Horne, of Alexandra Headland, has written a song, This Town, which has become the theme of a new Visit Sunshine Coast advertising campaign called Come to Life. Dan has also been named as the organisation's first ambassador.

One thing led to another which led to a Coast theme song

USC and artists collaborate to show Fraser in all its glory

Maryborough artists Kelli MacGregor and Gina Davey (standing) find inspiration on Fraser Island.

Visual artists have teamed up with USC scientists on Fraser Island

MOVIE REVIEW: Trespass Against Us a 'tender' crime film

Trespass Against Us doesn't follow the classic crime drama trajectory, because at heart, it's really a story about fathers and sons.

Crocodile, hippo fears as I'm A Celeb filming hit by flooding

Flooding hits the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Fears crocodiles and hippos could infiltrate I'm A Celeb camp

Small screen users make switch to smaller screens

In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2013, a girl plays Supercelll's Hay Day game on an iPad. The Finnish 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, it plans to launch its third game next month on a tide of soaring revenues and profits. The new game, 'Boom Beach,' will be launched in March. It's been tested in Canada and Australia, ranking fifth in both countries' iPhone app store lists, according to the company. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Milla Takala)  FINLAND OUT

The digital age generation makes the switch

Nadia visits Coast to escape Married At First Sight drama

Married At First Sight's Nadia Stamp takes a breather from the show's drama at Mooloolaba.

MAFS bride unwinds on the Coast ahead of commitment ceremony

‘I didn’t stuff it up like you have’: Plibersek on Q&A

“I didn’t stuff it up the way you have stuffed it up, George”: Tanya Plibersek.

Plibersek lashed out at Brandis to plenty of applause

MKR cheating scandal: Alyse and Matt hit back

Matt Jenner shows his MKR rivals the curry paste he and Alyse used.

Alyse and Matt Jenner have hit back at claims they cheated on MKR

The spare part that forced the ABC off air

Aunty's showing her age ahead during new IT roll out

Why ABC Coast FM has taken so long to resume local programming

Which ingredients should you look for in beauty products?

Check out these natural beauty products starting to hit shop shelves.

Ella's going from Rainbow Beach to the runway

THE NEXT BIG THING? Rainbow Beach's Ella Grace Bond, 16, is heading for the top.

Local model making a splash internationally

GRAMMY AWARDS: How to fashion for the 2017 Grammy Awards

CeeLo Green as his alter ego Gnarly Davidson arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.

This year's Grammys mean Victorian, cleavage, or bizarre

Cover girl has this NSW town covered

SPLASHING ABOUT: Playboy model Jasmine Ferguson splashes a new swimwear line at Sawtell.

Sawtell hosted another cover star at the weekend

"It looks like I've been in a freak accident"

Golnaz Bassam Tabar, who alleges she suffered burns to her face after receiving a beauty treatment. Photo / Chris Loufte

"I thought 'woah that's not what it's supposed to look like'"

Dress to impress the perfect other

Give a first date outfit some pizzazz with shoulder details, like this creation from Indonesian designer Defrico Audy.

Check out these first date dressing tips

Sun protection business grows naturally

Noosa Organic Skin Care.

NOOSA Organic Skin Care is a natural option for sun protection.

Weekend Today set to put Caloundra Street Fair in spotlight

CALOUNDRA Street Fair will be in the spotlight when the Weekend Today weather segments are broadcast live from the event

Fresh ideas are in the bag at regional markets

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

Grab a gift, add to your decor and stock the fridge and pantry

REVEALED: How many jobs ALDI will bring to Rocky

Aldi Property Director Brendan Geary with Mayor Margaret Stelow looking over plans for the Aldi store which is to be built next to Fantastic Furniture on Gladstone Road.

The German supermarket giant is set to deliver jobs for the region

World's 'most reliable' phone: Nokia 3310 resurrected

Nokia 3310... one of the most reliable phones of all time.

The phone was first released in 2000 and some are still going strong

iPhone 8 leaks reveals new feature

Smartphone expected to also include edge to edge display

Youngest winner says lottery windfall 'ruined' her life

Jane Park, who won £1m aged 17, said someone of her age should not have been allowed to win such a large amount of money YouTube/BBC Scotland

Jane Park won Euromillions lottery at age of 17

Samsung's $649 phone with water resistance

Samsung has unveiled a new budget offering for the Australian market.

Galaxy A5 and A7 to go on sale in Australia next Thursday

Flavour at home with none of the nasties

Your Inspiration At Home consultant Mandy Danko.

YIAH develops spices, seasonings, oils and meal-based blends

Mooloolaba eyecare specialist taps the Brisbane market

Wayne Derrick, Eyecare Plus Mooloolaba

Optometrist works with hospital to keep locals on the Coast

Qld cancer rate triples in 30 years: Cancer Council

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Professor Jeff Dunn AO.

More than 27,000 cancer cases have been noted in Qld since 1982.

'Shock of his life': Agonising wait after son pricked by needle

Angela Moore and her son John Williams, 4, were horrified after he was pricked with a needle at a Barney Point parkland.

A boy was pricked by what nurses believe was a used needle.

Is too much sitting as bad for you as smoking?

Is sitting all day as bad as smoking? Not necessarily, according to a new study.

Study looks at society's latest health 'risk'

Young Qld cancer victim's wedding dream comes true

Jake Simpson, 22, with fiancee Carly Mulheran, 23, and their 14-month-old son, Noah. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Generous strangers have helped this man's dream come true.

Some great hacks to make parenting easier

PARENTING is hard, but here are some hacks to make the process just a little bit easier

Ballina mum finds blade in nappy bag

Shocked shopper finds 3 inch blade rusty blade hidden in baby bag compartment.

Shocked shopper finds 3 inch blade rusty blade hidden in compartment

NRL star's wife booted from cafe by 'mum-ophobic' waitress

What Phoebe Burgess posted on Instagram about the cafe.

Phoebe Burgess booted from cafe by 'mum-ophobic' waitress

Kids' game "full of f**king paedophiles" according to dad

A mortified dad has expressed serious concerns over an online game

Desperate times for Dan's young family

STRUGGLE: Dan Bowman wonders how he will support his family Trish, Zoe, 13, Joseph, 12, Isaiah, 5, Malachi, 3 and Hugo, 1 after he was sacked from when SmartCity's administrative company went into liquidation.

Sippy Downs man one of those counting the cost after company folds

How Stay at Home Mum blogger Jody Allen struck it big

Jody Allen and Walt Collins will co-host the Seven Network's Stay at Home Mum television series from April.

Jody Allen's star continues to rise at incredible speed

In the era of fake news, Jody Allen offers 'real'

Gympie should be proud of the Jody Allen success story

Mum, Granny shocked at Mackay couple's wedding

'My mum thought we were pulling some sort of New Year's Eve joke'

Your love fits one of these six styles, say psychologists

The ancient Greeks described several different types of love.

Valentine's Day scam that's worse than having to buy flowers

VALENTINE'S SCAM: The ACCC is warning people chasing romance online to be wary of scams.

Be wary of online dating and romance scams

Maid of honour is 103, groomsman is a chihuahua

STILL IN LOVE: Elaine and Laurie Stephenson, who are residents at Whiddon Aged Care Home, Grafton, will renew their vows on Valentines Day more than 58 years after their wedding.

Aged care home buzzing as two residents renew vows on Valentines Day