Starting life over again

Vibe Church Ice addiction program organiser David Nahi with graduate Mark Spooner at Coolangatta.

Ice addict gets his life back.

League legend and youth leaders tackling history on the Tweed

CULTURE CLUB: Preston Campbell will be on the Tweed for the BLACK community event from this Friday.

Theirs is a story vital for all Australians to understand

Turning the page on Tweed

GOOD READ: Editor Michael DeGood at home with his soon to be released book of the Tweed Coast

Learn more about the history of the Tweed.

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Hare Krishna candidate sick of red tape

IT'S not every day you see an ox wagon trot down the middle of Minjungbal Drive

'Can do' attitude for candidate determined to get things done

Jayne Henry promoting her Taste of the Tweed Bicycle Tour earlier this year. With her at Fingal Head are participants Nicole Schiller, Kristy Chisholm, John Tindale and Ariana Were.

A zeal to get things done motivated Jayne Henry to run for council.

Liberal raises Tweed concerns in Sydney

James Owen (front left) meets the NSW parliamentary team.

Liberal team pay flying visit to NSW Parliament

Pushing to support business

CUT RED TAPE: Council candidate Pryce Allsop from Murwillumbah.

Support for small business behind M'bah businessman's council push

Bob Brown on board for Katie

Katie Milne with Bob Brown

FORMER Greens leader Bob Brown visits Tweed to support Katie

Putting community first for Pottsville contender

Chris Cherry and her team are running as independents in the Tweed Shire Council election. Pictured from left are: Stephanie Deane, Lindy Smith, Chris Cherry, Eddie Roberts, Richard Mason and Julie Boyd.

Idyllic childhood at Wooyung prompts candidate to run for council

Do we need more Tweed councillors?

TO THE VOTE: Tweed residents will be asked to choose between seven or nine councillors in the referendum on October 29.

TWEED residents will decide on whether to expand the council or not

48 hours in Brisbane: the game plan

YOU’VE got 48 hours in Brisbane to discover why the locals love the River City – it’s time to get busy.

The job every chocoholic dreams of...

Chris Thomson and Amy Sargeantson are the masterminds behind the Noosa Chocolate Factory.

THIS pair is living the life every chocoholic dreams of.

Wine and dine your way around Brisbane this summer

Brisbane has the best places to wine and dine.

NINE of the best places to wine and dine.

Four family-fun things to do in Brisbane this summer

Southbank is filled with fun and exciting things to do with the family.

A TOP destination, Brisbane has plenty on offer for family fun-times

How to do Christmas as an adult (kids don't get all the fun)

Don't miss the incredible Christmas displays on in Brisbane.

FANCY a kid-free festive Christmas adventure? Read on...

All eyes on Brissy boy Burns

Joe Burns will be looking to score a place in the Australian squad.

JOE Burns is out to prove himself this season.

Fashion forward at Brisbane’s best boutiques

Shop until you drop in Brisbane.

BRISBANE has blossomed into a fashion destination.

Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

NINE exercises that will have you feeling great and looking ready for the beach in no time.

Fat or thin: How gut bacteria affects our eating

A youngster tucks into a burger, a diet of which has been a cause of obesity in children.

Changes in our diet can rapidly change the gut microbiota

Apple Watch Series 2: Freedom to get moving

The Apple Watch Series 2 is waterproof to 50 metres

For those on a fitness kick, the new version with GPS is great

Sunshine Coast cracks the 10,000km mark

The Silhouette of Tweed Heads Local David Tease on the Duranbah Head land after a early morning run up and down the Look out steps to Duranbah beach.

The Sunshine Coast has cracked the 10,000km mark!

Competition hots up for Kick the Kilos

What are your tips for getting in a few extra kilometres each week?

THE competition is heating up!

Can anyone overtake the Kick the Kilos front-runners?

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.

THE Sunshine Coast is less than 800km away from hitting 10,000km.

Family's new arrival in face of tragedy

MEL Small had already gone into labour when she learned of the tragic fate of her sister Jodie Spears.

Lunch dishes up support for needy

LUNCH IS SERVED: Gerard Robinson (Tweed Heads Bowls Club), Dennis Pommer (Lunch with Friends), volunteers Stacey Foster and Liz Hey serve up a meal with all the trimmings in Goodwin Park, Coolangatta, on Tuesday.

Initiative to feed homeless and marginalised marks 24,000th meal.

VIDEO: Supermarket staff feel like they've lost a sister

The Facebook profile of Jodie Jeffs Spears, pictured with her husband James Spears.

"We thought of her a family, we feel like we've lost a sister."

Diary: What's on around Tweed?

BALLET STARS: Young ballerinas are invited to enter Suncorp's Wish Upon A Ballet Star competition, with the winner to receive a walk-on role to the Queensland Ballet Company's latest production of The Nutcracker on December 17, while 10 finalists will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the production. Nominations for children between 3 and 13 years at before November 3.

What's on around Tweed: Oct 19 onwards

'If Mum's up there, why did we leave flowers on road?'

LOVING MEMORY: Jodie Spears with her husband Jamie and their three children.

GoFundMe account for beloved crash victim Jodie Spears grows

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Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

AGED 70, the former Bee Gees singer has re-launched his solo music career with a new album released last Friday

Declan Kelly and the Rising Sun to shine bright at festival

Declan Kelly & The Rising Sun is one of the headlining acts at this year's festival.

Main stage set to pump with radiant reggae and dub vibes

Expert's talk on Olley's life is not to be missed

THE ARTIST: Artist Margaret Olley at the Tweed Regional Art Gallery in 2006.

RARE insight into the life of one of most cherished hoarders

Neil Young brings The Monsanto Years to Bluesfest

In this May 18, 2016 photo, Neil Young poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif., to promote his new album, \"Earth.\"  Available June 24, the album is a collection of 13 live songs interspersed with the sounds of crickets, frogs, crows, bees and other animals Young recorded in his backyard. The 70-year-old singer-songwriter said he didnt set out to make an album about the planet. The theme just emerged as he chose the best performances from his past year on tour. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

The Canadian will perform with Lukas Nelson's Promise of the Real

The best businesses in town

TOP JOB: James Perrin and Georgia Brown from Stone and Wood celebrate winning the Northern Rivers Regional Business of the Year Award.

Stone and Wood claim top gong for best business in Northern Rivers.

NORTEC is making business simple

BUSINESS TRICKS: Felisimina Jom from Nortec Small Business Solutions wants to help small businesses in the Tweed succeed.

Find out ways your small business can succeed.

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

Talk of revolt as fishers drown in bureaucracy

The fishing industry says NSW's already diminutive domestic seafood intake is about to drop even further.

Imported muck on menu as NSW fishers forced from jobs

Bald-faced banana benders eye NSW businesses

QUEENSLAND CALLING: They want NSW businesses to move up north.

Queensland Premier launches shameless plan to steal NSW businesses

50,000 phones recalled after "exploding battery" claims

Latest phone introduces iris scanning.

More than 50,000 smartphones may be affected

IKEA's beaut Ferry Harbour Home

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and transformed it into The IKEA Harbour Home.

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and...

Motorclassica 2016

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet at the 2016 Motorclassica motor show, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

2016 Motorclassica motor show, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

Teen awakes from Coma speaking Spanish

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16-year-old Reuben Nsemoh has awoken from a coma speaking Spanish, he was...

SNL Spoofs 3rd Presidential Debate

Actor does his best Donald Trump.

Despite Trump complaining, Alec Baldwin does it again.

Wolverine 3: Logan trailer

First trailer for the last Wolverine film with Hugh Jackman.

Hugh Jackman's last appearance as Wolverine looks dark and gritty.

Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ups the safety, spec and price

EVEN TOUGHER: Legendary LandCruiser 70 Series scores improved rigidity, safety and spec for Single-cab chassis to score 5 Star ANCAP rating.

Re-engineered 70 Series is now stronger and safer

iPhone 7 Plus' coolest camera feature released

Beautiful blur 'bokeh' effect now available for portraits

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

Final Ford Falcon sold while Ford Escape SUV confirmed

OUT WITH THE OLD: A sign of the times: final Falcon produced as Ford looks towards its SUV future with the new Escape model.

Falcons auctioned for charity as sub-$30k Ford SUV confirmed

WATCH: Boxing roos caught on video

QT readers Des and Jen Price captured this confrontation between two male roos in the backyard at Redbank Plains early Monday morning.

Readers capture kangaroos fighting

Hello gorgeous: Abarth 124 Spider road test and review

LOOK OUT MX-5: No Fiat 124 Spider for Australia so we're stuck with this: the hot Abarth version. Poor us...

Abarth's Sting in the tail takes on Mazda's MX-5

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.

Scary hoping Posh and Sporty will re-join The Spice Girls

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Mel B hoping Victoria Beckham, Mel C will re-join The Spice Girls

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Jobs explosion for Tweed area

Dozens of job opportunities have been created following the redevelopment of the Tweed City shopping centre.

Tweed City redevelopment delivers job opportunities

'Husband for sale' for $35

When Trish and Ken Wilson moved from Sydney's Northern Beaches to Mackay for a lifestyle change, Mrs Wilson posted an ad on Facebook to find her husband work.

New to Mackay, woman explains: 'Why I put my husband on the market'

Mining contract firm expands to Papua New Guinea and WA

CQ Field Mining general manager Dean Scott (right) and his staff at Paget (from left) Danny Chrzanowski, Liam Keighran, Jason Holt, Julie Hope, Kirsty Head, Sara Aston and Sharon McLean.

Almost 100 applicants as expansion opens new job opportunities

Female only job listing rubs men up the wrong way

The ad on Seek.

Comments on social media suggest the ad is "sexist”.

Go to jail ... if you want a job

Prisons around New South Wales require hundreds more officers.

More than 1400 positions to be created

$70b opportunity to make us $3000 a year better off

Report reveals potential to power Australia's biggest employers

Can't get to Motorclassica? Here's your ticket

The automotive stars have come out to play at the 2016 Motorclassica motor show.

Check out modern and the classics featured at Motorclassica.

Nissan Navara King Cab road test and review

WORKHORSE: Nissan's Navara King Cab pickup proves a decent all-rounder without the Dual Cab price tag.

Solid workhorse and performance for those not needing the dual cab

Australia, are you ready to discovery some Soul?

GOT NO SOUL? A driveaway price of $24,990 and new style and kit means Kia is hopeful Australians finally give its boxy and very fun Soul model a bit of love.

Updated Kia Soul here to tempt you

It couldn't be closer: Australia's best seller for 2016

MONTHLY WINNER: Mazda3 was last month's best selling car in Australia, but still trails Toyota's Corolla and Hilux, Ford's Ranger and Hyundai's i30 as 2016's overall sales winner.

Only a hundred sales in it between our best-selling cars

Charging further: BMW i3 94Ah electric car road test review

BATTERY BOOST: BMW's funky i3 electric car can now manage up to 300km on battery charge alone thanks to better battery tech. Where's your range anxiety now?

BMW’s EV i3 scores extended all-electric range

2016 Renault Megane range road test and review

STYLE GUIDE: Renault continues its refreshed model lineup with the pretty all-new Megane small hatch, complete with warm hatch GT range topper.

All-new small hatch is back in style