Old warhorse is back in mix

BACK ON TOP: Kelly Slater celebrates winning the Billabong Pro Tahiti for the fifth time in his career and earns the AI Award.

Surf Scene: Kelly Slater back in the mix

A sample of heaven for foodies at festival

TASTY: Kingscliff Hotel is back for 2016.

Kingy Hotel to star again at Sample Food Fest this Saturday

Community Diary: fancy joining a group?

FUN TIMES: Residents at Serene Living, Tweed Heads get into the swing of things during the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. Pictured here with a Brazilian samba dancer.

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Why these kids are too scared to play in their own backyard

A CASINO dad says his children are now too scared to play outside after the horrific attack on their beloved pet (WARNING: Content may be distressing).

Students sleeping rough for homeless

SCU Gold Coast chaplain Kate Morris, Masters of Social Work student Angie Walker and YHAF CEO John Lee.

Students sleeping rough for a cause

Funding flies in for Wedgetail Retreat

NEEDED: Wedgetail's Meredith Dennis and Liza Nagy receiving the cheque from  Brian Charman and   Bernie Quinn.

A helping hand for Tweed Pallative Support.

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John Williamson winding up for another Gympie Muster

JOHN Williamson has been a regular at the Muster since it first began, so it is only fitting the Aussie icon is on hand to help celebrate its 35th Anniversary

Single-day tickets on sale for each date of Falls Festival

LAUNCH: The Avalanches' Robbie Chater and Tony Diblasi were the official DJs at the Byron Bay launch of Falls Festival 2016/17.

Find out when is each artist playing this year in Byron Bay

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

You are going to Falls for this music line-up

CONFIRMED: Local artist Bernard Fanning is part of the line up for Falls Festival Byron Bay.

The line-up and ticket purchase details have been announced.

Sun power shines on the bowls club

Tweed Heads Bowls Club maintenance officers inspect the club's 384 new solar panels.

Tweed Heads Bowls Club has its day in the sun.

Locals fight to block water park in Crown lands inquiry

Proposal for Jack Evans Boat Harbour.

Plans to build an inflatable theme park are in troubled waters

Early Christmas for Kingscliff shoppers

Woolworths Kingscliff’s Vanessa Hardy, winner Alyce Kyles and Cr Carolyn Byrne.

Get in quick for Christmas.

Pizza chain goes into voluntary administration

Eagle Boys pizza store

Mackay Eagle Boys will continue to feed the Mackay community

PROPERTY: Where house prices are going up by 7%

Where will house prices go between now and 2016?

Banana Festival Parade

Georga (6) and Zara (6) enjoying the 2016 Murwillumbah Banana Festival parade.

THERE was plenty of colour and excitement to be seen as hundreds of festival-goers...

Banana Festival Parade

Georga (6) and Zara (6) enjoying the 2016 Murwillumbah Banana Festival parade.

THERE was plenty of colour and excitement to be seen as hundreds of festival-goers...

New $5 note to aid the vision impaired

A redesign issued 50 years after our first fiver.

Redesign features the Wattle and some tactile elements.

"Amateur Porn": Should this ad have been banned?

Complaints that ad resembled "amateur porn".

Bras'n'Things ad has been pulled from in store displays after complaints.

Baden-Clay High Court decision explained

Qld Law Society

Bill Potts of the Queensland Law Society comments on High Court decision.

Audi RS 6 Avant Performance road test and review

FAMILY TRACK DAY: Yes, the Audi RS 6 Avant Performance will do the daily family duties, but such is the twin-turbo V8's performance the odd track day is a must. The ton is reached in 3.7 seconds thanks to 445kW and smart quattro all-wheel drive.

Racing heart puts this wagon in a class of its own on the school run

Samsung Gear S3 evolves into smarter, tougher timepiece

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier edition.

New toughened Gorilla glass and four day battery are features

Outrage as lingerie ad shows women wearing lingerie

Complaints that ad resembled "amateur porn".

WHO knew that lingerie could be too sexy?

Woman asks if it's wrong to sleep naked with teen son

The question quickly racked up more than 500,000 viewers

Burkini ban overturned as it "violates basic freedoms"

A woman in a "burkini" and two unidentified friends wade into the sea, in Marseille, France, Monday Aug. 29, 2016.

Any town that attempts to ban burkinis will now be taken to court

Love is in the air on The Bachelor, but not for Kiki

The Bachelor Australia contestant Kirralee 'Kiki' Morris.

BACHELORETTE bows out gracefully as show enters its final weeks.

A $65,000 bathroom? The Block's incredible budget blow-outs

The Block contestants Julia and Sasha spent a whopping $65,000 on their first renovated room.

TEAMS deliver most expensive en-suites in reno show's history.

How high? Twin 20-storey high-rises plan for "over 50s"

A development application has been lodged with the Fraser Coast Regional Council to build two skyscrapers in Hervey Bay.

Developer says Bay needs to move with the times.

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Receivers move in on Springfield's 'Tower of Power'

The 10-storey tower at Springfield is up for sale with interest high in the iconic structure.

Interest high in iconic 10-storey office building

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

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

Virtual reality used to engage unemployed young people

National Job Link uses virtual reality about working in the real world to engage young people unemployed or disassociated from school.

"If you can build their confidence, they can do anything,”

The fact your boss should know about you but doesn't...

A study has established something interesting about Aussie workers

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Woolworths job cuts: The man behind the 'rebuild'

Business

Brad Banducci has big job ahead of him after $1 billion loss

Jeep's Greatest Hits: our favourites from its 75 years

SELLING A LIFESTYLE: Jeep's had some memorable models over the years, and their go-anywhere 4x4 nature has always had appeal to those in search of off-road freedom. And to those wearing pink mini-dresses in the snow.

Jeep's most significant cars from its 75 year history

Concept car for the super rich: Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

GRACE AND PACE: All-electric Mercedes-Maybach concept has 550kW, hits 100kmh in under four seconds and has a range of 500 kilometres. It won't be for poor people.

The classics reinterpreted with this dazzling Maybach concept

Jeep launches special edition 75th Anniversary models

SHINING STARS: Jeep 75th Anniversary models gathered in the South Australian outback as part of the brand's birthday celebrations. Special edition Renegade, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wranglers are now available featuring optional military-inspired colours.

Renegade, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler 75th Anniversary

Infiniti Q30 crossover small SUV road test and review

EDGY CROSSOVER: Striking looks, decent kit and plenty of premium features give the German small SUVs something to think about as the Infiniti Q30 joins the party.

Nissan's premium arm joins the small SUV party

Lamborghini reveals its $3 million Centenario Roadster

Carbon fibre Centenario Roadster features a V12 good for 566kW and a 0-100kmh time of 2.9 seconds.

Twenty roadsters being produced, and they're all already sold

Me and My Ride: Rob's timber boat works a treat

PRIDE AND JOY: Rob White with his treasured timber boat, something he had always wanted to own.

Mackay waterski enthusiast loves his wooden boat