Banana Festival makes a splash

Redland Shire Marching Drum band.

The Tweed Valley Banana Festival was a huge success.

Creating maximum potential in our youth

FUTURE LEADERS: Eight students and their mentors participated in the Max Potential program.

Students show their max potential in the community.

Gas smell concerns ongoing

SMELLY: The odour you can smell at Chinderah is emanating from the Tea tree plantation.

Investigations of the fuel storage systems proved inconclusive.






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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.

Passion flies high for Ansett collector

Judy Kean and Geoff Wilkes at the Tweed Regional Museum.

ANSETT may be long gone but the airline is certainly not forgotten

Community Diary: Get involved in the Tweed

NEVER TOO OLD: U3A Twin Towns invites you to its open day and the announcement of their senior of the year tomorrow  at 4 Boyd St, Tugun, from 10am-12.30pm. There will be exhibitions of art, calligraphy, painting, craft, line and belly dancing and much more.  Complimentary morning tea 11am. Inquiries call 5534 7333 or email u3atwintowns@gmail.com.

Community diary: What's on around the Tweed

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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.

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?

Pottsville eatery corners the market

Ellie Penrose and Sally Ralph from Corner Shop Espresso Bar at Coronation Ave, Pottsville.

Local business spotlight.

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...

Banana parade

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

Festival-goers enjoy the annual Tweed Valley Banana Festival parade.

Jeep's Greatest Hits

2011 Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush. Photo: Contributed

We look at some of the landmark and memorable 4x4 offerings from Jeep's proud 75...

Jeep 75th Anniversary Specials

Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition launched as part of celebrations for Jeep's 75th anniversary. Photo: Thomas Wielecki

Jeep 75th Anniversary Specials in the South Australian outback, marking...

Watch: Cyclist rammed from behind in Darwin

A Darwin cyclist is run down by driver.

Video from Cycle.org.au of the moment a cyclist is smashed by 4WD.

Britney Spears the latest to do Carpool Karaoke

Soft vocals from Pop star cops criticism.

Pop star accused of lip-syncing her own songs as she rides along with James...

Thor was on Vacation during Captain America 3

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Marvel releases short film to explain where Thor and The Hulk were during Captain...

How to stop your pet dying from tick paralysis

An engorged female paralysis tick. Note there is a circle around the tick’s anus – hence the name I. holocyclus. Photo: Rob Webster

Some 10,000 dogs are affected each year, 5% of them fatally.

Meet Toowoomba's top exotic dancer

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Exotic dancers (from left) Alice Morgan, Celeste and Frenchie are heading to the United States after competing in Miss Vault 2017.

Dancers vie for top spot at Toowoomba's only strip club

Why this woman is doing the 22 push-up challenge

Toowoomba woman Elka Barnard is one of dozens of people in Toowoomba supporting veterans by doing 22 push-ups.

Photo Contributed

... and why you should be doing it too

Breaking up is hard - and expensive - to do

Divorce can cost more than wedding rings.

A Sunshine Coast man lost appeal against divorce bill

Breast tattoo a cancer survivor's social media success

Kiwi Makkala Rose, 24, is the tattoo artist whose ink to cover breast cancer patient's surgical scars has gone viral.

Sydney cancer survivor's breast tattoo has set social media on fire

Celebrating Juno: NASA's best images of Jupiter

Jupiter's north polar region in an image taken by Juno spacecraft as it approached the planet. The spacecraft performed its first successful fly-by on August 27 out of 36 in total. Images from the fly-by will be much closer than this one, which was taken more than 700,000km away from Jupiter. The first fly-by passed about 4200km from Jupiter's clouds.

We share the most iconic images of Jupiter

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

Soon you'll be able to see the movie that ended the marriage

Mick Jagger to pay £2.5m to the woman carrying his baby

Mick Jagger is reportedly paying millions to pregnant ballerina

Navy man Keller ready to marry a perfect stranger

Former Navy engineer Keller is a participant in season three of Married At First Sight.

Tattoos are just the surface of Married At First Sight groom.

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

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m

$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

Boss tells worker: Show me proof grandma died

"Show me proof grandma died."

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

Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe road test and review

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Prestige Mercedes C300 Coupe has blinding good looks and performance to match.

Stunning coupe pulls the heart strings

Driver heads to Red CentreNATS for horsepower party

Red CentreNATS will showcase the best streets machines, elite cars, hot rods and classics at the event in September in Alice Springs.

Tickets for the second annual festival of wheels are now on sale.

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market