VIDEO: Great-grandma sky dives with her doctor into Kirra

A PALM Beach great-grandmother has gone skydiving with her GP to celebrate her 85th birthday.

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.

Call for Aboriginal local government reps

Gunnedah Councillor Gwen Griffen chats to Narrabri Councillor Les Knox about the importance of indigenous representation in local government

A call for more indigenous people to run for Tweed Shire Council.

Tweed youth orchestra

FINE TUNED: Paul Robinson plans to set up a youth orchestra with a little help from the Pottsville Public School music class.

A new youth orchestra is starting in the Tweed.

Callea channels old for new album

Anthony Callea will play Twin Towns on Friday, September 2 as part of his Backbone national tour and album release.

Anthony Callea at Twin Towns.

Party-goers rob house during teenager's birthday bash

THEFT: Pink flamingos like this were stolen from a house party gone wild at Mt Burrell over the weekend.

Party-goers rob house at teen's birthday bash

Man accused of five days of terror to face court

One of the dramatic scenes, as captured by Seven News.

Arrest at the end of a five-hour lockdown of the Numinbah Valley

Nicholl finds rhythm for Australia

Nicholl competing at the INS ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica.

Surfer flies flag for Australia.

Is this the end for McAleese?

McAleese have managed to secure a refinance deal.

MCALEESE has gone into voluntary administration.

WhatsApp backtracks on privacy - and how to stop it

A WhatsApp user opens the application on an iPhone 5.

WhatsApp has gone back on its pledge to keep your privacy safe

Underpaid blueberry pickers forced to work 36 days straight

Blueberry farm

WORKERS on a Coffs Coast farm were forced to work 36 days straight

Windows 10 is one year old

Supplied image of the atmosphere during the launch of Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 10 on Sydney Harbour, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AAP Image/Pulse Communications, James Morgan Photographs) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

What do you think of the last Windows update?

Topless advert for luxury menswear range labelled sexist

Photographer Mara Sommer says Zippora Seven was relaxed and happy during the shoot and she has had only positive feedback about the images.

Menswear brand accused of pointless female nudity

We need to grow new farmers

Mr Ford said he would consider using his drone for commercial use.

The aging workforce behind our farms puts them in danger

Masters to staff: "This isn't the news we hoped for"

Here's how the news of Masters demise went out to it's 7000-strong workforce.

LETTER: JBS not telling full story says employee

JBS Meatworks and abattoir at Dinmore. Beef cattle processing and kill floor.

A letter from a JBS employee about conditions faced at the company

LETTER: Morrison's party worth six months' of pensioner pay

PARTY ON: Robyn Deane of Bli Bli takes exception to Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison's post-budget party.

Taxpayers billed $11,525 for Federal Treasurer's budget after-party

LETTER: Pauline dumps on department loos

Pauline Hanson

'So many migrants built this country'

SOAPBOX: Welcoming the new era of celebrity

Lachie Smart was 18 years, 7 months and 21 days when he touched down on August 27 as the youngest person to circumnavigate the world by aircraft, solo.

The world needs more role models like Lachlan Smart.

This was far from the typical letter

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

A letter from an old friend got writer Greg Bray thinking.

GARDENING: Common tea-tree a star of the late-winter garden

Pink New Zealand tea-tree.

Winter burst of colour brightens up the garden ahead of spring

Dashcam captures driver's close call on Hogbin Drive

A LOCAL man's decision to arm himself with a dashcam has paid off after another vehicle veered across his lane.

Baird's lockout popular with voters according to new poll

NSW Premier Mike Baird.

Polling suggests Baird's lockout laws are proving popular

Rally 'terror' threat: Police investigate bridge fire

Images on social media of a home-made  time-delay device used to set a Kyogle bridge on fire during the Brakes Director Border Ranges Rally at the weekend

Police investigate after attempt to burn down bridge

Death of man, 72, tragic reminder of flood danger

DANGER SIGN: A damaged flood sign at Martin Bridge .

Neighbours say death is a reminder of the dangers of flood waters

Girl’s heartfelt plea to save NSW fishing industry

Teen fronted parliament with plea for fishing families

Defiant Gulaptis dumped after speaking out on greyhound ban

Chris Gulaptis  Photo Contributed

Gulaptis dumped for speaking out on greyhounds

Coffs local's son witness to earthquake tragedy

DESTROYED: Relief efforts are under way in Central Italy after Wednesday's earthquake.

One thing was on Mario's mind when the Italy earthquake news broke

Ipswich man's $701,000 mortgage-killing win

Golden Casket

Winning lotto ticket purchased at Ipswich newsagency

Nick Xenophon team to block marriage equality plebiscite

Nick Xenophon in Toowoomba to endorse Groom candidate, Josie Townsend. Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

Turnbull's plans for a plebiscite suffer massive blow

Mum wants Mia's ashes scattered around the globe

'In my head she’s still alive, well and living in Australia'

Same-sex marriage vote 'pointless' says researcher

“They need to give MPs a conscience vote and just get it done.''

VIDEO: What did Thor do during Captain America: Civil War?

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

Hilarious mockumentary features star of the film Chris Hemsworth

Enraged dad totals car after daughter caught fooling around

This is the hilarious moment a father destroys his own car

Pauline Hanson: "I don't hate Asians, Muslims"

Pauline Hanson

One Nation leader carries Koran in her bag 'for reference'

Passengers snap photos as plane's engine falls apart

This is what it looks like when part of a plane's engine falls off

BOM staff set to strike after 3 years of failed talks

On average, a severe thunderstorm can produce approximately 6,000 lightning strikes every minute

BOM staff are turning to industrial action after failed pay talks

Zika hits 41 locally in Singapore

In this May 17, 2016, photo provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a vacuum tube holds a blood-fed strain of Aedes aegypti mosquito in place under a microscope in a research lab insectary in the Hanson Biomedical Sciences Building at the university, in Madison, Wis. Matthew Aliota, assistant scientist in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine, is studying the insect as part of his research about mosquito-borne pathogens such as the Zika virus, dengue fever and yellow fever infections. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have infected pregnant monkeys with the Zika virus to learn how it harms developing fetuses. (Jeff Miller/UW-Madison via AP)

Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus

Turkey's Erdogan vows to bring back death penalty

DETERMINED: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, on Sunday.

President Erdogan vowed to 'destroy terrorists'

World's oldest man, 145, just wants to die

Indonesian Mbah Gotho has document that says he was born in 1870

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

Jupiter and Venus in closest encounter for 50 years

Even with a small telescope the heaven will reveal plenty of their mysteries.

most people will be able to see with the naked eye

Video shows how little kids notice at dinner table

A hidden camera captures how much kids notice around them at the dinner table.

Funny video shows how little kids notice when they are on devices

Barack Obama in VR goggles sparks photoshop war

US President Barack Obama ends up in a Photoshop battle on Reddit

Barack Obama caught in Photoshop battle.

Would you pat a tiger shark like these guys?

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Caption: Buderim diver Tony Isaacson took years to overcome his fear of sharks.

Incredible footage of sharks being petted shows interaction can work

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

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

Bindi's boyfriend helps release huge croc

Chandler (far right) helped the jump team.

Chandler Powell helps catch Duncan the croc

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.

Ozzy cheated with 5 women in 5 countries: Sharon

Sharon Osbourne claims her husband Ozzy has cheated on her

The Big Music Quiz gives The Block a run for its money

Darren McMullen hosts the TV series The Big Music Quiz.

NEW challenger in TV ratings race shakes up Sunday night.