ROAD TEST: 2017 VW Golf GTI and Golf R

Also some new performance Golfs to lure buyers on a budget.

When the going gets tough

RELY ON RESILIENCE, NOT BUBBLE WRAP: It is crucial we build resilience in ourselves and the younger generations so we can deal with challenges and difficult times when they arise.

Do we have skills to cope when life gets hard?

Mum warns after son's close call with deadly sandwich

A piece of bone found in turkey breast bought at a Gympie supermarket.

'I made toasted sandwiches and next minute my son started choking'

Dark hair dye, chemical straighteners linked to breast cancer

The study notes that further research into the area is needed.

Sports car love affair leads to biggest 'Joy' of his life

LOVE OF ADRIAN'S LIFE: Joy poses with the original Buchanan in 1957-58.

Joy recalls the day she saw the slinky car arrive at her home.

ROAD TEST: 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Can you actually survive without petrol in the Outlander PHEV?

Painting a brighter future for koalas

WORTH SAVING: The Queensland Koala Crusaders' Community Crowdfunding Campaign aims to raise $30,000 towards the cost of planting 10,000 trees for koalas.

Queensland Koala Crusaders have launched a crowdfunding campaign

ROAD TEST: 2017 Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008 motoring cover

The labours of the past four years or so produced the 3008.

Mum loses custody of kids because of how she handled tantrum

Check out the activities to help get kids away from the TV these school holidays.

Mum reveals how police took away her two young children

Drs told to offer mums screen for intellectual disabilities

The genetic test for fragile X syndrome costs as little as $100

Her 3yo is being bullied, daycare says their hands are tied

Emily used to be a happy and confident little girl – but now that child is unrecognisable. Source: Kidspot

"I’m so frustrated and feel so helpless about the situation."

Mum shares natural remedy to clear a child’s cough

Carol with her daughter Arabelle, 4, and son Zavier, 8 months. Image: Supplied

The remedy to replace all remedies

Parents told baby would die after birth - but he survived

Natalie Forsdike with partner Jonny Spain and their newborn child Finn. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

The prognosis was so serious they were even offered a termination

Hate camping? This idea might change your mind

Imagine arriving at a camp site and all the hard work is done.

Camp Hire Australia hires the gear and will even pitch and pack away

From hospital bed to six-day, 250km desert run

IN TRAINING: Neil Collie runs trails around the scenic Glass House Mountains area in preparation for the 250km Big Red Run.

How a stroke survivor will tackle a gruelling desert ultra marathon

Most venomous fish in world found near shore

A stonefish was recently caught by a fisherman at Caloundra.



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Sting can cause muscular paralysis and even heart failure.

Everything you need to know before going fishing

Read the below before you hit the water.

Your fishing essentials kit and the wicked prizes you can win!

Meet the Feather Riot, the girls of Cluckingham Palace

Gidget, Layne and Phyllis oversee proceedings. PHOTO: ALISON PATERSON

Alison Paterson shares the wonders of the backyard chook

'Brake! Brake!' Beach driving goes wrong

Watch as beach drivers find getting a tow can make things worse

How Coast woman's simple idea became a cookbook empire

A SENSE of creativity is far more vital to building a successful business than a business degree - that's the firm belief of this successful business owner.

Kids' dairy snacks recalled after faulty packaging

Parmalat Australia has recalled Calciyum, Woolworths & Aldi Brooklea yoghurt pouches sold at various retailers including Woolworths, Aldi, Metcash/IGA, Foodworks, Foodland, Friendly Grocer 4 Square and/or Farmer Jacks stores nationally.

Popular children's snack recalled over choking fears

RECIPE: Chicken dish delivers a big bang

Feisty flavours come together in poultry feast

RECIPE: Fry up these tasty fritters

Try these tasty onion bhaji as an entree or as nibbles with drinks.

Savoury dish a perfect entree or side for curry

BEER REVIEW: I'm a sucker for a blurb and a label

Colourful packaging one drawcard

Feasts from the Middle East

New Feast celebrates delicious cuisine of the Middle East

Organics industry discusses the future

FUTURE IN FOCUS: Right Food Group owner Anni Brownjohn, Australian Organic chairman Andrew Monk and Organic Systems and Solutions CEO Marg Will at the workshop.

Australian Organic Industries Working Group met earlier this month.

12 ways to keep your house clean without losing your mind

Yes cleaning is a fact of life and yes, there’s nothing better than a job well done, but what if you didn’t have to do it so often?

How often should you clean your sheets?

Your choice of colours and patterns sets the mood.

We spend about a third of our day between the sheets.

Style: How to get light and warmth in the dark months

A contemporary interior and fireplace that takes advantage of skylights and big windows.

Ultimate glamorous accessory for any home in winter is a fire

Style: A bath is not a thing of the past

Baths remain a sought-after luxury item in many homes.

Baths use about half the water that your average shower consumes

Light up with these green lanterns

Though not commonly seen this is a prolific flowerer

Toowoomba's famous carnival unveils 2017 program

Isaiah Firebrace will be among the entertainers wowing Toowoomba crowds.

Flower power takes over the city of Toowoomba in September

How a Coast micro gardener is transforming lives

MICRO GARDENER: Anne Gibson is helping transform people's lives by teaching them how to grow their own food in tiny spaces.

Desert-like balcony, too much shade, no outdoor space, no problem

This move sure to make garden as fresh as a daisy

Flowers like daisies seem to invoke much happiness in those who see them.

Old favourites put a smile on most faces

Are you up-to-date on the use of pesticides?

Pesticide misuse is taken very seriously by the EPA.

Pesticide users must do a short refresher course every five years

Gardening: Azalea ablaze with colour

Azaleas provide a wonderful show of colour during spring when they are at their peak.

The forgotten azalea puts on a stunning show in spring

Tweed's overgrown with winning flowers

TOP SOIL: Murwillumbah gardeners Bev and Allan Martin proudly show off their garden.

It's not too late to sign up to the Murwillumbah Garden Competition.

Marvel-ous display still on at GOMA

Get swept into a vast mystical universe at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

Four reasons in one day to visit Melbourne

Flinders Street Station is a spectacular building near the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

The city is a joy to explore, even when time is short

Forget the facade in Tuscany

The search for the best outdoor cafes in Italy unearths a foodie's dream.

Cafe visit turns into a feast for the senses

Amazing video of whales lapping up the Cap Coast

FRIENDLY GIANTS: An amazing drone shot from Freedom Fast Cats crew member Anthony Vaughan of a pod of whales breaching near their boat.

Tourists stunned by friendly giants.

Major airline adds new direct flights for Sunshine Coast

PACK YOUR BAGS: Fresh flights are on offer over the festive season for the Sunshine Coast.

Airline delivers Christmas gift with new direct Coast flights

Airbnb, Stayz and co tipped to squeeze Coast housing market

HOLIDAY BOOM: Airbnb letting is putting a further squeeze on long-term rentals.

Councils exploring options to manage the industry

Escape to tropical paradise

HOLIDAY HEAVEN: Amazing beaches with white sand and black rocks on Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

There's plenty to do in Rarotonga even if the weather doesn't behave

The Project will now be on six nights a week

CHANNEL Ten’s Logie winning news and entertainment program The Project is expanding with a special Sunday night edition and a new host.

Margot Robbie is unrecognisable in London

Margot, is that really you?

MARGOT Robbie looks completely unrecognisable as Queen Elizabeth I.

Game of Thrones: Season 7 finale predictions

Emilia Clarke in a scene from season 7 of Game of Thrones.

JON and Daenerys finally met. But what happens next?

Reese Witherspoon on being a ‘has-been’ at 36

Witherspoon’s career has never looked better but that didn’t stop people declaring her a “has-been”.

Reese on the ‘brutal’ article that called her a has-been at 36.

RECAP: Game of Thrones s7 e6 - Beyond the Wall

Kristofer Hivju, Kit Harington, Iain Glen, Paul Kaye and Joe Dempsie in a scene from Game of Thrones.

*Warning this story contains spoilers about today's new episode*

Paul Kelly announces massive Australian tour

Paul Kelly is going on a 16-date national tour in November.

Music legend thrills fans with the announcement of a massive tour.

Coast artist's niche, traditional 'hand carving' tattoo style

THE traditional Japanese style of Tebori tattooing is not the fastest way to get ink but it's Hori Kaz's preferred method.

Twins hit the runway in bid to break into modelling scene

Model casting for the Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival at Rumba Resort.15 year old twins Nathan and Matthew Weir cool down in the pool after the casting.

Fashion first-timers caught off guard on the runway

Ready to deal with the sharks for her own skin

Bethany Spoor with her skincare range that she will showcase on Shark Tank in the hope of finding an investor.

There aren't many 13-year-olds who launch their own skincare ranges

From a genius idea into a $30m handbag empire

Mon Purse founder Lana Hopkins

Her simple idea led to a $30 million global empire

Why Coast fashion label is going vegan

CRUELTY FREE: Noosa-based fashion design company holster's latest footwear range has been certified vegan.

Noosa footwear range gets vegan certification

L'Oreal's Helen Mirren says moisturiser does 'f*** all'

 Dame Helen Mirren, who fronts an ad campaign for L’Oreal, had some interesting things to say about honesty in advertising.

Moment of candour came while appearing as a brand ambassador

Kendall Jenner exposes nipples in sheer Aussie designed top

Model Kendall Jenner in the Aussie designed top that caused a social media meltdown. Picture: Gotham/GC Images

Social media erupted after she stepped out in the see-through top

Samsung set for bigger, beach friendly Note 8

Leading smartphone maker Samsung has confirmed it’s poised to launch its biggest phone ever — literally — following its biggest ever phone disaster last year.

Woolworths, Coles, Aldi: Why it pays to check docket

Do you know about your supermarket's 'freebie policy'?

Huawei Watch 2: Don't throw away your phone just yet

The new Huawei Watch 2 with its SIM card holder

SIM-enabled watch gives you Knight Rider or Get Smart moment

Google Home Australian review: Is it worth the $199?

The Google Home device.

Google Home offers better value than Apple's coming product

Been shopping at Woolies? Check your bank account now

Woolworths has apologised for the error.

Woolworths has apologised for the error of double-billing customers

Pizza Hut handing out free pizzas from today

Pizza Hut lovers can grab a free Margherita this weekend.Source:Supplied

So around 10,000 pizzas across the country will be given away

How I saved $600 a year on my health insurance

A simple change to your health insurance could give you reason to smile.

Little trick saved this family a small fortune

He's 93, has dementia and makes love with a sex worker

'I look at his beautiful blue sparkly eyes and they pretty much tell me everything that he wants me to do' - Escort Emma on making love to man with dementia

Shark Tank: Extreme diet business slammed

Be Fit Food co-founder Kate Save on Shark Tank. Source:Supplied

Ultra-low calorie meals concern rival dietitian

Dementia dog Zorro making a world of difference

Labrador Zorro is one of 10 dementia dogs in Australia. The pooch supports 59-year-old Loretta Baxter who has the disease.

Meet the pooch who make life better for a woman with dementia.

Winter weight loss: trainer loses 20kg, shares secrets

Personal trainer Tori Smith shed 20kg and has plenty of advice for people looking to lose some stubborn kilos.

Personal trainer reveals top tips for weight loss

'Medibank cancelled my policy and didn't tell me'

Emergency Department at Nambour General Hospital. Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

Policy abruptly cancelled, prompting huge bill

How a Hervey Bay woman lost almost half her weight

WONDER DIET: Cutting down on junk food and carbohydrates helped Torquay resident Kim Fletcher lose about 50kg off her previous weight of 120kg. INSET: Kim before her she decided to change her life for the better.

Kim Fletcher has lost 50kg over 15 months.

Sexy seniors: Frequent sex leads to more intelligence

Seniors who had frequent sex were found to gain intelligence as they aged.

Life in the bedroom takes on a new meaning!

Rocky woman's $3m will contested by daughter-in-law

A WIDOW has lost her court case against her deceased husband's brothers for one third of their mother's $3million estate.

OPINION: Fussy eaters are dictators at the dining table

There are a number of ways parents can deal with children who will not eat their vegetables.

How to get fussy eaters scoffing down their vegies.

Having a second baby? Goodbye career

Having a second baby has led to discrimination for many women in the workplace.

How discrimination against working mums persists

'I'm in tears': Coles idea that could change how we shop

Melbourne mum Emily Dive has praised Coles for its Quiet Hour autism initiative.

“What a blessing for parents and their children to shop together.”

Instagram's superfit mum gets real with post

Revie's candid Instagram post shows her body one month post-partum (middle picture). Picture: Instagram

Crossfit trainer Revie Jane Schulz has told mums “it is OK to cry'

Our children are making suicide plans

Young people are feeling depressed.

Young people feeling depressed, say group

Students suspended for 'Miss Piggy' slur to teacher

NOT FAIR: Codee and Leon Saron are frustrated with the punishment Codee received for an incident that took place at Sarina State High. Leon says his son wasn't as involved as others and shouldn't have received a five-day suspension.

Four students have been suspended for insulting a teacher.

'Dehumanising' dates are killing Aussie romance

Outlook looks bleak for our dating scene

She 'met 50 men, had sex with about 30' on cheating site

sex generic

“What we offer isn’t necessarily infidelity ... "

‘She met 50 men, slept with 30 of them’

Dating website Ashley Madison has relaunched

Ashley Madison relaunches: ‘We’re just trying to help people'

Life-like sex dolls a ‘game changer’

DS Dolls have completed a prototype of a robotic sex doll head, with a complicated mechanical structure inside of the head, and very soft silicone skin.

The latest sex dolls are being touted as the most lifelike yet