Staring into the eye of a 36-tonne humpback

Coffs Harbour local spearfisher and ocean videographer, Brett Vercoe, has captured a once-in-a-lifetime whale experience.

Dreamworld horror: How do you explain it to your children

For children the news may be even more shocking.

Why sugar is even worse for teenagers

Sugar-filled drinks are particularly bad for teens.

Diets high in refined sugar and saturated fat hit brain function

Why lifting weights could make you smarter

Kylie Salisbury of St Andrews Weightlifting Club, Miles competes in the Queensland Youth and Under 15 Championships weightlifting at Toowoomba State High School, Mt Lofty gym.

Stronger body could be best way to ward off Alzheimer's disease

Why we should stop rescuing our kids

Gretchen Mitchell is a wife, mother and psychologist.

How we're missing moment to teach our kids personal responsibility

How to create great memories using iOS 10

The Memories function can create a home-made movie

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

IVF may reduce risk of birth defects in mums over 40

WOMAN who are over 40 may have healthier babies if they use IVF

Miracle baby thriving after being born at 25 weeks

Billie Ava Stevens came into the world at just 25 weeks and weighed just 510 grams.

Brissie mum celebrates early birth of baby girl.

Private schools create 'class divide', says top banker

State versus private?

It's a myth that private schools provide better education, he said.

Non-working parents told to pick up kids earlier

Letter from Australian preschool divides parents online

What matters when getting wed: What it was like in 1939

DO you want someone to love, or someone to depend on?

Sea lice bring sting to Coast beaches

Coral spawn, and sea lice along with it, has been blown into Mooloolaba bay on the north-easterly winds.

Sea lice hit Coast beaches, and bluebottles could be on the way too

Fisher 'stoked' to reel in shark at popular paddle spot

BIG CATCH: Fisherman James Holt reeled in a bull shark in the Noosa River on Sunday.

He's a keen fisherman but one catch of this kind is enough

Whales frolicking at the Keppels captured on camera

Photographer Angela Mallinson took these photos of whales near the Keppel islands on Sunday phone as I was not prepared to see anything out there and we were definitly not getting too close to them.

Whales swam towards the boat the photographer was in

BOAT SUNK: How these two men survived run in with whale

Chris Churchill and Michael Williams survived a chance collision with a whale where there boat sank off Evans Head.

The boat sunk within 20 seconds of hitting a whale off Evans Head

TOTALLY HOOKED: Anglers target Everglades' bass

PURSUIT OVER: Sam Stiller with a good-size bass.

Let's talk about native Australian species

Did an Inskip barge really KO this spanish mackeral?

HOLY MACKERAL! Adam Trees from Pie Creek with the spanish mackeral at the centre of attention on Facebook.

Barge operator refutes tall tale of spanish mackeral

You don't need money to burn to eat healthy

HEALTHY living is often portrayed as something that is only accessible to those with money to burn. But that's not the truth at all.

Weekend Cook: Making sweet dessert from sour rhubarb

Serve this baked rhubarb with any seasonal fruit to make a delicious compote.

Try your hand at a baked rhubarb compote

Recipe: Four delicious salad dressings to try

The warmer weather calls for a cool salad

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.

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.

48 hours in Brisbane: the game plan

It would be rude not to stay for a beer or two, right?

DISCOVER why the locals love the River City.

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

WANT to train the next Winx? Here's the perfect property to get it done.

Your spring clean need not be mean

Organising wardrobes will make it much easier to find items on a daily basis.

How to de-clutter your house without throwing things out

Styling your home: Little things with big impact

Bespoke lamp base by Jodie Webster, lamp shade by Tracey Hordern.

How a few small purchases can completely change your decor

Can you help solve the mystery of this WWI photograph?

MYSTERY: This old photograph, discovered in a frame bought at a garage sale, has local history buffs curious about the family's identity.

Photograph accidentally bought in garage sale

Community garden set for Palmwoods

COMMUNITY garden set to launch in Palmwoods with space for fruit trees, herbs and flowers - right in the middle of town.

Gardening: Butterfly bush is ideal for year-round colour

Buddlejas grow best in a sunny to partly shaded position.

SPRING time in a garden centre is such an exciting time

Epic backyard caters for golf, bowling, handball, basketball

INNOVATIVE MUM: Bec Mortensen has created the ultimate backyard for her kids to encourage them to enjoy being active outside.

The DIY mum says you can do anything with Google

How to get edible treats in your backyard

It's time to find a spot for a blueberry bush.

The middle of spring is yet another wonderful time for gardeners

How to get your garden glowing for spring

Daisy May grows about 25cm tall and produces large white daisy flowers.

How to pick the right plants to get your garden perfect for spring

Vibrant blooms on show at Stanthorpe Gardenfest

GREEN THUMBS: Clair Cunningham from Enchanted Garden at the Stanthorpe Gardenfest on Friday.

There were colours galore at the Stanthorpe Gardenfest today.

Last chance to win a weekend in Melbourne, on us!

Queens Park Botanic Garden. Carnival of Flowers 2016. September 13, 2016

THIS is your last chance to win the ultimate green thumb’s holiday!

Luxury escape to Fiji

Holiday in tropical bliss and save 40% on this five-star Fijian escape from TravelOnline.

Singapore chefs with street cred

Singapore chef Kristopher Cheng shows off the Hawkerlicious buffet.

Chef shares one of the city's favourite recipes

Discover the Chindwin River

The Thanboddhay Pagoda, Myanmar.

Golden temples of Myanmar on show

Luxury on board Seabourn

Take advantage of savings on 2017 cruises

Cosmopolitan experience

Deal for European adventure

St Regis luxury in Langkawi

A prestigious Malaysian resort offers special rates.

First look at Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life series

NETFLIX drops first trailer for its revival of fan favourite.

How Kristie blind-sided everyone to win Australian Survivor

Kristie Bennett wins Australian Survivor.

FAN favourite says she was underestimated by her competitors.

Steve Irwin's final days through dad's eyes

Bob Irwin with his son Steve.

'You never expect that’s the last time you’re going to see your son'

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

Mel B

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

REVIEW: Michael McIntyre has Brisbane in stitches

Michael McIntyre in a scene from his TV series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

BRITISH comedian is in the country on his Happy and Glorious Tour.

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

TAKE a look at some of the glimpses of fashion's future on display at the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival over the weekend.

Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

Nine exercises that will have you ready for the beach in no time

Toughing it out during tattoo convention

MAKING A MARK: The stars of the tattoo world will be inking up the Sunshine Coast at the second annual Ink Attack Tattoo Convention at The Shed, Aussie World. Summer McInerney, 22, of Brisbane is in the process of getting a mandala done by tattoo artist Coen Mitchell, of Auckland, New Zealand,

Young woman undergoes three-day tattoo

How the great Aussie fashion fail's been fixed

Brad Munro shows off his invention which have quickly gained the endorsement of NRL stars like Johnathan Thurston.

Is this an end to a seemingly insurmountable fashion fail?

New model management seeks 'black sheep' beauties

NEW BUSINESS: Fashion model Bronte Keating has been photographed by distinguished photographer Cathy Smith who co-founded new modelling agency Black Sheep Model Management.

A Toowoomba photographer is searching for undiscovered beauties

Gladstone teen models chase contracts at Trump's agency

FASHIONABLE: Taleisha Purdy and Madisyn Ninness are in the Miss Teen Australia finals.

Teens strut runway to hook a flight to New York fashion.

Sisters launch new activewear range for female athletes

FAMILY AFFAIR: Peta Rogerson, Queensland Broncos coach and husband Lucas Feldman and Hayley Rogerson.

A Coast touch football star and her sister launch Fettle activewear.

How single mum saved more than $30k in a year

A SINGLE mum and finance guru from Sydney is on a mission to teach people how easy it is to save a grand.

10 terrible fashion knock-offs bought online

Fashion knock off

High fashion fails featured on page

Four ways to ensure your Christmas is stress free

Beautiful funny woman holding a pile of wrapped Christmas gifts

Because it's never too early to plan on making your life easier

FACEBOOK: This will change the way you shop forever

Online shopping is about to take a whole new direction.

This is the future of online shopping.

New CQ retail website is all about women's business

Woman using a laptop computerPhoto: Brett Wortman/Sunshine Coast Daily

CQ women launch new retail website

Why this kitchen gadget has won my heart...

Get a FREE NutriBullet with our latest digital subscription offer!

It’s no surprise the NutriBullet is a gadget that has won my heart.

The $40 billion economy anyone can cash in on

Our disused space wasters could become part of a $40 billion boost to the national economy.

Why it's dumb to dump the junk

How busy parents can squeeze in a workout

FINDING time to exercise can feel like the mother of all challenges for busy parents.

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

Airline wins right to weigh passengers to stop crashes

Strategy will also help airline save fuel

Dad's desperate plea to treat daughter with cannabis oil

AMNESTY PLEA: Eight-year-old Suli has regressed to the equivalency of a one-month-old infant.

One dad's fight to treat his terminally ill girl with cannabis oil.

Shannen Doherty reveals fear of dying in post on chemo

Actor Shannen Doherty shared this image of her lying in a hospital bed after a chemotherapy session.

Actor has been fighting cancer since 2015

Small changes make big result in our lives

Small changes can make a big difference to a room - and your life.

Renovating a room and furniture leads to life epiphany

Olympic swimmer thanks stranger who spotted cancerous mole

Australian Olympic team gold medalist Mack Horton is welcomed home from Rio de Janeiro on his return from the XXXI Summer Olympics, in Sydney.

Stranger watching television spotted the cancerous mole

Baby born 16 weeks early weighing just 510gm

A MUM who had a 16-week premature baby after suffering a rare infection on her uterus is counting her lucky stars.

Boy asked mum to pack two lunches to feed friend

Josette Duran... acts of kindness.

Initially she thought he was just hungry and eating them himself

Is the 'bank of mum and dad' just a myth?

Young people actually keen to help out struggling families

Parents take the steps their lost little ones never could

Adam Mathieson, his wife Karen Russo and their daughter Georgina Mathieson attend a Sands Australia walk in memory of children lost to stillbirth, miscarriage and neonatal death.

Parents, families and supporters gather for Sands Australia walk.

OPINION: Teenage children bleeding me dry

DRAIN YOU: Darren's Piggy Bank is feeling the pain.

Dazza dishes the dirt on his kids

Teething tablets linked to deaths available in Australia

"Stop using these products and dispose of any in your possession".

How to praise children: When 'well done' isn't enough

How do you react when you hear expressions like “well done" or “great work”?

Is the school gate the place to catch an (unavailable) mate?

A SHOCKING new survey has revealed Back to School is a prime time for parents to cheat on their partners.

Ten-year-old's hilarious rules for boy who has crush on her

A ten-year-old is schooling everyone on unrequited crushes

Suicide of sex video woman sparks calls for change

Titziana Cantone had killed herself after the video emerged online and became the subject of internet parodies and jokes Facebook.

Images and videos began to appear on porn sites and spread virally

TV Insider: Married at First Sight's diversity applauded

Craig and Andy at their wedding in New Zealand in a scene from Married At First Sight.

Sydneysiders Andy and Craig faced more scrutiny than anyone else