2018 Holden Commodore is officially revealed

Next-generation Commodore won't go on sale until 2018, but Holden releases images of the eagerly-awaited new model - the first ever imported Commodore.

Protein chosen with care

Celebrity chef Pete Evans shares his thoughts on paleo.

Part two of Pete Evans' chat about the paleo diet.

Funky, flavoursome vegan food

Think vegan is boring? Think again.

New gallery connects humanity and nature

One of Craig Parry's amazing images to be shown at the gallery.

Well known photographer to display one metre images

School: To go or not to go?

Yangan State School has one of the highest rates of student attendance on the Southern Downs for the year.

Which school tops the list for students not turning up this year?

Why you should adopt a pet and not buy one this Christmas

Sunshine Coast animal refuge are doing adoption drive for dogs. Penny Brischke with (right) Malty, 6, and Matty, 7.

Plenty of dogs and cats looking for forever homes

Touring variant of CX-5 coming in 2017

The next generation Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV will arrive in Australia during the first half of 2017.

There wil be a new mid-spec CX-5 next year.

Design your own dream theme park

If you're looking to relive the glory days of Rollercoaster Tycoon, this is your best bet.

Ever fantasised about building your own dream park?

Just delivered: the most popular baby names of 2016

Ezra and Aria are two characters in hit show Pretty Little Liars

Did your baby's name make the list?

Avocado with a side of poo? Uproar over cafe nappy change

Giving up smashed avocado breakfasts could help you save for a home deposit.

Cafe manager responds to mum's review after nappy changing debarcle

Teething pills linked to deaths have "no problems": TGA

The homeopathic teething tablets remain on sale in Australia, despite the company removing them from sale in the US.

This homeopathic teething gel is now being tested.

Why first-born children earn more, are better educated

What advantages do you score as a first born?

Mothers less likely to reduce drinking, smoking for later children

Fitness guru's rock-hard abs caused birth complications

[GRAPHIC WARNING] CAN your body be too perfect?

Toowoomba mum gives birth to her own niece

Jake and Aimee Morrisby with their new daughter Francesca.

TOOWOOMBA mum gave birth to niece to give sister chance to be a mum

Trip to the dam proved good for bass and yellowbelly

RUHLE-ING THEM IN: Clinton Ruhle with a 55-centimetre bass caught at Somerset Dam.

A number of different baits and lures worked well

TOTALLY HOOKED: Rock fishing has many rewards

BEAUTIFUL: Rock fishing offers beauty and tranquillity ... as well as good fish.

This is one of the most productive shore-based fishing options

OUR SAY: Why wait for life jacket trial to end?

$20 a small price to pay for greater fishing safety

Coast diver reveals how he was stranded at sea for 17 hours

Les Brierley

A SUNSHINE Coast scuba diver opens up about terrifying ordeal

Exciting future predicted for Rocky barra events

Rocky Barra Bounty champion individual angler Craig Griffiths with one of his catches.

Top anglers meet tough challenge this year

Cheers to new beer that saves our reef

DOING your part to help save the Great Barrier Reef is as easy a shaving a beer, literally.

Twice-cooked delight

These pretty Christmas biscotti make an ideal gift.

Make biscotti with a Christmas twist

Put some sparkle into the season

Put some sparkle in the festive season with a selection of wines perfect for celebrating with loved ones.

A selection of wines to start the celebrations

How to satisfy their warring tastebuds

Devil's Delight are chocolate pancakes with strawberries, cream, chocolate ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

Kids need to eat but they don't always want the same things

Plan the perfect party

SWEET SUCCESS: Elise Strachan has released her first book.

Plan the perfect party

Southern Downs business vine-ripened to perfection

RED AND DELICIOUS: Paul specialises in Black Klim tomatoes, a Ukranian variety, successfully grown in the greenhouses all year.

HIDDEN treasures abound right here on the Southern Downs.

REVEALED: What we're using the web for this Christmas

KEEPING in touch with loved ones and impressing dinner guests with new recipes are two reasons internet usage is expected to increase this month.

Find best weave for your floor

A genuine Persian rug is hand-crafted and highly collectable.

From royals to celebrity outings, there is a rug for every occasion

Great design takes time to perfect

Slow designers Pop and Scott furniture, handcrafted, designed in Australia using Australian materials, available at popandscott.com

Find out more about the slow design movement

WATCH: $63m retirement village rises up on Sunshine Coast

VISION: The new vertical retirement village at Oceanside.

Construction begins on vertical retirement village

Hail destroys farmers' harvest

Sadly, the region's farmers did not look to the threatening sky for comfort and relief, but rather fear and worry - sadly, all with good cause.

It's time to plan your summer garden

Sunpatiens are also fantastic in pots, flowering non-stop throughout the year.

Help your garden overcome the summer heat

Little fruit packs punch

Blueberries have plenty of fibre, virtually no fat and loads of vitamins.

'Berry' good addition to gardens, even in sub-tropical climates

Gardening: Grow a mini banyan fig

Pot belly figs are hardy, resilient plants that make great indoor bonsais.

The banyan fig makes a hardy, easy-to-care-for bonsai

Plants on the prowl for prey

The Venus fly trap needs at least four hours of direct sunlight daily.

Evolution has given some plants a carnivorous edge

Jacaranda Crowning in pictures

A large crowd gathered under the Jacaranda and the carnival lights to watch the Jacaranda Queen crowning ceremony

All the pictures from crowning night

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Snapshot of lake life in Guatemala

Simple but complete with the basics, our concrete abode was warm with love and laughter during our short stay.

The Qld spot where lightning strikes all the time

A guide shows off the rocks created by lightning strikes on Moreton Island.

Rock is evidence of repeated strikes in Queensland spot

Traveller detained, told NZ is part of Australia

Kiwi traveller was told New Zealand is part of Australia

Find plenty of attractions in Mackay

Cape Hillsborough at dawn.

Check out some of this north Queensland town's best attractions.

How to travel Australia without robbing a bank

Beautiful Greens Pool, Denmark, Western Australia

It's the great Australian dream here's how it can be yours

Gold Coast turns on a family theme

Surfers Paradise is the ideal family getaway.

Slow down on the glitter strip

how to satisfy their warring

Relax and spa concept. Woman with a flower in hair relaxing in a pool at Krabi, Thailand.

If you're combing work with pleasure you are right on trend

Rogue One keeps Star Wars excitement alive

GEORGE Lucas spin-off to hold fans over until the next chapter of the franchise, now owned by Disney.

MOVIE REVIEW: Bad Santa 2

Billy Bob Thornton and Brett Kelly in a scene from Bad Santa 2.

NAUGHTY Santa sequel falls flat.

Coldplay bathes Brisbane fans in sea of colour

Chris Martin, lead singer of British rock band Coldplay, performs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Coldplay are in Australia for a five-show tour. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Frontman Chris Martin drapes himself in Australian flag

Sia, Keith Urban top Aussie Grammy nominations

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the 50th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards

Beyonce dominates with nine nods for 2017 Grammy Awards

Hailey Baldwin: I don't understand Taylor Swift's squad

Hailey Baldwin has taken a quick stab at Taylor Swift and co.

Taylor Lautner 'spotted smooching co-star'

Taylor Lautner has been romantically linked to Billie Lourd

David Beckham's tattoos come to life for UNICEF campaign

David Beckham has called for an end to violence against children

Dive into latest swimwear trends

Think in terms of a free spirit and bohemian mood to be on trend at the beach or poolside.

Salty solution for skin issues

Body scrubs are really easy to make with regular household items.

Save some cash and make your own body scrubs

King seeks fashion crown with pop queen

North Coast TAFE Applied Fashion and Technology graduate, Sam King is aiming at dressing pop royalty Beyoncé Knowles one day.

Fashion students aims to dress pop royalty

Victoria's Secret 2016: Top supermodels wow in Paris

Lady Gaga revived her role as the first lady of pop music

Gladstone girl has the face for modelling

BUBBLY: Aviae Massey will know this week whether she is the top 100 to be the new face of Kinder.

AND she's no rookie to the glamour-filled industry

Get summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 11

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

It's getting hot and by you should almost be summer fit

Nikon D3400: Great way to start out in a DSLR

FOR an entry level camera with a price tag of around $500, Nikon’s D3400 is certainly worth considering as a first choice in a DSLR.

Coles beefs up its security in Mackay

Coles has taken its security measures to the next level, placing electronic tags on its meat.

Alarms ring at supermarket when customers buy good meat

What Dad really wants for Christmas this year

Get Dad something he really wants this Christmas.

GIVE Dad something he really wants for Christmas.

10 things Mum doesn't want for Christmas this year

No, Mum doesn't want cleaning products for Christmas. But she may be more keen on our unlimited digital news offer that comes with a free Samsung tablet and weekend paper delivery!

DO YOUR mum a favour and don't get her these gifts for Christmas.

MacBook Pro: You can touch this (finally)

The 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pro

The biggest hurdle, no doubt, is the price.

How you can save $250 on Christmas gifts this year

Cameras are on the list of Christmas gift ideas. But would you buy one second hand?

Australians will collectively fork out $10 billion on Christmas

AusPost says no problem as 14% of parcels go missing

Complaints about Australia Post are on the rise.

Complaints about parcel delivery are on the rise

Change up your summer salads

IT'S December, it's super hot and summer is well and truly here.

Gladstone Hospital no-shows cost a whopping $630K

RESOURCES WASTED: Stuart Orr.

MORE THAN 3000 Gladstone appointment no-shows cost $630,000.

How to beat the bulge this Christmas

You can keep your health on track during the silly season

James Ackerman's daughter in hospital battle

FIGHTER: Milly Ackerman is battling a bout of pneumonia.

'Moo Moo' fighting in Brisbane hospital after bout of pneumonia

Delirium: Why pills could cause more harm than good

Delirium robs dying people of their autonomy and dignity

80 openings for first medicinal cannabis trials

Medical cannabis trials will be starting soon.

NSW cancer patients can now apply for medical marijuana trials

KICK THE KILOS: Mackay jumps ahead of Bundy

Who will take out the glory? Just two weeks to go in the ARM Kick the Kilos competition.

MACKAY has finally jumped in front of Bundaberg.

Have we lost the art of imagination?

YEARS ago, we reported on a self-made millionaire who lamented that Australians had lost the art of dreaming big.

Gay teen revealed bullying before suicide

Tyrone Unsworth.

Calls for controversial Safe Schools program to be introduced

Sweaty Christmas to all

BE THANKFUL: Remember how important the people around you are at this time of year.

Making the most of family Christmases.

New school sexual education plan to target STIs

The strategy has fighting the spread of STIs as a priority.

Pack up the family for a cheap holiday

A family takes the plunge, packs up the kids and goes on a four-month driving holiday. In the December 3 edition of Weekend, they share how other families can live the dream.

Two mums share tips on how to have an adventure on a budget

Baby teething remedies cleared after link to deaths in US

The teething remedy was linked to deaths and side effects in the US.

From footy player to emergency 'mid-wife'

SURPRISE: Parents Alby Talipeau and Caitlin Telfer delivered their own baby girl at home. Hazel was born at 7.54am weighing 3756 grams; she is the pair's third baby and joins siblings Dallas, 3 and Oscar, 2.

Ipswich rugby star catching babies instead of balls

Woman finds love with fellow gamer 11,711km away

IT'S time to delete Tinder - a Te Awamutu woman has met the love of her life living 11,711km away in Texas while playing a mobile farming game.

Coast brothel opens up to change 'prostitution stigma'

Emma Bennett is the manager of the coast's newest brothel, Lush, which is located at Marcoola.
Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Brothels are big business, and they're getting bigger

Stroll through park turns into flash-mob wedding proposal

She had no idea her boyfriend was planning a flash-mob proposal

Why we’re more likely to date someone who has an ex

Clarence Valley single men - a new TV series wants you.

Most people would agree choosing “the right” partner is important