Reno stars want tradies to focus a little more on one thing

RENOVATING television superstars Kyal and Kara Demmrich want tradespeople across regional Australia to look after the most important apparatus in their toolkits

Why being lazy at work is a good thing

Most won't praise laziness for fear of being unemployable

Never a bad time for boho chic

Just a taste of the boho fashions you might see at music festivals, such as Splendour in the Grass this weekend.

Haven’t we covered boho fashion before?

Student joins the cause to help restore life of beaten girl

Georgia Brewin.

Georgia is determined to make a difference in Karlie’s life

Home need something more? Try mirrors

A mirror wall adds glamour to the space while cleverly giving the impression of a much bigger room. Try LOTS Mirror, $9.95/4-pack, from Ikea.

I’ve learnt a thing or two about mirrors and the effect they have

Son's cancer battle second fight for family

Kane with his mum Natalie and dad Rick met Taylor Swift at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

A few years ago Rick had surgery to remove stomach cancer

25 Questions: Take the weekend quiz

Sit back and stretch your mind with our Weekend Quiz

Indigenous artist shows tourists secrets of Aboriginal painting

Ever thought "I could do that" about Aboriginal art?

Pack the woollies and embrace the Canberra winter

A drive up to Telecom Tower also provides you with a great panorama of Canberra.

Canberra doesn’t seem to be the place Queenslanders visit in winter

Make room for delicious mandarins

Mandarins are prolific producers.

Mandarins are little packages of juicy and nutritious deliciousness

Confessions of a stay at home mum

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. June 3, 2016

LET'S take a dive into the secret life of stay at home mums…

OPINION: Balancing your activities and kids an extreme sport

How do you juggle your activities and your kids?

Private versus Public Schooling

WHERE do you stand on choice of schooling?

Work/Life Balance

WORK and being a mum is a juggle - how do you find the balance?

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Highest growth in cruising comes from Queenslanders

Fancy a holiday on board one of these? Win one on us!

THE lure of convenient luxury has won over Queensland hearts.

3 reasons to enter our WIN A CRUISE competition

Win a cruise - on us!

...Like you needed any encouragement.

Humpback frolics in Sawtell’s surf

Local photographer Bruce Thomas captured the moment a humpback whale frolicked in the surf at Bonville

Humpback frolics in Sawtell's surf

Wildlife officers working to help tangled whale

Epic Ocean Adventures tour guide Tyron van Santen after whale encounter off Double Island Point .

Whale between Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point.

Whale 'asks' Double Island kayakers for help

LIFE SAVER: Kakay tour leader Tyron van Santen, of Epic Ocean Adventures, takes to the water off Rainbow Beach to help a whale struggling with rope.

Whale follows kayakers for help

HEARTBREAKING: Tangled whale 'asks for help' at Double Island

EXCLUSIVE: Rainbow Beach tour guide bravely attempts to rescue whale entangled with rope off Double Island Point.

Authorities believe whale was tangled in fishing net

Feeling moody? A change of diet might work wonders

By shifting the balance of food that you eat daily, you can begin to bring about change in your hormones.

Comfort food: Spaghetti bolognaise

Bolognaise is without a doubt our favourite comfort meal. It tastes even better if you make and refrigerate it 24 hours before serving to allow the flavours to infuse.

There’s a huge debate in our household for who cooks spag the best

Microwaves make life easier

Fruit curds can be made with many fruits, including mango and berries.

Microwaves. I’m not a fan; I have never cooked a meal in one

Bundaberg cafe voted state's best ... again

Amanda Hinds of Indulge in Bundaberg, is passionate about supporting the local farmers.

Public vote Indulge their number one

Trent’s out but he’s tipping a Coast win on MasterChef

MasterChef Australia Top 6 contestants Matt Sinclair, Trent Harvey and Mimi Baines face off in a pressure test. Supplied by Channel 10.

Trent Harvey backs Noosa coffee roaster to top TV comp

Why MasterChef’s Matt Preston loves our Bundaberg Rum

PREMIUM RUM: Chef Matt Preston visited the Bundaberg Rum where he created Matt’s Blend.

Master Chef's Matt Preston in town to make his own rum

Off the beaten track there’s a shiraz trio worth sharing

Three Victorian reds to try this weekend

Want a rose garden in your living room? Simple

Imagine reading a book surrounded by richly coloured roses in your living space or or lounging in bed with an English garden as your backdrop.

Verandahs are out, 'eskie' homes are in

Air-conditioned homes are replacing the verandah.

3 out of 5 Aussies judge friends on their toilets

Aussies have high standards when it comes to cleanliness

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?

Good reasons to love lavender

EVEN non-gardeners love lavender. It’s one of those special plants that is as useful as it is beautiful.

Is there a termite resistant mulch?

MIGHTY MULCH: Cypress Mulch is a natural termite resistant mulch obtained from the Western Queensland White Cypress.

It's a rookie mistake not to mulch your garden

Get a buzz out of bugs

A honey bee at work pollinating a lavender plant.

Get the bugs working for not against your garden

Gardening: Roses inspire love and now is the time to plant

The hybrid tea rose Garden Party produces double, scented white flowers margined with pale pink.

Get the garden ready now for your own rose paradise

Gardening: Greening up the home this winter

A zanzibar gem.

Bring the outdoors in this winter

Gardening: Bush delicacies to grow in your own backyard

Finger limes are otherwise know citrus caviar.

Most edible plants in Australia aren't Australian.

Clone and grow your own potatoes

Spoiled for choice ... there are close to 4000 different varieties of potato.

Turn one kilogram of potatoes into enough for winter

Figures show we Aussies love our cruising holidays

The 2015 Cruise Industry Source Market Report revealed the growth of cruising among Australians rose almost 15%.

Enjoying a Brisbane getaway with the kids

Segway tours along the Brisbane River.

Hotel near Roma St Parklands great launching pad for city

WetSide Water Park takes out national award

Wetside Water Park, Hervey Bay - Oliver Hunt from Pomona couldn't get enough of the Flipside Boardride.

The Award was won in the "Travellers Choice" category

Capricorn Resort set to suspend operations next month

Mary Carroll from Capricorn Enterprises

Staff have been notified about the decision

Ever wanted to own an island? This Coast one is up for sale

ONE OF A KIND: Svendsen’s Beach retreat is one of the rarest freehold in properties in Australia.

Island on the market for the price of a block of land.

Hervey Bay declared No.1 whale spot on planet

World travel website declares Bay No. 1 whale spot on the planet.

Reach new holiday heights in Strasbourg

The Cathedrale Notre-Dame in Strasbourg, France, is the sixth tallest church in the world.

There's more to Strasbourg than the Notre-Dame

Day 2 Splendour Pictures

Splendour in the Grass Day 2 covered in pictures.

WATCH: News reader tries her hand at hardcore shooter, Doom

Veteran journo and noob gamer takes a shot at Doom

What's on the small screen this week

MasterChef Australia's final four contestants, from left, Harry Foster, Elena Duggan, Elise Franciskovic and Matt Sinclair.

MASTERCHEF makes way for The Bachelor on Ten's reality TV slate.

Guy Sebastian a hit at Splendour in the Grass

Guy Sebastian performs at Splendour in the Grass with Paces.

REALITY TV judge a hit with festival crowd.

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Dynamic pics from Splendour Day 1

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Check out the latest pictures from Splendour in the Grass.

Bindi Irwin: 18 magic photos to mark her 18th birthday

Bindi Irwin with a python.

Photos: Bindi Irwin from babyhood to 18

Beauty at home: Banish those blackheads

Try these frugal face treatments at home using only what's in the fridge and pantry

‘Don’t dare say she looked better with meat on her bones’

Jim Brigginhaw reckons supermodels are too skinny these days.

Beauty: Is it really in the eye of the beholder?

Gladstone girl makes top 50 of most beautiful list

Gladstone's little golden girl Jordyn Lea has not only made her mark in the global magazine Fashion Kids, labelled in the top 50 of the world's most beautiful children, but is also on her way to the national finals of the Aboriginal Model Search in Sydney, in October

JORDYN is on the fast track to fame after this big win.

Isabella Rossellini says being called beautiful is insulting

Isabella Rossellini

'Still beautiful' label is condescending, star says

Aboriginal model search: Oasis sets sights on modelling

STRIKE A POSE: Oasis Armstrong is heading to Sydney in October after being one of eight finalists in the Aboriginal Model Search competition.

She's only eight but she already knows how to rule the catwalk.

Bridget to give it her best shot at Girlfriend Model Search

MODEL CITIZEN: Local model Bridget Smyth will enter the Girlfriend model search on July 23 in Brisbane.

Bridget Smyth began modelling to build her confidence.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7: What to expect

SAMSUNG’S Galaxy Note 7 phone is expected to be unveiled to much fanfare at an event in New York next month.

Are these the best headphones ever?

We review the impressive Bose QuietComfort 35s

ATM operating systems need security updates

Cash money   Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

EVER heard of Barnaby Jack? No?

Are your copies of Harry Potter worth thousands?

Harry Potter books

How to tell if your old copies of Harry Potter are worth $80,000

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Sonya Enkelmann suffered burns to her arms and face after her thermo mix exploded

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix.

Coles and Woolworths' dairy war hurts CQ farmers

Michael and Aaron Clews, from Slatewood dairy farm in Rossmoya, discuss the impact of supermarket milk wars on Central Queensland farmers and economy.

Dairy price war impacting $70 million injected into CQ economy

Queensland dairy industry struggling as farmers hit wall

"...now they’re not producing enough milk to cover Queensland"

Mattel donates oncology Barbies to children's hospital

WHEN little Erin La Masurier was presented with a special Barbie that "looks just like her" suddenly she didn't feel so different anymore.

Why anti-vaxxers won’t ever change their minds

A new survey is being conducted people parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.

Some parents believe vaccines will harm their children.

Girl, 12, turning tragic loss into special tribute

IN MEMORY: Savannah Buchan, 12, was part of a pink guard of honour at Bree Blucher's funeral.

Savannah Buchan turns tragedy into hope for others.

No date set for reopening of Sunshine Hospice

Staff at the Katie Rose Cottage palliative care hospice at Doonan have been told it has run out of money and it will have to close its doors.

‘Significant changes’ flagged to make facility sustainable

Pokemon ‘virtually remedies’ woman’s PTSD and mental illness

POKEMASTER: Mikayla Rose is a firm advocate for Pokemon Go's physical and mental health benefits.

How the app sweeping the globe saved a Warwick woman.

New mum, 39, 'anxious' after miscarriages heartbreak

NEW BUB: Sienna Louise Le Dan was born to Melissa Le Dan and Simon Mison on July 14 at 9.14 weighing 2740g. We caught up with the new mum and bub over the weekend.

“She’s just beautiful and has come out perfectly”

Snack bars low on fruit but heavy on added sugar

Consumer advocate Choice examined the ingredients of 224 products that use images of real fruit on their packaging and the result was not very sweet.

Choice says fruit content of some ‘fruit’ snack bars is ‘farcical’.

Give him all your love but keep some of your money

DO YOU have a little on the side? A little something, something? I’m talking about money.

Mum's third set of twins in two years

Newborns Darla and Delanie are a US mum Danesha Couch's third set of twins.

"I said, 'This is not happening right now. Pinch me.'"

There should be no age limit on breastfeeding

Mum, Kristy Lawler breastfeeding her four-and-a-half- and three-and-a-half-year-old children.

Sarah Murnane says the natural weaning age is four-and-a-half years

Miss an episode? All your Hey Mumma videos right here

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images with Deanne Stock, Meltopia Grandelis, Katie Dykes, Susie O'Neill, Gisela Parker. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

ALL Hey Mumma episodes right here.

Kids today versus 30 years ago... what are the differences?

Remember this as kids?! Research reveals kids these days are less likely to build cubbies and climb trees than their parents at the same age.

THE difference between kids then and now.

Confessions of a stay at home mum

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. June 3, 2016

LET'S take a dive into the secret life of stay at home mums…

Tinder users hit by fake 'safe dating' app

TINDER users are being scammed by as much as $A160 a month through fake profile verification sites.

Why millennials are having less sex

Young people appear to be having less sex, or just lying about it less than previous generations.

It is a cliche that each new generation shocks the last

Pucker up buttercup: It’s International Kissing Day

Janine Hall of Currimunid is a intuitive face and personality reader. She also has her own lip balm product called Plump and Smooth from The Organic Lip Balm Company.

Lip expert shares insight into the power of the smooch

Kissing the key to happy relationships

A third of people in relationships need a good smooch every day