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Barossa Valley: 48-hour guide to food and wine

Overwhelmed with the number of wineries in the Barossa? Here's Rae Wilson's pick of the bunch.

Don't give me the rough end of the pineapple

A good hamburger doesn't need a slice of pineapple on it, argues Damian Bathersby.

Sorry, fruit isn't welcome on my hamburgers

Driver in head-on crash was four times the limit

Christopher Peter OBeirne pleaded guilty today in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court to one count of drink driving. He had a BAC of 0.222 and claims he had taken a sleeping tablet the night he drunk drove his car into a street light.

He had a BAC of 0.222 - over four times the legal limit

The one question you should ask on a date

According to a psychologist there’s one simple way to work out what your date is...

Expert's warning as 3.5m surfing croc spotted at Yeppoon

A croc was sighted just down from the Bangalee boat ramp on Tuesday.

EXPLAINED: Why crocodiles are most dangerous at this time of year

Viral video: Toowoomba teen a global hit with Real Madrid

Toowoomba's Jed Hockin lines up a trick shot.

Toowoomba teen's football shots go viral

'Massive' lace monitor wrangled from under child's bed

The massive lace monitor was found under a bed on a Sunshine Coast property.

1.5m lace monitor raids chicken coop before hiding out in bedroom

10 things you didn't know about 'Dr Death'

Dr Philip Nitschke .

The euthanasia advocate is coming to Lismore next month

Mum upset after sister steals both her baby names

She has two boys and her sister has used both her children's names for her own kids

"AIBU [Am I Being Unreasonable] to think this is a bit unfair?”

Mum doesn't know she has given birth

Sarah has been in an induced coma since she gave birth on August 28. Source: Gofundme

Her son won't be named until she wakes from her coma

'I regret sending my daughter to school too early'

"She had started formal education too early."

Identical twins give birth on same day

Identical twins Becky Pistone (left) with baby Andi and Rachael McGeoch with William gave birth to their newborns hours apart using ‘twin power’.

The sisters went into labour after synching births with ‘twin power’

Mum plans to invoice ‘no-shows’ at daughter’s birthday party

Would you send out an invoice?

"Am I being unreasonable to send a terse note to these families?"

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

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

Last fishing trip entry form in tomorrow's paper!

Don't miss out on this great prize!

Only a few days left to get into competition!

7 weird fishing superstitions

WOWEE! This is a deadly combination if you're heading out fishing! Photo: contributed

Any of these ring true for you?

How to use your FREE fishing ruler!

Don't miss our on your free fishing ruler with Saturday's paper!

KNOW how to measure your catch accurately.

Bake Off's back for more layer cakes and one liners

THE Great Australian Bake Off hosts Mel Buttle and Claire Hooper talk sneaky tastes and hot cross puns.

Has Vegemite thrown another bad idea on the barbie?

Vegemite no longer bears the Kraft name.

Could lamb, cheese and Vegemite sausages take over Australia Day?

Easy peasy the key to healthy kids

BRAIN FOOD: Sit down with kids to make a list of healthy lunch box ideas that can take the stress out of decision making.

TAKE the stress out of lunches with tips from a local dietician.

Try a ‘healthy’ cocktail for a sugar fix

Pauline Lefur, 24, tries The New Guard cocktail — packed with healthy ingredients — at Hotel Ravesis at Bondi Beach. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Superfoods are now a staple of bars next to booze

Lamb ad sparks controversy, again

The new MLA summer lamb ad will hit Australian TV screens today.

It’s fair to say that opinions are divided on the Aussie new lamb ad

Bakery serves up another ooey, gooey viral sensation

Peanut butter Nutella doughnuts are now selling at the Kenilworth Bakery for $5.50.

The dessert sensation that come to its creator in a dream

THE INSIDE SCOOP: Warwick's best ice cream revealed

Warwick Garden's Galore.

SOFT serve or sorbet - what will you opt for on a hot summer's day?

Green up living spaces with low-maintenance succulents

IF YOU keep forgetting to water your indoor plants, then maybe you need to try growing some of the trailing succulents in the Senecio family.

Revamped Southern Downs tavern up for sale

The Karara Tavern has been transformed through renovations.

ELEVATED TO ELEGANCE: a local pub comes out looking a million.

7 rules for sharing a holiday house

8 Bombi Road, South Macmasters Beach is rented out by Raine and Horne Terrigal.

Avoid things can go pear shaped by having some solid ground rules in place

DIYers coming unstuck

3318 Australians were hospitalised as a result of an injury from a DIY job in a...

Seeds sown for exciting new club

ROSE City residents will have no excuse not to know their way around a budding bush when Warwick's latest club takes root.

Southern Downs' top properties sold in 2017

Stormy Downs, Greymare.

Check out the top 10 sales in 2017.

Give your yard a Bully makeover

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Here's a chance to win $1000 to splurge on your backyard

GARDEN: Majestic poincianas hard to miss

The bright red flowers of the poinciana are hard to miss.

Stunning canopy makes this tree a summer time favourite

Share the love with potted brilliance

Why not gift friends and family with at plant this Christmas?

The best plants to gift this Christmas

GARDENING: Wing it with this cool-looking plant

The black bat plant.

Gardeners, don't go past this eerie rainforest perennial

Tri-coloured beauty on show

Closeup of violet brunfelsia jasmine flower.

The unsung heroes of the garden that work well in any setting

What it's like living in coldest place on Earth

THIS tiny Russian town installed an electronic thermometer but in an ironic twist, even it can’t handle the insane temperatures braved by locals.

Lost GoPro owner turns up half a world away

The search is over for this woman after her GoPro was found washed up on the beach containing photos and videos of the surfer.

Five-year-old mystery solved in unlikely way

$5 trick to scoring an upgrade

It’s possible to get bumped up to business class mid-flight — without causing a scene.

DRESSING to impress can go a long way when scoring an upgrade next time you fly

REVEALED: The best times to book flights

Last minute bookings are meant to save us a fortune

What you didn’t see in Game of Thrones

Dubrovnik in Croatia. Picture: iStock.

Croatia’s pin-up city reveals more than just a pretty face

Why you shouldn’t have coffee on a flight

If you thought plane food was bad, you don’t want to know about the coffee. Picture: iStock

AIR hostess warns to avoid the tea and coffee on your next flight

Ticket to ride back in time

LIVERPOOL LIFE: Iconic landmarks on the Liverpool waterfront, taken at dusk; the Beatles Story museum in Albert Dock; and a statue of John Lennon outside the historic Cavern Club.

Liverpool is a must-visit for the true-blue Beatles fan

Star busted on CCTV cheating on girlfriend

THE girlfriend of The Chainsmokers star Alex Pall has very publicly outed her unfaithful boyfriend, after catching him kissing and groping another woman on CCTV...

Summer Bay’s 15 biggest breakout stars

Chris Hemsworth is now officially a 'Big Name' in Hollywood, but before that he was Home and Away's dreamy, sun-kissed character Kim Hyde. Pictures: Supplied

A long line-up of Tinsel Town’s biggest names began on Home and Away

SAVAGE STUFF: "Go f*** yourself Cory Bernardi."

Senator Cory Bernardi’s #AC100 playlist is not going down well with artists included on it. Triple J has moved its Hottest 100 date

Cory Bernardi doesn't see the problem with his #AC100 countdown.

Michelle Williams ‘engaged to secret boyfriend’

Michelle Williams

MICHELLE Williams is “engaged to marry secret boyfriend Andrew Youmans..”

The real reason Hemsworth’s over playing Thor

Chris Hemsworth taking a surf at Byron Bay before travelling to the United States. Picture: Media-Mode

What reasons does Chris Hemsworth for turning his back on playing Thor?

What ever happened to Dick and Dora?

EARLY LEARNING: Remember the musty smell of school readers that passed through the hands of hundreds?

DIGITAL learning is all the rage, but what about the classics?

Eye-watering cost of Big Little Lies season 2

Big Little Lies season two has been confirmed - but at a huge cost.

IT TOOK a long time to lock in a second season of the hit TV series.

Join move to minimalism and get fashion foundations right

Streamlining your wardrobe by starting with top-quality basics will make getting dressed in the morning a whole lot easier.

Sex change nose job betrayal enrages friend

The friend went to South America for a sex change but then seemed to change their mind.

He was furious and broke after spending a fortune helping a friend

Woman’s revolting find in new jeans

Woman finds nasty surprise in the front pocket of her brand new jeans. Picture: Christine Evans/Twitter

A woman made an unexpected discovery when she opened her online shopping

Warwick cowgirls vie to be face of national brand

TIME TO SHINE: Carney Belle Turner is hoping to be named the face of Western Soul Australia.

Two locals hoping to share their love of fashion and horse sports

Evan’s plan to out abusers at Globes

Evan Rachel Wood is calling on guests to out sexual harassers at today’s awards by forming a circle around them

THIS is one circle actors won’t want to be in at the Golden Globes

Who paid for Paris Hilton’s engagement ring?

Paris Hilton announced her engagement on Instagram. Picture: @parishilton

Inquiring minds want to know where the money came from

Is this the worst wedding trend ever?

This new bridal jumpsuit could be the best or worst trend for 2018

The wedding shred just got real

People love $1.80 Bunnings hack

WHEN Gina saw the $1.80 hack shared online, she sent her husband to Bunnings and said goodbye to kitchen clutter.

Coke cuts bottle size and ups price after sugar tax

Coca-Cola has blamed UK sugar tax for a price hike.

Coke contains more than 10g of sugar per 100ml

Apple's App Store rakes in $1.1 billion in holiday week

iOS developers earned US$26.5 billion last year

The Airbnb for race day fashion

Pictured on Mermaid Beach, Milano Imai who has created 'Millinery Market' which is an online marketplace where women can rent or buy millinery for the races rather than having to shell out huge bucks and go searching across the city for the perfect raceday hat or fascinator. Picture Mike Batterham

Racegoers across the country jumping on the back of this hat trick

Sennheiser’s Ambeo Smart Headset brings 3D sound to iPhone

Sennheiser’s Ambeo Smart Headset.

You can record sounds coming from left to right

Zero grocery bill: Why this mum of four is smiling

Live couldn't be better for Lydia Harris who opted out of supermarket spending - period. Photo/ Stuart Munro

"It's made us value memories and time spent together."

Boxing Day sales sent shoppers scrambling

SHOPPING QUEEN: Skye Brisotto checks out the bargains at Bed Bath N' Table.

ONE SHOPPER was desperate to score a bargain at the Boxing Day sales

Transgender sex worker ‘unaware’ of HIV

A SEX worker is on trial accused of causing grievous bodily harm by having unprotected sex with a man who was later diagnosed with HIV

Heroic farmer’s insane ride for survival

The farmer was looking for hatching grasshoppers when he flew off his bike. Picture: iStock.

He snapped his neck - then he kept riding anyway

premium_icon Queensland health: Hospital staff told to speak English only at work

Queensland Health staff told speaking a language other than English was to "stop...

Toddler almost loses eye in mozzie attack

A toddler has come dangerously close to losing her eyesight

My crippling disease ‘doesn’t exist’

Madison Rapa is a Lyme disease sufferer. Picture: Facebook

Madison is spending $1000 a week treating her mysterious condition

Lauren can’t walk but she can fly

Lauren Watson is an aerial performer despite her disability. Picture: Bradford Whelan Mental health: How to talk about it with someone who needs help

After breaking her back, Lauren Watson “wanted to die”

Vape reservations: Why the silence on e-cigarettes?

E-cigarettes are about 80 per cent cheaper than conventional cigarettes. Picture: Mark Cranitch.

Why our government won’t talk about e-cigarettes

CARELESS: The crucial thing every parent is doing wrong

FREE SERVICE aims to combat astounding rate of car seat carelessness in Southern Downs.

Mum says ‘stick it’ to book lists

Single mum says generic brand does the same job

PARENTS have been told to ‘stick the guilt’ instead of breaking the budget.

Mums advice to kids and parents after being bullied herself

BALANCING ACT: Sara Drew has tips for parents on bullying.

The mum also pre-warns her kids about the potential dangers.

Doing it for Dolly: Rapper, country singer team up against bullies

Hayley Wheeler and Ariana Brogden have recorded a song together to educate on bullying.

Words far more powerful than sticks and stones

‘He’s never said he’s sorry’

Lauren Hickson (above) who would have been 33 this year, was abducted and murdered by neighbour Neville Towner in 1989.

Murder victim's mother concerned perpetrator could strike again if released from...

Dad calls out store for being sexist against fathers

A dad has criticised a UK supermarket’s mother and baby section

premium_icon Wedding on after 25 years

THERE was once a time when Cairns bus driver Chrystine McGowan and her partner Robyn Bryant thought they’d never be able to tie the knot.

‘Orgasm shot saved my sex life’

A so-called “orgasm shot” is boosting women’s libidos (not pictured). Picture: Shuttlestock

A woman had been stuck in a “relatively sexless” relationship for seven years

premium_icon Navratilova’s big serve for ‘homophobic’ Court

Navratilova slammed "sick and dangerous" comments by Australia's Margaret Court that the sport was "full of lesbians"

Martina Navratilova takes a stand against homophobic views

The most popular porn searches of 2017

Revealing report shows what kind of porn people love most. Picture: Shuttlestock

2017 was a big year for Rick And Morty-themed porn, apparently.