2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury comes automated

This new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is something special. It's a serious step to autonomous driving.

Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years comes with fireworks

Volkswagen has launched the 2016 Golf GTI 40 Years model Down Under.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years is shaping as a modern classic.

You don't need a bloke to buy you flowers: Opinion

SELF LOVE: We don’t really need a bloke to buy us flowers.

I’m not saying go out and buy a fresh bunch of flowers every day.

Parents fight over 'magical sleep doll'

The dolls make breathing and heartbeat sounds, and are believed to have a range of benefits for babies.

Researchers said the doll helped babies to fall asleep sooner

Parents' worst nightmare: Daughter, 6, could be deported

The family of six-year-old Lennox Head girl Sienna Tippett have applied for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to intervene so she doesn't get deported for having an undiagnosed mystery illness.

A Northern Rivers family has started the fight of their life.

Dads read to children a different way

STORY TIME: Dads Read is a national campaign to get the male role model reading to children from birth.

Dads read to their children differently to mums

Horrifying tale leads to action for our wildlife

Trish LeeHong of Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Education Association hand feeds a wallaby, Monday, July 25, 2016.

Campaign for crossing signs to curb wildlife deaths

Dog owner finds pet dumped in wheelie bin

Some 25,000 tonnes out of the total 120,000 tonnes of rubbish each year is recycled.

Police asking for community help about incident in Mount Pleasant

Beloved pooch lost for months found by Gladstone region owners

Louise Eaton and Checko were reunited at the Hervey Bay Animal Adoption Centre in Cicada Lane July 21.

A 12-year-old pooch has been reuinted with its owners

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?

Winter returns: Cool change hits the coast

SUMMER WEATHER: Lilia Carvalhais and Sonia Henriques at Moffat Beach were in the mood for some warm weather.

After a brief return to summer last week it's a cool change

"Croc launched at me, but he couldn’t open his gob"

SCARY: Keen angler Jaimie Ord had a crocodile lunge at him after a fishing trip on Saturday.

Terrifying experience as crocodile lunges at angler

Weekend temps well above average for July

Bundaberg enjoyed a sunny weekend.

Bundy sizzled through Saturday

Only in Australia: Bendy kangaroo joins yoga lesson

STRETCH IT OUT: During a trip to 1770 Adventure Blueprint tourism company's Tim Pool woke to a yoga lesson, but it wasn't just humans taking part.

Kangaroo joins yoga class at Agnes Water

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.

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

Craft beer champions Baffle competition at national awards

TASTE OF VICTORY: Baffle Beer Brewery's Capricornia lager took out a gold at the national Craft Beer Awards.

“It’s very special – it’s a dark, smoky bock beer"

MP launches Bundaberg fresh produce website

LOCAL PRODUCE: Cathal Murphy, Katherine Mergard, Leanne Donaldson, Sarah Waldock, Allan Waldock, Jan Waldock at the launch of the Local Farm Produce website.

“The room was buzzing and filled with the smell of local lilies"

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

Home need something more? Try mirrors

Over the years, through trial and error, I’ve learnt a thing or two about mirrors and the effect they can have.

Want a rose garden in your living room? Simple

Add instant romance to your space with cost-effective, easy photomurals for your walls. Designs by Komar Products are available at specialist retail outlets or directly from www.komar.de.

Try this bloomin' home interiors trend.

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

Fined for saving staghorn

A man who took a staghorn from Booloumba Falls at Conondale National Park with the intention to nurse it back to health never thought it would land him in court

Make room for delicious mandarins

Mandarins are prolific producers.

Mandarins are little packages of juicy and nutritious deliciousness

Good reasons to love lavender

Lavandula stoechas is often referred to as Spanish Lavender, but also as French and Italian Lavender, because it grows wild in all of these places.

Even non-gardeners love lavender

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

Got a spare hundred bucks? Here's where you could fly to now

DISCOUNT direct flights from Sunshine Coast swallowed up by local travellers as Jetstar discount drive rolls out.

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Bumper whale season: How many humbacks can we expect?

OCEAN GIANT: Hervey Bay will be the temporary home for thousands of humpback whales this season.

Fraser Coast Opportunities hopes locals roll out the welcome mat.

Yeppoon sisters travel coastline in style

COLOURFUL TRAVELLERS: Ella Fleming and her sister Layne Fleming with their colourful van Yota. INSET: Ella driving Yota on the Great Ocean Rd.

Yeppoon hairdressers make colourful trip around the country.

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

Figures show we Aussies love our cruising holidays

Captain Cook Cruises' m.v. Reef Endeavour stands off an island in the Lau group of eastern Fiji.

Cruising among Australians rose almost 15%

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is stalling divorce

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is delaying their divorce.

The Bachelor host: this year's season is a cracker

The Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg.

GUNSBERG says tonight will be "the best night of TV of the year".

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

GLITTER, skin and mesh were all on show at the festival this weekend.

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?

Beauty at home: Banish those blackheads

A cucumber mask is very refreshing and a great ‘pick me up’ for skin.

How to get rid of blackheads for good

‘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.

Pensioners lose thousands as furniture store collapses

BREAKING: Pensioners and business owners have been left thousands of dollars out of pocket as a furniture retailer closes its Sunshine Coast store.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7: What to expect

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition

There's some big rumours about the new version

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

Disease outbreak at daycare puts mums on high alert

BREAKING A Sunshine Coast mother has pleaded with parents to keep sick children at home after two of her three boys picked up a disease at a daycare centre.

Brisbane doctors in first for pre-birth operations

Doctors performed Australia-first spinal operation on unborn baby

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

Parents never expected their son's headaches were caused by cancer

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

The Demmrichs want Tradies to look after their most important tool

Ipswich girl, 4 with cancer says 'Barbie looks just like me'

LOOKING GOOD: Erin Masurier was given this special oncology Barbie at the Lady Cilento Childrens' Hospital.

Special doll given to Ipswich girl going through chemo therapy

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.

$20,000 towards cancer unit expansion from new charity

ONCOLOGY DONATION A BOOST: The Friendlies Foundation public relations officer Fiona Macaulay, Day Oncology Unit nurse unit manager DA Halpin and Friendly Society Private Hospital CEO Alan Cooper.

$20,000 for a bigger, better oncology facility

Top 5 'real play' tips to enhance kids' development

“DIRT goes, but growth stays” is the message psychologist Suzy Green has for parents.

Give him all your love but keep some of your money

More at www.stayathomemum.com.au.

Do you have a little on the side? A little something, something?

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.

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”

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