The Ford Mustang you really want: V8 GT road test and review

There's the Mustang with the sensible four-cylinder engine, and then there's the proper one. The V8 Mustang GT Fastback with manual gearbox is a purist's dream

'My twin would be proud': Lauren kicks 33kg in 32 weeks

KICKING GOALS AND KILOS: Grand Finalist in the Rapid Loss weight-loss competition, Hervey Bay's Lauren Kertland is now living life to the fullest.

In 32 weeks Lauren dropped from 94kg to 61kg

The pickle to get you out of any culinary pickle

Get your Cucumber Apple seeds with the paper today.

THIS cucumber is the cool hipster cousin of the regular cucumber.

The Coast's worst tattoos: Hundreds vie for free fix

Tattoo artist Jeffrey Robinson has been overwhelmed by the number of bad tattoos sent to him.

Tattoo artist offering free cover up for tattoo voted the worst

Gladstone hairdresser drops 60kg for big day

Bridie Immoos and Michael Ritchie wed at Agnes Water on September 24.

Bride sheds 60kg ahead of big wedding day.

Hot idea for a cool summer customer

Get your Cucumber Apple seeds with the paper today.

Great recipe for when your FREE Apple Cucumber seeds produce fruit

December arrival for Holden's new $21,990 Astra

ASTRA ARRIVAL: Multi-award winning Opel Astra arrives here in December sporting a Holden badge and high hopes of boosting the brand as local manufacturing winds up.

European Car of the Year a key Holden model

Puppy’s ruff trot as besotted pig’s sexy moves become a boar

Love is great for Nigella.

Meet Nigella the pig and Sebastian the eight-month-old great Dane.

'Most magical zippys ever': Bonds' Disney onesies on the way

The onesies will be available in a series Mickey and Minnie prints

World’s first baby born using new ‘three-parent’ technique

The birth of a baby using a new ‘three-parent baby’ technique in Mexico could speed the creation of a similar child in the UK New Hope Fertility Centre

‘Hopefully, this will tame the more zealous critics...'

Woman asks if it's wrong to sleep naked with teen son

The question quickly racked up more than 500,000 viewers

OPINION: How do you get your child to sleep?

No honestly, I am asking this question - how do you?

When the kids are too well versed in how to outsmart you

Bruce Devereaux is in trouble with his long suffering wife yet again

'UNREAL': Paddler videos moment whale swims under his board

Surfer Ziggy Albert (blond hair) and his paddle buddy on their way to Old Woman Island enjoyed the encounter of a lifetime when a mother whale and her calf popped up in front of them.

You couldn't find a better way to start the day than this

'Your actions will see us lose 4WD access to beaches'

Andrew Trezise posted these photos on the Ballina Information Exchange Facebook page, warning people not to drive on the dunes of Seven Mile Beach.

4WD users shame the "irresponsible" people who drive on dunes

Ready, set, go! There's heaps to see and do this weekend

Warming up at the start of the Darrel Chapman fun run. Photo The Northern Star Archives

Fun runs, food fairs, music festivals and films - it's all happening

Quality bream being caught using 'smelly' baits

Fishing from Woolgoolga Headland.

Most of the estuary action is still close to the ocean

SURF ALERT: Small but fun waves possible

The surf will be struggling in the 1m (+/-) range, depending upon location, and conditions will be poor.

The surf will be struggling in the 1m (+/-) range

'Secret' corals reefs on our doorstep

STUNNING: Sunshine Coast reefs have the highest diversity of Nudibranchs anywhere in the world.

Become aware of our beautiful coastline

These caramelised carrots are a winner at the dinner table

BOILED, roasted or raw, the carrot is a household favourite.

Dinner sorted: Stuffed Anaheim Chillies

Get your Chilli Anaheim seeds with the paper today.

Get a load of this amazing recipe.

Chia choc pudding - and it's good for you!

Get your chia plant seeds with the paper today.

IF YOU haven’t discovered chia seeds yet, today is the day.

How lab-grown meat is already here

Ngai Tahu Farming CEO Andrew Priest has tasted the future

The perfect breakfast for losing weight

This breakfast tastes so good you won't even notice it's healthy

Recipe: Saucy one-pot braised brisket

Dominique Rizzo's beef brisket recipe.

Rich Italian-style slow braised brisket the next big dish

Australia's best black tea is grown on the Sunshine Coast

Arakai Estate tea plantation, Bellthorpe, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Meet the family behind our very own award-winning tea plantation.

Can you help solve the mystery of this WWI photograph?

AN OLD family portrait that could date back to World War 1 has captured the imagination of local history buffs.

DARREN PALMER: How to make a house a home

At home with interior designer Darren Palmer.

A home should be personal, says influential interior designer

How to turn your Pinterest addiction into cash

Pinterest is a fun and free app that's easy to use.

Six ways to make money pinning

Six simple hacks you need to know before moving house

Finding the move stressful? These handy tips will help

The healing power of community gardens

How a community garden gave a grieving mother-to-be a chance to recover

Nothing Fawlty about this basil pesto, Major

Get your basil seeds with today's paper.

EVERYONE loves a good basil pesto.

What's the craic with celeriac?

Get your free celeriac seeds with today's paper.

NEVER heard of celeriac? Well it’s about to rock your world.

Tonight's dinner sorted - and how to get FREE seeds!

Get your free capsicum seeds with today's paper.

GET your free Capsicum Aegean Sweet seeds with today’s paper.

A delicious tomato ketchup - and how to get free seeds!

Get your Tomato Santorini seeds with today's paper!

TODAY we launch our free seeds giveaway!

Gardening: Scents of spring for the subtropical gardener

Daphne Eternal Fragrance.

Introducing a fragrant plant that can withstand the Aussie climate

Mid-air terror for Warwick journo

AFTER travelling around the world and exploring different cities in four countries, I was elated with the experience but itching to get home.

We asked: Where do the travel experts go on holidays?

The Barossa Valley in all its incredible glory. Photo credit: Ben Goode

EVER wondered where the travel experts go on holidays? We have!

'How gorillas changed my life'

Annette Henderson lived and worked with gorillas in the African jungle for more than a year and has written a book about her amazing experience.

Author shares her unbelieveable tale of life deep in the jungle

Hidden gem: Traditional farming in the the Netherlands

Traditional Limburg-style homes are on show at Nonke Buusjke in the Netherlands.

This farm uses techniques that are thousands of years-old

Travel: No one sleeps when the white lion hunts for a mate

A handsome beast: the male white lion.

We heard the lion long before we saw him

Travel: Brisbane offers up lots to do this spring

STAY AND PLAY: Blanc de Blanc was one of many great events taking place in different venues across Brisbane during the next few months.

Brisbane now a worthy competitor to its southern sisters

Swim with the whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth.

The hardest part about this Cape adventure is leaving.

Disney to remake 'The Lion King', and it's live-action

DISNEY'S circle of life remakes continues with the news that animated favourite The Lion King is next in their priority remake queue.

The Dixie Chicks to headline 2017 CMC Rocks festival

US country music group The Dixie Chicks.

ORGANISERS move festival dates to lock in US country music stars.

What's on the big screen this week

Denzel Washington in a scene from the movie The Magnificent Seven.

DENZEL Washington returns in a shoot-em-up Western.

Our funny bachelor bows out

The Bachelorette contestant Aaron Brady from Golden Beach. Supplied by Channel 10.

COAST marketing executive eliminated from The Bachelorette.

RECAP: The Bachelorette S2E3 - Which picnic date is better?

The Bachelorette Georgia Love, centre, with her top 11 bachelors.

Lee and Matt get some one-on-one time with Georgia.

Homer Simpson thanks Australia during Opera House visit

Homer Simpson visits the Sydney Opera House.

ANIMATION favourite gets attacked by seagulls in viral video.

Theatre lives to thrill another day

LET US STAY: Brunswick Picture House owners Brett Haylock and Chris Chen with supporter Guy Kable want the theatre to stay open.

Local theatre may continue to operate after council discussions.

Down syndrome model rocks New York Fashion Week

Mount Crosby teen hits the catwalk for third season

2016 Emmy Awards red carpet fashions

Sarah Hyland arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

STARS of the small screen are frocked up for US TV's night of nights

OPINION: There's beauty in equality

Korinne Lardner - Capture the moment photography with Carissa Cross is amazing.

I'VE always been a little weirded out by weddings.

EXPLAINER: Can tattoo ink cause cancer?

Research shows one in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals.

One in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals

New York: Models falling over and the rise of the underboob

Kylie Jenner has stolen the show at Kanye West's Fashion Week show

Mackay fitness trainers launch new line of 'active wear'

The W-Active Wear range has been launched by local gym owners Luke and Rebecca Goodale.

Gym launches a dynamic new range of supportive workout gear

The wedding dress that 'almost crashed the internet'

Anna Dutton of Anna Dutton Couture posted photos of a dress she designed for Melissa Buckton.

Award-winning Mackay designer creates online sensation with dress

The $40 billion economy anyone can cash in on

OUR household junk may be worth more than $26 billion a year with a new study finding 89% of us have up to 25 items for which we have no use.

Samsung Family Hub: The end of fridge notes?

Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill, of Brown Paper Bag fame, talks about some of her favourite features of the Samsung Family Hub smart fridge.

Samsung's latest fridge comes with a $7499 price tag

iPhone 7 Plus: Are two cameras really better than one?

The Sydney Opera House, taken with an iPhone 7 Plus.

A single photo can involve a staggering 100 billion operations

Bad news for online shoppers purchasing from overseas

Online shoppers could be blocked from buying from their favourite overseas businesses under new plans by the Federal Government

Online shoppers could be blocked from overseas websites next year

Have a new $5 note? Expect to run into problems

The new $5 note.

Customers are having their notes rejected.

Samsung Gear S3 evolves into smarter, tougher timepiece

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier edition.

New toughened Gorilla glass and four day battery are features

US earphone company Jaybird homes in on the Coast

INNOVATOR: Immanuel Lutheran College graduate Judd Armstrong, 42, is the founder of wireless earphones company Jaybird.

If flapping earphone cables give you the sh**s, read this

Suicide rate reaches 10-year high

A SOMBRE picture has been painted through statistics showing the number of Australians who took their own lives last year.

WED Sep 28: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

Portrait of athletic mature woman resting after jogging. Beautiful senior blonde woman running at the park on a sunny day. Female runner listening to music while jogging.

NOT too much movement on the Kick the Kilos leaderboard.

Four simple ways to spring-clean your diet

Your mum was right: Eat your vegetables

Injuries during childbirth still common for Aussie women

62% of Aussie women were still experiencing symptoms more than one year after birth.

Childbirth still isn't perfectly safe, a Medibank study reminds us

TUES Sept 27: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

young fitness woman runner running on sunrise road

AND Tweed is back in the game.

Family fights to stop more deaths from rare disease

A charity gold day will be held in honour of Camiras Paul McMahon who died of amyloidosis on November 4 last year.Photo: Contributed

The life-threatening condition you've probably never heard of

MON Sep 26: Kick the kilos leaderboard

The Silhouette of Tweed Heads Local David Tease on the Duranbah Head land after a early morning run up and down the Look out steps to Duranbah beach.

ALL groups are stacking on the kilometres and kicking the kilos.

Jamie Oliver needs baby help

JAMIE and Jools Oliver have hired a nanny to help care for their baby son River because looking after him and their four other kids was leaving them exhausted.

Couple devastated after son's stillbirth

GRIEVING: Jason Clifford with his son Phoenix Rain Clifford.

SHE begged her son to wake up, to take a breath.

Getting kids hooked on fishing a page at a time

BETWEEN LINES: Fishing guru Rob Paxevanos and Sunshine Coast division two councillor Tim Dwyer listen up as Hailey reads some tips from Kids Fishing, the book she and her dad have written.

Father-daughter duo write kids fishing book

Anne Hathaway's pregnancy lies

ANNE Hathaway is only a good liar when she is pregnant.

Eczema so bad this Banora 8-year-old can't walk

Cohen was hospitalised 32 times with severe eczema.

Fun run to help Banora boy get treatment for excrutiating skin

How to make homemade deodorant

Make your armpits happy the natural way.

Now, I know you're going to ask why

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

A 10-year-old girl, who deems herself too young to have a boyfriend, has laid down some ground rules for a classmate who has a crush on her.

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

RELATIONSHIPS: It's not raining men, ladies

It's the case of the man drought for many Australian towns.

Women outnumber men in Australia