Kia announces its Plug-In Hybrid Optima for 2016

Hybrid Optima expected to travel 45km on electric power alone and is Kia's first foray into plug-in technology for its cars.

Audi A1 Sportback 1.4 TFSI road test and review

PREMIUM CHEAPIE: Audi's desirable A1 Sportback is a lovable little hatch with plenty of zip in 1.4 TFSI guise, and costs just over $30k before on-roads.

Pint-sized Audi A1 good value for the premium chasers

Teens learning life lessons in the school of motherhood

KISS OF LIFE: Young mum Alisha Garlick gets a kiss from her daughter, Kamaya, 3.

STEMM supports pregnant girls, young mothers through their education

Bush cooking: How to make a camp oven pizza

Everyone loves pizza, it’s a favourite in our family

Autistic boy heartbroken after thieves steal puppy

Trisha Smith and her son James Starkey, 10 had their dog stolen from their front porch. Photo Contributed

He's sat on his verandah after school hoping his puppy will return

How readers said $1000 would brighten their Christmas

How you said $1000 would improve your Christmas

Subaru's new concept Impreza sedan revealed

IMPREZA CONCEPT: Subaru's sedan concept has been shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show and suggests the style of 2017's next-gen model

Concept Impreza sedan follows recent reveal of hatch version

That ain't a zucchini... This is a zucchini!

Jill Lampard grew this humongous zucchini.

Mrs Jill Lampard grew a zucchini 410mm long and 390mm wide

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Bush cooking: How to make Roothy's Rhino Rissoles

Something like 20 years ago I first sampled Rhino's rissoles, made to a recipe he’d learnt from his mum.

WHY NOT TRY: Cooking a spit roast?

Spit roaster extraordinaire Michael Hanney (left) and Chris Calcino fly blind into the world of rotisserie cuisine. Photo Tez Iannelli

This week a band of likely buffoons and I tried a spit roast.

Kelly's 64kg weight loss journey began with a broken button

GORGEOUS: Kelly Reid from Tinana has gone from 136kg down to 72kg in the past two years with the help of Jenny Craig. INSET: Kelly at her former weight.

She's 64kg lighter and has dropped from a size 26 to a size 10

RECIPE: FIve fast ways to use bountiful blueberries

Fresh blueberries are great for pancakes, cakes, smoothies and even some savory treats.

Five ways to get creative in the kitchen with blueberries this season

Biggest Loser star and Woolworths slammed for ad

Michelle Bridges has been slammed for appearing in a Woolworths ad putting down home gardeners.

Woolworths promotion backfires on social media

RECIPE: a good date night meal for two

This recipe is from Dan and Steph’s second cookbook Meat & Sweet, which is available from their website.

Add some romance in the kitchen tonight with this meal

RECIPE: Prawn stars hit the grill

Prawns in citrus chilli butter sauce.

Shake up your next dinner party menu one of these crowd pleasers

North Stradbroke Island: Too good to be true

We’ve all got that one spot that never leaves our mind, the one that appears at tough times to get you through

How Les Misérables made me rethink Brisbane

Photos of the Les Miserables cast in Brisbane

I'm still not sure how Les Misérables changed my mind about Brisbane

OPINION: Should I change my travel plans and skip Paris?

I’m currently booked to spend 15 days in Paris next year

Playing tourists in a Middle Eastern snow storm

King Hussein mosque in Jebel Weibdeh in Amman, Jordan.

Following a handwritten list around an ancient city in a snow storm

So many ways to save for Christmas

PANICKING about the fact that Christmas isn’t far away and you have no money?

John Jacobson's trash is full of historic treasures

DOWNSIZING: John Jacobson, of Lagoon Grass, will be holding a clearing auction of some vintage items on his property.

Fascinating antique and retro items being sold at auction

How I battled Aldi's pushy pensioners to set up home

they blocked our access to the bargains with their trollies and even hit us in the...

Call for stallholders at new Lismore recycled markets

Shopping for bargains at the Lismore Revolve Shop, Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.

Lismore City Council calls for expressions of interest

North Coast's Second Hand Saturday fast approaching

SPRING CLEAN: Eve Michaels of North Lismore prepares for Second Hand Saturday on September 26.

Annual event is North Coast's biggest garage sale day of the year

Dogs now welcome at the Coraki markets

EVERY DOG: Market organisers and dogs enjoy the riverside.

Coraki now one of only a handful of markets to allow dogs