XXXX Island auction offering paradise for charity

GOODBYES are never easy, particularly when we are forced to farewell Australia’s premier party island.

5 ways to spend your day with Costa

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What would be the most you could get out of your time with Costa?

Inspired Eileen goes from 107kg to running New York Marathon

IN CONTROL: Eileen Byers is preparing for next week’s Deadly Fun Run in Casino.

Casino mum one of 10 to make it in Indigenous Marathon Project squad

Hervey Bay whale documentary to be seen globally

Hervey Bay is the setting of a new documentary being launched this week at the major international television convention MIPCOM in Cannes France.

Never before seen whale behaviour captured for the world to watch.

VW, Audi, Skoda launch online tool for Aussie diesel owners

NAUGHTY CORNER: Volkswagen Group Australia has launched an online tool for owners to identify emissions cheat diesel engines in VWs, Audis and Skodas.

91,177 Australian VWs, Audis and Skodas affected by diesel scandal

Teen seeking compensation from Lorna Jane for "stolen image"

Teen claims Lorna Jane used her photo without permission

Sustainbility focus of new permaculture design course

New post-graduate programs to teach people how to live sustainably

Hero kitty saves Kearneys Spring couple from fire

Chester the cat woke Charlie Gordon and Abbie Kark before a fire in their garage could spread into the unit.

Chester the cat alerts young couple to fire in unit garage

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Craft beers are brewing for city’s latest festival

THREE of the city’s most popular pubs have brewed up an exciting event for Toowoomba beer lovers.

RECIPE: Vibrant variety with Mexican mix

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Fresh, vibrant ingredients to make Mexican chicken with bean salad

Tourism Noosa to decide on food and wine festival funding

Brianna Rule and Lisa Smitheram in Noosa Heads for the 2015 Noosa International Food and Wine Festival. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Funding body to decide who will run iconic Noosa festival

VIDEO: ‘Paleo diet changed my life’

LIFE CHANGING: The paleo diet has saved Gladstone born mum Jocelyn Walker from a life of taking handfuls of medication every day. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

‘Paleo diet changed my life’

Easy-to-make meals for school holiday time

FRUIT AND VEG: Danni Line will opt for fresh fruit and veg over fruit juice and muesli bars.

Seasonal fruit the best snack alternative

My shout: Tui pale ale misses the mark

Review: East India Pale Ale from the Tui Brewery

The sights and smells of Christmas in Europe

HINTS of cinnamon and nutmeg seem to magically weave through every Christmas market in London and Paris.

Best of the bush: Home is where the heart is

I had no idea what to expect. Last time I dropped over that last hill the place had been deserted. No signs of the road, not much of a track.

Behind the scenes as Roothy and co head back to where it all began

John Jacobson's trash is full of historic treasures

THERE comes a time in every collector’s life when a little space in the shed becomes more valuable than an antique cream separator, or vintage Valiant.

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

Second Hand Saturday: Spring clean the house, make some cash

TOYS GALORE: Pictured promoting Ballina Toy Library’s sale (back, from left) co-ordinator Ann Harris, regular borrower Helen Hoffman and volunteer Heather Smith, with children (from left) Rowan Bienke von Freyhold, Amelia Polidano, Harvey Gray and Xavier Amato.

Second Hand Saturday being held across region on September 26

Not dripping in gold? How to save money on washday

There are many things you can do to save money.

Save money with helpful hints on doing laundry