The quick hack that can help keep your kids safe online

Computer hacker stealing data from a laptop concept for network security, identity theft and computer crime

An easy, free way to protect all of your internet connections

School serves mum warning note after confiscating cake

The note sent home in the lunchbox of a child at a Lonsdale school about a ‘sometimes food’. Source: Supplied.

"As a parent, I should be able to choose what my child should have"

How this teacher welcomed her students is melting hearts

A picture of the note has been shared 31,000 times

The incredible story of the girl who weighed just 630g

Jason Agnew holds the hand of Olivia Agnew, his 25-week-old premature baby. Photo / Greg Bowker

"To be told we may lose Olivia as well was pretty tough to hear."

Where the fish are biting around the Northern Rivers

Robert Baker from Sunshine Beach casts a line at Kingscliff looking to hook a big one.

Our experts share their fishing hotspots with you

Final days to win $5000 BCF voucher!

$5000 BCF voucher up for grabs!

Don't miss out on this!

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.

Most venomous fish in world found near shore

A stonefish was recently caught by a fisherman at Caloundra.



Photo Contributed

Sting can cause muscular paralysis and even heart failure.

Bishop's Best a drinkable dark lager

West Australian Bishop's Best receives tick of approval.

30 awesome food experiences on the Northern Rivers

Myra Hargreaves Co owner of Byron Bay organic doughnuts, with Scott Graham.

So much to explore in the culinary realm of the Northern Rivers

Gatherings great and small

Take the effort out of entertaining

Delicious, nutritious and no cooking needed

FRESH IS BEST: Make the summer heat easier to manage with this delicious, nutritious salad.

The best meal to eat in the heat

How to make the perfect clam pasta

Clams with zucchini, cherry tomatoes and white wine.

How to make the humble clam into something fantastic

Fabulous fruits make sweet treat

Coconut and mango panna cotta with mango and passionfruit salad.

Check out the Q and A with the chef

What do the labels on our food actually mean?

What exactly do the labels on our meat mean?

We decode the labels on our primary produce

White's right for a Hamptons look

How to add a touch of beach chic to your interior

Hannah cabinet recreated in an embroidery

Embroiderer Barbara Riordan and cabinet-maker Geoff Hannah hold up the embroidery and brochure.

Embroiderer shows her abilities by creating the cabinet on material

What $11.9m can get you on Coast's most exclusive street

29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566

This is what a cool $11.9m can get you

The best way to garden in the heat

I'VE been doing a lot of gardening these past few weeks. I know, it's been hideously hot, so I have had to choose my projects carefully.

Help halt plant extinction by mixing up your menu

Okra, heirloom carrots, bitter melon and wax jambu are some of the wonderful diversity of foods you'll find at the farmers' markets. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

By eating more unusual foods you help save them from disappearing

Grass-roots look at hemp farming

Wayne 'Wadzy' Wadsworth welcomed more than 100 interested people including farmers and business people to his Hemp Farming open education day at his Nimbin property.

Hemp farmer's open day spreads the word on this versatile plant

Vision of beauty in her own backyard

Joanne Millar with Labradors Benny and Kindra

Creating her perfect garden

Tell someone how you feel with the language of flowers

Pink roses have the same positive meaning as red roses on Valentine's Day.

The red rose is not the only symbol of love

Gardening: Get a taste of the Mediterranean

OILS AIN'T OILS: Different olive varieties are suited to different uses, such as manzanillo for pickling, kalamata for eating fresh and cooking and frantolo for oil.

Olives: Not only delicious but the attractive trees can grow here

Crepe myrtles a blossoming beauty

A crepe myrtle, native to eastern Asia, can be grown in almost any garden in Australia.

How to best care for these floral beauties

A traveller's top 10 cities to visit

From Croatia to Mongolia, one traveller shares his most-loved memories from on the road.

Urban beauty around every corner in Dunedin

The portrait room of the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin.

Explore the many nooks and crannies of New Zealand destination

What is in the February 25 Weekend?

Peter Helliar is releasing a children's book, Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase.

Check out the great reads in the magazine

Say aloha to adventure in Hawaii

The Diamond Head crater from the air.

Fly through the treetops or discover magic of an extinct volcano

Oh man, there are some things on show in this bar

Castelmola, close to Taormina, is worth the climb just to see the sights at Bar Turrisi.

Bar Turrisi is an unforgettable celebration of all things phallic

What can you do in Christchurch?

The Christchurch Re:Start Mall, in the central business district.

Exploring a city in the middle of a rebuild

Flights from the Gold Coast to Vietnam for $129

Six Senses_Con Dao_Vietnam_Ocean front deluxe pool villa

Airlines jump on board as Vietnam touted as next big destination

Can rightful winner Midnight take out golden Gosling in Oscars?

WILL Aussie film Lion triumph or will popular La La Land prevail? We look at the line-up for Best Picture at the Oscars.

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Northern Rivers gig guide

PIRATE FLAG: The Hussy Hick's latest single is a crowd favourite that echoes a sentiment of political scepticism. Hear Pirate Flag at Tintenbar Upfront, Tintenbar Hall, tomorrow 7.30pm. $20.

What's on this week in local entertainment

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Sexy shots reveal inner beauty

The new trend in photography and five pro tips on how to take your most sensual selfie

Selfies for social justice is B.A.D

The new pin showing supporting for social justice.

Initiative in Byron Bay shows people against asylum seeker policies

Which ingredients should you look for in beauty products?

Model Holly Russell shows off some natural beauty products.

Going natural not so hard with this list

Ella's going from Rainbow Beach to the runway

THE NEXT BIG THING? Rainbow Beach's Ella Grace Bond, 16, is heading for the top.

Local model making a splash internationally

GRAMMY AWARDS: How to fashion for the 2017 Grammy Awards

CeeLo Green as his alter ego Gnarly Davidson arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.

This year's Grammys mean Victorian, cleavage, or bizarre

Cover girl has this NSW town covered

SPLASHING ABOUT: Playboy model Jasmine Ferguson splashes a new swimwear line at Sawtell.

Sawtell hosted another cover star at the weekend

"It looks like I've been in a freak accident"

Golnaz Bassam Tabar, who alleges she suffered burns to her face after receiving a beauty treatment. Photo / Chris Loufte

"I thought 'woah that's not what it's supposed to look like'"

iPhone 8: Augmented 3D reality and avatars?

THE new iPhone could boast a game-changing 3D camera and allow for facial recognition and augmented reality applications, according to new leaks.

Mobile World Congress: What can we expect this year?

Rising smartphone maker Oppo has teased announcement of new camera

World's 'most reliable' phone: Nokia 3310 resurrected

Nokia 3310... one of the most reliable phones of all time.

The phone was first released in 2000 and some are still going strong

iPhone 8 leaks reveals new feature

Smartphone expected to also include edge to edge display

Youngest winner says lottery windfall 'ruined' her life

Jane Park, who won £1m aged 17, said someone of her age should not have been allowed to win such a large amount of money YouTube/BBC Scotland

Jane Park won Euromillions lottery at age of 17

Samsung's $649 phone with water resistance

Samsung has unveiled a new budget offering for the Australian market.

Galaxy A5 and A7 to go on sale in Australia next Thursday

Hands up for $9000 in nine hours?

Huawei Mate 9 smartphone challenge.

Nine Aussies join challenge to outlast Chinese smartphone

WATCH: Toowoomba amputee takes first steps

A PROSTHETIC leg is helping Richard Brumby take his first steps since his limb was amputated.

Could you train your body to do this?

Scott Carney says he has trained his body to withstand extreme weather conditions.

Investigative journalist Scott Carney shares secrets of body control

Staying abreast of how to feed bub

Some new mothers find breastfeeding easy, and some find it difficult.

Nursing mothers can hit road blocks, but some can be overcome

Life changing cystic fibrosis drug to become free

Two-year-old Victoria Evans who has cystic fibrosis.

Two-year-old to benefit from drug access

Parents warned off high profile anti-vax campaigner

Controversial American speaker on health, nutrition and food, David 'Avocado' Wolfe, is coming back to Byron Bay.

David Wolf 'may influence vulnerable parents already hesitating'

Life changing day for girl born with intestines outside body

Mayana Wyles - Dudman is excited to be playing in water in her new drysuit.

'You couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces'

DOING IT FOR DAD: 'His cancer kept coming back'

INSPIRING: Joel Ashby, 14 with his dad John Ashby who is his inspiration for taking part in the upcoming Lower Clarence Relay For Life.

14-year-old pens letter about his dad's cancer journey

Ban devices in the bedroom: the plea to keep kids safe

PARENTS are being told to ban the use of phones and tablets in bedrooms because of an alarming increase in primary school kids being targeted by predators.

What I wish parents knew about cyber safety

Principal of Suncoast Christian College Greg Mattiske talks about internet safety.

Too many parents are blissfully unaware of the threats

Best apps to keep your kids safe online

These apps could help keep your children safe online.

Top apps to keep your kids safe online

Kids as young as eight sharing personal info online

SECURITY: What is your child really sharing on the internet? Last names, phone numbers and home address information online is leaving kids exposed.

Almost 60% of kids bypass rules to keep pre-teens off social media

Mum told: Your son deserves to die

Tori Brooks and her son Travis.

Horrifying remark brings Mackay mum to tears

Bed-sharing has merits

CONTROVERSIAL: Divulging that sharing a bed with your baby is contentious.

Tackling the controversy of co-sleeping

Some great hacks to make parenting easier

These parenting tips will help with the little problems around the house.

PARENTING is hard, here are some hacks to make the process easier

Mum, Granny shocked at Mackay couple's wedding

'My mum thought we were pulling some sort of New Year's Eve joke'

Your love fits one of these six styles, say psychologists

The ancient Greeks described several different types of love.

Valentine's Day scam that's worse than having to buy flowers

VALENTINE'S SCAM: The ACCC is warning people chasing romance online to be wary of scams.

Be wary of online dating and romance scams

Maid of honour is 103, groomsman is a chihuahua

STILL IN LOVE: Elaine and Laurie Stephenson, who are residents at Whiddon Aged Care Home, Grafton, will renew their vows on Valentines Day more than 58 years after their wedding.

Aged care home buzzing as two residents renew vows on Valentines Day