Shorten's national caucus for Australia's first people

Labor announces plans to introduce a caucus to increase representation in indigenous communities.

Tunnels close for maintenance

THE opening of the St Helena tunnels.

Detours in place for road work

Paul Murray listens to regions

Paul Murray is taking his Sky News show on the road to shine a spotlight on regional Australia.

Radio broadcaster wants viewers to 'turn up and fire up'

Photographer focuses lens on women of Byron

Photographer Saskia Koerner loves our surfing women at Byron Bay.

Mix of salty water, pumping waves and a woman's form is magic recipe

Ferrari reveals its quickest ever road car: the Superfast

RED DEVIL: Ferrari 812 Superfast offers 588kW and 718Nm from its 6.5-litre V12, meaning a zero to 100kmh time of 2.9-seconds and a top speed of more than 340kmh.

The most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in its road car range

Just visiting from the Northern Territory

Spectacular photo of resident Jabiru living in Ballina waterways.

Joe Chapman has captured a rare sight in Ballina of a male Jabiru

MELON FEST: Not just for Chinchilla locals anymore

Melon skiing at the 2017 Chinchilla Melon Festival on Saturday.

Chinchilla's Melon Festival is no longer just about the residents

Dog owners warned Parvovirus on the increase

Dog owners are warned of an outbreak of Parvovirus near Grafton.

Vets are enouraging people to get their dogs vaccinated

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."

OPINION: Am I being too hard on myself?

It was raw, it was ugly, it was undignified.

OUCH: Aussie mum gives birth to 6kg baby

Natashia Corrigan was shocked by the size of her new son Brian Junior.

THEY say the best things come in small packages.

Mum-of-four says vegan eating will cure her breast cancer

“I think by feeding my body good things, it will have an impact."

Are these ridiculous rules ruining childhood?

Anzac service at St Mary's College.

“Are you kidding — there’s nothing but rules!”

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.

Fabulous fruits make sweet treat

Get some hot tips for great panna cotta, and chef shares favourite food memories.

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

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

Who is in this Weekend?

Jessica Sepel has released her latest book, Living the Healthy Life.

Check out what is in the February 18 edition of Weekend magazine

Woo your Valentine with this dish

Beef poke salad bowl

Woo your Valentine with this dish

Woman hilariously tries to convince Max Brenner to open

Karissa Gesler has messaged Max Brenner asking them to please bring a store to Toowoomba.

She has taken to social media to get the Max Brenner team to listen

Hannah cabinet recreated in an embroidery

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

Setting the scene for romance

Interior by Miv Watts.

Watch your style when luring a lover

Grass-roots look at hemp farming

WHEN it comes to versatility, industrial hemp takes the biscuit.

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

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

There are some lovely local lychees available at the moment.

Kate O'Neill on new offerings from Northern Rivers producers

This guy's gardening's real McCoy

Michael McCoy hosts Dream Gardens.

One of the country's leading landscape designers set for TV

Qantas to ditch aircraft window shutters

WINDOW shutters are the source of much annoyance on planes.

Dunedin's the one for family fun

Fun on the slides at Moana Pool in Dunedin.

Dunedin's fun family attractions offer plenty

Exploring quake city

New Regent St, in the Christchurch central business district, shows no signs of damage from the 2011 earthquake and has become a vibrant meeting place for residents and the city's visitors.

How do residents feel, six years after Christchurch disaster?

BIG RIDE: Matt to bring out smiles for Smiddy

LONG WAY ROUND: Matt Muir raises his bike in triumph on his ride last year.

Fundraiser at Yamba Shores Tavern ahead of 800km charity ride

The beautiful capital city that we don't want to see

Perth has fallen out of favour with Aussie travellers.

When it comes to taking a holiday at home, you’re a bit of a dud.

A perfect base to explore from, right on the beach

A FOODIE'S PARADISE: Hastings St is renowned all around the globe for its variety of dining options.

How to make the most of your stay in Noosa

'I didn't even know what a mum was': Celeb on Byron cult

FORMER Bachelor contestant, Keira Maguire, reveals her shocking past to a camp mate on I'm A Celebrity.

Why Hollywood’s siding with Brad Pitt over Angelina Jolie

Jolie may have the kids, but Pitt has custody of Hollywood

Tensions high at pointy end of MKR's round two

Things are really heating up on My Kitchen Rules.

Games are being played around the My Kitchen Rules table

Jungle Jay sent packing from I'm a Celebrity

I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Here! contestant Jay Laga'aia with Keira.

BIG friendly giant Jay Laga'aia has been eliminated from I'm A Celeb

Carson Kressley brings 'camp' to I'm a Celebrity jungle

"I am not all Park Avenue and daffodils” ... Carson Kressley.

Meet the "campest” campmate to star on I'm a Celebrity.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi mystery already solved

FILE- This undated file photo provided by Disney shows Daisey Ridley as Rey, left, and John Boyega as Finn, in a scene from the film, \"Star Wars: The Force Awakens.\" Hasbro said it is changing its Star Wars Monopoly set after an 8-year-old girl became upset that Rey, the movie's female heroine, was not included as a figure along with Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. (Disney/Lucasfilm via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

A key mystery surrounding the title of episode eight has been solved

Kids' game "full of f**king paedophiles" according to dad

A mortified dad has expressed serious concerns over an online game

Which ingredients should you look for in beauty products?

Check out these natural beauty products starting to hit shop shelves.

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'"

Dress to impress the perfect other

Give a first date outfit some pizzazz with shoulder details, like this creation from Indonesian designer Defrico Audy.

Check out these first date dressing tips

Aussie model a huge hit in US thanks to Super Bowl ad

Gonsalves’ career defining moment coincides with her birthday.

Super Bowl made a big debut for this Aussie model

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

Nokia will re-launch the 3310, perhaps the best-loved and most resilient phone in history.

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

Huawei Mate 9 review: Massive screen, battery a winner

The Huawei Mate 9 has one of the most generous displays on the market.

The Huawei’s Mate 9 is one the best smartphones on the market

Could this be the phone to end your biggest gripe?

 Huawei Mate 9

Average Australian now spends equivalent of 38 days on their phone

'Shock of his life': Agonising wait after son pricked by needle

A GLADSTONE mum has an anxious three-month wait to see if her son has sustained any infections after he was pricked by a used needle.

Young Qld cancer victim's wedding dream comes true

Jake Simpson, 22, with fiancee Carly Mulheran, 23, and their 14-month-old son, Noah. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Generous strangers have helped this man's dream come true.

How a change of diet saved my life

HEALTHY: Natasha Horvath is a picture of health after adopting an Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet.

Mentally, emotionally and physically I was a mess and falling apart

After eight operations, Emmy needs our help

HEART GIRL: Emmy Clark, 24, was born with the congenital heart disease pulmonary atresia. She is not eligible for a heart and lung transplant and requires frequent medical treatment in Brisbane so she is trying to raise funds to move there by herself.

Mum too sick to care for battling daughter

Delve into your food psyche

Jessica Sepel's tips on how to make healthy food choices, and occasionally indulge, prove useful.

Healthy eating starts with the mind and rewiring your thinking

Regional fathers needed to fight against male suicide rates

Regional fathers are needed in the fight against male suicide rates.

If you're a father aged 28-32 take part in this widespread survey

Twins share double heart surgery trouble

TWIN BROTHERS: Barry (left) and George (right) Hatchman with their dad Jack. Barry and George will undergo heart surgery within months of each other.

Brothers set to undergo heart bypass within months of each other

Mum of six keen to study and return to work

IF you can juggle the demands of raising six children, then you have the ability to successfully study part-time.

Ballina mum finds blade in nappy bag

Shocked shopper finds 3 inch blade rusty blade hidden in baby bag compartment.

Shocked shopper finds 3 inch blade rusty blade hidden in compartment

NRL star's wife booted from cafe by 'mum-ophobic' waitress

What Phoebe Burgess posted on Instagram about the cafe.

Phoebe Burgess booted from cafe by 'mum-ophobic' waitress

Desperate times for Dan's young family

STRUGGLE: Dan Bowman wonders how he will support his family Trish, Zoe, 13, Joseph, 12, Isaiah, 5, Malachi, 3 and Hugo, 1 after he was sacked from when SmartCity's administrative company went into liquidation.

Sippy Downs man one of those counting the cost after company folds

SOAPBOX: How not to nail a heatwave hangover

NOT FUN: Cot building while hungover is not recommended. NB- This is not the cot I was building.

SOAPBOX: Add this to the list of things never to do hungover

Mum-of-five induces baby so dying husband can meet child

Diane watches her dying husband meet their newborn

Mark was told he was highly unlikely to meet their baby girl

Woman lost 56kg: 'Eating was my worst enemy'

WEIGHT LOSS: Jaime O'Regan is proud to say she's lost 55kg and can finally play with her kids.

Mackay mum reclaims her life after dropping 56kg

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