Mazda3 Touring hatch: Long term test Month Two

Part two of our three month test on one of Australia's best-selling cars: The Mazda3 hatch in Touring trim

The purrfect excuse to cuddle your cat

June 4 is International Hug Your Cat Day. No, seriously.

June 4 is a good excuse to get crazy about cats

It's all in the telling

TELLING TALES: Children's author Felice Arena is a master at storytelling.

Is oral storytelling a craft we're losing the ability to use?

Centenarian takes to the skies for birthday joyride

LIFT OFF: Elsie Brown, from Pomona, is turning 100 years old and to celebrate, Helitec donated a 30-minute helicopter flight. Daughter Kathleen Jeffery and grandaughter Karen Harris joined Mrs Brown for the flight.

Elsie Brown marks 100th birthday in helicopter

Elle of a way to a shoot a magazine cover

ELLE magazine has shot its latest cover and fashion spread using an iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone 7 Plus used for fashion magazine photo shoot first

The proper Maserati Levante? Petrol V6 twin-turbo arrives

SOUNDS GOOD: The Levante SUV has boosted Maserati's Australian sales markedly, and now a proper petrol version joins the diesel offering.

Ferrari-made 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 for Maserati's SUV

Could your child grow up to be a killer?

Robert Thompson and John Venebles

How to recognise if your child has psychopathic traits

Your newspaper just took out three global gongs!

News Corp's Hey Mumma named best in the world!

Really? $800 for a Woolworths' Marvel Super Disk?

The collectibles are selling for crazy prices on eBay

The dangerous baby sleep hack angering parents

Clever. Also deeply stupid. Source: Reddit.

Seriously, do not try this at home.

'Hurricane S***rina': Dad finds category five poo explosion

Fearing the worst, the panicked dad ran up to little Alessandra’s room — where he was faced with a stinky disaster zone.

"It looked like a real category 5 s*** storm blew thru her room."

'I feel like a gutted shark, this is not the easy way out'

She describes the reality of what it means to give birth via c-sect

The flathead and bream are biting

Fishing at sunset. Photo: Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

Today's fishing report for your convenience

Nestle to change 81-year-old Milkybar recipe

MILKYBARS are about to get a whole lot milkier.

RECIPE: Tasty mince dish is one to savour

Eggs in a wooden bowl on the table. Natural healthy food concept.

Popular savoury mince with a twist

Hemp fan reaps what he sows

Stall assistant Bubaloo Fahy at the Hemp Foods Australia stall at Mullumbimby Farmers' Market. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Businessman and campaigner celebrates legalisation of hemp as food

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

The pecan harvest is just beginning, so you will find a good selection at the markets from now. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Pecans and cauliflowers among the new buys, as well as a great tea

RECIPE: Fantastic fish dish in a flash

This rich but simple classic sauce turns a fish fillet into a gourmet meal in seconds.

French classic makes fish sing on the plate

Hunter sets his sights on Casino double

Grafton trainer Hunter Kilner with Steve's Surprise, which will be striving to win a second consecutive Beef Week Cup today.

Grafton trainer aiming for second consecutive Beef Week Cup

SNEAK PEEK: What new shopping centre is going to look like

Artist impression of the proposed redevelopment of the cinema and shopping complex on Jonson St, Byron Bay.

Mercato billed as regional NSW's most sustainable shopping complex

Style: How to entertain outdoors this winter

MOST of us think of summer when it comes to entertaining outdoors.

STYLE: Bring nature inside without killing it

What's not to love when you can have a rainforest as a backdrop in your home?

Wallpaper has made a huge comeback in home decor

Invest in lasting pieces for comfort

A bed featuring stone-washed, pure Irish linen sheets and accessories by Miss Molly.

What are the best ways to buy for long-term style?

Five cost efficient ways to ensure your home stays warm

The Home of Thrones look is going nowhere. Add some instant glamour and warmth by adding throws to your living space this winter.

Here's how to make sure your house stays warm without spending big

Gardening: Cool season calls for the zygocactus

Very hardy and easy to grow, these jungle natives make a splash

Grow your own dwarf citrus trees

There's a new meyer lemon called Lemonicious that produces lots of tangy, juicy fruit, has glossy green leaves and also beautifully-perfumed white flowers in spring. Plus it grows to a very manageable 1m when planted in a pot.

Tips and picks from gardening expert Angie Thomas

Gardening: How to grow your own potatoes

Potatoes are one of the easiest crops to grow and now is the time to begin planting.

This versatile veggie is easy to grow

Gardening: Coming up apples

GO THE GREENS! Granny Smith apples are great straight off the tree or when used for cooking.

Granny Smiths are great when fresh or used in cooking

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

Eungella farming brothers Matt Everest and Will Everest have started picking the first of the season's broccoli. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Broccoli, mandarins, jicama and flu-fighting tea now available

Gardening: Give a gifts that live on Mother's Day

In Australia, the traditional Mother's Day flower is the chrysanthemum..

The traditional Mother's Day flower is the chrysanthemum.

"I do most things naked": Woman's cheeky secret

Kelly Anderson said naked gardening was therapeutic. Picture: Glenn Hampson

World Naked Gardening Day will have green thumbs strip this weekend

Cheers to a cocktail class

QT Gold Coast uses a rooftop garden to produce herbs to eat and drink

Vivid Sydney 2017: How to capture the magic

Vivid in Sydney

Canon photographer shares tips on catching Vivid scenes

Sarina family sells up and sets out on Australian adventure

Troy and Kelly Maree with Ronin, 1, and Maddi, 3, will travel the country.

THE Maree family has gone from one extreme to another

Discover gems in Noosa hinterland

The view from the Jame McKane Lookout Park, also known as the Tablelands Lookout, at Cooran in the Noosa hinterland.

Road trip tips make discovering hinterland easy

Pencil in annual leave: Jetstar flights sale on now

There are many escape-to-paradise options with Jetstar's sale.

Cheap flights out of here just before winter starts.

Island of natural highs

Tangalooma Island Resort is majestic from the air.

Tangalooma offers world-class activities, accommodation and eateries

TRAVEL: Make your escape into the Bunyas

Bunya Mountains sculpture at Dandabah, installed in 2008, marks 100 years of national parks in Queensland.

A spectacular wilderness awaits about two hours from Brisbane

Sam Armytage and Tom Cruise? Saaaaay what?

SAMANTHA Armytage has hit back at rumours she’s dating Tom Cruise, following reports the pair had hit it off during an interview on Sunrise.

Musical tribute to flood volunteers released

Songwriter honours flood volunteers who helped their neighbours.

Lismore songwriter Simon Thomas was moved by strangers' kindness

Karl Stefanovic's rant about Schapelle Corby 'a bit rich'

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Maybe he just wanted to make himself the story.

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

The lazy girl’s guide to beauty

WANT to look good, with the least amount of effort? Welcome to the lazy girls’ guide to looking and feeling incredible, fast.

Saving the planet - one bikini at a time

Steph Gabriel is committed to saving the environment one bikini at a time.

STEPH'S turning ocean waste into swimwear.

The 'pretty boy' miner wowing the world of fashion

Nikke Horrigan - Miner to designer

Bowen Basin miner tells why he downed tools for sewing machine.

Hairdresser zombies making children's dreams come true

SCARY: DiMattia&Co's Luci Monaghan, Christine Tickle and Mike Rigg show off some slightly scary costumes to raise money for the Starlight Foundation.

Hair-raising sights deadly serious about raising money.

Kids being 'inked' with spray-on tattoo sleeves

Jazmine Fisher, 3, shows her "tattoo sleeve". Source: The Sun

Tats for tots: children's spray-on sleeves match parents' ink

Meet the frockers if you're fascinated by fashion

Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway star in The Devil Wears Prada.

Join debate about how sustainable today's fast-fashion is

Pants with personality made in Warwick

FANCY PANTS: Carolyn Borrell's handmade creations are popular around the globe.

Quirky creations loved by adults and kids

LG G6 review: Dolby Vision HDR easy on eye

This is not the best smartphone on the market. But it is certainly up there.

$249 LG K8 smart phone has top selfie camera features

LG K8 will feature auto show and gesture shot features

iPad artists capture PGA golf action

PGA Tour illustrator Kristian Champagne capture’s THE PLAYERS Championship trophy at sunrise on iPad Pro.

Artists put aside paints and brushes for Procreate app on iPad Pro

Aldi Australia promises to fix customers' biggest gripe

Aldi Australia chief executive Tom Daunt.

German retailer revamping its 470 stores around Australia

Farm-to-door delivery takes business back to the future

Helen and Tom Badger recently started getting their milk home delivered from Big River Milk deliver driver Jason Reddy.Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Community laps up online initiative to cut out middle man

What's the best 4K TV to buy in Australia?

LG is arguably leading the race for television supremacy in 2017.

LG and Samsung shape up in the battle for supremacy

Fidget spinners: 600,000 searches in a week on eBay

Fidget spinners are selling like hotcakes.

The next big craze capturing teens’ attention

Rocky doctors rush to test man with suspected deadly disease

DOCTOR at Rockhampton medical centre alerts paramedics to a suspected case of a deadly disease.

Toowoomba uni student's ground-breaking anti-fat pill

Jess Pahl, PHD student at USQ has received funding to continue her work into developing an obesity pill. May 2017

Could seaweed hold clues to the secret of weight loss?

Tobacconist calls for nicotine e-cigarettes to be legal

DEMAND: Tobacco Station Group Riverlink's Naeem Ismail started stocking e-cigarettes four months ago.

IPSWICH tobacconist hopes inquiry aligns Australia with world.

Terrible news for Australia's largest family

The Bonell family (back row from left) Natalie, Karl, Jesse, Samuel, Katelyn, Claire, Cameron, Brooke, Sabrina, Timothy, parents Jeni and Ray Bonell and (front row from left) Nate, Eric, Damian, Rachel, Eve and Brandon.

Australia's largest family has shared some devastating news

'Black dog' police deaths spark call for memorial

Retired Sunshine Coast police officer Ian Browne supports a push to have officers who take their own lives included on state and national memorials.

'We should honour them': Push for memorials gains momentum

CHOPPED OFF: Dani-Lee's hair will go to sick kids

HEARTY CAUSE: Dani-Lee Kershaw from Bauple is cutting her hair to be turned into a wig.

She had her first haircut in seven years.

Why we need to talk about masturbation

Masturbation May — an entire month dedicated to self-pleasure.

Stores are running out of Marvel discs and parents aren’t happy

This kids disc craze is just getting crazier

OPINION: The age all parents must prepare for

Kelli Foran likes hanging out with her teenage daughters, Bella, 14, and Maddi, 18, at home in Klemzig.

Apparently, it happens relatively quickly

A to Z of Woolworths Marvel Heroes Super Discs

Woolworths Marvel Heroes Super Discs are the latest craze in collectables.

What is Woolworths latest collectable craze about?

Miracle babies: Sextuplets born after 17 year battle

Sextuplets born at VCU Medical Centre.

The delivery involved a 40-person team.

'Mum made me sick for money'

Hannah Milbrandt’s mother was convicted for theft and child endangerment, after she made her daughter sick for money.

Teresa’s elaborate hoax deceived over 65 people

Little people learning all kinds of things

WONDER: No matter the age, a child's thirst for knowledge is a thing to behold.

There's still so much for our children to discover

A muddy dress didn't rain on this parade

ALTHOUGH the day ended with mud on the wedding dress, it was a day of nothing but bliss.

Man flamed after labelling Byron Bay single girls 'stuck up'

Single man flamed on social media after labelling Byron Bay women 'loopy'.

"Most of the girls here are ... very stuck up, or just not right.

One scary man ladies don't want to date

HE'S made women fall in love with him, then he reveals his dark side

I went looking for a sugar daddy online: it was a disaster

What it's like to sign up to be a sugar baby.