RSL has its newest member at 92 years young

Bruce Rickert, 92, is the newest member of the Bangalow RSL some 71 years after he last saw active service thanks to a chance conversation with a fellow solider

Sweaty Christmas to all

BE THANKFUL: Remember how important the people around you are at this time of year.

Making the most of family Christmases.

Ferrari’s ideal family car? Four-seat GTC4 Lusso T arrives

FAST FOR FOUR: Ferrari GTC4Lusso T's 449kW/760Nm twin-turbo V8 slings the family to 100kmh in 3.5 seconds.

$500,000 family Ferrari aimed at cashed-up younger shoppers

Cheers to new beer that saves our reef

BEERY GOOD: Bargara Brewing Company head brewer Andrew Clark with the second Great Barrier Beer creation for The Good Beer Co.

Second Great Barrier Beer infused with honey.

KICK THE KILOS: Mackay jumps ahead of Bundy

Who will take out the glory? Just two weeks to go in the ARM Kick the Kilos competition.

MACKAY has finally jumped in front of Bundaberg.

61,000 Australian Volkswagens set for dieselgate recall

NAUGHTY DIESELS: With this announcement Volkswagen Group Australia said total government approvals is now 70,000, including the 9,000 Amarok utes recalled earlier this year.

Federal Government approves next stage of voluntary recall

Sorry fellas, female joggers aren't there for you

Women who go running aren't looking for sex with you

Medibank and Liminal team up to fight loneliness

Loneliness is a serious health issue says new research

Just delivered: the most popular baby names of 2016

Ezra and Aria are two characters in hit show Pretty Little Liars

Did your baby's name make the list?

Avocado with a side of poo? Uproar over cafe nappy change

Giving up smashed avocado breakfasts could help you save for a home deposit.

Cafe manager responds to mum's review after nappy changing debarcle

Teething pills linked to deaths have "no problems": TGA

The homeopathic teething tablets remain on sale in Australia, despite the company removing them from sale in the US.

This homeopathic teething gel is now being tested.

Why first-born children earn more, are better educated

What advantages do you score as a first born?

Mothers less likely to reduce drinking, smoking for later children

Fitness guru's rock-hard abs caused birth complications

[GRAPHIC WARNING] CAN your body be too perfect?

Toowoomba mum gives birth to her own niece

Jake and Aimee Morrisby with their new daughter Francesca.

TOOWOOMBA mum gave birth to niece to give sister chance to be a mum

Fishing: Now is the time to explore our rivers

RIVER OF LIFE: The cream boat on the Richmond River at Coraki about 1973, a simpler time when the river was "a thriving, vibrant living thing”.

It's worthwhile getting out on the Richmond at the moment

This week in Northern Rivers cattle sales

A beast in the main arena at the 2012 Ekka.

Yarding of 1400 head at Casino's weekly cattle sale

TOTALLY HOOKED: Rock fishing has many rewards

BEAUTIFUL: Rock fishing offers beauty and tranquillity ... as well as good fish.

This is one of the most productive shore-based fishing options

How to save water while maintaining a gorgeous garden

DRY SPELL: Hot, dry weather means a squeeze on precious H20 and time to get the hose out.

The most precious resources for a healthy garden is water

Markets keep farming family on the land

Rick and Stan Morrow on their Alstonville farm, where they grow produce and sell it at the Mullumbimby Farmers' Market. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Morrows became stallholders 20 years ago and haven't looked back

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

The first of the new season sweet corn has started appearing at local farmers' markets. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Fresh peppercorns, basil and sweet corn now on sale

Twice-cooked delight

This simple recipe puts a bit of Italian flair into a hamper.

Put some sparkle into the season

Put some sparkle in the festive season with a selection of wines perfect for celebrating with loved ones.

A selection of wines to start the celebrations

How to satisfy their warring tastebuds

Devil's Delight are chocolate pancakes with strawberries, cream, chocolate ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

Kids need to eat but they don't always want the same things

This weekend's markets list

BIG VOICE: Ron the Coffee Man is a popular and regular stallholder at a number of local markets.

Where to get fresh local produce from

650 Northern Rivers jobs at risk over penalty rates

Reducing penalty rates on Sunday may see more jobs in hospitality.

Hospitality bosses and union reps disagree on Sunday penalty rates.

Plan the perfect party

SWEET SUCCESS: Elise Strachan has released her first book.

Plan the perfect party

REVEALED: What we're using the web for this Christmas

KEEPING in touch with loved ones and impressing dinner guests with new recipes are two reasons internet usage is expected to increase this month.

Find best weave for your floor

A genuine Persian rug is hand-crafted and highly collectable.

From royals to celebrity outings, there is a rug for every occasion

Lighting the way to festive homes

Christmas Lights Ballina. No 5 Riverview st Pat Kennedy, with 11yrs Lachlan, and 9yrs Keeley Johnson, of Lennox Head.      Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star

Do you enjoy touring your neighbourhood's festive homes?

OPINION: House painting a confusing job

I'm up to my ears in house paint. Literally.

It's time to plan your summer garden

SUMMER has its particular challenges in the garden here's how to overcome them.

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

Here's the lowdown on new goodies and bargain buys

I'm going to say one, very liberating word: makeover.

Set about making changes that suit your aspect, climate and budget, as well as your taste.

Every gardener loves the challenge of redoing a patch

Little fruit packs punch

Blueberries have plenty of fibre, virtually no fat and loads of vitamins.

'Berry' good addition to gardens, even in sub-tropical climates

Last chance to save Northern Rivers organic farm

Aerial view of 30 acre certified organic Fossil Farm in the Northern Rivers, facing an uncertain future after a recent sale.

ORGANIC retailers and consumers risk losing a local supplier

Pregnant lizard attacked by dog

A blue tongue lizard recently came into the care of WIRES after being attacked by a dog. It was discovered to be pregnant and the 15 babies were cared for and released.

Dying blue-tongue surprises rescuers by giving birth

Gardening: Grow a mini banyan fig

Pot belly figs are hardy, resilient plants that make great indoor bonsais.

The banyan fig makes a hardy, easy-to-care-for bonsai

Traveller detained, told NZ is part of Australia

A TRAVELLER was detained in Kazakhstan after immigration officials refused to acknowledge her Kiwi passport, telling her New Zealand was a state of Australia.

Find plenty of attractions in Mackay

Cape Hillsborough at dawn.

Check out some of this north Queensland town's best attractions.

How to travel Australia without robbing a bank

Beautiful Greens Pool, Denmark, Western Australia

It's the great Australian dream here's how it can be yours

Gold Coast turns on a family theme

Surfers Paradise is the ideal family getaway.

Slow down on the glitter strip

how to satisfy their warring

Relax and spa concept. Woman with a flower in hair relaxing in a pool at Krabi, Thailand.

If you're combing work with pleasure you are right on trend

The calming side of the life in tents

Family camping.

The magic of a family camping trip with the kids

TRAVEL: A South African bedroom with a view

The Blue Train traverses some of the best of Mother Nature in South Africa and, top right, The Blue Train.

Take a rail journey across Africa

Ricky Gervais: There's 'no point' marrying Jane Fallon

Ricky Gervais "doesn't see the point" in marrying his partner of 32 years, Jane Fallon.

Hacksaw Ridge wins big in first round of AACTA Awards

Luke Bracey and Andrew Garfield in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

THE major awards will be handed out on Wednesday night.

Paris Hilton fumes at clumsy partygoers

A reveller spilt their drink on Paris Hilton's DJ decks

Winnie Harlow isn't a role model

Winnie Harlow insists she isn't a role model.

Felicity Jones proud of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story role

Felicity Jones feels it is "important" for a woman to head Rogue One

Kiwi's plea to Ellen DeGeneres to save bakery after quake

Ellen... we need your magic.

Family had to be helicoptered out after powerful quake

Seacrest: Things are "going better" for Kim and Kanye

Ryan Seacrest says things are "going better now" for Kanye West

Dive into latest swimwear trends

Think in terms of a free spirit and bohemian mood to be on trend at the beach or poolside.

Salty solution for skin issues

Body scrubs are really easy to make with regular household items.

Save some cash and make your own body scrubs

Indigenous models rule the runway

Lizzy, Taylor and Taaligah are three of the talented young models appearing.

Modelling could become a career for these youngsters

King seeks fashion crown with pop queen

North Coast TAFE Applied Fashion and Technology graduate, Sam King is aiming at dressing pop royalty Beyoncé Knowles one day.

Fashion students aims to dress pop royalty

Victoria's Secret 2016: Top supermodels wow in Paris

Lady Gaga revived her role as the first lady of pop music

Gladstone girl has the face for modelling

BUBBLY: Aviae Massey will know this week whether she is the top 100 to be the new face of Kinder.

AND she's no rookie to the glamour-filled industry

Nikon D3400: Great way to start out in a DSLR

FOR an entry level camera with a price tag of around $500, Nikon’s D3400 is certainly worth considering as a first choice in a DSLR.

What Dad really wants for Christmas this year

Get Dad something he really wants this Christmas.

GIVE Dad something he really wants for Christmas.

10 things Mum doesn't want for Christmas this year

No, Mum doesn't want cleaning products for Christmas. But she may be more keen on our unlimited digital news offer that comes with a free Samsung tablet and weekend paper delivery!

DO YOUR mum a favour and don't get her these gifts for Christmas.

MacBook Pro: You can touch this (finally)

The 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pro

The biggest hurdle, no doubt, is the price.

How you can save $250 on Christmas gifts this year

Cameras are on the list of Christmas gift ideas. But would you buy one second hand?

Australians will collectively fork out $10 billion on Christmas

Top tips: shopping with children during the 'silly season'

Santa arrives in a hot rod at Caloundra.

Tips for Christmas shopping with the kids

Could this toy caterpillar get kids into coding?

Fisher-Price has launched the new Think & Learn Code-a-pillar.

Cute toy promises to teach planning, sequencing and thinking

80 openings for first medicinal cannabis trials

CANCER patients across New South Wales can now apply to take part in Australia's marijuana trials.

'Gone through hell': Wife's fear stress will kill her

Marlene Snoodyk.

"Delirium, hallucinations, aggression was brought on..."

This story is a timely reminder to slip, slop, slap

Nelson sports a scar as a reminder to slip, slop, slap.

Summer has arrived and the sun is shining at full force

Surgery creates vagina for woman born without one

A surgically-created vagina may mean children for one woman

Aaron Renfree helps youths find light in a dark place

Aaron Renfree helps kids find their confidence through dance.

Former child star finds feet in world of choreography and dancing

World of health comes to our shores

Dr Robin Miller

Workshops and events for health professionals with world experts

How porn is causing impotence in otherwise healthy men

Masculinity expert says porn may be causing impotence

New school sexual education plan to target STIs

A SEX education program designed to slow-down the spread of sexually-transmitted illnesses in Queensland could be expanded in a five-year plan.

Pack up the family for a cheap holiday

A family takes the plunge, packs up the kids and goes on a four-month driving holiday. In the December 3 edition of Weekend, they share how other families can live the dream.

Two mums share tips on how to have an adventure on a budget

Baby teething remedies cleared after link to deaths in US

The teething remedy was linked to deaths and side effects in the US.

From footy player to emergency 'mid-wife'

SURPRISE: Parents Alby Talipeau and Caitlin Telfer delivered their own baby girl at home. Hazel was born at 7.54am weighing 3756 grams; she is the pair's third baby and joins siblings Dallas, 3 and Oscar, 2.

Ipswich rugby star catching babies instead of balls

How to talk about racism

Group of Elementary Pupils In Classroom Looking At Camera Sitting Down

Talking to today's kids about racism

'We could've given Mason a home': Foster mum

Mason Jet Lee

Foster mum says things could have been so different for dead toddler

Rochelle Humes felt 'horrendous' at start of pregnancy

Rochelle Humes suffered from terrible morning sickness

Woman finds love with fellow gamer 11,711km away

IT'S time to delete Tinder - a Te Awamutu woman has met the love of her life living 11,711km away in Texas while playing a mobile farming game.

Coast brothel opens up to change 'prostitution stigma'

Emma Bennett is the manager of the coast's newest brothel, Lush, which is located at Marcoola.
Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Brothels are big business, and they're getting bigger

Stroll through park turns into flash-mob wedding proposal

She had no idea her boyfriend was planning a flash-mob proposal

Why we’re more likely to date someone who has an ex

Clarence Valley single men - a new TV series wants you.

Most people would agree choosing “the right” partner is important