Financial scandal destroys alternative community

A SECRETIVE colony for people who wanted to live off the grid in “earthships” has collapsed, leaving a community divided.

Mum buys $900,000 apartment for her 8-year-old son

Tania Katsanis beat another couple of homeowners to secure the winning bid.

The apartment was a 'bargain' as the property market bottoms out

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Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Developers 'pushing the envelope' with subdivisions

Darren Boettcher.

"When I said the block couldn't be subdivided, he just walked out"

'We don't want taken away': Death of big block lifestyle

BACKYARD BATTLE: Residents on Laloki St, Camira are desperately fighting to stop a subdivision and construction of a duplex going ahead in their street.

Wide open spaces could be thing of the past

Island resort living from just $250 a week

Couran Cove on Stradbroke Island is undergoing a makeover. Photo: Steve Holland

Resort offering permanent rentals at almost half normal rental price

New era for stunning historic Rocky venue

St Aubins Village, West Rockhampton.

St Aubins Village reopens to the public after years of closure.




GIRL TUESDAY: Not easy being clean

'I bought myself a Christmas present last year, in the form of a robotic vacuum cleaner I've named Rosie, after the maid in The Jetsons, and I love her to bits'

Ugly, cute or retro: Decor is all a matter of taste

FLORAL FANTASY: Someone in Byron Bay is looking for a couch put this up as an example of an ugly couch they wanted to purchase and is willing to pay $10 to acquire.

You can find decor to suit all tastes on social media

First home buyers edge out investors for a new home

FIRST HOME: The number of first home buyers remain a strong force in the Northern Rivers property market.

Getting a foot on the property ladder

How often should you clean your sheets?

Your choice of colours and patterns sets the mood.

We spend about a third of our day between the sheets.