Pick of the range: Holden Astra RS road test and review

Lusty 1.6-litre turbo engine offers a strong 147kW and 300Nm in Holden's impressive Astra in RS trim. It is priced from $26,240 plus on-roads with auto gearbox

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

LG G6 review: Dolby Vision HDR easy on eye

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

Luxury flights on a maccas wage

Brisbane’s Zac George, 17, has become a frequent flyer points guru.

Zac George is just 17 and a master of flying luxury for free

Vivid Sydney 2017: How to capture the magic

Vivid in Sydney

Canon photographer shares tips on catching Vivid scenes

Everyday Gourmet cooks up a storm in Airlie

IF YOU'RE a fan of the popular cooking show, Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield, then you just might recognise the location of its next episode.

Nestle to change 81-year-old Milkybar recipe

Will the Milkybar adapt to a healthier change in Australia?

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

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

Slide your tastebuds around these burgers

Did you know Sunday is International Burger Day?

Poke: tropical and totally trendy

Want to cook something different? Try Hawaiian-inspired sushi bowls

5 reasons you're tired of Domino's, according to Domino's

Pineapple on pizza is not one of them, oddly enough.

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

Gladstone mum's warning after son falls out second-storey window

6-year-old Garnet Sharpley is very lucky to not be too badly hurt after falling from an upstairs window.

The 6-year-old was rushed to Gladstone Hospital on the weekend.

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?

Gardening: Cool season calls for the zygocactus

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

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

Python enjoys large lunch in middle of Coast backyard

Mr Karu said the snake took 20 minutes to eat the possum.

Enormous snake devours lunch in backyard to shock of homeowner

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

Gardening: Dealing with a damaged yard

Unhealthy, weak trees are hazardous and may need trimming or removal. If in doubt, consult an arborist.

Cleaning up after a big weather event

Perfect time to plant a bloom of respect

The Flanders poppy.

Learn more about the Flanders poppy

Cheers to a cocktail class

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

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

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

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

There is a cruise ship made for just about anyone

Cruising to Antarctica is now an option for cruise lovers and, bottom right, barge cruising is becoming more popular.

From super liners to barges, get on board the cruise trend

Musical tribute to flood volunteers released

LISMORE songwriter Simon Thomas was moved by the kindness of strangers.

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.

Chart toppers to rock Airlie

FEEL THE BEAT: Aussie hip hop act Bliss N Eso are headed to the Whitsundays and will rock the crowd at Magnums next Tuesday.

Bliss n Eso will arrive in Airlie Beach for their show on Tuesday

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

Origin nights set to go off around Airlie

RIVALRY CONTINUES: Amie Warner and Jennifer Davis will be on opposite sides of the fence at the Reef Gateway Hotel on Wednesday night for State of Origin.

Whitsunday gears up for big night of sport.

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

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.

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

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

Former beauty queen unveils what life is really like

Jenni Mortimer is a former beauty queens from New Zealand.

Being on the pageant circuit wasn’t glamorous and it wasn’t easy

Brazilian butt lift in vogue to mimic celebrities

Before and after shots of a doctor, 35, who had a Brazilian butt lift procedure in November by Dr Kourosh Tavakoli.

Women are having surgery to mimic their 'bottom icons'

$249 LG K8 smart phone has top selfie camera features

LG, better known for its top selling televisions, has announced the release of the LG K8 smartphone in Australia.

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

Apple iPhone 8 may not come out this year

A leaked image of the iPhone 8 sent the internet into a frenzy. Picture: Supplied

iPhone sales drop amid hype about new phone

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

COULD seaweed hold clues to the secret of weight loss? Jessica Pahl believes so.

Tobacconist calls for niccotine 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.

'Thousands' could be affected by black lung

Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Select Committee members Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan, Southern Downs MP Lawrence Springborg and Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller with Mackay MP Julianne Gilbert at the MECC where findings from an inquiry into black lung disease were presented.

A push is on to bring in laws requiring mandatory testing

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.

Could your child grow up to be a killer?

HOW to recognise if your child has psychopathic or sociopathic traits.

Parenting: Public outbursts only have one result

No one likes to stand in line but patience is a virtue.

I was witness to an epic parenting fail (and we've all been there)

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

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.