Renowned comedian headlines Coast's first comedy fest

Sammy J is bring his new show Hero Complex to the inaugural Sunshine Coast Comedy Festival.

Sammy J's hit new show revolves around a 'bizarre' childhood tale

How this boy went from a healthy baby to quadriplegic

TEAM COOPER: Shanowah Wyatt with her son Cooper Milner.

Mother's hope for young son Cooper, determined to defy the odds.

Michael Caton: 'Gympie's where it started for me'

Heart of Gold artistic director Emily Avila with Australian screen legend Michael Caton.

The Australian screen icon is in town for the Heart of Gold Festival

Angela's show explores funny side of heartbreak

BRIGHTER SIDE: Toowoomba woman Angela Ponting has created a cabaret called Smiling at Strangers, about life after heartbreak.

Using heartbreak as inspiration for her very own cabaret show.

A bold new look and big plans ahead at Rainbow Beach

Sea Salt at Rainbow Beach Tuppy Modin, Jordi jones and Kerri Jordison.

After fire destroyed the old cafe, new life at Rainbow

Domino's giving away 20,000 FREE pizzas from today

Dominos is giving away free pizza from today.

First it was free cheeseburgers and now it is free pizza

Burger bar serves up floral flavoured ice cream

Betty's Burgers is offering a special lavender and blackberry waffle concrete, a bespoke dessert made available during September.

A burger bar has unveiled a floral ice-cream

Surfing: Where to start when you don't know how

PART 1: Learn the basics of surfing with Robbie and Carlene Sherwell, of XL Surfing Academy in this series aimed at getting you in the water.

VIDEO: Coast's best, secret freshwater swimming holes

Making the most of rock pools on the Sunshine Coast.

All most people want to do during the heatwave is cool off

10 common snakes and how to identify them

Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert holding up a coastal carpet python retrieved from a home at Lake McDonald

Snake catcher Richie Gilbert has seen it all

Five of the best to places to bushwalk

Popular pass time offers something for everyone

Tourists love the friendly culture

English backpackers Emma and Debbie dropped into the Whitsundays.

Councils seek more control over Airbnb

Airbnb apartment at Shingley Beach.

Councillors felt strongly about this issue - voting 166 to 23.

Debbie review: tourists left in the dark

German tourists Caroline Herrmann and Nane Maurer sunbaking near a wrecked boat off the Airlie Beach Esplanade after Cyclone Debbie

Review finds evacuation orders were confusing for tourists

Tourism Whitsundays embarks on new era

The new board of Tourism Whitsundays was announced today at the Abell Point Marina.

Tourism Whitsundays embarks on new era.

MIGHTY CATCH: Two-hour fight to reel in 60kg cobia

WHOPPER: Kevin Junker was on a guided tour to Arch Cliffs with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing when he hooked this massive cobia on Tuesday.

A Melbourne visitor hooked the catch of a lifetime on Tuesday.

Biggest project in Buderim's history 'too risky'

PLANS: The proposed $95 million Badderam project.

Developers, community reps urge approval, but fear factor too great