Time to roll up the sleeves and donate blood

EMPTY CHAIRS: Red Cross Blood Service's John Sullivan and Felix Palmer are appealing for donors after a shortage over the winter months.

Campaign launches to boost blood donor numbers

Old pine shines the light on Waterfall Way

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Bellingen Lions members Eddie Siladi, Spot Swales and Richard Everingham.

Bellingen is going to have a 41-metre high Christmas Tree

So long graffiti, residents roll up their sleeves

GRAFFITI BUSTERS: (from left) Felicity Box, David Box, Garth Shipperlee, Garry Keehn, Louise Morris and Rob Anderson.

Graffiti-busters are back to clean up your town.

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Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

NINE exercises that will have you feeling great and looking ready for the beach in no time.

Fat or thin: How gut bacteria affects our eating

A youngster tucks into a burger, a diet of which has been a cause of obesity in children.

Changes in our diet can rapidly change the gut microbiota

Apple Watch Series 2: Freedom to get moving

The Apple Watch Series 2 is waterproof to 50 metres

For those on a fitness kick, the new version with GPS is great

Sunshine Coast cracks the 10,000km mark

The Silhouette of Tweed Heads Local David Tease on the Duranbah Head land after a early morning run up and down the Look out steps to Duranbah beach.

The Sunshine Coast has cracked the 10,000km mark!

Competition hots up for Kick the Kilos

What are your tips for getting in a few extra kilometres each week?

THE competition is heating up!

Can anyone overtake the Kick the Kilos front-runners?

Portrait of athletic mature woman resting after jogging. Beautiful senior blonde woman running at the park on a sunny day. Female runner listening to music while jogging.

THE Sunshine Coast is less than 800km away from hitting 10,000km.

Get fit for summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 5

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

This is the fifth part in our 12 week exercise regime with Sally

Family's new arrival in face of tragedy

MEL Small had already gone into labour when she learned of the tragic fate of her sister Jodie Spears.

VIDEO: Supermarket staff feel like they've lost a sister

The Facebook profile of Jodie Jeffs Spears, pictured with her husband James Spears.

"We thought of her a family, we feel like we've lost a sister."

'If Mum's up there, why did we leave flowers on road?'

LOVING MEMORY: Jodie Spears with her husband Jamie and their three children.

GoFundMe account for beloved crash victim Jodie Spears grows

Bush fire burns near Pacific Highway

Rural Fire Service NSW - Kingscliff Branch
Photo: Scott Powick DAILY NEWS

Fire burning near Pacific Highway

New campaign tackles cancer-causing lifestyle choices

FAMILY: Wendy Smith from Yamba with her husband Peter (far left) and son Graham, who has survived cancer.

Making the right decisions when it comes to cancer prevention

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Survive and support this Pink Ribbon Day

It seems rare to come across someone who hasn't been effected by cancer in some way. From an individual, family member or friend, we all know of someone.

Blooming Woolgoolga

Handmade flowers have brought colour to mental health in Woolgoolga.

HANDMADE flowers have brought colour to mental health in Woolgoolga.

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Declan Kelly and the Rising Sun to shine bright at festival

Declan Kelly & The Rising Sun is one of the headlining acts at this year's festival.

Main stage set to pump with radiant reggae and dub vibes

Helping Pacific communities recycle plastic

Louise Hardman with the manufacturers at All Metal Fabrications.

Local woman is determined to do something about ocean debris.

Talk of revolt as fishers drown in bureaucracy

The fishing industry says NSW's already diminutive domestic seafood intake is about to drop even further.

Imported muck on menu as NSW fishers forced from jobs

Bald-faced banana benders eye NSW businesses

QUEENSLAND CALLING: They want NSW businesses to move up north.

Queensland Premier launches shameless plan to steal NSW businesses

Underpaid blueberry pickers forced to work 36 days straight

Blueberry farm

WORKERS on a Coffs Coast farm were forced to work 36 days straight

Woolworths' "sneaky" reaction to people buying other milk

Woolworths is accused of being "sneaky" for selling its own range of "Farmers' Own Milk" to make money off shoppers who are opting not to buy Woolworths' brand of milk.

The product’s label shows it is actually produced by Woolworths.

Dreamworld deaths: Photos from the aftermath

Staff in the aftermath of the incident

Photos from the hours after four people died on a ride at Dreamworld

Dreamworld deaths: Photos from the scene

Images from the scene after four people died on a ride at Dreamworld this afternoon (Source AAP)

Images from the scene of an incident at Dreamworld this afternoon in which four...

IKEA's beaut Ferry Harbour Home

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and transformed it into The IKEA Harbour Home.

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and...

Motorclassica 2016

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet at the 2016 Motorclassica motor show, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

2016 Motorclassica motor show, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

Witnesses tell of comforting children at Dreamworld

Clair Wooley and Lia Capes at Dreamworld

Claire Wooley and Lia Capes were witnesses at Dreamworld where four people died...

Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids ride

Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids ride in action last week.

Rebecca Moore and her family enjoyed the Thunder River Rapids ride before today's...

4 dead at Dreamworld

Dreamworld ride kills 4 people.

An accident on the Thunder River rapids ride at Dreamworld has reportedly killed...

How to create great memories using iOS 10

The Memories function can create a home-made movie

Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ups the safety, spec and price

EVEN TOUGHER: Legendary LandCruiser 70 Series scores improved rigidity, safety and spec for Single-cab chassis to score 5 Star ANCAP rating.

Re-engineered 70 Series is now stronger and safer

iPhone 7 Plus' coolest camera feature released

Beautiful blur 'bokeh' effect now available for portraits

Community rallying after teen's shock diagnosis

IN OUR HEARTS: Marcus Maxwell-Jones desperately needs a kidney transplant at just 16.

A 16-year-old boy has been diagnosed with end stage kidney disease

Final Ford Falcon sold while Ford Escape SUV confirmed

OUT WITH THE OLD: A sign of the times: final Falcon produced as Ford looks towards its SUV future with the new Escape model.

Falcons auctioned for charity as sub-$30k Ford SUV confirmed

WATCH: Boxing roos caught on video

QT readers Des and Jen Price captured this confrontation between two male roos in the backyard at Redbank Plains early Monday morning.

Readers capture kangaroos fighting

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.

Scary hoping Posh and Sporty will re-join The Spice Girls

Mel B

Mel B hoping Victoria Beckham, Mel C will re-join The Spice Girls

Politicians promise homebuyers a helping hand

PROMISE: Canberra has plans to address housing affordability.

How Coffs can help fix housing affordability

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

'Husband for sale' for $35

When Trish and Ken Wilson moved from Sydney's Northern Beaches to Mackay for a lifestyle change, Mrs Wilson posted an ad on Facebook to find her husband work.

New to Mackay, woman explains: 'Why I put my husband on the market'

Mining contract firm expands to Papua New Guinea and WA

CQ Field Mining general manager Dean Scott (right) and his staff at Paget (from left) Danny Chrzanowski, Liam Keighran, Jason Holt, Julie Hope, Kirsty Head, Sara Aston and Sharon McLean.

Almost 100 applicants as expansion opens new job opportunities

Female only job listing rubs men up the wrong way

The ad on Seek.

Comments on social media suggest the ad is "sexist”.

Go to jail ... if you want a job

Prisons around New South Wales require hundreds more officers.

More than 1400 positions to be created

$70b opportunity to make us $3000 a year better off

Report reveals potential to power Australia's biggest employers

Virtual reality used to engage unemployed young people

National Job Link uses virtual reality about working in the real world to engage young people unemployed or disassociated from school.

"If you can build their confidence, they can do anything,”

Hello gorgeous: Abarth 124 Spider road test and review

LOOK OUT MX-5: No Fiat 124 Spider for Australia so we're stuck with this: the hot Abarth version. Poor us...

Abarth's Sting in the tail takes on Mazda's MX-5

Can't get to Motorclassica? Here's your ticket

The automotive stars have come out to play at the 2016 Motorclassica motor show.

Check out modern and the classics featured at Motorclassica.

Nissan Navara King Cab road test and review

WORKHORSE: Nissan's Navara King Cab pickup proves a decent all-rounder without the Dual Cab price tag.

Solid workhorse and performance for those not needing the dual cab

Australia, are you ready to discovery some Soul?

GOT NO SOUL? A driveaway price of $24,990 and new style and kit means Kia is hopeful Australians finally give its boxy and very fun Soul model a bit of love.

Updated Kia Soul here to tempt you

It couldn't be closer: Australia's best seller for 2016

MONTHLY WINNER: Mazda3 was last month's best selling car in Australia, but still trails Toyota's Corolla and Hilux, Ford's Ranger and Hyundai's i30 as 2016's overall sales winner.

Only a hundred sales in it between our best-selling cars

Charging further: BMW i3 94Ah electric car road test review

BATTERY BOOST: BMW's funky i3 electric car can now manage up to 300km on battery charge alone thanks to better battery tech. Where's your range anxiety now?

BMW’s EV i3 scores extended all-electric range