Bogus reason behind this job application refusal

AN OUT-OF-WORK scientist has slammed a “moronic” education bureaucracy after he was knocked back from a job at TAFE for a baffling reason.

Mum-of-four says vegan eating will cure her breast cancer

“I think by feeding my body good things, it will have an impact."

Are these ridiculous rules ruining childhood?

Anzac service at St Mary's College.

“Are you kidding — there’s nothing but rules!”

Volvo S90 Inscription Sedan road test and review

SLEEK: Striking Swedish S90 mid-size sedan offers a safety-packed alternative to BMW's 5 Series and Mercedes's E-Class, but is nearly $100,000 in Inscription trim.

A break from the ubiquitous German sedan offerings

Airbags shoot metal during crash, Hondas join massive recall

HONDA RECALL: Owners of Model Year 2012 Accord, Accord Euro, Legend, City, Jazz and Insight, plus MY 2001 Civics, to be recalled for Takata airbag fix.

List lengthened of affected vehicles in mass airbag recall

Nikon D5600 v Nikon D5500: Which should I buy

A scene from the Sunshine Coast, as captured on Nikon's D5600 mid-range camera.

Is social media sharing function a big enough upgrade?

Mum's rant on cost of school supplies goes viral

"24 whiteboard markers PER student...are you serious!?"

Would you bribe your kids with money to eat their greens?

Little boy tantrum. Kid screaming. Thinkstock.

The idea was coined by Tam Fry, of the UK’s National Obesity Forum

Parents horrified by mould inside Sophie the Giraffe

Dana isn’t the only one who has found Sophie’s secret

'Please don't be mad, I've just had a baby'

Emma and daughter Hannah-Maria

She was 39 weeks pregnant and didn't know

Banana Boat slammed by beachgoers suffering severe sunburn

One mother said she had to have her five-year-old daughter treated for first-degree burns when her skin began peeling off her shoulder after using Banana Boat sunscreen.

Mothers said the sunscreen failed to protect their children

Premmy twins: one dies, one fighting for life

A Coast couple is mourning the death of their baby son while his twin sister fights for life.

Couple by daughter's side as she fights for life

'Brake! Brake!' Beach driving goes wrong

Watch as beach drivers find getting a tow can make things worse

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

OUR SAY: Why wait for life jacket trial to end?

$20 a small price to pay for greater fishing safety

Top weather attracts fishos as many spots in Bay fire up

NICE ONE: Jack hooked this solid golden trevally, caught on a charter with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.

All parts of the Bay have something happening

Meet the new Marco on MasterChef Australia: Yotam Ottolenghi

AFTER Marco Pierre White’s defection to Seven’s Hell's Kitchen, producers of MasterChef Australia have outdone themselves signing a true food hero.

Niki Bezzant: A turmeric latte won't prevent cancer

Just don't expect it to cure all your ills.

Have you tried a turmeric latte yet?

The Father and the Thief a matching pair

James Squire range has something for everyone

Is Australia about to face a garlic bread shortage?

George Weston Foods recalled garlic bread.

Garlic bread was supplied to food outlets and supermarkets

Ups and downs in NBN quest to leave no home behind

Toowoomba's David Shinners and his son Hugh and wife Julie find online life easier with the NBN.

Faster broadband means fewer people will leave the regions for work.

Our love affair with the internet is growing

Gympie West's Micah, Kathy, Rob and Mitchell Pitt, with their dog Winston, enjoying their devices through the National Broadband Network.

We do it in bed, at work, in the kitchen ... and on the loo.

Nutella maker hits back over cancer concerns

Palm oil in many food brands including Cadbury’s chocolate

Could your family live in this space?

Weekend talks to a family of six who lived in tiny homes for about four years.

Luxury fabric makes comeback

Nothing looks lusher than velvet trimmed curtains spilling on to the floor.

Add a classic touch to your home

Clean up your act and save hours

Encouraging children to clean up their mess will help them learn life skills and help you at home.

Follow these changes in your home tidying routine

It's time to discover our 12,000 native species

AUSTRALIA has more than 24,000 species of native plants. Compare this with the 1200 species native to England.

Beat the heat: top tips for a healthy summer garden

Possum Paradise owner Simone Youman with vegie seedlings. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Plants will survive the heat if you prepare and pick correctly.

60 plants stolen during heartless midnight raid

Michael Lukich, of Alstonville, pauses while replanting the hedge which thieves plundered, stealing about 60 plants overnight on Saturday.

Green thumbs on alert for thieves who dug-up pensioners' new hedge

The perfect time of year to grow Radishes

Add crunch with radishes.

Radishes are quick and easy to grow and they're tasty

Teach your kids to garden, holiday fun

Summer is the perfect time to get the kids in the garden.

Teach your kids to garden, holiday fun

These snakes aren't on a plane, they're much closer

In the film Snakes On A Plane, Nelville Flynn, played by Samuel L. Jackson, must fight a plane load of loose deadly snakes.

Where these snakes are hanging out would terrify Samuel L Jackson

It's time to plan your summer garden

Sunpatiens are also fantastic in pots, flowering non-stop throughout the year.

Help your garden overcome the summer heat

MP's grand plan for Mackay, Whitsunday's tourist market

MP Jason Costigan wants to create a tourist experience with a difference in the Mackay-Whitsunday hinterland

Australia Day: Why we should holiday at home this year

Noosa National Park ticks all the boxes for a travel experience for Aussies.

Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast among top destinations for short breaks

Tourists take up the challenge in Fiji

The new playground behind the new kindergarten and, top right, the new meeting bure and, right, Conua District schoolkids at the opening of the kindy.

Schoolkids benefit from generous acts of tourists

Plane makes unexpected landing in Coffs Harbour

Emergency service crews are seen alongside Tiger Airways flight 511 at Melbourne Airport in Melbourne, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Cabin crew are being treated after a Tigerair plane, travelling from Brisbane, landed safely at Melbourne Airport following reports of an odour in the cabin. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

Plane diverted as precautionary measure

Woman stocks library to fulfil husband's dream

Jennifer McDaniel in the new library.

Late husband's love of books lives on

The ultimate squeeze

Ashley Seiler and Megan Sheehan's troopy in Lonquimay.

How do two people live in a troopy for a year?

The best way to do Margaret River

Tasting wine at Rosily winery in the Margaret River region in Western Australia.

All the very best this Western Australian gem has to offer

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

THE Australian-made movie starring Nicole Kidman has dominated the box office at the weekend, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Suicide Squad director reveals his regrets about the film

Margot Robbie in a scene from the movie Suicide Squad.

DIRECTOR of superhero flick on what he’d change about ‘flawed’ film.

Goodbye leggings, hello inner ballerina

Embrace 'mindful' exercise to be on trend in 2017

Shape up to your personal style

Dress for your shape in 2017.

Clever tips for your body type

City pin-up Miss Diamond Divine will sparkle in Las Vegas

PIN-UP: Photographer Shelley Lester has taken these pin-up shots for her business Scarlett Noir in Toowoomba. Pictured is alternative model Miss Diamond Divine from Toowoomba.   /Scarlett Noir Photography

Pin-ups around the world flock to Vegas to be centre stage

High tech fashion to dazzle and correct posture

The FashionWare show featured Nick Verreos of Project Runway fame and designers Sylvia Heisel, Chelsea Klukas, Jazsalyn McNeil, Maria Orduz Pinto, and Pauline Van Dongen

One tech jacket has 29 pockets - including for two laptops

The air-conditioning trick that could save you a fortune

IF you haven't read this on Facebook already, this little story could save you a small fortune.

We've seen the future and it's scary for retailers

UBTECH's Lynx, a video-enabled humanoid robot with Amazon Alexa, is demonstrated at CES International  in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Amazon putting bricks and mortar retailers on their collective knees

Fuel price hike 'a correction'

FUELLING UP: Fuel prices have been increased on the Coffs Coast, falling in line with prices in Sydney.

Motorists fork out extra as fuel prices brought up to match city

'G'day mate, would you chill the beer for me...''

A Samsung representative demonstrates Family Hub 2.0 - the new fridge with voice control - at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

You could find yourself talking to the fridge more than you think

Are our fisheries infected? Good news for prawn lovers

Tony Pizone of Mooloolaba River Fisheries eats one of his delicious prawns.

Find out whether Mooloolaba prawns have white spot disease

Letter scares off opponents of proposed Buderim Woolies

FINGERS CROSSED: North Buderim IGA store manager Scott Duncan with Buderim residents Roy and Kerrie Gibson don't want another Woolworths built in Buderim.

Legal letter scares off supermarket opponents

Earmade: the little Qld idea on world stage

Maria Ranchod, of Dog and Bone, models Earmade at CES 2017 in Las Vegas

Aussie tech firm on the brink of making it big in Vegas

What is really in your child's lunchbox?

Parents may be packing foods that appear healthy, and would be shocked to discover high levels of saturated fat, sugar and salt.

One woman's way to losing weight quickly and healthily

What if what we are told about weight loss is wrong?

Once upon a time, I was seriously overweight too — I was massive

What should be in your children's school lunchboxes

FRESH FOOD: Dietician Anna Reeves recommends limited but tasty options each day in the lunch box.

Don't give your kids too many options

This Buderim woman spent Christmas in a war zone

ICRC aid workers Kerry Page, reviewing the figures on Afghanistan's health program with the country's most experienced and longest serving Health Field Officer.

While you carved the ham this woman was helping war wounded

United in diversity

The Australian identity is changing as we become more multicultural.

How do we define 'Australian'?

How is your relationship with food?

The CSIRO has come up with an online tool that assesses Aussies' personalities and classifies them into one of five diet types.

Find out how your personality influences your meal choices

2017 a triple treat for Coast triplets

LIFE in the Clegg household is about to change forever and there are plenty of milestones to help mark what is a massive year for the triplets.

Kids left to destroy shops as childcare option

A Canberra recycling facility has been left a mess after kids were left to run riot.

Parents leave their kids to destroy shops as a form of childcare

Playdough made easy

Clouds and rainbow made with play dough on a blue paper.

Simple recipes to make playtime even more fun

Facebook bans ads for pregnancy services

Midwife Amanda Bude is having difficulty advertising on Facebook as they continue to ban photos of fully dressed pregnant women. Amanda is pictured working with Haley Hughes, who is 9 months pregnant, on a hypnotherapy birth.

Advertisements with baby-bump photos are being deemed too offensive

'Miracle baby': Why Molly's mum is already in tears

Molly Bryson is getting ready for her first day of prep at West Moreton Anglican College with her mum Krystal.

In the first two years Molly was taken to hospital 27 times.

Routine key to successful transition back to school

STABILITY: Routines provide a predictable, secure and safe foundation for young people.

What's the key to school success?

OPINION: I love you all, but get out of here

I love my grandchildren - if only kids weren't so messy!

I look forward to the end of January as much as the end of December

A good man is hard to find girls ... but not in Coffs!

THE question has been asked far and wide across the land, where can one find a loyal and trustworthy bloke?

What is the point of sex? It's good for you

Sex is central to who you are as a person.

New dating show strips down contestants

Ryan and Seraphine get to know each other by stripping down 60 seconds after meeting.

It's said to be one of the most “diverse” dating shows yet.

Hilary Duff finds dating tough

Hilary Duff is only attracted to "one guy a year".