Mum explains 'house rules' that sparked Facebook storm

THE mother whose "house rules" for her 18 year old daughter set off a social media storm has spoken out about why she laid down the law.

The Frame brings Australian art to your TV

Sarrita King's art features on The Frame, Samsung's new television which looks like a painting.

Artist Sarrita King's lightning works feature in collection

Antarctic expeditioners take icy plunge for solstice

Antarctica expeditioners take a solstice dip in sub-zero water

Popular chocolate recalled from Aldi stores

RECALL: Consumers are being warned about a flavour of Hershey's chocolate with undeclared allergens.

Food Authority moves to recall US brand chocolate bar

Home to one of the best holiday spots with a pet

TOP SPOT FOR DOGS: Moonee Beach Park Manager Kelly Shaw with furry guests Sally and Alex.

Dog owners are raving about this Coffs Coast pet holiday destination

Coast wedding photographer named Queensland's best

Sunshine Coast wedding photographer Lee Burgess has won the Australian Industry Bridal Academy's Queensland award.

Coast wedding photographer named best in state in industry awards

PARENT PICKLES: The benefits of media for kids

LEARNING TOOL: TV programs, computer games and apps and YouTube videos can be a great way to help your child's development.

Get the most out of technology

'Pregorexia' is putting mums and bubs at risk, say experts

Recent research found more than 50 per cent of pregnant women compare themselves unfavourable to others on social media. Picture: Claudia BaxterSource:News Limited

Experts warn “pregorexia” is fuelling body dissatisfaction

Could your child grow up to be a killer?

Robert Thompson and John Venebles

How to recognise if your child has psychopathic traits

Your newspaper just took out three global gongs!

News Corp's Hey Mumma named best in the world!

Really? $800 for a Woolworths' Marvel Super Disk?

The collectibles are selling for crazy prices on eBay

The dangerous baby sleep hack angering parents

Clever. Also deeply stupid. Source: Reddit.

Seriously, do not try this at home.

Hate camping? This idea might change your mind

Imagine arriving at a camp site and all the hard work is done.

Camp Hire Australia hires the gear and will even pitch and pack away

Will there be one last hot bite before the season ends?

AIR SHOW: A blue marlin in full flight behind a game boat.

Game anglers question season ending conditions

From hospital bed to six-day, 250km desert run

IN TRAINING: Neil Collie runs trails around the scenic Glass House Mountains area in preparation for the 250km Big Red Run.

How a stroke survivor will tackle a gruelling desert ultra marathon

Most venomous fish in world found near shore

A stonefish was recently caught by a fisherman at Caloundra.



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Sting can cause muscular paralysis and even heart failure.

Meet the Feather Riot, the girls of Cluckingham Palace

Gidget, Layne and Phyllis oversee proceedings. PHOTO: ALISON PATERSON

Alison Paterson shares the wonders of the backyard chook

'Brake! Brake!' Beach driving goes wrong

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

Maccas crushes coffee snobs in reply to advert complaint

McDONALD’S has had its right to call its coffee “Australia’s most popular” upheld after the advertising watchdog sided with the fast food giant.

Ordering these while overseas might lead to a surprise

The infamous spaghetti Bolognese.

Ordering these overseas will give you a completely different result

Drink to your health: Bundy woman's successful 'side hustle'

HEALTHY ON THE INSIDE: HOTI Kombucha founder Helen Tricarico at home with a fridge full of the fermented fizzy drink.

Have you tried this healthy fizzy drink?

Aussie mum's 'S*** The Bed' Hot Sauce an Amazon hit

Renae Bunster founded Bunsters Hot Sauce in 2015.

Perth mum making a fortune with S*** The Bed hot sauce

Recipe: Try this warming bread and butter pudding

Matt's Sinclair's bread and butter pudding.

Quick, easy and tasty: it's the dessert anyone can make

Recipe: Cheese scones a Kiwi favourite

Golden savoury cheese scones are a lunchtime treat from New Zealand.

A savoury delight worth from across the Tasman

Cereal could be over with declining sales forcing rethink

Cereal sales are declining.

We have become a society of cereal killers

IKEA vows to make art more affordable

HERE'S an idea that might make art galleries and artists around the world very nervous.

Style: How to entertain outdoors this winter

Consider using softer lighting in the dining area when entertaining outdoors.

It's easy to make the most of your outdoor spaces.

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

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?

Prune and reduce hazards in the garden

Homeowners should be wary of the distance of vegetation from electrical assests

This may be why people think you're a swinger

It used to be everywhere, but then a nasty rumor spread

Gardening: Cool season calls for the zygocactus

Zygocactus, a member of the cactus family, is known in Europe and America as holiday cactus or Christmas cactus.

AUTUMN can cause some plants to blossom

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

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

Forget Bali! Cheap flights creates new tourist hot spot

This foreign land is proving to be the hottest destination for the upcoming school holidays, and it’s largely thanks to a cheap airfare.

All aboard please.

3D Cruise Ship in Beautiful Ocean with Blue Sky

WE'RE a pretty cruisy bunch on the Coffs Coast.

Qantas announces winning names for new Dreamliners

Davey the quokka from WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo shares a laugh with Qantas flight attendant Kersha Johnson. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

More than 60,000 name suggestions were received by the airline

'Wild adventures': Revealing Gladstone island's hidden treasures

Keppel Creek at Curtis Island.

Promoting Curtis Island's hidden treasures.

Nude camping: What it's like at a clothing optional ground

Making new friends was easy. Picture: Danielle DitzianSource:Supplied

“Oh god, what have we gotten ourselves into?”

Cruise on in to today's expo

Travel Centre is holding its cruise expo today at Cavanbah Centre

Defying gravity in a coral wonderland

The colourful coral reefs of Kimbe Bay in New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

PNG’s tropical reefs are renowned among scuba divers

Millionaire’s riches to rags experiment

Businessman discovers harsh realities of homelessness in new SBS TV series.

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dead after long illness

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson has died.

Celebrity chef died after battle with an alcohol-related illness

Prince Harry says young royals don't want to take the throne

Britain's Prince Harry.

Prince Harry says young royals don't want to take the throne

Rebel Wilson to give away her defamation payout

Actor Wilson says she won't keep a cent of her defamation payout

What's in store for Nina and Billie on Offspring?

Kat Stewart and Asher Keddie star in season seven of Offspring.

Proudman sisters return, but their lives aren’t slowing down.

What's on the big screen this week

Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager in a scene from the movie Transformers: The Last Knight.

STUDIOS begin to roll out their school holiday offerings.

MOVIE REVIEW: Rough Night is rude, shocking and funny

Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Illana Grazer and Kate McKinnon in a scene from Rough Night.

FOUR best friends reunite for a wild weekend, what could go wrong?

Aussie mums create make-up 'gamechanger'

IT’S one of the more tedious parts of a woman’s skincare regimen.

Joelle shines for the good of the Earth

Ms Australasia Earth Joelle Gabriel who is am wearing jewellery by my sponsor EcoBling who makes planet friendly accessories. The necklace I am wearing was made of an old fence post.

Joelle wins placing for Australia in Ms Earth pageant

It's a fashionista's dream come true

The Uptown Local crew of Ben Magnabosco, Mel Hayes and owner Angela Kennard are getting ready to take part in Coffs Central's warehouse sale.

FANCY a $170 dress for just $30?

Hoodie harness a fashion statement for pets

Hoodie harness the latest fashion statement for pets

TOO BIG: The Aussie model shamed for her size

Steph Claire Smith has more than 1.2 million Instagram followers.

“It was a slap in the face.”

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 lazy girl’s guide to beauty

You, too, can learn to be lazy — one laid-back step at a time.

Woman speechless after act of kindness by 'angel'

A WOMAN has been left in tears at a Coast supermarket after a stranger's a random act of kindness left her speechless.

Apple iPad Pro review: Is this a laptop replacement?

Apple's Greg Joswiak speaks about the iPad Pro during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple’s new iPad 10.7-inch has found the middle ground

Apple music revolution from iPod to HomePod with some Beats

An Apple executive introduces HomePod speakers at Apple Inc.s Worldwide Developers Conference.

HomePod, Solo 3 Wireless and AirPods build on iPod success

Apple says Homepod will reinvent music at your place

Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller introduces the HomePod. Picture: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSource:AFP

Smart features include the ability to ask for weather and news

DJI Spark: the drone you fly with a wave of your hands

DJI launch of mini drone Spark in Sydney.

Mini camera drone launches in Australia from $859

LG G6 review: Dolby Vision HDR easy on eye

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

$249 LG K8 smart phone has top selfie camera features

LG K8 will feature auto show and gesture shot features

Ipswich man's amazing 40kg weight loss

"When he arrived he couldn't run 500m without dying.”

The woman hospitals refuse to treat

She is accused of having Munchausen’s Syndrome

She had an ugly wound, headache, fever and no one knew why

Natalie was told at first it was a spider bite and her daughter was treated and sent home .

At 5am Natasha had a headache. By 10am, she couldn’t walk.

It’s a clear win in the water stakes

Each town's water has its own distinct flavour and this year Toowoomba's was voted the best in Queensland.

A look at basic staple shows a lot happens between rain and glass.

The real reason everybody hates cyclists

Peter Thomson.  Photo Scott Powick / Tweed Daily News

It's been 200 years since cyclists first made drivers go batty

Hot chips really are going to kill you

How can something so beautiful be so deadly?

GOLDEN. Warm. Crunchy, yet soft ... what those chips are costing you

From near death obesity to 70.3 ironwoman

lena Goodall, who has Type 2 diabetes, lost a massive amount of weight in order to compete in the Cairns Ironman. PICTURE: ANNA ROGERS

“I couldn’t even tie my own shoes up.”

Rebate will save lives

Local coach urges parents to use cash injection for swimming lessons

Mum speaks out after being shamed for breastfeeding

Ally Glass and her daughter Blaire Brockhurst.

Mother of two talks about being made to feel embarrassed

Embracing the chaos

Make the most of magical mayhem

Helicopter parents ruining kids' resilience, expert says

TWO WORDS: Leading mental health expert Garry King will talk to Clarence Valley parents tonight night about building resilience in young people.

Helicopter parents are harming their kids' resilience says an expert

'So lucky': Baby's incredible recovery from near-death birth

Madison Jade Saul has come a long way since she was born premature weighing 510 grams.

Maddison Jade Saul is now almost unrecognisable.

Do as I say, not as I do: How much do you tell your kids?

What if being honest with your children stuffs up their life?

When is the right time for tough talks with the kids?

National Sex Day: and it’s revealed how long sex should last

TODAY is National Sex Day and in celebration of the annual event, it’s been revealed how long sex should last.

Why I’m glad my fiance runs Blokes Advice Facebook page

One of the now famous screenshots from the Blokes Advice Facebook page.

You can’t argue with feminists, they just want to push their own...

To the guy who cheated on me during our travels: thanks

Heartbreak wasn’t supposed to be on the itinerary. Picture: Danielle Ditzian

I hitchhiked 6000 kilometres in six short days to be with him.

Polyamorous Australian parents juggling lovers with family

Higher income earners with a household income of $200,000 or more per annum were more likely to underestimate their financial position, with 44 per cent rating themselves as middle class.

Polyamory and parenthood make for an effective pair