Why we will barely own anything in the future

IN 2030, if we need a ball gown, a grandparent to babysit our kids or a screwdriver to repair damage, we’ll simply go online, pay a small fee and borrow one.

Lucrative jobs go begging due to university obsession

Monique Khalifeh decided to follow her heart at Hair By Phd in Parramatta. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Apprenticeships come off second best in job hunt

Coffs architects have next generation in mind

Architects Ann and Oliver Gee of g2 Architects and Gizmo, who handles their PR.

Architects Ann and Oliver Gee and Gizmo, who handles their PR.

Plumb job nets $20m for locals

Paul Fuller, director of Valley Earthworks, one of the local business to benefit from jail work.

Major contracted awarded for new Grafton Correctional Facility

Beer drinkers are getting fruity fresh for summer

ON TAP: Pumpyard chef Garth Kelly and Corinne Browne test out the new Lime Lager.

Ipswich brewery whips up Lime Lager in time for scorcher weekend

Hundreds of Ipswich workers prepare for last day on the job

LAST DAYS: The last day of slaughter at Churchill Abattoir will be on Thursday.

Support services are doing all they can to limit the impact

'Bad place': ACCC lashes out at Curtis Island exports

An aerial view of the three LNG export sites at Curtis Island.

ACCC raises concern about action on gas ban.

L'Oreal heiress and world's richest woman dead at 94

French businesswoman Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress of cosmetics giant L'Oreal and daughter of the company's founder, has died. Bettencourt was also considered the richest woman in the world.

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt was worth $49 billion.

Don't be surprised: New $10 note to make debut

GET ready for the newest generation banknote which will go into circulation in Australia tomorrow.

New $10 note could be in your wallet tomorrow

The new $10 note.

It has cutting edge technology to protect against counterfeiting

Award is the icing for locals who love their work

WINNERS: Coffs Harbour Franchisee Craig Budden (third from left), Aussie founder John Symond (second from right) and the Coffs Harbour Aussie Homeloans team.

Local business recognised as a stand-out

Saving money made simple for pensioners

SAVING MONEY: John Scarborough says people should grow as much food as they can, and that lettuce, silverbeet and herbs are good crops to start with.

Local shares how he makes pension go further

$5 savings hack saved me $50,000

How to save money fast by stashing your fives

Fifth biggest mortgage lender is someone you know

FAMILY BANK: The Bank of Mum and Dad is funding almost a third of first home purchases.

Who is the biggest lender behind the Big Four?

THERE’S NOWHERE TO HIDE: ATO’s scary all-knowing powers

There's nowhere left to hide for tax dodgers

Apple Watch Series 3 has embarrassing glitch

IT’S JUST one day until Apple’s newest smartwatch goes on sale, and there’s a problem — just the small fact it doesn’t actually work like advertised.

iPhone 8: So what are the cheapest deals around?

So what's the best deal with the latest iphones

Comparison website has crunched the numbers

'Techno-tantrums': How to raise kids in a digital world

Dr Kristy Goodwin helps modern parents, educators and health professionals understand what young children, aged 0-12 years really need to thrive in a digital world.

Balance is the key to navigating kids online use

Aldi worker's act of kindness rescues grandfather

An Aldi worker has helped a 75-year-old grandfather work out how to use his new iPhone.

Telstra forced to apologise after giving 75-year-old little help.

Using secret audio recordings as evidence

What grounds are there to use recordings in courts

Building your prosperity through property

People like investing in something they understand - everyone lives in a property - plus you can see, touch and perhaps even drive past the asset you own.

The three simple investing principles you have to know

Rising energy costs

BURDEN ON BUSINESS: Rising power costs have slugged the bottom line of business and here's why costs continue to skyrocket.

Small business bears the brunt of rising power prices

Nuturing our local small businesses

Small business is the main driver of the Coffs Coast regional economy.

Business insights with ETC

Talking about your oral health

BE HEALTHY: Dr Scott Geddes urges proper dental check-ups.

Dental Week is an opportunity to continue educating patients

Interesting ways to earn interest

COMPOUND INTEREST: Learn how easy it can be to earn extra money from reinvestment.

Reinvesting your interest can build a healthy bank balance

Character references for your pet

The Greek Goddess of Justice, known as Themis.

Legal Hypothetical with Manny Wood

Not enough USB ports? This could be the answer

IT’S one of the bugbears of modern laptop and desktop computer users.

Why your iPhone isn't made to last

People are using the iPhone’s Airdrop feature for some shady stuff.

Class action brings out revelations about 'touch disease'

iPhone X: the epic fail of its biggest feature

iPhone X has a Super Retina Display, TrueDepth Camera System, Face ID and A11 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine. Picture: Apple

How do you use this phone without a home button?

Bad news if you want the iPhone X

A leaked image of the iPhone 8 has shown a fresh design.

Rumours continue to swirl that the iPhone will be dogged by delays