More than 130 tradies, staff hit by collapse of builder

THE collapse of a Queensland building company has left workers and staff more than $3.4 million out of pocket and 35 would-be home-owners in limbo.

Regular investing to minimise risk

BALANCE BUILDING: Regular investing helps minimise risks but watch for some pitfalls.

Putting regular amounts aside minimises financial risk

Airbnb, Stayz and co tipped to squeeze Coast housing market

HOLIDAY BOOM: Airbnb letting is putting a further squeeze on long-term rentals.

Councils exploring options to manage the industry

SNEAK PEEK: The Burke and Wills like you've never seen

GOING UP: Burke and Wills site manager Paul Gordon (left) and McNab marketing and sales director Steve Kelk check out the progress being made at the historic Ruthven St site.

Demolition works progress at historic hotel refurbishment site

BLACK GOLD: Dog trainer stumbles on $1 million industry

Fresh truffles are available at Deli Delicious for $1850/kg, Friday, July 25, 2014. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle

Stanthorpe set to be home to $1 million truffle industry

Fancy a head full of Coldplay on Samsung VR?

Coldplay will come to you in VR

Supergroup's Chicago show will be streamed in virtual reality

Huawei Watch 2: Don't throw away your phone just yet

The new Huawei Watch 2 with its SIM card holder

SIM-enabled watch gives you Knight Rider or Get Smart moment

How a Coast micro gardener is transforming lives

MICRO GARDENER: Anne Gibson is helping transform people's lives by teaching them how to grow their own food in tiny spaces.

Desert-like balcony, too much shade, no outdoor space, no problem

'Double-dipping' worker sacked for not giving up roster

While on paid carer's leave, the Armstrong Beach resident was working for himself harvesting cane when Wilmar discovered him in a field.

What is making your bucket list?

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER: Sebastian Terry with his book titled "100 Things".

Tick a few experiences off your bucket list

Workers' camp being built alongside dying town

Glenden grocery store owner Milissa Payne.

Home left empty as construction starts at nearby Byerwen Mine

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

How I saved $600 a year on my health insurance

A simple change to your health insurance could give you reason to smile.

Little trick saved this family a small fortune

Commonwealth Bank accused of money laundering

CBA accused of 53,000 contraventions.

Older Australians grow wealthier as the young get poorer

Economist Jeff Oughton says several factors are behind a widening wealth gap between young and old.

Older generations are grabbing a growing slice of Australia's wealth

Domino's $1 billion fail

DOMINO’S has blamed technology glitches in France for a disappointing earnings miss, which caused its shares to plunge more than 20 per cent.

Elon Musk warns entire world while visiting Amber Heard

Elon Musk.. we should be more worried about AI than North Korea

SpaceX founder flies halfway round the world for Amber Heard

Handy trick lets you make iPhone louder

This little hack could save you having to buy a speaker

iOS setting that tones down loud parts, and turns up quiet sounds

Moonhack coding event for kids goes global

Moonhack helps to create awareness about the benefits of kids learning coding.

This year, it will launch from Wellington and Auckland in New Zealand

Using secret audio recordings as evidence

What grounds are there to use recordings in courts

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

Cooling off periods and gazumping

COOLING OFF: Use those five days wisely to secure your dream property.

Property buyers have ways to avoid being gazumped

Google Home Australian review: Is it worth the $199?

CHANCES are you have seen the advertisements for Google Home flooding your television screen, but might be a little confused by what the product actually does.

Spotify on Xbox One: better sound track for carnage?

Music streaming app Spotify is now available on Xbox One.

SICK of hearing the sound of machine gun fire or the splatter of blood?

iPhone 8: Apple's desperate bid to keep secrets

Apple's Tim Cook... wants to surprise us in September.

How tech giant uses loophole to keep us all guessing

REVIEW: Bigger 10.5 inch iPad Pro packs power, fun

Apple's latest iPad Pro offers plenty of creativity for both work and play.

ProMotion technology provides for super smooth scrolling