What do you pack in your child's lunch box?

THREE-YEAR-OLD Chanel Cole loves nothing more than her mum’s home-made spaghetti bolognese, bananas and mangoes.

A tree lopper's sweet weight loss victory

Ten kilograms down - Cutting sugary drinks has given treelopper Geoff Shaw a new lease on life. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The tree lopper is now a happier and healthier 10kgs lighter

REVIEW: World’s top selling beer is a bland brew

The top selling beer in the world, Snow Lager.

Australia wasn't always a place for good beer

RECIPE: Beef in red wine a tasty meal by any old name

Maggie Cooper's beef burgundy.

Try a hearty French stew to blow away winter blues

RECIPE: Ridiculously good shakes to make at home

Make your own pina colada at home.

Milkshakes with more, frappes for less... now you can make them at h

RECIPE: Tempting lamb shanks the perfect winter dinner

Lamb shanks are just right for the arrival of winter.

Comfort food to satisfy the fussiest eater

High achieving lifesaver ‘shamed’ for throwing coleslaw

SHAME GAME: Kane Jacob Sefton, 17, leaves Maroochydore Magistrates Court after his first appearance on charges laid after a salad was tossed from a moving vehicle, striking a father and daughter at Alexandra Headland.

Court told 'bounty' placed on Kane Jacob Sefton through Facebook

3 out of 5 Aussies judge friends on their toilets

AUSSIES have high standards when it comes to cleanliness, with almost 3 in 5 (57%) admitting to judging friends on the state of their toilet.

DIY: Building a sawhorse with Ayden and Jess

Builders Ayden and Jess show you how to use leftover timber

WATCH: Coast homes destroyed by termites

EATEN: Termite damage in another Sunshine Coast home.

Pest controller finds active termites in three homes a week

DIY: Add a splash of luxury to your bathroom

A gooseneck tap over the claw-foot bath adds a traditional touch to an otherwise modern design.

At what stage in home-building do you plan a bathroom?

Interior: Inject a little colour into a tired home

The right cushions can also add a fresh look and inject colour into any space. Stylist Miv Watts' home.

Even the most loved interior touches get boring after a while

10 things to remember when you move out of a rental property

Here are some useful tips for people moving out of rental properties

VIDEO: The fastest, easiest way to peel a potato?

There is a fast way to peel potatoes.

This 30-second video shows how quickly you can peel a potato

Gardening: Repair storm damage to encourage new growth

MOST gardens along the east coast took a severe battering last weekend. Now it’s time to take stock and apply a bit of horticultural first aid.

Orchid will spike interest

A pink and white evergreen cymbidium clarisse orchid flower in bloom.

Everything you need to know about growing orchids

Zygocactus is one plant that celebrates winter in style

The zygocactus is recognisable yet has an uncommon name

It's hardy and easy to grow and all it needs is good drainage.

Edible flowers: Roses aren't just for looking at

An Ian Thorpe rose.

There are plenty of flowers useful in the kitchen

Picking the right apples for your garden

Growing apples can be easy.

HOW TO: Pick and plant your own apples

Meet the banksias African cousin


The African favourites will bring colour to any garden

The most Colourful Vietnam Markets | Bac Ha Market!

Take a trip with Wanderlust Storytellers, Jolene and Andrzej, to the most colourful markets that Vietnam has to offer.

Who are the most reliable airlines in Australia?

Aeroplanes on the runway at Sunshine Coast Airport, Virgin Australia plane.
Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily

Wondering who will fly you there on time? Check the latest stats

Why a Sunshine Coast man will climb Kilimanjaro in a onesie

ONESIE: Nathan Taiaroa prepares to climb Kilimanjaro

From accountant to intrepid adventurer with a cause company founder

Sick Aussie dad kicked off cruise for breaking one rule

The ex-Soldier was booted from a P&O; ship.

Sick Aussie man forced to make his own way home from Bali

Police on lookout for Sinead O'Connor amid wellbeing fears

Police in Chicago are on the lookout for Sinead O'Connor after she allegedly contact her family and told them she planned to jump off a bridge in the area.

Dave Grohl compares Taylor Swift to Batman

Dave Grohl compared Taylor Swift to Batman.

North West donates toys to Children's Hospital

North West and Penelope Disick donate toys to children's hospital

What's in store for Nina in Offspring's return?

Isabella Monaghan and Asher Keddie star in the TV series Offspring.

STARS Asher Keddie and Kat Stewart talk season six.

Harry Styles has signed a solo record deal

One Direction singer Harry Styles has signed a solo record deal.

Styles has already moved into the world of film

Kardashian cousins celebrate birthday with big toy giveaway

North West and Penelope Disick at their mermaid-themed birthday party, with aunt Kylie Jenner.

Toddlers give away truck load of toys to hospital

Daisy Ridley may have mucked up shooting for Star Wars

Daisy Ridley may have dyed her face yellow.

PHOTOS: Is 17-year-old Ashlee Gladstone's next top model?

At just 17, Ashlee has seen herself on the big screen and in national beauty magazines.

Meet the first transgender woman to enter beauty pageant

Transgender female Mandy Leigh Jones is proud of her 186 tattoos.

Mandy the first transgender woman in the Miss Ink Australia pageant.

Ash could be saying Aloha for Hawaiian Tropics

Ash Anderson will leave Gladstone on Tuesday to compete in the national titles for the Miss Hawaiian Tropics. Photo: contributed

Ash could be saying Aloha for Hawaiian Tropics

City glam team beautifies Miss World Australia finalist

YOUNG BEAUTY: Miss World Australia finalist Emma Peterson visited Toowoomba to have a glam team beautify her for her competition portfolio.

Miss World Australia will be chosen later this year

GALLERY: Beef Week babes grace the fashion catwalk

THE Northern Star is a proud sponsor of the Casino Beef Week Fashion Parade and this year's 2016 event held at the Casino RSM was a sold out success. Local businesses and community came together to showcase fashion, music and entertainment. Up and coming fashion designers along with Casino fashion houses featured a wide range of winter clothing and accessories modelled by locals with professional hair and makeup artists adding to the glamour of the night. Performances by the talented young dancers and singers ensured the 600 guests revelled in community spirit and fashionable fun.

The lingerie section wasn't quite what the guys had in mind

Sydney Fashion Week awash with muted tones

American model Bella Hadid (centre) leads the Misha Collection show.

Collections anchored in cream, white, black and grey

Logies fashions hit and miss affair

Gold Logie nominee and fashionista Lee Lin Chin and her date Charlie.

Who were the winners and losers in this year's fashion stakes?

ATM operating systems need security updates

Barnaby jack is the Kiwi who first hacked into an ATM.

Are your copies of Harry Potter worth thousands?

Harry Potter books

How to tell if your old copies of Harry Potter are worth $80,000

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Sonya Enkelmann suffered burns to her arms and face after her thermo mix exploded

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix.

Coles and Woolworths' dairy war hurts CQ farmers

Michael and Aaron Clews, from Slatewood dairy farm in Rossmoya, discuss the impact of supermarket milk wars on Central Queensland farmers and economy.

Dairy price war impacting $70 million injected into CQ economy

Queensland dairy industry struggling as farmers hit wall

"...now they’re not producing enough milk to cover Queensland"

Is the new Macbook worth it?

The new Macbook

It's expensive but the new Macbook is impressive

Forget business success question, ask what people will buy

The five cent coin is soon to be a discontinued currency in Australia.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

We shouldn't be looking at what makes a business successful

OPINION: Steaks have been raised in vegan challenge

FRUIT for lunch was never something I thought existed.

How to be a farmer when you're allergic to your crop

Rob Hutchings from Freshwater Crayfish Traders at Tarome.

VIDEO: Crayfish invasion hits the Scenic Rim.

Five weight loss mistakes and how to right them

Most of us have fallen into these traps at some stage

Should we be napping during the day?

It may be that our bodies prefer sleeping in two phases

Why we struggle to get out of bed

People that sleep in the 'Freefalling' position tend to feel like life happens around them and they are just hanging on for the ride.

Hitting the snooze button can do you more harm than good

10 reasons why you should practice yoga

The benefits of yoga and why you should take to the mat.

Baby with painful skin condition faces long wait for help

Baby Kelsey managed to get her mittens off and scratched her face so much it bled.

Lady Cilento said this baby's condition wasn't "critical"

Baby boy catches meningococcal while in 10-person house

A BABY has contracted potentially deadly meningococcal meningitis - and a senior hospital doctor says overcrowded housing is a factor in the development of his...

Teen couple kissing at Woolworths 'disgusting'

'I reported the matter to Policelink'

"Let's go home, we can't kill this baby"

Couple has no regrets after deciding not to abort Down Syndrome baby

OPINION: Feeding fussy kids is all about bribery

Thankfully he's now at an age where bribery is king

Study shows FIFO partners are more likely to be depressed

UQ survey showed FIFO partners were more depressed

The teen whiz who plans to rule – one computer at a time

Logan student Taj Pabari is a 16-year-old technology genius who wants to put put one million electronic tablets into the hands of one million under-privileged children across the globe through his company Fiftysix.  The Brisbane teenager impressed 300 Queensland education professionals this week when he delivered an address  to Griffith University’s Digital Technologies Summit on June 15

"I got a computer and I was really inspired by Mark Zuckerberg"

Relationships: Boyfriends versus husbands

MANY women struggle with the difference between a boyfriend and a husband, plunging into unholy matrimony with a man who would have been best kept for Saturday.

Five steps to make someone fall in love with you

Clarence Valley single men - a new TV series wants you.

Psychotherapist and author M. Gary Neuman shares his top tips

'Love drugs' now exist - how do we handle that?

You have three wishes from the love genie, what do you ask for?

You have three wishes from the love genie, what do you ask for?

He broke a vow for her

QUIET CEREMONY: Adrian Flikweert and Babylyn Garillo were married on Saturday, May 28 at Apex Park Gladstone after meeting online.

TWENTY years ago Adrian Flikweert vowed he’d never marry again.