Brisbane doctors in first for pre-birth operations

BRISBANE doctors have successfully performed an Australian-first spinal operation on an unborn baby.

Reno stars want tradies to focus a little more on one thing

The Demmrichs want Tradies to look after their most important tool

Why being lazy at work is a good thing

Most won't praise laziness for fear of being unemployable

Student joins the cause to help restore life of beaten girl

Georgia Brewin.

Georgia is determined to make a difference in Karlie’s life

Son's cancer battle second fight for family

Kane with his mum Natalie and dad Rick met Taylor Swift at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

A few years ago Rick had surgery to remove stomach cancer

TEST: Are you in the most logical four per cent?

Video tests to see how logical you are

You will soon be able to sleep over at Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo will expand onto its adjoining 29.21 ha Beerwah site, providing a dedicated 'live in' experience for zoo patrons.

Eight cabins will allow for 'live in' experience

Another good reason to have sex

Get connected: lack of love can kill you, scientists say.

Research shows a twice-weekly romp produces more cold antibodies.

Teens reveal risky situations

New data shows one in three teens has taken a selfie while driving

Mattel donates oncology Barbies to children's hospital

LOOKING GOOD: Erin Masurier was given this special oncology Barbie at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Little miss 'ray of sunshine' gets an unexpected gift after surgery

Bundaberg cafe voted state's best ... again

RECREATING the Indulge Cafe experience anywhere else simply wouldn’t be possible according to owner Amanda Hinds.

Why MasterChef’s Matt Preston loves our Bundaberg Rum

PREMIUM RUM: Chef Matt Preston visited the Bundaberg Rum where he created Matt’s Blend.

Master Chef's Matt Preston in town to make his own rum

'What I wish I knew before I went on MasterChef'

Billie McKay, winner of MasterChef 2015. Supplied by Channel 10.

Billie McKay has given some advice to current and future contestants

Revamp planned as brothers buy $4.9m Aerodrome Rd shops

The new Beefy's site in Maroochydore.

OWNERS of Beefy's Pies' new shopfront have big plans for neighbours

Twinings’ global ambasador shares the secret to a good cuppa

Stephen Twining.

The method for your morning cuppa makes a difference

Recipe: Homemade munchies with Dan and Steph

Have fun making these delicious granola bars.

Have fun in the kitchen these school holidays

Mike Jeffries reveals the secret story of spreadable bacon

Ever thought of having bacon as a jam?

Verandahs are out, 'eskie' homes are in

The verandah is decreasing in popularity even though it has many benefits for the tropical Australian home.

3 out of 5 Aussies judge friends on their toilets

Aussies have high standards when it comes to cleanliness

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

Is there a termite resistant mulch?

PROBABLY the biggest mistake most home gardeners will make is either not mulching their gardens or, if they do, using the wrong type of mulch.

Gardening: Roses inspire love and now is the time to plant

The hybrid tea rose Garden Party produces double, scented white flowers margined with pale pink.

Get the garden ready now for your own rose paradise

Gardening: Greening up the home this winter

A zanzibar gem.

Bring the outdoors in this winter

Gardening: Bush delicacies to grow in your own backyard

Finger limes are otherwise know citrus caviar.

Most edible plants in Australia aren't Australian.

Gardening: Repair storm damage to encourage new growth

Remove damaged leaves to make the garden look better and minimise the risk of infection.

MOST gardens along the east coast took a severe battering this week

Orchid will spike interest

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

Everything you need to know about growing orchids

Figures show we Aussies love our cruising holidays

The 2015 Cruise Industry Source Market Report revealed the growth of cruising among Australians rose almost 15%.

Enjoying a Brisbane getaway with the kids

Segway tours along the Brisbane River.

Hotel near Roma St Parklands great launching pad for city

WetSide Water Park takes out national award

Wetside Water Park, Hervey Bay - Oliver Hunt from Pomona couldn't get enough of the Flipside Boardride.

The Award was won in the "Travellers Choice" category

Capricorn Resort set to suspend operations next month

Mary Carroll from Capricorn Enterprises

Staff have been notified about the decision

Ever wanted to own an island? This Coast one is up for sale

ONE OF A KIND: Svendsen’s Beach retreat is one of the rarest freehold in properties in Australia.

Island on the market for the price of a block of land.

Hervey Bay declared No.1 whale spot on planet

World travel website declares Bay No. 1 whale spot on the planet.

IN DEEP: Straddie a haven for grey nurse sharks

ENDANGERED: A grey nurse shark.

Straddie proved a success for these divers

WATCH: News reader tries her hand at hardcore shooter, Doom

SHE'S best known for reading the news but this week, Newstalk ZB's Niva Retimanu took on a new challenge, sitting down to play the popular video game Doom.

What's on the small screen this week

MasterChef Australia's final four contestants, from left, Harry Foster, Elena Duggan, Elise Franciskovic and Matt Sinclair.

MASTERCHEF makes way for The Bachelor on Ten's reality TV slate.

Guy Sebastian a hit at Splendour in the Grass

Guy Sebastian performs at Splendour in the Grass with Paces.

REALITY TV judge a hit with festival crowd.

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Bindi Irwin: 18 magic photos to mark her 18th birthday

Bindi Irwin with a python.

Photos: Bindi Irwin from babyhood to 18

Aussie director makes his mark on new Roots mini-series

Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte in a scene from the TV series Roots.

BRUCE Beresford behind final episode of remake of iconic series.

The Avalanches pull plug on live broadcast of Splendour set

The Avalanches are an Australian electronic music group.

RADIO listeners won't be able to tune in to the band's show tonight.

‘Don’t dare say she looked better with meat on her bones’

"ANCIENT artists wouldn’t bother to get out their paints if a woman didn’t have a Mona Lisa smirk and a rear end at least as wide as a Kirkland's bus".

Gladstone girl makes top 50 of most beautiful list

Gladstone's little golden girl Jordyn Lea has not only made her mark in the global magazine Fashion Kids, labelled in the top 50 of the world's most beautiful children, but is also on her way to the national finals of the Aboriginal Model Search in Sydney, in October

JORDYN is on the fast track to fame after this big win.

Isabella Rossellini says being called beautiful is insulting

Isabella Rossellini

'Still beautiful' label is condescending, star says

Aboriginal model search: Oasis sets sights on modelling

STRIKE A POSE: Oasis Armstrong is heading to Sydney in October after being one of eight finalists in the Aboriginal Model Search competition.

She's only eight but she already knows how to rule the catwalk.

Bridget to give it her best shot at Girlfriend Model Search

MODEL CITIZEN: Local model Bridget Smyth will enter the Girlfriend model search on July 23 in Brisbane.

Bridget Smyth began modelling to build her confidence.

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

FLASH JOB: Ashlee Smith,17 , has featured in several beauty magazines and tv commercials.

Ashlee Smith has been scouted by local and state photographers

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7: What to expect

SAMSUNG’S Galaxy Note 7 phone is expected to be unveiled to much fanfare at an event in New York next month.

ATM operating systems need security updates

Cash money   Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

EVER heard of Barnaby Jack? No?

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

Why anti-vaxxers won’t ever change their minds

"VACCINATION is a very emotive topic because you’re dealing with children’s lives".

Girl, 12, turning tragic loss into special tribute

IN MEMORY: Savannah Buchan, 12, was part of a pink guard of honour at Bree Blucher's funeral.

Savannah Buchan turns tragedy into hope for others.

No date set for reopening of Sunshine Hospice

Staff at the Katie Rose Cottage palliative care hospice at Doonan have been told it has run out of money and it will have to close its doors.

‘Significant changes’ flagged to make facility sustainable

Pokemon ‘virtually remedies’ woman’s PTSD and mental illness

POKEMASTER: Mikayla Rose is a firm advocate for Pokemon Go's physical and mental health benefits.

How the app sweeping the globe saved a Warwick woman.

New mum, 39, 'anxious' after miscarriages heartbreak

NEW BUB: Sienna Louise Le Dan was born to Melissa Le Dan and Simon Mison on July 14 at 9.14 weighing 2740g. We caught up with the new mum and bub over the weekend.

“She’s just beautiful and has come out perfectly”

Snack bars low on fruit but heavy on added sugar

Consumer advocate Choice examined the ingredients of 224 products that use images of real fruit on their packaging and the result was not very sweet.

Choice says fruit content of some ‘fruit’ snack bars is ‘farcical’.

Mum's third set of twins in two years

WHEN a US mum was told she was carrying two babies again, she asked her fiance to pinch her in case it was a dream.

There should be no age limit on breastfeeding

Mum, Kristy Lawler breastfeeding her four-and-a-half- and three-and-a-half-year-old children.

Sarah Murnane says the natural weaning age is four-and-a-half years

Confessions of a stay at home mum

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. June 3, 2016

LET'S take a dive into the secret life of stay at home mums…

At work and miss your pet? Say hi to them with this app

The Guzu team: Tim Mobbs (left), Jessie Groom, Beau Sagadin, Kat Lundmark, Russell Lotric.

THIS new app and device allow you to monitor pets, kids remotely

Dad-to-be captures Pokemon while wife is giving birth

"Oh my gosh, there's a Pidgey sitting on your bed!"

Mum says kids need to lose ‘sense of entitlement’

Lilah Rose, 5 Josiah, 11 and Elisha 8.

'We don’t want our kids to just get a job, make money and die.'

Tinder users hit by fake 'safe dating' app

TINDER users are being scammed by as much as $A160 a month through fake profile verification sites.

Why millennials are having less sex

Young people appear to be having less sex, or just lying about it less than previous generations.

It is a cliche that each new generation shocks the last

Pucker up buttercup: It’s International Kissing Day

Janine Hall of Currimunid is a intuitive face and personality reader. She also has her own lip balm product called Plump and Smooth from The Organic Lip Balm Company.

Lip expert shares insight into the power of the smooch

Kissing the key to happy relationships

A third of people in relationships need a good smooch every day