Why everyone is suddenly talking about tai chi

Ciata Cooper from Grafton Physio and Sport delivers a free tai chi class at Grafton High School on Friday, 30th September, 2016.Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Free classes getting Grafton residents out of bed bright and early

5 million dollar homes for sale in Toowoomba right now

Located at 9 Fletcher St, the home is steeped in history from its early beginnings in the 1870s.

A grand colonial home in East Toowoomba has gone on the market

Don't call us! Plea for end to cold-call collectors

Research from CHOICE shows that 89% of people received at least one unsolicited call in a six-month period.

RESEARCH shows 89% of people received unsolicited calls.

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Kingscliff's town clock out of time

IT IS most likely, the mission to find Kingscliff's town clock has run out of time.

Crash victim shares incredible survival story

BATTLING ON: Gavin Williamson for years on after his crash on Gladstone Road

Gavin won't let a car crash and amputation stop him

No vote for hospice volunteers

STOP THE SUFFERING: Former volunteers at Sunshine Hospice protest their membership applications being refused.

Hospice volunteers denied membership

The strange history of our clock tower revealed

The old Post and Telegraph office in Molesworth Street

Artwork explores town's timekeeper

Local Leyburn legend commemorated with bridge

NAMING RIGHTS: Tummaville Rd Bridge will be named after the late Tex McGee.

Tummaville Rd Bridge will be named after a Leyburn legend.

How to enter the Seniors News caravan competition

SENIORS News in conjunction with Palm Lake Resorts is giving away a $69,990 Majestic Caravan to one lucky winner.

Find out why the Majestic Caravan has everyone talking

Proud history in the caravan industry, offering reliability, luxury

Where’s your nearest Palm Lake Resort?

Here’s a list of all Palm Lake Resorts to help you on your way!

20 tips for towing a caravan safely

Towing a caravan/trailer is not difficult if you follow the tips

Tips for using free caravan stops in Australia

The caravan worth $69,990 which you win by entering this competition.

Free camps may vary from gravel roadside stops to beside a river

CARAVAN COMP: Don't wait too long for the time of your life

YOUR CHANCE: You can win a $69,990 caravan just by getting creative with one of these new Palm Lake Resort stickers.

Competition stickers are available in Palm Lake Resort

Top free camping spots throughout NSW

Camping and caravanning is a great way to travel

Tips to help you manage your power usage and cut bills

ELECTRICITY prices are continuing to rise, so follow these top tips to help slash your next bill.

LIVE + SAVE: Seasonal fruits delivering best buys

Citrus is costing more than usual, so opt for seasonal fruits instead.

PRICES for citrus are high, but seasonal fruits offer best buys.

LIVE + SAVE: Make 20 useful household items with a coathanger

Things to make with a coathanger.

MAKE 20 household items using only a wire coathanger.

MAKE YOUR OWN: Lavender essential oil

Making your own lavender essential oil is easy when you know how.

LAVENDER essential oil is good for the senses, the body and the mind

LIVE + SAVE: Tips to make cheese glorious cheese

Homemade ricotta and haloumi (in the jar).

CHEESE is becoming an expensive pleasure, so why not make your own?

Save by updating your sustainable ways

Once paid for and installed, solar panels are low-maintenance and can last 20 years or more, and the electricity they generate is free.

LEAVE behind a lighter eco footprint and enjoy a lighter budget

MAKE YOUR OWN: Fresh full cream milk ricotta recipe

CHEESE PLEASE: Make your own fresh ricotta cheese at home.

HOW to make your own delicious full cream milk ricotta.

Baby Boomers getting happier with age

BABY Boomers believe they are far happier and healthier than millennials.

Yandina School of Arts to celebrate 100 years

Yandina School of Arts in the early 1900s.

CELEBRATION of 100 years of serving the community.

'How-to' guide to a healthy and wealthy life

Zoe Sparks Healthy & Wealthy

NEW book for small business owners promises to lift the bottom line.

Country Kin Kin hosts Oktoberfest

KI N  KIN:   Celebrate Oktoberfest in September.

HOME brewing aficionados to bring music, food and beer to Kin Kin.

Learn the art of business for creative souls

LEARN the tricks of starting in business from arts industry guru Stephen Clark.

LEARN the tricks of starting in business from arts industry guru.

Breakthrough medicines to reach Australia sooner

Australian patients presently have to wait up to 15 months longer to access some breakthrough medicines than patients in the United States or Europe.

CANCER patients could have access to new medicines 2yrs earlier.

Warning about counterfeit currency in circulation

THE new $5 banknote released at the start of this month by the Reserve Bank.

THE quality of the counterfeit banknotes is very sophisticated.

Driving home the need to stay social to fight depression

AN ACTIVE social life can help ward off depression in women who have had to give up driving.

Help available to get better electricity deals

Stock image of cash for better business.

ASSISTANCE offered to help seniors save on their electricity bill.

Palm Lake link-up shares knowledge with today's youth

Palm Lake Resorts.

PALM Lake residents pass on knowledge through link-up with school.

Be inspired at Craft and Quilt Fair

Craft and Quilt Fair at Brisbane Exhibition Centre at South Bank from October 5-9.

THE Craft and Quilt Fair invites you to learn, make and be inspired.

Welfare system shake-up must invest in older people

Call for any reform of the welfare system to ensure assistance for older people is maintained.

REFORM of welfare system must ensure assistance for older people.

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Fire up a barbie and raise funds for charity

PROSTATE Cancer Foundation of Australia is urging Australians to light up the barbecue to help raise funds for the not-for-profit's cause.

Have your say on better aged care services

The consultation period is open on the draft National Aged Care Advocacy Framework.

CONSULTATION open on draft National Aged Care Advocacy Framework.

New face in battle against violence at home

LENDING A HAND: Darling Downs district officer Superintendent Mark Kelly and Toowoomba Together Inc chairman John Minz shake hands on the group's future plans.

TOOWOOMBA Together Inc is the new face of anti-violence in town.

Toowoomba jobs surge predicted under NDIS

UP TO 1,350 jobs could be created in Toowoomba thanks to the NDIS.

UP TO 1,350 jobs could be created in Toowoomba thanks to the NDIS.

How to keep your brain healthy

Physical and mental exercise fight the onset of dementia.

WHAT have you done for your brain this month?

Catch details of new fishing rules at community meetings

A fisherman with a murray cod.

INFO evenings will discuss changes to fishing rules and regulations.

Rockers ready for next chapter of reunion

TAKE 3: (From left) Des Patch, Bob Donovan, Col Zeller, Ron Smith, Kerry Wright and Graham Muller can still rock 'n' roll with the best as Chapter III.

CHAPTER III plans encore performance after success of reunion

Art, music and memory combine at Tweed gallery

A NEW MemoryScape program to heighten public awareness about dementia was launched at Tweed Regional Gallery to coincide with Dementia Awareness Month.

Renaissance revival at Robina Parklands

DRESS TO IMPRESS: Dressing up for the renaissance faire adds an extra element of fun, but is definitely not compulsory.

STEP back in time to a 16th century Disneyland at faire.

Margaret Olley's artistic life revealed in exhibition

LIFE ART: Pineapple flowers and pears: Margaret Olley (1923 - 2011), a gift of the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd and Friends.

ARTWORKS never before shown to the public on display in exhibition.

“Book train” will revolutionise the New York Public Library

A "book train” will soon grace the halls of New York Public Library

Don't be fooled by fake scammers 'from telcos'

Warning about elaborate scam where callers pretend to be from your telco.

WARNING about elaborate scam where callers pretend to be from telcos

Hervey Bay, Maryborough named in top 50 small towns

LIST of the most irresistible, exotic, historic and postcard-worthy small towns in Australia.

Get active to save your health, money, and mind

It is time to shape up, slim down and get moving for a healthier, happier lifestyle.

WHEN was the last time you took 60 minutes to get active?

Age no barrier for 90-year-old PhD graduate

Joan Webb, who is 90 years old, recently graduated with a PhD from the University of Tasmania.

JOAN Webb recently graduated with a PhD from University of Tasmania.

Gayndah truckie receives hall of fame award

KEEP ON TRUCKIN: Reg Brown has been inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame in recognition for his ongoing service to the road transport community in Australia.

"REG” Brown inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame.

TRAVEL: Desert sky spectacular near Alice Springs

Range of Expression: Take part in illuminating the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges.

A SPECTACULAR illumination is one highlight of Parrtjima festival.

Musical aspirations more then a 'pipe' dream

Hervey Bay commemorated the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan during Vietnam Veterans' Day ceremonies - The Pipe Band led the march to the cenotaph.

HERVEY Bay's pipe major wants to bring the standard of piping up.

Creative group has attitude that's all dolled-up

Dolls With Attitude members Robyn Williams with Carnival which won a blue rosette, Bev Lister with her Steam Punk Pixie also winning a blue rosette and Valerie Bull with the Lady of the Manor which picked up best in category and champion at the Doll and Teddy Bear Show in Bundaberg.

LEARN how to create your own sculptured doll.

Lismore Council seeks feedback for regional village plan

ENGAGE with council and have your say on the future plan for the local area.

Tahiti's freshest of pearls to reach new luxury level

FUTURE PLANS: Construction of four new villas is planned for Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa.

PLANS to further polish the Pearl of the Pacific in Tahiti.

Wooden machines keep Bill at full revs

FUN & GAMES: Toymaker Bill Robson and offsider Sue Ewin, who does his computer work.

MAKER of wooden toys creates miniature versions of huge machines.

Live art event at Channon Hall

IF THESE HALLS COULD TALK: Come and celebrate the Channon Hall live arts event.

MULTI-ARTS project celebrates the role of regional halls.

Second-hand Saturday to reuse and reduce waste

REUSE RECYCLE: Get involved with garage sales across the region.

GRAB a bargain during the Second Hand Saturday Garage Sale.

Study 'opens Pandora's box' for mature-age student

Vykee Bennett receiving her award.

Vykee Bennett loves TAFE and wishes she could go to school forever.

How easy is it for mature age students?

STUDY finds there are challenges, but most succeed.

President puts orchids on show

WOOLGOOLGA District Orchid Society president to put flowering plants on display.

Stellar line-up for We Care Day

GET READY: Celebrity Wheel Off takes place at the Wheelchair Sports NSW zone.

ACCESS all areas is the theme for Coffs Harbour's We Care Day.

Woolgoolga orchid sweet spot

Judges assess entries at a past Woolgoolga show.

WOOLGOOLGA'S Yeates Hall will host a dazzling display of orchids.

Entertainment's just Grease Lightning at the Jetty

Twelfth Night hits Coffs Harbour this October.

COMMUNITY theatre is thriving at Coffs' Jetty Memorial Theatre.

New lease on life at Aston Motel

REVAMPED VACANCY: Motelier Graham Lees at Yamba's Aston Motel.

GRAHAM LEES comes out of retirement for motelier business.

Land army honour for Coffs Harbour woman

ARMY RECOGNITION: Joan Quick is amused by the time it has taken for the Women's Land Army to gain official recognition.

MEDAL honour for woman's role in Land Army in WWII.

Garden club's fundraiser for Macksville Hospital

GETTING READY: Secretary Judy Riddell with Billie McKay and club treasurer May Harris (standing).

Nambucca Valley Garden Club will host the Garden Gala in October.

Peninsula Village opens doors for community fun day

PENINSULA Village at Umina Beach is hosting a free community fun day, including live entertainment, a photo booth and jumping castle.

Grassroots programs benefit from grants

Twenty-one Central Coast community organisations will share just more than $30,000 in funding.

TWENTY one community organisations will share $30,000 in funding.

Get smart tech classes at the Grafton Library

IN COMMUNICADO: Become a Tech Savvy Senior at Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre each Wednesday.

NEW series of technology classes for seniors in Grafton.

Scholarship puts regional thespians in the spotlight

GUIDING HAND: Bell Shakespeare's John Bell has much to teach aspiring actors.

SCHOLARSHIP in honour of Bell Shakespeare's founding director

Family tie to history of Anzac Avenue

GUESTS: Tracey Smith, Doug Eaton, Emma McBride, John Selwood, Kerrie Metcalfe, Pat Frewin and David Harris.

EMOTIONAL ceremony held special place in hearts of Goldsmith family.

Scarecrows spring up for annual competition

SCARECROWS: Dorothy and her friends from Oz.

SCARECROWS have been popping up all around the Central Coast.

Story of Gosford's Mann St a real page-turner

The three volumes of Gosford in the Age of Steam, available at Gosford Library

RESIDENTS are invited to take a trip down Gosford's memory lane.

Our man in Paris: Highlights from the 2016 Paris Motor Show

Numerous eye-catching concepts join the production ready models on show at Paris, with more emphasis than ever on our electric future

Man found dead was on his honeymoon

The crashed rental vehicle a 29-year-old American visitor was found dead in on Shooting Butts Rd, rural Martinborough.

A man found dead in a crashed hire car was on his honeymoon

Wyatt Roy "irresponsible" for travel to IS danger zone

Foreign Minister criticises Wyatt Roy's travel to danger zone

328kmh! The world's fastest VW Beetle

FLYING DUB: Production VW Beetle's 2.0-litre engine modified to 405kW to help break the 200mph barrier.

Rapid bug smashes Beetle Land Speed Record

High protein, low carb diet put in doubt

Common dietary advice has been turned on its head by new research

LETTER: Thanks, but I know a scam when I hear one

I BELIEVE I owe "Jerry from Telstra” a formal apology.

LETTERS: All owners need to take responsibility for dogs

Dog at Back Beach Woolgoolga.

TWO readers write in to discuss the issue of dogs on beaches

3 obvious scams you don't want to fall for

Mackay Police have warned email hacking is on the rise.

There are the scam emails currently doing the rounds as well

LETTER: U3A courses are a real bargain

Doug and Janice Godwin are active in U3A Tweed Coast classes.

Retirement in 1989 at age 55 seemed like a good idea - and it was

The stately manors of early Ipswich

STATELY MANOR: Booval House was built more than 160 years ago and remains as one of the prestige homes in Ipswich.

Built more than 160 years ago and still going strong

COLUMN: Brangelina and the grandparents

Following the announcement of the Pitt/Jolie split, group editor of the Seniors Newspaper Network Gail Forrer wonders how the grandparents will fare.

IN THE wake of the Pitt/Jolie split, how will the grandparents fare?

COLUMN: No matter what you do, life is still too short

The question of longevity ceases for a moment. Life is short.