EXPOSURE comp an impressive display from photographers

The winning entry Burnt Toast.

Central Coast Council's annual EXPOSURE art competition

13 animal Instagrams guaranteed to make you laugh

Follow these accounts and you'll be double-tapping and laughing

Packing life into exhibition at Coffs Harbour regional gallery

Isabel Ricketts with two of her paintings inspired by women's handwork, Tender Dreams and Flowering.

This awarded artists says she's always loved quilting

Local Partners

Increased demand leads to extra flights for Sunshine Coast

BREAKING: QantasLink has targeted a peak travel time to introduce more flights to the Sunshine Coast.

1,400-year-old Ginkgo tree drowns temple in yellow ocean

China’s Ginkgo trees drown their surroundings in a yellow ocean

WATCH: Two fluffy bunnies dominating the internet

One of the twin bunnies taking the internet by storm. By which one is it- Alfie or Biscuit?

A couple of bunnies that are taking Instagram by storm

Hare Krishna founder still celebrating life

Makunda Goswami is one of the original devotees of the Hare Krishna movement.

Meet the man who took the movement around the world

Why this shop is selling designer threads for $10 a piece

SPARKLE FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Tweed Palliative Support national programs manager Liza Nagy, TPS president Meredith Dennis with volunteers Charmaine Van den Broek and Deirde Stewart.

Stylish, new clothes have just arrived to a pop-up shop from Sydney

RECYCLING: Worms love to eat the scraps

WORM farming is a great way to reduce your household food waste.

REWARDS: Reap benefits from phone providers

Get specially priced movie tickets plus a movie rental on Telstra

CHEAP EATS: Secrets to the perfect jam

Here's your chance to make some delicious jam

WATCH: Creating beautiful and wearable pieces of art

One item I'm sure is purchased far too often is the handbag

LIVE+SAVE: Tips and tricks to save money grocery shopping

Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

We all spend a considerable portion of income on grocery shopping

REWARDS: How to receive your seniors discounts

To be eligible for a Seniors Card or Seniors Card+go you must be...

EDITORIAL: Upcycle, repurpose and save your cents

Ideas from Chris and Nicky are all about looking at what we have

This year's Caloundra Music Festival keeps getting better

HOT off their performances at Splendour in the Grass, ILLY and The Preatures are set to join the 10th anniversary celebrations of Caloundra Music Festival.

CHEAP EATS: Secrets to the perfect jam

Here's your chance to make some delicious jam

Have a blooming marvellous time at wildflower festival

Late winter and spring the Sunshine Coast’s wildflowers burst forth

Sandstone Point residents rally to end preventable blindness

Pebble Beach community held a small yet successful sausage sizzle

What's happening on the Sunshine Coast during Seniors Week

Sunshine Coast Council will join with the Council on the Ageing

Artist James Ainslie returns to where it all began

OUTBACK BEAUTY: Abandon Yards.

Cooroibah artist James Ainslie is going back to his roots

Sunshine Coast cyclists to reap benefits

Sunshine Coast cyclists receive funding boost to improve infrastructure

Gentle exercise and morning tea this weekend in Brisbane

STEPPING out of bed in the morning and you hear your bones creak in protest against the floor. Is this a familiar sound?

Prepare to be dazzled as Cirque du Soleil returns

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil comes to us here in Brisbane

Hilarity encouraged at Ab Fab Movie screening

Eddy and Patsy with Kate Moss in Absolutely Fabulous the movie

Care to Move is inviting movers and groovers of all ages to join the...

Census vital as Queensland plans for ageing population

ONE in seven Queenslanders is aged 65 years or over and one in thirty is aged over...

What's next for Trevor Harch?

A FINE DROP: Trevor Harch and David Holmes at Harry’s at Buderim for the launch of Brockenchack 2012 William Frederick shiraz.

What will Trevor Harch do once he retires?

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Facing up to the truth of diabetes in Australia

TWO hundred and eighty Australians develop diabetes every day – that’s one every five minutes.

Workshops help cancer patients look and feel better

Free Look Good Feel Better workshops held help cancer patients to manage the appearance related side effects of their treatment.

When you look good, you feel better about yourself

$33.3 million to help Queensland job seekers

More than 7,500 jobseekers across Queensland will receive training

Facing up to Diabetes with a support meeting in Toowoomba

OWN IT: Daph Watson receives a Kellion Award for living with diabetes for 60 years.

Contact Diabetes Queensland www.diabetesqld.org.au or 1300 136 588.

Toowoomba workshop helps cancer patients look & feel better

Free Look Good Feel Better workshops held nationally help cancer patients to manage the appearance-related side-effects of their treatment.

The Look Good Feel Better program is held once or twice a month.

WHAT'S ON: What's happening around Toowoomba this week

Mount Table Top (Table Top mountain or Tabletop) with low cloud as seen from the Toowoomba Range, Sunday, July 26, 2015. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle

What to do around Toowoomba this cold winter's week

$117,000 funding boost for Toowoomba community groups

Organisations under Round 88 within the Toowoomba North Electorate

Gold Coast ratepayers look forward to low rate rise

GOLD Coast city residents will pay the lowest annual rate increase of any south-east Queensland council – adding to five consecutive years of low rate increases

Bawdy, brash and just as darn fabulous as the original star!

JUST DEVINE: A fabulous musical tribute to Bette Midler  at the Redland Performing Arts Centre.

Catherine Alcorn will channel Bette Midler in an upcoming show.

A show about Chad Morgan

LIVING LEGEND: Chad Morgan will be playing at the Bowenville Hotel on Saturday. He is pictured with  musician Tex Perkins who narrates Chad's documentary I'm Not Dead Yet.   /John Elliot

Chad Morgan will bring show to the Gold Coast again after 20 years.

Community notices

FIRST DAY: Gold Coast seniors Jenny, Bev, Susan and Pat outside the local pub where we had a great lunch in Longreach.

Find out what's happening in the community.

WATCH: First female Toastmaster reveals artistic expression

In spite of her father, Rivella Lewis became an artist and a teacher

Muster up for the good times ahead in Gympie

JOIN the spirit of the Gympie Muster and free yourself from travel worries with an all-inclusive festival package.

Science and tradition combine in Fraser Island studies

Respected Butchulla elder Ian Wheeler joined USC Lecturer in Environmental Science Dr Gabriel Conroy in leading a week-long field trip of 20 students to the world’s largest sand island.Photo Contributed

University of the Sunshine Coast’s scientific studies

Bucket list experiences within reach of more Australians

Tasmanian walking tour to a Kangaroo Island escape

The River House: A tale of of love, betrayal

The River House is a tale of growing up in a changing world.

Penny's Hill a pleasant surprise

Pete Govey in the tasting room at Penny’s Hill Vineyard.

Penny's Hill winery was truly special.

Gorgeous Lugano is a must visit

Lugano on the border of Switzerland and Italy is a must visit.

Slice of Heaven..... Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Famed UK violinist Tasmin Little OBE describes North Queensland as a “slice of heaven”

Famed UK violinist describes North Queensland as a “slice of heaven”

Trainlink jobs lost as online ticket-buying grows

NSW TrainLink travel centres at Lismore, Byron Bay and Murwillumbah are set to close as a result of low face-to-face ticket sales, patronage and staff workloads

Pottsville writer “switched on mentally” to storytelling

Stan Hall adds another story to his life experiences.

Pottsville senior Stan Hall joined U3A Tweed about four years ago

Top free camping spots throughout NSW

Camping and caravanning is a great way to travel

Stellar line-up at writers’ Byron Writers Festival

Kerry O'Brien will discuss his new book, Keating, with Barrie Cassidy at the Byron Theatre on November 11th at 6pm.

ABC TV presenters among speakers at Byron Writers Festival

Visitors flock to Evans Head to discover history of flight

RAAF Caribou cargo plane will soon join the F-111 strike bomber

Celebrating an icon

Eisteddfod dancers out to impress in 2015.

The eisteddfod has a proud tradition of performances.

Good old country fun with the Ballina Country Music Club

Ballina Country Music Clubs next show and social is on Sunday August 7, starting...

Put colour into your Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Carnival attire

BLACK is out the back this year, with plenty of colours in the fashion mix for winter and early spring.

Byron Writers Festival 2016 to visit Coffs Central

Byron Writers Festival 2016 is again hosting Five Writers Road Trip

Explore heart and soul

BEAUTIFUL: Below the Surface photo by Cem Yumru received the 2015 highly commended award/high school category of Heart & Soul.

This year's Heart & Soul Art Prize & Exhibition theme is Harmony.

Local Probus club members visit Slim Dusty Centre at Kempsey

Probus club of Coffs City members on an outing to the Slim Dusty Centre at Kempsey.

Be part of the Three F’s, Fun Friendship and Fellowship.

Solo Seeker takes to the Jetty Theatre

LIVE EVENT: Keith Potger will perform at the Jetty Theatre next Saturday.

The Seekers Keith Potger will perfom at the Jetty Memorial Theatre.

Local poet pens children’s book

FOR THE KIDS: Woopi author Barbara Gilkes has written her first children’s book featuring some familiar native animals.

A Wombat, An Emu and Red Kangaroo is Barbara's first children's book

A place to call his home

SHELTER: John Crisp, having lived on the streets, is now helping others in the same situation.

Meet one of Coffs Coast’s true survivors

Major Australian works announced for Barangaroo event

THE Barangaroo Delivery Authority will present a major new sculpture event, Sculpture at Barangaroo, at Sydney’s spectacular Harbour foreshore park.

Gosford RSL celebrates organisations’ 100th birthday

LEST WE FORGET: Part of Gosford RSL’s club memorial to Australian Diggers.

This year, 2016, marks 100 years of the RSL movement in Australia

Getting green

Graham Ross enjoys chatting with one of the Cardinal Freeman residents

Residents were treated to a workshop filled with hints and tips for the garden

6 natural beauty tips for improving your skin

SKIN is something a lot of people take for granted

Chef Curtis Stone’s restaurant arrives down under

DIVINE DINING: SHARE by Curtis Stone is the first opportunity to taste the chef’s cuisine locally.

Australians can finally enjoy a taste of Chef Curtis Stone’s cuisine

Scientists: Genes may be reason you're naughty or nice

Predicting the likelihood of an individual being nasty or nice

The important role of grandparents with dementia

Help with teaching family to understand effects of dementia

Can you spot the snake?

SOMETIMES the crew at Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 are faced with the difficult task of locating a snake.

You don't need a bloke to buy you flowers: Opinion

SELF LOVE: We don’t really need a bloke to buy us flowers.

I’m not saying go out and buy a fresh bunch of flowers every day.

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

*WARNING EMBARGOED UNTIL 10.15PM TUESDAY JULY 26* MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa. Supplied by Channel 10.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Got a spare hundred bucks? Here's where you could fly to now

BIG BOOST: Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand all posted double-digit passenger growth into the Sunshine Coast Airport.

Wanna fly but ain't got the funds? Then make sure you check this out

Bloody freezing! How cold was it where you are?

Queenslanders woke up feeling like their town was freezing over

READER'S VIEW: Australia Post a waste of time and money

AUSTRALIA Post should be given the WOFTAM Award, which translates to ‘Waste Of Flipping Time and Money’.

LETTER: 1 in 6 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer

Gloria Newell talks about her experience with cancer picked up after a breast screen.

One in six will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime

LETTER: Poor track record

Airport funding prevarication shows contempt for the Sunshine Coast

LETTER: Well-deserved OAM

Brian William Day, of Maleny, has been honoured with an Order of Australia Medal for his service to the community through social welfare advocacy roles.

Congratulations to Brian Day on being awarded an OAM

OPINION: Writing skills can change with dementia

Women writing on paper with a pen on a white background.

Writing skills can change with dementia

Strange Politics: Turnbull steers Australia into a wall

Strange Politics: Malcolm Turnbull has become a victim of Epstein's Law. (Photo Digitally altered)

Malcolm Turnbull is a victim of Epstein’s Law, and we will suffer

OPINION: No more piecemeal politics

Editor Shelley Strachan

Gympie region does not want any more piecemeal politics