Superannuation catch-up rules a great opportunity

MONEY SAVER: Superannuation 'catch-up' rules are an opportunity to build your nest egg.

Super catch-up rules are an opportunity to build your nest egg.

Healthier one-pan baked fried rice

TASTY MEALS: Easy to cook, fun to eat, check out this tasty rice meal idea.

Easy to cook, fun to eat, check out this tasty rice meal idea.

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Lava bomb explodes through tour boat

A file photo shows lava flowing into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. Picture: AP

Three in a stable conditions at a hospital with unknown injuries.

‘Horrific’: Mum and two kids killed at home

Two people were found dead at the home and another suffered critical injuries. Picture: AAP Image/Trevor Collens

Cops say the crime scene is the “most horrific” they have ever seen

Shifts 'dried up' when aged care workers complain: union

Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union Acting Secretary Sandra Eales said chronic understaffing was leaving aged care staff "deeply distressed”.

Nursing union claims staff find reporting unsafe practices difficult

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'It's not about trucks v the caravans'

"THE road is there to share.” That's the message ATA CEO Ben Maguire is trying to get out there when conversations turn to the gripes with grey nomads.

'Shock' tax hitting grey nomads in wallet

GREY NOMAD TAX: Bernie Stafford and Kathy Collins, pictured with their grandchildren Kian and Oliver, say grey nomads support small towns so the last thing the government should do is hit them with another tax.

This will affect how many travellers take to open road.

First-ever lighthouse shining through history since 1800s

Bustard Head Lighthouse at the town of 1770 is fully restored and celebrates its 150 anniversary this year.

The life-saving light of Bustard Head still shines 150 years later.

Grey nomads weigh into Kershaw Gardens time limit debate

Colleen and Tony Fuhrmann enjoy visiting Rockhampton and staying at Kershaw Gardens as it provides everything they need.

'It's not a spot where you camp for your holiday'

Back road bandits head home

Hans and Liz Van Kalken of Hervey Bay stopped at Gayndah on the last night of their five month trip.

Home is just on the horizon for these grey nomads.

Burnett is thriving with travellers this time of the year

Foundation members behind Rum City Ramblers Pam and Joe Draheim said they love being grey nomads and visiting the various towns.

FREQUENT visitors to the North Burnett, Pam and Joe Draheim.

Retired couple enjoying new lease on life as travellers

Avril and Sandy Cowrie enjoying their time in the Burnett.

BUNDABERG couple Avril and Sandy Cowrie have just begun.

Recipe: Zucchini and bacon fritters with garlic yoghurt

A HEALTHIER alternative to hash browns, these zucchini and bacon fritters with garlic yoghurt are the ideal snack to sneak in a serve of greens.

No ordinary meatballs

Peter Kuruvita's Frikkadels stuffed with camembert.

These delights were influenced by several continents.

Recipe: Wholesome beef and vegetable curry

A winter warmer to serve when the family visit on the weekend.

A winter warmer to serve when the family visit on the weekend.

Sticky toffee apple bread and butter pudding

Try this super winter pudding to win the hearts of family and friends.

Sweeten your day with this easy winter pudding treat.

Easy savings on your supermarket shopping

Shoppers will be slugged more at the checkout if they don’t come armed with their own bags.

Simple ways to save cash when doing your regular grocery shops

Worst things to buy at a supermarket

Mikayla Kuskopf inspects foods that are definitely not on the list in the latest research at Coles Newmarket in Brisbane. Picture: Claudia Baxter/AAP

The list of things to avoid is getting a lot longer

Time for a change: How to make reusable bags safe for food

NO MORE: Wave goodbye to plastic bags and learn to use reusable bags safely.

Wave goodbye to plastic bags and learn to use reusable bags safely.

Will the new tax changes impact my pay?

WITH the passage of the Government's personal income tax cuts, what impact will this have on take-home pay?

Money: Spread your risk over long term plan

SAVINGS PLAN: The key is to invest in a way that you feel comfortable with.

The key is to invest in a way that you feel comfortable with.

Top tips on how to choose the right accountant for you

GOOD ADVICE: Learn what to look for before choosing your new accountant.

Learn what to look for before choosing your new accountant.

Our frightening $45 billion debt trap

TIMELY WARNING: Credit cards can be convenient but they have a dark side.

Credit cards can be convenient but they have a dark side.

Investment property may help seniors dodge contribution caps

DOWNSIZE OPTIONS: Ensure you follow all the rules or suffer a penalty from the ATO.

Ensure you follow all the rules or suffer a penalty from the ATO.

Stayed tuned as franking credits remain on the radar

FRANKING CREDITS: Worry over changes to franking credits by the ALP if it takes government hasn't disappeared.

Remaining aware of likely changes is the best advice now.

Staying Safe and Savvy: CBA launch free protection guide

ELDER ABUSE: The Commonwealth Bank now has available online and at branches its newly released guide to avoiding financial abuse.

It's a comprehensive guide to protecting you from financial abuse.

Elderly man knocked out in vicious attack

AN ELDERLY man is in hospital following a brutal assault this morning at his Caloundra workplace.

Liveable tourism and housing on radar for Coast network

DRIVING CHANGE: Sunshine Coast Access Advisory Network's Peter Ryan and his passionate band of hard workers.

Tourism income from accessbility can come from change in design.

Retiree 'black-listed' from bowls club wins legal battle

A Sunshine Coast retiree has won her court battle against a bowls club.

She was wrongly accused of slamming another lady's cooking.

War veteran running the distance on 'busted' knees

Vic Williams has just turned 90 and is taking part in the Townsville running festival and doing the half marathon.  Picture: Zak Simmonds

92-year-old will be the oldest competitor in the half-marathon

Baby boomers find a million reasons to keep family together

Unit 23 Las Rias Resort in Quamby Place Noosa

Prestige real estate seen as best way to keep the family together.

Aussie greats gather to celebrate life of Phil Emmanuel

The late Phil Emmanuel.

Benefit concert will be held for the late Phil Emmanuel's family.

It's never too late to vaccinate

THE flu tends to strike from late July and into August, so if you haven't had a flu shot yet, it's best you head to your GP and get it done.

My Health Record: Differing advice confuses opt-out decision

WHICH CHOICE: Agencies are recommending differing responses to the opt-out choice.

Agencies are recommending differing responses to the opt-out choice

Motoring experts celebrate the Kings of the Road

'Kings of the Road' features insider stories, exclusive interviews and amazing facts.

These are the greatest, bravest, most iconic and inspired vehicles.

Oh La La ! Celebrate Bastille Day by booking a French tour

Escape with APT to the glorious French countryside.

Escape with APT to the glorious French countryside.

Going to the Mountain: A tribute to Nelson Mandela

NEW BOOK: Ndaba Mandela shares life lessons from his grandfather Nelson Mandela in Going to the Mountain.

Ndaba Mandela shares life lessons from his grandfather Nelson.

Charges slash to aged-care development sparks debate

THE decision to cut an aged-care provider's infrastructure charges for a new retirement home by nearly $450,000 has sparked fierce debate in council chambers.

Active ageing: Research discovers Fitbit tracks friendship

TRACKING WELL: Participants in a USQ wearable technology study Margrit Rettke (left) and Rose McGuire (right) with facilitator Dr Ann Morrison from USQ's Digital Life Lab.

Research group checks out how seniors use technology.

Knitting circle for jazzy men

STREET ART: Yarnbombing turns the CBD into a riot of colour.

Warwick's annual jumper and jazz fest weaves in the males.

Chip in $15 for great birthday present

A BIG JOURNEY: Mark Munro and Graham Barron have been involved in Toowoomba Hospice since before it opened its doors 15 years ago, and hope everyone will give $15 to mark the milestone.

Without the public's support the Toowoomba Hospice would not exist.

Hospital visit turns into 60 years of married bliss

Henry and Mary Wagner celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. July 2018

Nurse Mary met Henry when he was brought in for surgery.

Cruise along for a cancer fundraising bike ride

MEMORABLE: Glee Young has paired up with Barry McKeown for five years on what she says is an unforgeCttable ride in Toowoomba's Cruise for Cancer.

The huge community fundraiser is on again this year.

Festival a chance to enjoy a different world

DANCE OF LIFE: The Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival on Sunday, August 12 encourages everyone to learn and understand the many different people that make up our community.

Celebrate the diversity of the region at the local festival.

Showtime for glorious orchids on the Gold Coast

THE day Christine Martin was given an orchid when she first came to Australia in 1980, it was the start of a lifelong fascination.

Walking into friendship at home and abroad

STEPPING OUT: Gold Coast Bushwalkers Club president Brenton Prescott explores his world on foot.

Gold Coast group can take you into global community.

What's On: Gold Coast

FUN WITH FFURRY FRIENDS:THE Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo is on on tJuly 14 and 15 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.

See what's on in your region to enjoy these coming months.

Dance, donate for community health on the Gold Coast

ENTERTAINMENT PLUS: Events co-ordinator Carol Podesta (left) and fundraising manager Vicki James spread the word about the work of the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation at  Winter Solstice Festival.

The local foundation has made a huge impact on the community.

Big plans ahead for new Queensland U3A president

CONFIDENT: As incoming president of the U3A Network Queensland, Gail Bonser guides the destiny of 33 member associations.

New U3A Qld president hails from Gold Coast.

Country music fans to celebrate legend Buddy Williams

AUSTRALIAN country music fans could make some toe-tapping history when they celebrate the 100th birthday of the legendary Buddy Williams in the town of Dorrigo.

Clarence Valley community being called on for support

CASPA - Foster Carer Training will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17 from 9am-3pm at the Grafton Library.

The accredited two-day course covers all aspects about fostering.

What do you want? Coffs business out to make lives easier

LEAPING IN: The Happy Frog owner Kim Towner puts together a basket of the store's beautifully fresh vegetables, as she asks for opinions on a possible delivery service.

THE Happy Frog is very sustainability conscious.

'Bit of crazy': Folk group looking for 'eccentric' dancers

Fiddle Stix Morris dancers colour up any event with dance and music.

Like a touch of the English countryside in an Australian setting.

Forget Me Not: Joyful choir sings to remember

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC: Grafton's Leigh Robertson and pianist Jenny Worrell hold the Forget Me Not Choir meetings every Tuesday at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium.

People living with dementia are rediscovering the joy of music.

Row into better health says coach

PADDLE POWER: Iluka Rowing and Aquatic Club coach Gayle Armour believes in the health benefits of rowing.

There is something relaxing and motivating about being on the water

Artist calls on war heritage to honour Armistice

ARTIST Peter Skinner, whose father fought on the Western Front and his uncle at Gallipoli, created murals for the Erina Men's Shed Armistice Centenary Garden.

'Shameful': Rally calls for increase to aged care funding

Rally members make their voices heard at the Central Coast Leagues Club.

"We are creating an existence for older Australians, not a life."

Questions still being answered at family history group

FAMILY MATTERS: Eileen Wheway and Lynda Smith with Member for Dobell Emma McBride at the 35th birthday celebrations of Wyong Family History Group.

Developing a family tree has led to getting to know lots of people.

Singers step out of the shower in community choirs

The Peninsula Villages Aged (PVL) Choir is open to anyone retired in the Umina/Woy Woy area who enjoys belting out a tune.

Central Coast choir is steadily growing in size and enjoyment.

What's on: Central Coast

GOOD TIMES: There's always a good crowd, good music and good times at the annual Winter Blues and Jazz at the Entrance.

See what's on in your region to enjoy these coming months.

Tea sweetens the tech sessions for Central Coast seniors

KEEPING IN TOUCH: Seniors at last year's Tea and Technology session at Club Mingara get hands-on with learning.

Handheld technology doesn't have to be frightening for seniors.

The music of Motown is coming to Wyong

KEY TO FUN: Songs in the Key of Motown promises high-energy, top-quality entertainment and costuming at The Arthouse, Wyong on Tuesday, June 12.

Roberts has been singing the music of Motown for over 20 years.

'It's outrageous': Couple wins $20k a month for 20 years

A Coast couple now believe Friday the 13th is their lucky day after winning the first prize in Set for Life and pocketing $20,000 a month for the next 20 years.

HIGH SPIRITS: First footage of rescued cave boys

More details have emerged about the miracle rescue of the 12 boys and their coach. Picture: AFP/Thai Royal Navy

Vision shows most of the boys smiling and waving in hospital.

'ALL BOYS ARE OUT': Cave rescue 'miracle'

The remaining four Navy Seals emerge safely from the Thai cave after rescuing all 12 boys from the Wild Boar soccer team and their coach.

Rescuers achieved the impossible: 12 boys, and their coach, are free

Hologram doctors? Seniors to stay at home longer in trial

Travelling to the doctors may soon be a thing of the past with the Government announcing a trial into new technologies.

Imagine this: Discussing medical advice with a hologram.

Retirees targeted in new NBN scam

An NBN Co scam is tricking potential customers.

That phone call or salesperson at the door might not be legitimate