The secrets behind boosting your tax return

FINANCIALLY SAVVY: follow these seven tips to help save money before the end of the financial year.

SAVE money and boost your tax return.

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Winter racing program heats up for Cup

Tweed River Jockey Club chairman Bernie Quinn and apprentice jockey Corinne Miles promote a Melbourne Cup Day meeting.

Tweed River Jockey Club's winter program has began

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The secrets behind boosting your tax return

FINANCIALLY SAVVY: follow these seven tips to help save money before the end of the financial year.

SAVE money and boost your tax return.

NASA 'to reveal it has found alien life'

NASA on verge of revealing alien life find according to Anonymous

Can I claim financial planning advice cost as a deduction?


LEARN about making a tax deduction claim for financial advice.

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Illegal camping enforcement needed

Caravan owners are coming up with ways to holiday for free, often going against regulations in the process

REVEALED: How much grey nomads are spending in town

SPENDING LOCALLY: John and Sandra Bewell from Harrington at the Doon Villa Football Club RV parking area in Maryborough.

"It is a lovely place to stay, we would definitely recommend it"

A nomad's highway thunder

THUNDER DOWN UNDER: Straight-through pipes, with the Jake on the windows rattle coming down Mt Vic.

Bob Irwin with his 3070 is no ordinary grey nomad.

The honest truth about retirement

ON THE MOVE: At this time of year the migration of greying nomadic people is north from southern states.

The real definition behind the term 'grey nomads'.

It's grey nomad season

LIFELONG FRIENDS: Tom and Lola Cox, Ian Teakle and  Claire and Pete Hirt with Monty the dog enjoying time together as grey nomads on the Dawson River in Theodore.

Travel seasons keeping economy afloat

Coast pair's bus is a grey nomad's dream home

Jim and Kathy Pattison are all set to hit the road for the next ten years or so.

Couple ready to live out their dream

GREY NOMADS: Rare bush camp site locations

Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay, New South Wales.

PACK your camping gear and get into our stunning natural landscape.

Gardening: How to grow your own potatoes

THEY need space, sunshine, and fertile, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. They grow pretty quickly - you will be harvesting potatoes in three or four months.

RECIPE: warm your evening up with curry laksa

TIME TO WARM UP: Enjoy a Curry Laksa, full of flavour.

A FAVOURITE Asian spicy soup to enjoy any time of day.

RECIPE: Pasta with a delicious mix of beans, pancetta and pesto

Using salty water to cook pasta is important - one tablespoon of salt per litre of water should do it.

Try this easy pasta recipe for crowd-pleasing dinner

WINTER WARMERS: Recipes perfect for your slow cooker

Baked lemon ricotta and ginger cheesecakes, by Sally Wise.

Sally Wise shares three of her slow cooker favourites.

DINNER FOR ONE: Easy peasy single-serve recipes

Try the delicious Chrisanella Salad  you will make it again and again.

FOUR easy recipes for the next time you find yourself cooking for 1.

Five cost efficient ways to ensure your home stays warm

The Home of Thrones look is going nowhere. Add some instant glamour and warmth by adding throws to your living space this winter.

Here's how to make sure your house stays warm without spending big

7 delicious comfort food recipes perfect for cold days

The Sunshine Coast is bracing for a cold snap. Five-year-old Twins Amber and Taylor Whittingham, of Brisbane, felt the cold at Bulcock Beach.

Find your cool weather dinner inspiration here

Author pops the cork on mature heroines

LOCAL author Maggie Christensen is making inroads with stories surrounding mature women with her latest book Champagne for Breakfast.

Help to save an animal's life on the Sunshine Coast

NEW HOME, NEW LIFE: Marilyn Dempster with Monty and Ruby.

Gain the rewards of caring for a pet by becoming a foster owner.

Noosa fashionista staying classy for 20 years

Lorraine Kenway marked the 20th anniversary in March of her fashion boutique, Noosa's Classy Lady.

Dressing mature women comes second nature to Lorraine.

Seniors News Sunshine Coast online edition

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Beach club to be marquee star of Noosa Alive!

Jennifer Ward, big star coming to Noosa in July to present Falling in Love Again.

The Rococo Beach Club Marquee will be on Noosa's main beach.

Sunshine Coast seniors needed for driving survey

Participants wanted for senior driving research.

SENIOR volunteers required for Sunshine Coast road safety research.

Learn from a lucky bloke good tips for a healthy heart

HEART HEALTH: Hugh Parkinson suffered a heart attack when he was 58. He's changed his health ways and is living a happy life at 71.

DON'T ignore the signs because a heart attack could happen to you.

Government taking action to alleviate housing stress

OLDER Australians are being caught up in the growing crisis of housing affordability.

Tips to consider when deciding to sell or age at home

HOME CHOICES: Do you sell your home to downsize or do you age at home?

Do you sell to downsize or do you age at home?

Should you open a second super fund?


Preparing for the superannuation changes which start on July 1.

Pet owners have lead on positive lifestyle: research

PETS AND AGEING: Pets strengthen the social fabric of our neighbourhoods.

Pets ownership is important to creating liveable neighbourhoods.

Top tips for saving in the supermarket

SAVE: Don't forget to pack your menu plan before you head out and only buy those specials you really need.

LEARN tricks for saving money and better shopping habits.

Empire celebrates 20 years of entertainment

THE Empire Theatre celebrates its 20th anniversary with a day of performances, workshops, tours, displays screenings and more on June 25.

Milestone Malcolm a fair dinkum 'bloody legend'

FEELING GOOD: Malcolm Charlesworth enjoys coffee and a snack after giving blood more than 500 times.

Red Cross reckons Malcolm Charlesworth is a 'bloody legend

Accountant Carolyn has the right balance for work and life

BEYOND NUMBERS: Carolyn Richardson remembers when her desk was littered with papers, ledgers and an adding machine, but says it's the clients that have made her past 40 years as an accountant really enjoyable.

We're not here for a long time, so you have to enjoy life.

Carnival of Flowers tunes up with massive program

STILL THE STAR: Toowoomba's Parks and Gardens will again be curated into splendour.

There's a lot going on at this years Toowoomba's carnival of flowers

Brass band partners with youth in charity concert

YOUNG AT HEART: The RSL Brass Band performing on Anzac Day, conducted by musical director Tim Gray, can play far more than the old favourites.

Young and old partnership to debut in joint concert.

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Marathon weekend to attract 27,000 runners

CHRISTINE Gleria, from Surfers Paradise, is in training to build up her stamina in time for her first Gold Coast Marathon event.

Lennie's famous ride adds a new bronzed chapter

FRIENDS FOR LIFE: A deep bond existed between Lennie Gwyther and his pony Ginger Mick.

Statue to recognise trip for opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Coast garden bringing people together

GREEN THUMBS: Neighbours of all ages and backgrounds meet up at the Mermaid Waters Multicultural Garden.

Mermaid Waters Multicultural a community hub.

Seniors News Gold Coast online edition

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Couple staying in touch to protect the elderly

Ian and Irene Manson are 100% committed to their new online business, CareCallingNow.

Gold Coast couple behind web-based enterprise CareCallingNow

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Fraser Coast

Fraser Coast Tourism and Events is recognising how important volunteers are to the tourism industries across the region.

Len and Valerie Warren are turning grey into green

GREEN VOLUNTEERS: Bush Heritage volunteers Len and Valerie Warren on Eurardy Reserve in West Australia.

UNRETIRING nomads are enjoying turning their grey time to green.

Endeavour's famous Kingaroy Kitchen extends itself

LEARNING AND GROWING THROUGH COOKING: Andy Simmons and Beth Fulton in Endeavour Foundation's famous Kingaroy Kitchen.

MORE than a job, much more than a café at Endeavour.

Top tips for keeping personally safe

POLICE TIPS: Be aware and stay personally safe.

BE aware and stay safe with these top police safety tips.

OPINION: It's time to ban the plastic bag

BAN THE BAG: Plastic bags can cause considerable harm to wildlife mistaking the bag for food.

RECYCLE, reuse, re-think how and when you use plastic bags.

LETTER: What about older victims of domestic violence?


What those 50 and over who are victims of domestic violence?

Apply the 80/20 rule for better peace of mind

Change the way you think and you will start to feel better. Let go of needless worry, be open to solutions and enjoy a healthier, happier life.

CHANGE the way you think and you will start to feel better.

Seniors News Northern NSW online edition

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Man provokes then films snake attack

A man provokes and then films a snake attack.

“Bet he's going to strike. Ready? Watch this. C’mon, c’mon."

Ballina prepared for influx of retirees

BALLINA Shire Council are prepared for any influx of retirees heading to the beautiful Northern Rivers.

Have you thought of retiring to Ballina?

Treasures galore found in Burringbar

FINDERS KEEPERS: Ross and Eva Heath from Heaths Collectables at Burringbar.

A treasure trove of collectibles is waiting to be discovered.

Artists soothe pain of flood devastation

A street sign on Bakers Road south of Murwillumbah towards Uki shows all signs of the damage flood waters caused after the Tweed River broke its banks on Thursday night after extremely heavy rainfall in the Tweed catchment area.Photo: Scott Powick Daily News

Art is one way people of Northern Rivers are recovering from floods

Building a brighter age-friendly community

Minister for Disability Services and Seniors Coralee O'Rourke.

MONEY available to fund creative, age-friendly solutions.

WHAT'S ON: Yvonne's top 10 things to do for April and May

ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS: The band is playing at Kingscliff Beach Hotel in April.

OUT and about events in Northern NSW in April and May.

Lifeline looking for volunteers for crisis support

LIFELINE North Coast is looking for caring people to be trained as part of their telephone crisis support volunteer team.

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Working dogs put on a show at Ulmarra

The skills of man's best friend will be put to the test with the Ulmarra Dog Trials on June 24-25.

Man's best friend will be put the test at the Ulmarra Dog Trials.

Joyland Retreat offers respite for carers

Joyland Carers Retreat offers carers the opportunity to take a well-earned rest at a bespoke carers retreat located 300m from the beach at Korora.

Carers can get all the 'R and R' they need at bespoke retreat.

Grandmother joins trend of late motherhood

FRISKY LAMB: Jacqui (Jarratt) Barnett and four year old Flynn - her favourite description of her new baby was by the woman who described him as a 'late lamb'.

50-year-old swaps babysitting for picking out baby clothes.

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Top tips for reverse parking your caravan

CARAVANNING: master the art of reverse parking before you head off on your holiday adventure.

LEARN how to reverse park your caravan before heading off.

Koala just can't escape the big wet

A SOAKED koala has channeled the annoyance we all feel when we're stuck in the rain

Seniors News Central Coast online edition

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Cheers to Beer and Cider Festival

The Craft Beer and Cider Festival at the Kincumber Hotel promises over 100 varieties of the best craft beer and cider.

Festival a taste sensation for foodies and beer, cider enthusiasts.

'Courageous' retired MP Smith dies from cancer

Former member for Gosford Kathy Smith has died after losing her battle with cancer.

Former member for Gosford died "peacefully" around loved ones.

Late convert trots out again for Bay to Bay

GET FIT: Jon Fogarty has been running for just five years and says overcoming the first 5km is the hardest part.

It doesn't take speed or distance to become a Terrigal Trotter

Seniors News Central Coast online edition

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Explaining the future concepts of Australian aged care

RETIREMENT LIVING: going up is one of the options already being used in Australian cities.

RETIREMENT living and aged care industries are changing at light speed.

NASA 'to reveal it has found alien life'

NASA is “on the verge” of announcing the discovery of alien life, according to the latest video from hacktivist group Anonymous.

Great Barrier Reef: new report gives it a price tag

Clownfish on the Great Barrier Reef. Photo courtesy of TTNQ.

Reef supports more than 27,000 jobs, says new analysis

Great Barrier Reef priceless no more: wonder worth $56b

Great Barrier Reef

A new report has valued the Great Barrier Reef at $56 billion

RECALL: The supermarket glasses that break in your hands

A RANGE of drinking glasses sold across Australia are being recalled amid fears they may break "during normal use" and cut the hands of whoever is holding it.

They were pulled from shelves on May 25.

How 9/11 helped make Waleed Aly a household name

Waleed Aly and Susan Carland at the 2016 Logie Awards

“It feels like there was a script written for me,” he said.

Representatives need to know what we want

However, how many people take the time to let their elected representatives know what they think or need?

Bad call set to leave elderly high and dry

A reader is concerned that under a new system during a power blackout the phone will not work.

Whenever there is a power blackout the new phone will not work.

LETTER: What can you do to stop the flu?

VACCINATE: Flu season is coming.

Things you should know about vaccine

Damned if they do and damned if they don't

A reader says to stop whinging about council officers who are just trying to enforce very clear laws regarding dogs and protect the rights of all.

How would you feel if your animal was torn apart by an off-lead dog?

Stop tapping you teeth

"It's all about the environment you keep your teeth in.”

Travel: How to find affordable accommodation in London

The must-see Kew Gardens in London.

Traditional hotels vs. Airbnb and HomeAway

The real reason everybody hates cyclists

Peter Thomson.  Photo Scott Powick / Tweed Daily News

It's been 200 years since cyclists first made drivers go batty