Local stories add to Cathedral's grandeur

IN ALL ITS GLORY: The Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton.

The oldest residence on the close is the Deanery, built in 1872.

Unschooling? Stop being lazy, attention-seeking parents

Let me paint a picture for you of how a family like this "works"

DAY IN HISTORY: Armstrong takes first step on the moon

Neil Armstrong on the moon.

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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A tale of economic abuse that hits the homeless

It was a tale too good to be true - and for far to many women.

Elderly couple's deaths: The pair had no 'Plan B'

Police believe retired ­engineer Geoffrey Iddon, 83, died of natural causes up to three weeks ago and with his wife Anne, 82, who also had dementia, having died of starvation. Picture: Richard Dobson

When independence leads to a lonely, isolated death.

Teen boy in shocking crime spree targeting elderly

The court heard the boy and others would steal a car and crash it during the joyride.

“You should be utterly ashamed of yourself,” judge tells offender

Killer cop wants Justine Damond's body tested for drugs

THE lawyer for the cop who killed Justine Damond wants an autopsy on her body...

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History, food, shopping: A tourist's dream in Avignon

AVIGNON combines the best of life - history, food and shopping - into one beautiful location in the Provence region of southern France.

French cafe the perfect spot for food and a show

Ann Rickard and her tour group enjoy their lunch at Terroirs in Uzes, France.

Three words sum up French cafe: location, location, location.

Take a trip on Ann Rickard's Tour de Europe

Ann Rickard.

Take a trip on Ann Rickard's Tour de Europe.

Long queues worth the wait for Monet's Gardens

The beauty of Claude Monet's famous lily ponds.

Beautiful gardens silence the hordes of tourists.

Markets are a way of life in France

The sounds, the smells, the food!

Pilgrimage to the resting place of Van Gogh

Reliving the final days of the master painter Vincent van Gogh.

Eating, relaxing while barge cruising in France

The French barge Panache. Credit: Ann Rickard.

The idea is to take it easy - and don't forget the food!

Glamping in a campervan: Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo review

THE Mercedes-Benz of campervans has arrived in Australia to transport Baby Boomers to a comfortable retirement. This is the Marco Polo.

Grey Nomad blitz stuns local parks

Peak season is approaching for Seaforth Camping Reserve.

Local caravan parks are reporting increased numbers

Training for caravanners could save lives: road experts

As Grey Nomads flock north this winter, Coast road experts believe additional training could save lives.

Experts call for additional training for caravanners

SDRC to revisit Dalveen camp fee

Southern Downs Regional Council will consider introducing a camping fee of $10 a camper a night at Dalveen's Jim Mitchell Park.

Council to table paid camping tomorrow

Illegal camping enforcement needed

Harry Bruce cartoon

Caravan owners are camping for free, often going against regulations

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.

Putting the Y into DIY

BEFORE you jump into a 'Do It Yourself' project, make sure you have weighed up all the pros and cons of taking on the task.

Gardening: How to grow your own potatoes

Potatoes are one of the easiest crops to grow and now is the time to begin planting.

This versatile veggie is easy to grow

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

Croquet club a hidden gem on the Coast.

THE Noosa Croquet Club is creating a modern take on the genteel game, in, arguably, the best court to play on in the entire country.

New exercise a gravitational pull for a better back

ACTIVE AGING: Bob O'Brien demonstrates his AntiGravity zero-compression inversion exercise with Suncoast City Performing Arts Centre's Alicia Bryant.

Anti-gravity exercises are for every age and gender.

Have your say on aged care on the Coast

POLITICAL SUPPORT: Ted O'Brien MP with Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt.

Calling all over 50s on the Sunshine Coast.

Change bad habits and enjoy a balanced lifestyle

HEALTH & VITALITY: Author of Changing Habits Changing Lives, Cyndi O'Meara.

At 57, Cyndi O'Meara glows with health and vitality.

Author pops the cork on mature heroines

LOCAL AUTHOR: Maggie Christensen with her new book, Champagne for Breakfast.

Writer fighting to tell stories "about mature women”.

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.

Architect's vision a sustainable success

GABRIEL Poole's architectural vision of small, affordable and sustainable housing has become much more than relevant for 21st century living.

Sleep a little easier ... no matter where you are

SLEEP APNOEA: Dan Alter is sleeping a lot better when on holidays these days as he now has the compact AirMini  with him on his travels.

Travel lightly with the newest smart sleep apnoea device.

Virtual friends a new answer to social isolation

Seniors helping to develop online socialising virtual worlds.

Financial shepherds help low income earners

GOOD SHEPHERDS: Robert got back on track thanks to the help of Good Shepherd Microfinance.

Help to ease financial stress for low income earners is at hand.

Stephanie Alexander's Chinese crisp-roasted pork

A delicious special treat for your family.

Two big events with hospice at heart

IT DOESN'T matter which team you back, everyone supports Toowoomba Hospice

What's on in your town?

Ten Tenors are touring Australia.

Check out Alison's top things to do in your region

USQ Bookcase is a real page-turner

CURTAIN UP: Playwright, author and USQ alumnus David Burton speaks at last year's Bookcase writers' festival.

The bookworm in all of us encouraged to shine at festival.

Jazz up winter at Queensland's 'quirkiest' festival

ALL WELCOME: Visitors come from across the state to enjoy the festival, including Helen Heathwood (Bundaberg), Sue Brownjohn (Caloundra) and Carol Cherry (Beerwah).

Queensland's quirkiest yarnbombing and jazz winter festival turns 14

Camellia show sprouts beyond green thumbs

REVVING UP FOR FLOWER SHOW: Members of the Historical Motor Cycle Club of Queensland Toowoomba Area join Deputy Mayor Cr Carol Taylor and fellow councillors to celebrate the launch of this year's Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo with show committee members.

Organisers "over the moon at the way the event has grown”.

Flood survivors recall tales of horror and heartache

HEROISM AND SURVIVAL: Veteran investigative reporter Amanda Gearing is keeping the story and the struggle of some survivors of the January 2011 floods alive.

Harrowing stories to be part of writer's festival.

Empire celebrates 20 years of entertainment

BEYOND EXPECTATION: Events manager Margaret Turnbull says no-one could have foreseen just how busy and diversified the unique Empire Theatre would become.

It began on a dark stormy night 20 years ago.

Pet pooches stay fit and active in the community

BORDER collie Champ volunteers as a reading dog at the Helensvale State School and as a therapy dog at the Blue Care Arundel Woodlands Lodge Aged Care Facility.

Australia's oldest beauty queen still turning heads

MRS EARTH HEALTH: Gold Coast dynamo Suzi Dent carries off a third place in the Mrs Earth Health 2017.

Suzi Dent, 55, has claimed the title of Mrs Earth Health 2017.

Get out and about with Probus Club

GOOD LIFE: Burleigh Waters Probus group members, relaxing at Schusters Park.

Looking to get out and about on the Gold Coast?

Marathon weekend to attract 27,000 runners

ON HER MARKS: Christine Gleria strides along in preparartion for the Gold Coast Marathon's 5.7km Challenge.

Christine Gleria is in training for her first Gold Coast Marathon

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.

Quota helps local kids

THE Maryborough Quota Club has donated $1500 to Maryborough Act for Kids.

Local seniors have VIEW to saviour

LETS GET ACTIVE: Hervey Bay VIEW Club June social Walk for View at Scarness.

Local groups and interest groups let you know what's on

Artisans given festive challenge to help troops

HELPING OUR TROOPS: Maryborough Heritage CraftFest 2017 will be presented by Maryborough Aritsans Inc members.

Challenge to support Care Packages for Australian troops overseas.

Mem's Magic comes to the Fraser Coast

MAGIC STORYTELLER: Australian author Mem Fox will be coming to the Mary Poppins festival on the Fraser Coast.

Beloved author will attend the Mary Poppins Festival.

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Seniors News cover featuring William McInnes.

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Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Fraser Coast

Volunteers are the stars across the Fraser Coast!.

Volunteers are being recognised as the stars of the Fraser Coast.

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.

Bret's on the trail of a big adventure

WHEN Bret Wilson from Coutts Crossing took a package at the end of a long career as a linesman he didn't want to have an average retirement.

Life saver helicopter a worthy cause

CAN YOU HELP? Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter volunteers (from left) Marlene Croft, Bob and Sue Smith devote regular hours to the service.

Helicopter has delivered rescue services for 35 years.

Silver foxes spray paint the town red

A resident of Feros Aged Care has a crack at creating some graffiti.

Buddying artists were given the freedom to make their mark.

Meet refugees and then you'll understand says group

FRIENDLY PROJECT: Uki Refugee Group members (from left) Bryan McLelland, Matt Ottley and Tina Wilson meet to promote the production A Devilish Tale - The History of Harmony.

Supporting refugees is a focus for many on the Northern Rivers.

Authors return for iconic Byron Writers Festival

Zacharey Jane is one of the writers travelling west on the Byron Writers Festival Road Trip.

Get out and about there is so much to see and do

Local groups reap rewards of big-time success

FRIENDLY FUNDS: Community group representatives and Tweed Shire Council officers celebrate the handing over of more than $36,000.

From little things, big things grow.

Lanterns to lift hearts sky-high after floods

SURE TO BE A HOOT: One of the enchanting lanterns at the Lismore Lantern Parade, due to brighten up the evening.

Theme for the parade is "Our Resilient Heart".

Giving death a new lease on life

THERE are ripples of change in the funerary business as the baby boomers begin adding their funeral wish lists to their last wills and testaments.

Working towards a legacy for the future

EMBRACING LIFE: Diana Ryall AM has spent her working life doing jobs she loves.

Everyone should write their epitaph at about 50 years old

Climate warriors battling for future generations

CONCERNED CITIZEN: Russell Chiffey, of the Coffs Coast Climate Action Group, was arrested at a protest at Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker's office in Coffs Harbour on Monday, June 6, 2017.

These people are prepared to fight for our future generations.

Seniors' needles dazzle at quilt show

BEAUTIFUL TREASURES: Quilter Ann Finlay in front of a display of her work at the quilt show.

Fabric was transformed by talented quilters over the long weekend.

Lifeline looking for volunteers for crisis support

Lifeline help line.  01 June  2016.

All you need is the ability to care and to listen

Seniors News Coffs Coast online edition

Seniors News cover featuring William McInnes.

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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.

Sleepless runner calls on her adventurous heritage

JUDY Murray tapped into her adventurous heritage to successfully complete the internationally renowned 100km Ultra Trails Australia race last month.

Artist bridges gap between inspiration and recognition

INSPIRED: Rosie Wood rediscovered photography after retiring and has taken out second prize in this year's Exposure Photographic Prize.

Rosie Wood finds great inspiration living on the Central Coast.

Film group looks beyond the stars

TALKING MOVIES: Avoca Beach Picture Theatre Film Group leader Elaine Odgers Norling watches about 200 films each year. Photo: Elaine Odgers Norling

She enters after the preview trailers, takes her seat

Elderly couple twice scare off robber in NSW

Police want to talk this man about the thefts.

Woman scares off robber then man foils second attempt.

Whales steal the spotlight at Dreamer Festival

NATURE'S DANCE: The whales apparently love to hear the drums which are part of the Whale Dreamer Festival, often choosing those moments to breach.

Some ideas have so much heart that they take on a life of their own.

Koala just can't escape the big wet

Koala absolutely bored being stuck in the rain.

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Seniors News cover featuring William McInnes.

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OJ Simpson loses cool as he begs to go free

OJ SIMPSON has been allowed to go free from jail, despite his parole hearing turning tense when he took exception to a line of questioning.

Naughty and nude: Pre-school book shocks parents

BOOK TIME: A Sunshine Coast parent has been left reeling after coming across nude pictures in his son's school book.

Have you read this book to your kids?

Breastmilk brownies at school

You’ll never look at chocolate brownies the same way again.

Facebook post raises curious questions about what's in school cakes

Nasty note to mum: 'Keep your dog inside or we'll poison him'

The letter threatened to leave poison meat in a the yard - where the family's two small children often play.

ANGRY neighbour family to stop her dog barking face poisoning

Glenn Lazarus: Palmer ‘bullying’ wasn’t pleasant

Glenn Lazarus says he was much happier as an independent. Picture: Liam KidstonSource:News Corp Australia

Lazarus opens up about bullying allegations from inside PUP

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?

I say: Youth today are awesome not hopeless

And there are certainly plenty of young people doing awesome things.

With every new era, there are advantages and disadvantages.

Millennials 'hopeless' when it comes to life skills

Being glued to screens has resulted in the creation of a generation incapable of small talk, critical thinking and problem-solving.

Generation next incapable of small talk and critical thinking.

Peta Credlin: Malcolm Turnbull needs to use Tony Abbott

Former PM Tony Abbott, former PM John Howard and PM Malcolm Turnbull.

ANY way you look it at, it was always going to end up here