Menu

Why this loved up Gympie couple is in the minority

PLATINUM CELEBRATION: Winifred and Neville Davies celebrate their 70th platinum celebration.

'I said to my mum I just want to get married'

Special set of twins from Warwick celebrate 99th birthday

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY: Avon Hayes (left) and Daphne Poole (nee Thompson) grew up in Warwick and celebrated their 99th birthday on April 6.

Distance never broke the bond between this strong pair

'Helpless': Woman watches brother's painful, horror death

START TALKING: Moya Jackson and husband Mark Herron implored community members to begin the conversation around voluntary euthanasia with their local members of parliament.

Moya Jackson: 'It's really hard to see anyone suffer like that'

Local Partners

Comprehensive credit reporting kicks in from July

CREDIT REPORTING: The proposed legislation calls for  financial institutions to provide details of positive and negative events, and up to 24 months of debt repayment history can be recorded on your personal credit file.

People often don't know they have a tarnished credit record.

Turnbull changes tune on banks

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in Berlin on a three-day visit. Picture: AAP

“When banks have done the wrong thing they must pay compensation."

Barnaby and Vikki welcome baby

Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and his pregnant partner Vikki Campion pictured at Canberra airport. Picture: Kym Smith

The baby boy arrived on Monday

Owen Benn on Anzac Day

World War II veteran Owen Benn hopes to march this Anzac Day.

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Pottsville celebrates Seniors Week

Seniors are being recognised for the large part they play in the community.

Do more togther at the Grey Fest

FESTIVAL TIME: The Tea Gardens and Hawk's Nest Grey Fest is on again this year.

Enjoy three days of fun, food and great entertainment.

Coffs sing along for a new experience

JOIN IN: The lively Coffs City Choir are welcoming new members.

It's good for your body, mind and soul, and it's fun.

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.

Calendar of events for Northern NSW

NEW INTERESTS: Seniors will have a variety of activities to explore at the 2018 North Coast Seniors Expo.

Seniors will have a variety of activities to explore and enjoy.

Discovering new things together at U3A

ACTIVE AGEING: The colourful ladies of the U3A Ballina Byron Raqs Sharqi dance class.

Get together in Ballina to learn about active ageing opportunities.

Silver Surfers making waves at festival time

SILVER SURFERS: You're never too old to try new things, like surfing!

Let's Go Surfing has since brought happiness to thousands of people.

The grey migration

Like a flock of birds, the nomads make their slow way towards the sun to survive the southern winter

Revised plan released for $1.1 million Rattler RV park

The revised concept plan for the Rattler RV park released on Friday, March 23.

The park will be built next year and finished by September

Dreaming in Kenworth SAR

"Peggy Joy” in its purple glory.

Custom SAR heads out on its maiden voyage.

Sign up for handy health records online

Doctor writing a medical prescription in hospital

Seniors and "grey nomads” are being urged to register

Book in for a unique grey nomad experience

UNIQUE ENCOUNTER: Grey nomads are invited to stop by RSPCA Brisbane's Wacol, to stay in its low-cost accommodation and lend a helping hand.

Combine volunteering and pets with this Brisbane visit experience.

Beaches for 'everyone' to enjoy not just free campers

FREE RIDERS: Local surfer Bryn Goode wants no camping at busy beach car parks on the Coffs Coast. Coffs Harbour City Council said there were signs at its beaches prohibiting free camping.

Local surfer sick of free campers leaving 's****y toilet paper'

What to eat to live to 100

There are plenty of things you should be eating now if you want to live to 100. Picture: David Caird

He lived to 103 and mostly it was down to Ramez's diet.

RECIPE: Morning delight muesli

A delicious and healthy breakfast recipe.

RECIPE: Mediterranean inspired feast

Ann Stainlay Good Lookin' Cookin' Feast

A beginner's guide with a Mediterranean feast.

Staying connected with free Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi provides service in private homes, businesses, as well as in public spaces at Wi-Fi hotspots.

Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi available in most public places.

Try growing raspberries and rosella for autumn

BERRY GOOD: Raspberries grow in a cool or temperate climate.

Raspberries and rosella can make tasty additions to your garden.

Australians to be hit with shopping tax

Online shopping could soon be that little bit more expensive.

Tax would affect 90 per cent of deliveries

Start your tax planning to hit the new year running

WITH less than ten weeks remaining to the end of the financial year, now is the time to start some serious tax planning.

'Too narrow': Government urged to rethink downsizing policy

National Seniors Australia is urging the Federal Government to rethink its downsizing policy for seniors.

Advocacy group claims 'Rightsizing' is the right size for seniors.

Open your eyes to planning for a longer life

FUTURE PLANS: A new report shows planning for longevity goes beyond money.

A new report shows planning for longevity goes beyond money.

A super opportunity – downsizer contributions

SUPER DOWNSIZE: Downsizer contributions could be an attractive option for over 65s.

Downsizer contributions could be an attractive option for over 65s.

'Extraordinarily bad policy': Labor backflip not enough

HOLD TIGHT: A week in politics is a long time, so stay tuned.

A week in politics is a long time, so stay tuned.

Not so super cover can chip away at savings

LIFE INSURANCE: Super fund default life insurance is a convenient option, but at what cost and is it right for you.

It's a convenient option, but at what cost and is it right for you.

Learn how franking credits work on share dividends

CASH BACK: Franking credits can be claimed as a cash refund from the ATO.

Franking credits can be claimed as a cash refund from the ATO.

The Trumpet Calls - WWI Tribute at museum

THIS year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War and many families will reflect on the tragic loss of loved ones and the sacrifices made.

'We try to help people': Navy man only thinking of others

COMPASSIONATE MAN: Ken Bridges shares his story of compassion for his fellow veterans.

Extraordinary story of compassion for his fellow veterans.

Soar into history with Great War Flying Display 2018

TAVAS Great War Flying Display 2018 will be held on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 at the Caboolture Airfield (YCAB), Aerodrome Road, Caboolture.

Salute the heroes who flew into battle for Australia.

Capturing inspiring stories of local women

WOMEN'S VOICES: Josanne Falla

Join in the coversation and be inspired by the women around you.

Embracing the culture within your community

Australia's most acclaimed playwright, David Williamson, lives on the Sunshine Coast and founded Noosa Alive!

It is easy to think of the phrase 'cultural' as daunting.

The benefits of Volunteering

Fay Beutel is 82 years young and has been a volunteer with Coolum Meals on Wheels for over 19 years.

Volunteering helps loneliness by having regular contact with others.

Step into the inviting waters of U3A

Janette Galbraith, with Liz Gleghorn and Annie Lowe in the background.

Janette Galbraith encourages anyone to visit their local U3A branch.

A Taste of Kakadu: Take a bite out of a crocodile

FOR an extraordinary experience, book yourself a holiday to northern Australia for the A Taste of Kakadu Festival to held from May 18 to 27.

Getting back is being made easier for Seniors

BACK TO WORK: The new Career Transition Assistance is being rolled out.

The new Career Transition Assistance is being rolled out.

Aged care staff must have flu injections

FLU BATTLE: Government takes action to ensure safety of Australians in aged care.

Government takes action to ensure safety of Australians in aged care

What's on: Brisbane

LEST WE FORGET: We can all pay our respects by attending an Anzac Day event.

Services are being held in your region so you can pay your respects.

One Knife, One Pot, One Dish

HOME COOKING: Simple French cooking to enjoy creating at home.

Simple French cooking to enjoy creating at home.

New retirement village to tee off at golf club

TOOWOOMBA Golf Club is planning a 78-apartment retirement village on club-owned land with retirement village operator Aura Holdings.

Take a hike for kids with autism

SUNDAY WALK: About 200 people last year took part in Take a Hike Toowoomba, but the AEIOU centre needs more support, from seniors, singles, families and groups.

Get behind a great community event that needs everyone's support.

Changing face of Anzac: Women urged to march together

WALK PROUD: Members of the Townsville branch of the Women Veterans Network Australia gather under the banner which female veterans from Toowoomba and across the nation are being urged to march behind this Anzac Day.

By the Left is helping to make Anzac Day more inclusive.

'Everyone belongs': Multiculturalism for all Australians

COMMUNITY BELONGING: Toowoomba Multicultural Society president Gitie House says multiculturalism isn't just about other cultures.

Toowoomba has become a rich kaleidoscope of cultures.

Gentle new seniors' class exercises body and mind

MOVEMENT AND MUSIC: Nia combines dance, martial arts, yoga and mindfulness, and Gentle Nia classes have just started, specifically designed for Seniors.

Nia, or non-impact aerobics targets the body, mind and spirit.

Finding new friends: Singles club bringing seniors together

MAKING FRIENDS: Members of the Southern Downs Over-50s Singles Social Club at a recent get-together at Stanthorpe RSL.

Southern Downs (Warwick) Over-50s Singles Club is a welcoming place.

Community Notices: Toowoomba and Darling Downs

CELEBRATING HOPE: Mayor Paul Antonio (left) and Cr Geoff McDonald (right) with Hope Horizons committee members Peter Turnbull, Anna Barrett and Jo Capp.

What's happening at your local club and community groups.

Ashes scattering special part of Currumbin service

IT'S a tradition that began almost a decade ago when navy officer Phil Pauley had his ashes scattered at sea during the Currumbin RSL Anzac Day Dawn Service.

What's on: Gold Coast

The Australian School of Meditation and Yoga invites all veterans and active duty Australian Defence Force members to come to any class, any day, at no cost for the month of April.

What's on in April and May throughout your region.

Three decades of learning pleasure with U3A

LEARNING ENJOYMENT: U3A Gold Coast past-president John Donnelly, foundation member Myra Dawson and president Marvin Summers (right) at the branch's 30th anniversary celebration.

No stopping the keen students of the Gold Coast U3A.

Gallery draws in art-lovers during Games

ARTISTIC INTERPRETATION: Artists Margaret Nicholas (left) and Tonye Stone (right), with artistic director Leanne Manns, stock up on souvenirs for Games visitors.

New originals exhibition open to locals and visitors.

Back for the Games: Volunteer comes out of retirement at 93

BACK FOR MORE: Don Robertson shows off the commemorative medal he received from volunteering, as a swimming starter at the Brisbane 1982 Commonwealth Games.

Don Robertson retired from volunteering after the '82 Games.

Row into better health says coach

GAYLE Armour, one of four coaches at Iluka Rowing and Aquatic Club, knows what she's talking about, having been an active member for 18 years.

Dog fostering keeps treasured pets alive

FOSTER MOTHER: Dawn McInnes with her rescue dogs and now family members, Louie and Sadie.

Little Sadie has found a home through the love of a foster mother.

What's On: Coffs and Clarence

DELISH: Tantalize your tastebuds at Taste Woolgoolga food and wine festival.

YOUR local area has lots to see and do.

Maclean author inspires TV mini-series

The book cover for From the Stars Above.

Peter Watt can be writing in the am & fighting bushfires in the pm.

POW's biography reveals emotional pain of WWII

CELEBRATING A SURVIVOR: Terry Tweedie has put on record the testimony of WWII POW Don Tweedie.

The author reveals his father's memories as a prisoner of war.

Author hits perfect note to finish trilogy

Song for Emilia.

Music is the thread that weaves through the delightful trilogy.

Pete's Place ready for Christmas

STEADY HANDS: Dave Tilson, the manager of Coffs Harbour's almost-completed homeless drop-in centre, has worked in homeless services and housing in the UK and Australia for more than 20 years.

The drop-in centre will offer homeless important support.

Potters Society celebrates half a century

MARIENNE Stollery is the longest-serving active member of the Central Coast Potters Society, which celebrates 50 years this year.

Paying tribute to our ANZAC heroes

RESPECT: Younger generations at an Anzac Day dawn service.

Services are being held in your region so you can pay your respects.

What's on: Central Coast

FUNNY GIRL: Enjoy an evening with comedian Jean Kittson at Erina Library from 6-8pm on Wednesday, May 16.

See What's on in your region throughout April and May.

A masterful story: New book tells story of MacMasters Beach

BEACH LIFE: Author Marie Riley with Marj McKenzie. Marj's parents Roy and Molly Purcell had a shop at MacMasters Beach in the 1950s.

MacMasters Beach book is an ode to an unique club and community.

Salsa Pete's raising the fun in fundraising

DANCE FOR CANCER: Peter Steele doesn't know a lot about dancing, but he's giving it his all including a street party in the car park of his Mitre 10 store on Thursday, March 29, as he prepares for the Stars of the Central Coast Dance for Cancer on May11.

Peter Steele an entrant in Stars of Central Coast Dance for Cancer

Riding the soundwaves

HARMONISING: Soundwaves Chorus, at their last barbershop convention in Sydney, are seeking new members.

Soundwaves Chorus mission is to "get more guys singing"

Who is the best person to make the big decisions for you?

Have you thought about what would happen regarding Power of Attorney if you separate from your spouse?

GOOD BOY: 17-year-old dog protected missing toddler

Max the blue healer, who stayed with a three-year-old girl all night after she wandered away from the family property.

17-year-old partially blind blue heeler protects missing toddler

Parents' shock as 12yo screams 'there's a snake in my bed!'

A Kuttabul mum got a shock when her daughter screamed that there was a snake in her bed.

Parents' shock as 12-year-old finds snake in her bed.

How to protect your garden from curious pets

Sometimes pets and gardens can clash but there's a way to prevent it.

Boredom, loneliness just a couple of reasons pets can wreak havoc

PACIFIC DAWN: Police to investigate woman falling overboard

The Pacific Dawn.

No suspicious circumstances identified, say police