Carrie Bickmore’s adorable pregnancy announcement

Carrie Bickmore reveals that she’s expecting her third child. Picture: Christian Gilles

CARRIE Bickmore has announced her third pregnancy in the cutest way.

Kochie hits back in Logies spat

TV presenter David Koch at work at the Channel 7 studios in Martin Place. Picture: Adam Taylor

Kochie has revealed why he's skipping the event.

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TAX CUTS PASS: How much money you’ll get back

Which party’s tax relief do you support?

Australians will get a cash boost after the Government’s huge package of tax cuts...

Barnaby’s wife breaks silence

Barnaby Joyce with his estranged wife Natalie and daughter Bridgette at Parliament House in Canberra.

Ms Joyce says Barnaby is on the verge of a breakdown

Telstra to axe 8,000 jobs

Telstra has announced a new strategy.

Telstra is set to shed 8000 jobs and cut $1 billion in costs.

Ice skating delight

Winter Wonderland is about to open for Toowoomba ice skating fans.

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Back road bandits head home

For Hervey Bay locals Hans and Liz Van Kalken, home was just on the horizon.

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.

Grey nomads explore hidden treasures of the Burnett

EXPLORERS: Tracey Heard with president of the Rum City Ramblers Wally Heard and secretary Anne Hofmann in Mundubbera.

Towns were bustling with people as visitors.

Grey nomad: Hop onboard for free ride to Kangaroo Island

WINTER ADVENTURE: Book in Kangaroo Island for a free grey nomad ride.

Include Kangaroo Island in your nomad adventures this winter.

'Stralia's on the move in search of retirement Utopia

SIMPLY RED: Grey Nomads are on the road and heading to warmer climates.

It is not about how you travel, it's all about the travel itself

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

THE time has come in Victoria, Queensland and West Australia for us to transition to re-usable shopping bags from July 1.

Cheap pantry item you need to rethink

Instant noodles but not as you know them. Picture: iStock

This is the secret to how top chefs cook instant noodles.

Recipe: Hearty chicken pie to warm up the weekend

GOOD TASTE: Enjoy trying out this weekend this tasty chicken pie recipe.

Enjoy trying out this weekend this tasty chicken pie recipe.

Herbal remedies: Top tea recipes to beat winter ailments

What will you be brewing this winter?

Herbal teas are considered warriors for many health-related concerns

The best frozen meals you can buy

We know that usually fresh is best … but sometimes you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to cook.

Frozen meals are easy and popular. But are they healthy?

Here's a vegan feast a whole family will love

YUM: Bombay Cricketers Club manager Toby Bamford enjoying the new vegan banquet.

Delicious delicacies from Tweed Coast it or hate it?

CORIANDER FEAR: Coriander is used in food as a condiment and flavour enhancer, and even as a garnish.

Coriander is adored by some and despised by others.

Elder abuse: Public needed to help drive bank changes

TO ACHIEVE change, the voice of the public needs to be heard by the state and territory Attorneys General if bank staff are to stop financial elder abuse.

Fortnight ahead crucial for super contributions

SUPER TIME: Now is the time to think and act on super contributions.

Now is the time to think and act on super contributions.

Elder Abuse: Get advice early, not when it’s too late

Seniors Rights Victoria's former client Maria shares her elder abuse experience.

Protect yourself by getting financial advice earlier.

Federal Budget designed to please seniors

MONEY ADVICE: The Federal Budget was designed to please, except the changes are not due to come into effect for another year.

The changes are not due to come into effect for another year.

Do I have to lodge a tax return?

FINANCE ADVICE: You are not obliged to lodge a tax return if you meet this criteria

You are not obliged to lodge a tax return if you meet this criteria

Be wary of quick fix debt solutions

BE CAREFUL: ASIC warns about companies that claim they cure poor credit ratings.

ASIC warns about companies that claim they cure poor credit ratings.

Stay tuned to new website Long Live You

ONLINE HELP: Links to finances, jobs and skills, healthy and active, staying connected, Aged Care information have been corralled into one website.

Finance, jobs and skills, health and Aged Care links in one website.

Aussie greats gather to celebrate life of Phil Emmanuel

A SUNSHINE Coast benefit concert for the wife and family of much-loved musician Phil Emmanuel has drawn some of Australia's finest entertainers.

Community notices: Sunshine Coast

UNIQUE DISPLAY: Caloundra Arts Centre Association is holding their popular Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.

Get involved and make new friends at a local club.

Peregian community's pride in 20 years of activism

Peregian Beach Association also share environmental information.

Peregian Beach Community Association marks 20 years of activism.

Free service for Sunshine Coast seniors and their pets

The Pets for Life Project is run from the Caloundra Community Centre, catering to pet owners from Caloundra to Noosa to assist seniors and their pets to stay together.

It's been proven that owning a pet can be beneficial to seniors.

Prolific entertainer has a no-frills approach to beauty

ENTERTAINER: Maggie Britton has maintained her beautiful looks with an unusual beauty product.

Maggie has used her unique beauty product for more than 40 years.

What's on: Sunshine Coast

Jennifer and Denise Wenger enjoy a cocktail at the 2017 Noosa Food and Wine festival. Don't miss it this year, on from May 17-20.

There's a variety of entertainment and activities to enjoy in May.

Community notices: Sunshine Coast

FRIENDSHIPS: Clodagh Barwise-Smith, Val Davis and Noela Nolan from Caloundra Evening VIEW Club.

Get involved with activities at your local clubs & community groups.

Housing Option for older women

Shared living space can reduce the cost of living, for instance, electricity bills and free you up to enjoy other things.

Blow the winter blues away and get active

WINTER HEALTH: Stay healthy this winter by using the cool weather to be active.

Stay healthy this winter by using the cool weather to be active.

Aged Care minister wants seniors to think about the future

AGED CARE: Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM.

Ken Wyatt talks Aged Care, gap year and attitude changes.

Get climbing the heights of Sydney before its closed down

TRAVEL SYDNEY: No time left to book this bucket list experience.

No time left to book this bucket list experience.

Don't ignore it: When bowel cancer is detected

BOWEL CANCER: Survivor David Gardiner.

There some invaluable messages in survivor David Gardiner's story.

Not now, not ever: Former GG battles domestic violence

FORMER Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce was among top speakers when domestic violence-associated workers from across the state gathered recently at USQ.

Our stomachs could hold the key to better health

DITCH PACKAGED: Nutritionist Cyndi O'Meara believes seasonal fresh wholefood is the way to a healthier body and mind.

We should focus on what can give us the greatest energy and vitality

Toowoomba's Indiana Jones digs up a confronting past

IN THE FIELD: Archaeologist Professor Bryce Barker, from USQ, on the dig at Arnhem Land where he uncovered some of the earliest evidence of painting in the world.

Archaeologist Bryce Barker is on a quest to tell the truth.

Milestone moment the perfect time to pass on the lace

AN ART:  Cecily Black at work at a past display at the Royal Bulls Head Inn.

It's the pinnacle of all the crafts - it's really an art.

What's on: Toowoomba and Darling Downs

CELTIC ILLUSION: The show blends contemporary Irish dance featuring new choreography with fantastic magic acts.

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

Seniors big winners from record healthcare boost

The Toowoomba Hospital is the major winner out of the Queensland Government's major boost into the regions healthcare services.

Region set to reap the rewards of a record boost into the region.

Carnival set to blossom with fresh faces and events

fOREVER FLOWERS: Artist Anna Bartlett with the painting she has been working with horticulturists on to capture exactly what Queens Park will look like in full bloom. It will be auctioned at the Qantas Gala Dinner which opens the festival.

Ten breathtaking days flowers, flavours and sounds

Fearless artist makes her home at HOTA

IN A coup for the Gold Coast, fearless pioneer Laurie Anderson will be the first international artist in residence at HOTA, Home of the Arts.

Volunteer helps winter appeal take flight

SERVICE AND SUPPORT: LifeFlight volunteer Graham Wilson praises the dedication of the lifesaving service's flight, medical and office staff.

Volunteer keeps LifeFlight in the air

Birthday girl still fit and well at 100

CENTENARIAN: Elizabeth 'Belle' Mowat keeps fit and healthy as she turns 100.

"I've been fit all my life really.”

What's On: Gold Coast

NAMASTE: Yoga Day Festival is a fun, free celebration of the United Nations International Yoga Day on Saturday, June 16.

See What's on and be entertained or participate in a social activity

Clarence Valley community being called on for support

SHARED Lives is a free and accredited two-day course for people who want to open their homes to young people who cannot live with their biological parents.

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

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.

Tea sweetens the tech sessions for Central Coast seniors

GETTING seniors hands-on and confident with their own smart phone, iPad or tablet is what Adssi Home Living Australia's free Tea and Technology sessions about.

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.

What's on: Central Coast

ON THE RUN: Join the fun (and the agony) of the Terrigal Trotters' Bay to Bay half marathon and fun run on Sunday, June 17 ... or at least go along and cheer on those competing.

See what's on in your region throughout May and June.

Pop in to a Central Coast Council pop-up to have your say

READY TO TALK: Executive manager People and Culture Kellie Reeves and acting chief executive officer Brian Glendenning are among the senior staff you may get to speak directly with at Central Coast Council's series of Staff Pop-ups.

The pop-ups aim to encourage Seniors to go along and have their say.

Barbara's gig of a lifetime

LIFETIME FRIENDS: Barbara Guerrero last year with her friend Keith Payne VC, a member of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, to which she often donated floorshows and is an honorary member.

Aussie entertainers kept up the morale of frontline troops.

Mother's Day Classic a family affair for Natalia

CLASSIC FUNDRAISER: From pram to pensioner to pet, every age and description is encouraged to join in the serious fun of the Mother's Day Classic at Davistown on Sunday, May 13, raising funds for breast cancer research.

From pram to pensioner to pet, can join the Mother's Day Classic.

Renewed Kantara House has plenty to sing about

NEW BEGINNING: The Charlotte Chapel at Kantara House where Opera in the Chapel will be held on Saturday, May 5.

Opera in the Chapel is from 3-5pm on Saturday, May 5.

It's been 90 years since Smithy's historic flight

THE anniversary of an historically significant event involving Ballina passed by quietly last week.

WATCH: Emotional moment dying man meets great-granddaughter

A dying man had his final wish fulfilled after meeting his newborn great-granddaughter as he lay on his deathbed in the US.

"In his words his life is now complete just because of this moment.”

Incredible icicles mark frosty start to the day

IRRIGATOR'S FROST: Chris McFerran snapped icicles forming on fence in Clintonvale this morning, but the rest of the town didn't quite make it below zero.

Stunning scene captured at special location near Warwick.

Elderly man disappears on fishing trip

Kenny Parker is missing after going fishing in Brooms Head. Here he is with his dog Digger.

Emergency services conduct search for missing man

WATCH: Racoon breaks internet with death-defying climb

A daredevil racoon has taken the internet storm after the brave mammal attempted to scale a skyscraper in the US.

Daredevil raccoon watched by fans across the world!