Don't get conned by the person at the door

TRADESMAN who knock on your door offering to do maintenance work often turn out to be dodgy 'travelling con men'.

Enjoy the start of Spring with these top Gold Coast activities

DAFFODIL DAY: Secretary of Maclean Patchwork and Quilters, Robyn Plater, with granddaughter Ashley Luland, wraps up preparations for an annual Daffodil Day morning tea.

TOP 10 spring activities to entertain and enjoy on the Gold Coast.

18 Fraser Coast events you don't want to miss

The Urangan PIer on a cloudy day.

Get your calendar out - there is lots happening this year.

Open House shares city's historic stories

STORIES TO TELL: Redlands at Concordia Lutheran College is one of 19 properties open for viewing during Open House. It was built in 1889 and purchased by the church in 1945.

Historic homes will open people's eyes on Toowoomba's past.

Relay for Life taking steps to cancer-free future

HOPE LIVES: Join cancer survivors and carers in walking the opening lap of this year's Relay for Life.

Register today to support Toowoomba's Cancer Council fundraiser.

Vibrant stories at Buderim art expo

LOCAL ART ON SHOW: The Buderim Craft Cottage President, Jan Nelson with a painting by Jenni Saunders.

COLOUR your day with the Buderim art expo on from May 19.

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Waterholes: Fraser Coast hidden gems to cool off at

THE Fraser Coast and nearby regions have some gorgeous freshwater swimming holes where people can cool off on a hot day without the risk of stingers.

Instant, low-care greenery for your home

Beautiful made-to-measure wall murals featuring garden landscapes are available from

Sick of house plants dying? Here's an easy fix

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

One Organic has locally-raised organic heirloom vegetable seedlings available at its stalls at the New Brighton and Mullumbimby farmers' markets.

Best buys and new produce available from Northern Rivers growers

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.

Nasho heads for Vietnam to pay respects

Tony van Sleeuwen describes his experiences during the Vietnam War as “horrific”.

VETERAN to respectfully retrace Vietnam War steps.

Croquet scores with skill, tactics and fitness

GIVE IT A SWING: The club’s longest-standing member Betty Belz shows her skill with the mallet, which saw her represent Australian.

TRY it today, croquet is gentle and tests skill and concentration.

Breast cancer survivors benefiting from dragon boating

DRAGONS ABREAST:  The Dragons Abreast Gold Coast team in training on Currumbin Creek.

EXERCISING regularly is helping survivors repair their bodies.