2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury comes automated

This new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is something special. It's a serious step to autonomous driving.

Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years comes with fireworks

Volkswagen has launched the 2016 Golf GTI 40 Years model Down Under.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years is shaping as a modern classic.

You don't need a bloke to buy you flowers: Opinion

SELF LOVE: We don’t really need a bloke to buy us flowers.

I’m not saying go out and buy a fresh bunch of flowers every day.

Parents fight over 'magical sleep doll'

The dolls make breathing and heartbeat sounds, and are believed to have a range of benefits for babies.

Researchers said the doll helped babies to fall asleep sooner

Parents' worst nightmare: Daughter, 6, could be deported

The family of six-year-old Lennox Head girl Sienna Tippett have applied for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to intervene so she doesn't get deported for having an undiagnosed mystery illness.

A Northern Rivers family has started the fight of their life.

Dads read to children a different way

STORY TIME: Dads Read is a national campaign to get the male role model reading to children from birth.

Dads read to their children differently to mums

Dog owner finds pet dumped in wheelie bin

Some 25,000 tonnes out of the total 120,000 tonnes of rubbish each year is recycled.

Police asking for community help about incident in Mount Pleasant

Beloved pooch lost for months found by Gladstone region owners

Louise Eaton and Checko were reunited at the Hervey Bay Animal Adoption Centre in Cicada Lane July 21.

A 12-year-old pooch has been reuinted with its owners

Brisbane doctors in first for pre-birth operations

Doctors performed Australia-first spinal operation on unborn baby

Bundaberg cafe voted state's best ... again

RECREATING the Indulge Cafe experience anywhere else simply wouldn’t be possible according to owner Amanda Hinds.

Why MasterChef’s Matt Preston loves our Bundaberg Rum

PREMIUM RUM: Chef Matt Preston visited the Bundaberg Rum where he created Matt’s Blend.

Master Chef's Matt Preston in town to make his own rum

Off the beaten track there’s a shiraz trio worth sharing

Three Victorian reds to try this weekend

Back to school: Old-fashioned banana muffins

Muffin comes from the French word moufflet, used to describe soft bread.

Let the kids make these for their lunchboxes

Steak Tartare - how to get it just right

Dan and Steph steak tartare

Got beef? This has to be the best way to enjoy a quality cut.

'What I wish I knew before I went on MasterChef'

Billie McKay, winner of MasterChef 2015. Supplied by Channel 10.

Billie McKay has given some advice to current and future contestants

Try these not-so-naughty “superfood” nachos

Turkey meat contains tryptophan, an important amino acid.

Now, nachos are not the healthiest dish, but if you use turkey ...

Want a rose garden in your living room? Simple

Imagine reading a book surrounded by richly coloured roses in your living space or or lounging in bed with an English garden as your backdrop.

Verandahs are out, 'eskie' homes are in

Air-conditioned homes are replacing the verandah.

3 out of 5 Aussies judge friends on their toilets

Aussies have high standards when it comes to cleanliness

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?

Is there a termite resistant mulch?

PROBABLY the biggest mistake most home gardeners will make is either not mulching their gardens or, if they do, using the wrong type of mulch.

Get a buzz out of bugs

A honey bee at work pollinating a lavender plant.

Get the bugs working for not against your garden

Gardening: Roses inspire love and now is the time to plant

The hybrid tea rose Garden Party produces double, scented white flowers margined with pale pink.

Get the garden ready now for your own rose paradise

Gardening: Greening up the home this winter

A zanzibar gem.

Bring the outdoors in this winter

Gardening: Bush delicacies to grow in your own backyard

Finger limes are otherwise know citrus caviar.

Most edible plants in Australia aren't Australian.

Clone and grow your own potatoes

Spoiled for choice ... there are close to 4000 different varieties of potato.

Turn one kilogram of potatoes into enough for winter

Gardening: Repair storm damage to encourage new growth

Remove damaged leaves to make the garden look better and minimise the risk of infection.

MOST gardens along the east coast took a severe battering this week

Could this be the best job in the world?

IMAGINE a workplace where one of the only rules is "don't stand too long under the coconut trees".

Yeppoon sisters travel coastline in style

COLOURFUL TRAVELLERS: Ella Fleming and her sister Layne Fleming with their colourful van Yota. INSET: Ella driving Yota on the Great Ocean Rd.

Yeppoon hairdressers make colourful trip around the country.

Enjoying a Brisbane getaway with the kids

Segway tours along the Brisbane River.

Hotel near Roma St Parklands great launching pad for city

Ever wanted to own an island? This Coast one is up for sale

ONE OF A KIND: Svendsen’s Beach retreat is one of the rarest freehold in properties in Australia.

Island on the market for the price of a block of land.

Hervey Bay declared No.1 whale spot on planet

World travel website declares Bay No. 1 whale spot on the planet.

Reach new holiday heights in Strasbourg

The Cathedrale Notre-Dame in Strasbourg, France, is the sixth tallest church in the world.

There's more to Strasbourg than the Notre-Dame

Discover Malacca: A city that oozes history

The central town square in Malacca dates back to the 16th century. The modern mode of transport through the area is by brightly adorned rickshaws which pump out loud music.

Why 16 million tourists will visit this Malaysian city in 2016

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is stalling divorce

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is delaying their divorce.

The Bachelor host: this year's season is a cracker

The Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg.

GUNSBERG says tonight will be "the best night of TV of the year".

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

GLITTER, skin and mesh were all on show at the festival this weekend.

Beauty at home: Banish those blackheads

A cucumber mask is very refreshing and a great ‘pick me up’ for skin.

How to get rid of blackheads for good

‘Don’t dare say she looked better with meat on her bones’

Jim Brigginhaw reckons supermodels are too skinny these days.

Beauty: Is it really in the eye of the beholder?

Gladstone girl makes top 50 of most beautiful list

Gladstone's little golden girl Jordyn Lea has not only made her mark in the global magazine Fashion Kids, labelled in the top 50 of the world's most beautiful children, but is also on her way to the national finals of the Aboriginal Model Search in Sydney, in October

JORDYN is on the fast track to fame after this big win.

Isabella Rossellini says being called beautiful is insulting

Isabella Rossellini

'Still beautiful' label is condescending, star says

Aboriginal model search: Oasis sets sights on modelling

STRIKE A POSE: Oasis Armstrong is heading to Sydney in October after being one of eight finalists in the Aboriginal Model Search competition.

She's only eight but she already knows how to rule the catwalk.

Bridget to give it her best shot at Girlfriend Model Search

MODEL CITIZEN: Local model Bridget Smyth will enter the Girlfriend model search on July 23 in Brisbane.

Bridget Smyth began modelling to build her confidence.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7: What to expect

SAMSUNG’S Galaxy Note 7 phone is expected to be unveiled to much fanfare at an event in New York next month.

Are these the best headphones ever?

We review the impressive Bose QuietComfort 35s

ATM operating systems need security updates

Cash money   Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

EVER heard of Barnaby Jack? No?

Are your copies of Harry Potter worth thousands?

Harry Potter books

How to tell if your old copies of Harry Potter are worth $80,000

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Sonya Enkelmann suffered burns to her arms and face after her thermo mix exploded

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix.

Coles and Woolworths' dairy war hurts CQ farmers

Michael and Aaron Clews, from Slatewood dairy farm in Rossmoya, discuss the impact of supermarket milk wars on Central Queensland farmers and economy.

Dairy price war impacting $70 million injected into CQ economy

Queensland dairy industry struggling as farmers hit wall

"...now they’re not producing enough milk to cover Queensland"

Son's cancer battle second fight for family

"Kane likes Taylor Swift's music and so do I. She was lovely and genuine and spent a lot of time with the kids."

Reno stars want tradies to focus a little more on one thing

The Demmrichs want Tradies to look after their most important tool

Ipswich girl, 4 with cancer says 'Barbie looks just like me'

LOOKING GOOD: Erin Masurier was given this special oncology Barbie at the Lady Cilento Childrens' Hospital.

Special doll given to Ipswich girl going through chemo therapy

Why anti-vaxxers won’t ever change their minds

A new survey is being conducted people parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.

Some parents believe vaccines will harm their children.

Pokemon ‘virtually remedies’ woman’s PTSD and mental illness

POKEMASTER: Mikayla Rose is a firm advocate for Pokemon Go's physical and mental health benefits.

How the app sweeping the globe saved a Warwick woman.

New mum, 39, 'anxious' after miscarriages heartbreak

NEW BUB: Sienna Louise Le Dan was born to Melissa Le Dan and Simon Mison on July 14 at 9.14 weighing 2740g. We caught up with the new mum and bub over the weekend.

“She’s just beautiful and has come out perfectly”

Snack bars low on fruit but heavy on added sugar

Consumer advocate Choice examined the ingredients of 224 products that use images of real fruit on their packaging and the result was not very sweet.

Choice says fruit content of some ‘fruit’ snack bars is ‘farcical’.

Mum's third set of twins in two years

WHEN a US mum was told she was carrying two babies again, she asked her fiance to pinch her in case it was a dream.

There should be no age limit on breastfeeding

Mum, Kristy Lawler breastfeeding her four-and-a-half- and three-and-a-half-year-old children.

Sarah Murnane says the natural weaning age is four-and-a-half years

Confessions of a stay at home mum

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. June 3, 2016

LET'S take a dive into the secret life of stay at home mums…

At work and miss your pet? Say hi to them with this app

The Guzu team: Tim Mobbs (left), Jessie Groom, Beau Sagadin, Kat Lundmark, Russell Lotric.

THIS new app and device allow you to monitor pets, kids remotely

Dad-to-be captures Pokemon while wife is giving birth

"Oh my gosh, there's a Pidgey sitting on your bed!"

Mum says kids need to lose ‘sense of entitlement’

Lilah Rose, 5 Josiah, 11 and Elisha 8.

'We don’t want our kids to just get a job, make money and die.'

Tinder users hit by fake 'safe dating' app

TINDER users are being scammed by as much as $A160 a month through fake profile verification sites.

Why millennials are having less sex

Young people appear to be having less sex, or just lying about it less than previous generations.

It is a cliche that each new generation shocks the last

Pucker up buttercup: It’s International Kissing Day

Janine Hall of Currimunid is a intuitive face and personality reader. She also has her own lip balm product called Plump and Smooth from The Organic Lip Balm Company.

Lip expert shares insight into the power of the smooch

Kissing the key to happy relationships

A third of people in relationships need a good smooch every day