Ups and downs in NBN quest to leave no home behind

Between the political football game and the horror stories surrounding the National Broadband Network rollout, it's difficult to see the fibre for the copper.

Our love affair with the internet is growing

Gympie West's Micah, Kathy, Rob and Mitchell Pitt, with their dog Winston, enjoying their devices through the National Broadband Network.

We do it in bed, at work, in the kitchen ... and on the loo.

Nutella maker hits back over cancer concerns

Palm oil in many food brands including Cadbury’s chocolate

Adam Liaw delves into Singapore's street food culture

DESTINATION FLAVOUR: Celebrity chef Adam Liaw explores Singapore to reveal the secrets of its cuisine.

Celebrity chef shares secrets of Singapore's cuisine

Meet the Feather Riot, the girls of Cluckingham Palace

Gidget, Layne and Phyllis oversee proceedings. PHOTO: ALISON PATERSON

Alison Paterson shares the wonders of the backyard chook

Toowoomba chef blissfully unaware of AGFG Chef's Hat win

CHEF'S HAT: Zev's Bistro, chef Kyle Zevenbergen and his mother, Kym-Maree Zevenbergen celebrate being award the Good Food Guide's Chef Hat award. January 2017

Chef sent coveted email straight to trash

Kelp noodle salad: Not as fishy as it sounds

Kelp noodle salad with blanched asparagus, melon, black sesame and a ginger and soy dressing.

It may sound strang but it will taste great

Luxury fabric makes comeback

This material is on trend in 2017

Clean up your act and save hours

Encouraging children to clean up their mess will help them learn life skills and help you at home.

Follow these changes in your home tidying routine

I object to too many objects

How do you feel about "stuff”?

60 plants stolen during heartless midnight raid

ALSTONVILLE residents are now on the lookout to catch plant thieves green-handed after an elderly couple's newly-planted box hedge was stolen at weekend.

The perfect time of year to grow Radishes

Add crunch with radishes.

Radishes are quick and easy to grow and they're tasty

Teach your kids to garden, holiday fun

Summer is the perfect time to get the kids in the garden.

Teach your kids to garden, holiday fun

These snakes aren't on a plane, they're much closer

In the film Snakes On A Plane, Nelville Flynn, played by Samuel L. Jackson, must fight a plane load of loose deadly snakes.

Where these snakes are hanging out would terrify Samuel L Jackson

It's time to plan your summer garden

Sunpatiens are also fantastic in pots, flowering non-stop throughout the year.

Help your garden overcome the summer heat

Little fruit packs punch

Blueberries have plenty of fibre, virtually no fat and loads of vitamins.

'Berry' good addition to gardens, even in sub-tropical climates

Jacaranda Crowning in pictures

A large crowd gathered under the Jacaranda and the carnival lights to watch the Jacaranda Queen crowning ceremony

All the pictures from crowning night

Is this the app to take the pain out of car rentals?

DON’T like the rental car they’ve lined up for you? This might just be the app for you.

Wander, meander and stroll

PURE BLISS: Looking out to Shipstern Bluff from an ideal spot to pause on the walk.

Travel at your own place on the Three Capes walk

Last minute twist delays sailor's record Antarctica bid

Former Sunshine Coast sailor Lisa Blair is preparing to become the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica.

Preparations finalised for epic journey

Grab a bite to eat in the streets of the Big Apple

La Esquina, aka The Corner Deli.

Discover New York's hidden gems, with award-winning menus

Find out how to have a great holiday

For people who want to holiday where the happy people live, booking.com found Australia was the number one destination after conducting a survey of 17,000 people from 17 countries.

Ensure a top spot with this one clue

Service with a smile at the Brisbane International

The technical aspects of the game are well looked after by staff in the Hawke-Eye room.

It is all systems go behind the scenes at the Brisbane International

Luxury on a shoestring in Bali

The Gilli Islands is a secluded getaway off the typical tourist trail.

Stay off the tourist trail

50 Shades actress on why she hates the film

IT’S one of the most derided film franchises of recent years, and it now appears even 50 Shades star Jamie Dornan can empathise with the film’s haters.

Chris Hemsworth’s X-rated compliment to former co-star

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London on April 21, 2015.

THOR star once paid former Home and Away actress a lewd compliment.

'I can't keep my mouth shut any longer'

Singer George Michael.

George Michael’s cousin blasts singer’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.

Fresh faces: NCIS gets a shake up with new cast members

The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito.

THREE new characters join naval drama for season 14.

First the Onesie, now an Xbox One S inflatable controller

Fancy an inflatable Xbox One S controller?

Inflatable controller 'perfect sidekick' for Australia Day party

Sarah Harris: Here’s what Amber Sherlock should’ve done

Studio 10 and Shark Tank presenter Sarah Harris.

STUDIO 10 host says Sherlock could’ve avoided the subsequent uproar.

Amber Heard 'smitten' with Elon Musk

Amber Heard

ACTRESS is reportedly excited about going public with new boyfriend

Samantha has wrangled Buckingood clothing into a success

FOUNDING her fashion label when she was 20-years-old, Samantha Morgan has come a long way in five years.

Sustainable clothing a 2017 trend

Items from Yevu Clothing's November 2016 release.

Fashion production in spotlight

Shape up to your personal style

Dress for your shape in 2017.

Clever tips for your body type

City pin-up Miss Diamond Divine will sparkle in Las Vegas

PIN-UP: Photographer Shelley Lester has taken these pin-up shots for her business Scarlett Noir in Toowoomba. Pictured is alternative model Miss Diamond Divine from Toowoomba.   /Scarlett Noir Photography

Pin-ups around the world flock to Vegas to be centre stage

High tech fashion to dazzle and correct posture

The FashionWare show featured Nick Verreos of Project Runway fame and designers Sylvia Heisel, Chelsea Klukas, Jazsalyn McNeil, Maria Orduz Pinto, and Pauline Van Dongen

One tech jacket has 29 pockets - including for two laptops

After learning to walk again, Jesse's a pageant finalist

17-year-old Hervey Bay girl Jesse Heldens is a national finalist of the Miss Galaxy 2017 competition.

She's a Miss Galaxy Australia national finalist.

Chance to own funky clothing store as owner sells up

END OF ERA: Repeat Offenderz owner Rachel Bailey is selling the store to launch a wardrobe styling consultancy called Savvy Measures.

Due to a new business opportunity, the owner is selling shop

We've seen the future and it's scary for retailers

The biggest tech show in the world shows the future for Australian retailers. And it's isn't pretty.

'G'day mate, would you chill the beer for me...''

A Samsung representative demonstrates Family Hub 2.0 - the new fridge with voice control - at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

You could find yourself talking to the fridge more than you think

Are our fisheries infected? Good news for prawn lovers

Tony Pizone of Mooloolaba River Fisheries eats one of his delicious prawns.

Find out whether Mooloolaba prawns have white spot disease

Letter scares off opponents of proposed Buderim Woolies

FINGERS CROSSED: North Buderim IGA store manager Scott Duncan with Buderim residents Roy and Kerrie Gibson don't want another Woolworths built in Buderim.

Legal letter scares off supermarket opponents

Earmade: the little Qld idea on world stage

Maria Ranchod, of Dog and Bone, models Earmade at CES 2017 in Las Vegas

Aussie tech firm on the brink of making it big in Vegas

Cheaper Samsung smartphone to hit the market

Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy A Series will be coming down under

Samsung unveils more affordable smartphone called Galaxy A

Samsung QLED TV promises perfect colour

New TVs promises to kill the cord clutter and 'hang like a painting'

What is the point of sex? It's good for you

Whether you talk about it in polite society or not, sex is central to who you are as a person.

Ruby McKinnon's shock overnight ovarian cancer discovery

She thought the bump meant she was pregnant

What's the point of sex?

Is there more going on than we think when we have sex?

The way of the word

An unthinking tirade is not going to resolve any misunderstanding between two people.

The advantages of thinking before you speak

Superbug resistant to all available drugs kills woman

A woman has died from a superbug resistant to every antibiotic

Expert tells how to be lean in a fat world

Get Lean, Stay Lean by Dr Joanna McMillan

Dr Joanna McMillan's new book on losing weight

What diets are set to star in 2017?

The coconut is considered a hero product in a paleo diet.

Eating like our prehistoric ancestors v eating for our brains

OPINION: I love you all, but get out of here

I LOOK forward to the end of January as much as I do the end of December.

Oh baby, it's time to sleep

A wind-down routine may help restless babies go to sleep faster.

Mums, we have some tips for sending baby to dream land

Know the signs of bullying

VIGILANCE: By remaining watchful, parents can learn to identify the signs their child is being bullied at school.

Could you tell if your child is being made a victim?

'Please don't be mad, I've just had a baby'

Emma and daughter Hannah-Maria

She was 39 weeks pregnant and didn't know

Premmy twins: one dies, one fighting for life

A Coast couple is mourning the death of their baby son while his twin sister fights for life.

Couple by daughter's side as she fights for life

SCHOOL: Why do we still make girls wear skirts and dresses?

Research shows, skirts and dresses “restrict movement in real ways"

Award winning breast milk pump asks hilarious question

Can you imagine blokes lactating in the boardroom?

New dating show strips down contestants

IT’S SAID to be one of the most “diverse” dating shows to hit our television screens yet.

Hilary Duff finds dating tough

Hilary Duff is only attracted to "one guy a year".

PHOTOS: Hilarious reason he married her on New Year's Day

Chelsea and Shane Mackenzie are the first couple to marry in 2017.

THE New Year's Day wedding was one not to forget.

It's an engagement ring of a different kind

Aimee Spicer and Vincent Schouppe got engaged with a ring of a different variety. Photo / supplied

She saw her boyfriend standing in the surf holding something