BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

SET in 1941 amidst air raids, death and destruction it would be easy for this book and its narrative to depress readers

GARDENING: Common tea-tree a star of the late-winter garden

Pink New Zealand tea-tree.

Winter burst of colour brightens up the garden ahead of spring

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

RELATIONSHIPS: It's not raining men, ladies

It's the case of the man drought for many Australian towns.

Women outnumber men in Australia

Mind You: Let's take different view on our feelings

Learning to see things differently gives us access to different choices.

Slow down and take a moment when you get annoyed

OPINION: Why are we not getting the road safety message?

Some sneak in a text or two. Some blatantly talk on their phones while driving with only one hand on the wheel.

Judging by road statistics we forget the messages

10 undemanding indoor plants to have in your house or office

A cactus is the perfect go-to plant for people with the blackest thumbs.

Give yourself a green boost with easy-to-care-for indoor plants

Fishermen reel in a Classic catch

Jackson Slack with 2.2kg Coral Trout and 4.1kg Sweetlip at the Tight Lines Fishing Classic on Friday.

Fishermen line up to weigh-in big catch for Coast Guard Yeppoon

Lamborghini reveals its $3 million Centenario Roadster

Carbon fibre Centenario Roadster features a V12 good for 566kW and a 0-100kmh time of 2.9 seconds.

Twenty roadsters being produced, and they're all already sold

Wildlife have a feast on whale

Beached whale left to rot as food for other wildlife

OPINION: How do you get your child to sleep?

No honestly, I am asking this question - how do you?

When the kids are too well versed in how to outsmart you

Bruce Devereaux is in trouble with his long suffering wife yet again

Mother aborts 'mermaid foetus'

The baby had developed a "tail"-like growth in place of its two legs

Why this baby was renamed after three months

After three months of hearing people mispronounce their daughter's name, one couple decided something had to change.

Would you change your baby's name after three months?

'It felt like she'd spent the previous 9 years lining me up for this sting'

DADDY BLOGGER: Bruce Devereaux is a father of seven.

Daddy blogger Bruce Deveraux and the latest escapades of his family

Mum fights for baby's life after rare diagnosis

FIGHTING HARD: Kristy Iles with her son Elliot Paul Silveri shortly after he was born.

What will one Rockhampton mother do to save her baby?

No shortage of top fishing spots

BEAUTY: Sam Silliars pictured with a healthy Bass.

Target fish in skinny water areas

OPINION: Listen to tourism operators on reef health

Everyone wants the reef to stay healthy.

Nobody wants to hear news of the demise of the Great Barrier Reef

Hook a big one in landlocked areas

GIANT LOAD OF FUN: Andy Takats with a land-based Giant Trevally.

Exciting and challenging way of fishing

Keeping an eye on our coral reefs

A nudibranch, or sea slug, photographed at Julian Rocks near Byron Bay.

The news is fairly good

Midget among pioneers to surf on Cooloola Coast

PIONEER: Midget Farrelly (left) with his skate team, who used to set up demonstrations in the carparks of major shopping centres around Sydney's northern beaches.

Midget helped pave way for Rainbow Beach tourism drawcard

Video shows how little kids notice at dinner table

YOU know the scene. It’s dinnertime. Weary bodies gather around the table. Tablets in hand, mobile devices at the ready.

Husband and wife team bring taste of Italy to Zilzie

ITALIAN TWIST: Jodi and Rob Mills have recently opened their new restaurant called Bella Sugo at Cocos in Zilzie and business is doing well.

Rob will work magic in the kitchen.

You've probably never had coffee this way before

COFFEE TASTER: Homegrown Health barista Rhiannon Wieck serves up the coffee tapas.

Coffee tapas is a new way to enjoy the hot beverage

The 'Mex' big thing for Maroochydore

An artist's impression of the new Bryant Property Group development approved for Beach Rd, Maroochydore.

NACHOS on the run is about to get a whole lot easier

Morgan Freeman asks: are we alone? Why do humans exist?

Morgan Freeman in Through the Wormhole. Photo: Discovery Science

Question all you thought you knew, on Foxtel.

What new business is opening in Yeppoon?

HEALTHY CHOICE: Suzie Alexander and Leisa McDowell are excited to officially open their business Nourish Foods CQ in Yeppoon.

The new shop could take pride of place on the beachfront

Colonel's secret recipe leak put to the test

Is it finger licking good or is the secret recipe leak a bet up?

OPINION: Make your own natural cleaners

DIY cleaning products are a great way to eliminate chemicals in your home while saving some pennies.

WHAT'S HOT: Home style trends to watch out for

Free-standing showers and bathtubs were the most desired in bathroom renovations.

How can your home hit the interior styling trends?

DIY: When renovation is purely for profit

Cherie Barber.

Renovating property is now seen as a legitimate way to earn money

Make your own homemade laundry detergent

Jody Allen is the founder of Stay At Home Mum: www.stayathomemum.com.au

The laundry cheat that'll save you hundreds of dollars each year

Dumb act forces council to chop down 100-year-old trees

SIX historic trees are dead and Ipswich City Council suspects foul play.

The plants you can't kill

Air plants do not require any soil or potting mix to survive - in fact, it would kill them.

No green thumb? No worries!

Primary school students show off their green thumbs

Glenmore State School students Maddison Pianta and Xander Brookman plant saplings as part of this years annual Schools Tree Day.

Primary school students get thier hands dirty.

Spring garden showcase coming up roses

BLOOMING GOOD: Councillor Neil Fisher is excited to see what the Spring Garden Spectacular delivers this year.

Green-thumb gardeners can enter until August 25

Rockhampton garden blooms to life over 40 years

Cathy Gallagher has spent almost 40 years building her garden and won several competitions.

Over 40 years this garden has bloomed into a prize-winning space

Gardening: Not many flowers say Aussie like the kangaroo paw

The drought tolerant kangaroo paw.

The curiously shaped kangaroo paw is a world favourite

Jaw-dropping beauty in Alaska

A stunning wonderland awaits to be seen from a luxurious ship.

The great migration is an unforgettable spectacle

Charging zebras, as featured in the National Geographic television program Great Migrations. TOP RIGHT: One of Kenya's most experienced guides, Abdul Karim, from Sanctuary Retreat's Olonana Camp.

This epic spectacle has been called 'the greatest show on earth'

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Is this the ultimate way to learn about the Reef?

Quicksilver Cruises' activity platform on Agincourt Reef. INSET: See maori wrasse and spectacular corals while snorkelling.

There's a lot more to the Barrier Reef than you know

TRAVEL: Jordan's ancient towns a must-see in the Middle East

Ancient Petra, in Jordan's south, is one of the seven new wonders of the world. This narrow siq has been cut through deep rock as the entrance to the former trading city. Photo: Rae Wilson

The charming ancient cities of Petra and Jerash

Journey uncovers the truth about Syrian refugees

Miriam (Musaa's daughter) in the family tent. Camp Mercy, Bekaa Valley Lebanon

Caloundra photographer visits Lebanon refugee camp

Charlize Theron's son dresses up as Frozen character

CHARLIZE Theron has been heavily criticised for letting her five-year-old son Jackson wear a dress and a wig out in public.

Rachel Weisz understands celebrity gossip fascination

Actor Rachel Weisz

Weisz says mystery is good for an actor

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role

Kooza takes circus-goers back to Cirque Du Soleil's roots

The high wire act as featured in Cirque Du Soleil's Kooza.

NEW show puts the skills of the performers front and centre.

Branson "amazed" he's still alive after cycling crash

Branson saw "his life flash before my eyes" during a bike crash

Reality TV show "turned our special day into a joke"

UNHAPPY: Maryborough couple Emma and Steven Dilliway who star on Australia's Cheapest Wedding and are not happy with the outcome.

Reality television helped turn this wedding into an internet joke

The Beatle Boys are 'Fabulous'

The World's premier Beatles band presents the Beatles No1's at the Pilbeam Theatre on Saturday September 3.

The Fabulous Beatle Boys bring magic to Pilbeam Theatre next month

Readers tattoos for strength and memory of loved ones

TATTOOS in memory of loved ones or reminders of how strong the individual is after life struggles are the two main themes of Rockhampton's inked community.

Model brings 'rockabilly look' to pin-up competition

Liz Piraner is in the running to be a pin up girl. Photo Scarlett Noir Photography

Competition sees girls pitted against each other for likes, shares

Here's your top five hairdressers in Rockhampton

A FAVOURITE: Angelina Thomas from Sam's Hair Bar and Beauty, which came in at number 3 in The Bulletin's poll of hairdressers in the region.

Over 1200 votes for the top 10 nominations.

How to accessorise on your wedding day

Latest trends for wedding accessories? All right here!

Sparks fly in teen's beauty mistake

Debra Wren offers sugaring, a new way to wax, at Country Day Spa on Smelter Rd.

A beauty mistake that she will never make again

Tamara in pole position for Queensland titles

FEATS OF STRENGTH: Tamara MacKenzie will compete in Brisbane this weekend in Miss Pole Dance Queensland Heats.

"One minute I am buzzing with excitement.. then I could vomit.'

When size 12 models are 'plus' sizes

Model ambassador Tayla Spier and Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival director Jacinta Richmond.

Why the industry says size 12 is a "plus size".

Stockland Rocky announce new major retailer

Stockland Rockhampton announce new homewares store

OPINION: 5 ways I cut my grocery bill by $150

TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Save money on grocery shopping with handy, simple tricks.

TWO weeks ago, it was borderline intervention time.

Got a spare hundred bucks? Here's where you could fly to now

BIG BOOST: Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand all posted double-digit passenger growth into the Sunshine Coast Airport.

Wanna fly but ain't got the funds? Then make sure you check this out

Pensioners lose thousands as furniture store collapses

Nambour-raised CEO of Far Pavilions, Michael Edwards, opened the furniture store in 1995.

Coast store closes as furniture retailer collapses

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7: What to expect

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition

There's some big rumours about the new version

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?

Mountain biking dreams come true for Rockhampton enthusiasts

First Turkey is expanding to cater for all ages and all riding abilities, with an aim to one day host state and national competitions.

Asbestos warning: Do the training before doing the reno

Master Builders training and licensing manager Adam Profke said asbestos was an industry-wide problem.

Master Builders has introduced extra asbestos training courses

Funds for four-day mental health and prevention initiative

Funds o help Central Queensland deal with the impacts of drought

What price would you put on a kid's 'miracle'?

At nine years of age, Quiń had an accident that caused a cataract to one of his eyes. In an instant; this little boy with his whole life ahead of him faced a future of blindness.

Thousands of Aussies joining campaign to restore sight to kids

Munster joins social media storm supporting mental health campaign

Cameron Munster former Capras player and current Storm player supports the #itsokaytotalk campaign.

Munster puts up hand to support #ItsOkayToTalk

70,000 daffodils arrive ahead of 30-year celebrations

Esther Attewell surrounded by the delivery of fresh daffodils.

MORE than 70,000 daffodils have arrived ahead of Daffodil Day

Call out for readers' BookWeek photographs

GET YOUR costumes out of the cupboard and your books in your hand. It's BookWeek.

"Record”: Baby christened with eight great-grandparents

Chris and Sheena Geiger, with Lauren and Casey Kovavcich as Father Cheripuram christens baby Kovi.

Kovi was treated to a christening few others get to experienc

Motherhood was a confidence booster for Mila Kunis

Actor Mila Kunis

Bad Moms actor expecting her second child

Are our views on fatherhood outdated?

Blogger Charlie Capen with his sons Finnegan and Arden.

Stranger to woman about husband: "Did you know you have three kids?"

Cyber bullying a hidden attack on children and teens

SILENT ATTACK: Bullying has extended from the playground into the home with the popularity of social media sites and apps among children and teens.

CQUni lecturer urges parents to learn about social media.

Supermum: Pass the online note to me so I can check on you

Sexting can often have legal implications for high school students.

Photo Will Hunter / Dalby Herald

Technology has changed the way teens are communicating.

Social media fears for Central Queensland parent

Young woman using smartphone

Do you know what your child is doing online?

Give thanks to your Superhero: National Superhero Week

Support National Superhero week, and thank the Superheroes in your life

Cheater site criticised for safety standards

Ashley Madison serviced people seeking discreet affairs

Is this the world's most controlling boyfriend?

"When I text you, you are to answer."

Seven Apps that could fix your sex life

Your First Date app guides you to the best questions to ask.

To hell with learning when you're ovulating