Click go the years, and suddenly I'm turning 50

Folks, by the time you read this I'll have turned 50. If you haven't mailed my present yet, don't panic, there's plenty of time, I'll wait.

Sally Fitzgibbons' secrets to fueling up on the run

Sally Fitzgibbons encourages meal planning if you have a hectic lifestyle.

Sally Fitzgibbons lets us in on her fitness secrets

Flower Show star attractions

ORCHID SHOW: Soft Cane Dendrobiums make a spectacular show of their beautiful flowers that follow the length of their canes from the pot to the tip.

Rockhampton Orchid Society's Spring Flower Show is on this weekend.

Cruise into Papua New Guinea paradise

Boys in traditional dress perform for passengers on the island of Kitava.

Travel to remote island of New Guinea just got a little easier

The NBN rollout continues to cause Internet issues

ROLLING OUT: Workers install a NBN cabnet at Agnes Street as work starts on the roll out in Rockhampton.

The NBN rollout in Rockhampton is still causing internet issues.

Cutting through the confusion with diets

King snapper at Stoney the Fishmonger for Easter, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle

This nutrition expert thinks he knows why dieting is so confusing

Eco-friendly interiors for the green at heart

Eco Urban Retreat by Kate St James. Kate St James is available as an interior designer, specialising in creating eco-friendly design and space. Inquiries to stjameswhitting.com.

Want to know how to create an eco-friendly room?

Death sentence for one, life for another

Laura and her father Mark hold a photo of Anni, who died in 2007 following a battle with breast cancer.

A dad and daughter plead for women to get regular health checks

'Most magical zippys ever': Bonds' Disney onesies on the way

The onesies will be available in a series Mickey and Minnie prints

World’s first baby born using new ‘three-parent’ technique

The birth of a baby using a new ‘three-parent baby’ technique in Mexico could speed the creation of a similar child in the UK New Hope Fertility Centre

‘Hopefully, this will tame the more zealous critics...'

Woman asks if it's wrong to sleep naked with teen son

The question quickly racked up more than 500,000 viewers

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

Did an Inskip barge really KO this spanish mackeral?

HOLY MACKERAL! Adam Trees from Pie Creek with the spanish mackeral at the centre of attention on Facebook.

Barge operator refutes tall tale of spanish mackeral

Storms are coming! What it means for your long weekend

Yes, it's going to affect your long weekend

FISHING TAILS: Saturday, the day to go out

GOT 'IM: Darren Bayzand with a 12kg red caught out from Yeppoon

CQ's estuaries have continued in fairly good

IN DEEP: Teach kids snorkelling skills first

DIVING: It is a wonderful activity for the whole family.

Why the minimum age to get a scuba-diving certificate should be 14

'UNREAL': Paddler videos moment whale swims under his board

Surfer Ziggy Albert (blond hair) and his paddle buddy on their way to Old Woman Island enjoyed the encounter of a lifetime when a mother whale and her calf popped up in front of them.

You couldn't find a better way to start the day than this

Four lane boat ramp 'best thing since sliced bread'

Bill Byrne and Kim Martin on north side of the river.

Rocky's Fitzroy River is in for a new upgrade

BEER REVIEW: Grolsch's swing top bottle looms lager

EVERY now and then you come across a drink that is perfect for the time and place

RECIPE: Throwing together a delicious dish from the pantry

Salmon and fennel risotto.

I love being able to throw recipes together

RECIPE: Summer dessert with Dan and Steph

Mango is a delicious fruit to use in desserts, salads and with seafood.

A new season means new produce to introduce back into the kitchen

RECIPE: Get the tastebuds tingling with ruby red graprefruit

Grapefruit adds zing to the salad.

RUBY red grapefruit are very different to their yellow cousins

Rockmelon and prosciutto: a match made in heaven

Get your Rockmelon seeds with the paper today.

SOME foods were just made for each other...

Why this kitchen gadget has won my heart...

Get a FREE NutriBullet with our latest digital subscription offer!

It’s no surprise the NutriBullet is a gadget that has won my heart.

Much loved coffee shop closes doors tomorrow

Zarraffa's coffee shop in Stockland Rockhampton will close its doors tomorrow, September 30. It will reopen at a new location in North Rockhampton early 2017 and will include a drive-thru.

Coffee shop closes doors tomorrow afternoon

Can you help solve the mystery of this WWI photograph?

AN OLD family portrait that could date back to World War 1 has captured the imagination of local history buffs.

14% of renovators doing own electrical work?

Landscaping (46%), demolition (43%) and interior design (77%) are also often tackled head on by plucky homeowners.

And 12% said they did their own plumbing work

REVEALED: The next hot robotic household appliance

The R80Li Robotic Lawnmower quietly circumnavigates the lawn whilst avoiding obstacles in its path, cutting every blade of grass.

WE'VE all come to love the robotic vacuum cleaner

DARREN PALMER: How to make a house a home

At home with interior designer Darren Palmer.

A home should be personal, says influential interior designer

Dinner sorted: Stuffed Anaheim Chillies

TO GET you excited about today’s free seeds, Chilli Anaheim, we’ve pulled together this amazing recipe.

Chia choc pudding - and it's good for you!

Get your chia plant seeds with the paper today.

IF YOU haven’t discovered chia seeds yet, today is the day.

The healing power of community gardens

RAY OF SUNSHINE: Working at the permaculture garden at Yandina has helped Michelle Parry to reconnect with the community.

How a grieving mother-to-be found healing in the garden

Planting the seed of fun by getting kids in the garden

Shani Baker, Monique Mcleod, Gary Holmes and Holly Beresford with the hydoponics garden at the Hall St State School.

Gardening can improve heart health, reduce stress levels

Nothing Fawlty about this basil pesto, Major

Get your basil seeds with today's paper.

EVERYONE loves a good basil pesto.

What's the craic with celeriac?

Get your free celeriac seeds with today's paper.

NEVER heard of celeriac? Well it’s about to rock your world.

Mid-air terror for Warwick journo

AFTER travelling around the world and exploring different cities in four countries, I was elated with the experience but itching to get home.

We asked: Where do the travel experts go on holidays?

The Barossa Valley in all its incredible glory. Photo credit: Ben Goode

EVER wondered where the travel experts go on holidays? We have!

'How gorillas changed my life'

Annette Henderson lived and worked with gorillas in the African jungle for more than a year and has written a book about her amazing experience.

Author shares her unbelieveable tale of life deep in the jungle

Hidden gem: Traditional farming in the the Netherlands

Traditional Limburg-style homes are on show at Nonke Buusjke in the Netherlands.

This farm uses techniques that are thousands of years-old

Travel: No one sleeps when the white lion hunts for a mate

A handsome beast: the male white lion.

We heard the lion long before we saw him

Travel: Brisbane offers up lots to do this spring

STAY AND PLAY: Blanc de Blanc was one of many great events taking place in different venues across Brisbane during the next few months.

Brisbane now a worthy competitor to its southern sisters

Swim with the whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth.

The hardest part about this Cape adventure is leaving.

Lady Gaga confirms Super Bowl show

Lady Gaga has confirmed speculation she will perform at the Super Bowl is true

Girls actors give emotional tributes to hit show

Actor Allison Williams

Actors farewell smash hit HBO show Girls after six seasons

Janet Jackson's pregnancy is 'best thing'

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson can't wait to become a mum

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E7: Manifest review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E6: Suckas Need Bodyguards review

Rosario Dawson and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Hairess Boutique salon was 'meant to be'

WATCH: By pure coincidence, today marks a significant milestone for Jenna Sivewright for more than one reason.

Down syndrome model rocks New York Fashion Week

Madeline Stuart rose to fame and was once again a star at New York Fashion Week, sitting among friends - Kelly Osborne, Bonang Matheba, Derek Warburton, and Victor Cruz,

Mount Crosby teen hits the catwalk for third season

2016 Emmy Awards red carpet fashions

Sarah Hyland arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

STARS of the small screen are frocked up for US TV's night of nights

Milliner goes gaga over Coast calendar girls

Lady Gaga wearing a head piece by The Devoted Milliner Cindy Vogels.

2017 Vintage Calendar Girls project is becoming a magnet for talent.

OPINION: There's beauty in equality

Korinne Lardner - Capture the moment photography with Carissa Cross is amazing.

I'VE always been a little weirded out by weddings.

EXPLAINER: Can tattoo ink cause cancer?

Research shows one in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals.

One in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals

Miss V8 Supercar success all sewn up

Madison Mackenzie is preparing to take part in the Miss V8 finals at the Gold Coast with help from her mum Kathy, who makes all of her outfits.

Madison Mackenzie is preparing to take part in the Miss V8 Supercar

The $40 billion economy anyone can cash in on

OUR household junk may be worth more than $26 billion a year with a new study finding 89% of us have up to 25 items for which we have no use.

Samsung Family Hub: The end of fridge notes?

Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill, of Brown Paper Bag fame, talks about some of her favourite features of the Samsung Family Hub smart fridge.

Samsung's latest fridge comes with a $7499 price tag

POLL: Which retailer would you like to see open in Rocky?

Rockhampton residents want LUSH to come to town.

What, besides Aldi, do readers want to see in Rockhampton?

iPhone 7 Plus: Are two cameras really better than one?

The Sydney Opera House, taken with an iPhone 7 Plus.

A single photo can involve a staggering 100 billion operations

Secrets and mystery as Big Top tenants kept in the dark

SCOTT Hoskins, owner of Donut Boyz, says owner of Big Top - LaSalle - has enough business nous to find a good anchor tenant.

If rumours are true, it could be worth the wait.

Bad news for online shoppers purchasing from overseas

Online shoppers could be blocked from buying from their favourite overseas businesses under new plans by the Federal Government

Online shoppers could be blocked from overseas websites next year

Have a new $5 note? Expect to run into problems

The new $5 note.

Customers are having their notes rejected.

Kate Ceberano and author join Pink Ribbon campaign

AWARD-winning Australian music artist Kate Ceberano and 4 Ingredients cookbook author Kim McCosker are the faces of this year's Pink Ribbon breakfast campaign

Doctor urges women to make your bosoms your buddies

Breast cancer awareness month kicks off today

WOW: How this Bay mum of three lost 33kg in 32 weeks

KICKING GOALS AND KILOS: Grand Finalist in the Rapid Loss weight-loss competition, Hervey Bay's Lauren Kertland is now living life to the fullest.

In 32 weeks Lauren dropped from 94kg to 61kg

FRI Sep 30: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

Kick those kilos, team!

Get outdoors to rack up some extra kilometres for your town!

High protein, low carb diet put in doubt

Common dietary advice has been turned on its head by new research

Suicide rate reaches 10-year high

Eight people per day last year took their own life

Legal Aid is offering family law advice

A free family law legal advice service is available for people who are scheduled to appear at the visiting Federal Circuit Court in Rockhampton on October 4.

Supermum: Getting on the public transport route

Waiting for the bus in Brisbane.

The wheels on the bus go round and round for Supermum on holiday

5 things to do in the last week of school holidays

The Rockhampton Regional Library is holding their zombie apocalypse day on October 1 from 1pm to 4pm.

See what's on during the last week of school holidays.

Jamie Oliver needs baby help

Jamie and Jools Oliver have hired a night nanny

Couple devastated after son's stillbirth

GRIEVING: Jason Clifford with his son Phoenix Rain Clifford.

SHE begged her son to wake up, to take a breath.

Getting kids hooked on fishing a page at a time

BETWEEN LINES: Fishing guru Rob Paxevanos and Sunshine Coast division two councillor Tim Dwyer listen up as Hailey reads some tips from Kids Fishing, the book she and her dad have written.

Father-daughter duo write kids fishing book

Being attached at the hip

What type of relationship do you have? Touchy feely affectionate or prefer your space. Like to be independent or practically attached at the hip?

Ten-year-old's hilarious rules for boy who has crush on her

A ten-year-old is schooling everyone on unrequited crushes

Suicide of sex video woman sparks calls for change

Titziana Cantone had killed herself after the video emerged online and became the subject of internet parodies and jokes Facebook.

Images and videos began to appear on porn sites and spread virally

TV Insider: Married at First Sight's diversity applauded

Craig and Andy at their wedding in New Zealand in a scene from Married At First Sight.

Sydneysiders Andy and Craig faced more scrutiny than anyone else