Queensland contestants competiting in MKR revealed

LITTLE has been revealed about the My Kitchen Rules competition next year but the Daily Mercury can confirm two contestants grew up in Mackay.

Autistic boy heartbroken after thieves steal puppy

Trisha Smith and her son James Starkey, 10 had their dog stolen from their front porch. Photo Contributed

He's sat on his verandah after school hoping his puppy will return

How readers said $1000 would brighten their Christmas

How you said $1000 would improve your Christmas

POLL: What is your Christmas gift shopping budget this year?

Berneice Leek doing her Christman shopping at Stockland Rockhampton. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

“This year I’m trying to spend about $25 on the grandchildren.."

Subaru's new concept Impreza sedan revealed

IMPREZA CONCEPT: Subaru's sedan concept has been shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show and suggests the style of 2017's next-gen model

Concept Impreza sedan follows recent reveal of hatch version

Driving instructor believes school zone speed limits ok

Driving instructor Leyland Barnett. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

Barnett said drivers could safely avoid accidents at 40kmh

'No' leads the way in poll about school zone speed limits

Gympie police Constable Ben Morrow will be among the officers targeting school zones this term.

Just over half of the votes were for not decreasing the speed limit

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Bush cooking: How to make Roothy's Rhino Rissoles

Something like 20 years ago I first sampled Rhino's rissoles, made to a recipe he’d learnt from his mum.

WHY NOT TRY: Cooking a spit roast?

Spit roaster extraordinaire Michael Hanney (left) and Chris Calcino fly blind into the world of rotisserie cuisine. Photo Tez Iannelli

This week a band of likely buffoons and I tried a spit roast.

Kelly's 64kg weight loss journey began with a broken button

GORGEOUS: Kelly Reid from Tinana has gone from 136kg down to 72kg in the past two years with the help of Jenny Craig. INSET: Kelly at her former weight.

She's 64kg lighter and has dropped from a size 26 to a size 10

RECIPE: FIve fast ways to use bountiful blueberries

Fresh blueberries are great for pancakes, cakes, smoothies and even some savory treats.

Five ways to get creative in the kitchen with blueberries this season

Biggest Loser star and Woolworths slammed for ad

Michelle Bridges has been slammed for appearing in a Woolworths ad putting down home gardeners.

Woolworths promotion backfires on social media

RECIPE: a good date night meal for two

This recipe is from Dan and Steph’s second cookbook Meat & Sweet, which is available from their website.

Add some romance in the kitchen tonight with this meal

RECIPE: Prawn stars hit the grill

Prawns in citrus chilli butter sauce.

Shake up your next dinner party menu one of these crowd pleasers

READER'S VIEW: Don’t play their game of suspicion and hatred

THERE has been widespread panic following the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13.

North Stradbroke Island: Too good to be true

Letting down your tyre pressure is paramount. Anyone who goes camping is usually packed to the brim so 18psi is a good starting point; this is where the tyre gauge and air compressor earn their keep.

What Straddie has to offer needs to be experienced, not explained.

Rocky couple travel the world on two wheels

Ken and Julie-Anne Fox will start cycling around Central and South America in January 2015. Photo Michelle Gately / Morning Bulletin

Ken and Julie-Anne Fox haven't looked back since packing up life

‘Shocking’ visit to Five Rocks for visiting online stars

The group of bloggers, surfers, photojournalists and models who were on the Capricorn Coast participating in Contiki's Storyteller initiative. Photo: Contributed

Bloggers were visiting as part of Contiki’s Storyteller initiative.

Furniture giant opens in Rockhampton next month

Christmas has come early for Rockhampton shoppers, with Fantastic Furniture set to open its doors on December 12.

Yeppoon business owners unite to promote village precinct

Chris Duane at Coastal Funk in Yeppoon. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

Support local business this Christmas

Brittany Lauga urges Keppel electorate to Buy Local

Brittany Lauga Photo: Contributed

"... it is up to small business owners to offer quality products"

Online shopping needs to be taxed, says shop owner

Shane Davey is hoping more locals will keep coming into the store to support local businesses, instead of hopping online.

“Online tax has to be brought in line with retailers...”

OPINION: Buying online vs supporting local business

Online shopping is on the rise, but is it good for us?

Families who are cash strapped are going to look for cheaper options

Antiques dating back 700 years being auctioned to help uni

Auctioneer Shane Pfeffer with a butterfly collection from the Austins' estate, to be sold with the proceeds going towards the University of the Sunshine Coast.

One of Sunshine Coast's most significant collections up for sale

So many ways to save for Christmas

Make changes to the way you shop now and have money in the piggy bank for Christmas.

PANICKING about the fact that Christmas isn’t far away?