New Volkswagen Passat launched

The new Volkswagen Passat edition builds on the promise of those that came before adding the latest technology to design and engineering innovation.

Why using ticks or crosses doesn't improve learning

Elaborated feedback is most effective. Professor Layton game provides complex tasks where students receive hints to adjust their strategies.

SOME kinds of feedback can be harmful rather than helpful.

My own story of having the blues

My own story of having the blues

Chris Hemsworth meets huge snake: welcome to Northern Rivers

**Instragram pic - thumbnail only**

Thor star debuts on Instagram with pic of snake at Broken Head home

Why a glass of red wine a day may be good for you

The study has found those who have a regular glass of red wine with their evening meal had healthier blood fat profiles.

A GLASS of red wine a day good for those with type 2 diabetes.

Star's Cars: NRL's Greg Eastwood

FOUR KIDS IN THE BACK: Kia Carnival a fine family bus for NRL player Greg Eastwood.

NRL back-rower tackles our motoring questions

Best friends marry after forbidden love aboard HMAS ship

BLESSED TO WED: Renee and Ethan Ward met over six years ago aboard the HMAS Cairns during their careers in the navy and married on Saturday, September 26 at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

Having a relationship was hard when the couple met on HMAS Cairns

Polish artist returns to city with large-scale mural

STYLE: Mik Shida, seen here finishing the Mort St mural, is a heavyweight of Australia’s burgeoning street art scene.

Artist's most recent production is at 15 Mort St in Toowoomba

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Campsite gourmet for kids: Billie poached eggs

Billie poached eggs with crunchy bacon and cherry tomatoes - who said we were roughing it?

Craft beers are brewing for city’s latest festival

A beer festival will be held in Toowoomba in November. Planning the event are Phil Coorey (left) and Dave Schenk.

City’s inaugural beer festival Brewoomba to serve up quality craft

RECIPE: Vibrant variety with Mexican mix

Mexican chicken.

Fresh, vibrant ingredients to make Mexican chicken with bean salad

Tourism Noosa to decide on food and wine festival funding

Brianna Rule and Lisa Smitheram in Noosa Heads for the 2015 Noosa International Food and Wine Festival. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Funding body to decide who will run iconic Noosa festival

VIDEO: ‘Paleo diet changed my life’

LIFE CHANGING: The paleo diet has saved Gladstone born mum Jocelyn Walker from a life of taking handfuls of medication every day. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

‘Paleo diet changed my life’

Easy-to-make meals for school holiday time

FRUIT AND VEG: Danni Line will opt for fresh fruit and veg over fruit juice and muesli bars.

Seasonal fruit the best snack alternative

Fingal expat lives the tourism fairytale in Oman

In the endless seas of the Persian Gulf, explored by sailors of legendary Arabian fairytales, lies Oman.

Holland America cruise dilemma: fitting it all in

Holland America cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam enters port.

Cruise the day away while swimming in options

The thing about Spain that made me go back again

The splendour of Toledo, once the capital of Spain.

The cultural splendour of Spain was enough for a return trip

North Coast's Second Hand Saturday fast approaching

YOUR chance to finally get rid of those dusty boxes of unused knick-knacks is drawing near, with just over a week left until Second Hand Saturday.

Not dripping in gold? How to save money on washday

There are many things you can do to save money.

Save money with helpful hints on doing laundry

How to save money on cosmetics and toiletries

Grab your make-up with the groceries

Costbusters: staying in fashion without going broke

Fashion blogger and stylist Nikki Parkinson

Australians spends $37 a week on clothing and $7 on footwear

The office of the future, where stay at home mums rule

Jody Allen, creator of Stay At Home Mum, practices what she preaches and is debt-free at 40.

Mumpreneur's online sensation was all for 'giggles'

So you bought a house, but do you have enough insurance?

So you bought a house, but do you have enough insurance?

One of life's biggest questions: Rent or Buy?

Couple Stand in Front of a Sold Sign on the Lawn of Their Bungalow With Their Son and Daughter Playing in the Background

Plenty of pros and cons for both sides of the property argument