Mackay mum told: Your son deserves to die

She was hesitant to tell her story, but she has, and the strength it shows and the bond that is revealed between this mum and son is extremely moving.

Say aloha to adventure in Hawaii

The Diamond Head crater from the air.

Fly through the treetops or discover magic of an extinct volcano

Bishop's Best a drinkable dark lager

Dark brew gets thumbs up

Oh man, there are some things on show in this bar

Castelmola, close to Taormina, is worth the climb just to see the sights at Bar Turrisi.

Bar Turrisi is an unforgettable celebration of all things phallic

What can you do in Christchurch?

The Christchurch Re:Start Mall, in the central business district.

Exploring a city in the middle of a rebuild

Toyota's new small SUV C-HR arrives priced from $26,990

2WD manual version of the all-new C-HR small SUV can be had for $26,990 before on-roads, with an auto version from $28,990

Small SUV a style breakthrough for Toyota

Mum's message after dog survives eastern brown snake

WELCOME HOME: Rees, Will and Micah Green are happy to see their dog Peach home safe and sound after she protected them from a snake.

"It could have been any of the kids"

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

Gatherings great and small

Scottish cook reveals her tips and recipes for sharing tasty, pretty plates of food with your loved ones

Delicious, nutritious and no cooking needed

FRESH IS BEST: Make the summer heat easier to manage with this delicious, nutritious salad.

The best meal to eat in the heat

How to make the perfect clam pasta

Clams with zucchini, cherry tomatoes and white wine.

How to make the humble clam into something fantastic

Fabulous fruits make sweet treat

Coconut and mango panna cotta with mango and passionfruit salad.

Check out the Q and A with the chef

What do the labels on our food actually mean?

What exactly do the labels on our meat mean?

We decode the labels on our primary produce

Who is in this Weekend?

Jessica Sepel has released her latest book, Living the Healthy Life.

Check out what is in the February 18 edition of Weekend magazine

Fresh from Rancho Relaxo

LIME LOVER: Grower Jane Boniface, of Rancho Limes, with her fresh fruit and home made cordials.

The bigger the lime the juicier they are.

What $11.9m can get you on Coast's most exclusive street

THIS mega waterfront property is what $11.9m will buy you in one of the Coast's most exclusive streets.

Setting the scene for romance

Interior by Miv Watts.

Watch your style when luring a lover

Go easy on your wallet with shopping tips

Cut a grocery bill in half by treating the food like money.

Bargain buys that help the hip pocket

How to tell friends 'no kids at the wedding'

It is hard to tell friends not to bring their children to your wedding but honesty might be the best policy.

Keep your big day a child-free zone

The best way to garden in the heat

I'VE been doing a lot of gardening these past few weeks. I know, it's been hideously hot, so I have had to choose my projects carefully.

Tell someone how you feel with the language of flowers

Pink roses have the same positive meaning as red roses on Valentine's Day.

The red rose is not the only symbol of love

Crepe myrtles a blossoming beauty

A crepe myrtle, native to eastern Asia, can be grown in almost any garden in Australia.

How to best care for these floral beauties

This guy's gardening's real McCoy

Michael McCoy hosts Dream Gardens.

One of the country's leading landscape designers set for TV

Gardening: Magnificent mussaendas the perfect January plant

The white mussaenda's tiny flower, a simple yellow star, surrounded by bracts.

Tropical plants to bring colour for summer

It's time to discover our 12,000 native species

The endangered Richmond birdwing butterfly.

Australia has 12 times more native plants than England

Beat the heat: top tips for a healthy summer garden

Possum Paradise owner Simone Youman with vegie seedlings. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Plants will survive the heat if you prepare and pick correctly.

Flights from the Gold Coast to Vietnam for $129

IT’S tipped to be the next big thing for Australian travellers, Vietnam is set to become as popular as Bali and Thailand and airlines are jumping on board.

Longreach is a welcome oasis

SETTING OUT: Passengers rode inside the coach while the well-heeled rode up top in the open air.

Longreach is a welcome surprise

Qantas to ditch aircraft window shutters

The shutterless windows in the Boeing 787.

Window shutters are the source of much annoyance on planes

Dunedin's the one for family fun

Fun on the slides at Moana Pool in Dunedin.

Dunedin's fun family attractions offer plenty

Exploring quake city

New Regent St, in the Christchurch central business district, shows no signs of damage from the 2011 earthquake and has become a vibrant meeting place for residents and the city's visitors.

How do residents feel, six years after Christchurch disaster?

BIG RIDE: Matt to bring out smiles for Smiddy

LONG WAY ROUND: Matt Muir raises his bike in triumph on his ride last year.

Fundraiser at Yamba Shores Tavern ahead of 800km charity ride

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

WOULD you ever carry your baby and a semi-automatic gun to the shops?

Hodges proud to be part of first channel dedicated to NRL

Justin Hodges is gearing up for his new gig on Fox League.

Footy star hopes to provide a voice for players on new NRL channel

Furious Price wants to quit I'm a Celeb after clash with Keira

Steve Price has threatened to quit the jungle.

Will camp ration clash with Keira cause Steve to call it quits?

Novel with lots of heart

The romance in A Quiet Kind of Thunder was only one of the joys of the book.

Book proves to be a gem with layers

Bliss N Eso announce tribute show for stuntman

Bliss N Eso will play a tribute show at Coolangatta in honour of Johann Ofner. The stuntman died during the filming of the group's Friend Like You film clip earlier this year.

BLISS N Eso to play tribute show to raise funds for killed stuntman

Neil Finn to headline Bluesfest

Neil Finn, of Crowded House fame, will play in Byron Bay with his wife Sharon and their band The Pyjama Club on June 11.

DON'T dream, it's not over, Neil Finn to hit the stage

MOVIE REVIEW: Trainspotting sequel as good as original

Ewen Bremner in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

Director Danny Boyle proves sequels can be done well.

Which ingredients should you look for in beauty products?

Check out these natural beauty products starting to hit shop shelves.

Ella's going from Rainbow Beach to the runway

THE NEXT BIG THING? Rainbow Beach's Ella Grace Bond, 16, is heading for the top.

Local model making a splash internationally

GRAMMY AWARDS: How to fashion for the 2017 Grammy Awards

CeeLo Green as his alter ego Gnarly Davidson arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.

This year's Grammys mean Victorian, cleavage, or bizarre

Cover girl has this NSW town covered

SPLASHING ABOUT: Playboy model Jasmine Ferguson splashes a new swimwear line at Sawtell.

Sawtell hosted another cover star at the weekend

"It looks like I've been in a freak accident"

Golnaz Bassam Tabar, who alleges she suffered burns to her face after receiving a beauty treatment. Photo / Chris Loufte

"I thought 'woah that's not what it's supposed to look like'"

Dress to impress the perfect other

Give a first date outfit some pizzazz with shoulder details, like this creation from Indonesian designer Defrico Audy.

Check out these first date dressing tips

Aussie model a huge hit in US thanks to Super Bowl ad

Gonsalves’ career defining moment coincides with her birthday.

Super Bowl made a big debut for this Aussie model

iPhone 8: Augmented 3D reality and avatars?

THE new iPhone could boast a game-changing 3D camera and allow for facial recognition and augmented reality applications, according to new leaks.

Mobile World Congress: What can we expect this year?

Rising smartphone maker Oppo has teased announcement of new camera

World's 'most reliable' phone: Nokia 3310 resurrected

Nokia 3310... one of the most reliable phones of all time.

The phone was first released in 2000 and some are still going strong

iPhone 8 leaks reveals new feature

Smartphone expected to also include edge to edge display

Youngest winner says lottery windfall 'ruined' her life

Jane Park, who won £1m aged 17, said someone of her age should not have been allowed to win such a large amount of money YouTube/BBC Scotland

Jane Park won Euromillions lottery at age of 17

Samsung's $649 phone with water resistance

Samsung has unveiled a new budget offering for the Australian market.

Galaxy A5 and A7 to go on sale in Australia next Thursday

Hands up for $9000 in nine hours?

Huawei Mate 9 smartphone challenge.

Nine Aussies join challenge to outlast Chinese smartphone

How one photo changed this woman's life forever

The photo came from a friend, at the iconic Cedar Creek Falls, and it should have been a treasured experience, but she was horrified by what she saw.

What is our work costing us?

Is your work environment making you sick?

We go to work and get paid, but are we paying a price in return?

Changes to in home aged care, and what you need to know

Australian aged care advocacy services will change to placing the consumer at the centre of decision making.

More control is coming to seniors in the region.

'We'll always be there': School's vow as cancer hits class

Oscar Lukritz, left, with his family.

Three students from Christian college class diagnosed with cancer

Utimate bullying revenge: Andy loses half his weight

Andy Albertson was always self conscious about his weight. Picture: Facebook

He shed a massive 77kg and is now down to about 66kg.

Proof chronic fatigue isn't just in their heads

Griffith University scientists hope the breakthrough will lead to an effective treatment.

More evidence chronic fatigue isn't just in sufferers' heads

How much coffee can you drink each day?

Although there are some benefits associated with consuming moderate amounts of caffeine, you can consume too much.

Can you drink too much coffee?

School serves mum warning note after confiscating cake

JUST weeks after a South Australian school shamed a mother-of-eight who dared to place a chocolate slice in her daughter’s lunchbox its happened again.

Bed-sharing has merits

CONTROVERSIAL: Divulging that sharing a bed with your baby is contentious.

Tackling the controversy of co-sleeping

Some great hacks to make parenting easier

These parenting tips will help with the little problems around the house.

PARENTING is hard, here are some hacks to make the process easier

Ballina mum finds blade in nappy bag

Shocked shopper finds 3 inch blade rusty blade hidden in baby bag compartment.

Shocked shopper finds 3 inch blade rusty blade hidden in compartment

NRL star's wife booted from cafe by 'mum-ophobic' waitress

What Phoebe Burgess posted on Instagram about the cafe.

Phoebe Burgess booted from cafe by 'mum-ophobic' waitress

Kids' game "full of f**king paedophiles" according to dad

A mortified dad has expressed serious concerns over an online game

Desperate times for Dan's young family

STRUGGLE: Dan Bowman wonders how he will support his family Trish, Zoe, 13, Joseph, 12, Isaiah, 5, Malachi, 3 and Hugo, 1 after he was sacked from when SmartCity's administrative company went into liquidation.

Sippy Downs man one of those counting the cost after company folds

Mum, Granny shocked at Mackay couple's wedding

'My mum thought we were pulling some sort of New Year's Eve joke'

Your love fits one of these six styles, say psychologists

The ancient Greeks described several different types of love.

Valentine's Day scam that's worse than having to buy flowers

VALENTINE'S SCAM: The ACCC is warning people chasing romance online to be wary of scams.

Be wary of online dating and romance scams

Maid of honour is 103, groomsman is a chihuahua

STILL IN LOVE: Elaine and Laurie Stephenson, who are residents at Whiddon Aged Care Home, Grafton, will renew their vows on Valentines Day more than 58 years after their wedding.

Aged care home buzzing as two residents renew vows on Valentines Day