Growth areas alter council divisions

THREE electoral divisions in the Moreton Bay Regional Council will be altered to cope with population fluctuations for the coming 2016 election.

School is back in session, so are school zones

Slow down with children returning to school today.

SLOW down with school zones back in force.

Driver blasts delays on Sunderland Drive

ANGRY: Charles Frost says it took him more than 25 minutes to go 1.6km.

Bribie Island residents have had enough of delays on Sunderland Dr

Debate flares in Bribie over beach for naturists

DRESSING DOWN: Mark Hayter is frustrated that police keep fining nudists at Alexandria Bay at Noosa.

Debate flares overbeachfor nature lovers

Making his Mark

DIGGING IN: Mark Urquhart in his para triathlon hand cycle.

World champ back from brink

Tornado sighting shocks SEQ as more storms loom

A dramatic image captured by Marinka Spence in Upper Caboolture.

The shocking sight that shocked Caboolture

10,000 lightning strikes in Brisbane, Coast cops downpour

A storm front looms over Maroochydore. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Here's how the Sunshine Coast looked as the storm was about to hit..

Moreton's Most Loved Vet: Top 10

Narangba Vet has been voted as number one.

Moreton's Most Loved Vet: Top 10

Armed robber robs from tavern till at Murrumba Downs

An armed man has robbed a tavern on Dohles Rocks Road

Unlawful use of a motor vehicle, Deception Bay

STOLEN CAR: Police would like to speak to this man. Photo/Contributed

POLICE are looking for a man in relation to a stolen vehicle.

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COLUMN: What does a normal marriage look like in 2015?

New Zealand's first gay couple to be legally wed, Melissa Ray (left) and Natasha Vitali, are thought to have parted.

It's easy to forget that not everyone is OK with marriage equality.

Our lost past: Australian life before everything changed

The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert by Jukuna Mona Chuguna and Pat Lowe. Publisher: Magabala Books. RRP: Paperback $16.95. Also available as an e-book.

THE frontier wars on this continent cost Australia dearly.

OPINION: Golden try is answer for the NRL

APN senior sports reporter Wayne 'Ticker' Heming

The NRL Golden Try is wonderful TV and extraordinary theatre

Need to develop a culture of trust in business

What is paramount to business success? Trust among the team says Yale Morgan.

What is paramount to business success? Trust among the team

OPINION: Don't judge people for what they wear

Large structured handbags hold all your essentials and this shade of watermelon is fresh and delicious.

Should it really matter what we leave the house in?

An ode to Thurston: A freak, a genius, a special champion

Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston with daughter Charlie takes a quiet moment in the middle of the field after their win over the Broncos the NRL Grand Final between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

Brisbane led 16-12 with 79 minutes but Thurston never quits.

Qld Govt delays Uber solutuion

Queensland Government establishes long-term review to look into how to provide regulatory balance between established taxi industries and "digital disruption" from apps like Uber.

THE State Government has delayed addressing the Uber issue.

QAL stink could soon be thing of the past

QAL Gladstone.

QAL is working on eliminating the smell that covers south Gladstone.

Explosives boss blows career over a bar stool

Man pays victim $125K after launching attack over borrowed bar stool

Clayton and Kallangur shootings may be linked

Arana Hills man arrested after sawn-off shotgun allegedly found

CCTV shows sledgehammer break-in at Coast pub

CCTV footage shows a thief who used a sledgehammer to break into the Palmwoods Hotel before opening a safe to steal cash about 3am on October 6.

Police following leads in hunt for thief

Run-in with bearded road rager terrifies P-plater

Police are looking for a road rager described as a large man with a big ginger or brunette beard in his late 20s or early 30s, driving a white Toyota HiLux work utility with a blue logo on the side.

Toowoomba road ragers strike again

One third of cancers 'our fault'

A third of all cancers could be prevented by simple lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking.

ONE in three cancers in Australia are caused by lifestyle factors.

Breast cancer gene cannot be patented, High Court rules

Two-time cancer survivor Yvonne D'Arcy has led the legal battle over the ownership of the patent by US company Myriad Genetics.

HIGH Court rules the breast cancer gene BRCA-1 cannot be patented.

NSW the state for dad jokes (not sure if that's good or bad)

Carlie White with her dad, Peter.

NSW fathers responsible for four of nation's top six dad jokes

Call to veterans, or family of those that forfeited medals

STOLEN: These war medals were taken from a Hampden address.

“There is no register of withheld or forfeited medals..."

Man dies after one punch assault in Coffs Harbour

Detectives from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command have formed Strike Force Gerda to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 27 year-old man

Strike Force Gerda to investigate circumstances of one punch assault

Fundraiser for Coey family smashes $60k

Kellie, Jared and Zain Coey. Photo: Enigma Visions Photography

Water skier Jared Coey passed away last night

Why almost half of women feel sad after sex

A study has found 46% of female university students reported PCD symptoms at least once in their lifetime.

ALMOST half of women experience post-coital dysphoria symptoms.

Satnav leads pensioners into deadly shoot-out in Brazil

Regina Murmura and her husband Francisco. Regina was fatally shot after a satnav app directed her and her husband to a notorious Brazilian slum.

SATNAV leads pensioners into drug gangs' deadly shoot-out in Brazil.

Economy class is about to get a lot worse

Airbus is one of several companies filing for patents for plane seating designs as plane manufacturers seek new ways to cram more passengers onto planes.

A NEW seating design could make economy class a lot worse.

Two Eastern Brown snakes battle it out in frenzied fight

A still from the video showing two Eastern Brown snakes fighting at Byron Bay, posted on Facebook by Cheyne Seabrook. Photo Contributed

A VIDEO of two brown snakes fighting has been posted online.

Whale boat capsized said to be freak wave

Whale wave boat capsize will not be investigated

Whale wave boat capsize will not be investigated

Solar customers concerned about $599 to repair rusty screws

HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED? We want to hear from you. Call our office or email Helen on

The email invited customers to spend up to $599 to repair screws

Pets and their owners line up for a blessing at St Mark’s

BLESSED: Geoff Farmer, Rev. Julie Simpson, Rev. Barbara Diery, Rev. Kaye Pitman and Joel Farmer with Rocky at the blessing of the pets at St Mark’s Anglican Church.

Church offers pet blessings on feast day of animal-lover St Francis

Tweed Valley 'priestess' offering sexual healing

Sexologist and “priestess of Goddess”, Kerri Ryan, in her temple at Uki.

The 'sexologist' says she can help you heal.

Doctor helps woman deliver own baby with natural caesarean

After Dr Wallman made the incision and moved the baby’s head and shoulders to the right position, the new mum reached down, grasped her baby under its shoulders, pulled him out, and laid him on her own chest.

Dr Wallman has helped a woman deliver her own c-section baby

Keira Knightley files police complaint

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley files police complaint against man

Ashley Judd told: Will you watch me take a shower?

Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd says she was sexually harassed by Hollywood studio boss

Kylie Jenner wears Spanx

Kylie Jenner has confessed to wearing Spanx

Nick Gordon wants lawsuit put on hold

Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown

Nick Gordon being sued by Bobbi Kristina Brown's family

Lights, camera, Warwick! TV stars come to the Downs

CALLING ALL EXTRAS: Packed to the Rafters actress Rebecca Gibney is bringing a new Channel 7 television series to shoot here in the Southern Downs region.

Chance to be TV extra for new Channel 7 program

Bindi Irwin cries during emotional dance tribute to dad

Bindi Irwin cries after paying tribute to her father on Dancing With The Stars.

TEEN performs a contemporary routine in memory of dad Steve Irwin.

Four ways you can avoid hassles with snakes this summer

An eastern brown snake

Being aware of these facts may help you if you encounter a snake

Star's Cars: Olympic Triathlete Courtney Atkinson

ON FORM: Australian triathlete Courtney Atkinson is hoping to make his third appearance at an Olympic Games at Rio 2016.

Decorated triathlete tackles our motoring questions

Tayla takes out two bikini titles in body building quest

Gracemere's Tayla Wills won the National Amateur Body-Builders' Association's (NABBA) Bikini Junior category and Overall Bikini category at the Gold Coast on September 27.

Tayla's first body building competition won't be her last

Microsoft unveils new Surface Book to rival Apple

Microsoft Surface Book

Tech giant announces new Lumia, Microsoft Band and Xbox offers

Surf businesses suffering as shark fear continues in Ballina

DOWNTURN: Surfboard maker Wayne Webster is just one Ballina Shire surf business suffering due to the shark attacks and sightings off the coast.

Shark situation has had a 'dramatic impact on psychology' of locals

Chinese workers to flood in: report

Penny Wong

China FTA could disadvantage Aussie workers

Taxi driver retreats after boast of hitting Uber driver

Taxi drivers are furious over the invasion of Uber drivers in Queensland.

'My comments do reflect the level of frustration that I feel'

TPP: Biggest deal in history reached

Trade minister Andrew Robb speaking during a press conference in Canberra, Monday, Feb 17, 2014. Mr Robb commented on the Korea Australia free trade agreement.

Australia, 11 Pacific-rim nations reach biggest deal in history

New business: Beautiful Elegance for stunning formal looks

LOOKING GOOD: Xavier Catholic College student, Brittany Honeysett, was styled by Nettie Sutherland. Fraser Coast Chronicle / contributed.

Bigger store full of more fashion to open its doors