Mercedes-Benz's premium ute hits Australian shores

Mercedes' striking new 4x4 double cab ute, due to go on sale here in 2018, does some Australian off-road testing before hitting our showrooms

DOING IT FOR DAD: 'His cancer kept coming back'

INSPIRING: Joel Ashby, 14 with his dad John Ashby who is his inspiration for taking part in the upcoming Lower Clarence Relay For Life.

14-year-old pens letter about his dad's cancer journey

Mum told: Your son deserves to die

Tori Brooks and her son Travis.

Horrifying remark brings Mackay mum to tears

Boy, 10, given 12 vials of antivenene after funnel-web bite

Matthew Mitchell was given 12 vials of antivenene. Photo: supplied

Matthew was “as lucky as they get”

What is in the February 25 Weekend?

Peter Helliar is releasing a children's book, Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase.

Check out the great reads in the magazine

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

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

Hannah cabinet recreated in an embroidery

EMBROIDERER shows her abilities by creating the cabinet on material.

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

29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566

This is what a cool $11.9m can get you

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

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.

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

Stumbling into a Sicilian village proved an eye-opener

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

Flights from the Gold Coast to Vietnam for $129

Six Senses_Con Dao_Vietnam_Ocean front deluxe pool villa

Airlines jump on board as Vietnam touted as next big destination

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

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

'LA LA Land? I only made it through 20 minutes.' Samuel L Jackson reveals his Oscars choices.

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

Reality TV show gives Maryborough a boost

*WARNING EMBARGOED until 9.15pm Monday January 30* Sean Hollands and Susan Rawlings pictured after their wedding on the TV series Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Maryborough looks good on reality TV show.

Buderim dad rejects gay son's emotional plea for second time

LOVERS: Grant and Chris have been together for more than three years, and Chris' parents refuse to acknowledge their son's fiance.

Son’s emotional plea rejected again by unmoved father

What's on the big screen this week

Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

This week's new releases offer plenty of variety for movie buffs.

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

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

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

Life changing day for girl born with intestines outside body

VIDEO: Toddler born with rare condition feels water for the first time after Ipswich answered her plea for help

How one photo changed this woman's life forever

The new-look Cassy Dickerson running along the beach.

A mother of three has transformed her body and her life

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

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.

Kids as young as eight sharing personal info online

CHILDREN as young as eight are sharing their home address, phone number and surname on open social media platforms as experts call for mandatory education.

School serves mum warning note after confiscating cake

The note sent home in the lunchbox of a child at a Lonsdale school about a ‘sometimes food’. Source: Supplied.

"As a parent, I should be able to choose what my child should have"

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

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