Medicare rebate freeze hurting regional health

REGIONAL health patients and their doctors are facing the growing barriers posed by a freeze on the Medicare rebate for two more years.

PHOTOS: Angry cats line up for poop contest

One of the 500 entries in the World’s Most Angry Cat Poopy Face competition.

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Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up

Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up

What is it about tattoos that attract men and women?

Privates app lets you delete sent messages

App uses strong end-to-end encryption, protecting users' messages

Record numbers use school-based help line

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Dramatic increasing in kids using school-based helpline

Living with the Citroen Cactus SUV: road test and review

OUT THERE: Looking like nothing else on the road, Citroen's small SUV Cactus is a return to unconventional form for the French brand. But is the Airbumped car any good?

Citroen's bumpy SUV polarises opinion like little else

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UPDATE: Aldi says rubber milk a one-off

A BURNETT heads man got a shock when he tucked into his early morning bowl of cereal this week.

10 years on, Maccas burger, fries still very preserved

It may be 10 years old, but this burger still hasn't gone mouldy. Photo / Reddit

Image of 10 year old burger and fries enough to make you shudder

Paleo carrot cake for Pete Evan's wedding

Nicola Robinson and Pete Evans have married in an intimate ceremony on their New South Wales farm.

Aussie chef marries Kiwi socialite at NSW farm

A new take on coleslaw

The finished product

Here's how to make your coleslaw extra special

How to make the perfect fruit loaf

My Kitchen Rules stars Dan and Steph's banana, coconut and carrot gluten free loaf .

This one's the pefect fruit loaf with a modern twist

The best of Witchmount wines

Here's the guide to the best of Witchmount wines

Simple Anzac biscuit recipe

Anzac biscuits

The best way to make Anzac biscuits

5 tips for making money on a renovation project

Since the start of the year Australians have spent close to $15 billion on renovating and building homes.

21 ways you can save on your power bill

Would you take a shower at the beach or swim at a local dam to save on power costs?

Install powerboards for devices which can be switched off by remote

Looking to buy? Fraser Coast market ripe with bargains

GROWTH: Point Vernon recorded a 19.5% growth in median house value in the December quarter.

POLL: What is your non-negotiable when it comes to buying a house?

Easter provides an excuse to decorate the home

Celebrating Easter at home.

Go for pastels, fresh flowers and greenery

Gladstone's million-dollar homes ready for right buyer

THE TOP PICK: This property, at 6/569 Springs Road Agnes Water, is available for $2.75million.

There are more than 40 properties on the market at $1m-plus

Does your loyal laundry need a makeover?

MONEY LAUNDERING: Trixie Bennett-Hillier says make sure your washing machine is not too full and give your drier’s filter a regular clean out to increase energy efficiency. PHOTO: ADAM HOURIGAN

Your laundry needs to be comfortable and functional

Picking the right apples for your garden

Be they granny smith or golden delicious here's what you need to know about picking the right apples for your garden.

Meet the banksias African cousin

Leucadendron.

The African favourites will bring colour to any garden

No sign of closing 15 years later

Sauers Produce and Garden Centre, Diamond Street, Cooroy, services small crops farmers and home gardeners in the Noosa hinterland.

15 years ago it looked like Cooroy would lose it's gardening store

Become a green thumb with 5 easy plants ready for winter

LOCALLY FRESH: : Learmonth Foodworks has a great supply of fresh, local produce. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Mild temperatures make for a better environment to grow.

Palmwoods business owner buys new ‘tank’ to fuel his war on noxious weeds

WAR ON WEEDS: Adam Farr with his Truxor 5045, which he hopes will help eradicate waterborne weeds from south-east Queensland.

New machine deals with problem weed in dams and waterways

Gardening: Bulbs are buried treasures, weave some magic

Plant bulbs now for late winter and spring blooms.

You don’t need a big garden, or a big budget

Gardening: Welcome, autumn and hello, sweet pea

Sweet pea flower colours vary from white and cream through pinks and crimsons to blues and purples, but not yellow.

The first job for the autumn is to plant some sweet peas

Fraser Is one of state’s top honeymoon spots

FRASER Island has been named in the top 16 places to have a honeymoon in Queensland.

A Latin Affair: Fun under a recently-active volcano

Reporter Rae Wilson after the 4km hike up Pacaya Volcano near Antigua in Guatemala.

Ever toasted marshmallows under a wall of hardened lava?

Warm with love and laughter in San Jorge, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala has lots of pretty towns along its shores.

Puedo tomar un foto? Puedo? Puedo? Can I take a photo? Can I?

World's top 10 countries from someone who's been there

Henrik has just become the youngest person to travel every country

Justin Bieber sued for 100k

JUSTIN Bieber is being sued for $100,000 by a man who claimed he destroyed his phone.

Kanye West announces tour

Kayne West.

Kanye West is going on tour with Life of Pablo

Prince's jibe at Justin Bieber

Prince described Justin Bieber as a mediocre artist

Princess Charlotte given $58k rattle for first birthday

Princess Charlotte was gifted a $58,000 white gold rattle

House Rules stars mobbed by fans at Dalby races

House Rules stars Cody and Luke.

Your social pics from the Dalby Picnic Races.

Blac Chyna threatens legal action over sex tape

Black Chyna has threatened legal action over Tyga sex tape

Julia Roberts's 3m payday

Julia Roberts earned $3 million for four days of work.

Ugg Boots fined for not being Australian made

THE manufacturer of Ugg Boots has been fined for claiming the Chinese-made sheepskin boots were made in the Australian Capital Territory.

PHOTOS: Gladstone model's photos printed in national mag

Gladstone model Kaitlyn Delioglanis was featured in national fashion magazine Cynical with these images taken by Rockhampton photographer Em Roberts. Photo Wicked Tales

Kaitlyn's modelling passion blossoms in mag

He's ready to bare it all and wax that hairy back

Maryborough's Russell Booth and partner Charmaine Bailey - Russell is getting his back waxed at Pubfest to raise money for charity. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Maryborough man has volunteered to have his entire back waxed

Create a home spa experience

You don’t need to fork out the cash to pamper yourself when, with some time set aside, you can do it yourself at home for less.

Here's how to give yourself that professional spa feeling at home

Woman body-shamed for buying a bikini fights back

You should never fat shame anyone, let alone someone with sass

GALLERY:Petite bikini comp winner stood out from rest

Swimwear entrants. Photo: contributed Paul Donaldson

Rocky stunner takes title ahead of Bundy beauty

Is it the end of the five cent coin cluttering our wallets?

THE humble five cent piece is a bugbear of many people, weighing down purses and wallets – but you can still buy lollies

OPINION: See ya' later travelator

Nambour shoppers struggle with the out-of-order travelators at Nambour Plaza. They have been out of action since the floods in March.

"What part of ‘keep to the left’ eludes shoppers?"

Retail rent prices keep business owners on their toes

After getting quotes from shopfronts in East St and weighing up the costs of the monthly rent bill, the young business owner, Emily Dowling, had to think of other locations to home her business.

“Originally I did look at East St but it was so expensive "

Cheap pumpkins, but avocados expensive

Rocklea Markets fresh produce report

Finance Talk: Tips for safe online shopping

Close-up hand woman using laptop and credit card, online shopping

Australians lost $1.4 million to online scams last year

Coles dumps most annoying part of self-serve checkout

Self service checkouts, annoying yet convenient.

Unexpected item at self-serve checkouts? Those days could be over

LISTEN: How I turned my life around after losing husband

I lost my husband to suicide in 2013. I lost myself... I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and drank too much alcohol and used recreational drugs...

The Big Red Button that can help you save a life

Stefan Ossenberg has designed product called Resus-a-Station which can guide people through the CPR process at the press of a button.

Inventor creates device that can save lives and needs your help

Adem Crosby's legacy: 30,000 lives saved in 3 years

Adem Crosby

Adem's last wish was to encourage more people to donate blood

Family's heartbreak after death of baby Zoe

Baby Zoe Grace Chrisholm.

“If our love was enough you would have lived forever.”

Family open up about fatal sleep nightmare

Hayley and Lachlan Webb Photo: Contributed

Four Webb family members have died from Fatal Familial Insomnia

Big read: Harm caused by pornography hits home

A sex therapist says numbers of people seeking help for porn addiction are increasing, and her youngest client is just 13

Sex therapist sees dramatic increase in those seeking help

A gift from a stranger perfectly time on eve of surgery

Kylie Raymond with her son Jack Photo: Contributed

For jack the kindness of a stranger will make his birthday memorable

Mum gives birth to 5.9 kilogram baby

AN Australian mother has given birth to a baby boy weighing 5.9 kilograms.

Top 10 most successful boys and girls names

Does your baby have a successful name?

‘Puppy’ and Bella reunited after piñata Spotlight adventures

Spotlight staff member Kerrie Gomboc with Bella and mum Tara Birse and her toy puppy she was reunited with. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Staff at Spotlight posed the pup in a series of creative photos

Breastfeeding women need support not discrimination

A mother has been left outraged after she was told to breastfeed more modestly.

There shouldn't be shame or stigma related to breastfeeding

60 minutes saga: The emotional toll on Sally Faulkner

60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown, left, and Sally Faulkner, right, the mother of the two Australian children, sit in a minivan after they released from a Lebanese jail with the three members of Channel 9 Australian TV crew.

One can imagine the cocktail of emotions swirling around mother

New virus puts 80 babies in hospital, can cause brain damage

ASID President Professor Cheryl Jones said parechovirus was a new virus, which doctors knew very little about.

New 'parechovirus' can cause developmental delays and brain damage

The most rejected baby names of 2015 in New Zealand

Getting back into shape with your baby can actually be fun, says personal trainer Janelle Ware. You can take things at your own pace, and meet other mums at a post-pregnancy exercise class.

'Royal' baby names rejected in New Zealand

Be careful or Airbnb might steal your spouse, says tourist

A TOURIST has warned of the perils of Airbnb after her husband had an affair with a Kiwi host.

8 things I love and hate about girls: Gladstone bachelor

Bachelor Leon patane tells us what he finds attractive and unattractive in a dates personality. Photo: Facebook.

A NEW bachelor tells us what he loves and hates in a personality

SUPERMUM: Love is about finding the perfect match

Couples thrive on different things in a relationship.