Australians could import new cars direct under new laws

PROPOSED changes to federal law would allow Australians to personally import new cars from other right hand drive countries such as Japan and the UK from 2018

5 car recalls to make you take them more seriously

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There are two ways of looking at the specifics of a car recall.

Teen vaccination rates low in Australia

500 workers have been tested for tuberculosis, south of Miles.

Many parents not aware of teen vaccinations

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

Microcephaly may just be tip of Zika virus iceberg

Three-month-old Daniel, who was born with microcephaly, undergoes physical therapy in Brazil. Officials strongly suspect the Zika virus, which first appeared in the country last year, is to blame.

Other brain related abnormalities could be linked to virus

Simple 15-minute test a ticket to instant happiness

TAKE THE TEST: Researcher Paula Loveday is looking into happiness. Journalist Kathy Sundstrom (left) is put through happiness testing by Paula.

Could a 15-minute exercise be the key to instant happiness?

Mother of 12 fighting obesity by sharing health secrets

ON A MISSION: East Ipswich mum Lil Hogan has set up free fitness training to share her tips for a healthy lifestyle.

Supermum setting a fitness challenge for the city

Tiny, rare albino turtle found on Sunshine Coast beach

A rare albino turtle found on the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Adrienne Savage via Facebook

Alby was one of 122 hatchlings making journey from nest

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Michael Moore's recipe for a healthy meal on a pizza

CHEF and restaurateur Michael Moore was forced to re-evaluate his food philosophy when he was diagnosed with diabetes.

Smoked salmon, pea and radish salad inspired by MKR

Dan and Steph’s salmon salad.

EASY yet delicious smoked salmon, pea and radish salad recipe.

Chinese char siu lamb cutlets recipe

THIS easy char siu lamb cutlets dish works well with lamb or pork.

Eat to beat diabetes: Spelt spaghetti with ratatouille

Serve pasta and ratatouille with basil scattered over the top.

THIS colourful dish is high in low-GI carbohydrate and fibre.

Light and refreshing rocket, watermelon and ginger salad

THIS rocket, watermelon and ginger salad is very refreshing.

You’re on a sausage roll

TREAT the family this weekend with some homemade sausage rolls.

A summer meat treat: Thai beef salad

Thai beef salad make for a yummy combination.

Real wonder in the rare sites of the United Arab Emirates

THE near-red sand seems close enough to graze a cheek as the four-wheel drive careers over the edge of razor-edge sand dunes.

Cruise ship hit by 160km/h winds, massive waves

The Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas sails into hurricane-force winds

Our editor responds to Sue's blues on Byron Bay

Bluesfest is one of the world class festivals held in Byron Bay, that is a real drawcard.

Let's not forget Byron Bay is drawcard for many world class events.

What's the best month to book a flight?

The best travel tips from Sunshine Coast Daily readers.

When you buy tickets can save you a tidy sum

The air-conditioning trick that could save you a fortune

IF you haven't read this on Facebook already, this little story could save you a small fortune.

Too soon: Readers stunned at early Easter treats

Allira Tooth is happy with early Easter eggs but her mum Larissa Auld isn't as pleased.

Shoppers can already buy Easter eggs, months out from Easter

Too hot to shop? Shopping centre aircon taking shoppers

Hervey Bay Esplanade - roundabout work in progress at Main St. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Warm weather is becoming a deterrent for shoppers

Christmas shopping with kids can be fun - really?

Positive Parenting Program's top tips for shopping with kids

Antiques dating back 700 years being auctioned to help uni

Auctioneer Shane Pfeffer with a butterfly collection from the Austins' estate, to be sold with the proceeds going towards the University of the Sunshine Coast.

One of Sunshine Coast's most significant collections up for sale

So many ways to save for Christmas

Make changes to the way you shop now and have money in the piggy bank for Christmas.

PANICKING about the fact that Christmas isn’t far away?