Elizabeth's home is where the art is

SHE's been a highland dance teacher, dry-cleaner, mother and business woman but Elizabeth Browne is still sharing her true gift of painting with the world.

Rhonda walks after 12 years bedridden

BREAK-THROUGH: Rhonda Hodges can now walk after more than a decade without the use of her legs.

Postmans Ridge woman has had a breakthrough with rare disorder.

Easing the tricky transition into high school

NEW PEERS: Year 6 students tour the school as a part of their class group for 2017.

Lockyer District High School welcomed the next wave of students.

Some setbacks for Lockyer Valley NBN rollout

CONNECTION IS COMING: The NBN's Fibre to the Node connection is used where the existing copper network will make the final part of the NBN network connection.

Lockyer Valley NBN connection update.

Seven reasons you should join the SES

LEARN LIFE SKILLS: Mr Bauer urges people to join the SES.

The SES are calling for new members.

Kids stop for a valuable lesson at Lake Apex

SEARCHING: Summer Smith tells a tale at the Lake Apex Playground.

Stop for a Story is designed to develop skills in a fun environment.

Nominations now open for next Member for Lockyer

Retiring MP Ian Rickuss.

Nominations are now open for Member for Lockyer position

Drought conditions impact Lockyer Valley farmers

The house dam on Bruce Greer's dam is dry. In the time he's lived at his farm, it's never been empty.

Farmers concerned over lack of water

Elsa's real love for learning pays off

SKY'S THE LIMIT: FLC gradate Elsa Matthias receives her 2016 Dux of the College from LVRC Deputy Mayor Jason Cook.

Elsa Matthias is a true inspiration

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

WALTON: The collapse that exposed an ugly industry

Sunshine Coast subcontractors on the Nambour Coles job were left $3 million out-of-pocket in the wake of the Walton Construction collapse.

Special feature looks at scale of construction industry problem

BAUPLE: Residents say 'bring back the business climate'

Marc Bromet with daughter Yolande, outside the Bauple Macadamia House.

Marc and Yolande Bromet discuss how to put Bauple back on the map.

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

Fraser Coast has global appeal as visitor numbers soar

Patrick Janke from Germany is one of many international travellers who has chosen to visit Fraser Coast on his journey.

Overseas visitor numbers are up 4%.

Tiahleigh Palmer: Foster brother has applied for bail

Tiahleigh Palmer. Photo: Queensland Police Service.

The foster brother of Tiahleigh Palmer has applied for bail

Man killed after being hit by car

Police generic

Police say a 37-year-old was killed about 1am

'That's not a brown!': Rare snake found lurking

Snakes have an inoffensive nature and are reluctance to bite

Government asks: What's the best way to dispose of a flag?

OUR FLAG: Australian flag.

Issue arises of what to do with old flags

Tangalooma: The place to get wrecked

Sea Scooter Safari great way to explore Moreton marine life

Victorian MPs to vote on assisted dying laws

VICTORIA could become the first state to legalise assisted dying.

NSW lightly loosens liquor, lockout laws

Critics say the relaxed lockout laws are still too stringent to promote a thriving night life.

Bottle shops will be allowed to stay open until 11pm

John Glenn, oldest astronaut in space, dies aged 95

John Glenn, the first US astronaut to orbit Earth and oldest to enter space, has died aged 95.

JOHN Glenn, the first US astronaut to orbit Earth, has died aged 95.

Are meals made from scratch now a thing of the past?

Julie Goodwin with one of her previous cook books.

Cooking skills becoming a relic of the past, survey finds

Kidman cattle empire won by Gina Rinehart, Chinese

Gina Rinehart

Scott Morrison says Australians will hold majority interest

REVEALED: Are dog owners being ripped off in Qld?

Revelations dog owners pay 10 times more than they should.

Revelations dog owners pay 10 times more than they should.

OPINION: The real deficit crisis facing Turnbull

Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull FILE

Can PM turn his personal credibility deficit around in 2017?

Sacked builder pretends to go to work every day

Michael Twidle, aged 19, from Christchurch, was sacked from his building job late 2016. Photo / Kurt Bayer

He has launched legal proceedings claiming unfair dismissal

Solomon Islands shaken by 6.9 magnitude earthquake

6.9 magnitude earthquake struck 90km from Kirakira, Makira, Solomon Islands. Image / Earthquake Track

It follows a 7.8 magnitude shake

New Zealand's new PM a "specialist in being boring"

Bill English has described himself as specialising in "being boring".

Conservative PM opposed to same-sex marriage and abortion

Cheeky kiwi auctions off her butt to the highest bidder

Could one 20-year-old woman turn a bad habit of mooning into cash?

Owner finds house demolished after letterbox mix up

While the property has 200 on the letterbox it is in fact 198.

Why Toowoomba Ghost Chasers page vanished

Toowoomba Ghost Chasers photographed a mysterious red 'figure' spotted at Drayton Cemetery.

The page gained attention worldwide for its ghoulish videos

Jugger: The next epic sport you need in your life

ACTION PACKED: Jugger is not a sport for the faint-hearted.

It is one third quidditch, one third jousting and one third rugby

Is Banksy in New Zealand taunting John Key?

A curious image of John Key has popped up overnight

Welcome to Airli Beach? E goes missing

The E from the Welcome to Airlie Beach sign was  stolen.

Councillor not happy after theft of letter from sign

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Star Wars spin off gets green light grom Lucas

Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen star in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucas said to have enjoyed the latest Star Wars spin-off

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?