Can diesel's reputation recover from VW saga?

Diesel is declining in popularity in Australia. To the end of June, diesel SUV sales to private buyers fell by 3700, or almost 10 per cent.

Holden jumps aboard the SUV bandwagon

The Holden Acadia Equinox testing at Holden Proving Ground.

Holden's North American-built newcomers, the Equinox and Acadia.

How I lost 45kg without going on any diet

Chloe Longstaff after she said 45kg compared to before.

Chloe weighed more than 100kg and was just 162cm tall,

A giggle is good for you: Here's 10 reasons why

HAVE A HOOT: Laughter has an amazing capacity to boost our health and well-being.

Ten reasons why laughter really is the best medicine

Cruel blow to sick teen after hoax $1.5m donation

Life-saving pledge for sick teenager may be a complete lie

More Qld parents delay sending children to school

Parents feared their child would fall behind

Working class? Man, Gympie's got the show for you

Jimmy Barnes

Aussie rock icons coming to Gympie for 150th celebrations.

Holy schnit: This steak's the size of a small child

WHAT A STEAK: Sarah Atkins was amazed to see the Pinnacle Pub crumbed steak was bigger than one of her four-month-old twin daughters, Jorja.

It's not every day you get served a steak as big as a baby

Twins born at 23 weeks survive despite being 'too young to save'

The doctors didn’t have high hopes for such premature babies but Dolly and Albert had other ideas.

Their mother went into labour at 22 weeks and six days.

Mum mistakes meningococcal disease for 'just the flu'

Jenna has had the fingers and thumb amputated from one arm and below the elbow amputated on the other. Source: Supplied

It wasn't the flu, it was really something far worse.

Does no wedding gift list mean no present?

Some users suggesting she was "rude" for expecting to turn up to a wedding empty-handed.

Mum branded ‘rude’ and ‘classless’ for policy

'It was our choice whether or not to let our baby boy go'

"I will never forget the pure pain of that moment.”

Newborn fights for life: 'Don't let anyone kiss your baby'

Mariana in the hospital. Picture: supplied.

The tiny little girl is still battling on

The trendiest baby names for 2017 are pretty exotic

Maui ( Dwayne Johnson) and Moana (Aulii Cravalho) in a scene from the movie Moana. Supplied by Disney.

You’re sure to find a winner here.

Heaps of fish are on the bite

Brian woodall hit the jackpot with two quality flathead out of the Maroochy River.

There have been good catches of quality red emperor

Winds of change for anglers in cooloola

Cameron Sullivan caught this queenfish in the Maroochy River.

The winter whiting are running hot out form Gatekers Bay

They're definitely biting around Cooloola

Cameron Sullivan landed this nice golden trevally near Caloundra.

Tusk fish, grassy sweetlip and snapper

Big numbers of endangered shark off Rainbow Beach

INCREDIBLE: Divers at Wolf Rock off Rainbow Beach recently spotted up to 70 pregnant female sharks at a time of the critically endangered grey nurse shark.

'We've stumbled across one of the premier dive spots in Australia.'

Classic funds lake fish-stocking

STOCKED: Chris Mangold releases some fingerlings.

All systems go for Borumba tournament

What your food cravings mean and how to beat them

COMPELLED to scoff a block of chocolate or consumed by a need for a bag of chips?

Demolished after Debbie, a new cafe is on the rise

A new Cafe 22 will emerge on this empty block in Proserpine.

Owners say hardest thing is to find people to do the work

I'll have what she's having

Yasmin Newman takes readers on a tour of the sweetest treats with her new book The Desserts of New York.

Aussie devotes three months to taste testing New York desserts

Vegemite, cheese and beef pie: Would you eat it?

Carlton AFLW star Tayla Harris tries the new Vegemite and cheese pie from Four 'N Twenty. Picture: Jay Town

Four'N Twenty Vegemite pies go on sale in Coles

Lectins: The new diet fad you need to ignore

Say hello to another rubbish diet fad you can safely leave alone

Fruit firming up as mercury drops

DELICIOUS: Tasty fruit and vegetables

Quality snow peas and sweet corn have reduced to reasonable prices

$6 wine a winner for Coles

Coles Group wine buyer Ed Ashley holding last year’s award-winning bottle. Photo: Sam Wundke

Cabernet sauvignon given a gold rating by all judges

How often should you clean your sheets?

WE spend about a third of our day between the sheets, so how often should we clean them?

Style: How to get light and warmth in the dark months

A contemporary interior and fireplace that takes advantage of skylights and big windows.

Ultimate glamorous accessory for any home in winter is a fire

How coal-fired power station would reduce NQ power bills

Townsville Enterprise policy and investment director Michael McMillan said the State Government could still meet its 50 per cent renewables target with a coal plant.

Low emission coal-fired power station would lower power bills

Style: A bath is not a thing of the past

Baths remain a sought-after luxury item in many homes.

Baths use about half the water that your average shower consumes

Re-purposing a great garden

Ruth and Jim Subramaniam are happy to share some of their DIY projects for you to do this weekend.

We've a sweet idea for berry lovers

Now's the time to plant strawberries, so next time you fancy making cheesecake, pavlova or trifle you'll have these delicious berries at your fingertips.

Why not try your hand at growing your own delicious strawberries

Gardening: Grow your own citrus trees

Citrus trees are not just for commercial growers; they are great in home gardens too.

They're packed with vitamin C and they're flowering now

Leading beekeeper fined over threatening disease

Busy Bee still buzzing in the cold morning air.

The disease poses one of the most dire threats to the industry

Queensland bee keepers swarm on Gympie

Queensland bee keepers will descend on the Gympie Showgrounds from Thursday.

Gympie to host state bee keeping conference

Gympie Times reporter shares his secrets to a no work garden

Arthur Gorrie from The Gympie times getting his no dig garden happening.

Tired of pruning, weeding and tending your garden?

Family tossed off flight after toddler kicked seat

A FURIOUS couple says American low-cost carrier booted them and their three kids off a flight after their 1-year-old kicked the seat in front of her.

Great Barrier Reef: new pics show what it's really like

FULL OF LIFE: A visitor with red Cat Adventures enjoying a positive reef expreience post TC Debbie.

Social media posts and news coverage beating up cyclone's impact

The Coast 'glamping' holiday park declared best in Australia

TOP RESORT: Rivershore Resort at Diddillibah is rated the best of the BIG4 holiday parks in Australia. Pictured are the resort's safari tents.

A SUNSHINE Coast 'glamping' hub has become a tourist favourite

Activities at Supercars hit top gear

Writer Shane Jones hops into a Toyota 86 Series car for a hot lap with Dean Canto.

Strap yourself in for motorsport thrills

French cafe the perfect spot for food and a show

Ann Rickard and her tour group enjoy their lunch at Terroirs in Uzes, France.

Three words sum up French cafe: location, location, location.

Dreamworld records best week in months

Dreamworld records best week in months following October tragedy

Eddie McGuire to come back as Footy Show co-host

EDDIE McGuire will return to The Footy Show as co-host alongside Sam Newman and Rebecca Maddern.

Splendour goers leave nothing to the imagination

Ali Herden, Keisja Divett, Megan Magill and Cassie Durham, of Canberra at Splendour in the Grass 2017.

Sunny weather means the young gets restless at the festival

What's on in Gympie this weekend?

GIDDY UP: The Zinc Race day is this weekend

Your guide to the best in entertainment in Gympie

Channing Tatum’s cheeky $2400 sex toy prank

Channing Tatum in a scene from "Kingsman: The Golden Circle".

Channing Tatum went all out with his prank this time

Still downloading Game of Thrones? Expect a letter

You mean to tell me HBO want to protect one of the world’s most popular shows?

HBO title holds record as most illegally downloaded show

Sam Newman's Footy Show performance baffles panel

Sam Newman on the Footy Show

“Cat got your tongue tonight has it?”

OJ Simpson loses cool as he begs to go free

Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectables sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier.

Tension at the parole hearing didn't stop OJ going free

Gladstone model takes out national Face of Origin comp

Alice comes out on top after three-day national final in Brisbane last weekend

Aussie bride's $1600 dream wedding with 100 guests

Emilyrose Fitzpatrick tied the knot in Scotland Picture: Facebook/Emilyrose Fitzpatrick

“Don’t make it about anyone but yourself and don’t compromise.”

Scarification: World’s most shocking and extreme body art

The scar this leaves will depend on how the person takes care of it.

World’s most shocking body art...*WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT*

Flying high: Gympie fashion queen lands another big gig

IN FLIGHT: Cindy Vogels' label Racy and Lucky has secured a prestigious spot in the lead-up to Brisbane Fashion Month.

Cindy Vogels wins big spot in lead-up to fashion event.

Surf brand creates fashion with an environmental benefit

ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE: Byron Bay model Montana Lower sporting Salt Gypsy women's surf wear.

Quality wear with minimal environmental impact

No time for exercise? Tell this mum of seven

Brenda Ashley has seven kids and looks fit and healthy. She credits running, drinking lots of water and milk to keep to her figure. Here with her kids Jesse 8, Braden 10, Mitchell 15, Madilyn 18 months, Nicole 17, Casey-Lee 4 and Connor 13. Picture: John Gass

Dynamo mum is fitter and healthier than when had first baby

Gympie party fashion - Check out these designs

Erin wears:
- "Lace Me Up” Carolyn Morgan Dress - $59.99 (sizes 6-18)
- Adorn black velvet clutch - $44.95

Cast an eye over these designs from the pages of Style magazine

LG's 77 inch wallpaper TV has $40k price tag

IT'S the television that had tech journalists from around the world drooling.

This iPhone keyboard hack is hugely satisfying

Best hidden features of iPhones revealed

Is ALDI about to clog the sewers?

Aldi is set to open in Central Queensland after the project was given the green light.

ALDI sparks debate after it advertises it is selling flushable wipes

LG Twin Wash promises to slash laundry time

Half of Australians do their laundry two to four times every week

Important lessons when teaching teens good money habits

Putting away a bit away, over a long time is the key to building wealth. Sit down with your teenager and show them the power of compounding. PHOTO: AAP

Wealth experts detail financial skills that teenagers should learn

BlackBerry is back: But sorry, it's atrocious

BlackBerry KEYone might be better left in the past.

The display is just 4.5-inches to make room for the keyboard

Watch what happens when KFC comes to Birdsville

KFC in Birdsville.

Time-lapse footage shows excitement of The Colonel in Birdsville

Kelly Savage died after being strapped to a bed for 10 days

A YOUNG Kiwi living in Japan died after having his legs and waist strapped to a bed in a psychiatric ward for 10 days without release, his family says.

Mother’s diet pact with son ends in tragedy

Seven years after making a diet pact with his mother Melanie, Stevie Brazier died from a cardiac arrest brought on by a chronic eating disorder.

Their dieting was supposed to make them healthy

The most personal photo you will see of this veteran MP

Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle's private photograph receiving scalp freezing treatment in his cancer therapy.

MP was given worst case 'six to 10 year' prognosis in April.

Breastmilk brownies at school

You’ll never look at chocolate brownies the same way again.

Facebook post raises curious questions about what's in school cakes

Rare disease slowly turning sisters into stone

The sisters are believed to be one of three sets of twins worldwide who has the debilitating condition.

Twin sisters turning to stone because of ultra-rare condition

Vegetarian diets can lead to greater heart risks

Cardiologists have warned some vegetarian food can be just as bad for you

Some vegetarian food can be just as bad for you as meat: study

‘Simple’ maths quiz one in 1000 can solve

Can you find two answers to this ‘simple’ maths question? Only one in 1,000 people are smart enough

IVF couple opens up about losing their unborn twins

Samantha and Max Delmege on their wedding day.

After four rounds of IVF the Delmeges thought they'd caught a break

Swinging through life (not with the greatest of ease)

TAKING A LEAP: Parents generally try to do what's right for their children, but we're still only human, we're going to get it wrong sometimes.

Parenting can be a high-wire act for all concerned

Your child comes home with a tattoo. Here's what to do

The crappy mother who taught me how to be a better dad.

The boy who lived: How Lachy is beating a fatal condition

LACHLAN Page with teacher's aide Charlotte Wright should not have survived a week after birth but has defied the odds and is now in his second year at Maleny State School.

How a little boy has beaten the odds just to be still alive

Kindy kids' report cards would 'forewarn' schools

Queensland Kindy teachers will be sending reports at the end of the year directly to schools, to allow Prep teachers to pinpoint any learning or behaviour issues before the child starts school. Picture: Supplied

The children would be judged over five learning, development areas.

Mum arrested 'trying to show kids good time'

Alana Nicole Donahue, 27, arrested in Oregon for towing kids in wagon behind car. Picture: Springfield Police Dept

Donahue was charged with reckless endangerment.

Say I do to having pets at your wedding

Tips to have your pet wedding-ready for your big day and how to organise it.

Why I said breastfeeding in public is illegal

Yummy Mummy Maria DiGeronimo.

I BREASTFED and I am all FOR breastfeeding and support it, but...

Woman says she was sacked for being polyamorous

Andrea, Michael and Laura live an unconventional lifestyle but insist they are happy.

Polyamorous woman says she was sacked for her lifestyle

Same sex couple marry under 'Evermore Pledge'

Same sex couples can now get 'married' in Australia thanks to Evermore Pledge, a celebrant service. Gay couples would have very similar rights to those in a traditional marriage. Picture: Kaitlin Maree Photography

A same-sex couple have been ‘married’ on the Gold Coast