'UNREAL': Paddler videos moment whale swims under his board

ZIGGY Alberts will never forget his morning paddle to Old Woman Island nor photographer Jodie Price will ever have better timing.

Residents' protests fail to stop community centre shift

Coolum Community Centre/ old Coolum Cinema/ Coolum School of Arts.

Council officers recommended the centre be moved

Beach shacks unsalvageable: owner

Beach shack at 1674 David Low Way Coolum Beach,

Owner of beach shacks reveals that he tried to save them

Coast surfing star bewildered by scoring as title hopes fade

NOT HAPPY: Julian Wilson bowed out of the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles, essentially ending his world title quest.

Coast surfing star bewildered by scoring as world title hopes fade.

Festivals are done and the clean-up has begun

NOT FAZED: Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival director James Birrell and his clean-up helpers from Party Bins said they had already \"broken the back\" of the clean-up on Sunday afternoon.

Festival organisers are winding down after a huge weekend of fun

Peregian's market gain to open soon

Peregian Village Market is set to be opened by Mayor Tony Wellington on Wednesday.

Peregian's new market force

World's toughest smoking laws could get tougher

New smoking laws came into effect in Queensland from Thursday.

New smoking laws 'world's toughest' but harsher laws could follow

Junior world champ's on big screen, in shark thriller

CHARGING: Coolum's reigning junior world champ Isabella Nichols was a stunt double in The Shallows.

COOLUM'S junior world surfing champ 'rips' it up in shark thriller.

Nation's welfare at stake

Social Services Minister Christian Porter says sweeping changes are needed to make positive impacts in people's lives.

Federal Government calls for a social security revolution

Unlike: the Facebook scam targeting Bundy businesses

ALARM BELLS: Cool Bananas co-owner Sharlene Gemming managed to avoid the phishing trap. Photo: Eliza Goetze / NewsMail

Scammers are targetting local cafes on Facebook

How lab-grown meat is already here

Ngai Tahu Farming CEO Andrew Priest has tasted the future

Six tips to get your finances back on track

ON TRACK: Keep your bills where you can see them, and put the one due first at the front.

Facing financial woes? Here's how to fic them.

Samsung Family Hub: The end of fridge notes?

Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill, of Brown Paper Bag fame, talks about some of her favourite features of the Samsung Family Hub smart fridge.

Samsung's latest fridge comes with a $7499 price tag

Survey links financial pressure and turning to substances

One in five (20 per cent) have turned to drugs and illicit substances

Financial pressures are pushing people to substance abuse

Man allegedly tried to strangle police officer

A man has allegedly struck a police officer in the face

Political blogger will 'vigorously defend' stalking claims

Petros Khalesriad and lawyer Kris Jahnke leave Rockhampton Court House after having their bail variation application dismissed.

WATCH: Petros Khalesirad failed in an attempt to change his bail

Nine males, one female; divers watch turtles get frisky

Mating season ends this month.

One female, nine males, this is all part of nature for turtles

Gruen star discovers the body's limits in new hit TV show

Todd Sampson tries out MMA fighting during TV series BodyHack.

Gruen star pushes the limits in new TV series

Mandela Foundation slams anti marriage equality flyers

Nelson Mandela in 2008

Foundation slams use of Mandela image in anti-SSM flyers

Horse shot and left for dead in creek takes two days to die

CALLOUS ACT: Rod Watters' grey horse Kakadu, and his paddock mate, were inseparable until the family horse was shot on their Baryulgil property.

Family devastated as 27-year-old horse left to die

Boy accused of raping girl allowed a holiday

Boy accused of rape will be allowed a family holiday

ABS blames IBM for botched census in Senate submission

The Supermum familiy was one of many with Census night woes. Photo Contributed

IBM may take the blame for this year's botched census

The healing power of community gardens

RAY OF SUNSHINE: Working at the permaculture garden at Yandina has helped Michelle Parry to reconnect with the community.

How a grieving mother-to-be found healing in the garden

Census data likely to be useless claim Labor

POINTING FINGER: Andrew Leigh.

Turnbull continues to come under attack for Census fail

Muslim immigration ban: Australian leaders reject poll

Christopher Pyne and Richard Marles.

The poll has failed to influence Australian leaders

Veterans to get simpler appeals

Armed forces are seen during the Anzac Day march on the commemoration of the centenary of Anzac on Anzac Day in Perth Western Australia, Saturday, April 25, 2015.(AAP Image/Rebecca Le May) NO ARCHIVING

The simpler process will maintain access to legal assistance

Four people killed in mall shooting in U.S

Emergency services prepare to enter the Cascade Mall after four people were shot dead. Photo by Washington State Patrol's Sgt. Mark Francis.

Shooter still loose after killing three people

Harambe is not a patronus, sadly

Harambe is not a Patronus, JK Rowling has been forced to clarify

Footage of moment Keith Scott was killed by police

Widow of murdered man has video footage of fatal moment

Baby born on the side of road en route to hospital

Emergency Services, Ambulance, QAS,  Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

A CQ newborn couldn't wait for mum to arrive at hospital

Dutch tourist advertising for Aussie man to marry

LOVE WANTED: Dutch traveller Kate, who lives at Woolgoolga, is looking for the man of her dreams.

Attention all single men 20 to 27

Hilarious obituary marks man leaving "rickety old body"

Wayne and his "favourite son Buddy".

This obituary will make you cry - tears of laughter.

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Dinosaur abandoned on mountain in police custody

The trio took the dino to the Coolum Police Station.

Coolum Police Station housing dinosaur as it waits for owner

VIDEO: Driver leaves wipers on, avoids parking ticket

Clarence Valley Council is about to start cracking down on illegal parking.

Driver in the UK may have found best way to avoid parking tickets.

What's on the small screen this week

Jessica Marais in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

A NEW romantic comedy debuts while footy codes ramp up for finals.

Airbourne talk drop bears, beer and taxes

Airbourne have a new album coming out and a new tour on the way.  Photo Contributed

Airbourne release album for the aussie battler

Deftones return to Australia with string of dates

Deftones are back in town. Photo Contributed

World renowned nu-metal pioneers return

How the Gruen guy's t-shirts took on a life of their own

Documentary filmmaker and Gruen panellist Todd Sampson.

What started out as simple workwear has become a trademark

Disney pulls costume for cultural appropriation

Disney has taken a costume off shelves out of respect for Islanders

Kim Kardashian West 'never talked bad' about Taylor Swift

Business mogul and reality television star Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian opened up about the public spat with Taylor Swift