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iPhone 6 Plus camera: Apple sets gold standard - Northern Star
Mark Furler Mark Furler is APN Australian Regional Media’s group digital editor. He’s an award-winning journalist who has lived and worked on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast for more than 25 years. He’s passionate about fighting for a better go for locals.
Hillsong pastor Brian Houston denies gay marriage support - Northern Star
THE Australian leader of the Hillsong megachurch has been forced to clarify his position on gays after being attacked by Christians for supporting homosexuality. Brian Houston was quoted widely in gay and mainstream media reports saying that gays and ...
Nicole Scherzinger: Distance romance is a challenge - Northern Star
NICOLE Scherzinger admits her long-distance relationship is a "challenge". The 36-year-old singer admits it can be tough on her and Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton to spend a long of time together, but she increasingly feels now that her home is in the UK.
Inquest: boy's dad had previously threatened him with knife - Northern Star
The father of murdered schoolboy Luke Batty threatened him with a knife almost a year before he stabbed the 11-year-old to death, an inquest has heard. Luke died at the Tyabb cricket ground south-east of Melbourne after his father, Greg Anderson, hit him ...
Medibank Private shares capped at $2 in sell-off - Northern Star
AUSTRALIAN retail investors will get Medibank Private shares for $2 each at most, as the Abbott government aims to raise a whopping $5.5 billion from the sale. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann on Monday released the prospectus for the sell-off, with a ...
Hervey Bay, northern NSW named stroke 'hotspots' - Northern Star
HERVEY Bay and the north coast of New South Wales have topped a list of "stroke hotspots". The Stroke Foundation report, released on Monday, found nearly one million Australians would be living with the health effects of strokes by 2050. And while more ...
Shia LaBeouf says method acting behind erratic behaviour - Northern Star
SHIA LaBeouf blames his erratic behaviour on method acting. The 28-year-old star claims he was simply preparing for his role when he clashed with Alec Baldwin, 56, on the set of Broadway production 'Orphans', insisting this was also the case when he ...
Debate over competition issues in agrigculture green paper - Northern Star
RETAILERS have hit out at the inclusion of competition policy issues in the Abbott government's green paper on agriculture, which was released on Monday. Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce launched the paper, which is a precursor to the government's new ...
State of the States report shows NSW back in economic lead - Northern Star
A QUARTERLY report indicates Western Australia's mantle as the country's strongest economy has slipped, with New South Wales the new title holder. Western Australia has topped CommSec's State of the States report for more than three years, but a boom in ...
Man 'shanks' fellow prisoner 18 times - Northern Star
A prisoner who shanked a fellow inmate 18 times and left him for dead took off his shirt, raised his hands and did a "victory parade" of the cell block, a court has heard. The 31-year-old, who has name suppression, pleaded guilty on the eve of his High ...
Merge the message from Premier at Local Government conference - Northern Star
THE Premier didn't mince his words while addressing members of 152 NSW councils in Coffs Harbour this morning. Mike Baird urged councils to look deeply at considering amalgamations. The pitch wasn't a surprise considering it was the Premier's first address ...
Taylor Swift: Obsession with my lyrics is sexist - Northern Star
THE world's favourite country singer turned pop princess Taylor Swift is sick of your sexism. In Australia to promote her upcoming album 1989 and its two stellar singles Shake it Off and Out of the Woods, Swift took aim at critics in a radio interview this ...
Measles risk on Jetstar flight from Bali to Brisbane - Northern Star
TRAVELLERS who flew on a Jetstar flight from Bali to Brisbane on Wednesday last week are being urged to look out for measles symptoms. Queensland Health has issued the warning after three passengers on the flight JQ46 from Denpasar were confirmed as having ...
Borderlands offers up fun pre-sequel - Northern Star
THE Borderlands franchise stands out for being genuinely unique and true to its own character. That might sound like overselling what is otherwise a loot-hunting action- shooter, but it is true. The pre-sequel is 100% unadulterated Borderlands. If you like ...
Malin Akerman's son speaks 3 languages - Northern Star
MALIN Akerman's son can speak three languages. The 36-year-old actress, who was born in Sweden, admits 17-month-old Sebastian, with whom she has with her Italian estranged husband Roberto Zincone, is able to say phrases in Italian, Swedish and English.