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This week in beer… brews for the summer

SUMMER has arrived and what better way to enjoy summer than with a few nice, cold beers. Conventional wisdom generally suggests that on these hot summer days, it’s worthwhile to drink easier to drink, lighter flavoured beers, such as lagers, pilsners and wheat beers. However, this craft beer lover feels you shouldn’t discount other styles […]

Sleep with the animals – new accommodation at Zoo and Aquarium

“SLEEP with some of the world’s most dangerous and endangered animals,” National Zoo and Aquarium founder and owner Richard Tindale advises. Tindale, with Mal Meninga and Ricky Stuart, yesterday unveiled one of the most unusual new accommodation prospects in Canberra, the Jamala Wildlife Lodge. Ten years in the planning, Richard and Maureen Tindale have long […]

‘A great get-together’ – Enlighten 2015

BATHED in a gentle violet wash of light,  ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr this morning  launched the program for ‘Enlighten 2015’. But while lighting up Canberra may be the focal theme of this event, to run from late February to early March next year, but noodles and exotic food seemed to be on the organisers’ […]

Giralang Shops development opponents win right to have appeal heard. Alistair Coe blames Barr and Corbell

“CANBERRA taxpayers are still paying the price of Andrew Barr’s and Simon Corbell’s poorly judged decisions regarding the future of the Giralang shops,” Alistair Coe said today. “Today, the High Court has ruled that nearby traders have the right to appeal the ACT Labor government’s planning decision to allow the development of a large supermarket. […]

Flushable wet wipes not actually flushable warns ACTEW Water

ACTEW Water is warning that Canberra’s wastewater system is being clogged with masses of disposable wet wipes as residents supplement their traditional toilet paper supplies. ACTEW Water spokeswoman Angie Drake admitted that it was unlikely that while we would ever have our own fat-burg discovery because our sewerage system is different to that of the […]

Bowlers roll up to save imperilled club

EVERY Christmas the Queanbeyan Bowling Club hosts a fundraising event for a different local charity – but this time, the charity they’re supporting is themselves. The club is currently in voluntary administration and it’s hoped the Celebrity Family Day on December 21 will help raise much-needed funds. Margaret Davies, president of the Queanbeyan Women’s Bowling […]

Now you can check to see how good the air in Canberra is online

DIRECTOR-GENERAL of ACT Health, Dr Peggy Brown, as launched a new Air Quality Index to let the ACT community to see air quality data in real time. “ACT Health carries out air quality monitoring for the Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM), which sets air quality standards for common pollutants,” Dr Brown […]


Beware the Aldi skinless hotdogs and Strassburg!

THE Director of the ACT Health Protection Service, John Woollard, is urging Canberra residents to check their refrigerators following a recall of smallgoods contaminated with Listeria. Tibaldi Australasia Pty Ltd in association with ALDI supermarkets is recalling ALDI Berg Strassburg and ALDI Berg Skinless Hotdogs from all ALDI stores in the ACT, Queensland, New South […]

Canberra Confidential / New hands for Floriade?

FLORIADE’S future in Commonwealth Park looks uncertain and the ACT Government is rehearsing getting out of staging it, according to CC’s snouts-in-the-know. Early this year the ACT Government was, apparently, notified in writing by the NCA that its lease on Commonwealth Park to stage the annual flower festival would not be renewed, they want their […]

Expansion works finally come for the hospital’s emergency department

CHIEF Minister Gallagher has announced major expansion works for Canberra Hospital emergency department to deliver more beds while improving emergency services. “Investment in health infrastructure is one of the ACT Government’s highest priorities and this $23m expansion of the emergency department at the Canberra Hospital is the latest strategy to help deal with increasing presentation […]