THREE years after delighting audiences with observations of a group of ageing Brit expats whose lives have followed varying paths, writer Ol Parker and director John Madden revisit them still living in the Indian hotel owned by Sunny (Dev Patel) whose business skills don’t match his ambition. This time he’s in California seeking financing to […]
IN this debut feature by director Dean Israelite and writer Andrew Deutschman, five Georgia high-school kids led by David (Jonny Weston) playing around with stuff like mobile phones, camcorders, rechargeable batteries and various chemicals, crack the technical problems that hitherto have confounded hopeful time travellers. That’s a fair-enough premise for a lightweight movie about an […]
CHLOE Mandryk, at 26, is one of the youngest and brightest curators on the block. After three past commissions from the Molonglo Group, she’s now festival curator for their annual multi-arts festival “Art, Not Apart”. The spectacular one-day festival was initially based in the NewActon precinct, but will spread out this year as far as […]
“Most of us couldn’t even contemplate beginning such a swim and even those who train in the pool on a daily basis understand the sheer challenge of this most difficult open-water swim,” writes sport columnist TIM GAVEL
The look and feel of the Seppelt Marquee exudes urban sophistication, with a contemporary style and polished finish and “CityNews” has two double passes – valued at $550 each – for Black Opal race day on March 8 to give away, with the compliments of ACTTAB.
Luxurious velvets and shimmering leathers and vinyls add warmth, texture and a nostalgic comfort to the surroundings and one could mistake being in a New York cocktail lounge.
Located on St Covet’s Row, it overlooks the mounting yard and guests can view the horses parading from the deck and watch them pass the finishing post from the comfort of this sophisticated space. This marquee will be unrivalled by any other on course and will be the place to be seen.
PERENNIALS are still the best plants for filling in bare spots in a garden. I know that I rave on about them, but there’s a range of flowers for every season, with the added plus they can be divided at no cost every couple of years. On our nature strip in Watson the Sedum “Autumn […]
ARGENTINA comes to Fyshwick as Canberra Philharmonic Society prepares to hit the stage in March with the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical, “Evita”. Ian Croker, probably Canberra’s best-known actor, in this case is the set designer and is in the final stage of his Argentinan recreation. We meet at Philo’s headquarters in Collie Street, where […]
THE Abode Hotel in Woden will become a home away from home for families of patients receiving care at nearby Canberra Hospital with the donation of a two-bedroom family room that can accommodate up to four people for extended stays. In a partnership with the Canberra Hospital Foundation, the managing director of Geocon and Abode […]
THE Property Council of Australia’s ACT Executive Director, Catherine Carter, says foreign investment can help us boost a sluggish ACT economy and help us build a better Canberra. “Foreign investment underpins jobs, prosperity and stronger communities around Australia. The federal government’s proposed changes to foreign investment rules will drive up house prices, make it harder […]
THE Canberra Business Chamber, has responded to news of the ACT Government’s decision to withdraw from the Federal workplace insurance scheme, Comcare, because of escalating premium costs. Canberra Business Chamber CEO, Chris Faulks, says that the private and community sectors have faced spiralling workers compensation premiums for many years due to the current system in […]
By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra ASLiberal MPs gather for more testing days in parliament, a Fairfax/Ipsos poll showing improvement in the ratings of both the Coalition and the prime minister should help Tony Abbott fireproof himself for the moment. The two-party vote has the Coalition up three points since January – it now trails […]
ACT Policing has charged a 40-year-old man with murder following an incident in Calwell yesterday afternoon (Saturday, February 28) in which a 28-year-old woman was killed. Police were called to the Duggan St apartment block around 4.40pm, responding to reports of a disturbance at the location. Upon attending, police found forced entry to the apartment, […]
ACT Policing is treating the death of a woman in Calwell this afternoon (Saturday, February 28) as a homicide. Police were called to the Duggan St apartment block around 4.40pm, responding to reports of a disturbance at the location. Upon attending, police found a female victim who had suffered critical injuries and was deceased. A […]