Tender promises a cheaper way of saying goodbye

With the philosophy of reclaiming the rites around death, a new funeral service says it gives families the option of looking after their loved one and helps them arrange a funeral and burial in whatever way they want. KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK reports.

New menu doesn’t disappoint, pity about the service

"It took more than 30 minutes for starters to start arriving. We went inside to enquire but were just told it wouldn’t be long (it already was)." Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON endures a slow start to what turned out to be a good meal.

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Big fine for ‘selfish’ rider

A motorcyclist was fined almost $2000 after he was caught travelling 155km/h in an 80km/h speed zone on Cotter Road this week. 

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West Basin blatantly a property deal

"Despite the best efforts of the City Renewal Authority to override the collective intelligence of residents, it is clear that the West Basin development is about money and keeping consultants and developers busy," says PAUL COSTIGAN

Wax and polish for Canberra’s first lady

Every five years Canberra's first lady gets a thorough wash, wax, and polish. At 113 years old, she’s still in great condition and she deserves nothing less. Here are this week's top letters to "CityNews".

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Christchurch attack strains Australian-Turkish relations

Weeks ahead of the ANZAC commemoration at Gallipoli, serious tensions erupted between Australia and Turkey, after threatening comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the wake of the Christchurch massacre, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Failings reveal Labor government under strain

"While it's reasonable to expect any minister to take the occasional blow for the team, Meegan Fitzharris, as Minister for Health, is seeing her reputation being slowly but surely trashed," writes JON STANHOPE

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Exhibition celebrates Māori art and culture

ONE minute’s silence will be observed tomorrow (March 22) at 11.45am in the National Gallery of Australia’s Australian Garden to remember the victims of...

Fellowship offers Antarctic experience

Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship application are now open to artists looking for the ultimate inspiration.

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Skipping class makes for a great education

"I join with these vibrant young Australians in thumbing my nose at the narrow-minded comments of conservative academics and commentators along with senior politicians," writes former senior school teacher MICHAEL MOORE

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