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HEAD of the ANU’s Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion Laboratory Christine Charles reckons the cost of fuel could be among the reasons humans haven’t been back to the moon in 50 years. But she’s working on some alternatives, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.
THIS week's cover subject, Leonard Weiss, was a good sport in providing lots of animated poses for star snapper HOLLY TREADAWAY, whose images were then entrusted to graphic designer KARL SPELLER, who meticulously built the wonderful published montage.
PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY TREADAWAY said she nearly cried at the beauty of Canberra’s Luminescence Children’s Choir as its young members sang while she photographed them for this week's cover story.
"TO get back to where we should have been with the number of trees, Canberra needs an injection of at least 40,000 trees," but that's not happening, says Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
"Andrew, mate; Scomo here. I understand you need a hand out…" JON STANHOPE at his wicked best on Page 6.
Brushed off by two doctors three times, Leah Yaxley kept pressing until she got the terrible diagnosis no 32-year-old expects to hear. She tells her astonishing story to DANIELLE NOHRA.
DESPITE feigning affection for classical music, movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD finds himself teetering on the rapturous with his review of Elton John's biopic "Rocketman". It's on Page 27.
IAN MEIKLE, "CityNews" editor, here: despite knowing our craft reviewer Meredith Hinchliffe for decades, it took HELEN MUSA's story this week for me to learn of Meredith's astonishing donations to CMAG. Now the whole town will know about our model philanthropist.
A TERMITE walks into a bar and says… sorry, you'll have to pick up the punchline from our witty wine writer RICHARD CALVER's popular column on Page 24.
KATE MEIKLE tells the amazing story of how a debilitating brain tumour propelled COLIN McCULLOCH into helping raise millions for charity.
The shelves at Canberra's largest emergency food charity are almost bare. St John’s Care at Reid is calling for urgent help to keep up with an increasing number of people in need. Story, Page 6.
MICHAEL MOORE reckons the major parties have only a minor interest in Canberra and in this week's column he's sharing a plan for ordinary voters to send them a message.
FIVE years ago, Campbell couple Helen and Eugene Holzapfel were on a dream holiday when Eugene tumbled down a staircase in the dark and their lives changed forever, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.
WITH Easter just a heartbeat away, all of us at "CityNews" would like to wish our readers and advertisers a peaceful and safe break.
READERS continue to ask gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT for suggestions on hardy shrubs that provide colour in late autumn months and through the winter. He's got some this week.
"MANY families will first realise they've been 'consulted' when the four-storey apartment block starts to appear along their back fences," writes PAUL COSTIGAN, who has cracked the bureaucracy's fog of 'busy words'.
"ORGANISATIONS have been taken hostage, metaphorically, by the ACT government and, fearing retribution, choose silence and subservience over openness and honesty," growls JON STANHOPE on Page 6.
Whatever happened to radio star Scott Masters? ROD HENSHAW meets a man who found a gift in adversity and is using his skills to help families affected by cancer.
"FOR the first time, it appears there's a real opportunity for a prominent centrist independent in the ACT to have a chance at ousting Liberal senator Zed Seselja." That's MICHAEL MOORE'S view and you read it here first.
"IT'S annoying to constantly experience the culture within this ACT government that delivers a daily onslaught of spin… Don’t they realise how hollow they sound?" Columnist PAUL COSTIGAN maintains the rage on Page 10.




Powerline thieves risk community safety

THIEVES were seen risking their lives and the safety of the community when they recently stole overhead powerlines and electrical infrastructure in Narrabundah.


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