OUR beauty editor LIBBY HILL agreed to put her face on the line when she was invited to experience the latest in laser treatments. How did it feel? Her report starts on Page 22. Elsewhere, Kevin Rudd’s biographer ROBERT MACKLIN says, come what may, the former PM hasn’t changed, columnist MICHAEL MOORE explains why means testing the private health insurance rebate is good for the country’s economic health and MARK PARTON reckons this summer’s been a breeze.
Beyond the flurry of local politics this week, KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK traces the Queanbeyan Bowling Club’s tough struggle for survival; WENDY JOHNSON looks at the renaissance of Manuka; TIM GAVEL sides with a footballer with a conscience and CEDRIC BRYANT has some advice about Christmas trees.
CANBERRA’S first radio station, 2CA, celebrates its 80th birthday on November 14 and this week we present a nostalgic spread of old names and faces likely to bring back fond memories. Elsewhere, TIM GAVEL writes about an inspirational athlete, who has gone from novice to triathlon champ in only a year; ROBERT MACKLIN fears an Abbott Liberal Government will mean bad, bad news for Canberra and CEDRIC BRYANT gets his head out of the plants to look at some of the hard aspects of gardening. Lots to read, lots to enjoy, only a click away...
It’s often the little things that help make a paper great. For instance, this week arts editor HELEN MUSA reviews a play, “The Dark Side of Midnight”, that she reckons is worth seeing; we’ve given a byline to budding journalist (and work-experience student) RAFIQA FATTAH, who spent a week...
We took one fabulous dress and persuaded four very different, well-known Canberra identities to model it in the name of Frocktober, the month-long awareness campaign for ovarian cancer. Snapper-to-the-stars SILAS BROWN got a page of lovely photos. For the rest of October, the dress (and the opportunity to have...
SADLY, after years of writing for "CityNews", we are publishing this week the last of ROBERT MACKLIN'S insightful and beautifully written "Seven Days" columns. A bad chest infection has meant he must lighten his workload, though he has promised to continue to contribute from time to time. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Rob.
A HEARTBEAT before the election was called, our veteran political columnist MICHAEL MOORE called it for Labor. This week, Kevin Rudd’s biographer (and “CityNews” columnist) ROBERT MACKLIN says the PM’s a goner, thanks in no small part to Rupert Murdoch. One of our writers is right, but which one? Time will tell.
THE grass is coming back to Green Square. After being chased by reporter LAURA EDWARDS for a response to an August letter from the Kingston traders unhappy about the square’s reviled drought-proof plants, the Chief Minister’s office told us on Monday they’d – ahem – “mislaid” the letter. By the time we published the story, this morning they have magically conceded to the return of the lawn. The Liberals are in lather of self-congratulation, but it was “CityNews” that was making the noise, Steve Doszpot.
TWENTY-something sisters Carla and Emma Papas, from Fadden, created a healthy food blog late last year that is attracting huge interest from all around the world. LAURA EDWARDS has the story. Elsewhere, MICHAEL MOORE reckons public servants are the real nation builders; TIM GAVEL reveals a shameful incident at a Sydney sports meet and KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK visits a sublime country garden.
THIS week, “CityNews” launched a new website aimed at providing Canberra with continuous local news, weather and other information as well as the full variety of news, views and features you enjoy every week in the magazine or the digital edition. Please click through, you’ll find the digital edition...
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