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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.

DON AITKIN gnashes his teeth over the nonsense concept of a “popularly elected prime minister”, SONYA FLADUN shares her school-holiday research: Canberra’s public loos are a disgrace and MARK PARTON takes a hairy-chested approach to beating the dreaded lurgy.
OUR columnists are a little rowdy this week – MICHAEL MOORE takes the Opposition Leader to task for timesheet lapses in his office, TIM GAVEL is unhappy at the intrusion of television in sport, CATHERINE CARTER gets stuck into the priorities of the ACT Government and gadfly ROBERT MACKLIN has misgivings about the man who would be the next US President.

Digital edition 27 November

SCULPTOR Kensuke Todo has been named “CityNews” Artist of the Year, CATHERINE CARTER thinks our city centre is very forgettable, CEDRIC BRYANT warns what happens when passionfruit goes feral and, in a new occasional column on health, DR PURNIMA BHAT explains coeliac disease.
CityNews 19 October
FROM the tragic Canberra bushfires of 2003 comes a group of women – the "Singed Sisters" – whose friendship is forged in fire and food. KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK reports they're putting together a nostalgic cookbook.
FABULOUS Floriade is but days away and, apart from celebrating with our singing cover girl Emma Pask, reporter STEPHEN EASTON looks at the self-sufficiency theme of the month-long festival’s first week. Oh, and the sudoku is hard this week, too.
"I’m even more opinionated than I used to be, if that's conceivable, because in my 60s I really don’t care what anybody thinks". Irascible as ever, JOHN SCHUMANN calls out ageism in rock 'n' roll.

CIVIC’S vacant shopfronts are set to come alive next month with a series of music, theatre and visual art exhibitions when the Centenary of Canberra launches a surprise festival for the city’s 98th birthday. Landlords have agreed to events happening in unused shopfronts and in the lanes and courtyard...
CityNews 24 November

Digital edition 24 November

THE office came to a reverential standstill at the news our film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD had awarded a film a full five stars! What kind of movie is this? His review is on Page 20.
THE visual arts community is abuzz with news that the National Gallery’s summer blockbuster will be works by the French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, says arts editor HELEN MUSA. Elsewhere, in this week’s edition FREYLA FERGUSON meets a very driven blood donor, our gardening guru CEDRIC BRYANT extols the joys of colourful Japanese Windflowers on grey days and snapper SILAS BROWN takes a beautiful look at autumn in Canberra. All this and more, just a click away...

Digital edition 18 December

“A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year Let's hope it's a good one Without any fear.”
The full lyrics of John Lennon’s “Merry Christmas (War is Over)” were never more relevant to the world we find outselves in. Best wishes from all at “CityNews”, we look forward to serving our city again next year.
Ian Meikle, editor
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.
CityNews 27 April
"I HAVE received more abuse as a cyclist than over the 28 years as a sports commentator," writes the now-Lycra lad TIM GAVEL on Page 6.
CityNews 11 August
WHAT made decorated Lt-Col Jeremy Hanson swap the officer's mess for the frontline of the Liberals' political fight in the ACT? It was the heart-melting hug of his toddler son. The Opposition Leader gives us a glimpse of his softer side in CANBERRA CONFIDENTIAL.
CityNews 15 June
THE spin around Budget time gets better every year, writes MICHAEL MOORE. This year the Barr government has really nailed it with the phrase “better Canberra”.

IT’S Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and MEGAN HAGGAN reports the good news that men are finally willing to talk about the disease and its treatment. Elsewhere in this week’s edition, MICHAEL MOORE wonders how we lost our compassion for refugees, SONYA FLADUN finds herself explaining God for the first...

THIS week we look at the disgrace that is the sickening dumping of garbage, dead animals and human waste in and around Canberra’s charity bins. What kind of people burden local charities and their workers with this disgusting, uncharitable activity? Elsewhere, local banking icon Brian Acworth has announced his...
“THE Brumbies’ membership has been unsettled again; this time it’s over a change to the seating arrangements at Canberra Stadium,” writes sports columnist TIM GAVEL. Elsewhere this week, MICHAEL MOORE says the government is taking us backwards with trams and CATHERINE CARTER is desperately seeking parking!
IT’S possibly our oldest cover girl/boy. The picture is from a sacrificial knife dated 750-1375AD and is part of the just-opened summer blockbuster of Peruvian gold and artifacts at the National Gallery. Arts editor HELEN MUSA has the story.
LIKE an oasis in a desert of publishing dross, week’s edition positively bristles with powerful, incisive and relevant writing from some of the best-informed commentators in town – MICHAEL MOORE, JON STANHOPE, ROBERT MACKLIN, TIM GAVEL, MARCUS PAUL and JOHN GRIFFITHS among them. Enjoy.

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