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Rock band Foreigner is about to play Canberra. Before then guitarist Mick Jones will be feted with the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Musical Achievement from the ANU, but there's more… on Page 10.

Digital edition 27 September

HERESY ALERT: Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT stares down traditionalists in favour of the modern view of pruning roses whenever you like!

Digital edition 20 September

"WHAT will it take to change the planning regimes before too much damage is done and older suburbs lose their historic character?" wonders Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN

Digital edition 13 September

WE have news of our own new this week with owner and editor IAN MEIKLE welcoming his daughter KATE MEIKLE and her husband JAMES ANDERSON to the business and the board. Story Page 11.

Digital edition 6 September

IS the West Basin to be the Chief Minister's next expensive folly? PAUL COSTIGAN thinks so and many people will be shocked to see what's planned for that corner of Lake Burley Griffin.
As always, lots worth reading: MICHAEL MOORE reckons Zed Seselja and the plotters will be back and PAUL COSTIGAN wonders why the Anglican bishop won't talk to his neighbours.
"APART from its immaturity, the ban by ministers on dealing with ClubsACT, together with the proposal to raid the community contributions of its member clubs, sets a dangerous precedent," warns JON STANHOPE
THREE towering articles by three of Canberra's best columnists – JON STANHOPE, MICHAEL MOORE and PAUL COSTIGAN – again challenge the city's political and planning agenda.
JON STANHOPE was maligned by a flack from Shane Rattenbury's office. With devastating effectiveness, the former chief minister unpicks the current minister's integrity on Page 10.
SIXTY per cent of the world’s emissions trace back to households, which is why Lily Dempster has created an easy way to help reduce this percentage. DANIELLE NOHRA has the story.
WHO knew? Apparently, pot plants had fallen out of favour but now they’re back in fashion and CEDRIC BRYANT has tips for taking care of them.
This edition comes with an alert from columnist NICHOLE OVERALL to keep an eye skyward, for history shows it’s the season for UFO sightings!
WE seem to be a city of ferment at the moment. This week our columnists and contributors analyse what's amiss with planning, heritage, trees, land deals and dangerous dogs.
PAUL COSTIGAN laments that the ACT government system is now completely corrupted in its dealings with residents on planning, development, social housing, public housing, the urban environment, community and cultural facilities – and the list goes on.
"This government is sitting on another planet while residents are being subject to massive damages to the cherished urban fabric of our bush capital," writes PAUL COSTIGAN
"I CAN'T imagine a circumstance in which a monopoly provider of a product achieving 85.5% profit wouldn't expect to be referred to the ACCC." But that's no impediment for land sales in the ACT, says JON STANHOPE
MICHAEL MOORE hails a public servant who admits a mistake; TIM GAVEL looks at ways to get people out to winter games and Joe Roff tells DANIELLE NOHRA he has $500,000 to give away.
Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT is adamant: winter can be an exciting time for gardeners. Has he lost his marbles? No, no, he says, just think roses. All is revealed on Page 30.
HEARD the one about the Irish butcher at Kippax whose Irish jokes occasionally attract complaints? Seven days columnist MIKE WELSH has.
GIVEN the ACT government's distressing stewardship of indigenous issues, JON STANHOPE wonders what's to celebrate on Reconciliation Day.




Canberra musicians at home in highland festival

A boutique music festival amid the autumn leaves of the Southern Highlands is coming up in historic St Jude’s Church, Bowral, and Canberra artists have a strong presence, writes HELEN MUSA.


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