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Canberra's favourite gardening writer CEDRIC ‘O’BRYANT’ gets in the spirit of St Patrick’s Day with some craic about this being the time, so it is, to be planting sweet peas. His Welsh ancestors will be spinning! More seriously, MICHAEL MOORE challenges Senators Lundy and Humphries to stand up for...

PROF DON AITKIN once sat through a bewildering four-hour-fifteen-minute speech by Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, followed by a military parade in Tripoli’s central square that lasted for another two hours. He shares his bizarre experience in this week’s edition. Meanwhile, SONYA FLADUN’s unhappy about self-serve supermarket checkouts, SILAS BROWN...

NOW, here’s an interesting thing: Thunderstorms and other changing weather patterns can have asthma suffers reaching for their puffers. According to Dr Andrew Tai, of the ACT Asthma Foundation, changeable weather can be a major trigger for people with asthma, especially children. MEGAN HAGGAN has the story in this...

THERE’S a lot of happiness in this edition of “CityNews”: Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON rarely gets as excited about a restaurant as the one she writes about this week; Open Garden correspondent KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK trills cheerfully about a community garden in O’Connor; Mum in the City SONYA FLADUN is...

IT’S Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the message is: Investigate symptoms early, particularly symptoms easily mistaken for something else – and that there’s no early test. Women often put themselves last when it comes to their health, comedian Jean Kittson, an ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia, tells MEGAN HAGGAN....

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...

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...

Our chipper cartoonist PAUL DORIN found himself flood-bound while visiting the in-laws in Brisbane. In this week’s edition he tells ELERI HARRIS how it felt to be trapped by the water and we showcase some of the prolific scribbler’s work as he takes a lighter look at the view...

“I FELT like I had to be a well-groomed, calm and in-control mother… but I was frustrated, unsure and uncomfortable with my role as a mum.” That’s mum-of-two Megan O’Hehir, who talks frankly to MEGAN HAGGAN about post-natal depression. Elsewhere this week, there’s socials from the rain-soaked PM’s XI...

IT’S summer in Canberra and in this edition “CityNews” celebrates the city’s many New Year attractions and activities from theatre, art, books and movies to fashion and holiday fun. Our next edition will be in your inbox on Wednesday, January 12. Until then, we thank you for your support...

OVERSEAS travel is a bit like childbirth, says ROBERT MACKLIN – you look forward to it for months, it’s absolute agony at the time but afterwards – while you bore friends and relations witless – you forget what a horrendous experience it really was. Meanwhile, political commentator MICHAEL MOORE...

A brothel, a drunken driver and bus full of Grammar girls... welcome to Gail Ford’s first taste of touring in Russia. In this week’s edition, ELERI HARRIS meets the Canberra author whose love for the country 20 years later is undimmed. Elsewhere, photographer SILAS BROWN showcases the artistic presence...

OUR unsung letter writers are in fine form this week. They tackle the issues of young people, war memorials, the Salvation Army and, unsurprisingly, there is a spirited defence of Julia Gillard’s appearance in response to last week’s letter calling for the the Prime Minister to get a wardrobe...

“IT’S not like people are going to dance in the streets with banners yelling ‘yahoo ATO’, but we should take pride in it.” That’s tax commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo purring to ELERI HARRIS about the ATO’s centenary. Elsewhere in this week’s edition, MARK PARTON meets a spider, MEGAN HAGGAN reports...

IT’S fascinating how the hit television series “Mad Men”, based on the New York advertising industry of the late ‘50s-early ‘60s, is influencing the fashion looks of the spring racing carnival. In our cover story this week Fashion on the Field winner Jenny Tiffin tells fashion editor MEGAN HAGGAN...

LIBERAL Party president Winnifred Rosser is saying ciao to all this and tells KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK that she’s off to live in Italy. Elsewhere in this week’s edition dogged DON AITKIN muses on the Joel Monighan controversy, political writer ELERI HARRIS finds Minister Joy Burch sitting more loosely in the...

This week’s fun cover photograph of the restless Ivan Slavich and his mission for Movember was taken by SILAS BROWN. Ivan has put his focus and energy on raising funds for men’s health and he’s off to a flying start, as MEGAN HAGGAN discovers. Elsewhere, political columnist MICHAEL MOORE...

CARLY-Jane Tozer is 23, married, has a baby, a house, her own business and has just been named the ACT’s young businesswoman of the year. In this week’s cover story, we meet a remarkable young women unafraid to take risks. And the success stories keep coming with our annual...

COVER girl Danielle Post has arrived to read the news at WIN TV and walked into a newsroom that’s got talent walking out. She’s unfazed, as she tells ELERI HARRIS: “Every newsroom goes through the phases of people moving on”. Elsewhere, this week there’s the heartbreaking story of three-year-old...

This week: Don Aitkin, Michael Moore, Robert Macklin, Helen Musa, Dougal Macdonald, Mark Parton, Amanda Bresnan, Andrew Leigh, Greg Cornwell, Eleri Harris, Megan Haggan, Kathryn Vukovljak, Bill Stephens and Wendy Johnson. Great names. Great writing. Plus Silas Brown’s photographs and Paul Dorin’s cartoons. Great images. Great reading; just a...

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