Merryl likes to mix it in her blended garden

Merryl Bradley’s “blended garden” combines veggie beds with striking foliage and ornamental shrubs carefully trimmed into curves. And she's opening it to the public.

The wagging tail of two cities: Tuggeranong rules the kennels

Tuggeranong was found to overwhelmingly have the largest suburban backyard for beloved pooches throughout the ACT.

UPDATE: Raiders to switch away game venues three days out

CANBERRA Raiders will abandon a scheduled flight for the Gold Coast, diverting plans en route for Sydney to avoid a number of growing clusters of coronavirus cases spreading through south-east Queensland.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN has been wondering where those Easter-egg wrappers some from...

Still steady, much-loved local

Rocksalt has switched owners and is now a café, but still very much a loved local, as it was when it swung open its doors in 2000, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Choose greys in the garden for a contrast to colour 

Silvery-grey foliage and white flowers don’t have to be boring, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Curse of chicken pox strikes the territory’s Catholic schools

A cluster of Catholic schools in Canberra have each shared in an isolated case of chicken pox.

Miniature salute to Bangladeshi independence

Sheikh Mujib had declared independence of Bangladesh in the early hours of March 26, 1971, so very early this morning, a formal flag hoisting ceremony took place on City Walk in Civic, writes HELEN MUSA.

How a family care centre grew from a sheep paddock

BEFORE the days of a child-protection system, a group of devoted Franciscan nuns raised enough money to build six modest cottages on a sheep paddock in Narrabundah. The cottages became temporary homes for Canberra kids in crisis, and thus Marymead was born. 

Ashmore aims for a shot at the Paris Olympics

Thomas Ashmore knows what it’s like to touch, feel and wear an Olympic Games gold medal. Now the Australian pistol athlete is aiming to win one himself.

Foreshore’s newest casual, sunny spot 

Dockside was busy, as new places so often are. Canberrans flock to them with glee, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Stopping pandemics is… a jab well done!

“APPLE is designing an e-car. But they’re having trouble installing Windows...” Columnist CIVE WILLIAMS climbs into paronomasias, malapropisms and something more obscure – paraprosdokians. 

‘Vandalism’ – Memorial declares war on its trees

"When Canberra city needs every piece of biodiversity and green infrastructure to deal with the coming climate crisis, how on earth did anyone at the War Memorial think it was okay to let the bulldozers loose on so many trees. In the end this could be 100 or more trees that will go," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 

Kick in the guts cost rival goals against top shot Raiders

Slushy, dark and even cold aptly describes the conditions that greeted Canberra on arrival to the other side of Botany Bay to face Cronulla.

Hail the season of mellow fruitfulness 

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT welcomes autumn and outlines some of the important jobs that come with the change of season...

Demonstrating together how things can be grown

It's a group effort at the Horticultural Society of Canberra’s (HSOC) demonstration garden in Bruce, where veggies thrive alongside exquisite dahlias, heritage fruit trees, natives and roses.

St Kilda recruit reaches early career high, more to come

Tom Highmore will mirror a former Marist College schoolmate's AFL debut that could even make way for the pair to cross paths on Sunday (March 21).

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

House prices are back in the news. Here's cartoonist PAUL DORIN's view.

Great, new addition to the dining scene

Food writer WENDY JOHNSON discovers a new place in Civic that’s offering a “food menu of refined classics, focusing on local produce”.

You’re never too young for nostalgia

EDDIE WILLIAMS discovers that nostalgia doesn't always belong to older people.





Design panel: toothless, faceless and a joke

"Following pressure, the developers changed the design concept from a Parisian-style design to accommodate the design panel’s requests for a more contemporary federal capital look. I wonder what that is?" writes PAUL COSTIGAN. 


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