As a child, Queanbeyan’s Stephen Peios would imitate great boxing announcers... and now he’s an announcer for boxing legends in real life on the world stage, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.
It's rose-planting time and every year gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT getS questions from readers on why their new roses have died. Here's the answer...
"Republique has wonderful service. It’s a family operated business and there’s lots of love about the place. It’s infectious." And that's before reviewer WENDY JOHNSON gets the the restaurant's food.
"There are few more stunning sights than the golden yellow leaves of silver birch against a clear, blue sky," writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN gets into the winter mood.
Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON reports from a new ethical store and café in Civic dedicated to ethical food, coffee and clothing and is home to a small bookstore.
"I want my kids to understand that we are a 'no-nonsense' family – that when it comes to unpleasant but important experiences such as vaccination we just get on with it. Yes, it will hurt, but it will be quick and, yes, we get a treat afterwards," writes Mummy columnist KATE MEIKLE.
Winter is the ideal time to reassess your garden. It’s looking bare, the leaves have fallen and there will be few flowers until the bulbs emerge in spring. Take take a slow walk around the garden and make plans, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
Yothu Yindi members – Witiyana Marika, Stu Kellaway and Kevin Malngay Yunupingu – have been in town all weekend preparing for tonight’s Reconciliation Eve concert at the Canberra Theatre, reports HELEN MUSA.
"It is sharing moments of good food, good wine but above all good friends that marks the best in life." We find wine columnist RICHARD CALVER in a mellow mood.
With some rare plants it’s best to buy them when you can. One such is Acacia leprosa “Scarlet Blaze”, the red wattle, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.
"Be prepared to share and let your tastebuds dance, dance, dance. Don’t be shy – dishes are beautifully proportioned so you can graze without being overwhelmed," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON after a visit to Lamshed's.
Garden writer CEDRIC BRYANT loves perennials because they don't need constant replanting like annuals. He says they're ideal for dividing for extra plants and most can be readily grown from seed.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN’s salute to Mother’s Day.
Now's the time for pruning many deciduous trees and shrubs, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT
Artist Jiawei Shen is widely known for his portrait of the Princess of Denmark, Mary. He has also painted a woman worthy of the title of “Princess of Canberra” and for the first time it will be on public display on May 4, reports NICHOLE OVERALL.
“The star dish of the night was the Tasmanian ocean trout with crispy skin, salty Yarra Valley caviar (pop, pop, pop in the mouth), sorrel and a delicate horseradish cream," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.
Despite Emily Bronte's affection for them, gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT has a word of warning about the English bluebell; it spreads like wildfire and could be a menace for the small garden.
"China Plate is attractive to young diners with its selection of Asian fusion dishes and prices, but sophisticated enough to attract uni profs and other non-millennials," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN salutes Anzac Day.