Dead women: Someone out there knows the truth

Journalist and social historian NICHOLE OVERALL follows up an earlier column and previews a new podcast on the mystery murders of Canberra women. 

The heights of cloud pruning

Cloud pruning, or shaping the plant to resemble clouds, is a Japanese concept known as Niwaki, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.

Women more likely to resist covid vaccine, says study

WOMEN were more likely to be hesitant and resistant to getting a COVID-19 vaccine injection, according to new analysis from the ANU. 

Soul satisfying and striking in its simplicity

Traditional dishes are on the menu, as are sushi and sashimi, hot pots and modern creations, says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Holidaying at home isn't all it's cracked up to be, says cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

Watson mums wade in for micro-forest funding

A SECOND urban micro-forest is planned for the inner north, with a community group in Watson keen to mirror the first micro-forest project underway in Downer. 

Austin’s ‘outstanding’ Olivia is rose of the year

The stunning soft-pink Olivia Rose Austin is a winner in every sense, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Show-and-tell walk around unblemished Reid

ON Sunday, November 22, the Reid Residents’ Association is conducting a "Walk Around Reid" to showcase its history, architecture and residents.  

Afghan food is all about flavour

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON discovered intriguing flavour combinations at Braddon's Bamiyan.

Taking the reluctant plunge back into the pool 

"I know how important swimming lessons are for water safety and such a life skill for our children, but sometimes if they aren’t loving it, it’s a hard sell to get them to the pool," writes "Mummy" columnist KATE MEIKLE.  

Dedicated Belconnen football referee dies

Capital Football life member and one of Belnorth Football Club's founding members, Henk Thijssens, died last month. He was 83.

Sharing caring Combat Wombat to the rescue

Author Gina Newton’s latest children's picture book “Combat Wombat to the Rescue” wasn’t directly inspired by the accidental-hero wombats that made headlines earlier this year for sharing their burrows during the bushfires, but it’s undeniably serendipitous that the book’s being published now.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Another cartoon from the droll eye of PAUL DORIN

Open garden / Suzanne’s ‘unrestrained’ cottage garden

A DENSELY planted, shady cottage garden framing a 1925 pink weatherboard cottage in Bungendore will be open on the weekend of November 14-15, along with three other nearby gardens. 

Gardening / A golden garden surprise

Japanese barberry is the perfect accent plant, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Planners awarded for Haig Park and Campbell project

The Planning Institute of Australia ACT has awarded the consortium behind Haig Park Experiments and a collaboration on Campbell Section 5, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

BMWs become canvases for designers

Four local designers have been selected to have their art wrapped around brand-new BMW models, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Legendary swimming coach Don Talbot dies at 87

Inaugural AIS director and legendary swimming coach Don Talbot died yesterday (November 3). He was 87. 

Where the roses ramble and climb

An informal cottage garden with well-established rambling and climbing roses set among shrubs and mature trees will open this weekend (November 7-8) as part of Open Gardens Canberra's spring season.

Perfect possie on the lake

Light floods in at Waters Edge and guests can take in the sweeping views across Lake Burley Griffin, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.





Aya flies swiftly to the top

Canberra singer/songwriter Aya Yves has been selected as one of two emerging artists to perform at the first “Express Yourself – Queer Discovery" music showcase this weekend. 


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