Lone sharks… and why it’s best to avoid them

What is it about sharks, wonders "Whimsy" columnist CLIVE WILLIAMS, who says they have had an undeserved bad reputation since the movie "Jaws"...

French through-and-through and the food is fine indeed

The Bowral Brasserie was dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON's destination on a quick getaway from the capital and, my-oh-my, she says, every dish was 'délicieux'.

Cooks turn a taste of home into a taste of success

It’s the women in the kitchen who are the soul of ANU’s Food Co-op, reports BELINDA STRAHORN.

Speed thrills the fleet-fingered master of cubes

For Canberra’s Alan Ranie, there’s nothing quite like the click-clacking, slip-slapping sound of a Rubik’s cube switching into shape.

David lives a full life loving the ‘sport for life’

ORIENTEERING has often been coined as “a sport for life” and for David Hogg, the man who brought it to Canberra 50 years ago, that title couldn’t be more fitting.

Men need more health help, says survey

FOUR in five Australians say they want the federal government to invest more money tackling the health and social issues that impact men, such as mental health and male suicide.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN sees some unintended consequences from these days of vaccine rollouts.

Who needs sculptures, when nature provides living art?

Large country estates in Britain and Europe spend millions on their statuary and spectacular water features, but nature provides its own living art, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT. 

Road trips ain’t what they used to be…

SARA MILNE pines for the simpler life, the sepia-tinted days of the late 1980s… and maps, remember them?

There’s a new taphouse in town

Dickson Taphouse has been transformed (from the former Ducks Nuts) to create a vintage feel, and there's no surprise there's loads of beers on tap, says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Hand washing is a topic of conversation. Cartoonist PAUL DORIN has his say...

Praying the birthday fairies will cast a special spell

"She’s already there in so many ways... except for the screaming. Boss baby chose this method of communication a long time ago and, sadly, it just hasn’t quit our lives," bemoans "Mummy" columnist KATE MEIKLE. 

Ground-breaking ceremony for new Hindu temple

Around 1,000 Canberrans braved freezing temperatures on Saturday (June 5) to attend a ground-breaking ceremony, or “Bhumi Puja”, for a new Hindu temple and community facility in Moncrieff.

Raiders to prepare for investigation over Scott

Canberra Raiders have been wracked by another alcohol-fuelled incident. 

Austin legacy lives on with new, stunning blooms

Rose-planting time has arrived and the new David Austin varieties are at the top of the list, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.

Seaplane proposal to hurt more kids than are on the lake

The implications of proposed seaplanes landing on the west basin of Lake Burley Griffin could affect more than wary sailors steering out of danger.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN has a designed a new flag for the covid Olympics.

He’ll be apples: the habit of a lifetime for Bert, 99

There's something in the “apple-a-day” adage – founder of Beltana Grange Orchard in Pialligo, Bert Hauptmann has just turned 99 and says he still loves apples as much as when he was a boy. 

Brumbies ready to adopt and call on Queanbeyan home support

THE ACT Brumbies Super Rugby W side are readying to call away their new home.

Canberra hands Townsville Origin debut by default

The NRL allegedly left the ACT government in the dark for an opportunity to bid to host the vacant State of Origin game on short notice.





Canberra’s new sleepbus wakes up for its ladies’ launch

After the doors shut down on their last refuge for the day, the clock was ticking down on Canberra's homeless women and children clamouring to find shelter.


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