Hot tip on Canberra suburban street names

THE CENTENARY’S History and Heritage Advisor, David Headon, is posing a few questions to the public.  “Do you know,” he asks, “which Canberra suburb is...

Tribute: the late Joy Warren

By Judith Crispin THE sparkly-eyed matriarch of Canberra's arts scene, has celebrated her last New Year's Eve. Solander Gallery's Joy Warren passed away before dawn...

Canberra Confidential / Returning the lurve

IN his role of year co-ordinator to a group of 186 graduating students at Campbell High School, teacher Jimmy Mackenzie did something wonderful last...

Wham, bam, the gridiron ma’am

LINEBACKER and manager of the new Canberra Mustangs gridiron team, Lauren Ashleigh, can’t wait to “go out there and smash it”! And she won’t have...

Ground control to Major Tom…

Tom the pet cockatoo gets the professor thinking about the brains of birds and what they are feeling, says HEIKE HAHNER

Gallipoli carpet acquired by War Memorial

IN the lead-up to Anzac Day, carpet from the Ottoman Empire depicting Gallipoli’s principal battle sites has been acquired by the Australian War Memorial....
the international

As eSports overtake their traditional rivals Canberra’s Reload Bar offers a chance to watch...

THIS weekend the world of competitive online gaming known as "eSports" sees a prize pool of nearly $18 million for the "Dota 2" ‘International...

Festival of fun coming to Indonesian embassy

OUR huge neighbour to the north, Indonesia, always knows how to celebrate, so its annual cultural festival on the coming weekend is likely to...

CC: Lovely sign of nostalgia

AFTER crusading for the unloved old Starlight Drive-in sign, CC salutes the developers of the old Sunrise motel in Queanbeyan.  They had the wit to...

This week in beer… The Hop Dog Beerworks

HOP Dog Beer Works is one of the smallest breweries to be participating in the Beer Day Out on November 8 at the former...

Canberra Confidential / Parton sees red

"I DO believe you are correct. Canberra always does better under Labor. No argument here." Oops! That was the recently endorsed Liberal candidate for...

Taboo won’t silence Jean

COMEDIAN and writer Jean Kittson will appear at the National Press Club on October 26. But the appearance could be, for some, a little confronting. Kittson...

Theatre joins wine on stage

FOR GOOD Food Month, Shaw Vineyard Estate is getting behind an unusual celebration in the form of actor Sylvia Keays’ idiosyncratic one-woman show, “Blind...

Debating our ‘national obsession’ – Anzac forum

MANNING Clark House in Forrest is a great centre for alternative intellectual debate in Canberra as its coming Anzac forum, “Reflections on the Centenary...

Gallery puts ACT flag under the spotlight

“THERE’S a lot more going on behind-the-scenes that you would imagine,” social history curator at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, Sharon Bulkeley, told “CityNews”...

Gavel / Who’d be a coach? They all would!

IT'S a question I have often asked of coaches: "If you predicted the life ahead facing the prospect of being sacked at any time...

Untidiness outstrips infidelity, says survey

MESS and disorganisation at home are the core reasons Australian couples argue, according to new research. The study reveals 90 per cent of Australian couples...

Ikea bringing free(ish) meatballs to Garema Place

THE IKEA Mobile Catalogue will arrive at Garema Place on 7 October 2016 at 10am and Canberrans are invited to get a taste of...
tree climbing

Climbing competition to cap Canberra Tree Week

THE Australian Capital Tree Climbing Championships is one of the highlights of Canberra Tree Week 2016 which will run from Monday May 2 to...

Gemcraft show hits Exhibition Park at the end of May

The Canberra Lapidary Club's Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show is on Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June. Entry is $5 adults, $9 family, $2...

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