Gavel / Hell hath no fury like a fan spurned

“The Brumbies’ membership has been unsettled again; this time it’s over a change to the seating arrangements at Canberra Stadium," writes sports columnist TIM GAVEL

Canberra Confidential / Country squires please apply

HERE’S a piece of history to bring out the country squire in all of us: the historical Bywong mining town (the whole town) is...

League doubles development presence

CANBERRA Raiders have appointed their second full-time development officer – Adam Kyle – who will be in charge of the development of rugby league in the...

Canberra Confidential: Milk man turns green

IT’S not queasy being green... well, that’s what Raiders tragic and Canberra Milk boss Garry Sykes must feel, photographed alongside Janeanne Gray at the...

Merry-Go-Round centrepiece at festival opening

LONG-TIME Canberran and  former President of the Senate, Margaret Reid,  today launched the annual ACT Heritage Festival at the Civic Merry-Go-Round. The launch also formed...

Canberra Confidential / Why Elizabeth said no to Coe

IT would appear Liberal MLA Nicole Lawder wasn't Opposition Leader Alistair Coe's first choice for deputy as he frantically did the post-election numbers and...

Valley ruins brought to life by artist

A NEW, ephemeral artwork by veteran Canberra textile artist Annie Trevillian will appear at the Valley Ruins heritage site on Saturday, April 28. Funded by...

No lease bars Nun

IT appears All Bar Nun’s future is in doubt amid fears of closure. "CC’s” heard the lease agreement for the O’Connor pub was up...

Canberra’s Etsy enthusiasts are putting on a market

ETSY, for the uninitiated is the internet's home of handmade wares for sale. The Canberra Etsy Team (Canetsy) has announced they are putting on an...

Haddin to captain Prime Ministers XI

AUSTRALIAN Test vice captain Brad Haddin will captain the Prime Ministers XI against Sri Lanka on Friday February 3 at Manuka Oval. The match will...

Hugh keeps a loving eye on Deborra-Lee

Canberra Confidential With Lisa Ridgley

Arts / Plastic ‘resources’ used in art statement

SCULPTURE-lovers may be forgiven for thinking the most enduring art is to be found in stone, bronze and steel, but a new art installation...

Gavel / Lycra lad out there and copping it

"I have received more abuse as a cyclist than I have over the 28 years as a sports commentator," bemoans sport columnist TIM GAVEL

Sewing up careful careers in fickle fashion

WHILE fashion can be fickle, it’s become one of the most faithful outlets for Afghan refugee Karima Aqel. Since arriving in Australia last year, Karima...

Healthy Drinking / Unwind, enjoy a drink, but…

Dietician CLARE WOLSKI says a lot of the nutritional focus at Christmas goes to what we are eating but, what about what we drink? Can we keep a lid on the Christmas calories just by focusing on what’s in our cup? Yes, indeed.

Attention! Memories of the wilds of Weston

"As a teacher with the NSW Education Department, I was posted to the Weston school for the last couple months of 1972 (NSW ran education in Canberra back then)," reminices PAUL COSTIGAN

‘Work horses,’ not ‘show ponies’ at Queanbeyan High

“SCHOOL elections used to be just about popularity,” year 11 student at QueanbeyanHigh School, Grace Cooper, says. But not any more. Cooper and fellow year...

Canberra Confidential / Happy to be smashed!

CRASH-tested at a Sydney facility, ANCAP is bringing one of the safest cars they’ve tested to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome on September 4. Rhianne Robson, communications...

Wildlife science and art under the spotlight

COCKROACHES, if the director of the CSIRO Discovery Centre Cris Kennedy is to be heeded, have long suffered from an undeservedly bad reputation. Small...
bettong buggy at night

The Bettong Buggy now available at Mulligan’s Flat!

THE Mulligans Flat Woodlands and Wetlands Trust is celebrating Threatened Species Day launching the “Bettong Buggy”. The Sanctuary Twilight tours are a popular way to...




What’s on this weekend?

HELEN MUSA’s weekly arts column features opening concerts, events and shows in Canberra


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