Swinging all over town

BIG bands, vintage frocks, perfect pin curls, lindy hopping, three days and four nights of dance parties – it must be Canberräng time! More than...

We’re all Raiders fans now

ANDREW Barr has taken to Twitter promising to literally paint the town green in his excitement leading up to Saturday's home NRL final. We wish...

Conolly / Food and Eating is leaving me cold

THE other day, I had a #WinningCafeMoment. You know the one; my repurposed greens, compressed hemp tofu nuggets with ionized kombucha drizzle had obviously...

Losing my mind in the daily tidal wave of data

FRANK BURES discovers a radical way of surviving in the information age – spending a day a week offline! ABOUT a year ago, I made...

Woman robbed at knifepoint in Curtin

A WOMAN was robbed at knifepoint by two men in Curtin early this morning.  About 6.15am the 41-year-old woman was at Curtin shops when she was...

Look out for the rare, red wattle

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.

Canberra Confidential / I’m hairy noon and night

CHARITABLY attuned publican Peter Barclay has hosted the fourth annual “Grow a Winter Beard” competition with proceeds in aid of the Leukaemia Foundation. The winner...

Canberra architects build their way to national awards

THE revamped Monaro Mall at the Canberra Centre was one of only three Canberra buildings awarded at the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards...

The awful lesson of influenza’s bite

I’VE learnt my lesson, well and truly: don’t delay, don’t equivocate – get your flu shots early – well before winter sets in. Of course,...

Fun factoids on health in Canberra

The ACT's Chief Health Officer has released their report for 2014 and there are some interesting tidbits along the way, bearing in mind the...

Zumba star to share his moves

WORLD-renowned Brazilian Zumba educator Enrique Salomao is hosting a 90-minute master class at Chapman Primary School, Perry Street, Chapman from 6.30pm, on  Thursday, December 13. Local Zumba instructor, Kiki...

Gavel / Big Bash Jono plays the waiting game

CANBERRA cricketer Jono Dean vividly remembers the phone call that changed his life. Admittedly, it was only five years ago, but plenty has happened...

The Olympic race to break stories

TIM GAVEL, in London covering the Olympics for ABC Radio, says the competition among international journalists is as fierce as in the arena...

Photo essay: Images of Enlighten

Reader SABINE FRIEDRICH shares some of her photos from Friday night at the Enlighten Festival
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Abroretum brings in record numbers

SHANE Rattenbury says over half a million visitors made their way to the National Arboretum during the last financial year. “In its second year,...

Harness racers on the move as dogs and horses stay put

JOY Burch has released the findings of the feasibility study into the potential colocation of the three racing codes. “Deloitte Access Economics conducted the study...

Gavel / Cash call to catapult top kids

“In this era of crowdfunding, I’m suggesting that the ACT government doesn’t go it alone with funding, but that the community contributes to a fund to assist young athletes," writes sports columnist TIM GAVEL

Run, run, run as fast as I can

It's been about five years since I did any form of organised exercise and probably ten since I ran anywhere, but in an irrational, ill conceived moment of insanity I not only signed myself up for the Canberra Times Fun Run, but also the regimented training sessions and created a team for the ACT Wonks*. If you're going to run, you might as well run properly.

Sporting Confidential: The ticket price of success

For years we have been crying out for major sporting events to come to Canberra, says TIM GAVEL

Brumbies ask the faithful to flock to the casino

IT didn't take long for the Brumbies' sponsorship tie up with Aquis, the owners of Casino Canberra, to bear fruit. The casino's Galaxy night club...

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