Skate in the City tickets go on sale Monday!

SKATE in the City is returning again in 2015. Ticket sales to the highly anticipated winter event will go live on Monday 1 June. Now...

Nicole Feely to run ACT Health

ANDREW Barr and Simon Corbell have announced the appointment of KPMG's Nicole Feely to be the Director General of ACT Health. Nicole is the Lead...

New menu doesn’t disappoint, pity about the service

"It took more than 30 minutes for starters to start arriving. We went inside to enquire but were just told it wouldn’t be long (it already was)." Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON endures a slow start to what turned out to be a good meal.

Don Watson and the lost art of language

AS Don Watson prepares to give the annual address, “Language and Power”, at the Independent Scholars Association’s national conference on Thursday evening, he is,...

A passion for trees

BRITISH artist Jyll Bradley and her collaborator, the radio producer Jonquil Panting, have been in town for the last two weeks and they can...

The gift of losing gracefully

IT was a lot of fun while it lasted, those days and nights curled up on the couch with the kids wide-eyed watching the...

No ordinary Joes in the shed

SEEING double? Has Joe Picker got a shearing twin? No. The two-Joes photo is one of two Raiders (the other’s Bronson Harrison) featured in a...
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The Godzilla of hayfever seasons

CANBERRA has been identified Australia’s hay fever capital as data from The Australian National University (ANU) Canberra Pollen project shows record high pollen levels. Project...

All curls and Botox!

IT was one of those tabloid headlines that left me gobsmacked: The story was about little Britney Campbell, the eight-year-old beauty contestant who is,...

How to Build a Mutant Bike at Questacon

CANBERRA'S mutant bike population is set to explode after local crazy-bicycle enthusiasts Rat Patrol OZ host a freak bike construction presentation at the Questacon...

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...

Fourth death cap poisoning

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly has announced a fourth poisoning in Canberra due to death cap mushrooms. “People are reminded not to pick...

Turkish delights down at the foreshore

"Turkish food is so colourful and exotic. Zeytin’s impressive line-up of dishes includes traditional, all-time faves and intriguing specialty creations," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON. 

Mum in the City: Happily going to the dogs

I’m a dog person, it’s a family thing, says SONYA FLADUN

Election Confidential / Revealed: naked Northbourne

CANBERRANS traversing the soon-to-be-high-rise corridor we used to know as Northbourne Avenue now have their first glimpse of the Labor government's promised "urban meadow"...

Civic street level vacancies down slightly, but very high

CANBERRA CBD Limited has released their bi-annual Street Level Activity Statement which focuses on street level vacancies in Civic and Braddon (the survey indicates...

No business like show business by kids

HERE we go again; it’s the pointy end of the year when everything seems to rush at you from all directions. For me, the end...

Yesterdays / When Queanbeyan was going for a song

“Queanbeyan, Queanbeyan, I always long for you…” LAST week marked the 179th anniversary of the official proclamation of Queanbeyan as a township. No, that's not a...

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...

Doctor who thrives on the edge

HE’S a Cambridge-educated doctor who could probably take his pick of top medical jobs anywhere in the world, but Dr Tuck Meng Soo chooses...

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