Gavel / Mel bursts with ambition in the face of apathy

“The worry is the whole ethos of the Olympic Games changes dramatically with golf and tennis in the Olympics because the Games are definitely not the focus of their year," writes sports columnist TIM GAVEL

Money leaves its dark mark

I REMEMBER standing outside the AIS pool as some of the world’s top swimmers were testing new swim suits. The pool’s glass walls were blacked...

Canberra Confidential: John jumps a gong

NEWLY-gonged property developer and Canberra arts czar John Hindmarsh got the biggest laugh of the morning by prefacing his speech to the large gathering...

The steels going up at Majura Park for the new Ikea

THE blowhards said it could never, ever happen. The laws of Ikea construction were iron and immutable, Canberra was too small a market. And yet,...

Tips to get a big yawn

A GOOD night’s sleep is crucial for overall health and wellbeing with research showing a lack of sleep can produce more hormones that stress...

Cheap lunches. Zen Yai Thai on London Circuit

STEPPING into Zen Yai from London Circuit is like travelling back in time to a more refined age. The decor is lush yet tasteful, the...

Bollywood dancing workout

Bollywood dancing is great fun for people of all cultural backgrounds and it’s taking off in Canberra.
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PMs XI coming early with NZ arriving on October 23

CRICKET Australia has confirmed the annual Prime Ministers XI match will take place on Friday 23 October at Manuka Oval against the New Zealand...

League being outplayed in Canberra

The AFL is kicking big goals against the NRL in our region , says TIM GAVEL

Pop-up for summer: Sculpture Garden restaurant revived

LAUNCHING what new NGA director Gerard Vaughan called calls "a reformulation of the Sculpture Garden restaurant", media and gallery staff today joined food mover...

Canberra Confidential / Power words to the people

WE loved the innocent spin to Actew-AGL’s thumping price rise announcement last week. Coyly headed: “Changes to ActewAGL’s electricity and gas prices”, the company blusters...

Don’t you hate it when…

“Don’t you hate it when” is an occasional column. Inspired readers are invited to contribute by emailing 250 words to

Damn, the domestic goddess is back!

IT’S so annoying the way she beams at me from the television, that totally gorgeous, perfectly groomed housewife who finds bliss in her glistening...

National pool crown for local ladies

THE ACT ladies' eight ball team has beaten Queensland to become the Australian champions. It's the first time an ACT team or individual player has...

Canberra Cavs sign power-hitting star

BASEBALL team Canberra Cavalry are over the moon as having signed former New York Yankees power-hitting draftee Zach Wilson, who will join the side for the...

More health money for Women’s Youth and Children’s services

KATY Gallagher and Andrew Barr have announced $10.7 million in funding in the 2014-15 Budget for the expansion and enhancement of Women’s Youth and...

Comment: Why Furner didn’t see the axe coming

Axed Raiders' coach Dave Furner was coaching with one hand tied behind his back, says sporting commentator TIM GAVEL

Dancing with passion and Radiance

RADIANCE Dance Project has joined Belconnen Arts Centre to present a program of monthly dance workshops, “Room to Move,” starting this weekend. The program, kicking...

‘A great get-together’ – Enlighten 2015

BATHED in a gentle violet wash of light,  ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr this morning  launched the program for ‘Enlighten 2015’. But while lighting up...

New services for Canberra’s obese

CHIEF Minister Gallagher has launched the Obesity Management Service. “This service will help to provide specific advice to those in the community who are suffering...




‘On-country’ painting captured in photographs

Five senior artists from Tjungu Palya art centre in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of SA have been painting not just "in" country but directly "on to" country, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.


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