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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...

Canberra Confidential: Neon sign language

LAST week’s story of the continuing sad state of the heritage-listed, old  Starlight Drive-in sign, currently sitting unloved and awaiting repair in a Fyshwick...

Canberra Confidential / The sexy ‘spooktacular’

“EERIE ecdysia” is the promise from Canberra’s burlesque and cabaret-inspired Sass and Tease Collective, who are putting together a sexy halloween “spooktacular” at Teatro...

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...

Canberra Confidential: A peeling bridge loses its appeal

TUGGERANONG’S new $6 million “Golden Gate” pedestrian bridge, that straddles busy Drakeford Drive at Kambah, is seriously peeling, only months after its pre-election rush...

Canberra Confidential / In memory of Clarrie whatshisface

REGULAR readers will know that this column can’t resist dozy bureaucratic cock-ups and this is a doozy. Spotted by one of CC’s favourite sharp-eyed...

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...

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...

Canberra Confidential: Here’s to the King!

AS one sharp-eyed reader noticed, the gilded copper expression of Canberra's Coat of Arms above the entry to the ACT Legislative Assembly includes the...

Canberra Confidential: Sparks fly at Danielle’s wedding

SPARKS flew when WIN newsreader Danielle Post married cameraman Andrew Barnes in Orange at the end of last month. The wedding was at the picturesque...

How much is that doggy…

HOW much is that doggie... what the!!!? Snapper Silas Brown was loitering in Fyshwick when he happened across a commercial furniture store with this,...

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...

Canberra Confidential: There’s a bear in there…

PYROGRAPHY, the curious and ancient art of tattooing wood with a small, hot-tipped pen, is quite the thing with the ACT Woodcraft Guild. At its...

Canberra Confidential / Dr Kelly gets a second opinion

ACT chief health officer Dr Paul Kelly’s announcement to scrap the restaurant “scores on doors” food hygiene ratings scheme has been soundly lampooned by former food-safety professor...

Canberra Confidential / Kids get their crossing

IN March, Kaleen parents Annette Healy and Bryce Gray approached "CityNews" worried the ACT government had forgotten the safety of children at Maribyrnong Primary in...

Canberra Confidential: Trieu believer crosses to the other side

DASHING Canberra-born actor Andy Trieu has scored star billing in Australia’s first “kung fu comedy”, a new ABC TV series to air later this...

There’s Brown and there’s green and there’s Brown

IT’S not often we see his dander up, but our placid photographer Silas Brown came hurrumping into the office from a benign fashion assignment...

Canberra Confidential / Mama makes the finals

CANBERRA mum Amy Luttrell, designer of the Mama Chic Do Not Disturb (DND) pram sleep cover, is “absolutely bursting with pride” to be a finalist...

Canberra Confidential / In praise of the ‘age-friendly’ footpath

"A RE-ELECTED Labor government will make our suburban streets and paths even better so it’s easier for children to walk or cycle to school,...

Canberra Confidential: Dr who’s home and hosed

  T-SHIRTED and relaxed, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher looks at home in Dr Andrew Leigh’s electoral Tardis as it comfortably defies the time and space...

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