Can you name this unusual banksia?

This morning (Wednesday, November 27) saw the launch at the Australian National Botanic Gardens of the National Parks Conservation Trust, formed to connect people with conservation projects that protect Australia’s unique plants, animals and cultural heritage.

When the grieving nation put an end to Griffin’s original design

Among the 200 odd events at this year's DESIGN Canberra, is an unlikely contribution from the music world.

Canberra’s own France celebrates 75 years

THE Alliance Française de Canberra is marking its 75th birthday in style this weekend. Celebrations kick off on Friday (October 25) when the French...

Flash flooding disaster inspires local fundraising event

The Australia Indonesia Association (ACT), has joined the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program to help primary school children in the province of Central Sulawesi whose school was hit by flash flooding in April this year.

Canberra’s ‘other Walter’ also had a vision for the ACT

It's 55 years today since Lake Burley Griffin was formally inaugurated on October 17, 1964, and the NFSA is marking the occasion with the publication of 24 rare glass slides featuring a rejected alternative design by Walter Scott Griffiths for the national capital.

Parliament House opens closed doors to visitors

Parliament House will open areas, which are normally not seen by the public, this October long weekend. 

Mass Baltic protest remembered in Canberra

TODAY (August 23) marks the 30th anniversary of the day when more than a million residents of the Baltic States joined hands for freedom...

Growing up wasn’t meant to be easy

“The whole crying-when-your-sibling-has-a-birthday thing drives me bananas. Surely he can suck it up and just let his sister have her birthday? Apparently not, yet,” writes Mummy columnist KATE MEIKLE.

When the Penises for Peace came a cropper…

From the Homosexual Law Reform Society, Women Against Rape in War to Penises for Peace, Canberra has a rich history of protest. ROWAN HENDERSON previews a new exhibition of local activism that’s just opened at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

Space travel’s future is all about plasma power

Christine Charles, the head of the Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion laboratory at ANU, is working on one of the biggest problems when it comes to going back to the moon – fuel, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Boo hoo, here comes the jab to fight the flu

"I want my kids to understand that we are a 'no-nonsense' family – that when it comes to unpleasant but important experiences such as vaccination we just get on with it. Yes, it will hurt, but it will be quick and, yes, we get a treat afterwards," writes Mummy columnist KATE MEIKLE.

Coins keep indigenous languages alive

The International Year of Indigenous Languages has been commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50 cent coin.

Coins celebrate 60 years of ‘Mr Squiggle’

THE Royal Australian Mint is commemorating 60 years of "Mr Squiggle" with the release of limited edition coins in Woolworths supermarkets from today (February...

ANU unveils its new ‘meeting place’

“YOU ain’t see nothin’ yet,” ANU Chancellor Gareth Evans proclaimed this morning (February 11) at the official unveiling of the new $260 million "Kambri"...

Gallery puts ACT flag under the spotlight

“THERE’S a lot more going on behind-the-scenes that you would imagine,” social history curator at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, Sharon Bulkeley, told “CityNews”...

Arts / New coins feature extinct Aussie animals

THE Royal Australian Mint has launched new black nickel and selective gold plated coins featuring native Australian animals, which will preview at this year's...

Anu and Firebrace headline Multicultural Festival

HIGH-profile Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers Christine Anu and Isaiah Firebrace will headline the National Multicultural Festival, announced Multicultural Affairs Minister Chris Steel...

Arts / Cavs join Kulture Break in music venture

CANBERRA Cavalry and Kulture Break have formed a partnership which will see singers and musicians from the Canberra-based youth charity services provider perform on...

Summit set to save Australia’s memories

A NATIONAL summit meeting at Canberra Museum and Gallery today (December 4) has been convened by the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Program. The...

Howard Library opens in Canberra

FORMER Prime Minister John Howard and members of his family are in town today (December 4) for the opening of the new "Howard Library"...





Cedric’s dreaming of a red Christmas

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT suggests presenting a brilliant show of real red plants for the Christmas table. 


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