The mother of all air balloons floats back

THE controversial star of the Canberra Centenary in 2013, the Skywhale air balloon is home and taking centre stage again at the annual autumn Canberra Balloon Spectacular on the lawns of Old Parliament House, beside lake Burley Griffin.

Roaring start to the Balloon Spectacular

An occasional contributor to, SABINE FRIEDRICH absolutely surpassed her earlier pieces with this striking image from today's opening morning of the annual autumn Canberra Balloon Spectacular on the lawns of Old Parliament House, beside lake Burley Griffin.

Dawn’s silhouettes across the lake

We're wondering if master snapper ANDREW CAMPBELL ever sleeps. The usually nocturnal photographer has popped up with a dramatically beautiful photo he's titled "Sunrise Rowers"

Hard work on the hamster wheel!

"The first week of school felt like the longest of my life! I know I’m not alone in feeling the huge change to our family, all my mum friends have been checking in on how we are each managing the change as mothers," writes "Mummy" columnist KATE MEIKLE.  

Peter sees a danger of forgetting the Griffins

Peter Graves, ACT chapter chair if the Walter Burley Griffin Society fears we are at risk of forgetting where Canberra came from and who designed it, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

My Summer / Robert Macklin

Author and “CityNews” columnist Robert Macklin loves retreating to Tuross Head in the summer.

My Summer / Tim Overall

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council mayor TIM OVERALL’s summer involves an inland driving holiday and a good read.

Elevator etiquette has its ups and downs

Conversing with a fellow traveller isn't something that comes naturally for the bulk of the lift-riding population bemoans an equally mute MIKE WELSH.

My Summer / Sam Williams

Canberra Raiders halfback SAM WILLIAMS plans to catch some cricket, dress up for the Cooma Races and wind down at the open-air cinema.

My Summer / Patrick Mullins

Local writer PATRICK MULLINS is looking forward to early morning walks and ploughing through piles of books.

My Summer / Mike Welsh

“Seven Days” columnist MIKE WELSH will be enjoying the peace of a deserted Canberra and pondering retirement.

My Summer / Michael Dooley

“CityNews” Artist of the Year MICHAEL DOOLEY is planning a summer of swimming, camping and cricket.

My Summer / Leon Delaney

Talk-back Drive host on 2CC, LEON DELANEY, shares how he will be enjoying his first Canberra summer.

My Summer / Helen Musa

Arts editor HELEN MUSA is looking forward to a summer of walks, reading and gardening.

My Summer / Farzana Choudhury

This summer, ACT 2019 Young Lawyer of the Year, FARZANA CHOUDHURY has plans for research, brunches and camping.

My Summer / David Smith

Canberra Labor senator DAVID SMITH has a big list of things to get through in the summer, but tells us his top picks. 

My Summer / Cedric Bryant

“CityNews” gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT won’t be doing too much gardening in the heat of the summer.

The day I darkened Mr Snooty’s doorstep 

MIKE WELSH admits he's no fashion plate, but he wasn't ready for a form of discrimination to which he'd not been subjected to before.

My Summer / Bianca Russell

Why St John Ambulance ACT CEO BIANCA RUSSELL is looking forward to summer.

‘Witness J’ scoop leads the year’s top stories had one of its best years in terms of clicks, led by Robert Macklin’s news-making article about 'Witness J'.





Phooey to screen theatre at home

Our native guide to the streaming jungle NICK OVERALL isn't fussed about musicals on the home screen...


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