Lifestyle / Trapped in the Sandwich Generation

“We are an ageing workforce caring for an ageing population," writes RITA MERIENNE

The race that stops the arts

YOU DON’T normally associate the arts with horse races, but there is a rather special event on tomorrow, so it’s not surprising to hear...

‘Doc’ tops the ratings again

British comedy show "Doc Martin" has again topped Canberra's television ratings for the second consecutive week, says Grey Advertising's weekly "Eye on the Media" bulletin. The...

Spring racing’s nod to the colourful ‘90s

WHILE peplum and prints were all the rage last year, this spring racing season is a nod to the 1990s, says stylist Sofia Polak. “Bright,...

Gavel / Cash call to catapult top kids

“In this era of crowdfunding, I’m suggesting that the ACT government doesn’t go it alone with funding, but that the community contributes to a fund to assist young athletes," writes sports columnist TIM GAVEL

Healthy Eating / Taking the worry out of ‘what’s for dinner?’

THIRTY minutes of planning can save hours of worrying when it comes to the daily question of: "What's for dinner tonight?". Without a little bit...

Dob in illegal fishers

THE ACT Parks and Conservation Service is asking the public to report instances of illegal fishing in the ACT and is reminding those who...

Cindy’s fighting for her dad

CENTRAL West farmer Michael Ridley is a fairly typical Australian bloke in that it takes a lot for him to go and see a...

GPS tracking comes to Domino’s pizza in Canberra

DOMINO'S Pizza is set to launch GPS Driver Tracker, designed to keep delivery drivers safe and shake up the takeaway industry forever. Domino’s Group CEO...

Canberra Confidential / Snapper with a distant view

CANBERRA-based Persian photographer and new-age nomad Parisa Applegarth is a people person, but not in the conventional sense. Her interest in photography lies with...

Local ‘champions’ gather for Queanbeyan’s 180th

  “180 Mementos, 180 Years,” the exhibition marking Queanbeyan’s 180th birthday, was launched in fine style last night at The Q, but the cake looked...

Macklin / Savouring the highway of knives and forks

"That magnificent memorial to Hamilton Hume is not just a thoroughfare anymore – it’s a tourist attraction in its own right," writes columnist ROBERT MACKLIN of his trip along the Hume Highway.

Canberra Confidential / A Face for forgotten children

NATALIE Hargreaves, of Dunlop, is a national finalist for the ACT in The Face of Confidence Australia 2015 pageant. She put her hand (and her...

Strength of a tree that reminds us of times gone by

This week, gardening writer Cedric Bryant looks at the English oak tree, a species often brought to Australian country towns after WWI.

Canberra’s Dragons survive the croc-infested Ord

Dianne from Dragons Abreast (Canberra's breast cancer surviving dragon boat team) has sent in a report of their epic Ord River Marathon dragon boat...

Socials: Fashfest day 4, Brindabella Park

Seen at Fashfest day 4, Brindabella Park.

Gavel / Unloved Brumbies need to look at themselves

"The Brumbies reverted to a pattern in the second half that has driven supporters mad all season with inept kicking when ball-in-hand rugby was beckoning," writes sport columnist TIM GAVEL

My Summer / Cedric Bryant

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

Hanson unhappy with latest health statistics

JEREMY Hanson says the Barr government’s obsession with light rail means Canberra’s public hospital emergency departments are still not getting the focus they need...

A touch of Latino fire in Tuggeranong

YOU'D be quite wrong if you thought the Tuggeranong Arts Centre had gone into hibernation while major renovations are being undertaken. On the contrary, after...





Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN sees a downside to home schooling...


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