NSW shuts down greyhound racing – ACT to follow

NSW will become the first Australian state to shut down greyhound racing after a Special Commission of Inquiry found overwhelming evidence of systemic animal...

Ring master doesn’t pull his punches

ROD HENSHAW goes a couple of rounds with Jack Pappas, the tough barrister who puts his money where his mouth is to help kids box their way out of bother

Gavel / Ricky’s Raiders come in from the cold

"Ricky Stuart will say there's still time left in the season for things to fall apart. So far as I'm concerned, this season has already been a success," writes sport columnist TIM GAVEL

We’re all Raiders fans now

ANDREW Barr has taken to Twitter promising to literally paint the town green in his excitement leading up to Saturday's home NRL final. We wish...

Casino owners to sponsor the Brumbies

WORD is breaking that the new owners of the Canberra Casino, Aquis, have signed a six year deal to sponsor the Brumbies. This no doubt...

Grammar’s inaugural Red Hill Run

CANBERRA Grammar School is staging a new community event this month – the Red Hill Run. It's open to everyone – running enthusiasts, tranquil...

Gavel / Big Bash Jono plays the waiting game

CANBERRA cricketer Jono Dean vividly remembers the phone call that changed his life. Admittedly, it was only five years ago, but plenty has happened...

Dan’s big hillclimb for little hearts

SINCE 2009, Dan Cummins has raised $45,000 for the charity HeartKids through his annual HeartKids Hillclimb event in memory of his late brother. The 31-year-old,...

Canberra boxer ban shock from world titles

CANBERRA boxer Bianca Elmir's Olympic dreams have been shattered after her shock banning from the World Titles in China. She tested positive to a diuretic...

Here come the Windies

AUSTRALIA will play the West Indies on Manuka Oval in a one-day, day-night, international cricket match on  February 6. The  match is part of next...

Gavel / Chad calls it as he sees it

“By the end of the day I was starting to think that, at 23 years of age, this young man could be anything in this caper," writes sports columnist TIM GAVEL 

Sport / Raiders on a roll

THE Raiders’ juggernaut continues through the off-season. Membership is at an all-time high with the club on target to reach 15,000 before the start...

Gavel / Beware, the Brumbies are under attack

"Why the Brumbies are even in the same sentence as the Western Force and the Melbourne Rebels is beyond comprehension," writes sport columnist TIM GAVEL

ACTSPORT closing down

SHANE Rattenbury has thanked ACTSPORT for its contribution to the Canberra region’s sporting community, after the organisation signalled its intention to wind down. “After...

ACT Sports Hall of Fame re-opens

SHANE Rattenbury has re-opened the ACT Sports Hall of Fame in its new home at the University of Canberra Sports Commons. “Many of the names...

Sport: Pain of sharing young talent

Canberra’s success as a sporting “nursery” may be a hindrance as we revisit the possibility of getting teams back into men’s national leagues, says TIM GAVEL

Gavel / Of Steele and determination

“AFL clubs have seen the ‘never-give-up’ quality in Steele and have beaten a path to Canberra to talk with him and meet his family," says sports commentator TIM GAVEL

Kayla can’t stop overcoming the odds

KAYLA Nisbet’s story of overcoming the odds to pursue her dream of becoming a champion jockey should be mandatory reading for young people who...

Papalii and Wighton share Meninga Medal

Canberra Raiders players Josh Papalii and Jack Wighton will share this year's Meninga Medal after they both received the top votes for the player of the year award. 

Brumbies count down the days to a postponed trial

The ACT Brumbies are still waiting on tenterhooks over whether or not their only planned preseason trial remains on track for Saturday night.





Orchestra performs Bowie’s hits

What’s what and who’s who in the arts this week? Here’s HELEN MUSA’s weekly “Arts in the City” column.


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