Taking it to the streets

ORIENTEERING may be better known for geeks running around the countryside with maps, but “Street O” (or street orienteering) hopes to dispel the myth. “We...

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. 

When being tough on a mate matters

How hard should a journalist go when a friend is in trouble? As hard as possible, because you have to, says TIM GAVEL, who came face-to-face with a mate in real strife...

Stars score early mark on the year

The year has barely started and already TIM GAVEL has three stories of local sporting success

sporting confidential: Fear deserts fortress Canberra

WHAT is the problem with the Canberra Raiders and the Brumbies playing at Canberra Stadium? Statistics prove that it’s no longer the fortress that...

Gavel / Mysterious case of the disappearing stadium!

“With Melbourne Park and the new Perth multi-sport facility representing the benchmark, where does that leave dated venues such as Canberra Stadium?” asks sport columnist TIM GAVEL
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Climbing competition to cap Canberra Tree Week

THE Australian Capital Tree Climbing Championships is one of the highlights of Canberra Tree Week 2016 which will run from Monday May 2 to...

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.

New mural celebrates local cycling champion

Ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8), students of Erindale College have painted a street art mural of local BMX and mountain biking world champion Caroline Buchanan, a former student of the college.

Liberals promise upgrades to Greenway Oval

STEVE Doszpot says the Canberra Liberals have announced a $550,000 investment to upgrade facilities at Greenway Oval. "Greenway Oval has been in need of...

When the coach turns babysitter

Is there more difficult work these days than that of a sports coach, asks TIM GAVEL?

The Test is yet to come

There are 10 Test-cricket playing nations in the world. Nine of them have hosted Test matches in their respective capital cities. One hasn’t, says cricket tragic MARK PARTON

Mass yoga to take place on the Old Parliament House lawns

A mass public yoga practice on the lawns of Old Parliament House will take place on 21 June in celebration of the United Nations...

Sporting Confidential: Emily struggles to kick goals

AS a 12-year-old girl in a boys’ rugby league competition, Emily Ernst has been tested plenty of times in her 90 games with the...

Harness racers on the move as dogs and horses stay put

JOY Burch has released the findings of the feasibility study into the potential colocation of the three racing codes. “Deloitte Access Economics conducted the study...

‘Leccy leachers strike at Eddison Park

TERRITORY and Municipal Services have expressed their dismay that the gnarly youths frequenting the Woden skate park have been tampering with infrastructure to charge...

Brumbies refer Griffith HQ sale to police

RUMOURS are flying this afternoon that the Brumbies' controversial sale of their Griffith headquarters has been referred to the police. ACT Policing have made this...

Gavel / Determined to get back from the brink

WHAT must have been going through the minds of Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking and fellow ACT athlete and Australian hockey goalkeeper Andrew Charter as...

Gavel / The good Friend of rugby

IT is a testament to the character of Andy Friend that, after 23 years of coaching, he continues to have a passion for rugby. Friend...

Gavel / Nasty truths of a painful public life

"The spotlight is greater now than it has ever been with social media allowing everybody to have a soapbox to call for a coach to be sacked," writes sports commentator TIM GAVEL





Adelaide Avenue reopens after four-car crash

A four-car crash has caused major traffic delays in Deakin this morning (April 16). 


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