International Home Brew Day comes to Westside at Acton Park this Saturday

THE Canberra Brewers are bringing International Home Brew Day to Westside at Acton Park this Saturday. As well as nine club members brewing three...

Andrew builds a future for his dad

SEVEN years ago, 62-year-old Lud Kerec was on a gentle Sunday afternoon ride as part of his final “wind down” preparation for the Port...

Firefighter, residents hospitalised in Belconnen blaze

A FIREFIGHTER and two others were taken to hospital after a blaze which completely destroyed a Belconnen apartment overnight.  Multiple crews responded to reports of a fire...

Suburb upgrades to come out of budget

CANBERRA will see a range of upgrades coming out of today's 2013-14 ACT Budget to "improve the look and feel" of suburbs, Minister for Territory...

Queanbeyan mosaic-making

QUEANBEYAN City Council is inviting  Queanbeyan residents to get creative by making a series of mosaic artworks to be installed in the new Federation...

It’s the arcade life for April

NOMADIC vintage retailer April’s Caravan has found a new home at Bailey’s Corner. It’s been a busy year for owner Netti Vonthethoff, after creating a...

Looking for outdoor fitness facilities? The Government is here to help!

SHANE Rattenbury has launched a new website for Canberrans to easily find outdoor fitness opportunities and share their outdoor fitness experiences. “There are so...

Roller Derby crashes women in sport party

CANBERRA Roller Derby League has felt the need to defend its status as a genuine athletic endeavour after a popular local competitor garnered more online...

Police can now send fines to your inbox

ACT POLICE can now send traffic, criminal and parking infringement notices by email but urge Canberrans to watch out for any emails that look...

When ‘what the hell…’ says it all

“WHAT the hell was that?” exclaimed the man sitting next to me as a 30-second theatrical snowstorm blasted the stage of the Theatre Royal...

Stirling drug house bust

ACT Policing has seized six cannabis plants following the execution of a warrant on a home in Stirling today (Friday September 19). About 9.10am, police...

Arboretum gets dizzying levels of approval

KATY Gallagher has triumphantly announced dizzying levels of satisfaction for the National Arboretum with the facility of barely grown trees getting approval ratings usually...

Funky festives across the city

FREYLA FERGUSON reports on a very different form of festive cheer that will sweep across Civic in the 12 days to Christmas

ANCA showcases fine ceramics

THE next exhibition at ANCA Gallery in Dickson showcases selected work from demonstrators and delegates to the recent ANU School of Art Ceramics Workshop’s...

Police search for Pearce robber

FOODWORKS in Pearce was robbed last night by a man armed with a pair of scissors. About 6.35pm, the offender entered the Symons Street store...

RSPCA to prosecute pair over burned kitten case

Yesterday, RSPCA ACT Inspectors asked the public for help on another horrific case involving a severely burned kitten that was dumped at the Weston...

The ‘Stella’ to commemorate Canberra theatre artist

A NEW award named in honour of Canberra actress, writer and critic Stella Wilkie, who died on January 30, has just been announced in...

Grattan / Politics podcast: Katy Gallagher on transitioning from chief minister to senator

Former ACT chief minister Katy Gallagher, now a federal Labor senator with new responsibilities in the shadow ministry, admits she has found the jump...

Calma awarded ACT Australian of the Year

A SOCIAL justice campaigner has been awarded ACT Australian of the Year 2013 after dedicating his life to improving the lives of Indigenous Australians. Dr...

Musical gets its third director

CAST member and local comedy actor Gordon Nicholson has become the third director in almost as many months of the “Broadway-style” musical, “Winging My Way...




Lambie’s vote is key to repeal medevac

The government almost certainly would have to obtain the support of Tasmanian crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie to amend or repeal the medevac legislation, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.


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