Queanbeyan’s Australia Day entertainment cancelled

This year’s annual Queanbeyan Australia Day celebrations will be severely limited due to restrictions from the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

The region’s best suburbs to invest forecasted: report

Some of Canberra's suburbs and nearby surrounds are forecast to lead growth on a burgeoning property market around the country.

Big birthday looms for the pool full of memories 

Gone are the diving boards, the slippery dip and the trampolines, but the memories are still alive as the Queanbeyan pool heads to its 60th anniversary.  

Council awarded ‘most progressive’ prize

When Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) won the AR Bluett Memorial Award – at the NSW annual Local Government Conference – it was a big moment for the city’s governance journey, writes BELINDA STRAHORN.

MY SUMMER / Tim Overall

Mayor TIM OVERALL shares his summer plans...

Driver nabbed at high speed, wife and kids in the car

Police have seized a vehicle of a Queanbeyan driver that was caught nearly 60km/h over the speed limit.

When a shout could only be heard in Queanbeyan

ONCE upon a time, if you wanted a beer you went to Queanbeyan, simple. Thanks to King O’Malley, the federal Minister for Home Affairs of the day, Canberra was a dry town from 1911 to 1929. 

Special cafe giving young people a taste of work

Reporter BELINDA STRAHORN shares the story of Bean Central Cafe in Queanbeyan, which teaches those having difficulty finding a job how to make coffee, take orders, wash dishes, prepare food and wait on tables.

Hope’s legacy continues through refurbished park

Families in Queanbeyan and surrounds have new facilities to enjoy this holiday season with the renowned Hope Marland Park in Queanbeyan getting a complete refurbishment. 

What’s on and where for the holidays

Looking for something to do over the holidays? This "CityNews" holiday guide features happenings and attractions around Canberra and Queanbeyan.

Charity links items and services with people in need

So influential has the charity organisation GIVIT been, that last year during the height of the bushfire recovery it got Michelle Obama and Jennifer Aniston posting about it on social media.

For Nichole, Keren’s murder is getting personal

THE unsolved murder of Canberra’s Keren Rowland has resonated with journalist and historian Nichole Overall in a very personal way, reports BELINDA STRAHORN.

Online tool prepares Queanbeyan for natural disasters

Residents and businesses in the Queanbeyan region can be better prepared for a natural disaster, with the release of a new online tool.

Queanbeyan’s home to world-leading parks

Queanbeyan is home to two of the best parks in the world after picking up prestigious international Green Flag awards.

The remarkable journeys of a pioneer mailman

THREE times a week, pioneer mailman William “Billy” Roohan loaded up his horse and made the trek from Queanbeyan to Canberra and on to Goulburn, covering 560 kilometres, delivering mail and building up legendary status along the way.

Dead women: Someone out there knows the truth

Journalist and social historian NICHOLE OVERALL follows up an earlier column and previews a new podcast on the mystery murders of Canberra women. 

Thumbs up for pretty, peaceful dining at the river

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON enjoys casual dining at the pretty, peaceful Riverbank of Queanbeyan café.





What’s not to like about hollyhocks?

In today’s gardens hollyhocks appear to be rarely grown. And yet they have a place in most gardens with large flowers on tall, stately stems up to two-metres tall, says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


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