More boys and girls come out to learn

SPONSORED CONTENT:  AN expansion to the Canberra Girls Grammar School Early Learning Centre (ELC) means more boys and girls can engage in its unique program, says director Kate Columbine.

Security officers to rally

MORE than 50 security officers, supporters will rally at the Customs Building in Civic at noon on Monday protesting at pay rates and to...

The political pain a smacking ban can bring

NICK JENSEN says its worth having a discussion about the idea of ACT becoming the first jurisdiction to ban the smacking of children.

Review: The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ?

CINEMAS go to the expense of midnight screenings to tempt a franchise’s dyed-in-the-wool fanatics to see the film’s first local screening. I have it on...

Yikes, the call of God!

IT is a bit of a worry how, in the general cacophony of daily family life, sometimes really quite big issues can get overlooked. The...

Sneaky Sound System to play at Australia Day concert

AUSTRALIAN duo Sneaky Sound System are the first act announced for the 2012 Australia Celebrates Live concert. The concert, formerly known as Australia Day Live...

Freeman / A uniform approach to tax deductions

SPONSORED CONTENT: Chartered accountant GAIL FREEMAN offers advice on the tax deductibility of clothing in the workplace.

Sponsored / Upselling hearing aids, how does this make you feel?

“We need to speak out and about what is going on in the hearing-aid industry if we want change,” says Deakin audiologist Dr William Vass

Fieldhouse wins top gong for indigenous ceramic arts

JANET Fieldhouse has won the $20,000 main prize at the 2011 Indigenous Ceramic Art Awards. Fieldhouse, a Canberra-based Torres Strait artist and a CIT cultural...

‘CityNews’ public news desk: Tell us your ideas

In the publishing business, we only know what we are told and people often know good leads to great stories but don't know...

Success runs on huffing

IN an attempt to tackle the obesity crisis, children across the ACT are participating in the Active Kids Challenge. An initiative of The Physical Activity...

Retailers hail rate hold

RETAILERS have praised the Reserve Bank’s decision to hold interest rates steady, describing it as the break the sector needed to get back on...

Vacancy rates still high

THE  vacancy rate in Canberra decreased slightly over the six months to July 2011, from 13.4 per cent to 13.3 per cent, according to...

Convoy protest photos

"CityNews" snapper SILAS BROWN, who protectively rode his push bike to Parliament House to avoid the traffic at about 7.30am, reports not seeing a...

Barry Humphries ‘unmasked’ in Canberra


Lake gets cod boost

MORE than 37,000 Murray Cod fingerlings were today released into Lake Burley Griffin. The fish, from the Uarah Fish Hatchery in Wagga Wagga, cost $20,000...

One access point for health

A NEW online tool launched today will provide one access point to all healthcare service information for the Canberra region. The information will be provided...

Duels, death and dark forces

    AS Sydney turns steamy, Opera Australia’s collective thoughts turn to fun. Well, fun opera-style, with a few duels, the death of a consumptive heroine and...

A treat not to be missed

THEATRE “Out of Order”  By Ray Cooney, directed by Walter Learning, for Canberra Repertory, at Theatre 3, until December 3. Reviewed by Helen Musa ENGLISH playwright Ray Cooney is an expert at winding up ridiculous plots; Canadian director...

Computer seized in bar bust

SEVERAL items, including computer equipment were seized from The London Burger and Beers yesterday after detectives spent several hours searching the bar and restaurant. The...




Tribute to a ‘titan’ of music

"This gala opera presentation, staged in memory of the late Richard Gill, was a cut above the usual run of 'great hits from opera", and no wonder – it had been entirely programmed by Gill himself before his death in October," writes reviewer HELEN MUSA.


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