Niki Johnson and Claudia Corrigan know exactly where they want to go and how to get there.
This uncommon confidence has much to do with the fact that on a daily basis they are entangled with snakes, fight off salt water crocodiles and pursue errant frogs and lizards.
Both young women are senior volunteers at the Canberra [...]
Canberra is cold in winter. Sometimes it even snows. This is something often wielded by non-Canberrans as an excuse not to visit, an example of what is wrong about Canberra.
But some people actually like the Canberra cold. Pialligo Estate co-owner Rowan Brennan relocated to Canberra from sunny Queensland to play for the Canberra Raiders, and [...]
This week for Best of Canberra we have explored some of the city’s favourite café/restaurant/bar strips. Our hunt was for the best all-in-one spot to grab a bite to eat, a coffee or maybe have a few drinks with friends.
Some responses from our readers included streets such as Emu Bank in Belconnen, Lonsdale St in [...]
In this bush capital there is no shortage of thriving gardens, edible lawns or green-thumbed Canberrans. However, there might be a shortage of inexpensive and accessible short courses on how to take gardening to the next level – going from gardening to creating sustainable, holistic systems.
This July, the Canberra Environment Centre is teaming up with [...]
I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber come around and put in a new pump (that can switch between tank and mains) and get everything ready for connection into the piping. I [...]
Five powerhouse Canberra businesswomen, all good friends, have teamed up to support those doing it tough by participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. This important event is taking place at Questacon tonight, 23 June 2016. The event often sees high-profile business leaders sleeping out on the street to help raise awareness of the serious problem [...]
Join the Green Army!
Are you aged between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and would like to be a part of a team that will make a REAL difference to the environment or heritage in your local community?
Would you like to be paid an allowance while gaining skills, training and experience that [...]
Are you like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? Happy in your work? Do you burst into song to help you set the pace?
Given that adults spend about half their waking hours at the coalface, enjoying our time in the workplace, feeling enriched and rewarded, is critical to our overall health and peace of mind.
Several Canberra workplaces that [...]
I love the way that Canberra has distinct neighbourhood business districts—there’s a sense that everyone has a little section of shops nearby and their own local cafés and bars. But often we only know our closest ones best. Why not take the time to explore a part of the city you don’t often get to? [...]
Following the success of the Club Kidpreneur™ school holiday program in April, a second program in the coming July holidays looks to create a whole new batch of Canberra kidpreneurs.
Children aged 8 -12 can attend any one of four workshops, which run between the 5th and 14th of July, and take a plunge into business [...]
16West held a memorial gathering this week to honour the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, and to give the community a space to come together in to discuss the impact of the event and show solidarity with the LGBTQI community especially in Orlando.
I spoke with Lynne O’Brien, co-owner of 16West (along [...]
Imagine a website that enabled you to discover all of the cycling experiences available in any location around the globe, and then (with the click of a button) create the cycling adventure of a lifetime.
That’s the vision of Canberra entrepreneur Charles Black, who has recently launched CycleLifeHQ.
CycleLifeHQ allows creators of cycling experiences such as [...]
Volunteer at Tidbinbilla and Namadgi National Park – Volunteer Interpreter Program now recruiting!
Become part of a team of trained Volunteer Interpreters who help visitors at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park to better understand and appreciate the natural world.
Volunteer Interpreters provide information and interpretation to visitors at the Visitor Centres at Namadgi and Tidbinbilla [...]
[ 9 July 2016 at 11:00 am; ]
Join in family fun Constitution-style! Try the discovery trail and collect your cupcake, try your hand at calligraphy, or Indigenous face-painting and storytelling, and make your own Constitution Day badge.
Learn about the story behind the Larakia petition. Enjoy Indigenous performances and join Queen Victoria with her Lady-in-waiting to view the Federation documents including the [...]
While the name LLL Designs may not ring an immediate bell in your head, you have probably come across their bright and funky stalls pretty much all over Canberra, from the Night Market in Barton to the Fash’n’Treasure Markets in EPIC, to the awesome free jewellery-making workshops for kids at Belconnen Mall.
LLL Designs is a [...]
Libraries ACT is inviting the Canberra community to visit their local library over winter and discover the new ‘what’s on’ winter program.
Penny Davies, the senior manager for content and engagement at Libraries ACT, said there were several free programs for all ages at local libraries, with a new program just launched for the colder months of [...]
I ask this question, not in search of a vigilante to save our city from ruin, but rather to consider what heroism, villainy and justice might mean in the nation’s capital. One could achieve the same thing by substituting Batman with Wonder Woman, Wolverine or a ninja turtle. But the caped crusader is particularly instructive [...]
Down down, toilet paper’s down! Which is OK, because if the worst that happens on a big store’s opening day is that a display of loo rolls collapses in the middle of the lunch-time rush, things are going well, really, aren’t they?
The smiles on the faces of the staff picking up the rolling loo rolls [...]
Are you craving a drink that is just a little bit different? Trying to brainstorm where to take you interstate friends that displays Canberra in the best light? Or want to curate a list of venues to take the girls to on a hen’s night? Well you’ve come to the right place. For this week’s [...]
Have you ever thought about walking the Centenary Trail? The 145km loop was established in 2013 to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary, and passes over our picturesque mountain scapes, rivers, fields and forests.
Not only will you see stunning natural scenery, you will also explore many of Canberra’s suburbs and the Parliamentary Triangle, discovering hidden gems and visiting cultural [...]
I have recently returned to the take-away coffee market after a number of years sourcing my caffeine through alternative means. I have been paying around $4.50 for my regular double-shot flat white (or ‘large’ flat white), or around $3.50 for a double espresso straight up, at various places around Civic, Belconnen and Woden. But I would love to hear about [...]
University precincts are known for their profusion of cheap eats. And the Australian National University’s The Food Co-op Café delivers on affordable and ethical food.
A bowl of chia coconut and banana porridge with an almond milk chai latte
Have you had that experience of buying a packet of plastic-wrapped rice, lugging it home, pouring it into [...]
I’ve been looking for property to buy in the ACT and notice that it’s compulsory to get a condition report done for a house, but not for ‘Class A’ properties like units or apartments. When asking around agents or others about this, the answer is usually just ‘look in the body corp minutes’ or ‘I’ll [...]
[ 11 June 2016 at 9:00 am; 12 June 2016 at 9:00 am; 13 June 2016 at 9:00 am; ]
Catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth of Australia’s original founding documents with a Gallery Host who will discuss the significance of these intriguing, beautiful and powerful documents.
When: Saturday 11th – Monday 13th June, 9am–5pm
Where: National Archives of Australia, Parliamentary Triangle (Parkes) ACT
The ACT #SustainableCommunities Awards recognise excellence in environmental sustainability and community building in the Australian Capital Territory. These awards celebrate the innovation, hard work and achievements of individuals, community groups, businesses, and government who are taking positive steps towards improving their local environment. If you or someone you know is a leader in:
Community Action and [...]
Winter has thrust itself upon us, and going out doesn’t seem so appealing on these freezing cold Canberran nights. However, don’t be put off immediately from stepping foot outside your cosy abode. Gather up your coat, your scarf and your friends and try out these five Canberra bars and restaurants which all feature a fireplace. [...]
While helping a friend run a stand at Summernats in 2010, Rachel Ziv fell completely in love with Canberra. Coming from Sydney, and never having been here before, she was amazed by the lack of car fumes and pushy people, and delighted by the beauty, friendliness and abundance of services in a town that still [...]