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Why people in small places matter to Mathew Trinca Community

John Thistleton 10 December 2019
You might think Yass and Galong village would be inconsequential to the person overseeing a national mission to present Australia’s history and culture to the world, but the two regional towns fit neatly into Dr Mathew Trinca’s agenda of exploring and connecting Australians to their history and heritage. Re-appointed in...

Meet the best barista in Australia, Canberra’s own Matthew Lewin Food & Wine

Lachlan Roberts 13 February 2019
Canberra is home to the best coffee and the best baristas in Australia. If anyone disagrees with that statement, Matthew Lewin will prove them wrong. Local baristas have taken home first, second, fourth and sixth place in the 2019 Australian Barista Championships, the fourth time in the past five years...

RSPCA ACT’s Pets of the Week – Maisey & Misty Lifestyle

RSPCA ACT 22 February 2019
Meet our lovable ‘Pets of the Week’ that are looking for forever homes at the RSPCA ACT Shelter! This week, say hello to our 'Pets of the Week' - Sweetheart Maisey and the affectionate Misty! Dog of the Week - Maisey Maisey is a sweet three-year-old girl ready and waiting...

Canberran Michael Matthews abandons Tour de France due to illness Sport

Lachlan Roberts 12 July 2018
12 months after he won his first green jersey on the roads of France, Canberran Michael Matthews has been prematurely forced to end his Tour de France campaign. Matthews was struck down by illness on Wednesday morning local time (11 June), vomiting, unable to eat and suffering from a high...

Police renew calls to help find missing Canberra man Matthew Curtis Breaking

Lachlan Roberts 23 August 2018
ACT Policing has renewed calls for the public to help find a 23-year-old Canberra man who has been missing for nearly two weeks. Matthew Curtis was last seen at his home in Waramanga on Friday, August 10. Police and Matthew’s family have grave concerns for his welfare. He is described...

Michael Matthews and Caroline Buchanan winners at the ACT Sport Awards Sport

Lachlan Roberts 5 December 2017
2017 Tour de France green jersey winner Michael Matthews and eight-time BMX world title star Caroline Buchanan have been crowned the Athletes of the Year at the 2017 Canberra Sport Awards. At an awards function on Friday night at the National Arboretum, the Canberran born and bred Matthews capped off...

Have you seen missing man Matthew Nicholls? Breaking

David Tuckwell 13 April 2017
Police are requesting the public's help in finding Matthew Nicholls, a 41-year-old, who was last seen in Phillip in early February. Mr Nicholls is described as Caucasian, approximately 5’7”, slim build, brown shoulder length hair with blue eyes. Police have asked that if sighted, he not be approached as "he may...

How Gerry Harvey, Brumbies enforce Corkhill’s success Business

John Thistleton 3 September 2019 13
Corkhill’s Engineering has won a substantial contract to supply Harvey Norman with steel-framed glass screens for shop fit-outs, in another example of ingenuity from a workshop that has put Boorowa, northwest of Canberra, on the map. In a village of 1600 people, creativity and an extensive network underpin Corkhill’s Engineering,...

Canberra’s finest honoured on Australia Day News

Ian Bushnell 26 January 2020 10
The Director of the National Museum of Australia, an award-winning architect, and an advocate for social services and young women have joined ACT academics, scientists and community stalwarts in being named in this year's Australia Day Honours. NMA Director since 2014, Dr Mathew Trinca was appointed a Member (AM) of...

Les Divas: An All Male Revue – RESCHEDULED event

Canberra Theatre Centre 10 October 2020
From the producers of Prada’s Priscillas comes Les Divas: An all-male revue! Australia’s six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch plays the Goddess of Pop; Cher in her new show set on the Las Vegas Strip featuring an all star line-up of her most famous friends. The ninety-minute all-male revue includes some...

Braidwood’s secret water supply waiting in weir Community

John Thistleton 3 November 2019 72
Beef cattle farmer Martin Royds will supply Braidwood with back-up water should the Shoalhaven River run dry, an astonishing offer in this drought. “My prediction is, if something does not happen dramatically in the next two months, the Shoalhaven will run dry,” Mr Royds said. “And Braidwood, which pumps out...

Canberra’s Max Lundy and Oscar Chamberlain leading the next generation of champion cyclists Sport

Tim Gavel 26 July 2019 5
As Canberra’s Michael Matthews prepares to reflect on this year’s Tour de France, the next generation of ACT cyclists are preparing to make an impact on the sport. In their age groups they are already close to being the best in the world. Last year, Max Lundy became the first...

The art of compromise to find your happy place Property

Jo Thorpe 20 June 2020
Perfection is hard to come by when you’re looking for your dream home. You jot down your wish list and then, full of vim and vigour, start the search for your aspirational castle. The compromising starts with your first internet search. You’ve got 10 'must-haves' on your list but realise...

Brothers breathe life into vintage tractors at Wombat Community

John Thistleton 19 January 2020 5
Chris Holmes marvels at the ingenuity of old tractors. For 19 years in the village of Wombat near Harden, Chris has watched people just like him unload their trusty machines from semi-trailers for Australia Day. Many compete in tractor pulling. In the hands of a good driver the tractor, while...

Raiders celebrate return home with a win, Coach Ricky’s 200th in the NRL Sport

Michael Djordjieski 5 July 2020
The Canberra Raiders put a week of negatives behind them as they marked their return to GIO Stadium with a 22-16 victory over the St George Illawarra Dragons on Friday evening. It seemed as though the Raiders were going to cruise to victory up 22-0 in the second half before...

Cooma man charged after escaping custody Breaking

Michael Weaver 10 December 2019
A Cooma man who escaped custody from a courthouse in Cooma late last week has been recaptured. Leigh Matthew Campbell, 35, fled from Cooma Local Court during a court appearance at about 11:15 am on Wednesday (4 December). Officers from Monaro Police District commenced an investigation and launched a public appeal...

Veteran to lead War Memorial into decade of redevelopment News

Ian Bushnell 15 December 2019 6
A military veteran and the current Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Matthew Anderson, has been appointed the next director of the Australian War Memorial after a formal selection process. Mr Anderson, a former army officer, will replace outgoing director Dr Brendan Nelson, who will leave the role at the...

Regional newspapers cease printing as communities respond to news challenge News

Genevieve Jacobs and Edwina Mason 25 April 2020
Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that Australian Community Media (ACM) had suspended printing operations, stood down staff and closed office doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, independent media outlets including Region Media are responding to the challenge. Smaller non-daily regional papers across the South East will shutter their...

AWM expansion consultation was box ticking exercise, says peace activist Opinion

Dr Sue Wareham 2 January 2020 1
Matthew Anderson, who has just been appointed to succeed Dr Brendan Nelson as director of the Australian War Memorial, will inherit what many would regard as a poisoned chalice, with the highly contentious $500 million redevelopment of the Memorial likely to begin this year. Regardless of his enthusiasm for the...

Greens, Shooters both announce Eden-Monaro candidates as race heats up News

Genevieve Jacobs 1 June 2020 1
Cathy Griff has been announced by the Greens as their candidate for the Eden-Monaro by-election. In an historic development for the seat, this means the Liberal Party, ALP and Greens will all be represented by women candidates. Harden Murrumburrah businessman Matthew Stadtmiller, who does not live in the electorate, also...

Man escapes police custody in Cooma Breaking

Michael Weaver 4 December 2019
A man escaped police custody in Cooma today and is believed to be headed north. Police are appealing for public assistance to find Leigh Matthew Campbell, 35, who fled from Cooma Local Court at about 11:15 am today (4 December). Police believe the man may be driving a grey Ford Territory,...

RiotACT Gig Guide (29 January – 4 February) What's On

Hayden Fritzlaff 29 January 2020
The ANU Laptop Ensemble, and the wider collective of coders and creative sonifiers it represents, are putting forward innovative music and visuals for your listening pleasure. They, along with special guest Fiona Sullivan, will be performing a free performance of live coding, experimental sounds and processed voice called Smoke at...

Raiders send youth outfit to cut their teeth at NRL Nines comp Sport

Dominic Giannini 12 February 2020
The Canberra Raiders will send a youth-orientated outfit to this weekend’s NRL Nines competition in Perth, while the team's bigger stars will head to the South Coast and Riverina regions on a bushfire-relief tour. English international Elliot Whitehead will wear the captain's armband for the Green Machine and will be...

Four-bedroom home eligible for Land Rent Scheme for sale in Moncrieff Property

Sharon Kelley 7 August 2020
The split level, four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 70 Bronhill Street in Moncrieff sits in a quiet street and has a modern facade which hints at the style of the interior. This custom build is eligible for the ACT Government's Land Rent scheme, giving people the option of renting land through...

Batemans Bay Indigenous boy scouted for Australian film, Smoke Between Trees Lifestyle

Elise Searson 26 August 2019
It can be a long arduous journey before an actor will get their first lead role in a feature film but for Batemans Bay-born Robert-Joseph Slockee, fate presented a much grander plan. "As soon as I saw his photo I just knew he was Ari," explains producer Michael Joy who...

Winds of change as new Indigenous work premieres at Portrait Gallery Lifestyle

Ian Bushnell 29 October 2019
A new work by Indigenous soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham will premiere in Canberra on Thursday (31 October) as part of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra's Australian Series concert Renewal at the National Portrait Gallery. Cheetham will attend in person and take part in a pre-concert conversation with series curator Professor Matthew Hindson,...

Hawker man charged with heroin trafficking Breaking

Michael Weaver 2 March 2020
ACT police say they have significantly impacted the supply of heroin in Canberra with the arrest of a 47-year-old Hawker man yesterday. The man will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court today (2 March) charged with five counts of trafficking heroin after search warrants were executed. Detectives located and seized approximately 150 grams of...

AIHW headquarters in Bruce sells to KM Property Funds for $39 million Property

Ian Bushnell 7 April 2020 1
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) headquarters in Bruce has been sold to KM Property Funds, a division of the KordaMentha advisory and investment firm, for $39.3 million. The Commonwealth Government tenanted property at 1 Thynne Street is a high-quality, 100 per cent occupied, purpose-built 5848 square-metre office...

Apia Good Times Tour – RESCHEDULED event

2020 APIA GOOD TIMES HITTING THE ROAD WITH OUR BIGGEST LINE-UP YET! The line-up of legends that is the Apia Good Times Tour is set to return in the new decade for its 8th anniversary with a line-up of eight (!) of our all-time favourite Oz music megastars. The 8th...

Accountancy to help Indigenous people care for communities Business

John Thistleton 14 October 2019
Showing young Indigenous Australians how an accountancy degree can equip them to continue to care for the land, as their forebears did for many thousands of years, will help close a stark gap in Australian society today. Of about 200,000 accountants across Australia, only 67 are Indigenous people. If this...

CSO finds its digital groove in COVID-19 pivot Lifestyle

Ian Bushnell 17 May 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has been a disaster for the arts but it has forced many organisations to re-invent themselves to stay connected with their members and audiences. So it is with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, which had mapped a strong program for the farewell season of its much loved Chief...

HomeBuilder flawed but it’s a great time to buy, says Barr News

Ian Bushnell 4 June 2020
A blindsided Andrew Barr has taken aim at the one-size-fits-all approach of the Federal Government's stimulus package for the housing sector, warning it was too generous and may jack up house prices. The Chief Minister today announced his own support scheme for the housing industry, which axes stamp duty payable by...

Magoo’s Cafe & Bar: great vibes and tasty food at this Kingston Foreshore newbie Food & Wine

Michelle Taylor 28 July 2020 18
An abundance of bars, restaurants and cafes encrust Kingston Foreshore’s lively lakeside promenade, serving up top-notch food with views looking out across the water. On the weekend, follow your ears to the live music and you will find yourself at Magoo’s Café & Bar. Magoo’s offers tasty food that won’t break the bank in a family-friendly environment. “People can come here and get...

From Braidwood to Mogo, helping NSW farmers with Christmas cheer Community

Elka Wood 17 November 2019 3
Two old friends have joined a new national movement to spread a little Christmas cheer to rural women doing it tough around NSW. Helen Farley of Braidwood and Theresa Matthews of Mogo are both collecting parcels for distribution by drought-relief organisation Ladies of the Land, which delivers parcels of treats...
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