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Farewell Philip Spradbery, an old school CSIRO scientist and European wasp warrior News

Genevieve Jacobs 16 July 2019
An old school CSIRO scientist who was a passionate believer in scientific research for the public good has died. Dr Philip Spradbery was familiar to many Canberrans for his research, advocacy and activism around the invasive European wasp threat. Born in the UK, he was a keen Boy Scout as a...

European Wasps sting Braidwood girl 200 times News

Alex Rea 24 April 2019 46
The devastating consequences of the spread of European Wasps have been sharply brought into focus by a swarm attack on a seven-year-old Braidwood girl while playing at the local recreation ground. Young Evie Clark suffered around 200 stings, leaving her barely conscious. Evie had been playing with two school friends...

Canberra’s European wasps causing a buzz in Japan News

Lachlan Roberts 17 February 2019 6
They might be causing less hassle this summer compared to previous years but the ACT's European wasps are still causing a buzz across the Pacific Ocean. A Japanese film crew has arrived in the nation's capital to shoot a film on European wasps in the ACT and across Australia, detailing...

Canberrans urged to report European wasp sightings as hibernation draws to an end News

Lachlan Roberts 9 November 2018 6
As the weather warms up, European wasp queens are starting to come out of hibernation as the aggressive stinging insects start to establish new nests for the summer months. Wasp specialists are calling on Canberrans to report any early sightings of European wasps in their neighbourhood after the nation's capital...

Record European wasp season produces extraordinary nests News

Ian Bushnell 29 April 2018
Canberrans have been revelling in the unusually warm autumn and so has the European wasp, with the eWasp hotline experiencing its busiest season since 2015 and a record number of nests confirmed. CoreEnviro Solutions Senior Pest and Weed Officer, Jim Bariesheff said the current season had seen 798 confirmed eWasp...

Experts warn of European wasp super nests as numbers explode News

Ian Bushnell 18 January 2018
  Pest experts are warning of European wasp super nests with an upsurge in wasp reports and numbers expected to double by the end of January. Consultants CoreEnviro Solutions Senior Pest and Weed Officer, Jim Bariesheff said a spike in wasp reports had been received following a more mild, dry winter,...

Be alert and alarmed: the European wasp hotspots in Canberra Community

Ian Bushnell 11 November 2017 1
As the weather warms up, so are the European wasp (eWasp) hotspots, with the aggressive stinging insects stirring from their winter slumber to establish new nests. Transport Canberra and City Services’ wasp specialists, CoreEnviro Solutions, says some eWasps were even reported as being on the move in June and July,...

Canberrans start to feel the sting as wasp season approaches News

Dominic Giannini 29 October 2019 3
With wasp season commencing there’s a buzz around a new app from the Transport Canberra and City Services’ wasp specialists which is being used to warn Canberrans about potential hotspots as the region warms up. The eWasp app, released by wasp specialists CoreEnviro Solutions, allows users to tag wasp nests...

Tis the season… for European wasps and bed bugs Lifestyle

Rachel Ziv 25 November 2016 1
It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining and the weather is warming, and if you haven’t seen them already, it won’t be long before you’re swatting flies, running from wasps, screaming at cockroaches and spiders, and hearing the familiar scratching of possums (or mice) in the roof....

Roestbakken excited for European dream despite coronavirus outbreak Sport

Michael Djordjieski 18 March 2020
Canberra’s own Karly Roestbakken is the latest local prodigy to wave goodbye to the nation's capital and pursue their sporting dreams on the world stage. In Karly's case, she'll be kicking on in Europe. Eventually. She was scheduled to leave the ACT next week, but as coronavirus has rapidly spread...

NGA announces new dates for European masters exhibition Lifestyle

Ian Bushnell 12 June 2020 8
The National Gallery of Australia has announced new dates for its exclusive summer blockbuster that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London will now open on 5 March 2021 and will include works of art by 57 of Europe’s most revered...

European-style redevelopment planned for cosmopolitan new Belconnen Markets News

Ian Bushnell 1 February 2020 39
The owner of Belconnen Markets has unveiled plans to inject a sense of Paris or Madrid into the reimagining of the precinct, with a European-style market hall revealed as part of its $100 million redevelopment. "In Europe, what you see is retrofitted old buildings incorporated into existing market precincts,'' Elanor Investors...

The Best Car Wash In Belconnen Best of Canberra

Ensuring your car is clean and comfortable is an essential part of life. And while you could grab a bucket, sponge, and soap and get to work out on your driveway, you probably won’t be able to achieve the sparkling results of a professional car wash. After chatting with Belconnen’s...

Canberra’s Best Pest Controllers Best of Canberra

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If bugs make you squirm, you're uncomfortable with the idea of your kids stumbling across a redback spider, or you're concerned about termites in your home, it might be time to contact a pest controller. Pest controllers can help you maintain a pest-free environment in your home or business. They...

European-style ‘town homes’ proposed for former Red Hill public housing site Property

Ian Bushnell 10 October 2019 2
The first apartment buildings proposed for the former Red Hill public housing site have been designed in the style of townhomes found in London, Paris and Madrid, according to twin development applications for the project. Canberra developer Doma, which last year bought the 53,000 square metre precinct with Stockland for...

Government seeks provider for bulky waste collection service News

Ian Bushnell 1 January 2020 14
Tuggeranong and Gungahlin will be the first areas to benefit from free kerbside bulky waste pick-ups from the middle of the year, with the ACT Government releasing a tender to secure a service provider. The tender comes after industry engagement earlier last year on the new service, which will see...

Government rules out burning rubbish in new waste-to-energy policy News

Ian Bushnell 29 May 2020 6
Burning waste to generate electricity has been banned in the ACT under the government's new waste-to-energy policy that was released without fanfare back in March. The ACT Greens, which have long opposed the practice, said the Waste-to-Energy Policy 2020-25 was quietly posted on the Transport Canberra and City Services website....

Fyshwick waste hub proponent dumps plan to burn wood News

Ian Bushnell 12 May 2020 6
Wood burning and power generation have been dumped from the second, and much bigger, waste processing and recycling hub proposed for Fyshwick. Sydney-based construction products supplier and recycler Hi-Quality Group wants to build an Integrated Resource Recovery Facility at a 10-hectare site in Tennant Street near Domayne. The facility would process 1.1...

The Best Washing Machine Repairs In Canberra Best of Canberra

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What did we all do before washing machines? They are, by far, one of the most convenient home appliances. It’s not until things go wrong that we realise just how much we rely on the humble washing machine to keep our clothes, uniforms, and linen clean and stain-free. If your...

July start for Tuggeranong and Gungahlin bulky waste pick-up bookings News

Ian Bushnell 13 June 2020 18
UPDATED: Tuggeranong and Gungahlin residents can now schedule a waste collection pickup to throw out their bulky waste free of charge after the ACT Government announced a contractor for its promised once-a-year kerbside collection service last month. Collections will start from Wednesday, 15 July and are limited to two cubic metres (about...

Stop the panic buying, wash hands and we’re ready, say health officials News

Ian Bushnell 4 March 2020 35
The ACT's health chiefs have two key messages for Canberrans worried about the impact of coronavirus: there is no need to stock up on goods such as toilet paper, and wash your hands with soap and water. At a media briefing today (4 March), they were at pains to say...

ACT to include $10m recycling boost in regional waste pitch to Commonwealth News

Ian Bushnell 4 December 2019 1
The ACT will be urgently seeking about $10 million from the Commonwealth to upgrade its recycling facilities as part of a region-wide approach to meeting the challenges posed by the imminent ban on waste exports agreed to by COAG. ACT Minister for Recycling and Waste Reduction Chris Steel and mayors...

Woolworths to start reusable container scheme to reduce shopping waste News

Lachlan Roberts 2 November 2019 74
Woolworths supermarkets in Canberra are set to join a national trial that will allow their customers to purchase their favourite products in reusable containers, rather than single-use plastic packaging. Customers will be able to receive products in reusable containers, delivered right to their doors. Commonly used products such as washing detergent,...

Bega Valley soap maker helping combat COVID-19 with hand-washing essentials Community

Elka Wood 11 April 2020 1
Have you run out of soap since COVID-19 affected supply and demand in supermarkets? Thanks to Bally Park Goats Milk Soap, made by Maike Quellenberg at her Tantanwanglo property, 35 minutes from Bega, you can shop local, support small business and adhere to hand-washing recommendations to combat the virus. It's been...

Food waste the latest front in the ACT’s war on emissions News

Lachlan Roberts 22 September 2019 32
The ACT Government is developing a scheme to stop 15,000 tonnes of food waste from local hospitality and food retail businesses ending up in the ACT's landfill each year. The ACT Government said its proposed scheme will require large producers of organic waste, like cafes and restaurants, to have a mandatory,...

ACT president of dangerous European bikie gang to face court Breaking

Lachlan Roberts 26 January 2019
A 30-year-old man believed to be the ACT president of a notorious European bikie gang will face the ACT Magistrates Court today, charged with multiple serious offences. Two weeks ago, police attended a residence in Oaks Estate following the report of a disturbance. The man, in company with co-offenders, allegedly...

“Braindead, stupid”: South Coast logging waste remains months after horror bushfire season News

Dominic Giannini 21 June 2020 1
After burning for 74 days, the Currowan bushfire had killed three people, damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes and burnt half a million hectares. More than four months after the fire was officially declared extinguished, the "bushfire bomb" of logging waste in the Benandarah State Forest remains put, a decision...

Waste proposal a planning debacle that will ruin Fyshwick Opinion

Rob Evans 30 June 2019 13
Canberra, the smart, clean, planned national capital we all love, is about to turn one of its premier retail suburbs, Fyshwick, into a waste transfer dump. The writing is on the wall. Proponents of a stinking, noisy Materials Recovery Facility have already spent millions to exploit a loophole to access...

Free yearly bulky waste collection service to be rolled out next year News

Lachlan Roberts 31 August 2019 47
Bulky household waste such as furniture, white goods and household appliances will be collected from homes across the nation's capital once a year for free in a new ACT Government scheme that will be rolled out from July next year. Gungahlin and Tuggeranong residents will be the first Canberrans to enjoy a...

No time to waste on banning single-use plastics, ACT Greens tell Government News

Ian Bushnell 16 October 2019 32
The ACT Greens have given the ACT Government a hurry-up on single-use plastics, calling on it to commit to banning a range of products by 2022, and to plan for an orderly transition to a future free of the environmentally damaging items. ACT Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur said the...

Restaurant fined for dumping waste down storm water drain News

Ian Bushnell 8 August 2019
A Garema Place restaurant has been fined $875 for pouring oil and grease into a storm water drain. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is warning food businesses not to dump waste into storm water drains, saying inspections will be ongoing. The EPA says pouring oil and grease down storm water drains...

Canberra’s first Zero Waste Festival aims to inspire and activate households Community

Rebecca Vassarotti 22 August 2019 10
How well are you doing to reduce your environmental footprint and reducing your waste? The evidence points to the fact that many Canberrans really care about the amount of waste they produce and want to reduce it. Canberra householders are great recyclers. We have been strong supporters of campaigns such...

What happens to my green waste? Opinion

Kirsty Young 7 April 2019 3
Hands up if you have a Green Bin? Have you ever wondered what happens to your garden waste after the truck empties your bin from the kerb? It's possible to find out: Katherine and Jules from the Green Waste Education Team at JJ Richards & Sons, the waste collectors, run...

Food waste in green bins is coming, but not till 2023 News

Ian Bushnell 5 June 2019 3
Throwing out your kitchen scraps in the green bin now used for just garden waste is coming to the ACT but not until 2023 at the earliest, with money in the Budget for planning along with a new waste disposal levy. The ACT Greens have welcomed Labor's support for their...
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