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A place to remember

“Do not forget Australia”. These words, emblazoned on banners and blackboards, are found in the French school at Villers-Bretonneux, a small village lying among green fields just south of the river Somme. This Anzac Day marks the centenary of a battle so bravely fought that one British officer, Brigadier General Grogan, called the victory at […]

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The Weekend Edit

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend! Every Monday for more than seven years, we’ve published This Week in The Can, our comprehensive guide to everything happening around the city this week – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through! That’s why each Friday we publish our Weekend Edit… Here are the things you shouldn’t miss!  […]

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Socialising in the city

‘Socialising’ can mean many different things. Kicking up your heels or kicking a football. Catching a flick or a fish. Gathering to celebrate, commemorate or catch up for coffee. But socialising isn’t just about connecting with people. It’s about finding our place. A social city is also a prerequisite for a globally-competitive city in the […]

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The Weekend Edit

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend! Every Monday for more than seven years, we’ve published This Week in The Can, our comprehensive guide to everything happening around the city this week – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through! That’s why each Friday we publish our Weekend Edit… Here are the things you shouldn’t miss!  […]

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A new approach to Canberra’s approach?

“Although Canberra is now one of the largest cities in the nation,” Bill Bryson writes in his acclaimed book, Down Under, and while it is “one of the most important planned communities on earth, it remains Australia’s greatest obscurity”. “As national capitals go, it is still not an easy place to get to. It lies […]

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11 things not to miss at the Canberra Heritage Festival

Because we couldn’t stop at 10. For those willing to scratch the surface, our city has infinite stories to tell. This year, the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival will celebrate the Aboriginal, European and natural heritage in and around our nation’s capital that has made it what it is today. The festival will focus on […]

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The Weekend Edit

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend! Every Monday for more than seven years, we’ve published This Week in The Can, our comprehensive guide to everything happening around the city this week – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through! That’s why each Friday we publish our Weekend Edit… Here are the things you shouldn’t miss!  […]

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Innovative cities from the internet up

Garbagebots, convertible buildings and self-driving cars are just three of the smart technologies we can expect when Google unveils its new precinct on Toronto’s waterfront. Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, is transforming a 12-acre slice of the Canadian city into a smart precinct. Thinks sensors that collect data on noise levels and […]

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Five places for a five-star picnic

Take advantage of these gorgeous autumn days with some of our favourite picnic spots across town from parks to exclusive islands.  LENNOX GARDENS Lennox Gardens, set on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, offers beautiful views of Black Mountain, the Brindabella Ranges and the city centre. Kids can roam the expanse of lush green grass […]

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The Long Weekend Edit

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend! Every Monday for more than seven years, we’ve published This Week in The Can, our comprehensive guide to everything happening around the city this week – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through! That’s why each Friday we publish our Weekend Edit… Here are the things you shouldn’t miss!  […]

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