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Know a Woman of Spirit?

Women of spirit are all around us. They work tirelessly to give back to our community and expect nothing in return. Lifeline Canberra wants to shine a light on these amazing women and recognise their contributions. Lifeline Canberra’s annual Women of Spirit Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding women in our community; women who have overcome […]

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Calling all kids: The Botanic Gardens are getting a treehouse

Explore the Australian National Botanic Gardens to your heart’s content this summer with their latest addition – a recycled timber treehouse gazebo. Sitting among a stand of paperbark trees three metres above the ground, the Friends of the Gardens initiated the specially commissioned treehouse for families to enjoy. Its construction is part of the Gardens’ […]

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Belconnen’s new learn to ride centre opens this weekend

The new Belconnen learn to ride centre will open this weekend for young cyclists to practice their skills and learn about road safety. Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury said Belconnen would be a popular site for families like the new Tuggeranong learn to ride centre at Greenway Park. “It’s important we teach our children […]

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Winner of National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 revealed

After months of anticipation, the winner for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 has been announced with renowned Sydney portrait photographer Gary Grealy taking out the award. George Fetting, guest judge for the 2017 Prize, was entranced with the evocative nature of the winning portrait Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay (pictured above). “Gary Grealy’s portrait […]

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Canberra’s getting a wine tasting fun run

Enjoying a glass or two of wine might come with plenty of medical benefits, but isn’t typically a pastime associated with exercise. You sit. You drink. You might get up to top up your glass… or not… and repeat. In any case, you usually don’t walk terribly far, let alone run. In this new series […]

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Alex Sloan – Canberra Citizen of the Year

Alex Sloan has been selected as the 2017 Canberra Citizen of the Year. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr will make the announcement at a ceremony at the Canberra Museum and Gallery this morning, saying the recently-retired ABC broadcaster was being honoured for her commitment to “telling the stories of Canberrans.” In November, after 27 years […]

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Master Builders appoints first woman CEO

“After 127 years, it is time for a change and the different perspective a female CEO will bring to the organisation.” Master Builders Australia has announced on International Women’s Day that Denita Wawn has been appointed its new Chief Executive Officer – the first female to head the organisation in its 127-year history. The appointment […]

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The Canberra Balloon Spectacular returns for 2017

Returning to the capital in March 2017, over 40 hot air balloons will float across Canberra skies as part of the annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular. The much-loved event runs across nine mornings from 11-19 March, and features balloons from around the world. This year, the Hummingbird (from the United States) and the Smurf (from Belgium) […]

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Same-sex marriage recogntion a step forward

Same-sex couples who have married elsewhere will have their rights and civil unions recognised in Canberra. New laws passed on Tuesday will now automatically recognise same-sex marriages and other same-sex relationships which have been formally recognised in other jurisdictions. Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said the Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill (No 3) has now amended the Civil […]

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It’s a boy – ACT homebirth trial’s first baby

A baby boy is the first child born through the ACT Government’s publicly-funded Homebirth Trial.   Ari Cvjeticanin was born on Saturday 21 January in the family’s home to mother Ella Kurz and father Relja Cvjeticanin. Their primary midwife Christine Foy (pictured middle) was on hand for the birth, as was a second midwife. Ari holds […]

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