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Make your vote count at the ACT Election

The ACT election on Saturday 15 October is your chance to be heard. To cast a vote you’ll need to complete a ballot paper. Here’s how to do it right. THE BALLOT PAPER Each electorate has its own ballot paper which lists the names of all candidates in that electorate in columns: columns for parties, […]

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Purple Butterflies for Canberra

The introduction of purple butterfly stickers in Canberra hospitals to signify the loss of multiple births could lead to better levels of care for families. The Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) today announced the Purple Butterfly initiative – a simple and sensitive way to let others know about the loss of a baby, or babies, […]

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Keeping young people out of aged care

“Receiving this grant has meant so much to our family” $250,000 is currently available for people aged 18 to 65 in NSW/ACT who require specialised equipment, support, or home modifications to reduce the risk of moving into aged care, as part of Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants Program through the generous support of GIO. The micro […]

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Game, set and match for parents of very sick newborns

A local charity event next month will raise vital funds for an internet-based initiative with webcam technology that will enable parents to be at the ‘virtual’ bedside of their seriously ill newborns admitted to the Canberra Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Tennis legends John Fitzgerald and Wally Masur will lend their star power to the Maxim Invitational […]

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Tastes of Rutherglen: your next escape?

You’re probably reading this while staring blearily at your work screen, wondering where on earth the summer holidays went. But don’t despair, because we have the ultimate antidote to the ‘back to work blues’. The best way to stop mourning the end of the holiday season is to plan the next one. Your next getaway that […]

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Uber delivering free Poachers Pantry Hams

This Wednesday only, Uber are delivering FREE festive hams on demand to get you into the holiday spirit! Yep, they’ve partnered up with local smoke house specialists Poachers Pantry to deliver ham on demand in Canberra. Simply open the Uber app between 12-2pm Wednesday, and get a delicious 450 g mini ham delivered directly to your home or […]

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Canberra Region Tourism Awards

The best of the best in the Canberra and region tourism industry last night celebrated together at the 30th annual Canberra Region Tourism Awards. National Capital Attractions Association Representative and Chair of Judges, Garry Watson, said the night was highly successful with the major awards going to some very well deserved winners. “Questacon, the National […]

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Help take Abundant Water to Nepal

Social enterprise Abundant Water is seeking support to take its proven method of delivering clean water technology and small business opportunities to help vulnerable women in earthquake-ravaged Nepal. Abundant Water has taken up the challenge to deliver a four-week vocational training program for ten women identified by the Women’s Rehabilitation Centre in Nepal (WOREC), a […]

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Wake up to a better Canberra

Today saw the launch of the 2015 Canberra Community Sleepout with Canberrans challenged to sign up to wake up to a better Canberra. On Friday 16 October, the Canberra community will come together for the third annual Canberra Community Sleepout. This year’s Sleepout event highlights family violence and the correlation to homelessness. Within the ACT, 29 per cent* of people […]

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How do we boost our city’s bliss?

We Canberrans are a happy bunch, by and large, and for good reason. Report after report confirms what we know: Canberra is a great place to live. Just last month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released figures finding that Canberrans are among the nation’s happiest, healthiest and most cultured. When asked to assess their overall […]

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