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Snowbound: where to eat, drink, sleep and play

The road from Canberra to Thredbo is much-traversed in the colder months, packed with keen skiiers and families seeking a winter wonderland. But, as we discovered, you don’t need to set foot on the slopes to enjoy the riches of the road to the snow. Eat From food trucks to hearty country fare and boutique […]

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Ask a doctor: why aren’t I pregnant yet?

The exciting time has arrived – you’ve decided to have a baby! You’ve thought about this for a long time, debated when to officially start “trying” and perhaps waited for a time when finances improved or you completed a certain course/job/commitment. Then finally all the planets align, you give yourselves the green light, a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-and… nothing. […]

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Sustainable Life: Easiest up-cycling ideas for clothes

In a world where most things are mass produced to be cheaper than cheap, unique items have special value.  They speak of character and celebrate everyone’s unique personality, however, finding unique items can be a challenge. Unless, of course, you make your own. Enter these five easy upcycling ideas. You don’t have to be a […]

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Because of Her, We Can: NAIDOC Week 2018 and beyond

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2018, we asked Young Canberra Citizen of the Year, 2018 ACT NAIDOC Scholar of the Year and Wiradjuri woman Dhani Gilbert to reflect on what NAIDOC Week means to her.  Ngunhiyal Ngiyanhi Malgiri (Because of Her, We Can). I speak today as a proud young Wiradjuri woman, who like so […]

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Meet Archie, the blind truffle hunting schnauzer

Nine months ago, Archie the six-year-old Schnauzer suddenly and unexpectedly lost his eyesight, leaving his owners devastated.   Due to an extremely rare condition called Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome, it took only a couple of weeks for Archie to lose his sight. Straight away, Archie’s owner Michelle Walton knew that she had to find a way to […]

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Families captured from the heart

This is the story of Heartstory. When professional photographer Katie Kolenberg met professional photographer Jeremy Byrnes on a dancefloor late one night in 2012, it was pretty much love at first sight. But there was one over-riding concern that each creative had with each other—what if they didn’t like the other’s photos? “It would have […]

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A mother’s reality: life with cystic fibrosis

The year is 2006. It’s late on a Wednesday afternoon in early February and we (my husband, Cameron, two years, and Todd, just shy of 12 weeks) are driving to visit my in-laws, when I get a call from our family doctor. He tells us we need to come in urgently and he will stay […]

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The Law and You: An update on cross-examination by ex-partners

As reported in HerCanberra last year, hundreds of survivors of family violence and abuse from ex-partners have been cross-examined in Court by former partners. For some, this has been traumatising. On 28 June 2018, the Attorney-General, The Hon Christian Porter MP, announced that legislation has been introduced into the Parliament to change this. These reforms […]

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The Queer Eye-tinerary of Yass

Canberra (and the world) was shook when the Fab Five popped up in little ol‘ Yass last month.  So what did Antoni, Karamo, Tan, Bobby and Jonathan get up to just a stone’s throw from Canberra? We present, the Yass ‘Queer Eye’-tinerary. Firstly, get ya’ ass there! Just an hour’s drive from Canberra, Yass is […]

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Not Your Average Phone Call

For more than 45 years, Lifeline has been supporting members of the Canberra community. Its 24/7 crisis line assists individuals in Canberra and the surrounding regions in the best way possible: by providing judgement free support and information that saves lives. Not your average superheroes, Lifeline volunteers dedicate their time to listen with care and acceptance to […]

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