Canberra research giving flora and fauna a fighting chance
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A Canberra biotechnology company that specialises in the genetic screening of plants and animals is behind a $3 million investment in technology that will turbocharge the understanding of events such as bushfires and climate change on flora and fauna by accessing data from around the world that would otherwise be lost. The investment is a collaboration between company Diversity Arrays Technology...
ACT Budget: Business needs ongoing support, social housing boost missing
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According to the Canberra Business Chamber, Canberra businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic downturn were still in need of support from the ACT Government. Canberra Business Chamber CEO Graham Catt said the Budget could have done more for businesses hit hard by COVID-19 to help them recover. ''Now we’re in a recovery phase we need a focus on initiatives that...
Hot in the City: Cucina Ristorante’s wood-fired deliciousness extends to their breakfast menu
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Nicholls’ newest restaurant has debuted strong in the toughest of times, delighting locals with their food trifecta: delicious Italian cuisine, an inventive breakfast menu and a display case stocked with luscious cakes to enjoy with your cup of coffee. Integral to much of what Cucina Ristorante does is their pièce de résistance: a wood-fired oven churning out mouthwatering pizzas, breads and...
ACT jumps to second-best performing economy, leads nation in relative unemployment
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The ACT has Australia's second-best performing economy according to CommSec's State of the State report, the Territory's highest ranking in three years and the nation's best figures for relative unemployment. The ACT has the strongest job market, being the only jurisdiction to record a fall in its unemployment compared to the decade-average. The unemployment rate for the June quarter was...
Fall back in love with Adore Tea
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When a café not only surprises you with their twist on a familiar dish, but also has you wanting to recreate it at home, they are onto a good thing. The sneaky bite of my friend’s apple and cinnamon scones with chai drizzle a few weeks ago had me falling back in love with Adore Tea for the first time in years. Adore Tea’s husband...
Sunday in Canberra cafe’s tasty meals and coffee hit the spot every day of the week
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For a while now, one creative family has been quietly reviving a once-struggling corner of Gungahlin. "This corner has gone through a lot of tenants and restaurants. Five tenants in two years. But we had a concept. We felt we could breathe new life into it," says patriarch Joe Sulit, who runs Sunday in Canberra café with his family. Joe and wife Vivian owned several flourishing businesses in Manila. They left that security behind for permanent residency in Australia,...
August opening for new Aldi store in Amaroo
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The expansion of shops at Amaroo is continuing with the news that Aldi Australia will be opening a new store on 1 August in Pioneer Street, in the heart of Amaroo, near the main shopping village. The new supermarket comes as Canberra’s first build-to-rent project of 107 residential apartments at Empire Global’s Marquee Amaroo was filled with tenants in just seven weeks. Aldi Australia NSW managing...
If the cap fits, share it: how a Gungahlin sports fan used lockdown to build a side hustle
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Working from home has given many of us the chance to live in our old clothes, but one Canberran has decided to instead use the lockdown to sell clothing. After returning from the United States, Tom Falco knew there was a market for fashionable clothes from many of the top US sporting teams. "It's a business idea that I've had...
La Empanada’s empa-ressive range of stuffed pastries continues to grow
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How is an empanada different from a meat pie? Standing in front of La Empanada’s glass counter and looking at the rows of the half-moon pastries, you can’t help but wonder. I ask owners André and Andrea. “Well, the concept is the same: food wrapped up in pastry,” André says. “And in Ecuador you can get empanadas everywhere, in service...
Selvam’s Dosas’ food van: get your dose of dosas in Gungahlin
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Selvam and his food van (before the pandemic). Photos: Michelle Taylor. Unlike most of us, Selvam, owner of Gungahlin-based food van Selvam’s Dosas, has experienced life-changing upheavals. Beginning with impactful disruption to his schooling, eventually, every part of his childhood was forever changed. The civil war that ravaged his homeland of Sri Lankan forced his family to flee their homeland...
Siren Bar and Restaurant has loads of seafood for Easter delivery (but be quick!)
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How will the 'new normal' we’re all experiencing affect Easter, one of the most treasured holiday weekends of the year? For Siren Bar and Restaurant in Gungahlin, Easter wouldn’t be Easter without seafood and Managing Director Daniel (Dan) Gaul is doing his best to make your Easter one to remember - for all the right reasons. Siren has introduced the...
Spotlight on Young and Frisky
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Young and Frisky - Burgers, wings and cocktails….Oh my! “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name and they're always glad you came” For local Gungahlinites your friendly local proprietor is Young and Frisky, conveniently located in the heart of Gungahlin. The brainchild of the guys who brought you Hopscotch Bar, Young and Frisky is the vibrant little...
PKUP – getting you and your car home
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If you ever find yourself in a car related jam, Canberra now has the perfect service to sort you out. PKUP is the brainchild of brothers Joshua and Oscar, who tag team to make sure your car and/or you get home safely. The concept is that they will go wherever your car is and drive it, with you if needed,...
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