Gungahlin’s strong community deserves less rubbish on the streets
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Growing up in Yarrawonga in regional Victoria, I remember fondly the strong sense of community that the town had and how tight knit the people were. My parents ran a small restaurant and so I grew up serving tables, washing dishes and meeting everyone who came through the door – tourists and locals alike. Attending the local school, hanging out...
Calls for more Lifeline crisis supporter volunteers as demand surges
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Every 30 seconds a Lifeline telephone crisis supporter starts another potentially life-saving conversation. Every call is different, every scenario unique, but there is an overarching commonality between the calls, especially during COVID-19. "People want someone who is able to listen to you at your ugliest moments, when you are at your most vulnerable," Lifeline Canberra's Programs Manager and trainer Alisha...
New generation of play spaces show kids are just naturals at it
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A quiet revolution is taking place across Canberra's suburbs as the way children play, learn and interact with nature changes, or perhaps reverts to previous less complicated times. ACT families have embraced the nature play movement, in which the traditional slide and swingset playground makes way for a natural setting that makes use of trees, rocks, logs, ropes, sand and...
Yerrabi MLA argues for self reliance and future opportunities post COVID-19
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Times of crisis have historically presented opportunities for significant social and economic reform. The time of this coronavirus pandemic is no different. The COVID-19 crisis has made governments around the world dramatically change their policies. In Australia, it has reminded us just how dependent we have become on other countries. Gone are the days when globalisation was the watchword -...
Getting gas ready for winter for safety and efficiency
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The winter solstice has passed, marking the official start to winter, and as the temperature drops and 70,000 Canberra households fire up their gas heaters, Evoenergy is reminding Canberrans that now is the time to have their gas appliances checked. Gas heaters unused for six months of the year can build up dust, debris and even insects’ nests so it’s...
Feels like community spirit in Gungahlin, shining through in hard times
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The extraordinarily difficult summer, marked by bushfires and smoke, was followed by our current public health emergency and economic crisis. Our community has been through a lot. We’ve all seen the significant impact that this is having across Canberra – for thousands of Canberrans who face unemployment, for business owners struggling to support their staff, grassroots sport struggling to keep...
Running 145kms around Canberra on the Centenary Trail – Stage 7
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Last week I shared with you Running 145kms around Canberra on the Centenary Trail - Stage 6 where my journey started at North Watson and takes me to Mulligans Flat car park in Bonner. This week I bring you the final stage of 7 where my journey picks up at Mulligans Flat car park in Bonner and takes me back...
Running 145kms around Canberra on the Centenary Trail – Stage 6
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Last week I shared with you Running 145kms around Canberra on the Centenary Trail - Stage 5 where my journey started at Parliament House and takes me to North Watson. This week I bring you stage 6 of 7 where my journey picks up at North Watson and takes me to Mulligans Flat car park in Bonner. I am undertaking...
Running 145kms around Canberra on the Centenary Trail – Stage 5
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Last week I shared with you Running 145kms around Canberra on the Centenary Trail - Stage 4 where my journey started at Tuggeranong and took me to Parliament House. This week I bring you stage 5 of 7 where my journey picks up at Parliament House and takes me to North Watson. I am undertaking this challenge as part of...
Running 145kms around Canberra on the Centenary Trail – Stage 4
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Last week I shared with you Running 145kms around Canberra on the Centenary Trail - Stage 3 where my journey started at Stromlo Forest Park and took me to Tuggeranong. This week I bring you stage 4 of 7 where my journey picks up at Tuggeranong and takes me to Parliament House. I am undertaking this challenge as part of...
Running 145kms around Canberra on the Centenary Trail – Stage 3
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Last week I shared with you Running 145kms around Canberra on the Centenary Trail - Stage 2 where my journey started in Black Mountain Tower and took me to Stromlo Forest Park. This week I bring you stage 3 of 7 where my journey picks up Stromlo Forrest Park and takes me to Tuggeranong. Stage 3 of this journey was...
Running Berlin Marathon 2020 for Pancreatic Cancer UK – update
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In March this year it was announced that Mark from My Gungahlin would be Running Berlin Marathon 2020 for Pancreatic Cancer UK in honour of his step-father who passed away last year from pancreatic cancer and fundraise in his memory. As the first anniversary of his step-fathers passing quickly approaches, this week the Berlin Senate on April 21, 2020 announced...
Art in Place – Gungahlin Arts
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Art in Place is a program offered by Belco Arts which offers artists the opportunity to create new work in any artistic medium for presentation within the Gungahlin area. The opportunity is open to artists who live or work in the Gungahlin region, or who can demonstrate a strong connection to the area. We invite you to use this quiet...
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