Best festive mince pies rated – would your nan’s make the list?
Community
Here at Region Media, we're spoilt for choice when it comes to home-baked cooking. Group editor Genevieve Jacobs is a dab hand in the delectable pastries department, supplying an array of baked delights at our weekly all-staff meeting. But a new (festive) benchmark has been set by our social media coordinator Etta McEwan who brought in the best fruit mince pies...
Helping hands of Canberra reach out to deliver heartfelt hampers
Community
Lending a helping hand comes naturally to Mohammed Ali who had all hands on deck in the garage of his home in Gungahlin on Sunday morning where hundreds of Christmas hampers were being stocked full of essentials for people in need. And when Mohammed puts out a call to arms, an army of volunteers, including many Canberra community leaders, drop...
Is it just me, or is there a serious lack of etiquette from passengers on the light rail?
Community
For the first time since its launch, I've started travelling on the light rail each day, zipping down Northbourne from Watson to the city for work. I have to admit that as one of the lucky Canberrans for whom the light rail is in my local area, I'm quite enjoying the convenience of the tram (although I still have to...
The Big Issue turns 25 with a calendar to celebrate
Community
Vendors of The Big Issue are a common fixture outside many shopping centres in the ACT. They are easy to spot, wearing fluorescent yellow vests, and, these days, bright green COVID-19-safe badges, while sporting mini bottles of hand sanitiser. The magazine will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year with the release of a commemorative 2021 calendar which has also hit the streets. The...
Hundreds for thousands sprinkles Christmas funds for families
Community
Natalie Tanchevski rarely misses the chance to drop a few dollars in the tin when she sees Salvation Army volunteers collecting at shopping centres around Canberra. The Gungahlin resident took those donations to the next step when she raised $100 for 100 families before Christmas last year. Those donations have now taken a giant leap forward. The fundraiser was called...
Lightning strikes gold for award-winning Gungahlin photographer
Community
When the night sky lit up with multiple lightning strikes over Black Mountain in January 2019, Gungahlin photographer Ari Rex knew he had a spectacular shot which has now won first prize in the Nature Photographer of the Year category at this year's International Photography Awards. His image was chosen from around 3000 other photographs in one of the most...
Hallo-ween, come on in to the nightmare on Flemington Rd
Community
Some say this year has been scary enough, but you can't accuse the residents of a house on Flemington Road in Harrison of not getting into the spirit of Halloween this weekend. It may have taken some tricks and treats by American-born Marcus Banuelos to convince his wife Cristina Garcia to turn their house into a nightmare on Flemington Road, but...
Australian Dance Party’s Move to Zero campaign takes flight
Community
The ACT election may be over but the party isn't - and the dancing doesn't stop. That's the message from the Australian Dance Party (ADP), which describes itself as "Canberra’s site-specific and change-driven dance company". Their new video series - Move to Zero - uses funky, feel-good short films to suggest that Canberrans can change their everyday behaviour to reduce emissions....
Working-class teacher CJ gets an ARIA nomination from Barnsey
Community
Christopher 'CJ' Shaw is a working-class teacher at Palmerston District Primary School who has just been nominated for an Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) award for music teacher of the year. The nomination came from the working-class man himself, Jimmy Barnes, via a live video link into the classroom at Palmerston that left the usually vocal CJ speechless. "To get an ARIA...
Keen-eyed social media users help avert ‘cat-astrophe’
Community
Four young Canberrans probably thought they'd pulled off the purr-fect crime last weekend when they catnapped a large, white feline from the NSW South Coast. Little did they know the lengths Zoe and Andy Pedashenko would go to to find their pampered pet. The aptly named Cat was having his usual stroll on Malua Bay Beach on Sunday, 5 October,...
Zango’s going purple for homelessness
Community
Homeownership is the great Australian dream. It also conveys a sense of safety and belonging. Walking into your home for the first time is a life-changing moment. But for some Canberrans, even a roof over their heads is a distant dream. On World Homelessness Day, 10 October 2020, Zango, in partnership with local real estate agents, will donate $10 for every open...
Bunnings’ sausage sizzles are coming back! So here’s when you can snag a sanga
Community
Bunnings in the ACT will begin firing up the barbies this Saturday (3 October), while those just over the border in Queanbeyan and beyond will have to wait another week before snagging a sausage on 10 October. In an election year without the sausage sizzle, and massive pre-poll voting to avoid the rush on election day proper, Bunnings is firing...
Why Gungahlin urgently needs a new, built-for-purpose multicultural centre
Community
Fair Canberra has been advocating for a new Multicultural Centre to be constructed in (or near) the heart of Gungahlin for the past two years The call for a new facility in Gungahlin come from Fair Canberra Inc members and others, who have appointed out that existing venues around the city are too small or the commercial rates are too...
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