Petition calls for Yerrabi Pond clean-up and new facilities
Community
Gungahlin's main water feature and surrounds are looking shabby and its ageing facilities not up to scratch, says local resident John Beagle. Still active at 89, Mr Beagle and his wife live at the Grove Retirement Village in Ngunnawal, and they have noticed how the condition of Yerrabi Pond has deteriorated. He has launched a Legislative Assembly petition calling on...
Free dance classes to keep Canberra youth connected
Community
Community, connection and creativity are the three C’s that really count when it comes to Kulture Break’s core values.  After a long and bumpy 2020, Kulture Break says they are committed more than ever to ensuring young people will always have a safe and inclusive space in their dance classrooms. Their mission isn’t just about gaining dance moves or singing...
Multicultural Eats: Where to find the best Indonesian food in Canberra
Community
The only international travel I am doing this year is with my tastebuds and this week they are journeying to the sprawling island nation of Indonesia. My expert guide is Indonesian-born avid traveller and photographer Erna Glassford. Her love of Indonesian food is matched only by her love of discovering and sharing the best the Canberra region has to offer on...
A cycling master plan will be good for cyclists, pedestrians and road users
Community
Whenever a story about cycling appears, it activates an avalanche of pent up angst from the wider community. Predominantly it’s anti-cyclists, and their arguments are based on a negative experience or a misconception. The reaction to the story 'Does the cycling community get a fair go in Canberra?' on the need for more facilities illustrated this. If nothing else, it...
Artist Hannah Quinlivan explains her light rail stop drawings
Community
Hannah Quinlivan is a local artist whose work is well known to Canberra commuters. Her drawings can be seen across the capital on the glass panels at each light rail stop between Civic and Gungahlin. Each panel is different, and each drawing is inspired by its own location along the rail line, Ms Quinlivan explains. To prepare the drawings, she...
Hot in the City: Visit Hall for Kynefin’s Welsh delights and Bombolini doughnut deliciousness
Community
I am standing on the veranda of Kynefin, feeling conflicted. Meeting friends to experience the café’s pint-sized picnic table feast, I have just spotted some Welsh deliciousness on the blackboard menu. My mouth is watering, so I decide to save tummy room for a taste of Wales. Welsh-born chef and owner of Kynefin, Geoff Whittall, actually planned an entirely different career. He studied maths at university but knew...
Help, I’ve been bitten by a snake! Here’s what to do next
Community
It's been a wet, mild summer thus far, but warmer weather means snakes are emerging from hibernation looking for food and water and basking in the sun. And Canberrans on holiday are wandering through the bush, taking hikes through long grass or even just pottering around their gardens. The ACT Ambulance Service says it has responded to several snake bite...
Take 3: The scoop on where to find a good scoop in Canberra
Community
To help you find a scoop of the good stuff over summer in Canberra, Region Media has compiled a list of the city’s ice cream parlours big on seasonal flavours and homemade treats. Stripey Sundae In a little weatherboard cottage in Gold Creek, Stripey Sundae is serving up doses of nostalgia in a cone. With a charming interior of striped...
For 2021, let’s hope for green shoots of healing and growth
Community
It's been quite a year, hasn't it? Everyone says that. Just before Christmas, I drove down to the South Coast for the first time since before the bushfires tore our region apart. I was anxious about doing so, and as soon as the skyline of burnt trees began appearing after Braidwood so did the tears. Misty Mountain, Pooh Bear's Corner,...
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...
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