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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

New legislation forces ACT energy retailers to offer better deal

The ACT Government this week announced new legislation that will require energy retailers to tell customers if a better deal is available.

New laws will protect vulnerable people from abuse, ACT Attorney-General says

ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury says those who abuse or neglect vulnerable people in their care could face criminal charges.

Canberra Hospital opens refurbished cancer ward

The Canberra Hospital’s refurbished cancer and haematology ward was opened today by ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith.

Four youths charged after violent car theft and crash

ACT Policing arrested four teenagers last night, Monday 19 April, after they allegedly stole, at knife-point, a car belonging to their carer.

Scientists look to climate change ‘hot spot’ for longest weather record

Scientists from ANU are looking for volunteers to help create Australia’s longest daily weather record from a climate change “hot spot”.

Police search for possible cat burglar after RSPCA break in

ACT Policing is asking for public assistance to identify a man seen in CCTV footage outside the RSPCA ACT cat boarding house on Saturday 17 April.

The Coreys are back as Hodgson and Tapine go out

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has made a host of changes to his side for their clash against the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday.

Green keen to renew Giants and Bulldogs rivalry in Canberra

GWS Giants midfielder Tom Green says he’s looking forward to taking on the Western Bulldogs at Manuka Oval on Friday night.

Ice baths and slushies on menu for hottest Games ever

Australia’s Olympic team is expected to drink up to 500 litres of ice-cold slushies a day to cope with oppressive summer conditions in Tokyo.

Raiders vs Eels: 5 talking points

The Canberra Raiders suffered a dismal 35-10 loss to the Parramatta Eels left coach Ricky Stuart “embarrassed”.

Grants open to help sports upgrade facilities

Canberra sporting organisations can now apply for funding of up to $100,000 through the Capital Assistance Program to upgrade facilities, whether it be new LED lighting, solar power systems, upgrades to storage, or female-friendly bathroom renovations.

Brumbies tough it out over Rebels

The Brumbies have come away with a hard fought 26-20 win against the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park in their last match of the regular season.

Ben Lee: Take 5

One of Australia's most prolific singer-songwriters of the last 30 years, Ben Lee will perform at The Street, City West, 30 April 7.30pm.

Local brick-heads star on ‘Lego Masters’

The childhood friends, both 26, have combined their love for all things Lego to represent the ACT and NSW on the popular show.

Now showing: Wishlist (La lista de los deseos) (CTC)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the Spanish film, Wishlist (La lista de los deseos), starring Silvia Alonzo and María León.

Book talk: Novels from the fiction spectrum

Michael Popple examines three enjoyable novels from across the fiction spectrum. You can find more of Michael’s book reviews on his blog.

Udderly iconic: new CMAG exhibition celebrates 50 years of Canberra Milk

To celebrate their golden birthday, CMAG has opened a new exhibition celebrating 50 years of Canberra Milk, a beloved local business.

WIN! Ella Baché winter skin solution pack

Go in the draw to win an exclusive Ella Baché winter skin solution pack valued at $298! Ella Baché is committed to helping Australians feel...

Growing lucerne as a green manure crop

Lucerne, also known as alfalfa and botanically known as Medico sativa, is an excellent green manure crop in the garden.

Ramadan: four tips to help you eat right and stay healthy

Ramadan began on 13 April this year; and sees the majority of Muslims fast during daylight, not eating or drinking until sunset for a month.

Coming home ’empowering’ for Hollywood star Liv Hewson

For Australian actor Liv Hewson, returning from Hollywood to their hometown of Canberra as an adult was an empowering moment.

Award-winning project blends old and new

In the leafy suburb of Ainslie, a three-bedroom family home blends architectural history, bringing contemporary elements to the heritage charm of one of Canberra’s...

Horoscopes: 15 – 21 April 2021

Francis Bevan has put together his horoscopes for the week 15 – 21 April 2021. This week’s celebrity birthday is Anya Taylor-Joy.

How to prepare your fur baby for your new baby

Bringing a new baby into your home can be an exciting time, but the chaos it can create is often a challenge for the...

Lunchbox love: two back-to-school recipes to try

Make the return to school a little more bearable with these back-to-school recipes.

A slice of the pie

This week, food writer Libby Kimber brings you a recipe for the perfect autumnal mini pies with pickles – best enjoyed with loved ones.

Meat & Wine Co to bring ‘dining theatre’ to Canberra

A highly anticipated arrival to Canberra’s dining scene, the Meat & Wine Co is set to open the doors to its latest restaurant on Wednesday 21 April.

Easter eats, any time!

Missing the tastes of Easter? Here are two snacks for on the go that will transport you back to those delicious delicacies! Carrot cake smoothie 1...

Seven cosy Canberra bars with a fireplace

Here are a few cosy Canberra establishments around town where you can keep warm – fireplaces guaranteed.

Potatoes boulangère

We have prepared an ode to everyone’s favourite vegetable: the humble potato with this potatoes boulangère recipe.

Canberra Bushwalking Club celebrates 60 years on the right track

When Canberra Bushwalking Club began, members paid five shillings to join a group of like-minded people who loved being outdoors. Sixty years later it's still going strong.

Canberrans invited to Light Up the Dawn this Anzac Day

Canberrans are invited to participate in local Anzac Day events across the Territory, including Light Up the Dawn, the Dawn Service, and the National Ceremony, to honour and commemorate Australian veterans.

Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic Canberra

Social photos at the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic Canberra breakfast launch, Double Drummer, Barton.

Debbie Maree’s Fashion Boutique and The Q fundraising fashion parade

Social photos at Debbie Maree’s Fashion Boutique and The Q fundraising fashion parade, Bicentennial Hall Queanbeyan.

Canberra teen to walk 1,000 miles for a good cause

Walking 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours sounds like a heroic task, but for 18-year-old Joseph Gardiner, it’ll be a walk around the block.

Have you heard? Self Help for ME

Self Help for ME: Learn practical skills for dealing with problems of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and post-viral fatigue.

Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic Canberra

Social photos at the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic Canberra breakfast launch, Double Drummer, Barton.

Debbie Maree’s Fashion Boutique and The Q fundraising fashion parade

Social photos at Debbie Maree’s Fashion Boutique and The Q fundraising fashion parade, Bicentennial Hall Queanbeyan.

A Taste of Ireland, Canberra Theatre

Social photos at A Taste of Ireland, Canberra Theatre. Photos @ImagesInstantly.

Fangirls opening night social photos

Social photos at the Fangirls opening night, Canberra Theatre Centre. Photos Kerrie Brewer.

RMHC ACT Lexus of Canberra Gala Ball socials

Social photos at the Ronald McDonald House Charities ACT Lexus of Canberra Gala Ball, National Convention Centre Canberra.

Margaret Fulton the Musical opening night

Social photos at the Margaret Fulton the Musical opening night, The Q, Queanbeyan. Photos Images Instantly.

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