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Erin Cross

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Erin Cross

Lock in the heat this long weekend

As Canberra braces for another cold weekend, the warmth of the heater has never looked so alluring. However, as energy prices rise in Canberra, finding a more economical way to help control...

Coffee and community connection inspire Evatt Primary’s new café

Inspired by coffee and community connection, a new café and multi-purpose hub has opened in an unusual location – Evatt Primary School. The Nest officially opened to the public yesterday, Wednesday 9 June,...

ACTAS paramedics thanked for their hard work

Twenty-two-year-old Ashleigh Edwards has had a rough three years. Following a severe tonic-clonic seizure at the Garran shops in 2019 that resulted in an ambulance trip to the emergency department, Ashleigh has needed...

Plastic Free Morning Tea launched in Canberra ahead of Plastic Free July

Aiming for cleaner streets, oceans and communities, the Plastic Free Foundation officially launched a new plastic waste initiative at Government House in Canberra on World Ocean Day, Tuesday 8 June. Known for the...

Honoured Canberrans call for more diversity in Order of Australia Awards

Canberra locals who have received Australian Honours are calling for more diversity in the Order of Australia awards to draw attention to the many worthy people who are serving the community. Narelle Hargreaves...

$50,000 Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery grants up for grabs

Eligible local Landcare groups, environment networks and community groups working on bushfire recovery projects can now access funding of around $50,000 as part of a grants program. Funded by the Australian Government Department...

Meet Lilli McKenzie: design student driven by sustainability

As a young girl growing up in Canberra, Lilli McKenzie was taught how to sew by her mother, making her own dress-up clothes and costumes. Little did she know that years later she...

What’s in the box? Local students take on the Ration Challenge

Students and teachers at St John Paul II College in Nicholls will be eating like a refugee for a week in solidarity with children who are living as refugees.  Leading up to World...

Sauce sales raise $14,000 to help sick kids in Canberra

Coles supermarket customers have raised nearly $14,000 in just two weeks for the Canberra Hospital Foundation, helping to bring kids back from hospital sooner. Believing that kids belong at home and hoping to...

Canberra icons go red to raise awareness of haemochromatosis

Telstra Tower and the National Carillon will be glowing red tonight until Monday 7 June to raise awareness of undiagnosed iron overload disorder, otherwise known as haemochromatosis. From 1 June, over 30 well-known...

Locals ‘go pink’ to raise awareness of breast cancer in men

Canberra locals are banding together to make a pink pledge and dye their hair tomorrow, Thursday 3 June, to raise awareness of and money for breast cancer in men. Following Steve Hall’s breast...

Cancer Council ACT shares key quitting tips on World No Tobacco Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners are asking millions of tobacco users to commit to quit this World No Tobacco Day, 31 May. According to the WHO, worldwide around 780 million...
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