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One month left to nominate ACT Woman of the Year 2021

Reflecting on the year, Cindy Mitchell said being 2020 ACT Woman of the Year gave her work momentum and inspired local communities.

‘It was mayhem’: peak season evacuation knocks wind out of Sapphire Coast sails again

Thousands of Victorian visitors to the NSW Sapphire Coast packed their bags in a panic on New Year's Eve, another blow to the local economy.

Free calls at Christmas to foster connection

Telstra is making their payphones and selected Air Wi-Fi hotspots free of charge over Christmas and the New Year.

ACT businesses call for help as NSW travel restrictions kick in

Canberra businesses are concerned about the loss of expected Christmas and New Year custom from Sydney and other COVID-19 hotspots.

Canberra’s appetite for seafood surges before Christmas

As per usual, demand for seafood across the country is surging in the leadup to Christmas, and trade tensions with China means there is an influx of lower-priced Australian rock lobsters to the domestic market.

ChooseCBR voucher scheme extended amid modest uptake

The ChooseCBR discount voucher scheme trial has been extended three days on the back of modest uptake, meaning it will continue through to Christmas Eve.

Bitcoin reaches all time high with big surge

Bitcoin has hit an all-time peak of $AUD28,905.53 ($US21,9291.79) today to smash through the psychological price barrier of $US20,000.

Golf club creeps closer to closure due to 2,567% water price hike

Magpies Belconnen Golf Club general manager Paul Netting is struggling to see a future for the 40-year-old not-for-profit sports and social venue, with time running out for the ACT Government to complete a water review promised since 2016.

‘Shrek the Musical’ to come to Canberra in February

Put Smashmouth on repeat and bust out the green face paint because Canberra Theatre will ‘get the show on’ in February 2021 when Shrek the Musical takes the stage.

One in four Aussies experience parcel theft by ‘porch pirates’

This year, online shopping in Australia is predicted to reach more than $5 billion this Christmas alone. Almost six in 10 (58%) Australians worry their parcels could be stolen in their absence...

How to ensure you’re shopping online safely this silly season

Australian consumers choosing to do their Christmas shopping online need to be aware that scams are on the rise 42% this year.

The good, the bad, the eccentric: Xmas shopping habits revealed

One in 10 Australians say buying a gift for themselves is at the top of the list. But a new survey reveals altruistic tendencies, too.

Road trips, staycations on the cards for Aussies this summer

According to new research commissioned by Airbnb, over a third of Australians are planning a summer road trip while close to a quarter aren’t planning on leaving home at all.

Government wipes permit fees to encourage outdoor dining

As Canberra moves into summer, hospitality venues are being encouraged by the ACT Government to trial outdoor dining with no permit fees.

NSW South Coast tourism-led economic recovery leads to worker shortage

The NSW South Coast’s tourism sector has seen abnormally high demand over winter and spring as COVID-19 restrictions have continued to ease.

WorkSafe issues more notices in Denman Prospect

WorkSafe ACT last week issued more notices for residential construction sites in Denman Prospect, after inspectors identified a number of issues during site inspections in the suburb in August. The regulator visited 21...

ChooseCBR voucher program now live with over 250 businesses registered

The ACT Government’s 12-day ChooseCBR discount voucher scheme trial launched this morning with over 250 local businesses signed up.

Local travel agents fighting to stay afloat

Hit incredibly hard by the COVID recession, travel agents across Canberra have gone from looking at a good year to operating at a loss.

Paws for thought: ‘adopt, don’t shop’ this Christmas

Giving a second chance of happiness, spending less money and bragging rights are some of the benefits RSPCA ACT are reminding Canberrans of when it comes to adopting, not shopping, a pet.

Over 150 businesses register for ChooseCBR discount voucher program

Just under a week out from launch, over 150 Canberra small businesses have registered for the ChooseCBR discount voucher program.

Decommissioned bus shelter finds new home

A bus shelter dropped off to Canberra Concrete Recyclers for demolition by an ACT Government contractor has been spared, now residing on site.