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Laurie Blackall: My favourite things

Laurie Blackall, Neighbourhood Watch ACT President Long-time Canberra resident, Laurence “Laurie” Blackall, has finished his first full year as President of Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) ACT. Laurie was first involved in NHW in 1989...

Multicultural Canberra: a place to call home for Indian immigrants

With a bustling Indian community within the ACT, the Gandu family, who immigrated to Australia from South-East India, now call Canberra home.

Gungahlin’s first Youth Centre offers young people safe space

Gungahlin’s first Youth Centre has officially opened to the public, providing an inclusive, welcoming, and safe space for young people at the Gungahlin Marketplace. Northside Community Services partnered with Barnardo’s and Multicultural Hub...

Golden Wattle Grove marks largest planting of Australia’s floral emblem

The largest planting of Australia’s floral emblem, the Golden Wattle, has taken place in Canberra this week to belatedly celebrate the 50th birthday of the Australian National Botanic Gardens in 2020. Hand grown...

Unique mural celebrates kids with autism

Local graffiti artist and father to an autistic child, Geoff Filmer, put the finishing touches on his one-of-a-kind Canberra mural at the new AEIOU Canberra Region centre yesterday, 31 March. Established in partnership...

Lifeline Bookfair back with a bang

Lifeline Canberra’s first big bookfair since the COVID-19 pandemic took off with a bang, as thousands visited the COVID Safe event.  Held over four days from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 March, the...

From the kitchen to the garden: Upali Kariyawasam’s creative journey

Over one year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the world, forcing people to stay home and use their creativity to have some fun. For Chapman resident Upali Kariyawasam, creativity has always been a...

The ‘Mayor of Leane Street’ voted Canberra’s best neighbour

Celebrating community and encouraging connection, the ACT finalist has been named for the third annual ‘Celebrate Your Neighbour’ competition. Run by Nextdoor, an online platform that helps to connects neighbours to each other,...

Freedom fighter celebrates 50th Bangladesh Independence Day in Canberra

Bengali freedom fighter and Canberran, Kamrul Ahsan Khan, recalls Independence Day as the beginning of his involvement in a battle to gain independence from Pakistan.

First bricks laid at ACT’s Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque

More than 400 people assembled on Sunday 21 March for a ceremony to lay the foundation stone of Canberra’s Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque in Narrabundah.

Foundation stone to be laid for Ahmadiyya mosque

Canberra’s Ahmadi Muslims have waited for a mosque for more than a decade, but on Sunday, the foundation stone will be laid in Narrabundah.

Calls for federal government to get moving on Heart Foundation funding

With Federal funding for Heart Foundation Walking groups set to expire in June, the national charity is calling for an investment of $9.5 million over three years to keep Australia’s largest free walking network striding forward.
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