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Exeter: fashion and food

The tiny NSW Southern Highlands village, Exeter, located in the Wingecarribee shire, is just two hours’ drive from Canberra, boasting an array of attractions. The village is also handy for anyone visiting the nearby towns of Bundanoon, Moss Vale, Robertson and Bowral. Exeter hosts the popular Exeter Village Market on the first Saturday of the month, where a vibrant mix of community producers and vendors sell many items, including art and craft, clothing, plants, jams and preserves, meat, a variety of foods, jewellery, knitwear, leathergoods and homewares.  … Read more.

Canberra to Bundanoon

Less than two hours’ drive from Canberra and nestled in the hills of the NSW Southern Highlands, Bundanoon (population 2,729), is in the Wingecarribee Shire and on Gandangarra and Dharawal lands. Formerly known as Jordan’s Crossing, Bundanoon’s Aboriginal name means “place of deep gullies”. The town’s Scottish ambience is an apt backdrop for tree-lined streets, historic sandstone buildings, lush green foliage and rainforests, cherry blossoms and delightful cafes, eateries, gift shops, and practical offerings of a butchery, grocery store, and newsagency.  … Read more.

Canberra Modern: Events

Having wide-ranging expertise in archaeology, museums, cultural heritage, interior design and heritage management, Canberra Modern’s team have a genuine love for our young city. The Canberra Modern team is keen to showcase some of Canberra’s architectural features which are legacies of the capital’s 1920s and 1950s-1960s boom times and growth. Representing major developments in residential, civic and community buildings, these structures showcase the work of the various architects whose innovative designs were pioneers of the modernist movement.  … Read more.

Farewell to Timor Leste Ambassador

Canberra Friends of Dili along with guests from across Canberra and the diplomatic corps recently took the opportunity to farewell the outgoing Timor Leste Ambassador, Abel Guterres and his wife, Ana Guterres. Dining at the Forrest Bowls Club, everyone expressed their appreciation and said “thank you” to Abel, Ana and their family, who for many years, worked very hard, and also generously hosted functions at the Timor Leste Embassy for their friends and supporters.  … Read more.

Daring to Fly

In Daring to Fly, the ABC-TV’s News Breakfast co-host, Lisa Millar tells of her very happy childhood in the small Queensland rural town of Kilkivan and her experiences in journalism, including 10 years as the ABC’s overseas correspondent in Washington and later, London. From her start in journalism with The Gympie Times, newspapers in Brisbane and Townsville and ABC-TV’s parliament house bureau in Canberra, Lisa became familiar with covering confronting stories, work which was to take a toll on her emotional health.  … Read more.

The Waste Between Our Ears

Queanbeyan-based writer, researcher and advocate, Gerry Gillespie, has recently written The Waste Between Our Ears, a book outlining ways to rethink rubbish disposal. “[We need]…to think differently about discarded materials – about how to focus on their economic value rather than on how they simply are waste. To do this, you will need to be able to put your mind in a different place”, says its Foreword.  … Read more.

FLORIADE: Re-imagined

With 2020’s Floriade held across Canberra rather than at its usual venue of Commonwealth Park, many Canberrans have been able to enjoy colourful displays of magnificent blooms in their local areas. Weston Creek is one such beneficiary and FLORIADE: Re-imagined in Trenerry Square has added a much-appreciated splash of colour. This “new” Floriade is perhaps akin (though on a much smaller scale) to Toowoomba’s annual Carnival of Flowers where residents and tourists can enjoy a wide range of events across Toowoomba, including chances to visit spectacular private and public garden displays and the iconic street parade and food and wine stalls.  … Read more.

Tigers and Giants pre-season

Tigers and GWS: Wagga Wagga

The AFL Community Series (pre-season warmup games) in Wagga Wagga on Sunday included the 2019 grand finalists (Richmond and Greater Western Sydney) face off for the first time since last year. And while not as intense as regular AFL footy, the game depicted a willing contest with the full range of Australian rules skills on display.  … Read more.

Canberra-Melbourne: places worth a visit

Many service centres along the Hume Highway on the drive from Canberra to Melbourne provide a vast array of fast-food options. But small towns and villages off the highway have much to offer travellers, including the chance to stretch their legs and take in local attractions and learn a little more of an area’s history.  … Read more.

Farewell to Timor Leste Ambassador

Canberra Friends of Dili (CFD) recently farewelled the retiring Ambassador to Australia, Abel Guterres, at the Timor Leste Embassy in Deakin. For many years, Abel and his wife, Ana, have worked tirelessly to assist people in Timor Leste, and with their support, Canberra Friends of Dili have held regular fund-raising events, including that to establish and provide ongoing assistance to the Permatil School Garden in Bidau-Masau.  … Read more.

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