Since the lockdowns social gatherings have become a shadow of their former selves. Social events for gaming such as tabletop war games and trading card games have also been part of this trend. Here in Canberra, local players and stores have been pushing to rebuild their communities.Continue readingThe benefits of social gaming
With the recent release of a new bus timetable, and ongoing construction around the ACT, the future of Canberra’s public transport network is uncertain. Unfortunately, the new timetable has forced many people to change the way that they travel around Canberra.Continue readingCanberra’s public transport: where’s it headed?
A group of community members are pushing for an area of remnant bushland in Canberra’s west to be re-zoned as a protected nature reserve. Entomologist Alice Wells says Bluetts Block is a ‘community asset’ and that the group is ‘disturbed’ by the type of development in the area.Continue readingCommunity push for new reserve in Molonglo Valley
Swimming is one of the best summer activities, right? But what about those who can’t swim? One in four Australians say they are weak swimmers, so what can we do to ensure we are all safe in the water? Royal Life Saving ACT has some answers.Continue readingAre you confident in your swimming abilities? Many Australians aren’t
Thirty years’ worth of world leading tobacco control had Gen Z on track to be Australia’s first smoke-free generation — then came vapes. The increasing popularity of e-cigarettes among Australian youth has introduced a whole new generation to the danger of nicotine. Experts warn e-cigarettes have also become a gateway to smoking traditional cigarettes.Continue readingGeneration vape
Musicians in Canberra are finding that pursing their dreams of writing, recording, and playing music is costing them thousands out of their own pocket. While being a musician may seem like a creative and glamorous job, the financial costs involved fly under the radar.Continue readingThe financial reality of pursing a dream
Intrigued by colourful pamphlets and motivated by the chance to change the world for the better, many Australians are fond of jetting off to Asian countries to help children in need. Tourists are often met with sights of ragged children living in cramped and crumbling homes. However, these tragic sights are not what they seem.Continue readingAsia’s orphans: who are volunteers really helping?