FULL LIST: Ballina’s nominees for Australian of Year Awards

The full list of nominees for Ballina Shire’s Australia of the Year awards has been revealed. Thirty-five nominations across the categories of Sports Achievement, Arts and Cultural, Volunteering, Young Citizen, Senior Citizen, Community Event, and Environment will be recognised and celebrated on the day. The nominees are: Sports Achievement • Clare Southwell • Finnigan Robinson […]

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The Best Japanese Restaurants in Canberra

Plating up delicate, Japanese-inspired flavours at Raku. Photo: Supplied Canberra is lucky enough to be home to a sprawling foodie scene that is rich, multicultural and varied. Among the innumerable venues to choose from, Canberrans are pretty partial to Japanese cuisine, whether it’s a simple sushi train or a lively teppanyaki bar. With light options […]

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Canberra will only take its capacity of returning covid Aussies: Barr

Pacific Suites Hotel where around 300 Australians are in quarantine. CANBERRA will be central to the federal government’s plans of repatriation flights for returning Australians from next month. But the ACT government has played down the capital’s role in welcoming expatriates home into hotel quarantine. Chief Minister Andrew Barr has denied reports that 20 taxpayer-funded […]

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‘Real’ Aussie tradies pose for charity

A sweaty group of hard-working Aussie men unafraid to roll up their neon sleeves or slop sauce down their midriff has posed for a new “tradie-style” charity calendar. The “real” take on the iconic hunky Australian Firefighters Calendar comes from a group of tradies from Goulburn Valley Plaster Products in Shepparton, Victoria. The inaugural 2021 […]

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Coronavirus: Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphys ays overseas travel remains unlikely this year

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer believes it is unlikely international borders will substantially reopen this year, even if most people are vaccinated against coronavirus. Brendan Murphy downplayed the prospect of a widespread easing of border restrictions, meaning dreams of international travel this year remain on hold. “I think the answer is probably no,” Professor Murphy told […]

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