With the Facebook ban lifting soon, we are pleased that Australian users will soon be able to view and share news content.  As a result, we are wrapping up our last Pop-Up Daily Media Wrap!

At OutInCanberra we believe in supporting local, with over 16 years serving content to Canberrans we are extremely proud that we could help our media community get their articles out there when they were kicked out.  It was important for us to band together so that locals could be informed daily.  It’s been great to support our media friends HerCanberra and Riot ACT.

Daily Media Wrap – 24 Feb

Australian jewellery pioneer Samantha Wills is coming to Canberra on 5 March

Inspire by Canberra Outlet, in partnership with The CBR Woman, is a day of inspiration and insight, presented by a collection of Canberra bosses and business mavens and this year, the guest of honour will be jewellery entrepreneur and author Samantha Wills.

This editorial was created in partnership with Canberra Outlet Centre

Five appear in court over Kokomo’s brawl that killed Canberra Comanchero’s boss

Five men appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court today in relation to the Kokomo’s nightclub brawl that resulted in the death of Canberra Comanchero’s commander Pitasoni ‘Soni’ Ulavalu.

Feds come to party on light rail Stage 2A with $132.5 million funding boost

The ACT Government has welcomed a funding injection of $132.5 million from the Commonwealth for the next stage of the light rail network.

Batemans Bay’s $274 million bridge to open in late March

Two lanes of the new $274 million Batemans Bay Bridge are set to open in March, several months ahead of schedule.

Street cats in Canberra are finding new homes thanks to cans. Yes, cans.

That’s right—street cats in Canberra are finding new homes thanks to the Canberra Street Cat Alliance with the help of the ACT Container Deposit Scheme.

Coombs and Wright residents urged to have say on last mixed-use and community sites

Government launches consultation on the last four mixed-use and community sites in Coombs and Wright.

Is it time to ‘modernise’ the ACT’s coat of arms?

You probably don’t give the ACT coat of arms much thought. Is that because it doesn’t reflect who we are? A group of Canberrans wants to change that and make it more relevant. Here’s how you can get involved.

Keep Anzac Hall, urge Labor committee members

Parliament’s Public Works Committee has given the all-clear to the controversial $500 million expansion of the Australian War Memorial, but not without a dissenting report from its two Labor members.

On Facebook, change, and living with uncertainty

Uncertainty has been our constant companion for almost a year now—and it can wear us down in many ways. Life Coach and author Jen Gwynn Jones shows us how to find quick relief when navigating uncertainty.

Why this season could be the most crucial for the Brumbies

The Brumbies are the most successful Super Rugby franchise in Australia with three titles in total, but there are significant challenges still to overcome, not least being the ever-present financial dramas. That’s why this season could be the Brumbies’ most important ever.


Daily Media Wrap – 23 FEB

The Body Politic: Interview with an artist

Contemporary visual artist and former Canberran Jess Cochrane aims to inspire and influence conversations on body positivity through her work. Alison Seale chatted with Jess from her London studio about influence, the female form, and fashion magazines.

One man stabbed to death and three in hospital with “horrific injuries” after incident at Page

Police have confirmed that a 34-year-old who died in a Page house on Saturday was stabbed to death and a homicide team has been established to investigate the bizarre case. 

Barr pushes for international student flights, vaccination before arrival

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has proposed the ACT accept international student flights to help boost the ACT economy and the Territory’s billion-dollar education sector.

$21 million five-star Manuka hotel proposal under fire from Design Panel

It’s supposed to be a five-star landmark hotel but the National Capital Design Review Panel has its doubts about the major Manuka development.

ACT Government provides in-principle support to criminalise coercive control

Coercive control is a misunderstood yet insidious form of domestic violence, but victims in the ACT may soon be protected through changes to the Family Violence Act.

Court hears CFMEU allegedly tried to set minimum price for construction services

ACT CFMEU secretary Jason O’Mara appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court yesterday, accused of attempting to control the price charged by Canberra steelfixers and scaffolders. He allegedly said businesses that not comply would be “run out of town”.

Summer Love: Natalie and Andrew

In our Summer Love series, Ginger Gorman explores different kinds of heart-warming Canberra relationships—and Natalie and Andrew have a cracker of a story. The old moniker is you find love when—and where—you least expect it and that’s true, because the first date Natalie and Andrew ever had in Match 2014 was not a romantic affair. It was a practical meeting. Natalie, then aged 43, had been single for eight years and wanted a baby. Her biological clock was ticking.

Goulburn Rugby Club’s Thursday night discos boomed in the ’70s

In the late 1970s, nights at Goulburn Rugby Club involved queuing to get in and a dance floor pumping with the latest disco hits.

The upside of COVID-format gigs? Better stage presence from musicians

Dominic Giannini is worried that COVID-safe live music could turn gigs into musicals, although he’s happy seated shows make it easier to see the stage if you’re on the wrong side of 6-foot.

10+ must-follow sources or local Canberra lifestyle and news

As you likely know by now, Facebook has said ‘Zuck you’ to the Australian Government’s proposed media bargaining laws and locked up the Facebook accounts of publishers, small and large, nationwide. So we wanted to put together a short and sharp list of publishers all Canberrans—especially those new to the city—should follow, along with what they do best, and their links and social handles. After all, it’s never been more important to support our local media and publishers!

Canberra teams prepare to walk the Larapinta Trail

A team of enthusiastic adventurers are taking part in a Northern Territory fundraising trek with a life changing goal.

Operator promises sophisticated offering at new Regatta Point restaurant and cafe

Regatta Point to boast unique dining experience after operator named for transformed function centre.


Daily Media Wrap – 22 FEB

Frontline health worker the first Canberran to get the jab

Registered nurse Maddy Williams became the first Canberran to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine’s distribution in the ACT will be split 50-50 between frontline workers at the Garran centre and aged care and disability facilities.

Parliament House staff and the nation deserve a safe and secure workplace

Parliament House’s dangerous work culture needs to be cleaned up, says Ian Bushnell.

WorkSafe issues 77 notices for Denman Prospect construction, site shut down

WorkSafe ACT issued notices at almost all of the 26 construction sites it visited last week in Denman Prospect.

The city will soon welcome another Saloon blow dry bar

Saloon’s arrival on Lonsdale Street in 2017 heralded a lush new way to be pampered—a blow out with a cocktail or glass of bubbles in hand. Now another city precinct will reap the benefits of this luxe business model with Saloon’s sister salon opening soon.

Ripe return for winemakers in Hilltops and Canberra during harvest

Wine lovers rejoice because the region’s grape growers and winemakers are predicting that bumper crops are on the way.

Spoil yourself: what you can’t miss at the 2021 French Film Festival

We’ve always said that the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival is a decadent form of armchair travel—to visit Paris, Provence and Normandy without leaving home. Well, now the joke is on us—because this is the only way we can travel. So why not spoil yourself with the trip of a lifetime with these lush French films?

Biota’s James Viles joins Canberra’s Harvac Group as Executive Chef 

In news that will be music to the ears of Canberra foodies, Founder and Head Chef of late and great Bowral restaurant Biota, James Viles, has joined the Harvac Group as Executive Chef to oversee their numerous Canberra establishments such as Kokomo’s, Sage Dining Rooms and Akiba.

Qantas wants a piece of lucrative Canberra-Byron run

Thinking of a northern holiday when the chill sets in? Qantas has added Ballina-Byron to its Canberra services.

16+ New Places to Eat in Canberra 

Whether they’re new on the block or a revamped reveal, we’ve got the scoop on all thing’s food and drink!