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Captains Flat — the town too tough to die


SOMETIME IN 1962, councillor and staunch union leader Tom Kerr posted the following poem in a shop front window on the main street of Captain's Flat: The ginney wheels no longer turn,Up on yonder hill,The wheels that pulled the miner’s oreFor crushing at the mill. Now at last the mine has died,Like

EVs: Mark from Queanbeyan brings ‘EVan’ to local life

This is the first of a series of short pieces profiling local business folk and drivers of electric vehicles who are promoting or adopting sustainable electric transport solutions in our region. Meet ‘EVan’. NO, NOT THE GUY in the red shirt, that’s Mark Hemmingsen, the Managing Director of Electric Vehicles Canberra, a

1414 Degrees — Damned Hot! But will do us good.


In the COVID-19 recovery phase innovation and new industries vital for Australia. Here’s another one forging ahead. 1414 degrees? Hot, right? That’s damned hot — hot enough to melt silicon, and store vast amounts of renewable energy. 1414 Degrees is also the name of a South Australian company developing and commercialising thermal

Australian Red Cross looking for plasma donors


FOR DISTRICT BULLETIN readers who are already Red Cross Blood Service donors, or considering becoming a donor, and regularly visit, or work in Canberra’s Civic and Garran precincts, why not consider donating plasma? Plasma can be donated at the new Civic Plasma Donor Centre at 4 Mort Street, or if you

Game-changing renewables industry PLUS jobs for NSW


Bryce Wilson Labor candidate for Monaro post 28 February: NSW Labor is unveiling much-needed and change-oriented policy promises for all sectors from health and education to energy and transport and country care. A massive shift on the environmental front — that affects everyone — is Labor’s promised transition to a renewables-based