About Michael Weaver

Michael Weaver is a journalist of more than 25 years. He hails from the NSW north coast, and after studying in Canberra and working as a sports journalist on the NSW south coast, he now calls Queanbeyan home.

Michael has worked for several Federal Government agencies as a journalist, media liaison officer and web content writer. Michael is passionate about the local community and can also be found playing bass with bands in local venues. As a proud lefty, he also thinks Paul McCartney is still cool.

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ANU scientists choose to accept mission to go light-years and beyond
The sheer physics behind an ambitious international project to explore the worlds surrounding our second nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, is staggering, yet the mission scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) have chosen to accept is a simple one. "Reaching another star system within a human timescale requires travelling at a sizeable fraction of the speed of light," says the...
Dreambeyan? Queanbo residents tell em they’re dreamin’
Queanbeyan has been called many things over the years, but when the ABC Canberra team lobbed into town on Tuesday (8 June) to feature the town's many stories, a reporter referred to it as 'Dreambeyan'. While many may see the moniker as a step up from the oft-used Struggletown, Q-banger and Queanbeyhole, the reference has stirred debate about the town that...
Lead contamination confirmed at Captains Flat Preschool
After months of waiting and an indoor-only policy for about 20 preschool students and teachers at Captains Flat Preschool, soil samples have confirmed the site of more than 30 years is not safe and the school will be relocated. The Captains Flat Preschool will be relocated to a demountable school which has been placed on an oval in the town adjacent to...
Legal action looms over loss of heritage from high school in Bungendore
Legal action over the location of the Bungendore High School may delay its proposed opening in term one of 2023 after a group of Bungendore residents began exploring their legal options. The Save Bungendore Park group, previously known as the Bungendore Park Action group, has become an incorporated association that will allow it to take legal action over what it says is the NSW Department of...
Perisher jumps the queue to open early this weekend
The race to be the first ski resort to open this season is on in earnest, with Perisher announcing it will open a week early on Friday, 4 June, ahead of the official opening of the ski season on Saturday, 12 June. Cool conditions have allowed the snow guns to fire lots of man-made snow over Front Valley at Perisher...
UPDATE: Woman arrested in Batemans Bay in connection with KFC Queanbeyan shooting
Updated 5:00 pm: A 36-year-old woman has been arrested following a short pursuit near Batemans Bay after police noticed a blue Ford Focus they believe to be linked to the earlier incident at the KFC car park in Queanbeyan East. It will be alleged the car was used to flee the scene after an unknown man, armed with a knife, threatened two...
Police believe missing South Coast woman may be in the ACT
A missing South Coast woman is believed to have fled to Belconnen in the ACT in what NSW Police have described as an out-of-character disappearance. Tazma Seymour, 23, was last seen leaving a unit on Schregal Place, Nowra, just after 9:00 pm on Sunday (30 May). She has not contacted friends or family since and officers from South Coast Police...
Alpine plants face ‘bleak future’ in adapting to warmer climate
Native alpine plants in Kosciuszko National Park are not keeping pace with rapid changes in the environment, according to a study by a PhD research scholar at the Australian National University. The study, funded by a grant from the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects, honed in on herbarium (preserved) specimens from 21 native alpine plant species, making more than 1500 measurements of...
South Coast a surfers’ paradise this long weekend
It may be difficult to get hold of a tradie to do an emergency job this weekend as word gathers of a huge southerly swell brushing the coastline. All the surf forecast models are lighting up with predictions of a swell anywhere between 5 and 8 metres, beginning on Friday and leaving a trail of waves until at least Tuesday...
Two men stabbed and two women charged following street brawl in Queanbeyan
A man has been stabbed in the stomach and a 17-year-old has been left with cuts to his hands during a brawl in Queanbeyan's central business district. Two women have been arrested and charged with affray over the incident. Police responded to reports of a brawl between a group of people in Morisset Street, outside Kmart, just after 3:00 pm...
Australia names first space commander
After a near 40-year career in the Royal Australian Air Force that has taken her to great heights, Canberra-based Air Vice-Marshal Cath Roberts is now focused even higher as the incoming head of Defence's Space Division. Air Vice-Marshal Roberts will be the first person to lead the Space Division, which has been established to reflect the Defence's mission to operate in all...
QPRC razor gang targets community, culture and arts grants
Community assistance programs, sports funding and a cultural arts assistance scheme are on the chopping block as Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council looks for more than $2 million of budget savings. While council will seek community views on adjustments to the 2021-22 operational plan, QPRC has already identified 13 projects to address a $6.5 million deficit in its general fund. If all identified...
Above average snow season predicted ahead of promising start
The ski resorts at Thredbo and Perisher are looking forward to a promising snow season after the first decent snowfalls last weekend, with one forecaster saying there could be a cover of at least 180 cm of snow this season. Thredbo had a covering of natural snow from the mountains down to the village last weekend, while 12 cm of...
Campaigners stumped by alleged breach in Mogo State Forest
Campaigners from the Nature Conservation Council and Friends of Mogo Forest are calling on the Forestry Corporation of NSW to explain an alleged breach of its own regulations after a large tree was logged contravening the corporation's own rules. The recent logging operation in the Mogo State Forest has now come under fire by the campaigners who say the corporation...
Auction of Barber’s Cottage offers a piece Queanbeyan history
Historic Barber's Cottage - a three-bedroom property at 30 Atkinson Street in East Queanbeyan - will go to auction on 5 June. The cottage was built in 1885 and has had many local luminaries call it home over its 136 years, including a former Queanbeyan mayor, an alderman and a newspaper editor. It features many of the original aspects of the cottage...
Volunteers needed as demand for palliative care grows
The demand for more palliative carers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang region has led to the establishment of a volunteer service that is urgently seeking more people to become palliative care workers in their community. A collaboration between Palliative Care NSW, Southern NSW Local Health District and COORDINARE has established the new Queanbeyan Region Palliative Care Volunteer Service which is calling for men and women above...