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 proudly calls Queanbeyan home.

Michael has worked for several Federal Government agencies as a journalist, media liaison officer and web content writer. He also runs a freelance writing service for businesses who want to be worthy of their words. 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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Getting to the ‘art’ of dementia: researchers highlight benefits
Arts & Culture
Aged-care resident Prue Neidorf has always loved art and clearly remembers a portrait of her mother, drawn in the 1930s by an artist who was visiting Australia at the time. Mrs Neidorf also has dementia, but you wouldn't realise it while speaking to her about art. She has been visiting galleries since she was a child, but it has been...
Water restrictions in place as the big dry continues
Residents of Braidwood and Bungendore will need to further tighten their water use as the towns move to water restrictions for the first time since 2010. While mandatory water conservation measures have been in place at Captains Flat, Googong and Queanbeyan for some time, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) will introduce water restrictions in Braidwood and Bungendore from Friday (22 November)....
Simply irresistible: milliner’s tale a heady mix of art and fashion
Arts & Culture
Cynthia Jones-Bryson has been ahead of her field for quite some time. She's made hats for the former Governor-General of Australia, Dame Quentin Bryce, and last week, won the Myer Fashions on the Field Millinery Award at the Melbourne Cup Carnival for 2019. Ms Jones-Bryson works from her home at Jerrabomberra and told Region Media the award on Oaks Day in...
War veteran’s incredible feet walk from Melbourne for mental health
Melbourne man Michael Ward has incredible feet and they've just completed the incredible feat of walking 625 kilometres from Melbourne to Canberra to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention. Mr Ward, or Wardy as he is known to many, said he had no blisters as he arrived at the Australian War Memorial last Friday, having walked from Melbourne in...
Queanbeyan parks itself in Australia’s top 10
Not only does Queanbeyan boast the best steak in Australia, but it can also now lay claim to having two of the best parks in Australia. Queanbeyan Park, in the town centre, and Queen Elizabeth II Park, adjacent to the Queanbeyan River, have joined only eight other parks from across Australia to have received Green Flag awards at the recent Parks...
Son of prominent Canberra businessman charged with NT murder
A former Canberran and the son of a prominent Canberra businessman has been charged with the murder of a young Aboriginal man in Central Australia this week. Northern Territory policeman Constable Zachary Rolfe was charged on Wednesday (13 November) over the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Warlpiri man Kumanjayi Walker, who was shot dead at Yuendumu, about 300 kilometres from Alice...
Two arrested over supply of ice in Goulburn area
A man and a woman have been arrested in a carpark in Goulburn as part of investigations into the alleged supply of the drug 'ice' throughout the area. Shortly after 7:00 am yesterday (13 November), a 27-year-old woman was found with drugs allegedly in her possession. A 53-year-old man was also with the woman at the time. Shortly after, strike force...
Indigenous blood samples begin long journey home
Sacred blood samples from the Galiwin'ku people of Elcho Island in Arnhem Land have started their long journey home after being housed at the ANU for more than 50 years. The 200 blood samples were collected in the 1960s after a typhoid outbreak on Elcho Island, and form part of the collection at the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics at ANU....
Arc Organics puts the taste back in real food
Food & Wine
Ask Claire Stewart about the taste of organic food and you don't get an answer per se, you get a response akin to the feeling of eating the tastiest piece of fruit that you've ever eaten. That's why she started a business that delivers predominantly certified organic produce, as well as a small selection of biodynamic, locally grown and certified products....
Four charged with drug supply after arrests in Queanbeyan
Three women and a 17-year-old boy from Queanbeyan will face numerous charges over their alleged involvement in the supply of ‘ice’, cannabis and MDMA throughout the region. The arrests occurred yesterday (7 November) following extensive investigations by police officers from Strike Force Wangalla, which was established by the Southern Region Enforcement Squad in June 2019 to investigate the supply of prohibited...
Cocaine, cash seized near Dog on Tuckerbox
A man has been charged and more than $230,000 cash and cocaine has been seized following a vehicle stop near the Dog on the Tuckerbox, near Gundagai. About 1:15 am this morning (8 November), officers attached to the Riverina Police District stopped a Mitsubishi Lancer on the Hume Highway at Gundagai for the purpose of roadside testing. Officers conducted a...
Drought be damned, the Queanbeyan Show must go on
What's On
The Queanbeyan-Palerang shire is in drought and less than 30 minutes from Canberra there are farmers hand-feeding cattle. Others are finding it hard to even source food for their stock. Some have little or no internet, no water and no rain to fill the dams that are dry. Yet, the farmers in the region will come together this weekend to...
Canberra women have the longest life expectancy in Australia
Health & Wellbeing
Canberra women are among those with the longest life expectancy in Australia according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). As of last year, females in the ACT are now living to 85.3 years, a rise of 1.3 years from 2008 data. Males in the ACT are not far behind, with the life expectancy for men rising...
Police investigate after man shot in Queanbeyan
Gunshots have been fired at a car in a residential area of Queanbeyan following an alleged traffic altercation in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police are now appealing for information after a man was shot in the leg following the incident that occurred at about 4:15 am on Saturday (2 November). Shots were allegedly fired at a dark blue...
Lights, camera, action for cinema in Queanbeyan
After 18 months and numerous false starts, Queanbeyan's new cinema complex is well and truly underway. The site of the new complex above Kmart in Morisset Street has now been demolished, and the developer, Sydney-based United Cinemas, is expected to begin construction in the new year. The theatre will consist of nine cinema screens and will provide the community with...
No rate increase as plan to transform Queanbeyan takes shape
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is adamant that rates will not increase and parking will remain free as part of its $74 million plan to transform the heart of Queanbeyan. Council is set to have a significant infusion of public comment following the release this week of concept designs and the business case for its Civic and Cultural Precinct project. The transformation...