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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Council seeks comments for Braidwood skate park
News
Ollies, nosegrinds and tailslides may soon be regular occurrences for skateboarders of Braidwood, with community feedback being sought for a potential skate park in the town. Separate designs have been prepared for two locations. One is at the Braidwood Recreation Ground, adjacent to the existing tennis court along Araluen Street and Recreation Ground Creek. The second is at Bicentennial Park on McKellar...
Winter isn’t done with us yet!
News
Winter is not done yet, with a blustery cold front set to leave a coating of snow over the Brindabella ranges when tomorrow (September 17) morning. The Bureau of Meteorology says Canberra can expect two to five centimetres of snow above 1000 metres overnight on Monday and early Tuesday. "People will wake up to snow on the Brindabellas, but conditions...
Raiders team post winning score for inclusivity
Sport
There's a new wave of Canberra Raiders to support, but these players are also some of the Raiders' biggest fans. Meet the Score Raiders, a team of rugby league players with a disability, but also the ability to build awareness of the importance of inclusiveness, tolerance and respect. The Score Raiders was established by Eilish Winbank, the sport and recreation...
One person’s mission to reshape Canberra’s canopy by planting 100,000 trees
Environment
Canberra has long taken great pride in the canopy of trees which adorn the capital. Now, one person's mission to plant more than 100,000 trees and shrubs in the Canberra region by 2025 is taking form, adding to the lush landscape. Edwina Robinson is the founder of The Climate Factory, a social enterprise set up this year to plant micro-forests in urban...
Jerrabomberra projects receive community funding
Community
Students, teachers and community members from the Jerrabomberra community have welcomed funding from the NSW Government’s My Community Project program for two projects there. Jerrabomberra Public School will receive funding of $171,203 to install a new cover over the sports courts, while the Jerrabomberra Community Centre gets $40,000 for a major upgrade to its playground. Announcing the funding, Member for Monaro John...
Footbridge opens access to Queanbeyan River loop
News
Queanbeyan residents can now safely make their way across the town's iconic river with the opening of the new shared-path bridge over the Queanbeyan River. The completion of the footbridge allows walkers and cyclists to more safely cross the river and enables a walking loop around the river from the suspension bridge in East Queanbeyan to the town. The footbridge also...
Queanbeyan gives Goulburn the blues in grand final
Sport
The Queanbeyan Blues first grade rugby league side saved their best for last to win the Canberra Raiders Cup grand final after beating the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs 34-14 at Seiffert Oval on Sunday (8 September). The game was the classic tale of two halves as the home side overcame a lacklustre first half to pile on 20 points in the second...
Electric car charging stations set for Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood
News
With the ACT's transition to a zero-emissions plan for all vehicles, Canberra's cousins over the border in Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood are catching up with plans to install electric vehicle charging stations there. A spokesperson from Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) told Region Media consideration is being given to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as part of the Council's master plans for Bungendore...
Region’s best on show for Canberra Raiders Cup grand finals
Sport
The grassroots of rugby league will be on show at the spiritual home of the Canberra Raiders, Seiffert Oval, when the Canberra Raiders Cup grand finals are played this Sunday, 8 September. Two of the region's powerhouse rugby league clubs will feature in the first-grade grand final with minor premier, Queanbeyan Blues taking on the Goulburn Bulldogs at 3 pm....
Monaro Panthers women set to create their own slice of history
Sport
The Monaro Panthers Football Club's women's teams are looking to create their own piece of history when two of their sides front up for grand finals in the Canberra Women's State League competition this Sunday (8 September). The Queanbeyan club will field five teams in this weekend's State League grand finals, but their three senior women's sides have been leading...
Treehouse village branches into Queanbeyan community
Community
The saying that it takes a village to raise a child is never more true, however in the case of the Treehouse at Queanbeyan, it takes more than that. When the Treehouse moved to its current location on the banks of the Queanbeyan River, the wider community of Queanbeyan ensured that it had a purpose-built facility. The Treehouse now meets...
George gets helping hand with health travel costs, you can too
Health & Wellbeing
George lives near Bega with his partner Linda and their obsessive kelpie named Griffin. He is one of 31,000 rural and regional patients who travel long distances to access medical treatment. After being diagnosed with a bacteria disease and cancer in 2017, George needed treatment in Sydney. A helping hand from the NSW Government’s Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAS) has...
Girls of country to rock Canberra
What's On
It's the day of the 2019 Federal election and voters are making their way to polling booths in Bungendore. A voice in the crowd stands out among those handing out ballot papers. The voice is that of Jess Ferris, a 14-year-old singer from Bywong, near Lake George. Jess is busking a few songs about the surrounding land she grew up...
ANU researchers a guiding light in solar cell efficiency
News
Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) are holding the future of solar energy efficiency in their hands, and it takes the form of a highly-efficient perovskite cell. You may not have heard of perovskite cells, but they are being touted as the most efficient form of solar energy, with the research team setting a new record for the largest amount of...
Two accidents in the same place on Clyde Mountain – police warning ahead of weekend
News
Two motor vehicle accidents within 90 minutes and less than one kilometre of each other on Clyde Mountain has prompted officers from South Coast Police District to reinforce the need for safety headed into the weekend. Chief Inspector Rick Flood of Batemans Bay Police, said that on Tuesday, 27 August at 9:40 am, a white Toyota Corolla sedan veered off...
First look at plans for upgraded schools at Cooma and Braidwood
News
The communities of Cooma and Braidwood have had their first look at upgrades to Monaro High School and Braidwood Central School. The new-look schools are part of the NSW Government's budget to prioritising regional public schools as part of major upgrades across the Monaro. There are also plans for further upgrades to schools in Bungendore, Googong, Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan. Plans for two...
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