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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Queanbeyan addresses that sinking feeling with floodplain study
With two major river systems at Queanbeyan's doorstep, the extent of a one in 100-year flood event is being assessed in an important step towards reducing the impacts of flooding in the area. While rain patterns so far this year are leaving many wondering when the next decent falls will arrive, that sinking feeling of a significant flood is now part of...
Old dog given new life thanks to ANU artist
The 80-year-old Dog on the Tuckerbox is once again being given a new lease on life thanks to an artist from The Australian National University (ANU). Sculptor Nick Stranks was tasked with repairing the Dog on the Tuckerbox statue after it was vandalised last month. A party to celebrate the return of the much loved Aussie icon will be held at...
Cooma business receives funding to empower regional women
Health & Wellbeing
A Cooma business that delivers mental health first aid training to up-skill women in rural and regional areas is the latest recipient of a grant from the NSW Government’s Investing in Women Grant Program. Susan Burke Interactive Lessons Design is one of 16 organisations to receive funding across NSW and will receive $25,000 to help fund their program that supports women experiencing mental...
Snow and polar blast headed our way, winter hanging on
Don't put away your puffer jackets just yet! Early spring blossoms across South East NSW are about to be challenged by a polar blast that will shatter the idea that the region is moving towards spring, but will delight skiers. A deep cold front will focus its energy on Southern inland NSW on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, bringing the best...
Tales of Tinderella – a story of happy endings, or happy ever after
Is there such a thing as a happy ending? What are your dating dealbreakers? Is finding your one true love just a myth? The truth here may be stranger than fiction according to two Canberra women who have explored the answers to these questions and much more in their book, Tales of Tinderella. The book is a mostly fictional account of...
Women of Queanbeyan rise above cancer and raise eyebrows with calendar
It's been 10 months in the making, but in two weeks, all will be revealed for the launch of the very first Women of Queanbeyan calendar. There are at least 77 very good reasons to be at the launch at the Queanbeyan's Bicentennial Function Centre on August 17, where the naked ambitions of 77 brave women will be on show...
Yoga at the frontline for first responders
Being told to take a deep breath and just relax as you stand in front of a fire emergency, or serve with Australia's military is not something you will hear in the same sentence. These frontline emergency service personnel are the first responders when an emergency hits. Now, there is an organisation making sure they not only take a deep breath...
Excellence in stories and coffee at Queanbeyan cafe
Every day, a group of people can be found in the Queanbeyan Library making what would usually be considered too much noise. They are chatting about their weekend and discussing their lives while drinking a coffee or hot chocolate. Some are even reading. Welcome to the Storybook Cafe. The group represent the changing face of traditional libraries and it's a...
Firefighters tower new heights for MND
We all know the feeling we get when we climb a flight of stairs in a hurry. It kind of takes your breath away. So, stop and take a breath as you think of what it would take to climb to the top of the Sydney Tower – a staggering 1504 stairs or 98 floors. A group of dedicated firefighters...
Queanbeyan Blues show heart for indigenous artist
When the Queanbeyan Blues Rugby League Club players take the field, they always wear their hearts on their sleeves. For the recent Canberra Raiders Cup Indigenous round, the club’s senior teams also wore the heart of the Indigenous community on their jumpers when they ran onto Seiffert Oval against the West Belconnen Warriors. The jumpers were designed by Wiradjuri artist...
Remembering Nic Manikis and his corner shop, Queanbeyan community legends
“You can’t sell the shop, Nic. Everyone will miss you,” says a voice filming Nic Manikis as he loads milk into a fridge at his convenience store on Morton St in Queanbeyan. It’s one of the last videos of Nic before he died, peacefully in his shop on June 12, some 44 years after he first started in 1975. His...