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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Businesses warned to check insurance before shutting down
Businesses that need to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic are being advised to check their insurance policies before shutting the doors on their premises or worksite. With many empty worksites being subject to thefts and attempted break-ins, a leading Canberra insurance broker says businesses need to be aware of the implications of shutting down as their policy may be voided, especially...
No time to celebrate as Chisholm chemist takes top award
There's been no time to celebrate for the staff of the Capital Chemist at Chisholm after it was named 2020 Pharmacy of the Year by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Proprietor Rebecca Young said the celebrations will have to be added to the long list of events that have been cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus. Instead, staff are at the...
Business Chamber says more support needed for Canberra businesses
As the shutdown of non-essential businesses takes hold, the Canberra Business Chamber says more support is needed for Canberra businesses. “New restrictions that shut down 'non-essential service' businesses such as clubs, hotels and restaurants will decimate an industry that has been dealing with a severe downturn for months,” said Chamber Interim CEO Graham Catt. "There's no way to sugar coat this...
Turntables keep turning as Landspeed marks 25 years
Landspeed Records co-owner Blake Budak recalls one of his first customers when they opened the store above Gus's Cafe in Civic in 1994. "I remember a customer coming in and saying his personal collection was bigger than what we had in our shop. We had a couple of hundred CDs and some vinyl records and that was about it," Budak recalls....
Tim’s triple-A awesome job at Independent
When Tim Cologon arrives for work with the Independent team, it's already an awesome day. According to Tim, it's triple-A awesome. August 6 was definitely a day to remember, as staff gathered to wish Tim a happy birthday and give their most valued co-worker a few surprises along the way, including a ride in a Ferarri, and of course there...
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...