Welcome to the autumn edition of Essential Living magazine! With the weather cooling down over the next few months we have packed this edition with great tips on getting ready for winter. Find out how Canberra is playing a big role in the fight against climate change and discover the synergies between our new sister city Wellington and Canberra. We chat with Yvonne Cuschieri, the founder of the Cancer Support Group about all her work with the group.

We also have some fantastic competitions to enter, including two return tickets to Wellington New Zealand, a GIANTS VIP experience and a pamper session to help you relax into winter.

Inside this issue


Canberra the renewable energy capital

While Canberra may only be a relatively small city, we are playing a big role in the global fight against climate change. Read more here about the programs and activities ActewAGL has in place to help play our part.

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Inspirational support begins at home

We chat with Yvonne Cushieri, founder of the Cancer Support Group who has reached the remarkable milestone of 30 years with the group. Read more about her dedication, the extraordinary people she works with and her focus on the future needs of the community.

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Tailored solar solutions deliver better results

As more and more people in the Canberra region are recognising the economic and environmental benefits of solar, they’re turning to their trusted energy provider for solutions. Find out how ActewAGL can design the perfect system solution for your energy needs.

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Canberra’s sister city connection gets a boost

Offering impressive cultural, artistic, tourism and investment opportunities within gorgeous natural surrounds is an experience that Canberra and its sister city of Wellington happily share boasting rights to.

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In her own words

The nation’s capital is a popular location for school excursions with plenty of iconic venues to see. Brooke Hudd from Goulburn High School was the recent winner of an essay competition we ran following her visit to Canberra. Read more her about her visit.

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Face up to winter

It’s easy to wrap up in your winter woollies and hibernate during winter. Read here for some great tips to help you keep fit and healthy this winter courtesy of Hale Gym + Spa.

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Amazing Anzac caramel slice

We’ve put a spin on the classic Anzac biscuit with this tasty recipe!

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Home energy saving tips for winter

With the weather starting to cool down, we have put together some simple tips to help you prepare your home for winter and save on your energy costs.

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