Drones, sniffer dogs and land patrols are used in the regions war against noxious weeds.
Georgina is a reporter for The Canberra Times and Chronicle
Nicole Gillies' father took his own life when he was 50, now has reached the same age she plans to run an ultra marathon in his memory.
So much for the cashless economy.
National Multicultural Festival weekend is one of the most vibrant on Canberra's calendar so here is what not to miss out on this year.
The Gunghalin brothers that are used to getting in the driver's seat of Canberrans cars.
It's the sort of weather that has people lingering in the supermarket cool section and contemplating whether an ice-cream sandwich satisfies as a meal.
She ran while pregnant in 2016 and Kristine Elliot has her heart set on getting through the 10km faster to meet her baby daughter Olive at the finish line.
Canberra Hospital intensive care nurse Therese Knight has just returned home to Kaleen after her second trip to Africa serving on board the world's largest independent hospital ship.
After seven months of cancer treatment away from home Tayah Sidney's brave battle was recognised by Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove.
There will be fun, fitness and live entertainment from Canberra songstress Amber Nichols at the 2017 Australian Running Festival this April.