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Bosom buddies challenge Canberra to body and beauty makeover

By 18 July 2012

On Saturday 4th August 2012 local businesses Elegance Beauty and Strive Holistic Personal Training will launch their 4-week ‘Beauty and Body Makeover Challenge’ to raise money for Bosom Buddies and help Canberra women get in great shape.
The 4-week challenge is open to all Canberra women who want expert coaching and guidance from Strive Holistic Personal [...]

But can you eat it? The native truffle and Truffle Festival 2012

By 16 July 2012

While our Festival celebrates the local ‘farmed’ French or Perigord black truffle for its culinary qualities, the growers have an interest that’s also botannical. Each season they’re nurturing the conditions for the special relationship between the truffles and their host trees, usually oaks and hazelnuts. The truffles depend on their attachment by fine filaments to [...]

Can you dig it?

By 11 July 2012

If you’ve been on one of the Festival truffle hunts, you’ll know that after the dog finds the scent of the truffle, the grower or the hunter/dog handler will get down on their knees to smell if there really is something there, and decide if it’s strong enough to dig up. A well trained dog [...]

See your house plan in 3D

By 10 July 2012

Clients of Canberra-based designer Modarch have a distinct advantage – they get to see their house plans in 3D.
Undertaking a virtual tour of your house on television is an advantage in a number of ways:
• you save time because you can see what your choices look like, and make changes there and
then if you prefer [...]

My truffle is bigger than your truffle.

By 6 July 2012

Every year there’s an element of rivalry and pride amongst our truffle growers when they find the first truffles. Someone suggested that finding the first truffle of the season should be as widely publicised as that European symbol of spring, the swallow. Even ‘The Times’ treats swallow sightings seriously (maybe it’s because UK winters are [...]

Truffle Festival update

By 3 July 2012

It’s week two of the Festival and along with truffle, there’s a strong smell of alcohol in the air.
In a region where our local wines are considered the perfect match for local truffles it seems as if there’s an alternative. The natural ability of black truffles to enhance almost any flavour is why it’s so [...]

A testimonial for Strive Holistic Training

By 25 June 2012

I am writing this to tell you all, how pleased I am with my progress. Due mainly to Tanya’s guidance and friendship, I have found myself losing weight, walking better and on the whole feeling more alive. Not forgetting, that Tanya’s now expanding Strive, so fellow clients please spread the word that Strive is effective [...]

Is stress stopping you from losing weight?

By 24 May 2012

Canberrans are busy people and often hold stressful jobs, within the public service or private sectors. Our corporate life style could be affecting us and our levers of stress. Do you rush around feeling like you are always ‘on’? If you answered yes there’s a good chance that your body is stressed.
Stress hormones such [...]

Insitec hosting solutions

By 23 May 2012

Insitec was founded in 2001 with a goal to providing the best possible IT services for the small to medium business and government sectors of Canberra.
Insitec supplies businesses and government agencies with a wide range of hosting solutions to suit any IT requirement. Insitec can provide hosting for business servers, sharepoint servers and [...]

MBE Manuka for professional business services

By 7 May 2012

There are many reasons why Mail Boxes ETC (MBE) Manuka continues to steadily grow its business but the primary one is the trust of their customers.
MBE Manuka provides a range of professional business services focusing on small to medium-sized businesses.
Contact them if you need design, printing and copying (digital and offset), private mailboxes, virtual [...]

7 Lessons in business (from a Business Coach)

By 17 April 2012

Let me say upfront that I am a Business Coach, and I hope that this doesn’t scare people off from the start. Coaching is an industry that has strong levels of opinion one way or the other depending on people’s experiences or views. We aren’t all bad, and we aren’t for everyone (just as [...]

Attention Car Buyers: Canberra Toyota’s Biggest Ever Monster Sale…… This Thursday, Friday, Saturday

By 26 March 2012

ATTENTION CAR BUYERS: Head to Canberra Toyota this Thursday, Friday and Saturday for our Biggest Monster Sale!
New cars from $15,000 drive away. All 2011 vehicles slashed!
Over 200 Used Cars – Sedans, Hatches Utes and Four Wheel Drives from only $5000!
PLUS with every car sold you’ll receive a Window Tint and DVD Player absolutely FREE
The Biggest [...]

The Choku Bai Jo Movement – Fresh, organic and locally produced

By 22 March 2012

One of the unpronounceable buzz words struggling past peoples lips over the last 4 years has been Choku Bai Jo. Choku Bai Jo means ‘Direct Selling Place’ in Japanese, and that is exactly what the Pentony Family sought to – and have achieved – since the first store opened in North Lyneham in February 2008. [...]

Looking for Staff? f2f can de-stress the process

By 27 February 2012

Kate Prior, Managing Director of face2face Recruitment (f2f) opened a 100% Australian, locally owned business in 2005. Kate felt that there was the space for a boutique style agency, where the focus was still on people and providing a service.
face2face provide staff to Government (APS2-6/EL1-2) and the Private Sector, covering ICT, Administration, Finance, HR, [...]

First Class Accounts FREE Business Evaluation

By 21 February 2012

Need a Book Keeper? Try First Class Accounts.
First Class Accounts Dickson is a full service bookkeeping corporation serving a wide range of industry types. Our services are ideal for organisations who do not have the time or background to handle accounting functions
Our services include:
– Bank reconcilliations
– GST & BAS requirements
– Accounts payable/receivable
– Weekly, monthly or [...]

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, Now showing at the Art Gallery of NSW until 25 March

By 16 February 2012

Next month, the Art Gallery of NSW will farewell Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris.
The exhibition features some 150 paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Musée National Picasso in Paris. These are ‘Picasso’s Picassos’ – the works he kept in his own possession, which only after his death in 1973 were given to [...]

See Questacon in a different light!

By 1 February 2012

[ 2 March 2012 to 10 March 2012. ]

As part of the ENLIGHTEN festival over four nights Questacon — The National Science and Technology is offering exclusive after hours performances and talks. Tickets are priced from $10-$15 and are available for purchase through Ticketek.

Friday 2 March
8-10 pm
Music Today – How do you play it that way?
Top Australian DJ/Producer Tom Piper Ministry of Sound [...]


By 31 January 2012

Most people understand the importance of road safety. After all, it is something that can potentially affect all of us. If you want to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem, this is your chance to seek funding to make the solution happen. You might have a good [...]

1601, An Ephemeral Exhibition

By 15 December 2011

[ 17 December 2011 to 23 December 2011. ]

1601 is the name of a bare penthouse apartment perched high above the lake, as well as an ephemeral exhibition happening there this week.

In a concrete shell with sublime views hangs 50 works by prestigious local artists. Stacked on milk-crates and immersed in natural light, this industrial-style exhibition achieves three purposes:

- to exhibit and [...]

Save with solar power

By 7 December 2011

With hot weather on the way and energy prices continuing to rise, it’s time to install solar panels and save hundreds of dollars a year in energy bills.
And you can now buy quality solar panels from a locally-based company that has been operating in Canberra since 2004 and have them installed by reliable, accredited installers. [...]

Take control of your money

By 14 November 2011

If you don’t know where your money goes each week, you’re not alone. Most people have no idea what happens to their money.
Focus Your Money is your very own money coach. Come to us and learn where your surplus money goes. Then use our tools to take control of your own finances.
We help you to [...]

[Win Wine!] Canberra’s wineries to lure visitors with Wine, Roses and All that Jazz

By 2 November 2011

[ 5 November 2011 to 6 November 2011. ] [We have six double packs of Canberra Wine to give away to our Premium Members as part of the festival. To win either be a premium member or upgrade your membership and let us know via the contact form that you'd like to be in the draw before 5pm, 5 November 2011]

Canberra District Wineries [...]

Festival of Cricket- Summer just got a whole lot more interesting!

By 28 October 2011

Cricket fans are especially spoilt for choice in Canberra this summer with several National and International cricket events to be held at Manuka Oval. The inaugural Festival of Cricket sees the NSW Speedblitz Blues taking on Tasmania in a one-dayer and test match, and Cricket Australia’s Chairman’s XI battling India in an event that should [...]

The new Burbury Hotel Pioneering Apple’s® Mac Mini in room technology

By 25 October 2011

Canberra’s newest property, the Burbury Hotel, is the first in Australia to redefine the guest experience using Apple’s Mac-Mini®-based hospitality platform for delivery of an IPTV solution from Square-i International.
The in-room IPTV solution, developed by Square-i International, offers guests full Mac computer functionality, iPod, iPad and iPhone-docking, high definition TV, Foxtel®, play-your-own CDs/DVDs, pay-per-view movies, [...]

Voices In The Forest at the National Arboretum

By 20 October 2011

The good, soaking rain we’ve had over the last couple of weeks has fared well for The National Arboretum, which will be hosting its first major cultural event – the inaugural Voices in the Forest concert.
We’ve had a few tongue in cheek comments on RiotACT describing the Arboretum concert as ‘Voices of the Nascent [...]

Woden ready to come Alive

By 4 October 2011

[ 30 October 2011 to 5 November 2011. ]

Canberra’s first regional week long celebration, Woden Alive, will see the Woden Valley community and everything it has to offer on display from Oct 30 – Nov 5. Woden Alive is an exciting new initiative that takes place at various venues and businesses throughout the Woden Valley and climaxes at the Woden Valley Festival on [...]

Summer Rhythm Festival. Raising Mental Health Awareness.

By 7 September 2011

3 Days, 4 Stages, Over 75 Bands and DJs, Camping, Bars, Markets, Swimming areas.
Located on the grounds of Goolabri Resort and Golf club, literally only 9mins from Dickson.
Camping will be available for free for ticket holders. If Camping isn’t your cup of tea , then buses will be running to and from the [...]

Sportscraft Launches Spring Summer Collection

By 2 September 2011

For the Sportscraft Spring Summer 2011 collection, colour is here! One of the hottest spring trends worldwide, Sportscraft have embraced this fashion phenomenon and captured the essence of a vibrant new season.
The season launches with a beautiful palette of cosmetic tones, ranging from warm neutrals through to strong blushes and watermelons. And to compliment, a [...]

Top ten tips to help businesses get off to a flying start

By 29 August 2011

You want to be your own boss and now you’re wondering just how to get the business rolling. William Willems, Regional Vice President at Regus, who’s Canberra business centre at City West Tower on London Circuit houses many start-ups, shares some top tips for anyone starting a new business.
For entrepreneurs and small business owners, image [...]

Win tickets to see Floriade in a different light!

By 25 August 2011

Floriade NightFest will serve up five fun-filled evenings of movies, food and wine, comedy, bustling night markets and beautiful blooms—all illuminated by spectacular lighting.
Pack a picnic and head for the giant outdoor screen to watch The Social Network (M) on 28 September, Julie & Julia (PG) on 29 September, Bran Nue Dae (PG) on 30 [...]

Are you paying too much tax?

By 15 August 2011

You go to work every day. You work long hours and you end up losing most of your pay in tax. Australians are among the highest taxed people in the world and its getting worse every day. The average Australian works more than six months of the year just to pay the tax man! Not [...]

To All Solar Free Clients

By 5 August 2011

To All Solar Free Clients
Thank you for been part of the Solar Free journey, while we continue to grow our brand. Your business is very much appreciated and while some of you are still clients of Solar Free, a very few number of our clients have experienced delays and left us due to various reasons [...]

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