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A look around Canberra – Chapman

By 3 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The suburb of Chapman in Weston Creek is named after Austin Chapman, a former minister who held the portfolios of defence, health, trade, and customs, at various points during the early 1900s. He served in public roles until 1924 when he resigned due to ill health, passing away just two years later.
Chapman is one of [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (4th and 5th July 2015)

By 3 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 4 July 2015 to 5 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Aranda, Phillip, Kingston, Dunlop, Ngunnawal, Casey, Monash and Wright. Happy Friday!
Saturday 4 July
35 Port Jackson Circuit Phillip
7am to 2pm
Must sell.  Quality Books, TV, fridge, household items, kitchen items, beds. LP records and lots more.
15 Max Jacobs Avenue Wright
8am to 1pm
Furniture, study table, cooking appliances, paintings, cushions, sheep skins and [...]

Canberra’s number one work crew cafe

By 2 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We all know that energy needs fuel, your car or truck needs petrol, your home needs heating at this time of year especially using gas as energy, your office printer wouldn’t work without electricity.
Just like those devices, work crews around Canberra need to refuel their most precious asset – their human capital. And not just [...]

The 10 types of drivers you see at Canberra school drop offs

By 2 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I am a mother of four children and have done a gazillion school runs in my time. My experience to date has been with childcare, pre-school and primary school, so to write this post I morphed a few stories from my mummy friends at different ACT primary and high schools.
This is my list of the [...]

Cheap eats – Asian Noodle House (Tuggeranong)

By 1 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When it comes to value for money, you can do a lot worse than fill up on a big bowl of laksa. It’s cheap, the servings are gigantic and while a great laksa is always preferable to a mediocre one, even substandard laksa tends to taste okay.
If there’s one thing I know for certain, it’s [...]

Free sausage sizzle tomorrow at Belconnen Community Service open day

By 30 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

There is such thing as a free lunch, northsiders. Come and meet Belconnen Community Service program managers and staff at tomorrow’s open day, and you’ll also get to enjoy a free sausage sizzle.

When: Wednesday 1 July 2015
Time: 11am to 2pm
Where: Social Bean Cafe, ACT Health Building, 56 Lathlain Street Belconnen
More info: http://www.bcsact.com.au/

Best of Canberra - Pub food

By 30 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and getting a generous, well-priced counter meal at a pub.
Steaks, schnitzels, burgers or seafood – whatever your choice, a good pub feed is never regrettable. While it might not be the fanciest or healthiest of cuisines, when you order food at a pub, you are pretty [...]

Mick Gentleman to discuss future planning at TCC general meeting

By 29 June 2015
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[ 7 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Just a quick note to advise Tuggeranong residents that ACT Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman, will be guest speaker at the next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting on Tuesday 7 July. Mick will talk on future planning in the ACT.

The meeting will be held in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Local wine

By 29 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I love a good wine tasting any day of the week no questions asked, but this weekend Canberra really turned on the weather and gave us the perfect conditions for a little wine tour of the region. 
When we put the call out for your favourite Canberra wine last week, a number of different wineries from across [...]

Here’s how to build a green home in Canberra without spending a fortune

By 29 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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If you think building an energy efficient home requires spending big on expensive green materials, building methods and technologies, you might have to think again.
Whether you’re interested in slashing your energy bills or reducing your family’s environmental footprint, you probably already know there are benefits to going green when building or renovating.
But what you may [...]

Advice on fixing dodgy retaining wall

By 29 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Fellow Rioters, I am looking for some advice in relation to an issue I have with a well known Canberra Building company.
In short, the builder constructed two properties that share a common boundary, with one property have a site cut requiring a 800 high retaining wall to be built.
Within two years of construction both the retaining [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Elemental, Braddon

By 27 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I heard about Elemental, the new paleo eatery in Braddon, I was intrigued but also not in a huge rush to try it out. I’m a little bit over food trends, as they do seem to be everywhere right now.
However, I had heard health food store Naked Foods had opened in Braddon, and so last weekend [...]

A look around Canberra – Narrabundah

By 26 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Narrabundah, located in Canberra’s inner south, draws its name from the language of the Ngunnawal people; however there are several interpretations online as to what the exact meaning of Narrabundah is. One online contribution says it means ‘bird of prey’, while another says ‘little hawk’.
This suburb is very old, being gazetted in 1928. In the [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (27th and 28th June 2015)

By 26 June 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Macquarie, Casey, Queanbeyan, Scullin, Macgregor, Wanniassa, Cook, Holt and Ngunnawal. Happy Friday!
Saturday 27 June
51 Blackman Street Macquarie
7am to 4pm
Clearing of ex shop stocks of patchwork fabric, needlework, crochet threads  knitting wool, huge range of threads, Japanese Embroidery supplies, sewing needles, scissors , haberdashery, kits, books, beads and more.
34 Conway Street [...]

Review – Grease Monkey, Braddon

By 25 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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There is a time and place for quinoa, cold-pressed juices served in glass jars and so-called ‘bliss balls’ with ingredients like maca powder and activated almonds. Your first visit to Grease Monkey is not one of them.
Located on the corner of Lonsdale and Elouera Streets on a lot that used to be a mechanic’s workshop, [...]

Ever tried couchsurfing? Or hosted a couchsurfer?

By 25 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve done a moderate amount of travel over the past few years – gradually getting more adventurous and moving away from the most popular travel destinations and onto some of the harder to access places.
On my upcoming trip I’ve been inspired to try couchsurfing. As a female who is usually travelling solo, I’d never looked [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (27 and 28 June 2015)

By 25 June 2015
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[ 27 June 2015 to 28 June 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a CBR Brave double header, a pop-up demolition dance party and Canberra City Band’s 90th anniversary spectacular. What are your plans?

1. Cosplay on Ice 2015
Attention Cosplayers: Cosplay on Ice is returning this Sunday. There will be a cosplay parade from 12.30pm, followed by a discounted one-hour skate session at Skate in [...]

Cheap eats – Gus’ (Civic)

By 24 June 2015
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Going with an oldie but a goodie for this week’s Cheap Eats. Gus’ in Civic was opened in the late 1960s and is one of the oldest cafes in Canberra. Looking at the menu I’m also reminded that Gus’ was also Canberra’s first outdoor cafe.
I really like Gus’. It’s extremely unpretentious, the food is simple [...]

Why the ACT is stuck in a supermarket time warp

By 24 June 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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A few years ago the ACT Government had a bright idea to confront the problem of the power of the supermarket giants. It introduced a policy to encourage more competition to the usual two or three. It didn’t deliver.
While much was made of this policy when the government’s bureaucracy was developing their so-called master plan [...]

5 urban Canberra walks to try this winter

By 23 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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For a city designed around cars, Canberra has some pretty great urban walks.
I set out this week to put together the city’s best urban walks for tourists and locals alike. You can easily knock over each of these walks in no more than an hour, and you’ll find plenty of hidden gems along the way.

1. Lonsdale [...]

Best of Canberra – Local wine

By 23 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I can think of no better way than to spend a Sunday hopping from cellar door to cellar door in and around Canberra, tasting wine and chatting to our local winemakers. This week’s taste off topic is one for the wine connoisseurs among us, as well as everyone else who just enjoys a good glass [...]

Tuggeranong’s Food Hub needs your support this winter

By 23 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra might have a reputation as an affluent city, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is well off – or well fed. We visited the Mura Lanyon Community Centre to find out more about its Food Hub program, and why it needs your support to make sure locals don’t go hungry this winter.
It was [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Indian

By 22 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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We are now almost a month into winter and these colder Canberra nights call for hearty meals that warm you right up from the inside out. With colourful curries, rich sauces and enough chilli to get your blood pumping, Indian cuisine makes the perfect winter food. 
Last week we put the call out for Canberra’s best [...]

How can we help tackle loneliness in Canberra?

By 22 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Nearly one in ten Canberrans feel lonely right now. Are you one of them?
If you’re not lonely at this very moment, there’s a three in ten chance that you’ll feel lonely at some point over the next decade.
Loneliness is defined as when a person feels the interpersonal relationships they want are different from the relationships they think [...]

Canberra op shop guide – Winter woolies

By 21 June 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Winter – that time of year when all Canberrans band together in mutual hatred for sub-zero temperatures. It’s also a great opportunity to inject some layering and cute accessories into your outfits. But before you spend an entire month’s rent on a new winter coat and piles of cashmere sweaters, why not check out your [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Monster Kitchen & Bar

By 20 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve been meaning to try Monster Kitchen and Bar since it opened in Hotel Hotel last year. I had heard mixed reviews and was keen to try it out for myself.
Working so close to Hotel Hotel, I really had no excuses left not to visit. So last week I made a date to check it out for breakfast.
Walking into Nishi, the [...]

A look around Canberra – Campbell

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Campbell in Canberra’s inner north is one of our oldest suburbs and has a whole lot of history behind it. Named after Robert Campbell, a politician in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, a merchant, and the owner of Duntroon Station.
Campbell, in my opinion, is one of the nicest parts of Canberra. [...]

Communities@Work needs your warm winter clothes!

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 June 2015; ]

Do you have spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, scarves, beanies and gloves that you don’t need?

Allhomes and Communities@Work are taking to the streets next Friday 26 June to collect donated winter gear from participating businesses around Canberra.

You can help keep the most vulnerable members of our community warm by donating any spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, [...]

Costa Georgiadis in Canberra for Canberra’s Backyard Heroes

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 2 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Big personality of the gardening world, Costa Georgiadis, is dropping in on Canberra once again for the Canberra Environment Centre’s Backyard Heroes.

The event is on July 2nd and is a casual panel-style event at the Food Coop Shop and Cafe, hosted by Costa. It’s an opportunity to meet and uncover the everyday Canberrans engaging in innovative [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (20th and 21st June 2015)

By 19 June 2015
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[ 20 June 2015 to 21 June 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dickson, Red Hill, Calwell, Griffith, Wanniassa, Wright and Holt. Happy Friday!
Saturday 20 June
52 Beagle Street Red Hill
7am to 1pm
Come along this Saturday to grab a bargain! Most items are BRAND NEW clearance stock from an online baby store. Lots of brand new parenting items including maternity clothes, hamper fillers, toys, [...]

If you love fungi and horse racing then this lunch is for you!

By 18 June 2015

[ 5 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Thoroughbred Park has teamed up with 3seeds Chef Andrew Haskins to present a truffle lunch with a difference on Sunday 5 July.  A four-course truffle inspired luncheon prepared by Andrew and the talented catering team at Thoroughbred Park showcasing local growers Black Truffles of Canberra as well as a race day will keep even the [...]

Exam supervisor wanted

By 17 June 2015
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My husband and I are studying through Kaplan Professional online. We are looking for someone who would be able to supervise our exams in Canberra.
We are happy to pay for the supervision. We will need to sit 4-5 exams over approximately 8-12 months. They need to take place in a public place with internet access.
We [...]

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