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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER … once … more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching breakfast dishes fly past me and I am faced with the amazing, freshly baked, pastry cabinet every morning. So you can [...]

Top 10 Canberra Experience Gifts

By 19 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Instead of buying material presents, why not give the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas? There are so many great experiences Canberra has to offer, and the memories will last a lifetime for the lucky recipient. Here are my top ten ideas for experience gifts this Christmas:
1. Meet a Cheetah – $175
Animal lovers will [...]

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception of last week when I drove through at night time in search of Christmas lights).
Calwell, named after former Labor leader Arthur Calwell, was gazetted on 5 [...]

Good quality veggie garden plants in Canberra?

By 18 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I have had mixed success with Bunnings and Rodneys in terms of range and quality of veggie seedlings/plants.
Can anyone recommend a favourite nursery or gardening supplier in Canberra, with a large range and good quality plants?
Thanks!

City Walk comes alive with Christmas Markets both day and night

By 18 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

With 10 market stalls starting at 9am today (Thursday 18 December), this festive hustle and bustle of activity on City Walk near Garema Place is another reason to be in Canberra’s CBD this December.
Everybody loves a good market, especially at Christmas. During the day come and support five of our local charities at the Christmas [...]

One Canberra reference group members announced

By 17 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch today announced the final membership of the reference group tasked with overseeing actions to promote community harmony identified at the landmark One Canberra Symposium.
“The tragic, criminal events in Sydney have underscored the importance of maintaining a socially cohesive community, where people of [...]

Boundless Canberra Receives $10,000

By 17 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Elaine Stanford and Sandie Parkes (coowners of The Green Shed) presented a cheque for $10,000 to Lisa Salerno of Boundless Canberra last week.
The Green Shed accepts a range of unwanted items that can be resold, such as books, furniture, bikes, clothing, gardening items and sporting goods, preventing a huge amount of perfectly good items going [...]

Best of Canberra – Meat Pie

By 16 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Did you know that on average, each Australian consumes 12 meat pies a year?
That means we’ve got to know a thing or two about our meat pies right?!
Whenever I eat a meat pie, I always wonder if I’m doing it right. Like is there a correct way of eating a pie! I turned to my [...]

Canberra’s best Christmas lights

By 16 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I was growing up, most houses in my waterside suburb on the Central Coast got into Christmas lights – whether it be one or two strings across their guttering, or a full blown lights show where there was so much going on you didn’t know where to look. I’ve noticed that Canberrans don’t really [...]

Where to buy seafood for Christmas?

By 15 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Rioters.
I’m looking for recommendations on where and when to buy seafood in Canberra to be eaten on Christmas day?
A few years ago I bought some from a place in Weston Creek (opposite the post office) and it was great. However the place has since closed down.
I’m after large prawns, lobster tails and some oysters.
Thanks.

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Donuts

By 15 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Last week I went in search of the best donut Canberra has to offer. It was a little trickier than I thought it would be. A lot of readers reminisced about donuts that were available back in the day, which made me realise that donuts (fresh donuts in particular) may be an old favourite, but [...]

Another FREE Seminar on the ACT’s new asbestos laws

By 15 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As the first seminar on this subject on 19 January is fully booked, a second FREE seminar will provide participants with information regarding the ACT’s new asbestos laws, which take effect on 1 January 2015.
Participants will receive an overview of a range of matters, including:

Changes to the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 to encompass [...]

Official opening of the Woden Specialist Medical Centre

By 14 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Health, Simon Corbell, yesterday officially opened the new Woden Specialist Medical Centre, which will further enhance Canberra’s specialist and allied health care options.
“The new Woden Specialist Medical Centre brings together three leading organisations – orthopaedics ACT, National Capital Diagnostic Imaging and Flex Out Physiotherapy Canberra, all in one central and convenient location,” Mr [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot spot: Autolyse, Braddon

By 13 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Everyone always talks about Autolyse in Braddon, and I don’t know why, but I just never went … I can’t believe I waited this long to check it out.
I walked in and was immediately in love with the décor. It is exactly how I imagine a bakery to look, bright and white, with an exposed [...]

BrodDogs now open in Braddon

By 12 December 2014
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One of Canberra’s most loved food vans, BrodDogs, has found a new home on Braddon’s Lonsdale Street.
The bright-red gourmet hotdog van (a renovated version of the old Brodburger caravan), officially opened for business at urban village The Hamlet this week.
Owner Joelle Bou-Jaoude says she’s excited that BrodDogs has joined Braddon’s rapidly growing food van community, [...]

A Look Around Canberra: McKellar

By 12 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This week I thought I’d head up to the Belconnen area of Canberra, or as it’s known to some: Belco. With all the news stories on Bronwyn Bishop kicking record numbers of Labor MPs out of the House of Representatives in the last week of Parliament I thought it fitting to check out the suburb [...]

Canberra Op Shop Guide – Christmas Edition

By 12 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Christmas is one of my favourite times of year, but as much as I love it, I don’t love the consumerist habits it encourages. It can be tempting to buy all kinds of shiny trinkets to celebrate the season, but how often do we ending up throwing these items straight in the trash as soon [...]

YWCA, Menslink and ABC journalist win awards

By 11 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Women Joy Burch last night presented YWCA Canberra, Menslink, and ABC TV journalist Adrienne Francis with ACT Partners in Prevention Awards for their work to end violence against women.
“The ACT Partners in Prevention Awards are all about changing attitudes and behaviours to create a community where women and children are safe,” Ms Burch [...]

Get your free ActewAGL community calendar now!

By 10 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Twelve talented amateur photographers from Canberra and the surrounding region have had their images selected from 750 entries to feature in the 2015 ActewAGL Postcards From Your Town calendar.
Chadwick Clark from Lyneham was the big winner, receiving a cash prize of $1,000 for his winning photo City Lights – surreal morning lights in the capital, [...]

Local Leaders – Paul Jurak (the Kayakcameraman)

By 10 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Head down to Lake Burley Griffin before 6am most mornings and you’ll find Paul Jurak in a single-person kayak with a $400 point and shoot camera, searching for the perfect spot to capture the sunrise.
Paul, who shares the best of each morning’s photos on social media and via his Kayakcameraman blog, originally started kayaking to [...]

Best of Canberra – Donuts

By 9 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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They don’t need an introduction … those deep fried, fluffy, cakey circles of heaven, rolled in cinnamon and sugar, with a center that is 100% fat free!
Yes, I am talking about donuts. Hommer Simpson’s, and mine, favourite treat!
There are so many different types of donuts, from the traditional cinnamon and sugar, to custard filled, and [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Family Friendly Restaurant/Cafe

By 8 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Last week when I asked for recommendations for family friendly restaurants and cafes, I honestly expected to be inundated however, it seems that Canberra has a serious lack of family friendly eating establishments.
Places like Jamie’s Italian, and a few of the football clubs were recommended, along with Ricardo’s in Jamison and Tommy & Me in [...]

Our first look at the new eatery Akiba

By 8 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The words “eclectic electric” are printed on the back of the chopsticks at Canberra’s latest culinary sensation, Akiba, and it’s an apt description for the restaurant itself.
Owned by Peter and Michael Harrington and partner Dino Jugovac, this is a quirky and innovative restaurant that pulls out all the stops.
Situated at the former Dieci e Mezzo [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: The Cupping Room

By 6 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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This weekend I decided to try out The Cupping Room for breakfast; a project by Ona coffee. So off I went to Civic. I had to wait about 10-15 minutes for a table (apparently it happens), but honestly, it’s worth the wait.
I’ve previously raved about their amazing salted caramel popcorn milkshakes, but as I discovered, The [...]

Bus drivers take ACTION and support people living with cancer

By 5 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACTION bus drivers will be sporting Hawaiian shirts today (Friday 5 December 2014) to raise awareness of ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group’s Hawaiian Shirt Day.
“Across Canberra, ACTION bus drivers will proudly wear a Hawaiian shirt today to support families who have a member undergoing treatment for cancer and we are encouraging commuters to do [...]

A Look Around Canberra: Chifley

By 5 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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We explored the Inner North suburb of Turner last week for the very first Look Around Canberra post. This week, we’re venturing across the lake and down to the Woden Valley for a look at Chifley.
Chifley, named after former Prime Minister Ben Chifley (did you know his ghost allegedly hangs out at Hotel Kurrajong?), was [...]

Mike Jeffreys and the Merrymaker Sisters discuss eating to feel great… (Podcast)

By 5 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Emma and Carla Papas are the Merrymaker Sisters.
The name sounds like something from a previous era – Dickensian maybe?
But these young ladies are just as modern as tomorrow. Their thing is food that makes you feel good.
The Paleo approach. Well, pretty much… They include quinoa in some [...]

Think before you drink at the office Christmas party

By 4 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Welcome to the silly season. And they don’t call it silly for nothing. It’s that time of year where all of our emotions seem to overflow and we dangle dance between the line of aggression and elation at the thought of the end of the year finally approaching and heading off on summer holidays.
But before [...]

Cherry season!

By 3 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Now that cherry season is here can anyone let me know if there are people selling them on the roadside?

Lifeline Canberra celebrates International Volunteer Day

By 3 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Lifeline Canberra is using International Volunteer Day (Friday, 5 December 2014) to publically thank its 550 strong volunteer workforce (300 Telephone Crisis Supporters and 250 Warehouse and Bookfair volunteers). In particular, the organisation wants to thank those who have been volunteering for Lifeline Canberra long-term, in some cases for 20 years.
“Lifeline Canberra has some volunteers [...]

Shop local this Christmas

By 3 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Do you want to help a local Canberran this Christmas? You have the power to support Canberran designers, craftsmen and producers by buying from small local business this festive season. If you don’t quite know how you might do that, here are three examples of places you can do some great gift shopping.

The Capital Region [...]

5-star luxury living at The Curzon in Wright

By 3 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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There are display homes. And then there’s The Curzon, a breathtaking two-storey display home built by Mayfair Homes on Wright’s prestigious Xenica Street.
Mayfair Homes director Steve Kolak says that The Curzon, which draws its inspiration from five-star hotels around the world and has won several awards including Display Home of the Year (over $500,000) at [...]

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