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Reliability, safety and security of ACT electricity supply at risk following unprecedented AER draft decision

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released a draft decision drastically reducing and backdating expenditure allowed on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019.
ActewAGL Chief Executive Officer Michael Costello said, “This decision does not make sense. ActewAGL currently has the cheapest and most reliable network in [...]

Community celebrations this weekend for official opening of The RUC at Turner

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This weekend the Canberra community is invited to celebrate the official ‘birth day’ of The RUC at Turner after the merger of The ACT Rugby Union Club, known as The RUC Barton, with the Canberra North Bowling Club.
The birthday celebrations will take place at the new The RUC at Turner this coming Sunday 30 November.
The [...]

Would you trade in stability for free rent?

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With a big question mark over future stable employment for some Canberran’s, it has seen the rise of a new, but old kind of trend. There is no doubt and well documented that there will be potentially a whole generation that will struggle to ever be able to own their own piece of the world; [...]

Canberra Custom Knife Show

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 7 December 2014 at 10:00 am; ] It’s on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall.

Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives.

There are more than twenty makers coming from all over. We [...]

Lonesome Lambie

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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On Paul Murray Live Sunday night we were discussing the imminent departure of Jacqui Lambie from the Palmer United Party.
Janine Perrett was hosting, because the eponymous host was on a study tour in Abu Dhabi where he was examining local hotel architecture and the F 1.
Janine said – voicing the complaint of many – that [...]

Best of Canberra – Pancakes

By 25 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I am drooling over the thought of a big stack of fluffy pancakes, smothered in salted caramel syrup, sprinkled with walnuts and topped with fresh banana.
Normally when I east breakfast, I am a bacon and egg kind of gal … savory over sweets. But this week I want to indulge. I’m going to treat myself [...]

Asbestos removal companies?

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The last post I could find about this was from back in 2009, so hoping someone may have some more recent recommendations.
I’m planning to renovate our bathroom and ensuite, and we’ve had confirmed that the wall material is bonded asbestos sheeting.  I want to basically gut the bathrooms, replace the wall material, and start from [...]

Do you know the next Canberra Citizen of the Year?

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is encouraging Canberrans to celebrate our community’s most outstanding contributors by nominating them for the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year Award.
“Canberra is full of generous, talented and hard working people and this award is a fitting way to recognise and thank them publicly for their efforts,” the Chief Minister said.
“It [...]

Christmas cheer arrives in the City

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has released details of the 2014 Christmas festivities in the City culminating around the dazzling SIDS and Kids world record attempt lights display in Petrie Plaza.
“This year the City Centre Christmas displays will be combined into the one space to allow families to easily see a 10 metre high Christmas tree [...]

Record nominations for Inclusion Awards

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A record number of people and businesses have been nominated in this year’s Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, which recognise the contributions made to welcome, encourage and support people with disability in our community.
This year 79 nominations were received across four categories for a range of people, businesses and organisations, including healthcare provider Aspen Medical, local [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014
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Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa.
Meatways Butchery at Kambah Village received many votes for their sausages and customer service. Having previously lived in the Weston Creek area I was [...]

Write for Rights at the Pub – Sunday 30th November

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 30 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved.

This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way home from an anti-government [...]

Canberra Opshoppers Guide – Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers.
1. Don’t get overwhelmed
Don’t get overwhelmed by the clothing racks spanning as far as the eye can see! If you don’t want to spend too much time [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mocan & Green Grout, New Acton

By 22 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve walked past Mocan & Green Grout a lot but always found it way too busy to indulge in a coffee or a meal. This week I was in the area for a meeting and spied a few empty tables and I couldn’t have moved faster to take a seat!
While outside is a beautiful area [...]

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir takes centre stage as ‘Best of the Best’ in Australian Wine is announced

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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For just the second time in the history of the Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia, a Pinot Noir won the top prize at last night’s trophy presentation dinner in Canberra.
The Mornington Peninsula’s 2013 Yabby Lake Block 2 Pinot Noir won the ultimate award for an Australian wine, the Len Evans Memorial Trophy for [...]

A Summer Fling

By 21 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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With these warmer months approaching it’s hard not to want to spend most of my time out doors, taking in all the sunshine and warmth before the next Winter comes.
It’s also a really good time to shake up date night and do something a bit different to your usual routine.
Here are my suggestions to shake [...]

Chief Police Officer urges community to support Men in Uniform stalls

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers is urging the community to support the Men in Uniform stalls from 10am-2pm tomorrow (Saturday November 22) and donate to the White Ribbon Foundation by purchasing merchandise and swearing the oath.
Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers – a White Ribbon Ambassador – said [...]

A new way to find affordable housing

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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On Monday Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr unveiled the new Allhomes & REIACT kiosk, a quick and easy way for Community Housing clients to find affordable housing in Canberra.
Those searching for affordable rental accommodation can now find properties in their desired area with the tap of a finger, as well as print all the relevant information and agent [...]

Michael Chatto announced as Executive Chef of Chifley’s Bar & Grill, Canberra

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Chifley’s Bar & Grill, a new steakhouse and bar within the historic Hotel Kurrajong Canberra located in Barton, ACT, will open its doors on Tuesday 16 December 2014, with Michael Chatto leading the kitchen.
Chifley’s is named after the sixteenth Prime Minister of Australia, Ben Chifley. According to the hotel’s historical records, Mr Chifley made Hotel [...]

Giving yourself permission to shine

By 20 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s that time of year where many of us put down our chocolate bars and pick up a set of weights. No I mean it, seriously put down the chocolate bar! For some peeling off the tracksuit pants and putting on a swimsuit is a frightening prospect. Many of us have trouble accepting our bodies [...]

Big Brother’s Jason Roses on TVSN Celebrity Challenge tonight

By 19 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Former Big Brother housemate and Canberra local Jason Roses will appear in a live TVSN Celebrity Challenge tonight (19 November) to support breast cancer research.
Tune in to TVSN from 7.30pm to watch as Jason and other celebrities and media identities including Channel 10’s Matt Doran, Underbelly actor Simon Westaway and The Bachelor’s Anna Heinrich put [...]

Local Leaders – Frank van de Loo (Mount Majura Vineyard)

By 19 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra’s wine industry has come a long way in the last decade, according to Mount Majura Vineyard winemaker Frank van de Loo. He remembers the days when including the words “Canberra District” on a wine label was considered a risky move.
“Ten years ago there wasn’t much awareness of the Canberra wine region, and it certainly wasn’t as [...]

Belconnen Community Council AGM 2014

By 18 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Agenda for Annual General Meeting – 18 November 2014.
Venue: 7:30pm at the Community Room, Belconnen Library (upstairs)
1. Welcome & Apologies
2. AGM

Acceptance of 2013 AGM Minutes
Report from the Chair
Appointment of the Auditor
Report from the Treasurer

The BCC received the following nominations for vacant committee positions at the 2014 AGM. All nominations are from members eligible to serve [...]

When the Dragon Came (2003) – Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 18 November 2014

The next morning, Sunday, is hot and still, almost as an epitaph to the events of the day before. At the depot I wait in the hazy early morning air and smoke a number of cigarettes before the team arrives. Everyone is tired and dirty from the terrifying events of the previous night and all [...]

Best of Canberra – Butcher

By 18 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The great Aussie barbie is a Summer weekend favourite. Australian’s look forward to barbecues with their friends; the boys bond over taking charge of cooking the meat and the girls gossip over champagne whilst making salad. Now that the warmer weather is here, I’m hosting a BBQ for my friends this weekend. Even though it’s [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Take Away (suburban)

By 17 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It was hard to choose which two take away options to try last week, with Canberrans nominating many fast food joints such as, Fisher take away and G Spot Gunghallin, to name a few of the favourites. I decided to review Watson take away and The Mandalay Bus in Braddon.
Being hungover on Friday from one [...]

Community Council to consider Light rail, Mr Fluffy

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 19 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Wednesday’s North Canberra Community Council meeting will feature a Capital Metro presentation on light rail, a COTA presentation on elderly persons accommodation and a discussion of the Mr Fluffy buyback scheme. It will also consider ACT electoral boundaries, the proposal to re-zone the area to the east of the Dickson swimming pool, and the proposed [...]

World AIDS Day Free Community BBQ Breakfast

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 1 December 2014 at 7:00 am; ] Please join us at the World AIDS Day Market on Monday 1 December in Garema Place in the City.  This event will include a free community BBQ breakfast provided by the AIDS Action Council, information and education stalls and entertainment.  The event is designed to raise awareness in the community about issues surrounding HIV and [...]

Movember Market This Saturday

By 17 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Local food and fashion collaboration, Hustle&Scout and The Forage, will present a Movember charity drive at their final market event for the year this Saturday, 22 November.

To raise awareness and money for men’s health, the twilight market will take gold coin donations upon entry and present a pop-up barber shop for men, with all proceeds [...]

Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm NOW OPEN in the Canberra Outlet Centre

By 17 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra Outlet Centre is proud to be the first retail destination in Canberra to welcome iconic American kitchen and homewares brands Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm. Stocking everything for your home including indoor and outdoor furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, lighting, decorative accessories, dining, kitchen products and gifts.
Canberra Outlet Centre is [...]

The arrival of Market’s festive foods welcomes the Christmas season

By 15 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra’s biggest and best farmers market, the Capital Region Farmers Market, has started welcoming in the first of the season’s festive foods.
“We’re still the best place to tick off the Christmas food list. The silly season is definitely upon us, and all of our Market stallholders are rolling out the best and freshest seasonal produce [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mood Food, Braddon

By 15 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Mood Food is one of the lesser known cafes on Lonsdale St. While it sits in a prime location it seems to always be overlooked for the latest cafe or food van.
I’ve had lunch there a few times and always been pleased with the speediness of the service and quality of the food. Naturally I [...]

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