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Looking for a new sport? Try dragon boating!

By 31 March 2016

[ 1 April 2016 to 3 April 2016. ] Females from teenagers to over forties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a water sport before, we’ll help you get started.

Dragon boat racing is among the fastest growing of team water sports, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s [...]

How Canberran are you?

By 29 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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How Canberran are you? It’s a question that’s tough to answer. How would you answer that? Are you more qualified as a Canberran if you’ve been to Mooseheads, the War Memorial, the Hyperdome, and the Balloon Festival? Not quite. But one Canberran, let’s just call them HCAY, has curated a fun way for Canberrans to [...]

Secrets, stories, spaces: Behind The Scenes tour of the National Archives

By 27 March 2016 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 4 April 2016 4:30 pm to 13 April 2016 5:30 pm. ] Take a peek at the secret spaces of the historical East Block building that now houses the National Archives. Home to many government departments throughout its 82-year history, including the Postmaster General and ASIO. Hear stories of haunted rooms, missing mail bags, pneumatic tubes to Parliament House and the ASIO ‘green door’. Suitable for families

April [...]

Canberra Brickworks Precinct – Important Community Update

By 24 March 2016

[ 31 March 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] Thursday March 31, 7:00pm at Yarralumla Primary School Hall Loftus Street Yarralumla

The ACT government will shortly invite developers to submit proposals to develop the Canberra Brickworks Precinct.

The Canberra Brickworks Precinct Community Panel has been meeting since November 2015 to formulate a set of objectives, parameters and perspectives that will shape the future development.

The forum will [...]

A Look around Canberra: Lyneham

By 18 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Lyneham in Canberra’s north was named after Sir William Lyne, Premier of NSW from 1899-1901. Lyneham is situated amongst Dickson, O’Connor, and a couple of luscious green nature reserves. (I am seriously jealous of the people who live directly opposite the O’Connor Nature Reserve, it’s beautiful!)
While mostly residential, Lyneham also has a [...]

Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo at the Old Bus Depot Markets

By 17 March 2016

[ 19 March 2016 at 11:00 am; ] Looking to broaden your interests? Then get along to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo at the Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston, this Saturday to sample the offerings from more than 160 groups and clubs from across Canberra.

The event is free and there’s something for all ages and abilities to get involved with – from choirs, [...]

Pushin’ the pram – pram-friendly and dog-friendly walking in Canberra

By 12 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE

Ever wondered where you can safely push your pram in Canberra – and take your dog for an off leash run at the same time?
We’ve researched some fun walks in various areas of Canberra that are paved the whole way and dog friendly as well. So you can definitely keep fit, take bub on an [...]

BarCamp Canberra returns for its 8th year

By 4 March 2016

[ 9 April 2016 at 9:00 am; ] BarCamp Canberra is a free annual event that brings together hundreds of Canberrans for a day of ad-hoc presentations and workshops on topics from technology and government to education and art.

Returning to Canberra for the eighth time in nine years, the event will be held this year between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 9 April at [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (05-06 March 2016)

By 4 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, head to the allclassifieds website.
85 Stradbroke Street, Deakin
Saturday, 9am-1pm
Items for sale include: jigsaw puzzles, books, cookbooks, DVDs, women’s clothing, jewellery, accessories, furniture, garden pots, kitchenware, storage shelves, sports gear, Wii games and Wii [...]

Dancing Goddesses Dinner & Dance Spectacular

By 23 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 27 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Dancing Goddesses is pleased to invite you to our Bellydancing and Dinner Extravaganza at Harem Restaurant Kingston on 27 February 2016.

When: Saturday, 27 February 2016 at 6.30pm

Where: Harem Restaurant, 48 Jardine Street, Kingston ACT 2604

Tickets include a Turkish banquet, tea and coffee plus an exclusive bellydance show.

Cost: Tickets are $55 per person (plus a booking fee) [...]

A Look around Canberra: Gungahlin

By 12 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week I’m heading back up the GDE (or via Northbourne and Flemington Road, depending on which you prefer) to my first hometown in Canberra: Gungahlin. The suburb of Gungahlin is named after the Aboriginal word meaning ‘white man’s house’ or ‘little rocky hill’. It was originally spelt ‘Goongarline’.
I moved here back in 2011 when I [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (11-12 February 2016)

By 12 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
62 Murrjinelle Cct, Bonner
Saturday 10am-4pm
This household looks to have Kondo’d itself into a garage sale. After extensive decluttering, the items for sale include: bunk bed, Sony [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
104 Outtrim Avenue, Calwell
This weekend: Fri evening 5-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-1pm
This is a unique sale that doesn’t cross our site often – the host [...]

Needed: stem cell transplant for true Canberran

By 4 February 2016

Donna Faull is a true Canberran. Her grandparents were original residents of the Causeway and then Ainslie, her father was involved in building the Commonwealth Bridge whilst her mother worked at the old Canberra Hospital where Donna was born in 1968. Her school days were spent firstly at North Ainslie Primary school then Campbell and [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (30 and 31 January 2016)

By 29 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 20 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
34 Meredith Circuit, Kambah
Saturday 9am-2pm
Everything must go. Items include: home wares, glassware, electrical items, collectables, furniture, toys, books, bikes and plenty more to explore.
Clive-Steele Ave, [...]

A look around Canberra: Fyshwick

By 29 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Fyshwick is probably Canberra’s most “famous” suburb. Everyone that’s never been to Canberra knows about Fyshwick and once someone finds out you’re from Canberra they will probably ask “Can you still get fireworks/porn at Fyshwick?” The answer to that question is no you can’t as fireworks were banned some years ago, and [...]

My favourite outdoor places in and around Canberra

By 28 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve done a lot of hiking and exploring in the great outdoors in and around Canberra over the past year as part of my fitness regime and to practice my photography skills. Here’s a wrap up of a few of my favourite places.
Panoramic views of Canberra
My pick of walks for great views of the Canberra [...]

Werriwa Wiener Dash: Southern Highland Dachshund Race

By 24 January 2016

[ 31 January 2016; ] Why did the cowboy go to the Bungendore Show? To get a long little doggy…..

On 31 January 2016, the Bungendore Show will be hosting the inaugural Werriwa Wiener Dash, the first – to our knowledge at least – Dachshund Race in the Southern Highlands. Entry will be open to all dachshunds whether long-haired, short-haired, wire [...]

Vale, Merylyn Condon

By 23 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Condolences to the family and friends of 2CC radio’s former garden guru Merylyn Condon, who has recently lost her battle with cancer. Prior to hanging up the headphones a year ago, Merylyn had been a guiding voice on air for garden lovers in Canberra for years with the show Garden Gurus. She will be missed.

Australia Day Celebrations at the Canberra Railway Museum

By 23 January 2016

[ 26 January 2016 at 10:00 am; ] The Canberra Railway Museum is putting on special Australia Day community celebrations on Tuesday 26 January.

As a thank you for community support visitors will be offered, after normal paid entry, a delightful complimentary morning tea from 10am to 12pm.

Aside from tea and coffee, there will be home-made Anzac biscuits and lamingtons in glorious century-old carriages.

The [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (23 and 24 January 2016)

By 22 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
2/4 Cassidy Close, Holt
Saturday 8am-2pm
Everything must go in this sale – new and used products and plenty of freebies. The list of items for sale starts [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Australia Day “long” weekend (22-26 January 2016)

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In this special edition, we cover this weekend and the Australia Day celebrations early next week. Our picks include: the National Museum’s Continuing Culture Australia Day Festival, the Australian of the Year Awards and Concert, the Great Aussie Day Breakfast and the CBR Hottest 100 Beach Party.
ALL WEEKEND

Encounters Tour
Where: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, New [...]

A sculpture walk though Civic

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When reading the latest thought bubbles from the property lobby, it was difficult to avoid laughing out loud. In their quest to improve Civic business activity, the Civic property lobby has recommended that the ACT Government should hand over money to assist in the refurbishment of the Melbourne and Sydney buildings.
Let’s be clear — these [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (16 and 17 January 2016)

By 15 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list head to the allclassifieds website.
15 Marril Street, Queanbeyan
Saturday 8am-2pm
A classic garage sale, with items including: toys, games, occasional furniture, freestanding stoves, DVD/CD’s, electronic equipment, Christmas lights, formal dresses (varied sizes) and general household [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (9 and 10 January 2016)

By 8 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
6 Skertchly Place, Florey
Saturday 7am-2pm
This garage sale is doing a holiday clean-out, witch items including: clothing in all sizes, men’s and women’s, some new with [...]

School Holiday Workshops @ The National Archives of Australia

By 22 December 2015

[ 11 January 2016 to 15 January 2016. ] School Holiday Workshops
Learn some new tricks or a secret skill from the experts! Join us just for a day or a whole week of school holiday fun.
11 – 15 January 2016 | 10am – 12pm
Suitable for ages 8 to 12 years
Cost: $20 per workshop, or all five workshops for $80
Bookings: http://bit.ly/1hPq3HP
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Monday [...]

Best of Canberra – Archery

By 21 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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“Clear to shoot!”
This is what I eagerly await to hear when lining up on the archery range. Three arrows don’t take long to dispel and I am super keen to try and practice the next round as soon as I can.
Braving the heat of Sunday (I lie, I love this hot weather), I took to [...]

Spare a thought for those working this Christmas

By 21 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Christmas is more commercial than ever. It seems that shops are more and more desperate to get us to spend big on presents, but there is little meaning behind the glitz. Even the Christian message about the birth of Jesus barely gets a mention.
There are cultures where Christmas is just another festival the way that [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (19 and 20 December 2015)

By 18 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 19 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ]

Today, we have the entire selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. It’s the final weekend of the year for this series, so please enjoy the sales – find a bargain and finish your Christmas shopping!

156 Langtree Crescent, Crace
Sunday 9am-1pm
This sale is for the person who needs to top up [...]

A look around Canberra – Cook

By 18 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Cook, located in the Belconnen region of Canberra, is jointly named after former Prime Minister Sir Joseph Cook, and voyager Captain James Cook.
Cook is quite an unassuming little suburb. Squished in between Aranda, Macquarie/Jamison and Weetangera, I’d never visited here before (besides a drive through one evening to drop a friend home). [...]

Christmas Markets: She Visits

By 11 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Christmas markets are on again this weekend at Old Bus Depot and will continue to run on both Saturday and Sunday, every weekend until Christmas. It gives you ample time to get your Christmas shopping done, and while you may have already sorted out your Christmas gift shopping list, it’s hard to really account [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (12 and 13 December 2015)

By 11 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 December 2015 to 13 December 2015. 12 December 2015 to 13 December 2015. ]

Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 20 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.

Wragge Place, Florey
Saturday, 9am-3pm
Items for sale at in this garage include: books, DVDs, baby items (toys, baby gates, shoes), cherries, plants, a Honda trike, some linen, [...]

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