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A look around Canberra – Forrest

By 22 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A Look Around Canberra this week takes us to the south side of the bridge and a cruise around State Circle before stopping off at Forrest.
Forrest can pretty much be described as a ‘fancy pants’ suburb. It’s very quiet and very nice. Lots of trees, big huge immaculate houses, and lots of peace and quiet. [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (23rd and 24th May 2015)

By 22 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Spence, Campbell, Franklin, Hughes, Florey, Macquarie, O’Connor, Narrabundah, Mawson, Gordon, Hackett, Crace and Nicholls. Happy Friday!
Saturday 23 May
1 Rollins Place Gordon
7am to 2pm
Various household items from kids games to tools. Also have a Pongrass seamaster for sale. Moving house so all must go. Make an offer!!!
35 Millen Street Hughes
8am to [...]

Are you expecting twins, triplets or more?

By 21 May 2015
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[ 25 May 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

New and expectant parents of multiples are invited to attend a free information session to learn more about life with multiple birth children. The New and Expectant Parents Information Session is a service provided by the Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association and topics include the unique features of pregnancy, birth and feeding multiples.

The next session [...]

Food fans in for a feast

By 20 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 23 May 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Foodies are in for a treat as Ainslie Parties at the Shops celebrates local produce, dines on international cuisine, and crowns Canberra’s best baker.

Ainslie Shops has long been home to some of Canberra’s finest and most popular pubs and restaurants, and on Saturday 23 May from 10am-4pm, the businesses of Ainslie will join forces for [...]

Belconnen Arts Centre launches Pozible funding campaign

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Want to transform Belconnen Arts Centre into the creative hub of North West Canberra?
The Belconnen Arts Centre has received funding of $8000 from Creative Partnerships Australia, which is dependent on Belconnen Arts Centre separately raising $8000. Essentially every donation you make as part of this Pozible campaign will be doubled.
If you donate ten dollars – that [...]

Canberra’s friendliest off-leash dog meeting places

By 17 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE

Did you know that most Canberra neighbourhood ovals and sports fields (areas that are irrigated), and lots of parks around our suburbs are designated dog off-leash areas?
Dog walkers in the know meet up in these areas, usually late afternoon, to chat while their dogs play together, chase balls, socialise and sniff.

These areas generally ‘self-select’ for [...]

Simon Corbell to address North Canberra Community Council

By 15 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 19 May 2015 at 8:15 pm; ] Deputy Chief Minister Simon Corbell will address the North Canberra Community Council on Tuesday 19 May 2015. 

Minister Corbell will discuss Canberra’s progress toward sustainability, including renewable energy policies, energy efficiency policies and the Capital Metro project.

The Community Council has asked the Deputy Chief Minister to respond to the following questions:

How does the Government plan to meet [...]

A look around Canberra – Kippax

By 15 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week we’re exploring a place, rather than a suburb, just to mix things up a bit.
Kippax is an area in the Belconnen region which is located within the suburb of Holt. Most of Kippax is a comprised of a shopping mall (yep, you guessed it, Kippax Fair), but the name was also taken on [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (16th and 17th May 2015)

By 15 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Kambah, Kaleen, Banks, Belconnen, Isaacs, Franklin, Theodore, Jerrabomberra, Gordon, Hughes, Monash, Forde, Chisholm, Queanbeyan and Watson. Happy Friday!
Saturday 16 May
20 Mackay Crescent Kambah
7.30am to 11am
Kitchen ware, white goods, furniture, children’s furniture, exercise equipment, cook books, sports gear and more. View items.
14 Deacon Close Chisholm
7.30am to 12.30pm
Shelves, furniture, Lego, toys, [...]

Free workshops at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 14 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 16 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 23 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 30 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 6 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 13 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 27 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

For the first time in its 15-year history, Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Messengers program is offering free Saturday workshops for young people (aged 13 to 18).

From Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s media release:

Artists Houl, Smalls, Polly and Sayan & Libby team up to present Bringing the Streets to Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Saturday afternoons in May and June.

The [...]

Local leaders – Jackson Bursill (Neverest)

By 13 May 2015
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University student and Australian cross country skier Jackson Bursill will this month lead a gruelling 75km, 9000-vertical metre trek above Corin Dam to raise funds for Nepal’s earthquake recovery.
Jackson and friend Steven Mackay had planned to trek to Everest base camp this September. Instead, the pair now hope to raise $50,000 for the Australian Himalayan [...]

Future of Canberra’s Equestrian Park cross country course at risk

By 12 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Yarralumla Woolshed, which is located in the middle of Canberra’s Equestrian Park, has been provisionally heritage listed by the ACT Heritage Council. In principle, this is supported.
What is opposed is the inclusion into the listing of most of the surrounding cross country course, which forms part of the broader Equestrian Park grounds.
Canberra’s Equestrian Park [...]

Free Mother’s Day festival in the City this Sunday!

By 9 May 2015
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If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you!
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community!
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna [...]

A look around Canberra – Charnwood

By 8 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Charny. Charnwood. Everyone’s heard of it, some people refuse to go there. Others say it’s their favourite part of Canberra.
Located in the Belconnen region, Charnwood was established in 1971 and boasts a population of 3068. Unlike many other suburbs in Canberra, Charnwood is not named after a Prime Minister but rather a forest in England; [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (9th and 10th May 2015)

By 8 May 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Wanniassa, Monash, Watson, Ainslie, Ngunnawal, Wright, Melba, Franklin, Campbell, Rivett, Pearce, Holder and Narrabundah. Happy Friday!
Saturday 9 May
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
7am to 1pm
Charity garage sale to fund projects supporting children in poor communities. Clothes, baby items, linen, toys, household items, books, CDs, DVDs and more. Sausage sizzle and drinks [...]

What’s on this weekend? 9th and 10th May 2015

By 7 May 2015
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[ 9 May 2015 to 10 May 2015. ]

This weekend’s highlights include Mother’s Day festivities (if you’re still looking for somewhere to treat Mum, our Mother’s Day guide has you covered), a Raiders home game and the final performances of Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

As always, let us know what else is happening in Canberra over [...]

Share your ideas on improving Tuggeranong

By 6 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 9 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

Community Brainstorming session, Saturday 9 May

Tuggeranong Action Group (TAG) is a new grassroots organisation established to advocate and represent the interests of the Tuggeranong Valley. We are proud to live in Tuggeranong, and aim to get locals more actively involved in the decisions affecting our community.

Last fortnight, TAG held two public information sessions to tell [...]

Mother’s Day on the shareway

By 4 May 2015
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[ 10 May 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community.
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna Street
When:  Sunday 10 May 2015
Time: 11 am until 3 pm
Make this Mother’s Day one to remember at a fun-filled street festival for all mothers, and those who love them, with entertainment and activities [...]

A look around Canberra – Historic Ainslie

By 1 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A confluence of character and nestled in the heart of the capital’s history, the suburb of Ainslie takes a special place in the story of Canberra. Amidst the labyrinth of leaves and heritage listed dwellings, the rocketing real estate sits smugly and snugly within the pretentions and beauty of the territory.
To begin at the beginning…

Photograph [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (2nd and 3rd May 2015)

By 1 May 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Palmerston, Isaacs, Monash, Ngunnawal, Nicholls, Chapman, Charnwood, Kambah, Wanniassa, Queanbeyan and Fadden. Happy Friday!
Saturday 2 May
20 Wambo Close Palmerston
7am to 12pm
Two-house combined garage sale, first in best dressed! Record players, LCD computer screens, canvas artwork, four-burner hooded barbecue, 40″ Samsung flat screen TV, PS 3, baby items, furniture, size 12 [...]

Tuggeranong Community Council Meeting, 5 May 2015

By 30 April 2015

[ 5 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] The next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 May 2015. Guest speakers will include:

Lynette Marsh from the Asbestos Task Force who will speak on the impact of asbestos in homes in Canberra
Tristan Yeats from GHD will talk on the latest plans for Ashley Drive.

The meeting will commence at 7.30pm and will [...]

Griffith Street Party this Saturday!

By 27 April 2015
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[ 2 May 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]

The annual Griffith Street Party hosted by M16 Artspace and the Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association will be held again at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, this Saturday 2 May from 12pm to 4pm. Don’t miss this significant and popular family friendly community event that combines wonderful art with food and jazz.

On the day M16’s three [...]

Playground review – Kambah Adventure Park

By 26 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I have a tendency to forget what a good playground the Adventure Park is in Kambah. Whenever I go there, the kids have a great time and spend so much energy running around the large space, I am rewarded with quiet exhausted kids for at least an hour or so afterwards. I remember when it [...]

In photos: Anzac Day Dawn Service 2015

By 25 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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For the 120,000 people in attendance at this morning’s Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Day began at around 3am (perhaps even earlier for those keen to get a good seat). 
As the dawn rose just after 5:30am, I joined the thousands gathered at the Australian War Memorial to commemorate the 2015,100th Anniversary of the [...]

A look around Canberra – the highs and lows of Kambah

By 24 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I should declare up front that I’m a Kambah girl.
I haven’t lived there for two decades, but I grew up there. I even went to Kambah High back in the day. I know, maybe not always something to crow about, but I survived – new kids getting their heads flushed in toilets, smoking in dunnies and [...]

Local sports club profile – Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club

By 24 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club, which will this year celebrate its 40th season, is almost as old as Tuggeranong itself.
The club was started in 1976 (the result of the South Woden AFL Club moving even further south), just two years after the first families moved into the suburb of Kambah. Its senior teams eventually [...]

Local leaders – Caitlan Hatley (The Kai Hatley Foundation)

By 22 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra mum Caitlan Hatley has started a foundation to help find a treatment for her seriously ill son, Kai.
Four-year-old Kai was diagnosed with rare genetic disorder Mecp2 duplication syndrome in 2010. The syndrome causes intellectual impairment, neurological regression, seizures, low muscle tone and recurrent respiratory infections, and around half of those diagnosed will not live [...]

RSPCA Million Paws Walk – Help break a Guinness World Record!

By 20 April 2015
RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2015

[ 17 May 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

The biggest doggy event of the year is back again for 2015! This year’s Million Paws Walk will be bigger and better than ever with live music, doggy agility and stacks of entertainment throughout the day!

At this year’s Million Paws Walk RSPCA ACT will also be attempting the Guinness World Record for most dogs wearing [...]

Upcoming events at Ginninderra Falls

By 19 April 2015

[ 17 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; 21 April 2015 at 9:00 am; 23 April 2015 at 12:00 pm; ] The following Ginninderra Falls events are coming up this month:

21 April 2015
From 9:00am
The Ginninderra Falls Biodiversity Working Group will meet with Riverview to discuss the issues connected with a 300 metre conservation corridor, plans for a visitor hub, and the need for further work on endangered species.

21 April 2015
From 7:30pm
The Ginninderra Falls Association will give a [...]

Playground review – Nature Discovery Playground, Tidbinbilla

By 19 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I have memories of being a kid out at Tidbinbilla – quiet family BBQs soaking up the serenity of the Aussie bush. I can also still hear the sound of my screams when an emu decided that once the BBQ meat was cleared, a plastic bobble in my hair looked just as appetising. About six [...]

Yellow Food Van fundraiser at Cheeky Chicken Childcare

By 17 April 2015

[ 17 April 2015; ] Cheeky Chicken Early Learning Centre is today holding its weekly fundraiser for the Yellow Food Van.

You can follow our link for info, pop along to our centre to give a donation or go to the Yellow food Van web site to donate.

Please help us support this very worthwhile charity as they make a massive difference [...]

A look around Canberra – Pearce

By 17 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Pearce is a quiet little suburb in Woden, located at the foot of Mount Taylor and tucked away between the neighbouring suburbs of Chifley, Mawson and Torrens. Like many of Canberra’s suburbs, Pearce is named after a prominent politician, Sir George Pearce, who remains the longest-serving senator and longest serving minister in Australia’s federal history.

I’ve [...]

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