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Belconnen Police Station open day tomorrow

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Belconnen Police Station will open its doors to the community on Saturday, November 8, between 10am and 2pm for its Open Day and Security Expo.

The Open Day and Security Expo will feature a guided tour of Belconnen Police Station, free security product giveaways and advice to help you secure your home or business, and fun [...]

Looking for a new sport? Try dragon boating!

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2014 at 9:15 am; ] 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 fast growing fun sport, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s a great way to [...]

Over $10,000 in prizes on offer as we countdown to run for your lifeline

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Lifeline Canberra CEO Ms Carrie-Ann Leeson has announced that overwhelming corporate support for the inaugural ‘Run for your Lifeline Canberra’ Fun Run and Half-Marathon will see over ten thousand dollars ($10,000 AUD) worth of prizes and give-aways on offer at the scenic new Majura Parkway event, Sunday 23 November 2014.
The business community in the Nation’s [...]

The ‘fro’s gonna go!

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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After growing his hair for almost two years, Brumbies and Wallabies winger Henry Speight has decided that ‘the fro must go’ in the name of charity.
Henry is a supporter of the Walk On, Walk Strong (WOWS) Foundation, a charity in his home country of Fiji which supports children with cancer and their families. [...]

High number of wasp reports

By 5 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Reports to the European Wasp Hotline of wasps seeking sites and establishing nests in suburban Canberra are the highest in many years, the ACT Government has announced.
“After months in hibernation the queen wasps are now visiting homes and gardens and often getting into people’s houses in their search for food,” said Julie Garbode, Manager, Planning [...]

2015 ACT Australians of the Year announced

By 4 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher congratulated the 2015 ACT Australian of the Year Award recipients at a special awards ceremony at the National Museum of Australia last night.
“Each year the Australian of the Year Awards shine a light on individuals who have gone above and beyond to contribute to both our local Canberra community and [...]

Whole of football forum in Canberra

By 3 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Football Federation Australia will be in Canberra on Monday 10th November to engage with key stakeholders as part of the Whole of Football Plan consultation process. The meeting will be held in the West Lounge at Canberra Stadium at 6:30pm.
RSVP is essential. Please register your intent to attend at businessmanager@capitalfootball.com.au. There is no registration fee [...]

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height…. and not a single mower to be seen!
Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frankly this is a poor effort [...]

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities.

Aircraft Down (2001) – Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 28 October 2014

On the grass near the terminal sit numerous helicopters but at this stage no-one is going anywhere as the fog seems to get thicker and thicker. By 6.00 am we should be seeing sunlight but instead are greeted by an ugly grey sky that refuses to break. We drink more coffee and sit around, bored [...]

New cookbook the culmination of ten years of Farmers Market history

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As part of its tenth birthday celebrations this year, the Capital Region Farmers Market is launching its very own cookbook on Saturday 1 November 2014.
“This past year has been a big year of celebrations for us, and this cookbook really is the culmination of ten years of Farmers Market history,” said Vic Gibbons of the [...]

Life-changing kilometres

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Last year over half a million people ran and completed a full marathon. There is something about this race that just attracts people young and old.
For one small band of runners, including ActewAGL General Manager Retail Ayesha Razzaq, completing this year’s New York City Marathon on Sunday 2 November is about changing lives.
“The marathon coincides [...]

Independent Property Group: A Charitable Initiative

By 27 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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If you attended Floriade this year (and according to Andrew Barr you most certainly did!) you might have noticed a number of deluxe children’s cubby houses on display. Well, on the very last day of the festival of flowers, Independent Property Group auctioned and raffled the 4 custom-built pintsized dwellings and in doing so raised [...]

Looking for our first Irish sean nos dance army

By 26 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We’re looking for enthusiastic people who’d like to learn some simple and energetic dance steps for performance at the 2015 Canberra Multicultural Festival.
Perhaps you like great rhythm, perhaps you have some Irish family connections somewhere or maybe you just like trying new things?
It’s also a fun way to keep fit & healthy and something you [...]

Fitz’s Challenge Heroes – Riding for a Reason

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With Fitz’s Challenge just a few short days away the excitement of the riders testing their capabilities and pushing themselves to their limits is building.
But it is worth remembering also, that many of the riders are participating in the challenge for very personal reasons and a very worthwhile cause…
As in previous years the [...]

Tell us your ideas for better services in West Belconnen

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Do you use human services? Does the term ‘human services’ mean anything to you? It refers to the range of programs or supports that can respond to a person’s needs and can include public/social housing, health and wellbeing, education, disability, childcare, care and protection and justice.
Navigating these services - whether provided by government or non-government organisations – [...]

DESIGN Canberra festival to launch in November!

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Save the date! DESIGN Canberra is a four-day festival held November 20- 23 celebrating and promoting Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. Explore a CBD reACTivated by pop-up installations, talks, exhibitions, and shops; visit MODERN Market to find works by leading local and interstate designers; see your city in a whole new light with the [...]

Free organic gardening workshop and Community Garden Open Day at Crace

By 22 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 October 2014 at 11:00 am; ]

The Crace Community Garden is throwing open the gates. Gardening enthusiasts can take part in a free organic gardening workshop, or just come along to check out this fantastic community facility and meet the growers.

According to a 2013 Canberra Times article, this “2000-square-metre facility has been described as the Rolls-Royce of community gardens with raised [...]

A master plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens

By 21 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development.
“I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to develop a 20- year Master Plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens,” said [...]

Autumn Storm (April 1999) – Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 21 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

In the meantime the clear skies have darkened and the wind is getting up. After extricating myself from the angry house owner I find myself tasked to roof repairs on a two storey pseudo gothic house. After putting on a harness and checking the belay lines, I climb up a ladder and onto the roof. [...]

The Shiny Bum Singers reveal all – but only once!

By 20 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 1:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s very own public service parody troupe, The Shiny Bum Singers, have momentarily escaped their desks to present a return season of Rampant Bureaucracy.

First seen at the National Folk Festival in 2013, this hilarious musical melodrama is back by popular demand for one show only:

When: Saturday, 1 November at 1.30 pm
Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, [...]

RSPCA ACT Pet Expo

By 19 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]

This year’s Pet Expo has a mountain of things to do and see! Join us on Saturday 1 November for the second RSPCA ACT Pet Expo!

10:00am – 3:00pm – 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT.

Pets are welcome to attend – however, must be on a leash at all times.

Animal rescue groups, pet merchandise, dog treats of [...]

Farrer Playschool is enrolling now for 2015

By 17 October 2014

Is your child turning 3 before 30 April 2015?
The FARRER PLAYSCHOOL is a non-profit, community based educational facility for 3 year olds. Our fully qualified teachers use a structured program to help the ‘Playschoolers’ develop the social skills and confidence that will be of value to them in their Preschool year and most importantly it [...]

How Fair(y) is Canberra?

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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One day, I’ll need to admit to my two year old daughter that I’ve made some huge mistakes in life. Some of these hurt others.
Growing up in Canberra as a teenager back in the 80s, amongst other mistakes, I remember laughing at a girl because she talked funny. I look back now through adult eyes [...]

Celebrity touch football game

By 14 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 9 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ]

Less than four weeks until kick off…

Thomas, aged 10, of Canberra Grammar School was awarded the inaugural 2014 Rookie Stella Fella in August for his raising of funds and awareness for the work done by Project Futures Limited who assists women and children who have been trafficked and exploited, in Australia and South East Asia. [...]

The Snows of Kosciuszko- Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 14 October 2014

Before long we have teams out searching for evidence of the missing men. All the crews are well equipped with tents, food, warm clothes and whatever else they need if they are caught out in the open. I remain at Seaman’s Hut manning the radio and controlling the movement of the teams. At this stage [...]

Boundless fun at opening of ACT’s first all abilities playground

By 11 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has officially opened the landmark Boundless Canberra all abilities playground, the first of its kind in Canberra and upon completion of all stages the largest.
“This is a hugely exciting day for Canberra. It is the realisation of a dream to build a playground where children of all physical abilities can play [...]

Swap goods, eat pizza, learn how to fix your bike

By 9 October 2014

From 10am to 1pm this Saturday (11th), the Canberra Environment Centre is holding a Spring Swap.
Bring along your old clothes, books, CDs and anything you would like to trade.
Swapping begins at 11am (come early to set up) and selling swap-meet style begins at 12pm.
The pizza oven will be also be going with a possible organic [...]

A real book-shop in Woden

By 4 October 2014

Harry Hartog bookshop has opened this week in Woden.  Hurrah – a real bookshop where you can buy and order un-remaindered books as well as check out some very cute giftware.  There’s second-hand books as well.
https://www.facebook.com/harryhartogs

There’s more to Canberra than Floriade

By 2 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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So I’m a Canberra newbie, having just officially survived my first winter. I’m even starting to consider myself a Canberran and find myself fiercely promoting it to all of my friends and family back home. When contemplating the big move from the coast of Western Australia; I asked a few people that I knew that [...]

What’s the background video on ABC news?

By 29 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

It looks like it’s been taken from an impossible vantage point.  Like a crane or a drone.

Plans for the Aranda Shops

By 29 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s about time the Aranda shops received a little bit of love.

Aranda residents know all too well that the local shops have failed to live up to their potential in recent years. Well over a decade ago, the family-run supermarket was forced to close due to the competition created by the Coles at Jamison. Since [...]

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