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5 unmissable views for those new to Canberra

By 7 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I don’t know what it is about looking out over a city from its highest points, but it gets me going. This week I set out to find Canberra’s top five unmissable views – and discovered that ranking them was no easy task.
If you’re a long term Canberran, you’re probably familiar with most of these lookouts. [...]

A look around Canberra – Chapman

By 3 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Chapman in Weston Creek is named after Austin Chapman, a former minister who held the portfolios of defence, health, trade, and customs, at various points during the early 1900s. He served in public roles until 1924 when he resigned due to ill health, passing away just two years later.
Chapman is one of [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (4th and 5th July 2015)

By 3 July 2015
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[ 4 July 2015 to 5 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Aranda, Phillip, Kingston, Dunlop, Ngunnawal, Casey, Monash and Wright. Happy Friday!
Saturday 4 July
35 Port Jackson Circuit Phillip
7am to 2pm
Must sell.  Quality Books, TV, fridge, household items, kitchen items, beds. LP records and lots more.
15 Max Jacobs Avenue Wright
8am to 1pm
Furniture, study table, cooking appliances, paintings, cushions, sheep skins and [...]

The 10 types of drivers you see at Canberra school drop offs

By 2 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I am a mother of four children and have done a gazillion school runs in my time. My experience to date has been with childcare, pre-school and primary school, so to write this post I morphed a few stories from my mummy friends at different ACT primary and high schools.
This is my list of the [...]

Free sausage sizzle tomorrow at Belconnen Community Service open day

By 30 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

There is such thing as a free lunch, northsiders. Come and meet Belconnen Community Service program managers and staff at tomorrow’s open day, and you’ll also get to enjoy a free sausage sizzle.

When: Wednesday 1 July 2015
Time: 11am to 2pm
Where: Social Bean Cafe, ACT Health Building, 56 Lathlain Street Belconnen
More info: http://www.bcsact.com.au/

Mick Gentleman to discuss future planning at TCC general meeting

By 29 June 2015
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[ 7 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Just a quick note to advise Tuggeranong residents that ACT Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman, will be guest speaker at the next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting on Tuesday 7 July. Mick will talk on future planning in the ACT.

The meeting will be held in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in [...]

Advice on fixing dodgy retaining wall

By 29 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Fellow Rioters, I am looking for some advice in relation to an issue I have with a well known Canberra Building company.
In short, the builder constructed two properties that share a common boundary, with one property have a site cut requiring a 800 high retaining wall to be built.
Within two years of construction both the retaining [...]

A look around Canberra – Narrabundah

By 26 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Narrabundah, located in Canberra’s inner south, draws its name from the language of the Ngunnawal people; however there are several interpretations online as to what the exact meaning of Narrabundah is. One online contribution says it means ‘bird of prey’, while another says ‘little hawk’.
This suburb is very old, being gazetted in 1928. In the [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (27th and 28th June 2015)

By 26 June 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Macquarie, Casey, Queanbeyan, Scullin, Macgregor, Wanniassa, Cook, Holt and Ngunnawal. Happy Friday!
Saturday 27 June
51 Blackman Street Macquarie
7am to 4pm
Clearing of ex shop stocks of patchwork fabric, needlework, crochet threads  knitting wool, huge range of threads, Japanese Embroidery supplies, sewing needles, scissors , haberdashery, kits, books, beads and more.
34 Conway Street [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (27 and 28 June 2015)

By 25 June 2015
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[ 27 June 2015 to 28 June 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a CBR Brave double header, a pop-up demolition dance party and Canberra City Band’s 90th anniversary spectacular. What are your plans?

1. Cosplay on Ice 2015
Attention Cosplayers: Cosplay on Ice is returning this Sunday. There will be a cosplay parade from 12.30pm, followed by a discounted one-hour skate session at Skate in [...]

5 urban Canberra walks to try this winter

By 23 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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For a city designed around cars, Canberra has some pretty great urban walks.
I set out this week to put together the city’s best urban walks for tourists and locals alike. You can easily knock over each of these walks in no more than an hour, and you’ll find plenty of hidden gems along the way.

1. Lonsdale [...]

Tuggeranong’s Food Hub needs your support this winter

By 23 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra might have a reputation as an affluent city, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is well off – or well fed. We visited the Mura Lanyon Community Centre to find out more about its Food Hub program, and why it needs your support to make sure locals don’t go hungry this winter.
It was [...]

How can we help tackle loneliness in Canberra?

By 22 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Nearly one in ten Canberrans feel lonely right now. Are you one of them?
If you’re not lonely at this very moment, there’s a three in ten chance that you’ll feel lonely at some point over the next decade.
Loneliness is defined as when a person feels the interpersonal relationships they want are different from the relationships they think [...]

A look around Canberra – Campbell

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Campbell in Canberra’s inner north is one of our oldest suburbs and has a whole lot of history behind it. Named after Robert Campbell, a politician in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, a merchant, and the owner of Duntroon Station.
Campbell, in my opinion, is one of the nicest parts of Canberra. [...]

Communities@Work needs your warm winter clothes!

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 June 2015; ]

Do you have spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, scarves, beanies and gloves that you don’t need?

Allhomes and Communities@Work are taking to the streets next Friday 26 June to collect donated winter gear from participating businesses around Canberra.

You can help keep the most vulnerable members of our community warm by donating any spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (20th and 21st June 2015)

By 19 June 2015
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[ 20 June 2015 to 21 June 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dickson, Red Hill, Calwell, Griffith, Wanniassa, Wright and Holt. Happy Friday!
Saturday 20 June
52 Beagle Street Red Hill
7am to 1pm
Come along this Saturday to grab a bargain! Most items are BRAND NEW clearance stock from an online baby store. Lots of brand new parenting items including maternity clothes, hamper fillers, toys, [...]

Exam supervisor wanted

By 17 June 2015
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My husband and I are studying through Kaplan Professional online. We are looking for someone who would be able to supervise our exams in Canberra.
We are happy to pay for the supervision. We will need to sit 4-5 exams over approximately 8-12 months. They need to take place in a public place with internet access.
We [...]

Local leaders – Sophie Hope (2015 ACT Volunteer of the Year)

By 17 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Sophie Hope is a 22-year-old neuroscience student who describes herself as an advocate for youth, mental health, refugees, human rights and animal welfare. She’s also the 2015 ACT Volunteer of the Year, and she has some big ideas for improving youth access to mental health services in Canberra.
Sophie first started volunteering as a teenager, fostering [...]

Rattenbury heads lineup at next North Canberra Community Council meeting

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 June 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Shane Rattenbury (Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Justice, Sport and Recreation; Minister Assisting the Chief Minister on Transport Reform) will present to the North Canberra Community Council meeting on 16 June.

Steve Doszpot (Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Sport and Recreation, Ageing and ICT) will also make a brief presentation.

The Economic Development Directorate will [...]

Have your say on proposed Lyneham food forest

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Territory and Municipal Services is reminding Canberrans that today is the last day to provide feedback on the proposed Lyneham food forest, to be located behind Lyneham Primary School.
If the food forest goes ahead, local volunteers will work alongside TAMS to plant around 30 fruit and nut trees, as well as complimentary plants, over several years.
Here’s [...]

A look around Canberra – Scullin

By 12 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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A last minute change in schedule saw me off to Scullin this week for A Look Around Canberra. Located in the Belconnen region, Scullin is nestled in amongst Page, Hawker, Higgins and Florey, and has a population of 2814.
This suburb was named after the ninth Prime Minister of Australia James Scullin and was gazetted on [...]

Women who love to sing, try Brindabella Chorus!

By 12 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 17 June 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Love to sing? Join us in June!

Brindabella Chorus is inviting interested singers to join our new members program, commencing on 17 June.

Let us help you to develop your singing and performing skills in a fun environment. Join our eight-week program and perform with us at the National Eisteddfod at Llewellyn Hall on 22 August.

Brindabella Chorus [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (13 and 14 June 2015)

By 12 June 2015
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[ 13 June 2015 to 14 June 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Waramanga, Jerrabomberra, Aranda, Hackett, Giralang, Turner, Conder, Kambah, Spence, Ngunnawal and Wanniassa. Happy Friday!
Saturday 13 June
40 Maple Crescent Jerrabomberra
7am to 12pm
Furniture items, Mongoose push bikes, books, puzzles, board games, toys, magazines, CDs, DVDs, gym set, etc. Great prices!!
6 Minda Place Jerrabomberra
7am to 12pm
Downsizing, most items under $10. Books, kitchenware, camping [...]

New multi-unit developments need designated smoking areas

By 11 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Our predicament = offensive second hand smoke drifting through our unit
My partner and I are being forced to put up with daily smoke drift problems in the multi-unit development we live in. These problems have been occurring since January 2014 when the building became occupied for the first time. Our apartment has been impacted on a daily [...]

A look around Canberra – Watson

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Pretty much everyone in Canberra has been to Watson before, whether they realised or not, as Watson is one of the first suburbs on the ACT/NSW border as you return on the Federal Highway.
Named after Australia’s third Prime Minister, John Watson, the suburb was gazetted on 7 April 1960.While Watson seems mostly residential, it is [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (June long weekend 2015)

By 5 June 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Macgregor, Karabar, Queanbeyan, Wanniassa, Giralang, Flynn, Jerrabomberra and Chisholm. Enjoy the long weekend!
Saturday 6 June
Fiaschi Street Macgregor
7.30am to 3pm
Antique carpenter tools, builders tools, excess building material, halogen work lights, cement mixer,  jack hammer, household items, cane chairs, sun lounger, 2 drawer filing cabinets, fluffy toys, nerf guns and more.
5 [...]

A look around Canberra – Lyons

By 29 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Lyons in the Woden Valley is nestled in between Curtin and Chifley; the Tuggeranong Parkway to one side and Westfield Woden to the other.
Gazetted on 12 May 1966, this neat and hilly suburb was named after former Prime Minister Joseph Lyons who ran the nation between 1931 and 1939.
There’s not much in [...]

Local sports club profile – Canberra Archery Club

By 29 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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While archery may not have the same high profile as sports like rugby or cricket, it does have a small and active local following – and competitions at Canberra Archery Club regularly attract former Olympic greats.
At over 50 years old, Canberra Archery Club in Lyneham is the city’s oldest. It has around 200 members shooting with [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (30th and 31st May 2015)

By 29 May 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Hackett, Franklin, Macgregor, Jerrabomberra, Casey and Duffy. Happy Friday!
Saturday 30 May
Gilbert Street Hackett
7am to 5pm
50 years in same house. Antique, vintage and arts and crafts items. Clothing, kitchenware, tools, pots and plants, books and more. Everything must go. View items.
65 Refshauge Crescent Macgregor
7.30am to 12pm
Baby items including Steelcraft pram, [...]

A look around Canberra – Forrest

By 22 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED 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
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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 [...]

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