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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 [...]

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 [...]

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