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Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster

By 12 March 2014

[ 15 March 2014 at 10:00 am; ] The Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster is on Saturday 15th March at Sutton Primary School, Bywong St, Sutton – just ten minutes from Canberra.
It is a community day of fun for all with entertainment, music, games, rides, raffles and prizes, plus the popular Ute Muster.
Check out the Utes competing for prizes in various categories [...]

Young guitar busker

By 12 March 2014

Would anybody know the name or contact for the young kid (about 10 y.o.) that occasionally busks with his electric guitar outside the Canberra Centre. His dad is usually there with him somewhere. thx

The Arboretum – a housing estate?

By 7 March 2014

Apparently there are to be houses among the trees in the Arboretum? (I just caught a quote on ABC 7.30). The reporter said “among” the trees – did he mean “an estate next to” the Arboretum? Surely the Arboretum isn’t going to have houses actually within its treed area? If so, well, was that Jon [...]

Light Rail in the ACT, subject of next TCC meeting – 1 April 2014.

By 6 March 2014

Hi,
Another interesting TCC meeting this month. Members and visitors were given an update on the Federal Government funding announcement to clean up Lake Tuggeranong and the results of the Clean Up effort around the Lake by an army of volunteers.  Wayne King spoke on the advice he received from the ACT Government the park on the [...]

Electricity Refunds / Cheapest provider in ACT?

By 22 February 2014

Got a couple of questions for the RA community:
If your electricity company (in this case ACTEWAGL) has you overpaying for electricity, are you entitled to a refund for the credit accumulated in your account?
9 months ago I moved into a 1 bedroom apartment by myself, and signed up to ACTEWAGL for electricity. With my prev. [...]

‘Canberra Canine Companions’

By 21 February 2014

Do you own a four-legged furry friend and interested in meeting other owners of four-legged furry friends around Canberra.
‘Canberra Canine Companions’ is a relaxed, casual and friendly meetup group for those with a canine companion, or even those without but who loves dogs, who’d like to get out and about with our pooches and socialise [...]

Canberra’s best dog friendly cafes

By 20 February 2014

There are some great dog friendly cafés in Canberra! We’re long-term Canberra locals who love stopping at a café for a coffee at the end of an energetic walk with our dog.
After years of careful (and enjoyable) research, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite Canberra cafés that welcome well-behaved dogs. Most also have good coffee!
These cafés make our favourites list because they have dog friendly outdoor [...]

2014 HeartKids Hillclimb

By 19 February 2014

This Sunday 23 February, the Canberra Hillclimb Circuit at Fairbairn Park hosts the 2014 HeartKids Hillclimb.

Primary School in Fraser area

By 17 February 2014

Hello everyone, We’ve just arrived in Canberra and are settling down with our young family in Fraser. We are contemplating sending our child to the local state primary school when the time comes however as we do not know anyone in the area we lack a little insight – any recommendations for Fraser Primary or [...]

Crate hire for moving interstate?

By 15 February 2014

So I am packing up my home and moving to Mexico (well, Melbourne)…
I like the idea of hiring reusable plastic crates instead of cardboard boxes.
(I don’t mean milk crates, but secure storage crates)
I’ve read about crate hire services where the supplier delivers crates to your home and then collects them from your new home a [...]

A moment on hitler parody

By 11 February 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

With Giulia Jones and Jeremy Hanson appointing themselves the last arbiters of taste for performances they haven’t seen and calling for drastic sanction against people only remotely involved I thought in my capacity as a private citizen I’d like to throw my own 2c in via the great Charlie Chaplin.

Parking restrictions

By 11 February 2014

We live in a narrow street in Crace – 6 m of asphalt – with no parking restrictions, no parking bays and, except for one house, no driveways. 
Fine at the moment, but a development has been approved – yes we put in a representation – for across the road that will see twelve new [...]

Parkour / free running in Canberra?

By 10 February 2014

Does anyone know of a current training group here in Canberra for parkour/free running?
Details appreciated.
Google is little help. Most/all stuff is old.

Housing bubble, what housing bubble? The Canberra’s inner south from 2005-2013.

By 10 February 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

Justsomeaussie sent this in challenging the notion that we’ve had a housing bubble in the inner south that’s going to ‘burst’.
What are your thoughts? Is housing in Canberra over priced? due to crash or will we just see stagnation for a while?

bed room noise

By 10 February 2014

I’m not making it news, I just need people’s advice how to handle this situation. Due to the nature of this problem, if you want to make joke, please go away as I’m serious. If you offer help, much appreciated.
I’m living in a house, the next house’s window opens to our windows very closely. I [...]

Cyclists dismount

By 5 February 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

Jellyware sent this in with an interesting question – is following the rules as an act of civil disobedience?
What do you think?

TCC Meeting 4 Feb 2014

By 4 February 2014

[ 4 February 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The Tuggeranong Community Council kicks off 31st year with its first meeting for 2014 to be held on Tuesday 4 February. The Guest Speakers include Canberra Airport Planning Director, Noel McCann, who will address the TCC on Canberra Airport’s 2014 Draft Master Plan.

The other speakers will be from the ACT Government who will talk on [...]

Magnets in the sky – Public lecture, Prof Bryan Gaensler

By 31 January 2014

[ 4 February 2014 at 5:30 pm; 4 February 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Stars, planets and galaxies are all magnetic.  “Cosmic magnetism” plays a vital role in controlling how stars and galaxies form, age and evolve. Closer to home, these naturally occurring magnetic fields drive the evolution of species, protect the Earth from harmful particles, and are vital for the navigation of birds and other animals.

Professor Bryan Gaensler [...]

$500 reward for lost dog

By 29 January 2014

Genie went missing after let out from the groomers in Macquarie on 3rd January 2014. We are offering a $500 reward for her safe return.
Please email sarah_meadows@hotmail.com and include a photo of our dog if you have found her. We will only be responding to authentic claims of having our dog.
If you know anything at [...]

Engagement Party Ideas…

By 29 January 2014

Hello!
I’m struggling to plan an engagement party. I really don’t want to spend a lot as my partner and I are paying off one mortgage and saving for another property… But I love the idea of high tea in the gardens. Which has given me the idea to rent out high tea items/ tablets etc for a [...]

Hundred Swords ‘meet-n-greet’!

By 29 January 2014

[ 2 March 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] Do you fancy yourself a Hobbit battling hordes of goblins? Maybe you just fancy yourself?

The Hundred Swords is a Canberra-based ‘battle sports’ group. We are involved in melee battles of a medieval/fantasy nature using foam and latex weapons.

This Sunday at 4pm we are having a special session for new players and the curious. No need [...]

Ainslie mobile phone base station proposal

By 28 January 2014

Over the weekend we became aware of a development application to build another mobile phone base station with 11 antennas in the bush next to the ACTEW substation in Ainslie near the corner of Chisholm and Duffy Streets, just 90 metres away from residences and around 500 metres away from Baker Gardens Pre-school and Campbell High School.
The [...]

A great tragedy as fire engulfs the Polo

By 21 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a fire in O’Connor which occurred in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, January 21).
Around 2.05am, police responded to reports of a structure fire at the Polish White Eagle Club on David Street in O’Connor.
On arrival, police located a significant amount of smoke coming from the rear of the building.
ACT [...]

Child care cost

By 21 January 2014

How much are people willing to pay for child care spots in Canberra?
Prices seem to be $105 – $112 per day in a central location… as to the quality… well… that seems debatable according to all the research I have been doing.
$120 – $165 a day in Sydney and waitlists do not exist in a [...]

Who’s up for a naked Hottest 100 party?

By 20 January 2014

[ 26 January 2014; ] The ACT Nudist Club is letting it be known they’re welcoming the public in for a Hottest 100 Party:

Break away from the ordinary, bring your mates and enjoy 2013′s best beats in the buff! Canberra’s local nudist club is throwing open the gates and cranking up the sound for a Hottest 100 Pool Party [...]

Ingress in Canberra. A new player guide

By 17 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

Welcome readers, as I attempt to introduce you to the wonderful world of Ingress, which is currently taking off in Canberra and worldwide. You may have seen two ‘strange’ articles on here recently relating to Ingress, and have wondered what it is all about. This is my attempt as a brand new player to help [...]

A good use for your old specs

By 15 January 2014

Breaking the long summer silence of the Liberals, Andrew Wall is rallying support for an excellent cause:
Canberrans are being called on to donate their old glasses and improve the sight of visually impaired people in the poorer communities of Asia, Africa and the Pacific, Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall said today.
“The Lions club of [...]

Shane’s seeking graffiti

By 15 January 2014

Mayor Rattenbury has sent word that five “legal graffiti canvases” are awaiting paint:
Five legal graffiti sites in Tuggeranong and South Canberra will receive a paint over in the coming week to provide a fresh canvas for people to create new pieces of legal graffiti, said Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury.
“Legal graffiti [...]

Police view of Summernats 2014

By 14 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing has uploaded their take on Summernats 2014 for our edification.

400,000 Canberrans before the next election

By 14 January 2014

Andrew Barr has released new estimates of the ACT Population growth.
While still expanding it’s slower than last projected which is going to have some big bad effects on the local economy and anyone who’s leveraged to take advantage of the old figures:
New official population projections for the ACT are being issued today. The ACT Government [...]

Canberra Connect’s year in review

By 13 January 2014

Someone from TAMS has valiantly returned from the coast to put together Canberra Connect’s year in review:
Canberrans contacted Canberra Connect over 7.3 million times last year, with more than 718,000 calls, over 34,000 pieces of electronic feedback, 6.1 million online visits and 510,000 shopfront customers.
“It is fantastic to see the growth of this service, [...]

Cosplay at CANCON 2014

By 13 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 January 2014 to 27 January 2014. ]

Before the internet existed lonely Canberra nerds had to go to CanCon to discover to our delight that there were human females who shared our interests.

It’s hard to explain today just how many suicides that would have prevented.

Having in the intervening years gone heavy on the male-centric table top war games we see they’re [...]

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