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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 [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (18th and 19th April 2015)

By 17 April 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Gordon, Evatt, Farrer, Scullin, Hawker, Oxley, Franklin, Torrens, Ngunnawal, Turner and Kambah. Happy Friday!
Saturday 18 April
48 Clancy Street Evatt
7am to 1pm
Furniture, China, kitchen items, dinner sets, electrical goods, pram, cot, records, clothing, Raiders football signed from 1989 premiership team, stamp albums and more.
11 McAlpine Place Farrer
7.30am to 2pm
Moving sale [...]

Bikes4Africa needs your unwanted bikes!

By 16 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Two generous Canberrans are collecting, restoring and transporting second-hand bicycles to disadvantaged communities in Africa – and they need your help.
Bikes4Africa is a backyard project created by Michael Skene and Leigh Guilmartin, which this year aims to send 500 restored bicycles to Africa to be distributed by the Bicycling Empowerment Network.
“I’ve been to a few [...]

How to survive your first Canberra winter

By 16 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s that time of year again when the mornings start to get very cool, you start pulling out the winter gear and heaters and the Canberra air is filled with the smell of firewood burning as night falls.
While a lot of Canberrans I’ve met seem to prefer the colder months, winter is just not for [...]

Women’s self defence classes in Canberra?

By 15 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I am interested in doing some self defence classes. Mainly just to feel confident to be able to get myself out of a bad situation if I ever needed to.
Does anyone have any feedback on Krav maga in Canberra? Places you would recommend? Good instructors?
I am also open to other types of self defence for [...]

Cheap eats – Smoque (Woden and Civic)

By 15 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I was a vegetarian, I didn’t miss steak, had no desire to eat buffalo wings and couldn’t understand why people were so obsessed with pulled pork. Then Smoque opened in Bailey’s Corner in the city and my years of happily choosing tofu over meat were over – I was devouring pork ribs within minutes [...]

Local leaders – Marina Dojchinov (Vox Populi)

By 15 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Former Canberra journalist Marina Dojchinov is one of the youngest editor in chiefs for New York-based Vox Populi and Promo magazines, has helped to produce films screened at Cannes and the San Francisco Film Awards and guest lectured to students in Melbourne and London – some of whom she says were twice her age.
Her love [...]

Fyshwick childcare centre lockout

By 14 April 2015

Staff of the Artemis Family Learning Centre in Cessnock Street, Fyshwick found themselves locked out of the building yesterday morning. Apparently some dispute regarding the lease of the building.
This Canberra Times article refers to “20 families” being turned away. The centre is licensed for 125 kids, so it is likely that a lot more families [...]

Best of Canberra – Local craft beer

By 14 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I enjoy a good beer or two on most occasions and I also like buying local as much as I can. This week I am on the hunt for Canberra’s best local craft beer. 
What classifies a beer as ‘craft’ is somewhat contentious, some say it’s about using traditional methods while others use the word to [...]

Canberra barista Sasa Sestic crowned world’s best

By 13 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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ONA Coffee founder Sasa Sestic has been crowned World Barista Champion at the World Barista Championships in the United States this morning.
The long-term Canberran is the first Australian to win the title since 2003, beating finalists from the United States, Canada, China, the United Kingdom and France to do so.
It was Sasa’s first time representing Australia [...]

Guided tour of Geoscience Australia’s laboratories

By 13 April 2015

[ 22 April 2015 at 11:00 am; ] Ever wanted to find out how rocks, oil, gas and water are analysed? Now’s your chance! Following a brief introductory overview, take a tour through some of Geoscience Australia’s laboratories.

Numbers are limited to 60, with bookings required via Eventbrite. The tour will take 40-50 minutes, departing from the Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre.

Safety considerations: All visitors [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Toasted sandwiches

By 13 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Autumn in Canberra has now well and truly set in and last week’s cooler weather was perfect for eating toasted sandwiches. After a short holiday away, I was keen to get back into this week’s Taste Off and warm up with some of Canberra’s best toasties. Big thanks to Alexandra for taking over while I [...]

Petition to urge Canberra vets to participate in the National Desexing Network

By 12 April 2015

Hi! It would really mean a lot to me and many other Canberrans if you could please take a minute out of your day and sign this petition and share it around.
The ACT is currently the ONLY state in Australia that is not part of the National Desexing Network. The NDN is a nationwide referral [...]

Playground review – Gowrie shops playground

By 12 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week’s play experts, Artie (4 years), Clyde (2 years) and Kaden (18 months) decided we needed a location close to a café to keep the pesky grown-ups happy, so we returned to a local favourite of ours at the Gowrie shops. This playground has always been a crowd pleaser for us with a little [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: eighty/twenty, Braddon

By 11 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When eighty/twenty opened its doors not too long ago, I thought it was going to be confusing having a restaurant called eighty/twenty directly across from Eightysix, but the two have definitely set themselves apart.
eighty/twenty has been all over my Facebook feed since opening, with people raving about the healthy, well balanced menu.
The eighty/twenty concept is about [...]

Winter workshops: Cheese making, bread baking, growing bushfoods and more

By 10 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra Environment Centre has released its new batch of workshops scheduled to run over the next few months. Workshops are held almost every Tuesday and Saturday with making blue vein cheese next up this Saturday 11 April.
Other topics cover a wide range of skills including cooking from scratch and sustainable home design. Old favourites [...]

Australian Heritage Week events in the ACT

By 10 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 12 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ] Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja is encouraging families, parents, teachers, and community groups in Canberra to get involved with Australian Heritage Week.

“Australian Heritage Week starts this Saturday and runs until 19 April 2015,” Senator Seselja said today.

“Australian Heritage Week is an important and lively celebration that encourages us to reflect on the stories and [...]

A look around Canberra – Wright

By 10 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Wright is the first of 13 suburbs to be built in the Molonglo Valley, a massive development project that will eventually connect Weston Creek to Belconnen and house 55,000 residents.
There are a few things I like about Wright, which is named after Australian poet and writer Judith Wright McKinney.
The first is that it is possible [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (11th and 12th April)

By 10 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 11 April 2015 7:30 am to 12 April 2015 12:30 pm. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Isabella Plains, Karabar, Gowrie, Bonython, Conder, Wanniassa, Bruce, Harrison and Watson, plus a poultry sale in Yass. Happy Friday!
Saturday 11 April
101 Kinloch Street Bruce
7am to 12pm
Homewares, some furniture, women’s/mens clothing, pet accessories, lots of kitchen wares.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
7am to 1pm
Fundraising garage sale to fund projects that support children [...]

Canberra op shop guide – Double denim

By 9 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Now that the colder weather is setting in it’s time to start think about ways to stay warm while still making a statement. Autumn is a great time for light layers, long sleeves and experimenting with thicker fabrics. So for today’s op shop outfit, we’ll be tackling a tricky trend: Double denim!

Denim shirt – $7 [...]

What’s on this weekend? 11th and 12th April 2015

By 9 April 2015
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[ 11 April 2015 to 12 April 2015. ]

From reptile and amphibian fiestas to the Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival, there’s something to satisfy everyone this weekend in Canberra. Let us know your plans in the comments below – and enjoy the rest of the four-day working week!

Sports/outdoor activities 

Work off those Easter chocolates with a free outdoor workout lead by local fitness trainer [...]

Sage Dining Room’s Taste and Test series is back

By 8 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra foodies, rejoice. Sage Dining Room’s Taste and Test series is back for another season.
For the uninitiated, here’s how it works: $75 buys you a surprise five-course meal and the opportunity to provide feedback on each dish. The menu changes weekly, and after five weeks, the most popular items end up on Sage’s new winter [...]

Cheap eats – Pho Hub (Belconnen)

By 8 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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As the weather gets cooler, there’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of Vietnamese pho for a hearty and cheap meal, which is how I ended up at Pho Hub on Benjamin Way for this week’s cheap eats.
Despite working just around the corner, I only discovered Pho Hub last week. Apparently it has a very [...]

Tuggeranong Community Council meeting tonight

By 7 April 2015

[ 7 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] A quick note to let you know the next Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 April 2015.

Guest speakers include representatives from YWCA Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre and ACTEW AGL.

The meeting will commence at 7.30pm in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in Greenway.

New members [...]

Love Tuggeranong life? Tuggeranong Action Group wants to hear from you

By 7 April 2015

[ 14 April 2015 at 8:00 pm; 16 April 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Do you love living in Tuggeranong?

Are there things you would like to see improved?

Do you want to make a difference in your community?

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 [...]

The National Folk Festival – Of the people and for the people

By 7 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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For the 49th time the National Folk Festival opened its arms to artists and audiences alike and, for five perfect days, washed away from the soul the dust of everyday life. The National Folk Festival continues to be the festival of the people and for the people; a time and place for a collective imagination [...]

Best of Canberra – Toasted sandwiches

By 7 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Everyone loves a good toasted sandwich. My favourite moment of the toasted sandwich experience is that first bite when all the melted cheese starts to ooze out and you have to catch it with your tongue. You all know what I’m talking about – it’s the moment when you know you’re onto a good toastie. 
The [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Sushi

By 6 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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All week I was looking forward to the sushi taste off. So much so I got excited and had sushi for lunch twice during the week. But by the time the weekend rolled around I was still mega-keen for some seaweed, rice, soy sauce goodness.
There was a bit of debate on the call-out over Mee’s [...]

Canberra landscaper and horticulturalist recommendations

By 5 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There are of course older requests and responses on this topic, but it would be great to have some updated views on this ‘perennial’ question in Canberra!
Does anyone have good recent experience with a reliable and knowledgable landscaper/horticulturalist in Canberra….someone who can give advice on, and undertake, some garden renovation work at a fair price……installing/improving [...]

Playground review – Eddison Park, Woden

By 5 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Woden’s Eddison Park is a slice of Canberra’s history, taking its name from the family who farmed the land in the early 1900s. The area now provides wide green spaces for families to enjoy, including a playground.
This week, Kaden (18 months) and I went to explore this park and enjoyed the leafy green spaces it has [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Good Brother, Dickson

By 4 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I constantly see Facebook friends checking in at Good Brother in Dickson, so recently when a reader requested a review of the cafe I jumped at the opportunity. Bright and early Saturday morning, before MORE furniture shopping, my partner and I made our way to Dickson.
Good Brother is nestled behind the Greek restaurant Plaka, probably [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (Easter long weekend)

By 3 April 2015
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Get in early to grab a bargain at these Canberra garage sales over the Easter long weekend. With only a few garage sales scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss your chance to find a secondhand special.
Saturday 4 April
3 Burnside Street Watson
8am to 1pm
Kitchen appliances, books, CDs, clothing, technology equipment, some furniture and miscellaneous goods.
Sunday [...]

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