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Drawtism – Pictionary for a cause

By 15 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Drawtism - Pictionary for a cause

Drawtism is a fun game that uses Pictionary to help understand the communication challenges faced by people with autism while raising funds to overcome these challenges. Do you remember the last time you played Pictionary and you couldn’t be understood by your team? Frustrating right? That’s exactly what Drawtism is about! So this June, sign [...]

REIACT Home Buyers Expo on tonight

By 15 May 2014
REIACT Home Buyers Expo on tonight

Are you looking to buy your first home? Come to the Real Estate Industry home buyers expo tonight! You’ll get the opportunity to speak to experts across every industry needed to buy a home.
When: Thursday 15th of May
Where: Hellenic Club Woden
Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
For more information call 6262 4544 or email admin@reiact.com.au

Canberra’s 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

By 15 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra's 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Canberra’s International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2014
The AIDS Action Council of the ACT is proud to bring you Canberra’s 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial.
A space to remember those who have gone too soon and recommit to continuing more than 30 years of international HIV activism, so the grief and stigma faced in the past is not [...]

When is a good time to buy property in Canberra?

By 15 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I’m looking into buying my first home in Canberra and have been reading all about the predicted property price declines as a result of the 2014 budget. If house prices in Canberra crash, it will be a great time to buy. A work colleague described it as a “once in a generational opportunity to buy cheaply [...]

Million Paws Walk 2014

By 14 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Million Paws Walk 2014

[ 18 May 2014; ]

It’s time again for Canberra’s canine community to come together and raise funds for RSPCA ACT.

The Million Paws Walk is Canberra’s premiere pet event where animal-lovers can mingle, chat and celebrate their furry friendships. It is a great day of family-friendly fun designed to entertain, inform and educate the community about important animal welfare issues.

The [...]

Autumn gardening in Canberra

By 14 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Autumn gardening in Canberra

Many of my neighbours’ gardens are full of hedges and attractive greenery. I grew up on a farm so naturally expect my garden to include a cottage orchard and lots of colour. I’m constantly planting and looking for new places to plant, growing sweet peas on the fence, wisteria on the porch, jasmine on the [...]

Kusina Breakfast – delicious and well-priced

By 14 May 2014

Over the weekend my partner and I decided to take ourselves out for breakfast.
Of course, it was Sunday and we all know Sunday was.. Mothers Day! We decided it would be best to try somewhere out of the way because everyone and their mother would be out eating breakfast to celebrate.
We live in the Weston [...]

Canberra is the spiritual home of good coffee

By 13 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Canberra is the spiritual home of good coffee

Say what you like about the Italians, the French, or the Turkish. They each have their own style of coffee and do it well but nobody quite matches Australians for variety of coffee styles and dedication to perfection across each and every coffee making process.
At home I have an aeropress, a plunger, a briki and [...]

Liberal MLA pushing for prostitution exit programs

By 13 May 2014

Liberal MLA Giulia Jones will use information gathered during a controversial study tour to push for prostitution exit programs and new co-operation with federal agencies to stop the trafficking of women in Australia, according to The Canberra Times.
Following their recent tour of France, Sweden and Germany where they studied laws that make it illegal to [...]

FASHFEST the review

By 13 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
FASHFEST the review

Ok, so lets talk Fashfest. I think it is important to remember that this is only the second year for this event. Fashfest is pioneering Canberra’s budding fashion industry. The difficult thing about being a pioneer is the amount of adversity you are met with. Everybody has an opinion – what could have been done [...]

San Churro Has Arrived

By 12 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
San Churro Has Arrived

A loud roar could be heard right across Canberra when the Ikea announcement was finally made.
I don’t really get Ikea, but a lot of Canberrans do.  Indeed, David Lord from Ikea told me that over 5% of Sydney sales of Ikea are from little old Canberra.
As a city, we’re excited by their impending arrival as [...]

Success of Urban Development

By 12 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

In a section of the ABC Canberra news on Friday, Charles Landry returned to cast his eye over Canberra’s urban development progress.
Landry (author The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators) wasn’t particularly impressed by Canberra during his previous visit and still finds our centre a bit of a graveyard (which he seemed to think [...]

Where’s the Ladies? Restaurant Review – Pistachio Torrens

By 12 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Where's the Ladies? Restaurant Review - Pistachio Torrens

If we weren’t having such a good time, it would have been awful.
We are four Canberra girls who enjoy good food and company (and a good bottle of wine doesn’t go astray, although at times a bad bottle can be alright too). We are by no means food experts – or snobs [...]

Double glazing in Canberra in 2014

By 12 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

An update… The last thread about it is from 2011.
Does anyone have recommendations about double glazing?
Cheers.

NAPLAN testing

By 10 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I noticed an article in the Canberra Times yesterday about NAPLAN, with senior ‘people in the know’ saying there shouldn’t be so much pressure on kids to perform in these tests and that comparisons with countries like Singpaore and Korea were tough yard-sticks, giving their differing approach to education.
I don’t recall doing NAPLAN myself when [...]

What’s your local shopping style?

By 9 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
What's your local shopping style?

With all this talk of IKEA due to hit Canberra and the excitement about no longer having to make that long Sydney trek to collect our flatpacks of brightly coloured laminated furniture, it feels a little unhip to ask whether it’s actually in the best interests of the city to host this multinational.
But as I [...]

Energy drink Dexaprine XR recalled after person hospitalised

By 9 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

One person has been hospitalised after consuming Dexaprine XR Green Apple, which contains illegal levels of caffeine and another substance not entirely unlike amphetamine.
The product was recalled on Thursday.
There was no detail on the location of the person in Australia.
According to The Canberra Times, an ACT Health spokeswoman said the product was sold [...]

Mother’s Day… OFF!

By 8 May 2014

Last week I sent a note out to a handful of Canberra friends who are mums asking about their hopes for Mother’s Day – favourite gifts, places to go, things to do.  I figured I would put together a bit of a ‘real shopping’ guide for anyone stuck for gift ideas for Sunday.   I imagined we [...]

The Green Shed pop up book shop

By 8 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
The Green Shed pop up book shop

Friday, 9 May 2014 (9:00am) will see the official opening of The Green Shed’s new business venture, a pop-up book shop in Garema Place, Canberra.
Goran ‘Tiny’ Srejic and Charlie Bigg-Wither from The Green Shed are partnering with Lifeline Canberra to sell quality second-hand books for $5 each, with $1 from each book sold to [...]

Toddler venues during winter in Canberra?

By 7 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We have not seen a toddler through a Canberra winter yet – so I am after any recommendations from parents on places to go?
I have joined a small playgroup, so I am looking for also a nice venue where a few toddlers can play and have a great time (weekly get-togethers).
I am looking for places [...]

Human Brochure to share local knowledge

By 7 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Human Brochure to share local knowledge

This week 101 Local Humans will be invited to help promote their city as part of Visit Canberra’s award-winning Human Brochure campaign.
The Human Brochure is a ‘living, breathing travel brochure’ which encourages participants to share their experiences in and around Canberra via social media.
The first Human Brochure took place over two weekends in October 2012 [...]

The future of the former Higgins Primary School and Decommissioned Oval

By 7 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 21 May 2014; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 24 May 2014; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Looks like there will be some movement on the derelict former school.  I guess I’m disappointed to read that the oval, is no longer recognised as an oval – despite the community use.  Also a bit sad to read how the oval might be used, if it can be rezoned and partially sold for housing:

The [...]

Telstra Business Women’s Awards

By 7 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Telstra Business Women’s Awards

With a 20 year history of sharing and recognising the achievements of local businesswomen, the Telstra Business Women’s Award nominations open on the 26th May 2014.
Nominations are accepted from both states and territories and close midnight on the 14th of July.
There are 5 award categories including 3 qualifying categories (1-3):
1. Business Owner Award
2. Private [...]

New suburb of Moncrieff underway

By 7 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
New suburb of Moncrieff underway

Work on the new Gungahlin suburb of Moncrieff is set to begin later this year, according to an article in the Canberra Times.
Located in North Gungahlin, bordered by Ngunnawal and Amaroo, Moncrieff will accommodate about 5000 residents.
The suburb will also contain a shopping area or group centre to service the area. Over half of the [...]

Planning improvements open the door for Kingston Centre renewal

By 6 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Changes to the Territory Plan that incorporate the recommendations of the Kingston Centre Master Plan and Kingston Centre Planning Report have been approved by Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell.
“The Kingston centre is one of the oldest centres in Canberra. These planning changes will allow the centre to respond to population growth [...]

The FASHFEST Finale

By 4 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
The FASHFEST Finale

The 2014 FASHFEST runway shows came to a spectacular end last night with a sold out show and a standing room tickets opened up to accommodate the crowds that flocked in, despite the bitter cold!

Over the past four nights we’ve seen a huge variety of designs aimed at different markets.
We have perpetually Five, providing “kids [...]

Increasing alcohol fuelled violence in Civic

By 4 May 2014

A report on the ABC ACT News on Friday night highlighted an 11% increase in alcohol fuelled violence in Civic, noting alcohol ‘pre loading’ one of the biggest challenges in managing the issue.
I must confess, it’s been a long time since I was out in Civic late on a Saturday night and back [...]

FASHFEST DAY FIVE Announced

By 3 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
FASHFEST DAY FIVE Announced

Just when we thought we couldn’t see any more coverage of FASHFEST, they drop the bomb that after their four night show they will be holding a special DAY FIVE tradeshow!

This event will give fashion retailers and the public an exclusive opportunity to shop the runway and connect with their favourite FASHFEST designers.
Twenty-two local fashion [...]

Whats on this weekend in Canberra 3 & 4 May 2014

By 2 May 2014

Are the new regime going to continue this weekly thread? I see bad parkers has been mothballed.
Anyway here is one event I am aware of:
Canberra Collectormania Fair Sunday May 4
Quokka Pavilion, EPIC Showgrounds, Flemington Rd Mitchell.
9am till 3pm.
(Thanks for kicking this off again Damien, sounds like a good thing to me – Canfan)

Ray White Charity Golf Day – Registrations are open

By 2 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ray White Charity Golf Day - Registrations are open

[ 22 May 2014; ]

The Annual Ray White Charity Golf Day is on again with all proceeds going to Camp Quality.

This is a great day on the green for a wonderful cause. The four person Ambrose competition will include light breakfast and lunch, with heaps of prizes given throughout the day.

When: 22 May 2014, 7.30am for a 9.00am shotgun [...]

Fashfest strikes again!

By 1 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fashfest strikes again!

FASHFEST has once again kicked off with a bang last night. The event will be running every night until Saturday with each night having a different theme.
Last night’s theme was ‘The Artist’, and the show lived up to the name, with creative ensembles ranging from ice cream cone hats and woolly tassel dresses to gothic [...]

International Pilates Day May 3rd

By 1 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
International Pilates Day May 3rd

A long, long time ago – in what now feels like the life of someone else, I did a lot of Pilates.  I was strong and fit and recall that feeling of health and wellbeing with great fondness (a feeling that is somewhat further away thanks to three kids and, well, inherent laziness).
This Saturday is [...]

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