Joy Burch has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with ClubsACT:
Commitments contained in the MoU include:
– The ACT Government will consider options to encourage clubs to maintain specific community contributions above the 8 per cent required by law, and members of ClubsACT agree to maintain contribution levels additional to the required 8 per [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that she’s OK with the existing obese population but doesn’t want to see any more:
if re-elected ACT Labor will set a “zero growth” target by of making the current recorded rates of people
who are overweight and obese as the peak of the obesity epidemic in the ACT.
To achieve this she’s [...]
A few months ago as a dare, 19 year old Canberra girl Mindy Reading signed up for the Curvy Kate Star-in-a-Bra completion. Now, a bit further down the track she has not only won the Canberra stage of the competition but finds herself in the top five in Australia. So far she has had interviews [...]
I am considering entering to share housing. I am concerned because I have sport 3 nights a week and I sweat like nothing else. After training there are no showers so I have to come home smelly. I jump straight into the shower because I cannot stand my own smell.
In a share house situation you’re [...]
This afternoon the Kelpie of Few Accomplishments and I managed to capture on camera the vast pollen output of the pines of Haig Park.
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Chief Minister Gallagher yesterday announced the opening of a new Gungahlin Community Health Centre which is open to the public today:
The new $18 million health centre will offer: community nursing ambulatory clinics; allied health services including physiotherapy and podiatry; dental surgeries for children and youth; and a range of services for women and children including [...]
[ 8 September, 2012; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] All women 16-60+ are welcome to join us for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin followed by a sausage sizzle BBQ. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.
Meet at Lotus Bay, Alexandrina Drive Yarralumla (look for [...]
Environment and Sustainable Development are letting us know that you’ll need to get out in the snow if you want to catch another Murray Cod this season:
Anglers are reminded that the Murray Cod fishing season closes at midnight on 31 August 2012.
“To maintain our Murray cod stocks and allow the fish to spawn, the [...]
The EPIC Farmers Markets are a religion to many of you. So it’s of vital importance to those people that the opening hours are being extended.
So if you want to get in first for the good stuff it’s now a 7:30am start.
Canberra’s popular Saturday morning market, the Capital Region Farmers Market at Exhibition Park in [...]
Hi all, this is the increasingly expanding Bill.
I never thought I’d be the type. The type that gets up at 5.30am to go to the gym. Or who gives up time at the pub after work to go to the gym. But alas, after too many beers after work, my doctor has finally convinced me [...]
[ 28 August, 2012; 7:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s most brutal trivia gladiators return to do battle in the hallowed halls of The Phoenix next tuesday.
Be sure to get there early to be sure of a table.
[ 18 August, 2012; 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. ]
Ever since seeing the Riot Act’s article on Game of Foams: Kingslayer, tens of you have no doubt be keen to find out how it went.
We had 40+ attendees/fighters and even interested members of the public who came to check it all out. We’d played quite a few different games thru the day, including [...]
Am seeking recommendations for a fishing charter provider on the coast – Bateman’s Bay area.
I intend to purchase a trip as a father’s day gift for a 40-something, and was wondering if anyone had been on one of these charters recently and could recommend one.
I need some advice for accessing local services. I am after a hairdresser that has a realistic price structure (hairdresser at Ainslie wants $75 for a trim – bahahaha) and I am also looking at options to get my daughter started off in guitar lessons.
Location for both services is Inner city/north preferred.
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced she’d like community feedback on a draft master plan for the Jerrabomberra wetlands:
“Jerrabomberra Wetlands is an important environment and recreational area that the ACT Government is keen to develop it into an iconic reserve, for the enjoyment of all Canberrans and also to attract interstate and overseas visitors,” the Chief [...]
It was breast cancer that put personal trainer Tanya Gendle on to the path of holistic health. Today she draws on her experiences to help others to nurture their health and fitness at Strive Holistic Personal Training.
“Being told I had breast cancer at the age of 27 was devastating. I couldn’t understand how this could [...]
Last Saturday I was greeted at my front door by an ABS employee asking me for a few minutes of my time. She asked a few general questions before asking me to participate in a Personal Safety Survey. I was busy at the time so we organised for her to come back the next day. [...]
Not many things go down in price these days, but our Saturday afternoon ANU Sport and Recreation Centre’s ‘Dancing Through The Ages’ has! Even though its 2½ hours of entertainment, the fee for the upcoming semester has gone down to match the fees for the SRC’s 1 hour courses … making it just fantastic [...]
Joy Burch has announced some pre-election legislating on the subject of poker machines and clubs. (Bearing in mind her Labor Party remains a major club owner):
The Government’s amendments to the Bill include provisions that would:
• Allow new or single-venue clubs to access a pool of up to 150 machines to assist them establish new venues [...]
The Tourism Australia website has released a ‘Fact Sheet’ on Canberra’s Bar Scene. Apparently, the greatest compliments one can pay to Canberra bars are that Honkytonks has “Melbourne-like chic interiors” and the Kremlin Bar is “a busy nightspot for hip young things”. No mention of whether the bars were chosen for the listing based on [...]
Territory and Municipal Services are letting us know about a new walking option in the Namadgi National Park:
The new Rendezvous Creek walking track in Namadgi National Park has been completed and is now open to the public, Manager Operations, National Parks and Catchments, ACT Parks and Conservation Service, Brett McNamara, said today.
“The gentle 3.5 kilometre [...]
[ 3 August, 2012; 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. ]
Guzman Y Gomez have certainly got the punters in Sydney raving about them.
Now they’re coming to Canberra (which one hopes if nothing else will encourage Zambreros to stop stinging me $2 for a miserable smear of avocado).
What’s of interest is they’re promising Free burritos on 3 August between 11am and 8pm at their Canberra [...]
Andrew Barr is spruiking the Woolworths group lastest venture, Masters Home Improvement, now open out at the airport.
This morning I joined Ben Camire, National Operations Manager of Masters Home Improvement, to officially open Canberra’s first Masters Home Improvement store at Majura Park.
The new Masters store will contribute some 170 new jobs and boost employment located [...]
My wife is a career public servant who has been driven to the verge of mental illness over the last few years by her mid-level role in the APS. It’s placed her, our family and our marriage under great stress, which we are still struggling to work through.
Her brother recently left the APS due to [...]
On Saturday 4th August 2012 local businesses Elegance Beauty and Strive Holistic Personal Training will launch their 4-week ‘Beauty and Body Makeover Challenge’ to raise money for Bosom Buddies and help Canberra women get in great shape.
The 4-week challenge is open to all Canberra women who want expert coaching and guidance from Strive Holistic Personal [...]
Dr Sandy Hume is out of Canberra – looking for a different avian (bird) vet.
Saw this yesterday in ground floor toilets of Westfield Woden, near the cinemas.
It seems you can pay for parking with a squirt of urine instead of coins – the barter system alive and well!
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Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that the trial of waterskiing training on Lake Ginninderra has lead to an ongoing, but significantly reduced programme.
The ACT Government has undertaken a six week consultation period on the conditions of the trial which included a water ski demonstration and information session to provide the community with an opportunity to [...]
It started with the Liberals’ Brendan Smyth getting down in the weeds to announce that a Liberal Government would save the park at the corner of Heagney and Deamer Crescents in Chisholm. That went out around 6am this morning.
Just before 10am Labor responded saying they too would save the park.
It’s certainly a good time in [...]
Territory and Municipal Services have felt moved to let you all know how to get up in the mountains without endangering yourselves or others:
“Many local families want to experience the snow first hand. Unfortunately our unsealed rural roads aren’t designed to take the large volumes of traffic during the snow season.
“The Corin Forest Mountain Recreation [...]
I am writing this to tell you all, how pleased I am with my progress. Due mainly to Tanya’s guidance and friendship, I have found myself losing weight, walking better and on the whole feeling more alive. Not forgetting, that Tanya’s now expanding Strive, so fellow clients please spread the word that Strive is effective [...]
Jivrashia has sent in this picture of the snow in the Brindabellas with this cautionary tale:
Thought I should share this as the Brindabella range is currently covered in thick snow and anyone attempting to trek through it should be well equipped.
The picture is along the Stockyard Spur trail, leading to Mt. Franklin Rd.
It seems that [...]