When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order.
I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working. I can only [...]
So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures overseas or jobs for life on massive salaries.
Really? Hmmmm! What about the latest of a round of huge gifts to the faithful from our [...]
A woman I know called me yesterday morning in great distress.
Even on the phone it was obvious she was shaking and near to tears.
She had known Tori Johnson since he was four years old and now he was dead, killed by Man Haron Monis at the Lindt Café.
I’d spent the previous night covering the siege [...]
Just curious if anyone knows of any mechanics that are open over the christmas holidays? I urgently need work done to my car, preferrably in the next two weeks.
After enjoying a sensible night in Civic a little while ago now, and before I had met my beautiful fiancé, I had an incident with a lovely lady, a devious taxi driver, and my phone.
I remember being happily driven to an abode which was not mine at about 2am. Unexpectedly, and not by my volition, [...]
I am after a bit of advice, my wife and I have bought a house in Gunghalin with the purpose of getting my parents in laws out of trouble. We all work, I am on a low income, my wife at the higher end of moderate and my in laws are paid [...]
I’m looking for recommendations on where and when to buy seafood in Canberra to be eaten on Christmas day?
A few years ago I bought some from a place in Weston Creek (opposite the post office) and it was great. However the place has since closed down.
I’m after large prawns, lobster tails and some oysters.
For the past 12 months water has been penetrating into the ceiling of my unit from the unit above mine. The unit above is owned by ACT Housing and neither that agency nor the strata managers, Civium Strata, have resolved the problem. The Body Corporate hasn’t replied to my requests for assistance. Now Civium Strata [...]
I have just recently moved to Canberra from Sydney to work at Westfield Woden. I did some research and it seems like there is no staff parking in Westfield. Where could I park if I work in Westfield and what will be the cheapest option?
The inevitability of this team of Andrew Barr and Simon Corbell had its genesis way back when they were both students. They were both leading lights in their paddock of the Young Labor Right and Left.
They were adversaries at the Annual Labor Conference battlefields of the 1990s and both emerged as mature political [...]
Does anyone know of local organisations taking food donations for Christmas?
Libraries ACT used to have a food for fines program that ran in the lead up to Christmas, but it looks like that isn’t going ahead this year.
Apparently speed cameras are installed in black spots and are NOT used for revenue raising. Driving along William Hovel Drive between Coulter Drive and Bindubi Street I noticed some construction going on. A length of Armco fence and a very large reinforcing tube to go into the ground. This is on the left heading towards [...]
I’d like to recommend 6 Star Hot Water & Plumbing – they’ve given us excellent service. We had a grey water diverter installed in our laundry with some teething issues related to the product. They sorted the issue out promptly and have been very professional with their service. Thanks guys!
They don’t need an introduction … those deep fried, fluffy, cakey circles of heaven, rolled in cinnamon and sugar, with a center that is 100% fat free!
Yes, I am talking about donuts. Hommer Simpson’s, and mine, favourite treat!
There are so many different types of donuts, from the traditional cinnamon and sugar, to custard filled, and [...]
Can anyone tell me where to find a car wash with do-it-yourself steam cleaning units in the Canberra/Queanbeyan area?
Years ago Carlovers had steam cleaning facilities, however an online search hasn’t turned up anything similar. Failing that, can anyone suggest a business that will do steam cleaning only, without requiring a full wash?
The Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury announced in a press release over the weekend what he called the launch of the first stage of the Bunda Street “shareway project”. Quote “The revitalised Bunda Street will become a shared space for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, rather than a traditional street design which prioritises [...]
A lucky Canberran walked away with one million dollars last week after taking a ticket in Wednesday’s Lotto draw. The winning ticket made a hatrick for Evatt Newsagency with three winning tickets being sold there in the last six months.
Hands up who enters the lottery regularly? Semi regularly? Only when given a lottery ticket in [...]
Katy Gallagher is undoubtedly one of the most popular leaders in Canberra’s history. Her electoral vote is astronomical, and she is respected for her stoic mind and steady hand. Indeed Katy could blow up a hospital and go on shooting spree of endangered animals with Bob Katter and still enjoy enormous public support.
Understandably, Lundy’s decision [...]
Last week when I asked for recommendations for family friendly restaurants and cafes, I honestly expected to be inundated however, it seems that Canberra has a serious lack of family friendly eating establishments.
Places like Jamie’s Italian, and a few of the football clubs were recommended, along with Ricardo’s in Jamison and Tommy & Me in [...]
The words “eclectic electric” are printed on the back of the chopsticks at Canberra’s latest culinary sensation, Akiba, and it’s an apt description for the restaurant itself.
Owned by Peter and Michael Harrington and partner Dino Jugovac, this is a quirky and innovative restaurant that pulls out all the stops.
Situated at the former Dieci e Mezzo [...]
How will the reign of Katy Gallagher as Chief Minister of the ACT be viewed by History? What will be her Legacy?
Granted, what one person sees as a positive, another may see as a negative depending on how it affects them and whether they can see (or they care about) all the benefits, negatives [...]
Where is a good place to have a 21st?
Ideas more towards the Southside would be great!!