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How to handle Social Media from what I’ve learned doing Talk Radio

By 21 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
How to handle Social Media from what I've learned doing Talk Radio

There is something to be said for the catcalls of the rude mob. Of course they’re more easily enjoyed if they’re directed at someone else. But they can possess a certain crude candor… which brings me to social media now and how I can compare it to talk radio in the early days.
I kicked off [...]

RiotACT Face off: Yarralumla Development

By 21 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
RiotACT Face off:  Yarralumla Development

For our second RiotACT Face Off, we invited The Yarralumla Residents Association and John Miller (Executive Director of the Master Builders, ACT) to answer the following question:
Is the proposed development of the area surrounding the Yarralumla Brickworks simply inevitable change in progress, aligned with society needs, or does it represent the end of a community [...]

Fridge repairer

By 20 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I recently purchased a fridge off gumtree which turned out not to be working. I didn’t try it out as soon as I purchased it as I was still using my old one and now the seller has moved overseas so there is no recourse there. I did try calling him and he insisted that [...]

University of Canberra the rich kid on the block?

By 19 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Is it just me or do others get the impression UC is the rich kid on the block?
For example this week was one of the few weeks they didn’t buy a Canberra sporting team but instead they opened a $16 million sports field. I’m sure next week we will read about their new UC Canberra [...]

Have you lost a Beagle?

By 17 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I have custody of a faded Tri Colour Beagle which has escaped from its regular digs. She was found somewhere around Eggleston Cres in Woden, goes by the name of Bridgette, (or at least she used to) and is approx 7 years of age. I believe she may reside in the Bonython area normally.
I know [...]

A taste off for Canberra’s Best Pizza

By 15 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
A taste off for Canberra's Best Pizza

We had a broad range of nominations for Best pizza in Canberra, from the local Crust options (reliable, reasonably priced, easy etc.) through to the more gourmet options, with some inclusions of local takeaways.
The two that proved the most consistently popular were Zucchini Brothers in Chisholm and Pizza Gusto in Braddon.
We went with a standard [...]

Private Car Purchase – Reliance on Verbal Advertisements

By 15 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Recently I’ve bought a used car from a lady in Jerrabomberra. It’s a BMW 320i 2009. The car was registered under her company name.
When I inspected the car, she said the car was equipped with a CD stacker. I believed her and did not test that. After I bought the car, I tried to load [...]

Heard of the Ben Chifley Ghost? – A look at Canberra Folklore

By 15 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Heard of the Ben Chifley Ghost? - A look at Canberra Folklore

If you’ve lived in Canberra for any amount of time, you would have a ghost story or two up your sleeve. It seems that Canberra may well be the most haunted city in Australia.
Since taking up residence in the Capital, I’ve heard several rumours about supposed secret tunnels. I’ve heard just about everything: Old Parliament [...]

Nerves: The good the bad and the ugly

By 15 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Nerves: The good the bad and the ugly

I’m very fortunate in the fact that I have always naturally dealt with pre competition nerves well. I always enjoy lightening the very stressful atmosphere in the change room before a fight with sometimes awful attempts at levity and schoolyard humour.
Everybody deals with stress in different ways, I’ve seen multiple people look like world champions [...]

Professional Pomposity

By 15 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Professional Pomposity

I reckon I can count the times I have agreed with Jack Waterford on one of my toes. Imagine my surprise when I found I agreed with what he was saying about the magistrates and their wanting to be addressed by the title Your Honour!
What errant pomposity and arrogance!
We see them appointed (not [...]

Best of Canberra – Laksa

By 14 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Best of Canberra - Laksa

Pizza and burgers are all well and good if that’s what you’re in the mood for. But sometimes you need something a little more exotic to fill that gaping space in your tummy.
For our third ‘Best of Canberra’ post, we’re asking for the best place to get a Laksa.
That steaming bowl of spice-y, noodle-y, [...]

Would BusPlus system be a viable transport solution?

By 14 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Matthew kindly sent in a link to an article in the Canberra Times which we missed amidst all the heated discussions over light rail, suggesting it may stimulate some good discussion.
Given all the conversations had in the past few weeks over public transport in the ACT, would this potentially provide any answers or [...]

Homeless People

By 14 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

While walking across Hobart Place in Civic last Monday morning at 8.00am in zero degrees temperature on the way to work, I came across a person curled up in what passed for a sleeping bag on the concrete floor of the shelter opposite the entrance to the AMP Building.
I say ‘person’ because it wasn’t possible [...]

Cabaret – Canberra Philharmonic (Review)

By 14 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Cabaret - Canberra Philharmonic (Review)

Boy meets girl.  Boy gets girl.  Nazis.  Boy loses girl.  Canberra Philharmonic’s production of Cabaret delivers fantastic singing and ensemble numbers but struggles (slightly) with the relationships that drive the story.
In the early 1930s American would-be writer Clifford Bradshaw (Mat Chardon O’Dea) travels to Berlin to find inspiration.  Rather than actually trying to write something [...]

Brand Canberra… again – The Canberra Sign

By 14 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Brand Canberra... again - The Canberra Sign

The idea is to create a larger than life Hollywood style sign, just on the outskirts of Canberra, to greet visitors to the nation’s capital.
Now I must admit that it’s definitely a better idea than renaming Canberra after one of the world’s most popular Japanese motorbikes, the Honda CBR, but can’t we do something more [...]

Recommended bricklayers

By 14 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi,
I have recently purchased a block of land, have had an architect draw up some plans, now I am looking at trying to find a reputable bricklayer to do the brickwork (obviously) for our house. It is a one storey house, approx. 18 sq. in size. Could anyone recommend a good bricklayer? Thank you.

Cholesterol testing

By 13 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

As usual, I had the standard five cholesterol (Lipid Studies) tests done via my Dr.  From reading, I know that there are a number of others than can be done to get an idea of the Why? of a high LDL reading, e.g. LDL-P, LipoProtein(a)…  Anybody know whether it is possible to get these done [...]

World Cup Final 2014 – Where are the Argentina fans gathering?

By 13 July 2014

Hola,
Does anyone know where in Canberra the Argentina fans are gathering on Monday morning?
Ciao,
Hugo Diaz

At Home for the Scandinavian Film Festival

By 11 July 2014
At Home for the Scandinavian Film Festival

Last night, I went along to the Scandinavian Film Festival at Palace Electric to see Swedish Film, Home.  Starring Moa Gammel, Anita Wall, Simon J Berger and Erik Lundqvist and directed by Maximilian Hult, the film was billed as a Comedy/Drama.
For the entire 90 minutes, Home treads a fine tightrope between light comedy and slightly [...]

Business Lunch Series – Smoque

By 11 July 2014
Business Lunch Series – Smoque

Smoque has been around for a couple of years now and every time I go its pumping. This is probably due to its unique offering of American BBQ. So I thought I would check it out to kick off this new food series – Business Lunches.
Situated in Baileys Corner, parking [...]

Should our Primary School teachers be subject specialists?

By 11 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Should our Primary School teachers be subject specialists?

I heard an interview on 666 during the week about having specialist teachers in Primary Schools, in contrast to the current model where Primary teachers are predominantly generalists.  The idea made a lot of sense.
From my experience, it is difficult to be good at all things – particularly across the broad range of subjects taught [...]

What’s on this weekend? 12th and 13th July 2014

By 11 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What's on this weekend?  12th and 13th July 2014

As we face a cold weekend of sub -zero nights, what’s on in the Capital to keep you warm?
This week, we asked our entertainment editors their hot tips for the weekend (they’re a picky bunch so hopefully they will provide some good leads).
Theatre Reviewer John Lombard is attending Cabaret on Saturday night – a performance [...]

Gobble the Gobbledegook

By 9 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Gobble the Gobbledegook

Bureaucrats are often accused of suffering from verbal diarrhoea and obfuscation, using a paragraph when a couple of words will do. I used to shudder when presented with stuff which was meant to sound academic and high level but was just cr@p. Plain English is fine but still suffers a death by a thousand [...]

Free parking in Kingston this week

By 9 July 2014

The Kingston Underground car park is offering free parking until the 14th of July – we’ve been tipped off and thought you might like to know.
Located under the Griffin Hotel, on Tench Street (opposite the supermarket and newsagent) – the park is open all day, every day.
More details can be found here.

RAPID – Is it generating money?

By 9 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi everybody,
I am driving past more and more RAPID camera equipped police cars with their lights flashing having pulled over some dreadful infringing member of society. It has also been ages since the ACT Government issued registration labels. This raises the all important question…
Where do we go to see how many cars are [...]

Best of Canberra: Burgers

By 8 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Best of Canberra: Burgers

Following up from our recent Pizza to go question (we’re road testing the two most popular and will have a decision for you ASAP), we’re on to the next staple in takeaway – burgers.
I have a friend who includes ‘Find the worlds best burger and eat it’ on her bucket list. She also has [...]

Registering a trailer

By 7 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I know I can find this out from Canberra Connect, but I can’t be a*^ed waiting on hold for 40 minutes, not lining up at one of the speedy shopfronts.
Does anyone know how much it is to register a trailer?
I am trying to work out the maths of purchasing vs hiring, and I can’t find [...]

RiotACT Face Off: Does Light Rail measure up for Canberra?

By 7 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
RiotACT Face Off: Does Light Rail measure up for Canberra?

Plans for Light Rail in Canberra have caused heated debate among our Rioters. A recent poll asking Are you in favour of Light Rail for Canberra? resulted in 48% voting No, 38% Yes, 11% Not Right Now and 6% On the Fence.
We asked former Chief Minister, Kate Carnell and Ex MLA, John Hargreaves ‘Do [...]

A New Building to House ACT Public Servants ?

By 5 July 2014

According to today’s Canberra Times, a new building to house ACT Government public servants maybe built. While its probably never a good time to do these things – there are huge lead times :
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-governments-new-office-block-for-public-servants-gets-green-light-20140704-zsvym.html
Good that they are thinking about all the options (eg. refurbishment of existing, build or lease from pvt sector over 25 [...]

Curtain / window warmers

By 5 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi, has anyone had their Curtains done lately, at a good price and good quality? Do Firths of Yass, or any other competitive regional area companies still exist – as per 2011 curtains review on here ? Thanks for any useful updates you have.

Online news sites using click-bait headlines

By 4 July 2014
Online news sites using click-bait headlines

After browsing the online news sources as I regularly do, I have been noticing the trend for the articles to change headlines after an hour or so. You can check yourself by going to the Telegraph, Herald or just at news.com and at the bottom of the articles you will see that many posted more [...]

Landscaper recommendation

By 4 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We want to replace our grass with loose gravel, and replace the dead plants in our hedge.   Small front area and even smaller side area. In Crace.   Not up to doing it ourselves.  We’d like a neat and permanent job.  Any recommendations?

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