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Playground review – Bonython local playground

By 29 March 2015
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The unassuming southside suburb of Bonython is home to a local playground that is well maintained and an absolute treat to visit. Kaden (18 months) and I decided to see what th...

Doing hen’s nights right at QT Canberra

By 28 March 2015 1
QT Canberra pick up

When I think of hen's nights, I imagine fashioning wedding dresses out of toilet paper, eating cookies in the shape of male genitalia and drinking a lot of champagne (if only to ma...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cherryripe Brasserie, Watson

By 28 March 2015 1
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Recently having moved house, I have found myself in random suburbs that I would otherwise not spend much time in. Last week I found myself at ONA in Fyshwick. This week I was on...

Local sports club profile: Tuggeranong United Football Club

By 27 March 2015
Tuggeranong United junior football

Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC)....

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

By 27 March 2015 1
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I maintain that Canberra is a well-kept secret (although I am told there are now license plates surfacing which say ‘ACT – it’s not as bad as you think’ in which case t...

Whats on this weekend? 28th and 29th March

By 26 March 2015 12
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How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are...

Why did Smiths Alternative really close?

By 25 March 2015 17
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One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership. The c...

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Budget New Year's Eve venue

By 29 January 2015 1
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Hi guys, I am really keen to have a New Year's Eve wedding and wondering if anyone knows of any budget venues that would potentially allow us to stay until 1am. Most venues ...

Canberra begins the countdown to Enlighten

By 29 January 2015 1
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In less than one month Canberra will flip the switch on Enlighten 2015, dazzling visitors with an exciting program of world-class lighting, music and entertainment. From the t...

A sci-fi filmed in Canberra? This local filmmaker says it's possible

By 29 January 2015 2
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Cloning is a bad idea and Australian animals will kill you. …At least, this is what Canberra filmmaker Christian Doran would have you believe. And he’s just been awarded...

Serious cyclist crash in Deakin

By 29 January 2015 11
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ACT Policing responded to a serious collision in Deakin involving one cyclist this morning (29 January). About 7.45am, police received a report that a male cyclist had fallen of...

Braddon's transformation continues

By 29 January 2015 18
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Preparations started earlier this month on more apartments in Braddon’s increasingly popular Lonsdale Street. Braddon is constantly changing and steadily erasing its indus...

Canberra’s taxi industry to be reviewed

By 28 January 2015 11

In response to the use of new technologies by taxi operators, the ACT Government has today announced an innovation review of the Canberra’s taxi industry. Minister Shane Rattenbury said the review will help to inform the way forward for Canberra’s transport network. “Canberrans want to b...

Groovin the Moo 2015 line up announced

By 28 January 2015
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Australia's only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches,...

High Fidelity - a Canberra premiere

By 28 January 2015
high fidelity play canberra

Nick Hornby’s book High Fidelity, and the subsequent John Cusack movie, became an instant classic for a generation that postponed entry into adulthood, or ‘coming-of-age...

Learn to play mandolin!

By 28 January 2015

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Learning Groups 2015 The next semester-long COZYMO Learning Group programs start on Sunday 1 February 2015 . Whether you're young in experience or in age, you are most welcome! These programs offer you a great opportunity to begin or to continue to le...

230 Mr Fluffy owners accept ACT Government offer to purchase house

By 28 January 2015 17

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has today advised that 15 houses have been purchased and more than 200 homeowners have accepted the offer made by the ACT Government to purchase their home through the Mr Fluffy Buyback Program. The announcement comes after news last night that the ACT Government has o...

Canberra’s picnic isle – Springbank Island on Lake Burley Griffin

By 28 January 2015 3
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Fighting it out salad and tongs down by Lake Burley Griffin is a Canberra institution, but have you ever been out to any of the islands on the lake? I just spent Australia D...

PJ O'Brien hosts Feb Blues Jam

By 28 January 2015
Canberra Blues Society

PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points, PJ ...

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