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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Vietnamese

By 18 September 2014 1
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For the Best of Canberra Taste off this week I was forced to sample some local Vietnamese food. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my life is pretty tough sometimes...

Home security revisited

By 18 September 2014

It's been a few years since the matter of home security systems was discussed and, since I am currently poised to jump ship with the company I've been with for more than 10yrs (ADT) and switch to one about which I know very little (Chubb), it seemed a perfect time to ask what people's experience ha...

Tigers set for monumental clash

By 18 September 2014

It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be...

Nature Conservation Bill 2014 is a commitment to a sustainable future

By 18 September 2014

A new Nature Conservation Bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly today forms a key part of the ACT Government’s commitment to a sustainable future for Canberra, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said today. The Bill is a result of a review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980....

Forde Community Association

By 18 September 2014 2

Hi Rioters, We are trying to launch a Residents/Community Association in the suburb of Forde in Gungahlin - the Forde Community Association. Communities@Work are hosting a 'Community Conversation' at the Forde Community Centre this Saturday at 3pm as part of a continuing series to engage the c...

Complaint against officer substantiated, investigation complete

By 17 September 2014 5

AFP Professional Standards (PRS) has completed an investigation into a complaint that an ACT Policing officer deployed Oleoresin Spray (OC) towards a tethered dog in a backyard during the course of a search warrant in May this year. Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers said that the com...

Tuggeranong’s FFA Cup journey ends but won’t soon be forgotten

By 17 September 2014 2

The Tuggeranong United coaching staff and reserve players laughed and smiled as they stood together on the sideline prior to kick-off. Their relaxed mood told the story well, and was befitting of the special occasion they were playing a part in. Tuggeranong, buoyed by its remarkable penalty sh...

EATology: the science of eating

By 17 September 2014

What do humans have in common with soil? How does soil health impact upon human health? Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people. We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agricultur...

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North Canberra Community Council August meeting

By 15 August 2014

The August meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will consider Dickson intersection improvements, an 'omnibus' Territory Plan Variation that will affect several sites including the former Downer School and the Cape Street Centre, and a proposal to build a car park on the wooded area adjace...

What's on this weekend? 16th and 17th August 2014

By 15 August 2014 3
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After all the sun we've had, a bit of a rainy weekend won't be so bad (I'll keep telling myself that). In preparation, we've got a few things around town where you should keep ...

Want to be Canberra's first scientist of the year?

By 14 August 2014
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I was thrilled to announce the "ACT Scientist of the Year" award today when I officially opened the Canberra contingent of National Science Week.  This is the first award of i...

Canberra junior league hit by football's global problems

By 14 August 2014 3
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Sport isn't what it used to be. In times gone by it was about enjoyment and togetherness; a pastime that delivered untold pleasure to those who played it. It used to be pure...

Best of Canberra - Vegetarian

By 14 August 2014 3
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Note - this week I outsourced our review to one of our team. As a Vegan, I figured Jess was far better place to make judgement on good vegie food than me. Thanks Jess! Canfan ...

CRDL's 2014 Home Season Two games in one awesome night

By 14 August 2014

Hot on the heels of its seventh season's opening double-header, Canberra Roller Derby League's second event on the 16th of August promises to be a continuation of the league's exciting and unpredictable home team play. The first double-header saw upsets in both bouts, with last season’s second p...

Do poor Canberrans drive cars?

By 14 August 2014 54

Two questions about Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey's recent comment - "the poor don't have cars or actually drive very far" 1. How does the Treasurer know how far poor people drive, if they are lucky enough to have a car? 2. Can anyone from the ACT Liberals explain what Federal Treasurer Joe Ho...

Help looking for a designer to change the front of our house

By 14 August 2014

Does anyone know any good designers or builders that could transform and refresh the front of our house in Theodore to a contemporary look....

Cheer for a cause - ACT Regional Cheerleading Competition

By 14 August 2014
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Canberra cheerleaders will battle it out at the ACT Regional Cheerleading Competition at Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium on August 17, with high-energy routines, a good dose of ...

August FREE Learn to Skateboard Sessions

By 14 August 2014
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FREE Learn to skateboard sessions at Canberra Skateparks this winter! Next session being held at Tuggeranong Skatepark on Saturday 16 August from 10am to 12pm. ...

Canberra – Democracy Denied

By 14 August 2014 19
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Democracy is certainly not perfect, and the ACT is no exception. In 2016 the ACT Legislative Assembly will increase its members from 17 to 25; there is some merit to this pr...

More injury prevention: Protect your hands!

By 14 August 2014
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Moving on from my last post on injuries, today I wanted to talk about the importance of wrapping your hands correctly, for punching the mitts for fitness or obviously actual bo...

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