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Best of Canberra – Hummus

By 23 December 2014 6
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One of the best party foods ever invented would have to be bread and dip, specifically hummus. It is made of the simplest ingredients; chickpeas, salt, lemon, garlic, tahini pa...

No family, no friends? What to do in Canberra if youre a Christmas orphan

By 23 December 2014
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Thinking at the time that it wouldn’t be so bad, I volunteered to be on call for work from Christmas Eve until December 29 – meaning I have to stay within half an hour of t...

Pets as Christmas gifts – not a good idea

By 23 December 2014
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Christmas is only a few days away and shoppers are frantically grabbing those last few gifts. As they dash around the shopping mall, an adorable little puppy stands up on his r...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Meat Pies

By 22 December 2014 2
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There was quite a lot of debate when the call went out for Canberra’s best pies last week, with over 10 different bakeries and cafes being nominated. Based on most popular I f...

Review: when poetry becomes music

By 22 December 2014
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Ex-Canberra theatre teacher’s Ernie Glass’ Tales of Ordinary Madness and T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land presented by Mad As Productions. A young and vibrant Cassie Brizzi ...

Man arrested over Pearce elderly man attack

By 23 December 2014
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A 21-year-old Torrens man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon following his arrest by ACT Policing earlier today (Tuesday, December 23) for an assault on an elde...

Casino Canberra under new ownership

By 23 December 2014

Minister for Racing and Gaming Joy Burch today announced the transfer of ownership for Casino Canberra from Casinos Austria International Limited to Aquis Canberra Pty Ltd. “The decision to approve the transfer of licence was not taken lightly,” Ms Burch said. “It follows an extensive pr...

World-leading consortia express interest in Capital Metro project

By 23 December 2014

The ACT Government will be able to choose from four world-class consortia for the delivery of the first stage of Canberra’s light rail network, Minister for Capital Metro, Simon Corbell, announced yesterday. “Four private sector consortia, consisting of local, national and international comp...

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The human body – the final frontier?

By 12 November 2014

Want to hear about a rainbow band-aid that can diagnose skin cancer and how ecstasy causes brain hypothermia? Come along! Despite hundreds of years of advances, the highly complex workings of the human body are still largely a mystery. A group of researchers at a new ARC Centre of Excellence are ...

Government tests its emergency response

By 12 November 2014

As Canberra prepares to host several high-profile sporting events, the Government will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise today Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell has announced. “The ACT Government has recognised the need to be well coordinated and practiced ahead...

OMG ... Bookplate (and Paperplate) ...

By 12 November 2014 5

...at the National Library went into liquidation on Monday....

War and the Arts in this Centenary year...

By 12 November 2014 2
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I was helping my father dig a post hole in the blazing Queensland sun. I had offered to hook the post hole digger up to the Ferguson tractor, but he never could see the sense o...

Local Leaders – Peter and Michael Harrington (Sage and Akiba restaurants)

By 12 November 2014
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Brothers Peter and Michael Harrington, co-owners of Sage Dining Rooms in Braddon and the soon-to-open Akiba restaurant in Civic, have a passion for good food and hard work. ...

Bored Little Yappy Dogs...

By 11 November 2014 32

I am writing to the owners of all those yappy little Furballs that are kicked out of the house at 7-8am and don't see their loving masters till 5pm. Little dogs get bored when cooped up in the backyard all day and love to just yap yap yap yip yap at nothing all day. This is most troubling to t...

COOL titles a must read for young Canberrans

By 11 November 2014

Libraries ACT has been eagerly waiting to find out what Australian books the young people of the Canberra region have enjoyed reading the most throughout the year and the wait is finally over. “We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 COOL Awards (Canberra’s Own Outstanding Lis...

It’s Time… to stop Coles and Woolworths

By 11 November 2014 36
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Andrew Barr, I don’t want another Coles in Dickson. I want more small business – and I think Jon Stanhope would agree with me. The greatest moral struggle of our generat...

Best of Canberra - Take Away (suburban)

By 11 November 2014 34
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Friday nights and take away go together like peanut butter and jelly. Growing up, Friday night was always fish and chip night. As a family of four we would go together to pick ...

Farmers Markets in Canberra - are they truly 'regional'?

By 11 November 2014 14

I went to the Capital Regional Farmers Market on Saturday morning. I don't go to farmers markets that often, but go when I can because I like the concept of supporting local producers and skipping the 'middleman' supermarket chains. I have to say I was shocked to see a stall from Tweed Valley s...

Human Graffiti - CD Launch - The Feldons - 22 November @ Smiths

By 11 November 2014 2
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Saturday 22 November at Smiths Alternative, the Feldons will be releasing their third full length album Human Graffiti, 13 songs of original mod, powerpop with a touch of blues and...

Dogfighting in the region: is it happening and what can we do?

By 11 November 2014 23
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I have an unhealthy obsession with community Facebook pages. I rarely post on them but I’m a member of what seems like a million of them: Canberra Buy Swap Sell, Queanbeyan B...

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