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Top 10 Canberra Experience Gifts

By 19 December 2014

Instead of buying material presents, why not give the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas? There are so many great experiences Canberra has to offer, and the mem...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 1

Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 2

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 over...

The end of a love affair

By 18 December 2014 2

Break ups can be tough. They aren’t easy and there’s always the awkward part in the middle, the moving and parting of the things. But I’m afraid it’s time. I swear it's...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
Rudi Lammers, Joy Burch and Brad Watts

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 3

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...

Katy Gallagher Endorsed for the Senate

By 19 December 2014

ACT Labor’s Administrative Committee last night endorsed Katy Gallagher to replace Senator Kate Lundy as the Labor Senator for the ACT. “At the close of nominations, our...

Fail to stop leads to drug seizure

By 19 December 2014

ACT Policing has seized a vehicle and a small amount of illicit drugs after a driver failed to stop the car as directed in Gordon during the early hours of Wednesday morning (D...

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Car servicing nightmare stories

By 29 October 2014 25

It's hard finding a decent place to get your car serviced, or is it? There's a lot to be said for DIY basic servicing such as oil/filter changes, belts, brake pads etc if you are capable and have the equipment (as I do and have done for many years). However, if your car is still under warranty you a...

Canberra makeup academy

By 29 October 2014 3

I am considering going to Canberra makeup academy but I have not found many reviews on it. Does anyone have any experience with CMA or know anyone who does ?...

Driver sought after incident on Tuggeranong Parkway

By 29 October 2014 1

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident on the Tuggeranong Parkway on Monday afternoon (October 27), in which a car was damaged after a timber sleeper fell from a passing ...

‘French connection’ between Fashfest and Telopea Park School set to wow a

By 29 October 2014 1

An exquisite ‘Rockstars and Royalty’ gown inspired by La Mothe-Chandeniers, the splendid 13th-century castle in the town of Les Trois-Moutiers, will be the striking centrep...

Fithabitz: mornings by the lake

By 29 October 2014
Lakeside FH

There are two things that are important to me from any exercise class or event. I want to get a good, safe workout, and I want to have a good time doing it – two things that ...

Independent’s Charity Market Day

By 29 October 2014

If you enjoy searching for forgotten treasures, shopping for handmade crafts or listening to live music while snacking on delicious treats, get along to the Independent Propert...

Local Leaders – Nik Bulum (Lonsdale Street Traders)

By 29 October 2014 1

Nik Bulum is credited with transforming Braddon’s Lonsdale Street from a grungy strip filled with car yards and empty buildings into a buzzing city hub. He is the founder ...

Small fire in Florey Primary School library

By 29 October 2014

Investigations are underway following a small fire in the Florey Primary School library. The fire is not believed to be suspicious, with firefighters saying it was caused by a suspected electrical fault. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Automatic Fire Alarm at about 2:30am. On arrival cre...

Samantha Kourtis named ACT’s top business woman

By 29 October 2014 1

A woman who established a national model for community pharmacies extending their services beyond traditional medicine dispensing was named tonight the Telstra Australian Capital T...

ESA powers to deal with emergencies strengthened

By 28 October 2014

New laws approved by the ACT Legislative Assembly today will help improve public safety in the territory, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said. “The Emergencies Amendment Bill 2014 was developed to strengthen the powers of our emergency service personnel to appropria...

Buyback and demolition program announced for ACT 'Mr Fluffy' homes

By 28 October 2014 59

More than one thousand Canberra houses affected by ‘Mr Fluffy’ loose fill asbestos insulation will be bought and demolished by the ACT Government following an in principle ...

Crime reports down across all regions

By 28 October 2014 2

ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in offence reports according to the latest quarterly crime statistics for 2014, in which an eight per cent decrease was recorded across the ACT. Statistics posted to the latest ACT Policing CrimeStatistics webpage show the Inner South experience...

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