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West Tuggeranong expansion ill-advised – for now

By 4 May 2015 10
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Senator Zed Seselja's proposal to change the planning responsibilities of the National Capital Authority and to promote building houses in West Tuggeranong has good bits and b...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Chai

By 4 May 2015
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Chai is one of my favourite drinks in the cooler months. A good cup of chai is like a warm hug for your insides when everything outside is cold and gloomy.  In this week’s call...

An ode to all lost pets

By 4 May 2015 1
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Earlier this week a good friend of mine suddenly lost her 11-year-old dog, Zoe (pictured above, in her prime), to heart failure. I’m sure the death of a close mate or relativ...

Are weddings too expensive for guests?

By 3 May 2015 32
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The cost of attending someone else's wedding quickly adds up. By the time you buy a gift, choose a dress, get your makeup done and travel to the wedding venue, it can be a pretty...

Mother’s Day on the shareway

By 4 May 2015
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This Mother's Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community. Event: Mother's Day on the shareway Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna Street When:...

Police responding to suspicious package at Indonesian Embassy

By 4 May 2015
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ACT Policing is responding to reports of a suspicious package located at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra this morning (Monday, May 4). About 10.45am, ACT Policing received ...

VoIP quality in Canberra

By 4 May 2015 3
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We are thinking of switching to iiNet's Naked DSL to save on the phone rental. We are in Crace so were automatically put on their NBN + Fibre Phone two years ago - but recentl...

Witnesses sought to ‘one punch’ assault in Braddon

By 4 May 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a one punch assault that occurred on Mort Street in Braddon in the early hours of Sunday 3 May. About 1.47am police were approached by a male w...

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Playground review - Fadden Pines (Fadden)

By 15 February 2015 6
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Fadden Pines playground has wide open spaces for the whole family, including the dog! While Fadden Pines has undergone changes throughout the years, in its current form it off...

Bell Shakespeare's As You Like It

By 14 February 2015
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What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love? As You Like It is an adventure of the heart, a journey through a forest of poetry (and lions), and a tale of a love so ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Lava Carts, Westfield Belconnen

By 14 February 2015 1
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This weekend I stumbled across Lava Carts in Westfield Belconnen, located in the fresh food area on the ground floor. What caught my eye were the beautiful looking cupcakes in...

Witnesses sought to roadside assault and robbery in Lyons

By 13 February 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a roadside assault and robbery that occurred in Lyons this morning (Friday February 13). About 9.10am, while stationary at the intersection ...

Jewellery theft at Mimco store

By 13 February 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating the theft of merchandise from a Mimco store in the Canberra Centre yesterday (Thursday 12 February). Around 2.10pm staff noticed multiple items mis...

Have you seen this man?

By 13 February 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 21-year-old Nick Parlov, who is wanted on outstanding warrants. Police believe Mr Parlov is actively avoiding pol...

Evacuations at Crowne Plaza as ironing machine malfunctions

By 13 February 2015

Approximately 25 people have been evacuated from the Crowne Plaza on Binara Street in the city after an ironing machine malfunctioned and created smoke in the basement. ACT Fire & Rescue attended with three fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Hazardous Materials Unit and one Commande...

A look around Canberra - Mawson

By 13 February 2015 1
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For this week’s instalment I decided to revisit the Woden Valley. It's such a nice part of the ACT and I like it a lot – Mawson was calling. Mawson was gazetted on 12 M...

Maxim Invitational Tennis Charity event raises $156,000

By 13 February 2015

The annual Maxim Invitational Tennis Charity event met and exceeded fundraising expectations at the North Woden Tennis Club yesterday. The event was hosted by Maxim Chartered Accountants who brought together 32 local businesses to compete and raise money for local organisations Kulture Break and TA...

ACT drivers wanted for survey

By 13 February 2015 1

The ACT has the lowest annual road crashes and fatalities per 100,000 population among all Australian states and territories. However, previous studies by ARRB Group for the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust on crashes involving ACT vehicles, drivers and riders in New South Wales (NSW) between 1992 an...

Nice smooth concrete or tarmac for inline skating?

By 13 February 2015 8
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Does anyone know of somewhere with smooth concrete or tarmac so I can practice inline skating? I'm after somewhere with the same smooth surface as the numerous underground carp...

GRIFFIN Accelerator launches 2015 program

By 13 February 2015
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ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr will today launch the GRIFFIN Accelerator 2015 program intake at the Canberra Innovation Network. “I look forward to watching a new group o...

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