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Upcoming events at Ginninderra Falls

By 19 April 2015

The following Ginninderra Falls events are coming up this month: 21 April 2015 From 9:00am The Ginninderra Falls Biodiversity Working Group will meet with Riverview to discuss the issues connected with a 300 metre conservation corridor, plans for a visitor hub, and the need for further work on...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 19 April 2015

The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Playground review – Nature Discovery Playground, Tidbinbilla

By 19 April 2015 2

I have memories of being a kid out at Tidbinbilla - quiet family BBQs soaking up the serenity of the Aussie bush. I can also still hear the sound of my screams when an emu decided ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: ONA on the Lawns, Manuka

By 18 April 2015

Readers were quick to respond when I recently reviewed ONA in Fyshwick, disagreeing with my thoughts on the service and portion sizes. Having previously been a regular at ONA on th...

Local sports club profile – Central Spears Gridiron

By 17 April 2015
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Here’s a fun piece of local sporting trivia: Canberra is home to Australia’s number one ranked men’s gridiron team – the Central Spears. The Central Spears men’s a...

A look around Canberra – Pearce

By 17 April 2015 4
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Pearce is a quiet little suburb in Woden, located at the foot of Mount Taylor and tucked away between the neighbouring suburbs of Chifley, Mawson and Torrens. Like many of Canberra...

Weekend garage sale guide (18th and 19th April 2015)

By 17 April 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Gordon, Evatt, Farrer, Scullin, Hawker, Oxley, Franklin, Torrens, Ngunnawal, Turner and Kambah. Happy Friday! Saturday 18 April 48 C...

Whats on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015 2

This weekend's highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky's Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What ar...

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Guided tour of Geoscience Australia's laboratories

By 13 April 2015

Ever wanted to find out how rocks, oil, gas and water are analysed? Now’s your chance! Following a brief introductory overview, take a tour through some of Geoscience Australia’s laboratories. Numbers are limited to 60, with bookings required via Eventbrite. The tour will take 40-50 minutes, ...

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Toasted sandwiches

By 13 April 2015 14

Autumn in Canberra has now well and truly set in and last week’s cooler weather was perfect for eating toasted sandwiches. After a short holiday away, I was keen to get back into...

Build a prison and they will fill it!

By 13 April 2015 24

A number of years ago, the US gained some infamy by having over one million people in its jails. I heard, in about 2002 or 2003 or thereabouts, that American Correction Service...

Brumbies prop Scott Sio on why he supports cancer charity Redkite

By 13 April 2015
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When Brumbies prop Scott Sio was awarded man of the match following last Saturday’s 20-3 win against the Cheetahs, he had no difficulty choosing a charity to receive a $500 d...

Petition to urge Canberra vets to participate in the National Desexing Networ

By 12 April 2015

Hi! It would really mean a lot to me and many other Canberrans if you could please take a minute out of your day and sign this petition and share it around. The ACT is currently the ONLY state in Australia that is not part of the National Desexing Network. The NDN is a nationwide referral system fo...

Housing options following divorce?

By 12 April 2015 10

After a long and drawn out divorce - my ex and I are amicable - we wish to locate a property in the Canberra region - where we live with our kids - but not with each other. fo...

Playground review - Gowrie shops playground

By 12 April 2015
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This week’s play experts, Artie (4 years), Clyde (2 years) and Kaden (18 months) decided we needed a location close to a café to keep the pesky grown-ups happy, so we return...

Private tutor for primary school

By 11 April 2015 3

Hi, I am looking to get some advice and recommendation on getting a private tutor for my kids who are in primary school at the moment. I am looking for a tutor who is able to c...

Tuggeranong United signs major sponsorship deal

By 11 April 2015

Tuggeranong United Football Club has this week signed a major two-season sponsorship deal with Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Tuggeranong. Club president John Thiele says the s...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: eighty/twenty, Braddon

By 11 April 2015 1

When eighty/twenty opened its doors not too long ago, I thought it was going to be confusing having a restaurant called eighty/twenty directly across from Eightysix, but the t...

Patient undergoing Ebola testing at Canberra Hospital

By 10 April 2015

A medical professional who recently returned from West Africa has been admitted to Canberra Hospital's isolation ward as a precautionary measure, ACT Health has confirmed. Following the development of symptoms this afternoon, the person will be medically assessed, including undergoing testing f...

Winter workshops: Cheese making, bread baking, growing bushfoods and more

By 10 April 2015
CEC workshops

The Canberra Environment Centre has released its new batch of workshops scheduled to run over the next few months. Workshops are held almost every Tuesday and Saturday with mak...

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