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Local leaders – Lachlan Blackhall (Reposit Power)

By 27 May 2015 1
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Lachlan Blackhall is co-founder of a Canberra technology startup supplying software to one of the world’s most innovative companies, Tesla Motors. Founded in 2012, Reposit...

Cheap eats – Jamie’s Italian (Civic)

By 27 May 2015 11
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Some days you just need a big bowl of carbs to get through the chilly weather. I had a hot tip that Jamie's Italian does a weekday pasta special at lunchtime, so with the days ...

Westside wonder

By 27 May 2015 13
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Last July the ACT Government announced plans to develop a shipping container village by the lake on the west side of Commonwealth Avenue. I missed the original announcement, b...

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy. Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre's new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The data facilit...

Monash Drive – which route?

By 27 May 2015 7
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Thanks for the views and comments on my previous post, Light rail or Monash Drive. If Monash Drive is to be reconsidered, then the next question is what are the possible route...

Dont worry, animal cruelty will only cost you $123

By 26 May 2015 3
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It took two operations to remove the fishhooks that were ingested by a Staffordshire bull terrier owned by a 26-year-old Canberra woman, who was fined $123, banned from owning...

Bodies in Lake Burley Griffin

By 26 May 2015 14
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Lake Burley Griffin has had its fair share of bodies, acting as a watery grave for several unfortunate souls in the last century. Some met foul play, one woman's body was found...

Best of Canberra – French toast

By 26 May 2015 16
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French toast is one of those decadent weekend breakfast dishes from my childhood. My parents used to make us French toast when we didn’t quite make it through the loaf of bread...

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Food fans in for a feast

By 20 May 2015
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Foodies are in for a treat as Ainslie Parties at the Shops celebrates local produce, dines on international cuisine, and crowns Canberra’s best baker. Ainslie Shops has lo...

Public housing stigma continues

By 20 May 2015 66
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I was sorely disappointed to read the front page of The Canberra Times yesterday morning in which the people of Gungahlin were objecting to the presence of salt and peppered p...

Local leaders - Sean Davey

By 20 May 2015
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For Canberra freelance photographer Sean Davey, the secret to taking a good photograph doesn’t lie in nailing technical aspects such as exposure or composition, but rather in...

How can Civic be rejuvenated?

By 20 May 2015 41
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Urgent action is required by the ACT Government to see Civic regain its position within Canberra as a popular centre, a place with its own character and charm and a precinct th...

Cheap eats - Dream Cuisine (Fyshwick)

By 20 May 2015 2
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Before one of my best friends moved to Canada (I’m not envious, I promise) we had a regular lunch date called Pie Thursday. On Pie Thursdays we’d buy pies from either Dream...

Teen charged with drug trafficking

By 19 May 2015
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ACT Policing has charged a 17-year-old teenager with drug trafficking offences after executing a search warrant at a residence in Higgins today (Tuesday, May 19). Around 7.1...

Aubergine makes AFR Top 100 Restaurant list

By 19 May 2015 3

A big congratulations to Aubergine in Griffith, the only Canberra restaurant to have made it into The Australian Financial Review's list of top 100 restaurants for 2015. With 23 Canberra restaurants - including Italian and Sons, Monster Kitchen and Bar, Lilotang and Malamay - making the initial ...

Funding boost to tackle ice addiction in the ACT

By 19 May 2015

Drug treatment and support services in the ACT will receive an $800,000 funding boost from the ACT Government to address ice addiction, Minister for Health Simon Corbell has announced today. From the media release: Minister for Health Simon Corbell today announced an $800,000 funding boost that ...

ACT road black spots to be fixed

By 19 May 2015 4

Road works to fix some of the ACT's black spots are set to be completed over the coming months. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja and Minister for Roads and Parking Mick Gentleman announced the upgrades in a media release issued this morning: Safety will be improved across ACT roads with road works ...

Book launch - Turning Point by Don Aitkin

By 19 May 2015
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Please join us for the launch of Turning Point by Don Aitkin. The book will be launched by Professor Satendra Nandan. In 1977, Angus & Robertson, then the grandfather of Austr...

Windscreen washers on Northbourne are local legends

By 19 May 2015 43
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Most of the intersections along Northbourne Avenue have a resident windscreen washer. Northbourne's windscreen washers are all men, and it's often difficult to tell their ag...

Best of Canberra - Coffee

By 19 May 2015 52
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Someone once told me that Canberra has more cafes per capita than any other city in the world. I don’t know how true that is, but it is no lie that we are a city of coffee dr...

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