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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014 3
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Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa. ...

Out of Africa

By 24 November 2014 8
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I have been criticised for drawing attention to the effort mounted in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS and its call on the lives of our soldiers. My critics drew my attentio...

Strict safety regulations no good for creative businesses, says The Hamlet owner Nik Bulum

By 24 November 2014 13
A photo posted to Facebook last week shows officials at The Hamlet as they prevent the venue from hosting a student exhibition on site.

Entrepreneur and property developer Nik Bulum has called on the ACT Government to relax building safety restrictions, claiming that overly strict regulations are impacting crea...

Canberra Opshoppers Guide – Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014
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The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers. ...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014
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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...

Robin Hobb at Harry Hartog Woden

By 24 November 2014

Harry Hartog Booksellers Woden will be hosting the incredible Robin Hobb for an appearance in store tomorrow, the 25th of November between 11.30am and 12.30pm. We will have several copies of her back list, and her latest novel Fool's Assassin available for purchase. Can't wait! www.facebook.co...

Witnesses sought to collision in Kambah

By 24 November 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in Kambah on Saturday (22 November) involving a motorcycle and bicycle. About 8:30pm a cyclist was riding in a n...

Record nominations for Inclusion Awards

By 24 November 2014

A record number of people and businesses have been nominated in this year’s Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, which recognise the contributions made to welcome, encourage and support people with disability in our community. This year 79 nominations were received across four categories for a...

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15 calls for help following wet weather

By 16 November 2014

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 15 calls for help today following the wet weather. ACT SES volunteers and crews from ACT Fire & Rescue have attended to mostly leaking roofs and window sills across a widespread area of Canberra. Minor damage reported only. Re...

Building in Googong

By 16 November 2014 7

My partner an I are looking to build in Googong. Can any one recommend a good builder or list ones I should be staying away from? Has anyone had any experience with Classic Constructions?...

Buying in Gungahlin District

By 16 November 2014 19

Hi, We are looking to buy a property in the Gungahlin region to live in for 2 years then it will become an investment property.  We have found a place we like in each Gungahlin, Palmerston and Amaroo, I was wondering if anyone had some advice on these areas from an investors perspective? Than...

New Developments : Is this the Look that the Light Rail will Bring ?

By 16 November 2014 32

One of the benefits that the Light Rail is supposed to bring is higher density development along its corridor.  Fair enough.   Some argue that it may be the beginning of the end of "The Bush Capital".  Personally, I think that newer development is a good thing, but using a Light Rail to generate...

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery

By 16 November 2014
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ACT Policing is calling for witnesses after a man was beaten and robbed in Chifley in the early hours of Monday morning (10 November). About 12.10am, a man was walking hom...

Temporary closure on Manuka Circle next week

By 16 November 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Manuka Circle (northbound) between Oxley Street and New South Wales Crescent in Griffith will be closed from 9 am to 4 pm on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 November 2014. This closure is to allow for asphalt resurfacing works assoc...

Significant progress on delivery of Secure Mental Health Unit

By 15 November 2014

Construction of a new Secure Mental Health Unit is one step closer following the announcement by Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher today that Richard Crookes Construction Pty Ltd has been appointed as the head contractor for the project. “The Secure Mental Health Unit is the...

Reduced red tape for ACT businesses

By 15 November 2014 1

Businesses in Canberra that sell low-risk foods or pose a low risk to community health including hairdressers and boarding houses are set to benefit from new rules that will reduce red tape and business costs Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher announced yesterday. “The govern...

Ice cream machine hire

By 15 November 2014 2

Hi. Does anyone know where to hire a soft serve or ice cream machine from? Thank you!...

The arrival of Market’s festive foods welcomes the Christmas season

By 15 November 2014
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Canberra’s biggest and best farmers market, the Capital Region Farmers Market, has started welcoming in the first of the season’s festive foods. “We’re still the bes...

Drugs seized in postal intercept

By 15 November 2014

ACT Policing has seized 50 grams of cocaine after intercepting a package on Thursday (13 November) with the help of Australia Post. Three search warrants were executed on Friday (14 November) in Lyneham, O’Connor and Ainslie which resulted in the seizure of cannabis and electronic equipment. ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mood Food, Braddon

By 15 November 2014 11
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Mood Food is one of the lesser known cafes on Lonsdale St. While it sits in a prime location it seems to always be overlooked for the latest cafe or food van. I’ve had lunch t...

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