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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014
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My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

Top 10 Canberra Experience Gifts

By 19 December 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 4

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
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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...

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William Hovell Drive speed camera

By 10 December 2014 14

Apparently speed cameras are installed in black spots and are NOT used for revenue raising. Driving along William Hovel Drive between Coulter Drive and Bindubi Street I noticed some construction going on. A length of Armco fence and a very large reinforcing tube to go into the ground. This is on the...

Local Leaders – Paul Jurak (the Kayakcameraman)

By 10 December 2014 2
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Head down to Lake Burley Griffin before 6am most mornings and you’ll find Paul Jurak in a single-person kayak with a $400 point and shoot camera, searching for the perfect sp...

Tailgaters and aggressive drivers… WHY?

By 10 December 2014 77
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Believe it or not, I’ve never received a speeding ticket, lost a demerit point or been penalised for the conduct of my driving. At this early stage in the article, I am resis...

Recommended plumber - 6 Star Hot Water & Plumbing

By 9 December 2014

Hi all I'd like to recommend 6 Star Hot Water & Plumbing - they've given us excellent service. We had a grey water diverter installed in our laundry with some teething issues related to the product. They sorted the issue out promptly and have been very professional with their service. Thanks ...

Slow down on the Kings Highway this summer

By 9 December 2014 15

ACT Policing is calling on motorists to slow down and drive safely on the Kings Highway this summer, as part of the Kings Highway Road Safety Partnership summer campaign. The campaign, which launched today (Tuesday 9 December) outside Bungendore, urges drivers to ‘slow down or be caught’ as t...

$115,000 in grants to support Canberra women

By 9 December 2014

Eight projects, ranging from a history of one of Canberra’s oldest women’s refuges to a digital storytelling project for Muslim women, will share in $115,000 in funding from this year’s Women’s Grants, Minister for Women Joy Burch announced yesterday. “The Women’s Grants support proje...

Best of Canberra - Donuts

By 9 December 2014 23
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They don’t need an introduction ... those deep fried, fluffy, cakey circles of heaven, rolled in cinnamon and sugar, with a center that is 100% fat free! Yes, I am talking...

Car steam cleaning

By 9 December 2014 4

Can anyone tell me where to find a car wash with do-it-yourself steam cleaning units in the Canberra/Queanbeyan area? Years ago Carlovers had steam cleaning facilities, however an online search hasn’t turned up anything similar. Failing that, can anyone suggest a business that will do steam ...

New Asbestos Regulations and other information available on the WorkSafe ACT

By 9 December 2014
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The new asbestos regulations, along with changes to several other related ACT laws will take effect from 1 January 2015. WorkSafe ACT's website now contains updated informat...

If it's harder to get a cab in Bunda Street, does that mean clearer air in Be

By 9 December 2014 6
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The Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury announced in a press release over the weekend what he called the launch of the first stage of the Bunda Stre...

Winning the lottery; an awesome gig if you can swing it

By 9 December 2014 10
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A lucky Canberran walked away with one million dollars last week after taking a ticket in Wednesday’s Lotto draw. The winning ticket made a hatrick for Evatt Newsagency with ...

Brumbies to farewell CEO Doug Edwards

By 8 December 2014

The Brumbies will farewell Doug Edwards as Chief Executive of the club after the long-serving board member announced his departure on Monday. Edwards has external business interests to the Brumbies which will see him return to Queensland. Edwards will remain with the Brumbies until his repla...

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