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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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Mass vehicle damage and theft in Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs

By 16 April 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple incidents of vehicle damage and theft that occurred in Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs between Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 April. Police h...

How to survive your first Canberra winter

By 16 April 2015 31
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It's that time of year again when the mornings start to get very cool, you start pulling out the winter gear and heaters and the Canberra air is filled with the smell of firewo...

Burmese food in Canberra?

By 15 April 2015 2
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Hey RiotACT - Does anyone know where the Burmese family went that used to serve food at the Turner Bowls Club? I'm desperate for one of their curries and I'd love to know i...

NUTS presents Wolf Lullaby by Hilary Bell

By 15 April 2015
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"If you touch someone, do your fingerprints stay on their skin? If you drag someone really hard, do your nails stay in them? Does their skin come off on you? Does it? Mum? Do...

Women's self defence classes in Canberra?

By 15 April 2015 8
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I am interested in doing some self defence classes. Mainly just to feel confident to be able to get myself out of a bad situation if I ever needed to. Does anyone have any f...

Commonwealth Place: A landscape to be celebrated

By 15 April 2015 1
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One of the local manifestations for Centenary of Federation in the year 2001 was the building of Commonwealth Place down on the side of the lake in the axis between Parliament ...

Cheap eats - Smoque (Woden and Civic)

By 15 April 2015
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When I was a vegetarian, I didn’t miss steak, had no desire to eat buffalo wings and couldn’t understand why people were so obsessed with pulled pork. Then Smoque opened in...

Local leaders - Marina Dojchinov (Vox Populi)

By 15 April 2015
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Former Canberra journalist Marina Dojchinov is one of the youngest editor in chiefs for New York-based Vox Populi and Promo magazines, has helped to produce films screened at C...

SciNight - X-rated science for adults

By 14 April 2015 2
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Be seduced by science at Questacon’s next SciNight as it delves into some cheeky, adults-only topics for one night only. Is the Y chromosome disappearing? What’s the sci...

Fyshwick childcare centre lockout

By 14 April 2015

Staff of the Artemis Family Learning Centre in Cessnock Street, Fyshwick found themselves locked out of the building yesterday morning. Apparently some dispute regarding the lease of the building. This Canberra Times article refers to "20 families" being turned away. The centre is licensed for 12...

Light rail or Monash Drive to solve Northbourne congestion?

By 14 April 2015 192
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Should we build the first stage of Light Rail or instead build Monash Drive to solve the problem of increasing congestion along Northbourne Avenue during peak times? The cur...

Wanniassa man arrested after Kambah mugging

By 14 April 2015
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ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man from Wanniassa after he allegedly stole a car and wallet in Kambah last night (Monday 13 April). About 10.15pm, a man was sitting...

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