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What’s on this weekend? 20th and 21st September 2014

By 19 September 2014
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With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities. Add your own tips in the...

Grooming, Deportment and Etiquette courses – Victoria’s Models

By 19 September 2014

Victoria's Model is Canberra's longest established modelling agency. Victoria's Models offers courses for all ages to improve life skills, self confidence and presentation, as well as training for the modelling industry. The experience and professionalism of our trainers ensures you will receive ...

Phone imagery leads to blackmail charge

By 19 September 2014

ACT Policing will summons a 22-year-old Fadden man to Court next month on blackmail charges after it was alleged he threatened to disseminate explicit images of a woman unless he received sexual favours. The 18-year-old victim uploaded images of herself to a private online dating site and allowed...

EATology the science of eating

By 19 September 2014
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Canberran’s are some pretty savvy eaters. With the establishment of Lonsdale Street and New Acton on top of the already vibrant culinary oasis of Kingston and Manuka, it is clear...

State/Territory Mutual Recognition fails again

By 19 September 2014

Today I received my renewal notice for my NSW Recreational Fishing License which has risen 17% to $35.00 for 12 months. They must be using the same rating formula as ACT Revenue. An equivalent license in the ACT does not exist (yet) but my favourite fishing spot is in NSW and ACT residents are n...

The Mandarin Code: it’s not about fruit

By 19 September 2014
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The Mandarin Code is the latest offering from seasoned political journalists Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann. A follow-up to their previous novel The Marmalade Files, the Mandari...

Home security revisited

By 18 September 2014

It's been a few years since the matter of home security systems was discussed and, since I am currently poised to jump ship with the company I've been with for more than 10yrs (ADT) and switch to one about which I know very little (Chubb), it seemed a perfect time to ask what people's experience ha...

Tigers set for monumental clash

By 18 September 2014

It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be...

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Tuggeranong Community Council AGM 2014

By 4 September 2014

It was good to see a great turnout for the TCC Annual General Meeting on 2 September. It was even better to see members reaffirm confidence in the TCC leadership by voting them back into office for a second term. There are also two new faces on the team. Eric Traise was re-elected unopposed as Pr...

High Fidelity: rock musical auditions

By 4 September 2014

Phoenix Players have announced auditions for their next show, the rock musical High Fidelity. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film, featuring original music by the composer of Next to Normal. Rob, a slacker thirty-something record store owner, has just been dumped...

Bach Mass in B Minor by The Song Company

By 4 September 2014

In a rare soloistic performance, the singers of The Song Company and Ironwood Chamber Ensemble will combine to present Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor featuring one voice per part vocal scoring. Widely regarded as the Mount Everest of vocal music, this work is usually performed...

When road rage goes beyond the blast of a horn

By 4 September 2014 27
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Following Steven Bailey’s article on road rage in the Capital last week, I considered my own experiences on our roads. I strongly agree with Bailey’s call for greater polic...

Graffiti and how to stop it

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Is there anyone in Canberra who can tell me how to remove graffiti from a colourbond fence?  I spent 3yrs saving up for a large fence which backs on to a main street only to have it pristine for 6mths. Then the animals defaced it (they are too awful to be called artists).  As the back fence can no...

Violent Drunks – Bars not to Blame

By 4 September 2014 8
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About eight years ago, I punched a man in the face at the Kingston Pub. I’m not proud of it, but I’m not exactly sorry about it either. Occasionally, after a bit of liqu...

Climate Change

By 4 September 2014 98
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Just to open the batting... did anyone notice the Canberra Times article page 7 entitled "Aid for island nations hit by warming a moral duty"? It contains a picture of an i...

Yeehah - western gear

By 3 September 2014 1

Greetings Rednecks, Bootscooters and Good Old Boys, where can I buy some kick a^*e western gear (as in clothes) in Canberra? Not just ya basic checks and jeans but something with a bit of Kinky Freedman style. Hope y'all can set me mozyin in the right direction....

Aubergine takes out 2 hats in the Good Food Guide 2015

By 3 September 2014 2
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The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2015 will be released on September 6th with some familiar Canberra restaurants making the grade, along with a few rookies. Aubergin...

Hans J. Wegner Master Modernist Icon furniture exhibition presented by Design

By 3 September 2014

To mark a very significant occasion, Designcraft is proud to present “Master Modernist Icon”, a retrospective exhibition celebrating Hans J. Wegner’s 100th birthday. In the world of design, it would be difficult to find a furniture designer, craftsperson, architect, artist or design student...

Finding Home - A Refugee's Journey

By 3 September 2014

School Students for Refugees presents: An inspiring weekend of art - see the winning artwork produced by students in primary and secondary school as they express their unique perspective on the experiences of refugees. Students in years K-12 are invited to illustrate their view on what seeking as...

Local Leaders – Mikaela Danvers (Canberra Creatives)

By 3 September 2014 2
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While Canberra may be better known for its policy makers than its crafting abilities, it is also home to an emerging creative community using craft to bring people together. ...

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