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Queanbeyan Cinema – more red tape

By 30 August 2014

Hi Rioters, Unsure if you've been following the epic drama over the border in Queanbeyan. In a nutshell, we've been clamouring for a cinema for 18 years, and it's come ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: U&Co., Kaleen Shops

By 30 August 2014 1
uandco breakfast

Being a Southsider, I haven’t been to Kaleen Shops before but took a step off my well-trodden path, under recommendation of a friend, to visit U&Co. café. I’m prett...

By the grace of garlic

By 29 August 2014 1

Shopping seasonally brings me a great number of joys. The sweetest kale in the winter frost, the first spears of asparagus in spring, soft summer peaches and autumnal chestnuts...

What’s on this weekend? 30th and 31st August 2014

By 29 August 2014 1

As Winter draws to a close and we look to the blossoms with the hope of warmer weather and longer days, two days remain to get through that final push to Spring. The fact that...

Wheelchair stolen in Dunlop

By 29 August 2014 2

Hi all, Long time lurker, wish I was making a first post in better circumstances. My sons wheelchair was stolen from the boot of our car overnight, and I'm hoping someone may have seen it or have some information which will lead to it's return. We live in Dunlop, very close to the walking/bike...

Motorcycle lane filtering to be trialled in the ACT

By 29 August 2014 21

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced that a two-year trial of motorcycling lane filtering will commence in the ACT from 1 February 2015. “Motorcycle lane filtering is when a motorcyclist moves between stationary or slow moving vehicles in the same lane. It is not the same as lane s...

Wanted: a reliable bobcat operator

By 29 August 2014 1

I'm after a reliable bobcat operator that knows how to drive a bobcat properly and will actually turn up when a time has been agreed. Have had a couple of recent bad experiences. Prefer north side, any advice appreciated!...

Cerebral Palsy – call for support

By 29 August 2014

A note from one of our Rioters - a mum, talking about her son's fight to walk. Ollie’s Cerebral Palsy Dream Oliver (Ollie) is two and a half years of age, and at two wa...

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Small hazard reduction burn tonight at Corin Forest

By 13 August 2014

The ACT Rural Fire Service Tidbinbilla Brigade will tonight, Wednesday 13 August, 2014, conduct a small hazard reduction burn at Corin Forest, Corin Road. The burn is expected to commence from 7pm until 11pm. Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather ...

Moves and Appointments

By 13 August 2014 1

There are a few interesting moves around town this week. These are my highlights: After 3 years as the Communications Director to Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Adina Cirson has been appointed to the role of Chief of Staff to new Minister Mick Gentleman. Meegan Thompson formerly the Ope...

Cat Kennel / Cat Sitter - Medium Term

By 13 August 2014 3

I am on a humanitarian responder roster and I have been asked to prepare to deploy to Gaza/Iraq/Syria/Afghanistan (actual posting tbc). First step is to find a safe, stress-free environment for my two cats. The postings normally last three months so I am looking for options:- kennel, house sitter, s...

Truck carrying sheep roll over

By 13 August 2014 18

ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are currently on scene at the roundabout of Johnson Drive and Monaro Hwy, Calwell following a single vehicle truck roll over. The truck was carrying approximately 300 sheep which have been contained. The only oc...

Vocal Fireworks by The Song Company

By 13 August 2014

Vocal Fireworks Featuring Danish guest director Bo Holten Marking the final stage of a four year cycle based on the elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire, The Song Company celebrate the heat and raw passion of FIRE and the music that expresses it, in their latest program Vocal Fireworks. A...

Flying Bach coming to Canberra - your chance to win a double pass

By 13 August 2014 9

Red Bull Flying Bach is coming to Canberra in September following sell out shows in Sydney and Melbourne in 2013. Removing boundaries between classical and urban art, Flying...

Living Green Festival 2014

By 13 August 2014

Have you heard the 2014 Living Green Festival is back for its fourth year at the Albert Hall on Sunday 12 October from 10-4pm! As Canberra’s only vegan festival we support a tagline of a kinder shade of green for the planet, humans and other animals. The festival is a whole day of fun for all ...

A Brave Canberra Symphony?

By 13 August 2014

Hi Guys My latest Canberra Capital Yarn was a result of a request by Ian Warden, curator of The Canberra Times’ Gang Gang column. He asked for me write a short story which included three particularly unusual things. Nicholas Milton + Gang-Gang cockatoos + Petri Pitkanen Perhaps not su...

How to maintain sensitivity to heritage in old buildings

By 13 August 2014

Canberra is now reaching an age where, in the older parts of town at least, decorating our shops and drawing attention to promotions requires an extra sensitivity to heritage value...

New book by Canberran author JG Montgomery- Meditations in Orange

By 13 August 2014 5

“Before long we are in the field, searching for bodies or body parts. The briefing tells us that the mud is over a metre deep in places and, although now starting to dry under th...

Crack open a cold one...

By 13 August 2014 1

I promise you all that I really was going to attempt my first Parkrun last Saturday morning (it's a free, timed 5km run, held every Saturday at a park near you, I'll tell you more once I've done one). I had it planned all week. Then I aggravated a recurring knee injury while showing off on an ev...

Power Corrupts Absolutely

By 13 August 2014 49

Did anyone notice the oceans of salivation over Eddie Obeid's, Joe Tripodi's and Ian MacDonald's discomfort when sprung by the NSW ICAC? All those Labor haters thought the wra...

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