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11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By 3 September 2015 1
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This weekend's highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father's Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the...

Local leaders – Camilo Potocnjak Oxman and Rish Ratnam (Implement Imagination)

By 2 September 2015
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Implement Imagination co-founder Camilo Potocnjak Oxman (pictured above, right) describes teaching as a very rewarding chronic condition. “The thing about teaching is that...

Police targeting distracted drivers

By 3 September 2015
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ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September. Police will target dr...

Border Force by tram

By 3 September 2015 3
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Just a nuance about last week's Operation Fortitude demo in Melbourne.  I'll bet most of the demonstrators (not to be confused with rioters), got the site at Flinders Street Stati...

Who is the Canberran agent for iRobot? (Roomba)

By 3 September 2015
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I need some bits to spruce up my humble house cleaning friend, the battery is getting weak and there are a few upgrade kits you can throw at the old ones to make them better. ...

Police seek Tuggeranong Parkway hoon

By 2 September 2015 5
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ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August. The ca...

Blowing up the interwebs as easy as un, deux, trois!

By 2 September 2015 4
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Well I fell for it, hook, line and sinker! Take a pretty girl, add a beautiful exotic accent (well, I thought it sounded sexy), a sob story and voila ... you have instant marketing...

Cheap eats – Global Cafe (Civic)

By 2 September 2015 2
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I'd heard of Global Cafe before but had never been there or even noticed it in the street until recently. It's tucked in between the late night pharmacy and the Jolimont Centre...

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You want me to work Sunday? Then pay what's fair!

By 5 August 2015 98
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So this debate has reared up again. Penalty rates. Depending on which side of the argument you might be - I believe something needs to be done, and soon. The rates (some ...

Cheap eats - Griffith Vietnamese (Griffith)

By 5 August 2015 3
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For this week's cheap eats I wanted to find somewhere that was cheap all the time, seven days a week, as opposed to an establishment that has a lunch special Monday to Friday. ...

NICA auditions for 2016 circus courses

By 5 August 2015
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For its 2016 student intake, the National Institute of Circus Arts is casting the net wider than ever before to attract applicants from across Australia and from a wide diversi...

Upcoming chess tournaments and holiday coaching clinics 2015

By 5 August 2015
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The Canberra Academy of Chess is running a number of chess activities over the next few months, including individual chess tournaments, a masterclass workshop and Christmas che...

Calling Canberra's dodgy fiddle players!

By 5 August 2015 4
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I'm new to Canberra and play fiddle (but not very well). I'm keen to meet up with other not-very-good fiddle players so we can enjoy playing together, without worrying about b...

Local leaders - Kyle Webber (Nutrivolve)

By 5 August 2015 1
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23-year-old Kyle Webber (pictured above, left) has had an almost lifelong fascination with nutrition. So when two friends asked him to help them prepare for an upcoming bodybui...

Canberra tales: NGA steps to nowhere

By 5 August 2015 6
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The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) opened its new wing in 2010 and amongst several key improvements was the realignment of the main front entrance. This new southern entra...

Rhinoplasty surgeon recommendation Canberra

By 4 August 2015 2
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Hi all, I'm looking for recommendations for the best/most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in Canberra? Thanks!...

Griffith Review Lecture: New Asia Now

By 4 August 2015
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Join Professor Julianne Schultz AM, founding editor of Griffith Review, and three outstanding young writers as they provide fresh perspectives on life in the world’s most popul...

30km speed limit in school zones?

By 4 August 2015 40
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The ACT Government would like community views to be expressed on reducing the speed limit around schools to 30kmph - but there has been nothing posted on the ‘Time to Talk...

Should we digitally name and shame Canberra's bad drivers?

By 4 August 2015 55
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I love social media sites, especially those community notice boards. Occasionally they throw up little gems like these: "And the employee of the week goes to…. the win...

Best of Canberra - Schnitzel

By 4 August 2015 20
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Going out for a schnitty is about as Aussie as drinking a VB tinny at a John Farnham farewell concert. It's a very safe bet, at least amongst my friends, that at any time of an...

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