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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6
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When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 13

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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loud explosion in Weston Creek

By 9 May 2010 7

Did anyone hear a loud explosion around 2am on Sunday morning around Rivett and Chapman? Wondering what it was as it definitely didn't sound like your typical firework....

these flies!

By 9 May 2010 19

sorry, is it just me, or is there a surfeit of flies around for this time of year? we constantly seem to have some several in the house, which i try to smash - mostly unsuccessfully.  with a young'un in the midst, astress and i are loathe to use any spray.  then i was outside this afternoon and...

Woodland wonderland

By 9 May 2010 13

Walking our dogs at the Cork Forrest (Glenloch Cork Oak Plantation) this morning we were amazed to find the place choc full of Amanita Muscaria mushrooms. It looked like an illustration for a child's book. One which  should be labeled; "Do NOT Eat These!" Anyone interested in the study of...

Update on Inner North Community Fair

By 9 May 2010

Here's the original story about the Inner North Community Fair. Got some more details about who and what you can see at this event. It's on Sunday 16 May from 11am til 3pm at Hawdon Oval in Dickson. It's organised by the ACT Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water to promo...

Ducted Gas Heating in Canberra

By 9 May 2010 10

I am going to take the plunge and replace one gas heater only doing the living areas in a house with ducted gas heating throughout. It will be in the ceiling (slab floor). Other parts of the house have reverse a/c but heating needs to be supplemented I find. So who has experience with brands/in...

First Nomination for a "Mully"

By 9 May 2010 10

We Canberrans are often accused of having a chip on our shoulder, that we just dont stack up against the States. Well here's a young bloke who's taking the bit between his teeth, who's not holding anything back in the struggle to prove we too can stand proud at the Pantheon of Tools ... The ABC i...

Feral Sporting Parents

By 9 May 2010 6

Okay Rioters, It's that time of year again.....I have been a sporting parent for a few years now. Over the past five or so years, the Kukuette has been playing in a team that has run the spectrum of poor (OMG they scored - oops, no, an own goal doesn't count) to premiers. Since the team started p...

Israeli art scam back but this time they're French...

By 9 May 2010 5

I just got "hit" in O'Connor.  This was so obviously dodgy I politely shooed him off.  And of course when I found an example of the Israeli version from last year, the painting the poor scammed woman was holding was exactly the same as one he was trying to sell for $250 which you can buy from ...

QLD to ACT

By 8 May 2010 16

I've never been to ACT before and know nothing about it and am heavilly considering taking a job in Canberra. Can anyone help me by giving me an idea of which suburbs are best to live in (thinking modern 1 bed apartment). I don't know anyone there nor do I know anyone who has lived there. I have loo...

The best Raiders side money could buy?

By 7 May 2010 2

"safiwoo" has posted to YouTube ten minutes of Raider's nostalgia. It's the 36-12 Grand Final victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs. This is the game which catapulted Paul Osborne into the Legislative Assembly!...

More high-rise for Campbell on Constitution ave

By 7 May 2010 25

Campbellites, get ready for more high-rise on your doorstep. I stumbled across the following documents that apparently show approved buildings due for 2011 completion on the Campbell side of Consitution ave (ie backing on to residential streets). http://www.hindmarsh.com.au/images/projects/pdfs/6...

It's time for a College Cake Sale (Again)

By 7 May 2010 11

Well kiddies, here we are in Term 2, 2010. I have received information from one of my insiders, that again the various Technology faculties in ACT Colleges are running out of money, because parents still are not paying the Voluntary Contributions. Gosh Darn. So what should they do...... ...

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