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Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 2
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Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014
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“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the openi...

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

By 25 October 2014

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants' superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whethe...

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014 6

I've just moved to Canberra and quite like it... except for the take-away and home delivery choices (or at least those I've found so far). Why does Pad Thai cost $16.50 (Lemon Grass)? In Sydney $12 is expensive. Same goes for Indian food... curries at $17-20 is a rip-off for take away. And why n...

Dodgy TV (ABC + 10) Fraser – anyone else?

By 24 October 2014

No signal on those two stations since storm yesterday.  Anyone else in the Fraser area having the same trouble, or it is just us? cheers MS...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014 1

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 4
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ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

Buying a new car – should it have a full tank of petrol?

By 24 October 2014 28

I'm interested on hearing thoughts on this, I recently purchased a new car from a dealer in Phillip that shall remain nameless (although it does rhyme with shommonwealth boaters).  Anyway, I went to pick it up and when the salesperson was handing over the keys and going through some features (its p...

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Police Wrap - 3 May 2010

By 3 May 2010 6

1. Idiot in Chifley: ACT Policing apprehended a 17-year-old juvenile male yesterday afternoon (May 1) following a short pursuit in Canberra’s south. About 12.30pm a Criminal Investigations (CI) patrol conducting proactive duties attempted to perform a traffic stop on a black Holden Commodor...

It's not how big your burn is, but where you put it

By 3 May 2010 9

The ANU informs us that their research shows merely torching as many hectares as possible is no fire prevention substitute for targeting areas where the burn will do the most good: The researchers question whether widespread fuel-reduction burning is as protective as it is widely believed to be....

Evacuation at Innovation

By 3 May 2010 9

The Canberra Times brings word that workers at Innovation House -- the spiffy white, brown and green tower opposite the Casino -- has been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious package. Apparently following the removal of the package everyone is back at work now. Anyone work down t...

Belles Knock the Surly Griffins Black and Blue

By 3 May 2010 3

[photo by Paul Kowalski] The Black and Blue Belles took out the second game of the Canberra Roller Derby League season on Saturday night with a convincing win of 132 to the Surly Griffins 121 in front of a 1000 plus strong crowd. The Belles took the lead early on, with two big point scoring ja...

Road Rules Refresher

By 3 May 2010 44

There was a four car pileup on the Tuggeranong Parkway this morning, just inside the roadworks. The traffic was jammed up right down to Sulwood Drive, in my case extending my trip to work by 45 minute. It might be worth bringing up the topic of safe driving up at BBQs and dinner table discussion....

Second airport for Canberra?

By 3 May 2010 38

The ABC informs us that $50k worth of government money is going to be spent doing a feasibility study for a new airstrip at Williamsdale to accommodate the region's private flyers. This would be the private flyers who want to drive 30 minutes to have a fly, but not 60 minutes to drive to Goulburn...

Images of Canberra - The Ribbon and The Tower

By 3 May 2010 2

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthwollipot/ / CC BY 2.0 "arthwollipot" has sent in this shot of the National Museum's ribbon and Telstrayama for our revived Images of Canberra series. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world (images with people in them encouraged)? email them i...

Beware of false taxi drivers

By 3 May 2010 19

Saturday 3am in the inner north, I found myself requiring a taxi.  After a very short wait I was surprised at the arrival of two taxis.  The first taxi driver – a female, blocked off the street in what I first thought was a bid to block the second taxi driver off.  After she pulled into the ker...

ICRC gives the Cotter expansion a bit of a tick

By 2 May 2010

ACTEW is celebrating that the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission agrees they've finally figured out how much the Cotter Dam expansion is going to cost. Which is nice as they've already started building it. As to whether it's something we should be doing? Well it's a bit late to ...

Who is the shy businessman?

By 2 May 2010 20

The Canberra TImes has a story on the highest priced land sale in Canberra. 27 Mugga Way in Red Hill has gone for $7.3 million, smashing the previous record of $4.5 million. But who will be moving into the palatial grounds?...

Brumbies 32! Reds 12!

By 2 May 2010 2

18,000 people filed into the Stadium In Bruce last night to see the best rugby team in Australia lay on the razzle dazzle. We were a little surprised, and rather pleased when instead the home side scored four tries to none to grab a vital bonus point and keep the season alive. WOOHOO!...

Canberra airport Parking

By 2 May 2010 19

If I stay in the long stay parking at Canberra Airport, I will pay $63 for 4 days. Brindabella Business Park has parking for $5 a day. Is there anything to stop me leaving my car at the BPC car park for 4 days?   Seems like a good deal to spend 10 minutes walking for $43....

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