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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...

Which Prominent Canberrans Compete in Roller Derby?

By 19 September 2014
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Just a quick note to say my latest short story explores the wonderful subculture of the Canberra Roller Derby League, and questions how prominent some of the competitors might be.....

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...

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Skyfire 2010 the biggest ever

By 26 March 2010 16

For all the hype in the lead up last weekends biggest ever Skyfire event i'm very surprised at how quickly we've all returned to normality of day to day existence. According to all media releases the crowds were huge, the police were out trying to keep the unruly and underage drinkers locked u...

National Folk Festival giveaway

By 26 March 2010 14

Just 7 days to go ‘til the opening of the 2010 National Folk Festival! It really is shaping up to be the best Festival yet – buoyed by the recent win in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, ticket sales for the event are through the roof and the impressive line-up will include well-known ac...

DIY Wotz On Guide for 26-28 March

By 25 March 2010 13

Another weekend, another Brumbies home game at the stadium in Bruce. On Saturday there is the Canberra Harvest Festival for those who want to go green in the garden. Plus there's the Canberra Airport open day, for those who like that sort of thing, on Sunday, or you can go scouring Canberra's stre...

Hall Hire recommendations for charity music program

By 25 March 2010 9

Hi, I am looking for a recommendation of a decent hall in Canberra region for hire . Want to do a charity musical band program. Hall needs to have around 300 theatre style seating and good acoustics. Kitchen needed to serve food. Should have a raised big stage and preferably a green room attached. ...

Comment or Objection on house extension

By 25 March 2010 34

I have received a public notification letter from ACTPLA about my neighbours house extension.  The proposed extension roof is a colorbond roof, so its appearance would not be consistent with the existing tile roof.   Even though the colorbond roof is mostly screened by parapet walls, and cannot ...

Doctor shortage

By 25 March 2010 21

An ongoing subject for Canberra, but when is it ever going to get any better. I found out just yesterday my doctor is drastically cutting back his hours. Where are we all supposed to go??? Not his fault as he is nearing retirement but where are the up and coming doctors to fill the gaps!...

Can anyone recommend a fridge mechanic?

By 25 March 2010 2

Well looks like my six year old Simpson fridge is struggling a bit.  The compressor's still going strong, the seals are all good but I think I have a thermostat issue.  After doing a bit of googling (is that still a noun or is it a recognised verb?), Mayner and Cochran appear quite a bit but given...

Filthy's closed?

By 25 March 2010 18

I just received an email this morning informing me the Filthy McFadden's has closed. Can anyone from over that way confirm this?...

Krav Maga Introduction Sessions

By 25 March 2010 3

For those interested in self defence or looking to gain some practical self defence skills, Krav Maga Canberra run regular introduction sessions that you can attend to learn the basics and determine if Krav Maga is right for you. The next introduction session will be held this Saturday the 27th of ...

Leading the pack on the World Naked Bike Ride

By 25 March 2010 30

Some days things don't work out quite the way you planned. Yesterday's World Naked Bike Ride was a bit like that for me. As other media appear to be trying to pretend that a hundred naked didn't actually ride around Lake Burley Griffin yesterday I'll try and explain the whole experience. S...

Adventure Paintball 3 man tournament this Sunday

By 25 March 2010 4

Adventure Paintball (Tuggeranong) is running their 3 man tournaments again. The next round is this Sunday (28th). We have 2 divisions, one for Novices and one for experienced players. All you have to do is grab 2 mates, make sure you are all wearing the same top (shirt/jumper as a uniform) an...

Canberra Roller Derby is back on the Flat Track for Season II!

By 25 March 2010 5

Home of women's flat track derby in Canberra The Surly Griffins and the Black'n'Blue Belles return to Southern Cross Stadium for: 2010: A Skate Odyssey Sat 27 March Point Skate: Presidents of the United Skates Sat 1 May Mad Stax: Beyond the Hyperdome Sat 29 May Tickets are on sale NOW! ...

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