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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Common Grounds, Gowrie Shops

By 23 August 2014

For this week's café hot spot review I decided to head south again and try out suburban café Common Grounds found at Gowrie shops. I've been to Common Grounds once before ...

What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014

As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital. Suggestions from some of our team: Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd...

Searching for LIVE vongole in cbr

By 23 August 2014

As above! I can find 'fresh' vongole/clams but they're never alive (tried all the fish/seafood shops at and around fyshwick mkt). Any ideas?...

Victory for Tuggeranong United FC

By 23 August 2014 1

Tuggeranong United FC will host Melbourne Victory FC in the Round 16 match of the 2014 Westfield FFA Cup knock-out competition. Vikings Park, Erindale is the confirmed venue. ...

David Eastman’s murder conviction quashed

By 22 August 2014 17

David Eastman is set to be released from prison after his murder conviction was quashed in the supreme court today. The Director of Public Prosecutions must now decide whether Eastman will be hauled back before a jury for another trial. Holding an effective retrial could prove near impossible ...

Corin Forest snow report

By 22 August 2014

Corin Forest has a deep cover over the snow play area, up to 1.4m deep in parts, which means plenty to play in. There were a few nights of snow making during the week topping u...

Kingsford Smith School reviews?

By 22 August 2014 1

Hello all, I am seeking reviews on the Kingsford Smith School. Please help! This is our PPA school, but I have a few reservations about sending my little one there. Any info, thoughts, reviews would be GREAT! Don't hold back. Can also include thoughts on surrounding schools (within 5-10km)....

A Canberra Sunday tradition marks 20 years

By 22 August 2014

Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets are celebrating 20 very successful years in operation next month. They will mark the occasion on Sunday 14 September. “The Old Bus Depot ...

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Centrelink fun!

By 1 February 2010 35

Just how prevalent is the bastardry of Centrelink in Canberra? This morning I had the pleasure of being asked to provide a Statutory Declaration for a person that Centrelink requested them to obtain. Simplest option, visit Centrelink, fill out stat dec with all they need, get it signed by a pres...

My School misses the point!!

By 1 February 2010 17

As a parent I have to say that I am very disappointed with the website that the Rudd government has created. Do they really believe that schools can be rated on Academic scores or parental income?? As a mum who had a hard time finding the right school for my daughter, I built a website 3 years ag...


By 1 February 2010 7

Is it safe to visit  masterpieces from paris or are the queues still insane ......

Canberra Petrol Prices

By 1 February 2010 17

It's probably not the first time someone has raised this topic on RA, but it really gets under my skin. I just spent a few days in Sydney, and filled up on the M4 for $1.15 per litre, only to come home and find prices close to $1.30. It's just absurd. No one can tell me that the nations capita...

Recomended Landscapers

By 1 February 2010 9

Hi, I'm looking at getting some landscaping done involving some excavation to remove whats left of my dried up grass out the front and having a retaining wall (about 40cm high and 12 metres long) with a red granite car park replacing what was removed. I would also like some paving done in the ba...

Braidwood - Speed Hump or Worth a Stop? Your Views!

By 1 February 2010 139

As the owner of a small business in Braidwood, it has become very apparent just how much commerce in our town depends on Canberra residents who pass through en route to or from the coast. Now that we're on the "other side" of summer and the holiday traffic has subsided, business operators have to...

chlorine in the water

By 1 February 2010 26

is it just me, or is there an increased level of chlorine in the tap water recently?   i give my 'matoes and zucchini a watering can full of water from the back tap most mornings, and have recently acquired a stand-alone evaporative cooler which i fill using a bucket from the kitchen tap - in th...

Olympic Fever

By 31 January 2010 21

So hubby wouldn't let me use our honeymoon money to get back home for the Olympics, and this little redhead is not interested in a Foxtel contract for the 2 weeks of 2010 she might actually watch TV. So....anyone know any bars/pubs/places that are going to be showing Olympics, preferably with some p...

Kmart trading 24 hours from 1 Feb, What the......?

By 31 January 2010 52

So boys and girls, the management gurus at Kmart have decided that we need to have access to their lovely shop 24 hours a day from next week. Is it just me or does this seem a bit over the top?  Is there really anything that we need that we cant wait till normal trading hours to get? Whilst I...

The 2 Brians @ The Gods

By 31 January 2010 4

The 2 Brians is a joint exhibition of photography by two friends, Brian Stewart of Yarralumla and Brian Rope of Melba. The prints will be exhibited from 1 February at The Gods Café and Bar, situated in the Arts Centre, Union Court, Australian National University, Canberra. The Gods is open Monday ...

Charity Bins Becoming Rubbish Dumps

By 31 January 2010 34

This morning after a long overdue clean up of my spare room, I made a visit to the tip (or whatever it is now known as). I duly paid $10 to dump about three boxes of rubbish from the boot of my small car. I then drove on to the Woolies carpark in Gungahlin to put a load of clothes into the Smith ...

Cycle paths & new road developments

By 31 January 2010 19

As we were on the way to Erindale this morning, I commented to my husband that it looked as if some of the bike paths around our area of Tuggeranong have been re-surfaced. As a frequent user of these paths my husband then went on to appraise me of what he thought of the new surface. Whilst he apprec...

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