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In the wake of the Lindt Cafe atrocity: questions which demand answers

By 18 December 2014 10
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A woman I know called me yesterday morning in great distress. Even on the phone it was obvious she was shaking and near to tears. She had known Tori Johnson since he was ...

The end of a love affair

By 18 December 2014 1
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Break ups can be tough. They aren’t easy and there’s always the awkward part in the middle, the moving and parting of the things. But I’m afraid it’s time. I swear it's...

Local Leaders Nip Wijewickrema (GGs Flowers)

By 17 December 2014 3
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Since founding socially sustainable florist GG’s Flowers with stepmum Geetha and sister Gayana earlier this year, Nip Wijewickrema has made it her mission to promote local bu...

Jon Stanhope appointed as new Legal Aid president

By 18 December 2014 2

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced the appointment of Jon Stanhope AO as the president of the Legal Aid Commission for the next five years. “As a former ACT Chief Minister, Attorney-General and administrator of Christmas and Cocos islands, Jon Stanhope is well qualified to be the...

New Summer Music Camp for Kids

By 18 December 2014

Hi All, I am running a Summer workshop for children ages 10 - 15. From Monday January 12th - Thursday January 15th 2015. It will be a small workshop. 5 Spots ONLY. It will be 4 half days of singing, guitar playing and song writing.  We’ll do lots of group work, writing lyrics, learning ...

Good quality veggie garden plants in Canberra?

By 18 December 2014 4
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I have had mixed success with Bunnings and Rodneys in terms of range and quality of veggie seedlings/plants. Can anyone recommend a favourite nursery or gardening supplier i...

City Walk comes alive with Christmas Markets both day and night

By 18 December 2014

With 10 market stalls starting at 9am today (Thursday 18 December), this festive hustle and bustle of activity on City Walk near Garema Place is another reason to be in Canberra’s CBD this December. Everybody loves a good market, especially at Christmas. During the day come and support five of...

$21 million to boost ACT workforce skills

By 18 December 2014
Minister Burch and Australian Training Award winners

Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch yesterday launched Skilled Capital, a new $21 million training initiative that will respond to industry identified skills needs. ...

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Tuggeranong covered in sewage?

By 3 June 2010 10

The ABC brings word that Lake Tuggeranong and a nearby oval have been closed after a sewage spill. The Environment Protection Authority was alerted to the spill at the Kambah District Playing Field on Tuesday night. Spokesman Daniel Walters says there is no evidence the sewage reached the lak...

Veterans MC trivia night for Snowy Hydro SouthCare

By 3 June 2010 4

The following in to me from the Veterans MC: Test your knowledge and help support the Snowy Hydro SouthCare by attending a fun-filled trivia event on Friday 9th July 2010. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. All monies raised will go to help the Snowy Hydro SouthCare here in Canberra....

How would you like your latte?

By 3 June 2010 27

[First filed: Jun 2, 2010 @ 10:15] Simon Corbell is calling for comments on a draft Outdoor Café Policy. "The principles in the policy maintain that outdoor cafes should be integrated with existing adequate clearances and allow convenient access for all," Mr Corbell said. "The Governme...

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Organic cafe, where are they?

By 3 June 2010 28

Hi, I am a gluten free vegetarian and am looking for a nice wholesome cafe where I can go for brunch with my daughter and a friend on the weekend and not have to settle for a salad. I have tried the place in the city. When it first opened it was good, the last time I went there however it was qui...

Police Wrap - 3 June 2010

By 3 June 2010

1. Higgins Fatality Named: ACT Policing has released the name of the driver killed in the single-vehicle accident near the Southern Cross Drive and Kingsford Smith Drive intersection in Higgins on Saturday May 29. The deceased is Andrew Peter Mitchell, aged 35 years, of Evatt. A report on ...

Wallabies at Westfield Belconnen

By 3 June 2010 1

Has everyone heard that the Wallabies will be appearing at Westfield Belconnen today between 1&2?  I think it is outside Rebel.  I heard that Rebel are doing a promo also where you can buy a jersey and get a free scarf... Wonder which Wallabies will be appearing?...

All Bar Nun under threat????

By 2 June 2010 42

[First filed: Jun 1, 2010 @ 15:39] Hey peeps, I'm posting this here in the hopes others can supply more information, and to increase general awareness that a Canberra icon may be under threat! I just had lunch at All Bar, and they have a flyer saying (something along the lines of) the lease...

All Guns Blazing to go out with a bang at the ANU Bar

By 2 June 2010

It's sad that local rockers All Guns Blazing are breaking up. But on the plus side they're going out with a big bang and a great lineup at the ANU Bar. This from the event page: All Guns Blazing have recently announced that they will be splitting up.. but not until we have one last hoor...

Veterans Park and AFP DA

By 2 June 2010 2

The hundreds of people who claim a patch of grass and sunshine in Veterans Park every lunch time may have to find somewhere else - at least for a while. When the potential redevelopment of the soon to be vacated AFP building between Northbourne Avenue and Mort Street was mooted in Canberra Times ...

Rocky Elsom stays in Canberra

By 2 June 2010 1

No link yet, but ABC radio has just announced that the world's best non-South African loose forward, Rocky Elsom, has decided to exercise his option to a second year in Canberra with the Brumbies. Guy Shepherdson, following a series of disastrous haircuts, is off to Queensland though....

The Ma'afu clan comes to Canberra

By 2 June 2010 3

At RugbyHeaven Growders is talking up Saturday night's Wallabies game here in Canberra against Fiji. In a rugby first the debutant opposing props are brothers. The Brumbies' own Salesi Ma'afu for the Wallabies against his brother Campese Ma'afu (now there's a real rugby family) for Fiji. Appar...

Outer suburbs kids railroaded into trades

By 2 June 2010 7

Last week Andrew Barr sold the children of Kaleen High and Lake College to the University of Canberra. Today he's announced that CIT is getting outer suburb primary kids: ACT Labor has joined forces with Federal Labor to ensure students at Kingsford Smith School, Charnwood Dunlop Primary Scho...

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