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Canberra, the age friendly city?

By 30 June 2015 18
Canberra - age friendly city

Slogans can be used or abused. They can encapsulate a moment in time, or they can serve as hollow reductions etched like a skid mark from the suppository of Australian politic...

A pedestrian lane for people using phones? Not a bad idea…

By 30 June 2015 15
man texting while walking

News stories have cropped up in the last few weeks about a university in the United States that has painted bright green lanes on the footpath for runners, walkers, and people ...

Best of Canberra - Pub food

By 30 June 2015 13
beer and burgers at pub

There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and getting a generous, well-priced counter meal at a pub. Steaks, schnitzels, burgers or seafood – whatever your choice, ...

Here’s how to build a green home in Canberra without spending a fortune

By 29 June 2015
Green Homes Australia Canberra display home

If you think building an energy efficient home requires spending big on expensive green materials, building methods and technologies, you might have to think again. Whether ...

147 animals removed from Banks home

By 30 June 2015

RSPCA ACT has removed 147 animals, including cats, dogs and birds, from a family home in Banks. From RSPCA ACT's media release: RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended a house in Ban...

Teen burglars caught red handed

By 30 June 2015 2

ACT Policing has apprehended two offenders attempting a burglary in a home in Kaleen yesterday (29 June). About 10.30am, a 17-year-old teenage boy and 18-year-old woman att...

Free sausage sizzle tomorrow at Belconnen Community Service open day

By 30 June 2015
belconnen community service

There is such thing as a free lunch, northsiders. Come and meet Belconnen Community Service program managers and staff at tomorrow's open day, and you'll also get to enjoy a fr...

Weekend getaway recommendations

By 30 June 2015

Husband and I are planning a last minute, mid-week getaway. Grateful for any recommendations/ thoughts of what we can see and do. Keen to explore regions around Canberra (ie no...

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Never to drive again

By 1 September 2010 9

The ABC brings word of one Mark Gremmert, 38, who likes running into things on Starke Street in Holt. In January, Mark Gremmert collided with a motorcyclist on Starke Street in Holt. He recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.074. Three months later he crashed on the same street, hitting a gua...

The mind boggles

By 1 September 2010 5

Michael Jackson Tribute Show to launch Groovin’ in the City program You’re invited to attend the launch of the 2010-11 Groovin’ in the City program What: Michael Jackson Tribute Show to launch Groovin’ in the City When: Wednesday 1 September, 12.00pm – 1.30pm Where: Garema Place, Civ...

Keep driving with your headlights on, Genius!

By 1 September 2010 77

Hey Canberran drivers! Kudos to all the people out there who drive in the middle of the sunniest days with their headlights on. I don't know why we never thought of it before, but until you turn your lights on, how on earth can we see you! Imagine how long we've just been driving around avoiding ...

Canberra from the 1920s - The Chipperfield collection.

By 1 September 2010 7

[First filed: Aug 31, 2010 @ 9:12] Aussielyn has sent in these photos from the Chipperfield Collection with the following short note: This flood destroyed the rail bridge over the Molonglo River and the rail link to Civic, in a siding at Garema Place. More below the fold. ...

Civil Engineering concerns floating around TAMS for 18 months?

By 31 August 2010 4

The Liberals' Alistair Coe is very excited by FOI documents from Territory and Municipal Services highlighting "concern regarding the quality of design documentation for the ACT Government civil engineering projects". ‘This has been an ongoing issue for some time. In late 2006 discussions were ...

Canberra airport to go international within 2 years

By 31 August 2010 18

Crikey reports that Canberra Airport plans to go international faster than expected. Also mentioned is the fact that the airport already has the capability to handle the larger 747 and A380 jets. People who are currently disturbed by the noise of the little ole 737's must be looking forward to th...

Does anyone else have a issues living in apartments in Canberra??

By 31 August 2010 32

I have a constant battle with idiots parking in our communial driveway, obviously blocking our access to our underground carpark!!! Its the same cars everytime!! I've left notes on their windscreen and called the body corporate BUT still nothing is done about these people who have no obvious...

Danielle Post's anchor debut on WIN

By 31 August 2010 15

Last night saw a new anchor for WIN News in the form of Danielle Post. "canberratelevision" has posted the highlights to YouTube. What did you think Canberra?...

Greens call for ACTION cleanout

By 31 August 2010 4

The Greens' Meredith Hunter appears to have lost patience with the management of public transport in the ACT as delivered by ACTION. “I want to see a tri-partisan approach that will allow the Minster to make bold changes to the whole structure of ACTION, including its workforce. “All parti...

A new preschool in "rural Canberra"?

By 31 August 2010 4

In Saturday's Canberra Times there was a job ad for a position at a new preschool in "rural Canberra", to be conducted by Blue Gum School. There were no further details provided about the school in either the ad or on the school's web site. Does anyone have any details about what and where this s...

Canberra's progress now measured.

By 31 August 2010 13

For those of a more philosophical bent progress is a slippery thing to measure. Maybe the salary is higher but the kids are in bed by the time one gets home? Is that progress? What if we could guarantee a season of plenty for all at the cost of one blood sacrifice? On average progress no? ...

Police Wrap - 31 August 2010

By 31 August 2010 5

1. Wasted in Weston: A 33-year-old unlicenced driver from Weston caught with one of the highest recent readings recorded in the ACT will be summonsed to court. About 4pm on Sunday, August 29 Woden Patrol members stopped the male on Heysen Street, Weston and performed a roadside screening test...

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