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A look around Canberra – Dickson

By 28 August 2015
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The suburb of Dickson in Canberra's north was named after Sir James Dickson, one of the founders of the constitution and premier of Queensland in the late 1800s. Dickson...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 28 August 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Harrison, Red Hill, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Wanniassa and Curtin. Happy Friday! Saturday 29 August 12 Cruikshank Street 7am to 4pm...

Bolt in for a fascinating experience!

By 27 August 2015

Offering more than just horse racing, Thoroughbred Park has again raised the bar for corporate entertainment, function space and classy race day ideas. It’s definitely more t...

10 things to do in Canberra this weekend (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 26 August 2015 1

This weekend's highlights include a LEGO exhibition, the ADFA open day and free ice cream in Garema Place. What are your plans? 1. Journey of a Curator with Dr Deborah Hart Joi...

Has the tax office gone mad?

By 28 August 2015 2

Life was simple once. The tax office sent me a bill in the mail. I then paid the bill. Now the tax office sends an email to MyGov, MyGov sends an email to me. I go to MyGov,...

Has Joe Republic put a banana in Tony’s tailpipe?

By 27 August 2015

There is little doubt our Federal Government is lost somewhere in the wilderness, flitting from issue to issue with what appears to be no real purpose. Or is it? Commentator...

Tea with JT – Michelle Walton

By 27 August 2015

Welcome back to the series where I have the pleasure of interviewing some of Canberra's most fascinating women. This week I met up with the lovely Michelle Walton at Me &...

Behind the scenes – Burmese Curry Place

By 27 August 2015 6
Burmese Curry Place owners Mi-Mee (pictured left) and Nai (pictured right)

The Burmese Curry Place is a bit of a Canberra institution. It always has a line out the door at lunchtime and is easily one of my favourite feeds. I've been coming here fo...

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Julia moves into the lodge

By 27 September 2010 19

Katakami News Indonesia brings word that Ms Gillard and sig other have moved into The Lodge, which should make life much easier for those in charge of her security. Mr Mathieson’s top priority was finding out whether there was a decent coffee machine on the premises. “I don’t know whethe...

Pet shops and puppy farms. How should I find the right dog?

By 26 September 2010 68

Hi Rioters There has been huge press lately about puppy farms. I don't want to support these atrocities. However what I am wondering, are there pet shops which actively DO NOT support puppy farming? I was in a pet store in Civic yesterday (Pet's Paradise) as I am considering a dog but hav...

Car shows in the ACT region

By 26 September 2010 6

Attended the American Car Nationals at the Queanbeyan Showground today.  Like many Canberrans, I love seeing all the beautifully restored, prepped and polished cars on display.  A clear highlight was the gorgeous Corvette pictured... The main problem with car shows is that I usually miss th...

Don't Push Mong Art Show on now!

By 26 September 2010 2

Don't Push Mong is an art show featuring collaborated works of artists around the celebration of skateboarding. Open today (Sunday 26 Sept) and tomorrow (Monday 27 Sept) 10 - 4pm - diagonally opposite the fountain on city walk, Canberra Centre (next to Bank of Queensland). Free Entry....

Gay Canberra

By 26 September 2010 10

The SameSame website has a rundown of all Canberra has to offer the gay traveller. Anything they missed?...

Foxes in the Canberra 'burbs?

By 26 September 2010 17

Hi Folks, After losing our chooks to foxes last year (vale Steggles and Ingam), we've taken the plunge and bought four new ladies (isa browns). We've splurged on a new chook palace (thanks ebay) and are in the process of fortifying the old pen. The kelpie is most impressed that we've bought him s...

loud bang , explosion like sound in Latham

By 26 September 2010 2

I was just wandering if anyone else had heard a very loud explosion like sound in Latham/Charnwood around 10:50pm Friday night 24th sept 2010. It was so loud it shock my house so i think it may have been more then just a fire craker. [Allthose wanting to comment on their dinner are advised to...

In Queanbeyan you can get done for murder

By 25 September 2010 4

The Canberra Times informs us that Benjamin Wayne Holcroft will spend the next 17 years in prison having been found guilty of the murder of Danny Ralph. This concludes the saga of the Beaudeans immortalised in verse by our own PBO: Beaudean, beaudean, beaudean, beaudean Im begging of you plea...

Cat Show - Australian National Cats

By 25 September 2010 2

November 21st 2010 at the Whitlam Room Canberra Labor Club Chandler Street Belconnen ACT Everyone is invited to join us for this celebration of cats! Judges will be assessing lots of exhibits from the ACT, NSW and QLD including Maine Coon, Russian, Persian, Siamese, Burmese, Bengal, Orienta...

Police Wrap - 25 September 2010

By 25 September 2010 21

1. They messed with the wrong home owner: ACT Policing has arrested three young males and one young female for three aggravated burglaries in Page yesterday (Thursday September 23). Around 10.00am a resident of Birelle Street in Page contacted police after seeing the four youths acting suspici...

Is our tree OK?

By 25 September 2010 22

OK. So it's 25 days into Spring, and not a bud in sight on our rather large backyard tree. It was thriving last Spring and Summer, but now nothing, not a bud. Could it be dead? Or are these trees late thrivers? I have no idea what type of tree it is. Our neighbour has a lovely green tree in ...

public servant cheapies ... ?

By 25 September 2010 42

ha .... before pay parking ..........the car park in blackall st, barton was crammed full of chaotic parking - now its $8 all day parking is empty ... you cheap b******s - its $15 in Civic - so where have you all gone - surely your not actually using your own energy to get to work ???...

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