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West Tuggeranong expansion ill-advised – for now

By 4 May 2015 10

Senator Zed Seselja's proposal to change the planning responsibilities of the National Capital Authority and to promote building houses in West Tuggeranong has good bits and b...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Chai

By 4 May 2015
Real Chai

Chai is one of my favourite drinks in the cooler months. A good cup of chai is like a warm hug for your insides when everything outside is cold and gloomy.  In this week’s call...

An ode to all lost pets

By 4 May 2015 1
Zoe in her prime

Earlier this week a good friend of mine suddenly lost her 11-year-old dog, Zoe (pictured above, in her prime), to heart failure. I’m sure the death of a close mate or relativ...

Are weddings too expensive for guests?

By 3 May 2015 32

The cost of attending someone else's wedding quickly adds up. By the time you buy a gift, choose a dress, get your makeup done and travel to the wedding venue, it can be a pretty...

Mother’s Day on the shareway

By 4 May 2015

This Mother's Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community. Event: Mother's Day on the shareway Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna Street When:...

Police responding to suspicious package at Indonesian Embassy

By 4 May 2015

ACT Policing is responding to reports of a suspicious package located at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra this morning (Monday, May 4). About 10.45am, ACT Policing received ...

VoIP quality in Canberra

By 4 May 2015 3

We are thinking of switching to iiNet's Naked DSL to save on the phone rental. We are in Crace so were automatically put on their NBN + Fibre Phone two years ago - but recentl...

Witnesses sought to ‘one punch’ assault in Braddon

By 4 May 2015

ACT Policing is investigating a one punch assault that occurred on Mort Street in Braddon in the early hours of Sunday 3 May. About 1.47am police were approached by a male w...

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Roof reconditioning that doesn't suck?

By 7 August 2010 10

For about 12 months now I have been considering having the roof of my place 'reconditioned'. It has previously had the ridge capping etc. redone and is functionally perfect.. but aesthetically it's coloured concrete tiles are fading to white. I am wondering if anyone has had their roof repainted ...

Liberals against the internet filter

By 6 August 2010 40

Readers wrestling with their eventual decision on which major party to place last on the ballot will be interested to learn in The Age that the Liberals are now committed to dumping plans for a mandatory internet filter. (For those wondering, yes it's not a Canberra story, but it does go to the c...

Because it's important to have dry pot

By 6 August 2010 2

Much more important than dry vegetables or fruit. (with thanks to our spy who sent this in)...

Parking at ANU

By 6 August 2010 12

A question for the Hivemind. I've got an event on tomorrow that was at McGregor Hall but has now been shifted to John XXIII College at ANU. Now, I know how bad parking was around campus a good few years ago when I was there, but was wondering if there are any (new/ unknown to me) options at a...

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 6 August 2010

By 6 August 2010 7

[First filed: Aug 5, 2010 @ 12:43] So Rioters, what are you seeing and doing around town this weekend? Just leave us some suggestions in the comments....

Maternity review - brickbats or bouquets?

By 6 August 2010 3

The first of two reports on maternity services at the Canberra Hospital has just been released. According to Katy Gallagher, it gave glowing praise: Review confirms public maternity services delivering quality care to women According to the ABC, things aren't so rosy: Review damns Canberra H...

Everyone's talking tough on the public service

By 6 August 2010 23

The Canberra Times has a piece on hereditary Labor warlord Joe Ludwig talking tough on ripping $840 million in savings from the Public Service. Jon Stanhope promises that whatever Labor does the Liberals would be worse. But he would say that wouldn't he?...

All children in the eyes of the church?

By 6 August 2010 12

[First filed: Aug 5, 2010 @ 11:19] Some might think a school zone surrounding a university, as found on Phillip Avenue Antill Street next to the Signadou campus of the Australian Catholic University is a bit much. But surely a "children crossing" for supposed adults is just humiliating?...

High Speed Rail

By 6 August 2010 17

Looks like if you want high speed rail connect  Canberra to Sydney and beyond, vote Liberal! (According to this media release) Labor's press release doesn't mention Canberra. ABC news tonight said Labor's proposal goes through Parkes and Albury - BUT NOT CANBERRA....

Dogs barking

By 6 August 2010 78

Canberra has a bad Dog owner problem.  You let them bark all day  because you know the authorities will do not more than a little note in your letter box.  Get you dog bebarked!  Theres no word to describe you people and you know who you are. [ED - Fire at will chillun']...

Police Wrap - 6 August 2010

By 6 August 2010 2

1. Calwell Fail: ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old Calwell man after he was allegedly caught driving with a high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) last night (August 5) on two separate occasions. About 11.20pm on Thursday 5 August Police stopped the man on Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick. The man wa...

Gun clubs in Canberra?

By 6 August 2010 13

Hi Rioters. I have recently been playing around with the idea of learning to shoot for both pleasure and competition. I've heard there are a couple of gun clubs around Canberra. Where's the best place to go to learn the basics of shooting from scratch?...

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