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Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 1

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 3

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 7

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

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What is wrong with Monaro?

By 13 March 2010 10

I recently saw that Andrew Stoner and Melidna Pavey from the NSW National Party - the "Party for Regional NSW" are holding a function to introduce their candidate for Monaro in Late March. You would think they would hold this function in Monaro right? You know, in "Regional NSW" .. say in Co...

Giralang Shops New New New Development Application

By 13 March 2010 12

Deja vu. Yet another DA for the Giralang Shops. The first DA completely dispensed with the pretence of a local centre and consisted mostly of housing. It was not popular, and was shot down. There looked to be no way out of the impasse when White Knight Woolies swooped out of nowhere and propos...

Car servicing

By 13 March 2010 27

Just got myself a new Toyota Camry Hybrid in Sydney and finding that I'm doing 1,072km on one tank of fuel - honest truth! Amazing. Need to know if anyone has a strong recommendation about any of the (few) Toyota dealerships in Canberra for their service ability. That is, I want service with...

What to do in retirement?

By 13 March 2010 16

I’ll be retiring from the paid workforce at the end of April and I’ve been thinking for a while about what I could do in retirement to help the community in some volunteer capacity, however as the date looms large on the horizon I have realised that due to other things occupying my time I haven...

Greens in chaos

By 13 March 2010 10

[ED - The contents of this piece should be taken as no more than rumour] The ACT Greens continue to be in disarray this week following the shock departure last Friday of their most senior and competent staffer, Meredith Hunter’s Chief of Staff, Louise O’Donnell. It is understood that Ms O...

PANDSI Harmony Day celebrations

By 13 March 2010

Hi All As you may or may not be aware, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship have created Harmony Day, a celebration of our cultural, racial and religious diversity to be held March 21 each year. I volunteer for a group called PANDSI, Post and Ante Natal Depression Support and Informat...

Senator Adds Support to Gungahlin Broadband Issues

By 13 March 2010 10

Federal Senator Kate Lundy has  added her support to fixing Gungahlin's Broadband performance issues and will represent the issue to the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. Yesterday Senator Kate Lundy published a media release and video of an interview she had with m...

Two disabled son's and a husband with Careers Burnout Depression

By 13 March 2010 29

Hi, I want to get some information on how to go about petitioning for full time care for disabled children and a care center for carers with burnout. My sister and her husband have three children two who are disabled, wheelchair bound and at 14 and 9 still need nappy changes and feeding / bathing...

World Naked Bike Ride - Canberra

By 13 March 2010 7

Freedom is not a word. Freedom is not a lifestyle that can be bought and sold. Freedom is an action. Freedom is the wind in your hair. Where ever than hair may be. Freedom is a bicycle and the open road stretching out into the horizon. Freedom is not needing permission. Or oil. Or clothes. Freed...

POP THE POT 2010 Pre show

By 12 March 2010 1

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Road Fatality on Kuringa Drive, Spence.

By 11 March 2010 29

Sad news about a crash on Kuringa Drive just after 4am this morning. Seems that the driver strayed onto the north-bound lane and slammed into another vehicle. (2 cars on the road at 4am? Unlucky) From what I've heard, the crash was up near the Barton Highway turnoff. Over-tired perhaps? ...

Art exhibition extended by two weeks

By 11 March 2010 9

Don't give up if you haven't yet managed to get to the NGA Paris Masterpieces exhibition. It's so popular the NGA has decided to extend it by two weeks to now cover the school holidays. They're also planning to put a limit on how many people can go in at a time - so if you do get there you'll act...

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