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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 26 October 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from...

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 2

Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

Looking for our first Irish sean nos dance army

By 26 October 2014

We're looking for enthusiastic people who'd like to learn some simple and energetic dance steps for performance at the 2015 Canberra Multicultural Festival. Perhaps you like great rhythm, perhaps you have some Irish family connections somewhere or maybe you just like trying new things? It's al...

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

By 25 October 2014 3

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants' superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whethe...

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014 9

I've just moved to Canberra and quite like it... except for the take-away and home delivery choices (or at least those I've found so far). Why does Pad Thai cost $16.50 (Lemon Grass)? In Sydney $12 is expensive. Same goes for Indian food... curries at $17-20 is a rip-off for take away. And why n...

Dodgy TV (ABC + 10) Fraser – anyone else?

By 24 October 2014

No signal on those two stations since storm yesterday.  Anyone else in the Fraser area having the same trouble, or it is just us? cheers MS...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014 2

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 4

ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

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Big rats flee the sinking bushfire litigation

By 16 April 2010 7

The ABC brings word that QBE insurance has pulled out of the quixotic compensation suit for the 2003 bushfires currently enriching the legal profession in the Supreme Court. QBE is the third insurer to pull out of the proceedings. NRMA was the first to withdraw in December last year while Sunc...

Blame Canberra?

By 16 April 2010 12

The Canberra Times is running hard with Gary Humprhies' outrage after PM Kevin Rudd blamed Canberra for his ministers' inability to retain staff: ''It's probably like a dog year ... so folks stay with me for three or four years, that's probably 28 or 30 years or more in actual time,'' he said. ''...

Turkish - Charnwood Shops?

By 16 April 2010 9

I have been told that there is a new Turkish place opened at Charnwood shops, does anyone know if it's actually any good??? I am an orginal Northsider that has just returned after 3 years in Kingston - it will be hard to re adjust!...

Time to talk about the Yarralumla Brickworks

By 16 April 2010 19

View Larger Map The Chiefly Stanhope is asking for your input on the "iconic Old Canberra Brickworks site in Yarralumla": "The ACT Government wants the community to participate in a conversation about the future use and conservation of the Old Canberra Brickworks site," Mr Stanhope said. "Over...

Mens Barber needed in Canberra

By 16 April 2010 27

Hey All-- Have just moved to Canberra and have had two of the worst haircuts (I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt) in my life at one of those el-cheap-o places in the shopping mall.   What I would really like is an experienced barber...used to get a great haircut for 12 dollars in ...

Watson Caltex Gone?

By 16 April 2010 16

My work colleague who lives out past gundaroo has just told me that the watson caltex was barricaded up yesterday, with people taking away the pumps. this morning apparently all the pumps are gone, the shops closed up and empty, and the entrances are barricaded up? anyone know anything about t...

Shipping our at risk youth to Goulburn

By 15 April 2010 6

The ABC brings the unhappy news that Canberra's youth refuges are so under-funded that we're shipping the kids to Goulburn. Speaking for the Government, Joy Burch says the homelessness and housing dot points are working nicely....

Andrew Sayers steps up to the National Museum

By 15 April 2010 3

Peter Garrett has announced that the Portrait Gallery's Andrew Sayers is going to bring his magic touch to the National Museum. Even if you have reservations about the very existence of a portrait gallery as a national institution it's hard to fault the work Mr Sayers has done in making the portr...

recommendations for yoga school in canberra

By 15 April 2010 5

Hey, Can anyone recommend a yoga school in canberra? Preferably iyengar style and ideally within biking distance from civic / inner north???...

The call of the midnight fisherfolk - Part 1 - Getting in the game.

By 15 April 2010 10 / CC BY 2.0 Midnight on the weekend... and all across town mobile phones are lighting up with text messages. What are you doing? Busy? The midnight fisherfolk are engaged in a huge interconnected auction trying to find the most attractive person willing a...

Police Wrap - 15 April 2010

By 15 April 2010 6

1. Thuggies in Holder: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault that occurred last week in Holder. About midnight on Thursday 8 April, a 32-year-old man was walking along an underpass in Holder when he was approached by four unknown males. One of the male offenders demanded the victim...

Canberra - So Cool Lady Gaga celebrated her birthday here

By 15 April 2010 1

News brings word that while Lady Gaga was in town for her show (and my word didn't some of you dress up for that!) she also hung around to have her birthday party at the botanic gardens. Suck on that Sydney....

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