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Northside vs southside – is one really better than the other?

By 5 May 2015 21
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Northside versus southside. It's pretty much the greatest rivalry since Springfield versus Shelbyville. I've never really understood it. I currently live in Canberra's north...

Best of Canberra – Vanilla slice

By 5 May 2015 17
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When it comes to vanilla slice, there seems to be no middle ground. You either love them enough to travel to the other side of Canberra for a good one, or you think the nickn...

Did you witness an armed robbery in Calwell this morning?

By 5 May 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery which occurred in Calwell early this morning (Tuesday, 5 May). Around 1am two women entered the Woolworths Petrol servi...

Warren Miller’s 65th ski and snowboard film

By 5 May 2015
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Introducing Warren Miller's highly anticipated 65th ski and snowboard film. Take a journey with Warren Miller to the deepest of destinations, from beneath the blankets of powde...

Computer recycling services in Canberra?

By 5 May 2015 1
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Sydney and Melbourne have services for low income people to buy refurbished computer stock from volunteer organisations at low prices. Most of the computers are ex Government a...

Oh please, show me a sign!

By 5 May 2015 3
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Living in Canberra my entire life, I have witnessed first-hand all the changes - good and bad - that this city has gone through to accommodate the growing population. There ...

Police responding to suspicious package at Indonesian Embassy

By 4 May 2015
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UPDATE: The white powder found in a package at the Indonesian Embassy has been deemed safe. ACT Policing is responding to reports of a suspicious package located at the Indone...

VoIP quality in Canberra

By 4 May 2015 7
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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...

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Closure of the Hub Asian grocery in Belconnen. Any reason why?

By 5 August 2010 30

Supposedly the Hub has closed in Belconnen.  Anyone have any inside knowledge as to why?...

Murray Colin Stubbs guilty only of using the internet offensively

By 5 August 2010 8

The NZ Herald is taking an interest in the welfare of fake 14 year old Kiwi "Roxanne" and her smutty interlocutor Canberra's Murray Colin Stubbs (45, former teacher). In the end the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of using the internet to procure sex. But he has been found guilty...

Police Wrap - 5 August 2010

By 5 August 2010 4

1. Starting young: ACT Policing has arrested a 17-year-old male over the robbery at the IGA supermarket in Ainslie last month. Around 12.20am on Friday July 23 three males approached an employee after closing and threatened him with a knife, forcing him to re-open the store. The offenders sto...

Who is a green hero? Anyone?

By 5 August 2010 11

Australia needs a hero. A legend. The kind of champion of the environment that your grand-children's grand-children will read blogs about using their LCD eyeglasses and thought-recognition headset... in a glorious non-polluted green and temperate ACT. This week Australia sees great new techno...

David Gazard and his automated phone calls

By 5 August 2010 8

So, just got a call from an automated call service, which it turns out belongs to David Gazard (Liberal in Eden-Monaro).  30 seconds of blabbing halfway through dinner with no opportunity to actually talk to him (or a staffer). Pretty ordinary effort, I reckon. Has anyone else had this?  Though...

Why Langdon Avenue is blocked

By 5 August 2010 2

Hi Folks, If you were travelling along Langdon Avenue, Wanniassa, tonight and were turned back by Police at  Wanniassa Hills Primary School, it's because a tree came down across the road by Sainsbury Avenue. Unfortunately, I think it was the same tree that had been hit over the years by a num...

Tuggeranong Lions Club Annual Dinner Dance

By 5 August 2010

Looking for some light entertainment on Election night (Saturday August 21)? The Canberra Lake Tuggeranong Lions Club is holding its annual auction and dinner dance that night at the Vikings Club in Erindale,  featuring acclaimed stand-up comedian Anh Do (as seen on Thank God You're Here), ...

Break out the metal detectors, there might buried treasure!

By 4 August 2010 29

The Canberra Times has a story on Rishi Khandewal of Harrison who is suspected of stashing $1.4 million of tax fraud money somewhere... $180,000 of hidden loot has allegedly already been found: The ACT Magistrates Court heard police found $60,000 in cash in the man’s workstation, more than $...

O'Connor Uniting Church gets back to Sol Invictus

By 4 August 2010 2

The O'Connor Uniting / Cambodian-Vietnamese Alliance Church has recently been swathed in the exciting scaffolding that only an A-frame roof line can generate. But the scaffolding is gone, the solar panels are revealed, and one has to admire the way they've been arranged. And with churches bui...

Asset management fail at Dickson College

By 4 August 2010 6

The ABC has a strange story of Dickson College celebrating what could have been a tragic failure: A rare collection of Aboriginal art has been unearthed in a cupboard at a college in Canberra. The National Gallery and the National Museum have confirmed the paintings are part of an Arnhem Land...

In praise of Canberra Cabs!

By 4 August 2010 15

For many years this website has lead the pitchfork wielding angry mob incensed by the booking system for Canberra Cabs. But something funny happened on Sunday night when I needed a taxi. The voice recognition system actually worked! And then, I could choose to pay 75c to get a text whe...

The Albert Hall returns

By 4 August 2010 9

Mary Porter is celebrating the re-opening of the Albert Hall after years of ACT government neglect required a major refurbishment. "In 1949 Albert Hall also witnessed the first ever Citizenship Ceremony and the new Australians were welcomed to their adopted country by Prime Minister Ben Chifl...

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