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Doing hen’s nights right at QT Canberra

By 28 March 2015
QT Canberra pick up

When I think of hen's nights, I imagine fashioning wedding dresses out of toilet paper, eating cookies in the shape of male genitalia and drinking a lot of champagne (if only to ma...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cherryripe Brasserie, Watson

By 28 March 2015

Recently having moved house, I have found myself in random suburbs that I would otherwise not spend much time in. Last week I found myself at ONA in Fyshwick. This week I was on...

Local sports club profile: Tuggeranong United Football Club

By 27 March 2015
Tuggeranong United junior football

Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC)....

Weekend garage sale guide (28th March)

By 27 March 2015

It’s garage sales galore this Saturday in Canberra, with second hand bargains for sale in suburbs including Yarralumla, Conder, Charnwood, Holt and Queanbeyan.  Southside...

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

By 27 March 2015
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I maintain that Canberra is a well-kept secret (although I am told there are now license plates surfacing which say ‘ACT – it’s not as bad as you think’ in which case t...

Whats on this weekend? 28th and 29th March

By 26 March 2015 12

How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are...

Why did Smiths Alternative really close?

By 25 March 2015 15

One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership. The c...

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Accident on Canberra Avenue today

By 18 July 2010 38

Canberra Avenue in Fyshwick was blocked off today for hours after about ten AM (Saturday), for what looked like a bad accident just East of the Canberra Ave/Monaro intersection. In fact, within spitting distance of the location where the police pursuit ended badly a couple of months ago. Does an...

APS contract dilema?

By 18 July 2010 13

Hi all, I have an urgent need to move jobs and I wont go into why that is. I'm looking into entering the public service and have an interview next week. However I'm concered that if successful it could possibly take months to find out and for the position to commence. Is that accurate? Due to the ne...

Roadwork Speed Zones Increasingly Pointless

By 18 July 2010 28

Something really ought to be done about the way 40km/hr signs are deployed around roadworks in the ACT.   It isn't working, and it's annoying road-users. A recent informal poll at my workplace suggested that everybody agrees that road workers need to be protected, and that 40 km/hr signs are ri...

Local Painters who'll paint Vermiculite ceilings?

By 18 July 2010 16

I'm quite new in Canberra, and recently brought an old 70's unit to live in.  I hardly noticed it, but others keep pointing the old slightly stained Vermiculite(popcorn) ceiling, mentioning having it a lighter colour will make the rooms look more 'open'.  Since the carpets need replacing, ...

Good Ear Nose and Throat specialist?

By 18 July 2010 9

After being treated at Calvary hospital today for (yet again) another case of severe tonsilitis I've finally gotten a letter to give to my ear nose and throat specialist recommending that my tonsils be removed. Problem is, I dont have a specialist. Has anyone had good experiences with anyone the...

ANU & Canberra Housing

By 17 July 2010 26

I am a domestic student studying at the Australian National University, and recent headlines about people being kicked out of "slum housing" was a reminder i should write to the RiotACT and put my experience into words. I'm not writing this as a 'whinge', but more to share my experience with others,...

The election is 21 August

By 17 July 2010 21

SMH reports. As a bonus you've got until Monday night to sort out your electoral enrolment. Anyone got any good caretaker mode stories?...

RiotACT brings down another slumlord!

By 16 July 2010 22

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that (possibly) in response to reader comments in yesterday's stories on slum housing in Canberra, a fifth house in Downer has been shut down. Tremble before the RiotACT hivemind slumlords! (and sucks to have been nearing the top of the list for governmen...

Local author running with the big dogs

By 16 July 2010 1

[First filed: Jul 16, 2010 @ 7:45] Australia's richest literary prize, the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, has shortlisted Canberra's Alan Gould for the Fiction category where he's up against heavyweights such as J. M. Coetzee and David Malouf. Alan's entry is "The Lake Woman" which Les ...

Intellectual Self Defence - definitely on

By 16 July 2010 2

After a minor kerfuffle of which we shall speak no more "Intellectual Self Defence" is definitely being taught at Questacon as part of National Science Week. There's a media release which states among other things: Kung Fu and critical thought will come head to head in the quirky science s...

New culinary delight for Gungahlin

By 16 July 2010 17

I see that a development application has been lodged for a second McDonald's Restaurant in Gungahlin. This second franchise is planned for O'Hanlon Place, Nicholls, opposite (or perhaps adjacent to) the Caltex Service Station there. So the Golden Arches will basically be the first thing people...

Lake George Zebras to be moved - REPRIEVED

By 16 July 2010 48

[First filed: Jul 16, 2010 @ 8:22] The ABC has a story on threats to the recently beloved Lake George Zebras by the NSW Government. Mr Aston did not seek permission from the relevant Government department, and the NSW Department of Lands has ordered their removal, citing safety and enviro...

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