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Weekend cafe hot spot: Chatterbox Espresso Bar, Belconnen

By 1 August 2015

Before we head out for breakfast on a Saturday morning, I check Facebook to see if anyone is talking about a new breakfast spot. Facebook is handy like that. Because we live in ...

A look around Canberra – Bruce

By 31 July 2015 3

The suburb of Bruce is named after former prime minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce, who occupied the highest office in the land between 1923 and 1929. Though, judging by a recent...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 31 July 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dunlop, Casey, Kambah, Karabar, Waramanga, Cook, Macquarie, Page and Isabella Plains. Happy Friday! Saturday 1 August Eales Place Kamb...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015 2
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This weekend's highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre. 1. Wildlife art ...

Women’s team sports in Canberra? (For a beginner)

By 1 August 2015

Hi all, I was hoping to find a women's sports team to train with on weeknights or weekends. I haven't played any team sports in a while but am keen to try something new whi...

Roof ventilation advice in Canberra?

By 31 July 2015 5

I am just hoping for some advice from other Canberrans who have some experience with installing any of the various types of roof ventilation in their home. Basically what did y...

Sydney’s Indian Dance Centre presents The Ramayana and Indian dance workshops

By 31 July 2015
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After a series of sold-out shows in Australia, New Zealand and in the United States, Sydney's Indian Dance Centre will be presenting its Ramayana dance drama production at the ...

Canberra ghost stories wanted!

By 31 July 2015 1

Hi all, I'm looking at writing a new book regarding ghosts and hauntings in the Canberra/ ACT area. As such, I would appreciate any stories anyone has and are happy to tell (an...

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Cotter Dam discovery trail to open

By 9 September 2010 4

ACTEW's announced you too can get up and have a look at the monster Cotter Dam expansion program. Enjoy a day out at the Cotter, wander the new boardwalk along the river and grab a front row seat on the new amphitheatre style viewing platform to watch the live action at the Cotter Dam worksite. ...

Fraser The Greenest Of Them All

By 9 September 2010 18

The Greens are celebrating Canberra's northern electorate of Fraser recording a 19.84% vote to the Greens. Today’s official declaration of results from the Australian Electoral Commission confirms that the ACT is the greenest part of Australia. “This election has seen the ACT Greens achie...

Barton Highway re-opens

By 9 September 2010 1

TAMS has announced that they've finally got the Barton Highway open after the bridge collapse. The Barton Highway will be re-opened for traffic at 3.30 pm this afternoon following the completion of demolition works on the Gungahlin Drive Extension Stage 2 bridge collapse. “I am pleased t...

Andrew Barr is off to China

By 9 September 2010 7

Andrew Barr is letting us know he's off to China to sell education: “The ACT education system has a world reputation for excellence. That’s why there are around 6,000 international students studying in Canberra, including more than 450 in ACT public schools,” Mr Barr said. “Overseas stude...

NCA takes another swing at the Kings Ave overpass

By 9 September 2010 1

The National Capital Authority is warning that they're taking another go at getting the bridge built for the Kings Avenue overpass of Parkes Way this Saturday: 230 truck loads of concrete will be poured continuously over 10 hours, from 6.30am. For public safety, an exclusion zone has been set...

ANU's got a tractor beam?

By 9 September 2010 8

[Yana Izdebskaya, Anton Desyatnikov, Vladlen Shvedov, Andrei Rode, Yuri Kivshar and Wieslaw Krolikowski. Photo: Tim Wetherell] iTWire has a story on ANU's research with what they're calling tractor beams. Apparently they can now move particles .1 of a millimetre in size a couple of metres whi...

Skateboarder art

By 9 September 2010

A friend sent this in and it looks like fun. The exhibition is going to be on City Walk just near the fountain. More details on their website....

Police Wrap - 9 September 2010

By 9 September 2010 4

1. Not a good weekend for going on the lash: ACT Policing will join Australian and New Zealand police forces to present a united stand against alcohol misuse, violence and anti-social behaviour this weekend. Following the success of last year’s Operation Unite, a strong and focussed police ...

Fire at the Wesley Centre?

By 9 September 2010

This in from the ESA: 10:50am Thursday 9 September 2010 - Smell of smoke at church ACT Fire Brigade on scene at Wesley Uniting Church, corner National Crt and Fitzroy St Forrest. Strong smell of smoke coming from the auditorium. No sign of fire. ACT Fire Brigade investigating. Four st...

ANU sliding?

By 9 September 2010 30

The Canberra Times brings word that ANU is falling down on its beloved world rankings. The largest university in the nation's capital dropped three places on the coveted QS World University rankings. ANU was placed at No20 this week, its lowest since being included on the list, but it remains...

The ranamok glass art prize

By 9 September 2010 1

Kerry at the tranquiltownhouse blog has posted about the ranamok glass art prize at the Kingston glass works. Some really beautiful photography there to check out before going to see the real thing....

UC signs up with Western Sydney

By 9 September 2010 1

The National Institute of Sport Studies out at UC has the intriguing news that they're signing an MoU with the GWS AFL club as part of the "ACT4GWS" campaign. No mention of what they're coming to understand though....

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