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Upcoming events at Ginninderra Falls

By 19 April 2015

The following Ginninderra Falls events are coming up this month: 21 April 2015 From 9:00am The Ginninderra Falls Biodiversity Working Group will meet with Riverview to discuss the issues connected with a 300 metre conservation corridor, plans for a visitor hub, and the need for further work on...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 19 April 2015
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Playground review – Nature Discovery Playground, Tidbinbilla

By 19 April 2015 2
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I have memories of being a kid out at Tidbinbilla - quiet family BBQs soaking up the serenity of the Aussie bush. I can also still hear the sound of my screams when an emu decided ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: ONA on the Lawns, Manuka

By 18 April 2015
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Readers were quick to respond when I recently reviewed ONA in Fyshwick, disagreeing with my thoughts on the service and portion sizes. Having previously been a regular at ONA on th...

Local sports club profile – Central Spears Gridiron

By 17 April 2015
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Here’s a fun piece of local sporting trivia: Canberra is home to Australia’s number one ranked men’s gridiron team – the Central Spears. The Central Spears men’s a...

A look around Canberra – Pearce

By 17 April 2015 4
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Pearce is a quiet little suburb in Woden, located at the foot of Mount Taylor and tucked away between the neighbouring suburbs of Chifley, Mawson and Torrens. Like many of Canberra...

Weekend garage sale guide (18th and 19th April 2015)

By 17 April 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Gordon, Evatt, Farrer, Scullin, Hawker, Oxley, Franklin, Torrens, Ngunnawal, Turner and Kambah. Happy Friday! Saturday 18 April 48 C...

Whats on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015 2
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This weekend's highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky's Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What ar...

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Political debate, Kambah style

By 26 July 2010 35

No one can ever accuse the Liberals' young thruster Alistair Coe of lacking enthusiasm. But it's intriguing to see he's been out and about conducting a guerilla campaign against, of all things, the cost of the new suburban poster bollards. Pictured in Kambah at least one local disagrees. ...

Suburban fines rising

By 26 July 2010 12

The Canberra Times has a story on the rising tide of parking fines in suburban areas as increasingly desperate commuters lace up their walking shoes: Fewer fines were issued in the larger centres, such as Civic, Woden, Belconnen and Tuggeranong, but several new parking hot spots emerged in the s...

Raiders notch up another win against the Sharks

By 26 July 2010 3

[First filed: Jul 25, 2010 @ 9:40] Foxsports reports on another much needed home win for the Green Machine over the Cronulla Sharks 20-13. After last weekend's flogging of Newcastle Knights, he was happy another side of the Raiders had come to the fore. "We are not always going to win ...

ACT economy still booming

By 26 July 2010 3

The Chiefly Stanhope is thrilled to announce the ACT still has the fastest growing economy in the nation with a stonking 8.1% growth rate. "This is a remarkable result for such a small economy as ours," Mr Stanhope said. "The ACT's 8.1 per cent growth rate demonstrates the fiscally-responsible ap...

Nightfest anyone?

By 26 July 2010 7

It appears we have a new harbinger of spring. Andrew Barr is letting us all know that tickets are now on sale for the "NightFest" part of Floriade. “This year’s Floriade NightFest promises five nights of fun for the whole family and I urge patrons to buy tickets in advance to avoid mis...

The Canberra Declaration?

By 26 July 2010 42

There's a lot of internet noise coming my way over the "Canberra Declaration" made on Friday. Christian Today explains: The declaration was drafted by over 20 Christian leaders, and it follows on from the 2009 Manhattan Declaration and the 2010 Westminster Declaration in stating that when Ch...

Colleges at ANU

By 26 July 2010 58

Hi I am a Western Australian student and I will have to go to ANU for uni next year and was looking at college accomodation but it's really difficult without seeing the different collages which one is best. I was wondering if anyone could give advice on the pros and cons of the different coll...

1080 poison baits in Gungahlin?

By 26 July 2010 4

I recently took a drive to Forde dog park to find out they place poison baits, sodium fluoroacetate 1080 in mulligans flat nature reserve to kill the foxes and rabbits. The warning signs say the baits are not placed within a 500m zone of human dwellings. I was wondering if anyone knew of any o...

China Town Weston

By 25 July 2010 7

It's not often that I eat out. It's even less often that I attempt to do so with three small children. So tonight we thought we'd test out the children's table manners and headed off to China Town restaurant in Weston. Arriving before 6pm but without a booking, we managed to get a table and then ...

Zebra-Lundy!

By 24 July 2010 14

The ABC brings word that The ALP's Senator Kate Lundy has been caught out using her electoral resources to give a sister a hand: ACT Senator Kate Lundy has admitted her staff made a genuine mistake by sending out a press release on behalf of a fellow Labor candidate. The release was written by...

Ovals open

By 24 July 2010 15

Andrew Barr has taken a moment out from hobnobbing with Ashton Kutcher at AFL games to announce that Phillip Oval has been re-opened after seven years and the new Harrison District Playing Fields are now ready for action: “Phillip Oval’s elite sporting complex now boasts a $2.3 million pavili...

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 23 July 2010

By 24 July 2010 10

[First filed: Jul 22, 2010 @ 12:27] How best to escape from the most tedious election in living memory over the weekend? Please leave suggestions for what's better to see and do around Canberra in the comments....

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