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11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By 3 September 2015 1
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This weekend's highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father's Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the...

Local leaders – Camilo Potocnjak Oxman and Rish Ratnam (Implement Imagination)

By 2 September 2015
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Implement Imagination co-founder Camilo Potocnjak Oxman (pictured above, right) describes teaching as a very rewarding chronic condition. “The thing about teaching is that...

Police targeting distracted drivers

By 3 September 2015
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ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September. Police will target dr...

Border Force by tram

By 3 September 2015 3
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Just a nuance about last week's Operation Fortitude demo in Melbourne.  I'll bet most of the demonstrators (not to be confused with rioters), got the site at Flinders Street Stati...

Who is the Canberran agent for iRobot? (Roomba)

By 3 September 2015
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I need some bits to spruce up my humble house cleaning friend, the battery is getting weak and there are a few upgrade kits you can throw at the old ones to make them better. ...

Police seek Tuggeranong Parkway hoon

By 2 September 2015 5
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ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August. The ca...

Blowing up the interwebs as easy as un, deux, trois!

By 2 September 2015 4
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Well I fell for it, hook, line and sinker! Take a pretty girl, add a beautiful exotic accent (well, I thought it sounded sexy), a sob story and voila ... you have instant marketing...

Cheap eats – Global Cafe (Civic)

By 2 September 2015 2
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I'd heard of Global Cafe before but had never been there or even noticed it in the street until recently. It's tucked in between the late night pharmacy and the Jolimont Centre...

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You'll have to step up to get ACT4GWS over the line

By 23 September 2010 23

The Sydney Morning Herald notes that the bid to link Canberra with Sydney's Western Suburbs for the purposes of AFL football is in some trouble. The story says that only 4,000 of the needed 5,000 $50 pledges have turned up. The ACT4GWS website at this time actually says the number is 3,422...

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 24 September 2010

By 23 September 2010 7

Once again Rioters we turn to your collective brilliance for things to see and do around town this weekend. Just leave your suggestions in the comments....

Busted doing 195

By 23 September 2010 14

NSW Police inform us that they've caught an Illawarra boy 115kmph over his L-plated limit on the Federal Highway near Sutton: About 5.35am today officers attached to the Monaro Highway Patrol were conducting patrols along the Federal Highway near Sutton when they saw a north bound red Hyosung mot...

Rappelling in Woden?

By 23 September 2010 1

The boys in blue are having fun in Woden today. P1 snapped this shot of the side of the Albemarle Building (Health) in Woden....

Bushfire season delayed

By 23 September 2010 7

The ESA has announced that the start of bushfire season has been delayed by a month to 1 November 2010: “I can advise that the official bushfire season will now start in the ACT on 1 November 2010, one month later than the usual start date,” Commissioner Crosweller said. “I have made t...

The Graff Snake!

By 23 September 2010

Fun little video posted onto YouTube yesterday by "silverdatsun" with this note: Stop motion video running through a few graff spots in canberra, 572 photo's. Video by Knees. Thanks to Foff for helping out with taking pictures and Tweak for the music. Song: WHOMP WHOMP WHOMP by Tweak ...

An Evening Frocktacular

By 23 September 2010

[Photo by Cole Bennett] Inspired by the upcoming race season and Canberra's amazing designers, Frocktober Canberra and Thoroughbred Park present An Evening Frocktacular fashion show. Frocktober is a festive charitable initiative that raises funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OC...

Wood heaters safe for now

By 23 September 2010 13

The Canberra Times reports that carbon neutral wood heating has been reprieved despite concerns over air quality in Tuggeranong. The ACT Government says Canberra's air quality is not bad enough to justify a ban on domestic wood burning heaters. But a report tabled in the Legislative Assembly t...

A disturbance in the riot

By 23 September 2010 8

So some of you noticed we had a spot of bother yesterday, thank you to the very many people who emailed, facebooked, texted and used the contact form to let me know. Basically our ad channel was briefly used to distribute malware. This was very quickly shut down. By then however the wheels of int...

Police Wrap - 23 September 2010

By 23 September 2010 2

1. Reaching agreement: ACT Policing and ACT Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which the Territory’s health authority will provide forensic and other medically-related services to the police. The three-year agreement, worth $942,800 annually, will provide for a range of ser...

Wireless access at ACT Libraries

By 23 September 2010 13

I saw this when visiting the Civic library a day ago. There's nothing on the ACT Libraries website, and the lack of laptops in the library and the sign almost transparent and hard to see makes me think that no one else has noticed it. I haven't had a chance to test it, and I don't know i...

"A NIGHT ON FORBIDDEN MOUNTAIN"

By 23 September 2010 3

In the name of general entertainmant, good regional food wine, beer and cider as well as an auction of last season's stock with the proceeds going to Frocktober Canberra (for Ovarian Cancer Research), Hoola Hoop in Braidwood is holding "A Night on Forbidden Mountain!" One hell of a dinner with ...

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