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In the wake of the Lindt Cafe atrocity: questions which demand answers

By 18 December 2014 5
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A woman I know called me yesterday morning in great distress. Even on the phone it was obvious she was shaking and near to tears. She had known Tori Johnson since he was ...

The end of a love affair

By 18 December 2014 1
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Break ups can be tough. They aren’t easy and there’s always the awkward part in the middle, the moving and parting of the things. But I’m afraid it’s time. I swear it's...

Local Leaders Nip Wijewickrema (GGs Flowers)

By 17 December 2014 3
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Since founding socially sustainable florist GG’s Flowers with stepmum Geetha and sister Gayana earlier this year, Nip Wijewickrema has made it her mission to promote local bu...

Jon Stanhope appointed as new Legal Aid president

By 18 December 2014 1

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced the appointment of Jon Stanhope AO as the president of the Legal Aid Commission for the next five years. “As a former ACT Chief Minister, Attorney-General and administrator of Christmas and Cocos islands, Jon Stanhope is well qualified to be the...

New Summer Music Camp for Kids

By 18 December 2014

Hi All, I am running a Summer workshop for children ages 10 - 15. From Monday January 12th - Thursday January 15th 2015. It will be a small workshop. 5 Spots ONLY. It will be 4 half days of singing, guitar playing and song writing.  We’ll do lots of group work, writing lyrics, learning ...

Good quality veggie garden plants in Canberra?

By 18 December 2014 3
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I have had mixed success with Bunnings and Rodneys in terms of range and quality of veggie seedlings/plants. Can anyone recommend a favourite nursery or gardening supplier i...

City Walk comes alive with Christmas Markets both day and night

By 18 December 2014

With 10 market stalls starting at 9am today (Thursday 18 December), this festive hustle and bustle of activity on City Walk near Garema Place is another reason to be in Canberra’s CBD this December. Everybody loves a good market, especially at Christmas. During the day come and support five of...

$21 million to boost ACT workforce skills

By 18 December 2014
Minister Burch and Australian Training Award winners

Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch yesterday launched Skilled Capital, a new $21 million training initiative that will respond to industry identified skills needs. ...

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Your chance to see bits of Buddha

By 27 May 2010 15

According to Joy Burch body parts of Buddha himself are in Canberra and can be seen at the Belconnen Arts Centre this afternoon. Yes my mind is boggling too. Tomorrow and on Saturday they'll be on display from 9am to 9pm at the the Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in Kambah (mind boggles again). ...

Will The Phoenix rise from the ashes?

By 27 May 2010 33

[First filed: May 23, 2010 @ 1:23 Second filing: May 24, 2010 @ 8:45] The sign on the door of The Phoenix this Saturday has sent shockwaves through Canberra. "DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE PHOENIX IS CLOSED TEMPORARILY" Some have been saying the power got turned off. And yet there...

Nine Brumbies make the Wallaby squad

By 27 May 2010 1

The ARU have announced a rookie-heavy 30 man Wallaby squad as they prepare for the game against Fiji here in Canberra. Rocky Elsom is captain with eight other Brumbies named in the squad. The Brumbies are also pleased with the selections: Nine CA Technologies Brumbies have been included am...

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 28 May 2010

By 27 May 2010 7

So here we are once again approaching the end of the working week. What's worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend? Just leave your suggestions in the comments....

Suspicious Activity last night in Theodore

By 27 May 2010

Last night, i was dropping a friend home after Origin at about midnight. We were sitting in my car outside her house chatting, when 3 cars, 2 sedans and a 4wd toyota black 4 door ute with silver roll cage were creeping around the streets. The ute would sit on the main street while the smaller ...

Police Wrap - 27 May 2010

By 27 May 2010 3

1. It's not a knife, it's a till-opener: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the IGA supermarket at Lyons which occurred around 7.10pm Wednesday 26 May, 2010. An unknown male has entered the supermarket and threatened a female staff member with a knife, demanding cash. T...

Construction noise at 5:35am.... are you kidding me?

By 27 May 2010 22

Hi, We live near the new suburb of Crace... Imagine my annoyance when at 5:35 this morning I could hear really LOUD construction work starting.... sounded like metal being pounded in over and over and over again... now I wouldn't mind if it was hammers etc, but this was so loud it woke us up, set...

A strongly worded letter to clean up the building industry

By 27 May 2010 10

The ABC brings word that Andrew Barr has cleaned up the dodgy builders of Canberra with a letter to the building industry associations telling them off for not making progress in reducing their profit margins. Now Mr Barr has written to the major building industry bodies saying they have not made...

Guess the statue?

By 27 May 2010 5

[First filed: May 26, 2010 @ 10:42] "Facet" has sent in this pair of photos with a challenge to guess the famous Canberra statue which appears to double as a favoured nesting place for city ducks. All is revealed after the fold Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? ...

Brumbies flutter their eyelashes at Josh Dugan

By 27 May 2010 2

The Canberra Times informs us that the much discussed Raiders' fullback, Josh Dugan, would be very welcome at the Brumbies if he really does want out from his team, but doesn't want to leave town. Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan confirmed yesterday his coaching staff and playing group had ...

1880s Steampunk Ball

By 27 May 2010 8

1880s Steampunk Ball Saturday 19 June 2010 St John Hall, Constitution Ave, Reid, Canberra 7.30pm - 11.30pm Everyone is welcome, no partner is necessary and all dances are led. Complimentary refreshments, live band on stage, tickets at the door. For more information please phone Earthly Del...

Molonglo goes on sale 19 June

By 27 May 2010 8

Mr Stanhope informs us that the first blocks new suburb of Wright in the Molonglo Valley is going on sale on 19 June in a 100 block auction. At this stage Wright is really going to be a northern extension of Weston Creek before the whole 13 suburb conurbation takes shape. And guess what! It's ...

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