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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014

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...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mocan & Green Grout, New Acton

By 22 November 2014

I've walked past Mocan & Green Grout a lot but always found it way too busy to indulge in a coffee or a meal. This week I was in the area for a meeting and spied a few empty ta...

A Summer Fling

By 21 November 2014

With these warmer months approaching it's hard not to want to spend most of my time out doors, taking in all the sunshine and warmth before the next Winter comes. It's also ...

Cancellation of tomorrows Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon

By 22 November 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise of the cancellation of the Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Sunday 23 November 2014. The event has been cancelled for safety reasons, with a high probability that a total fire ban will be declared for tomorrow, and the su...


By 22 November 2014 5

Hi all, I need a retaining wall built out the front of my house.  I have been looking for someone to do the work as it's a little more difficult than my skill level.  I am struggling to even get a quote.  I have had 5 tradies come and inspect and say they would forward on a quote but NONE have (A...

Local startup Hardcotton launches Kickstarter campaign to develop world first in 3D printing

By 22 November 2014

Hello fellow Rioters. Canberra has a record of invention and local tech startup Hardcotton continues to take up this challenge and make an impact in the 3D printing world. ...

Hot air balloon stuck in light fitting

By 22 November 2014

Firefighters are helping to untangle a hot air balloon that is suspended in a light fitting at the Aranda District Playing Fields. Sixteen people were in the basket at the time of the crash. ACT Ambulance Service said nobody was injured. (ESA Media Release)...

Macgregor Primary School Fete on today! 3-7 pm

By 22 November 2014

Come over to Macgregor Primary School in West Belconnen and help us celebrate the school's 40th birthday. We are holding a massive school fete from 3-7 pm with rides, reptiles, live entertainment, a monster raffle (over 45 prizes!), market stalls, a food court, and heaps more including an art sho...

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Steve Walsh agrees he's rubbish

By 6 May 2010 1

RugbyHeaven brings the happy word that referee Steve Walsh has admitted he was wrong in the Brumbies game and that he might need the help of another ref to get it right. No word yet on whether he will be fined for criticising himself....

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 7 May 2010

By 6 May 2010 4

Here we are again at the end of a busy week. What's worth seeing or doing around town this weekend? Just leave your advice in the comments....

The ACT Budget Arrives for 2010-11

By 6 May 2010 37

[First filed: May 4, 2010 @ 14:36] The 2010-11 Budget for the ACT Government is now available. The big news is that the improving financial situation has meant the feared cuts appear not to have eventuated. Speech Summary -- The net operating balance for 2010-11 is a deficit of $83.9 m...

Renovator recommendations wanted

By 6 May 2010 25

With the onset of the cooler weather, we've decided that it's the right time to get stuck into some small but significant renovations, namely the closing in of an unused front veranda and the total refurb of our dated (read "70's") bathroom. Can anyone recommend any suitable tradies to do either of ...

Tuggeranong Hill television out of service?

By 6 May 2010 13

Since yesterday's storms, my set top boxes have had little to no reception from ABC, WIN, Prime or Ten from the Tuggeranong Hill frequencies. I can intermittently get these stations from the lower frequencies (which I think may be broadcast from Black Mountain?), but the Tuggeranong Hill frequencies...

Roadside drug testing comes ever closer

By 5 May 2010 158

The Liberal's Jeremy Hanson is celebrating in principle support in the Legislative Assembly for his Random Roadside Drug Testing bill. Apparently this is going to build on the "success" of the Victorian legislation in this area. So what other random searches shall we start up in ever more pani...

The Auditor-General passes inspection

By 5 May 2010 4

The Auditor-General's office has itself been audited and the report is now available. Considering the rubbishing the Auditor-General has had from certain Labor Ministers in recent times it's worth repeating the opening of the executive summary: Based on my Review, I believe that the ACT Audit ...

Celebrate World Environment Day

By 5 May 2010 15

The ACT Government is holding a World Environment Day celebration in Garema Place on Friday 4 June from 11.00am to 2.00pm. The interactive event will include displays from local organisations and government agencies to celebrate our environment as well as showcase environmental inititatives and p...

ACTPLA forces solar company out of market

By 5 May 2010 36

I called this morning to arrange a quote for installation of solar panels from a reputable company. When I said I was in Canberra, the salesperson told me that regrettably the company had decided they would no longer provide services in the ACT. I would like to congratulate the salesperson on t...

Yoink misses out on the webby

By 5 May 2010 1

Following on from news of Yoink's nomination for the Webby Awards comes the sad news that they've been beaten in their Green category. Still a great achievement for the Canberrans getting nominated though....

Diversity is a nine letter word

By 5 May 2010 1

DiVerSiTY is a nine letter word is an exhibition by nine Canberra Photographic Society Members - Brian Rope, Judy Parker, Andree Lawrey, Steve Caress, Genrikh Salata, Ray Osmotherly, Barb Smith, Ross Gould and Lisbeth Westra.  The exhibition is to be held at the Strathnairn Homestead Gallery, 90...

Just Deserts For Catherine Deveny

By 5 May 2010 31

Those of you may remember Melbourne 'comedian' Catherine Deveny's mindless gobfest about Canberra that stirred up more than a little backlash on this site. In a karmic twist, she's lost her job at the Age over similarly useless attempts at humour at the logies. It's just nice to know that the ...

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