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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6
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When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 13

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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Andrew Sayers steps up to the National Museum

By 15 April 2010 3

Peter Garrett has announced that the Portrait Gallery's Andrew Sayers is going to bring his magic touch to the National Museum. Even if you have reservations about the very existence of a portrait gallery as a national institution it's hard to fault the work Mr Sayers has done in making the portr...

recommendations for yoga school in canberra

By 15 April 2010 5

Hey, Can anyone recommend a yoga school in canberra? Preferably iyengar style and ideally within biking distance from civic / inner north???...

The call of the midnight fisherfolk - Part 1 - Getting in the game.

By 15 April 2010 10

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kasperbs/ / CC BY 2.0 Midnight on the weekend... and all across town mobile phones are lighting up with text messages. What are you doing? Busy? The midnight fisherfolk are engaged in a huge interconnected auction trying to find the most attractive person willing a...

Police Wrap - 15 April 2010

By 15 April 2010 6

1. Thuggies in Holder: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault that occurred last week in Holder. About midnight on Thursday 8 April, a 32-year-old man was walking along an underpass in Holder when he was approached by four unknown males. One of the male offenders demanded the victim...

Canberra - So Cool Lady Gaga celebrated her birthday here

By 15 April 2010 1

News brings word that while Lady Gaga was in town for her show (and my word didn't some of you dress up for that!) she also hung around to have her birthday party at the botanic gardens. Suck on that Sydney....

Time to get rid of that old TV!

By 15 April 2010 15

The Chiefly Stanhope is warning that you've got until 27 April to chuck out your old TVs before he whacks another filthy great levy on them: From 27 April 2010, televisions will be banned from going to landfill and recycled for a fee at the Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres. ...

Hard bargaining gangster's moll

By 15 April 2010

The Canberra Times is running with an amusing tale from the street. Before Maria Doogan is a young woman who someone came to share in the proceeds of the 2008 Weston Creek Labor Club blag. What do you do with the readies burning a hole in your purse? Pick up a fully sick red BMW for $8,800 hav...

Sh*t Happens Vicki

By 15 April 2010 12

When only the very worst of society get incarcerated it's inevitable that corrections facilities will be unpleasant places. That hasn't stopped the Liberal's Vicki Dunne from trying to reprise Colonel Hanson on the subject of violence at the Bimberi youth detention centre. The Minister respons...

Lloyd Allison-Young - "Of Detritus & Departures" out now

By 15 April 2010

Canberra's star of the screen (And Insatiable Banalities #96), Lloyd Allison Young has got an album out on BandCamp. It's a "Pay what you want" deal. And there's a demo track to stream. Worth checking out!...

The scofflaw cyclists of the inner north

By 15 April 2010 121

[First filed: Apr 13, 2010 @ 23:16] A few weeks ago Loose Brown suggested that it might make interesting social commentary to video the Sullivan's Creek bike path and pedestrian crossing of David Street at peak hour. So on Tuesday 13 March I did just that, for 10 minutes from 8:10am to 8:2...

What's on this weekend? 17 & 18 April

By 15 April 2010 8

EquineX national horse expo is back for the 2nd year at Exhibition Park, featuring a weekend packed with arena and classroom sessions and over 40 commercial exhibitors.  Olympians Heath and Rozzie Ryan are on hand, a stallion masterclass Saturday night raises money for Pegasus riding for disabled, ...

Speed Camera - Barton Hwy & Gungahlin Drv

By 15 April 2010 16

Hi all, Have noticed with roadworks travelling north on Barton Hwy just before Gungahlin Drv overpass that the speed limit has been lowered from 80 to 60 kmph.  Does anybody know whether the camera has been recalibrated to the lower speed?  Has anybody received any fines for travelling at 70+ k...

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