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Weekend cafe hot spot: Barrio, Braddon

By 4 July 2015
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Last weekend I shared my experience at Elemental and mentioned that I also stopped in at Barrio Collective Coffee, a few doors up. I wasn’t satisfied by my brief check-in last we...

A look around Canberra – Chapman

By 3 July 2015 8
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The suburb of Chapman in Weston Creek is named after Austin Chapman, a former minister who held the portfolios of defence, health, trade, and customs, at various points during ...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (4th and 5th July 2015)

By 3 July 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Aranda, Phillip, Kingston, Dunlop, Ngunnawal, Casey, Monash and Wright. Happy Friday! Saturday 4 July 35 Port Jackson Circuit Phillip 7am...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (4 and 5 July 2015)

By 2 July 2015 1
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How do you plan to spend this weekend? There’s plenty on in Canberra to keep you busy over the next few days, including the Westside Sunday markets, a ping pong jam and Bungendor...

Where can I find kids’ interior shops in Canberra?

By 4 July 2015
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I'm new to Canberra and want to decorate my children's bedrooms. (1, 3 & 8 years) Can the more knowledgeable here point me in the direction of any good shops with pro...

Missing man: Have you seen Daemon?

By 3 July 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing man Daemon Wolfe. Daemon was last seen leaving a house in Greenway on foot about 4.30pm yesterday (Thursd...

Dentist recommendations in Canberra?

By 3 July 2015 6
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Can anyone recommend a good and gentle dentist, please? I've read the ones that were submitted in another query in 2011 and just wonder if there are any more recent dental reco...

What’s happening on the corner of Belconnen Way and Bindubi St?

By 3 July 2015 1
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Does anyone know what is happening on the corner of Belconnen Way and Bindubi Street? Adecco (construction company) have dug out the old car park on Bardi Place, opposite Canbe...

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TEDxCanberra

By 26 August 2010

If you thought Geocaching was nerdy you haven't met the guys and girls who hang on TED videos. RiotACT yields to no one in our love of the nerdy. (Wikipedia explains TED so I don't have to, but imagine great big brains gassing on about the impact of their speciality in a world free of consequ...

Cash rolls in for the National Gallery

By 26 August 2010 1

The Canberra Times has a story on Melbourne's Pauline and John Gandel dropping $7 million on the National Gallery, its biggest single donation ever. Half the wedge will go on building a great hall in the current massive redevelopment and the other half for new acquisitions (one supposes they'll n...

Total destruction in Stirling

By 26 August 2010 1

The following in from the ESA: 2:10 Thursday 26 August 2010 - Fire engulfs Stirling home ACT Fire Brigade responding to a house fire in Barlee Place Stirling. First crew report property is well alight. Update to follow. 2:35am Thursday 26 August 2010 - Update Home completely destroyed....

Don't like Woolies? Steal their trolleys! (But don't get caught)

By 26 August 2010 30

Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur is celebrating the passage of her bill (so it's a law now) to tackle the urban scourge (or resource depending on how you swing) of shopping trolleys. “The final legislation gives the Government the power to notify retailers that it will undertake a ‘trolley ...

Simon's reform bought with another summer Nightrider trial

By 26 August 2010 3

The ABC informs us that the Greens concerns with Simon Corbell's "reforms" of liquor laws have been assuaged by yet another three month summer trial of the Nightrider trial. Because trying new things that come and go is a forte of drunks at 4am. A real night bus trial should really be funded f...

The Danny John Trio, Taliesin, ZZG & PTWT, 04/09, The Basement

By 26 August 2010 1

A night of progressive music 9 - Paulie The Water Tiger 10 - ZZG 11 - Taliesin 12 - The Danny John Trio...

Zed tries to slow down the revolving door

By 26 August 2010 8

In perhaps a tacit admission that the Liberals will never regain power in the ACT their leader Zed Seselja has announced he's introduced legislation to stop Ministers sliding straight into the big bug jobs running Territory Owned Corporations (TOCs), and in fact making them wait two years. “Thi...

Dragon Boat Racing come and try day 28AUG10

By 26 August 2010 3

Just happened to be floating over Lake Burley Griffin early one Saturday morning, doing a little instructional flying time with a friend. This gave me a chance to look over the side and video the unfolding Dragon Boat Race below. For a different angle on your usual Dragon boat race  have a loo...

Classics Museum re-opens at ANU

By 25 August 2010 3

The Australian National University has the good news that their Classics Museum has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment. Speaking at the official launch of the new museum last week ANU Chancellor, Professor the Hon Gareth Evans said the museum provides the broader public with the opportun...

Stanhope to speak at length on public art.

By 25 August 2010 17

ArtsACT is warning that the Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts and Heritage, Jon Stanhope, MLA, is going to be speaking at the ANU's School of art with a speech titled: The Politics of the ACT Government's Percent-for-Art Scheme Mr Stanhope will discuss the importance of public art in o...

Would you like a park with that?

By 25 August 2010 5

Mr Stanhope's having a good day. First he announced the new community parks in Rivett and Macarthur were open: "The Macarthur community park features a half basketball court and skate facilities, a slide and climbing equipment, double swings and a spinning net. "The new community park in Rivet...

Presentation of Global Poverty Project's 1.4 Billion Reasons

By 25 August 2010

The Big Bang Ballers, Johannessen Legal and the National Convention Centre Canberra invite you to a presentation of the outstanding "1.4 Billion Reasons." 1.4 Billion Reasons is an engaging, thought-provoking multimedia presentation designed to educate audiences about the challenges of extreme ...

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