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Local leaders – Lachlan Blackhall (Reposit Power)

By 27 May 2015 1
Lachlan Blackhall

Lachlan Blackhall is co-founder of a Canberra technology startup supplying software to one of the world’s most innovative companies, Tesla Motors. Founded in 2012, Reposit...

Cheap eats – Jamie’s Italian (Civic)

By 27 May 2015 11
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Some days you just need a big bowl of carbs to get through the chilly weather. I had a hot tip that Jamie's Italian does a weekday pasta special at lunchtime, so with the days ...

Westside wonder

By 27 May 2015 13

Last July the ACT Government announced plans to develop a shipping container village by the lake on the west side of Commonwealth Avenue. I missed the original announcement, b...

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy. Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre's new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The data facilit...

Monash Drive – which route?

By 27 May 2015 7
Monash Drive

Thanks for the views and comments on my previous post, Light rail or Monash Drive. If Monash Drive is to be reconsidered, then the next question is what are the possible route...

Dont worry, animal cruelty will only cost you $123

By 26 May 2015 3
dog xray

It took two operations to remove the fishhooks that were ingested by a Staffordshire bull terrier owned by a 26-year-old Canberra woman, who was fined $123, banned from owning...

Bodies in Lake Burley Griffin

By 26 May 2015 14
lake burley griffin

Lake Burley Griffin has had its fair share of bodies, acting as a watery grave for several unfortunate souls in the last century. Some met foul play, one woman's body was found...

Best of Canberra – French toast

By 26 May 2015 16
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French toast is one of those decadent weekend breakfast dishes from my childhood. My parents used to make us French toast when we didn’t quite make it through the loaf of bread...

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The ACT Supreme Court Invigilation Panel Complete

By 10 August 2010 1

Simon Corbell has announced that fresh from chairing the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission The Hon. Bernard Teague AO is going to be the third acting judge clearing out the backlogs in the ACT Supreme Court: The Hon. Bernard Teague AO is a former partner from Corr & Corr and is a retired j...

Rolo's Pizza - RIP

By 10 August 2010 5

I wandered through the bus interchange in Civic to day and noticed that Rolo's pizza slices is gone - replaced by a cocktail lounge! Many a late night transfer from one side of Civic to the other was fueled by a slice of Rolo's pizza - it will be missed Vale Rolo's...

Walk Against Warming 2010 beside Questacon

By 10 August 2010 21

Walk Against Warming is on again! Please put Sunday, August 15 2010 in your diary. This year the walk will happen six days before the federal election. This will be held in conjunction with the national walk around the country. Climate Change has been pretty low on the agenda for the pollies a...

footpaths not up to scratch to entice users, what!

By 10 August 2010 21

[Random inner north footpath after rain] so, with all these new-fangled action routes and those new-fangled bike lanes to entice people to take buses or ride their bike rather than take their foul polluting evil satanic car, you might in a moment of quiet rumination imagine that the powers that ...

Sweet Home Ala Canberra

By 10 August 2010 33

Like many small towns, Canberra sometimes seems unashamedly hell-bent on opening its floodgates to rampant and irretrievable development.  The number of commercial and residential projects currently underway and expected developments to come, are all signs of this progress... something of the sw...

Westfield stings the workers

By 10 August 2010 27

Westfield have outraged the retail drones that inhabit their shopping arcologies with a massive hike of long stay parking prices at both Woden and Belconnen. The first two hours are still free for the shoppers, but the 7 hour plus is up to a Sydney like $30. By comparison the normally piratical C...

We will fight them on the bike paths?

By 10 August 2010 10

As seen by Yarramundi Reach yesterday. Most other parties poster the arterial roads, but The Greens are a little different....

Kiss your car goodbye at Aurora?

By 10 August 2010 28

The Canberra Times has the fascinating news that the new Aurora development on the Kingston Foreshore is dispensing with private car parking in favour of the ferry service! Developers of a $50 million mix of cafes and apartments at Kingston Foreshore are promoting pedestrian, electric car an...

Let's hope they don't build apartments too

By 10 August 2010 1

As seen on City Walk on Sunday. In most parts of the world they can make concrete planters indestructible. This is not one of them....

Bungendore Vs Canberra Suburbs

By 10 August 2010 22

Hi Everybody I might be moving to Canberra for work early next year. I was wondering if anyone could share views on living in Murrumbateman, Bundgendore (or any other satellite towns nearby) and commuting to Canberra daily. Is it worthwhile in terms of lifestyle, house prices, environment?...

The best birthday cake ever?

By 10 August 2010 12

[First filed: Aug 9, 2010 @ 8:48] Canberra's Stacked Cakes have youtubed this terrifying wonder which we felt duty bound to share. Why does a cake need video? You'll just have to watch to see....

Police Wrap - 9 August 2010

By 9 August 2010 6

1. Trouble in the Serbian Club car park: ACT Policing is investigating an incident in Mawson in the early hours of Sunday morning (August 8 ) in which two youths were assaulted and had their property stolen. Police attended the carpark of the Serbian Club in Mawson around 12.40am after it was...

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