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11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By 3 September 2015 1
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This weekend's highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father's Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the...

Local leaders – Camilo Potocnjak Oxman and Rish Ratnam (Implement Imagination)

By 2 September 2015
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Implement Imagination co-founder Camilo Potocnjak Oxman (pictured above, right) describes teaching as a very rewarding chronic condition. “The thing about teaching is that...

Police targeting distracted drivers

By 3 September 2015
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ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September. Police will target dr...

Border Force by tram

By 3 September 2015 3
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Just a nuance about last week's Operation Fortitude demo in Melbourne.  I'll bet most of the demonstrators (not to be confused with rioters), got the site at Flinders Street Stati...

Who is the Canberran agent for iRobot? (Roomba)

By 3 September 2015
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I need some bits to spruce up my humble house cleaning friend, the battery is getting weak and there are a few upgrade kits you can throw at the old ones to make them better. ...

Police seek Tuggeranong Parkway hoon

By 2 September 2015 5
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ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August. The ca...

Blowing up the interwebs as easy as un, deux, trois!

By 2 September 2015 4
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Well I fell for it, hook, line and sinker! Take a pretty girl, add a beautiful exotic accent (well, I thought it sounded sexy), a sob story and voila ... you have instant marketing...

Cheap eats – Global Cafe (Civic)

By 2 September 2015 2
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I'd heard of Global Cafe before but had never been there or even noticed it in the street until recently. It's tucked in between the late night pharmacy and the Jolimont Centre...

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Southern Community Councils revolting over DV 303

By 21 September 2010 2

The Chronicle's strange Facebook presence brings word of opposition from the Tuggers, Woden and Weston Creek community councils against Draft Variation 303 which opens the way for more urban infill. Vice chair of the Woden Valley Community Council, Dr Jenny Stewart, said the council had requested...

Images of Canberra - Warm sunlit uplands

By 21 September 2010 7

Twit has sent this one in with the following note: No Telstrayama unfortunately. Looking across to the Brindabellas from somewhere near Gordon (Point Hut is a little off to the left). Taken on Friday arvo whilst killing some time waiting for the footy to start on TV. Got an image of Canb...

ACT Indies all miss out on electoral funding

By 21 September 2010

The Electoral Commission has reported on the cash bonanza for election candidates who polled over 4% of the vote. Sadly none of the little fellas in the ACT got to join in. (on the other hand it's not as if anyone campaigned too hard here either)...

Bush Tucker Tasting at Tidbinbilla

By 21 September 2010 6

Canberra Calendar brings word that for a mere $5 next week you can chow down on unusual meats at Tidbinbilla: Have you ever wondered what possum tastes like? Or wallaby? Here’s your chance to find out. Our Aboriginal Ranger will cook a variety of traditional bush meats on an open fire. Meet at...

Russell Field goes on trial

By 21 September 2010 11

Back in March last year the double murder in Chisholm caused a considerable kerfuffle. The ABC now reports that the trial of Russell Field for the double murder of Gregory Peter Carrigan and Richard John Roberts has begun. The defendant is claiming to have been in fear of his life when the bik...

Collision Theory - Fri 24 and Sat 25 Sept

By 21 September 2010

Two completely different, completely improvised performances collide, as Impro ACT explores the nature of conflict in improvisation. In Friday's show, see what happens when experienced improvisers raise the stakes of their performance to the point of physical conflict, as Shakespeare and swordpla...

Waste everything at McGregor Hall

By 21 September 2010 18

The unseemly haste at the demolition of McGregor Hall continues to amaze. Photos have emerged on Facebook of the destruction of community property (fully functioning kitchen, the crockery including the Pensioners Club mugs, light shades, solid old office desks, tables and chairs, rotary award...

Boo at the Zoo, family Halloween fun

By 21 September 2010

Feeling a little beastly this Halloween? Dress up the family and come and join the creatures, critters and creepy crawlies at the National Zoo and Aquarium for plenty of Tricks and Treats this Halloween. There will be free animal feeds, Halloween games, competitions, and of course the kids...

Police Wrap - 21 September 2010

By 21 September 2010 3

1. Plates Safed: ACT Policing officers fitted over 600 vehicles with tamper-proof screws during a special crime prevention program conducted in conjunction with Westfield Woden on Sunday (September 19). During an intensive four-hour fitting operation in Westfield Woden carpark, police re-secur...

A final nail in the coffin of the DVD rental store?

By 21 September 2010 16

Owen sent this in with the following note: The coming of age for the Kippax Shopping center, a DVD dispenser. Probably another nail in the Video Store's coffin. Maybe some dispensers are already functioning in Canberra, but certainly they are about in Sydney. Swipe your credit card to ...

UFO/Balloon over Canberra?

By 21 September 2010 7

So an hour ago (9pm Monday) I was taking out the garbage when I noticed a flying object - appeared to be burning - in the sky kind of hovering around.  My initial thought was some sort of balloon with a latern suspended below it.  I called out to some family members to come look and the object sta...

The Cotter Dam expansion observation platform

By 21 September 2010 22

[First filed: Sep 19, 2010 @ 22:01] The Cotter Dam Discovery Trail was opened yesterday amid some hoopla which saw my name taken in vain on certain radio stations. I went up today to experience the trail in the same way it's going to be running for the duration of the construction. Havi...

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