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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cafe Gaudi, Westfield Woden

By 20 September 2014 4

Time to put the south side to the test again! This time I decided to try out Cafe Gaudi which you’ll find at the Coles and Woolworths end of Westfield Woden. It’s nestled right...

What’s on this weekend? 20th and 21st September 2014

By 19 September 2014 2

With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities. Add your own tips in the...

road rage on Monaro today almost killed us

By 20 September 2014 1

My partner and I are very lucky to be alive this afternoon.... At approx 3:10pm this afternoon, we experienced horrific road rage directed at us on the Monaro Hwy. It happened in the direction going from Civic to Hume about 1km or so of the Alexander Maconochie Centre. An "electric blue" coloure...

missing dog

By 20 September 2014

One One went missing midday on the 19th from Franklin. She is very shy, but an extremely sweet girl. We are very frightened for her. If you have any knowledge of her whereabouts, please call Caitlin on 0400158765. Reward....

Police investigate fatal collision in Belconnen

By 20 September 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision off Kirinari Street, Belconnen today (Saturday, 20 September). About 10am this morning, security at the University of Ca...

Canberra Startup Snapknock – looking for feedback!

By 20 September 2014

Hey guys! I would like to introduce to you a new Canberra startup company, it is a recently created social auction website named Snapknock. We are celebrating this launc...

Isle of Man TT style race for Canberra / region?

By 20 September 2014 6

I've been reflecting on recent RA posts about events in Canberra (i.e whether or not Canberra is a boring place), and this prompted me to think what sort of event would put our fair city on the world stage. Now, we already have Floriade and Summernats, the Balloon and Folk Festivals, various NGA...

Man charged after disturbance at Majura

By 20 September 2014

ACT Policing arrested a man after causing a disturbance at Brindabella Business Park yesterday afternoon (Friday, 19 September). About 2.55pm, a 43-year-old Farrer man was driving a red coloured Nissan Navarra northbound along Brindabella Circuit when he proceeded through a roundabout adjacent t...

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Opera by Candlelight -Stage 88 - this weekend

By 2 February 2010 5

As the evening shadows fall over the lawns of Commonwealth Park the stage will be illuminated by spectacular candelabra. When the birdsong fades at twilight, twenty five of Australia’s finest operatic voices will fill the night air with the best tunes from the great operas. They will be joined by ...

Campbell Primary School: good or bad experiences?

By 2 February 2010 12

I just moved to Canberra and my daughter has started in year 1 at Campbell Primary.  Just wondering what people think of the school.  Does it have a good reputation?  is it good academically?...

CMCF pays tribute to retiring co-patron

By 2 February 2010

The Chair of the Canberra Multicultural Community Forum, Sam Wong, has paid tribute to the Forum’s retiring co-patron, the Ambassador for Mexico and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Martha Ortiz de Rosas. Mr Wong said it was accepted practice for the Forum to invite the current Dean of the Diplomati...

Kids thank Canberra Southern Cross Club

By 2 February 2010 1

The Ginninderra Catchment Group (GCG) will purchase new equipment for their Junior Landcare Group (JLG) thanks to a donation from the Canberra Southern Cross Club. The Canberra Southern Cross Club has donated membership fees from November 2009 to help the JLG, which was founded by the North Belco...

The point of Point to Point?

By 1 February 2010 71

Jon Stanhope is rushing through 'point to point' speed cameras in order to "crackdown" on the "alarming" (88%) rise in traffic infringement notices over the past year.  One of the reasons cited on last night's ABC news was "people are just slowing down where they know there's a speed camera." ...

Eighteenth birthday party venue suggestions

By 1 February 2010 20

Hi, just wondering if Rioters have any suggestions for 18th birthday party venues (we live southside if that helps).  I'm very unkeen to have the party at my house (I worry about gatecrashers/security etc).  I know that lots of Canberra venues won't even entertain the idea of hiring out rooms for ...

Centrelink fun!

By 1 February 2010 35

Just how prevalent is the bastardry of Centrelink in Canberra? This morning I had the pleasure of being asked to provide a Statutory Declaration for a person that Centrelink requested them to obtain. Simplest option, visit Centrelink, fill out stat dec with all they need, get it signed by a pres...

My School misses the point!!

By 1 February 2010 17

As a parent I have to say that I am very disappointed with the website that the Rudd government has created. Do they really believe that schools can be rated on Academic scores or parental income?? As a mum who had a hard time finding the right school for my daughter, I built a website 3 years ag...


By 1 February 2010 7

Is it safe to visit  masterpieces from paris or are the queues still insane ......

Canberra Petrol Prices

By 1 February 2010 17

It's probably not the first time someone has raised this topic on RA, but it really gets under my skin. I just spent a few days in Sydney, and filled up on the M4 for $1.15 per litre, only to come home and find prices close to $1.30. It's just absurd. No one can tell me that the nations capita...

Recomended Landscapers

By 1 February 2010 9

Hi, I'm looking at getting some landscaping done involving some excavation to remove whats left of my dried up grass out the front and having a retaining wall (about 40cm high and 12 metres long) with a red granite car park replacing what was removed. I would also like some paving done in the ba...

Braidwood - Speed Hump or Worth a Stop? Your Views!

By 1 February 2010 139

As the owner of a small business in Braidwood, it has become very apparent just how much commerce in our town depends on Canberra residents who pass through en route to or from the coast. Now that we're on the "other side" of summer and the holiday traffic has subsided, business operators have to...

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