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Is sticky black rice the best comfort food or what...

By 6 July, 2009

Thai style black sticky rice with rich, sweetly warmed coconut cream…mmmmm mmmmm. I’d like to give making it at home a go, and wondered if anyone knows where to buy the necessary ingredients in Canberra? – black sticky rice, pandanus leaf, palm sugar etc. And any recipes? Yum! M...

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Police Wrap - 6 July

By 6 July, 2009

Police Wrap - 6 July 1. Knife mugging in Civic: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Civic today (Sunday, July 5). Around 6am a 45-year-old male victim was approached by a man holding a knife on City Walk between Akuna Street and Binara Street, Civic. The offender demanded money...

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Crash on Gundaroo Drive

By 6 July, 2009

There appeared to have been a very nasty crash on Gundaroo Drive this afternoon, involving at least two cars. Does anyone have any details? Gundaroo Drive was closed between Nudurr Drive and the new turn off to Crace (Areba Avenue?), resulting in quite large detours for traffic on this busy road. We...

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Portrait Gallery scoops the architecture pools

By 5 July, 2009

Portrait Gallery scoops the architecture pools Chief Minister Stanhope has congratulated the new National Portrait Gallery for scooping the pool at the ACT Architecture Awards. Canberra’s newest national attraction, the National Portrait Gallery, has taken out the Canberra Medallion at the ACT Architecture Awards. Also recognised at the a...

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Department of Finance branches into new fields of endeavour?

By 5 July, 2009

Department of Finance branches into new fields of endeavour? Last week, I spotted this between Kings Avenue and the Blackall St carpark in thr Triangle. Who knew that the former DOFA, now Department of Finance and Deregulation, was a champion of oak protection? I, for one, applaud their action in preventing the ravages of, presumably, uncaring bureacrats pa...

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Confusing a young lady

By 5 July, 2009

So last Friday, I was getting out of work. I was in a meeting so I was wearing a suit, which ended up being perfect. I was waiting at a crosswalk near Mooseheads in civic, and this lady wasn’t paying attention and walked into the street. She would have been about 30 to 35 years old. [...]...

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A trip to U-Brew It

By 4 July, 2009

A trip to U-Brew It [First filed: July 03, 2009 @ 11:32] The RiotACT team can be notoriously difficult to pin down. And yet, when beer is involved mysteriously manage to appear with no problem at all. A few weeks ago Che had been out to U-Brew It in Hume, and was so impressed he organised a trip for the rest of [...]...

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Police Wrap - 4 July

By 4 July, 2009

1. Lugging a plasma tv down the street is a bad look: ACT Policing has arrested a man and a woman following a burglary in Kambah yesterday (Friday, June 3). Around 10.20am police received reports of a man and woman carrying a flat screen television near Pinkerton Circuit, Kambah. It was then ascerta...

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Storytime for the school holidays

By 4 July, 2009

If you’ve got kids under school age, school holidays can be frustrating as all the usual playgroups and activities are on hold for two weeks. Thursday 9 July at 10am is storytime at Brindabella Baby. Bring your toddler or pre-schooler along to listen to Charlie & Lola Look After Your Plane...

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Driving is differnt here in country Pennsylvania

By 4 July, 2009

I’m over in the US at the moment for a short stint of summer camp work.  Been for a few drives… the driving style here in northern Pennsylvania is very different to home in Canberra.  Just trying to work out why… Country road speed limits are 45-55mph here, roughly 70 to 90km/h....

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Canberra leads the nation in rising rates of bankruptcy

By 4 July, 2009

The Canberra Times reports that Canberrans, despite our rosy local employment figures, are going bankrupt at higher rates than last year. New figures from the Insolvency and Trustee Service reveal a 50 per cent rise in bankruptcies in year-on-year comparisons of the June quarter. Between April and ...

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GDE roadside signage

By 4 July, 2009

What’s with the new signs on the GDE between Belconnen Way and Ginninderra Drive telling us no stopping allowed ?? Are we to plough the single lane traffic through all peak hour mayhem and push all slackers aside in a dodgem car destructo derby ? Big signs and expensive too I would imagine. A...

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