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Out of Africa

By 24 November 2014
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I have been criticised for drawing attention to the effort mounted in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS and its call on the lives of our soldiers. My critics drew my attentio...

Strict safety regulations no good for creative businesses, says The Hamlet owner Nik Bulum

By 24 November 2014
A photo posted to Facebook last week shows officials at The Hamlet as they prevent the venue from hosting a student exhibition on site.

Entrepreneur and property developer Nik Bulum has called on the ACT Government to relax building safety restrictions, claiming that overly strict regulations are impacting crea...

Canberra Opshoppers Guide – Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014
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The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers. ...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Banks support ‘Mr Fluffy homeowners

By 24 November 2014
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Five key banks have already offered their support for ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today. Members Equity Bank, Beyond Bank, Nationa...

Suspicious house fire in Narrabundah

By 24 November 2014
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ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious house fire in Narrabundah that was lit in the early hours of this morning (24 November). About 2.25am police were called to Warramoo S...

Wanniassa school opinions

By 23 November 2014 1

We are moving to Wanniassa next month and would like some opinions on primary schools in the area. Would anyone mind sharing some experiences and advice on Wanniassa school?...

Cancellation of tomorrows Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon

By 22 November 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise of the cancellation of the Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Sunday 23 November 2014. The event has been cancelled for safety reasons, with a high probability that a total fire ban will be declared for tomorrow, and the su...

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Police Wrap - 3 May 2010

By 3 May 2010 6

1. Idiot in Chifley: ACT Policing apprehended a 17-year-old juvenile male yesterday afternoon (May 1) following a short pursuit in Canberra’s south. About 12.30pm a Criminal Investigations (CI) patrol conducting proactive duties attempted to perform a traffic stop on a black Holden Commodor...

It's not how big your burn is, but where you put it

By 3 May 2010 9

The ANU informs us that their research shows merely torching as many hectares as possible is no fire prevention substitute for targeting areas where the burn will do the most good: The researchers question whether widespread fuel-reduction burning is as protective as it is widely believed to be....

Evacuation at Innovation

By 3 May 2010 9

The Canberra Times brings word that workers at Innovation House -- the spiffy white, brown and green tower opposite the Casino -- has been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious package. Apparently following the removal of the package everyone is back at work now. Anyone work down t...

Belles Knock the Surly Griffins Black and Blue

By 3 May 2010 3

[photo by Paul Kowalski] The Black and Blue Belles took out the second game of the Canberra Roller Derby League season on Saturday night with a convincing win of 132 to the Surly Griffins 121 in front of a 1000 plus strong crowd. The Belles took the lead early on, with two big point scoring ja...

Road Rules Refresher

By 3 May 2010 44

There was a four car pileup on the Tuggeranong Parkway this morning, just inside the roadworks. The traffic was jammed up right down to Sulwood Drive, in my case extending my trip to work by 45 minute. It might be worth bringing up the topic of safe driving up at BBQs and dinner table discussion....

Second airport for Canberra?

By 3 May 2010 38

The ABC informs us that $50k worth of government money is going to be spent doing a feasibility study for a new airstrip at Williamsdale to accommodate the region's private flyers. This would be the private flyers who want to drive 30 minutes to have a fly, but not 60 minutes to drive to Goulburn...

Images of Canberra - The Ribbon and The Tower

By 3 May 2010 2

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthwollipot/ / CC BY 2.0 "arthwollipot" has sent in this shot of the National Museum's ribbon and Telstrayama for our revived Images of Canberra series. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world (images with people in them encouraged)? email them i...

Beware of false taxi drivers

By 3 May 2010 19

Saturday 3am in the inner north, I found myself requiring a taxi.  After a very short wait I was surprised at the arrival of two taxis.  The first taxi driver – a female, blocked off the street in what I first thought was a bid to block the second taxi driver off.  After she pulled into the ker...

ICRC gives the Cotter expansion a bit of a tick

By 2 May 2010

ACTEW is celebrating that the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission agrees they've finally figured out how much the Cotter Dam expansion is going to cost. Which is nice as they've already started building it. As to whether it's something we should be doing? Well it's a bit late to ...

Who is the shy businessman?

By 2 May 2010 20

The Canberra TImes has a story on the highest priced land sale in Canberra. 27 Mugga Way in Red Hill has gone for $7.3 million, smashing the previous record of $4.5 million. But who will be moving into the palatial grounds?...

Brumbies 32! Reds 12!

By 2 May 2010 2

18,000 people filed into the Stadium In Bruce last night to see the best rugby team in Australia lay on the razzle dazzle. We were a little surprised, and rather pleased when instead the home side scored four tries to none to grab a vital bonus point and keep the season alive. WOOHOO!...

Canberra airport Parking

By 2 May 2010 19

If I stay in the long stay parking at Canberra Airport, I will pay $63 for 4 days. Brindabella Business Park has parking for $5 a day. Is there anything to stop me leaving my car at the BPC car park for 4 days?   Seems like a good deal to spend 10 minutes walking for $43....

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