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Real estate’s best and brightest play the long game

By 21 August 2014
jonathan charles

As homeowners demand increasingly high levels of service from their real estate agents, the best in the industry are playing the long game and focusing on building client relat...

Winners of the Canberra Women in Business Awards

By 21 August 2014

The winners of the 2014 Canberra Women in Business Awards were announced last night at a gala dinner hosted by Canberra Women in Business (CWB) at the Hotel Realm. The event b...

Studio Underground – A season of secret theatre at the Canberra Youth Theatre

By 21 August 2014 1

Come and join us in the Underground... The Canberra Youth Theatre Teen and Senior Ensembles have been bringing their considerable talents to bear for STUDIO UNDERGROUND – ...

Late fees for parking fines not justfied

By 21 August 2014 10

It is interesting that we are attacking the banks and now the telcos over late payment fees when our own local government can be included. I deservedly incurred a parking fi...

Little Red at Belconnen Community Centre

By 21 August 2014

A new locally produced show is coming to the Belconnen Community Centre in September. Little Red is a cautionary tale based on the familiar 'Little Red Riding Hood'. A funny ...

ACT Debating Union New Competitions for students

By 20 August 2014

The ACT Debating Union (ACTDU) is the largest organiser of schools debating in the ACT. A volunteer run organisation that aims to promote debating, public speaking and analytic...

Recycling plastic bags

By 20 August 2014 10

Hi RActors. I used to be able to recycle plastic bags at Coles & Woolies, but they no longer have collection bins at the stores I frequent. Planet ARK website tells m...

Man arrested on sexual assault offences

By 20 August 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday (Tuesday, August 19) after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women in Campbell on two separate occasions. Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in June last year after a night out in Civic. The second incident is a...

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Lack of speed limit signs up to Northbourne RL/Speed Camera

By 29 November 2009 40

So I'm sick of writing directly to our Minister for Transport (Stanhope) every time I find what I view as a major flaw with something on ACT's roads... I'll still be doing that in this case, but thought I'd rant on here as well. Northbound traffic on Commonwealth Avenue is now greeted with a sole...

Canberra Dental Surgeons

By 29 November 2009 25

I have just had the pleasure of breaking a huge chunk out of one of my impacted wisdom teeth.  I went to the dentist who said it can only be removed under a general.  He referred me to a surgeon who said it will cost me around $3,000 to have it removed.  That's actually for two teeth but the pric...

Gribble Street, Gungahlin to become Efkarpidis Street

By 29 November 2009 10

I recently found out that Gribble Street in Gungahlin is about to have its name changed to Efkarpidis Street. (Gribble was an early pioneer in Gungahlin prior to the establishment of Canberra.) It made me wonder why a change was necessary, when Gribble Street has been formed and named for about f...

Desertification comes to Commonwealth Avenue

By 29 November 2009 8

Six weeks after the close of Floriade, and the flower beds and lawn median strip in Commonwealth Avenue, between Acton and Commonwealth Parks, are looking like a desert landscape - plus weeds! I have never seen this part of Canberra looking so bad. The lawn is brown, the grass along the edges is ...

Any other athletes we want on the Government payroll?

By 28 November 2009 30

The ABC brings word of just why the ACT taxpayers are shelling out $50k to get Lauren Jackson to play a few games for the Capitals: "It's about community, it's about vibrancy, it's about supporting sport and it's about supporting women's sport," he said. "I proudly declare and stand by the dec...

Universal tile ventilators

By 28 November 2009 2

We are looking at installing ventilators on our roof to reduce heat and moisture buildup in the cavity between the ceiling and the roof. A product called Universal Tile Ventilator is on the market for such a purpose, and the company is based in Watson, and actually won its episode few years ago o...

Gorman House Market

By 28 November 2009 6

Is gorman house market still running on saturdays .... Does anyone go ??  Worth checking out ??...

NCA Public Forum

By 28 November 2009 4

So did anyone from RA go to the NCA's public forum last night?  I imagine there were a lot of lake users and Campbell residents in attendance. From reading this CT article  sounds like there were a few has beens ("in the good ole NCDC days") and the usual wannabes putting across their 'valua...

Best Gym for kickboxing/muay thai

By 28 November 2009 5

Has anyone got any info on either the Phoenix Gym in Canberra or the Underground Boxing Gym in Queanbeyan???   My son has decided he wants to get into muay thai and i'm wondering where the best place to send him,  he's 14 yrs old.   I'm not a fan of the Bob Jones Corp Gyms so would...

Secret Telstra facility

By 28 November 2009 40

The news web sites are bringing us news about a new secret Telstra Security Operations Centre, somewhere in Canberra, certified by ASIO, and employing 40 people, with the capacity to increase that to 100. So, any ideas where this new hi-tech top secret establishment is? Is it related to the ot...

Weddings outdoors

By 27 November 2009 19

My beautiful man wants to marry me and he would like a outdoor wedding . I thnk he is looking at a spot down the south coast on a headland or somewhere here in Canberra.  If you do have an outdoor wedding do you need to seek approval from councils etc etc and if so, whats the process?...

Queer Country Town Spectacle - Possibly The Work Of Rival Quilters!!!!!

By 27 November 2009 8

Only One Day To Go!!! Apparently Q.U.I.L.T (Queers United In Little Towns) has caused a bit of a stir amongst the residents of sleepy Braidwood! The owners of a Braidwood retail outlet at which we now regularly shop, told us that what appears to have started as satirical take on the ac...

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