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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Eightysix

By 31 January 2015

Eightysix is by far my absolute favourite Canberra restaurant, so when I heard they had re-introduced a breakfast menu I was ecstatic and a little bit intrigued. How would it w...

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 2/2/15

By 30 January 2015 2

Life without Katy  Chief Minister Andrew Barr has not enjoyed an entirely perfect kick-off in the top job. After a long and successful innings from the factionally unal...

A Look Around Canberra: Curtin

By 30 January 2015 2

I was keen to head back to the Woden Valley this week for A Look Around Canberra, as it's been several weeks since I'd done one of the suburbs there. I decided to have a look a...

Once a Knight’s enough

By 30 January 2015 16

So everyone in the known universe is criticising the PM for making the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia. I might have a go too. Much has been written abo...

Whats on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015

It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do i...

Recommendations for metal fencing contractors ?

By 31 January 2015

I need to replace a 25+ year old wooden fence - preferably with a metal one because the old wooden one has some termites in it. Any recommendations for metal fencing contrac...

Two arrested over Uriarra cannabis crop

By 30 January 2015

A 28-year-old Tuggeranong man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on cannabis cultivation offences and a second may also face charges after they were arrested by police in the Ur...

Body corporate costs for new apartments?

By 30 January 2015 5

Hi, just wondering whether anyone could advise on what one might expect to pay in body corporate fees for a two bed, two bath, 80m living apartment off the plan in Canberra at ...

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ABC TV Channels disappeared

By 9 June 2010 21

Woke this morning and turned on the TV to watch ABC2 Breakfast.  But no ABC Channels!!  My TV is a VISTA HTPC box receiving digital broadcasts, but nothing has changed since last night when all was hunky dory (IE. No updates etc....). I've checked the aerial/cable and all looks fine. Anyone ...

Where the bloody hell are we?

By 8 June 2010 52

[First filed: Jun 1, 2010 @ 8:23 Second filing: Jun 2, 2010 @ 8:23] Apart from the sheer toe-curlingly awfulness of the singing, the total cliche of the imagery, and the jaw droppingly stupendous banality of the sentiments, has anyone noticed anything else about the  70's style "Bogans on a...

Blizzards on the ranges

By 8 June 2010 12

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of severe weather tomorrow here in the ACT: Blizzard conditions are expected in Alpine areas of the Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes and the Australian Capital Territory above 1200 metres. Emergency services advise you to keep clear of fallen power li...

Kapa Haka Festival at EPIC this weekend

By 8 June 2010

Communities Online has the intriguing news that EPIC is playing host this weekend to the Australian Kapa Haka Regional Festival: This event is the celebration of Maori Performing Arts. Kapa Haka (song and dance) groups from all over Australia compete for the opportunity to go home to New Zealand ...

Do ACT sex shops need to get food permits for edible undies?

By 8 June 2010 8

I was just trawling the web, and came across this wonderful article... The guts of it is that in San Antonio, a sex shop has had to purchase a food permit to allow it to sell edible undergarments. O.M.G Has the Slowhope govmit gotten onto that bandwagon yet? If not, they could make a killin...

Local places to display art

By 8 June 2010 6

I'm relatively new to Canberra and the country all together. People on this site seem to always know what's going on and I was wondering if anyone knew of local businesses that might be looking for some art to decorate their walls as I am looking for some local places to display my work at no c...

Police Wrap - 8 June 2010

By 8 June 2010 2

1. The Great Holt Car BBQ: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where three vehicles were set alight which were parked outside a residence in Holt early this morning (Tuesday June 8). About 1:28am, police were called to the incident in Spofforth Street. ACT Fire Brigade attended ...

Parliament House gift shop makes world news

By 8 June 2010 13

Congratulations are in order to the staff at the Parliament House gift shop here in Canberra. All the world's news is celebrating their efforts in printing a souvenir mug for a cancelled visit misspelling the name of the President of the United States of America. Hey, that extra "r" can be rea...

Local Music Video - The Glaciers with Red Raw

By 8 June 2010 5

Something to rock up your day! Canberra's The Glaciers doing their song "Red Raw" at Belconnen's The Basement on 27 February 2010...

If you're making death threats don't go digging a hole

By 8 June 2010 3

The ABC's got a story on a 37 year old unemployed Dickson man fronting the Magistrates court after losing his cool: Police say when the accused's father warned his son that he may lose custody, he said he would bury his brother and daughter. They told the court they discovered a hole in the a...

Lake access fears?

By 8 June 2010 16

In the Canberra Times John Thistleton is raising fears that a tiny part of the newly created harbour at Kingston will not be accessible to the public. The work will remove a 3m-wide access path around the harbour edge on Kingston Island, which contractors developed from reclaimed land in a $31 m...

Flame Of The Week - Congratulations ozziechez

By 8 June 2010 24

It was perhaps inevitable that when ozziechez got online before the sun rose on Sunday morning, calling for government regulation to ensure her 18 year old daughter's access to the forbidden treasures of the four floors of whores that is Mooseheads, that reaction to her post would see an inflamed co...

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