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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 December 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...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 1
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My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 7
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Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 5
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So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

Emergency Services unite for bushfire arson warning

By 20 December 2014

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch is urging residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity following several grass fires across the ACT in the past few weeks. ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, along with ACT Policing, see an increase in deliberately lit...

Don’t forget the tree this Christmas…

By 20 December 2014
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RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees! Don't miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 261...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
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Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 6

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

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New slides for Jamo pool?

By 23 May 2010 6

I just drove past the Macquarie pool and saw that there was a new slide/slides in pieces around the pool ready for assembly.  Anyone know any more info? Where did the slide come from? My money is on El Caballo Blanco, it looks like the black hole. Sorry for the crap pic but we all know...

What does Canberra's Marc Wilson want with Mark Bryers' IP?

By 23 May 2010 8

Over in New Zealand they're well and truly riled up over the "Blue Chip" fiasco which has seen $80 million in investors money disappear. The Blue Chip founder Mark Bryers last week plead guilty to "34 charges of failing to complete financial statements in relation to the running of the Blue Chip ...

Gladstone Street to get a strip club?

By 23 May 2010 20

The Canberra Times brings word that Melbourne's Fulvio Gobeo is planning to expand his X-rated businesses in Canberra (facebook tells us he is a director of "TIFFANY'S PALACE, 5 star bordello, escorts available for $280 per hour"). The new venture, planned for Gladstone Street in Fyshwick, is goi...

Oracle apartments deceased named

By 23 May 2010 25

ACT Policing have an update on last week's death in Belconnen: ACT Policing continue to investigate the suspicious death of the male person found in his fourth floor apartment in College Street, Belconnen, on Thursday (May 20). A post-mortem conducted yesterday (Friday, May 21) has confirm...

Asher goes to a bullfight

By 23 May 2010 2

Asher Floyd is one of the best photographic talents Canberra has ever produced. (I'll concede there might have been someone, sometime, better, but I have no personal knowledge of who that might be). To this city's great loss he has been, in the words of his website "travelling the world" for ...

A look at Parliament House's Document Movement System

By 23 May 2010 10

[First filed: May 21, 2010 @ 10:45] One of the tragedies of Parliament House was that when it opened in 1988 it had built into it an intricate mechanised system for moving correspondence around the building. Ten years later the internet had obsoleted the vast majority of its work. But "ton...

Recommendations for Domestic Cleaner Belconnen

By 22 May 2010 7

Hi All. As annoying as the 'can you recommend' posts are to some, I am really keen to hear any positive recommendations for  domestic cleaners in the Belconnen region. ESSENTIAL qualities: trustworthy, reliable, good attention to detail and affordable. I am hoping to get someone on a fortnigh...

Images of Canberra - The Trifecta

By 22 May 2010 17

"Facet" has sent in this picture with the following note: Canberra big three in a row (tower, fountain and bell thingy [Carillon]). It would make a good "postcard" for the cheapskate visitors who want to cut down on postage. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? (We li...

Police Wrap - 22 May 2010

By 22 May 2010 4

1. Big blue at the Serbian Club: ACT Policing has arrested an 18-year-old man following the alleged assault of a police officer in Mawson last night (May 21). About 11:45pm police were in the car park of the Serbian Club when they were approached by security and requested to assist with a fig...

Another rental question... "failed" final inspection

By 22 May 2010 23

First off, I know there are posts about this but mostly seem to be about inspections while you are still within the lease. My housemate and I recently departed a rental property at the end of the lease as the owner was moving into the property.  The end of the lease was 19 May, which was the fin...

Why yes, I am quite sick of seeing them

By 21 May 2010 20

Do two wrongs make a right? It seems amongst the things the ACT Government DOES have money for is throwing these signs down around Civic to harrass smokers and non-smokers alike. If only they'd spent the money getting the bright young things getting about in their t-shirts putting these si...

I wonder why they need them up there?

By 21 May 2010 12

As seen in Civic today in the interchange. A pint to the person who can come up with the best reason as to why witches hats are needed outside the fourth floor....

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