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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014 3
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Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa. ...

Out of Africa

By 24 November 2014 8
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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 15
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...

Robin Hobb at Harry Hartog Woden

By 24 November 2014

Harry Hartog Booksellers Woden will be hosting the incredible Robin Hobb for an appearance in store tomorrow, the 25th of November between 11.30am and 12.30pm. We will have several copies of her back list, and her latest novel Fool's Assassin available for purchase. Can't wait! www.facebook.co...

Witnesses sought to collision in Kambah

By 24 November 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in Kambah on Saturday (22 November) involving a motorcycle and bicycle. About 8:30pm a cyclist was riding in a n...

Record nominations for Inclusion Awards

By 24 November 2014

A record number of people and businesses have been nominated in this year’s Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, which recognise the contributions made to welcome, encourage and support people with disability in our community. This year 79 nominations were received across four categories for a...

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BRAIDWOOD BILLY CART DERBY - THIS SUNDAY!!!!

By 28 April 2010

Hoola Hoop Classic Clothing is a proud sponsor of the inaugural Braidwood Billy Cart Derby, which takes place this Sunday the 2nd of May. Entries have exceeded expectations and there will be several races in a number of catagories thorughout the day! This will be a great, fun event for everyone! ...

Local Filmmaker Features On ACA

By 28 April 2010 29

Canberra filmmaker Jonathan Nolan has featured on A Current Affair. [ED - In relation to the Starwalker affair.]...

Do we need suburban banks?

By 27 April 2010 20

In the last year I've once darkened the door of a bank, to deposit my coin box ($210). So I could have made a substantial trip if need be. Liberal Senator Gary Humphries is up in arms that the Commonwealth is closing their Curtin Branch. But do we need suburban banks? Or would a branch in t...

Yoink off to the Webbies

By 27 April 2010 1

The Canberra based Yoink! is very excited to be a rare Australian entry at the Webby awards. We were really flattered to find out that Yoink has been nominated for Best Green Website in the Webby Awards! We're up against much bigger sites so need all the help we can get voting in the Pe...

Dismal failure at WIN News?

By 27 April 2010 16

I like WIN news. I like its commitment to supporting local arts, and for providing a dedicated half hour local news bulleting. But if you want to see cringe-making and miserable failure check out the above video. The expressions on the hosts' faces are priceless. It starts as a cringe and ...

Balloting Bonner Blocks

By 27 April 2010 18

The Chief Minister is proudly announcing that another 349 residential blocks in Bonner have been put up for ballot in the lottery that is the housing market after all the long years he has been in power. "The Land Development Agency will be releasing blocks in stages 2B, 3A and 3B by ballot, and ...

Factional fallout

By 27 April 2010 10

In the Canberra Times today James Massola has managed to get his head around the murky world of sub-branch ALP politics (if you see James buy him a drink), following the rejection of the candidates preferred by the party leadership for pre-selection for the House of Representatives. The question ...

Police Wrap - 27 April 2010

By 27 April 2010 15

1. Unlicensed, drunk, and behind the wheel: ACT Policing has arrested two men after they were allegedly caught driving on cancelled licences and each with an extremely high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) today (April 26). ACT Policing’s Superintendent Mark Colbran said this behaviour is extrem...

Driving lessons for a big person?

By 27 April 2010 26

My (just turned) 17 year ols son is 6' 7" tall and amply built.  He doesn't fit safely in the driver's seat of the family Falcon so we've had to reluctantly cease his driving lessons with us. Although he's a big-fella he's far from alone these days so we can't be the first to have had this dilem...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2010, Episode 12

By 26 April 2010 3

Rob, Tim, Nik and I mix up the rugby ideas in the back room of All Bar Nun and expound on the weeks come and gone for your tipping success. The beer for review is Chimay Blue. The music this week is by local punks Red Menace. You can download it now. The podcast feed for future episodes...

The port side of the dive wreck formerly known as HMAS Canberra

By 26 April 2010 2

Underwater Camera and Housing are showing off their gear in this look at the final resting place of the second HMAS Canberra. (The first being a lot of the iron in the Solomon's Iron Bottom Sound). Watch for the Titanic moment!...

Help Superman find his Unicycle!

By 26 April 2010 6

On 17 April 2010, Superman [aka Adrian Redman] attended a little girl's birthday party in the Woden region of Canberra, but left his unicycle behind as he left. When a collegue of Superman's realised it had been left behind, he flagged down a car and asked the driver if he was Superman. When h...

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