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Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 1

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 2

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 6

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

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A.C.T.I.O.N.? What a massive F.A.I.L.U.R.E.

By 7 February 2010 66

A.C.T.I.O.N. C.E.O./Executive Team GPO Box 158 Canberra City ACT 2601 CC: Editor: The Canberra Times Choice – Consumer Advice Jon Stanhope ACT Chief Minister & Minister for Transport The RIOT ACT website Dear A.C.T.I.O.N. C.E.O/Executive Team, If you do in fact care about the sta...

Upholstery cleaning in the ACT

By 7 February 2010 16

So I have a wee bit of an issue. My rescue cat peed on my loungesuite overnight.  Money is a bit tight given it is kitten season. Has anyone got any recommendations on companies that clean fabric lounge suites but will not charge more then I actually paid for it ($200), or alternatively any...

Should my son be discriminated from preschool because of Autism????

By 6 February 2010 47

Hi all, it has been a long time since i have posted here I am posting this today to get advice or find out the laws for discriminating an autistic child from entering main stream preschool, I was told by the deputy principle that my 4  yr son shouldnt be entering pre school until term 3 or even ...

Mayner and Cochran, Thanks For Fixing My Washing Machine!

By 6 February 2010 52

I'd like to thank the outstanding job Mayner and Cochran (Fyshwick) did on my $750 Samsung washing machine. A couple of months after purchasing our wm brand-new from The Good Guys (Fyshwick), the machine started making a loud, repetitive knocking sound. As it was under warranty, we booked it...

The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance at theQ

By 6 February 2010

The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance consists of works from internationally acclaimed artists.  The artists paint for a basic human dignity that is compromised in China, human rights that transcend culture, drawing from and depicting real stories of extremes:  brutal suffering, triumphant c...

CAM-JAM @ Wamboin 2010

By 5 February 2010

For the BMX Bandits out there Cam White will be hosting another day out at Wamboin tomorrow (Saturday 6Feb2010). He usually gets some world class riders coming along to show off their moves, so hopefully the rain won't affect the huge air that they normally get. At least it will make for soft ...

Solar Power Feed in Tariff Recommended to go down

By 5 February 2010 12

The ABC has this story about the Solar power feed in tariff, which is 50c per KiloWatt/hour at the moment, but the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) is recommending it be put down to 37c from July this year. The scheme is only one year old at present and those who are already...

Free buses up for grabs

By 5 February 2010 30

In an amazing act of self-sacrifice, ACT public servants have convinced their union to include a request for free [commuter] bus trips in this round of EBA negotiations. Not for them the convenience of driving and parking somwhere close to work. Here's the ABC report: http://www.abc.net.au/news/s...

George Smith retires

By 5 February 2010 13

image from Rugbyheaven The Brumbies Website has just released this bombshell that one of tthe Brumbies most capped players of all time, George Smith has just announced his retirement effective the end of the immenent super 14 season. George's career has featured two Super 12 championships w...

Water restrictions, amazing attitudes

By 5 February 2010 52

In the latest City News.. (can't find it now) has an article/letter from a Canberra person lamenting the death of trees in his city.. and in his backyard.  Draconian water restrictions... leading to loss of amenity and community.  Our "leafy trees and green lawns used to be an evaporative ai...

DIY Wotz On Guide for 5-7 Feb

By 4 February 2010 12

So dear rioters another weekend is upon us and the glorious Canberra Festival that we know as the Beer and BBQ'd Meats of the world (also known as the Multicultural Festival) is on this Saturday. On Sunday you can recover down by LBG as desperate corporate types take on the public servants in the D...

2010 Canberra Marathon --- gone but not forgotten!

By 4 February 2010 9

It looks like the bickering between an outsider and a local has caused the marathon to be cancelled this year.  Here is the link to the Media Release http://www.chiefminister.act.gov.au/media.php?v=9182.  Thoughts on this anyone?  Given 2010 is a milestone in the marathon (its 2500th year) it is...

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