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Weekend cafe hot spot: Chatterbox Espresso Bar, Belconnen

By 1 August 2015
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Before we head out for breakfast on a Saturday morning, I check Facebook to see if anyone is talking about a new breakfast spot. Facebook is handy like that. Because we live in ...

A look around Canberra – Bruce

By 31 July 2015 3
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The suburb of Bruce is named after former prime minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce, who occupied the highest office in the land between 1923 and 1929. Though, judging by a recent...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 31 July 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dunlop, Casey, Kambah, Karabar, Waramanga, Cook, Macquarie, Page and Isabella Plains. Happy Friday! Saturday 1 August Eales Place Kamb...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015 2
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This weekend's highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre. 1. Wildlife art ...

Women’s team sports in Canberra? (For a beginner)

By 1 August 2015
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Hi all, I was hoping to find a women's sports team to train with on weeknights or weekends. I haven't played any team sports in a while but am keen to try something new whi...

Roof ventilation advice in Canberra?

By 31 July 2015 5
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I am just hoping for some advice from other Canberrans who have some experience with installing any of the various types of roof ventilation in their home. Basically what did y...

Sydney’s Indian Dance Centre presents The Ramayana and Indian dance workshops

By 31 July 2015
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After a series of sold-out shows in Australia, New Zealand and in the United States, Sydney's Indian Dance Centre will be presenting its Ramayana dance drama production at the ...

Canberra ghost stories wanted!

By 31 July 2015 1
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Hi all, I'm looking at writing a new book regarding ghosts and hauntings in the Canberra/ ACT area. As such, I would appreciate any stories anyone has and are happy to tell (an...

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Canberra's progress now measured.

By 31 August 2010 13

For those of a more philosophical bent progress is a slippery thing to measure. Maybe the salary is higher but the kids are in bed by the time one gets home? Is that progress? What if we could guarantee a season of plenty for all at the cost of one blood sacrifice? On average progress no? ...

Police Wrap - 31 August 2010

By 31 August 2010 5

1. Wasted in Weston: A 33-year-old unlicenced driver from Weston caught with one of the highest recent readings recorded in the ACT will be summonsed to court. About 4pm on Sunday, August 29 Woden Patrol members stopped the male on Heysen Street, Weston and performed a roadside screening test...

It's our crap systems, not a decline in passengers - ACTION

By 31 August 2010 18

Canberra's astonishingly inept bus system reaches a new low in today's Canberra Times with a staggering 6-8% drop in passenger numbers blamed on an inability to charge and count them. A new ticket system was due to start in July but is now awaiting customer trials in October prior to introduc...

Stratsec the Australian Business of the Year

By 31 August 2010 2

Better late than never? Mr Stanhope this day alerts us that back on 20 August Telstra named the local cyber security consultants Statsec "the Telstra Australian Business of the Year Award after earlier being named the 2010 National Winner of the Panasonic Australia Medium Business Award." Str...

Two employees, one tax file number? hmmm...

By 31 August 2010 13

The ABC has the tale of one David Tucker who used his address and TFN to create a second staff member at his employer the Fyshwick business relocation company Atlantis. The $58,000 in wages and super covered an extravagant amphetamine habit until a new manager wondered why he never met the second...

Burning Black Mountain Peninsula

By 31 August 2010

The ESA is warning they're doing a burn today on Black Mountain Peninsula. 5:45pm Monday 30 August 2010 - Controlled burn at Black Mountain Peninsula tomorrow The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services will conduct a controlled burn tomorrow, Tuesday 31st August 2010, weather permitti...

Don't believe the HYPE?

By 31 August 2010 11

Swaggie sent this one in with the following note: Taken on a cold rainy night last week outside the Hyperdome main entrance the sign sums up what many Residents feel about our local Shopping centre. Plenty of hype and very little of substance. Got an image of Canberra you want to share wit...

Want to be an interpretive vollie for the NCA?

By 31 August 2010 2

The National Capital Authority is giving you the chance to explain Canberra to tourists! The National Capital Authority is holding two information sessions this week on becoming an interpretive volunteer. Interpretive volunteers present tours and information to visitors at the National Capital...

Down come the trees at McGregor Hall

By 31 August 2010 35

[First filed: Aug 30, 2010 @ 8:13] With the ink barely dry on the government decision to override any planning objections at McGregor Hall, the ANU has wasted no time in bringing down the trees, some of which were provisionally listed with the Tree Conservator. Of course it's the sort of w...

Central signup for public housing starts tomorrow.

By 31 August 2010 2

Joy Burch wants you to know that from tomorrow all public and community housing will have a single signup point called the "Social housing register". "People seeking public and community housing will now only have to fill out one form and engage in one assessment process to be registered for mul...

Who is the new Civic doctor?

By 31 August 2010 4

Hello About three weeks ago, a doctor advertised as "taking new patients" in the Civic area. This is a rare thing, and I would like to take up this opportunity, as I'm tired of waiting for my doctor of 14 years, to actually make it on time for my booked appointments. I'm often left waiting for 2 ...

The bunyip cometh to Gungahlin.

By 30 August 2010 7

Back in January 2009 in the comments section on a story on tourist attraction for Canberra a Big Bunyip was suggested for Gungahlin. By September the Gungahlinites were convinced that they were indeed going to get a bunyip. Today Jon Stanhope has announced that the bunyip has been commissioned...

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