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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 6
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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 3
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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...

Katy Gallagher Endorsed for the Senate

By 19 December 2014
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ACT Labor’s Administrative Committee last night endorsed Katy Gallagher to replace Senator Kate Lundy as the Labor Senator for the ACT. “At the close of nominations, our...

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Webber wins again

By 17 May 2010 19

(Credit: Red Bull Racing/Getty Images) Mark Webber's win in Spain last week was pretty good, but his victory at the Monaco Grand Prix last night is a on a different level (as Mark's post-race comments suggest). It's the first time an Aussie has won in Monaco since 1959, when Sir Jack Brabham chal...

Police Wrap - 17 May 2010

By 17 May 2010 6

1. Rider down near Tharwa: ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are currently investigating a collision that occurred in Tharwa today May 16, 2010. At approximately 11.40am this morning, police were called to Tharwa Drive, Tharwa after a white ute had colli...

Gazard running for the Liberals in Eden Monaro

By 17 May 2010 3

The Age informs us that one of the sharpest men to ever walk the corridors of power, David Gazard, is running for the Liberals in Eden Monaro. David Gazard has the unique distinction of having been an adviser to John Howard, Peter Costello and Tony Abbott. And now he is poised to enter federal p...

CRDL freshmeat gives us the nutbush on wheels

By 17 May 2010 1

Somethings just have to be seen. One of those things is the Canberra Roller Derby League's 2010 freshmeat intake doing the nutbush....

Looking for a recommendation for a excavation/earth moving contractor...

By 17 May 2010 5

Anyone able to recommend a contractor for a small job?   Need to level a site on a slight slope, around 8x8 meters,  for a couple of shipping containers.   Cheap is good, but so is reliable....

Swim Squad Alternatives for Children?

By 17 May 2010 7

After a number of years attending weekly swim training sessions our 10 yo daughter has reached the final level. All going well she'll graduate soon but then the only way to maintain her skills is to join a swim squad. If making the Olympics is your ambition then swim squad is the way to go but a...

Inner North Traffic Delays

By 17 May 2010 11

What's with the insane amount of traffic on Parkes Way, gridlock interchange, Commonwealth Ave (City to PH) and Adelaide Ave. Is the traffic always this bad, or is it something to do with the PH (Parliament House)? I get back into Canberra from Albury, come down the Barton highway, find out th...

Installing laminate flooring - more than just a jigsaw?

By 17 May 2010 8

The house we've bought has laminate flooring that is extremely Fugly and we were hoping to have it ripped up and nicer-looking laminate laid down.  It's pretty much going to be the whole house except the kitchen and bathrooms. We have a dog so we were hoping for the AC3 or more rating of laminat...

Million Paws Walk 2010

By 17 May 2010 12

Me? Me I got totally screwed over by the probabilistic crapstorm of the untrustworthy failure mass I call my friendship group. But before everything went to crap I managed to send the Kelpie of Few Accomplishments outside the failure zone to the undiscovered country where people actually do w...

Tuggies Topple Belconnen

By 17 May 2010

In what must be the upset of the year, Tuggeranong United have defeated top of the ladder Belconnen United for their first win of the year in the ACT Gatorade Premier League.  Tuggeranong have struggled with an inexperienced team this season, but the youngsters showed immense heart last night at Mc...

Public Lecture by CEO of Orbital Sciences Corporation

By 17 May 2010

The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SPACE EXPLORATION, DEFENCE & COMMERCE by David Thompson - Chairman & CEO, Orbital Sciences Corporation Date: Monday 24th May 2010 at 6:30pm Location: Japan The...

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