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Upcoming events at Ginninderra Falls

By 19 April 2015

The following Ginninderra Falls events are coming up this month: 21 April 2015 From 9:00am The Ginninderra Falls Biodiversity Working Group will meet with Riverview to discuss the issues connected with a 300 metre conservation corridor, plans for a visitor hub, and the need for further work on...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 19 April 2015

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...

Playground review – Nature Discovery Playground, Tidbinbilla

By 19 April 2015 2

I have memories of being a kid out at Tidbinbilla - quiet family BBQs soaking up the serenity of the Aussie bush. I can also still hear the sound of my screams when an emu decided ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: ONA on the Lawns, Manuka

By 18 April 2015

Readers were quick to respond when I recently reviewed ONA in Fyshwick, disagreeing with my thoughts on the service and portion sizes. Having previously been a regular at ONA on th...

Local sports club profile – Central Spears Gridiron

By 17 April 2015
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Here’s a fun piece of local sporting trivia: Canberra is home to Australia’s number one ranked men’s gridiron team – the Central Spears. The Central Spears men’s a...

A look around Canberra – Pearce

By 17 April 2015 4
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Pearce is a quiet little suburb in Woden, located at the foot of Mount Taylor and tucked away between the neighbouring suburbs of Chifley, Mawson and Torrens. Like many of Canberra...

Weekend garage sale guide (18th and 19th April 2015)

By 17 April 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Gordon, Evatt, Farrer, Scullin, Hawker, Oxley, Franklin, Torrens, Ngunnawal, Turner and Kambah. Happy Friday! Saturday 18 April 48 C...

Whats on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015 2

This weekend's highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky's Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What ar...

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Where to buy spelt flour in bulk

By 22 June 2010 13

OK hive mind, we've taken it upon ourselves to begin making our own bread products and are looking for a Canberra supplier of unbleached/wholemeal spelt flour in 5 or 10 kilo bags. Feel free to post any slow-process bread recipe's you might know too....

Solar Power installers in the ACT: Recommendations and cautionary tales?

By 22 June 2010 20

We're considering having solar panels installed at our house.  Given the cost involved, we'd really like to go with installers who are recommended as being good and reliable and we've been really happy with previous RiotACT recommendations for various goods and services.  Part of the reason we wan...

Raiders go down 18-8 to the Tigers

By 22 June 2010 11

[First filed: Jun 21, 2010 @ 9:48] Foxsports have the sorry tale of the Raiders' latest loss: The Tigers trailed 8-6 with five minutes remaining before Beau Ryan and Daniel Fitzhenry sent the 19,428 crowd wild with two late tries to deny a determined Canberra outfit. Tim Sheens' side ...

Alistair Coe on buses

By 22 June 2010 9

The Liberal's Alistair Coe is making a contribution to public discourse. His questions on notice have turned up the extent of broken ticketing on the bus service: “A Question on Notice asked by the Canberra Liberals has revealed over half a million passengers aren’t paying to get on ACTIO...

Canberra drivers - how can we save lives?

By 22 June 2010 83

When will governments act on road safety rather than revenue raising?  So far this year the road toll in the ACT has reached fifteen.  How many of these fatal accidents have occurred on the main roads where the white vans are always sitting?  Why do the authorities always choose the easy target o...

Pest Control

By 22 June 2010 15

I have a single story house on a concrete slab in Jerrabomberra with not much in the way of close-by bush.  I keep a couple of chickens, which may be relevant, though I've had chickens for quite a while in advance of this issue.  Guests sleeping at the western end of the house tell me something is...

London Circuit Car Parks fail to sell

By 22 June 2010 12

The Canberra Times has a typically complex planning story on the failed auction of the Baileys Corner car park and the matching one across Northbourne Avenue. A glut of commercial development space in Canberra and fears of a legal challenge over a planning amendment on City Hill are being blamed...

Acne treatment in Canberra

By 22 June 2010 15

Can anybody recommend a good skin clinic or doctor for acne treatment in Canberra? Pimply greetings, Greta...

Canberra leading in green energy takeup

By 21 June 2010

Simon Corbell is thrilled with the number of Canberrans signing up for low carbon electrons: Canberrans are again environmental leaders on the national stage, this time in terms of GreenPower consumption according to a new report, Minister for Energy, Simon Corbell said today. "Not only are Ca...

No businesses whatsoever sign up to the human rights act

By 21 June 2010 8

Simon Corbell is trying to talk up the successes of the opt-in provisions of the Human Rights Act. So far he can point to Companion House (an entirely commendable organisation who rehabilitate victims of torture), and the Centre for Australian Ethical Research Pty Ltd, a not for profit org. W...

Murrumbateman astronomy kicks another goal

By 21 June 2010 6

It was a couple of weeks ago but the Daily Telegraph is noting that Murrumbateman's Anthony Wesley has followed up from his big hit last year by capturing an impact on Jupiter on film. If one is going to spend one's nights in cold towers asking questions of the stars (or planets) it must be n...

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