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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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Queanbeyan Private Schools

By 13 August 2010 5

We currently live in Queanbeyan East and are looking to move to Greenleigh Estate. We have a 16 month old son and are starting to consider his schooling, and are aware that St Gregorys' is the only private school in Queanbeyan. Are folks in our region using this school (present or past), and a...

Canberra Movie Goers

By 13 August 2010 1

Attention movie buffs? Interested in expanding you social network, meeting new people and enjoying a film on the ‘Big Screen’ with other local movie fans? The ‘Canberra Movie Goers’ is a new meet up group for individuals keen to enjoy movies on a regular basis with others at locations ...

APS Selection Criteria - Unnecessary Evil?

By 13 August 2010 74

As an IT contractor to Government in Canberra for some 15 years, I've encountered all manner of selection criteria from our various federal departments and have found they share something in common, no-one really understands them.  This begs the question; Are they complete waste of time? Althoug...

Speech Pathology Week Trivia Night

By 13 August 2010 1

Everyone is invited to attend the 6th annual Speech Pathology Australia Trivia Night “Vocation Communication” When: Thursday 26th August @ 7pm (for a 7:15pm start) Where: Kingston Hotel 73 Canberra Avenue, Kingston Cost: $12 p.p. (includes finger food) RSVP: Friday 20th August ( T...

Taxation in the ACT to get an overhaul?

By 12 August 2010 7

[First filed: Aug 12, 2010 @ 10:06] Treasurer Katy Gallagher is letting us know that she's kicked off "the ACT Taxation Review" which will look at: -- whether the mix of taxes currently levied is appropriate; -- whether the current ACT tax base is equitably and effectively distributed; -- on...

Vision Zero rises from the grave!

By 12 August 2010 32

[First filed: Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:04] The Chiefly Stanhope (having recovered from his original vision zero preceding a road toll not seen in many years) has been chanting over the grave of the previous policy and now announces he's going back to the people with a "discussion paper on how the AC...

Operation Taransay nabs another two over the Hughes shooting

By 12 August 2010

[First filed: Aug 12, 2010 @ 10:01] The AFP have announced two more arrests over the Hughes drug execution: ACT Policing has arrested two males over the shooting murder of Brendan Scott Welsh in Hughes on May 10. At approximately 3.00pm today (August 11), police arrested and later charged ...

Bring on the Heavies

By 12 August 2010 1

Simon Corbell, as Minister for Police and Emergency Services, has been playing with the big toys and turning over the keys to 11 new heavy fire fighting tankers. "These new large fire fighting tankers provide the ACT with improved capability to protect our community from the threat of bushfi...

WWII Galleries re-open at the War Memorial

By 12 August 2010

[First filed: Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:51] [Photograph courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.] The Australian War Memorial has announced that they've re-opened their WWII galleries after a refurbishment: Australian War Memorial Director Steve Gower said the renewed galleries offered visitors an...

The departure of the Zebras

By 12 August 2010 11

The Collector Voice has sent through these pictures of the sad departure of the Lake George Zebras following their being vandalised. ...

Nolan Gallery opens at CMAG

By 12 August 2010 3

Art thief Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has announced that the artworks given to the Lanyon homestead by Sir Sidney Nolan have now gone on display in his pet gallery across Civic Square from the Legislative Assembly: Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said it was good to see the iconic works of the Found...

Discussion topic: Canberra comedy - how can we improve?

By 12 August 2010 12

G'day rioters I'm a local amateur stand-up comedian involved with the good people from Comedy ACT. We run the open-mic comedy night at the Front, the long-running and successful Civic Pub comedy club and the most recent addition the Tuggeranong Arts Centre Comedy Club, which has had a run of s...

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