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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 December 2014
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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...

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 8
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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 6
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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...

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Leaves and light in O'Connor

By 24 April 2010 6

[First filed: Apr 22, 2010 @ 19:06] Around 4.30 this afternoon the light through the window was screaming at me that it needed to be captured. So the Kelpie of Few Accomplishments and I went for the worst walkies ever, backtracking and not going to play with the other dogs on the oval. ...

Any telco options in ACT other than TransACT & Telstra?

By 24 April 2010 17

After recently moving to Canberra from NSW I am staggered at the lack of telecommunication services in the Nation's Capital. I reside in Gilmore (Tuggeranong) & I foolishly signed up with a TransACT Bundle, which I am far from happy with....non-existent customer service, inept billing service an...

New walk-in medical centre opens 18 May

By 24 April 2010 9

Here's the details This is a free walk-in medical centre (no appointment required) run by ACT Health to take some of the load off the Emergency Department at Canberra Hospital. Will also be cheaper than seeing a CALMS clinic doctor if you need to see a GP quickly but can't get an appointment fo...

Double demerit reminder

By 23 April 2010 1

His Chiefliness reminds us (and therefore we remind you) that it's double demerits this weekend. "Double demerit points will apply for speeding and seatbelt offences from Friday 23 April to Monday 26 April 2010 inclusive," said Mr Stanhope. He encouraged drivers to take regular rest breaks, s...

Land in Molonglo now up for grabs

By 23 April 2010 17

I can't say I've ever seen the appeal of living in new houses. But for the very many of you that do yearn for ensuites, walk in wardrobes, and home cinemas, Jon Stanhope has announced that blocks in the new satellite of Molonglo are available for registering interest in. "The registration of ...

Lady Nolan gets her works back from the thieving CMAG

By 23 April 2010 15

Vicki Dunne is letting us know that as a consequence of the ACT Government's attempts to appropriate the Lanyon homestead Nolan collection for the Canberra Museum And Gallery (CMAG) the 218 art works are now being shipped back to England. “Lady Nolan has done this because of the complete failur...

No broadband on the edge of Downer

By 23 April 2010 7

I'm moving to a new rental property in Downer and have been informed by Telstra that I will not have access to broadband!!? Any suggestions for what I can do? Do I have any other options for broadband, or am I resigned to purchasing wireless usb internet or an iPhone?...

California dreaming

By 23 April 2010 26

I have been searching for sometime now to find Californian wines being retailed in Canberra. To date I have had absolutely no luck, apart from a few bottles of fairly expensive stuff at Vintage Cellars. We have been glugging away at French, Italian, German, Chilean, and even a French wine that was a...

The Boobquake cometh to Canberra

By 23 April 2010 15

Boobquake is one of those things we can probably all agree on. Feminists don't like being told what to wear by men, and men by and large like it when they can see boobs. There's a facebook page explaining the global phenomenon. Basically an Iranian cleric has declared that women dressin...

Moving Speed Camera Van ?

By 23 April 2010 16

Ok, so traveling to work this morning across Commonwealth Ave bridge, I found myself behind a white van traveling very slow (30 km/hr) with its hazard lights on. The back of the van seemed to be filled with a black tent material with sneeky looking holes in the canvas. I overtook on the left and ...

Another failed prosecution - Wayne Antoniazzo walks free

By 23 April 2010 30

The ABC informs us that Justice Malcolm Gray has found Wayne Antoniazzo not guilty of culpable driving causing death. Wayne had been accused of driving over his girlfriend in Gungahlin in the early hours of new years day 2008. UPDATE: The Judgment is now available....

Expanding Northbourne

By 23 April 2010 64

Jon Stanhope was Chief Minister when the on-road cycle paths were marked out on Northbourne Avenue. It constricted traffic and reduced speed limits (which in turn reduces the number of cars that can transit in a given period of time). So it comes as a bit of a surprise that he's now noticed this ...

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