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Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 2

By 27 May 2016
Gourmet Dinner Service

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra. This is for all the busy people out th...

First Look – 79&Fine (Civic)

By 27 May 2016
IMG_9702

I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to may...

ACT Revenue sleuths to hunt tax cheats

By 26 May 2016 4
Tax investigation

The ACT Government will hire specialist investigators to track down tax cheats as part of a 2016-17 Budget initiative that is projected to recoup $27 million for an investmen...

Speaker gets baking for Biggest Morning Tea

By 26 May 2016
Baking madeleines

Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicki Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to shar...

LinkedIn warns users after 117m passwords stolen

By 26 May 2016 1
LinkedIn

Days after media reports of a massive data breach at LinkedIn surfaced, the business networking platform has told its members that the breach first occurred in 2012 but that th...

Canberras queuing culture: How do we line up?

By 26 May 2016
Noodle Markets queuing

Canberrans are instinctive queuers. Recently, I have witnessed this at the Westside Shipping Container Village; on the mornings of ALDI’s special deals days; at a bicycle and...

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (27-29 May)

By 26 May 2016
Mt Everest

It is 63 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest and Canberrans can mark the feat this Friday with an Indian feast and a talk about curre...

Why Sunday penalty rates should stay

By 26 May 2016 15
Cafe

Although the majority of people no longer go to church on Sundays, it is still mostly a day of leisure. ABS statistics show that Sunday remains an overwhelmingly non-work day. ...

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Want to be on the climate change council?

By 3 December 2010 18

Simon Corbell is asking for people willing to take the heat for his carbon action targets (note: there are no plans): Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Simon Corbell, has called for nominations to the ACT Climate Change Council that will help guide the Territory towards carbon n...

Where do we find a singer for a covers outfit?

By 3 December 2010 16

We are looking for a singer for our covers outfit and have tried all the usual places with no success apart from a few flakes and a few wannabes. Anybody got any idea where we might look? Bear in mind we have tried the usual places....

The tree lights up on 3 December - CANCELLED

By 3 December 2010 13

[First filed: Nov 19, 2010 @ 10:27] [Picture from the 2008 tree lighting] Chief Minister Stanhope has the ominous news that you'll no longer be able to pretend Christmas isn't coming when the Giant Christmas Tree lights up in Civic Square amongst gala celebrations on 3 December. "Christmas...

Cotter closures

By 3 December 2010 1

[Photo by Androo] Adding to "the stuff is wet show" ACTEW are advising of closures in the Cotter: ACTEW advises of further temporary closures at the Cotter Precinct due to heavy rainfall and flooding. Recreation areas are closed with no access to Casuarina Sands, Cotter Bend or the picnic ...

Canberra International Airport & Aquatic Centre

By 3 December 2010 7

The Twiiterverse brings us news that Canberra Airport is flooding inside thanks to a leaking roof in the new terminal. Not only that but they've run out of booze for all the passengers stuck waiting. http://yfrog.com/f3lb60j Anyone remember the last major construction project in Canberra that ...

Scrivener dam busted and the Zoo flooding?

By 2 December 2010 25

So my cousin is volunteer SES and he has just been called out urgently to Scrivener dam and the Zoo. Apparently something has happened with the dam and the Zoo is flooding. UPDATE: We hear the dam is fine....

Anzac Parade pain resumes

By 2 December 2010 11

The National Capital Authority is giving notice that their perpetual roadwork on Anzac Parade is resuming bringing more misery to users of that road. Water barriers will be installed tomorrow on the Parkes Way roundabout, in preparation for major roadwork at the intersection of Anzac Parade and ...

Lake lockdown

By 2 December 2010 19

The NCA is advising that pretty much all of Lake Burley Griffin is completely closed. The National Capital Authority (NCA) has issued a High Alert Level for bacteria in Lake Burley Griffin. The following areas of Lake Burley Griffin are currently closed to primary contact recreation: -- Ea...

Tranquil Deception, Mornings, Spasticardo - Pot Belly Bar - Fri Dec 17 - Free

By 2 December 2010

9 - Spasticardo 10 - Mornings 11 - Tranquil Deception...

Tattoos in general and DIY as well

By 2 December 2010 11

The University of Canberra's Jessica Kent at NowUC has posted to YouTube an excellent piece on tattooing in Canberra, as well as tattoo removal, regrets, and a growing DIY trend. The deadpan delivery really lets some brilliant quotes shine through....

The Cotter breaks its shackles

By 2 December 2010 4

[First filed: Dec 2, 2010 @ 9:53] Androo has sent in these pictures to go with this comment: #5 androo (Hooligan) 08:48, 02 Dec 10 Was out there this morning, the bridge was well above the waterline, BWA vehicles crossing it – but the road certainly closed off with someone there to ...

Severe Thunderstorm warning

By 2 December 2010 41

The Bureau of Meteorology is heralding the end of the world or at least a really serious storm. The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:10 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Belconnen, Weston Creek, Coppins Crossing and Casuarina Sands. These thunderstorms are m...

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