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A look around Canberra – Forrest

By 22 May 2015 1
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A Look Around Canberra this week takes us to the south side of the bridge and a cruise around State Circle before stopping off at Forrest. Forrest can pretty much be describ...

Local sports club profile – Gungahlin Gymnastics

By 22 May 2015
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If there’s proof that Canberra’s north needed another gymnastics club, it’s the speed at which families have signed up to join Gungahlin Gymnastics, which opened for busi...

Weekend garage sale guide (23rd and 24th May 2015)

By 22 May 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Spence, Campbell, Franklin, Hughes, Florey, Macquarie, O'Connor, Narrabundah, Mawson, Gordon, Hackett, Crace and Nicholls. Happy...

Why travel when you can have a Canberra staycation?

By 21 May 2015 6
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My husband and I date every Wednesday. It’s my hot tip for staying happily married and it is probably the reason why we have so many kids (we have four). Four isn’t an ...

Fyshwick hit and run witness sought

By 22 May 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking a key witness to a collision in Fyshwick this afternoon. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver failed to stop and render assistance. We are ...

More cash for mowing in Canberra suburbs in next ACT Budget

By 22 May 2015

The 2015-16 ACT Budget will spruce up Canberra's suburbs with a $7.75 million investment in more mowing and other maintenance, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced today. From the media release: Since becoming Chief Minister, I’ve been out from behind the Treasurer’s desk listening to...

Weekday breakfast in the city?

By 22 May 2015
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A group of colleagues and I go out for breakfast before work once a fortnight. We meet at 7:30 and then usually have a quick breakkie, some coffee and catch up before heading t...

Majura Parkway opens, southbound, to Fairbairn Avenue

By 21 May 2015 8

Today Canberra motorists will benefit from another section of Majura Parkway opening with the southbound section of road to Fairbairn Avenue opened this afternoon. “The southbound section of the Majura Parkway opened to traffic between the Federal Highway and Fairbairn Avenue this afte...

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The Plusses of Busses - The 30 to Giralang on 8.7.10

By 9 July 2010 39

I think this post may draw some predictable responses (if any). Last night on the 5pm Giralang bus (30) from Civic I witnessed one of the most sickening displays on anti-social behaviour of my life.  Two girls, approximately 16 years old, and a male of similar age, pulled out their graffiti pa...

Canberra Gang Show presents Imagine That: A Guide To Misadventure

By 9 July 2010 3

July 10-July 17 at Erindale Theatre $20 adults, $15 concession Tickets available at the door! Join over 150 Canberra Scouts and Guides as they take to the stage to deliver a hilarious ‘guide to misadventure!’ Canberra Gang Show 2010 is the result of over twelve months of hard work by...

Action Buses have no Insurance

By 9 July 2010 39

Dear all, my car was hit from the rear by an Action Bus. At the time of the accident, I took the details of the Bus and the driver who agreed that it was his fault. The details were passed onto my insurance. This accident happened about two months ago. There was lot of damage to the boot, bumper ...

Dickson or Downer?

By 9 July 2010 8

I have a quick query for the denizens of the North side. I regularly pass by Dickson oval on my way to work or to the shops – I use the oval for a kick around with the kids or as a signpost for directions to my house i.e. “if you see the Dickson oval on your left, you have gone too far” ...

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 9 July 2010

By 9 July 2010 11

Yes it really is Thursday again. So with the weekend upon us what's worth seeing and doing around Canberra? Just leave your ideas in the comments....

Rents $130 a week over the national average

By 9 July 2010 15

The Liberals' Zed Seselja is pointing out new research showing just how high rental prices have come in this town of affordable housing plans: The latest RP Data figures on rents in major cities shows the squeeze for housing continues in the ACT with rents increasing by four per cent in the last ...

"Double Field: Shaun Gladwell – Afghanistan" at the War Memorial

By 9 July 2010

[Photo courtesy of the Australian War Memorial] The War Memorial has announced an interesting new exhibition as we wonder what we're doing in Afghanistan: A new video and photographic art installation was launched at the Australian War Memorial today as a part of the Memorial’s Official War...

Angry mother should, perhaps, not have let husband sleep with 15 yr old daugh

By 9 July 2010 14

The Queen of Canberra court reporting, Jenna Hand, brings us another sordid tale in the Canberra Times from the Supreme Court: A mother has told a Canberra court that she felt ''angry'' and ''traded in'' when her husband said he had feelings for her 15-year-old daughter. The 47-year-old man, ...

NCA trumps Arboretum with Giant Rock Garden

By 9 July 2010 26

The National Capital Authority has unveiled astonishing plans and detailed design drawings for a giant celebration of Australia's rocks to be known as the Australian Geological Heritage Gardens on the best dog walking country in the world on the northern shore of Yarramundi Reach: An agreeme...

Apartment fire in Griffith

By 9 July 2010 1

This in from the ESA: 8:15pm Thursday 8 July 2010 - Final update on apartment fire at Griffith Numerous Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls received from 7.23pm. Extensive heat, water and smoke damage to unit. Fire has been deemed suspicious and ACT Policing will carry out investigations in...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 127 - Lady Grey

By 9 July 2010

Canberra's (possibly the world's) least reliable podcast is settling back into something like an even keel and returns with the glory that is Lady Grey. So without further ado get clicking on the Insatiable Banalities podcast number 127, which we now present for your enjoyment. Track list:...

Mayhem in Manuka

By 9 July 2010 43

[First filed: Jul 8, 2010 @ 13:22] It looks to be a car chase in Manuka, street sectioned off… 8 police cars ? anyone know more? ED - Rikstr also posted the following: I missed it but does anyone know what happend in Mankua at Lunch today? Looked like an unmarked VW GOLF R32 chase...

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