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All About Care leads the way

By 3 September 2014 1
All About Care

Cara Hade, founder of Canberra-based home and community care agency All About Care, was pleasantly surprised to win the Business Woman of the Year Award at last month’s Canbe...

Aubergine takes out 2 hats in the Good Food Guide 2015

By 3 September 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2015 will be released on September 6th with some familiar Canberra restaurants making the grade, along with a few rookies. Aubergin...

Gas bill – Conversion Factor

By 3 September 2014 2

ActewAGL suddenly changed our Conversion Factor from about 0.6 to 0.9 and claims that all of a sudden we are using about 60% more Units than our previous bill (even though someone moved out of our place 3 months ago and was not replaced). ActewAGL have reissued an old bill and a issued new one wh...

Green Drinks Canberra changes venue, format

By 2 September 2014

Long-running networking event Green Drinks Canberra is changing its venue, and revamping its format. The monthly networking event, which is held on the second Tuesday of eac...

Best of Canberra – Vietnamese

By 2 September 2014 13

Some friends of mine went to Vietnam for their honeymoon a few years ago. When they got back, they were not only all loved up and glowing from the sunny break but also clued in ...

The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

By 2 September 2014

Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of em...

Political dilemmas

By 2 September 2014 5

As a person who likes to be involved in my community, and indeed am, politics has become quite a frustration for me lately. I feel really compelled to join a particular political party on a federal level - happy to disclose, the ALP - because I am completely unimpressed with the various agendas o...

Recommendations for home Improvements/renovations

By 2 September 2014 2

Hi there I'm looking to do some improvements on my home and would appreciate some recommendations on reliable, great quality businesses who can help me with the following: New wardrobe cupboards Removal of old carpet and installation of new flooring (floating timber floors) Kitchen/Bathr...

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Melbourne Cup Day in Canberra

By 3 November 2009 12

I suppose we should have a story about horse racing on this day of the race that supposedly stops a nation. Two other major online media outlets have their stories today, although the ABC does focus on today being the last cup holiday for us here. I for one am pleased that our Family and Community D...

Have you had your swine flu vaccination yet?

By 3 November 2009 33

Health minister Katy Gallagher has had one, and wants you to go and get one too. I've had one - as a parent of young children I really don't want them to get sick. From my experience, most doctors are bulk-billing if you are just going for the jab, which itself is free. So there's no excuses - make ...

The Think Tank Music Festival - 14 November 2009 - UC Refectory

By 3 November 2009 4

December 6, 2004 is a day that we will never forget. A day that changed our lives forever. In the early hours of the morning we lost two of our dearest friends to a horrific car accident. They were drink driving. Two years later we decided to honour their memory the best way we knew how, a mu...

Family & Community Day - What's On

By 3 November 2009 4

ACT Government, the unions, and Mix 106.3 have put on a Family & Community Fun Day in Glebe Park from 12pm til 4pm today. Jumping castle, face painting, family fashions on the field, make your own fascinator, BYO picnic or buy from the food and drink stalls (there will be a Lions charity sausag...

Help a Canberra band play Big Day Out!!

By 2 November 2009 2

Local indie band Hancock Basement has been selected by The Music Network magazine as a media pick in Tooheys Extra Dry's national Uncharted competition, which puts them in the top 10 out of thousands of bands. The 'Cock now has a 1 in 10 chance of playing the whole Big Day Out tour! But they now nee...

Police Wrap - 2 November

By 2 November 2009 3

1. There's a stranger in my house... ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Flynn this morning (October 31). Around 6am the 37-year-old victim woke to find a man going through the draw of a bedside table next to him in his Bennett Place home. When the victim challenged ...

Inner-North SEE-Change presents: Summer-Smarting our Homes (to save energy an

By 2 November 2009 2

Peter Miller from the Home Energy Advice Team will talk about ways in which we can keep our homes cool in summer. Followed by Chris Mobb who will explain the Green Loans Program. Green Loans is a new Australian Government Initiative to assist families to install solar, water saving, and energy effi...

LATE LATE Niteclubbing in Canberra

By 2 November 2009 15

Hi Everyone. I am new to Canberra and the RiotACT. Nice funny site by the way. Anyways, I work late nights but like to go out anyways. Firstly, what are some of the hot clubs around Canberra? Secondly, since i work late (finish around (Midnight - 1am) can I still get into the clubs at th...

Justice denied?

By 2 November 2009 8

The Canberra Times brings word that the fighting between our judiciary and executive government has worsened. Their Honours are pushing for a fifth supreme court judge and pointing out that crimes committed last year are unlikely to come to trial until 2011 under the current four judge arrangemen...

Backyard blitz advice sought

By 1 November 2009 12

After ignoring it for too long now in the hope it would go away, I have decided that the wasteland that was once our backyard needs a major revamp. I've consulted the Yellow Pages and there are plenty of professionals advertising their services - too many, really, to knowledgeably settle on a li...

Redex - Starts 16 November 2009

By 1 November 2009 14

ACTION's long awaited Rapid Express Direct - Redex - Service begins Monday 16 November 2009. Redex is a high-frequency, limited stops service between Gungahlin Marketplace and Kingston Railway Station via Mitchell, Northbourne, City, Russell and Barton. Route 727 will operate every fifteen min...

Drum Circle

By 1 November 2009 13

Hi -Does anyone know if there's any drum circles in Canberra? It would be fun I reckon. Do they exist here in Canberra or do I need to head North to Nimbin or somewhere like that??...

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