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Weekend Cafe Hotspot: Smoque, Woden

By 1 November 2014
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Finally! Since seeing the announcement that Smoque was opening a second restaurant in Woden I've been waiting! Even better was when they announced it would include a breakfast menu...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014 1
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6
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When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 6

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 20

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

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Local preservative free wine?

By 10 December 2009 7

Could someone please tell me if there are any regional 'preservative-free' wines available, and where I could buy them? Thank you......

Katy's Head Boy off to the Feds

By 10 December 2009 7

Nicola Roxon has announced that Mark Cormack, head of ACT Health has been appointed the CEO of Health Workforce Australia.  He's off to live the high life in Adelaide.  There doesn't appear to be any news on his replacement, but at least Katy has congratulated him on the appointment....

Helping out on Christmas day?

By 10 December 2009 15

A friend of mine would like to spend her Christmas Day preparing/serving lunches etc... for a charitable organisation, but is struggling to find somewhere where her help is needed. She has checked the usual places (Volunteers Canberra website, Riotact, charity websites) but to no avail. Can any Riot...

From Canberra to Copenhagen

By 9 December 2009 38

While Copenhagen is in Europe and Canberra is down under, we are all part of what is happening there, and our discussions and our actions here in our little city, are what will make a difference for us. Regardless of what the world leaders decide to do, it is us the people, each one of us individual...

Jets and Vapour streams over Canberra

By 9 December 2009 57

[First filed on: Dec 6, 2009] Hi all, So, has it just been me noticing all the Jets flying over Canberra today?? (Sunday) I have watched more planes flying over head all very close together today then I think have ever flown over Canberra before (ok slight over statement…but you get the idea...

The CMC Presents: Stu Larsen @ MacGregor Hall

By 9 December 2009

Brisbane singer songwriter Stu Larsen comes to town for a single show at MacGregor Hall, Acton, supported by brilliant local singer songwriters Cathy Petocz and Julia (Johnson) and the Deep Sea Sirens. Friday 11th Dec, kicks off at 8pm, costs $10/8, it's licensed and it's brought to you by the Canbe...

Clothes Swap at Walk Against Warming this Saturday

By 9 December 2009 2

ACT otherWISE and Green Threads join forces again to bring you another GIANT clothes swap event at this years Canberra Walk Against Warming, this Saturday December 12th on the lawns of New Parliament House.  The purpose of the swap is to raise awareness of the impacts that our wardrobe choices can ...

Fake Kambah Cops

By 9 December 2009 22

From the ACT Policing media release site: ACT Policing is investigating an incident which occurred in Kambah yesterday (Thursday 3 December) at about 10.30pm. A 28-year-old female was driving southbound along Namitjira Drive when she saw flashing red and blue lights coming from the vehicle ...

Chisholm Tavern is about to get a new name!

By 9 December 2009 17

With the new renovations we find it should not be tagged with 'Tavern' any longer. The word 'Tavern' conjures up an image of a dark, dingy place where smoke fills the air and the music is so loud you can't hear yourself think. We have revamped the place to be a bright, cheery destination for a nice ...

Walk Against Warming 12 December at Parliament House

By 9 December 2009 4

Walk Against Warming will coincide with the International Day of  Climate Change and will also be the mid-point of the Climate Talks in  Denmark. This is a symbolic day to come out and show you are willing to do something  about climate change. 'Last year more than 3,000 Canberrans came to ...

Ashtrays outside Shops

By 9 December 2009 11

Why are there no ashtrays or areas to butt out at shopping centres any more? I know smoking is frowned upon, but alas there are still smokers out there. I see them walk to the shops from the carpark with a cigarette in their hand that they have not quite finished yet, or started when they pulled up ...

Boat sinks on LBG

By 9 December 2009 8

Yahoo news is running this article about the MV Pelican sinking at its mooring at the National Museum. Not much info, anyone know anything more?...

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