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A guide to getting ready on the cheap

By 24 May 2015

I recently wrote an article on what it costs me to get ready for a special event such as a wedding. The comments I received back from readers were overwhelming (some positive, oth...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Farmers Daughter, Yarralumla

By 23 May 2015

You may have noticed recently that I haven’t commented on the coffee at cafes that I have been visiting. That’s because lately I haven’t had a really great one. Whilst rac...

A look around Canberra – Forrest

By 22 May 2015 3

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
gungahlin gymnastics

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

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 ...

New Optus 4G in Canberra – good, bad, or ugly?

By 24 May 2015 1

A few years ago there was a RiotACT thread regarding poor Optus 3G reception in Tuggeranong. It turned out that this was a pretty common problem for Optus customers across Canb...

Where to buy wholesale meat or even half a pig in Canberra?

By 23 May 2015 5

Hi guys, This might sound weird, but I have been looking into ways to buy half a pig or lots of uncut meat at wholesale price but found nothing so far. Most butchers will se...

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Vice City's Rolling!

By 17 June 2010

The Canberra Roller Derby League all star team – the Vice City Rollers – made history last weekend by competing in the world’s biggest ever roller derby tournament – the Great Southern Slam. The Great Southern Slam brought together twenty leagues from across Australia and New Zealand to A...

Finding photographers!

By 17 June 2010 12

I am trying to find a good photgrapher that does reasonably priced family photos here in Canberra. I don't want it to be arty farty.  Just a set of decent family photo's that wont cost an arm and a leg. Some photgraphers are precious about their artwork and keep the rights to the photos and w...

Women in Climate Change event

By 17 June 2010

The 1 Million Women Campaign presents - OUR CANBERRA BREAKFAST, JUNE 24 - Women in Climate Change, a national forum series. Following sell-out events in five state capital cities drawing over 1700 women of Australia, the 1 Million Women campaign ( is delighted to brin...

The Thousand Days begins

By 16 June 2010 9

Canberra 100 are noting that today marks the start of the 1,000 day countdown to the centenary of Canberra: In 1000 days we will be partying like there’s no tomorrow. Except there will be a tomorrow. In fact there will be, at very least, another one hundred years for this city to go on being ...

Home Security In Canberra

By 16 June 2010 44

As a recent burglary victim, I'm looking at ways to make my home more secure.  Fortunately the theives didn't get much, but I feel quite vulnerable in my home at the moment. I'm asking the Canberra community for advice on installing security systems and who would be a good, trustworthy company t...

Law Society and Bar Association team up to say no to the virtual court

By 16 June 2010 1

The Law Society and Bar Association are taking the unusual step of jointly rejecting Simon Corbell's novel idea to form a "'virtual' district court": The legal eagles are quite clear on how they feel about the process, closing thusly: "The Government’s proposal to establish an ACT District C...

Sir Oliphant, SirMark, Sir Mark?

By 16 June 2010 11

Earlier in the day we noted admirable efforts to commemorate Sir Mark Oliphant. Only keen eyed readers noticed a strange style miss in the media release: grump (Rioter) 11:27, 16 Jun 10 “Sir Oliphant”??????????? oh dear, how standards have slipped. Is there no hope???????? A...

Large stencil art in Curtin

By 16 June 2010 5

The above sent in by "the cat did it" (click for larger), with the following note: This large stencil item appeared recently under the Carruthers St Overpass(where Carruthers St crosses Yarralumla Creek). The body being covered appears to be a Roman Catholic Pope- it's got the requisite hat a...

final inspection

By 16 June 2010 31

HELP We had the final inspection yesterday,the Real Estate was very happy. Later they rang to let us know,that the owner likes to do an inspection on his own on friday. So they withheld our Bond Money until the Owner gives his OK. Can they do it??? I am so upset. We done everything ri...

It's time to make more Brumbies

By 16 June 2010 1

The Brumbies have put out a call for enrollments to their July clinics: Three day-long clinics will run from Wednesday, 14 July through until Friday, 16 July and will cater from children aged between seven and 14 years old (see dates below). Each clinic will be held at Canberra’s Griffith ...

The Oliphant Bridge

By 16 June 2010 4

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that he's started the ball rolling to name a bridge after Sir Mark Oliphant: Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has written to the ACT Place Names Committee requesting that a bridge over Sullivan's Creek on Parkes Way be named after Australian nuclear physicist and...

Ainslie School Zone Camera Van

By 16 June 2010 27

Would speed 46 be fined in school zone in ACT? I drive through Limestone Avenue to work every morning and never aware of the Ainsile prime school zone on Limestone Ave.  Until today, a camera van was parking there with significant ticker of "SCHOOL ZONE". The cop was holding a rader camer...

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