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Upcoming events at Ginninderra Falls

By 19 April 2015

The following Ginninderra Falls events are coming up this month: 21 April 2015 From 9:00am The Ginninderra Falls Biodiversity Working Group will meet with Riverview to discuss the issues connected with a 300 metre conservation corridor, plans for a visitor hub, and the need for further work on...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 19 April 2015

The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Playground review – Nature Discovery Playground, Tidbinbilla

By 19 April 2015 2

I have memories of being a kid out at Tidbinbilla - quiet family BBQs soaking up the serenity of the Aussie bush. I can also still hear the sound of my screams when an emu decided ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: ONA on the Lawns, Manuka

By 18 April 2015

Readers were quick to respond when I recently reviewed ONA in Fyshwick, disagreeing with my thoughts on the service and portion sizes. Having previously been a regular at ONA on th...

Local sports club profile – Central Spears Gridiron

By 17 April 2015
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Here’s a fun piece of local sporting trivia: Canberra is home to Australia’s number one ranked men’s gridiron team – the Central Spears. The Central Spears men’s a...

A look around Canberra – Pearce

By 17 April 2015 4
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Pearce is a quiet little suburb in Woden, located at the foot of Mount Taylor and tucked away between the neighbouring suburbs of Chifley, Mawson and Torrens. Like many of Canberra...

Weekend garage sale guide (18th and 19th April 2015)

By 17 April 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Gordon, Evatt, Farrer, Scullin, Hawker, Oxley, Franklin, Torrens, Ngunnawal, Turner and Kambah. Happy Friday! Saturday 18 April 48 C...

Whats on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015 2

This weekend's highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky's Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What ar...

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Four weeks to have your say on random drug testing

By 28 May 2010 95

[First filed: May 27, 2010 @ 10:12] Jon Stanhope is asking what you think about a draft drug driving bill and regulation. "This Bill gives ACT police new powers to conduct random road side drug tests to detect the presence of illicit drugs such as cannabis, methylamphetamine and ecstasy us...

It's all about me ...

By 28 May 2010 16

Did you all see my performance yesterday?  Wasn't I fantastic?  The ALP let me out, I peel off a few of their tired old lines, then I crawl back under my rock, safe from scrutiny by way of the convention of not attacking public servants. P.S.  Did you like my suit?...

ANU bravely marches into the climate wars

By 28 May 2010 4

Canberra'a Australian National University (ANU) has courageously announced some intriguing research by Dr Stewart Fallon into the mechanism by which the Great Southern Ocean dumped massive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere 19,500 years ago. “Our study suggests that the ice age put t...

Variodivers CD Launch

By 28 May 2010

Variodivers are a grunge/garage rock trio from the nash cap. Their second EP Decompression has just been released nationally through MGM/Green Distribution, was produced by Phil McKellar (Grinspoon, Dirty Three, Sliverchair), and is currently available from all major music retailers. Var...

Canberra makes it to 26 most livable city in the world

By 27 May 2010 42

The Mercer Worldwide Quality of Living Survey has, for the first time, rated Canberra! OK, it's at number 26 behind Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Vancouver, Auckland, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Bern, Sydney, Copenhagen, Wellington, Amsterdam, Ottawa, Brussels, Toronto, Berlin, Melbourne, Luxembourg...

Your chance to see bits of Buddha

By 27 May 2010 15

According to Joy Burch body parts of Buddha himself are in Canberra and can be seen at the Belconnen Arts Centre this afternoon. Yes my mind is boggling too. Tomorrow and on Saturday they'll be on display from 9am to 9pm at the the Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in Kambah (mind boggles again). ...

Will The Phoenix rise from the ashes?

By 27 May 2010 33

[First filed: May 23, 2010 @ 1:23 Second filing: May 24, 2010 @ 8:45] The sign on the door of The Phoenix this Saturday has sent shockwaves through Canberra. "DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE PHOENIX IS CLOSED TEMPORARILY" Some have been saying the power got turned off. And yet there...

Nine Brumbies make the Wallaby squad

By 27 May 2010 1

The ARU have announced a rookie-heavy 30 man Wallaby squad as they prepare for the game against Fiji here in Canberra. Rocky Elsom is captain with eight other Brumbies named in the squad. The Brumbies are also pleased with the selections: Nine CA Technologies Brumbies have been included am...

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 28 May 2010

By 27 May 2010 7

So here we are once again approaching the end of the working week. What's worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend? Just leave your suggestions in the comments....

Suspicious Activity last night in Theodore

By 27 May 2010

Last night, i was dropping a friend home after Origin at about midnight. We were sitting in my car outside her house chatting, when 3 cars, 2 sedans and a 4wd toyota black 4 door ute with silver roll cage were creeping around the streets. The ute would sit on the main street while the smaller ...

Police Wrap - 27 May 2010

By 27 May 2010 3

1. It's not a knife, it's a till-opener: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the IGA supermarket at Lyons which occurred around 7.10pm Wednesday 26 May, 2010. An unknown male has entered the supermarket and threatened a female staff member with a knife, demanding cash. T...

Construction noise at 5:35am.... are you kidding me?

By 27 May 2010 22

Hi, We live near the new suburb of Crace... Imagine my annoyance when at 5:35 this morning I could hear really LOUD construction work starting.... sounded like metal being pounded in over and over and over again... now I wouldn't mind if it was hammers etc, but this was so loud it woke us up, set...

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