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11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By 3 September 2015 1
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This weekend's highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father's Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the...

Local leaders – Camilo Potocnjak Oxman and Rish Ratnam (Implement Imagination)

By 2 September 2015
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Implement Imagination co-founder Camilo Potocnjak Oxman (pictured above, right) describes teaching as a very rewarding chronic condition. “The thing about teaching is that...

Police targeting distracted drivers

By 3 September 2015
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ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September. Police will target dr...

Border Force by tram

By 3 September 2015 3
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Just a nuance about last week's Operation Fortitude demo in Melbourne.  I'll bet most of the demonstrators (not to be confused with rioters), got the site at Flinders Street Stati...

Who is the Canberran agent for iRobot? (Roomba)

By 3 September 2015
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I need some bits to spruce up my humble house cleaning friend, the battery is getting weak and there are a few upgrade kits you can throw at the old ones to make them better. ...

Police seek Tuggeranong Parkway hoon

By 2 September 2015 5
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ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August. The ca...

Blowing up the interwebs as easy as un, deux, trois!

By 2 September 2015 4
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Well I fell for it, hook, line and sinker! Take a pretty girl, add a beautiful exotic accent (well, I thought it sounded sexy), a sob story and voila ... you have instant marketing...

Cheap eats – Global Cafe (Civic)

By 2 September 2015 2
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I'd heard of Global Cafe before but had never been there or even noticed it in the street until recently. It's tucked in between the late night pharmacy and the Jolimont Centre...

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Police Wrap - 7 August 2010

By 7 August 2010 9

1. Hospital vandalism: ACT Policing is investigating property damage at The Canberra Hospital in Garran today (August 6). Around 7am police were called to the new Surgical Assessment and Processing Unit at the hospital after damage to a number of items including an ice machine and zip boil un...

Lacrosse in Canberra

By 7 August 2010

Hi folks I'm looking to start up a mixed social/non-contact lacrosse game for new and experienced players using mini lacrosse gear. See below for details. If anyone is interested, please comment below or e-mail me at canberralacrosse@gmail.com Cheers Jash FAQ Why mini lacrosse gear...

Channel 7 in the 70's and 80's

By 7 August 2010 5

Does anyone have video of, or access to,  Canberra TV archives from the 70's and 80's? A friend was a child actor on "What's Happening" and "Meeting in the Middle" both broadcast on Capital 7 in the 70's and 80's. My friend has a really crappy copy of a maybe 8mm film of their claim to fame a...

Roof reconditioning that doesn't suck?

By 7 August 2010 10

For about 12 months now I have been considering having the roof of my place 'reconditioned'. It has previously had the ridge capping etc. redone and is functionally perfect.. but aesthetically it's coloured concrete tiles are fading to white. I am wondering if anyone has had their roof repainted ...

Liberals against the internet filter

By 6 August 2010 40

Readers wrestling with their eventual decision on which major party to place last on the ballot will be interested to learn in The Age that the Liberals are now committed to dumping plans for a mandatory internet filter. (For those wondering, yes it's not a Canberra story, but it does go to the c...

Because it's important to have dry pot

By 6 August 2010 2

Much more important than dry vegetables or fruit. (with thanks to our spy who sent this in)...

Parking at ANU

By 6 August 2010 12

A question for the Hivemind. I've got an event on tomorrow that was at McGregor Hall but has now been shifted to John XXIII College at ANU. Now, I know how bad parking was around campus a good few years ago when I was there, but was wondering if there are any (new/ unknown to me) options at a...

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 6 August 2010

By 6 August 2010 7

[First filed: Aug 5, 2010 @ 12:43] So Rioters, what are you seeing and doing around town this weekend? Just leave us some suggestions in the comments....

Maternity review - brickbats or bouquets?

By 6 August 2010 3

The first of two reports on maternity services at the Canberra Hospital has just been released. According to Katy Gallagher, it gave glowing praise: Review confirms public maternity services delivering quality care to women According to the ABC, things aren't so rosy: Review damns Canberra H...

Everyone's talking tough on the public service

By 6 August 2010 23

The Canberra Times has a piece on hereditary Labor warlord Joe Ludwig talking tough on ripping $840 million in savings from the Public Service. Jon Stanhope promises that whatever Labor does the Liberals would be worse. But he would say that wouldn't he?...

All children in the eyes of the church?

By 6 August 2010 12

[First filed: Aug 5, 2010 @ 11:19] Some might think a school zone surrounding a university, as found on Phillip Avenue Antill Street next to the Signadou campus of the Australian Catholic University is a bit much. But surely a "children crossing" for supposed adults is just humiliating?...

High Speed Rail

By 6 August 2010 17

Looks like if you want high speed rail connect  Canberra to Sydney and beyond, vote Liberal! (According to this media release) Labor's press release doesn't mention Canberra. ABC news tonight said Labor's proposal goes through Parkes and Albury - BUT NOT CANBERRA....

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