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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014
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Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa. ...

Out of Africa

By 24 November 2014
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I have been criticised for drawing attention to the effort mounted in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS and its call on the lives of our soldiers. My critics drew my attentio...

Strict safety regulations no good for creative businesses, says The Hamlet owner Nik Bulum

By 24 November 2014 1
A photo posted to Facebook last week shows officials at The Hamlet as they prevent the venue from hosting a student exhibition on site.

Entrepreneur and property developer Nik Bulum has called on the ACT Government to relax building safety restrictions, claiming that overly strict regulations are impacting crea...

Canberra Opshoppers Guide – Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014
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The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers. ...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014
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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...

New laws to protect privacy

By 24 November 2014

Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today. The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using ca...

Write for Rights at the Pub – Sunday 30th November

By 24 November 2014

Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved. This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way hom...

Banks support ‘Mr Fluffy homeowners

By 24 November 2014
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Five key banks have already offered their support for ‘Mr Fluffy’ homeowners ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today. Members Equity Bank, Beyond Bank, Nationa...

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End of an era at CityNews?

By 10 November 2009 10

Gossip has reached the bunker that CityNews' iconic and highly controversial lynchpin, Jorian Gardner, could be off to be the News Director at WIN's Canberra operation. With his focus on local politics and the arts it's probably a good fit, although it will be fascinating to see how the people sk...

How clean is the waste water from an evaporative aircon?

By 10 November 2009 7

Does anyone know how clean / useable the waste water is from an evaporative air conditioning unit? I've got my unit draining into a 600 litre tank which then goes out onto the lawn. It doesn't appear to be killing the grass, but then again the lawn ain't looking that great either. Would the water...

Signs of Love and Amazement in Macquarie

By 9 November 2009 16

As seen on the streets of Macquarie. ...

Exemptions to water restrictions coming your way

By 9 November 2009 5

I noticed a big ad in the Canberra Times on the weekend that brought a smile to my car loving heart. For a limited period, starting from 14 November, Canberrans will be able to wash their cars at home. Yay for those of us who like shiny metal bits. The general exemption runs from 14–29 November...

Big Brother Awards 2009 @ Pot Belly

By 9 November 2009 4

The Australian Privacy Founation invites everyone to the Australian ‘Big Bother Awards’ 2009 (BBA2009), 11 November, at the Pot Belly. The call for nominations for the BBA2009 was very successful. The Orwells are the Big Brother Awards that recognise organizations, technologies and people t...

What to do for a work XMAS activity?

By 9 November 2009 19

Hi All, I have a bit of a pickle to sort out, My work is having an XMAS party and we will be in Belconnen for the meal and we are looking for an team activity to do when we finish eating.  Ideas like bowling and laser tag have been thrown forward and we are still deciding.  Can anyone suggest a...

Rachael Hunter – Dominion Finance

By 9 November 2009 18

If the prospect of finding the right home loan is sending you around in circles, it’s time to turn to someone who can lead you in the right direction. Owning your own home, whether it is a house or investment property, is the great Australian dream and one of life’s major purchases. Theref...

COZMO plays OZ - Australian Composed and Arranged Music

By 9 November 2009

COZMO presents a concert featuring Australian compositions and arrangements and other well known mandolin ensemble pieces. This will include Canberra premieres of a number of Australian compositions by Robert Schulz and Rob Kay, performances of works and arrangements by Richard Charlton and Russ...

Why Not Red Bull Air Race for Canberra ?

By 9 November 2009 33

Some of you may have read that Victorian Opposition Leader, Ted Baillieu, is talking about bidding for the Red Bull Air race to be held in Geelong once the contract for Perth runs out. Why Geelong when Canberra would be a far better venue??? Just picture it - the planes take off from the airpo...

Time to go the girlie girl

By 9 November 2009 38

I suffer from Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, (AIS). AIS is one of many conditions which cause women to either produce lower levels of Oestrogen, or to not take on a feminine appearance during puberty. I’ve always had a fairly flat chest, minor facial hair growth and a ‘blokey’ appearance. To...

Books for All

By 9 November 2009 13

Canberra, the Nation’s Capital is often regarded as a wealthy city  however there are many homeless and disadvantaged members living in the community. I have set up a not for profit organisation called 'Books for All' with the aim being for every homeless and disadvantaged person living in Canbe...

Hope you enjoyed your lake use

By 8 November 2009 13

The picture is not great but the southern shore of the Lake between the yacht club and Yarralumla Bay appears to be chokkas with blue green algae again on the basis of my walk along there this morning. So just a few weeks into summer and after good rain (and with it water flows) this is an i...

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