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Local leaders – Aaron Clausen (Canberra Nature Map and NatureMapr)

By 1 July 2015
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When Aaron Clausen accidentally rode his mountain bike through a patch of critically endangered Canberra spider orchids, he realised more could be done to identify and protect ...

Cheap eats – Asian Noodle House (Tuggeranong)

By 1 July 2015
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When it comes to value for money, you can do a lot worse than fill up on a big bowl of laksa. It’s cheap, the servings are gigantic and while a great laksa is always preferab...

Why are so many of Canberra’s public memorials out of sight, out of mind?

By 1 July 2015

Over the years I have wondered about the placement of public art and memorials in and around the parliamentary zone. Here are three stories. A couple of months ago the winne...

Free online palliative care training

By 1 July 2015

If you work in health or aged care, the Canberra-based Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association would like to invite you to take advantage of a new, free palliative care...

Telstra ACT Business Awards finalists announced

By 1 July 2015

Enabled Employment, Red Robot and Paladin Risk Management Services are some of the innovative Canberra businesses announced as Telstra ACT Business Awards finalists today. From the media release: The diversity of ACT’s thriving business community, including a four-wheel drive training school...

Support a Canberra action camera crowdfunding project

By 1 July 2015

We have just released a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a new smaller, lighter and tougher action camera, and we've called it the Barnacle. We are currently the best p...

Living at an invalid address?

By 1 July 2015 2

I have been living at my current house in Bonner for over two years, however, none of the systems recognise the address. I have this problem with Telstra, TPG and iiNet and ...

147 animals removed from Banks home

By 30 June 2015

RSPCA ACT has removed 147 animals, including cats, dogs and birds, from a family home in Banks. From RSPCA ACT's media release: RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended a house in Ban...

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Private hairdressers - microbead hair extensions.

By 29 May 2010 4

I have some microbead hair extensions that I would like installed but unfortunately I haven't been able to find a salon that will put them in for me. Does anyone know anybody who works from home who could put mine in? Thanks :)...

Get free stuff on Tuesday!

By 29 May 2010

Free coffee, free biscuits and snacks, free showbags, free pens, free notebooks, free plants, free keyring torches...  You get the idea.  There will be heaps of free samples and giveaways at the Australian Disability Enterprises Purchasing with Purpose Expo at the National Convention Centre from 1...

Badges battling in Garema Place

By 28 May 2010 5

Mr Stanhope is giving a plug to a 24 hour treadmill challenge now underway between the Police and the Fire Brigade: The event will see 50 fire fighters and 50 police officers running on two treadmills in Garema Place from 2pm today (Friday 28 May), with the team covering the greatest distanc...

Big moves in the Belconnen Murder

By 28 May 2010 9

View Larger Map ACT Policing have announced that they've seized a Subaru Impreza WRX, "household items", and cannabis from a house in Florence Place Macquarie in relation to the Belconnen death of André Le Dinh. There was also another raid on an apartment on College St in Belconnen....

AIS evacuation

By 28 May 2010 3

The following in from the ESA: 12:30pm Friday 28 May 2010 - Smell of gas at A.I.S pool at Bruce ACT Fire Brigade on scene at the A.I.S swimming pool on Leverrier Crescent, Bruce following a report of the smell of gas. Approx 50 people have been evacuated as a precaution. Two ACT Fire Brigade ...

Canberra's Chloe Butler off to the American Lingerie Football League

By 28 May 2010 13

The magic of YouTube gives a good feel for the boredom that is modeling. But it does star Raiderette Chloe Butler who, according to the Herald Sun is going to play gridiron in the USA for the Lingerie Football League. The 23-year-old has been flooded with offers from American teams keen to...

Police Wrap - 28 May 2010

By 28 May 2010 8

1. School fire in Florey: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a suspicious fire at St Francis Xavier College in Florey early this morning (Friday 28 May). About 3.35am, police were called to the premises following reports from the ACT Fire Brigade of numerous fires on the college grounds. A...

3-Man Paintball Tournament at Fairbairn Pines

By 28 May 2010

Paintball Sports ACT is holding a 3-Man Tournament on the 3rd of July. There is going to be two divisions - Open and Novice. Novice is going to be strictly limited to players without formal tournament experience and all equipment is going to be provided. More details and entry forms are at www.p...

It isn't easy being an ammunition collector with a protection order against y

By 28 May 2010 18

The Magistrates Court has the sad tale of one Glen Thomas Beadman of Hackett. Glen had been collecting bullets with appropriate permits and licences and had over 3,000 of the things in his house. Not enough to actually start a war, but possibly good for a well executed coup d'état. But then o...

Advertising Agencies in Canberra?

By 28 May 2010 8

Are there any small business owners on here that have used a local advertising agency in recent times? If so, who do you recommend that is not too expensive? Cheers James...

Road safety goes back to the drawing board

By 28 May 2010 30

This time last year Mr Stanhope was aiming for a "vision zero" of road deaths. This sort of thing often makes one a hostage to fortune and with the total so far this year already above last year's (which had no vision at all) the Chief is looking for answers. The ACT Government is to dig deep...

Librarians, what are they good for?

By 28 May 2010 12

The Canberra Times is bemoaning the lack of demand for "teacher librarians" which in turn is leading to a decline in this ancient and noble tradition in Canberra and elsewhere. Does anyone care? [poll id="175"]...

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