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What’s on this weekend? 7th and 8th March

By 5 March 2015 3

The Night Noodle Markets and Enlighten continue, but it’s the kick off of the Canberra Balloon Spectacular that has us excited for this long weekend. Canberra’s skies wi...

Top historic Canberra sights you’ve never visited

By 5 March 2015 2
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Canberra is well known for the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin, but I’ve also recently come across some lesser known sights across the capital s...

NSW man moves to Canberra; actually likes it

By 4 March 2015 10

I grew up in a small coastal town of about 10,000 called Pacific Palms. My days were filled with the beach or the lake. Most of my adult life was spent in Sydney with the bustle ...

Local leaders – Michael McGoogan (UberGlobal)

By 4 March 2015 1
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Canberra technology prodigy Michael McGoogan founded what would become one of Australia’s largest cloud service providers, UberGlobal, in his Rivett bedroom when he was just ...

Cheap eats – Zen Yai (Civic)

By 4 March 2015 5

What do you do after a massive gym workout that's left you shattered? Eat your calories back in Thai food, obviously. I took myself off to Zen Yai in Civic for a lunch time tre...

Dart boards in pubs in Canberra, little help?

By 5 March 2015

Hi guys, I have some friends staying with me over the weekend, one of whom is a mad fan of playing darts and has asked me to help him out finding a place to relieve his need...

Work ceased at Giralang shops site?

By 5 March 2015

All work has ceased at the Giralang shops site. There is a rumour of a court injunction from Supabarn. Does anyone have information to clarify the situation?...

500 drivers caught speeding last month

By 4 March 2015 4

ACT Policing’s traffic targeting during February saw more than 504 drivers caught speeding across Canberra, with four drivers caught travelling more than 45km/h over the spee...

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Hoyts feeling the Limelight Pinch

By 9 February 2010 27

The new Tuggeranong Limelight cinema's pricing schedule may have have created some much needed relief for consumers. Amongst yesterday's junk mail was a glossy card that entitles us to $9.00 movies until the end of June. Tellingly, $9.00 is what Limelight cinemas are now charging for all sessions (e...

Autumn market to mark Harmony Day

By 9 February 2010

The autumn market at the Italian Cultural Centre in Forrest is going multicultural in celebration of Harmony Day, the Chair of the Canberra Multicultural Community Forum, Sam Wong, said today. "The market is held quarterly to correspond with the seasons and is a long-standing fixture at the centre. ...

Calvary deal falls through

By 9 February 2010 21

Well, it's official. The Calvary sale has fallen through because one of the stakeholders (the Catholic Church) didn't support it. Someone didn't do their homework when setting this up. Labor's not happy - presumably because they aren't used to their plans going astray. They say they're now in a b...

Beer and BBQ'd Meats of the World

By 8 February 2010 30

[First filed: Feb 6, 2010 @ 19:53] The Beer and BBQ'd Meats of the World day (also know as the Multicultural Festival) was another grand success when I left the scene after imbibing as many continents as I could find, both food and beer wise. Hope everyone else had as good a day/night as I...

Valentine's Day @ Adventure Paintball

By 8 February 2010 15

Continuing the noble tradition of paintball on Valentine's Day that has its origin in the distant past (eg last year), Adventure Paintball is offering all couples the chance to really sort out who wears the pants! $20 for gear hire if a single, or $30 per couple (ie 2 people) and then $14/100 fo...

Dog Boarding Kennels

By 8 February 2010 36

As new dog owners who also enjoy weekends in national parks and with non dog people, we are looking around for kennels to leave out dog for the occasional weekend and while on holidays.   Does anyone have any recommendations for dog boarding kennels in Canberra area or between Canberra and th...

The best venue for...

By 8 February 2010 19

... a 6 piece high energy funk band who will be in Canberra right after playing at the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival. It is my job to book them in to the best place possible, but I'm not sure where to start. Where do you think is the best live venue in Canberra for a band like this? BT...

Playdate for the Planet, Canberra - Thursday 25th February 2010

By 8 February 2010

Just wanted to let any interested people know about an upcoming event: Playdate for the Planet, Canberra Thursday 25th February 2010 From 10am, BYO morning tea Black Mountain Peninsula play area Southern end of Garryowen Dr, Acton This first playdate is just a basic get together, to see wh...

Where's Rockin' Around Canberra???

By 8 February 2010 27

I moved to Canberra from Melbourne about 3 months ago. Back in Melbourne my partner and were very much into the live Rockabilly music scene with a particular interest in dancing. On a visit to Sydney we were lucky enough to see Charlis Greaser perform live and were delighted to discover that he a...

A.C.T.I.O.N.? What a massive F.A.I.L.U.R.E.

By 7 February 2010 66

A.C.T.I.O.N. C.E.O./Executive Team GPO Box 158 Canberra City ACT 2601 CC: Editor: The Canberra Times Choice – Consumer Advice Jon Stanhope ACT Chief Minister & Minister for Transport The RIOT ACT website Dear A.C.T.I.O.N. C.E.O/Executive Team, If you do in fact care about the sta...

Upholstery cleaning in the ACT

By 7 February 2010 16

So I have a wee bit of an issue. My rescue cat peed on my loungesuite overnight.  Money is a bit tight given it is kitten season. Has anyone got any recommendations on companies that clean fabric lounge suites but will not charge more then I actually paid for it ($200), or alternatively any...

Should my son be discriminated from preschool because of Autism????

By 6 February 2010 47

Hi all, it has been a long time since i have posted here I am posting this today to get advice or find out the laws for discriminating an autistic child from entering main stream preschool, I was told by the deputy principle that my 4  yr son shouldnt be entering pre school until term 3 or even ...

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