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State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 2/2/15

By 30 January 2015 2
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Life without Katy  Chief Minister Andrew Barr has not enjoyed an entirely perfect kick-off in the top job. After a long and successful innings from the factionally unal...

A Look Around Canberra: Curtin

By 30 January 2015 2
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I was keen to head back to the Woden Valley this week for A Look Around Canberra, as it's been several weeks since I'd done one of the suburbs there. I decided to have a look a...

Once a Knight’s enough

By 30 January 2015 13
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So everyone in the known universe is criticising the PM for making the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia. I might have a go too. Much has been written abo...

Whats on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015
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It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do i...

Two arrested over Uriarra cannabis crop

By 30 January 2015
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A 28-year-old Tuggeranong man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on cannabis cultivation offences and a second may also face charges after they were arrested by police in the Ur...

Body corporate costs for new apartments?

By 30 January 2015 5
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Hi, just wondering whether anyone could advise on what one might expect to pay in body corporate fees for a two bed, two bath, 80m living apartment off the plan in Canberra at ...

Beware of dodgy roof repairers: Corbell

By 30 January 2015
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Canberra households should be on high alert to the activities of a travelling con man who is knocking on doors promising roof painting and roof restoration services, warns Attorn...

Court reforms working: Productivity Commission

By 30 January 2015

Simon Corbell says reforms to the ACT Courts have led to reduced waiting times in the Supreme Court and Coroner's Court, according to the Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services. The report showed changes implemented in the ACT’s courts have resulted in the ACT Supreme Court final...

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Silly Season Headlines

By 21 December 2009 17

It's the silly season. Half the town is already on holidays and the other half wish they could join them. So for something a little different let's see some headlines you'd like to see in 2010. Keep them to around 10 words, and let your creativity do the rest. Here are some (lame?) examples to...

Another strange incident in Dickson

By 21 December 2009

Earlier in the month there was a strange fire in Dickson. On Saturday the police brought news of another peculiar incident: ACT Policing is seeking assistance from members of the public after a running fire hose caused in excess of $20,000 worth of damage to a number of Dickson businesses in ...

Making Civic Pedestrian Unfriendly

By 21 December 2009 22

Does anyone know who is responsible for the guys with the "stop/slow" signs who are discouraging pedestrians from using the pedestrian crossings in Petrie and Scotts Streets - the ones that connect the separate parts of the Canberra Centre. There is no construction work going on. Cars rule O...

still waiting for 7TWO digital channel

By 21 December 2009 21

it looks like we will have to wait for next year till we see the new 7TWO digital channel via Prime, so those of you who are fans of Heroes  and quiet a few other shows might have missed the boat, or maybe. Looks like some good shows being broadcast on the new stations eg GO! but as per usual wh...

Kingsleys Chicken Queanbeyan

By 21 December 2009 16

Kingsleys Queanbeyan has reopened for some strange reason this week, can someone shed some light as to why they suddenly shut 4 or 5 years ago, a few rumours getting around at the time gossiped about food safety inspections gone wrong......? Any information would be appreciated....

Canberra: Things have changed?

By 21 December 2009 11

Just a few minutes ago during 'The Big Bang Theory' on Digital TV Channel GO!, there was some sort of ad, set to Bob Dylan's "Things have changed". It took up the entire ad break, save for a channel promotion, and ended with a black screen "Canberra - Things have changed". Unfortunately I wasn't...

One rule for some?

By 20 December 2009 33

This morning I took my ex-dog (the kelpie of few accomplishments) for a walk around the lake. We were both very impressed to see an armada of five power boats (with a border collie in the bow of one) escorting a mere three rowing shells down the lake. (Apologies for the phone-camera qualit...

The "central" dog park locale announced.

By 20 December 2009 9

Our chiefly leader informs us that he's decided to build a "central" off leash dog park between Weston Park and the golf course. This is particularly noteworthy because the area is: 1) Already an off leash area with lots of what dogs really want (space to run). 2) An amazing central locale ...

Seeking 'fresh' lemonade (can be bottled)

By 20 December 2009 5

I've been looking for 'fresh' or 'homestyle' lemonade for some time now, ever since Woolies and Coles stopped carrying the Golden Circle variety. A call to the company indicates its only being sold in QLD for some reason. Is there anywhere in Canberra where I can get lemon tasting, uncarbonate...

If you can get past the crudeness, this is actually pretty funny ...

By 20 December 2009 17

I accidently found this whilst researching Canberra High Schools ... if you can get past the language and crudity, some parts of this 'uncyclopedia' entry about Canberra are amusing. Enjoy. http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/User:Gosford-bogan/canberra Canberrans are the laughing stock of ...

Where and When to get Oysters?

By 20 December 2009 19

Hi everyone, In anticipation of Christmas, can anyone tell me the best place and time/day to buy fresh oysters in Canberra (preferably northside)? Thanks in advance!...

Fight over parking space sends men to hospital – Canberra

By 20 December 2009 15

I thought I would share this report with everyone because although it’s just typical of Canberrans to fight over parking spots, I have never heard of anyone using objects to hurt each other over them. “ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a disturbance in the Westfield Woden underground car p...

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