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Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014
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“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the openi...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014
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Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 2
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ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

Buying a new car – should it have a full tank of petrol?

By 24 October 2014 12

I'm interested on hearing thoughts on this, I recently purchased a new car from a dealer in Phillip that shall remain nameless (although it does rhyme with shommonwealth boaters).  Anyway, I went to pick it up and when the salesperson was handing over the keys and going through some features (its p...

Fitzs Challenge Heroes – Riding for a Reason

By 24 October 2014
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With Fitz’s Challenge just a few short days away the excitement of the riders testing their capabilities and pushing themselves to their limits is building. But it is wor...

Canberra Shenzhen intern program connects future innovation leaders

By 23 October 2014

A new StudyCanberra student intern program between Canberra and Shenzhen will attract the best and brightest students from Shenzhen to Canberra and will give local students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in Shenzhen, the home of a major technology company in the world, Chief Minister and M...

Tell us your ideas for better services in West Belconnen

By 23 October 2014

Do you use human services? Does the term 'human services' mean anything to you? It refers to the range of programs or supports that can respond to a person's needs and can include public/social housing, health and wellbeing, education, disability, childcare, care and protection and justice. Navi...

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Canberra bids to join Major League Baseball backed Australian Baseball League

By 9 September 2009 6

Canberra has been invited to join Major League Baseball through an offer to participate in the Australian Baseball League in 2010. But in order to take up this incredible opportunity to join one of the world’s most prestigious and influential sporting organisations, Canberra’s baseball commun...

Win $500 and be the ACT Children & Young People Commissioner for a Day

By 9 September 2009 1

Just arrived in my email inbox... Have you ever stood up for yourself or someone else? Can you think of something that you might do in future to stand up for yourself or someone else? If you're aged 8 to 17 and live in the ACT, tell us by writing a story or poem, designing a poster, or r...

The Canberra City Band perform at Floriade 2009

By 9 September 2009

What: CANBERRA – The Canberra City Band play for all at Floriade and the Nara Candle Festival for 2009. Where: Floriade - Commonwealth Park Gardens from 9:00-11:00am and Nara Candle Festival – Canberra Nara Park; Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla from 3:00pm. When: Saturday 26th September 2009 ...

Belconnen Community Council - Neighbourhood Watch Forum - Sep 15 7.30 PM

By 9 September 2009 1

The Belconnen Community Council invites Belconnen residents and interested citizens to a public meeting with Tanya Swift, Officer in Charge, Belconnen Station ACT Policing, and Mathew Watts, Belconnen District Coordinator for Neighbourhood Watch (NHW). The Topics to be discussed relate to: Rej...

35,000 tonnes of asbestos waste springs into being

By 9 September 2009 14

The ABC brings us the rather intriguing news that the construction of the new ASIO HQ requires the removal of 35,000 tonnes of asbestos waste from the site. What's odd is that, to the best of my knowledge (historians are free to correct me here) the site does not have, nor has it ever had anything ...

Homebirth Rally - how it all went

By 8 September 2009 73

I did mention in comments on a previous story that I would write a review on the Homebirth Rally today, and here it is. You can also find the ABC News Online story here. The rally kicked off at 10:45am with an indigenous welcome ceremony at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy at Old Parliament House,...

GDE Stage 2 starting soon, completion much later

By 8 September 2009 47

Chief Minister and Minister for All Things Important, Jon Stanhope announced the imminent commencement of GDE stage 2. It will start in 2 weeks, but don't hold your breath, as the first part won't be completed until mid 2011, with the remainder due around 2012. There goes the land and house prices i...

Dark times ahead for ACT

By 8 September 2009 17

The ABC news tells us that the ACT might be about to face a loss of its share of GST revenue as Western Australia does its usual lobbying effort to avoid sharing too much of its wealth with the rest of us. This time, WA is backed by a Commonwealth Grants Commission report (3.9 MB download). If yo...

Witches of Canberra Had Better Watch Out

By 8 September 2009 128

Pastor Danny Nalliah has written about his concerns with the growing menace of witchcraft in Canberra. As I have been prayerfully seeking the Lord, the Spirit of God has been revealing to me that the whole nation is under a curse because the witchcraft covens from Mount Ainsley in Canberra are cu...

Nick Cave at the Library

By 8 September 2009 7

"A winter day suddenly came your way And you ran into your mind" Take a walk through the mind of Nick Cave. The journey is a bit weird, a bit voyeuristic, and still leaves a fair chunk of mystery. On show at the National Library is an enormous collection of ephemera from a creative life. From...

Application for ALP ACT Party Secretary?

By 8 September 2009 9

Walter Slurry writes in Crikey (One suspects that Walter Slurry doesn't exist as a person) Karl Bitter ALP National Secretary PO Box 6222 Kingston ACT Re: Position Vacant: ACT Party Secretary Dear Mr Bitter, I write to apply for the position of ACT ALP Secretary, as advertised within AC...

Nightspots for grown-ups?

By 7 September 2009 50

Hi - we're new to Canberra and would like to know the best nightclubs/bars etc for grown-ups - ie: we're over 30.  Looking for a good atmosphere, live music, but where you can still have a conversation - if such a place exists. Thanks in advance for any practical advice....

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