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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6
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When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 13

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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Anyone see the "Insider's Guide to Canberra" on ninemsn? Comments?

By 20 September 2009 12

It's not a bad list. But have they missed anything essential?...

Two AFL games for Manuka in 2010!

By 19 September 2009 10

"Andrew Barr: Good news. We have a deal with the AFL that will see 2 games played at Manuka Oval next year. Details to be announced next week." It seems this is the future of government communications. Anyways... now we know....

The perils of leaving one's sign out?

By 19 September 2009 6

As sighted on Lonsdale St in Braddon on Wednesday night. Oh those clever, creative, drunks. So do we think they were heading into Civic or away from it when this seemed like a good idea?...

OnlineSuicideNotes.com? Canberra makes the internet significantly creepier...

By 19 September 2009 6

The ABC has the unfortunate news that a Canberra man, Peter Ingham, is behind the self styled "Facebook for the dead" frombeyond2u.com: Peter Ingham and fellow entrepreneur Andrew Slattery have created a website being dubbed 'Facebook for the dead', which allows the living to upload videos, phot...

Canberra Outrigger Canoe Club - 2009 Novice Course

By 19 September 2009

[First filed: September 18, 2009 @ 09:00] The Canberra Outrigger Canoe Club will be holding a novice course to encourage people to get involved in the sport.    When:   The course will run on Thursdays at 5.30pm from 8 to 29 October, with the option of paddling with the club on Sat...

Tharwa Bridge is still open!

By 19 September 2009 6

After hearing the opposition taking the government to task over the Tharwa Bridge restoration work, I thought I had better make it clear that the Tharwa Bridge is open and remains open to car traffic through this part of the build.  There seems to be an impression that the bridge is closed, but tha...

Pegasus to Profit from Community Fete

By 19 September 2009

Eastlake Football Club will host their inaugural community fete today with proceeds going towards Pegasus and the upkeep of the Eastlake football program. A range of exciting activities and stalls will be on offer including home baked goods, Canberra Milk van, goal kicking and handball competitio...

School closures inquiry report - upsets (almost) everyone

By 18 September 2009 28

Assembly inquiry reports come and go, but the report of the Inquiry into school closures (a pdf download) has managed to upset everyone apart from the communities of Hall and Tharwa, who have a recommendation to get their schools back. So how could they upset everyone else? The committee coul...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 119 - Hard Act To Follow

By 18 September 2009

Canberra’s longest running and least reliable podcast is coughing and spluttering into another burst of activity. In podcast number 119 Canberra's thriving metal and hard rock scene gets a gurnsey with the Hard Act to Follow project getting a spin. Track list: Bent Hen, Fast Track Tha...

Police riding Harley Davidsons?

By 18 September 2009 35

Whats this I see?  Two leather clad motorcycle cops, both of a more mature age, riding two brand new looking white Harley Davidson motorcycles sedately down Northbourne Avenue this week.  The bikes had blue and red lights and police signs on the panniers so they must be real police bikes a...

CMCF urges respect for Ramadan observance

By 18 September 2009 16

The Canberra Multicultural Forum supports the ACT’s Muslim community as it continues to observe the Holy Month of Ramadan, Chair Sam Wong said today.  “Ramadan is one of the great faith celebrations, marked by Muslims throughout the world – a time for reflection and introspection,” Mr Wo...

Evaporative Cooling in Canberra?

By 18 September 2009 12

I am looking to have evaporative cooling installed in my house and want to know what people's experiences have been with companies and products and if anyone has the following quoted unit and how much the purchase and install cost? One company has done an inspection and quote, recommending a Bon...

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