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Best of Canberra callout: Small galleries

By 25 May 2016 1

Canberra and art go hand in hand, largely because of the city’s status as the Australian capital. The ACT is home to institutions showcasing art and artefacts for the nation,...

Ashley Drive duplication to extend to Johnson Drive

By 25 May 2016 2
Ashley Drive

The ACT Government will spend $3.5 million over two years to duplicate the section of Ashley Drive from Erindale Drive to Johnson Drive, Minister for Transport and Municipal Se...

Fresh sourdough, French pastries and hot coffee at Autolyse

By 25 May 2016

When the clock strikes midnight, it may be time for Cinderella to head home, but at Autolyse the party is just getting started. Between 12am and 12pm, three or four experien...

Walking the Centenary Trail in 8 Days: Narrabundah to Ainslie

By 25 May 2016

Have you ever thought about walking the Centenary Trail? The 145km loop was established in 2013 to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary, and passes over our picturesque mountain scapes...

Politicians flying too close to the sun

By 25 May 2016

There is a now a long list of candidates announced for the 2016 ACT election. These people are about to put themselves through a very complicated and drawn out job application....

Reconciliation week at The National Archives of Australia

By 25 May 2016

We are proud of the Indigenous records in our collection so we’ve arranged free guided tours during Reconciliation Week to point out some of those on display. You can hear the...

Safety inspectors to audit electrical goods

By 24 May 2016
electrical good illo

A range of electrical products, including many household items, will be the subject of a safety audit by Access Canberra inspectors in retail shops. The audit is being carr...

New partnership to deliver human services

By 24 May 2016
Yvette Berry

Woden and Belconnen community services will form a partnership to deliver the remodelled Human Services Gateway from 1 July. The ACT government will provide $4.4 million ove...

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Water Testing

By 8 October 2010 7

I am thinking getting some water from a small creek tested for quality, to see what contamination may be in it (as it's possible that there may be pollutants leaching into it upstream), and to review its suitability for stock.   Any suggestions as to the best way to arrange a test?...

Min Mae's Still Standing

By 8 October 2010 1

Facebook brings word of a fascinating performance at The Street later in the month: The Street Theatre and Min Mae presents; STILL STANDING …the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable. - E.M. Forster Still Standing unearths the autobiographical body in a primal exca...

ACT Police want more Tasers

By 8 October 2010 104

The Australian Federal Police Association has sent out a circular calling for more Tasers while the rest of Australia is wondering if they're such a good idea. Dear XXXXX , As some members may be aware, during the recent federal election campaign the AFPA lobbied for the funding of Tasers...

Finding love at Tilleys?

By 8 October 2010 14

koolerkenproductions has posted this sweet little piece to YouTube. I'll never look at a fallen pen in quite the same way....

A new southside option for Friday drinkies

By 8 October 2010 4

Our friends at Urban Pantry are launching a summer of Friday evening jazz on the lawns in Manuka. If you haven't had the pleasure it's at 5 Bougainville St....

Would you like a horticulturalist?

By 8 October 2010 15

Simon Corbell is promising a horticulturalist consultation in every garden. Through GardenSmart, an expert horticulturist visits homes and assesses the garden before providing advice on issues such as which plants are best suited to the garden and how to minimise water use. GardenSmart also i...

Learn to improvise!

By 8 October 2010 3

‘Prepare to be Unprepared’ introductory Improvisation course Learn the basic skills that make all group improvised performance possible, plus performance "games" (commonly used in Theatresports shows), should you wish to appear on stage with us. Improvisation skills are also useful for enh...

Left field?

By 8 October 2010 2

[First filed: Oct 6, 2010 @ 11:32] Real Estate agent Andrew Chamberlain (the current REIACT salesperson of the year) has qualified for the upcoming solo 24 hour mountain bike world championships at Mt Stromlo on 9-10th October. His wife Belinda thought that if he is going to spend all day ...

Police Wrap - 8 October 2010

By 8 October 2010 6

1. CCTV Success: An 18-year-old Gilmore man and a 17-year-old youth were identified via CCTV vision and arrested by the City Beats team in relation to an assault in the city in early hours of this morning Friday, October 8, 2010. The two victims, a male and a female, were on City Walk around ...

Cirque du Soleil coming - but not to Canberra (waah!!)

By 8 October 2010 5

I've just got an e-mail to say that Cirque du Soleil are coming back to Oz with their show Saltimbanco next year . But Canberra is missing out :-(   Given their popularity on previous visits, I can only assume the space behind the National Library is no longer available...?...

Belconnen Community Festival is go in 2010

By 8 October 2010 warns that the Belconnen Community Festival returns to Margaret Timpson Park (across the road from the Mall) on 13 November: 2010’s festival theme, “Circo Belco and the Future Footprints Sideshow” emerged from community feedback collected at the 2008 festival, from long...

Canberra Private/public debate on seconday schools

By 8 October 2010 21

Hi I am in the processes of considering a move to Canberra from Melbourne with my husband that is from Canberra, but out of touch with schools (as of course they change over the years). I have a daughter and a son that are to enter high school (one in high school when we plan to move) and I would...

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