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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 1

My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 6

Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 3

So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

Emergency Services unite for bushfire arson warning

By 20 December 2014

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch is urging residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity following several grass fires across the ACT in the past few weeks. ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, along with ACT Policing, see an increase in deliberately lit...

Don’t forget the tree this Christmas…

By 20 December 2014

RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees! Don't miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 261...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
Rudi Lammers, Joy Burch and Brad Watts

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 6

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

Katy Gallagher Endorsed for the Senate

By 19 December 2014

ACT Labor’s Administrative Committee last night endorsed Katy Gallagher to replace Senator Kate Lundy as the Labor Senator for the ACT. “At the close of nominations, our...

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Good swimming spots for summer

By 7 November 2009 30

Can anyone recommend any good pools/waterholes in Canberra? Price or location is pretty irrelevant, just looking for somewhere far from the madding crowd, preferably. Any suggestions appreciated, thanks!...

Hunger strike to stop global warming!

By 7 November 2009 26

In what appears to be an unearthed Monty python skit, Mr Paul Connor of Canberra is on a hunger strike and insisting that he'll only drink water from now until an agreement is struck at global climate talks in Copenhagen starting on December 7. "We're only making one guarantee - that is we'll sto...

Pialligo Ave roadworks

By 7 November 2009 11

When are they ever going to get around to levelling off Pialligo Ave just before the light? For months now that section of the road (just before the traffic lights coming from Queanbeyan) has been left incomplete for no good reason. It is dangerous for drivers who must slow right down to ease...

Skin doctor/ clinic in Canberra

By 6 November 2009 28

Anyone recommend clinic/ GP/ specialist in Canberra to get a skin check and couple of moles removed?...

Christmas lunch in Canberra

By 6 November 2009 14

For almost ten years we had been having Christmas lunch at 83 Restaurant at Woden Tradies.  As we all know Tradies closed down 83 a few months ago bringing that much-loved tradition to an end.  I was wondering if Rioters could suggest a good place for Christmas lunch this year.  It needs to be a ...

ACT Greens are on the job!

By 6 November 2009 3

Good to see that ACT Greens are ensuring that Canberrans are not duped by ACTEW's Cotter dam enlargement cost blow-out. From the ABC news website: 'The cost of enlarging the dam to 77 gigalitres was first estimated to cost $120 million in 2005. But in September Canberra's water authority ACTEW ...

Dickson Woollies to get an upgrade

By 5 November 2009 24

Seldom a month goes by without someone on RA expressing dissatisfaction with the Woolworths at Dickson. So no doubt people will be happy to know that an upgrade is in the works, with the relevant DA lodged with ACTPLA. Except...the DA indicates they are only jazzing up the external signage. Su...

Expat Canberra Filmmaker Short-listed for Australia Post 200 Seconds Film Com

By 5 November 2009 2

'The Package', is a short film directed by born and bread (yet now ex-Canberan) Oliver Waghorn and has made the final 4 in the open category for the Australia Post 200 seconds film competition. The winning film is screened at the AFI ceremony and announced on the 9th of November. Entrants had to ...

"Winds of Light" - new Emu Bank art piece

By 5 November 2009 18

Nothing like a new art piece to stimulate some RA discussion. ACTPLA's DA notices include one for a new art piece to be installed next to the footbridge at Emu Bank on Lake Ginninderra. (To my eye) part sundial, part gyroscope, "Winds of Light" is summed up in the DA as: eight metre h...

Take Their Life opens!

By 5 November 2009

Canberra Dramatics' newest play, Take Their Life, opens tonight at Tuggeranong Arts Centre! The play has been developed by a team of creative Canberrans, and is based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. With her new husband Romeo banished from the city for murdering her cousin, and her parents ...

Rep's 2010 Season Launch

By 5 November 2009 1

Canberra Repertory Society launches its 2010 Season, on 6 November, at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Walter Learning, currently directing the final production for Rep’s 2009 season, will launch Rep’s journeys through theatre 2010. Join guests, subscribers, members and friends of Can...

“COLOURS BY NATURE & SEE-CHANGE” are pleased to be hosting two exciti

By 5 November 2009

Daniel Wurm from the GreenPainters Ltd, (a non-for-profit organisation), will be presenting an 1 hour information session for Builders, Architects, and Consultants on Wednesday 18th November at 5-6pm. Free. And on Thursday 19th November, Daniel will also be conducting a 6 hour specialist training...

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