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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Farmers Daughter, Yarralumla

By 23 May 2015
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You may have noticed recently that I haven’t commented on the coffee at cafes that I have been visiting. That’s because lately I haven’t had a really great one. Whilst rac...

A look around Canberra – Forrest

By 22 May 2015 2
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A Look Around Canberra this week takes us to the south side of the bridge and a cruise around State Circle before stopping off at Forrest. Forrest can pretty much be describ...

Local sports club profile – Gungahlin Gymnastics

By 22 May 2015
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If there’s proof that Canberra’s north needed another gymnastics club, it’s the speed at which families have signed up to join Gungahlin Gymnastics, which opened for busi...

Weekend garage sale guide (23rd and 24th May 2015)

By 22 May 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Spence, Campbell, Franklin, Hughes, Florey, Macquarie, O'Connor, Narrabundah, Mawson, Gordon, Hackett, Crace and Nicholls. Happy...

Why travel when you can have a Canberra staycation?

By 21 May 2015 6
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My husband and I date every Wednesday. It’s my hot tip for staying happily married and it is probably the reason why we have so many kids (we have four). Four isn’t an ...

Where to buy wholesale meat or even half a pig in Canberra?

By 23 May 2015
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Hi guys, This might sound weird, but I have been looking into ways to buy half a pig or lots of uncut meat at wholesale price but found nothing so far. Most butchers will se...

Fyshwick hit and run witness sought

By 22 May 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking a key witness to a collision in Fyshwick this afternoon. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver failed to stop and render assistance. We are ...

More cash for mowing in Canberra suburbs in next ACT Budget

By 22 May 2015

The 2015-16 ACT Budget will spruce up Canberra's suburbs with a $7.75 million investment in more mowing and other maintenance, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced today. From the media release: Since becoming Chief Minister, I’ve been out from behind the Treasurer’s desk listening to...

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ACTPLA gets smacked down - again

By 17 April 2010 11

The ACT Civil & Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) has again refused a DA which had been approved by ACTPLA.  In the case of Mainore Pty Ltd v ACTPLA & Canberra Investment Corporation Ltd (Administrative Review) [2010] ACAT 18, ACAT stated it "is a mystery to the Tribunal as to how such a prop...

Starry nights all night. The Masterpieces go hardcore.

By 17 April 2010 49

[First filed: Apr 15, 2010 @ 9:29] I've been gagging to see the masterpieces exhibition at the National Gallery, but its runaway popularity has turned me off so far. But in a grand finale the exhibition is staying open all through the night this Saturday. And we've got 5 adult double pa...

BE THE NEXT GREAT FILMMAKER

By 16 April 2010

Or maybe your a great filmmaker already. In which case you will want to be part of the competition! The 15th annual Canberra Short Film Festival will be on 30 September - 2 October 2010 at the Canberra Dendy Cinemas. As in previous years we anticipate an exciting eclectic selection of entries wil...

2K Australia is dead, long live 2K Marin

By 16 April 2010 5

Computer games are being increasingly recognised as a major new industry of the future, and Canberra has a bigger presence than it does in well, pretty much any other global industry. So a snippet in Game Daily is worth a look. It seems even the game media's been blindsided by changes at Canberr...

DPP Cocks up again - Stephen Hillier walks free

By 16 April 2010 18

The Supreme Court has posted the order in the matter of The Queen v Steven Wayne Hillier. Justice Besanko concludes: In the circumstances, with respect to the charge on indictment that Steven Wayne Hillier murdered Ana Louise Hardwick between 30 September 2002 and 2 October 2002 at Canberra in...

Driving Tests

By 16 April 2010 43

At 9am this morning, my girlfriend had her driving exam, she turned up at Dickson and off she went... Here is a list of things she did wrong: -- she did 70km/h on northbourne ave - instructor told her to slow down cos she was 10km's over the limit, -- stalled the car 3 times, -- rolled back...

Every Single Saturday - Opening at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 16 April 2010

Canberra theatre goers like musicals, they like comedy, do they also like sport? We're about to find out! Every Single Saturday (sample music on the website) is a new musical having its world premiere at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and the team has sent through a stack of material. There's...

Police Wrap - 16 April 2010

By 16 April 2010 10

1. Hooded Highwaymen in Haig Park: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Haig Park, Braddon today (April 16). Around 1am a 21-year-old Braddon man and 19-year-old Braddon woman were walking home when they were approached by three men. One of the offender...

Big rats flee the sinking bushfire litigation

By 16 April 2010 7

The ABC brings word that QBE insurance has pulled out of the quixotic compensation suit for the 2003 bushfires currently enriching the legal profession in the Supreme Court. QBE is the third insurer to pull out of the proceedings. NRMA was the first to withdraw in December last year while Sunc...

Blame Canberra?

By 16 April 2010 12

The Canberra Times is running hard with Gary Humprhies' outrage after PM Kevin Rudd blamed Canberra for his ministers' inability to retain staff: ''It's probably like a dog year ... so folks stay with me for three or four years, that's probably 28 or 30 years or more in actual time,'' he said. ''...

Turkish - Charnwood Shops?

By 16 April 2010 9

I have been told that there is a new Turkish place opened at Charnwood shops, does anyone know if it's actually any good??? I am an orginal Northsider that has just returned after 3 years in Kingston - it will be hard to re adjust!...

Time to talk about the Yarralumla Brickworks

By 16 April 2010 19

View Larger Map The Chiefly Stanhope is asking for your input on the "iconic Old Canberra Brickworks site in Yarralumla": "The ACT Government wants the community to participate in a conversation about the future use and conservation of the Old Canberra Brickworks site," Mr Stanhope said. "Over...

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