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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Vietnamese

By 18 September 2014 1
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For the Best of Canberra Taste off this week I was forced to sample some local Vietnamese food. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my life is pretty tough sometimes...

Home security revisited

By 18 September 2014

It's been a few years since the matter of home security systems was discussed and, since I am currently poised to jump ship with the company I've been with for more than 10yrs (ADT) and switch to one about which I know very little (Chubb), it seemed a perfect time to ask what people's experience ha...

Tigers set for monumental clash

By 18 September 2014

It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be...

Nature Conservation Bill 2014 is a commitment to a sustainable future

By 18 September 2014

A new Nature Conservation Bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly today forms a key part of the ACT Government’s commitment to a sustainable future for Canberra, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said today. The Bill is a result of a review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980....

Forde Community Association

By 18 September 2014

Hi Rioters, We are trying to launch a Residents/Community Association in the suburb of Forde in Gungahlin - the Forde Community Association. Communities@Work are hosting a 'Community Conversation' at the Forde Community Centre this Saturday at 3pm as part of a continuing series to engage the c...

Complaint against officer substantiated, investigation complete

By 17 September 2014 2

AFP Professional Standards (PRS) has completed an investigation into a complaint that an ACT Policing officer deployed Oleoresin Spray (OC) towards a tethered dog in a backyard during the course of a search warrant in May this year. Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers said that the com...

Tuggeranong’s FFA Cup journey ends but won’t soon be forgotten

By 17 September 2014 2

The Tuggeranong United coaching staff and reserve players laughed and smiled as they stood together on the sideline prior to kick-off. Their relaxed mood told the story well, and was befitting of the special occasion they were playing a part in. Tuggeranong, buoyed by its remarkable penalty sh...

EATology: the science of eating

By 17 September 2014

What do humans have in common with soil? How does soil health impact upon human health? Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people. We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agricultur...

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Jewellery design in Canberra

By 28 July 2009 30

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a jeweller in Canberra that can custom make engagement rings, and is reasonably priced. So far googling has only turned up Zamels, and I was hoping to find a few others to go around and get quotes from. Also looking for positive ...

Police Wrap - 27 July

By 27 July 2009 36

1. Isabella Plains burglary bust: ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old man on receiving stolen property charges and driving whilst disqualified. Police executed a search warrant on the man’s Isabella Plains home yesterday (July 26) locating a number of items alleged to have been stole...

What? You're having a roundtable? Here's the plan

By 27 July 2009 16

In a masterful example of consultation Stanhope style today's roundtable, supposedly to start the development of a Sustainable Transport Plan, has instead been used to announce a completed Strategic Public Transport Network Plan 2010-16. Through this plan the Government is looking to engage Canbe...

Is Canberra an unfriendly place to live?

By 27 July 2009 82

Before we moved here we were told that "Canberra is a funny place, no one is friendly there" by quite a few people.  I wonder why there is that perception in the rest of Australia.  We got these responses from a varying group of people, some that had lived here, some that had only visited,...

What will a carbon-neutral Canberra look like & what will it take to brin

By 27 July 2009 8

Do you get excited about the idea of Canberra becoming a completely sustainable city? Do you want to do something but you’re not sure what?  Come and be part of the solution  SEE-Change is following up on last year’s beginnings and starting an active Southside SEE-Change group.  ...

Big Barton Building

By 27 July 2009 7

ACTPLA has announced that they've approved the development of 200 million worth of shops, offices, and apartments on Sydney Avenue in Barton. Specifically Section 27 where the Macquarie Hostel used to be. During the assessment process further consultation was undertaken between the applicant and ...

Calvary to take over hospice

By 27 July 2009 20

A letter in yesterday's Canberra Times alerted me to the fact that in addition to getting paid by the ACT govt for selling Calvary Public Hospital, the Little Company of Mary are also getting Clare Holland House. Did some searching and looks like this is true. Under present arrangments at Calv...

ALP national executive drops the hammer on Labor Club sale

By 27 July 2009 15

[First filed: July 25, 2009 @ 10:48] The Australian brings word of the ructions and ruminations within the very highest levels of the Australian Labor Party over the sale of the Labor Clubs here in Canberra. The national executive has intervened to stall the sale of four highly profitable ...

Company Profile - Fruition Data

By 27 July 2009

Fruition Data are the local experts in building custom made software and database solutions that enhance business productivity. Led by Canberra entrepreneur, Andrew Newnham, Fruition Data has a talented and highly experienced team which specializes in creating tailor-made database systems that c...

Milk crates, Civic, and the Cat Empire

By 27 July 2009 3

The whys and wherefores of this one are a little vague. But it definitely looks like fun was being had in the heart of the city. DayTimeStar has posted it with this note: i know it's crap but i was bored so i edited the video from my phone together....

Nightfest tickets on sale

By 27 July 2009 7

Tickets have gone on sale for NightFest. If you've come in late you might be surprised that NightFest is not a new goth night at The Basement. It is in fact the ticketed and bonus value added component of the flower display on steroids that is Floriade. After its popular debut last year...

"Houses too expensive for nurses, service workers" ?

By 27 July 2009 19

ABC Online has just run an item saying Canberra is too expensive for nurses etc. to buy a home. After a small rant against Canberra the article ends with the footnote "Similar results were found in all other cities except Darwin." Have we upset someone in the ABC?...

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