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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Eightysix

By 31 January 2015 1

Eightysix is by far my absolute favourite Canberra restaurant, so when I heard they had re-introduced a breakfast menu I was ecstatic and a little bit intrigued. How would it w...

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 2/2/15

By 30 January 2015 2

Life without Katy  Chief Minister Andrew Barr has not enjoyed an entirely perfect kick-off in the top job. After a long and successful innings from the factionally unal...

A Look Around Canberra: Curtin

By 30 January 2015 2

I was keen to head back to the Woden Valley this week for A Look Around Canberra, as it's been several weeks since I'd done one of the suburbs there. I decided to have a look a...

Once a Knight’s enough

By 30 January 2015 26

So everyone in the known universe is criticising the PM for making the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia. I might have a go too. Much has been written abo...

Whats on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015

It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do i...

Recommendations for metal fencing contractors ?

By 31 January 2015

I need to replace a 25+ year old wooden fence - preferably with a metal one because the old wooden one has some termites in it. Any recommendations for metal fencing contrac...

Two arrested over Uriarra cannabis crop

By 30 January 2015

A 28-year-old Tuggeranong man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on cannabis cultivation offences and a second may also face charges after they were arrested by police in the Ur...

Body corporate costs for new apartments?

By 30 January 2015 5

Hi, just wondering whether anyone could advise on what one might expect to pay in body corporate fees for a two bed, two bath, 80m living apartment off the plan in Canberra at ...

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Looking for a hypnotherapist

By 6 December 2009 17

I've been having some difficulty losing weight and though I'd give hypnosis a try for a bit of assistance. Can anyone recommend a hypnotherapist in Canberra? And does anyone know the ballpark fee for this kind of appointment? Thanks....

WinHD sound

By 6 December 2009 17

Since Channel 80 has been broadcasting in HD recently but I am getting no sound on my LG HDTV here in Canbera. I am however receiving sound through my set top box on my old tv. My TV is Multi-channel sound for 5.1 Dolby. I have found others with the same problem. All my other HD channels...

but what about the bricks?

By 5 December 2009 29

Am thinking of moving to Canberra, and sure the sunsets and fresh air are great, but where can one live there that isnt a dreary suburban house made of sickly coloured bricks? Is there any wood? mudbrick? any creativity? ...

Fire in Gordon

By 5 December 2009 17

Spotted smoke while driving around Gordon lake about 7pm on Friday, and managed to take a photo of a fire as I drove past. There was a lot of police cars in the area which makes me think it was probably arson. Fire seemed to be put out pretty quick. Anyone know what happened? I'm guessin...

Free creative Workshop and Info session for Theatre, Film and TV lovers

By 5 December 2009

Canberra residents thinking of exploring a more creative field have the opportunity to attend an upcoming free workshop taught by the Director of one of Australia’s leading independent performing arts colleges. “There hasn’t been a better time to be creative”, says Lesley Watson, Founder ...

Stray cat found in Lyneham

By 4 December 2009 27

My partner and I have recently come across a stray cat living around our complex in Lyneham. Our Body Corporate has already sent out letters to other people in our complex about this cat, and as yet no-one has come forward to claim him. When we first saw him, he was emancipated and very shy of p...

Sunday Arvo - The Ellis Collective @ The Front

By 4 December 2009

In conjunction with the Canberra Musicians Club, The Ellis Collective have a wonderfully rare and spontaneous evening gig at The Front, this Sunday 6 December starting at 6pm. The Bureau of Meteorology promises a summer evening perfect for acoustic tunes and cider drinking as the summery dusk...

Stupid, stupid people and their stupid cigarette butts

By 4 December 2009 75

So on the way to work on Wednesday morning, the Monaro was at a bit of a crawl. I noticed not one, not two, but three people throwing their cigarette butts out of their car windows during this journey (two people from the same car). The ACT is a tinder-box - I can't fathom how people think it is oka...

Teenage Gift Drive

By 3 December 2009 2

Uniting Care Kippax are raising money to purchase movie tickets to use as Christmas gifts for Teenagers who would usually miss out at Christmas time. A $35 donation will provide a package containing 2 Dendy Movie tickets, a voucher for popcorn and a drink to a teenager in need. Donations over ...

UPRISING paintball team recruiting for 2010

By 3 December 2009 4

CALLING CANBERRA PAINTBALLERS as per the header, UPRISING is recruiting for Canberra based players (ok, we'll take others too!) interested in playing amateur or semi divisions in 2010. In 2008 we played 2 rounds of 7s in semi-pro , finishing 4th and 3rd, plus div 2 in axl finishing 2nd. 2009  w...

ACT sentencing gone to the dogs

By 3 December 2009 24

I was disappointed to see yet another piss-weak "sentence" in relation to a conviction for animal cruelty.  The CT reports (here: man-deserved-harsher-penalty-rspca) that Saron Youn has got off with community service and a good behaviour bond for neglecting his two dogs to a point where they we...

Our Wellness Foundation celebrity singing bee & Christmas fund raiser

By 3 December 2009

For those who are not all christmas partied out and can fit another great event into your calendar, or have a keen interest in watching local celebrities battle it out in charity karaoke this could be the event of the year. The Our Wellness foundation is a Canberra based charity formed in 2008 ...

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