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Exploring the Eden Road Cellar Door

By 1 August 2014

How lucky is Canberra, yet another high quality winery right on our doorstep, within 30 minutes and just a couple of hundred metres north of the Barton Highway. The short dr...

Coles to be anchor tenant at new Amaroo Group Centre

By 1 August 2014 4

Coles Property Director Greg Chubb and Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr are pleased to announce that a full line Coles supermarket will be the anchor tenant for the new Amaroo Group Centre. The centre will include a 2,300 to 2,500sqm supermarket, a Liquorland, around 1100sqm of space for between...

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 1 August 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week's activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from t...

Corin Forest snow report

By 1 August 2014

Snow is forecast down to 800m today, well past Corin Forest's altitude. Snow flurries on Friday morning are expected to turn to good snowfalls as the day goes on. It's feeling ...

World Record Attempt at the Canberra Hospital

By 1 August 2014

Hello all, I would like to tell you about a fun fundraiser that is occurring on 19th, 20th and 21st of August in the foyer of the the Canberra Hospital starting at 8am and finishing on the Thursday at 10am. I with lots of help from others we will be attempting to gain the World Record for the ...

What’s on this weekend? 2nd and 3rd August

By 1 August 2014 2

With the temperature dropping around Canberra this weekend, you may be tempted to sit in front of a fire with a good book. But if you fancy venturing out there is a fair bit going...

Healthy eating for your family on a budget in Canberra

By 1 August 2014

In the comments on my previous story about local shopping many commenters claimed that a single trip to a big supermarket provided the best prices throughout the cart. I hav...

2014 Floriade NightFest tickets now on sale

By 1 August 2014

Tickets to one of Canberra's most exciting after-dark events, Floriade NightFest, go on sale today. Now in its seventh year, the ticketed twilight event will transform Commo...

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Cheap eats in Civic

By 17 June 2009 55

We've done similar posts to this before, but as a City office worker I'm wondering where the biggest, cheapest, bestest lunch is to be found in Civic. The criteria is................tasty, under $10 and big enough that i'm not feeling hungry again by 3pm.  Bonus points if you can squeeze a can ...

Long Shot - anyone see an accident southbound on Yamba Dr/Erindale Drive Thur

By 17 June 2009 48

Basic details: I was travelling southbound on Yamba/Erindale Dr in the left hand lane at approx 5.50pm Thurs 11 Jun 09 . A rear ender had occurred in the left hand lane about 5 cars in front of me so the left lane was blocked. The accident occurred approx 100m up from the Sulwood Drive turn off. ...

It looks like we werent nice enough to James OConnor

By 17 June 2009

Despite johnboy's plea, and despite rigging it so the Wallabies gave him a dream debut right here in Canberra, word has come through that James O'Connor is expected to stay with the Western Force. The deal hasn't been signed off, but The Australian (via FoxSports) reckon he'll be staying in Perth...

Constitutional crisis looming for the ACT?

By 17 June 2009 14

Katy Gallagher has issued a furious media release on veiled threats by Zed Seselja that passage of the ACT Government's budget would be conditional on the Government's response to the estimate's report. Mr Seselja told the Assembly, it was interesting that "there is no recommendation to actually...

Cheaper to buy than to rent in Canberra?

By 17 June 2009 70

The ABC has picked up a Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) media release claiming that in Hobart, Darwin and Canberra it's cheaper to buy a house than to rent it. This is mostly because house prices are dropping while rents are not. Before taking it to seriously though, remember that it...

The Australian Institute of Criminology wants you

By 17 June 2009

[First filed: April 30, 2009 @ 15:06] The AIC has launched a survey to find out how victims of Crime in Canberra feel about their experience: We are seeking ACT residents who have been a victim of crime in the past two years to participate in an online survey examining the referral process for...

Canberra 1959 in colour - Part II

By 17 June 2009 14

[First filed: June 16, 2009 @ 09:45] Last week Janed wowed us with colour pictures taken by her father (the legendary local bookseller Teki Dalton) in 1959. She's come ba...

Pig sniffles hit Bimberi

By 17 June 2009 8

The Canberra Times reports that the Bimberi youth detention centre's got two of it's ten inmates testing positive for the H1N1 swine flu. When one thinks about the controls on access to Bimberi I think it's now safe to assume the swine flu is completely endemic and it's time to stop wasting money...

Hospital Car Park approved

By 16 June 2009 12

Andrew Barr has announced that he's approved the plans for the hospital car park which he contentiously called in from the planning approval process. Well, it's not like he called them in to reject them is it? But at least the hospital expansion process can be moving on....

Should Alistair get a briefing? (And if he has how did he forget?)

By 16 June 2009 63

[First filed: June 16, 2009 @ 10:42] The Liberal Alistair Coe is stamping his tiny feet due to the Chiefly Stanhope failing to take him seriously. In a clever move Alistair is trying to conflate an apparent strategy of ignoring and belittling him personally with ignoring and belittling local G...

Flawed ACT Housing rollout of Airoheat hot water tanks - green maybe, but don

By 16 June 2009 38

A lot of govie houses had perfectly good electric hot water tanks replaced by DUX AIROHEAT hot water units that have a reverse fridge unit on top (as described here) My prev...

Bush healing FOI case heats up

By 16 June 2009 4

In the PR world it's often considered important to, from time to time, let slurs slide, because making a big deal out of them draws more attention to them. A classic case study is now being constructed in the ACT Legislative Assembly. For those who came in late: 1. Back in March Katy Gallag...

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