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Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014

“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the openi...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014

Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 3

ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

Buying a new car – should it have a full tank of petrol?

By 24 October 2014 25

I'm interested on hearing thoughts on this, I recently purchased a new car from a dealer in Phillip that shall remain nameless (although it does rhyme with shommonwealth boaters).  Anyway, I went to pick it up and when the salesperson was handing over the keys and going through some features (its p...

Fitzs Challenge Heroes – Riding for a Reason

By 24 October 2014

With Fitz’s Challenge just a few short days away the excitement of the riders testing their capabilities and pushing themselves to their limits is building. But it is wor...

Canberra Shenzhen intern program connects future innovation leaders

By 23 October 2014

A new StudyCanberra student intern program between Canberra and Shenzhen will attract the best and brightest students from Shenzhen to Canberra and will give local students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in Shenzhen, the home of a major technology company in the world, Chief Minister and M...

Tell us your ideas for better services in West Belconnen

By 23 October 2014

Do you use human services? Does the term 'human services' mean anything to you? It refers to the range of programs or supports that can respond to a person's needs and can include public/social housing, health and wellbeing, education, disability, childcare, care and protection and justice. Navi...

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Canberra to be Scuttled by Victorians

By 27 August 2009 14

On September 12 2009 Canberra is going under. The now decommissioned HMAS Canberra that is. The Brisbane Times informs us (nothing from our local rage that I could find) that the second RAN ship to go by the name Canberra is to be scuttled off Victorian waters to become a divers paradise.The Vict...

Philo's West Side Story Playing at the Erindale Theatre

By 27 August 2009 5

The brain dead oxygen thieves who constantly bemoan the decline of manners and the failings of today's youth should take note of the following years from our current contemporary culture. The first is 1597, when Romeo and Juliet was first published. Fatal gang warfare punctuated by a double s...

Another Year in the Australian Snow - 2009

By 27 August 2009 13

Got upto to the ski fields on the weekend and while it rained on Friday arfternoon, that eventually turned to snow, bringing 10 cm of fresh cover for Saturday morning. However, discovered on arrival in Jindy that there had been a sewage leak into the local water supply and so everyone was buyin...

Amature Radio club needs a new home.

By 27 August 2009 12

The Canberra Region Amature Radio Club has after 10 years been put into a position of having to move from it's current premises. The club is non profit and promotes the use of amature radio for communication and learning. The club is after a premises where we can meet and have a full time radio ...

Barr Knows Best?

By 26 August 2009 32

Who knows how to ensure that a major project is developed in accordance with 467 seperate Sections of ACT Law better than a man who has worked in the private sector as an account manager, media analyst and salesperson, and also former parliamentary adviser and Chief of Staff to a Labor Minister? ...

Keep a rail corridor into Civic

By 26 August 2009 50

Stanhope on 666 this morning accused citizens texting in to express concern about the proposal to develop the Kingston Rail Site, and move the train station further out, of "being misinformed". Without detail on the table, it's hard to be informed, isn't it? What a retrograde step - moving any oppo...

Antonia Kidman the 'face of Floriade'

By 26 August 2009 36

That famous sister has been named as the 'face of Floriade'. She will be in Canberra to officially open Floriade on September 11. According to the CT, she is a good choice because she loves gardening and is a yoga devotee, fitting in with this year's theme of 'Mind, Body and Soul'. However wouldn...

Data Recovery services in Canberra

By 26 August 2009 20

I couldn't find via search that this has been asked before, so can anyone give me any advice on a good local service for data recovery services? I'm looking to get information off a formatted hard drive that was running Windows XP and has all the photos of my baby's first 8 weeks of life! There is o...

Are Canberrans a bunch of NIMBYs?

By 26 August 2009 50

There have been a couple of issues floating around recently which has made me realise just how anti-development Canberrans tend to be. First, there’s the immigration bridge which seems to be condemned as an ‘eyesore’, despite no firm design having been put forward; then there’s the new ASIO ...

The Edition

By 26 August 2009 11

'The Edition' on display at Megalo Gallery White books in a white room. Lots of them. This art exhibition at Megalo in Watson is at first quite mystifying. For his solo exhibition artist Nick Stranks has gone to a lot of trouble to cast a matched set of books in aluminium, bronze and plaster...

Poker machines, the money, and Labor

By 26 August 2009 55

[First Filed August 24, 2009] Poker machines are a strange game. In the long term, the only way to win is to not play. And yet, Canberra still gambled $56 every second last financial year, just on the pokies. Canberrans love sport, and Canberrans their Clubs, and Clubs help make the ACT be...

No Utilities Rent for Actew

By 26 August 2009 10

The ABC has this story on the Federal Court ruling that the ACT government cannot impose a utilities tax as its unconstitutional. Leaving a nice big $18 million hole in the budget surplus. Well done on Queanbeyan on questioning the imposition of these fees. My question is, does this tax have a ...

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