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Local leaders – Aaron Clausen (Canberra Nature Map and NatureMapr)

By 1 July 2015
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When Aaron Clausen accidentally rode his mountain bike through a patch of critically endangered Canberra spider orchids, he realised more could be done to identify and protect ...

Cheap eats – Asian Noodle House (Tuggeranong)

By 1 July 2015
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When it comes to value for money, you can do a lot worse than fill up on a big bowl of laksa. It’s cheap, the servings are gigantic and while a great laksa is always preferab...

Why are so many of Canberra’s public memorials out of sight, out of mind?

By 1 July 2015
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Over the years I have wondered about the placement of public art and memorials in and around the parliamentary zone. Here are three stories. A couple of months ago the winne...

Free online palliative care training

By 1 July 2015
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If you work in health or aged care, the Canberra-based Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association would like to invite you to take advantage of a new, free palliative care...

Telstra ACT Business Awards finalists announced

By 1 July 2015

Enabled Employment, Red Robot and Paladin Risk Management Services are some of the innovative Canberra businesses announced as Telstra ACT Business Awards finalists today. From the media release: The diversity of ACT’s thriving business community, including a four-wheel drive training school...

Support a Canberra action camera crowdfunding project

By 1 July 2015 2
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We have just released a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a new smaller, lighter and tougher action camera, and we've called it the Barnacle. We are currently the best p...

Living at an invalid address?

By 1 July 2015 2
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I have been living at my current house in Bonner for over two years, however, none of the systems recognise the address. I have this problem with Telstra, TPG and iiNet and ...

147 animals removed from Banks home

By 30 June 2015
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RSPCA ACT has removed 147 animals, including cats, dogs and birds, from a family home in Banks. From RSPCA ACT's media release: RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended a house in Ban...

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First Nomination for a "Mully"

By 9 May 2010 10

We Canberrans are often accused of having a chip on our shoulder, that we just dont stack up against the States. Well here's a young bloke who's taking the bit between his teeth, who's not holding anything back in the struggle to prove we too can stand proud at the Pantheon of Tools ... The ABC i...

Feral Sporting Parents

By 9 May 2010 6

Okay Rioters, It's that time of year again.....I have been a sporting parent for a few years now. Over the past five or so years, the Kukuette has been playing in a team that has run the spectrum of poor (OMG they scored - oops, no, an own goal doesn't count) to premiers. Since the team started p...

Israeli art scam back but this time they're French...

By 9 May 2010 5

I just got "hit" in O'Connor.  This was so obviously dodgy I politely shooed him off.  And of course when I found an example of the Israeli version from last year, the painting the poor scammed woman was holding was exactly the same as one he was trying to sell for $250 which you can buy from ...

QLD to ACT

By 8 May 2010 16

I've never been to ACT before and know nothing about it and am heavilly considering taking a job in Canberra. Can anyone help me by giving me an idea of which suburbs are best to live in (thinking modern 1 bed apartment). I don't know anyone there nor do I know anyone who has lived there. I have loo...

The best Raiders side money could buy?

By 7 May 2010 2

"safiwoo" has posted to YouTube ten minutes of Raider's nostalgia. It's the 36-12 Grand Final victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs. This is the game which catapulted Paul Osborne into the Legislative Assembly!...

More high-rise for Campbell on Constitution ave

By 7 May 2010 25

Campbellites, get ready for more high-rise on your doorstep. I stumbled across the following documents that apparently show approved buildings due for 2011 completion on the Campbell side of Consitution ave (ie backing on to residential streets). http://www.hindmarsh.com.au/images/projects/pdfs/6...

It's time for a College Cake Sale (Again)

By 7 May 2010 11

Well kiddies, here we are in Term 2, 2010. I have received information from one of my insiders, that again the various Technology faculties in ACT Colleges are running out of money, because parents still are not paying the Voluntary Contributions. Gosh Darn. So what should they do...... ...

Mad Charlie, Sunset Riot, Flat Earth Confederacy

By 7 May 2010

9:00 - Flat Earth Confederacy - http://www.myspace.com/theflatearthconfederacy 10:00 - Sunset Riot - http://www.myspace.com/sunsetriotmusic 11:00 - Mad Charlie - http://www.myspace.com/madcharliespace...

No farewell for the Christmas Ham

By 7 May 2010 2

The Brumbies have just announced that their stalwart Stirling Mortlock has been ruled out of Saturday night's final home game of the season. Apparently there will be George Smith and Stirling Mortlock masks at the game to farewell the two giants of Brumbieland, no doubt to adorn many refrigerator...

Revolving door at JACS keeps spinning

By 7 May 2010 9

The Canberra Times informs us that the Director of ACT Corrective Services, James Ryan, has announced he's departing, with no plans for his future. Simon Corbell's Department of Justice and Community Safety seems to be turning over mighty fast at the moment. Simon says it's all going to plan....

Movements to the West

By 7 May 2010 1

A couple of things are happening out in the ACT's western preserves. Firstly the Chief Minister has announced changes to the management plan for the Namadgi National Park. "The Government has agreed to adopt several of the Committee's recommendations, which we believe complement our efforts t...

Zed's Budget reply - Where's the money going?

By 7 May 2010 3

Liberal leader Zed Seselja gave his budget reply in the Assembly yesterday and Gallery connoisseurs were generally impressed by his theatrics. Here in the wilds of the internet we have to make do with the media release. Zed notes that there's actually a lot of money being spend and wonders whe...

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