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Local Leaders Jack Taylor (The Jack Taylor Group)

By 22 October 2014
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Canberra entrepreneur Jack Taylor is proof that you don't need an MBA or years of experience to start a successful business (or four). The 22-year-old, who started his first...

Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 12
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Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

Man wanted by police; warrant for arrest

By 22 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 27-year-old Sonny Oeti, who they believe is responsible for a number of aggravated robberies earlier this year. ...

What are the worst traffic lights in Canberra?

By 22 October 2014 3

By the 'worst', I mean the most frustrating and disruptive, the ones that always seem to be red, no matter from which direction you approach them, and particularly if it's on the more important road of the two at an intersection.  The ones which really get on your wick. My own 'top two' are the ...

Mower repair

By 22 October 2014 5

My daughter needs to have her mower looked at. Her teenage boys have been fiddling with it trying to get it going. It will start but won't keep going. Can anyone recommend someone, maybe a hobbyist, to do a reasonably priced job?...

Elderly man missing; assistance sought

By 22 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 80-year-old man, Vernon Pretty. Vernon was last seen this morning about 6.45am when he left his u...

Book Launch: ‘Fire in the Afternoon’ by John Stokes

By 22 October 2014
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Celebrated poet John Stokes does not shy from the contentious and the harrowing, his verse evokes the plain truth about love, sex and chaos. In a clear, resonant voice Fire in ...

Concrete slab: Normal vs Waffle Pod recommendations

By 22 October 2014 4

Hi All, I am looking to build a house in Canberra, and I was given the option to either go with a waffle pod slab with single glazed windows or a normal slab with double glazed windows to achieve the 6 star rating. Do any of you out there have any suggestions as to which option would be best suitab...

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Powering greater energy choice in the ACT

By 23 September 2014 1
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Canberrans have greater energy choices from today with Origin - Australia’s largest integrated energy company - now selling gas and electricity to ACT homes and small busines...

Best of Canberra - Kebabs

By 23 September 2014 22
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For this week’s Best of Canberra, we are going back to fast food… Kebabs. My first experience of a kebab was back in the days that there was a little place in the Woden f...

Australian Muslims need a PR advisor right now...

By 23 September 2014 12
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British author Ian McEwan wrote after 9/11: “It is hard to be cruel once you permit yourself to enter the mind of your victim. Imagining what it is like to be someone other t...

Meg Corson performs at MIC Night

By 22 September 2014

From 'Idea of North' fame, let this Canberra local serenade and soothe you with her jazzy renditions. Featuring full band: Trevor Coleman, Greg Scott, James Luke and Mark Sutton. When: Thursday 25 September 2014 Time: 7:00pm Where: CIT Music Industry Centre, CIT Woden - Cnr of Ainsworth st &...

Local Sports Wrap 20th and 21st of September

By 22 September 2014
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FOOTBALL: National Premier League Cooma Tigers bowed out of the National Premier League finals series after it was dismantled 6-1 by Sydney club Bonnyrigg Eagles at the AIS ...

AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night

By 22 September 2014 1

To celebrate World Space Week 2014, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents: 2014 AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night The United Nations declared World Space Week to celebrate space and commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik 1 and the 1967 signing of t...

ACT early learning centre receives excellent rating

By 22 September 2014 1

Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch today congratulated Canberra Girls Grammar School Early Learning Centre for becoming the first service in the ACT to be awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). “The rating ackn...

Floating on Canberra

By 22 September 2014

Sean Stoddart has sent in a link to "Floating on Canberra". It is a video comprising a collection of footage taken in Canberra over winter 2014. It was taken using a Phantom2 Vision+ quadcopter. Check it out... http://youtu.be/HAjg92vjYD8...

Hustle&Scout Markets Expand to Airport and Beyond

By 22 September 2014 7
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As the Hustle&Scout markets celebrate their first birthday this weekend, they will also be celebrating a change in location. For the first time, the event will be held not at N...

In-Person-8 - Impro ACT (Review)

By 22 September 2014 1
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Whenever I told someone the theme for this improvised show the response was usually a mix of surprise and horror.  “Well, you see, in the first half a group of improvisers s...

Basketball Backboard

By 22 September 2014 3

Rather ironically my "lifetime" freestanding basketball system's backboard has broken ie the perspex sheet.  To be fair the thing is about ten years old so was bound to happen at some point. I have contacted the company but while the part is worth $50 the postage is over $500! Also had no succes...

Executive Drivers chauffeur services a cut above the rest

By 22 September 2014 2
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Steve Cotter, the founder of Canberra-based luxury chauffeur service Executive Drivers, is better known to clients as Driver Steve. He chauffeurs overseas dignitaries, busin...

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