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Weekend cafe hot spot: Sweet Bones, Braddon

By 5 September 2015
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Hey team! Bec here, filling in for Sophia while she's off on holidays. Hanging out in cute cafes is probably my number one pastime, so feel free to grab a cuppa, kick back and jo...

Land Development Agency’s obscure news about Northbourne

By 4 September 2015 2
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The ACT Government’s Land Development Agency (LDA) has just circulated a media release that I think was meant to be good news and was supposed to inform us that something is ...

A look around Canberra – Swinger Hill

By 4 September 2015 1
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When I first moved to Canberra I made a friend that lived just near Swinger Hill. The first time I drove past on the way to her house I screamed with laughter at the name of th...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (5 and 6 September 2015)

By 4 September 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in O'Connor, Kambah, Macgregor and Karabar. Happy Friday! Saturday 5 September 7 Atholbar Way Karabar 8am to 4pm Bric a brac, toys, c...

11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By 3 September 2015 1
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This weekend's highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father's Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the...

Police targeting distracted drivers

By 3 September 2015
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ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September. Police will target dr...

Who is the Canberran agent for iRobot? (Roomba)

By 3 September 2015 1
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I need some bits to spruce up my humble house cleaning friend, the battery is getting weak and there are a few upgrade kits you can throw at the old ones to make them better. ...

Police seek Tuggeranong Parkway hoon

By 2 September 2015 10
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ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August. The ca...

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Budget updated!

By 18 May 2009 8

Katy Gallagher has announced that just two weeks after putting out her first budget she's had to have another go after the Federales pulled the rug out from under her numbers. "Based on the forecasts of the national GST Pool published in the Commonwealth Budget, the ACT's GST revenue in 2008-09, ...

Brendan Smyth - sock puppet for the Business Council?

By 18 May 2009 10

The Liberals' Brendan Smyth has put out a very odd media release in which he mostly just quotes the CEO of the ACT Business Council, Chris Faulks. The complaint is that it's hard to do business in the ACT. Having been involved with the running of small businesses in the ACT I found this a litt...

Serrated Tussock taking over?

By 18 May 2009 11

The ABC is warning that the dreaded serrated tussock is spreading like topsy in the Canberra region: Mitchell Clapham from the NSW/ACT Serrated Tussock Working Party says the weed is spreading at an alarming rate. "Well in 1995 it was estimated that there was about 500,00 hectares of serrated ...

Emergency Services Wrap - 18 May

By 18 May 2009 1

1. When oil recycling goes wrong: Substance found in recycling oil drum At approximately 12.30pm, the ACT Fire Brigade responded to fumes from an unidentified substance in an oil recycling bin at the Mitchell recycling depot on Flemington Road. The depot was evacuated and closed. Testing of t...

CCTV across the city to be improved

By 18 May 2009 19

I would very much like to know what various people think about the $1.6m announced to go toward CCTV not only in Manuka, Kingston & Civic but also Manuka Oval, EPIC, Canberra Stadium and all ACTION buses as part of this year's budget. I am doing research (very belated so fire away) for an ass...

Walk D Feet Global MND day

By 18 May 2009

Walk to d'feet MND Global day is Sunday 21 June commencing at 10.00am. [ED - MND = Motor Nurone Disease] The walk will be conducted around the edges of the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. The walk is approx 5.5kms. You can choose to walk, run or ride your bike. Why not bring along the...

All Shook Up At the ANU Arts Centre

By 18 May 2009 4

[First filed: May 15, 2009 @ 11:00] Supa Productions are currently advertising their latest production "All Shook Up" with us. Last night they were kind enough to let me go to a rehearsal, allowing for a review pre-opening night. All Shook Up is part of the new wave of rock musicals where ...

Snow business?

By 18 May 2009 10

I'm newly arrived in Canberra and am keen to take advantage of Canberra's close proximity to the snow. Are there any alpine ski clubs that organise day trips/ weekend trips/ car pooling to the slopes?  I'm been able to find on the internet ski clubs that have lodges near the snow but they all se...

Police Wrap - 17 May

By 17 May 2009 30

1. Liquor store glassing: ACT Policing is seeking three males in a red or brown Mazda 323 sedan with ACT number plates after an assault at the Belconnen Woolworths liquor department May 16, 2009 in which a 29-year-old staff member received cuts to his neck and upper arm. Police were called t...

The Phoenix has a website

By 17 May 2009 1

It's 2009 and The Phoenix now has a blog! So now you can check out what's on in advance instead of wandering down and taking your chances....

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 31

By 16 May 2009

For those who missed it live, the latest downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your’s truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM....

Police Wrap - 15 May

By 16 May 2009 54

1. The police view of the Rush Hour bust: ACT Policing arrested one man, seized a vehicle and issued around 45 Traffic Infringement Notices and 20 defect notices after a targeted operation on a large group of drivers suspected to be performing burnouts and street racing. The operation was per...

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