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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6
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When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 13

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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Mr. Stanhope apologises for doing his own leaking

By 9 December 2008 9

As the Summernats sagas grow ever more lurid the Chief Minister has put his hand up to a bit of media manipulation. We had wondered just how a handy treasury minute on Summernats finances had found its way into the hands of media. It turns out Mr Stanhope left it behind for them after a media ...

Canberra Stadium Security goes High Definition

By 9 December 2008 11

A Canadian company called Avigilon have put out a media release touting their success in winning the contract to provide our very own Canberra Stadium with a "High Definition (HD) surveillance system to monitor patrons, ensuring improved public safety and overall venue security" Apparently 11 fac...

Canberra Christmas lights 2008 - mapped.

By 9 December 2008 18

I have been creating a google map with the Christmas light locations within the ACT region. Ive taken lists from a couple of web sites and added the in. Have a look: http://opshop.org/christmas. Hope it helps people find the best places in town. Please help out by added any missing locati...

"On Course" -- Young contemporary dancers come back to Canberra, where it all

By 9 December 2008 1

I guess this is mainly for the lurkers... some new, short contemporary dance by young choreographers.  Ex-Canberrans show their stuff, plus some others.On Course is a one-hour performance of seven new short works by young choreographers from tertiary dance courses around Australia. Several are...

The philosophical conundrum of abandoned beer

By 8 December 2008 40

I came across this sight in Ainslie this afternoon and it raised so many questions. (For the hard of seeing it's a sealed, full, bottle of VB) Why would anyone leave a full beer behind? Have they done something nasty to it and re-sealed it? (A bogan trap of sorts, if you will) Are they ...

Clash of the 500lb gorillas

By 8 December 2008 10

Request for Tenders for the $5billion national broadband network closed on Wednesday 25 November.  Given the nature and scale of this project there were only five bidders.  Surprisingly, Telstra’s bid as the largest supplier was only 13 pages in total while other bids ran into 100s of pages.  S...

Keeping it in the family Queanbo style?

By 8 December 2008 69

[First filed: December 05, 2008 @ 11:47] The ABC reports that three people have been arrested over the death of Queanbeyan's Danny Ralph in March. "Police believe he had been assaulted shortly after leaving a pub in Monaro Street. Strike force detectives today arrested a man and two women d...

Restaurant Review: la pasa - Singaporean cuisine on Alinga St

By 8 December 2008 24

I hadn't been expecting to be doing restaurant dining when I went out on Friday afternoon. But she-who-must-be-obeyed put her foot down demanding food and a kebab apparently wasn't going to cut it. So I wasn't really dressed fine dining (black t-shirt, cargo pants, hat hair) when we darkened ...

Exile on Childers Street - worth checking out.

By 8 December 2008 1

The shady forecourt of the Street Theatre on Childers Street has, on and off, been a great venue for Friday afternoon drinks. It's back on again with the first of a news series of live entertainment kicking off last week. (Doctor Stovepipe are pictured). It's called "Exile on Childers Stre...

Images of Canberra - The Wattle St installation

By 8 December 2008 45

Holden Caulfield has sent in this one of his favourite piece of public art in Canberra. It can be found just off Wattle St in Ainslie Lyneham. ...

Urban and Small Space Vegetable Gardens - help from the Environment Centre

By 8 December 2008 6

The Canberra Environment and Sustainability Resource Centre has developed "edible garden starter kits" designed specifically to suit Canberra's climate and urban spaces.  Growing some of your own food reduces "food miles" and the environmental impacts of conventional agriculture.  It also prov...

Police Wrap - 8 December

By 8 December 2008 12

1) Be careful whom you go home with: ACT Policing has arrested a 57-year-old man for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman a number of times between Wednesday (December 3) and Saturday (December 7). Detectives from ACT Policing’s Territory Investigations Group (TIG) will allege the first of...

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