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13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (4 and 5 July 2015)

By 2 July 2015
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How do you plan to spend this weekend? There’s plenty on in Canberra to keep you busy over the next few days, including the Westside Sunday markets, a ping pong jam and Bungendor...

Local politics: Here’s what you missed this fortnight

By 2 July 2015
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Anyone for tennis? A few humble tennis courts are proving to be more of a problem for Chief Minister Andrew Barr than he thought. Earlier this year, Barr said the ACT Gov...

The 10 types of drivers you see at Canberra school drop offs

By 2 July 2015 29
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I am a mother of four children and have done a gazillion school runs in my time. My experience to date has been with childcare, pre-school and primary school, so to write this post...

Canberra to host premier international ceramics event

By 2 July 2015
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Canberra has been selected for a three-day premier ceramics event that will bring national and international luminaries and cutting-edge ceramicists to the capital from across ...

Canberra’s number one work crew cafe

By 2 July 2015 1
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We all know that energy needs fuel, your car or truck needs petrol, your home needs heating at this time of year especially using gas as energy, your office printer wouldn’t ...

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...

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Images of Canberra - Thunder over Mount Ainslie

By 16 April 2009 24

CoffeeGeek has sent in this HDR picture of stormclouds over our city with the following note: I have this one I took roughly 4 weeks ago on a Friday afternoon. I can’t remember the date. The hill in the distance to the right is Mount Ainslie, and the road crossing the view is the Gungahlin ...

Garema Place screen busted and aint getting fixed

By 16 April 2009 6

CityNews have an interesting piece on the general decrepitude of Canberra, particularly Garema Place. DESPITE researching clear community benefits, the ACT Government is in no hurry to replace the screen and broken canopy in Garema Place with a digital one. The original screen was intended al...

Police Wrap - 16 April

By 16 April 2009 29

1. Do you know where your children are? ACT Policing has summonsed a 34-year-old south Canberra woman over allegedly failing to ensure the compulsory attendance of her three children at school. She will be charged with three counts under Section 11 (3) of the ACT Education Act 2004. This fo...

Solar Hot Water?

By 16 April 2009 15

I'm currently in the market for a new hot water systems and given the rebates currently available am seriously thinking about solar. I was after some advice from fellow Canberrans as to whether or not this is a good idea, and any recommendations for brands, suppliers and installers.  Can any...

Paintball deal for Anzac day

By 16 April 2009 3

Just a little deal in from our sponsors at Adventure Paintball to reward our long suffering readers: This ANZAC Day weekend, anyone who books a group and mentions the year that RA started will receive a bonus 300 paintballs worth over $50. Minimum group size of 8 applies. Minimum age of 16. ...

Free whooping cough vaccine to combat negligent parents

By 16 April 2009 13

Katy Gallagher has announced that in an effort to stem Canberra's reversion to the dark ages she's going to pick up the bills of oxygen thieving parents who have failed to vaccinate their children against whooping cough. ACT Health Minister, Katy Gallagher MLA, today announced that parents of bab...

David Jones closed

By 16 April 2009 17

DJ's in Civic has had extensive water damage from its sprinkler system and may be closed for weeks....

Minimal risk at Cooleman Court

By 16 April 2009 6

The Canberra Times has a bit on the trouble at Cooleman Court where asbestos has been found in the aircon and shops have had to close: Four Cooleman Court shops are gradually reopening after an asbestos scare late last week. The shops were closed on Thursday when asbestos-related material fou...

NCA Wrap for 16 April

By 16 April 2009 2

1. Heritage planning for LBG underway: Andrew Smith, Executive Director with the NCA says: 'Once finalised, the management plan will ensure that Lake Burley Griffin and adjacent lands are protected in accordance with their heritage significance.' This is the second phase of public cons...

Water Tanks Information Talk

By 16 April 2009

SEE-Change hosts:  Water Tanks: Your questions answered.  What size to get? How to locate and set up a tank? What rebates are available? Come learn not only from the professionals but hear what advise others have, who have already experienced the potential pitfalls of installing a rainwater...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 108 - Little Sister

By 16 April 2009 1

[First filed: April 15, 2009 @ 08:40] Canberra’s longest running and least reliable podcast has coughed up a lung, dropped the F-bomb, and stumbled out of bed . This week in podcast number 108 we have the jazz singing, foot stomping magic of Ellen Claire and Little Sister. Track list:...

Everyone's favourite criminal - Matthew Massey - Back in Custody.

By 16 April 2009 55

ABC is reporting that all around great guy Matthew Massey is back in custody after being arrested twice on the one day.  Once for possession of capsicum spray and a knife.  Then it appears after being bailed, later that day he decided to kidnap someone.   But it's ok, because [it is alleged]...

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