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Road trip from Canberra: Kangaroo Valley

By 2 April 2015 3
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If you’re looking for things to do over the Easter long weekend, why not consider a road trip to the Kangaroo Valley region. My most recent road trip took me through the b...

Why language is important

By 2 April 2015 5
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A few weeks ago I wrote an article on how not to talk to women in the workplace. The piece garnered some interesting comments, some of which I’d like to address today. Th...

What’s open in Canberra on Good Friday?

By 2 April 2015 5

With the Easter long weekend just around the corner, here's a quick (but certainly not exhaustive) guide to what's open in Canberra on Good Friday. Cafes and restaurants Penny University in Kingston is open 7am to 4pm every day of the Easter long weekend, including Good Friday. Wilbur's Caf...

Cheap eats – Turkish Pide House (Woden)

By 1 April 2015 5
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I love Turkish food. All of it. Whether it's Turkish bread smothered in hummus or beetroot dip (or both!), kebabs, pide, baklava, or even a bottle of sparkling Gazoz, I will be kee...

Concern as Braddon’s historic car yards in danger

By 1 April 2015 8
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There are reports circulating that the future of an important aspect of Braddon’s heritage is in danger of being lost. The Northbourne Historic Trust’s President, Sir Ke...

Is Manuka dying?

By 31 March 2015 38
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The shops at Manuka in Canberra's inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing w...

departing.io – web app for ACTION buses

By 2 April 2015
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As a frequent traveller on ACTION buses I find the current apps lacking - often I just want to know when the next bus will arrive at a stop. departing.io is a web app I have ...

Shade sail installation recommendations?

By 2 April 2015
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We have an existing shade sail (not professionally installed) which we now have to have installed properly. Any recommendations? Thanks...

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Katy's strange neurosurgery announcement

By 4 March 2009 8

Now here's an odd little story. This morning the Health Minister Katy Gallagher announced that she'd awarded a tender for the Neurosurgery Suite at Canberra Hospital to a mob called IMRIS. Viewing tender announcements as pretty low grade news we ignored it here, but other outlets joined in th...

Radion Station 2CC farts their way in to Twitter-ing (Tweeting) Online

By 4 March 2009 10

Radio station 2CC are not making the most auspicious of starts to what appears their newest venture into using Twitter. They have just started to Tweet in earnest as of today. http://search.twitter.com/search?q=2cc Some of their classics so far are: 2CC: Pete wants to sell his farts. The...

Police Wrap - 4 March

By 4 March 2009

(After a week AWOL the AFP Media Unit has roared back into life with a swathe of backdated content, most of it with dud links but here's what's working right now) 1. Greenway Flasher! ACT Policing has arrested a 30-year-old man after an alleged act of indecency on a female in Greenway yesterda...

Who Here Plays the Carillon?

By 4 March 2009 19

If there is a carillon player among us, please speak up.   I'm hoping to interview you for a documentary I will be making....

Brumbies and Capitals double-teaming

By 4 March 2009

The Brumbies have announced that they're joining up with the Capitals over a big weekend of sport coming up later in the month. The Canberra TransACT Capitals will vie for a competition record-equaling sixth WNBL title and will take on the winner of this Friday’s match between Bulleen and Towns...

Want to be a mystery shopper?

By 4 March 2009 24

[ED - Before any of you start screaming. I asked Rachel to send in some information on this and no money or any other consideration has changed hands] SpySee Mystery Shopping and Reviews are Canberra's only locally owned and run mystery shopping specialists.  No doubt you have heard that myster...

Belco car break in

By 4 March 2009 18

Warning to all who park in the long term carpark at Belconnen Labor Club during the day.  My car was broken into yesterday (3 March) and the car radio/cd stolen.  It was only a cheap Kenwood (so the thief is not too bright) but the damage to the dash getting it out is the most annoying as ...

Mz Anne Thropik plays The Basement with local supports

By 4 March 2009

Mz Anne Thropik (say it aloud and it'll make more sense) is coming to Canberra to play The Basement (Cohen St. Belconnen) and she's got great local support. The MTV presenter will is touring with the local punkabilly, pyscobilly masters Charlie Greaser and at this show will also be joined by ...

Disability services need more resources?

By 4 March 2009 3

The Greens are finally online with an interesting view on the funding of disability services: “The Disability Commissioner needs to be separate from the Health Services Commissioner,” Ms Bresnan said today. “A clear recommendation from the Gallop Inquiry into a number deaths in disabilit...

Corinbank 09 - Closing Finale video and Stray's view

By 4 March 2009 9

[First filed: March 03, 2009 @ 17:53] The RiotACT second unit photographer, Stray, had motoring troubles combined with IT troubles, but she persevered to give a different perspective on proceedings, and a different photographic style. A slideshow of her photos is below. I've also managed t...

Flugelman exhibition at the Drill Hall Gallery

By 4 March 2009

ANU has an interesting note about an exhibition running at the Drill Hall Gallery until 5 April. This exhibition is a major survey of the recent work of distinguished Austrian-born painter, printmaker and sculptor, Bert Flugelman. He is best known for his huge geometric public sculptures in stain...

What is happening to Sunrise Cafe, Alinga Street?

By 4 March 2009 10

The past two weeks has seen the Sunrise Cafe (Alinga Street, just up from the Pancake Parlour), with a big CLOSED sign. Is the place really closing down?  The owner sick? Enquiring minds want to be, er, enquiring. Ex...

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