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Local leaders – Lachlan Blackhall (Reposit Power)

By 27 May 2015 1
Lachlan Blackhall

Lachlan Blackhall is co-founder of a Canberra technology startup supplying software to one of the world’s most innovative companies, Tesla Motors. Founded in 2012, Reposit...

Cheap eats – Jamie’s Italian (Civic)

By 27 May 2015 10
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Some days you just need a big bowl of carbs to get through the chilly weather. I had a hot tip that Jamie's Italian does a weekday pasta special at lunchtime, so with the days ...

Westside wonder

By 27 May 2015 12

Last July the ACT Government announced plans to develop a shipping container village by the lake on the west side of Commonwealth Avenue. I missed the original announcement, b...

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy. Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre's new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The data facilit...

Monash Drive – which route?

By 27 May 2015 7
Monash Drive

Thanks for the views and comments on my previous post, Light rail or Monash Drive. If Monash Drive is to be reconsidered, then the next question is what are the possible route...

Dont worry, animal cruelty will only cost you $123

By 26 May 2015 3
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It took two operations to remove the fishhooks that were ingested by a Staffordshire bull terrier owned by a 26-year-old Canberra woman, who was fined $123, banned from owning...

Bodies in Lake Burley Griffin

By 26 May 2015 14
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Lake Burley Griffin has had its fair share of bodies, acting as a watery grave for several unfortunate souls in the last century. Some met foul play, one woman's body was found...

Best of Canberra – French toast

By 26 May 2015 15
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French toast is one of those decadent weekend breakfast dishes from my childhood. My parents used to make us French toast when we didn’t quite make it through the loaf of bread...

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Pimp my skillz

By 31 March 2009 9

I'm looking to move on in life, or at least the career bit of it, and I was wondering if anyone had any good (or notably bad) experiences with any of the professional job-finding or consulting agencies in town? I'm an indoorsy paper-pusher with pretentions to communications or light research, and...

Chanting at 2.20AM??

By 31 March 2009 6

We live in Reid, near the city and we are hearing what sounds like yelling/chanting or something.... Sounds like it's coming from the city area. Does anyone know why this is happening so freakin early (2.20am on Tuesday morning)?!   What's goin down?...

Double fatality in Clift Crescent car crash

By 31 March 2009 185

[First filed: March 29, 2009 @ 14:06] The ABC reports that two teenager have died after an early morning car crash in Richardson. A 19-year-old man died from serious injuries he received in the single-vehicle accident and a 17-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and...

Diet root beer in the Australian market?

By 31 March 2009 26

I have T2 diabetes hence I am limited to sugar free carbonated bevvies when I wish for one. This is where the purpose of my posting/ranting lies. On my recent travels to the US, I fell in love with A+W brand diet root beer (read sarsaparilla) and have only found the diet variety in one place,...

Police Wrap - 31 March

By 31 March 2009 22

1. Conder Kidnap attempt: ACT Policing are calling for witnesses that may have seen an attempted kidnaping in Conder today (March 30). About 8am, a 13-year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop on Box Hill Avenue, Conder when she was approached by a man in a white van. The man grabbed the...

Deakin Deja vu

By 31 March 2009 5

As I gaze in to my crystal ball and try to work out the my own next move in the real extate market of Canberra I am again overwhelmed by this incredible feeling of deja vu.  Another public pool in Canberra has been closed. In my reverie I am whisked back to 2001 to the closing of the Kippax Pool...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast - 2009, Episode 9

By 30 March 2009

Canberra's most reliable podcast is back to it's normal rigid schedule and returns for episode nine of 2009. Jazz, Che and I mix up the rugby ideas in All Bar Nun’s ever more baroque back room. The music for this episode is by the Cashews and the beer for review is the very interesting Abbey...

Nicotine patches rolled out to hard-smoking health care workers

By 30 March 2009 20

Katy Gallagher has announced the rollout of free nicotine replacement therapy for Canberra's health workforce who, for some reason, resolutely ignore the panic surrounding their addiction/habit. ACT Health will provide an initial eight week course of NRT in the form of patches as well as smoking...

The women firing up for Chicks Rock

By 30 March 2009

From the event page: The inaugural 'Chicks Rock!' concert event will be hosted by Hush Lounge on Friday April 10, 2009 (Easter Friday). Adelaide based all-girl punk band 'Legless' will headline the event and will be joined on the evening by local acts "The Glaciers" and "Mudpie Princess" (for...

Roller Blading in Canberra

By 30 March 2009 18

I am interested to hear from other roller blading enthusiasts about their favourite paths to blade around Canberra. Also are there any social roller blading groups in Canberra?...

The heat goes on, and so does the bushfire season

By 30 March 2009 11

The Emergency Services Agency has seen fit to extend bushfire season: “The official bushfire danger period will now extend until Wednesday 15 April 2009,” ESA Manager Media and Community Information Darren Cutrupi said. “The season traditionally finishes on 31 March each year but the c...

Dining in large groups

By 30 March 2009 21

Where do Canberrans dine out with a large group (20 or so) for occasions like Mother's Day. Recently I have had pretty 'ordinary' meals at a well known Club in Gungahlin. Ideally I'm looking for a venue where you pay before you dine is available as it's easier than trying to split bills. ...

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