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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Farmers Daughter, Yarralumla

By 23 May 2015

You may have noticed recently that I haven’t commented on the coffee at cafes that I have been visiting. That’s because lately I haven’t had a really great one. Whilst rac...

A look around Canberra – Forrest

By 22 May 2015 2

A Look Around Canberra this week takes us to the south side of the bridge and a cruise around State Circle before stopping off at Forrest. Forrest can pretty much be describ...

Local sports club profile – Gungahlin Gymnastics

By 22 May 2015
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If there’s proof that Canberra’s north needed another gymnastics club, it’s the speed at which families have signed up to join Gungahlin Gymnastics, which opened for busi...

Weekend garage sale guide (23rd and 24th May 2015)

By 22 May 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Spence, Campbell, Franklin, Hughes, Florey, Macquarie, O'Connor, Narrabundah, Mawson, Gordon, Hackett, Crace and Nicholls. Happy...

Why travel when you can have a Canberra staycation?

By 21 May 2015 6
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My husband and I date every Wednesday. It’s my hot tip for staying happily married and it is probably the reason why we have so many kids (we have four). Four isn’t an ...

Where to buy wholesale meat or even half a pig in Canberra?

By 23 May 2015 1

Hi guys, This might sound weird, but I have been looking into ways to buy half a pig or lots of uncut meat at wholesale price but found nothing so far. Most butchers will se...

Fyshwick hit and run witness sought

By 22 May 2015

ACT Policing is seeking a key witness to a collision in Fyshwick this afternoon. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver failed to stop and render assistance. We are ...

More cash for mowing in Canberra suburbs in next ACT Budget

By 22 May 2015

The 2015-16 ACT Budget will spruce up Canberra's suburbs with a $7.75 million investment in more mowing and other maintenance, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced today. From the media release: Since becoming Chief Minister, I’ve been out from behind the Treasurer’s desk listening to...

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Mortlokkies declared fit for Shark attack

By 26 March 2009 4

The Brumbies have announced the lineup to face the rampaging Sharks in Durban sometime in the small hours of the morning this weekend. Speedbump Rathbone returns to the side, he has at least got more practice playing at ABSA stadium, not that the wings have seen the ball all season. Of some su...

How soft are our bikies?

By 26 March 2009 147

There's a lot of talk about the bikie threat at the moment. Media, Government, and the Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs all have their own interests in talking up the menace. Which seems to miss the point that in Tuesday's excitement it was the bikies who wound up dead. (Bear in mind in the Downer...

Extreme stupidity at the Department of Defence?

By 26 March 2009 80

The SMH reports that the Defence bureaucracy, not content with thieving from the frontline soldiery, has now leaked the contents of their security checking into their own Minister. Even if they do manage to move him on (unlikely when the relationship in question is no secret) what sort of relatio...

APS agencies planning to compensate executives while squeezing the lower eche

By 26 March 2009 44

Far from inflicting low pay rises on the middle management level, several APS agencies coming up to the end of the certified agreements have plans to give massive rises to EL1s - while telling the rank & file that they can't have even a 2 per cent pay rise without "efficiency dividends". This is...

No, not that bank.

By 26 March 2009 29

This afternoon right outside the front door of the Salvo's store at Mitchell, a well-presented blonde woman representing Citibank was approaching customers entering and exiting the Salvo's offering credit cards and debt consolidation together with the offer of a loan with 6.something% interest. I...

Thirsdy on Thursdy (Zierholz opening)

By 26 March 2009 11

Just a quick announcement that as part of launching Zierholz in its first Belconnen venue at the Canberra Labor Club on Chandler Street I'll be doing a meet and greet the brewer promo tomorrow (Thursday 26th March) between 17:30 and 18:30 so why not come along and try some of Canberra's finest? B...

Chisholm Double Murder

By 26 March 2009 250

[First filed: March 24, 2009 @ 17:38] Word is coming in that there's been a major incident in Chisholm, possibly a shooting. (One source reckon's it's a square up for the death of James Peisley over the weekend. CORRECTION: Now hearing that the link is limited to Peisley buying speed from one...

Playgroups Games

By 25 March 2009 1

Today saw the Playgroups Assoc Games held at the Cook school. Looked from my side of things to be a great success with kids all over the place enjoying the activities. Things to be done were mazes, jumping castle, parachute games, balancing games, hitting, catching, a babies play area insid...

iSpin pole dancers spin into action for charity

By 25 March 2009 3

The staff and students of iSpin, Canberra’s newest Pole Dancing Studio, will showcase their individual and doubles pole dancing routines to raise money for the Balfour Family Trust and the Queensland Premier's Flood Relief Appeal, this Sunday night.  Like most people, staff and students at...

Taking out the trash day? No Functional Review for you

By 25 March 2009 22

[First filed: March 25, 2009 @ 08:03] One hopes that a bikie-related double murder and the sudden death of a prominent member of the community was not what prompted Jon Stanhope's office to push out this media release at 7.30pm last night. Because if that was the reason it's a hell of a way to...

Free theatre double bill - For Youth Week

By 25 March 2009

The Belconnen Theatre is playing host to a Youth Week presentation of a theatrical double bill with plays by local authors. From the media release: Featuring a cast of young theatre makers, the two one-act plays have been devised and developed specifically for Youth Week. Written and d...

Dermal Anchor Piercings

By 25 March 2009 10

Hey guys, just wondernig if anyone has gotten and dermal anchor piercings in the ACT, or knows what processes people use (puncher or needles) and if they did a good job... Let me know where you went please!!...

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