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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 26 October 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from...

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 2
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Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

Looking for a Dentist

By 26 October 2014 1

Hello, my wife and I are new to Canberra – recently moved from Greece – Can you please suggest an excellent Dentist in Belconnen Town Centre or Barton area? Would be ideal to find a friendly dentist and hygienist in the same practice. Thank you all....

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Reid

By 26 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Reid today (Sunday, October 26). Around 10.55am, a male with a knife approached a female at the back...

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Weston

By 26 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Weston last night (Saturday, October 25). About 7.30pm two men were walking along Trennery Street (near Cooleman Co...

Looking for our first Irish sean nos dance army

By 26 October 2014

We're looking for enthusiastic people who'd like to learn some simple and energetic dance steps for performance at the 2015 Canberra Multicultural Festival. Perhaps you like great rhythm, perhaps you have some Irish family connections somewhere or maybe you just like trying new things? It's al...

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

By 25 October 2014 6

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants' superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whethe...

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014 9

I've just moved to Canberra and quite like it... except for the take-away and home delivery choices (or at least those I've found so far). Why does Pad Thai cost $16.50 (Lemon Grass)? In Sydney $12 is expensive. Same goes for Indian food... curries at $17-20 is a rip-off for take away. And why n...

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Flame of the week - S-C on the Gungahlin hit and run

By 2 December 2008 73

Newbie S-C has made a late submission on the fatal Gungahlin hit and run last New Years Eve. "Mr Evil and popgoescanberra you do not know her how dare you say that she is a nutcase. i went to school with her. and she was a lovely young lady with more potential than you or any one could imagine. ...

ACTPLA Hunky Dory - but going under the knife

By 2 December 2008 6

Is there any body in Canberra as maligned as the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA)? The ABC reports that Mr Stanhope has promised his new developer friends that he's going to take a look at how the authority goes about its business. '"In these times we will begin to see our unemployment...

Corinbank 2009 - It's on and get your tickets now.

By 2 December 2008 32

[First filed: November 30, 2008 @ 23:07] From midnight 1 December the advance tickets for Corinbank 2009 are on sale from www.corinbank.com. The festival is running from 27 February to 1 March 2009. On Sunday afternoon I sat down with organisers Nic Welbourn and Dan Watters to find out abo...

Accident on Northbourne - 3 lanes closed

By 2 December 2008 5

My sources tell me that there's been a decent sized bingle at the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Macarthur, with 3 lanes of Northbourne Ave currently closed to traffic. So it might be worth avoiding that route for the next couple of hours. UPDATED: Ed - When I got down there a bi...

ANZAC Parade southbound shuts down

By 2 December 2008 11

With the roadworks on ANZAC Parade gathering place the NCA's warning that they're pulling another switch: The parade's southbound lanes will be closed between Fairbairn Avenue and Constitution Avenue until April 2009. Access between Blamey Crescent/Currong Street and Anzac Parade will also be cl...

Foreshore cleanup

By 2 December 2008 8

With the Foreshore festival choosing to use iconic public locales there's a legitimate public interest in the clean-up. To that end I wandered down this morning, three days later, to see how they're going. Most of the site is still fenced, and there's a lot of heavy machinery still hard at...

Simon says it's time to be ready for bushfires

By 2 December 2008 1

The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, is worried that you're all going to be too busy getting shickered this Christmas to prepare your properties for bushfires (OK, his exact words were: "Once Christmas day arrives we usually spend most of our time with loved ones, meaning b...

Police Wrap - 2 December

By 2 December 2008 6

1. There was a fatal accident in Kingston yesterday: ACT Policing is investigating a two vehicle collision in Kingston today (Monday, 1 December) that has resulted in the death of an elderly woman. About 12.10pm a white Mazda sedan and a light truck collided at the intersection of Wentworth Av...

Canberra roundabouts celebrated in retro disco and dodgy transitions

By 2 December 2008 9

On YouTube SheerspiteDemon has posted a celebration of Canberra's roundabouts. It's notable for the cheesy old Dead Or Alive sound track and the use of every transition available in iMovie....

A hotter, wetter spring

By 2 December 2008 2

The ABC reports that we've just had the wettest spring in three years with November high above the average for rainfall. "Bureau of Meteorology figures show 85 millimetres of that fell during November at Canberra Airport. That is more than the November average of 65 millimetres but not as wet ...

NATURE STRIP TREES

By 2 December 2008 26

Who can tell me if I am allowed to (legally) cut down a tree that doesn't allow my garden to grow? It's one of those huge pine needle dropping Pines that cover and kill my lawn and anything I plant underneath it or near to it. All the needles that fall from it clog the gutters and cover half m...

Mark Parton – hey 2ca, we need that afternoon bloke in the mornings!

By 2 December 2008 36

This afternoon I heard Mark Parton on 2ca, and couldn’t believe it.  What a breath of fresh air on that tired sounding AM station! I used to listen to him on 106 until he left and I switched to Art Sound. But driving past the Albert Hall in a taxi today (where I still remember Sherbet perfo...

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