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Local Sports Wrap 30th and 31st of August

By 1 September 2014

RUGBY UNION It took a week longer than expected, but the Canberra Vikings’ National Rugby Championship campaign is alive and kicking after a 37-18 victory over Greater Syd...

Looking for a solo musician to hire for art exhibition opening

By 1 September 2014 4

Hi everyone, I'm planning an open night for an art exhibition and thought a musician would be a great addition. Space is limited, hence the single musician. Perhaps a classical guitarist, cellist or someone who can play melodious, classy yet unobtrusive music and has good vocals, for an intima...

What’s for dinner? Hello Fresh!

By 1 September 2014 4
Hello Fresh box

You come in the door after a long day, kick off your work shoes and are then faced with the inevitable question: what's for dinner? Maybe it's your children asking, maybe it's just...

Snow to stick around a little longer for Canberra

By 1 September 2014

Spring may officially be in the air, but someone forgot to tell Corin Forest. After a bumper first winter returning to snowmaking, they’re not ready to call the season over q...

The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final

By 1 September 2014

An 80,000 word research project would take nine hours to present. Their time limit... three minutes! Join us for an evening of education and entertainment. Come along to ANU for an hour and see a snapshot of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on the campus by PhD students. ...

Secretive development of parks

By 1 September 2014 1

The recent hoo-ha over the development of the park outside dickson pool has brought up a good question. How to inform locals about development of their green spaces? Residential developments are flagged with the little yellow sign outside the house. Neighbours will see it and have a look. But ...

Face-fit release of offender to five robberies

By 1 September 2014

ACT Policing has released a face-fit of a man they believe is responsible for five aggravated robberies in Canberra from earlier this year. Since April there have been five...

Counterfeit notes located in Dickson

By 31 August 2014 2

ACT Policing is warning Canberra businesses to be on the look out for counterfeit money following the discovery of imitation notes used in Dickson. A total of three counterf...

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Police Wrap - 23 October

By 23 October 2008

1. Woman missing from Canberra Hospital: ACT Policing is seeking community assistance in locating a 37-year-old woman who went missing around 8pm yesterday from the Canberra Hospital. Police have concerns for the woman’s safety and welfare as she suffers from a condition which requires medic...

Halloween pumpkins?

By 23 October 2008 56

Quick question. An American friend of mine is holding a halloween party and I want to get some of those orange pumpkins to carve for the party. Anybody seen any in the shops? ...

Why is Civic such a dreary place?

By 23 October 2008 54

Walking around the city in mid-afternoon a couple of weeks ago, I started wondering why exactly Civic is so lifeless at ground level in so many places.  Especially west of Northbourne, whole block frontages are blank walls, fire door exits, or frosted glass.  The footpaths are a shabby collection ...

Too many drunks getting arrested?

By 22 October 2008 42

The Ombudsman has announced the release of their third report on ACT Policing's dealings with the drunkards. It comes out swinging: "More needs to be done to keep intoxicated people out of police custody" And keeps it up throughout: "The report also recommends some changes to police trai...

Anzac Park West finds an owner

By 22 October 2008 5

The ABC brings word that after a decade standing vacant, and used only for pyjama games by police and defence personnel, the huge office building at the end of Anzac Parade is to finally have tenants with Defence deciding it needs the office space. Anyone know who's going to be exiled from hallow...

A decent feta at the supermarket

By 22 October 2008 20

Earlier tonight I posted in my Facebook status that I'd found a good feta cheese. I was then bombarbed with inquiries as to where I had found such a thing. So here you go: Kebia Bulgarian Goat's Milk Feta. It came from the Ainslie IGA, so other IGA's might well carry it. It costs $5.15 ...

The Band Broke Up - Part the second

By 22 October 2008 11

The second installment of Matty Ellis's four part series of musical evenings "The Band Broke Up" took place last night at The Front in Lyneham. A blokey panel of singers got the crowd deeply involved with much singing along. A happy knitter could even be found in the crowd (caught in the v...

Car sales down as part of economic cooling?

By 22 October 2008 27

The ABC has a piece on car sales in Canberra being down over 10% in September. I know I'm trying to reduce my debt with troubled times ahead, how about you guys?...

Movie Discussion Group verdict - THE DUCHESS (Dendy, Manuka, Belconenn Woden

By 22 October 2008 4

(From Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer (Keira Knightley), was the original 'It Girl'. Like her direct descendant Princess Diana, she was ravishing, glamorous and adored by an entire country. Determined to be a player in the wider affair...

Police Wrap - 22 October

By 22 October 2008 7

1. Silly silly Watson boy: ACT Policing has arrested a 16-year-old, Watson youth after a short pursuit through Lyneham and O’Connor about 10.20pm yesterday (October 21). Police first sighted the vehicle driving on a nature strip in Lyneham and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Poli...

Canberra Marist College on Lateline!

By 22 October 2008 161

[First filed: October 20, 2008 @ 23:05] Not good news for them. Video to follow --- Video now available, transcript to follow. Now here's a question for whichever local politicians are not transfixed by fear of pederasts... Will they allow a school with a history of proven...

Inward Bound brought down by local bureaucracy

By 22 October 2008 5

Woroni reports that the ANU's legendary Inward Bound event has been cancelled because getting nearby councils happy about it has proved too hard. For those who haven't heard of it, it goes something like this according to Wikipedia: "The competition is split into eight divisions which are drop...

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