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In photos: Anzac Day Dawn Service 2015

By 25 April 2015
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For the 120,000 people in attendance at this morning's Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Day began at around 3am (perhaps even earlier for those keen to get a good...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Silver Fox Bar and Grill, Curtin

By 25 April 2015 1

Silver Fox Bar and Grill is one of those restaurants that constantly pops up on my Facebook news feed and the posts look so delicious. Believe it or not, I actually have a list...

10 places in Canberra to get breakfast after the Dawn Service

By 24 April 2015

For those commemorating Anzac Day by attending Saturday's Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, here's a quick guide to Canberra cafes open for breakfast following the ...

Weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th April 2015)

By 24 April 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Chifley, Kaleen, Franklin, Amaroo and Page. Happy Friday! Saturday 25 April 12 Mornington Street Amaroo 7.30am to 1pm Stools, ligh...

A look around Canberra – the highs and lows of Kambah

By 24 April 2015 8
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I should declare up front that I’m a Kambah girl. I haven’t lived there for two decades, but I grew up there. I even went to Kambah High back in the day. I know, maybe ...

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th April 2015

By 23 April 2015 4
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Another week almost over! Here's your guide to what's on this weekend, including Canberra's Anzac Day Centenary commemorations. Anzac Day 2015 The Australian War Memoria...

Man extradited from Batemans Bay following murder

By 24 April 2015

A 27-year-old Bruce man has been extradited from New South Wales after members from ACT Policing travelled to Batemans Bay this morning (Friday, April 24). A warrant was swo...

Australia’s Young Performer of the Year comes to Canberra

By 24 April 2015

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to Llewellyn Hall on May 6 & 7, to join forces with acclaimed young Australian pianist Hoang Pham, to perform Tchaikovsky’s first ...

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Kaboom! - Wanniassa ATM blaggers fail

By 12 March 2009 2

The ABC has a story on failed efforts in the early morning to send a Wanniassa ATM into orbit sans its cash. A garbage collector alerted police around 5:30am when he noticed abandoned tools near the ATM and wires coming out of the machine. Police bomb experts attended the scene to ensure there...

Getting Ripped - The Best / Worst Gyms in Canberra?

By 12 March 2009 50

First of all, I apologise if this is a recycled thread (I DID search for a similar topic but didn't find much apart from a review of Club Lime Tuggers). As the title suggests, I am looking to get ripped, and not by way of the hip pocket. Fail that my immediate goal is to lose the manboobs. I live...

Girl Geeks go again

By 12 March 2009 12

Good news sisters, the Girl Geek Dinners were such a success with round one in Canberra that they're having another go. They've booked out Indian Affair in Phillip (a top choice) and are banqueting at $32 a head. Boy geeks are, one imagines, free to run a LAN party while the ladies are away. ...

WIN’s policy of no news is good news

By 12 March 2009 24

Has anyone else noticed that for some months WIN news goes ‘silent’ during some of their news reports? There is footage of the story but no sound. There was another incident last night and one last week on the Socceroos match. Sorry if Riot has already covered this story but I find the on-goi...

Andrew Heath walks off into the sunset

By 12 March 2009 12

The ABC brings word that the Canberra Liberal's Director Andrew Heath has called it a day. Mr Heath took up the post in April 2007 and will step down from the role next month. Mr Heath previously worked for the former Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Gary Nairn and Senator Gary Humphries. The...

The smoke free prison?

By 12 March 2009 44

It might not have any prisoners, but the Canberra Times reports that the Alexander Maconochie Centre (the prison to you and me) is still wrestling with the issue of smoking bans. ''Smoking is not permitted inside any AMC building, including cells and cottages [and] the Government is currently dev...

Canberra most affordable?

By 12 March 2009 35

The Chiefly Jon Stanhope informs us that thanks to his West Macgregor slum building the ACT can now boast that it "remains the most affordable jurisdiction to own a home". "The 62 initiatives contained in our Affordable Housing Action Plan, combined with low interest rates and the Rudd Government...

Brumbies name the side to take on the hated Waratahs in 2009

By 12 March 2009 12

[First filed: March 11, 2009 @ 09:49] The Brumbies have announced their team for Friday's crucial clash with the brutes in baby blue: 1. Nic Henderson 2. Stephen Moore 3. Guy Shepherson 4. Ben Hand 5. Mark Chisholm 6. Peter Kimlin 7. George Smith 8. Stephen Hoiles (c) 9. Joshua Holmes ...

A good time to job search in Canberra?

By 12 March 2009 20

Recently I have been toying with the idea of looking for a new job, but with all the doom and gloom I'm greeted with in the daily news,  is this the best time for job hunting?   I check out the usual web haunts, Seek and and the numbers of jobs seem pretty good but I'd like ...

Questions Brendan should be asking?

By 12 March 2009 13

In the discussion about Brendan Smyth's paper multiplication analysis of the ACT Government's stationery budget we've had an interesting comment I think needs wider consideration: Personally if I was Mr Smyth I’d be more concerned that ACTION buses costing about $100 million a year and every pa...

The magic number: Eleven, give or take

By 12 March 2009 14

Many sentencing decisions of late have drawn cries to the effect of "how many times does someone have to ignore court orders before they're actually punished for it?". Well, we now have our answer courtesy of Robert Andrew McNamara (ABC Online): It seems that having eleven good behaviour orders, br...

Penguins and Polar Bears Film Premiere

By 11 March 2009

Liliana Bogatko's second film about life with bipolar disorder, "Penguins and Polar Bears" is premiering next week at the Belconnen Theatre (Part of Belconnen Community Services). Her first movie was "Another World" which screened in 2007. Here's the blurb for Penguins: Liliana Bogatko’s ne...

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