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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Vietnamese

By 18 September 2014 1

For the Best of Canberra Taste off this week I was forced to sample some local Vietnamese food. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my life is pretty tough sometimes...

Home security revisited

By 18 September 2014

It's been a few years since the matter of home security systems was discussed and, since I am currently poised to jump ship with the company I've been with for more than 10yrs (ADT) and switch to one about which I know very little (Chubb), it seemed a perfect time to ask what people's experience ha...

Tigers set for monumental clash

By 18 September 2014

It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be...

Nature Conservation Bill 2014 is a commitment to a sustainable future

By 18 September 2014

A new Nature Conservation Bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly today forms a key part of the ACT Government’s commitment to a sustainable future for Canberra, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said today. The Bill is a result of a review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980....

Forde Community Association

By 18 September 2014 2

Hi Rioters, We are trying to launch a Residents/Community Association in the suburb of Forde in Gungahlin - the Forde Community Association. Communities@Work are hosting a 'Community Conversation' at the Forde Community Centre this Saturday at 3pm as part of a continuing series to engage the c...

Complaint against officer substantiated, investigation complete

By 17 September 2014 5

AFP Professional Standards (PRS) has completed an investigation into a complaint that an ACT Policing officer deployed Oleoresin Spray (OC) towards a tethered dog in a backyard during the course of a search warrant in May this year. Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers said that the com...

Tuggeranong’s FFA Cup journey ends but won’t soon be forgotten

By 17 September 2014 2

The Tuggeranong United coaching staff and reserve players laughed and smiled as they stood together on the sideline prior to kick-off. Their relaxed mood told the story well, and was befitting of the special occasion they were playing a part in. Tuggeranong, buoyed by its remarkable penalty sh...

EATology: the science of eating

By 17 September 2014

What do humans have in common with soil? How does soil health impact upon human health? Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people. We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agricultur...

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Volunteer applications are open for the National Folk Festival, Easter 2009 (

By 7 November 2008

Volunteer applications are open for anyone who would like to get involved in a hands-on way with the 2009 National Folk Festival. Vacancies currently exist in: advance ticket purchasing, Axis youth, bar cashier, bar setup, billet accommodation, caretakers, childcare, cleanup, comms centre, commun...

Cost of Fuel in Phillip

By 7 November 2008 12

There seem to have been some pretty wild fluctuations in the cost of fuel in Phillip this week.  For most of the week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), both the Shell and BP outlets on Melrose drive were selling fuel for about $1.22 per litre, there was a difference of about 2c PL between the two se...

Sharon Mortlock a no-show in court

By 6 November 2008 41

The ABC informs us that Sharon Mortlock has failed to front court today over the fatal Wanniassa hit and run of Luke Stefani from August for which she is facing charges. It seems she had another pressing court date in Bega today. So go the days of our lives....

Handmade Canberra's Upmarket

By 6 November 2008 2

  Handmade is now only 2 weeks away. There are over 50 fabulous stall holders booked in. Inside sites are now full but I can still squeeze in some out door stalls. (Especially food orientated) I hope to see you all at Albert Hall on the 22nd Nov from 10am. Cheers Market girl...

ActewAGL to impose Dog Owner Charge

By 6 November 2008 37

I have two dogs, but am also the unfortunate owner of a gas meter residing in my back yard (which ActewAGL put there a few years ago). Speaking with ActewAGL today, I have found out that with the billing system upgrade currently underway there will no longer be the facility for customers to ring...

Problems with private certification of buildings.

By 6 November 2008 18

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has just given a private certifier (those people responsible for checking the quality and safety of new buildings) a serve for failing in his statutory duties.  When the Stanhope government introduced private certification several years ago, many Canberrans...

Come to Australia and see the ACT Legislative Assembly

By 6 November 2008 12

While looking up sitting dates for the Legislative Assembly* I was surprised to see this high up the google rankings. It seems Holidays Hub rates the Legislative Assembly as a "Major Attraction" in Australia. Along with some history (and missing date fields) it helpfully informs international vis...

Greens take Speaker role

By 6 November 2008 48

[First filed: November 05, 2008 @ 11:01] ABC is reporting that Shane Rattenbury has been elected Speaker of the Assembly. "Interesting times" indeed. [ED - So we've now got signs of real compromise from Labor. Also Shane would appear to have been cast out of the sewing circle leaving the la...

Graham Reeves free to travel to Canberra

By 6 November 2008 9

Thanks to Mdme Workalot for the tip. News informs us that the former doctor, Graham Reeves, has won a bail variation to let him travel here to Canberra: "FORMER doctor Graham Reeves, who is accused of sexually assaulting and mutilating female patients, has won a relaxation of his bail conditio...

RSPCA 2009 calendars for sale now!

By 6 November 2008 3

The RSPCA has produced a calendar for next year which they're selling to raise funds to look after the animals. This from them: The A3 wall calendar 'Pets - A celebration of our passion' features a photo on every single day of the year, and the calendar includes 16 different species: 235 ...

Police Wrap - 6 November

By 6 November 2008 20

1. Teens with crowbars allegedly menace Civic! A 17-year-old Charnwood male and a 16-year-old Dunlop male will face the ACT Children’s Court this morning after an incident in Civic yesterday (November 5). Both youths are charged with assaulting two males in Civic including allegedly brandis...

The RSL and the Hellenic Club

By 6 November 2008 54

The Canberra Times has a piece on the RSL Club in Civic (somewhat distinct from the RSL which looks after returned soldiers, but it's a line both sides have deliberately blurred over the years) running itself into the ground and selling out to the Hellenic Club. It's a little sad for the old boys...

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