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State of the Capital Weekly Political Wrap 27/11/14

By 27 November 2014
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Katy Lundy prepares to leave politics Generally, politicians are quiet for a reason. Either they are hiding something or they want to rise through the ranks by avoiding a mi...

Would you trade in stability for free rent?

By 27 November 2014 1
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With a big question mark over future stable employment for some Canberran’s, it has seen the rise of a new, but old kind of trend. There is no doubt and well documented that ...

Local Leaders Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014
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By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller der...

Three controlled burns scheduled tomorrow

By 27 November 2014
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ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, three controlled burns will be conducted tomorrow Friday 28 November 2014. The contr...

Diversions to ACTIONs services on section of Constitution Avenue

By 27 November 2014
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Commencing Monday 1 December 2014, ACTION will implement diversions to all bus services that use Constitution Avenue in the City between London Circuit and Coranderrk Street. T...

World-class activity centre wins ACT Chief Ministers Challenge 2014

By 27 November 2014
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A world-class activity centre on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin has been announced as the the winner of the Chief Minister’s Challenge. Challenged to develop ideas on in...

Reliability, safety and security of ACT electricity supply at risk following unprecedented AER draft decision

By 27 November 2014 1

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released a draft decision drastically reducing and backdating expenditure allowed on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019. ActewAGL Chief Executive Officer Michael Costello said, “This decision do...

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Summer Concert

By 27 November 2014

Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Australian composers Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay, and traditional Italian  and light classical tunes. COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes t...

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With no-one home water usage plummets

By 2 January 2009 15

The daily water use target from ACTEW is currently 139 megalitres a day. Yesterday it clocked in at 104ML, which is 25% below the target. As you can see in the pictured graph the holiday season has produced consistent large under-target results. It's amazing what we can do when no-one's ho...

Canberra catering companies?

By 2 January 2009 10

I'm looking for a reputable caterer to do a buffet for a low-key wedding reception. Having not done this before, I'm not sure where to start looking, aside from the usual internet searches which I've done. Mostly the testimonials are on companies' own websites and as expected, are all very p...

Zed's New Year Message

By 1 January 2009 6

So what are Zed Seselja's plans for the New Year? He's pushed out a note to let you know. It seems the number one priority is spending time with his kids and number two is meeting some personal training goals. At least it's a relief to know he won't be breaking down from working too hard....

Where were your children?

By 1 January 2009 2

The ABC's got a piece on how well behaved the crowds were in Canberra for New Year's Eve. With, that is, the exception of one silly 18 year old who punched a policeman in the head hard enough to put the officer in hospital. The only area of concern it seems is the number of kiddies out for the...

Coles Liquor vs Liquorland

By 1 January 2009 54

As a young employee of a newer (3-4 year old) Coles supermarket, I am sick and tired of the abuse that I and my fellow employees get from customers who buy alcohol and go to the wrong register. I understand that we have no queues in front of our registers where those who have RSAs often have long on...

Z750 on youtube

By 31 December 2008 156

[First filed: December 26, 2008 @ 09:16] After we have all had some great discussion on road safety in Canberra, particularly relating to motorcycles recently, I noticed a new posting on YouTube today. Hopefully nature will be kind to "Joel" in the clip, but it proves that we "normal" folk wo...

Working in the Hospitality Industry in Canberra

By 30 December 2008 24

Greetings everybody, I'm a long time lurker and first time poster. I moved back to Canberra about 5 years ago after a happy and fruitful   hospitality career  in Australia in 5 star hotels (mostly food and beverage) .I was looking forward to coming home back in 2003, and hoped to  gain employment...

Fish and Christmas Theft

By 30 December 2008 25

A few weeks ago now I was shopping at Belco markets, purchasing some barramundi for dinner. We got a fair bit, ~$40 worth. I then watched the assistant wrap, package and bag our fish, and reached into my wallet. As I did so, the customer before me managed to pull a swifty and take my bag, leaving...

Data Centre for Dead People

By 30 December 2008 40

The Canberra Times has this article on the CM asking for community advice on whether they're happy to have a cemetery and crematorium on the site of the previously proposed data centre. Will the NIMBY's come out again saying they don't want dead peoples ashes all over their washing? Is Stanhope ...

DIY Wotz on Guide for NYE

By 30 December 2008 23

[First Filed: December 28, 2008 @ 08:08] Just throwing a lifeline out there to find out what there is to do in Canberra to bring in 2009 ?? Gots nowhere to throw my own party, and wanted to find some events to attend. Don't really care about people's 'private' plans, but if anyone can be he...

It's a hard life being a bunny...

By 29 December 2008 35

...at the Pinnacle nature reserve. As a regular denizen of the Pinnacle, I walk there at least three times a week, I have been amazed at the tenacity of Environment ACT. To the best of my knowledge in this year alone, they have .. a) Given the bunnies diseases, with the chilling proviso; "d...

NATIONAL CAPITAL SPEEDWAY jan 11th 2009

By 28 December 2008 11

national capital motorsports club host canberra's first speedway meeting of the new year on january 11th...racing from 10 am adults $15 students and aged/disability pensioners $5 u/12's free...

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