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Executive Drivers chauffeur services a cut above the rest

By 22 September 2014

Steve Cotter, the founder of Canberra-based luxury chauffeur service Executive Drivers, is better known to clients as Driver Steve. He chauffeurs overseas dignitaries, busin...

Floating on Canberra

By 22 September 2014

Sean Stoddart has sent in a link to "Floating on Canberra". It is a video comprising a collection of footage taken in Canberra over winter 2014. It was taken using a Phantom2 Vision+ quadcopter. Check it out...

In-Person-8 – Impro ACT (Review)

By 22 September 2014

Whenever I told someone the theme for this improvised show the response was usually a mix of surprise and horror.  “Well, you see, in the first half a group of improvisers s...

Basketball Backboard

By 22 September 2014

Rather ironically my "lifetime" freestanding basketball system's backboard has broken ie the perspex sheet.  To be fair the thing is about ten years old so was bound to happen at some point. I have contacted the company but while the part is worth $50 the postage is over $500! Also had no succes...

Recommendations for painter and decorator

By 21 September 2014

Can anyone give me a good recommendation for a painter to paint the inside of my house? I want someone who is careful and thorough with their work and can recommend the right paint and colours for the various areas of the house. Eg wet areas etc... and cleans up thoroughly after themselves and is go...

Canberra and Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 September 2014

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...

Riot Weekly Top 5 (20th September 2014)

By 21 September 2014

Another week gone and here are the most popular posts of the week (firstly by readership and then by comments) including confirmation on Capital Metro, disappointment over Myer...

Road rage on Monaro today almost killed us

By 20 September 2014 16

My partner and I are very lucky to be alive this afternoon.... At approx 3:10pm this afternoon, we experienced horrific road rage directed at us on the Monaro Hwy. It happened in the direction going from Civic to Hume about 1km or so of the Alexander Maconochie Centre. An "electric blue" coloure...

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Penthouse for the Pregnant?

By 4 November 2008 59

I caught something briefly on a WIN news update about a girl demanding better public housing because she was pregnant.  From the pictures I saw it looked like she was living in the units in Lyons opposite the Woden Plaza.  Don't get me wrong, I feel for the girl, but what better public housing ...

Speaker "convention" arrives out of thin air!

By 4 November 2008 19

In the Canberra Times Victor Violante has unkindly inquired into Mr Stanhope's new convention of getting whatever he wants on the nomination of a speaker of the Assembly. He's basing his claim on supposed agreements reached in 1998. The problem is that the Liberals he said set the precedent can't...

Melbourne Cup Day in Canberra

By 3 November 2008 38

So what is on in and around Canberra for Melbourne Cup day?...

Police Wrap - 3 November

By 3 November 2008 3

1. Rider down - police hunt a dinged ute: ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating a serious collision which occurred around 7.55pm yesterday (Sunday 2 November). Police believe a blue or silver coloured utility was involved in the collision with a mo...

The Puppy Mill - Free screening for the RSPCA

By 3 November 2008

The RSPCA is having a screening of the documentary "The Puppy Mill". There's more information at the movie's website. If you love dogs but think the puppies in the pet store window are cute then this is one you really need to check out. When: Wednesday 5 November, 6:00pm-7:30pm Where:...

Honkers on Commonwealth Ave bridge

By 3 November 2008 40

Why is it that every time I walk over the Commonwealth Ave bridge - I always get some idiots honking me.   I am not hot, nor am I particularly ugly?  It scares the life out of me, interrupts my line of thinking, and makes my little dog go mad.  Funny thing is - it never happens in Kings ...

General Pisarn Wattanawongkiri in Canberra

By 3 November 2008 16

The ANU's New Mandala is asking hard questions about what the Thai General, Pisarn Wattanawongkiri, is doing in Canberra. He's of especial interest having been found jointly responsible for a massacre at the Tak Bai police station in which at least 77 people died. So do any of you know if this...

Cheque Cashing in the A.C.T.?

By 3 November 2008 16

Hey guys, just a quick question. A mate of mine got his tax cheque and is in desperate need of some cash. I was just wondering if there were any cheque cashing places in Canberra? I remember a place in Braddon doing it ages ago, but I think they got shut down. Any advice?...

More skilled migrants

By 3 November 2008 4

Chief Minister presumptive Stanhope has reclaimed the keys to the Chief Minister's website. [This is to the relief of all Canberra media, as the Government is now telling us about stuff that's happening which is much easier than having to find it ourselves. The Liberals remain silent and useless...

The Compliance Targeting Team unveiled - Unregistered drivers beware!

By 3 November 2008 47

ACT Policing has announced the formation of a "Compliance Targeting Team (CTT), comprising of ACT Policing officers and ACT Government representatives will target unregistered, uninsured and defective vehicles and unlicensed drivers on Canberra’s main arterial roads through the highly-successful R...

Sogno D'Oro Belconnen - Restaurant Review

By 3 November 2008 31

Just a quick whinge/warning……… Last Friday at lunchtime my better half and I decided to try Sogno D'Oro which was once Musica e’ in Belconnen. I had relatively high hopes for this restaurant as I was a big fan of Musica e’ and regularly ate there. Unfortunately my high hopes were ...

Your chance to shine in a gruen type ad

By 3 November 2008 9

The following message in from Asher Floyd: Hi Everyone, The ACT has been voted Australia's least favorite tourist destination! Bearcage (where I work) has been given the job of creating a mock tourism ad for Canberra (think 'The Gruen Transfer' except not). The ad will feature on Stateline. ...

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