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A new era for Canberras clubs

By 2 October 2014

Minister for Racing and Gaming Joy Burch today announced the most comprehensive and wide-ranging reforms to the clubs sector in the ACT since self-government. “The ACT ben...

Dog Boarding in Canberra

By 2 October 2014 2

I know there have been discussions on this topic before however there has been nothing recently.  Can anyone give me some feedback about Tara Dog Boarding in Pialligo?   I am considering using them at Christmas and would appreciate feedback on any recent experiences people may have had?...

Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 2

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 7

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 8

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

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Police Wrap - 12 November

By 12 November 2008 7

1. Of all the qualities a drug dealer requires to thrive, discretion is second only to mental arithmetic. A 35 year old Weston man appears to lack this key requirement: A 35-year-old Weston man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today after being arrested on drug trafficking charges. About 9....

Armistice Day 2008

By 12 November 2008 5

[First filed: November 11, 2008 @ 12:32] As the 90th anniversary of the end of most of the fighting in the first World War, today was always going to be a big day. That the entire military and political leadership of the country (absent the GG sent to France for the day) camped out in the ...

Racing connected Elkie Stuart wins Fashions in the Field, says other women ne

By 11 November 2008 139

[First filed: November 11, 2008 @ 09:32] The Canberra Times reports that Elkie Stuart, 21, of Red Hill, was crowned the first "Myer Face of Canberra Racing" on Saturday night. It's particularly nice because she's connected up the wazoo with Canberra Racing types, who'd have seen that coming?: ...

The sex industry comment wars rage on - Tess Ryan has her say

By 11 November 2008 124

Front page browsers will be fascinated to learn that the loquacious sex worker Tess Ryan has waded in to the raging inferno that the death of Janine Cameron has kicked off. So here's what Tess had to say: Given that I spent eight years working in Canberra’s studios and still know many Canber...

Watch-house assaulter gets 500 hours community service.

By 11 November 2008 18

The ABC reports that John Arthur Birch has had his three month suspended sentence upgraded to 500 hours of community service on appeal. "John Arthur Birch pleaded guilty to nine offences, which occurred over a seven month period in 2006 while he was the city watch-house sergeant... Justice Ste...

Canberra Film: The Young & The Wrestlers - coming to Dendy

By 11 November 2008 22

[First filed: October 28, 2008 @ 09:44 Second filing: October 29, 2008 @ 13:56] Local film maker Dave Farrell's latest project is a look at the strange underground world of wrestling in Canberra. This from his website: “The Young & The Wrestlers” is a Documentary following a group ...

Wear orange to work day - 12 November

By 11 November 2008 28

Simon Corbell has announced that you should all be wearing orange tomorrow. Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today called on Canberrans to show their support for the ACT State Emergency Service (ACT SES) tomorrow (12 November) by taking part in the annual ‘Wear Orange...

Illegal Dumping in Bruce – Asbestos Cover-Up?

By 11 November 2008 44

[First filed: 6 November 2008] Some Rioters may have come across this dumping ground in Bruce near the stadium and some of the newer residences in the suburb: The dump has been there for some time. When I first noticed the dump, there was merely a sign or two saying words to the effect of...

Inaction Buses.

By 11 November 2008 113

As I said goodbye to Canberra and stepped off the bus into a new life in Melbourne, I noticed something...working public transport! I still can't believe how good it is! The buses actually come, for one... This came after a good few-week stretch of disappointment after disappointment with ACTION....

Casual Projects return to the ANU THIS FRIDAY for the premiere of their new z

By 11 November 2008 1

Setting the bench-mark high, Casual Projects' first single ‘Move Along’ earned the band a position as one of the winners of the International Songwriting Competition in the top 15 songs of the pop category ahead of 15,000 others. It then went on to be selected as a Rage ‘Indie Clip of the Week...

Who will be the artist of the year?

By 11 November 2008 16

Chief Minister Stanhope is calling for entries for the "CityNews Canberra Artist of the Year Award": "I encourage all Canberrans who value and treasure the role artists play in our city's life to nominate a local arts practitioner for CityNews Canberra Artist of the Year," Mr Stanhope said. "N...

Allstars Acoustic Festival - The morning after

By 11 November 2008 24

[First filed: November 09, 2008 @ 15:54] In a big weekend double header for live original and local music in Canberra the Allstars Acoustic Festival quietly rocked Gorman House's DNA Theatre last night. The difficulty of getting un-amplified singers to a crowd of 100 was cunningly solved b...

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