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All About Care leads the way

By 3 September 2014
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Cara Hade, founder of Canberra-based home and community care agency All About Care, was pleasantly surprised to win the Business Woman of the Year Award at last month’s Canbe...

Aubergine takes out 2 hats in the Good Food Guide 2015

By 3 September 2014
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The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2015 will be released on September 6th with some familiar Canberra restaurants making the grade, along with a few rookies. Aubergin...

Gas bill – Conversion Factor

By 3 September 2014

ActewAGL suddenly changed our Conversion Factor from about 0.6 to 0.9 and claims that all of a sudden we are using about 60% more Units than our previous bill (even though someone moved out of our place 3 months ago and was not replaced). ActewAGL have reissued an old bill and a issued new one wh...

Green Drinks Canberra changes venue, format

By 2 September 2014
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Long-running networking event Green Drinks Canberra is changing its venue, and revamping its format. The monthly networking event, which is held on the second Tuesday of eac...

Best of Canberra – Vietnamese

By 2 September 2014 10
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Some friends of mine went to Vietnam for their honeymoon a few years ago. When they got back, they were not only all loved up and glowing from the sunny break but also clued in ...

The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

By 2 September 2014
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Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of em...

Political dilemmas

By 2 September 2014 5

As a person who likes to be involved in my community, and indeed am, politics has become quite a frustration for me lately. I feel really compelled to join a particular political party on a federal level - happy to disclose, the ALP - because I am completely unimpressed with the various agendas o...

Recommendations for home Improvements/renovations

By 2 September 2014 2

Hi there I'm looking to do some improvements on my home and would appreciate some recommendations on reliable, great quality businesses who can help me with the following: New wardrobe cupboards Removal of old carpet and installation of new flooring (floating timber floors) Kitchen/Bathr...

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Where to get reasonably priced parking in Civic?

By 19 October 2008 55

I'm just about to change jobs which means giving up my free parking spot in civic and finding another parking spot in Civic. Can anyone suggest a long stay parking area in civic that doesn't cost a fortune???...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 9

By 19 October 2008 16

For those who missed it live, the downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your's truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM....

Clashing meetups - Philosophy versus enlightenment.

By 19 October 2008 4

Two interesting events clashing tomorrow night. -- Canberra Philosophy is debating the "ethical relevance of life" for those who love a good argument with no particular resolution. -- Meanwhile fans of "Enlightenment" magazine are having their own chin wag. Decisions, decisions eh?...

Auction market comes back to life

By 19 October 2008 4

The ABC's reporting that signs of life are returning to the real estate auction market after the August scare: "Clearance rates for houses on auction ranged from 33 per cent to 60 per cent at three major real estate agencies... "I think what we might see in the market is reasonable stability a...

Liveblogging the election

By 19 October 2008 136

[First filed: October 18, 2008 @ 18:06] 18:03 OK... so here we go... Sources tonight are: -- Elections ACT -- Elections ABC -- NowUC twitter feed ABC reportage on the tele starts at 18:30. And the team is ensconced in All Bar Nun now so feel free to come on down. --- 18:...

Poster cleanup

By 19 October 2008 19

One of the things that always pissed me off about elections was the propensity for candidates (particularly failed ones) to just leave all their posters around the landscape.   The Labor party have been a real help in this regard (taking most of mine down even before the poll was held), and I thin...

The election is over, so lets talk about the important things, like OFFAL.

By 19 October 2008 30

There was a great recipe for liver encrusted roast in the last offal thread.. It made one of the most tasty roasts I have ever had. So all you offal lovers out there, and I know there are lots of you, keep reporting back with your most offalicious experiences. Offal makes the world go round....

ACTION Buses Civic Interchange Clock

By 19 October 2008 22

As a constant user of the ACTION buses (I travel to work and back Downer to Deakin and vice versa). So I spend about 10 hours a week on a bus- if not more. I often depend on the clock that is found at the Civic interchange. It gives the commuters an understanding of what time the buses are allegedly...

What do you do if you forgot to vote?

By 19 October 2008 27

Silly me I forgot about the bloody elections on today and at 5:59pm I rushed down to my nearest polling place to arrive @ 6:04 pm to be told It was too late the doors were going to be shut. I suppose I was too late, but bloody hell (talk about your power trip) Anyway does anyone know what you...

Santa Pub Crawl 2008

By 19 October 2008 1

Hey Fellow Santa Pub Crawlers, Anyone know when the Santa Pub Crawl for 2008 is on??...

Flying foxes to be banned in ACT playgrounds?

By 18 October 2008 38

Recently the kids and I have been enjoying the brand new flying fox at John Knight Memorial Park on the shores of Lake Ginninderra. Today the 'fox' was wrapped around one end with a very large chain and padlock. Another person at the park said he was told it had been chained up for 'liabilit...

A lunch for the very small business

By 18 October 2008 4

RiotACT's all-seeing eye has come across this tidbit offering a luncheon networking opportunity for the very small businesses amongst us: "I’ve decided to start a little non-event called the Very Small Business Lunch to bring soloists, entrepeneurs, freelancers and small business owners in the ...

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