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Local leaders – Lachlan Blackhall (Reposit Power)

By 27 May 2015 1
Lachlan Blackhall

Lachlan Blackhall is co-founder of a Canberra technology startup supplying software to one of the world’s most innovative companies, Tesla Motors. Founded in 2012, Reposit...

Cheap eats – Jamie’s Italian (Civic)

By 27 May 2015 11
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Some days you just need a big bowl of carbs to get through the chilly weather. I had a hot tip that Jamie's Italian does a weekday pasta special at lunchtime, so with the days ...

Westside wonder

By 27 May 2015 13
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Last July the ACT Government announced plans to develop a shipping container village by the lake on the west side of Commonwealth Avenue. I missed the original announcement, b...

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy. Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre's new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The data facilit...

Monash Drive – which route?

By 27 May 2015 7
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Thanks for the views and comments on my previous post, Light rail or Monash Drive. If Monash Drive is to be reconsidered, then the next question is what are the possible route...

Dont worry, animal cruelty will only cost you $123

By 26 May 2015 3
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It took two operations to remove the fishhooks that were ingested by a Staffordshire bull terrier owned by a 26-year-old Canberra woman, who was fined $123, banned from owning...

Bodies in Lake Burley Griffin

By 26 May 2015 14
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Lake Burley Griffin has had its fair share of bodies, acting as a watery grave for several unfortunate souls in the last century. Some met foul play, one woman's body was found...

Best of Canberra – French toast

By 26 May 2015 16
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French toast is one of those decadent weekend breakfast dishes from my childhood. My parents used to make us French toast when we didn’t quite make it through the loaf of bread...

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NGA claims Victory as Degas closes

By 23 March 2009 3

The Canberra Times is bringing down the curtain on the Degas exhibition Apparently the National Gallery has broken even, 153,000 punters have seen the pretty ballerinas first hand, and $30.3 million has been pumped into the local economy. Gallery director Ron Radford said the exhibition, which...

Balloon flight over Canberra - from Kingston to Aranda (+ video)

By 23 March 2009

I'd like to share some photos and video I took of Canberra on a balloon flight the week before the Balloon festival. It was a beautiful, clear canberra morning (unlike most of the mornings for the festival?!). We lifted off from Kingston and floated over the Old Bus Depot Markets, over Barton, just ...

Rorters root Raiders

By 22 March 2009 18

The Australian rounds out a pretty dreadful weekend for Canberra sport with word of a comprehensive thrashing at the hands of the Roosters, 28-4. The Roosters were rarely challenged by a shabby Raiders outfit whose fumbling plays on attack and at times non-existent defence opened the door for the...

Dickson! The Pervefect Name

By 22 March 2009 111

Last night I became aware of the fact that a very sentimental ring I had possessed for nearly 40 years had gone unaccounted for. I had recently removed it in the hopes of having its initial engravings restored. As I tossed and turned in bed,an intuitive feeling came over me. I got the distinct im...

Tuggers teen assaulted at school

By 22 March 2009 41

Today's CT has an 'interesting' article on an assault which took place at a Tuggeranong high school earlier this week. To quote the Minister: ''We will eliminate violence and bullying in schools only when we eliminate violence and bullying in society.'' No, we will elimiate bullying in school...

Save the Weston Park railway?

By 22 March 2009 36

The Canberra Times is going in to bat for the operators of the Weston Park Miniature Railway and Kiosk. Apparently it's no longer in the ACT Government's plans for the future of Weston Park, a subject of concern for the artfully photographed Mele family who have run it for the last 14 years. W...

Brumbies disappoint again - Lions 25 - Brumbies 17

By 22 March 2009 9

The LIONS? How do we lose to the LIONS? The worstest, losingest team in the history of the competition. The Queensland Reds of South African rugby. The answer to the joke "What has 30 legs and sits at the bottom of the ladder". Brumbies media have published a shameful admission of this horrendous...

Skyfire traumatising Canberra birds?

By 22 March 2009 7

The fireworks were cool, but pretty loud (I wasn't anywhere near the lake, either). I've heard that the fireworks can traumatise domestic animals... but is anyone else hearing a large flock of birds flying around the south side squawking? I've never heard a single bird at this time of night,...

Skyfire 21 review... or how to waste most of the day to watch and listen to a

By 22 March 2009 68

Don't get me wrong, the fireworks itself were not that bad.  But they weren't spectacular... there has been better ones over the years...  The thing that let the whole thing down was the soundtrack.  For something that is advertised as fireworks to music (which is how I remember it b...

10 reasons to check out the Folk Festival if you've never been before

By 21 March 2009 33

[First filed: March 20, 2009 @ 10:13] The National Folk Festival is on again this Easter at Exhibition Park. It's a bit of a religion for the faithful but we asked the organisers for some reasons why one of you should go if you've never been before. They came back with a list of 10 things and ...

New Giralang Shop Plans

By 21 March 2009 18

i guess the new woolies is gonna go ahead. I hope they get it should be awesome to have a new shop finally. Here's the plans: http://apps.actpla.act.gov.au...

Two more Lights! Canberra! Action! entries

By 21 March 2009

Two more entries from the Lights! Canberra! Action! film making competition. The first has been posted by MissingBits1 and is a bit of an extended music video (not sure about blue jeans on the metal heads, not sure about the songs either) as well as a remorseless drive for bonus points. ...

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