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The City to Lake spin

By 27 July 2016
lake-burley

There's been a load of positive mainstream press about the wonders of the ACT Government's major project for the centre of Canberra, The City to Lake Project. Till now I h...

Airport named Telstra ACT Business of the Year

By 27 July 2016
Canberra Airport MD Stephen Byron with the airport's head of aviation, Matthew Brown (centre) and project manager for the new international terminal, Richard Phillips (right).

The Capital Airway Group, which operates Canberra Airport, was named the 2016 Telstra ACT Business of the Year at a black tie event in the National Gallery’s Gandel Hall la...

46 arrests in ACT drug operation

By 26 July 2016
ice

A six-week police operation targeting the manufacture, trafficking and sale of illicit drugs in the ACT has resulted in 46 arrest warrants and 10 people appearing in court. Cha...

Bailey testicle safe: Parton to run for Libs

By 26 July 2016 7
Mark Parton

Steven Bailey, your left testicle is safe. As you predicted in December, ex-2CC breakfast presenter Mark Parton was endorsed last night as one of the Liberals' five candidates ...

13yo boy hit by truck at Holt, rushed to hospital

By 26 July 2016
Accident site at Holt

A 13-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a truck at the corner of Hardwick Crescent and Flack Street near Kingsford Smith School in Holt at around 8....

Mumpreneurs band together for support

By 26 July 2016
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On a cold and rainy Tuesday morning, 15 business owners sit chatting excitedly. But they’re not just any business owners. They’re mumpreneurs – juggling motherhood and...

Woolworths caught out on pricing for shopping bags

By 26 July 2016 18
Woolworths shopping bags

A few days ago, I was at my local Woolworths getting groceries, and was paying at the self checkout. At the checkout next to me, an elderly gentleman from out of state, on h...

Labor rewards star economist Andrew Leigh MP (not)

By 26 July 2016 3
ACT Labor candidate for the Senate David Smith, Labor Senator Katy Gallagher, Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann and Member for Fenner Andrew Leigh.

Canberra's best federal rep Andrew Leigh will  perform his shadow assistant minister duties on a backbencher's salary ... Leigh has been Labor's most articulate performer bes...

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Justice denied?

By 2 November 2009 8

The Canberra Times brings word that the fighting between our judiciary and executive government has worsened. Their Honours are pushing for a fifth supreme court judge and pointing out that crimes committed last year are unlikely to come to trial until 2011 under the current four judge arrangemen...

Backyard blitz advice sought

By 1 November 2009 12

After ignoring it for too long now in the hope it would go away, I have decided that the wasteland that was once our backyard needs a major revamp. I've consulted the Yellow Pages and there are plenty of professionals advertising their services - too many, really, to knowledgeably settle on a li...

Redex - Starts 16 November 2009

By 1 November 2009 14

ACTION's long awaited Rapid Express Direct - Redex - Service begins Monday 16 November 2009. Redex is a high-frequency, limited stops service between Gungahlin Marketplace and Kingston Railway Station via Mitchell, Northbourne, City, Russell and Barton. Route 727 will operate every fifteen min...

Drum Circle

By 1 November 2009 13

Hi -Does anyone know if there's any drum circles in Canberra? It would be fun I reckon. Do they exist here in Canberra or do I need to head North to Nimbin or somewhere like that??...

Focus on the Family kicked out of ACT schools

By 31 October 2009 43

It may surprise many to learn that ACT schools have been letting in nutballs with agendas to take up valuable school time pushing their barrows. But the ABC reports that the nutballs have gone too far this time: Focus on the Family has been accused of vilifying homosexuality, and preaching rel...

Woden Community Festival

By 31 October 2009

Just got back from the second annual Woden Community Festival and thought I'd post a review for those who might want to go along next year. I went to last year's festival, and it looks like the organisers - Woden Community Services - have learned a lot from their first experience. This year, they...

Bark in the Park this weekend

By 31 October 2009 3

[Ed] Now with photos from the morning, but I had to leave early. Here's hoping the weather will improve for the annual RSPCA Pet's Party which their website advises will be on this Saturday: "On Saturday 31 October, RSPCA ACT will be hosting their annual party for pets. Join us at 12 Kir...

Canberra International Film Festival – GIVE AWAY!

By 31 October 2009 7

[First filed: Oct 28, 2009 @ 7:25] The next two weeks sees screening some of the best films from around the world as part of the Canberra International Film Festival. As part of this our good friends and fans over at Canberra CBD Limited have kindly provided some free double passes which we ar...

Police Wrap - 31 October

By 31 October 2009 11

1. doing a runner: ACT Policing has arrested a 29-year-old Lyons man after a pursuit on Saturday (October 24) which resulted in the alleged offender's vehicle colliding with an occupied stationary vehicle. Around 8.17 pm, police attempted to stop a Ford Falcon on Kingsford Smith Drive for a r...

New ACT "Road Safety" signs

By 31 October 2009 26

After returning from my travel I've noticed a few of the road safety message signs being talked about before I left, have come to fruition. A few of them are quite good... naturally the good ones have been borrowed from overseas think tanks, like "Drink Drive, Die in a Ditch" and "Missing a call wo...

New Facebook Group - Keep the ACT ban on fireworks

By 31 October 2009 7

Two months ago a Facebook group appeared calling for the ACT ban on domestic fireworks to be lifted. Now there's a balancing one rallying those who want to retain the ban. No need to go into the arguments for and against domestic fireworks - all been done before. But if you favour th...

RusHHouR Charity Cruise 2009

By 31 October 2009

Copied from a Facebook add. thought id spread this around for them as its on this comming sunday. I went to this last year and it was very well organised and every one was very well behaved. (no police required) they raised $7500 last year. Come on Canberra, Come along and help get some much n...

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