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Weekend Cafe Hotspot: Smoque, Woden

By 1 November 2014

Finally! Since seeing the announcement that Smoque was opening a second restaurant in Woden I've been waiting! Even better was when they announced it would include a breakfast menu...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014 1

Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Are there any recommendations for companies that can dig up and re lay drains attached to down-pipes?

By 1 November 2014

I really need all my downpipe drainage tested, and probably have a few drainpipes that need to be dug up and re-laid. It's likely to be quite a big job and will definitely end up with a few trenches in the front & back garden so it'd be really good to know which company in Canberra to trust an...

Looking for a dentist that will look at all alternatives to removing wisdom teeth

By 1 November 2014

My wisdom teeth are starting to really play up now (I'm 25) and I would really prefer not to have them removed. My wisdom teeth are only slightly angled, so I believe that if some of the gum was removed from above they may be able to come through completely. What I'm looking for is a dentist who ...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 13

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014

Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 20

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014

Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

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ABC Childcare Centres

By 27 November 2008 48

With ABC Childcare Centres having gone belly-up and the Federal Government having forked out however-many millions of dollars to keep the centres open, the Canberra Times has a story about the ABC Childcare Centres in the Canberra region that will be "subject to further review". ABC Childcare's w...

Interested in joining a bookclub?

By 27 November 2008 6

Hi, I am new to Canberra and was looking for a book club to join on the northside. I have seen from previous posts that there does not appear to be many so I thought I might set one up. Please send me an email at if you are interested. Not sure what books will be on the list...

Oxfam Christmas Fair

By 27 November 2008

The advice on the Oxfam Christmas Fair explains one of the concerns raised by Genie about the Handmade Fair - Oxfam is charging an entry fee. Nevertheless, Oxfam are a worthwhile organisation and you might consider supporting them too. The Christmas Fair will be held Saturday 29 November. It...

Speech on Suicide, self harm and the new ACT Prison

By 27 November 2008

Tuesday 2nd December 12.30 – 1:30 pm ACT Legislative Assembly, Reception Room Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City Community Coalition on Corrections  & VYNE @ OzHelp Suicide and Self-harm & the new ACT prison Speaker: Professor James Ogloff, Professor of Clinical Foren...

Canberra document wranglers needed

By 27 November 2008 16

Good evening Canberrans. I need the names of some businesses in Canberra that offer HTML conversion services. I've spent the last hour Googling to no avail. The department that I work for is in dire need of excellent quality services: a company that will actually convert Word and PDF documents to...

Speech therapy ACT not up to standard

By 27 November 2008 110

Hi all I am mitcore and I have joined this group to see if I could get voices to help make the goverment stand up and listen to the shortage of speech therapist and other specialist in the area. We do not have enough, I am going on Stateline to voice this opinion and to get help for my son, who i...

Canberra City Band - Free Concert!

By 27 November 2008

The Canberra City Band and Spectrum Band will be performing a selection of popular Christmas carols and  tunes on Sunday 7th December.   The free concert will be held at The Canberra City Band Rehearsal Hall at 49 Phillip Ave in Watson from 3pm till 5pm. Bring your family and your fri...

FREE comedy festival - Canberra Liberals AGM tonight will need a peacekeeping

By 26 November 2008 24

The Canberra Liberals have their AGM tonight. If you want to have a laugh at the cheapest comedy in Canberra tonight, turn up to Eastlake Football club tonight 7 pm. You should be able to walk straight in. It sounds like it will be an excellent roast. Jakez will be there to keep us amused a...

More airport road changes

By 26 November 2008 8

A warning to people travelling to Queanbeyan or the coast to take care going past the airport. You now have to go over the new overpass and things are quite different.   Travellers to the airport need to stay in the left lane as the turnoff is easy to miss. Also, new lights have been put in ...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 99 - Chanel Cole

By 26 November 2008 11

[First filed: November 25, 2008 @ 16:08] Canberra’s longest running, and least reliable, podcast is back to grace your speakers. This despite the best efforts of Margaret of Ainslie. In this episode the former Australian Idol star turned arts bod around town Chanel Cole brings her vocals...

Simon breaks out the block caps to rail against the ABCC

By 26 November 2008 13

At 1:31pm Simon Corbell's office emailled out a call to arms requesting the faithful citizenry gather at Old Parliament House to protest the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) at midday. (Perhaps using the same technology as Simon's Time Travelling Busway?) Apparently the ABCC...

Not ANOTHER car crash in Ainslie?

By 26 November 2008 22

Yep! Same suburb, same street, same curb, very similar result. About 2.30am Monday, I heard the familiar screeeeech boom crash tinkle followed by eery silence sound that I associate with young men driving late, late at night. Once again, a car missed the bend, mounted the curb, smashed a tree, an...

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