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Local Leaders John Marshall (Frugii)

By 28 January 2015 3
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When Canberra’s own artisan ice cream brand, Frugii, won RiotACT’s Best of Canberra ice cream taste off earlier this month, I knew I had to meet the man behind the most del...

Cheap eats Two Hands (Fyshwick)

By 28 January 2015 1
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The Fresh Food Markets aside, Fyshwick doesn’t have a big reputation as a foodie destination. But there are more than a few great cafes tucked between the kitchen shops and f...

Canberras development dilemma

By 27 January 2015 19
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Canberra is undergoing a metamorphosis. Until now, it has grown outwards, slowly engulfing farms and spitting them back out as suburbs, terraforming the landscape fro...

Canberras taxi industry to be reviewed

By 28 January 2015

In response to the use of new technologies by taxi operators, the ACT Government has today announced an innovation review of the Canberra’s taxi industry. Minister Shane Rattenbury said the review will help to inform the way forward for Canberra’s transport network. “Canberrans want to b...

Groovin the Moo 2015 line up announced

By 28 January 2015
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Australia's only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches,...

High Fidelity – a Canberra premiere

By 28 January 2015
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Nick Hornby’s book High Fidelity, and the subsequent John Cusack movie, became an instant classic for a generation that postponed entry into adulthood, or ‘coming-of-age...

230 Mr Fluffy owners accept ACT Government offer to purchase house

By 28 January 2015

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has today advised that 15 houses have been purchased and more than 200 homeowners have accepted the offer made by the ACT Government to purchase their home through the Mr Fluffy Buyback Program. The announcement comes after news last night that the ACT Government has o...

Canberras picnic isle Springbank Island on Lake Burley Griffin

By 28 January 2015 2
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Fighting it out salad and tongs down by Lake Burley Griffin is a Canberra institution, but have you ever been out to any of the islands on the lake? I just spent Australia D...

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Any old-fashioned gardeners left?

By 22 January 2009 11

I want a gardener. Not a landscape artiste. Not a Jamie Durie. Not a horticulturalist. Not an arborist. I want an old fashioned gardener. I want someone who will come once a month and mow the lawn, pull up the weeds, cut back what needs to be cut back - and preferably take cash in exchange for a ...

What do we know about the Yamba Drive flooding deaths

By 22 January 2009 105

On the discussion about Deakin flooding commenters have raised an incident in 1971 when apparently flooding on Yamba Drive killed seven (?) people. Seven is a lot of people, it's nearly twice as many as the 2003 fires. I'm curious if local historians know more about this, and why there isn't a...

Simon sanguine over prison inquiry

By 22 January 2009 6

The ABC brings word that the Legislative Assembly's Justice and Community Safety Committee is going to inquire as to why the long ago officially opened prison in Hume remains empty of prisoners. Chairwoman Vicki Dunne says the committee will be seeking documents from the Government. She says ...

Missing Lincolns launch their album

By 22 January 2009 1

[First filed: January 20, 2009 @ 09:46] Next Friday the rock powerhouse "Missing Lincolns" are finally launching their album at The Front. Facebook provides these details: Friends, family, fellow Canberrans - the wait is over. A brief seven years after forming, The Missing Lincoln...

The power is yours, Planeteers.

By 22 January 2009 5

EDO Environmental Law Workshop and Seminars – Canberra, 4-18 February 2009 Want to be a more effective environmental advocate? Want to learn about ACT’s new planning and development laws? Join us for a new community workshop and seminar series. From 4-18 February, the Environmental Defende...

The 2009 Brumbies Members' hats - Verdict?

By 22 January 2009 32

[First filed: January 21, 2009 @ 13:56] Behold the 2009 Brumbies members' hat. One of the most sought after status symbols going in this town. (There are many like it, this one is mine). This years is exceptionally comfortable on my abnormally large head and doesn't make me look more retar...

Deakin Flash Flooding?

By 22 January 2009 36

[First filed: January 16, 2009 @ 10:43] Someone called "sammyliveshere" has got a serious bee in her bonnet about flash flooding in Deakin. Her point is that infill in Deakin has put more load on an old storm water infrastructure resulting in her house flooding when it rains. Her profile c...

"No Waste by 2010" joins the other crap in the landfill

By 21 January 2009 61

The ABC informs us that the Chiefly Jon Stanhope has made a rare concession to the real world and admitted that the "No Waste by 2010" campaign was rubbish all along. Mr Stanhope says the "No Waste by 2010" campaign was designed to inspire the community to recycle. "Almost all slogans have an ...

The dangers of kittens...

By 21 January 2009 62

[First filed: January 20, 2009 @ 15:54] The RSPCA is reminding us all to do the right thing and de-sex our companion animals. They're also reminding us of the costs of not getting it done: "The current influx of kittens to RSPCA ACT has highlighted once again the fact that Canberra’s ...

FREE Dance Workshop (all ages and levels)

By 21 January 2009 1

A FREE Fusiondance workshop will be given at Civic Library for beginners of all ages. Panta Rei will teach a fusion of Spanish-Gypsy, African, Asian and Middle-Eastern dancing. Book online at The ACT Library website. IF you miss out - don't stress, there's a new term of classes in both Fus...

The beer endures

By 21 January 2009 27

On 8 December last year I noted that a beer was just sitting on Campbell St in Ainslie waiting to be taken. As you can see it's the end of January and the beer is STILL THERE! Rain has muddied it's base and the label is starting to fade, but there it sits, untouched. So what does it te...

Australian side for the 2009 PMs XI announced

By 21 January 2009 11

Cricket Australia has announced the lineup for the PMs XI game next Thursday against New Zealand. No Adam Gilchrist, we'll instead have to make do with Justin Langer leading the side. The 2009 PM's XI is: -- Justin Langer, WA (Captain) 38 -- Phillip Hughes, NSW 20 -- Michael Klinger, SA 2...

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