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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Kingston Grind, Kingston

By 30 May 2015

Last weekend we headed into Kingston for breakfast. As we approached Green Square we decided to avoid Bittersweet as it was crazy busy and we were so hungry and could not be bother...

A look around Canberra – Lyons

By 29 May 2015 2
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The suburb of Lyons in the Woden Valley is nestled in between Curtin and Chifley; the Tuggeranong Parkway to one side and Westfield Woden to the other. Gazetted on 12 May 19...

Local sports club profile – Canberra Archery Club

By 29 May 2015
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While archery may not have the same high profile as sports like rugby or cricket, it does have a small and active local following – and competitions at Canberra Archery Club...

Weekend garage sale guide (30th and 31st May 2015)

By 29 May 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Hackett, Franklin, Macgregor, Jerrabomberra, Casey and Duffy. Happy Friday! Saturday 30 May Gilbert Street Hackett 7am to 5pm 50 y...

Civic Pub comedy club featuring Matty B

By 29 May 2015
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June Comedy Club at the Civic Pub features the philosophical bogan Matty B, along with a host of great acts including interstate guests Mitch Garling and Will McKellar, as well ...

Guns and ammunition seized in Fisher

By 29 May 2015 1
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ACT Policing has seized a number of firearms along with ammunition following a warrant executed at a residence in Fisher yesterday (Thursday, May 28). Acting on information ...

New ACT Fire & Rescue chief officer appointed

By 28 May 2015

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch today announced the appointment of a new chief officer for ACT Fire & Rescue. “I am pleased to announce that following an extensive national recruitment search Mark Brown AFSM has been selected as chief officer, ACT Fire & Rescue,” ...

Uni Pub comedy featuring Adam Rozenbachs

By 28 May 2015
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Finally there's a comedy room in the city.  Get along to the first Uni Pub comedy night on Friday 26 June at 8pm. Adam Rozenbachs is a stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster, a...

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Anzac Parade changes direction again

By 10 March 2009 11

The National Capital Authority is trumpeting the home stretch in their massively disruptive complete re-surfacing of Anzac Parade. Southbound lanes of Anzac Parade will reopen by midday tomorrow as the final phase of current roadwork begins. Work will continue along the verge and the median is...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 25

By 10 March 2009

For those who missed it live, the latest downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your’s truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. It's our return to air after a Corinbank shaped hiatus and is a bit delayed going online due to a change in our recording procedure. To catch ...

ACTPLA greenlights new power station site

By 10 March 2009 5

The ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) have announced that the new power station (and data centre) location in Hume has passed the first hurdle with conditional approval. “Conditions are attached to the approval such as the requirement for approvals from government entities including the ...

The Community Protection Medal winners are...

By 10 March 2009 23

Simon Corbell has announced five winners of the ACT Community Protection Medal. The medal was established in 2002, and rewards members for sustained distinguished or outstanding service to the community in ACT Policing, ACT Fire Brigade, ACT Rural Fire Service, ACT Ambulance Service or the ACT St...

German night classes for travellers

By 10 March 2009 19

Hi all, Does anyone know where in Canberra I could learn german (thinking Night Classses here once a week type thing)? It would be mainly for travelling as I plan to go there early next year. I have heard ANU may teach adults but is there anywhere else. The sort of thing I am looking for is so...

Putting faces to the stimulus package – new exhibition opening today

By 10 March 2009 4

A new photographic exhibition opening at Parliament House today will reveal the faces of those at the forefront of delivering the social housing component of the Rudd government’s stimulus package.  Facing up to the challenge: Images of social housing people is a collection of 46 portraits pre...

Gallagher declares year of blood... donors

By 10 March 2009 33

No it's not the start of a leadership push. Rather Katy Gallagher has named 2009 "the ACT Year of the Blood Donor", The launch was held at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS) Blood Donor Travelling Exhibition. The Exhibition, which will be in Canberra until 12 March 2009, encourages...

Mont Sale

By 10 March 2009 9

Knowing that there is alot of riders here I thought this was a good place to start. Each year I go to the Mont sale at Fyshwick. It is usually around this time of year have I missed it or is it coming up?...

Moore sticks with undecided Brumbies

By 10 March 2009 3

The Brumbies have announced that their star hooker Stephen Moore has decided that he likes it so much here, after just three matches, that he's going to stay put to 2011. In other news the much anticipated team announcement has been delayed another day. There's a lot of speculation that the ce...

Charity Auction - Bushfire assistance

By 10 March 2009

A Charity Auction for the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal will be held at the Canberra Irish Club on Thursday the 12th March. Many great Items including commonwealth & olympic sporting Memorabilia, a Gold Coast Holiday, Vouchers, Police boat ride around the lake to mention just a few. Guest spe...

Jalepeno Shortage hits Subway!

By 10 March 2009 32

A while ago I posted news of a supposed pineapple juice shortage and, miraculously, almost immediately the pineapple juice started to flow once more. Envoking Murphy's Law, I'm now alerting Rioters to the absence of jalepenos in Canberra Subways (the sandwich chain), apparently due to an American...

Images of Canberra - Panorama of the Balloon Spectacular

By 10 March 2009 2

Anthony Caffery has sent in his "panorama" view of the Canberra Balloon Spectacular 2009. It's a good view of the event from the South bank of the lake. ...

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