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Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 2

Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014

“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the openi...

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

By 25 October 2014

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants' superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whethe...

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014 4

I've just moved to Canberra and quite like it... except for the take-away and home delivery choices (or at least those I've found so far). Why does Pad Thai cost $16.50 (Lemon Grass)? In Sydney $12 is expensive. Same goes for Indian food... curries at $17-20 is a rip-off for take away. And why n...

Dodgy TV (ABC + 10) Fraser – anyone else?

By 24 October 2014

No signal on those two stations since storm yesterday.  Anyone else in the Fraser area having the same trouble, or it is just us? cheers MS...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014 1

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 4

ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

Buying a new car – should it have a full tank of petrol?

By 24 October 2014 28

I'm interested on hearing thoughts on this, I recently purchased a new car from a dealer in Phillip that shall remain nameless (although it does rhyme with shommonwealth boaters).  Anyway, I went to pick it up and when the salesperson was handing over the keys and going through some features (its p...

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Free Screening of the Australian Conservation Foundation's new film "Telling

By 10 November 2008 22

In 2006 and 2007 Al Gore came to Australia to train 250 everyday people to go out and present his climate change slide show made famous in the movie "An Inconvenient Truth". "Telling The Truth" follows seven of the Climate Project presenters as they take their message out into the community. V...

Does anyone know of any good Christmas Lunch venues in Canberra?

By 10 November 2008 23

Does anyone know of any good Christmas Lunch venues in Canberra? This year, with a trail of various family illnesses, frail aging perents etc etc we're looking at a change in the usual process of a big family gathering at parents place where we bring different courses etc, to possibly eating out...

Canberra cemeteries now online.

By 10 November 2008 4

The ABC is reporting that a new computer system set to be introduced at Canberra's cemeteries will make it easier for people to trace their family histories. The system will integrate the existing database of names, dates and inscriptions with more detailed maps of gravesites. So, if you have fo...

National football back in the capital - Canberra United in the Women's League

By 10 November 2008 1

It was so good to be able to see a Canberra team playing here, in a national football competition yesterday afternoon at McKellar.  There were nearly 2000 in attendance to see Canberra United take on the Central Coast Mariners in the W-League but it seemed like much more.  Certainly the Grandstand...

Local kids going the knuckle

By 10 November 2008 62

YouTube's MooMooACAC has posted a highlight reel of youthful biffo from Canberra's parks, schools, buses, and bus interchanges. It bears this description: "Some of the fights that happen around in Canberra that are caught on camera" Looks like pretty standard schoolyard violence to me, ...

Tic Tac Tile?

By 10 November 2008 20

At the risk of this being a "the best coffee in Canberra" post, I'll give it a shot anyway, because my options seem to be narrowing quickly. Where the hell does anyone find a wide selection of used roof tiles in Canberra?  I've tried Aussie Junk...both of them - no dice!  I've tried a few roof ...

Is it legal for a truck with Tank Water on the side to fill up from the mains

By 9 November 2008 58

[First filed: November 07, 2008 @ 11:10 Second filing: November 08, 2008 @ 14:35] This photo was taken this morning in Gungahlin. Whilst we all attempt keep within the water restrictions why should a big truck like this who claims to use tank water be allowed to fill up from the mains wat...

The Hive bows out

By 9 November 2008 4

The Hive Variety Club staged it's last show at Gorman House on Friday night. 100 lucky people got to experience various acts of Opera, Aerial acrobatics, Juggling, Spoken word and Dance. For those who missed it you'll have to make do with the slideshow below and other photos from the night...

Mark Parton to take over from Mike Jeffrey on 2CC?

By 9 November 2008 13

A hot anonymous tip has come in that the high profile failed independent candidate for Ginninderra, and FM breakfast host, Mark Parton will be replacing the venerable Mike Jeffreys on 2CC. Apparently this will come as some surprise to Jeffreys. We'll see what transpires....

The Forde dog park

By 9 November 2008 14

Having ventured to darkest Gungahlin this afternoon we thought we might as well do something useful. So we took George (The Kelpie Of Few Accomplishments) to the Forde Dog Park to see what it had to offer. As I previously mentioned on the subject of dog parks; all a dog really wants is green ...

Hoskins St, Franklin

By 9 November 2008 59

In a recent discussion on Canberra real estate "Affordable" suggested driving down Hoskins Street in Franklin: if you want to see how the market is going, drive down Hoskins street Franklin, looks like the sub prime streets you see in America, every house is for sale. So this afternoon I d...

Breakfast review: Edgar's in Ainslie

By 9 November 2008 11

Edgar's might be a pub, but they open for breakfast and after a hard night Allstarring we were in need of something within an easy stumble of the Ainslie lair. It's the second time I've breakfasted there and I'm becoming a bit of a fan. The service is fast. The quality is good, and the prices...

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