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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Eightysix

By 31 January 2015 1
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Eightysix is by far my absolute favourite Canberra restaurant, so when I heard they had re-introduced a breakfast menu I was ecstatic and a little bit intrigued. How would it w...

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 2/2/15

By 30 January 2015 2
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Life without Katy  Chief Minister Andrew Barr has not enjoyed an entirely perfect kick-off in the top job. After a long and successful innings from the factionally unal...

A Look Around Canberra: Curtin

By 30 January 2015 2
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I was keen to head back to the Woden Valley this week for A Look Around Canberra, as it's been several weeks since I'd done one of the suburbs there. I decided to have a look a...

Once a Knight’s enough

By 30 January 2015 26
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So everyone in the known universe is criticising the PM for making the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia. I might have a go too. Much has been written abo...

Whats on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015
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It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do i...

Recommendations for metal fencing contractors ?

By 31 January 2015
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I need to replace a 25+ year old wooden fence - preferably with a metal one because the old wooden one has some termites in it. Any recommendations for metal fencing contrac...

Two arrested over Uriarra cannabis crop

By 30 January 2015
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A 28-year-old Tuggeranong man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on cannabis cultivation offences and a second may also face charges after they were arrested by police in the Ur...

Body corporate costs for new apartments?

By 30 January 2015 5
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Hi, just wondering whether anyone could advise on what one might expect to pay in body corporate fees for a two bed, two bath, 80m living apartment off the plan in Canberra at ...

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GDE Users, Unite!

By 13 January 2009 72

I used the GDE every day and put up with the slow moving traffic just like everyone else has to. What really gets me is when I see a silver Mitsubishi Mirage (Unknown rego) driving in the bike lane. I've have seen this on many different occasions during peak hour, with it happening again today. ...

Stephen Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain

By 13 January 2009 5

Details coming later....... [ED - The official announcement will be made at 3.40 pm and Brumbies management have promised to send word at that time. Until then, amuse yourself by voting for your favourite] [poll=72] UPDATED: RugbyHeaven are pretty sure it's going to be Hoiles. Personally I ...

Where to watch the W-League grand final?

By 13 January 2009 2

After a nerve-wracking W-League penalty shoot-out on Sunday night the better side in the Sydney-Queensland clash won and Queensland took the chance to host the grand final from our own girls in green, Canberra United. The Liberal Steve Doszpot has now appointed himself the member for soccer and w...

Canberra history - The first Canberra Hospital

By 13 January 2009 26

Riot reader Old Canberran is in the process of scanning in the photos he took back in 1948 and is sending some highlights in for us to gawp at. This is a more recent photo to kick off the series but of interest for pub trivia purposes coming with the following information: "It is the origi...

Robert Jones - Menace to society?

By 13 January 2009 39

The ABC has an amazing testament to the stainless steel mercy of the judiciary. Robert Jones was pulled over on Saturday night and blew over the limit a day after his release from prison for an earlier drink driving offence. This is the 62 year old's unlucky number 13 for drink driving offenc...

Rubbery Floriade numbers

By 13 January 2009 3

Having yesterday trumpeted the "record" visitor numbers to Floriade today the Canberra Times has unleashed numerical gibberish as Andrew Barr attempts to defend the numbers. Apparently there will be a real release of proper numbers later this month....

The Great Service Topic - who was really good?

By 13 January 2009 40

I went looking for a topic where you could post accounts of great service received in and around Canberra, but failed to find one.  So here's one.  I want to know where are the places to go to get great service, as they should be supported. Likewise, I want to know who are the people who give grea...

The cheers for the Canberra Centre baby change rooms?

By 13 January 2009 28

Over on the MumsWeb there's a brief but heartfelt hymn of praise to the rooms for changing babies in the Canberra Centre. The change room in the canberra centre is so nice and so clean it even has a chair for babies about 6months plus to sit in so you can feed them food and that it lovely :-) ...

Let's chat about madness . . .

By 13 January 2009 34

· Have you, a relative or a friend, experienced a mental illness? · Can you relate well to young people and work in a team? · Would you feel comfortable talking about your experience? Mental Illness Education is looking for volunteers to give presentations about ment...

Degas - Master of French Art - A review

By 13 January 2009 10

[First filed: January 11, 2009 @ 16:22] There's a lot riding on the Degas exhibition at the National Gallery. Huge amounts of promotion's gone into it. With all that ad money sloshing around media outlets have kept the praise up for fear of missing out on the moolah (and the invites to the ne...

Spot of Frisbee anyone? Summer Ultimate leagues fill up

By 12 January 2009 3

Canberra Ultimate is calling for players for their summer leagues. One is kicking off on 20 Jan, the other on 3 February. If you're wondering what this is all about there's an illuminating wiki page here. Now does anyone know if there's a beer drinking league? ...

The unspeakable in pursuit of the unedible - Hargreaves v. Coe Round 1.

By 12 January 2009 30

Gungahlin Al has been in touch to point out that the the disgracefully slovenly ACT Legislative Assembly Hansard service has finally spun it's laggardly wheels and the December sitting is now available. Al forwarded me this exchange: MR HARGREAVES: But the wish list that they had was an interesti...

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