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Canberra, the age friendly city?

By 30 June 2015 10
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Slogans can be used or abused. They can encapsulate a moment in time, or they can serve as hollow reductions etched like a skid mark from the suppository of Australian politic...

A pedestrian lane for people using phones? Not a bad idea…

By 30 June 2015 9
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News stories have cropped up in the last few weeks about a university in the United States that has painted bright green lanes on the footpath for runners, walkers, and people ...

Best of Canberra - Pub food

By 30 June 2015 8
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There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and getting a generous, well-priced counter meal at a pub. Steaks, schnitzels, burgers or seafood – whatever your choice, ...

Here’s how to build a green home in Canberra without spending a fortune

By 29 June 2015
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If you think building an energy efficient home requires spending big on expensive green materials, building methods and technologies, you might have to think again. Whether ...

147 animals removed from Banks home

By 30 June 2015
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RSPCA ACT has removed 147 animals, including cats, dogs and birds, from a family home in Banks. From RSPCA ACT's media release: RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended a house in Ban...

Teen burglars caught red handed

By 30 June 2015 1
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ACT Policing has apprehended two offenders attempting a burglary in a home in Kaleen yesterday (29 June). About 10.30am, a 17-year-old teenage boy and 18-year-old woman att...

Free sausage sizzle tomorrow at Belconnen Community Service open day

By 30 June 2015
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There is such thing as a free lunch, northsiders. Come and meet Belconnen Community Service program managers and staff at tomorrow's open day, and you'll also get to enjoy a fr...

Weekend getaway recommendations

By 30 June 2015
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Husband and I are planning a last minute, mid-week getaway. Grateful for any recommendations/ thoughts of what we can see and do. Keen to explore regions around Canberra (ie no...

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Monaghan stays with the Raiders until 2012

By 20 March 2009 2

The ABC reports that the Canberra Raiders have convinced Joel Monaghan to stick around until for another three years. "Canberra is the place where I grew up and I've played the best footy of my career here so it's a given for me to stay," he said. "I'm really looking forward now to playing wel...

Having fun with Earth Hour?

By 20 March 2009 45

The Greens are promising candlelit trivia, finger food, and drinks with which to see in Earth Hour. They're holding it at St John's Church in Reid (presumably in the hall, not the church). Tickets are $25 from the dedicated online Green Shop....

New street furniture in Civic

By 20 March 2009 14

Over the last few weeks, little cages have sprung up around street furniture, bench seats and rubbish bins, in Garema Place.  The old yellow bins and blue benches have been replaced.  Ok, the yellow rubbish bins were pretty ugly, and the stainless steel ones replacing them are an improvement.  ...

Domus Adultus - Live and local music - Thursdays at Hippo

By 20 March 2009 4

It's been many a year since I darkened Hippo's door on Garema Place. I had a very strange night there years ago* and always found other places to be thereafter. But with an unexpected influx of free time I decided to go check it out. Don't be fooled, this is not a second night of Bootleg S...

Police Wrap - 20 March

By 20 March 2009 5

1. Keep an eye on your scrotes: ACT Policing is urging parents and guardians to check on the safety and whereabouts of their children during the Skyfire fireworks tomorrow night (Saturday, March 21) to avoid the necessity for police intervention. Last year’s Skyfire event over Lake Burley Gr...

Ginger beer in Canberra

By 20 March 2009 66

So as to stop the moronic chuckleheads polluting the Folk Festival thread, let us here discuss the where's and whyfores of alcoholic ginger beer in Canberra. Is the store bought stuff up to scratch? What's the best way to make your own? Knock yourselves out. ...

A Lie of the Mind - At the ANU Arts Centre

By 20 March 2009

papermoon presents Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind 26 March to 4 April in the ANU Arts Centre Theatre 7.30pm Tickets $25/$20 from Teatro Vivaldi, ph 6125 8009 Dinner/show packages available From their announcement: papermoon is proud to present its first show for 2009, Sam She...

The ducks line up as the Brumbies sign Alexander

By 20 March 2009

Retention doesn't seem to be a problem for the Brumbies at the moment. They've just announced that they've persuaded gun prop Ben Alexander to sign on the dotted line for another two years. "It was an easy decision really,” he said. “It was something I wanted to get locked away early so I ...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 20 March

By 20 March 2009 29

[First filed: March 19, 2009 @ 08:58] What to do? Where to do it? Once more we turn to the RiotACT hive mind and attempt to build an entertainment listing. Just leave your suggestions in the comments....

Shock results: Forrest, Griffith and Manuka wealthiest two years ago!

By 20 March 2009 14

The Canberra Times is very excited by Tax Office statistics from 2006-07 showing the 2603 postcode remains, as ever, where the money is in this town. The postcode, which includes Forrest, Griffith and Manuka, remains in first place, and boasted a mean taxable income of $89,222 well above second-p...

The case of the Liberal MLA pot calling the ALP MLA kettle black

By 20 March 2009 6

I would be last in line to support the Minister for [Redacted] & Corrections, however the CityNews has this article. It is all about the Liberal Health Hotline (or lack of it) and how the incoming MLA Jerry Hanson had promised to continue the service after the departure of former Liberal heal...

A little hustle with that bustle ma'am

By 19 March 2009 23

Steampunk. Nope, didn’t mean much to me either until today. But think Victorian slut (Moulin Rouge maybe) meets Clockwork Orange (bad guy eye patch) meets Naussica (the machines that time forgot). It seems it is everywhere, well at least on the net. There are Steampunk parties in New York...

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