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Local sports club profile: Tuggeranong United Football Club

By 27 March 2015
Tuggeranong United junior football

Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC)....

Weekend garage sale guide (28th March)

By 27 March 2015

It’s garage sales galore this Saturday in Canberra, with second hand bargains for sale in suburbs including Yarralumla, Conder, Charnwood, Holt and Queanbeyan.  Southside...

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

By 27 March 2015
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I maintain that Canberra is a well-kept secret (although I am told there are now license plates surfacing which say ‘ACT – it’s not as bad as you think’ in which case t...

Whats on this weekend? 28th and 29th March

By 26 March 2015 8

How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are...

Why did Smiths Alternative really close?

By 25 March 2015 14

One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership. The c...

Find a club at the CAP Expo

By 27 March 2015
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Thinking about joining a social club or group? Come to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo! The CAP Expo is a free community event on Saturday 28 March featuring over 140...

Kangaroo shot with arrow in Queanbeyan

By 27 March 2015

On Tuesday morning, a resident of Greenleigh in Queanbeyan looked out onto her driveway and saw a young kangaroo. He was hurt. He hadn’t been hit by a car as you might guess....

Nine firearms seized across Canberra

By 27 March 2015
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ACT Policing has seized nine registered firearms and tear gas during inspections and warrants across Canberra yesterday morning (Thursday, March 26). About 7am, members of A...

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'The Cashews' -- final guerrilla gig in Canberra for a while

By 9 February 2009 1

Having successfully managed to be out of town or otherwise unavoidably not available whenever any other Cashews guerrilla gig has been on, there was no way I was missing their last one (even if it meant switching shifts at the Multicultural Festival, and pi$$ing off some friends who had plans fo...

BAMOASD 09 in pictures

By 9 February 2009 9

Beer And Meat On A Stick Day 2009 on Saturday was by all accounts a great success. So great in fact that at 3pm on the day John Hargreaves was congratulating himself and anyone who might have been involved to some lesser degree. For those unfamiliar with it, BAMOASD is also known as the "...

The true results of Green Policy and fires?

By 9 February 2009 4

The Canberra Times has an article on unexploded munitions near Wamboin. In it the following interesting statement is made: NPWS southern director Alistair Henchman said,''Our policy is not to fight fires on that site.'' In case there is anyone in Canberra that hasn't heard.... it was exactly t...

A good electrician for cabling and lights

By 9 February 2009 4

Can anyone recommend a good electrician for 15 amp cabling work and installation of new lights in a home office? There are pages and pages in the yellow pages and can't tell who is good and value for money.  Thanks in advance. ...

Quentin Bryce takes a budget haircut - blames it on the GFC

By 8 February 2009 14

The SMH has an intriguing story on the Governor-General's office trimming its sails and dumping plans to expand Government House here in Canberra with a (frankly much needed) function room. As the story ends with a laundry list of the new GG's wonderful modernising ways, and doesn't mention her h...

Carp murder for money and prizes!

By 8 February 2009 23

Here's something a bit different that has drifted across my desk. Next Sunday is the second annual Monster Carpathon. Between 7am and 3.45 you're encouraged to murder as many carp and redfin as you can for money and fun. Entries at the Acton Boat Hire....

The cute WIN reporter is?

By 7 February 2009 62

Does anyone know what the name of the new reporter on Win News is? I saw him a couple of times last week. He is lush!! ... far hotter than the boys WIN and Prime usually provide ... ...

Another long year for AFL fans

By 7 February 2009 16

The NAB Cup opens tonight with Collingwood playing West Coast at Subiaco, and it looks like Prime is going to make it another series of very late nights for AFL fans. The Canberra Times TV guide tells me Prime will replay the game at 1am. For those with Foxtel, it's on Main Event (518) live fr...

Matildas vs Italy Game Delayed Till 6:30pm Due To Heat

By 7 February 2009 7

The Canberra Times is reporting that tonight's women's soccer game between Australia and Italy has had kickoff delayed due to the expected heat. Instead of a 4pm start it's now 6.30pm....

Local Music Video: D'Opus and Roshambo feat. Hancock Basement - The Basement

By 7 February 2009 6

[First filed: February 06, 2009 @ 09:38] VolleyFilms have YouTubed an absolutely fascinating collaboraton by two of Canberra's most successful acts with the hard rocking Hancock Basement teaming up with the hip-hopping D'Opus and Roshambo. It was posted with the following note: Here is a c...

Air conditioning installation?

By 7 February 2009 29

Hi Is there anyone who knows how much it costs to install air conditioning? Any good tradesmen to call? Thanks [ED - You might have left it a little late.]...

Weather to suck - official

By 7 February 2009 46

[First filed: February 06, 2009 @ 09:13] ACTEW have long ago given up on publishing water use figures, and you don't want to know what I'm wearing as I type in this still warm early morning. The Bureau of Meteorology is warning that there's no relief until Sunday. Now the ACT Emergency Serv...

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