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Upcoming events at Ginninderra Falls

By 19 April 2015

The following Ginninderra Falls events are coming up this month: 21 April 2015 From 9:00am The Ginninderra Falls Biodiversity Working Group will meet with Riverview to discuss the issues connected with a 300 metre conservation corridor, plans for a visitor hub, and the need for further work on...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 19 April 2015

The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Playground review – Nature Discovery Playground, Tidbinbilla

By 19 April 2015 2

I have memories of being a kid out at Tidbinbilla - quiet family BBQs soaking up the serenity of the Aussie bush. I can also still hear the sound of my screams when an emu decided ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: ONA on the Lawns, Manuka

By 18 April 2015

Readers were quick to respond when I recently reviewed ONA in Fyshwick, disagreeing with my thoughts on the service and portion sizes. Having previously been a regular at ONA on th...

Local sports club profile – Central Spears Gridiron

By 17 April 2015
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Here’s a fun piece of local sporting trivia: Canberra is home to Australia’s number one ranked men’s gridiron team – the Central Spears. The Central Spears men’s a...

A look around Canberra – Pearce

By 17 April 2015 4
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Pearce is a quiet little suburb in Woden, located at the foot of Mount Taylor and tucked away between the neighbouring suburbs of Chifley, Mawson and Torrens. Like many of Canberra...

Weekend garage sale guide (18th and 19th April 2015)

By 17 April 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Gordon, Evatt, Farrer, Scullin, Hawker, Oxley, Franklin, Torrens, Ngunnawal, Turner and Kambah. Happy Friday! Saturday 18 April 48 C...

Whats on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015 2

This weekend's highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky's Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What ar...

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Beware! Hot ATM Card-Skimming Action in Canberra

By 17 February 2009 14

Just a quick warning that there may be some Card-Skimming going on in Canberra. A friend of mine had a sum of money withdrawn from an ATM in Sydney over the weekend, even though he is in Canberra and his ATM Card is still in his pocket. He has been down to the bank and they believe that a devi...

Acton Park car parks

By 17 February 2009 12

Can anyone explain to me what has happened to all the cars at the "temporary" Acton Park Car Park? For many weeks now, there seem to have been very few cars parked there anymore, when once it was full to overflowing. The territory government went to all of the trouble to pave over large swathes o...

Reliable Gardener/Landscaper needed

By 17 February 2009 3

Hoping that someone out there can reccommed a good reliable garderner here in the ACT.  Looking for someone who will turn up, quote, do the job and everyone's happy, sick of wasting my time with unreliable tradesmen/women who simpley don't show up or cost the planet.  I'm just looking for ...

Doctors fleeing private practice?

By 17 February 2009 15

The ABC has a story on moves by doctors from O'Connor, Macquarie and Kaleen are all shutting up shop and moving to a single facility in Belconnen. Apparently a private health care company is making them an offer they can't refuse and lifting the burden of administration off their backs. Katy G...

Lights! Canberra! Action! Kicking off on 27 February

By 17 February 2009 2

[First filed: February 16, 2009 @ 13:35] One of the real highlights of the local film making calendar is Lights! Canberra! Action! competition. On 27 February the list of bonus point items is released and then it's hell for leather film making until entries close on 9 March. But the the...

Earth Hour Launched - Brace yourselves for 28 March

By 17 February 2009 48

Simon Corbell is informing us that he's been along for a photo op with The Canberra Times General Manager, Ken Nichols, and ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello. The cause of this love-in at the top end of town? They're all getting ready to cheer lead for "Earth Hour" on 28 March at 8.30pm. Earth...

Rape denied in the house of Hargreaves

By 17 February 2009 71

The Canberra Times has a charmless story (running without byline) on the defence of Kevin John Jones, 50, who faced the court yesterday charged with raping his 19 year old cellmate at the Belconnen Remand Centre. "According to the alleged victim's evidence, when his advances were rejected, Jones ...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast - 2009, Episode 3

By 16 February 2009 1

The RiotACT Rugby Podcast is as regular as a swiss clock and now hits your speaker for episode three of 2009. This week it's just Jazz and I, raising the intelligence of opinion somewhat. The music for is from Johnny Huckle's "Spirit Man" CD and the beer for review is Melbourne bitter. You ...

Rental free rooms in exchange for sex?

By 16 February 2009 103

[First filed: February 16, 2009 @ 09:40] I came across this (,27753,25056894-5013951,00.html) article which reports that there have been ads listed for rent free properties in exchange for a relationship and/or sex. It stated, "A similar ad on flatmates....

Keeping the Harvest - Food Preservation Workshop

By 16 February 2009 1

Many of us are trying to eat more local seasonal food, but there are times of the year in Canberra when this can be more difficult - the so-called hungry gap. If you grow food - you'll also know about the seasonal "glut" when everyone says "No more, please". Preserving food in a variety of ways a...

ACT long term water security - Belconnen Community Council Forum 17 Feb

By 16 February 2009 3

The February 2009 Belconnen Community Council Forum will be held at: 7.30pm, Tuesday 17 February 2009 Community Room above the Chandler Street Belconnen Library ACTEW representatives will be available to discuss Canberra’s long-term water security and the enhancement of the Cotter Dam as ...

If you like beer, dancing, and meat on a stick you agree with me about multic

By 16 February 2009 10

Minister for Multicultural Affairs, John Hargreaves, has declared the 2009 Multicultural Festival to be a success. Even better the popularity of BAMOASD apparently justifies both the entirety of the festival and his multicultural policies in general: "Despite the heat, the Festival proved ...

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