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Weekend Cafe Hotspot: Smoque, Woden

By 1 November 2014
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Finally! Since seeing the announcement that Smoque was opening a second restaurant in Woden I've been waiting! Even better was when they announced it would include a breakfast menu...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014 1
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Are there any recommendations for companies that can dig up and re lay drains attached to down-pipes?

By 1 November 2014

I really need all my downpipe drainage tested, and probably have a few drainpipes that need to be dug up and re-laid. It's likely to be quite a big job and will definitely end up with a few trenches in the front & back garden so it'd be really good to know which company in Canberra to trust an...

Looking for a dentist that will look at all alternatives to removing wisdom teeth

By 1 November 2014

My wisdom teeth are starting to really play up now (I'm 25) and I would really prefer not to have them removed. My wisdom teeth are only slightly angled, so I believe that if some of the gum was removed from above they may be able to come through completely. What I'm looking for is a dentist who ...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 16

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 20

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

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Nurses memorial to be repaired again

By 28 October 2008 16

[First filed: September 15, 2008 @ 09:37] The NCA informs us that they're going to have another go at repairing the glass panels in the Nurses Memorial on Anzac Parade (the one which looks like an art-deco public convenience). It's the third time one of the panels has broken (previous incident...

The Electric Car drives by Canberra

By 28 October 2008 58

As reported in News Limited and The Register, a consortium of Mac Bank, AGL and the naff-named Israeli group "Better Place" is planning on raising $1 billion to create a network of supporting infrastructure (charging stations and the like) for electric vehicles, like the Chevy Volt. The Federal...

Suspended sentence for Jessica Bartlett

By 28 October 2008 72

The ABC informs us that Jessica Bartlett, 26, has walked away with a suspended sentence for concealing evidence relevant to Rebecca Anne Massey's Charnwood murder trial. "Today in the ACT Magistrates Court, Magistrate Karen Fryar said Bartlett's actions forced police and SES to spend three days s...

Flatmate dead? Dump the drugs.

By 28 October 2008 11

The Canberra Times has a bit on the Queanbeyan travails of Garth Waring after his flatmate Danny Ralph was killed walking home from the Royal Hotel on 29 March. Having 38g of marijuana in the house when the police came to ask questions turned out to be a bad move. The people's hero, Magistrate...

Gungahlin stabbing

By 28 October 2008 37

Nothing from the Police yet but the ABC reports a nasty stabbing in Gungahlin last night. Police were called to a disturbance at a house in Gungahlin and found a man with multiple stab wounds. He is undergoing surgery today. A 21-year-old man is helping police with their inquiries. UPDA...

Unspoken by Rebecca Clarke - With Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens

By 28 October 2008 1

Here's something a bit different that's come across my desk. From the blurb: Unspoken - "Let go and listen to your heart." Engage your heart in this beautifully poetic work as it explores that deepest of life forces, LOVE. Join us on a voyage of discovery as we plunge and soar through th...

Good places to learn to swim?

By 28 October 2008 32

Hello dear all, I would like my son (he is 7 years old) to learn how to swim, could you please help me find a clean pool with good teachers? Thank you in advance....

Tree lopping on Anzac Parade

By 28 October 2008 9

The National Capital Authority has announced that they're bringing down 44 of the eucalypt trees lining Anzac Parade and will be at it for the next two weeks. "Planted in the 1960s, the Argyle Apple and Blue Gum eucalypts are in various locations on both sides of Anzac Parade. There are over ...

Family & Community Day (aka Melbourne Cup Day)

By 28 October 2008 56

A quick reminder to all that next Tuesday (4 November) we've again been granted the opportunity to forget the troubles of work and watch the Melbourne Cup at our venue of choice, presumably somewhere that allows us to interact with our family and/or community. Yay Canberra! Source: Chief Minister...

TransACT Abandons Sinking Terria

By 28 October 2008 12

Canberra's TransACT has announced that they have abandoned their Terria partnership for the National Broadband Network (NBN). Since the departure of other Aussie ISPs from the Terria group, the whole partnership has become a bit unstable - and the likelihood of Terria successfully tendering and ...

Family First and Nick Xenophon want to make Labor's Internet filtering even t

By 28 October 2008 104

It had to happen. First, Senator Conroy wants all Australians to have to live with a filtered version of the Web, and now, Family First and Nick Xenophon want to make sure than nothing more than R18+ gets through, and that there is no access to online casinos and the like. Conroy's proposals wou...

Ovals and the Alexander Maconochie Centre

By 27 October 2008 155

I felt saddened by the adverse reaction to the new gaol having an oval. What a shame that some people still think the best way to rehabilitate someone is through deprivation, humiliation and devaluation. Exercise is one of the best ways to balance a person's emotions, science now tells us th...

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