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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Farmers Daughter, Yarralumla

By 23 May 2015

You may have noticed recently that I haven’t commented on the coffee at cafes that I have been visiting. That’s because lately I haven’t had a really great one. Whilst rac...

A look around Canberra – Forrest

By 22 May 2015 2

A Look Around Canberra this week takes us to the south side of the bridge and a cruise around State Circle before stopping off at Forrest. Forrest can pretty much be describ...

Local sports club profile – Gungahlin Gymnastics

By 22 May 2015
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If there’s proof that Canberra’s north needed another gymnastics club, it’s the speed at which families have signed up to join Gungahlin Gymnastics, which opened for busi...

Weekend garage sale guide (23rd and 24th May 2015)

By 22 May 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Spence, Campbell, Franklin, Hughes, Florey, Macquarie, O'Connor, Narrabundah, Mawson, Gordon, Hackett, Crace and Nicholls. Happy...

Why travel when you can have a Canberra staycation?

By 21 May 2015 6
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My husband and I date every Wednesday. It’s my hot tip for staying happily married and it is probably the reason why we have so many kids (we have four). Four isn’t an ...

Where to buy wholesale meat or even half a pig in Canberra?

By 23 May 2015

Hi guys, This might sound weird, but I have been looking into ways to buy half a pig or lots of uncut meat at wholesale price but found nothing so far. Most butchers will se...

Fyshwick hit and run witness sought

By 22 May 2015

ACT Policing is seeking a key witness to a collision in Fyshwick this afternoon. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver failed to stop and render assistance. We are ...

More cash for mowing in Canberra suburbs in next ACT Budget

By 22 May 2015

The 2015-16 ACT Budget will spruce up Canberra's suburbs with a $7.75 million investment in more mowing and other maintenance, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced today. From the media release: Since becoming Chief Minister, I’ve been out from behind the Treasurer’s desk listening to...

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Where to get a good sandwhich?

By 17 February 2009 31

Hi all. Just moved to canberra and I'm a big fan of sandwhiches. I especially love a meatball sub, but can't stand subway and from what I've seen so far the service in most of them down here is appaling! Thanks....

Aspirational averages?

By 17 February 2009 13

Steve Doszpot is having a go at Andrew Barr's class size commitments which apparently are averages rather than maximums. “Minister Barr advised today that at Narrabundah Early Childhood School there are 48 students enrolled in Preschool but only 8 students in Kindergarten, 4 in year 1, 2 in yea...

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...

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