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Playground review – Bonython local playground

By 29 March 2015
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The unassuming southside suburb of Bonython is home to a local playground that is well maintained and an absolute treat to visit. Kaden (18 months) and I decided to see what th...

Doing hen’s nights right at QT Canberra

By 28 March 2015 1
QT Canberra pick up

When I think of hen's nights, I imagine fashioning wedding dresses out of toilet paper, eating cookies in the shape of male genitalia and drinking a lot of champagne (if only to ma...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cherryripe Brasserie, Watson

By 28 March 2015 1
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Recently having moved house, I have found myself in random suburbs that I would otherwise not spend much time in. Last week I found myself at ONA in Fyshwick. This week I was on...

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)....

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

By 27 March 2015 1
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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 12
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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 17
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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...

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The Ripe Collective - Exhibition 2

By 23 January 2009

Greetings Ladies and Gents, The Ripe Collective wish to invite you to attend the Opening of Exhibition 2 – Inaugural  Group Show, featuring DJ SEAN KELLY from EXPOSED When:-     Friday 23rd Jan - 7pm Where:-    PARVAIZ CAFE-GALLERY & BAR, Minter Ellison Bld, 25 National Circuit...

Would you like advice from the ACT Government on how to run a business?

By 23 January 2009 16

Chief Minister Stanhope is offering free business advice! "Every business operator is feeling the impact of the global economic downturn. The Business Health Checks program is another free service to be offered by CanberraBusinessPoint, and adds to the comprehensive suite of advisory and mentorin...

Hard work cleaning up after the storm

By 23 January 2009 37

Good blow last night eh? Sky turning weird colours, clouds straight out of a Spielberg movie, continuous rolling thunder, sheets of rain roping in from all angles. Who could ask for more? But there's a downside to such entertainment. The ACT Emergency Services Agency has pushed out a note on t...

Power station #2 rumbles into gear

By 23 January 2009 23

The Canberra Times reports that ACTEW has started buying up the land for their as yet unapproved power station near Williamsdale. At a proposed 500MW this is a much bigger beast than the 210MW data centre jobbie which has caused so much trouble near Macarthur. West Belco next?...

Mick Millett jumps to the ABC, Canberra Times job opens up again

By 23 January 2009 10

Who's going to run Canberra's biggest (by far) media organisation? The SMH Deputy Editor Mick Millett was considered a shoe-in. My mail was that he'd even started looking for real estate here in Canberra. He can't have liked what he saw. Crikey's reporting that he's gone to the ABC instead. ...

Is There More To Life Than Soccer? [Not, it seems, if you're Steve Doszpot]

By 23 January 2009 42

A few months in the job and photocopier salesman turned MLA, Steve 'SoccerBoy' Doszpot doesn't seem to be able to do anything more than comment on his pet love of soccer: -- Media Release (21/2/09) Canberra Football's New Dawn -- Media Release (12/1/09) Doszpot Urges Canberrra To Get Behind Wo...

Segway sighted!

By 22 January 2009 53

I saw this old fellow roaring around O'Connor footpaths this afternoon. It's only the second Segway I've seen in Australia. In NSW it's illegal on "both roads and footpaths". Any thoughts on its legality here in Canberra dear reader?...

Banjo country?

By 22 January 2009 48

Walking the dog on the Northern shore of the lake today we came across this strange sight. The carp is painted grey on one side only and has another carp skull lined up with it. So there’s been a lot of work done. Any home warlocks want to speculate on what’s being done here? ...

Police Wrap - 22 January

By 22 January 2009 12

1. Speeding is bad in the morning too M'kay? Speed detection on Canberra’s arterial roads by ACT Policing early today (Monday, January 19) resulted in 46 people receiving Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) in a 75-minute period. Three of Canberra’s arterial roads (Parkes Way, Barry Drive...

Mountain Bike National Championships

By 22 January 2009 2

The Australian Mountain Bike National Championships are on again this weekend at Mount Stromlo. This is the third, and final year we will host the champs here, so it's your last chance to see the crowning of our national champions for all MTB disciplines here in Canberra. CORC (Canberra Off-R...

The great pineapple juice shortage of 2009?

By 22 January 2009 42

Is there a pineapple juice shortage in Canberra? Every time I go to the cafe, the only juice 99% guarranteed to not be there is pineapple juice. When I go shopping, I see empty shelves reserved for pineapple juice (except for the stuff in tins). Am I the only one seeing this?? What's the d...

Canberra rents bite

By 22 January 2009 19

The ABC informs us that Canberra rents are the highest in the country and the fastest rising: A leading property data group has found Canberra's rental market is the most expensive of all Australian capitals. Recent figures from the Australian Property Monitors show Canberra recorded the bigge...

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