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Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 1

Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014

“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the openi...

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014

I've just moved to Canberra and quite like it... except for the take-away and home delivery choices (or at least those I've found so far). Why does Pad Thai cost $16.50 (Lemon Grass)? In Sydney $12 is expensive. Same goes for Indian food... curries at $17-20 is a rip-off for take away. And why n...

Dodgy TV (ABC + 10) Fraser – anyone else?

By 24 October 2014

No signal on those two stations since storm yesterday.  Anyone else in the Fraser area having the same trouble, or it is just us? cheers MS...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014 1

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 4

ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

Buying a new car – should it have a full tank of petrol?

By 24 October 2014 27

I'm interested on hearing thoughts on this, I recently purchased a new car from a dealer in Phillip that shall remain nameless (although it does rhyme with shommonwealth boaters).  Anyway, I went to pick it up and when the salesperson was handing over the keys and going through some features (its p...

Fitzs Challenge Heroes – Riding for a Reason

By 24 October 2014

With Fitz’s Challenge just a few short days away the excitement of the riders testing their capabilities and pushing themselves to their limits is building. But it is wor...

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Halloween pumpkins?

By 23 October 2008 56

Quick question. An American friend of mine is holding a halloween party and I want to get some of those orange pumpkins to carve for the party. Anybody seen any in the shops? ...

Why is Civic such a dreary place?

By 23 October 2008 54

Walking around the city in mid-afternoon a couple of weeks ago, I started wondering why exactly Civic is so lifeless at ground level in so many places.  Especially west of Northbourne, whole block frontages are blank walls, fire door exits, or frosted glass.  The footpaths are a shabby collection ...

Too many drunks getting arrested?

By 22 October 2008 42

The Ombudsman has announced the release of their third report on ACT Policing's dealings with the drunkards. It comes out swinging: "More needs to be done to keep intoxicated people out of police custody" And keeps it up throughout: "The report also recommends some changes to police trai...

Anzac Park West finds an owner

By 22 October 2008 5

The ABC brings word that after a decade standing vacant, and used only for pyjama games by police and defence personnel, the huge office building at the end of Anzac Parade is to finally have tenants with Defence deciding it needs the office space. Anyone know who's going to be exiled from hallow...

A decent feta at the supermarket

By 22 October 2008 20

Earlier tonight I posted in my Facebook status that I'd found a good feta cheese. I was then bombarbed with inquiries as to where I had found such a thing. So here you go: Kebia Bulgarian Goat's Milk Feta. It came from the Ainslie IGA, so other IGA's might well carry it. It costs $5.15 ...

The Band Broke Up - Part the second

By 22 October 2008 11

The second installment of Matty Ellis's four part series of musical evenings "The Band Broke Up" took place last night at The Front in Lyneham. A blokey panel of singers got the crowd deeply involved with much singing along. A happy knitter could even be found in the crowd (caught in the v...

Car sales down as part of economic cooling?

By 22 October 2008 27

The ABC has a piece on car sales in Canberra being down over 10% in September. I know I'm trying to reduce my debt with troubled times ahead, how about you guys?...

Movie Discussion Group verdict - THE DUCHESS (Dendy, Manuka, Belconenn Woden

By 22 October 2008 4

(From Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer (Keira Knightley), was the original 'It Girl'. Like her direct descendant Princess Diana, she was ravishing, glamorous and adored by an entire country. Determined to be a player in the wider affair...

Police Wrap - 22 October

By 22 October 2008 7

1. Silly silly Watson boy: ACT Policing has arrested a 16-year-old, Watson youth after a short pursuit through Lyneham and O’Connor about 10.20pm yesterday (October 21). Police first sighted the vehicle driving on a nature strip in Lyneham and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Poli...

Canberra Marist College on Lateline!

By 22 October 2008 161

[First filed: October 20, 2008 @ 23:05] Not good news for them. Video to follow --- Video now available, transcript to follow. Now here's a question for whichever local politicians are not transfixed by fear of pederasts... Will they allow a school with a history of proven...

Inward Bound brought down by local bureaucracy

By 22 October 2008 5

Woroni reports that the ANU's legendary Inward Bound event has been cancelled because getting nearby councils happy about it has proved too hard. For those who haven't heard of it, it goes something like this according to Wikipedia: "The competition is split into eight divisions which are drop...

Carneywatch: He's Back!

By 22 October 2008 32

Todd Carney's turned his back on the bright lights of Kigali touch football and, according to the Canberra Times he's back in Canberra. "Sacked Canberra Raider Todd Carney was an interested spectator at the Scottish rugby league team's training yesterday. Carney returned to the capital to meet...

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