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Swan Valley: One reason to make the trek over to the West Coast

By 5 July 2015
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Hands up if you’ve heard of the Swan Valley. I hadn’t before last week, but now after getting a little taste for some of their food and wine, I certainly want to hear more. If ...

Weekend cafe hot spot: Barrio, Braddon

By 4 July 2015

Last weekend I shared my experience at Elemental and mentioned that I also stopped in at Barrio Collective Coffee, a few doors up. I wasn’t satisfied by my brief check-in last we...

A look around Canberra – Chapman

By 3 July 2015 8

The suburb of Chapman in Weston Creek is named after Austin Chapman, a former minister who held the portfolios of defence, health, trade, and customs, at various points during ...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (4th and 5th July 2015)

By 3 July 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Aranda, Phillip, Kingston, Dunlop, Ngunnawal, Casey, Monash and Wright. Happy Friday! Saturday 4 July 35 Port Jackson Circuit Phillip 7am...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (4 and 5 July 2015)

By 2 July 2015 1
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How do you plan to spend this weekend? There’s plenty on in Canberra to keep you busy over the next few days, including the Westside Sunday markets, a ping pong jam and Bungendor...

Where can I find kids’ interior shops in Canberra?

By 4 July 2015

I'm new to Canberra and want to decorate my children's bedrooms. (1, 3 & 8 years) Can the more knowledgeable here point me in the direction of any good shops with pro...

Missing man: Have you seen Daemon?

By 3 July 2015
Missing man Daemon Wolfe

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing man Daemon Wolfe. Daemon was last seen leaving a house in Greenway on foot about 4.30pm yesterday (Thursd...

Dentist recommendations in Canberra?

By 3 July 2015 8

Can anyone recommend a good and gentle dentist, please? I've read the ones that were submitted in another query in 2011 and just wonder if there are any more recent dental reco...

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Vicki Dunne congratulates herself as a legislator

By 26 February 2009 7

Vicki Dunne has put out a media release celebrating her new found role as a legislator in the brave new world of minority Government. In the space of just two sitting weeks in 2009 Shadow Attorney-General and Member for Ginninderra, Vicki Dunne, has seen two bills and a motion, introduced by her,...

Thoughts on Cafe Gaudi.

By 26 February 2009 52

Well, I just had a Vanilla Slice from Cafe Gaudi.  They're usually quite nice and made by some private baker.  The thing I've noticed about them is they leave the old stock on the cake shelves for too long.  Today the shelf was full so I thought they'd be nice.  I'd got back to work and opened t...

On Whistleblowing

By 26 February 2009 5

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has released a new report: Whistleblower protection: a comprehensive scheme for the Commonwealth public sector. As it's a reps committee one can assume it was sent off to find out things the Government actually wa...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 27 February

By 26 February 2009 14

There's a hell of a lot going on this weekend. I'm saying bollocks to all that and getting away from it all at Corinbank. But for those who are left behind what do you recommend seeing and doing around town? Just leave your thoughts in the comments....

Deane's take over the Brumbies run - What's ACTION good for?

By 26 February 2009 14

Ross Sully's show on ABC Radio this morning had the bombshell news that after wrangling with the union ACTION won't be providing the charter buses which move a good 8,000 people in and out of Canberra Stadium for Brumbies games this weekend. Instead Deane's are going to take a swing at it. More n...

Culture Jamming goes too far with drug laced lollies at MacDonalds?

By 26 February 2009 139

The Canberra Times reports that two 16 year old girls from Palmerston and Harrison have been charged with acts endangering health after allegedly leaving lollies in the kiddie pit at Gungahlin Maccas. "Police allege that the two girls concealed over-the-counter, non-prescription tablets one a mil...

Auditor paints an ugly picture on Fairbairn Avenue and Horse Park Drive

By 26 February 2009 14

The ACT Auditor-General's Office has produced a report titled "Road Projects: Fairbairn Avenue Upgrade and Horse Park Drive. The accompanying media release does not make for pretty reading: -- planning for both projects suffered from poor co-ordination with some key stakeholders, and inadequat...

From the North - new eatery in Civic

By 26 February 2009 24

After wandering back to the city west carpark over recent weeks and watching a shopfront change from newspaper, to newspaper with "coming soon" on it, a restaurant has opened! I grabbed a menu on Monday night, and safely accompanied by a motley array of colleagues we ventured to the North China N...

Motorbike help

By 26 February 2009 32

More advice please? Can anyone tell me a good place in Canberra to get a motorcycle seat re-covered? Also I need a spare set of keys for the bike and the lock cut....

The House of Bernada Alba at the ANU Arts Centre - A review

By 25 February 2009 3

Earlier in the month we posted a note on a production of "The House of Bernada Alba" by Federico García Lorca. Tonight I went along to opening night and was blasted out of the theatre by the all woman cast. It's a dark, at times horrific journey, and hours after the show my heart's still...

Another taskforce despatched to the South

By 25 February 2009 3

The ESA has announced that, having brought everyone home for the Balfour funeral, they're sending a taskforce back into danger with difficult conditions forecast. ACT to send fifth taskforce to Victorian bushfires The ACT will today (Thursday) send its fifth taskforce deployment to Victoria to...

Mariko Kitakubo poetry reading at the Asia Bookroom

By 25 February 2009

Here's an interesting event. The Japanese writer and performance poet, Mariko Kitakubo, is going to be appearing at Jamison's Asia Bookroom next month for a reading of her 'tanka' poetry from a new anthology, translated into English by Amelia Fielden (translating poetry often being more taxin...

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