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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Chicken wings

By 26 January 2015
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Last week the call went out for Canberra’s best chicken wings, and for a while Smoque was the only restaurant receiving recommendations. I was delighted to eventually see other v...

Five electorates, Green pastures?

By 26 January 2015 3
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The change to the ACT electoral system, now with five electorates of five members, is fertile ground for the ACT Greens. Over the past couple of years we have seen letters f...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 25 January 2015
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Dobinsons

By 24 January 2015
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Years ago, before the Canberra Centre expanded into what it is today, there was an area called the city market place, where Dobinsons first established itself as a small bakery...

Whats on this weekend? (24th, 25th and 26th January 2015)

By 23 January 2015
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that the anticipation of a long weekend kills any desire to be productive at work. You could alternate between refreshing Facebook and ch...

Canberrans honoured in Australia Day awards

By 26 January 2015

Several Canberrans are receiving Australia Day Honours in 2015 for the exceptional contribution they all make to the community in a variety of fields. Canberra is a community made up of so many passionate, talented and giving individuals, and I am proud to call this city home. To all of the Canbe...

RAW Canberra presents Visionary, 30 January

By 26 January 2015
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RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, h...

Carpenter and joiner

By 25 January 2015
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We need two built-in wall units made.  Can anyone recommend a carpenter/joiner who could help us?  I'm currently thinking of contacting two - Ray Browne Joinery and Benchmarc...

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Move over - a pollie wants their hair cut

By 5 December 2008 19

Recently I was sitting in my office when my colleague got a phone call. After a few gasps, huffs and reluctant ok’s she was off the phone. Due to the commotion on the phone, I wanted to know what was going on (the up side of an open plan office). My colleague told me the story... She had b...

The choice - a good flick or the Senate Chamber?

By 5 December 2008 15

The Australian today reported an interesting quote from our local Senator, Gary Hamphries. Reporting a story on a Coalition split in the Senate, Senator Humphries was quoted as saying, Liberal senator Gary Humphries told ABC Radio he had been told there was no need to vote on the issue. ``...

The top secret night club finger print machine?

By 5 December 2008 47

On the ongoing saga of night club finger printing, PM has posted an account of his efforts to document the process: "A few weeks ago I tried to take some photos of the machine and I was asked by a bouncer to stop because it was private property :) So, appreciating the opportunity to furthe...

Canberra Times reverse takeover of Fairfax complete

By 5 December 2008 2

Bloomberg have the bombshell news that the Fairfax CEO, David Kirk, has resigned. He's being replaced by Brian McCarthy. Of interest to us in Canberra is that McCarthy came out of the old Rural Press which had as its flagship our very own Canberra Times. So after mighty Fairfax gobbled up o...

Illegal Dump in Bruce - Cleanup Complete

By 5 December 2008 11

I noticed today that the illegal asbestos dump in Bruce (see this earlier RiotACT coverage) has now been cleaned up, with the site scraped completely clean. I guess, sometimes, the system really does work....

Yum Cha

By 5 December 2008 12

Has anyone dined at the new Yum Cha Restaurant at the Tradies club in Dickson?...

Alternative site for the power-station/data centre - Hume after all.

By 5 December 2008 59

The Chief Minister is having a little hissy fit over being forced to compromise by no longer holding a majority in the Assembly. In particular he's petulantly noting that there is a site in Hume proper where the accursed TRE data centre with power generation could go. "At the request of the co...

Water use targets missed, targets reset.

By 5 December 2008 14

ACTEW have sent word that with Canberra ignoring the existing water use targets they're aiming up and lowering the bar. "“As a city, we need to aim for an average consumption of 139 megalitres (ML) per day between December and February,’ said ACTEW Managing Director Mark Sullivan. “T...

A look at the Steve Irwin ride

By 5 December 2008 23

By popular request poptop has sent in these pictures of the remarkable Steve Irwin Ride as seen outside the Tuggeranong Hyperdome Woolworths in May 2007. Slideshow below. I particularly like the "In memory" placque. ...

Brumbies get CA back on board for 2009

By 5 December 2008 9

The Brumbies have announced that the software managers CA have signed up for another season as the major sponsor. They're also talking tough under the new coach: “Our recruitment has been precise and we now have a squad that is certainly capable of bringing home the Super 14 trophy. “Wi...

Tickets to Corinbank 2009!

By 5 December 2008 27

[First filed: December 04, 2008 @ 10:26] With tickets to the 2009 Corinbank Festival going on sale this week we've got two complimentary three day camping passes (RRP ~$180) for one lucky premium member. To enter you either need to be a premium member (or to join up in the next week) and u...

Seasonal spirit 2008

By 5 December 2008 2

CityNews have compiled a list of Caroling opportunities around town this December. Anyone want to share past experiences of these events? Or suggest ones they've missed?...

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