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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Farmers Daughter, Yarralumla

By 23 May 2015
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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
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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
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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 1
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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
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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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Joel Thompson stood down after facing assault charges

By 3 February 2009 13

Radio news is reporting that the Raiders' second rower Joel Thomson has been in court on assault charges following an altercation last month. The club has stood him down. Deja vu anyone? UPDATED: Foxsports has the story now. Next court date is 25 February....

Canberra house prices up during December quarter

By 3 February 2009 21

Based on the latest ABS stats, it seems house prices rose on average during the December quarter, although the yearly average was down about 4%. Will be interesting to see where this goes. How are people finding things out there?...

Quamby to take the overflow

By 3 February 2009 8

In the ongoing shambles of ACT Corrections the ABC now reports that the old Quamby youth detention centre is going to be used to house people who probably won't try and run away. "Acting Corrections Minister Simon Corbell says the former Quamby site will be used for periodic detention prisoners a...

Strongest Brumbies side in years to trial against the Waratahs

By 3 February 2009 4

The Brumbies have announced the team that's going up the road to play NSW on Thursday. 1. Ben Alexander 2. Stephen Moore 3. Nic Henderson 4. Ben Hand 5. Mark Chisholm 6. Peter Kimlin 7. George Smith 8. Stephen Hoiles (c) 9. Joshua Holmes 10. Christian Lealiifano 11. Francis Fainifo 12....

More consultation for Bunda Street

By 3 February 2009 2

View Larger Map Back in October 2008 John Hargreaves announced a quickie round of consultation before he splurged $4 million on the increasingly cosmopolitan Bunda St in Civic. Jon Stanhope is now asking the community to come down and have their say about the plans tomorrow at Crowne Plaza. ...

The Missing Lincolns CD - Righteous Noise

By 3 February 2009 6

[First filed: February 02, 2009 @ 10:36] On Friday night a strange confluence of Brumbies and a tired girlfriend meant I could only catch about an hour of the Missing Lincolns CD launch at The Front in Lyneham. Which was a shame because the hour I caught was a great party. The strength of ...

State of the Riot - January 2009

By 3 February 2009 35

[First filed: February 02, 2009 @ 09:43] So that's January dispensed with. Here’s our monthly review of where the site’s going and what people are coming here for. January is traditionally a slow month so we're very happy to have had a good one, readership's well up on December and eve...

High Court stormed/protested

By 3 February 2009 11

Protesters stormed the High Court yesterday after it rejected a legal challenge against the Northern Territory intervention according to the Canberra Times. About 50 protesters, indigenous and non-indigenous, charged through the front doors 15 minutes after the court handed down its decision. The...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast - 2009, Episode 1

By 3 February 2009

[First filed: February 02, 2009 @ 22:44] The RiotACT Rugby Podcast missed 2008 because I wasn't around to make it all happen. But it returns in 2009 bigger, better, and with a panel member who knows something of which he speaks. Jazz, Che, and I are joined by one Owen Finegan. Captain o...

Aww, crap! (Deterring dog muck)

By 3 February 2009 57

My dining room offers a commanding view of my front nature strip and I enjoy my breakfast of a morning watching the human and canine traffic walk by. However, I'm becoming increasingly frustrated by one particular bloke who insists on allowing his two dogs to defecate on my nature strip. This ...

Tent Embassy land grab?

By 3 February 2009 53

Over the last couple of days I have noticed that the temporary style accommodation and vehicles around the Tent Embassy opposite Old Parliament House have grown considerably. I guess there may have been increased numbers in town for Australia Day, but that is now over one week ago. Does anybody know...

Kingsford Smith Mega School ready to go

By 3 February 2009 36

[First filed: January 30, 2009 @ 14:45] Andrew Barr has proudly announced the on time and under-budget opening of the new preschool to year 10 Kingsford Smith School in West Belconnen. "Kingsford Smith School will be able to accommodate approximately 1,100 students with up to 110 teaching ...

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