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Doing hen’s nights right at QT Canberra

By 28 March 2015
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

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)....

Weekend garage sale guide (28th March)

By 27 March 2015

It’s garage sales galore this Saturday in Canberra, with second hand bargains for sale in suburbs including Yarralumla, Conder, Charnwood, Holt and Queanbeyan.  Southside...

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

By 27 March 2015
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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

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 15

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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Police Wrap - 7 January

By 7 January 2009 6

1. Beware the man with a brick in his hand! ACT Policing has arrested an 18-year-old man after an assault on a 25-year-old man in Kambah today (Wednesday, January 7). About 12.18am police attended Conolly Place in response to a disturbance. On arrival they observed blood on the driveway. The a...

Building a freak bike with the Rat Patrol

By 7 January 2009 72

[First filed: January 05, 2009 @ 16:14] My last bike cost me a few hundred dollars from a sports shop. It had a big heavy frame and was quite good at getting me to and from pubs in the Inner North without mishap. But after a year at the coast the spokes had all rusted through and the chain...

Alleged Kaleen Glasser faces court

By 7 January 2009 7

The ABC informs us of the court appearance of Carl Leu, 23, charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm. It is alleged that last August Carl had a novel approach to seeking an apology from his (now former) friend Owen Sutinen for a perceived slight. Having been on the booze togethe...

Trouble at the Mill for WIN?

By 7 January 2009 21

Samuel Gordon Stewart has a predictably detailed account of trouble with WIN's broadcast last night. I saw Jessica Good apologise for transmission issues but can't say I caught them myself. Any of our expert readership with more to add?...

They came from outer space

By 7 January 2009 57

Well, they came from my backyard actually…but they do look large enough to star in an 'Attack of the Killer Courgette' remake (yes yes, I know it was rampaging tomatoes for all you geeks. This is a 'reimagined' version, frak you). But I digress. I came home to Canberra the other da...

Remand Centre Riot!

By 7 January 2009 15

The Canberra Times is very excited by a riot in the remand centre. "Prison officers were punched in the head and face during a riot at the Belconnen Remand Centre. Six of the officers were treated at the Canberra Hospital for injuries suffered during the wild brawl in the centre's F Yard accommo...

Futsal titles all week

By 6 January 2009 5

If, for some strange and freakish reason, the cricket is not completely engrossing you, then there is another sporting entertainment option. The 30th FFA National Futsal Championships are kicking off today here in Canberra! They're expecting 3,000 competitors flooding into accommodation va...

Delays on Parkes Way

By 6 January 2009 12

The National Capital Authority is warning that they're slowing down traffic along Parkes Way near Kings Avenue while they knock down trees: "The trees will be removed over a three week period from Monday 5 January. The work will be conducted during the day from 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. ...

Police Wrap - 6 January

By 6 January 2009 4

1. Masked mugger stalks Pearce: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery of a 25-year-old Pearce man which occurred yesterday (January 5) on Marr Street in Pearce. Around 10.15pm police attended the scene and spoke to the victim who told police he had been struck from behind ...

Water use blows out on the first day back at work?

By 6 January 2009 39

ACTEW is reporting that with Canberrans returning to work yesterday water use blew out to 160ML over our target of 139ML. This is from the Sunday usage of 136ML. So it's domestic water use that's the problem? Seems unlikely....

Fred Smith at the Phoenix on Christmas Eve

By 6 January 2009

Christmas sees a lot of people coming home to spend time with their families. After a short period of time this reminds them why they left in the first place. And so The Phoenix in Civic on Christmas Eve is a raucus place with a slightly older than usual crowd of returning expatriate Canbe...

What's the worst thing you've seen a diplomat doing?

By 6 January 2009 66

The ACT has a large diplomatic corp. To some extent they're beyond the law. Most of course do not abuse the privilege, but there are bad eggs everywhere. So, dear readers, what's the worst thing you've encountered a diplomat doing in Canberra? (If you haven't actually seen it yourself make ...

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