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

By 24 October 2014 2

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...

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

By 25 October 2014

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants' superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whethe...

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014 6

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 28

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...

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Election Wrap - 7 October

By 7 October 2008 42

Polling: A reader's been in touch with a story about the Patterson pollsters asking to speak to the youngest voter in the house. Make of that what you will. The CT reports that according to that polling Jon Stanhope is the preferred CM of green voters. --- Deputy Debate: The CT wants ...

Raiders win grand final

By 7 October 2008 20

[First filed: October 05, 2008 @ 21:22] According to Foxsports the Canberra Raiders have won their Toyota Cup (Under 20s) grand final game against the Brisbane Broncos 28-24. Scores were level at full time but the Raiders scored in golden point extra time to win Canberra's first premiershi...

Fire at DFO?

By 6 October 2008 72

Skidbladnir has texted in the following report from the field: DFO evacuated, alarms, not a drill etc... Four police cars, the works, but the building takes roughly 20 minutes to distract the braindead ones from shopping More as it comes to hand. UPDATED: It's sounding as if it was a bom...

Restaurant Review: Cocorea - Korean and Japanese food.

By 6 October 2008 2

A good way to upset the Japanese is to suggest there is any similarity between themselves and Koreans. The crimes committed in the name of Japanese exceptionalism are, however, well beyond the scope of this article. Cocorea is, in any event, far more a Korean joint than anything else despite...

Graeme Laver passes into the night

By 6 October 2008 1

The ABC is reporting on the death in London of one of the giants of Canberra's John Curtin School of Medical Research. He's most famous for his work on the anti-flu drug Zanamivir, which is marketed as Relenza....

Images of Canberra - Brindabella Rainbow

By 6 October 2008 1

Gerry-Built has sent in this picture of a striking rainbow over the Brindabellas. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email them in to

GM corn comes to Canberra

By 6 October 2008 32

The Canberra Times reports that the CSIRO is planning to grow genetically modified corn for research purposes here in Canberra. This will upset some of you, but I doubt it's really going to make much difference in the bigger scheme of things beyond whatever good comes of the research....

Election Wrap - 6 October

By 6 October 2008 8

Greens: The Canberra Times is getting to know potential Green MLAs Elena Kirschbaum and Caroline Le Couteur. --- Mulcahy Canberra Party: Richard Mulcahy's striking out for clear air with a holiday Monday tax policy announcement. The highlights of this are repealing the Utilities Tax and ...

Images of Canberra (Err Goulburn, but close) - The old Goulburn orphanage

By 6 October 2008 58

[First filed: October 04, 2008 @ 23:27] A friend and I headed to Goulburn on Friday night to check out some old buildings he had been told about. He was looking for a set for an up and coming short film he is making and asked me to take some stills to show prospective sponsors. Let me t...

Cover bands in Canberra

By 5 October 2008 23

Walking past King O'Malley's last night (Sat 4th) with friends, we decided to briefly check out the band playing.. accustom to hearing average musicians performing karaoke-like versions of the 'standard pub songs', we walked into a packed room and were amazed by band 'The Remnants'. Planning on a...

How do you find ice on a warm spring day? Ask the cops....

By 5 October 2008 6 has a link to a breaking story: Brief run down: - 50 year male and 41 year old women arrested, - were in a car when nabbed by the cops, - police seized about nineteen grand cash and 2 ounces of ice. Nice one boys....

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 7

By 5 October 2008 1

By popular demand here's the recording of Friday afternoon's RiotACT segment on the 2XX Sunset program. Herein Marianne and I discuss the things that have gotten the rest of you hot and bothered in recent times. To catch it live you need to tune in at 5pm on Fridays to 2XX. 98.3FM....

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