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Upcoming events at Ginninderra Falls

By 19 April 2015

The following Ginninderra Falls events are coming up this month: 21 April 2015 From 9:00am The Ginninderra Falls Biodiversity Working Group will meet with Riverview to discuss the issues connected with a 300 metre conservation corridor, plans for a visitor hub, and the need for further work on...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 19 April 2015

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...

Playground review – Nature Discovery Playground, Tidbinbilla

By 19 April 2015 2

I have memories of being a kid out at Tidbinbilla - quiet family BBQs soaking up the serenity of the Aussie bush. I can also still hear the sound of my screams when an emu decided ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: ONA on the Lawns, Manuka

By 18 April 2015

Readers were quick to respond when I recently reviewed ONA in Fyshwick, disagreeing with my thoughts on the service and portion sizes. Having previously been a regular at ONA on th...

Local sports club profile – Central Spears Gridiron

By 17 April 2015
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Here’s a fun piece of local sporting trivia: Canberra is home to Australia’s number one ranked men’s gridiron team – the Central Spears. The Central Spears men’s a...

A look around Canberra – Pearce

By 17 April 2015 4
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Pearce is a quiet little suburb in Woden, located at the foot of Mount Taylor and tucked away between the neighbouring suburbs of Chifley, Mawson and Torrens. Like many of Canberra...

Weekend garage sale guide (18th and 19th April 2015)

By 17 April 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Gordon, Evatt, Farrer, Scullin, Hawker, Oxley, Franklin, Torrens, Ngunnawal, Turner and Kambah. Happy Friday! Saturday 18 April 48 C...

Whats on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015 2

This weekend's highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky's Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What ar...

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Michelago Ghost House Photo

By 16 January 2009 92

We took this photo while driving past the Michelago Ghost House while driving from Canberra to Victoria a couple of days ago. To our astonishment, we found a ghostly face looking back at us through the window. Notice there is blood smeared on the cheek of the face. We also took this photo...

What do we think about frangipanis?

By 16 January 2009 68

The new plague on Canberra Streets - Frangipani Girls... What is it with the girls that have Frangipani's on their cars? Why are they so psycho on the road teamed up with the bad driving? Has anyone else came across these new 'Canberra' drivers??? Please share your pain with me to ease m...

15 January 2009 hits water use out of the park

By 16 January 2009 57

Water use appeared to be completely off the chain yesterday with ACTEW reporting usage reaching 194ML over the target of 139ML. It's forecast to be nearly 10 degrees cooler today. Does Government need to accept that on truly stinking days the water is going to flow freely?...

The Causeway behind the railway... Does it exist???

By 16 January 2009 58

I was reading over the nudist swimming hole debate and was very impressed with the some of the history that Canberrians know about. So there is one question I really need to know - Does "the causeway" exist?  I dated a bus drvier and he was telling me about it and that buses do not even go ...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 16 January

By 16 January 2009 26

[First filed: January 15, 2009 @ 08:20] And so, once again, our thoughts turn to merriment. But where to be merry this weekend? And doing what? Suggestions in the comments please....

Any suggestions for a decent used car around $3500

By 16 January 2009 31

I'll soon be returning to Canberra after a decade away and, due to ACTION's dismal services, I'll need a used car. I dunno whether to go for a cheap Commodore or Falcon or something small, 4 cylinder and Japanese.  I'm also considering a high km ex taxi from interstate taxi firms. Any s...

Last chance for earlybird tickets to the Jane Austen Festival

By 16 January 2009 25

As a straight man it's difficult to express just how little interest I have in Jane Austen (if you think you're a straight man, but your eyes lit up at the headline, I've got some bad news for you). But for our large readership of non-straight men it's worth noting that the earlybird season t...

Police Wrap - 16 January

By 16 January 2009 23

1. More Tuggers violence: ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to three separate incidents which occurred overnight. About 11.50pm, Wednesday 14 January, 2009 four males aged 17 and 18 years were approached by five males wearing masks in the car park of the Tuggeranong Skate Park. Two of th...

Glebe Park upgrades begin

By 16 January 2009

"The Chief" Stanhope has announced $220,000 worth of renos to Canberra's most beloved haunt of sly teen drinking and unplanned pregnancy, Glebe Park. (Admittedly family BBQ's and pickup cricket are also frequent uses of the facilities) Extra seating and greater protection of grass will be provide...

ACT business says no to the human rights act

By 16 January 2009 11

The Australian is taking some joy from the failure of a single business in the ACT (RiotACT included) to opt-in to being bound by our human rights act. As with any business we'd need someone to explain how it would help us make more money....

AMA vs nurse walk-in clinics

By 16 January 2009 27

ABC Online reports that the ACT Branch of the Australian Nursing Federation are concerned that the AMA are trying to undermine public confidence in nurses in an effort to get us to avoid nurse walk-in clinics. The possibility of nurse walk-in clinics has been raised already by Katy Gallagher, as ...

What am I getting into at Kambah pool?

By 16 January 2009 63

Good afternoon all I have just returned from lunch where i witnessed an interesting debate relevant to the current hot weather we are having.  Whilst chatting about local water holes, the two people I was eating with entered into a debate regarding Kambah Pool.  In short, they were trying to de...

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