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Weekend cafe hot spot: Sweet Bones, Braddon

By 5 September 2015
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Hey team! Bec here, filling in for Sophia while she's off on holidays. Hanging out in cute cafes is probably my number one pastime, so feel free to grab a cuppa, kick back and jo...

Land Development Agency’s obscure news about Northbourne

By 4 September 2015 1

The ACT Government’s Land Development Agency (LDA) has just circulated a media release that I think was meant to be good news and was supposed to inform us that something is ...

A look around Canberra – Swinger Hill

By 4 September 2015 1

When I first moved to Canberra I made a friend that lived just near Swinger Hill. The first time I drove past on the way to her house I screamed with laughter at the name of th...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (5 and 6 September 2015)

By 4 September 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in O'Connor, Kambah, Macgregor and Karabar. Happy Friday! Saturday 5 September 7 Atholbar Way Karabar 8am to 4pm Bric a brac, toys, c...

11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By 3 September 2015 1
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This weekend's highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father's Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the...

Police targeting distracted drivers

By 3 September 2015

ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September. Police will target dr...

Who is the Canberran agent for iRobot? (Roomba)

By 3 September 2015

I need some bits to spruce up my humble house cleaning friend, the battery is getting weak and there are a few upgrade kits you can throw at the old ones to make them better. ...

Police seek Tuggeranong Parkway hoon

By 2 September 2015 9

ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August. The ca...

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A little hustle with that bustle ma'am

By 19 March 2009 23

Steampunk. Nope, didn’t mean much to me either until today. But think Victorian slut (Moulin Rouge maybe) meets Clockwork Orange (bad guy eye patch) meets Naussica (the machines that time forgot). It seems it is everywhere, well at least on the net. There are Steampunk parties in New York...

War memorial gets medals from the Sudan War of 1885

By 19 March 2009 8

Just a quicky for the memorial nerds. The War Memorial has announced that they're taking delivery tomorrow of some rather rare Australian medals from the Sudan War of 1885: The Australian War Memorial will tomorrow receive a donation of two medals awarded to Private Charles Edward Downey, one ...

Hazard reduction burn in Aranda tomorrow

By 19 March 2009 4

The ESA is warning that there will be some burning tomorrow: Territory and Municipal Services will be conducting a small controlled burn, (weather permitting) tomorrow, Friday 20th March 2009, from 9.30am to 2.00pm. The burn will take place in Aranda at the corner of Belconnen Way and Gungahli...

Pimps and Pornstars at Corroboree Park Hall

By 19 March 2009 11

The following in from the Canberra Musicians Club: Pimps and Pornstars: Coolio Desgracias steps forward to drop his first salvo. What: Coolio Desgracias CD Launch When: Saturday 28th March. 8pm, doors 7pm Where: Corroboree park hall, Ainslie Who: Coolio Desgracias, Los Chavos, Mechan...

March in March - Against the Government Internet Filter

By 19 March 2009 45

The internet filter may appear to be stymied in the Senate but the Government is pushing on with its plans so the Digital Liberty Coalition is pushing back with a rally this Saturday at Parliament House. Details on the March In March website: From there: March in March is an upbeat even...

Fluff Piece – Amusing competition from 1992 Kambah High Student Newsletter

By 19 March 2009 19

This is not a serious news article so move along people if you’re after something more substantial. I have recently been clearing out and came a across a cache of my old Kambah High student Newsletters. I thought I’d reproduce the following competition that ran in the August 1992 edition of t...

ACT Lowland Native Grassland Investigation

By 19 March 2009 4

Hi All, Today the Government released the report my independent office prepared on the ACT Lowland Native Grassland Investigation. The Report can be downloaded from our website I will be available on and off over th...

Saint Josephs rises from the ashes

By 19 March 2009 19

Great to see the ABC report that despite some idiot attempting to destroy it, Saint Joseph's Church in O'Connor is back in all its glory. Not a Bible thumper myself, but it is a funky building and the stained glass is stunning. ...

Jet closed until 1 June

By 19 March 2009 15

The NCA brings word that, following on from their abject failure to extend the hours of the Captain Cook Memorial Jet for Canberra Day, the jet will now be out of action until 1 June. The recent high turbidity in Lake Burley Griffin has put pressure on the mechanical systems that run the jet and ...

Police Wrap - 19 March

By 19 March 2009 15

1. Belconnen's crime monopoly broken by Griffith sledgehammer assault: ACT Policing is investigating an incident which occurred at Throsby Street, adjacent to the Griffith shops March 19. About 12.15am March 19, police attended the location after receiving reports of an assault. Police found ...

Draft Kangaroo Management Plan available for your consideration

By 19 March 2009 39

[First filed: March 17, 2009 @ 11:14] Our Chiefly Leader, Jon Stanhope has announced the release of the Draft ACT Kangaroo Management Plan. From the ES: Culling of kangaroos on rural leases has been undertaken under a licence system since 1998. The plan provides for the continuation of ...

Lord Stanhope claims credit for the Global Financial Crisis?

By 19 March 2009 1

Granted you have to gather ye rosebuds while ye may in this topsy turvy life. But I'm still amused by Jon Stanhope's latest offering claiming success in the Bonner land sale and simultaneous vindication of his "Affordable Housing Action Plan": "The high demand for the latest land released by t...

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