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Corin Forest snow report

By 1 August 2014

Snow is forecast down to 800m today, well past Corin Forest’s altitude. Snow flurries on Friday morning are expected to turn to good snowfalls as the day goes on. It’...

World Record Attempt at the Canberra Hospital

By 1 August 2014

Hello all, I would like to tell you about a fun fundraiser that is occurring on 19th, 20th and 21st of August in the foyer of the the Canberra Hospital starting at 8am and finishing on the Thursday at 10am. I with lots of help from others we will be attempting to gain the World Record for [...]...

What’s on this weekend? 2nd and 3rd August

By 1 August 2014

With the temperature dropping around Canberra this weekend, you may be tempted to sit in front of a fire with a good book. But if you fancy venturing out there is a fair bit goi...

Healthy eating for your family on a budget in Canberra

By 1 August 2014

In the comments on my previous story about local shopping many commenters claimed that a single trip to a big supermarket provided the best prices throughout the cart. I have jo...

2014 Floriade NightFest tickets now on sale

By 1 August 2014

Tickets to one of Canberra’s most exciting after-dark events, Floriade NightFest, go on sale today. Now in its seventh year, the ticketed twilight event will transform Com...

Safe Plate heads to Belconnen this weekend

By 1 August 2014

More than 650 cars have been fitted with tamper proof screws this year as part of ACT Policing’s joint partnership with local businesses, Project Safe Plate – combatting number plate theft. This Sunday (August 3), ACT Policing and Westfield Belconnen will be hosting Project Safe Plate be...

ACT Government releases Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change

By 31 July 2014

The ACT Government’s Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change, released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, builds on the large amount of work already being done in the territory to tackle the causes and effects of climate change. “Climate projections for the ACT indicat...

Rally for Gaza – Saturday 2nd August

By 31 July 2014

A public protest in solidarity with Palestine has been organised for this Saturday, August 2, at 1pm in Petrie Plaza, Canberra. Over 1000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in the Gaza strip, with over 80 percent of the dead babies and children. The Israeli Defence Forces have no...

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ACT Pollies receive 4.1% pay rise

By 11 June 2008 37

ABC news is reporting that the ACT Remuneration Tribunal has given the OK for ACT Pollies to receive a 4.1% pay rise. a backbencher to $113,000. Backbencher will now get $113,000. The pay rise is 2 per cent less than last year’s increase. Chief Minister Jon Stanhope’s salary will increas ...

John Hargreaves on sick leave

By 11 June 2008 14

Just heard that Minister for Transport, TaMS and various other stuff John Hargreaves is suffering an arterial blockage or some such and is on an extended period of sick leave for recuperation. Can’t find any links just yet. We have our differences without doubt, but we wish him a speedy recove ...

Who wants to be a celebrity chef?

By 11 June 2008 21

666 ABC Canberra is currently running a competition where they are looking for winter recipes. Each week they are going to invite a chef to discuss their recipe on air and one, the one they deem to be the best at the end of the comp, will be recorded for broadcast on the ABC. ...

Dunlop man caught speeding twice the limit - and DUI twice in one night

By 11 June 2008 27

A Canberra man clocked doing 142kmh in an 80km/h zone while more than eight times over the legal alcohol limit returned to his car and drove home after police had charged him. Police say a 24-year-old was driving a Ford ute on Southern Cross Drive, in Canberra’s west, about 1am (AEST) today wh ...

Gungahlin Community Council Meeting Wed June 11 7:30 pm?

By 11 June 2008 7

[ 11 June 2008; 7:30 pm; ] Gungahlin Community Council June Meeting The June GCC meeting will be held Wednesday 11th June In attendance will be: Andrew Barr MLA - ACT Minister for Planning, Sport, Recreation and Tourism, and Education to provide updates on key planning and education initiat ...

Where is the best Italian Restaurant in Canberra?

By 11 June 2008 15

I am biased, I love the LaScala restaurant experience, and it is well situated in civic. which is the best Italian restaurant, in your opinion? Sorry Maelinar, I just couldn’t resist….. ...

Real estate agents

By 11 June 2008 92

At the risk of attracting flames for posting yet another “where’s the best….” thread, (and yes, I have used the search button but would appreciate hearing some recent experiences) I’d like RiotActer’s recommendations for a decent agent to sell our Gungahlin house. ...

Venue for a fancy dinner

By 10 June 2008 47

I’m looking for a recommendation for a good venue for an anniversary. Preferably in the Civic/inner north/inner south area. We went to Courgette last year for a degustation, and it’s set the bar pretty high! We loved the food, wine and ambiance of the place. I was thinking Artespresso in ...

can anyone advise me of a good wine tour company?

By 10 June 2008 3

Have some execs in town soon and want to organise a wine tour for them taking in the Canberra region. Any ideas? ...

Chemical spill Condor?

By 10 June 2008 15

Just got this email at work Apparently there has been a major chemical spill in condor and the suburb has been closed off at the following streets John Russell McGeorge Pl Landers Pl Tom Roberts Beausmarise Templeston Ave Barrington If you require any further information please contact Tuggers Polic ...

Office Liar?

By 10 June 2008 24

I am interested in a story I heard at work today, that involved a girl getting beat up in the ICBM toilets over the weekend, apparently resulting in a broken nose, 8 broken ribs and left her vomiting blood. Not that this sort of thing doesn’t happen, but I doubt that this story is true [...] ...

Winter Weather + Rain = Rally Canberra

By 10 June 2008 23

has anyone noticed that the rain is particularly effective in one aspect, the idiots who have never driven on a dirt road suddenly think that they can rally drive and hit large puddles on the tar roads? aquaplaning is worth watching, particularly when the aquaplaner spins past you at the lights̷ ...

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