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Take a hike: Square Rock trail

By 28 May 2015 1
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Last week Lisa Martin asked for your suggestions for new Canberra hiking trails to test out. In the first of her trail reviews based on reader recommendations, she tries the Sq...

14 things to do in Canberra this weekend (30 and 31 May 2015)

By 28 May 2015 5
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Enjoy the last weekend of Autumn with plenty of outdoor activities and entertainment, including the MS Fun Run and Walk, a Brumbies home game and an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea...

New ACT Fire & Rescue chief officer appointed

By 28 May 2015

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch today announced the appointment of a new chief officer for ACT Fire & Rescue. “I am pleased to announce that following an extensive national recruitment search Mark Brown AFSM has been selected as chief officer, ACT Fire & Rescue,” ...

Uni Pub comedy featuring Adam Rozenbachs

By 28 May 2015
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Finally there's a comedy room in the city.  Get along to the first Uni Pub comedy night on Friday 26 June at 8pm. Adam Rozenbachs is a stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster, a...

Have you seen Michael?

By 28 May 2015
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Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating Michael, who left his Lyons home on Monday morning and has not been heard of or seen since, and has not been in contac...

Hughes IGA robbed

By 28 May 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hughes last Sunday night (24 May 2015). About 7.45pm, two males both carrying large knives enter...

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy. Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre's new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The data facilit...

Monash Drive – which route?

By 27 May 2015 9
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Thanks for the views and comments on my previous post, Light rail or Monash Drive. If Monash Drive is to be reconsidered, then the next question is what are the possible route...

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Drink-Driving on the rise

By 23 December 2008 98

Get your act together Canberra! The ABC reports that "Canberra drivers look like breaking the record for the number of drink-driving offences this financial year." People are just not getting the message that drink driving is a crime, and you might end up killing someone or yourself. So what do y...

Unrealistic Canberra retail opening hours: a big whinge

By 23 December 2008 146

Does anyone else find Canberra retail opening hours totally unrealistic for the average public servant? Take myself. I tend to get into the office at around 9am, have an hour for lunch to get some sunshine and eat in peace, and knock off around 5.30pm. The thing is though, I have a life outside ...

CELL BLOCK 69 - In CANBERRY !!!! - AWESOME ROCK SHOW at The ANU STADIUM / Bar

By 23 December 2008 19

Duane Le Corey Michaels sits on the deck of his seaside mansion on the southern shores of Brazil caressing Burindi, his now fully grown pet tigress. He reflects on what once was and what is yet to come for him in the only way of life that he knows - the Cell Block way. Michaels explains "We've p...

The Feldons are looking for a manager

By 22 December 2008 17

The Feldons are looking for a manager Local originals three piece retro pop/rock/blues band The Feldons have decided that they are too lazy to hunt around for gigs themselves and instead would rather spend that time writing and recording new material. As such, they have put out an expression of ...

Carols in the Town park

By 22 December 2008 1

Yesterday was the Salvation Army's Carols in the Town park, held at Lake Tuggeranong. It started at 5.00pm, but even with careful planning, i did not get there until 5.30pm. There was a petting zoo, jumping castle, inflatable slide, face painting, music and ..... Santa! Santa gave out bags of ...

The ants are coming - or is that going..?

By 22 December 2008 28

Yesterday early evening, out picking apricots from our tree by the driveway, i noticed a flurry of movement by a couple of ants nests beside our front path and, on closer examination, saw a mutlitude of winged bullants scurrying about and then taking flight - it was all over in minutes, some several...

The Bright Bright Lights of Amaroo

By 22 December 2008 21

[First Filed: December 20, 2008 @ 10:07] Last night I tried to crush my girlfriend's insufferable christmas cheer by getting her to drive us around while I photographed Christmas light displays. We planned to take in a variety of Canberra suburbs. But having begun in Amaroo there was nothi...

Raiders Miss the Limelight Again

By 22 December 2008 26

Once again the Canberra Raiders are getting snubbed by Channel 9/WIN according to this FoxSports article without a televised game for at least the first 15 rounds of the season. Someone in programming at Channel 9 must like St George as they're getting 4 games televised in the first 5 weeks. I...

Airport Open For Bikes

By 22 December 2008 52

In another coup for the Pedal Power Mafia of Canberra they've achieved one for thier goals for the year in getting the cycle paths to the Canberra Airport open. According to the Chief Minister it comes 4 months early (how he gets 4 months early when it was due to finish in February?) but it still p...

Thanks to Paul the Good Samaritan from ACT Towing

By 21 December 2008 31

I'd like to publicly thank Paul from ACT Towing for his Good Deed a few weeks ago.I had my newborn and three-year-old in the car, driving home from dropping Dad off at the ATO. It was a rainy day when we got up, and we drop him off so he doesn't need to ride his motorbike in the rain on the oil slic...

How to Make Sure Your Card gets through

By 21 December 2008 17

After having lunch today with someone working at Australia Post, they let me know that if you really want your Christmas Cards to get through this year then follow these 3 steps. 1. Buy Australia Post envelopes, because they are made to survive the various large sorting machines that the envelop...

ACT Brumbies told to get off the Road

By 21 December 2008 7

The Canberra Times has this article on the removal of wild Brumbies from Kosciuszko National Park so that they don't cuase accidents for motorists. No mention is made of how many accidents have occurred so far though. Still I'd prefer to see them moved on than sent to the knackers....

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