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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Common Grounds, Gowrie Shops

By 23 August 2014

For this week's café hot spot review I decided to head south again and try out suburban café Common Grounds found at Gowrie shops. I've been to Common Grounds once before ...

What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014

As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital. Suggestions from some of our team: Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd...

Searching for LIVE vongole in cbr

By 23 August 2014

As above! I can find 'fresh' vongole/clams but they're never alive (tried all the fish/seafood shops at and around fyshwick mkt). Any ideas?...

Victory for Tuggeranong United FC

By 23 August 2014 1

Tuggeranong United FC will host Melbourne Victory FC in the Round 16 match of the 2014 Westfield FFA Cup knock-out competition. Vikings Park, Erindale is the confirmed venue. ...

David Eastman’s murder conviction quashed

By 22 August 2014 16

David Eastman is set to be released from prison after his murder conviction was quashed in the supreme court today. The Director of Public Prosecutions must now decide whether Eastman will be hauled back before a jury for another trial. Holding an effective retrial could prove near impossible ...

Corin Forest snow report

By 22 August 2014

Corin Forest has a deep cover over the snow play area, up to 1.4m deep in parts, which means plenty to play in. There were a few nights of snow making during the week topping u...

Kingsford Smith School reviews?

By 22 August 2014 1

Hello all, I am seeking reviews on the Kingsford Smith School. Please help! This is our PPA school, but I have a few reservations about sending my little one there. Any info, thoughts, reviews would be GREAT! Don't hold back. Can also include thoughts on surrounding schools (within 5-10km)....

A Canberra Sunday tradition marks 20 years

By 22 August 2014

Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets are celebrating 20 very successful years in operation next month. They will mark the occasion on Sunday 14 September. “The Old Bus Depot ...

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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 18 July 2008

By 17 July 2008 12

So let us turn to the hive mind once more. What do you know about that will be fun for the public to turn up to this weekend? Just leave it in the comments. I'm going to try and take a picture of the pillar at the corner of Garema Place and Bunda St (looking towards City Walk) every Thursd...

Rural Fire Fighters Wanted

By 17 July 2008 2

SEEKING NEW VOLUNTEER RURAL FIREFIGHTERS The ACT Rural Fire Service is holding three information sessions over the next few weeks for people interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter in the ACT. For more information about the ACT Rural Fire Service click here For more information abou...

Signs of dissent in the Arts community

By 17 July 2008 8

Interesting piece of dissent in the glassworker's community. Nice to see the scepticism about the public art program isn't just among the barbarians....

Luck runs out

By 16 July 2008

Megan Doherty at the Canberra Times brings the sad news that Lucky the Koala has passed away. She was in a lot of pain and struggling to live without support, leading authorities to believe that the most humane option was to put her down. While many thought Lucky would never make it, after the...

Am I the only one depressed or is it just the winter blues.

By 16 July 2008 52

Am I the only one depressed. I'm at the point of packing up and leaving. Canberra is a great place as long as you can escape on the weekend however the increasing cost of fuel is putting a stop to that. The Krudd government seems hell bent on upsetting the masses. Water, environment and now ...

ACT Petrol price Rip-off

By 16 July 2008 27

I know it's the same old winge, but how comes the petrol at Exeter services and beyond is 11 Cents per Litre cheaper than here today? (Gungahlin prices). It seems to me they can charge what the hell they like! & who shall bid them nay!  Whinge over....

Canberra A-League foundation membership now available.

By 16 July 2008 7

The ateam4canberra bid committee has offered 5000 people a chance to show their support and become foundation members for $200 each. This sort of financial commitment from the fans for an A-League team bid for Canberra would definitely send a strong message to the FFA. A foundation members trust ...

Ainslie mother breaches bail - bailed again by the CJ

By 16 July 2008 53

The ABC informs us that the infamous "Ainslie mother" has been arrested for breaching her bail conditions, but had her bail restored by Chief Justice Higgins. the ACT Supreme Court heard the woman was taken into custody on Tuesday night after she failed to attend Corrective Services as directed ...

Canberra gliding

By 16 July 2008 6

And now for some video. Today we've got some very cool footage of hang and para gliding around Canberra from Spring Hill, Lanyon, Lake George, Pig Hill, Grenfell and Binalong. (Even if the music in the first half was... questionable) If you're interested the footage comes from thebombout.c...

Land Sale - Why the Haste?

By 16 July 2008 13

In a move which will only raise the temperature in the ongoing Data Centre debate, the ACT Gov are auctioning one of the more suitable alternate blocks that have been identified. Block 20, Section 23, Hume, a 12 hectare block opposite Gull but towards Mugga Lane, is listed for auction on the 8th ...

Online Psychology Study: How do people understand the thoughts and feelings o

By 16 July 2008 28

Hi,  As part of the requirements of the Honours in Psychology program, I am currently undertaking an empirical research project. I am working under the supervision of Dr Jeff Ward, a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at the Australian National University. This study has been approved b...

ACT Light Rail signatory on open letter to Prime Minister requesting action r

By 16 July 2008 9

Today ACT Light Rail has added their support to an open letter from public transport and conservation groups to the Prime Minister. [Link to Open Letter] The letter called on the Prime Minister to take urgent steps to invest in expanding the reach and quality of public transport in urban, regi...

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