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Local Leaders Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014
Deborah Hill Skate Nation

By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller der...

Lonesome Lambie

By 26 November 2014 3

On Paul Murray Live Sunday night we were discussing the imminent departure of Jacqui Lambie from the Palmer United Party. Janine Perrett was hosting, because the eponymous h...

Best of Canberra – Pancakes

By 25 November 2014 27

I am drooling over the thought of a big stack of fluffy pancakes, smothered in salted caramel syrup, sprinkled with walnuts and topped with fresh banana. Normally when I eas...

New visual tool to help make cancer treatment less daunting

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has launched a new Radiation Oncology Patient Information DVD, which provides information to patients about radiation therapy, along with the practical aspects of treatment. “After a diagnosis of cancer, patients and their carers can experience a wide range of emot...

Cotter recreational area and campground temporarily closed

By 26 November 2014

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that Cotter Campground and neighbouring Cotter Bend recreational area are temporarily closed so tree maintenance can be safely undertaken. It is expected that the Cotter Campground will be reopened on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and the...

Big Trouble Ahead for the ACTs Budget ?

By 26 November 2014 4

In June 2014, this years ACT budget was projected to be m$333 in the red without the impact of Mr Fluffy - which could be as high as m$500 over 3 years, according to the ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr :

Canberra Custom Knife Show

By 26 November 2014

It's on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall. Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives. There are more than twenty makers coming from all ov...

Canberra climbs worlds best student cities rankings

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education Katy Gallagher has welcomed news that Canberra has risen 16 places in the QS Best Student Cities 2015, the biggest jump of all six Australian cities represented. Canberra entered the London-based institute’s ranking of the top 50 cities for stude...

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Election Betting Market update - Liberals still friendless

By 26 September 2008 24

After a week of campaigning that's brought us nothing more substantial than Bartlett-gate, the 3-to-1 return on the Liberals hasn't been enough to attract them more support in the betting market. Prices stayed flat until this morning, when the ALP shortened again slightly. Note that the depth o...

Police Wrap - 26 September

By 26 September 2008 3

1. Apparently ACT Policing's visit to the Cooma tip was productive: Police investigating the death of a 43-year-old woman at Charnwood in late July have located a number of items of interest to the investigation. These items were recently recovered from a property in north Canberra and from t...

Skidbladnir for the win - First Premium member freebie handed over

By 26 September 2008 11

Congratulations to Skidbaldnir, the first winner of our freebie swag give-aways with a six-pack of tasty Barons Pale. We plan to do many more of these in future, but you do need to be a premium member to enter. Just saying is all....

Serious about a career in television?

By 26 September 2008 5

Southern Cross TEN are opening their Canberra studios to Year 10, 11, 12 and tertiary students. - Check out what heppens in front of the camera and behind the scenes - Get pumped about the exciting career opportunities available to you in this fast-paced industry - Hook up with industry pro...

Where did all the flowers go!

By 26 September 2008 23

It would seem that there are less and less flowers at Floriade each year, I can remember back in late eighties when the Netherlands Government gave the Flowers to the people of Australia as a bicentenary gift there where a considerably more flowers. Also the Floriade literature fails to mention the ...

Election Wrap - 26 September

By 26 September 2008 23

Coasters: PM sent in the following suggestion for the Labor DVDs being posted out to electors: "As a way of recycling the unsolicited mail that is "Stanhope: The Movie" (coming to a letterbox near you), The Pot Belly is gladly accepting the DVDs and will use them as coasters. It's either th...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 94 - Teddy Conrick

By 26 September 2008

Canberra's longest running podcast has for once adhered to a regular schedule and returns to grace your speakers. This week it features the celtic majesty of Canberra College's finest sly smoker, Teddy Conrick, forming the centerpiece of podcast number 94. Track List: Peanut Butter and... 8:1...

Vegetarian Restaurant in Belconnen

By 26 September 2008 27

Hi all, I am entertaining a couple of vegetarians next week and need to find a decent restaurant that does a good selection of vegetarian meals. Needs to be in the Belconnen Town Centre. Suggestions?...

Floriade Nightfest - a perspective

By 26 September 2008 39

Floriade Nightfest: Floriade without the nice sunny day and beautiful tulips to admire! My wife had somehow managed to convince me to attend the opening night of Floriade Nightfest. Skipping over the complaining and bribing involved over the last few days, I found myself lining up at the mai...

Candidate list for 2008 election

By 25 September 2008 28

Elections ACT has published the full list of candidates for the upcoming election. Highlights for mine include: -- No independents in Brindabella? Is tuggers really so devoid of personality. -- Harold Hird is taking another swing, part of a crowded Ginninderra ticket including Democrats, Mark...

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens video - Looking in from the outside

By 25 September 2008 13

With thanks to Culturazi for the heads-up I'm rather excited to present the latest Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens' video Looking in from the Outside. Without watching it I honestly never would have guessed that Nicholas Peddle, drummer extraordinaire, was the "little man in the boat" The al...


By 25 September 2008 2

A celebration of Canberra's skateboard and youth culture. It culminates with two events.  Thursday 16th October 8pm, The Front Gallery and Cafe` Unit 3/1 Wattle Place, Lyneham - open 7 days a week. The Vagabondage Art Exhibition features collaborated works of various award winning artists ...

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