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Upcoming events at Ginninderra Falls

By 19 April 2015

The following Ginninderra Falls events are coming up this month: 21 April 2015 From 9:00am The Ginninderra Falls Biodiversity Working Group will meet with Riverview to discuss the issues connected with a 300 metre conservation corridor, plans for a visitor hub, and the need for further work on...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 19 April 2015
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Playground review – Nature Discovery Playground, Tidbinbilla

By 19 April 2015 2
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I have memories of being a kid out at Tidbinbilla - quiet family BBQs soaking up the serenity of the Aussie bush. I can also still hear the sound of my screams when an emu decided ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: ONA on the Lawns, Manuka

By 18 April 2015
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Readers were quick to respond when I recently reviewed ONA in Fyshwick, disagreeing with my thoughts on the service and portion sizes. Having previously been a regular at ONA on th...

Local sports club profile – Central Spears Gridiron

By 17 April 2015
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Here’s a fun piece of local sporting trivia: Canberra is home to Australia’s number one ranked men’s gridiron team – the Central Spears. The Central Spears men’s a...

A look around Canberra – Pearce

By 17 April 2015 4
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Pearce is a quiet little suburb in Woden, located at the foot of Mount Taylor and tucked away between the neighbouring suburbs of Chifley, Mawson and Torrens. Like many of Canberra...

Weekend garage sale guide (18th and 19th April 2015)

By 17 April 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Gordon, Evatt, Farrer, Scullin, Hawker, Oxley, Franklin, Torrens, Ngunnawal, Turner and Kambah. Happy Friday! Saturday 18 April 48 C...

Whats on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015 2
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This weekend's highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky's Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What ar...

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Cosi at Theatre 3

By 30 November 2008 1

Louis Nowra's Cosi is currently running at Canberra Rep's Theatre Three (behind the school of music in Acton if you haven't been). A play first performed in 1992, about events in 1971, now brought to the stage here in Canberra in 2008 at times the material seems weirdly adrift. Buying two ...

Foreshore from the wrong shore, 2008

By 29 November 2008 1

This afternoon the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin was filled with tentage, amplifiers, and lovers of repetitive electronic music. On the northern sure the music was coming across loud and clear. Wedding car drivers stood around talking about their cars. Dog walkers stared in bewilderme...

Images of Canberra - The Mt Franklin track

By 29 November 2008 15

[First filed: November 29, 2008 @ 07:52] AndyM has sent in this picture with accompanying note: Here is a picture I took a few years ago I quite like. It was taken on a cloudy winter’s day. It was taken from the Mt Franklin car park looking up the track to Mt Franklin. Got an ima...

Walk Against Warming

By 29 November 2008 40

Saturday 6th December 11.30am City Walk (near the fountain at the front of the Canberra Centre) Another drop-in to my intray.  Last time I went to one of these, I was stunned at the number of cars! The Walk Against Warming kick-off events in Sydney and Melbourne attracted huge crowds attemp...

Subtle Sabotage in Supermarkets - parents beware!

By 29 November 2008 29

If you ever wondered how shelf packers maintain their sanity, other than building barricades of cartons across the aisles?  Here is an example of an Evil Packing Genius's cunning work, spotted at Woolies in Tuggeranong this morning. How many sleep-deprived parents are now at home, stuffing ...

There goes the commercial property market - GE pulls the plug

By 29 November 2008 11

The Canberra Times has a story on repercussions for the local property market with General Electric Real Estate forced to put its commercial property assets on the auction block. This could also be a sign of things to come in the retail sector. GE's finance division has run the credit for Harvey ...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 15

By 29 November 2008

For those who missed it live, the downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your’s truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM....

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 28 November

By 29 November 2008 33

[First filed: November 27, 2008 @ 11:54] The ants seem calm... So what's good to go this weekend in the entertaining capital of the nation? Just post your suggestions in the comments. ...

Men's Haircuts

By 29 November 2008 48

In the past month, I've seen an explosion of guys with crazy hair styles. All sorts of strange short styles and crazy colours. It got me thinking, where can you go in Canberra to get a decent trim without Fabio wanting to mouse and tint your locks for $200? So straight male Rioters, wher...

The Dunhill Blues @ The Phoenix - Dec 6

By 29 November 2008 1

We are the stinkest punk country trash band this side of the petticote. We play loud and we play anywhere, anytime. We drink, smoke and rarely exercise. We don’t have cool hair, we don’t wear girl’s jeans and we love our mums.   We are playing The Phoenix on Saturday, December...

Carneywatch - Stonefest!

By 28 November 2008 12

Mish_Mash has reported a Todd Carney Facebook sighting. Looks like he's had trouble sorting out the visa, but having a good time regardless....

F1 in Schools

By 28 November 2008 1

The ACT is punching well above its weight in the F1 in Schools competition. Students are tasked to design balsa wood 'Formula 1' cars, which are powered by the discharge of a CO2 cylinder (think soda siphon), and the cars race over a straight course, guided by a guy wire. The ACT schools are a...

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