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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014

Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa. ...

Out of Africa

By 24 November 2014 3

I have been criticised for drawing attention to the effort mounted in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS and its call on the lives of our soldiers. My critics drew my attentio...

Strict safety regulations no good for creative businesses, says The Hamlet owner Nik Bulum

By 24 November 2014 4
A photo posted to Facebook last week shows officials at The Hamlet as they prevent the venue from hosting a student exhibition on site.

Entrepreneur and property developer Nik Bulum has called on the ACT Government to relax building safety restrictions, claiming that overly strict regulations are impacting crea...

Canberra Opshoppers Guide – Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014

The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers. ...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014

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...

Witnesses sought to collision in Kambah

By 24 November 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in Kambah on Saturday (22 November) involving a motorcycle and bicycle. About 8:30pm a cyclist was riding in a n...

Record nominations for Inclusion Awards

By 24 November 2014

A record number of people and businesses have been nominated in this year’s Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, which recognise the contributions made to welcome, encourage and support people with disability in our community. This year 79 nominations were received across four categories for a...

New laws to protect privacy

By 24 November 2014

Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today. The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using ca...

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What's happened to the Mekong Delta?

By 22 September 2008 15

... It's vanished! The shopfront is completely empty - even the signwriting has been removed from the window. Have they just relocated, or have they closed for good? Where else can I get Jungle Duck?!...

Support the Cranleigh – Capital Chemist Art Show 2008

By 22 September 2008 1

Cranleigh School - Capital Chemist Art Show 17, 18 & 19 October Official Opening Friday Oct 17, 7-9 pm $10 entry fee Food & Wine served Saturday Oct 18, 10am - 4pm Entry by Gold Coin donation Sunday Oct 19, 10am - 1pm Entry by Gold Coin donation Artwork Raffle Tickets ...

Beer Festival hailed a great success

By 22 September 2008

The booze industry rag "The Shout" is very impressed by the Beer Festival held at Olims over the weekend. The ACT’s first-ever craft beer festival has been deemed a huge success after more than 1500 people turned up...

Big storm on the way. Don't park under gum trees.

By 22 September 2008 37

From the BOM site, Warning Summary Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds. Small Boat Alert for Canberra Lakes. Sheep Graziers Warning. Current Weather Situation and Future Developments An intense cold front will bring windy conditions today with some rain and a possible thunderstorm d...

Overheard ... any clues?

By 22 September 2008 31

Overheard at the counter at Tilleys today: " ... if it goes into double digits, Mount Ainslie will be cleared and then ..." (then the background noise got too loud to hear any more) The speaker was a man about 5'9", fairly thin, swarthy, curly greying dark hair cropped short, wearing a cheap ...

Public service cuts?

By 22 September 2008 11

Has anybody had much experience relating to the APS budget cuts the Federal Government pushed through with the last budget? Just curious as to how the cuts have affected the lives of ACT residents over the last several months......


By 22 September 2008 4

When: 24th September @ 7.30pm Where: St Benedict's Catholic Church, Narrabundah Coordinator: Merrilyn Inannarama will be performing in concert at St Benedict's Catholic Church, Narrabundah and this will be a live recording and made into a CD which will be launched as part of a book at the annual ...

Install Fest for Software Freedom Day

By 22 September 2008 7

Further to my earlier post about Software Freedom Day, I would  just like to remind you all that the Install Fest is happening this Saturday at the ANU (CSIT building - Room N101). Bring your computer and any peripherals you want set up. We’ll provide the software and get you up and running. If y...

Not with those finger-prints mate - Sultans IDs its customers

By 22 September 2008 83

[September 21, 2008 @ 11:39] The Canberra Times brings word of the security measures at Sultan's Nightclub (122 Alinga St, Civic) which have been in place for the last couple of weeks. "The system involves patrons having their IDs scanned on entry, a digital photo taken and a finger pin the di...

Election Wrap - 22 September

By 22 September 2008 40

Greens: The Canberra Times reports that the Greens' Amanda Bresnan is going to push for more ethical investment of the millions of our dollars the Government currently invests on our behalf in tobacco and cluster bombs. Amanda's statement has now gone online --- Labor: Andrew Barr is ac...

Too much tucker in Canberra restaurants?

By 22 September 2008 25

The Herald Sun's Chris Wallace has found an un-named restaurant critic to slag off Canberra restaurants in comparison with the glories of Melbourne: A national restaurant critic has just marked Canberra restaurants down for not quite meeting Melbourne's pre-eminent standard. Serving size was the ...

Police Wrap - 22 September

By 22 September 2008 9

1. The ABC reports that the Cooma tip has been rummaged through in the search for evidence relating to the Charnwood murder. The AFP media release on this is now online. --- 2. Want a big TV? It turns out you can't just walk out the door of the store with one. "ACT Policing is seeking witne...

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