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Real estate’s best and brightest play the long game

By 21 August 2014
jonathan charles

As homeowners demand increasingly high levels of service from their real estate agents, the best in the industry are playing the long game and focusing on building client relat...

Winners of the Canberra Women in Business Awards

By 21 August 2014

The winners of the 2014 Canberra Women in Business Awards were announced last night at a gala dinner hosted by Canberra Women in Business (CWB) at the Hotel Realm. The event b...

Studio Underground – A season of secret theatre at the Canberra Youth Theatre

By 21 August 2014 1

Come and join us in the Underground... The Canberra Youth Theatre Teen and Senior Ensembles have been bringing their considerable talents to bear for STUDIO UNDERGROUND – ...

Late fees for parking fines not justfied

By 21 August 2014 10

It is interesting that we are attacking the banks and now the telcos over late payment fees when our own local government can be included. I deservedly incurred a parking fi...

Little Red at Belconnen Community Centre

By 21 August 2014

A new locally produced show is coming to the Belconnen Community Centre in September. Little Red is a cautionary tale based on the familiar 'Little Red Riding Hood'. A funny ...

ACT Debating Union New Competitions for students

By 20 August 2014

The ACT Debating Union (ACTDU) is the largest organiser of schools debating in the ACT. A volunteer run organisation that aims to promote debating, public speaking and analytic...

Recycling plastic bags

By 20 August 2014 10

Hi RActors. I used to be able to recycle plastic bags at Coles & Woolies, but they no longer have collection bins at the stores I frequent. Planet ARK website tells m...

Man arrested on sexual assault offences

By 20 August 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday (Tuesday, August 19) after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women in Campbell on two separate occasions. Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in June last year after a night out in Civic. The second incident is a...

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Driving Instructors

By 13 July 2008 11

Hi all,  Could someone please recommend driving instructors?  My teen needs to have lessons to acquire a licence (God help me!) and rather than pick one out of the yellow pages, I'd like to hear personal recommendations or warnings! Manual or automatic. Northside or Gungahlin area. Thanks in...

For a laugh..

By 13 July 2008 12

I know it's old, but...

A-League Grand Final Rematch SATURDAY 1pm @ Canberra Stadium

By 11 July 2008 6

That's right! The A-League is back in town after the success of last year's match. The Central Coast Mariners are playing the Newcastle Jets in a pre-season game at Canberra Stadium tomorrow (Sat 12th July). These teams played each other in last year's A-League Grand Final so it should be a very...

Westfield Belconnen's massive expansion

By 11 July 2008 25

I've just been looking through the 62 page development application for Westfield Belconnen, and can't believe it hasn't attracted more attention in the mainstream media. For those unaware of the background, Westfield agreed to construct a new look ACTION bus interchange on it's land in return for...

Petrol stations in gungahlin

By 11 July 2008 10

Does anyone have any idea at all about what maybe happening with the unused service station at Amaroo? With Forde now populated and Bonner soon to be, we really need another petrol station out here. I'd love to see an independant servo here. Really stick it up Coles and Woolies!...

DIY Weekend...

By 11 July 2008 25

So little rioters, what's happening? Hamster racing in Weston park? Aardvark training at the Griffin centre? The reading of the complete works of Emily Bronte at Kippax Library? Shark fishing in Tuggrah lake? Post away, the world (or at least, Canberra) awaits.......

Payday for the Secretaries

By 10 July 2008 29

So is reporting that Secretaries of Departments have ALL received pay increases of 18.9%.,23636,23986832-462,00.html All this in a time of wage restraint, downsizing, redundancies and efficiency dividends. Perhaps it's a while since they g...

The Only Way is up for ACT - say planners/Govt

By 10 July 2008 16

The Canberra Times has been running a series of articles on future planning in Canberra, starting with a story on the ACT Government's push to increase the height limits for buildings: The ACT Government wants building height limits to rise from three to 10 storeys in new zones close to town ce...

Election promises watch

By 10 July 2008 42

As we are entering the silly season for the upcoming Territory election I felt that it may be handy to have an online election promise list/ watch. (Like fuelwatch but probably more helpful) To start; ALP: Free buses Light rail proposal LIB: Excluding stamp duty from new house buyers ...

Papadoc needs a job!

By 10 July 2008 40

So I recently had a midlife (25, i smoke...) crisis and quit my I.T Helpdesk job. I enjoyed the people and the place, but I just don't think running a helpdesk is a career I'm interested in. I enjoy computers, but the vast skill sets required to even be a level 1 these days is ridiculous to the pi...

New art for Woden

By 10 July 2008 13

I see they've just started work on the north side of the big roundabout north of Woden, between the Yarra Glen carriageways.  Guess what - it's going to be another in the series of big artworks that have been plonked beside freeways recently.  I saw the development application for this about a yea...

Is Marist College Legal?

By 10 July 2008 55

I have my doubts, as I've expressed to pollies and Jason Parker (see below). Could be sensational, not to mention slightly disruptive.... Dear Madam or Sir,   You may be aware of speculation in the media in recent days, and comments by Jason Parker of Porters lawyers on behalf of victims, on ...

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