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No family, no friends? What to do in Canberra if youre a Christmas orphan.

By 23 December 2014

Thinking at the time that it wouldn’t be so bad, I volunteered to be on call for work from Christmas Eve until December 29 – meaning I have to stay within half an hour of t...

Pets as Christmas gifts – not a good idea

By 23 December 2014

Christmas is only a few days away and shoppers are frantically grabbing those last few gifts. As they dash around the shopping mall, an adorable little puppy stands up on his r...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Meat Pies

By 22 December 2014 2

There was quite a lot of debate when the call went out for Canberra’s best pies last week, with over 10 different bakeries and cafes being nominated. Based on most popular I f...

Review: when poetry becomes music

By 22 December 2014
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Ex-Canberra theatre teacher’s Ernie Glass’ Tales of Ordinary Madness and T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land presented by Mad As Productions. A young and vibrant Cassie Brizzi ...

Most loved South Coast beaches: Which is your favourite?

By 22 December 2014 5
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With Christmas just around the corner, it’s almost time for Canberrans to make their annual exodus to the South Coast for a good dose of sun, sea and greasy takeaway. For ...

Best of Canberra – Hummus

By 23 December 2014

One of the best party foods ever invented would have to be bread and dip, specifically hummus. It is made of the simplest ingredients; chickpeas, salt, lemon, garlic, tahini pa...

House catches alight after lightning strike

By 22 December 2014 2

Multiple fire crews are fighting a house fire in Dunlop believed to be caused by a lightning strike. ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident in Menzel Crescent at 2:42pm and responded immediately with three fire pumpers and a commander. Update to follow. (ESA Media Release)...

Best Child Access Lawyer Needed ASAP

By 22 December 2014 2

Hi, Can anyone point me in the direction of a really good Lawyer in the ACT for Family law. I need the best !! I have had restrictions of my child access placed on me si...

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Police Wrap - 9 October

By 9 October 2008 9

1. The Olims mystery explained: ACT Policing has charged a 19-year-old Lyneham man with burglary and theft after a break in at a bottle shop in Braddon yesterday morning (Wednesday, October 8). About 3.50am yesterday police attended Olims Hotel Canberra on Limestone Avenue after reports of a ...

Election Wrap - 9 October

By 9 October 2008 31

Mental Health: The CT's David McLennan has struggled manfully to keep track of the rivers of gold being thrown at mental health by both parties. --- CAP: According to the Canberra Times the Community Alliance is looking for a volunteer to organise their events. A little late in the day s...

A bit beyond your average mental health day

By 9 October 2008 15

This guy has really raised the bar in the sickies department - and he's a local member of the APS! A Commonwealth public servant's habit of forging doctors' certificates to take days off work was only discovered by his bosses after he went too far and faked having lung cancer. The ACT Magistr...

Canberra International Film Festival

By 8 October 2008 1

The programme for the Canberra International Film festival is now online ( and available at Dendy Cinemas.  As much as I look forward to this event each year, I have a couple of gripes: 1. As it was last year, it seems the Opening Night is only going to b...

Could this be a real solution to stop drink driving?

By 8 October 2008 54

For anyone who listens to Hack on Triple J, they have just had a story about drink driving. One of the listeners has called in and suggested that they provide free transport not only from the venues, but to the venues as well. Considering for the most part Canberra has one central area for night ...

Bunda Street upgrade

By 8 October 2008 16

John Hargreaves has announced that he's re-modeling the recently re-modeled Bunda Street. $4 million worth and not a promise but tenders awarded. "Investment into the upgrade of Bunda Street will total $4 million which will include the replacement of paving, sustainable water harvesting for st...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round 11 - Owen Saddler, Community Alliance for Molongl

By 8 October 2008 18

[First filed: October 07, 2008 @ 08:58] The RiotACT Sim Challenge is rumbling into its eleventh installment this Thursday, 7pm at All Bar Nun in O'Connor. Joining the honour roll of candidates with the courage and intelligence to face the challenge will be the Community Alliance's Owen Sad...

New gay bar for Woden

By 8 October 2008 87

A reader has brought to my attention an announcement in SX News: "The Hush Lounge is the exciting new addition to Canberra’s gay scene, joining Cube and Tilley’s to become the centre of gay and lesbian social life in Australia’s capital city. The Hush Lounge caters to older gays and les...

"Pig Out" - youth dance performance choreographed by Marko Panzic and Zoe Ven

By 8 October 2008

Presented by QL2 Centre for Youth DanceA new 45 minute dance work by and for young people, about food, eating and not eating. MARKO PANZIC (SYTYCD) & ZOE VENTOURA (Kick, Packed to the Rafters) have created this short work in collaboration with the dancers -- aged 9-18. 5pm & 7pm Sa...

Trouble at Olims

By 8 October 2008 3

Hi all - walking to work this morning I noticed a police crime scene at Olims.  Does anyone know what happened? UPDATED: We now have an answer...

Candidate Questionaires for 8 October

By 8 October 2008 14

Here are the responses in today to your questions in the RiotACT Election08 candidate questionaire: -- Andrew Barr, Labor for Molonglo...

ACT Election Candidates - How Low Will They Stoop?

By 8 October 2008 80

All's not fair in politics. Driving home today along Athllon Drive I see four campaign signs from Joy Burch (Labor candidate for Brindabella) strewn along the roadside.  That made me pretty angry.  This senseless vandalism is getting ridiculous.  I heard that one candidate last week had...

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