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Doing hen’s nights right at QT Canberra

By 28 March 2015
QT Canberra pick up

When I think of hen's nights, I imagine fashioning wedding dresses out of toilet paper, eating cookies in the shape of male genitalia and drinking a lot of champagne (if only to ma...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cherryripe Brasserie, Watson

By 28 March 2015 1

Recently having moved house, I have found myself in random suburbs that I would otherwise not spend much time in. Last week I found myself at ONA in Fyshwick. This week I was on...

Local sports club profile: Tuggeranong United Football Club

By 27 March 2015
Tuggeranong United junior football

Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC)....

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

By 27 March 2015
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I maintain that Canberra is a well-kept secret (although I am told there are now license plates surfacing which say ‘ACT – it’s not as bad as you think’ in which case t...

Whats on this weekend? 28th and 29th March

By 26 March 2015 12

How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are...

Why did Smiths Alternative really close?

By 25 March 2015 16

One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership. The c...

Canberra duos puppy app entertains and educates

By 28 March 2015

Canberran parents of young children finally have an option when choosing an educational and entertaining mobile app. What do you get when you mix super cute puppies with numbers and catchy music? An engaging educational Smartphone and tablet app designed by professional educators, thoroughly te...

Find a club at the CAP Expo

By 27 March 2015
cap expo

Thinking about joining a social club or group? Come to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo! The CAP Expo is a free community event on Saturday 28 March featuring over 140...

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Meredith Hunter to lead the Greens

By 27 October 2008 117

The ABC radio news has lead its bulletin with news that the Greens MLA-elect from Ginninderra, Meredith Hunter, will lead the party in the Legislative Assembly. This despite Shane Rattenbury pulling in 9555 votes in Molonglo at 0.9 of a quota compared to Meredith's 6125 votes at 0.6 of a quot...

In the interest of annoying our customers...

By 27 October 2008 71

[First filed: October 26, 2008 @ 13:51] we will repeat this annoying and inane message every 10 seconds as we think you are all idiots. Does the Canberra Centre really have to play the "In the interest of safety of all customers, please do not walk on the travelators. Stand between the yellow ...

ACT Election decided...

By 27 October 2008 44

[First filed: October 26, 2008 @ 11:40] The ACT Election Count is finally over... The Labor Party secured 7 seats, The Liberals only got 6 while the Greens managed to steal a fourth in Molonglo. So the new look Legislative Assembly is as follows: Brindabella: Brendan Smyth (LIB), Stev...

Bumblebeez lose their gear - does anyone care?

By 27 October 2008 32

The Canberra Times informs us that Chris Colonna of The Bumblebeez fame has had his Braidwood studio turned over including the computers with all the songs on them for his next album. Bad enough for any artist, but in the electronic realm much of the work is the painstaking arrangement of effects...

Simon learns no lessons - were there lessons to be learned?

By 27 October 2008 6

The Canberra Times has mischievously asked Simon Corbell what lessons he's learned from his disastrous personal vote in the election. Somewhat surprisingly he thinks voters have shown "a lot of confidence in all the Labor candidates". Even Mick Gentleman Simon? "I'm very pleased to have still rec...

Police Wrap - 27 October

By 27 October 2008 16

1. A 16 year old plotting a jewelry heist. Ambitious! ACT Policing has arrested a 16-year-old Curtin male after an aggravated robbery at a jeweller’s in Griffith around 1pm yesterday (October 25). Police will allege he attempted to run from the shop with a ring. The shop’s security preven...

No Super 14 next year?

By 26 October 2008 13

RugbyHeaven brings word of trouble in SANZAR, the body which administers the Super 14 rugby championship. For those not into sport this is where the Brumbies play. The South Africans are demanding a saffer team get a home final no matter how poorly their teams perform, New Zealand is less than ke...

Angry ambos

By 26 October 2008

The Canberra Times has a lengthy whinge by disgruntled members of the Ambulance Service. World+dog then jumps on to claim the reported survey findings justify their own hobby horses....

Restaurant Review: Tepanya Noodle bar

By 26 October 2008 4

[First filed: October 25, 2008 @ 15:18] A newish player in the crowded Garema Place scene Tepanya plays to the strengths of its location. Serving up all meals in cute little cardboard boxes with a pair of disposable chopsticks means you can take your meal anywhere with you and eat it with ...


By 26 October 2008 18

Hello. I was wondering if there were any bar or club in canberra where I might watch the UFC live events. [ED - And UFC is?]...

Gardening - What to do when to get what?

By 25 October 2008 30

By popular demand here's a story about spring planting here in Canberra. ... Over to you guys and girls....

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 10

By 25 October 2008 1

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. ...

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