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Weekend Cafe Hotspot: Smoque, Woden

By 1 November 2014

Finally! Since seeing the announcement that Smoque was opening a second restaurant in Woden I've been waiting! Even better was when they announced it would include a breakfast menu...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014 1

Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Are there any recommendations for companies that can dig up and re lay drains attached to down-pipes?

By 1 November 2014

I really need all my downpipe drainage tested, and probably have a few drainpipes that need to be dug up and re-laid. It's likely to be quite a big job and will definitely end up with a few trenches in the front & back garden so it'd be really good to know which company in Canberra to trust an...

Looking for a dentist that will look at all alternatives to removing wisdom teeth

By 1 November 2014

My wisdom teeth are starting to really play up now (I'm 25) and I would really prefer not to have them removed. My wisdom teeth are only slightly angled, so I believe that if some of the gum was removed from above they may be able to come through completely. What I'm looking for is a dentist who ...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 13

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014

Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 20

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014

Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

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Civil partnerships exceeding expectations

By 13 August 2008 41

One thing which should never surprise us is the capacity of the ACT Government to be surprised. The ABC reports that while the Office of Regulatory Services planned for 15 'civil partnerships' between gays and lesbians each year, they've had 23 already in the last three months. Apparently they...

A really bad idea in the history of bad ideas

By 13 August 2008 34

The Canberra Times reports that electronic scanning is going to count the vital preferences on our ballots. Having spent more years than I care to think of working with the results of electronic scanning I wish I could say I share their faith in machine ability to accurately read hand-writing. ...

Mad hoax bomber in the dock

By 12 August 2008 12

The ABC brings word of Tamara Batterham, 32, who has plead guilty to a string of bomb hoaxes late last year and earlier this year. The court heard on the first occasion, guests had to be evacuated from Government House while police conducted an extensive search of the property. A psychiatrist ...

Junk Mail in the ACT?

By 12 August 2008 14

Does anyone know how junk mail for places like JB, Woolies, Big W etc is handled in the ACT? Is there a central company or lots of small operators? I recently removed a no junk mail sign and am noticing plenty of  Vietnamese takeaway pamphlets and ACT Liberals advertising, but nothing of interes...

Public Servants - What are the going mileage rates for private use of your ve

By 12 August 2008 6

To all you dedicated public servants out there on RA, can you tell me what your Enterprise Bargaining Agreement gives as the current rates paid for mileage when you use your own vehicle for business purposes? I am not in the public service, but I do provide some services which are "to be reimbur...


By 12 August 2008 5

Get down to Bar 32 in Civic this Thursday night where Birds Love Fighting presents GANGBUSTERS once again. This week features three of Canberra's finest indie bands: The Cherry Marines, Variodivers and Margaret Helen King. Doors open at 8.30. Entry only a fiver ...

Can the NGA beat this?

By 12 August 2008 24

Our own national art gallery seems so tame when compared to Switzerland. When can Canberrans expect to see giant turds on the south side of the lake? A giant inflatable dog poo by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition...

Trouble in Watson this morning

By 12 August 2008 29

I stopped by the Watson shops on my way to work this morning to find three police cars and a paddy wagon in the car park.  Apparently there was a man loitering outside the local school there, holding a knife.   It didn't appear as though he was apprehended, and after taking statements, the pol...

"Big Things" on this Saturday

By 12 August 2008 15

The War Memorial seems to be doing a good job keeping their best kept secret - well - secret. This Saturday they have their annual "Big Things" open day at their Mitchell stores. This is well worth taking the kids to - two big sheds chockko with everything from the two German V2 missiles (one ...

The shocking state of the ACT Internal Omnibus Network

By 12 August 2008 34

 Since Action has now had a couple of months to work out the bugs in it's new schedule I'm forced to ask: is this as good as it gets? On my run we have five buses running between 8am and 9am This isn't enough buses by far but it would work a lot better if the service could run anywhere near on t...

Petrol swiz?

By 12 August 2008 61

As per usual, now that petrol prices are going down, in Kaleen, CALTEX Kaleen we are not able to buy cheaper petrol, because as usual ALL I mean ALL of the standard ULP pumps are out of order. Amazing isn't it ALL standard ULP pumps even though they may be on the same pump unit as the Vortex or ...

A new DPP - Jon White

By 12 August 2008 15

The ABC brings word that local lawyer Jon White has been appointed to be the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). This rather important position has been vacant since last December when Richard Refshauge took the promotion to the bench of the Supreme Court (so it's not as if the gubbmint di...

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