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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 2

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 2
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...

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...

Write for Rights at the Pub – Sunday 30th November

By 24 November 2014

Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved. This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way hom...

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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 29 August 2008

By 29 August 2008 36

[First filed: August 28, 2008 @ 08:43] And so once more we charge headlong into the weekend in this, the entertaining capital of the nation. But what should we be doing? Where should we be going? If you have the answers drop them into the comments box below....

What is your favourite BBQ place?

By 29 August 2008 10

With warm weather slowly creeping back and spring just around the corner, I was wondering what people's favourite BBQ places are? I really like the old Honeysuckle Creek tracking station site at any time of the year. Clean gas BBQs or wood if you prefer and a covered area with fireplace to ke...

Canberra Business Club supports Community Alliance Party and Mark Parton (Ind

By 29 August 2008 63

ABC News story here and Canberra Times story here. The Canberra Business Club, a former Liberal Party fundraising group run by Jim Murphy, will support ACT election candidates Norvan Vogt and Val Jeffery from the Community Alliance Party, and Mark Parton (running as an independent). CBC says they...

More money for the gifted?

By 29 August 2008 36

Some people think that gifted students will probably be able to look after themselves in life and it's more important to make sure that the slower students can read English rather than fret about the brightest being able to read C++. Andrew Barr obviously tends to another view, announcing an extr...

Recommend an orthodontist

By 29 August 2008 21

Our dental therapist recommends we have our 7 year old seen to by an orthodontist. I fear this is going to be the start of a very expensive journey.  Any recommendations on who to see? Or your own experiences are very welcomed....

Carney off to mill

By 29 August 2008 15

The Canberra Times reports that Todd Carney is off to the dark satanic mills of Wigan. I for one will miss him immensely....

Head on accidents

By 28 August 2008 21

I noticed that Pialligo ave closed this morning West of Sutton Road due to a head on accident. Similar thing last week. What is causing this? Drugs, alcohol, or Kangaroos? If people are swerving to avoid roos then they are probably doing the wrong thing. Better to brake and keep control ...

Police get new directives

By 28 August 2008 15

Simon Corbell has announced that he's made his annual direction to ACT Policing about what he'd like to see. Simon says this year's key points are: -- Further increasing police response time capability; -- Increasing police visibility in the community; -- Implementing measures to improve roa...

City Centre blooming? Or state sponsored busking?

By 28 August 2008 9

Ambling through Garema Place this lunchtime I was surprised to see buskers playing easy listening covers with a large and sophisticated PA system. They even had a team of sound techs making sure their two guitars were coming out just right. (video of performers included) The Chief Minister ha...

The return of Kate?

By 28 August 2008 93

The following item was in today's "Tips and Rumours" in Crikey: Former Liberal Chief Minister Kate Carnell (aka The Hospital Imploder) has put up her hand to run for Bill Stefaniak's just-vacated seat in Ginninderra. The catch: she will only do it if made leader. Zed, already reeling over Stefani...

Tharwa Bridge re-opens

By 28 August 2008 23

Tharwa Drive might be bidding for the title of most murderous road in the ACT. But at least it goes somewhere now with the bridge to Tharwa re-opening. The de facto mayor of Tharwa, and CAP candidate for the upcoming election, Val Jeffery, has signaled his pleasure at this development. But tha...

Pod People Release Double Vinyl and New CD

By 28 August 2008 3

Canberra doom masters Pod People have been hard at it over recent months preparing and releasing their second full length album, "Mons Animae Mortuorum"(Mor-2-or-um for those struggling with the Latin) - Translated "Mountain, Where the souls of the dead reside" - on fledgling Melbourne label Goatsou...

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