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Bloomin’ great Aranda walk – spring flowers, great views, dog friendly

By 30 August 2015

It's the perfect time of year to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Aranda with native flora in full bloom. We've just researched this easy walk taking just over an hour through Aranda's pretty parks featuring stunning native flower displays. The walk starts and ends at the old Aranda shops ...

Weekend cafe hot spot: Trevs @ Dickson

By 29 August 2015

A group of girlfriends and I try to have monthly dinners. We are so busy with our individual lives that this seems to be the best way for us to catch up – by planning a whole mon...

Have you seen these antique books?

By 28 August 2015
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On Wednesday 5 August, ACT Policing commenced an investigation into a burglary in Dickson. Amongst stolen items of property, there were three antique books which were located i...

A look around Canberra – Dickson

By 28 August 2015 7
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The suburb of Dickson in Canberra's north was named after Sir James Dickson, one of the founders of the constitution and premier of Queensland in the late 1800s. Dickson...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 28 August 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Harrison, Red Hill, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Wanniassa and Curtin. Happy Friday! Saturday 29 August 12 Cruikshank Street 7am to 4pm...

Bolt in for a fascinating experience!

By 27 August 2015

Offering more than just horse racing, Thoroughbred Park has again raised the bar for corporate entertainment, function space and classy race day ideas. It’s definitely more t...

10 things to do in Canberra this weekend (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 26 August 2015 3

This weekend's highlights include a LEGO exhibition, the ADFA open day and free ice cream in Garema Place. What are your plans? 1. Journey of a Curator with Dr Deborah Hart Joi...

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Ambos go from green to blue

By 19 January 2009 23

Word reaches me that the ACT Ambulance Service is changing their uniforms from hospitally green to emergency blue. Theories surrounding the rationale for the move include: 1. The rise in global military activity has made green dyes prohibitively expensive. 2. The powers that be are looking fo...

Unemployment to double?

By 19 January 2009 53

Idiot media are busy talking us all into a serious economic downturn. The local ABC is joining in warning that unemployment in the ACT is set to "Double" (Terrifying!). Coming off a base so low that job creation has become a negative when developments are assessed this actually means a rise to a ...

Weekend water use takes off

By 19 January 2009 29

It wasn't even that hot yesterday, and yet somehow you all managed to burn through a stonking 194ML. So has everyone just gotten sick of emergency measures stretching into long years?...

Learner Drivers on the Highways?

By 19 January 2009 123

I’m not sure if many people here have done much interstate driving, but over the past few months, I've done a bit. Nearly every times I've gone to the coast or to Cooma or to Yass, I’ve been stuck behind a few learner drivers. Now, I understand they need to learn, but on roads that the lim...

Another world is possible - Exhibition at M16

By 19 January 2009

Amina McConvell is having an exhibition of her work at the M16 art space in Fyshwick which you might well enjoy. The precis of the exhibition explains it thusly: ‘Another world os possible’ looks at the possibility of a transition from one reality to another. The work engages with the ...

Petrol not the only thing going up; Fyshwick Market seafood prices have gone

By 19 January 2009 23

The re-build of the markets has seen one of the two fishos shut-up shop with the remaining monger move into new premises, the result being prawns on the (very) high side of $30 a kg (previously $23 to $30 a kg), $43 a kg for scallops (previously around $34), over  $40 for Balmain Bugs (previously a...

Bad morning in Holt

By 19 January 2009 8

First it's the palm trees, now the apartment blocks. The ABC has a snippet on a fire in the small hours of the morning forcing 70 apartment dwelling Holt residents onto the streets (every one of them no doubt grateful it wasn't happening in July). One wonders how many of them were clothed when...


By 19 January 2009 9

NATIONAL CAPITAL MOTORSPORTS CLUB PRESIDENT'S cup sunday 15th february racing starts at 10 am and goes through till approx 3 pm Divisions featured will be: -- Super production sedans -- Series production sedans and -- Junior sedans (14-17 yr old) National Capital Speedway is located on P...

Tuggeranong youths brought to heel?

By 19 January 2009 22

The Canberra Times reports that arrests have been made against the young Tuggeranites accused of roaming the streets looking for other young people to assault and rob. "Three youths were arrested after an incident in Calwell on Friday night when a 16-year-old was allegedly punched repeatedly in t...

Music video - Zwish - Lego Wars 2 "Chase For the Golden Rod"

By 19 January 2009

The first part of local rockers Zwish "Lego Wars" music video trilogy went down quite well last week. Bryn from the band has now informed me that the second instalment is available, with the following note: It is a little darker than the first one and won't be for everyone, in fact it is t...

Bushfire Memorial - Where the bloody hell is it?

By 18 January 2009 43

Todays CT had a couple of items re the fires of 6 years ago, including an item on the memorial. It described the location as near the Cotter Rd. / Eucumbene Drive intersection, so jumped in the toy and went for a drive. Whether by design or otherwise, it is not easy to find. There is no indica...

Take 20 seconds to support a Canberra A-League football (soccer) team

By 18 January 2009 32

Calling all Canberrans, The bid to put an A-League football (soccer) team in Canberra is heading for success with a lot of financial support and great organization. But the one vital thing the Football Federation requires to make up their mind is a show of community support. If you can take 20...

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