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Best of Canberra – Tacos

By 3 March 2015 6

It’s Tuesday and my favourite thing about this day of the week is the humble taco.  If you are not yet aware of the phenomenon that is Taco Tuesday, it is time to get acquain...

What does the ACT think about the death penalty?

By 3 March 2015 27

Inside my backyard shed are two signs that my fiancée and I recently made. The signs read, “Indonesia, we love you but please tell your Government to stop killing Australian...

Are you ready to be Enlightened?

By 3 March 2015
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It's the best time of year again when the evenings are warm - but not stifling, with a cool - but not cold breeze; allowing everyone to come out after dark to explore Enlighten. ...

The Canberra Night Noodle Markets

By 2 March 2015 20

Earlier this year it was announced that Canberra was going to be introduced to the Noodle Markets made famous by Melbourne and Sydney, and it has been the talk of the town ever...

Chic Henry and the tram to nowhere?

By 2 March 2015 41
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I've had a couple of long conversations with Summernats' Chic Henry, who is tossing up whether to run in the 2016 ACT election. He told me that the Liberals want him to stan...

Should Norfolk Island be self governed?

By 2 March 2015 7

The bun fight between the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and the Commonwealth Government regarding governance of the island has been going on for decades. The island ha...

Seselja welcomes funding for safer schools

By 3 March 2015 1

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today welcomed funding for Canberra Grammar School under the Coalition Government’s $18 million Schools Security Programme. “Canberra Grammar School is one of 54 schools to receive funding under the programme, which delivers on our election commitme...

ACT Government leads nation on climate change action

By 3 March 2015

Canberra’s environmental watchdog has given the thumbs up to the ACT Government’s response to climate change in the region, Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell and Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment Robert Neil announced today. The commissioner today released his report ...

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The "Humanities and Science Campus Square" comes to the lake shore.

By 29 August 2008 8

The NCA have really put their thinking caps on this time. They've announced that work has commenced on the thrillingly titled: "Humanities and Science Campus Square" which will extend between the National Library and Questacon. "The $7 million project will reduce the amount of vehicular traffi...

Naas Rd Crackdown

By 29 August 2008 139

In the absence of the long and oft-promised dragway local fast car aficionados have for a long time been heading out to remote roads to indulge their high-speed fetishes. The AFP have announced that they've rumbled the trick out on the Naas Road south of Tharwa. ACT Policing last night (Thurs...

Canberrans graduating to harder drugs?

By 29 August 2008 24

The ABC has been having a poke into the 2007 data on drug use released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (Report here) It seems that less of us are drinking and smoking on a regular basis, but... "The report shows 13.8 per cent of Canberrans have taken illicit drugs in t...

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...

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