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14 things to do in Canberra this weekend (30 and 31 May 2015)

By 28 May 2015

Enjoy the last weekend of Autumn with plenty of outdoor activities and entertainment, including the MS Fun Run and Walk, a Brumbies home game and an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea...

Local leaders – Lachlan Blackhall (Reposit Power)

By 27 May 2015 1
Lachlan Blackhall

Lachlan Blackhall is co-founder of a Canberra technology startup supplying software to one of the world’s most innovative companies, Tesla Motors. Founded in 2012, Reposit...

Cheap eats – Jamie’s Italian (Civic)

By 27 May 2015 11
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Some days you just need a big bowl of carbs to get through the chilly weather. I had a hot tip that Jamie's Italian does a weekday pasta special at lunchtime, so with the days ...

Westside wonder

By 27 May 2015 13

Last July the ACT Government announced plans to develop a shipping container village by the lake on the west side of Commonwealth Avenue. I missed the original announcement, b...

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy. Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre's new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The data facilit...

Monash Drive – which route?

By 27 May 2015 7
Monash Drive

Thanks for the views and comments on my previous post, Light rail or Monash Drive. If Monash Drive is to be reconsidered, then the next question is what are the possible route...

Dont worry, animal cruelty will only cost you $123

By 26 May 2015 3
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It took two operations to remove the fishhooks that were ingested by a Staffordshire bull terrier owned by a 26-year-old Canberra woman, who was fined $123, banned from owning...

Bodies in Lake Burley Griffin

By 26 May 2015 14
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Lake Burley Griffin has had its fair share of bodies, acting as a watery grave for several unfortunate souls in the last century. Some met foul play, one woman's body was found...

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Could this be a real solution to stop drink driving?

By 8 October 2008 54

For anyone who listens to Hack on Triple J, they have just had a story about drink driving. One of the listeners has called in and suggested that they provide free transport not only from the venues, but to the venues as well. Considering for the most part Canberra has one central area for night ...

Bunda Street upgrade

By 8 October 2008 16

John Hargreaves has announced that he's re-modeling the recently re-modeled Bunda Street. $4 million worth and not a promise but tenders awarded. "Investment into the upgrade of Bunda Street will total $4 million which will include the replacement of paving, sustainable water harvesting for st...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round 11 - Owen Saddler, Community Alliance for Molongl

By 8 October 2008 18

[First filed: October 07, 2008 @ 08:58] The RiotACT Sim Challenge is rumbling into its eleventh installment this Thursday, 7pm at All Bar Nun in O'Connor. Joining the honour roll of candidates with the courage and intelligence to face the challenge will be the Community Alliance's Owen Sad...

New gay bar for Woden

By 8 October 2008 87

A reader has brought to my attention an announcement in SX News: "The Hush Lounge is the exciting new addition to Canberra’s gay scene, joining Cube and Tilley’s to become the centre of gay and lesbian social life in Australia’s capital city. The Hush Lounge caters to older gays and les...

"Pig Out" - youth dance performance choreographed by Marko Panzic and Zoe Ven

By 8 October 2008

Presented by QL2 Centre for Youth DanceA new 45 minute dance work by and for young people, about food, eating and not eating. MARKO PANZIC (SYTYCD) & ZOE VENTOURA (Kick, Packed to the Rafters) have created this short work in collaboration with the dancers -- aged 9-18. 5pm & 7pm Sa...

Trouble at Olims

By 8 October 2008 3

Hi all - walking to work this morning I noticed a police crime scene at Olims.  Does anyone know what happened? UPDATED: We now have an answer...

Candidate Questionaires for 8 October

By 8 October 2008 14

Here are the responses in today to your questions in the RiotACT Election08 candidate questionaire: -- Andrew Barr, Labor for Molonglo...

ACT Election Candidates - How Low Will They Stoop?

By 8 October 2008 80

All's not fair in politics. Driving home today along Athllon Drive I see four campaign signs from Joy Burch (Labor candidate for Brindabella) strewn along the roadside.  That made me pretty angry.  This senseless vandalism is getting ridiculous.  I heard that one candidate last week had...

High tech Quangers gets a new solar panel factory

By 8 October 2008 5

The ABC has a story on the new Dyesol plant opening in Queanbeyan servicing the solar power industry: "We're the only people in the world who do absolutely everything and we supply the technology, the materials and the equipment to people, large companies, small institutions and academia who ...

Domestic Cleaning - positive experiences?

By 8 October 2008 7

We run a home-based business and the domestic chores have become too much! We are exploring bringing in a domestic cleaner once a fortnight to give the house a once over so that we feel less guilty and can spend more of our down time as, well ... down time. Any recommendations?...

Todd Carney strikes again

By 8 October 2008 21

Former footballer and celebrity party boy Todd Carney has made the Canberra Times again: "Former Canberra Raider Todd Carney found himself on the wrong side of the law again at the weekend when the half-back was arrested in a Goulburn pub. Police picked up the 22-year-old in an Auburn Street hot...

Election Wrap - 8 October

By 8 October 2008 39

Animal welfare: The RSPCA has released the results of their candidate canvassing on animal welfare issues. --- Mike silenced: The Canberra Times reports that Labor's rocket scientist, Mike Hettinger, has had his election funds frozen (including Mike's own money that he'd kicked in). Clev...

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