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Executive Drivers chauffeur services a cut above the rest

By 22 September 2014 1

Steve Cotter, the founder of Canberra-based luxury chauffeur service Executive Drivers, is better known to clients as Driver Steve. He chauffeurs overseas dignitaries, busin...

Local Sports Wrap 20th and 21st of September

By 22 September 2014

FOOTBALL: National Premier League Cooma Tigers bowed out of the National Premier League finals series after it was dismantled 6-1 by Sydney club Bonnyrigg Eagles at the AIS ...

AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night

By 22 September 2014

To celebrate World Space Week 2014, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents: 2014 AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night The United Nations declared World Space Week to celebrate space and commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik 1 and the 1967 signing of t...

Floating on Canberra

By 22 September 2014

Sean Stoddart has sent in a link to "Floating on Canberra". It is a video comprising a collection of footage taken in Canberra over winter 2014. It was taken using a Phantom2 Vision+ quadcopter. Check it out...

In-Person-8 – Impro ACT (Review)

By 22 September 2014 1

Whenever I told someone the theme for this improvised show the response was usually a mix of surprise and horror.  “Well, you see, in the first half a group of improvisers s...

Basketball Backboard

By 22 September 2014 3

Rather ironically my "lifetime" freestanding basketball system's backboard has broken ie the perspex sheet.  To be fair the thing is about ten years old so was bound to happen at some point. I have contacted the company but while the part is worth $50 the postage is over $500! Also had no succes...

Recommendations for painter and decorator

By 21 September 2014 2

Can anyone give me a good recommendation for a painter to paint the inside of my house? I want someone who is careful and thorough with their work and can recommend the right paint and colours for the various areas of the house. Eg wet areas etc... and cleans up thoroughly after themselves and is go...

Canberra and Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 September 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from...

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Turbo Slam #4: Feel the power of Canberra! er... words. Feel the power of WOR

By 18 April 2008 6

Theme: Politics / Innuendo Competitors are awarded points according to the quality of writing, the delivery and the audience's reaction. Pieces should be under three minutes and must be original. The open mic at the start of the night provides poets a chance to read their and other poet’s wo...

Canberrans a Security Risk to World Youth Day

By 17 April 2008 40

Countrylink train services between Canberra and Sydney during the World Youth Day activities in Sydney are going to be suspended for 'security reasons'. Apparently organisers are worried about an evil plot by Canberra based atheist terrorists whose beliefs only allow them to travel on public transp...

Today's traffic story

By 17 April 2008 66

Seems a colleague's friend was driving along the Monaro Highway yesterday chatting on the old mobile (as you do) when she noticed a police car was behind her. Within a second she had mumbled gotta go and literally threw the phone down hoping against hope she had not been seen. But it was not to be...

ATO White Powder Incident !

By 17 April 2008 17

I've just received notification that there has been a suspicious powder incident at the (new) ATO building in the City. There has been at least one road/lane closure that I'm aware of, and expected to be closed for at least the next 2 hours. This makes the third such incident in a very short per...

DIY Wotz on Guide for 18 April 2008

By 17 April 2008 10

I'm putting my Green hat on again this weekend, starting off with heading down to West's Rugby Club on Friday night to see a presentation on solar power by See-Change Jamison and Armada Solar, which will hopefully get me a good deal on solar power just as Mick Gentleman's Solar Feed in Tariff bill i...

Ballooning on ANZAC Day - disrespectful of just a lot of hot air?

By 17 April 2008 41

It seems that the Canberra Balloon Festival has managed to get itself into a pickle with the local and national RSL with respect to their plans to have balloons in the air above Canberra on the morning of the 25th April. For want of a better source, the ABC has a snippet here. Now apparently ther...

AFP to get greater police powers to stop torch violence

By 17 April 2008 36

Many, many years ago, in a kingdom we'll call Straylia, there existed a terrible tyrant who ruled over the land. Many small, self interest groups, and greenies pledged to leave the country and move overseas due to the tyrants supposed erosion of civil liberties. Then, suddenly, all was happiness ...

Glenjamin 3 1/2 available at Impact Comics!

By 16 April 2008 2

  Glenjamin is a collaborative comic by Ben Hutchings and Glenn Smith, and the first three issues have been compiled thusly: It is $22 and about 140 pages and has a lovely soft cover! It is available from Impact Comics in Civic. If you want to know more about Glenjamin, please visit this...

Fall Ball at Albert Hall - Friday 18 April

By 16 April 2008

Enjoy a night of swing music and dancing this Friday at the wonderful Albert Hall. Live music with the Spectrum Big Band, swing dancing floorshows from guests Vincenzo Fesi and Isabella Gregorio (Italy) and Sarah Farrelly and Anthony Wheaton (Melbourne) and performances from the Jumptown Jammers,...

Booked for a yellow light !

By 16 April 2008 59

My partner and her workmate were driving home in her workmate's car ("normal car" - no rice/crab puller, driver has 12pt impeccable record) from Woden to Wanniassa up Athllon dr. After going through the 60kmh zone traffic light on a yellow (just as they arrived at the interesection) an unmarked cop ...

Red Light Traffic Cameras (Part Deux)

By 16 April 2008 23

A while back, I wrote about how I'd received a traffic infringement notice based on a red light camera. And because the car was stopped (admittedly slightly over the line) and the time of the offence and the photo were different (by 23 hours) I intended to contest it. Now I have an outcome, I thi...

Please Participate in a brief survey for my postgraduate psychology dregree

By 16 April 2008 32

ARE YOU OVER 18? If so……. How would you like to participate in a study investigating emotion and self-critical style?? The study will take no more than 15 minutes of your time. All you have to do is fill in some questionnaires about different aspects of yourself!If you’re interested plea...

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