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Local leaders – Jessica May (Enabled Employment)

By 1 April 2015
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Canberra entrepreneur and disability advocate Jessica May has achieved more in just six months than what many business owners do in years. The former public servant founded ...

Cheap eats – Turkish Pide House (Woden)

By 1 April 2015 2

I love Turkish food. All of it. Whether it's Turkish bread smothered in hummus or beetroot dip (or both!), kebabs, pide, baklava, or even a bottle of sparkling Gazoz, I will be kee...

Concern as Braddon’s historic car yards in danger

By 1 April 2015 7
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There are reports circulating that the future of an important aspect of Braddon’s heritage is in danger of being lost. The Northbourne Historic Trust’s President, Sir Ke...

ACT electorate redistribution proposal unveiled

By 31 March 2015 6
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The ACT Redistribution Committee has today announced its proposed redistribution of the ACT into five electorates. Currently the ACT has three electorates: The electorat...

Addictive prescription drug use in Canberra

By 31 March 2015 3

Every day, general practitioners in Canberra are confronted with patients asking, often pleading, for drugs of addiction. The two most sought-after drugs of addiction are th...

Is Manuka dying?

By 31 March 2015 15

The shops at Manuka in Canberra's inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing w...

Does anyone know Adam or Meg?

By 1 April 2015

I found a really nice Happy Easter note today (1 April) in O'Connor, between David St and Ormond/Condamine Sts (near the Alliance Francaise building). It would be a shame if th...

Recommendation to remove wood heater/flue and repair ceiling?

By 1 April 2015 1

We are looking for someone to remove our wood heater and flue (never use it as house has ducted gas as well), and patch the resulting hole in the ceiling. The tricky bit is th...

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Raiders come down to earth against wily Cronulla

By 14 September 2008 12

The SMH has the news of the Canberra Raiders 36-10 thrashing by Cronulla. I had thought broadcasting the team's whiteboard on WIN News Friday night was a bit silly. UPDATE: And apparently with the Kiwis getting over the Storm that's the end of the season. If you get any Mad Monday pictures be ...

Election Wrap - 14 September

By 14 September 2008 16

Labor: The CT reports that Stanhope, Barr and Gallagher have announced they'd like to stage another Floriade scale festival in Autumn. Here's a tip people: The punters don't come for your events management, they come for the tulips. Jon Stanhope has also been talking to Girl Guides, he thinks ...

Please open our kiosks...we need kiosks!

By 14 September 2008 13

Well, spring is here, and Floriade is here, but there is still no sign of the two kiosks at Commonwealth Place (or even one of them!) opening for business - any business! If I am not mistaken they have been completed now for nigh on one year...and still not one espresso coffee, or herbal tea, or ...

Getting Rid of Plastic Bags?

By 14 September 2008 13

Over the years, I have read many articles in the local press about the need to get rid of plastic bags from society. But, have you ever noticed that the local Chronicle, in all its editions, delivers 140,000 free copies per week all over the ACT,  each copy protected in a plastic bag?  Do the m...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 5

By 13 September 2008

By popular demand I now present the fifth episode of me and Marianne Mettes talking about the things you've all been talking about here. The mp3 is online now. To hear it live tune into 2XX 98.3 FM at 5pm on Friday afternoons....

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round 8 - How Shane Rattenbury went

By 12 September 2008 3

Iron Man Shane Rattenbury, Greens for Molonglo, rode his bike down to All Bar Nun last night to take up the RiotACT Sim Challenge. With a team of gun Sim City players advising, Shane gave a masterclass in sustainable city development, keeping his environment rating flawless throughout. ...

Ahmed Alzaabi gets a six month minimum

By 12 September 2008 12

The ABC reports that Ahmed Alzaabi will serve a six month minimum sentence for the fatal crash in which the United Arab Emirates cadet killed one of his fellow ADFA cadets and left another with brain damage, to say nothing of totalling his flashy Lexus. Dropping the drink driving charge will help...

Richardson groomer arrested

By 12 September 2008 14

The AFP bring word that they've arrested a 35 year old Richardson man on charges of "using a carriage service to groom a person under 16 years of age and possession of child pornography." Police will allege the male made contact with a 15-year-old, Melbourne girl, whom he met in Canberra through ...

Local kids come out tops again.

By 12 September 2008 5

Andrew Barr is exulting in the performance of our (or rather his when the news is good) students in national testing. The first ever national school testing results released today show that ACT students are either first or equal first amongst the States and Territories in 17 of the 20 categories...

Cirque du Soleil coming back

By 12 September 2008 8

The NCA warns that Cirque du Soleil will be taking up the carpark opposite Questacon from 15 September. Is it just me or are we seeing a lot more of this act in town? Are they faking it in the provinces now or just finding Canberra to be a good market?...

Special Education Election Evening

By 12 September 2008

The ACT Council of P&C Associations, Advocacy for Inclusion & Autism, Asperger ACT are holding a ‘Special Education Election Evening’ Thursday 18th September - 6.30pm Dickson College Phillip Avenue, Dickson Candidates standing for the major parties at the forthcoming ACT election will b...

Lucky Escape for Ben in Ainslie Car Smash

By 12 September 2008 34

Last night at about midnight, I was woken by what I thought was a hoon burning bitcumen up my street. This time the usual kabooshhh noise didn't stop, but escalated into a bang, wallop, smash, screech, crash, kaboom! I ran outside to a bent and busted car, door open and shadowy figures staggering ...

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