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Local sports club profile: Tuggeranong United Football Club

By 27 March 2015
Tuggeranong United junior football

Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC)....

Weekend garage sale guide (28th March)

By 27 March 2015

It’s garage sales galore this Saturday in Canberra, with second hand bargains for sale in suburbs including Yarralumla, Conder, Charnwood, Holt and Queanbeyan.  Southside...

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

By 27 March 2015
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I maintain that Canberra is a well-kept secret (although I am told there are now license plates surfacing which say ‘ACT – it’s not as bad as you think’ in which case t...

Whats on this weekend? 28th and 29th March

By 26 March 2015 8

How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are...

Why did Smiths Alternative really close?

By 25 March 2015 14

One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership. The c...

Find a club at the CAP Expo

By 27 March 2015
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Thinking about joining a social club or group? Come to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo! The CAP Expo is a free community event on Saturday 28 March featuring over 140...

Kangaroo shot with arrow in Queanbeyan

By 27 March 2015

On Tuesday morning, a resident of Greenleigh in Queanbeyan looked out onto her driveway and saw a young kangaroo. He was hurt. He hadn’t been hit by a car as you might guess....

Nine firearms seized across Canberra

By 27 March 2015
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ACT Policing has seized nine registered firearms and tear gas during inspections and warrants across Canberra yesterday morning (Thursday, March 26). About 7am, members of A...

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Playground review - John Knight Park (Belconnen)

By 8 February 2015 1
Snake equipment

The John Knight Memorial Park on the shores of Lake Ginninderra is a potential wonderland for Canberra families. Whether you want to ride scooters, watch ducks or have a turn on th...

Good barber in Belconnen?

By 7 February 2015 4

Can anyone recommend a good barber in the Belconnen area, please? For many years my husband went to a fantastic barber in Cook but unfortunately he sold his business and it ...

Shooting in Gowrie; police execute search warrants

By 7 February 2015

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations executed three search warrants this week in relation to the Gowrie shooting incident on Monday (February 2). On Monday, police were ...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Poachers Pantry

By 7 February 2015 6

Every Saturday morning my boyfriend and I head to the EPIC Farmers Market for free range eggs and fresh vegetables. We had heard that there were also weekend markets at Murrumbatem...

Have your say on smart parking in Canberra

By 6 February 2015 4

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Planning Mick Gentleman have invited Canberrans to share their views on plans to transform parking in the ACT. A public discussion paper, Smart Parking – transforming parking in the ACT, is now available on the ACT Government’s Time to Talk website f...

Wind auction delivers renewable energy and economic benefits

By 6 February 2015 31

The ACT’s first wind energy reverse auction has resulted in a $50 million direct investment into the local economy and broader economic benefits in excess of $240 million, Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell announced today.  “The auction has also delivered low renewable energy prices a...

An evening with fantasy author Joe Abercrombie

By 6 February 2015

Join Harry Hartog Booksellers (Westfield Woden) for an evening with acclaimed author JOE ABERCROMBIE, who will be joining us at 6.30pm on Monday 16 February to celebrate the release of Half the World, second in the Shattered Sea series.To meet this incredible wordsmith, known for his fantasy maste...

A look around Canberra - Kaleen

By 6 February 2015 10

I took myself back to the Belconnen region this week for A Look Around Canberra and got lost on the way to Kaleen. Mainly because I thought I knew where it was without using a ...

Stromlo Bike Park - Is it ever good for kids?

By 6 February 2015 26

I took my kids along to Stromlo Bike Park over Christmas and it was excellent - the wide road made for a great 'practice' space for my daughter to learn to ride without her tra...

What’s on this weekend? 7th and 8th February 2015

By 6 February 2015 1

Hey there, Friday. Good to see you. We're in for a warm and sunny weekend in Canberra, with temperatures in the low thirties predicted for both Saturday and Sunday. Here's ...

I call The Honourable....

By 6 February 2015

With the hullabaloo over knighthoods and dameships, I was caused to think of another anachronism hanging about in our parliaments. This is the practice of awarding the title of...

State of the Capital - Weekly political wrap 5/2/15

By 5 February 2015 10

Poor results for ACT hospitals Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson has lashed out at Health Minister Simon Corbell after new revelations that Canberra’s hospitals are u...

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