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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Kingston Grind, Kingston

By 30 May 2015

Last weekend we headed into Kingston for breakfast. As we approached Green Square we decided to avoid Bittersweet as it was crazy busy and we were so hungry and could not be bother...

A look around Canberra – Lyons

By 29 May 2015 2
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The suburb of Lyons in the Woden Valley is nestled in between Curtin and Chifley; the Tuggeranong Parkway to one side and Westfield Woden to the other. Gazetted on 12 May 19...

Local sports club profile – Canberra Archery Club

By 29 May 2015
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While archery may not have the same high profile as sports like rugby or cricket, it does have a small and active local following – and competitions at Canberra Archery Club...

Weekend garage sale guide (30th and 31st May 2015)

By 29 May 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Hackett, Franklin, Macgregor, Jerrabomberra, Casey and Duffy. Happy Friday! Saturday 30 May Gilbert Street Hackett 7am to 5pm 50 y...

Civic Pub comedy club featuring Matty B

By 29 May 2015
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June Comedy Club at the Civic Pub features the philosophical bogan Matty B, along with a host of great acts including interstate guests Mitch Garling and Will McKellar, as well ...

Guns and ammunition seized in Fisher

By 29 May 2015 1
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ACT Policing has seized a number of firearms along with ammunition following a warrant executed at a residence in Fisher yesterday (Thursday, May 28). Acting on information ...

New ACT Fire & Rescue chief officer appointed

By 28 May 2015

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch today announced the appointment of a new chief officer for ACT Fire & Rescue. “I am pleased to announce that following an extensive national recruitment search Mark Brown AFSM has been selected as chief officer, ACT Fire & Rescue,” ...

Uni Pub comedy featuring Adam Rozenbachs

By 28 May 2015
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Finally there's a comedy room in the city.  Get along to the first Uni Pub comedy night on Friday 26 June at 8pm. Adam Rozenbachs is a stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster, a...

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Net Cafes

By 10 September 2008 22

Are there net cafes in Canberra? Or cafes that have wireless hotpoints? (Someone asked me the other day, but I couldn't think of any locations, since all the ones I know of are closed down). The yellow pages is pretty sparse for this category. So I thought I'd check with the hivemind, and se...

Sustainable House Day this Sunday

By 10 September 2008 25

How much was your home heating bill this winter? Were you still rugged up at night and freezing when you got up in the morning despite the heater running flat out? How would you feel about a home that you can get around in barefoot through winter, where you may only turn the heating on every few ...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round 7 - Matthew Watts, Liberal for Ginninderra.

By 10 September 2008 8

Tonight the RiotACT Sim Challenge safari takes us to the Pot Belly on Weedon Close to see how the Liberals' Matt Watts handles city building Sim City 4 style. Kickoff is at 7pm all welcome to offer advice or just to heckle, and of course the fabulous opportunity to tell the RiotACT team what ...

CMC Launch this Saturday - It's a festival!

By 10 September 2008 23

[First filed: September 08, 2008 @ 12:56] RiotACT sponsors The Canberra Musician's Club are having their official launch on Saturday at the Albert Hall with no less a luminary than the Chief Minister Jon Stanhope himself coming to witness the birth. The twelve hour, four stage extravaganza...

Police Wrap - 10 September

By 10 September 2008 41

1. Robbery at swordpoint! ACT Policing is investigating an attempted aggravated robbery at a residence in Spinifex Street, Kingston last night (Tuesday, September 9). About 9.45pm yesterday, the male victim was sitting outside talking to another male and a female when they heard a noise insid...

Bokky Brumbies?

By 10 September 2008 2

Rugbyheaven informs us that with the lid being lifted on foreign players in Australian Super 14 franchises the Brumbies are getting a lot of inquiries from Saffer players. Have no fear that this will be a sudden change though, apparently we're only thinking about bringing them in come 2010....

Vampires meeting on the third Saturday of the month at the Turner Scout Hall.

By 10 September 2008

Huitzilihuitl's Reign of Death informs us that vampires and their aspirants can get together monthly for some live action role playing "Vampire: The Requiem" style. Apparently Carthian Law is very much on the table for the local vampire community....

DFO Canberra opens on Friday

By 10 September 2008 43

For reasons that are slightly beyond me there's a huge amount of buzz out there about the opening on Friday of the Direct Factory Outlets (DFO) location in Fyshwick. Anyway, the doors open at 10am this Friday. So the wait is nearly over. Other obligations notwithstanding we'll try and g...

Another Massey, this one on the run after fifth bail breach

By 10 September 2008 28

The Canberra Times reports that Matthew Massey, 32, is now in breach of his bail (on attempted burglary and theft charges) for the fifth time and on the run from the law. His Gran, Jan Massey, who had put up $2,000 to bail him last month is trying to get her money back despite the absconding. ...

It's Official: The Raiders Are SO Awesome! (Dally M 2008)

By 10 September 2008 8

The NRL's highest individual honours were handed out last night, and yet again our little country town was found to be boxing above it's weight. Colin Best won Wing of the Year Neil Henry won Coach of the Year Alan Tongue won Lock of the Year ...and, proving that the nicest guys can sometime...

Election Wrap - 10 September

By 10 September 2008 5

General: The ABC informs us of a non-debate between Jacqui Burke and Katy Gallagher on the future of our health system. Ms Gallagher spoke of the need to provide enough services to cope with a surge in demand in the future. "The time for reform is now and everyone is engaged and I think th...

ANU student journalists cover own election loss with aplomb

By 10 September 2008 22

The results of the recent ANU Students’ Association Elections were released on August 28th, with a surprise result in the election of the 2009 editorial team for the ANU student newspaper, Woroni. Despite the advantages of incumbency, the sitting Woroni team (led by Annabelle Craft and Charles Pre...

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