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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6
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When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 13

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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Canberra Airport's "law unto themselves" approach to cease?

By 10 April 2008 13

Today (10 April 2008), Infrastructure Australia announced the commencement of the process to develop a National Aviation Policy Statement. Apparently the National Aviation Policy Statement will provide greater planning and investment certainty for the industry and provide clear commitments for user...

DIY Wotz on Guide for 11 April 2008

By 10 April 2008 9

Its been a long busy and tiring week and I'm really looking forward to taking the dogs down the coast, but what is everyone else upto this weekend? Let us know in the comments. ...

Push for black wars memorial

By 10 April 2008 17

In a move that will have the chardonnay sipping left grinning over their lunchtime lattes, the CT has an article calling for a national monument recognising the "Black Wars" when those nasty white colonials came in and upset the peaceful nomadic lifestyle of our Indigenous brothers. Cue to the CT...

AFP HQ sealed off 1300- Thursday

By 10 April 2008 24

News flash Cops, hazmat, FB at AFP HQ. Mort street has been sealed off. Early reports indicate white powder scare. [Ed. this more detailed submission came in from M1ckx] There is some commotion today on Mort St. Since around midday the AFP head quarters building has been taped off, w...

Olympic Torch protests

By 10 April 2008 91

Does anybody know much about the Canberra pro Tibetan protests that are supposed to be taking place at the olympic torch relay? Who is organising it, where are people supposed to meet etc?...

Narrabundah Entertains - Sat 12 April 6 PM

By 10 April 2008

NARRABUNDAH ENTERTAINS From 6 pm Saturday 12 April 2008 at The Harmonie German Club Jerrabomberra Ave Narrabundah LIVE MUSIC · The Elevation Army Band – Rock & Roll · Al Green Duo – Country / Rock Plus · Skip’s Karaoke · Short excerpts from Konrad Dimpel’s films ...

Woodstock restaurant to close

By 10 April 2008 82

As announced in today's CT, the Woodstock restaurant in Civic will close its doors after 37 years - with the possibility it will open again in another location at a later date. This is arguably Canberra's first family restaurant and many of us have fond memories of going there for family birthday...

SGS blog pronounced dead - 11:31pm, Wednesday 9th April, 2008

By 10 April 2008 20

It is official, Samuel Gordon Stewart's blog has officially ceased. [Ed. Johnboy has written up a wonderful eulogy over on the Concat.]...

Slow day on the highway

By 9 April 2008 10

I was on my way home from the city today, and I headed down the Monaro Highway like I always do. About halfway down the highway just before the Gaol, the traffic came to a sudden halt and then resumed at a crawl. i wondered to myself what was making the traffic slow down so much. Was it a accident, ...

Fund raising show at the Basement in Belconnen Friday night

By 9 April 2008

Friday 11 April will see local rockers Tonk share the stage with Charlie Greaser, Sister Scarlette and System Addict as part of the 'Shave to be Brave' cancer fundraiser. It will be at the Basement in Belconnen. Doors open at 7.30. Unsure of cost at this stage but the venue should have those d...

Enabling children to identify their sperm-donor father

By 9 April 2008 20

There was an eye-catching ad for sperm donors on page 16 of the Sunday Canberra Times. I was a sperm donor back in 1982, donating through a clinic in Woden which has since closed. I'd like to let families who received my sperm, and the individuals who inherited my genes, know that I am availab...

PJ Wolf and Sarah Humphreys Live @ Hippo Thursday 17th April

By 9 April 2008

Local songster PJ Wolf and the central coast's Sarah Humphreys will be performing at Hippo Bar on thursday the 17th of april. It will be a night of catchy, melodious, acous-tastic tunes! Come along and enjoy some great atmosphere and acoustic music. Entry $7 See www.myspace.com/pjwolfmusic and ww...

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