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Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 1

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 2

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 6

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

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Blogging Workshop

By 7 March 2008 34

Blogging with Gillian Polack 10am - 5pm on Saturday 8 March (this weekend) Writing weblogs can help you get started with non-fiction; it can add to your writerly renown (or notoriety); it can even earn you money.  We will start with the basics of blogging, from choosing the blog interface that'...

Medical care in the ACT

By 7 March 2008 18

I would like to share my experience with the medical care facilities in the ACT in the hope that some change in focus begins to occur. My three year old son was referred for a hearing test and paediatrician consult for a speech delay last week. Upon calling the ACT health number for a hearing test I...

Hip Hop Workshop

By 6 March 2008 36

Hip Hop Workshop with Karuna 2 - 5pm Saturday 15 March A youth workshop with the talented Karuna Bajracharya (ex-Bumblebeez). Participants will compose and write a song/sound piece, made from the ground up using only what’s available in the room. Everyone will be asked to contribute sonicall...

A functioning ACT Government work unit

By 6 March 2008 20

Yesterday my garbage bin was stolen.  Yes, a completely full bin was taken from the kerb, holus bolus - gone. Today I called the lost wheelie bin service on 6260 1547 - here's a summary of the conversation: Me: Hi, I would like to report my bin has been stolen Operator: No problems, giv...

Sanity Civic closing down sale 50% off everything

By 6 March 2008 14

They haven't got much left in the store and it was packed when I was there at lunch - the line at the counter consistently had a dozen people. Picked up the 3rd last copy of Die Hard 4.0 there for $10 and a pair of Sennheiser PX-100 headphones for $50. If you can, get in there today and get yo...

ACT economy screwed?

By 6 March 2008 6

The Canberra Times is reporting that, according to the latest Australian National Accounts issued yesterday, the ACT is the worst-performing economy in the country. Yes, even worse than NSW! As I am not an economist I don't understand all the figures and percentages, however, ACT Chief Ministe...

Pialligo Harvest Celebration, this long weekend

By 6 March 2008 1

This Canberra Day long weekend, there'll be a harvest celebration at Pialligo. After frost wiped out most of the apple crop last season, the  community is putting on an event to celebrate the return of the apples. Over the weekend,  most of the various businesses and farms will be running even...

Gallagher and Health Dept not responsible again.

By 6 March 2008 7

ABC online is reporting that part time Minister not responsible for health, Ms Gallagher has defended the treatment of a Canberra man who says he did not get chemotherapy for leukemia on time at the Canberra Hospital. According to Katie it is all okay because a review found the delay occurred bec...

Stanhope bags out Greens

By 6 March 2008 38

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has, rightly in my opinion, criticised the ACT greens for their proposal to devote this year’s entire budget surplus to retrofitting every house and building in Canberra with solar hot water heaters and insulation. Mr Stanhope said that (this) "was yet further proof ...

Dallas Frasca at The Basement tonight...

By 6 March 2008 3

It's going to be a cracker - Dallas Frasca always is! If you haven't heard of Dallas or seen her live, this will be worth the trip out to Belcompton. Supported by The Andi & George Band & Marji Curran Trio, $10 on the door.  More info here...

poor driving habits increase

By 6 March 2008 148

Another bizarre driving habit has been developing on ACT roads - the practice of leaving a large gap between your car and the car in front when stopped at traffic lights.  Two or three metres is adequate, but i've seen people leave two or three car lengths, even more.  So what? you say.  M...

New early warning system for ACT hospitals

By 6 March 2008 4

ACT Health has introduced a new early warning system that aims to detect if a patient's condition is getting worse. IBN news reports that the new program is being rolled out to the inpatient areas of Canberra Hospital and Calvary after a four-month trial last year. It uses a new patient obse...

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