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Bloomin’ great Aranda walk – spring flowers, great views, dog friendly

By 30 August 2015

It's the perfect time of year to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Aranda with native flora in full bloom. We've just researched this easy walk taking just over an hour through Aranda's pretty parks featuring stunning native flower displays. The walk starts and ends at the old Aranda shops ...

Weekend cafe hot spot: Trevs @ Dickson

By 29 August 2015

A group of girlfriends and I try to have monthly dinners. We are so busy with our individual lives that this seems to be the best way for us to catch up – by planning a whole mon...

Have you seen these antique books?

By 28 August 2015
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On Wednesday 5 August, ACT Policing commenced an investigation into a burglary in Dickson. Amongst stolen items of property, there were three antique books which were located i...

A look around Canberra – Dickson

By 28 August 2015 7
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The suburb of Dickson in Canberra's north was named after Sir James Dickson, one of the founders of the constitution and premier of Queensland in the late 1800s. Dickson...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 28 August 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Harrison, Red Hill, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Wanniassa and Curtin. Happy Friday! Saturday 29 August 12 Cruikshank Street 7am to 4pm...

Bolt in for a fascinating experience!

By 27 August 2015

Offering more than just horse racing, Thoroughbred Park has again raised the bar for corporate entertainment, function space and classy race day ideas. It’s definitely more t...

10 things to do in Canberra this weekend (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 26 August 2015 3

This weekend's highlights include a LEGO exhibition, the ADFA open day and free ice cream in Garema Place. What are your plans? 1. Journey of a Curator with Dr Deborah Hart Joi...

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More money for the coast road.

By 12 October 2008 28

Many Canberrans like to keep an eye on their escape routes. They'll be pleased to read a story from the ABC on another $10 million from the NSW Government to improve the Kings Highway around Bungendore. "The Labor Member for the NSW seat of Monaro, Steve Whan, says the road work will make a bi...

Election Wrap - 12 October

By 12 October 2008 14

Sim Challenge: The RiotACT Sim Challenge got a mention in the Weekend Australian with Christian Kerr describing it as "the perfect metaphor for Canberra and its parliament". I've taken him in about as much context there as he did us. It's not online but lurking on page 29 of the Weekend Inquirer ...

"It Was That Way When I Got Here" Musical comedy returns Queanbeyan Nov 2008

By 12 October 2008

Where: The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 When: Thu 13 Nov 2008 8:00 PM, Fri 14 Nov 2008 8:00 PM, Sat 15 Nov 2008 2:00 PM, Sat 15 Nov 2008 8:00 PM Price: Adult - $35.00 Concession - $28.00 URL: Sevenonesix Pty Ltd ...

Live in Canberra Targets New Zealand Through Maori Rugby League Team

By 12 October 2008 7

Just when you thought Stanhopeless could not be any more stupid, out comes this gem as a media release. Without casting too many dispersions on our friends across the ditch, does the ACT govt really believe this will attract the cream of NZ to come and live in our fair city? Live in Canberra targ...

Floriade claims victory

By 12 October 2008 25

The ABC reports that Floriade organisers are thrilled with their own work this year. "The blooms have just been fantastic again, they've probably lasted a little bit longer we've had some new soil put in this year and also a little bit of cooler weather which is great for the garden beds. "Als...


By 11 October 2008

Narrabundah College Theatre Arts will present Cluedo the Musical, an original work by Hannah Tonks and Eric Butler, with an original score by Steven Bailey and students of the Music Department. This original musical, inspired by the popular board game, “Cluedo”, will feature those popular charac...

Introducing Kitten and Snake

By 11 October 2008 20

Do you like comics? Do you like the web? Do you occasionally like those two things smooshed together into one easily accessed archive of comic galore? Introducing a new Canberran-based webcomic, Kitten and Snake. I’ve been told that it’s “an interesting blend of child-art and Canberra hu...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 8

By 11 October 2008 5

For those who missed it live, the downloadable version of 2XX's RiotACT segment featuring moi and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM....

Election Wrap - 11 October

By 11 October 2008 16

Green fear: The Canberra Times is all over yesterday's Green Terror as the major parties awaken to a threat to their cosy diarchy. --- Liberals: The CT brings word that $100,000 has been spent on a glass artwork in the new prison. Zed is agin' it. Stanhope for. --- Labor: Also i...

Time to have a say on Cotter Dam enlargement

By 11 October 2008 26

The way taxpayer funded TV advertising would have you believe it the Cotter Dam expansion is already underway. So I'm absolutely fascinated to see ACTEW slip out the door today, a Saturday, a call for public comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project. So, either the pr...

The Band Broke Up - Live music at The Front on Tuesday nights

By 11 October 2008 2

What would happen if all the bands in Canberra broke up? You would have a bucketload of awesome solo artists... Come and watch your favourite acts doin it solo as they pass one guitar around and trade new songs and their underlying stories well into the evening. Proudly affilliated with t...

Broken Civic Parking Machines

By 11 October 2008 2

I was recently summoned for Jury Duty at the Supreme Court in Civic.  On one day of attendance one of the carpark machines malfunctioned and swallowed some of my change without providing a receipt to display on the dashboard.  I ended up getting a receipt from one of the other machines. It appe...

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