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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Vietnamese

By 18 September 2014 1

For the Best of Canberra Taste off this week I was forced to sample some local Vietnamese food. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my life is pretty tough sometimes...

Home security revisited

By 18 September 2014

It's been a few years since the matter of home security systems was discussed and, since I am currently poised to jump ship with the company I've been with for more than 10yrs (ADT) and switch to one about which I know very little (Chubb), it seemed a perfect time to ask what people's experience ha...

Tigers set for monumental clash

By 18 September 2014

It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be...

Nature Conservation Bill 2014 is a commitment to a sustainable future

By 18 September 2014

A new Nature Conservation Bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly today forms a key part of the ACT Government’s commitment to a sustainable future for Canberra, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said today. The Bill is a result of a review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980....

Forde Community Association

By 18 September 2014 2

Hi Rioters, We are trying to launch a Residents/Community Association in the suburb of Forde in Gungahlin - the Forde Community Association. Communities@Work are hosting a 'Community Conversation' at the Forde Community Centre this Saturday at 3pm as part of a continuing series to engage the c...

Complaint against officer substantiated, investigation complete

By 17 September 2014 5

AFP Professional Standards (PRS) has completed an investigation into a complaint that an ACT Policing officer deployed Oleoresin Spray (OC) towards a tethered dog in a backyard during the course of a search warrant in May this year. Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers said that the com...

Tuggeranong’s FFA Cup journey ends but won’t soon be forgotten

By 17 September 2014 2

The Tuggeranong United coaching staff and reserve players laughed and smiled as they stood together on the sideline prior to kick-off. Their relaxed mood told the story well, and was befitting of the special occasion they were playing a part in. Tuggeranong, buoyed by its remarkable penalty sh...

EATology: the science of eating

By 17 September 2014

What do humans have in common with soil? How does soil health impact upon human health? Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people. We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agricultur...

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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 26-Jan-08

By 25 January 2008 33

Yay! I love this time of year. Lots of long weekends and hot weather. Now all i need to do is fill my gas bottle and fire up the barbie for that classic of all australian traditions - the Australia day BBQ with mates. Dont forget its a public holiday on monday. Anything else on? Let us know i...

Australian Mountain Bike Champs 2008

By 24 January 2008 3

The Australian National Mountain Bike Championships are on again this year at Stromlo Forest Park. The event will see the national champs crowned in cross-country (olympic format), short track cross country, downhill, 4X (four cross), and observed trials. Stromlo has developed and improved heaps ove...

Album Review - Dahahoo "Tarantism"

By 24 January 2008 8

Band: Dahahoo Album: Tarantism (2007 Independent) Rating: (9/10) If you’re a Canberran resident under the age of thirty and you haven’t heard of Dahahoo, then you’ve been missing out on some massive parties and amazing gigs over the past 4 years. I’m not saying that if you are thir...

Beasley coming to ANU

By 24 January 2008 13

Crikey reports that Bomber Kim Beazley will be announced as "a senior academic" for ANU in coming days. As to whether that means he'll be leaving Perth behind or just running up the frequent flyer points is yet to be revealed....

Goodbye Planetarium?

By 24 January 2008 30

I heard on the grapevine that the Canberra Planetarium/Observatory was closing again... The newest media release was from the start of 2007 when in apparently reopened. Any ideas if this is true, and why? (not that I've ever been there... maybe that's why?)...

Illegal Dumping

By 24 January 2008 122

We all are victims of illegal dumping, whether you have hired a skip yourself and found it full by the time you got home from work, or just the bags of rubbish blowing throughout the bush. Some of us even see the illegal dumping in our waterways and the sea itself. Today however an illegal dumpe...

Air Force Aerobatics for Aust Day

By 24 January 2008 9

Royal Australian Air Force aircraft will conduct an aerobatic display and a flypast over Canberra as part of Australia Day 2008 celebrations. Six Roulette PC-9/A aircraft from RAAF Base East Sale and three F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from Number 77 Squadron at RAAF Base Williamtown near Newcastle will...

Politicians Re-defining The English Language

By 24 January 2008 74

A few years ago I performed a job for a federal government department and took note that everyone had been directed via an edict from John Howard that all written use of the word program was to be spelt "programme". Today I've just been informed that everyone has been directed via an edict from ...

Rain Drops Keep Falling

By 24 January 2008 7

The Chief Minister of the ACT Environment has put out this media release on an increase in the rebate for rain water tanks. An extra $200 will be available in rebates after 1 Feb 2008. The rebate is available when you hook the tank up to flush the toilet (requires a plumber) and is $750 for tank s...

Lunch at Gundaroo

By 24 January 2008 45

Last weekend, my partner and I decided to take a trip out to Gundaroo since we had heard good things but had never been. While we visited this pretty little town, we decided we could probably "Grab some lunch at the pub". For those who don't know (and me at the time), the Royal Hotel is home of the ...

Welcome Reception and Dinner for Sri Lankan National Cricket Team

By 24 January 2008 6

Lanka Lions and few other Sri Lankan community organisations in Canberra are organising a welcome Reception and Dinner for Sri Lankan national team. We would like to invite CC&SCA member clubs to join us for this event and welcome Sri Lankan cricketers to Canberra. Sorry for the short notice,...

Zed Reshuffles His Deck

By 24 January 2008 17

ACT Liberal Leader Zed Seselja has reshuffled his front bench according to ABC online. It reports "Opposition Leader Zed Seselja takes on education and housing affordability, Deputy leader Brendan Smyth will be responsible for police while Vicki Dunne will take over the climate change, environmen...

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