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Tag Archives: Canberra

Where to buy wholesale meat or even half a pig in Canberra?

By 23 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi guys,
This might sound weird, but I have been looking into ways to buy half a pig or lots of uncut meat at wholesale price but found nothing so far. Most butchers will sell for higher price than the big two supermarkets.
Is there any abattoir or farm in Canberra or nearby that will sell uncut [...]

Why travel when you can have a Canberra staycation?

By 21 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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My husband and I date every Wednesday. It’s my hot tip for staying happily married and it is probably the reason why we have so many kids (we have four).
Four isn’t an amazing amount of children. I have many friends with four or more, but it is at that “professional breeding” level where strangers look twice [...]

How do we fix Canberra’s ice problem?

By 12 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra has an ice problem. No, I’m not talking about the blistering cold; I’m talking about the dangerous scourge in the form of highly purified methamphetamine.
I have interviewed 13 homeless Canberrans this year, eight of whom voluntarily admitted to using the drug on a regular basis, but it’s not just anecdotal evidence that suggests Canberra’s [...]

Converting ducted gas to electricity in Canberra

By 11 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Has anyone out there got any experience of having a ducted gas heating system converted to an electrically powered system?
I am thinking of doing this (because of the expectation of prices increases, the divestment movement, and the fracking issue) but am hopeful that it is possible to reuse the same ducts and vents, and just replace [...]

Where to spoil Mum in Canberra this Mother’s Day

By 7 May 2015
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If you’ve left it to the last minute to organise Mother’s Day breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, stop panicking and start reading.
Our guide to Canberra cafes and restaurants offering special Mother’s Day menus is certainly not exhaustive, so let us know what we’ve missed in the comments below.
Bookplate at the National Library is hosting lavish [...]

Oh please, show me a sign!

By 5 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Living in Canberra my entire life, I have witnessed first-hand all the changes – good and bad – that this city has gone through to accommodate the growing population.
There is clear evidence that since self government, the ACT has been spending up big to address the congestion between Canberra’s major satellite centres. It is hard [...]

VoIP quality in Canberra

By 4 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We are thinking of switching to iiNet’s Naked DSL to save on the phone rental. We are in Crace so were automatically put on their NBN + Fibre Phone two years ago – but recently heard a couple of stories about bad call quality on VoIP.  What’s your experience?

Are weddings too expensive for guests?

By 3 May 2015
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The cost of attending someone else’s wedding quickly adds up. By the time you buy a gift, choose a dress, get your makeup done and travel to the wedding venue, it can be a pretty pricey day – and you’re not even the one getting married! Sophia Carlini has more.
Like most women, I love weddings. So when my [...]

Advertising agency Nation opens Canberra office

By 27 April 2015
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Adelaide-based advertising agency Nation Creative has expanded into Canberra, hiring four local employees and opening an office on Allara Street.
Here’s the media release:
Four members of the ex-Grey Advertising Canberra office represent the foundation for the ACT market’s newest advertising agency – NATION.
John Attard, Phil Selby, Julia Unwin, and Gabrielle D’Ambrosio were left without jobs when Grey [...]

hs.hact.io teaching ACT high schoolers to code

By 17 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 17 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ]

Howdy Rioters.

My name is Matt and I’m the General Manager of the Entry 29 coworking space in Civic. Tomorrow through Sunday we are putting on an event where volunteers from Canberra’s tech community are helping high school students prototype their first website, mobile app, videogame, 3D Artwork, or 3D Printed object.

We have 40 volunteers helping [...]

Build a prison and they will fill it!

By 13 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A number of years ago, the US gained some infamy by having over one million people in its jails. I heard, in about 2002 or 2003 or thereabouts, that American Correction Services (ACS), built a 600-bed prison in California and then offered it to the State government for use in its prison system. The Californians [...]

departing.io – web app for ACTION buses

By 2 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As a frequent traveller on ACTION buses I find the current apps lacking – often I just want to know when the next bus will arrive at a stop. departing.io is a web app I have designed for this sole purpose, to see how long until the next bus arrives. It should look great on all mobile devices [...]

What’s open in Canberra on Good Friday?

By 2 April 2015

With the Easter long weekend just around the corner, here’s a quick (but certainly not exhaustive) guide to what’s open in Canberra on Good Friday.
Cafes and restaurants

Penny University in Kingston is open 7am to 4pm every day of the Easter long weekend, including Good Friday.
Wilbur’s Cafe and Bar in Hackett is open 8am to 9pm, [...]

Addictive prescription drug use in Canberra

By 31 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Every day, general practitioners in Canberra are confronted with patients asking, often pleading, for drugs of addiction.
The two most sought-after drugs of addiction are those belonging to the opioid family and those belonging to the group of medications called benzodiazepines. Both drugs have a high potential for abuse and are highly addictive, and abrupt cessation [...]

Should I move to Canberra?

By 30 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I own my own villa in Oxley Park suburb of Sydney and currently living there with a 7-year-old and my wife who stays at home. We are on PR right now and I will be getting my citizenship likely in December this year. I am an experienced Oracle DBA and currently employed and work from [...]

Recommendations for wedding cake supplier in Canberra

By 30 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Can anyone recommend someone to make a wedding cake in the Canberra region for a reasonable price?  Perhaps someone who works from home or a business who doesn’t charge a fortune because you mention “wedding”…  The wedding is in November this year (2015) and we are looking for two tiers with flower decorations.

Looking for something like Sizzlers in Canberra

By 29 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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My family and I are currently living in Brisbane but will be moving to Canberra very soon.
One of our favourite family restaurants up here is Sizzlers. Is there anything like Sizzler in Canberra?
I know there used to be one in Canberra, but I believe it closed some years ago.
Thanks,
Malcolm.

Canberra duo’s puppy app entertains and educates

By 28 March 2015

Canberran parents of young children finally have an option when choosing an educational and entertaining mobile app.
What do you get when you mix super cute puppies with numbers and catchy music? An engaging educational Smartphone and tablet app designed by professional educators, thoroughly tested and safe for kids.
After the many disappointing experiences in finding quality [...]

Burlesque Idol comes to Canberra

By 20 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 28 March 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Returning after a sold-out tour last year, the world’s largest international burlesque competition is back for a bigger, better and more glamorous show than ever.

Celebrating six years in London’s West End, and a sell-out run in New York, Burlesque Idol is ready to bring the fun back to the southern hemisphere.
Created to help support emerging talent, [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (21st March)

By 20 March 2015
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[ 21 March 2015 at 7:00 am; ]

To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your garage sale details for free on allclassifieds.com.au. Please respect sellers by arriving during scheduled hours.

All garage sales listed below will be held on Saturday 21 March.

Southside

71 Prichard Cct Richardson
7am to 1pm
Dining table with 8 chairs, wall unit, piano, bath tub, clothes, books, various [...]

Good and reasonably priced mechanic

By 19 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s been about two years since the Canberra’s best mechanic post was put up on RiotACT and I was wanting to see if there’s been any change in the line up of good mechanics as we’ve got two cars needing service soon.
Previously, Mechanical Care in Belconnen, Fisher Car Care and CWC Auto all rated well with rioters.
Personally I’ve used [...]

Music Amongst the Stars – Charity Concert for ACT Down Syndrome Association

By 15 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 March 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] Last year the ACT Down Syndrome Association (ACTDSA) lost their main sponsor and this has had large impacts on their service provision ability. In light of this, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, “Recorders in the Basement” & Friends will be performing a charity concert at Mount Stromlo Observatory at [...]

Top Canberra day trips

By 12 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’m a big fan of road trips and regularly get in the car on a weekend to explore. I’ve found there are a lot of places around Canberra within a two- or three-hour drive that cater for most tastes.
Of course, there are beaches on the New South Wales south coast to explore although I try [...]

Restorative justice – a myth?

By 9 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In Australia we have a complex attitude towards the rehabilitation of offenders in our judicial system. We have many in our society who believe in an eye for an eye and hard-line punishment as a means of preventing recidivism.
Few will come out and support good rehabilitative programs. Rather than believing that some offenders can change their aberrant behaviour, [...]

PHOTOWALK Canberra, 15 March

By 8 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 15 March 2015 at 2:30 pm; ] PHOTOWALK-Canberra is a chance for any person no matter what age or ability to get together and have a lovely walk, get some fresh air and meet other photographically minded people. It is meant to be all inclusive, whether you own a DSLR, a compact or just a phone-cam.

PHOTOWALK-Canberra is completely FREE to attend!

IT IS [...]

Sunrise over Canberra

By 6 March 2015
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This morning’s (Friday 6 March) sunrise over Canberra.

Weekend garage sale guide (7th and 8th March)

By 6 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your garage sale details for free on allclassifieds.com.au.
Friday 6 March & Saturday 7 March
3 Brennan Court Jerrabomberra
6-8pm Friday; 8am-4pm Saturday
A massive three-household garage sale with electronics, fridge, bookshelf, teen clothing, women’s clothing, men’s suits, retro furniture, German books, jewellery, kitchen stools, lawnmower, Android tablet [...]

NSW man moves to Canberra; actually likes it

By 4 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I grew up in a small coastal town of about 10,000 called Pacific Palms. My days were filled with the beach or the lake. Most of my adult life was spent in Sydney with the bustle and noise. I have also traveled around Australia extensively, but I choose to live in Canberra.
I found myself in [...]

What does the ACT think about the death penalty?

By 3 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Inside my backyard shed are two signs that my fiancée and I recently made. The signs read, “Indonesia, we love you but please tell your Government to stop killing Australian citizens”.
Over the past month or so, I have spoken on various radio stations and contributed to numerous public forums against the state sanctioned killing of [...]

Are you ready to be Enlightened?

By 3 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s the best time of year again when the evenings are warm – but not stifling, with a cool – but not cold breeze; allowing everyone to come out after dark to explore Enlighten.
For those who don’t know or those new to Canberra, Enlighten is an annual event similar to the popular Vivid event in [...]

Acting for the fun of it with Peter Wilkins

By 27 February 2015
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Long-time Canberra theatre teacher Peter Wilkins is running a series of acting courses throughout 2015.
Acting for the Fun of it courses

Acting for the Fun of it
Sunday February 15 – Sunday March 29
A course for beginners. Build confidence. Learn a variety of performance skills. Meet friends.
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Sunday May 10 – Sunday June 10
Practical performance [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (28th Feb & 1st March)

By 27 February 2015
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To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your listing for free to allclassifieds.com.au.
Saturday 28 February
13 Etheridge Street Page
7am to 12.30pm
Items include baby things (pumps, toys, carriers), household items, furniture and a printer with ink cartridges. More information.
Saturday 28 February
Queanbeyan West NSW (contact seller for exact location)
8am to 4pm
Around 60 years worth [...]

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