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Tag Archives: Canberra

Food forests, olive oil and ginger beer workshops this August

By 31 July 2015
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The Canberra Environment Centre has launched a new set of workshops as part of the Sustainability Workshop Series.
Workshops are refreshingly relevant to the evolving Canberra ‘scene’; markets, fresh food and a good drop.
Topics include growing a food forest (4th August), making olive oil (a talk, 18 August), and making ginger beer with Garry Sully from [...]

Recommendations for motorcycle service in Canberra

By 28 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hello fellow rioters
I recently inherited a BMW K100 (1983). It’s hasn’t run in a fair while and I just want to get it serviced to make sure I don’t ruin anything by getting it going myself and riding it.
Can anyone recommend a bike mechanic in Canberra, maybe one that does BMW and or older bikes?
Thanks [...]

The ACT deserves better federal representation. Here’s why.

By 28 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Following the flurry after it was announced that the Northern Territory may achieve statehood by 2018, politicians, pundits, and the media alike were quick to quell the cries that the Australian Capital Territory too could become a state.
Local media pointed out that the ACT would not be left as Australia’s lone territory, as we’d still be [...]

Which are Canberra’s most disadvantaged suburbs?

By 27 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I was surprised to see a few of the suburbs that are mentioned and even more surprised to see a few that have lifted off the bottom shelf (including Kingston!)
An interesting read and I think it’s useful for Canberrans to know which areas of our city have the most need so we can help out [...]

Foam cutting in Canberra?

By 21 July 2015
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Does anyone know where we can get a good price on getting some new foam inserts cut for our couch in Canberra.  The back cushions are down filled and they are sagging and a bit sad so thought replacing the feathers with foam might be a good idea.

12 Canberrans to follow on Twitter in 2015

By 14 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Twitter is the social networking service where anything goes. Whether you’re a journalist tweeting the news in real time, a politician communicating with the public, or an everyday Joe Blow tweeting sweet nothings into the digital ether, Twitter is shaped by our politics and culture.
Compared to other cities, I’d say Canberra isn’t too mad about [...]

‘Snow big deal until I actually see it!

By 10 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s been more than a decade since Canberra’s last decent snowfall. But while experts say there’s a good chance of snow this weekend, Marcus Paul isn’t holding his breath.
May 28 back in the year 2000. This, apparently, was the last time Canberrans got a little snow crazy.
Yeah, we’ve been excited by the prospect of some local natural [...]

Best place for massage/acupuncture in Canberra?

By 10 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’m rather new to Canberra and have a chronic condition that requires massage and acupuncture when it flares up.
I’ve been looking for someone who does both, but there seem to be a lot of options.  I’d like something central to the city if possible, but I could always bus to a great place if it’s [...]

Does Canberra have too many coffee shops?

By 7 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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There’s no doubt Canberrans love their coffee. A new cafe pops up every five minutes, and research published by Roy Morgan earlier this year found that 68 per cent of us had visited a cafe for coffee in the last three months. This puts Canberra ahead of Sydney and Melbourne when it comes to the caffeine [...]

Canberra to host premier international ceramics event

By 2 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 9 July 2015 to 11 July 2015. ]

Canberra has been selected for a three-day premier ceramics event that will bring national and international luminaries and cutting-edge ceramicists to the capital from across Australia and around the world, including from Canada, France, India, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.

It is the second time the ACT will host The Australian Ceramics Triennale, to be [...]

Local politics: Here’s what you missed this fortnight

By 2 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Anyone for tennis?
A few humble tennis courts are proving to be more of a problem for Chief Minister Andrew Barr than he thought.
Earlier this year, Barr said the ACT Government would take the tennis courts from the public Telopea Park School so it could build a childcare centre. The current Manuka Occasional Childcare Centre nearby [...]

Where can I find Canberra’s highest streets?

By 28 June 2015
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This is a bit a random I know, but can anyone tell Scentednightgardens which Canberra suburban streets (and respective suburbs) have the highest elevations in Canberra?
I am looking for streets in the suburbs, so places like Hall and Tharwa (ie rural Canberra) are out of scope.  I had a quick look at a simple topographic map and reasoned [...]

Celebrate the revamped Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres

By 24 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 10 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

To celebrate the renovated spaces and our renewed focus on cutting-edge artistic programming, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is gearing up to host a massive, multi-arts extravaganza in the newly renovated Ainslie Arts Centre, curated by our newly appointed Creative Producers Adelaide Rief and Mark Henshaw.

Held from 6pm till late on 10 July, the multi-arts [...]

Would you prefer a natural burial?

By 23 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When people pass away, the majority of them are either buried in a coffin or are cremated. But now plans are underway for Canberra’s deceased to be buried without a coffin. To be clear, when this is implemented, it will not be compulsory to be buried coffin-less. It’s a choice.
Territory and Municipal Services Minister Shane Rattenbury said [...]

Costa Georgiadis in Canberra for Canberra’s Backyard Heroes

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 2 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Big personality of the gardening world, Costa Georgiadis, is dropping in on Canberra once again for the Canberra Environment Centre’s Backyard Heroes.

The event is on July 2nd and is a casual panel-style event at the Food Coop Shop and Cafe, hosted by Costa. It’s an opportunity to meet and uncover the everyday Canberrans engaging in innovative [...]

Looking for a builder for a small renovation in Canberra

By 12 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a very small renovation? We have a glass sliding door in our kitchen that goes to the outside and we would like to get it closed off and a bench-high window put in.
We are hoping to get our kitchen redone soon but need to get this sliding door removed [...]

Mental health study examining sleeping habits – participants wanted

By 9 June 2015

I’m conducting an online study that examines how body weight, eating habits and physical activity can impact sleep.
So I’m looking for Australian residents age 18 years and older to take my quick 20-minute survey. If you are not convinced, all participants go in the draw to win one of three $100 Coles vouchers!
If you are [...]

ACT public housing hurting senior citizens

By 2 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Public housing tenant Sandra Picker (pictured above) fears for her future after receiving a letter from the ACT Government’s Community Services Directorate stating that her application to be moved to a safer environment could not be progressed unless she provided the department with a list of police job numbers dating back years.
After experiencing a good [...]

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 [...]

How to survive your first Canberra winter

By 16 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s that time of year again when the mornings start to get very cool, you start pulling out the winter gear and heaters and the Canberra air is filled with the smell of firewood burning as night falls.
While a lot of Canberrans I’ve met seem to prefer the colder months, winter is just not for [...]

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, [...]

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