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Tag Archives: canberra region

How Fair(y) is Canberra?

By 16 October 2014

One day, I’ll need to admit to my two year old daughter that I’ve made some huge mistakes in life. Some of these hurt others.
Growing up in Canberra as a teenager back in the 80s, amongst other mistakes, I remember laughing at a girl because she talked funny. I look back now through adult eyes [...]

Canberra taking over renal care for southern NSW

By 7 February 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced she’s sold the services of Canberra Hospital’s renal care and heart attack treatment to the NSW Government for the surrounding regions:
The renal agreement, which is for five years, commits the ACT Health Directorate and Southern New South Wales Local Health District (SNSWLHD) to providing renal care, including dialysis and post-transplant [...]

Concerned about Canberra’s role in the future of our city? Labor has the answer!

By 29 September 2012

You will, I am sure, rest easier knowing:
ACT Labor wants to see our region prosper and for Canberra to continue to play a key role in the future of our city and our region.
Seriously, what oxygen thieving lackwit perpetrates this kind of crime on the english language?
In what possible universe could the city of Canberra [...]

A new gallery in Gundaroo and terrific exhibition on spaces

By 30 May 2012

I can strongly recommend the Wright Space Gallery on Cork Street, Gundaroo. It’s gorgeous. There is a really good exhibition on there at the moment, until June 17th 2012 called Interpreting Spaces. Its looking at Canberra and the surrounding region, lots of birds, animals and maps. Very cool.
(way better than that ‘mapping the northside’ rubbish [...]

Local vintages not going to be cheap!

By 16 April 2012

The wine makers are letting the world know they’re expecting to make small numbers of rather good wine this year after tricky growing conditions:
An abundance of soil moisture across the season and ideal temperatures during the ripening period has resulted in excellent soil conditions, excellent vine health and superb fruit across a range of varieties.
Unfortunately, [...]

Katy tells the premiers about cross border co-operation

By 13 April 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher is letting us know about her presentation to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) today, which we’re sure the State Premiers will really appreciate.
The Chief Minister will today, present a case study in trans-border cooperation, telling the nation’s leaders at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting that Canberra’s role as [...]

Bottling underway the the Mount Majura vineyard

By 24 January 2012

The mobile bottling unit fired up at the Mount Majura vineyard yesterday and they fired in a little photo essay for your edification.
They had this to say about this year’s work:
Local vineyard, Mount Majura Vineyard, are looking forward to the 2011/2012 vintage but will next week be focusing on bottling some of their 2011 [...]

Hungry Katy eyes Queanbeyan Hospital

By 11 August 2011

ABC 702 (Sydney) has a story on moves by our Chief Minister to snaffle the much admired Queanbeyan hospital into her health system.
Queanbeyan Mayor John Barilaro is also in favour:
Member for Monaro John Barilaro is supportive of a cross-border health agreement but says both governments should fund it.
Mr Barilaro wants one large regional health network [...]

Best pub lunch within a 2 hour drive of Civic?

By 20 April 2011

We are having visitors from interstate soon, and want to take them on a bit of a drive and stop somewhere for lunch along the way. 
Does anybody have any suggestions?

Wine Roses and all that Jazz 2010

By 25 October 2010

[ 6 November 2010 to 7 November 2010. ]

In case you needed an excuse to get out in the region’s vineyards during the spring weather they’re throwing the “Wine Roses and all that Jazz” festival again in 2010.

Festivals and celebrations, performances. 21 cellar doors in the Canberra District come alive with entertainment, food, activities and of course wine tastings during the Wine, Roses [...]

A hard look at Canberra region wines

By 7 October 2010

Chris Shannahan has written a fascinating critique of Canberra region wines and the Canberra regional wine show.
What can we learn from the honours list from the local wine show? Perhaps that wine shows tend to capture the big picture well but falter, at times, on the detail; that shiraz, riesling and chardonnay perform best; that [...]

YLess4U not to be included in Australian Broadband Guarantee

By 20 March 2008

I have recieved an email from YLess4U that their application for the government’s Australian Broadband Guarantee program has been declined. No reason given at this time. Does anyone know why this application would be rejected.
So now, for those of us outside the ADSL and 3G networks, there are only two options.
The first is to [...]

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