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Don’t forget the tree this Christmas…

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees! Don’t miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 2611. RSPCA ACT will have staff and volunteers available to help load your tree into your car and to help you select the correct stand. [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER … once … more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching breakfast dishes fly past me and I am faced with the amazing, freshly baked, pastry cabinet every morning. So you can [...]

Clubs - Spice with Ant J Steep

Sydney DJ Murat Killic’s clubbing institution, The Spice Cellar, is hosting Melbourne DJ and producer Ant J Steep for an all-night party submerged underground....

breakfast at Shifty Chevre on Brunswick St

The writing on the front window says SHFTY CHEV. I was initially puzzled. My friend, whose father likes hot rods, thought it was a reference to vintage American cars but it’s really a cheese cafe and bar called Shifty Chevre.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Queenslanders celebrate NYE, 1934

On the evening of December 31, 1934, partygoers across the state prepared to celebrate the coming of the new year, as illustrated in The Queenslander newspaper (above). As with most years, 1934 had its high and low moments on the domestic scene and overseas. In March, 75 lives were lost when a cyclone crossed the [...]

80th anniversary – First women’s international cricket test match was played in Brisbane

On 28 December, 1934, Queensland hosted the very first women’s international cricket test match. This historic match, Australia vs England, was played at the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds over three days. From their arrival by the Kyogle train on 20 December until they left on 1 January, the English team had a busy schedule, conducting radio [...]

Film - Gallipoli and Australian Film in the '70s

Fri 20 Mar 2015 Russell Boyd is an Oscar winning cinematographer whose credits include Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Year of Living Dangerously, Crocodile Dundee, White...

Around Town - Secret Paris

Thu 22 Jan 2015 Over three nights, expert Edwige Bonnaire will take workshop-goers on a discovery through the backstreets of Paris in the heart of the CBD. Revisit Dan...

Kids - Kids Pizza Making Class

19 Dec-30 Jan 2015 Looking for an indoor school holiday activity? Criniti’s has classes designed for children aged three to 15, which incorporates all the techniques of...

Around Town - An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Sat 31 Jan 2015 In collaboration with the musicians of FourPlay, comic writer and novelist Neil Gaiman will read excerpts from his diverse literary collection including...

Housefire in Amaroo

Hi Readers, It appears that there was a house fire in Amaroo this morning on Rollston Cct. I wasn’t able to grab an exact address as police cordoned off the street to public access. I noticed a thick black plume of smoke on the horizon and curiosity got the better of me so I followed the [...]

Kids - The best of the summer school holidays

Take your pick from our list of 25 super-duper school holiday activities, including sporty stuff, outdoor movies, kids shows and cool places to go to...

Restaurants - New Year's Eve at the Botanist

Wed 31 Dec The Botanist will be hosting a New Year's shindig to ring in 2015 with a four-course dinner and a bottle of sparkling wine per table. Plus the whole thing...

Music - Pond

The WA psych-rock collective blast off

Film - Win this summer with DRUMSTICK

This summer, rip, bite and win your way to the hottest festivals, films and sporting events with DRUMSTICK.

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the community to enjoy the festive season responsibly. “The summer period is a busy time for everyone, with Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations, and upcoming events which attract large crowds, such [...]

Kids - Aztec Adventures

03 Jan 2015-26 Jan 2015 Bowl an Aztec skull through the desert, paint your own terracotta pot with a cool Mexican design and decorate a giant wall of cacti at the Australian...

Music - Seth Sentry

Fri 13 Mar 2015 Buzzy Aussie rapper Sentry is going to be releasing a new album in the new year, and on the back of lead single 'Run', he'll be trekking out for his first-ever...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can only [...]

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