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Now tourists can get an authentic Australian restaurant experience in Canberra!

ONE of the joys of being an Australian is avoiding the truly awful Australian themed bars and restaurants which lurk around the world. Now in thrilling news that authentic experience appears to be coming to Canberra with the old Fletcher Jones site on the corner of Northbourne and London Circuit unveiling the signage for “Outback […]


Free public Wi-Fi for health care facilities

KATY Gallagher’s love of free wifi marches on with news she’s rolling it out across Canberra’s hospitals and health centres. The Chief Minister has announced that free public internet access is now available at the Canberra Hospital campus and at Belconnen, Gungahlin and Tuggeranong Community Health Centres. “Public wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) was switched on […]

Measles in Charnwood and at Calvary. Were you exposed?

ACTING ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Pengilley is asking Canberrans to be aware of measles symptoms after a case was notified to ACT Health today. “Health Protection Service (HPS) is following-up identified contacts in line with national guidelines,” Dr Pengilley said. People who may have been exposed to the case include: Anyone who attended […]


Table Tennis Open, this weekend!

TABLE Tennis, like ukuleles, is one of those things that’s oddly very cool at the moment. Either if you’re a long term fan, or leaping adroitly onto the bandwagon, this weekend provides a great opportunity to learn more with the ACT Open Table Tennis Championships getting underway at Greenway’s Archery Club Indoor Hall. On Saturday […]

Food and Wine Week at Floriade

FLORIADE is getting a Food and Wine week to bring visitors a menu of free demonstrations and events. From 22-28 September Floraide goers sample the capital region’s wines, explore the science behind our tastebuds and sample some of the area’s best local produce. The Kitchen Company Tasting Plate will see celebrity chef Miguel Maestre entertain […]

International ticket sales website pushes back on Simon Corbell’s Major Events Bill

VIAGOGO, a global online ticket marketplace, has taken an interest in Canberra matters. Simon Corbell’s anti-scalping measures in the Major Events Bill 2014 has earned their ire. The Bill “will see event-goers punished to the tune of around $4,200, or just under the state’s average monthly wage, for something as routine as selling a ticket […]

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Garage Sale Trail’s ready for your registration

GARAGE Sale Trail is gearing up for its second year in Canberra and fourth in Australia. It’s a day of simultaneous garage sales across the country on October 25 and encourages Australian households, schools, community groups and other organisations to get involved to declutter, reuse, meet their neighbours and make some money. Sellers can register […]


This week in beer… Hopscotch!

Dire economic projections in the ACT seem not to deter would-be hospitality professionals from opening new venues around Canberra, trying to get a piece of the ever decreasing pie. The latest offering is the newly established HopScotch, opened in Canberra’s bustling inner North, Braddon area. I ventured into this newly established bar on its third […]

Simon moves to protect event organisers and corporate sponsors

SIMON Corbell says he is going to introduce the Major Events Bill 2014 to establish new legislation for security management and commercial protections for major events. “This legislation is a critical part of the ACT’s preparations for hosting games as part of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup and the International Cricket Council (ICC) […]