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Numbers down for Skate in the City in 2015

LAST year Canberra CBD claimed numbers of “Close to 20,000 skaters”. This year they’re claiming “Close to 19,000 skaters”. “Close to 19,000 skaters took to ice whilst similar numbers looked on during the month, creating a hub of activity and breathing life into a wintery Garema Place,” said Jane Easthope, CEO of Canberra CBD Limited. […]

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Ideas festival harnesses future opportunites for work

CANBERRA, the organisers of ‘Festival of Ambitious Ideas’ say, is full of problem solvers who have the drive, talent and inventiveness that can be harnessed to launch new ventures and create new industries. But you’ll have to be quick to register. To celebrate the ACT Microcredit Loan Program’s fifth Anniversary, this year’s Festival of Ambitious […]

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And the 2015 Hotels Association Awards winners are…

CANBERRA’S best licensed bars, restaurants, nightclubs and accommodation hotels were applauded at the 2015 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards last night. Following a record number of entries in the Awards, more than 460 industry, political and hospitality leaders attended the black-tie event to honour the outstanding achievements of ACT hospitality businesses and employees. […]


A chance for the inner child to run amok as the ‘Big Boys Toys Expo’ comes to Canberra

CANBERRA is set to host the first ever Big Boys Toys Expo on August 22-23. “Big Boys Toys Expo is a two day highly interactive event which will be the ultimate playground for big boys (and girls of course) to see, touch, experience and buy all the toys, tools, gizmos, gadgets, sports and hobbies they’ve […]

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Portraits on Parade – Old PMs in Old Parliament House

IT’S LAST CHANCE time for the public to view the famous and occasionally notorious Prime Ministers’ portraits in King’s Hall at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. The portraits of Lyons, Barton, Watson, Deakin, Reid, Bruce, Hughes, Fraser, Cook and Fisher are part of Parliament House’s Historic Memorials Collection and were on […]

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Voices back in ‘Stradivarius of an amphitheatre’

THE WEATHER was very much on people’s minds at midday when, on a glorious Canberra day yesterday, the “Voices in the Forest” team announced its program for November 21. It wasn’t just the MC, Philip Clark of 666 radio, who described last year’s downpour as “positively Wagnerian” Minister Shane Rattenbury, there to do the honours, […]