Author: Brent Ford

6 things Canberrans did over the break

There is a common perception that during the Summer Public Service shutdown, Canberra becomes a ghost town. Working in radio someone must stay on over the Christmas break to make sure everything is running. This year it was me. But if you’re like the tens of thousands of Canberrans who took time off it’s like you would’ve indulged in one of these annual rituals. Put the Out of Office On After being a former government adviser, there is nothing more exhilarating than when you know it’s your final day before holidays and it’s time to put the out of...

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Pissed off your gf ? Take her axxe throwing to calm her down

“Are you into axe throwing?” When I received the email about this latest assignment, I honestly didn’t know how to feel about it, but you know that old saying about regretting the things you didn’t try. For those not up to speed, Urban Axe Throwing has been taking the world by storm, with many dedicated locations opening in the United States and Canada. You may be familiar with Canberra’s Riddle Room, the brainchild of owners Chris Krajacic and Jesse Mount, who started the business in the garage of a home in Franklin. They’ve since expanded that business to Mitchell,...

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Flames and Rotisserie – Terra’s new dinner menu is on fire!

Earlier this year NoNameLane started building a reputation as a Foodie’s Heaven when two of Braddon’s most successful businesses in Ming’s Pantry opened its doors in the lane, and Supa Bowl Poke shortly after, but the most innovative aspect of NoNameLane is the cantina-style restaurant called Terra. If you’ve never been to NoNameLane, it will surprise you to see a once quiet part of the city booming with delicious food options. Terra has so far offered visitors everything from full meals to serious coffee to grab-and-go options, as a “canteen-style, produce-driven food destination”. Since opening in the middle of...

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Taking Down Ainslie’s Monster Burger Challenge 2.0

Hamish, our waiter, seated me and gave me a set of the rules, making sure that this was going to be a fair fight. By far the toughest part of this contest is the 10-minute time limit and the mac and cheese loaded fries, which means you can’t just scoff your face with potato goodness. You know that you’ve made the right choices in life when you receive a call on a Friday Afternoon asking if you could take on a burger challenge over the weekend. After seeing the many challengers take down the Ainslie Football and Social Club’s...

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This week, have a convo that matters

In a world where we can so easily share anything with the click of a button or the swipe of a finger, men are still holding back. For someone like myself that works in radio I have conversations with at least 12 people daily. Despite the confident persona required for the job, I recently acknowledged that when it’s time to talk about myself and my own mental health, I struggle. I can’t quite put my finger on why it’s the case, but it’s always been this way. I hate putting myself in the spotlight which can be ironic for...

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