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Lunar New Year Eve Festival
Community / Family Gathering
Venue: Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre
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Time/Date: 7pm-midnight, Wed 2 Feb 2011
* Temple Open Day (6am-9pm, Thu-Sun 3-6 Feb)
*- Gourmet Vegetarian food stalls (7pm
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New Year Gift to all Attendants (lucky fruit &
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*-Cultural Performance & Costume Parade,
*-Prayers for World Peace, New Year
Sermons, Chanting, *-New Year Messages
given by VIP Guests, Buddhist Patriarch &
Abbot Thich Quang Ba.
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Love affair with beer over
David Hayes and Frank Ryan catch up for a drink after work. Mr Hayes' preferred tipple is a spirit
and Mr Ryan chooses to sip on wine.
Picture: Elesa Lee
AUSSIES' love affair with the
amber ale may be at an end with
research showing a trend towards
quaffing a cool glass of
According to the Australian
Bureau of Statistics beer con-
sumption in Australia has fallen
gradually but consistently since
Wine and spirit consumption
has increased during this time.
The ABS say beer made up
76 per cent of all pure alcohol
consumed at the start of the 60s
and this has now fallen to
44 per cent.
Wine has increased threefold
over the same period -- 12 per cent
in 1960/61 to 36 per cent in
2008/09 -- and spirits have nearly
doubled (12 per cent to
20 per cent).
Barman at the Durham Castle
Arms in Kingston Jono Painting
said he had noticed an increase in
people matching wine with their
dinner when they ate at the pub,
however on the weekend beer
was still the mainstay.
''We don't sell a whole lot of
wine on a Friday or Saturday
night, unless a bunch of young
girls buy a bottle of champagne or
something,'' he said.
Waitress Grace Blake said she
thought people still drank more
beer at the Durham, but the pub
had begun to order more wine to
meet demand. The Chronicle
spoke to punters David Hayes and
Frank Ryan about their thoughts
on whether Australians were giv-
ing up on beer.
''I'd probably agree, I drink
wine, but I'm drinking light beer
because I'm driving,'' Mr Ryan
Mr Hayes said he'd stop drin-
king beer as much and now
preferred to drink spirits; beer
was getting more expensive and it
made you fat.
''Canberra's so cold most of
the year you'd rather drink a nice
sav blanc than a cold beer,'' he
''Beer doesn't really have
much going for it, does it?''
ABS figures show Australians
are also drinking slightly more
alcohol now than in the 1960s.
In 1960/61 Australians drank
the equivalent of 9.3 litres of pure
alcohol per person and this has
increased in 2008/09 to 10.4
Alcohol consumption peaked
to a high of 13.1 litres in 1974/75
before falling during the early
80s, hitting a low of 9.8 litres in
COPPER STOLEN FROM ANU
ACT Policing is investigating the theft of a large amount
of copper from a building site at the Australian National
University (ANU) in Acton over the last month.
About 1.30pm on Wednesday, January 19, police
attended the building site at the Coombes building at
ANU where approximately 108 metres of copper pipe
had been removed and stolen. The estimated value of
the stolen copper is $20,000.
It is believed the copper was stolen from the building
at some point between December 24, 2010 and
January 19, 2011. Anyone who may have seen
suspicious behaviour over the last few weeks should
contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information
can be provided anonymously.
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