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Bodies in Lake Burley Griffin

By 26 May 2015 8
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Lake Burley Griffin has had its fair share of bodies, acting as a watery grave for several unfortunate souls in the last century. Some met foul play, one woman's body was found...

Best of Canberra – French toast

By 26 May 2015 8
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French toast is one of those decadent weekend breakfast dishes from my childhood. My parents used to make us French toast when we didn’t quite make it through the loaf of bread...

Payment splitting startup, QPay, reaches new milestone

By 26 May 2015 1
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Finding the right vertical has helped a Canberra startup taking the hassle out of split bills to this week surpass over $340,000 in total payments processed. QPay is an app ...

Dont worry, animal cruelty will only cost you $123

By 26 May 2015
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It took two operations to remove the fishhooks that were ingested by a Staffordshire bull terrier owned by a 26-year-old Canberra woman, who was fined $123, banned from owning...

Aggravated robbery at Kaleen service station

By 26 May 2015 5
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Caltex Service Station in Kaleen this morning (Monday, May 26). Around 1.55am, a man carrying...

Feedback on Woden primary schools?

By 26 May 2015
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Just looking for feedback on Curtin and Hughes Primary schools. If you have kids going there or you teach there, what is your opinion of the school/s? Great, poor, average? Is ...

Geeks and nerds theme party

By 26 May 2015
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Nerd up people. Now here is the opportunity to take a break from your busy work schedule or mundane life to cut loose and dance the night away at Digress Lounge and Bar. Hik...

Pine Island rabbit control begins today

By 25 May 2015

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service has advised residents that a rabbit control program has commenced at Pine Island Reserve. The program will involve the use of pindone poison and aluminium phosphide warren fumigation to control the rabbit population.  As such, residents are asked not to touc...

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Gate installation recommendations

By 25 May 2015 2
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I am moving into a new property and there is no side gate. I would like to know of any recommendations please. I would also like a functional lock with a key on the gate as ...

Do Canberra mums agree with Senator Gallagher on PPL?

By 25 May 2015
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Senator Katy Gallagher has written a powerful response to the Prime Minister's accusation that Canberra mums have/are double dipping when it comes to the matter of paid parenta...

Fisher growhouse bust

By 25 May 2015
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Two men will face court today (Monday, May 25) after they were arrested for using a residential house in Fisher for the hydroponic cultivation of a traffickable quantity of can...

WomenCANPlay to boost female sports participation in Canberra

By 25 May 2015
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Billi McCarthy-Price and Hannah Massingham have received a YWCA Great Ydeas grant to develop a website, WomenCANPlay, to increase local women’s participation in sport. Whe...

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Coffee

By 25 May 2015 1
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It was with some hesitation that last week I put the word out there for Canberra’s best coffee. To many people coffee is absolutely sacred and you wouldn’t dare mess with them ...

A perspective on the new ACT electorates

By 25 May 2015 5
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The ACT Electoral Commission has just confirmed the new boundaries for the five electorates in the 25-seat Legislative Assembly. This is the biggest change since the modifie...

New Optus 4G in Canberra - good, bad, or ugly?

By 24 May 2015 4
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A few years ago there was a RiotACT thread regarding poor Optus 3G reception in Tuggeranong. It turned out that this was a pretty common problem for Optus customers across Canb...

A guide to getting ready on the cheap

By 24 May 2015 3
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I recently wrote an article on what it costs me to get ready for a special event such as a wedding. The comments I received back from readers were overwhelming (some positive, oth...

Where to buy wholesale meat or even half a pig in Canberra?

By 23 May 2015 6
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Hi guys, This might sound weird, but I have been looking into ways to buy half a pig or lots of uncut meat at wholesale price but found nothing so far. Most butchers will se...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Farmers Daughter, Yarralumla

By 23 May 2015
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You may have noticed recently that I haven’t commented on the coffee at cafes that I have been visiting. That’s because lately I haven’t had a really great one. Whilst rac...

Fyshwick hit and run witness sought

By 22 May 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking a key witness to a collision in Fyshwick this afternoon. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver failed to stop and render assistance. We are ...

More cash for mowing in Canberra suburbs in next ACT Budget

By 22 May 2015 7

The 2015-16 ACT Budget will spruce up Canberra's suburbs with a $7.75 million investment in more mowing and other maintenance, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced today. From the media release: Since becoming Chief Minister, I’ve been out from behind the Treasurer’s desk listening to...

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