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Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 1

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 2

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 6

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

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Bash someone unconscious - 80 hours community service???

By 1 October 2014 2

The Canberra Times reports that a Canberra man who bashed and kicked a Civic reveller unconscious has been sentenced today to 80 hours community service work. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/community-service-for-civic-bashing-20140930-10o662.html#ixzz3Eng044bB The footage is horrif...

ACT strengthens its innovative approach to drug crime

By 1 October 2014

Support programs that help to reduce the prevalence of drug crime in the ACT will be strengthened, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today as he released the Evaluation of the Australian Capital Territory Drug Diversion Programs (2013). “The territory has been a leader in introducing ...

Seeking alternatives to the Emergency Department

By 1 October 2014
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The Chief Minister was forced to apologise last week over an elderly man being left in his own urine in The Canberra Hospital as nurses were too busy to clean him up. During a...

Tasers - alternative to death by cop

By 1 October 2014 7
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When I was in the Assembly, as a minister for these sorts of things, I wanted to do a trial to see if TASERs were an effective alternative to firearms. The Liberal Oppositio...

Police seek witnesses from city brawl

By 30 September 2014 5
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying offenders involved in a large disturbance involving up to 20 people in Civic in the early hours of Sunday, Septembe...

The sanctity of Sunday surcharges

By 30 September 2014 15
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Over the weekend I had Sunday brunch with my partner at a lovely new-ish establishment in Canberra. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, the service lovely and we didn...

Best of Canberra - Pies

By 30 September 2014 23
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There have been two occasions when I have truly missed the greatness of the Aussie pie. On one of my first dates with my husband, we went along to a Chelsea match and he bough...

State of the Capital - Weekly Political Wrap 30/09/14

By 30 September 2014 2
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Brianna Heseltine and the ALP It has been revealed that Brianna Heseltine from the Fluffy Owner’s and Residents’ Action Group has joined the ALP. In an interview with Ma...

Flip Out these school holidays

By 30 September 2014 2
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As school holidays kick off this week, there’s plenty for parents and children to love about Hume indoor trampoline arena Flip Out. With giant trampolines, foam pits and n...

What's the background video on ABC news?

By 29 September 2014 3

It looks like it's been taken from an impossible vantage point.  Like a crane or a drone....

Drink driver caught after collision with fence

By 29 September 2014

ACT Policing has charged a 28-year-old Charnwood man with drink driving and reckless driving offences after a collision in Macgregor on Saturday morning (September 27). About 4.50am, Belconnen Patrol members attended a residence in Marcus Faunce Street, Macgregor, following a report of a male tre...

Drop Bears Sighted on Mt Ainslie

By 29 September 2014

Hi All Just letting you know my short story set in Canberra about tourists discovering drop bears on Mt Ainslie is about to be taken off my site due to space constraints: http://www.capitalyarns.com.au/mtainslie-dropbears-cards/ The premise of my site is that social media users request ...

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