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Talk for parents of gifted children tonight, playgroup starts tomorrow

By 8 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Gifted Families Support Group talk tonight and playgroup from tomorrow
Dr Kerry Hodge speaking about Supporting the gifted: Young child’s social and emotional development
This Talk is targeted at parents, teachers, early childhood teachers, psychologists and others interested in gaining further knowledge to improve the outcomes and wellbeing of gifted children.
Date: Tonight
Venue: Franklin Early Childhood School
135 [...]

Witnesses sought to Waramanga incidents

By 8 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to Waramanga incidents

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two disturbances which occurred in Waramanga on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
About 6pm, police received a report that a man walking near Nemarang Street, Waramanga, had an aggressive verbal altercation with a cyclist riding on the footpath. The same man then had a second altercation with a person walking a [...]

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

By 4 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday.
Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell High School received a threatening phone call which led to the school’s evacuation as a precaution whilst the veracity of the threat was investigated.
As a result of police investigations, [...]

Emergency + app saves teens lost in bushland

By 2 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Emergency + app saves teens lost in bushland

A smartphone app has saved a group of teenagers from spending an unplanned night in the bush thanks to smart-thinking Canberra firefighters.
ACT Fire & Rescue received a call from the two girls and two boys at around 7pm to say they were lost somewhere out in the rural area of the Territory but had [...]

Police continue search for missing man

By 28 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police continue search for missing man

From media release:
ACT Policing has established a Search and Rescue operation in Bruce as part of the search for missing 61-year-old man, Tahadesse Kahsai.
The operation will focus on bushland near Calvary Hospital and Black Mountain Reserve in Bruce. Members of the AFP Specialist Response Group will assist ACT Policing in the operation.
Tahadesse was last seen [...]

Boost your business skills with an executive MBA from QUT

By 26 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Boost your business skills with an executive MBA from QUT

Intensifying challenges in Canberra require leaders to pick up their pace.
True leaders don’t walk the corridors of power – they stride.
The nation’s capital is where pivotal decisions are made, and it’s an ever-changing, high-pressure environment many aspire to being part of. It’s inspiring, exciting and can be extremely rewarding.
However, to be considered a serious player, [...]

Accused allegedly threw can smashing windscreen near Yass

By 25 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Accused allegedly threw can smashing windscreen near Yass

A man has been charged following three separate alleged incidents in which objects were thrown from a moving car at another car near Yass this week.
About 4.30pm on Saturday, a 25-year-old woman was driving a Honda Civic in a 100km/h zone on the Olympic Highway at Yass.
As she was passing a 4WD utility travelling in [...]

Have you seen this man?

By 25 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Have you seen this man?

ACT Policing is asking for assistance in locating missing 61-year-old man, Tahadesse Kahsai.
Tahadesse was last seen in the Bruce area around 10.30am on Wednesday 30 December 2015.
Tahadesse is described as being about 175cm (5’9”) with a slim build and short grey hair, balding on top.
Anyone who may have seen Tahadesse is urged to call police [...]

Double demerits points in place till midnight tomorrow

By 25 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Double demerits points in place till midnight tomorrow

ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Australia Day long weekend and warns that double demerit points are now in place, effective from the first instance on Friday, January 22 until midnight January 26, 2016.
Double demerit points will apply on all speed, seatbelt offences, use of a mobile phone while driving, driving [...]

Missing Evatt woman found in Jindabyne

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Missing Evatt woman found in Jindabyne

UPDATE:
Missing 31-year-old Evatt woman Yuki Motomura has been located safe and well in Jindabyne.
Ms Motomura was found by Jindabyne police about 11am this morning (Thursday).
Police would like to thank members of the public and the media for their assistance.
EARLIER REPORT:
Evatt woman Yuki Motomura, 31, has been missing since 8am Tuesday. Ms Motomura drives a black [...]

Kingston gym evacuated due to small electrical fire

By 18 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Kingston gym evacuated due to small electrical fire

ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Emergency Triple Zero call just before 1.30pm today in relation to a small electrical fire at a gymnasium at the Kingston Shops on Kennedy Street, Kingston.
Occupants had self-evacuated as a precaution and ACT Fire & Rescue staff found the issue to be with a melted electrical component in [...]

Pair steal ATM from petrol station: police

By 14 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Pair steal ATM from petrol station: police

Two men stole an ATM from a Fyshwick petrol station by attaching it to a ute with a strap early this morning according to ACT Policing.
Police are seeking witnesses to the aggravated burglary which took place at about 1.15am.
Two men in a stolen white Ford Ranger ute bearing NSW registration plates BJ54PE entered the [...]

Police investigate fatal collision in Cook

By 28 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police investigate fatal collision in Cook

ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision in Cook this afternoon (Monday, 28 December) in which a male driver has died.
About 3.30pm, police responded to a single vehicle collision where a vehicle had collided with a tree on Bindubi Street, Cook. ACT Ambulance Service attended and the male driver was pronounced dead at the [...]

Police investigate fatal collision in Calwell

By 26 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police investigate fatal collision in Calwell

ACT Policing is investigating a two-vehicle collision in Calwell yesterday morning (Friday 25 December) in which a female driver has died.
About 11.00am, police responded to a report of a collision on Outtrim Avenue, Calwell. ACT Ambulance Service attended and transported the female driver to The Canberra Hospital, where she later died.
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation [...]

Woden bus platforms close for maintenance

By 22 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Woden bus platforms close for maintenance

A number of platforms at Woden Bus Station will be temporarily closed after the morning peak today, according to ACTION.
“From 10 am, platforms 8, 9 and 10 will be temporarily closed to allow for unforeseen maintenance work required by ActewAGL,” Bren Burkevics, ACTION’s Chief Operating Officer, said today.
“Bus services that would usually operate from these [...]

Burch under pressure as ACT Policing investigate media reports

By 16 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Burch under pressure as ACT Policing investigate media reports

ACT Policing are investigating Fairfax Media reports that ACT Police Minister Joy Burch’s most senior adviser briefed Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union ACT Secretary Dean Hall on the contents of a meeting between Ms Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers.
UPDATE: Burch resigns as Police and Emergency Services Minister.
An ACT Policing spokesman told RiotACT [...]

Electrical fault starts sports centre fire at Tuggeranong

By 16 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Electrical fault starts sports centre fire at Tuggeranong

An electrical fault is to blame for a fire at the Tuggeranong Indoor Sports Centre on Cowlishaw Street.
ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident by an Automatic Fire Alarm (AFA) after midnight.
The fire took hold in the wall cavity near courts three and four before spreading to a section of the roof. Firefighters [...]

Spate of car break-ins at Holder early Monday

By 16 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Spate of car break-ins at Holder early Monday

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple vehicle break-ins in the Holder area in the early hours of Monday, 14 December 2015.
Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the break-ins or anyone acting suspiciously in the Holder area between the hours of 12am and 3.30am to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or [...]

Ex-pet salon owner convicted over injured dogs

By 7 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Ex-pet salon owner convicted over injured dogs

WARNING: Several disturbing images below

A former Canberra businessman has been convicted and sentenced under the Animal Welfare Act (1992) after nine dogs were injured at two dog grooming salons he owned in the territory.
RSPCA ACT received reports between June 1 and September 9, 2013, that nine dogs had suffered significant injuries and burns after they [...]

Pedestrian hit by car in Monash

By 6 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Pedestrian hit by car in Monash

ACT Policing is investigating a collision that occurred on Ashley Drive, Monash this morning, (Sunday 6 December).
About 1.40am, Tuggeranong patrol members responded to reports of a collision involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian.
When police arrived at the scene they observed a male lying on the side of the road surrounded by a number of [...]

Witnesses sought to hit-and-run in Gordon

By 2 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to hit-and-run in Gordon

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run involving a motorcycle and a police officer on Lewis Luxton Avenue, Gordon this morning (2 December).
About 1.20am, police were patrolling in the Gordon area when a black motorcycle came to the attention of police. Police intercepted the motorcycle and directed the rider to stop.
The rider failed to [...]

Woman, 87, gets scooter back after public help nab alleged burglars

By 1 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Woman, 87, gets scooter back after public help nab alleged burglars

ACT Policing will return a stolen mobility scooter to an 87-year-old woman after information provided by the public led police to the alleged offenders of a callous burglary.
The mobility scooter was stolen during a burglary of the 87-year-old woman’s residence in Waramanga on Monday, 23 November.
ACT Policing commenced an investigation and appealed to the public [...]

Police investigate fatal collision in Royalla

By 28 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police investigate fatal collision in Royalla

ACT Policing are investigating a three-vehicle collision in Royalla this afternoon (Saturday 28 November) in which a motorcyclist has died.
About 5.20pm, police received a report of a collision involving three motorcycles on the Monaro Highway, Royalla. The collision occurred approximately five kilometers south of the intersection with the Monaro Highway and Old Cooma Road. A [...]

Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

By 27 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

Editor note: Next week, we’ll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space.

Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in place of the plastic alternatives? Ever wondered just where that tree comes from, how it is grown and what on earth those growers do for the non-festive time [...]

This weekend’s top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

By 27 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
This weekend's top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

DESIGN Canberra raced out of the gate proving that the capital is very much en vogue. The festival—now in its second year—is putting on more than 70 events and activities, many free and something for all ages and interests.
The festival is about connecting you with artists, designers, architects, interior designers, landscape designers, craftspeople and other [...]

Woman charged with arson over Kambah fire

By 21 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Woman charged with arson over Kambah fire

ACT Policing arrested a 21-year-old Higgins woman yesterday (20 November) in relation to a fire at a Kambah residence earlier this year.
The blaze, which started in the garage, spread to the house on Stymers Street in the early hours of Wednesday 2 September.
The garage and entire contents, including a Subaru WRX, were completely destroyed [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 16 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

ACT Policing is asking for assistance in locating missing 49-year-old woman, Elizabeth Sturgeon.
Elizabeth was last seen in the O’Connor area around 1.00am this morning (Monday, 16 November). She was last seen driving a silver 2007 Suzuki Swift bearing registration number YFE17X.
Elizabeth is described as being about 168cm (5’6’ft) tall, with a slim build and short [...]

Fyshwick workers evacuated after gas pipe ruptured

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fyshwick workers evacuated after gas pipe ruptured

Emergency services teams have set up a 200 metre exclusion zone is around a ruptured gas pipe outside the offices of The Canberra Times on the corner of Newcastle and Pirie streets in Fyshwick.
Occupants of nearby buildings have been evacuated.
Gas contractors have starting digging down to the pipe on either side of the ruptured section [...]

Body found after hunt for missing Yass man

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Body found after hunt for missing Yass man

Police searching for a man missing from Yass have located a body.
Sixty-year-old Leonard Watkinson was last seen at his property on Reardons Road on Monday, October 5, 2015.
Police from The Hume Local Area Command have conducted extensive searches and inquiries since that time.
About 4.30pm on Thursday, a body was found inside a [...]

Curtin celebrates living memories

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 13 November 2015 at 3:30 pm; ] This week the community of the suburb of Curtin is launching its ‘Curtin Living Memories’ oral history project. The event is being held on 13 November from 3.30pm – 5.00pm outside the Canberra & District Historical Society premises in the lower courtyard at Curtin shops. All are welcome to join in the project launch, [...]

Canberra’s First Cat Film Festival is Here!

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra's First Cat Film Festival is Here!

[ 13 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Come along to the Old Bus Depot building in Kingston for a night of spooktacular fun.

Love cats? Why not visit the cattoo parlour, bring a picture of your cat and have artist perform a quick sketch, get your face painted, and watch funny felines on the big screen.

Get your paws into the fun and book [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing man

By 7 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Police seek assistance to locate missing man

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing man from Evatt.
The man, Mr Andrew Carville was last seen at his residence in Evatt at 9.30pm Wednesday (4 November).
Mr Carville is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 50s, of a slim build and with brown/grey shoulder length hair.
Police are [...]

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