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Ram raid at Gungahlin

By 31 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ram raid at Gungahlin

ACT Policing is investigating a second aggravated burglary in which a stolen vehicle has been used to force entry inside a shopping centre, and also used to force entry to an arcade jewellery store.
Around 5.10am today (Tuesday, March 31), ACT Policing responded to an incident in which a silver Subaru Impreza wagon has been driven into the [...]

Wig, dog treats stolen in string of Fyshwick burglaries

By 30 March 2015
Wig, dog treats stolen in string of Fyshwick burglaries

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to five burglaries in Fyshwick on Friday morning (March 27), believed to be related.
Between 5.30am and 6am on Friday (March 27), an offender gained entry to five businesses in Fyshwick including:

Timmo’s Takeaway on Wiluna Street, where the offender damaged the front door and took cash.
Best Friends Pet Store on Barrier [...]

Ram raid in Kippax; witnesses sought

By 30 March 2015
Ram raid in Kippax; witnesses sought

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an aggravated burglary involving a stolen vehicle within the Kippax Fair shopping centre early this morning (Monday, 30 March).
Around 6.25am today, police attended the Kippax Fair shopping complex after reports that a vehicle had crashed through the front doors some 10-15 minutes earlier, causing significant damage.
The vehicle has then [...]

Nine firearms seized across Canberra

By 27 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Nine firearms seized across Canberra

ACT Policing has seized nine registered firearms and tear gas during inspections and warrants across Canberra yesterday morning (Thursday, March 26).
About 7am, members of ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team conducted two inspections under the Firearms Act 1996 at residential properties in Kaleen and Evatt as well as executed two search warrants under section [...]

Jerrabomberra Wetlands: Some surprising history!

By 26 March 2015

[ 19 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] ACT Heritage Festival Event at Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Sunday 19 April: 10am-12.30pm

Join Mark Butz for a presentation on the many layered history of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands for an hour then, weather permitting, a guided walk for about an hour.

The floodplain and the people have shaped each other across 20,000 years, from Aboriginal settlement through colonial times, establishment [...]

ACT Health to run Ebola simulation exercise

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Health Simon Corbell today announced that ACT Health will tomorrow run an exercise simulating a case of ebola arriving at a Canberra health service.
“The functional exercise has been designed to practice and validate the preparedness of the ACT health sector to identify and treat a suspected ebola case,” Mr Corbell said.
“In the eight-hour [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing boy

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police seek assistance to locate missing boy

UPDATE: Dylan has been located safe and well. 
ACT Policing is appealing for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 11-year-old boy from Amaroo.
Police are currently searching Amaroo and surrounding areas after an 11-year-old boy named Dylan was reported missing earlier this morning (Wednesday, March 25).
Dylan is described as Caucasian, thin build, dark hair and [...]

Registrations open for Run for Teal, Batemans Bay

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Registrations open for Run for Teal, Batemans Bay

[ 25 October 2015; ]

Come and support Ovarian Cancer Australia by running, walking or crawling your way around the stunning coastal town of Batemans Bay this October.

With four course options ranging from 6km to a full marathon, it’s a fun run for all ages and fitness levels. Funds raised will be donated to the research arm of Ovarian Cancer [...]

Brass Knuckle Brass Band album launch

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Brass Knuckle Brass Band album launch

[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

On 27 March 2015, Brass Knuckle Brass Band (BKBB) will launch their debut album Split Lip at Transit Bar. The show will feature a slew of guest appearances as part of BKBB’s set, including local emcees Citizen Kay, Hayds and Roshambo, as well as Bec Taylor, front-woman of Fun Machine and Glitoris.

“This album’s been a long [...]

Lucky’s Speakeasy presents Sax on Legz

By 25 March 2015
Lucky's Speakeasy presents Sax on Legz

[ 27 March 2015 at 10:30 pm; ]

Sax on Legz is one of Australia’s most talented DJ’s and instrumentalists. She will showcase her unique, electric trademark sound at Lucky’s Speakeasy on Friday, 27 March from 10.30pm.

Sax on Legz is a solo artist improvising on the saxophone to electro, house and dance music. She has supported artists including The Aston Shuffle, Goodwill, Basement Jazz, [...]

DVCS Blue & White Gala Ball

By 24 March 2015
DVCS Blue & White Gala Ball

[ 16 May 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Join Rosie Batty, Kate Ceberano, Jane Caro and DJSal for the Domestic Violence Crisis Services’ Blue & White Gala Ball on Saturday 16 May. Raise awareness of domestic violence and funds for services assisting those subjected to domestic violence in the ACT.
Tickets are $200 per person and include three course meal with sparkling, white and red [...]

ACT solar farm project moved from Uriarra to Williamsdale

By 24 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government has shelved plans to build a solar farm near Uriarra. Following opposition from residents, the 26,000-panel solar farm will instead be built in Williamsdale.
Here’s the media release from Simon Corbell’s office:

The ACT Government has agreed to license parts of blocks 1470 and 1471 District of Tuggeranong (Williamsdale) to Elementus Energy as an alternative [...]

Witnesses sought to two armed robberies in Belconnen

By 24 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to two armed robberies in Belconnen

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two armed robberies that occurred last night (Monday, March 23) in Belconnen.
Around 9.45pm two males smashed the locked front glass door at Kingsley’s Chicken, Rae Street, and entered, armed with knives.
One male guarded three customers, who were still inside the restaurant, while the other entered the kitchen area, taking [...]

Two men arrested for aggravated burglary

By 23 March 2015
Two men arrested for aggravated burglary

ACT Policing arrested two men last night (Sunday, March 22) in Harrison for aggravated burglary following a report of a disturbance.
About 8.10pm the two men, aged 18 and 23, are alleged to have entered a home in Harrison and confronted a resident regarding the ownership of a car. The males threatened the resident while demanding [...]

Do you know this man?

By 19 March 2015
Do you know this man?

This is a facefit image of a person of interest in the investigation of two shooting incidents last month in Chisholm and Gordon.
Both shootings occurred during the early hours of Sunday, February 8. The first incident occurred around 1.45am when a resident in Nina Jones Crescent, Chisholm, heard a noise but did not go outside [...]

Man faces court on murder charge

By 19 March 2015
Man faces court on murder charge

A 34-year-old Gordon man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Thursday, March 19) charged with murder.
The man has been charged with murdering his 28-year-old wife and the mother of three children. The victim’s body was found at a Knoke St, Gordon residence in the early hours of Tuesday, March 17.
Police will allege the man [...]

You’re invited to the Tocumwal Lane pARTy

By 18 March 2015
You're invited to the Tocumwal Lane pARTy

[ 29 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
In less than two short weeks the Tocumwal Lane pARTy will bring a celebration of art, culture, food and music into the heart of our city.
Providing visitors with an exciting new experience, this urban event will bring new life and creativity into Canberra’s City centre.
Hosted by Canberra CBD Limited, the Tocumwal Lane pARTy will be [...]

Witnesses sought to robbery at Latham Handy Mart

By 18 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to robbery at Latham Handy Mart

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Latham yesterday (Tuesday, March 17).
About 4.30pm, a male entered the Handy Mart store, located at the Latham Shops on Dalley Crescent. The male was carrying a knife and demanded cash from a staff member.
The staff member complied with the man’s demands and the [...]

Light rail: Shortlist announced to deliver first stage of Capital Metro

By 18 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Two world-leading consortia have been shortlisted to deliver the first-stage of Canberra’s light rail network, which will deliver more than 3,500 jobs during construction and deliver more than $1 billion in benefits to the ACT economy, Minister for Capital Metro Simon Corbell announced today.
The two consortia, ACTivate and Canberra Metro, contain some of the world’s [...]

Homicide investigation in Gordon

By 17 March 2015
Homicide investigation in Gordon

ACT Policing is treating the death of a woman in Gordon this morning (Tuesday, March 17) as a homicide.
Police were called to a residence on Knoke Ave in Gordon around 3.10am, responding to reports of a deceased woman at the location.
Upon attending, police found a female victim who had suffered critical injuries and was deceased.
A [...]

Is fertility control the right choice for managing ACT roos?

By 17 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Is fertility control the right choice for managing ACT roos?

The ACT Government has today announced it will trial controlling Canberra’s kangaroo population with contraceptives delivered via darts, as an alternative to controversial culls.
Here’s the joint press release from Simon Corbell and Shane Rattenbury, released today:
The ACT Government is funding a research trial into the use of a fertility control vaccine as a potential non-lethal [...]

Witnesses sought after driver flees police

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought after driver flees police

ACT Policing is seeking information from the public after a vehicle fled from police during a routine traffic stop yesterday (Sunday, 15 March 2015).
Around 11:45am yesterday, police attempted to perform a traffic stop on a white Nissan Pulsar in Belconnen. The driver failed to stop for police, and a pursuit commenced.

The vehicle fled through the [...]

Police respond to three firearm incidents overnight

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police respond to three firearm incidents overnight

ACT Policing is responding to reports of the discharge of firearms in three incidents from overnight (Thursday 12 March).
About 9.50pm last night, police received reports of shots fired in Boustead Circuit, Kambah. Patrols responded and located damage, which appears to be from a gunshot, to a front window of a home. No one was home [...]

2015 Parties at the Shops program kicks off in Campbell

By 12 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
2015 Parties at the Shops program kicks off in Campbell

[ 15 March 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

The 2015 extended Parties at the Shops program kicks off this Sunday 15 March from 3-6pm in Campbell.

Parties at the Shops is now in its third year, and producer Amy Moon says she is delighted to be putting on the first ever event in Campbell.

“Campbell plays an important role in Canberra’s military and defence history,” she [...]

Man in custody after Wanniassa homicide

By 11 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man in custody after Wanniassa homicide

ACT Policing has taken a 45-year-old Symonston man into custody following a suspicious death of a man in Wanniassa yesterday (Tuesday, March 10).
About 3pm today (Wednesday, March 11), investigations led police to an address in O’Connor and the man came into police custody without incident. He was taken to the ACT Watch House and is [...]

Police investigating suspicious death in Wanniassa

By 11 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police investigating suspicious death in Wanniassa

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious death of a man in Wanniassa yesterday evening (Tuesday 10 March).Police were called to a home in Wanniassa for a check welfare around 7pm. Responding patrols arrived about 7.05pm and upon forcing entry to the home located a deceased 61-year-old man within the residence.A 68-year-old invalid woman was located in a bedroom [...]

Witnesses sought to vehicle fires in Watson

By 10 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to vehicle fires in Watson

ACT Policing is investigating two vehicle fires in Watson from Thursday 5 March.
About 12.15am, police were called to Higinbotham Street after receiving reports of two vehicles on fire at the location.
When police arrived, three fire trucks were at the scene and a large crowd had gathered with many reporting they heard an explosion.
ACT Fire and [...]

How to cat-proof a garden?

By 10 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
How to cat-proof a garden?

Reader Zizanio has contacted us via email with a query about cat-proofing a garden.

I have a question for the wonderfully helpful RiotACT community: has anyone cat-proofed a garden? If so, any suggestions as to someone who could design and construct cat-proofing?

Any advice?

Funding extended for ACT Indigenous health service

By 10 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Senator Zed Seselja has today announced that Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (ACT) Incorporated will have its funding extended for another three years as part of the Abbott Government’s investment in primary and preventable health care.
From the media release:
Indigenous communities across the ACT will benefit from a $8,470,312 investment in primary and preventable health care as [...]

Witnesses sought to multiple vehicle damage in Bruce

By 9 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to multiple vehicle damage in Bruce

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple incidents of vehicle damage that occurred in Bruce over the weekend.
Police responded to numerous complaints of damage to vehicles parked in and around unit complexes in Thynne Street and Lampard Circuit.
Multiple cars were broken into with a number of items stolen including wallets, cash, credit cards, an [...]

Man to face court on assault charge

By 9 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man to face court on assault charge

ACT Policing has charged a 30-year-old NSW man with assault following an incident in Hackett on Saturday afternoon (March 7) in which a 30-year-old man suffered serious head injuries.
Around 5pm, police responded to reports of a disturbance in Hackett. Upon attending they found a man lying unconscious on the ground with head injuries.
Witness reports suggest [...]

500 drivers caught speeding last month

By 4 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
500 drivers caught speeding last month

ACT Policing’s traffic targeting during February saw more than 504 drivers caught speeding across Canberra, with four drivers caught travelling more than 45km/h over the speed limit.
“Alarmingly, just over half of those drivers were caught speeding in a school zone, showing blatant disregard for the safety of children; our most vulnerable road users,” Traffic Operations [...]

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