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Traffic infringement notice scam

By 28 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Traffic infringement notice scam

The Australian Federal Police has taken to Facebook to warn users of a recent traffic infringement notice scam.
According to the AFP, scammers claiming to be police are asking people to pay traffic infringement notices via email (see image below). This is a scam.
Do not pay any money and do not click any attachments or links. [...]

Canberra women rewarded for aspiring ideas

By 28 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra women rewarded for aspiring ideas

A social justice radio show, a school holiday music program and a website that aims to increase female sports participation are just a few of the Canberra-based projects that have received Great Ydeas Small Grants from YWCA Canberra this morning.
From YWCA Canberra’s media release:
Six Canberra women were this morning awarded Great Ydeas Small Grants by [...]

Police investigate suspicious fire in Red Hill

By 27 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police investigate suspicious fire in Red Hill

Investigations are underway after ACT Policing attended a fire in Red Hill yesterday (Sunday, 26 April).
ACT Fire and Rescue and police arrived at a unit in Discovery Street around 9:30pm and found the rear carport on fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire with damage estimated to be valued at $50,000. No other units in [...]

Griffith Street Party this Saturday!

By 27 April 2015
Griffith Street Party this Saturday!

[ 2 May 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]

The annual Griffith Street Party hosted by M16 Artspace and the Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association will be held again at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, this Saturday 2 May from 12pm to 4pm. Don’t miss this significant and popular family friendly community event that combines wonderful art with food and jazz.

On the day M16’s three [...]

Tommy Balogh’s Stretch Marks of the Universe at Nishi Gallery

By 27 April 2015
Tommy Balogh's Stretch Marks of the Universe at Nishi Gallery

[ 27 April 2015 to 3 May 2015. ]

Nishi Gallery Tommy Balogh’s universal expression invites us into the sublime.

Stretch Marks of the Universe is an ambitious exhibition of contemporary abstract paintings by Canberra based artist Tommy Balogh.

The show includes his 6x3m triptych painting The Three Disciples, which was both created and featured at Art, Not Apart 2015. Nishi Gallery will also house [...]

Advertising agency Nation opens Canberra office

By 27 April 2015
Advertising agency Nation opens Canberra office

Adelaide-based advertising agency Nation Creative has expanded into Canberra, hiring four local employees and opening an office on Allara Street.
Here’s the media release:
Four members of the ex-Grey Advertising Canberra office represent the foundation for the ACT market’s newest advertising agency – NATION.
John Attard, Phil Selby, Julia Unwin, and Gabrielle D’Ambrosio were left without jobs when Grey [...]

Serious collision at Dickson over weekend

By 27 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Serious collision at Dickson over weekend

ACT Policing attended a serious collision between a pedestrian and a car at the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Antill Street in Dickson on Saturday night (25 April).
About 10.50pm a car turned right from Mouat Street Lynham, then proceeded southbound along Northbourne Avenue when a pedestrian ran out on to the road from Antill Street.
The pedestrian [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Kaleen

By 26 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Kaleen

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the BWS liquor store in Kaleen on Friday night (24 April).
About 6.45pm, two men entered the store on Georgina Crescent, carrying large kitchen knives and threatening two staff members who were working at the time.
The men demanded money and assaulted one of the staff members [...]

10 places in Canberra to get breakfast after the Dawn Service

By 24 April 2015
10 places in Canberra to get breakfast after the Dawn Service

For those commemorating Anzac Day by attending Saturday’s Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, here’s a quick guide to Canberra cafes open for breakfast following the service.
1. ONA on the Lawns, Manuka

Our trading hours for Anzac Day! Hope to see you all after the dawn service #onacoffee #onaonthelawns #visitcanberra #breakfastincanberra
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Man extradited from Batemans Bay following murder

By 24 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man extradited from Batemans Bay following murder

A 27-year-old Bruce man has been extradited from New South Wales after members from ACT Policing travelled to Batemans Bay this morning (Friday, April 24).
A warrant was sworn for the man’s arrest in the ACT today for the murder of Daniela D’Addario.
An application for the man’s extradition was made to the Bateman’s Bay Magistrates Court [...]

Man arrested after body found in car in Bermagui

By 24 April 2015
Man arrested after body found in car in Bermagui

ACT Policing is seeking the extradition of a 27-year-old Bruce man from New South Wales today (Friday, April 24). Members from ACT Policing are travelling to Batemans Bay this morning following a warrant being sworn in the ACT for the man’s arrest for the alleged murder of Daniela D’Addario.
NSW Police arrested the man after the [...]

Nishi wins International Project of the Year at 2015 Building Awards

By 23 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Nishi wins International Project of the Year at 2015 Building Awards

New Acton’s Nishi building has been awarded International Project of the Year at the 2015 Building Awards in London, according to the NewActon Precinct’s Facebook page.
Designed by internationally renowned architects Fender Katsalidis and Arup, Nishi beat projects in Hong Kong, Norway, Switzerland and the Middle East to take out the title.
The Building Awards are the United Kingdom’s [...]

Anzac Day bus services

By 23 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Anzac Day bus services

ACTION is offering free special services to the dawn service and the national ceremony plus free bus travel for anyone wearing a service medal on regular route services on Anzac Day (Saturday 25 April 2015).

Passengers are reminded a Sunday bus timetable will operate on Anzac Day.
Buses to the dawn service will depart from Gungahlin, Woden, City [...]

The Crucible at Theatre 3

By 23 April 2015
The Crucible at Theatre 3

[ 1 May 2015 8:00 pm to 16 May 2015 8:00 pm. ]

The first production for REP’s 2015-16 Season—and the second for 2015—is Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

Opening on 1 May, the production continues until 16 May 2015 at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton.

This Classic drama directed by Jordan Best presents a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and hysteria can intersect and tear a community [...]

Canberra launch of Home Truths by Mandy Nolan

By 23 April 2015
Canberra launch of Home Truths by Mandy Nolan

[ 6 May 2015 at 5:45 pm; ]
For anyone who has ever dreamt of owning, building, renovating or perhaps bulldozing their home, or for those who have actually done it and survived, this collection of witty insights and reflections on how and where we live makes compulsory reading.
In Home Truths, Mandy explores poet Anne Sexton’s assertion that ‘women marry houses’. With great [...]

Woman’s body found in car at Bermagui

By 23 April 2015
Woman's body found in car at Bermagui

Police are understood to be investigating whether the body of a woman discovered in a car in Bermagui overnight is that of missing Canberra woman Daniela D’Addario.
Daniela, 35, was reported missing earlier this week along with Canberra man Josaia (Joey) Vosikata, 27.
At about 8.30pm last night (Wednesday 22 April 2015), police stopped a car on [...]

Concerns for missing Canberra couple

By 22 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Concerns for missing Canberra couple

ACT Policing has concerns for the welfare of Daniela D’Addario, a 35-year-old woman and Josaia (Joey) Vosikata, a 27-year-old man, both missing since Monday, 20 April 2015.
The couple was reported missing to police by concerned family members of Daniela on Monday afternoon after being unsuccessful in contacting her over the weekend.
Police believe that the couple [...]

Have your say on the ACT Arts Policy Framework

By 22 April 2015

[ 23 April 2015 at 12:00 pm; ] Minister for the Arts Joy Burch has called on Canberra’s arts community to register for tomorrow’s public forum on the review of the ACT Arts Policy Framework.  
Minister Burch’s office has released the following information:

“artsACT is looking for feedback from the community on the current ACT Arts Policy Framework, and the forum on Thursday provides those with [...]

Recognise this Greenway flasher?

By 21 April 2015
Recognise this Greenway flasher?

ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man who indecently exposed himself in Greenway on Saturday 4 April.
Around 6pm the male offender who was riding a black mountain bike, approached a woman on the bike path near De Little Circuit in Greenway. He was indecently exposing himself and conducting an indecent act in front of [...]

Roof ripped off Canberra Avenue building

By 21 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra’s wild weather has ripped off part of a building’s roof overnight.
Firefighters are using the Bronto Aerial Unit to assess damage to the building. ACT Fire & Rescue units are also working to remove part of the roof which landed on Canberra Avenue near the Wentworth Avenue and Sturt Avenue roundabout.
Crews will remain on scene [...]

RSPCA Million Paws Walk – Help break a Guinness World Record!

By 20 April 2015
RSPCA Million Paws Walk - Help break a Guinness World Record!

[ 17 May 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

The biggest doggy event of the year is back again for 2015! This year’s Million Paws Walk will be bigger and better than ever with live music, doggy agility and stacks of entertainment throughout the day!

At this year’s Million Paws Walk RSPCA ACT will also be attempting the Guinness World Record for most dogs wearing [...]

Do you recognise this person?

By 20 April 2015
Do you recognise this person?

ACT Policing is seeking public assistance in identifying a man who may be involved in the theft of a set of keys from a taxi earlier this month.
About 3:50am on Friday 10 April 2015 a set of keys was taken from a taxi whilst it was warming up in the morning, before the owner started [...]

Throsby declared cat containment area

By 20 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Throsby declared cat containment area

The soon-to-be-built Gungahlin suburb of Throsby will be a total cat containment area, Minister Shane Rattenbury has announced today.
Cat owners in the area will need to ensure their cats are confined to the premises at all times, either by keeping cats inside the house or creating a purpose-built enclosure.
Under legislation, cats found roaming in containment areas [...]

Car park scratch scammers in Canberra

By 18 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Reader Windblane has submitted the below information following what he believes may be indicative of a wider car park scratch scam in Canberra.
Here’s the scam: Targeted at women on their own who are possibly likely to be intimidated. They park their car, get some shopping, when they come back an irate woman comes over and says “you scratched [...]

Witnesses sought in Gordon homicide investigation

By 17 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought in Gordon homicide investigation

 
As part of its ongoing enquiries into the homicide of a 28-year-old woman in Gordon on March 17, ACT Policing is seeking to contact three to four men who may be able to assist the investigation.
Police have received information that on Tuesday, March 17 sometime between 1am and 3am, three to four young males and [...]

Canberra filmmaker Hollywood bound

By 17 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra filmmaker Christian Doran is on his way to Hollywood this week after receiving the Judges’ Choice Award in the Nova Employment – Focus on Ability Short Film Competition.
The prize is worth $10,000 and includes six weeks of accommodation in the Hollywood Hills, introductions to key industry players and learning from other Australians who have had success [...]

Man to be charged for multiple burglaries, including ram raids

By 17 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man to be charged for multiple burglaries, including ram raids

An 18-year-old Macgregor man will face court today (Friday, April 17) where he will be charged for multiple burglaries, including two ram raid incidents, across Canberra last month.
Between 5am and 6am on Friday March 27, an offender gained entry to six businesses in Ainslie and Fyshwick, including a newsagency, baby store and pet store.
CCTV located [...]

Bikes4Africa needs your unwanted bikes!

By 16 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
Bikes4Africa needs your unwanted bikes!

Two generous Canberrans are collecting, restoring and transporting second-hand bicycles to disadvantaged communities in Africa – and they need your help.
Bikes4Africa is a backyard project created by Michael Skene and Leigh Guilmartin, which this year aims to send 500 restored bicycles to Africa to be distributed by the Bicycling Empowerment Network.
“I’ve been to a few [...]

Mass vehicle damage and theft in Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs

By 16 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Mass vehicle damage and theft in Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple incidents of vehicle damage and theft that occurred in Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs between Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 April.
Police have received 17 reports of incidents concerning vehicles around the suburbs within a 2.5km radius.
Multiple vehicles were broken into, with a number of items stolen including cash, membership [...]

SciNight – X-rated science for adults

By 14 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
SciNight - X-rated science for adults

[ 15 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Be seduced by science at Questacon’s next SciNight as it delves into some cheeky, adults-only topics for one night only.

Is the Y chromosome disappearing? What’s the science behind who you’re attracted to? Why is latex so useful… and when is it not?

Take an intimate look into the science and technology behind genes, gender and reproduction. [...]

Wanniassa man arrested after Kambah mugging

By 14 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Wanniassa man arrested after Kambah mugging

ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man from Wanniassa after he allegedly stole a car and wallet in Kambah last night (Monday 13 April).
About 10.15pm, a man was sitting in his car in the Saint Thomas the Apostle school in Kambah when he was approached by a man who told him to get out of [...]

Canberra to host blockbuster Chinese exhibition in 2016

By 14 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra to host blockbuster Chinese exhibition in 2016

Canberra will play host to a significant Chinese exhibition in early 2016, with the National Library of Australia partnering with China’s largest library.
Qing: Life in China, 1644 – 1911 will include architectural drawings for the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, as well as ancient manuscripts, maps and books.
In a media release, Chief Minister Andrew Barr [...]

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