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RSPCA at CAT-pacity, adoption discounted till Wednesday

By 20 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
RSPCA at CAT-pacity, adoption discounted till Wednesday

The cattery at RSPCA ACT’s Weston shelter is at CAT-pacity! The organisation is looking to find new homes for 150 cats and kittens currently in care.
At the cattery in Weston there are 17 living enclosures for cats and kittens available for adoption. RSPCA ACT has increased this to 28 living enclosures and has no more [...]

Smarter health with smart technology

By 19 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Smarter health with smart technology

As we surpass the “digital age” and head into an era of smart technologies, it will be interesting to see how far technology can go towards increasing our quality of life.
With everything from phones and cars to smoke alarms and coffee pots, smart technology applies brainpower to everyday products; essentially allowing them to “learn” behaviours [...]

See Richard Branson live in Sydney next week

By 18 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
See Richard Branson live in Sydney next week

Ticket holders of the World Business Forum Sydney are in for a treat next week as the event comes together for its eleventh year on the 25th and 26th of May – and RiotACT readers will receive a 10% discount.
Discussing everything from perseverance to management and marketing, the Forum brings together a collection of business [...]

New book chronicles ACT business successes

By 16 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
New book chronicles ACT business successes

Who are the successful business owners in Canberra? It would be hard to name them all, and coming from a new book penned by Suzanne Kiraly, entitled, “Canberra Business Success Stories”, indications are that there are plenty. They are the “quiet achievers” out there, who are contributing to our local economy and helping to change [...]

Weekend fun at the new Casey Market Town

By 13 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Weekend fun at the new Casey Market Town

Residents of Casey and surrounding suburbs will be rushing to the new Casey Market Town for free coffee and entertainment this weekend as part of continued celebrations following its Grand Opening last week.
Thankful not to have to drive into the Gungahlin centre anymore, locals have called the new centre “amazing”, “clean”, “classy”, and “very convenient”.
Between [...]

Southern entrance of Googong Foreshores closed

By 9 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Southern entrance of Googong Foreshores closed

The ACT Government wishes to advise residents and visitors that the gate entrance off London Bridge Road at the southern entrance of Googong has been closed today, Monday 9 May 2016, meaning there is no vehicle access to the southern end of the Googong Foreshores.
The closure is the result of wet weather in the area [...]

Fire at Greenway tattoo store suspicious

By 9 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Fire at Greenway tattoo store suspicious

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire at the Tattoo Culture store in Greenway early this morning.
Around 2.55am police attended the store in Scollay Street, Greenway following reports of a fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire. At this stage the cost of the damage to the store is unknown.
AFP Forensic Services [...]

Witnesses to Gungahlin Lakes assault sought

By 6 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses to Gungahlin Lakes assault sought

ACT Policing is seeking to identify an offender following an assault at the Gungahlin Lakes Club on Monday 25 March 2016.
About 1.25am, two males were denied entry at the Club by a security guard. The security guard was then assaulted by the two males.
One of the males was restrained however the other fled on foot.
The [...]

Police investigate ‘dog baiting’ incident

By 14 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police investigate ‘dog baiting’ incident

Police are investigating a ‘dog baiting’ incident in Higgins on Wednesday.
Police were called to a residence in Higgins after reports that CCTV footage captured a man throwing an item into a backyard about 5am that morning.
Meat covered in a green chemical substance was located in the backyard.
Fortunately, the dogs at the location did not ingest [...]

Two women arrested over Gowrie shooting in 2015

By 8 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Two women arrested over Gowrie shooting in 2015

A 32-year-old Richardson woman and a 20-year-old Jerrabomberra woman have been arrested in relation to a shooting incident that occurred in Gowrie last year.
On February 2, 2015, police were called to the Gowrie residence after reports that shots had been fired into the home.
On the same day, police located a burnt out gold Subaru WRX [...]

Five cars in collision at Harrison

By 5 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Five cars in collision at Harrison

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue have attended a five car collision in Harrison.
Crews were called to the corner of Horse Park Drive and Mapleton Avenue just after 3:57pm.
Four people were assessed on scene by intensive care paramedics and one male aged in his 30s was transported to hospital in a stable condition [...]

Monash house fire suspicious: police

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Monash house fire suspicious: police

ACT Policing is treating a house fire at a residence in Monash yesterday as suspicious.
About 2.10pm police attended a residence in Kneeshaw Street, Monash after reports of a fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire. There was substantial damage to the house.
AFP Forensic Services will work with ACT Criminal Investigations to determine [...]

Man stable in hospital after Braddon crash

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man stable in hospital after Braddon crash

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to an crash involving a car and motorcycle in Braddon.
Crews were alerted to the incident on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Girrahween Street just after 9:48am.
A man in his 20s was assessed by intensive care paramedics at the scene and transferred to The [...]

Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson retires

By 31 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson retires

Four-time Olympic basketball medallist Lauren Jackson has this morning announced that due to ongoing knee injury woes she will retire from basketball with immediate effect, meaning she will not compete in a final Olympics with the Opals in Rio later this year.
Her announcement follows the retirement of longtime Capitals coach Carrie Graf earlier this [...]

Homebuyers expo to showcase leaders in real estate

By 19 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Homebuyers expo to showcase leaders in real estate

Are you in the market for your first home? Or considering buying an investment property? Wondering whether you need a mortgage broker or not, or whether to buy a new or existing home, or an apartment off the plan?
The REIACT Home Buyers Expo is the place to be tomorrow if you’ve answered yes to any [...]

REIA National Awards: ACT wins three major awards

By 11 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
REIA National Awards: ACT wins three major awards

The ACT came away winners from the Real Estate Institute of Australia’s 11th REIA National Awards for Excellence last night.
The REIA National Awards for Excellence are the highest honours in Australian real estate.
Three of the major awards were won by Canberrans: Large Residential Agency of the Year (Independent Property Group), Residential Salesperson of the Year [...]

Supabarn to continue in ACT locations

By 10 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Supabarn to continue in ACT locations

From media release:
Following the ACCC announcement Supabarn Supermarkets will operate in the following Canberra locations: Casey, Crace and Kingston.
After years of protracted negotiations with the ACCC, Supabarn has made a commercial decision to sell fewer stores to Coles than originally planned. Notwithstanding the ACCC’s decision, Supabarn continues to maintain that its original plan to sell nine [...]

53yo man dies in Michelago quad bike crash

By 5 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
53yo man dies in Michelago quad bike crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Michelago, about 50km south of Canberra.
About 5pm yesterday, a 53-year-old man rode his quad bike from his property on Tinderry Road.
Officers attached to Monaro Local Area Command were contacted about 6.30pm, after he was found lying on the roadway.
The quad bike was located overturned nearby.
NSW Ambulance Paramedics attempted [...]

Display Village puts Moncrieff on show

By 4 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Display Village puts Moncrieff on show

Check out Canberra’s newest suburb, Moncrieff, between 10am and 4pm tomorrow (Saturday) at the Master Builders Association’s Display Village open day.
The event is a collaboration between Master Builders ACT and the Land Development Agency.
Moncrieff borders Ngunnawal, Amaroo and Jacka, as well as the future suburb of Taylor. It’s 4km from the Gungahlin Town Centre and [...]

Man arrested over 7-Eleven Fyshwick hold-up

By 4 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man arrested over 7-Eleven Fyshwick hold-up

A 25-year-old Narrabundah man will face court today after an attempted aggravated robbery in Fyshwick yesterday afternoon.
About 1.30pm, police were called to the 7-Eleven in Fyshwick following reports of a man with a firearm making threatening demands.
On arrival, police identified a man matching the description provided to police, and drew their firearms as a precaution. [...]

Community supervision alternative to prison now in effect

By 2 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Community supervision alternative to prison now in effect

A new sentencing option allowing some offenders to serve their sentence in the community under close supervision is now available to judges and magistrates, Attorney-General Simon Corbell announced today.
The new intensive correction order scheme, which replaces periodic detention, has come into effect following the passage of the Crimes (Sentencing and Restorative Justice) Amendment Bill 2015 [...]

Cooma man charged over historical sexual assaults

By 29 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Cooma man charged over historical sexual assaults

A Snowy Mountains man has been charged over alleged historical sexual assaults.
In December 2014 last year, officers attached to Monaro Local Area Command received reports of a number of alleged sexual and indecent assaults that occurred in Cooma between 1992 and 1996.
Detectives launched an investigation, and following ongoing inquiries, a 67-year-old man was arrested in [...]

Jacka father charged with murder of 8yo son

By 16 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Jacka father charged with murder of 8yo son

Jacka man Graham Dillon, 37, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning in relation to the alleged murder of his 8-year-old son last night.
The accused, a wiry man with fair hair and extensive tattooing on his neck, appeared before Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker shortly after 10.30am in relation to three charges of assault between [...]

Man falls from scaffolding in Gungahlin, stable in hospital

By 15 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man falls from scaffolding in Gungahlin, stable in hospital

ACT Ambulance Service have attended to an industrial accident on the corner of Gozzard and Ernest Cavanagh St in Gungahlin.
Crews arrived to find a 25-year-old male had fallen three metres from scaffolding.
Following a difficult extrication, the man was stabilised on scene by intensive care paramedics and transported in a stable condition to The Canberra Hospital [...]

Building evacuated in Moore St, City

By 15 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Building evacuated in Moore St, City

ACT Fire & Rescue has evacuated approximately 150 people from a building on Moore Street in the city while investigating a smell of smoke.
The ground floor, level one and level two has been evacuated. There has been no sign of fire.
Three pumpers, hazmat, Bronto aerial platform, commander and support unit have attended with support from [...]

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 [...]

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