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Canberra to host premier international ceramics event

By 2 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra to host premier international ceramics event

[ 9 July 2015 to 11 July 2015. ]

Canberra has been selected for a three-day premier ceramics event that will bring national and international luminaries and cutting-edge ceramicists to the capital from across Australia and around the world, including from Canada, France, India, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.

It is the second time the ACT will host The Australian Ceramics Triennale, to be [...]

Telstra ACT Business Awards finalists announced

By 1 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Enabled Employment, Red Robot and Paladin Risk Management Services are some of the innovative Canberra businesses announced as Telstra ACT Business Awards finalists today.
From the media release:

The diversity of ACT’s thriving business community, including a four-wheel drive training school and an employment service for people with disabilities, will be on show as finalists in the [...]

147 animals removed from Banks home

By 30 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
147 animals removed from Banks home

RSPCA ACT has removed 147 animals, including cats, dogs and birds, from a family home in Banks.
From RSPCA ACT’s media release:
RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended a house in Banks last week for a routine follow up visit on an existing client. Inspectors surveyed the area and found a large number of animals living in single family [...]

Teen burglars caught red handed

By 30 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Teen burglars caught red handed

ACT Policing has apprehended two offenders attempting a burglary in a home in Kaleen yesterday (29 June).
About 10.30am, a 17-year-old teenage boy and 18-year-old woman attended a house on Warrego Circuit entering the rear yard of the residence through a carport.
About 11.05am they walked around the side of the house to a kitchen window and removed [...]

Free sausage sizzle tomorrow at Belconnen Community Service open day

By 30 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Free sausage sizzle tomorrow at Belconnen Community Service open day

[ 1 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

There is such thing as a free lunch, northsiders. Come and meet Belconnen Community Service program managers and staff at tomorrow’s open day, and you’ll also get to enjoy a free sausage sizzle.

When: Wednesday 1 July 2015
Time: 11am to 2pm
Where: Social Bean Cafe, ACT Health Building, 56 Lathlain Street Belconnen
More info: http://www.bcsact.com.au/

2015 House of the Year revealed at Master Builders Awards

By 29 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
2015 House of the Year revealed at Master Builders Awards

A country home built by Canberra business Select Structures has taken out three residential building awards, including House of the Year 2015, at the 25th Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards on Friday evening.
The home, Tutto Bene, also won Sustainable Construction – Residential, Custom Built Homes 250m2 to 350m2, ahead of 15 other finalists.
About the [...]

Canberra Grammar’s Snow Centre wins Project of the Year at Master Builders Awards

By 29 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra Grammar's Snow Centre wins Project of the Year at Master Builders Awards

Canberra construction company Construction Control has won Project of the Year at the 25th Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards, held in Canberra on Friday evening.  
Construction Control is the company behind the $8 million Snow Centre for Education in the Asian Century at Canberra Grammar School.
The Snow Centre, which was funded by Canberra [...]

Kambah Woolworths robbed overnight

By 26 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Kambah Woolworths robbed overnight

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery occurred in Kambah last night (Thursday, 25 June).
Around 9pm, two men armed with weapons entered Woolworths on Marconi Crescent, Kambah. The men approached staff members making demands for cash.
The staff members complied and the two men fled the store running to a small white car being [...]

Can you identify these gate cutters?

By 25 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Can you identify these gate cutters?

ACT Policing Rural Patrol members are investigating recent gate cutting incidents at Namadgi National Park near Corin Forest.
Around 5:30am on Saturday, 13 June 2015, ACT Rangers obtained some images (below) of a group of men who police believe can assist in the investigation.
If you can identify the people in the images, or provide information about [...]

SignOnSite wins multiple ACT Digital Innovation iAwards

By 25 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
SignOnSite wins multiple ACT Digital Innovation iAwards

Canberra work health and safety startup SignOnSite has had a very successful night at this week’s ACT Digital Innovation Awards, taking out several awards, including the Undergraduate Student Innovation Award.
From SignOnSite’s media release:
Canberra startup SignOnSite has won the Undergraduate Student Innovation Award, and received a Certificate of Merit in the New Product category, while co-founder [...]

Drugs and stolen goods found in Ngunnawal

By 24 June 2015
Drugs and stolen goods found in Ngunnawal

ACT Policing executed a search warrant in Ngunnawal last night.
During the search of the Paul Coe Crescent house, police located property that is suspected of being stolen, including a jet-ski, trailer and a number of chainsaws.
Police also located a hydroponic set-up, a number of cannabis plants and vials of liquid that are suspected to be [...]

Brian Schmidt appointed new ANU Vice-Chancellor

By 24 June 2015

Professor Brian Schmidt AC has been appointed the next Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU).
He will take up the position on 1 January 2016 at the conclusion of the term of current Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO
ANU Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC said the University Council was delighted the renowned astrophysicist [...]

Witnesses sought to Bonython supermarket robbery

By 24 June 2015
Witnesses sought to Bonython supermarket robbery

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Bonython on Sunday (21 June).
About 7.45pm, a man entered the SPAR Supermarket on Hurtle Avenue, Bonython. The man approached a staff member, demanding cash and holding a knife. The offender removed the till, containing cash, from the cash register and fled on foot. The man [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Belconnen

By 23 June 2015
Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Belconnen

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Bottle-O bottle shop on Luxton Street in Belconnen on Monday night (22 June).
At about 10.30pm a man entered the shop armed with a meat cleaver and demanded money from the cashier. The offender then left with the cash-till and other stolen items from the [...]

New Marymead CEO announced

By 23 June 2015
New Marymead CEO announced

Canberra and region not-for-profit Marymead has announced the appointment of Darren Black as its new chief executive officer.
Darren, who will take over from acting Marymead CEO Amanda Tobler on 31 August 2015,  is a community sector leader with over two decades of experience in leadership and management. He was CEO of Outward Bound Australia for [...]

Woman to face court after gun seized in Ngunnawal

By 22 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Woman to face court after gun seized in Ngunnawal

A 23-year-old Ngunnawal woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court after a firearm was located at her home in Ngunnawal in April.
On Friday (April 24) about 4pm, detectives from Taskforce Nemesis executed a search warrant in Ngunnawal and located a firearm.
Detectives located a sawn off shotgun and an amount of ammunition within the residence. The [...]

Canberra vets to undergo biosecurity training exercise

By 22 June 2015

Veterinarians from across the ACT and NSW will receive training this week in how to respond to initial reports of a number of emergency animal diseases, including foot-and-mouth disease, avian influenza and Hendra virus. Training will taking place this Wednesday 24 June 2015 and Thursday 25 June 2015.
“This training exercise will help prepare vets who [...]

Coles to buy Supabarn supermarkets in ACT and NSW

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Coles to buy Supabarn supermarkets in ACT and NSW

Independent supermarket chain Supabarn has today announced it will sell all but two of its ACT and NSW stores to supermarket giant Coles.
The sale will affect Supabarn’s Civic, Wanniassa, Kaleen and Crace stores, plus one under construction in Casey. Five stores in New South Wales will also be sold.
The sale is yet to be approved [...]

Katy Gallagher’s first Senate speech

By 19 June 2015
Katy Gallagher's first Senate speech

Mr President.
I would like to acknowledge and pay my respect to the traditional owners, the Ngunnawal people, upon whose ancestral lands this chamber is built. I pay my respect to elders both past and present and acknowledge their enduring connection to these ancient lands.
I thank the people of the ACT for the support they have [...]

Holt service station robbed

By 19 June 2015
Holt service station robbed

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Caltex Service Station in Holt yesterday (Thursday 18 June).
About 9.45pm, a man armed with a knife approached and threatened a store attendant outside the service station demanding that he enter the store and give him money.
The store attendant complied with the offender’s [...]

Communities@Work needs your warm winter clothes!

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Communities@Work needs your warm winter clothes!

[ 26 June 2015; ]

Do you have spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, scarves, beanies and gloves that you don’t need?

Allhomes and Communities@Work are taking to the streets next Friday 26 June to collect donated winter gear from participating businesses around Canberra.

You can help keep the most vulnerable members of our community warm by donating any spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, [...]

Have you seen Steven?

By 18 June 2015
Have you seen Steven?

*** UPDATE missing man has been located safe and well ***
Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.
ACT Policing officers searching for a missing 51-year-old man from Oaks Estate hold genuine concerns for his safety.
The man, Mr Steven Hall, was last seen in Oaks Estate late last week (Thursday 11 or Friday [...]

Mind the Gap charity fundraising night

By 18 June 2015
Mind the Gap charity fundraising night

[ 20 June 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
This week’s Local Leader and 2015 ACT Volunteer of the Year Sophie Hope has sent through the following info about a charity fundraising event she has organised for this Saturday night:

As part of my volunteering , I have organised a charity event which is on this Saturday night! It is called ‘Mind the Gap’ and [...]

Braddon man to face court following multiple burglaries

By 18 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Braddon man to face court following multiple burglaries

ACT Policing arrested a 32-year-old Braddon man yesterday (Wednesday, June 17) following multiple aggravated burglaries throughout the ACT between March and June this year.
The most recent aggravated robbery occurred at the Chisholm Vikings Club in which a sum of cash was stolen and $240,000 in damage was caused to poker machines.
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation Crime [...]

Fatal car crash in Farrer

By 18 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fatal car crash in Farrer

A man has died after a single-vehicle crash on Dookie Street in Farrer this morning.
Investigators are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision, which occurred after the vehicle collided with a tree.
ACT Ambulance Services attended the collision but unfortunately could not revive the man and he later died. He was the sole occupant of the car.
While [...]

Fatal crash on Erindale Drive

By 17 June 2015
Fatal crash on Erindale Drive

A 31-year-old man has been killed in a car crash on Erindale Drive this afternoon.
Upon police arrival, the 31-year-old male driver of one of the vehicles was receiving medical assistance from members of the public.
Due to the injuries sustained in the collision, the male driver was unable to be revived.
This is the seventh fatality on [...]

Police investigate suspicious Hawker College fire

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police investigate suspicious Hawker College fire

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire that occurred in Hawker early this morning (Tuesday, 16 June).
About 5am, police attended Hawker College, Murranji Street, Hawker in relation to reports that a shed was on fire. The fire was quickly brought under control by firefighters from the ACT Fire and Rescue and deemed as suspicious.
No damage [...]

Have your say on proposed Lyneham food forest

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Have your say on proposed Lyneham food forest

Territory and Municipal Services is reminding Canberrans that today is the last day to provide feedback on the proposed Lyneham food forest, to be located behind Lyneham Primary School.
If the food forest goes ahead, local volunteers will work alongside TAMS to plant around 30 fruit and nut trees, as well as complimentary plants, over several years.
Here’s [...]

Thieves steal alcohol during Bruce burglary

By 11 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Thieves steal alcohol during Bruce burglary

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary that occurred in Bruce early this morning (Thursday 11 June) where a large amount of alcohol was stolen.
Around 2:30am, police responded to a report of five people breaking into the Bruce Convenience Store on Braybrooke Street, Bruce.
A witness saw five offenders carry a large amount of [...]

Teens caught with stolen car, stolen property

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Teens caught with stolen car, stolen property

Two male youths, one aged 16 and the other 17, together with a 16-year-old girl, were taken into custody by ACT Policing after being stopped in a stolen Toyota Hilux in Conder around 2.45am yesterday (Tuesday, June 10).
Police identified the vehicle as one stolen from the driveway of an address in Gilmore around 1am.
Property stolen [...]

Man sought by police – have you seen him?

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man sought by police - have you seen him?

ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public in locating 31-year-old Adam Beniamini who has allegedly committed acts of violence and is in breach of his current bail conditions.
Beniamini’s current whereabouts is unknown but he is thought to frequent Queanbeyan and addresses in southern Canberra.
He is sought by police on a First Instance Warrant [...]

Multiple arson attacks in Tuggeranong

By 9 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Multiple arson attacks in Tuggeranong

ACT Policing is investigating several incidents of arson in the suburbs of Richardson, Calwell and Isabella Plains early yesterday morning (Monday 8 June).
Between the hours of 2.30am and 5am, police and ACT Fire and Rescue attended up to 10 separate locations across the south side, after reports of trees and bushes being alight. Property including [...]

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