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David Eastman’s murder conviction quashed

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

David Eastman is set to be released from prison after his murder conviction was quashed in the supreme court today.
The Director of Public Prosecutions must now decide whether Eastman will be hauled back before a jury for another trial.
Holding an effective retrial could prove near impossible as witnesses are now dead, evidence has been destroyed [...]

What’s on the menu for Floriade 2014?

By 22 August 2014
What's on the menu for Floriade 2014?

Food and Wine week is set to spice up Floriade 2014, inviting visitors to spoil their tastebuds with a delicious menu of demonstrations and events – all for free!
From 22-28 September, visitors to Australia’s biggest celebration of spring can sip on some of the capital region’s most prestigious wines, explore the science behind our tastebuds [...]

Hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Federal Golf Club

By 22 August 2014

The ACT Rural Fire Service will tomorrow, Saturday 23 August, 2014, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Federal Golf Club, Gowrie Drive, Red Hill.
The burn will commence from 10.30am and continue through the day. It is likely the burn will also smoulder into Sunday.
Four fire tankers, two light units, one command vehicle [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 22 August 2014
7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight's program

7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 22nd

DAVID EASTMAN – The Supreme Court decision is handed down mid afternoon – Chris Kimball is at the court.
NORTHBOURNE FLATS – Iconic entry to Canberra with housing commission flats along the central route to the city – flats set for demolition. Heritage architects say no – but does anyone [...]

A Canberra Sunday tradition marks 20 years

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
A Canberra Sunday tradition marks 20 years

Canberra’s Old Bus Depot Markets are celebrating 20 very successful years in operation next month. They will mark the occasion on Sunday 14 September.
“The Old Bus Depot Markets have been a Canberra Sunday tradition since 1994,” said one of the Old Bus Depot Markets’ Directors, Diane Hinds.
“We’re so thrilled to be celebrating 20 years in [...]

What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What's on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital.
Suggestions from some of our team:
Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd to see astronaut Chris Hadfield speak at Llewellyn Hall for National Science week on Sunday 24th of August
Josh Mulrine is taking his daughter along to the Geoscience [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Best Curry

By 21 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Best of Canberra Taste Off - Best Curry

The call for Canberra’s Best Curry drew quite a few nominations for a range of restaurants across Canberra. In the end, the taste off came down to Rama’s in Pearce and Indian Affair in Phillip.
To set up on an even footing we ordered dishes that both restaurants had on their menu. Lamb Madras, [...]

P-plate driver caught drink driving again

By 21 August 2014

ACT Policing apprehended a 28-year-old Queanbeyan man for drink driving after his vehicle mounted a gutter on London Circuit, City last night (August 20).
About 11.25pm, police travelling in an unmarked vehicle on London Circuit were overtaken by a Ford Falcon travelling at excessive speed.
The vehicle lost control prior to skidding towards the curb, mounting the [...]

Little Red at Belconnen Community Centre

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Little Red at Belconnen Community Centre

[ 12 September 2014; 7:00 pm; 13 September 2014; 2:00 pm; 7:00 pm; 14 September 2014; 1:00 pm; ]

A new locally produced show is coming to the Belconnen Community Centre in September. Little Red is a cautionary tale based on the familiar ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. A funny and dark tale involving a lying wolf, a deceived girl and an unexpected path.

The show incorporates circus skills such as acrobatics, aerial skills [...]

Man arrested; assault in Civic apartment

By 20 August 2014

ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Ainslie man following the assault of a woman at a City residence on the evening of Wednesday, August 13.
About 9.20pm, a male entered the apartment complex on Coranderrk Street, Canberra City, and requested entry to an apartment. After a dispute with a female resident of the apartment, the male [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Hughes

By 20 August 2014
Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Hughes

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hughes yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, August 19).
About 5pm two men carrying knives entered the Australia Post Office at Hughes Shops and demanded cash from the employee.
One of the offenders threatened the employee while the second jumped the counter and removed the till. They left [...]

Public property defaced; man arrested

By 20 August 2014

Last night (August 19) ACT Policing arrested a 62-year-old man of no fixed abode after several incidents of public amenities being defaced with faeces in John Knight Park, Belconnen.
Throughout August, several incidents of property damage were reported by Territory and Municipal Services staff to ACT Policing. All incidents involved faeces smeared across public amenities in [...]

ACT woodlands increased, protected and restored

By 20 August 2014

The extent and condition of ACT woodlands has improved over the past decade, a review released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, has revealed.
“A recent review of the ACT Lowland Woodland Conservation Strategy found that the amount of woodland under – or identified for – conservation management has increased and that major woodland [...]

Man arrested on sexual assault offences

By 20 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday (Tuesday, August 19) after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women in Campbell on two separate occasions.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in June last year after a night out in Civic.
The second incident is alleged to have occurred earlier this year, in February, at [...]

Nursing home foyer fire

By 19 August 2014

Firefighters extinguished a small fire earlier tonight at a northside nursing home.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the incident at the Bupa Aged Care facility in Bindel Street Aranda just before 6 o’clock.
Fire crews arrived to find a lounge chair fire in the foyer alight causing the area to fill with smoke.
Firefighters quickly extinguished [...]

Drink driver caught in school car park

By 19 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Drink driver caught in school car park

ACT Policing will summons a 60-year-old Palmerston man caught drink driving while dropping his granddaughter to school in Nicholls yesterday (Monday August 18).
About 8.50am, police received a report that a gold Toyota Avalon had collided into two parked cars in the car park of the Holy Spirit Primary School on Anne Clark Avenue, Nicholls.
Witnesses informed [...]

Best of Canberra – Bacon & Egg Roll

By 19 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Best of Canberra - Bacon & Egg Roll

This week I want to hear your opinion on Canberra’s Best Bacon and Egg Roll. You’re either a lover or a hater, but for all you lovers of that bacon and runny egg goodness (I personally like a bit of cheese and BBQ sauce) – where is your go to spot when you want [...]

Tags to provide protection from Mr Fluffy asbestos

By 19 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has announced the rollout of high visibility tags in meter boxes for Mr Fluffy homes in Canberra to make it easier for tradespeople to know when they are working on a house which contains the loose-fill asbestos.
Homes affected by loose-fill asbestos will be required by law to have tags fixed in [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing man

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police seek assistance to locate missing man

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 48-year-old man.
The man, David Pang, was reported missing earlier today by his wife.
David was last seen about 10pm last night at their home in Weston.
David is described as having an olive complexion, with short, dark brown hair, brown eyes, a medium build and [...]

Fire extinguished in switchboard at Belconnen High School

By 18 August 2014

Firefighters have extinguished a fire from an electrical switchboard at the Belconnen High School, Murranji Street, Hawker.
ACT Fire & Rescue has evacuated approximately 450 staff and students as a precaution.
Crews are currently clearing smoke from the area and conducting ventilation operations before allowing staff and students to return to the area.
Three fire pumpers are on [...]

Police seek witnesses to Civic assault

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police seek witnesses to Civic assault

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault outside a Civic nightclub in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday August 17).
About 12.40am, security staff refused a man entry to the Academy nightclub on Bunda Street, Civic. The man became aggressive and engaged a bystander in a short verbal argument before striking him, causing him [...]

Courtney Love comes to Canberra on Saturday night (your chance to win a double pass!)

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Courtney Love comes to Canberra on Saturday night (your chance to win a double pass!)

Courtney Love brings a whole new level of cool to the Capital on Saturday night when her first solo tour of Australia hits the UC Refectory.
Once described as the most controversial woman in the history of rock, Love’s artistic career has weathered human tragedy, varying public opinion and battles with her own personal demons. Through [...]

Riot Weekly Top 5 (17th August 2014)

By 17 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Riot Weekly Top 5 (17th August 2014)

The week starting 9th August saw popular themes of food, politics and drug busts topping the popular posts chart along with a call for advice.
The best read post of the week was ‘Police locate illicit drug lab in Hume’
This week’s most popular post was courtesy of ACT Policing. They held up traffic southbound on the [...]

Reception for ACT Commonwealth Games representatives

By 16 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher MLA, and the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Shane Rattenbury MLA, will host a ceremony to welcome home the ACT athletes, coaches and support staff who were members of the Australian team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
“We are all very proud of the achievements of the Australian athletes who participated [...]

Witnesses sought to hit-run in Garran

By 16 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to hit-run in Garran

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a hit-run incident in Garran this morning (Saturday, August 16) in which a person suffered serious leg injuries.
About 5.50am members of Woden patrol responded to reports of a person lying in the middle of the road on Yamba Drive outside The Canberra Hospital.
The person was suffering leg injuries as [...]

Dickson man nabbed in stolen van

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 36-year-old Dickson man, found early this morning in a stolen van in Mitchell, will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon (August 15) charged with multiple property offences and drive while unlicensed.
Early this morning members of Gungahlin Patrol were driving on Flemington Road, Mitchell when suspicions were aroused in relation to a Mazda [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 15 August 2014
7.30 ACT - what to expect from tonight's program

7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 15th

Asbestos House – A family suit up to go back into their Mr Fluffy house to rescue objects prior to demolition. They think the Government should have acted sooner.
Away with the Firies – 7.30 and Chris Kimball travel with ACT’s fire service for a round the clock experience.
Ranamok ran [...]

Merry Maker Sisters Recipe Share: Paleo Raw Chocolate Raspberry Cake

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Merry Maker Sisters Recipe Share: Paleo Raw Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Local girls Emma and Carla Papas, also known as The Merry Maker Sisters, share one of their favourite paleo recipes with us this week. Just in time for the weekend with a nice cuppa perhaps?
Paleo Raw Choc Raspberry Cake
serves: 12 prep time: 1 1/2 hours freezer time: 2 [...]

Consultation starts on draft plan for endangered wallaby

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A new action plan for the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby will better help the species recover from near extinction, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said today.
“Action plans protect local species by outlining strategies for their appropriate identification, protection, survival and re-introduction,” Mr Corbell said.
“We learned much about the conservation needs of the brush-tailed rock-wallaby (Petrogale [...]

$1 million in forfeited criminal assets used for the benefit of the ACT community

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Canberra community has now reaped more than $1 million in benefits from the ACT’s Confiscated Assets Trust Fund.
An extra $446,000 in funding announced today by Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, pushed the total amount delivered under the program over the $1 million mark.
“Since 2009, I have approved just more than $1 million in payments for a [...]

Israeli Film Festival – your chance to win a double pass

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Israeli Film Festival - your chance to win a double pass

The Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) is teaming with Palace Cinemas to present the AICE Israeli Film Festival. The Festival comes to Canberra 19th-31st August, showing at Palace Electric Cinema in New Acton.
The festival includes a range of films from rollicking comedies to sensitive dramas, from riveting, political documentaries to hot-blooded romance. Now [...]

What’s on this weekend? 16th and 17th August 2014

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What's on this weekend?  16th and 17th August 2014

After all the sun we’ve had, a bit of a rainy weekend won’t be so bad (I’ll keep telling myself that). In preparation, we’ve got a few things around town where you should keep dry-ish.
From our team:
Heather Lansdowne is heading for Portabello Road @ Old Bus Depot Markets, Sunday 17th August. She also suggests St [...]

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