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Have you seen Steven?

By 18 June 2015
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*** 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 [...]

Braddon man to face court following multiple burglaries

By 18 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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
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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
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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 [...]

Local leaders – Sophie Hope (2015 ACT Volunteer of the Year)

By 17 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Sophie Hope is a 22-year-old neuroscience student who describes herself as an advocate for youth, mental health, refugees, human rights and animal welfare. She’s also the 2015 ACT Volunteer of the Year, and she has some big ideas for improving youth access to mental health services in Canberra.
Sophie first started volunteering as a teenager, fostering [...]

Police investigate suspicious Hawker College fire

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Parking in Braddon – something still needs to be done

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Braddon is getting busier. Well duh, I hear you say. Of course it is. With a new cafe popping up what seems like every second week, new apartment complexes filling up with residents and another huge complex to be built where Lonsdale Street Traders once stood, the suburb is bustling more than ever. Not to [...]

Capital Metro can repeat the Gold Coast’s light rail success

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Higher than expected light rail patronage, overall growth in all public transport patronage and decreased road traffic…. how did the Gold Coast achieve this?
Page eight of the latest ARA Newsletter offers some insight:
Australasia’s newest Light Rail project on the Gold Coast recorded its 5 millionth passenger in April, reaching Year 2 patronage figures in its first 9 months [...]

How much did you pay for your last haircut?

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Call me a metrosexual or whatever you like, but I love getting my hair cut. Unfortunately it doesn’t make me any better looking. I still walk out with my worry (and laughing) lines, and my nose is just as big and my muscles are just as small. But I do walk out happy. I’m happy [...]

Have your say on proposed Lyneham food forest

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Tired Telstra Tower has sky high possibilities

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Telstra Tower is one of our most iconic Canberra landmarks. It is something tourists look for when they are lost, and a great relief for Canberrans to see when travelling on the Barton Highway after a seven-hour (or longer) drive from Melbourne.
The Telstra Tower opened on 15 May 1980 and there is something stylishly 1980s [...]

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 14 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
SALES

Highest sale: $1,775,000
Lowest sale: $250,000
Average sale: $555,324
2,373 properties currently for sale
33 sales properties had price reductions
85 properties went under offer
80 properties SOLD!
141 properties have come onto the market
49 properties up for [...]

Thieves steal alcohol during Bruce burglary

By 11 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

New multi-unit developments need designated smoking areas

By 11 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Our predicament = offensive second hand smoke drifting through our unit
My partner and I are being forced to put up with daily smoke drift problems in the multi-unit development we live in. These problems have been occurring since January 2014 when the building became occupied for the first time. Our apartment has been impacted on a daily [...]

Teens caught with stolen car, stolen property

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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
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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 [...]

Local leaders – Glenn Keys (Aspen Medical and Canberra Business Chamber)

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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As Canberra slowly bounces back from savage federal spending cuts, the role of the Canberra Business Chamber as a voice for local businesses is more important than ever. We spoke to newly-elected chairman Glenn Keys about his vision for Canberra business.
The Canberra Business Chamber was formed last October as the result of a merger between the [...]

Multiple arson attacks in Tuggeranong

By 9 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Mental health study examining sleeping habits – participants wanted

By 9 June 2015

I’m conducting an online study that examines how body weight, eating habits and physical activity can impact sleep.
So I’m looking for Australian residents age 18 years and older to take my quick 20-minute survey. If you are not convinced, all participants go in the draw to win one of three $100 Coles vouchers!
If you are [...]

Bolster your business skills with an executive MBA

By 9 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Let’s clean up Canberra’s early childhood education mess

By 8 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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High quality childcare improves learning outcomes for children.
It’s that simple, or at least it should be. Unfortunately, in the ACT, when you have children under four you are forced to navigate a system that is a bit of a mess.
Some parents can’t access childcare places, while others can’t afford them. People are forced to sign [...]

Music camp to teach Canberra girls to rock in more ways than one

By 8 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Would you be brave enough to learn a new instrument, form a band and write a song to perform at a live venue in just one week?
For some, the prospect is terrifying, but for the young women who participate in Girls Rock camps around the world every year, it’s an opportunity to develop creativity, teamwork and leadership [...]

Giralang 7-eleven robbed overnight

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Giralang early this morning (Friday 5 June).
About 3.05am, a man entered the 7-Eleven convenience store on Canopus Crescent, Giralang, and threatened a staff member with a hammer, demanding cash. The staff member complied and the offender fled on foot with a sum of cash.
The man [...]

Arboretum hosts Italian bonsai expert

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 June 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

The National Arboretum Canberra is inviting bonsai and penjing enthusiasts, or anyone looking to enjoy a wonderful evening at the Arboretum, to spend a few hours with Italian architect and renowned international bonsai artist, Mauro Stemberger, for a live demonstration on creating a beautiful bonsai artwork.

National Bonsai and Penjing Collection Curator, Leigh Taafe, said Mauro [...]

Fatal car crash in Latham

By 4 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a fatal crash where a single car collided with a tree and caught fire on Ginninderra Drive, Latham, 4.55am this morning (Thursday June 4).
The crash resulted in fatal injuries to the driver. There was no one else in the car at the time.
ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished a fire and ACT [...]

Belconnen pair summonsed over drug import via mail

By 4 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing will summons a 20-year-old Belconnen man and his 20-year-old female partner to court over the illegal importation of a controlled substance.
In late May, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service intercepted a mail consignment from China. Examination of the package revealed two of the six packages contained a commercial quantity (1050 grams) of a [...]

An exclusive look at Next Gen, Lyneham

By 4 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I am a gym junkie. You could even call me a gym-tart because I’ll workout anywhere. So, it probably doesn’t surprise you that I leapt at the chance to check out the new Next Gen Health and Lifestyle Club that has totally revamped a large chunk of Lyneham.
I felt special to be one of the [...]

ACT growth ahead of other states and territories: ABS

By 3 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Australian Bureau of Statistics data has revealed that the ACT’s growth during the March quarter was the strongest in the country.
From Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s media release:

National growth figures issued today show the ACT economy is turning the corner and standing on its own two feet.
The State Final Demand figures issued by the ABS show [...]

Braddon supermarket robbery

By 3 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of a small supermarket in Braddon yesterday (Tuesday 2 June).
About 6pm, a man threatened a staff member of the shop on Lowana Street with a knife, demanding cash. The victim complied and the offender fled towards the direction Northbourne Avenue.
The man was described as being of [...]

Would you like to see a new ice rink in Canberra?

By 3 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Members of Canberra’s ice sports community are petitioning the ACT Government to open a new ice rink in the capital. 
The petition organisers say the Phillip ice skating rink is outdated, in poor condition and too small to accommodate sporting fans of teams such as CBR Brave.
From the petition:

Ice sports (such as figure skating, broom ball [...]

Government to spend $375 million on light rail

By 2 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT Government will make a capital contribution of $375 million towards Canberra’s light rail project, Capital Metro, ACT budget papers have revealed.
The budget papers explain that the contribution, which is half of the project’s estimated $750 million cost and mostly funded by the sale of ACTTAB and old government office blocks, will be set aside [...]

ACT budget 2015 spends big on health, education and public housing

By 2 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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With a predicted deficit of $407 million, Andrew Barr’s first budget as both Chief Minister and Treasurer is a modest one.
In light of what Minister Barr has described as “savage” cuts from the Commonwealth, the 2015-16 ACT budget handed down today focuses on infrastructure, creating jobs and maintaining Canberra’s title as world’s most liveable [...]

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