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Government tests its emergency response

By 12 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

As Canberra prepares to host several high-profile sporting events, the Government will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise today Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell has announced.
“The ACT Government has recognised the need to be well coordinated and practiced ahead of the major world sporting events that will come to the nation’s capital in [...]

OMG … Bookplate (and Paperplate) …

By 12 November 2014

…at the National Library went into liquidation on Monday.

Local Leaders – Peter and Michael Harrington (Sage and Akiba restaurants)

By 12 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Akiba team

Brothers Peter and Michael Harrington, co-owners of Sage Dining Rooms in Braddon and the soon-to-open Akiba restaurant in Civic, have a passion for good food and hard work.
They grew up in the kitchens of their parents’ many Canberra restaurants, and started working as kitchen hands on the weekend at age ten.
“It was all we ever [...]

Bored Little Yappy Dogs…

By 11 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I am writing to the owners of all those yappy little Furballs that are kicked out of the house at 7-8am and don’t see their loving masters till 5pm.
Little dogs get bored when cooped up in the backyard all day and love to just yap yap yap yip yap at nothing all day. This is most troubling to [...]

COOL titles a must read for young Canberrans

By 11 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Libraries ACT has been eagerly waiting to find out what Australian books the young people of the Canberra region have enjoyed reading the most throughout the year and the wait is finally over.
“We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 COOL Awards (Canberra’s Own Outstanding List),” said Vanessa Little, Director, Libraries ACT. [...]

Dogfighting in the region: is it happening and what can we do?

By 11 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

I have an unhealthy obsession with community Facebook pages. I rarely post on them but I’m a member of what seems like a million of them: Canberra Buy Swap Sell, Queanbeyan Buy Swap Sell, Canberra Mums (I have no children unless you count cats), MyGungahlin (I don’t even live in Gungahlin), and the list goes [...]

TG’s Hair Studios a cut above

By 11 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
TG's Hair studios

In a career spanning 30 years, owner of TG’s Hair Studios, Tammy Garratt, has logged over 60,000 hours of hairdressing, trained 34 apprentices and opened three salons under the TG’s Hair Studios umbrella.
With salons in Fyshwick, Civic and Jerrabomberra, she says a focus on staff development and ongoing training is what sets TG’s apart from [...]

Safer and easier school drop off at Radford College

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of closures on Haydon Drive in Bruce, to allow for construction of a second entrance to Radford College. The second entrance will alleviate traffic congestion during peak school drop off and pick up times.
Works will commence from Monday 10 November 2014 and are expected [...]

Woman to face court on multiple fraud charges

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 32-year-old Florey woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, November 10) on multiple fraud and theft charges.
Police executed a search warrant on the woman’s home yesterday morning, seizing a number of stolen property items.
The woman was taken into custody and charged with fraud related offences which were committed in Charnwood, Florey [...]

Crims hit low gear; PCYC bikes stolen

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating eight bicycles stolen from the Police Community Youth Club (PCYC) in Wanniassa on Wednesday (November 5).
About 8.30am, a staff member attended the PCYC building on Grattan Court, Wanniassa, and found that the garage door had been damaged and a trailer containing eight mountain bikes had been [...]

Mad as Hell

By 10 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

As Shaun Micallef says in his program title, I’m mad as hell!
Posters will accuse me of being biased and that’s just bad luck. I have nothing to gain from my outrage on this subject so let’s get that out of the way pronto.
As if the Government doesn’t insult the servicemen and women enough by offering [...]

Witnesses sought; suspicious school fire

By 9 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire at Melrose High School in Pearce last night (Saturday, November 8).
About 9.30pm, police attended Melrose High School on Marr Street, Pearce, following a report of a fire at the rear of the building on Beasley Street.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the blaze, which was located in [...]

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 9 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.

Highest Sale: $1,900,000
Lowest Price: $197,500
Average Sale Price: $590,486 (+ 4.45%)
2,935 properties currently for sale
66 sales properties had price reductions
101 properties went under offer
139 properties SOLD!
226 properties have come onto [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Bicicletta, Pepper’s Gallery Hotel, New Acton

By 8 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

Last weekend I was a human brochure, actually I’ve been one for a little while now but last weekend was our VIP weekend where we shipped in two out of towners and showed them the finer sides of Canberra. If you want to know more about the Human Brochure weekend check out Alexandra’s article!

My guests [...]

ACTSES volunteers put to the challenge

By 8 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, wished ACT State Emergency Service members the best of luck ahead of a local rescue competition this weekend.
The ACTSES Rescue Challenge will be conducted today (Saturday, 8 November 2014) at the
ACT Emergency Services Agency Training Centre in Hume.
“ACTSES volunteer members provide an essential service to the Canberra [...]

Hazard reduction burn today at Hall

By 8 November 2014

The ACT Rural Fire Service will today, Saturday, 8 November, 2014, weather permitting, assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn at the property “Sunny Corner”, Victoria Street, Hall.
The burn is expected to commence from 9am until 5pm.
Two heavy fire tankers and nine firefighters will conduct the burn of vegetation.
Temporary smoke cover may occur. [...]

Belconnen Police Station open day tomorrow

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Belconnen Police Station will open its doors to the community on Saturday, November 8, between 10am and 2pm for its Open Day and Security Expo.

The Open Day and Security Expo will feature a guided tour of Belconnen Police Station, free security product giveaways and advice to help you secure your home or business, and fun [...]

Netherlands Prime Minister plants symbol of friendship

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher today hosted His Excellency Mr Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands along with The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia to plant a Silver birch tree at the National Arboretum in recognition of the strengthened relationship between Australia and the Netherlands following the tragic events [...]

Fifty schools commit to keep Canberra kids active

By 7 November 2014

Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher today congratulated Arawang Primary School for being one of fifty ACT schools keeping children active by signing up to the Ride or Walk to School Program.
“It is great to see so many Canberra schools embracing the Ride or Walk to School program which enables schools to provide [...]

Who killed Irma? 15th Anniversary of the Murder of Irma Palasics

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Yesterday (Thursday, November 6) marked 15 years since grandmother, Irma Palasics, was brutally murdered in her home in McKellar with police releasing further information they hope will assist in the cold case investigation.
Police have issued an image depicting a Reebok shoe believed to have been worn by one of the offenders involved in the murder [...]

Bushfire season and helicopter patrols

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ActewAGL would like to remind Canberra residents that we’re now in bushfire season. Bushfires are an inevitable part of the Australian landscape, however, there’s a lot you can do before and during a bushfire to protect your home and help keep our community safe.
Fires can start from fallen powerlines, trees touching powerlines or damaged assets [...]

They destroy, you pay.

By 7 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

What to do with the ferals?
We don’t seem to have much by way of answers in this part of the world.
I’m talking about the wreckers who cost us money and make damned nuisances of themselves but not to the point where we are prepared to put them in gaol – in this case those who [...]

RiotACT Podcast episode 2 – The saga of light rail and how it will shape the days of your lives

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Mike Jeffreys talks to Chief Minister Katy Gallagher about how she sees the direction the ACT must take, with particular emphasis on the Light Rail project and the part it will play in the Green Labor vision for Canberra.

(RiotACT Podcast episode 2, part 1 of 2)

ACT Public School Alumni launched

By 6 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

World famous actors, artists, academics, military figures and a former Prime Minister have been celebrated with the official launch of the ACT Public Schools Alumni by Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch today.
“The Alumni celebrates the achievements of our students of note and the different career paths, professions and interests they have chosen and [...]

NDIS funding now available to children under four

By 6 November 2014

ACT children under four years of age with a developmental delay or disability can now get access to funding if eligible through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Minister for Disability Joy Burch urged any families of young children currently accessing early intervention or therapy services who have not yet made contact with the National Disability [...]

Beijing Garden gift to highlight sister city link

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today joined with the Chinese Ambassador, His Excellency Ma Zhaoxu, to open the traditional Chinese garden at Lennox Gardens – a Canberra Centenary gift from Beijing Municipal Government.
“The new Beijing Garden is a fantastic addition to the Canberra landscape and will no doubt be a place of reflection and relaxation [...]

Man arrested after road rage incident

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has arrested a 20-year-old Watson man following an incident of road rage outside the War Memorial, Campbell yesterday (Wednesday, November 5).
About 4.30pm, the offender driving a white ute collided with another vehicle, which was driven by a 79 year-old man. The elderly man has attempted to talk to the driver of the ute, [...]

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 06/11/14

By 6 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

Kate Lundy’s ALIVE!
Lame duck Senator Kate Lundy arose from her year-long slumber this week to defend Australia’s women and men in uniform. The powerful political charge was made in a Facebook message where she wrote, “Tony Abbott is offering Australian Defence personnel an effective pay-cut whilst at the same time his government is shovelling money [...]

Your noise is not their choice

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberrans are being reminded that although we all make noise every day, it’s a fact that our noise can affect our neighbours.
Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said a new noise campaign would urge communities to be considerate of their neighbours by bearing in mind how their noise could affect their neighbours.
“The number of noise [...]

Canberra’s Cup crowds well behaved

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is pleased that the vast majority of Canberra’s Melbourne Cup revelers enjoyed the festivities responsibly across the Capital yesterday (November 4).
Police maintained a high-visibility presence at Thoroughbred Park, Lyneham, and Canberra’s entertainment precincts throughout the day, with three males taken into custody.
The crowd at Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park was generally well behaved, with [...]

Help for business intender?

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I have a business idea and not much else at the moment.
I have seen the Canberra business website and have contacted them, but have also seen a website from a mob called lighthouse?
They both seem to exist to help businesses startup and profit, except obviously one isnt government run and gets paid to do it.
It [...]

High number of wasp reports

By 5 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

Reports to the European Wasp Hotline of wasps seeking sites and establishing nests in suburban Canberra are the highest in many years, the ACT Government has announced.
“After months in hibernation the queen wasps are now visiting homes and gardens and often getting into people’s houses in their search for food,” said Julie Garbode, Manager, Planning [...]

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