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Ask RiotACT: Someone to install used evap aircon & ducted gas system

By 30 July 2016
Ask Riot

Hello. I have a 4 year old ducted gas heater system and an evaporative cooler that I need installing in the floor / roof. The units were removed from the other house due to...

Vernon Circle lanes closed over weekend for courts project

By 29 July 2016
New law courts complex

Two lanes of Commonwealth Avenue and Vernon Circle will be closed temporarily this weekend as part of the refurbishment of the ACT Law Courts precinct. The lanes will be clo...

Airport team to develop carpark into ACT PS mega-office

By 29 July 2016 4
Stephen Byron

The owners of Canberra Airport are set to become the ACT Government's landlords after winning the tender to build and own a major new office complex for Territory public servan...

Gongs and whistles: Nominate a Canberran now for Australian of the Year

By 29 July 2016 1
Current Australian of the Year David Morrison raising the national flag to mark the start of NAIDOC Week in Civic Square earlier this month. Photo: CHARLOTTE HARPER

It may seem a long time until the next Australia Day awards, but the organisational machine that goes through the process of sorting through nominees, finalists, and finally gr...

Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise shower...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 2
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

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Police seek information on Kings Highway fatality

By 13 July 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking assistance as they investigate the fatal two-car collision on Kings Highway in Kowen where a 53-year-old Canberra man died on Wednesdsay. The Canberra Times i...

Business chamber welcomes casino redevelopment

By 13 July 2016

Canberra Business Chamber has backed plans to redevelop the capital's casino into a major new entertainment precinct, saying it will help revitalise the city centre. “The ...

Wild weather stretches emergency services

By 13 July 2016 4

The ACT State Emergency Service has received more than 300 requests for assistance over the past 24 hours due to the wet and windy weather across Canberra. Emergency Servic...

RSPCA offers free cat desexing

By 13 July 2016

RSPCA ACT is offering free cat desexing next month as part of its three-year Frisky Tom campaign. The campaign was launched last year and aims to desex 1,500 cats to reduce...

Police urge snow travellers to delay journeys

By 13 July 2016
Cars snowed in at Thredbo. Photo: Belinda Wight

Police are urging motorists in the Jindabyne area to delay travel if possible due to dangerous conditions on local roads. They say snow and ice have made travel conditions p...

Fatal collision on Kings Hwy at Kowen

By 13 July 2016
Police wrap

The Kings Highway has claimed another life this morning, after two cars collided in Kowen leaving one person dead and another injured. One person died at the scene and ACT A...

Coffee breaks Canberra to Melbourne

By 13 July 2016 4

Apparently if you chose to drive straight through to Melbourne from Canberra, it can take as little as just under seven hours. I have not attempted this. Instead we like to me...

Canberra wakes up to snow; storm damage

By 13 July 2016 3
Snow on Mt Ainslie. Photo: John Lafferty

It’s snowing across Canberra! Mt Ainslie is looking more Snowy Mountains than CBR Inner North (thanks John Lafferty for the photo). There are snow pix like his from all over ...

Next to Normal gets emotional reviews

By 13 July 2016
Next to Normal1

Next to Normal, a rock musical now showing at the ANU Arts Centre, received emotional reviews from the audience at its premiere last Friday night. Next to Normal follows the...

Record entries for 2016 hospitality awards

By 12 July 2016
AHA Stage-Best Pub Bistro

Canberra's best hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, bars and cafés - and their employees - were recognised at the 2016 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards ...

Barista champ film wins Best Australian doco

By 12 July 2016
The Coffee Man team

Two former Canberrans who made a documentary about the capital’s world champion barista are celebrating an award of their own today after their film, The Coffee Man, won Best...

Tuckwells fund new ANU residences, possibly on Bruce Hall site

By 12 July 2016 1
Graham and Louise Tuckwell.

Billionaire philanthropists Graham and Louise Tuckwell have announced a commitment to the ANU worth about $200 million over 30 years to fund a major expansion of the Tuckwell S...

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