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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014

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 w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mocan & Green Grout, New Acton

By 22 November 2014

I've walked past Mocan & Green Grout a lot but always found it way too busy to indulge in a coffee or a meal. This week I was in the area for a meeting and spied a few empty ta...

A Summer Fling

By 21 November 2014

With these warmer months approaching it's hard not to want to spend most of my time out doors, taking in all the sunshine and warmth before the next Winter comes. It's also ...

Wanniassa school opinions

By 23 November 2014 1

We are moving to Wanniassa next month and would like some opinions on primary schools in the area. Would anyone mind sharing some experiences and advice on Wanniassa school?...

Cancellation of tomorrows Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon

By 22 November 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise of the cancellation of the Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Sunday 23 November 2014. The event has been cancelled for safety reasons, with a high probability that a total fire ban will be declared for tomorrow, and the su...


By 22 November 2014 7

Hi all, I need a retaining wall built out the front of my house.  I have been looking for someone to do the work as it's a little more difficult than my skill level.  I am struggling to even get a quote.  I have had 5 tradies come and inspect and say they would forward on a quote but NONE have (A...

Local startup Hardcotton launches Kickstarter campaign to develop world first in 3D printing

By 22 November 2014

Hello fellow Rioters. Canberra has a record of invention and local tech startup Hardcotton continues to take up this challenge and make an impact in the 3D printing world. ...

Hot air balloon stuck in light fitting

By 22 November 2014

Firefighters are helping to untangle a hot air balloon that is suspended in a light fitting at the Aranda District Playing Fields. Sixteen people were in the basket at the time of the crash. ACT Ambulance Service said nobody was injured. (ESA Media Release)...

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Brumbies flutter their eyelashes at Josh Dugan

By 27 May 2010 2

The Canberra Times informs us that the much discussed Raiders' fullback, Josh Dugan, would be very welcome at the Brumbies if he really does want out from his team, but doesn't want to leave town. Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan confirmed yesterday his coaching staff and playing group had ...

1880s Steampunk Ball

By 27 May 2010 8

1880s Steampunk Ball Saturday 19 June 2010 St John Hall, Constitution Ave, Reid, Canberra 7.30pm - 11.30pm Everyone is welcome, no partner is necessary and all dances are led. Complimentary refreshments, live band on stage, tickets at the door. For more information please phone Earthly Del...

Molonglo goes on sale 19 June

By 27 May 2010 8

Mr Stanhope informs us that the first blocks new suburb of Wright in the Molonglo Valley is going on sale on 19 June in a 100 block auction. At this stage Wright is really going to be a northern extension of Weston Creek before the whole 13 suburb conurbation takes shape. And guess what! It's ...

Short courses during winter?

By 27 May 2010 8

I'm on my winter break from uni now and am looking to do a short course to keep me busy. I've looked at all the CITace ones but none of them are tempting or work for me on the day they are on. Does anyone know of any places other than CIT (and the colleges as they have combined forced) that ...

Police Wrap - 26 May 2010

By 26 May 2010

1. Drunk in Nicholls on a Tuesday night: ACT Policing has arrested a man after he was allegedly caught driving with a high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) today (May 26). About 2.35am police stopped a 28-year-old Nicholls man on Lexcen Avenue, in Nicholls. The man was subjected to a roadside scre...

Lifting Lily - Lily Sharrock Benefit

By 26 May 2010

Jim Sharrock is a music teacher and the front man for the legendary Canberra party band Dubba Rukki. He's trying to raise funds to get a wheelchair hoist for his van to help his daughter Lily who has cerebral palsy. To this end a great lineup of local music talent is playing at McGregor Hall ...

Band Rehearsal Spaces

By 26 May 2010 10

Hi All ... I'm new back to Canberra and don't  seem to have had much luck finding spots for bands to rehearse . I was thinking there would be some facilities in Mitchell, Fyshwick or Hume, but most enquiries come up with blank stares. Any ideas anyone ? Oh, and suburban garage's are out...

Police to sniff around the brothels

By 26 May 2010 7

The Canberra Times brings word that the new Chief Police Officer, Roman Quaedvlieg, wants to get the police more involved in the crime surrounding the legal sex industry. Mr Quaedvlieg said police forces regularly received information concerning criminal activity regarding prostitution. Those...

Recommendations for LPG certified mechanic in Mitchell

By 26 May 2010 10

I've just moved into the Gunghalin area, which now means sorting out a new mechanic. I was looking for someone who can handle servicing etc & LPG rego inspections for a dual fuel Ford falcon. I was warned (~2 years ago) by one LPG fitter that there were a few dodgy operators about... Any sugg...

More ovals for the far north

By 26 May 2010 5

Andrew Barr has announced more ovals and "facilities" in Gungahlin and Throsby (up near Harrison apparently) this year. Ovals to come on line are: -- Harrison Neighbourhood Oval (NHO) and the northern end of Harrison District Playing Field (DPF) made available for sport in winter 2010 -- Ngunna...

The Virtual Court

By 26 May 2010 7

Simon Corbell's proposal for a new 'virtual court' seems to have ruffled more than a few feathers of our resident legal eagles. Both the ACT Bar Association and some individual barristers have really worked themselves up into quite a lather. Why this should be so is a little beyond me. I suspect ...

ACT Government caves on pay negotiations

By 26 May 2010 7

The ABC has a story on shifting ground in the pay dispute between the ACT Government and its public service. The Government is now offering a 2.5 per cent wage increase from July 1 as part of a one year agreement. It is also offering a sign-on bonus of $650 for eligible employees. Apparent...

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