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Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

By 25 November 2015
Simon Corbell via Facebook

The ACT Government has announced an elective surgery "blitz” in the first half of 2016 that will see the city’s surgeons perform an extra 1000 procedures in a bid to reduce...

Body is missing Evatt man: police

By 25 November 2015
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious. Poli...

Ask RiotACT: Recommend a window cleaning service

By 25 November 2015
Ask RiotACT

Editor note: we were looking for cleaner recommendations earlier in the week, now we're looking specifically for window cleaners. Looking for a pro to clean the windows at...

Cheap Eats – Double Drummer (Barton)

By 25 November 2015 4

As mentioned in previous weeks and the call-out for Canberra Cheap Eats last week, I've been keen to branch out of Civic and try some 'unknown' eateries. One suggestion receive...

Canberra Tales: Huts of protest

By 25 November 2015 2

If you happen to be driving past the South African Embassy in Canberra, you may notice a lonely and disused sentry box on the corner near the entrance to the embassy and its re...

Police seek witnesses to Griffith assault

By 25 November 2015

ACT Policing has called for public assistance as it searches for a man involved in an altercation in at the Stuart Flats in Griffith last night. About 5.15pm yesterday, a ma...

Best of Canberra – creative markets

By 25 November 2015 3
Craft markets

A few weeks ago I hunted down the best fresh food markets in Canberra. Now it’s time to find the best creative markets. Arts and crafts, trashes and treasures – you nam...

Redistribution to force Leigh office move

By 24 November 2015 11
Andrew Leigh

Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh will have to move offices at a potential cost to taxpayers of $500,000 after the augmented Electoral Commission ignored ACT Labor’s plea that t...

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Jazz at Legends Bar

By 4 November 2010 1

Live jazz has a new home in Legends Spanish Retaurant. Starting on the 11th of November Legends will be presenting live jazz every Thursday night. Entry is $10 Brass'ere, Canberra's very own New Orleans style brass band will provide the fanfare for the grand opening. With 2 trumpets, ... - New Unofficial Canberra Raiders Website and Podcast

By 4 November 2010 4

Hello all :) Just letting you know about the new unofficial Canberra Raiders website, We have just released our first podcast - Raidercast - which can be downloaded from our forums ( in which we discuss the end of the 2010 NRL season, Terry Campese's...

October 2010 Construction at the Cotter Dam

By 4 November 2010 3

Canberra's leading source of YouTube content, ACTEW, brings us construction porn from the Cotter Dam expansion for October. Enjoy....

Firefighters calendar now in doubt - UPDATE: Now to proceed.

By 4 November 2010 85

[First filed: Nov 3, 2010 @ 11:47] Remember that item on RA a few weeks ago about women in the firefighting service bringing out their own charity calendar to raise funds for the neo-natal unit at The Canberra Hospital?  The calendar was the ladies' reply to the wildly successful male versio...

Airport to Nowhere - Signage at Canberra Airport

By 4 November 2010 9

Am I the only person who wonders how visitors to our illustrious city, or other people like me with no sense of direction, go on when they leave the airport? It would appear that we can tell a cyclist (with their maginifying glass to hand!) how to find a few places, but no sign at all of which w...

Australian Poetry Slam ACT Final

By 3 November 2010 1

[First filed: Nov 3, 2010 @ 9:10] The book of faces informs that after two close fought heats the ACT finals of the Australian Poetry Slam will be held at Smiths Alternative Bookshop on Alinga St Friday week. You are invited to the sausage-fest final of the ACT heats of the AUSRALIAN P...

RSPCA chipping in to have your cat desexed

By 3 November 2010 19

If you have a cat you really, really, should have had it desexed by now. For your own piece of mind and quiet enjoyment of your house if for no other reason. But the RSPCA ACT has just announced they're launching a "desexing rebate scheme to assist low income earners with the cost of a desexing p...

ACT women too smart to get knocked up?

By 3 November 2010 26

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced the release of national fertility statistics: Tasmania had the highest fertility rate, with 2.18 babies per woman, while the Australian Capital Territory had the lowest at 1.74. But remember, if we don't make our own babies we have to put up wi...

Canberra unicycle style - Uninats 2010

By 3 November 2010 13

[First filed: Nov 2, 2010 @ 13:44] We don't know how we missed the "Uninats" being held for unicycles in Canberra this year. Fortunately YouTube brings the highlights of the one-wheeled outrages to public decency. Fortunately it doesn't look like they'll be breeding....

Southside Farmers' Market on the move.

By 3 November 2010 6

The Southside Farmers' Market has a message for you: We are moving! From 7th November 2010 the market will be located at the Southern Cross Woden Basketball Stadium. - Same great producers (and some new ones coming soon) - Lots of free parking directly over the road - Flat access - no...

Planning to be in the public service for 20 years?

By 3 November 2010 5

The ABC brings word of concern at the National Archives over moves to release information after 20 years instead of 30. "What we're talking about is national security essentially, and personal sensitivity ... 20 years can be mid career or operationally for a national security issue, it can be sti...

Final stage of Gungahlin Drive to start this month

By 3 November 2010 29

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced the contract has been awarded for the last part of the fabled Gungahlin Drive Extension: The ACT Government has awarded a $15.5 million contract for the final stage of the duplication of the Gungahlin Drive Extension (GDE) Chief Minister and Minister for Tran...

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