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

By 22 November 2014
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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
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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 ...

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

By 22 November 2014
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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)...

Macgregor Primary School Fete on today! 3-7 pm

By 22 November 2014

Come over to Macgregor Primary School in West Belconnen and help us celebrate the school's 40th birthday. We are holding a massive school fete from 3-7 pm with rides, reptiles, live entertainment, a monster raffle (over 45 prizes!), market stalls, a food court, and heaps more including an art sho...

Witnesses sought to collision in Franklin

By 22 November 2014
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ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Friday, November 7, in Franklin. About 3pm, a blue Holden Astra was driving northbound...

Awards for rising school sports stars

By 21 November 2014
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An Australian footballer from St Clare’s College, an orienteer from Kaleen Primary School and a golfer from Burgmann College are among 10 ACT school students to receive 2014 Scho...

New ways of nursing at Canberra Hospital to improve patient experience

By 21 November 2014

The Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher today announced a suite of initiatives to further improve patient experience at Canberra Hospital and make it easier for nurses to continue to offer excellent care. The new measures include: introducing ‘team nursing’, where nurses sha...

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Church Fire in Reid

By 14 May 2010 5

View Larger Map The following in from the ESA: 8:30am Friday 14 May 2010 - Small fire extinguished at church ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a small fire at a church on Coranderrk St and Dirrawan Gardens, Reid. Fire has been extinguished. Cause undetermined at this stage. Small fire w...

Canberra Knights take on the Melbourne Ice

By 14 May 2010 2

The 'Top of the Table' Canberra Knights take on the second placed Melbourne Ice this Saturday for round 4 of the Australian Ice Hockey League. Both coming off strong wins last week, it will be a tight game that no fan should miss. When: This Saturday 15th May Location: Phillip Icehouse Door...

Alleged Hughes Shooter Arrested

By 14 May 2010 36

[First filed: May 13, 2010 @ 9:29 Second filing: May 13, 2010 @ 13:20] The following isn't online yet, but has been sent over to me in relation to the Hughes shooting: Fatal shooting Hughes, 20-year-old charged ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team have this evening (May 12) arres...

Quality Fog!

By 14 May 2010 5

As is usual with a heavy fog, when it clears the day is glorious. For those who rose late and missed it "Tim" has sent in this one of the view from Kings Avenue Bridge towards Parliament House this morning. Time to get the ugg boots out if you haven't already....

Wanted: ACT Government DeathStar

By 14 May 2010 32

In a fascinating move the Chief Minister is asking for ideas on how to build one mega administrative centre to house all of the ACT Public Service. Presumably this would mean next time there is a horrendous cockup it's easier to haul the miscreants before the Chief Minister to explain their indol...

Parkwatch deserves a mention

By 14 May 2010

I thought you might want to look this little iPhone app called Parkwatch which deserves more attention in this city, it's a bit subversive, but I think it's pretty cool. Parkwatch users can 'check-in' their car location when parking, and then receive push notifications when a parking officer is ...

Looking for some Financial help.

By 14 May 2010 35

Were we were:  both of us on good incomes and supporting our debts without any issues. Were we are: Had a beautiful baby girl, another one on the way, wife's income has gone down by a factor of more than 2. The result: Aside from the mortgage, we have $155K worth of debt we can no longer ser...

blackout in gordon

By 14 May 2010 7

Hey anyone know anything about a blackout in gordon that started about 6:00pm and ended  at about 7:20 i was home alone at the time playing xbox and pretty sure i was about to go the way of  caroline byrne due to the blackout but after seeing the whole street was out i calmed down. so do you kn...

The Hounds Were Upon The Hill

By 13 May 2010 3

Knowing what suckers we all are for pictures of dogs the RSPCA have kindly sent through pictures from today's "Hounds on the Hill" launch at Parliament House for the Million Paws Walk this Sunday. Gary Humphries did the honours. (And of course it's still not too late to sign up for the wal...

The lake hosts rescue training

By 13 May 2010

Thanks to fgzk for sending this one in with the following note: Helitak 267 BK117B2 ZK-HYT United Aero Helicopter, training on lake Burley Griffin today So that's what the fuss was about....

Hans Heysen exhibition opens at the National Gallery

By 13 May 2010

Following the rock and roll madness of the Paris Masterpieces the National Gallery is announcing a more sensible exhibition for those who actually like art rather than crowds and box-ticking. Hans Heysen, an exhibition celebrating one of the most pivotal Australian landscape artists of the ea...

Seasoned, split firewood

By 13 May 2010 11

So the bunker is going to need more firewood soon. I know there's loads of wood available on the likes of Freecycle but that has the drawbacks of: a) Needing to wait a year to season, b) Often being soft timbers unsuited to heating c) Requiring me to split all the blocks. So what we need ...

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