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Pair hold up Wanniassa Red Rooster, leave with small sum of cash

By 25 July 2016
Police wrap

Two men held up Red Rooster takeaway/restaurant at Wanniassa last night, threatening a store attendant with assault before leaving with a small amount of cash. ACT Policing ...

Alumnus to guide music school in ‘critical period’

By 25 July 2016
Malcolm Gillies

The ANU has appointed Professor Malcolm Gillies, a distinguished academic who studied violin at the Canberra School of Music as an 11-year-old, as interim head of the School of...

A look inside an ACT mobile speed camera van

By 25 July 2016
John Peti in mobile speed van

Ever wondered whether there is a real person inside those mobile speed camera vans? And whether they can catch you when you’re driving on the far side of a dual carriageway? ...

Smyth appointment ‘a cynical political exercise’

By 25 July 2016 5
Brendan Smyth

It’s not the manner of how a man came into this world that matters but it is the way he leaves it. I don’t know who wrote this saying (paraphrased by yours truly) but it is...

Ask RiotACT: Home extension – where to start?

By 24 July 2016 3
Ask Riot

Hello Rioters, We're in a small two bedroom single level duplex, but are feeling the squeeze. We'd love to stay in the hood (Narrabundah), so we think extending might be th...

Police appeal over Kaleen attempted armed robbery

By 22 July 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking public help following an attempted armed robbery at the Caltex Star Mart service station in Kaleen last Thursday. Police responded to a report of a male ho...

Northbourne flats, ex-visitor centre sites up for auction in August

By 22 July 2016 4
Dickson on Northbourne aerial view from brochure

The territory’s Land Development Agency has appointed Knight Frank the sales agent for three ACT Government-owned blocks set for retail, commercial and residential developmen...

Hume Hwy closed southbound, traffic diverted through Canberra

By 22 July 2016 4
Accident site (left) and diversion point (circled).

All Sydney to Melbourne Hume Highway traffic is being diverted through Canberra via the Federal Highway turnoff near Goulburn this morning after a truck rolled blocking southbo...

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$90,000 in heritage grants for Canberra

By 15 June 2016
Australian War Memorial

The Federal Government has earmarked almost $90,000 for heritage projects at two of Canberra’s most treasured landmarks, the National War Memorial and the Shine Dome. Th...

Tourists flock to capital in record numbers

By 15 June 2016 1
Canberra generic landscape

Australians are flocking to Canberra in greater numbers than ever before, with the capital smashing the record for domestic visitors for the year ending March 2016. The Touris...

Man to be extradited to NSW on murder charge

By 15 June 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

A 36-year-old man has been taken into custody this afternoon following the murder of a man in Fairfield East, New South Wales, in December last year. New South Wales police ma...

Barr, Andrews to push for cheap CBR-MEL flights; collaborate on family violen

By 15 June 2016
Daniel Andrews and Andrew Barr

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says he and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews have agreed to work together on the Safe Schools program, information sharing to help prevent family...

UC study finds local news is king

By 15 June 2016
Man using mobile while walking

Australian consumers are more interested in news about their region than sport, entertainment or celebrity information, and are primarily accessing news via screens, a Universi...

Trivia Night to raise funds for orangutans

By 15 June 2016

Want to have a fun night out and save endangered wildlife? Well here's your opportunity to do both! The Orangutan Project's annual trivia night is on Saturday 25th June at...

Special Event – Marlene Cummins: Koori Woman Blues Tour

By 15 June 2016

For a night of fun, grooves and blues belting tunes to make you laugh, cry and dance. MARLENE CUMMINS, with her Koori Woman blues belting style, takes you on the journey of ...

Ask RiotACT: Whatever happened to Commonwealth Park?

By 15 June 2016 5
Ask RiotACT

As a kid, growing up in Canberra in the 70's and 80's, I remember Commonwealth park as a pristine park, a place where families met on weekends for picnics, cricket on the gree...

Coffee breaks en route to Sydney from Canberra

By 15 June 2016 14

There will be some readers out there who remember well the terrors of driving between Sydney and Canberra before the freeways and motorways. It was not fun, it was bloody dange...

Keeping kids active and safe on bikes

By 14 June 2016 20
Cycling Facility Concept Design (3) [2464972]

Two new learn to ride centres will provide the capital’s young cyclists with a safe place to practice valuable riding skills. Road safety minister Shane Rattenbury said th...

Capital shows colours in support of Orlando

By 14 June 2016 4
canberra bridge 2

Picture: Michelle Doherty  Landmarks around the capital were lit up in the colours of the rainbow flag on Monday night to show solidarity with the victims of the mass shoot...

Awards to recognise export success

By 14 June 2016
export generic

ACT businesses succeeding on the world stage will be recognised by the Chief Minister’s Export Awards, which were launched on Tuesday. “Canberra region businesses have d...

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