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More doctors, nurses for TCH emergency department

By 30 May 2016
The Canberra Hospital

The emergency department at The Canberra Hospital will gain an extra 39 staff in 2016-17 and a further 15 workers by the end of the 2019-20 financial year as part of a $29 mill...

Ngunnawal woman dies in driveway accident, police investigating

By 30 May 2016
Police wrap

A police investigation is underway into the death of a 44-year-old woman on Saturday after she was struck by her own vehicle in the driveway of her Ngunnawal home. ACT Polic...

Baby, it’s cold outside

By 30 May 2016 7

The forecast was for an overnight minimum of 4 degrees, but the mercury dipped to -1.8 at around 11.30pm and it’s still 0 out there now as families head off for school an...

Ask RiotACT: ACT-wide shortage of plastic cat tray liner bags

By 30 May 2016
Ask RiotACT

So recently I started using these new nifty bag liners that stretch around the cat litter tray and when you are done just fold up and in the bin, so much less mess and so much ...

Dutton offensive on asylum-seekers

By 30 May 2016 11
ss new australia

When I came to Australia in 1952, I couldn’t speak English, I couldn’t count to 10 and I came by boat. If Minister Dutton had been on the wharf, would he have turned my bo...

Ask RiotACT: Seeking outdoor dance floor

By 29 May 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I'm looking for somewhere that will hire out a dance floor that can be set up outside (6x6metres) in Canberra. The only place I've found so far is YesEvents in Bowral N...

Signs of life and wonder

By 29 May 2016 4

Apparently the residents of Gungahlin have had enough of being a lower priority to other areas of Canberra. According to the road signs off the new Majura Parkway, Gungahlin...

At home with Sophia: egg yolk ravioli (almost)

By 28 May 2016 2

I normally only ever post recipes that are successful because most of the time the recipes I make do work out. They might not always be as amazing as I had hoped but they norm...

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Capital kitchen: Anzac biscuits recipe

By 23 April 2016 1
Anzac biscuits. Photo: Diana Lampe

Both Australia and New Zealand share the tradition of Anzac biscuits. During World War I the women left at home made biscuits to send to the soldiers overseas. These were c...

Tamie Fraser steals show at bridge opening on Majura Parkway

By 22 April 2016 33
Tamie Fraser on first drive over bridge

Tamie Fraser fought back tears as she discussed her late husband Malcolm Fraser’s legacy during a speech today to mark the announcement that the Majura Parkway Bridge over th...

Controlled burns in North Canberra

By 22 April 2016
Controlled burn

The ACT Rural Fire Service will undertake a series of small burns in North Canberra on Saturday, weather permitting. The burns, all less than 2 hectares in size, are for eco...

Police seek assistance over aggravated robbery

By 22 April 2016
Police wrap

Police have located the vehicle involved in an aggravated robbery but are still searching for the offender. The vehicle was found on Starke Street in Holt on Friday. A m...

Drivers urged to take special care over long weekend

By 22 April 2016

Canberrans travelling in and beyond the ACT have been asked to take special care on the roads over the long weekend. Double demerits will be in place from Friday until Monda...

Police report big drop in crime

By 22 April 2016 12
Police wrap

Crime reports across Canberra have dropped 10.5 per cent in the first months of 2016, according to police. Weston Creek has experienced the most dramatic reduction, down 21....

Should heaters stay off till Anzac Day?

By 22 April 2016 30
Cat with heater

Does anyone know where the Canberra “rule” about heating staying off till after Anzac Day comes from? It’s one of those things I’ve always known but can’t remembe...

One woman hospitalised after Griffith smash

By 22 April 2016
Glass on road

One woman was taken to The Canberra Hospital after a car rolled as a result of a two-car collision on Sturt Avenue in Griffith yesterday afternoon. Both southbound lanes of ...

Marking Anzac Day in the capital

By 22 April 2016 3

Canberrans will mark the 101st anniversary of the landing of Anzac troops at Gallipoli in a variety of ways this Monday, attending dawn services and partaking in the simple ple...

Any concerns re Mr Fluffy demolitions?

By 22 April 2016 13
Ask RiotACT

So Mr Fluffy houses have started to be demolished. Fences have gone up around several in my street, including one across the road from me. If a Mr Fluffy has been demolished ne...

Curator Talk: Faith, Fashion, Fusion

By 22 April 2016

Join Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences fashion and dress curator Glynis Jones on a walk and talk through our new exhibition as she highlights the work of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs making a mark on the fashion industry. Saturday 28 May, 12.30pm Gallery 2 National Archives of Australia...

Man in court following string of burglaries

By 21 April 2016 1
ACT car robbery 4

A 26-year-old man appeared in ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with nine offences, including driving while unlicensed, drug driving, failing to stop for police and dan...

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