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Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

By 25 November 2015 2
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 4

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 12
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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Zumba unwanted at 50 Marcus Clarke St

By 29 October 2010 10

Following on from the Zumba Quake at DEEWR's 50 Marcus Clarke St battlestar we've had word from our sources. Apparently while all concerned are satisfied, nay convinced, there are no structural issues with the building Zumba classes have been exiled to other addresses....

Anzac Parade circa 1949

By 29 October 2010 18

[First filed: Oct 28, 2010 @ 9:50] The recent brief look at Anzac Parade prompted "Old Canberran" to dig around in his collection for a revival of his photo tour of the Canberra that was. He took this one in 1949. Today of course it looks like this: [Photo by Ray] (Slideshow of a...

Dirty water in the north

By 29 October 2010 2

ActewAGL are advising that maintenance may discolour water today in Kaleen, Giralang, Mitchell, Harrison, Palmerston and Franklin. It is difficult to predict which properties the discoloured water may reach, however the discolouration should only last for the day and will clear with normal water ...

Images of Canberra - Raptor at the pinnacle

By 29 October 2010 40

Pommy Bastard has caught this magnificent bastard at his beloved pinnacle. Any bird nerds want to name it for us? Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

Bus Depot gets heritage listing

By 29 October 2010 6

The Canberra Times informs us that Kingston's Bus Depot that wasn't a bus depot has achieved heritage listing and thus will be spared the untender mercies of property development. The nine-year battle to conserve Kingston's Old Bus Depot is over after the ACT's heritage authority agreed to perman...

Westall '66: A Suburban UFO Mystery.

By 29 October 2010 9

Westall '66: A Suburban UFO Mystery? The largest mass UFO sighting in Australia kept silent for 44 years...until now. Mass delusion or massive cover-up? Find out at the Canberra premier screening and discussion panel. November 7th, 12:00 to 4:00 pm Following the huge international...

Jerrabomberra wetlands have a plan

By 29 October 2010 1

TAMS have released their plan of management for the Jerrabomberra Wetlands. The plan takes into account public expectations, new and proposed land uses on adjacent lands and waters, the need to maintain and enhance environmental quality, and statutory requirements relevant to the management o...

Buyers agents

By 29 October 2010 8

I'm looking at buying a 100 acres or so near Braidwood where I can pretend I'm a farmer.  I have a number of criteria that need filling and there's a lot of bullshit out there so I'm contemplating using a buyers agent just like those shows on Foxtel Has anyone used a buyers agent?  Was it wo...

Clift Crescent sentencing

By 29 October 2010 20

The ABC reports that Owen Patrick Creighton has been sentenced to "two years and nine months imprisonment, to be served by six months full-time custody and 12 months weekend detention." (yes, the mathematics of justice at work) for being the idiot behind the wheel in the Clift Crescent tragedy where...

Gas stove/oven seems busted - recommendations?

By 29 October 2010 7

Hi Our gas oven and stove seem to be playing up a little.  Strange smells and weird sounds ... we want to get it looked into as soon as possible.  Looking through the Chronicle is always so hit and miss - can anyone recommend any trustworthy and reliable tradesman for repairing a gas stove ...

Police wrap - 29 October 2010

By 29 October 2010 14

1. Chifley rapist: A 25-year-old Chifley man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with multiple sex-related offences. Police will allege that on Friday October 22, the man had visited the Phillip unit of a 44-year-old woman, where he allegedly committed four acts of indecen...

Henry Parkes Oration, free at the National Library

By 29 October 2010

Hello Rioters, Tonight the annual Henry Parkes Oration is on at the National Library, 6.30pm, and it’s free: The importance of public education as a fundamental building block of a sustainable democracy is the theme of the Oration, to be delivered by A...

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