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Police seek witnesses to ram raid in Calwell

By 29 April 2016
police-generic-a

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at the Calwell Shopping Centre early on Friday. Officers attended the Calwell Shopping Centre at about 5.45am after ...

Smart parking trial begins in Manuka

By 29 April 2016 1
ACT parking pic

Smart parking technology has been introduced in the busy retail precinct of Manuka. The 12-month trial is designed to help ease traffic congestion and travel time by using r...

Mariners and Phoenix to clash in Canberra

By 29 April 2016
Wellington mayor and Andrew Barr (2)

Canberra will host an A-League match between Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix later this year. The clash at GIO Stadium is likely to take place in November in...

Police welcome 20 new officers to ranks

By 29 April 2016
ACT police graduates

ACT Policing has welcomed 20 new officers to its ranks following an attestation ceremony at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Barton on Friday. In the first atte...

#BringThemHere snap protest in Braddon today

By 29 April 2016 3
Gillian Triggs

An unaffiliated group of Canberra citizens has organized a snap action protest at 12.30pm today outside the Department of Immigration & Border Protection in Braddon to call on th...

ACT to target 100% renewable power by 2020

By 29 April 2016 16
Simon Corbell

The ACT will target 100% renewable energy use by 2020, five years earlier than previously announced, cementing its position as a world leader in the commitment to renewables. ...

Giralang man, 20, arrested over carjacking attempt, hold-ups at Melba

By 29 April 2016
Police wrap

ACT Policing arrested a 20-year-old man from Giralang yesterday for several offences that occurred in Melba late last year including an attempted car-jacking. About 8am on W...

Man extradited to NSW over alleged murder of partner

By 28 April 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

The man accused of bashing to death his former partner at Bundeena in Sydney’s south on the weekend has been extradited from Canberra to NSW. Stephen James Boyd, 51, appe...

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IMB gives $10k to the hospital

By 16 December 2010 3

Katy Gallagher is thanking the building society IMB for kicking in 10k to her hospital: The donation from IMB includes $5000 for the Maternity Ward to fund the purchase of three Ameda breast pumps and three Neonatal Ophthalmoscopes that will be used to diagnose defects and abnormalities in the ey...

Charnwood Groomer works wonders for the reputation of umpires

By 16 December 2010

This in from ACT Policing: ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 20-year-old Charnwood man after executing a search warrant yesterday (December 15). About 9.00pm ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation Child Abuse Team executed the search warrant at the man’s Charnwood address where a numb...

The Warehouse Circus Presents: Projected

By 16 December 2010

The Warehouse Circus is Canberra's longest running youth circus, celebrating its 20th birthday this year. The Warehouse circus works with young people all over Canberra. This weekend Warehouse Circus's Premiere performance troupe will be presenting their major work for 2010, Projected. Project...

Conder perve nabbed

By 16 December 2010 11

This in from Crime Stoppers: A 45-year-old Conder man was arrested yesterday afternoon Wednesday December 15,2010 after exposing himself to two young women in Glebe Park. About 1.20pm two 14-year-old girls were walking through Glebe Park in the City when the man, who was hiding in nearby b...

Images of Canberra - Butterfly Thursday

By 16 December 2010 1

It's some more entries to Images of Canberra's butterfly desk, the one above by Phil. Kazza The Blank One has taken another bite of the cherry with this: And mddawson has sent in this chap: Get your snaps of butterflies in Canberra to images@the-riotact.com (Slideshow of all ...

War Memorial to get the Dalziel VC

By 16 December 2010 16

(Note to newsreaders, it's pronounced "Daleel") The War Memorial has announced that they're taking receipt today of Private Harry Dalziel's Victoria Cross, thanks to media magnate Kerry Stokes. The citation for the VC went thusly: "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when in a...

Rejoice for the property developers! Freed from the surly bonds of environmen

By 16 December 2010 8

Planning Minister Andrew Barr has the thrilling news that he's cut red tape for property developers so they can build without having to worry as much about environmental impact statements: The building industry, which is so important for the ACT economy and the jobs of thousands of Canberrans, ha...

Blink and you'll miss them at the ARC cinema

By 16 December 2010 1

The National Film and Sound Archive's Arc Cinema has announced they're running a special catch up season of movies that didn't make big screen release in Canberra this year. Our 2010-11 summer derby of some of the films that didn’t make it to Canberra’s cinema screens – or were gone before ...

The CHAIN GANG ART Exhibition - Tonight! - CANCELLED.

By 16 December 2010

A huuuuge art exhibition is taking place tomorrow night above King O'Malleys in the city. It features 21 of Canberras' best emerging artists' (most of whom are recent graduates from the ANU School of Art) plus a decent serving of our best contemporary local music. Quite simply, it's the best of Ca...

Dave Shillington bigger than the law?

By 16 December 2010 5

If I were to be in a dead pool on which Raider was most likely to Go Carney in 2011 I'd be thrilled to get Dave Shillington in the draw. The ABC brings word that the big fellow is due to front the Magistrates in January having been accused of not sticking to the terms of his good behaviour order ...

What the Murray Darling Plan would mean to Canberra

By 16 December 2010 17

OK, so we've all chuckled at the hayseeds throwing their toys out of the pram along the Murray Darling consultation track. Today Simon Corbell has outlined what the plan would mean to the ACT: The ACT community will face permanent water restrictions until 2035 and the ACT economy will suf...

Chrissie Lunch 2010 - where to graze?

By 16 December 2010 9

This year it's just the two of us, so I'm wondering if folk have any suggestions for a decent restaurant for Chrissie lunch. Not the Hyatt (some very bad reports of long lines and little food), and not the Southern Cross (Love 'em, but not today thanks). If it's Asian or non roast turkey and veggies...

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