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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 25 January 2015

The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Dobinsons

By 24 January 2015

Years ago, before the Canberra Centre expanded into what it is today, there was an area called the city market place, where Dobinsons first established itself as a small bakery...

Canberra mourns 2XX presenter Sylvie Stern

By 23 January 2015 1
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The Canberra arts community grieved on Wednesday morning with the passing of Sylvie Stern, long-term arts promoter and host of 2XX's popular Art 'N' Soul and Artbeat programs. ...

Whats on this weekend? (24th, 25th and 26th January 2015)

By 23 January 2015

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the anticipation of a long weekend kills any desire to be productive at work. You could alternate between refreshing Facebook and ch...

Carpenter and joiner

By 25 January 2015

We need two built-in wall units made.  Can anyone recommend a carpenter/joiner who could help us?  I'm currently thinking of contacting two - Ray Browne Joinery and Benchmarc...

Woman arrested for aggravated robbery

By 25 January 2015

ACT Policing has arrested a 38-year-old Kambah woman after allegedly robbing a BWS liquor store yesterday, (Saturday 24 January). At about 1.30pm a woman entered the liquor ...

Letterboxing for puppies dumped in Higgins

By 23 January 2015 3
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As inspectors continue to appeal to the community for information relating to a serious case of animal cruelty regarding several abandoned puppies this week, RiotACT contributors...

Foreshore, Canberra misses you. Please come back

By 23 January 2015

My last Foreshore was in 2010. Work took me overseas for 2011, but when I returned in 2012 Foreshore had been moved from the lake to Stage 88. After that it never returned. ...

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Local Music Video - The Glaciers with Red Raw

By 8 June 2010 5

Something to rock up your day! Canberra's The Glaciers doing their song "Red Raw" at Belconnen's The Basement on 27 February 2010...

If you're making death threats don't go digging a hole

By 8 June 2010 3

The ABC's got a story on a 37 year old unemployed Dickson man fronting the Magistrates court after losing his cool: Police say when the accused's father warned his son that he may lose custody, he said he would bury his brother and daughter. They told the court they discovered a hole in the a...

Lake access fears?

By 8 June 2010 16

In the Canberra Times John Thistleton is raising fears that a tiny part of the newly created harbour at Kingston will not be accessible to the public. The work will remove a 3m-wide access path around the harbour edge on Kingston Island, which contractors developed from reclaimed land in a $31 m...

Flame Of The Week - Congratulations ozziechez

By 8 June 2010 24

It was perhaps inevitable that when ozziechez got online before the sun rose on Sunday morning, calling for government regulation to ensure her 18 year old daughter's access to the forbidden treasures of the four floors of whores that is Mooseheads, that reaction to her post would see an inflamed co...

Destruction of Heritage Collector Creek Bridge - this week?

By 8 June 2010 19

[First filed: Jun 7, 2010 @ 8:45] Dear Canberra Neighbours, I just found this site, and thought I might let you know that the old wooden Collector Town Creek Bridge (that you cross directly before arriving at the Collector Pumpkin Festival) is being demolished by our local council this mon...

Bilingual education in Canberra

By 8 June 2010 6

I am keen to send my kids to a school offering bilingual education if possible.  Does anyone have any feedback on Telopea park or Yarralumla for kids who come from non bilingual families.  In particular, I haven't heard too much about how the bilingual Italian teaching is going at Yarralum...

What do you think about the National Health Reform (for Canberra)?

By 8 June 2010 5

Hi everyone, I do apologise if I'm just regurgitating previous discussions - I did a search on 'health reform' and found a couple of items from April, but they didn't really give me the information I'm interested in. I've read about the figures and statistics about what the national health ref...

Just what are they doing to London Circuit?

By 7 June 2010 19

The Greens' Caroline Le Couteur is continuing her trend of asking difficult questions. This time asking why London Circuit is being dug up while the "Greater Civic Plan" is due to be endorsed this month. “The Government is spending $3.8m just on London Circuit, but not taking the opportunity t...

When Cosmetic surgery goes wrong..... The new look Canberra Times

By 7 June 2010 20

They started the teasers weeks ago and it got me hooked......“ The new look Canberra time launching Saturday June 5th” I had really predicted a  massive change I would go  one step further a monumental change, I wanted to walk into my local newsagents and be put in a position of searching high...

ZZG - Trapped in the Mirror - "Launch" with Scaramouche, The Chuffs and Tom S

By 7 June 2010 1

ZZG - "Trapped in the Mirror" With Special Guests: The Chuffs Tom Stone and the Soldiers of Fortune (Sydney) Scaramouche Friday 18th JUNE 8PM ANU Union Bar An Evening of classic style rock, classic style riffs and moments of blues and psychodelia note: The Kevin Windross band has ...

Barking up a storm - Cupcake Day for the RSPCA

By 7 June 2010

I love it when a charity makes eating too much sugary food a good thing.   Registrations have opened for my favourite RSPCA fund raiser of all - Cupcake Day on 16 August 2010.  Rioters interested in registering can go to to find out more.  I will be sp...

Images of Canberra - Schmaltz from Sherpherds Lookout

By 7 June 2010 12

Pommy Bastard has sent in the above with this note: I took these on Friday night, a classic (v clichéd ?) sunset from Shepherds Lookout. More here; Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-ri...

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