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Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 1

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 2

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 6

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

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"Come and try" day at Adventure Paintball on Canberra Day

By 25 February 2010 2

G'day, if you have nothing better to do on Monday 8th Mar, and you have always wanted to try paintball, then this is your chance! Just $10 for gear hire and then $10/100 for the paintballs all day. No minimum group size. Just need to be over 16. Register between 9-10am on the day and pl...

Debate over womens pay levels in the ACT public service

By 25 February 2010 52

An ACT Greens motion calling for an audit of the salary gap between men and women in the Territory's public service has sparked a fierce debate in the Legislative Assembly. The Greens argue many women are disadvantaged because they have to leave the workforce to have children while their male cou...

Car Audio Sound Off: March 13

By 25 February 2010 4

MEA ACT is back for 2010, and we're delighted to present our very first night Sound Off event. We will have a sound quality, SPL (db Drag racing), show and shine and dyno shootout. All details below: Saturday March 13 AUTOTECH CANBERRA Unit 1, 15A Sheppard Street Hume Registration from 3...

Aerobatics over Civic

By 25 February 2010 7

Does anyone know anything about the aerobatic display that I could see from Civic at aorund 11am? The Roulettes calander of events says nothing about a Canberra display...

DIY Wotz On Guide for 26-28 Feb

By 25 February 2010 11

So another weekend is finally here and for those who are inclined the Canberra Show is back in town. But if you've got something else you'd rather be going to that you think others would enjoy, then post it in the comments....

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2010, Episode 03

By 25 February 2010 5

[First Filed Feb 22, 2010] Canberra’s most reliable podcast runs like a swiss watch, and returns for episode 3 of 2010. Rob, ScrewCushion, Cracker and I mix up the rugby ideas in All Bar Nun and expound on the weeks come and gone for your tipping success.. The music for this episode is fr...

Childcare Costs to skyrocket!

By 25 February 2010 58

They have done it again, our Government (local) have made another dumb decision without thinking about the consequences.....Can you believe it - PORTABLE LONG SERVICE LEAVE...... No, not for the Public Service, not for everyone - just some people - actually just for childcare workers......So, all ch...

Local Artist Launches Atomic Art

By 25 February 2010 6

Canberra Artist, David Mankey has launched his Atomic Art onto the web in a big way. WIth the help of eager friends, David has developed a world class website and an amazing online shopping experience where you can buy his original art and products including posters, t-shirts, mugs, shoes, hat...

Lanyon Drive upgrade

By 24 February 2010 3

Word on the Lanyon Drive job site is that both ACT and NSW Govt's are scurrying to rectify a "mistake" made by ACT Roads on this latest bit of traffic jamming activity. Apparently work has started without the proper planning approvals being in place.  The rumour is that some of the outstanding ...

Charlie Greaser and guests - The Basement, Feb 27

By 24 February 2010 8

Psychobilly rockers Charlie Greaser and special guests will be hitting town this Saturday Feb 27! Charlie Greaser have spent 2009 touring Australia with shows in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne to name a few and are coming back with a new drummer and an additional guitarist. Wit...

Capital punishments

By 24 February 2010 29

There has been a rash of horrific fatal accidents recently, and the kneejerk reaction of governments around Australia has been to increase fines and punishments in legislation. Seize the cars of persistent offenders and crush them. Lock the buggers up. Fine the daylights out of them. The idea is th...

Canberrans in the Crime Paranoia charts

By 24 February 2010 40

Over at Pollytics, the blog that proudly wears its wonkishness on its sleeve, Possum has crunched the numbers from the ABS's reported and perceived crime statistics, to come up with a "Crime Paranoia Index" of the states and territories. The ACT makes it to number two in the rankings - meaning th...

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