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Pair hold up Wanniassa Red Rooster, leave with small sum of cash

By 25 July 2016 3
Police wrap

Two men held up Red Rooster takeaway/restaurant at Wanniassa last night, threatening a store attendant with assault before leaving with a small amount of cash. ACT Policing ...

Alumnus to guide music school in ‘critical period’

By 25 July 2016 1
Malcolm Gillies

The ANU has appointed Professor Malcolm Gillies, a distinguished academic who studied violin at the Canberra School of Music as an 11-year-old, as interim head of the School of...

A look inside an ACT mobile speed camera van

By 25 July 2016
John Peti in mobile speed van

Ever wondered whether there is a real person inside those mobile speed camera vans? And whether they can catch you when you’re driving on the far side of a dual carriageway? ...

Smyth appointment ‘a cynical political exercise’

By 25 July 2016 9
Brendan Smyth

It’s not the manner of how a man came into this world that matters but it is the way he leaves it. I don’t know who wrote this saying (paraphrased by yours truly) but it is...

Ask RiotACT: Home extension – where to start?

By 24 July 2016 6
Ask Riot

Hello Rioters, We're in a small two bedroom single level duplex, but are feeling the squeeze. We'd love to stay in the hood (Narrabundah), so we think extending might be th...

Police appeal over Kaleen attempted armed robbery

By 22 July 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking public help following an attempted armed robbery at the Caltex Star Mart service station in Kaleen last Thursday. Police responded to a report of a male ho...

Northbourne flats, ex-visitor centre sites up for auction in August

By 22 July 2016 4
Dickson on Northbourne aerial view from brochure

The territory’s Land Development Agency has appointed Knight Frank the sales agent for three ACT Government-owned blocks set for retail, commercial and residential developmen...

Hume Hwy closed southbound, traffic diverted through Canberra

By 22 July 2016 4
Accident site (left) and diversion point (circled).

All Sydney to Melbourne Hume Highway traffic is being diverted through Canberra via the Federal Highway turnoff near Goulburn this morning after a truck rolled blocking southbo...

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Polis swarm into Civic from all over

By 22 January 2011 14

ACT Policing is investigating a disturbance in Civic in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, January 22). Police were called to Genge Street, Civic around 3am today in which around six males were reported to be involved in an altercation. Units from Woden, Gungahlin and Belconnen attend...

Eating out - West Belconnen area?

By 22 January 2011 15

Hey all, I'm looking for a nice restaurant in the West Belconnen area for dinner. I live at Spence and don't want to travel too far. Kippax or Belconnen is fine. Gungahlin is fine as well. Cost is not much of an issue but obviously cheaper is better. I have never really eaten out before so have n...

The hunt for an uncommon mini

By 22 January 2011

ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a distinctive Mini Cooper model which was stolen during a burglary of a home in Downer overnight. The vehicle was stolen sometime between 11pm yesterday (Thursday, January 20) and 6am today (Friday, January 21).The late model stolen ve...

Greens formally request Action bus data under Freedom of Informations Act

By 22 January 2011 10

Hey guys, this is the Imagine Team again. We just would like to thank you for all the support, and hope that any benefit we would get out of the aforementioned support we will pass on to you in the form of a usable Mobile bus timetabling application. Just as an update, the Greens have sympathized wi...

Police claim crime on the run

By 21 January 2011 28

The ACT has recorded significant decreases in most reported crimes over the past six-month period. Comparing the period July 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, to the corresponding period in 2009, ACT has seen a 29.5 per cent decline in burglaries, a 35.2 per cent drop in reported motor vehicle thefts...

Canberra’s fashion Darlings go retail

By 21 January 2011 2

Canberra fashionistas, vintage lovers and burlesque girls will all be familiar with local vintage goddesses and etiquette sophisticates the Darling Sisters. Darla and Blossom have finally opened their retail store, at Unit 9, 7 O'Hanlon Place, Gold Creek Square, Nicholls, ACT. ‘Yes, no longe...

Unearthed Review: The Henchmen. Four stars

By 21 January 2011

Today with our Unearthed Review hat on we bring you the filth and the fury of The Henchmen. There are nearly 700 Canberra bands with tracks on the TripleJUnearthed website. In 2011 we're going to explore them. (Previous reviews are available) Today's random selection is The Henchmen who ap...

Free passes to the Friends Area at Australia Day Live! - Tickets Gone!

By 21 January 2011 2

Australia Day Live is coming up on 25 January and we've got the best seats in the show for lucky readers. Two win either a family pack of four red wristbands, or a double pass, email You don't have to be the ones at the back wondering who the special people are! UP...

Canberrans leading the nation in organ donation

By 21 January 2011 2

Katy Gallagher's people have this afternoon managed to put a media release online from the 18th. But the good news is that Canberrans are way out ahead of the rest of the country in giving away our bits: "This report shows the ACT community is leading the way when it comes to organ donation ra...

Good nightclub venues to go for the over 30's?

By 21 January 2011 19

I am a mid 30's lady, semi-professional, with some class, who is trying to find alternate venues to hit the town on Fri/Sat nights.  I don't mind a  lot of places, but the problem is that a lot of my friends, especially males, don't know a lot of the newer music that most night spots tend to play....

Darryl Potts pushes Jewish community to demand judicial sacking

By 21 January 2011 13

Yesterday we were intrigued by gun-nut psychiatrically-flagged AVO-awardee anti-semite parliament house lift tech Darryl Potts getting his firearms licence back on appeal to the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal. Today Skidbladnir has pointed us at the incandescent response of the Jewish comm...

Costco to fill out the empty space at Brand Depot

By 21 January 2011 38

Last October we noted that retailing giant Costco was gearing up to move into Canberra. Today Chief Minister Stanhope is celebrating this vindication of his economic leadership. "This is good news for Canberra, good news for shoppers and a good sign of the confidence that a major international...

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