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A look around Canberra – Forrest

By 22 May 2015 1
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A Look Around Canberra this week takes us to the south side of the bridge and a cruise around State Circle before stopping off at Forrest. Forrest can pretty much be describ...

Local sports club profile – Gungahlin Gymnastics

By 22 May 2015
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If there’s proof that Canberra’s north needed another gymnastics club, it’s the speed at which families have signed up to join Gungahlin Gymnastics, which opened for busi...

Weekend garage sale guide (23rd and 24th May 2015)

By 22 May 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Spence, Campbell, Franklin, Hughes, Florey, Macquarie, O'Connor, Narrabundah, Mawson, Gordon, Hackett, Crace and Nicholls. Happy...

Why travel when you can have a Canberra staycation?

By 21 May 2015 6
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My husband and I date every Wednesday. It’s my hot tip for staying happily married and it is probably the reason why we have so many kids (we have four). Four isn’t an ...

Fyshwick hit and run witness sought

By 22 May 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking a key witness to a collision in Fyshwick this afternoon. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver failed to stop and render assistance. We are ...

More cash for mowing in Canberra suburbs in next ACT Budget

By 22 May 2015

The 2015-16 ACT Budget will spruce up Canberra's suburbs with a $7.75 million investment in more mowing and other maintenance, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced today. From the media release: Since becoming Chief Minister, I’ve been out from behind the Treasurer’s desk listening to...

Weekday breakfast in the city?

By 22 May 2015
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A group of colleagues and I go out for breakfast before work once a fortnight. We meet at 7:30 and then usually have a quick breakkie, some coffee and catch up before heading t...

Majura Parkway opens, southbound, to Fairbairn Avenue

By 21 May 2015 11

Today Canberra motorists will benefit from another section of Majura Parkway opening with the southbound section of road to Fairbairn Avenue opened this afternoon. “The southbound section of the Majura Parkway opened to traffic between the Federal Highway and Fairbairn Avenue this afte...

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Images of Canberra - The view from Cooleman Ridge

By 5 August 2010 14

Pommy Bastard has sent in this picture from Cooleman Ridge after bouldering recommendations. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Canberra Centre fire - Dalek to blame?

By 5 August 2010 5

The following in from the ESA: 11:15am Thursday 5 August 2010 - Small fire extinguished at Canberra Centre ACT Fire Brigade has extinguished a small fire at a business inside the Canberra Centre, Bunda Street, City. Firefighters are conducting salvage work and ventilating the area. Ground flo...

Canberra Hospital taking charity bar fridges?

By 5 August 2010 29

Katy Gallagher is thanking the very generous Samuels family who have donated five bar fridges to the oncology ward in memory of their mother. "This is a very kind gift from a family who has recently lost their mother," Ms Gallagher said. "This donation means that each patient and their family ...

Canberra Knights' Alistair Band wins the stink

By 5 August 2010 12

[First filed: Aug 4, 2010 @ 11:26] The Melbourne Ice have taken to posting video of the fights at their matches. Above the Canberra Knights' Alistair Band shows them how it's done coming off significantly better against the Melbournian Lee Lambert....

Save the dinosaurs?

By 5 August 2010 21

The Canberra Times is joining the campaign of the Press Gallery's Misha Schubert to save the Questacon dinosaurs. It seems the powers that be want to replace them with "a new and innovative exhibition about water". Who in their right mind would choose that over dinosaurs??? (Unless it's a wave...

Closure of the Hub Asian grocery in Belconnen. Any reason why?

By 5 August 2010 30

Supposedly the Hub has closed in Belconnen.  Anyone have any inside knowledge as to why?...

Murray Colin Stubbs guilty only of using the internet offensively

By 5 August 2010 8

The NZ Herald is taking an interest in the welfare of fake 14 year old Kiwi "Roxanne" and her smutty interlocutor Canberra's Murray Colin Stubbs (45, former teacher). In the end the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of using the internet to procure sex. But he has been found guilty...

Police Wrap - 5 August 2010

By 5 August 2010 4

1. Starting young: ACT Policing has arrested a 17-year-old male over the robbery at the IGA supermarket in Ainslie last month. Around 12.20am on Friday July 23 three males approached an employee after closing and threatened him with a knife, forcing him to re-open the store. The offenders sto...

Who is a green hero? Anyone?

By 5 August 2010 11

Australia needs a hero. A legend. The kind of champion of the environment that your grand-children's grand-children will read blogs about using their LCD eyeglasses and thought-recognition headset... in a glorious non-polluted green and temperate ACT. This week Australia sees great new techno...

David Gazard and his automated phone calls

By 5 August 2010 8

So, just got a call from an automated call service, which it turns out belongs to David Gazard (Liberal in Eden-Monaro).  30 seconds of blabbing halfway through dinner with no opportunity to actually talk to him (or a staffer). Pretty ordinary effort, I reckon. Has anyone else had this?  Though...

Why Langdon Avenue is blocked

By 5 August 2010 2

Hi Folks, If you were travelling along Langdon Avenue, Wanniassa, tonight and were turned back by Police at  Wanniassa Hills Primary School, it's because a tree came down across the road by Sainsbury Avenue. Unfortunately, I think it was the same tree that had been hit over the years by a num...

Tuggeranong Lions Club Annual Dinner Dance

By 5 August 2010

Looking for some light entertainment on Election night (Saturday August 21)? The Canberra Lake Tuggeranong Lions Club is holding its annual auction and dinner dance that night at the Vikings Club in Erindale,  featuring acclaimed stand-up comedian Anh Do (as seen on Thank God You're Here), ...

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