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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 3
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 3
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...

Politicians blind to population growth concerns

By 22 July 2016 9
Sustainable Australia party founder William Bourke.

The recent Federal election saw the Sustainable Australia Party (ignored by the mainstream) field candidates and shortly before polling day at a local level the ACT Government ...

Light rail extension routes identified

By 21 July 2016 14
light rail artist impression

Canberrans have identified four key routes for the next stage of the light rail network, according to the ACT government. These were contained in Keeping Canberra Moving: Wh...

Happy Kidlets at Café Injoy

By 21 July 2016 1
A plate of pancakes with strawberries and ice-cream

Gold Creek always reminds me of scene out of the soap opera Neighbours. This is not just because it has a resort named Lassiters: the touristy facades also make me feels I am...

Fire engulfs Pialligo Estate smokehouse at Hume

By 21 July 2016
Firefighters at work in Hume at around 8pm last night.

Firefighters spent two and a half hours battling a blaze that caused extensive damage to the Pialligo Estate Smokehouse off Sheppard St, Hume last night, extinguishing the flam...

Kidpreneurs raise over $750 for charity

By 21 July 2016
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Sunday marked the culmination of the July school holiday’s Club Kidpreneur program, with an impressive market stall at the Bus Depot Markets in Kingston. Launched in April...

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Puta Madre Brothers at Tranist Bar - TONIGHT

By 20 January 2011

Fresh from explosive shows at Meredith and Falls Festival and a national tour with Those Darlins (USA) and Jeff The Brotherhood (USA), the world’s only surviving triple one-man-band band take to the road to teach the people of new south wales some Spanish expletives and make them s*** their pa...

A try hard hall for non-ressies at ANU

By 20 January 2011 4

The ANU has the slightly bizarre news that non-resident students will now be even more firmly branded as losers with the creation of "Griffin Hall". Griffin Hall will offer academic support and social engagement for all non-residential students at ANU. It will also provide access to a range of s...

Afro Celt Sound System added to enlighten festival

By 20 January 2011

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced he's throwing the Afro Celt Sound System into the somewhat confused pile that is the upcoming "Enlighten Festival" "Direct from WOMADelaide, Afro Celt is sure to impress ENLIGHTEN audiences with its fusion of West African rhythms, Irish traditional music ...

Territory rights bill going down blazing

By 20 January 2011 3

The Greens' Meredith Hunter is blasting away at both Labor and Liberal who are conspiring in the Commonwealth Parliament to retain their veto over territory laws and in effect, to keep a lid on euthanasia. It's not really about euthanasia as much as it is about power, and expecting any politician...

The Two Great Myths of Exercises Busted

By 20 January 2011 8

Overall Canberrens are what I feel a fit city. Every day you see people riding push bikes to work, jogging around the lake or hitting one of the many fitness facility or services available to us. But what I also see are people doing the same thing over and over aging and not changing shape. The myth...

Woof Woof! Monaghan cops it from his new team mates

By 20 January 2011 1

New Zealand's 3 News brings word of hilarity in Warrington as disgraced dog sex act simulator and former long standing Canberra Raider Joel Monaghan fronted the media: Lee Brier, a senior player with Wolves, showed his bark was worse than any bite when he found himself barking regularly as Monagh...

Ob/gyn shock resignation of Anne Sneddon

By 20 January 2011 3

The Canberra Times has a stub on the Canberra Hospital obstetrics and gynaecology clinical chief Anne Sneddon walking away. Her departure comes after a difficult two years for the obstetrics and gynaecology unit, including the resignations of several other staff and investigations into bullying a...

Ellestan Dusting's indigenous art cache unearthed

By 20 January 2011 1

The Australian broke the news on the large numbers of significant indigenous artworks and artefacts found in the Red Hill garage of the former private secretary to Sir Paul Hasluck when he was Governor-General. Ms Dusting, 83, is now being cared for in a nursing home. The administrators of her e...

Dopey Lyneham thief craps in his own nest

By 20 January 2011 12

ACT Policing arrested a man for an attempted aggravated robbery in North Lyneham last night (Wednesday 19 January). Around 7.15pm yesterday a man entered a store in North Lyneham and threatened the owner with a knife. Despite repeated attempts by the owner to open the till she was unable to open ...

Guitar bandit nabbed

By 20 January 2011 2

ACT Policing arrested a Harrison man for receiving stolen property yesterday (Wednesday 19 January). Around 4.30am police were called to a burglary at a music store in Mitchell early Tuesday morning (18 January), where a number of guitars were stolen. Around 11.20am yesterday police executed a...

'Best of Canberra' Social Group

By 20 January 2011

Join a group of fun social people who are out to prove that the myth of Canberra being a boring place is wrong, and get together regularly to mingle, meet new people, and enjoy a range of the ‘what’s on’ activities around town. Activities will include a diverse range of events, including co...

Government regulations shut down the southside farmer's markets

By 20 January 2011 16

Over the weekend there was great consternation over the sudden cancellation of the Southside Farmer's Markets. Today the market's website explains a sorry tale of incompetence and red tape (thanks to trevar for the heads up): Dear valued customers, As many of you are already aware, unfo...

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