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Shooting in McKellar overnight

By 29 July 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July). About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle ha...

Local leaders – Anna Petridis (Patissez)

By 29 July 2015 8
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Patissez in Manuka is probably the most famous café in Canberra, and maybe even one of the most famous in Australia, after receiving international media coverage in the last ...

Cheap eats – The Blue Olive (Civic)

By 29 July 2015 5
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A couple of weeks ago RiotACT contributor Bec Cuzzillo put the call out for Canberra’s best sandwiches and rolls. Café D’Lish and Autolyse were the two most popular conten...

Empathy from bureaucrats a rare thing

By 29 July 2015 5

It was during a recent North Canberra Community Council meeting that I realised I was hearing something very rare. The presenter was talking about fairly matter-of-fact issues ...

Car park thief nabbed in Gungahlin

By 29 July 2015 3

ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July). About 11.15pm, police rec...

Innovation Connect grant recipients announced

By 29 July 2015

An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding. The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-...

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam coming to Canberra

By 29 July 2015 1
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Cirque du Soleil is coming to Canberra with a spectacular entertainment event this summer. Since premiering under the big top in Montreal in 1996, Quidam has captivated m...

Rooftop solar – recent experiences in Canberra?

By 29 July 2015 19

Thinking of installing solar power to our house. Orientation is ideal, and whilst not looking to make money, I would love to escape the clutches of ACTEW (or whatever they're ...

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He can run, but can he hide?

By 3 September 2010 97

[First filed: Sep 2, 2010 @ 9:42] If there's one thing the above photo tells us, it's that you don't need to do much more than 204km/h to get out of the frame of speed cameras. Here's the story from the AFP: ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to a motorcycle travelling at high spe...

The bell tolls for the ACT Public Service

By 3 September 2010 3

An increasingly exasperated Chief Minister has announced that he's sending Allan Hawke in to clean up the ACT Public Service. Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said the Government wanted to be sure that the configuration of the public sector remained appropriate for meeting the broad-ranging needs of g...

Ben Aulich & Associates - Dedicated to Criminal Law.

By 3 September 2010

[First filed: Aug 30, 2010 @ 7:52] In recent months, challenges to the ACT drink driving laws have created much hype in the ACT community. Off the back of this controversy, the ACT Government has released the Roadside Drug Testing Bill for public comment, ahead of its recent introduction into...

The interim tree report sees the light of day

By 3 September 2010 2

Maxine Cooper's Investigation into tree management practices - Interim Report is dated 16 April 2010 but has appeared on the TAMS website overnight. The recommendations are so sensible that it boggles the mind they need to made. UPDATE: Mr Stanhope has now announced that he's working on the re...

Whither Questacon?

By 3 September 2010 8

What is Questacon doing? It is losing it's fun, so my kid says. Why? is it funding or bad management? I am not happy, and as a regular it is sad they lost their science education focus. Where can my kids learn science? I heard CSIRO has kids stuff Has Canberra lost it's science educat...

A disturbance in the force?

By 3 September 2010 9

Last night the internet in Canberra seemed particularly ropey. Iinet dropped out in strange and unusual ways for me and many friends on Telstra infrastructure. Anyone else experience anything strange?...

Motorcycle Mechanics????

By 3 September 2010 15

Just wondering if anyone can reccommend a good motorcycle mechanic in Canberra???? [ED - Agusta MV needs a service?]...


By 3 September 2010

The Eastlake Junior Football Club would like to invite the community to... The 2010 Eastlake Community Fete Sunday 19th September, 2010 11-2pm @ Kingston Oval OVER 30 STALLS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO ENJOY, INCLUDING: Jumping Castle · Trash N Treasure · Face Painting · 2nd Hand Books...

Fire in Manuka

By 2 September 2010 1

This in from the ESA: 4:05pm Thursday 2 September 2010 - Small fire extinguished at Manuka ACT Fire Brigade has extinguished a small fire on the roof of Manuka Village shopping centre at Bougainville and Furneaux Streets, Griffith. Fire caused by workmen welding in an area surrounding the air...

Happy 90th Aldo!

By 2 September 2010 1

The NCA is celebrating the 90th birthday of the remarkable Romaldo (‘Aldo’) Giurgola. Back in the 1970s Aldo was an American architect approached to judge the design competition for New Parliament House. Instead he entered the competition, won it, and moved to Canberra where he's been ever si...

Katy comes for your prostate

By 2 September 2010 11

Touché Ms Gallagher. Following yesterday's focus on women Health Minister Katy Gallagher is venturing where the sun don't shine. ACT Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, today marked Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by launching a new website for the ACT local support group. The Minister a...

Stay away from Kings Avenue on Saturday

By 2 September 2010 5

[First filed: Aug 30, 2010 @ 11:53] The National Capital Authority is warning that they're having a go at building a bridge over Parkes Way at the Russell Roundabout on Saturday and suggest finding another route: The main temporary traffic diversions and arrangements will include: -- Traffi...

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