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Police seek witnesses to roadside assault

By 2 August 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred at the side of the Barton Highway on Wednesday (July 30). About 7.00am, a woman was travelling south in a Holden A...

Brumby Jack toy wanted

By 2 August 2014

Hi. I have a friend whose little boy loves his Brumby Jack toy. Now that he has started day care his Mum would love to have 2 - one to keep at home and one to keep at day care. Buying another one is no longer an option as the Brumbies have introduced a larger Brumby Jack. If someone has one of...

Exploring the Eden Road Cellar Door

By 1 August 2014

How lucky is Canberra, yet another high quality winery right on our doorstep, within 30 minutes and just a couple of hundred metres north of the Barton Highway. The short dr...

Coles to be anchor tenant at new Amaroo Group Centre

By 1 August 2014 6

Coles Property Director Greg Chubb and Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr are pleased to announce that a full line Coles supermarket will be the anchor tenant for the new Amaroo Group Centre. The centre will include a 2,300 to 2,500sqm supermarket, a Liquorland, around 1100sqm of space for between...

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 1 August 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week's activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from t...

Corin Forest snow report

By 1 August 2014

Snow is forecast down to 800m today, well past Corin Forest's altitude. Snow flurries on Friday morning are expected to turn to good snowfalls as the day goes on. It's feeling ...

World Record Attempt at the Canberra Hospital

By 1 August 2014

Hello all, I would like to tell you about a fun fundraiser that is occurring on 19th, 20th and 21st of August in the foyer of the the Canberra Hospital starting at 8am and finishing on the Thursday at 10am. I with lots of help from others we will be attempting to gain the World Record for the ...

What’s on this weekend? 2nd and 3rd August

By 1 August 2014 2

With the temperature dropping around Canberra this weekend, you may be tempted to sit in front of a fire with a good book. But if you fancy venturing out there is a fair bit going...

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Milly is Missing in Theodore

By 19 October 2009 5

My much loved dog Milly went missing on Wednesday 14/10 when she and her buddy Rex dug a hole under our gate. Rex has since returned, but we have been on the look out for Milly...

Want to go on the hunt this halloween?

By 18 October 2009 12

The following has crossed my desk thanks to the wonder of facebook. Elena Kirschbaum, green candidate for the Legislative Assembly, whip cracking acrobat, and flourishing event organiser is putting on "The Halloween Hunt" for your enjoyment: The Halloween Hunt is a treasure hunt suitable for f...

Canberra United, struggling but improving

By 18 October 2009 1

The ABC brings word that Canberra United (our women's soccer team) have continued their winless start to the season with a 2-2 draw in Perth. It's a bit of a come down from last season where they made the grand final. On the other hand coming back from 2-0 down after ten minutes to log the dra...

Julep Lounge Canberras most influential bar?

By 18 October 2009 29

I'm given to understand that Manuka's Julep Lounge is a bit of a watering hole for the fashionable young women of the Canberra Times. Which might explain why Jessica Wright is all over that cocktail bar being named as the only Canberra establishment on a "list of Australia's 50 most influential a...

Hostel life in Canberra post WWII ?

By 18 October 2009 19

Hi there everyone I'm a research fellow at one of the local universities who is researching about the migrant history of workers in the ACT, particularly post WWII. Because of the high influx of workers to rapidly build Canberra and the lack of space to put everyone, numerous hostels were built a...

37,000 CDs available - FREE!

By 18 October 2009 5

As I type, I’m enjoying one of the 37,000 albums that I have at home thanks to the ACT Public Library. The Library subscribes to an online goldmine called the Naxos Music Library. In a nutshell, the Naxos Music Library offers streaming audio access at near-CD quality to the complete catalogu...

$400k for more public art in Civic

By 17 October 2009 4

The Canberra Times brings word that "imposing" bronze sculptures of birds are going up around Civic. And pleasingly it's a local artist getting the work. Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts and Heritage, Jon Stanhope, said yesterday the $388,357 works by renowned Canberra artist Jan Brow...

Canberra Brumbies?

By 17 October 2009 1

I just caught the end of an interview on 666 ABC Canberra radio this morning with Brumbies CEO Andrew Fagan. He said next season the Brumbies will be wearing Canberra on their jerseys? Not sure if this is the return of the ACT Brumbies of old, or maybe just the ACT government buying sponsorship (eg....

Police Wrap - 17 October

By 17 October 2009 5

(Now that these things have moved to a weekly affair it appears that there's also a lot less policing being done if the numbers of media releases is any indication) 1. Mugging on Childers Street? ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery that occurred in Canberra City yesterday (Tuesday,...

Steve Pratts farewell to John Hargreaves

By 17 October 2009 14

The following email is doing the rounds purporting to be from the former Liberal MLA Steve Pratt to the departing Labor Minister, John Hargreaves. I'm not sure how much of it is true, or even what some of it means. But I do think it warrants public scrutiny. Enjoy: From: Steve PRATT To: Jo...

DIY Wotz-On Guide Oct 16-17

By 17 October 2009 16

[First filed: Oct 15, 2009 @ 18:24] I know it seems we've just put a heap of Local Event stories on the site but I'm sure there were a couple things we've missed. So why not let us know about them in the comments. ...

Cleaning up our houses, cleaning up our yards

By 17 October 2009 18

I'm sure many of you have lived outside this Territory and resided somewhere in Australia that has quarterly verge general and green waste collections.  Why then do we not have this service in Canberra? This issue has caused me and my partner endless frustration, living in a rental on a meagre s...

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