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A sci-fi filmed in Canberra? This local filmmaker says it’s possible

By 29 January 2015 1
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Cloning is a bad idea and Australian animals will kill you. …At least, this is what Canberra filmmaker Christian Doran would have you believe. And he’s just been awarded...

Braddon’s transformation continues

By 29 January 2015 2

Preparations started earlier this month on more apartments in Braddon’s increasingly popular Lonsdale Street. Braddon is constantly changing and steadily erasing its indus...

Tips for riding from Belconnen to Tuggeranong?

By 29 January 2015 4

Hi all Due to machinery of government changes I'm now facing a potential work move from the City to Tuggeranong.  As I live in Belconnen and we are a one car family I'm n...

Budget New Year’s Eve venue

By 29 January 2015 1

Hi guys, I am really keen to have a New Year's Eve wedding and wondering if anyone knows of any budget venues that would potentially allow us to stay until 1am. Most venues ...

Canberra begins the countdown to Enlighten

By 29 January 2015 1

In less than one month Canberra will flip the switch on Enlighten 2015, dazzling visitors with an exciting program of world-class lighting, music and entertainment. From the t...

Serious cyclist crash in Deakin

By 29 January 2015

ACT Policing responded to a serious collision in Deakin involving one cyclist this morning (29 January). About 7.45am, police received a report that a male cyclist had fallen of...

Canberras taxi industry to be reviewed

By 28 January 2015 4

In response to the use of new technologies by taxi operators, the ACT Government has today announced an innovation review of the Canberra’s taxi industry. Minister Shane Rattenbury said the review will help to inform the way forward for Canberra’s transport network. “Canberrans want to b...

Groovin the Moo 2015 line up announced

By 28 January 2015
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Australia's only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches,...

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A very expensive trip to the vet - overservicing?

By 12 May 2010 33

My cat injured her foot about a week ago (cause unknown but suspected fall from a carport roof) She's a somewhat delicate RSPCA moggie with whom I have yet to bond, so spending a lot of money on her at this stage makes me feel a little uncomfortable. First trip to the vet a week ago = $100 (exami...

What will the budget mean for Canberra employment?

By 12 May 2010 12

The budget seems pretty light on new initiatives as expected, yet some say Canberra has been 'on hold' since the last election already.  With ETS winding down and job cuts in Centrelink, what's the outlook for IT work and contractors and the employment market in general in Canberra? And does any...

Dusko Culibrk the dog cruelty accused

By 11 May 2010 21

The Canberra Times brings word that the centre of this morning's police wrap over animal cruelty to rottweilers in Nicholls is one Dusko Culibrk. Dusko is 25 and lives with his parents. Apparently Dusko didn't think choke chains go far enough and ACT Health psychologist Jacinta Marsh has told Mag...

Your chance to vote for the Mully Cup

By 11 May 2010 8

Last week we called for nominations for what should form the "Mully Cup", a trophy to be awarded to the most comment generating personality of any given month in memory of Justin "Mully" Williams. Below are the short-listed nominations. Now it's time to vote! [poll id="169"]...

Hume Hilton cleared in Bulig death

By 11 May 2010

Last August the death of Andreas Bulig in custody caused a bit of a stir. The ABC now reports that coroner Beth Campbell has cleared the Alexander Maconochie Centre of any lack of care. Heart problems, not epilepsy, have been found to be the cause of death....

Simon Corbell and R18+ games

By 11 May 2010 8

Simon Corbell is trying to make the R18+ computer games issue go away until after the federal election. "I am very encouraged by the high level of response to the Commonwealth Government's discussion paper on this issue, with approximately 60,000 submissions received," Mr Corbell said. "Of the...

Gas leak in Phillip

By 11 May 2010

The following in from the ESA: 10:55am Tuesday 11 May 2010 - Small gas leak at Phillip ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a small gas leak on Furzer St, Phillip. Leak has been isolated. Approx 20 people evacuated from building. ACT Fire Brigade Hazmat crews currently conducting air monitoring a...

Gungahlin road upgrades

By 11 May 2010 12

It may seems surprising that barely completed suburbs needs road upgrades, but maybe it's just-in-time planning at play. Either way Mr Stanhope has announced Bonner and Forde are getting $10.8 million in works on Mulligans Flat Road. Chief Minister and Minister for Transport, Jon Stanhope, sa...

Canberra boffins pioneer disease resistant pink bits

By 11 May 2010 2

ANU has announced that Dr Charani Ranasinghe from The John Curtin School of Medical Research has won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant is for a potential AIDS vaccine which has an intriguing approach: “Systemic HIV vaccines ...

Police Wrap - 11 May 2010

By 11 May 2010 13

1. Animal cruelty in Nicholls: ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 25 year old man with aggravated cruelty to an animal and two further counts of cruelty to animals after making a gruesome discovery early this morning (Tuesday 11 May) at a premises in Nicholls. About 2:05am police locate...

Bob Winnell throws in $1.5 million for Stanhopian dream

By 11 May 2010 16

His Chiefliness, Jon Stanhope, is thrilled to announce that Bob Winnell, on behalf of The Village Building Company, is chipping in $1.5 million for the Jon Stanhope Memorial Gardens (aka the arboretum). We're sure such an act of generosity would never sway decisions around planning approvals. ...

Impro Secret & The Target

By 11 May 2010

Impro Theatre ACT have two shows coming up on May 22nd and 23rd at the Street Theatre - Impro Secret and The Target Impro Secret is a classic Theatresports style show (along the lines of Thank God You're Here or Whose Line Is It Anyway?), completely improvised and set around the theme of secr...

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