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In the wake of the Lindt Cafe atrocity: questions which demand answers

By 18 December 2014
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A woman I know called me yesterday morning in great distress. Even on the phone it was obvious she was shaking and near to tears. She had known Tori Johnson since he was ...

The end of a love affair

By 18 December 2014
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Break ups can be tough. They aren’t easy and there’s always the awkward part in the middle, the moving and parting of the things. But I’m afraid it’s time. I swear it's...

Local Leaders Nip Wijewickrema (GGs Flowers)

By 17 December 2014 2
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Since founding socially sustainable florist GG’s Flowers with stepmum Geetha and sister Gayana earlier this year, Nip Wijewickrema has made it her mission to promote local bu...

$21 million to boost ACT workforce skills

By 18 December 2014
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Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch yesterday launched Skilled Capital, a new $21 million training initiative that will respond to industry identified skills needs. ...

Man in court after spitting incident

By 18 December 2014

A 21-year-old man from NSW will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Thursday, 18 December) charged with common assault and driving whilst disqualified after an incident in Tuggeranong on Monday (December 15). Police will allege that the victim had been driving his car on Isabella Drive on Monda...

Automotive places open over xmas holidays?

By 17 December 2014

Just curious if anyone knows of any mechanics that are open over the christmas holidays? I urgently need work done to my car, preferrably in the next two weeks. Cheers guys!...

Police search intensifies for missing Chisholm man

By 17 December 2014
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ACT Policing are still appealing for the public’s assistance to help locate missing man Stuart Heddle, who went missing from his Chisholm home on the morning of Saturday, 13 ...

ActewAGL reminds the community to keep away from damaged or vandalised electricity infrastructure

By 17 December 2014
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ActewAGL is asking people to keep away from and report damage to electrical infrastructure, which poses a threat to public safety. As we approach the holiday season this rem...

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RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2010, Episode 05

By 11 March 2010 4

Tim and I mix up the rugby ideas in All Bar Nun and expound on the weeks come and gone for your tipping success. The music for this episode is from the from Fun Machine's new “More is more!” album and the beer for review is the Mad Brewer's Orchard Ale (You want to know the truth about th...

Narrabundah Festival 2010 - Prefab Reunion - Sat 13 Mar

By 10 March 2010

Invitation to the Narrabundah Community Festival 2010 Sat 13th March 2010 at the Narrabundah Shops, Iluka St, Narrabundah 12 noon to 4pm A reunion of previous residents of the Workman’s Suburb of Narrabundah a.k.a. The prefabs, demountable area, lower Narrabundah, the fibros, nappy valley, r...

Canberra primary schools - what are they like?

By 10 March 2010 15

Hello Canberrans - I'm about to move my family over from Perth and I'm flying blind when it comes to schools. I have 3 daughters and the first one will start school when we get there next year. I'd love to hear from parents about primary schools - are you happy? I've heard Canberra has the best scho...

French-Australian preschool still in jeopardy

By 10 March 2010 18

The French-Australian Preschool (FAPS) is Canberra's largest childcare provider, currently situated in a building which forms part of the Red Hill Primary School campus. The ACT Government has granted FAPS land (zoned for community use) in Griffith which will enable the preschool to continue operati...

Playdates for the Planet, Sanctuary Walk for the Family, Sunday 21st March at

By 10 March 2010 12

What are you doing Sunday 21st March? How does a nice, easy morning walk with the family around the Sanctuary at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve sound? Perhaps follow this with a BYO lunch at their Discovery Playground, BBQ & Picnic Area? Autumn is a great season to get outdoors and experience the wo...

Good to be an animal in Canberra

By 9 March 2010 8

If you have seven minutes, have a look at this Stateline clip about RSPCA in Canberra. It is heartening to see that lost and unwanted animals are afforded as much time as they need to find a new home. Canberrans should be proud that their local animal shelter has put their foot down and said ‘n...

So when are they going to pay their rent?

By 9 March 2010 5

The ABC have this story on the ACT evicting Revolve from the Hume Resource Recovery Centre, the site they moved to after losing the resource recovery contract with the ACT govt, and now it appears a site they haven't been paying rent on for the last 2 years. Canberra's junk business just keeps on...

Sydney style schoolyard stabbing

By 9 March 2010 34

Well, ABC are reporting that our impressionable youngsters have caught up with the latest trend amongst stupid youngsters, Knives.  It seems that our kids are now sick of filming burnouts on you tube and have taken to stabbing eachother.  Apparently a youngster was stabbed in an altercation out...

CMCF supports new site for Islamic school

By 9 March 2010 27

The Canberra Multicultural Community Forum (CMCF) gives its full support to the relocation of the Islamic School of Canberra from Watson to a larger site at Weston Creek, Chair Sam Wong said today. “I congratulate the Islamic Council of the ACT, the Council’s president, Mohammed Berjaoui, the C...

New School in Gunghalin?

By 9 March 2010 12

I heard that there is a new school opening in Gungahlin in 2011? Does anyone know anything about it as I am looking for a school to send my daughter for year 11 & 12. I'm thinking Merici College, if I don't hear anymore about the Gunghalin school....

Loud Noises In Ngunnawal This morning

By 9 March 2010 14

My wife and i were both woken by some very loud noises this morning in Ngunnawal between 2am and 3am, ive talked to the neighbours and they heard them too. Anyone know what it was? Hard to explain what it sounded like, but sort of like a few explosions or banging of some sorts. a few together at abo...

Aircraft noise in Calwell area

By 9 March 2010 19

The Canberra Airport flight paths are published at http://www.canberraairport.com.au/PDF/currentflightpaths.pdf. If this publication is accurate then why is it that I often hear the loud roar of aircraft at my house in Calwell? Has anyone else noticed this? The reality of flight paths in the Calwell...

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