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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

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...

Healthy eating for your family on a budget in Canberra

By 1 August 2014

In the comments on my previous story about local shopping many commenters claimed that a single trip to a big supermarket provided the best prices throughout the cart. I hav...

2014 Floriade NightFest tickets now on sale

By 1 August 2014

Tickets to one of Canberra's most exciting after-dark events, Floriade NightFest, go on sale today. Now in its seventh year, the ticketed twilight event will transform Commo...

Safe Plate heads to Belconnen this weekend

By 1 August 2014

More than 650 cars have been fitted with tamper proof screws this year as part of ACT Policing's joint partnership with local businesses, Project Safe Plate - combatting number plate theft. This Sunday (August 3), ACT Policing and Westfield Belconnen will be hosting Project Safe Plate between 10...

ACT Government releases Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change

By 31 July 2014

The ACT Government’s Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change, released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, builds on the large amount of work already being done in the territory to tackle the causes and effects of climate change. “Climate projections for the ACT indi...

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Why bother paying parking fines?

By 10 August 2009 48

The Canberra Times brings word of the expectedly shambolic state of parking fine collection in the ACT: At January 1, more than 160,000 unpaid fines were sitting on the rego.act database, some dating back to 1980, and all but 22,300 were overdue. Apparently there's $23 million worth of them. ...

Home on the kangaroo range

By 10 August 2009 3

The ABC has a story on research out of the ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services. They've been GPS collaring kangaroos to study their behaviour. Contrary to popular thinking it seems skippy's a bit of a home body: So far the research has revealed male kangaroos stay in an area...

Once would have sufficed

By 9 August 2009 14

There's little in this world more dangerous than an enthusiastic idiot. The Australian brings word of a Turner man who set out trying to call the police and ended up charged himself, after the alleged 60th call. The 45-year-old man, from Turner in Canberra's inner north, had called police yes...

Police Wrap - 9 August

By 9 August 2009 12

1. Surely blue jeans and white runners is the greater crime? Detectives from ACT Policing’s Territory Investigations Group are investigating a robbery at the Civic Video at Ngunnawal Shops on Wanganeen Avenue around 8.57pm, August 8. A male wearing a bandana and a hooded jumper entered the ...

Any reliable gasfitters someone can recommend?

By 9 August 2009 18

I would like to get a new gas stove installed, and need a reliable gasfitter to install it.  We already have gas to the house with heating, but need it put through to the kitchen. Any recommendations for someone who will turn up for just the quote would be good!!!!...

Raiders miss out against the Bulldogs 23-20

By 9 August 2009 16

The ABC brings word on the Raiders' close loss in Sydney to the Bulldogs: Hazem El Masri slotted a penalty goal on the siren that sealed it for the Bulldogs, who survived intense pressure in the final 10 minutes as Canberra made a second-half comeback. Pivot Terry Campese was the lifeblood of...

No 10 Conditions of Love for the Canberra International Film Festival

By 8 August 2009 11

The Canberra Times brings the intriguing news that the Canberra International Film Festival doesn't plan to follow the brave lead of the Melbourne Film Festival and screen "The 10 Conditions of Love" (Trailer above). With such controversy surrounding the film one might think that audiences wo...

ingebra free range eggs going public?

By 8 August 2009 26

The RiotACT has been our main forum for getting the word out. Needing some feedback as we are moving to the maximum amount of chickens homed here and will have a further amount of eggs available. Would Canberrans come out to Burra for egg supplies? We'd only have at most 120 dozen availabl...

How goes the DFO/Brand Depot War?

By 8 August 2009 34

I took a trip to DFO yesterday.  It seemed surprisingly busy, at least compared to previous visits.  However, there are a large number of the big shops still empty. (As an aside, could these be used to house Canberra's homeless?) And I know a bored look on a teenage girl isn't unusual, but some ...

Mens cuts?

By 7 August 2009 23

Hi All, So I'm new to Canberra and I'm chasing a good men's hairdresser with experience with difficult/different cuts.  I'm definately not up for a Barber (my hair is quite wavy and I have somewhat of a fringe), and don't mind so much on where or price. Any suggestions?!...

Katie plans to shift pokies to vulnerable greenfields mortgage belt locations

By 7 August 2009 20

Despite referring to them as a "vice", Katie Gallagher said on Stateline that she would be shifting pokies from (presumably less populated and profitable areas of Canberra) to the new mortgage belts as they develop. Just the areas and mortgage stressed families you'd want to quarantine a little ...

Police Wrap - 7 August

By 7 August 2009 10

1. Stabby Shoplifter! ACT Policing has arrested two men after an incident this afternoon (Friday, August 7) in which a shoplifter allegedly produced a knife in an attempt to avoid apprehension. The incident occurred around 3.15pm today when a store security guard attempted to stop and questio...

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