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Police appeal over Kaleen attempted armed robbery

By 22 July 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking public help following an attempted armed robbery at the Caltex Star Mart service station in Kaleen last Thursday. Police responded to a report of a male ho...

Northbourne flats, ex-visitor centre sites up for auction in August

By 22 July 2016 4
Dickson on Northbourne aerial view from brochure

The territory’s Land Development Agency has appointed Knight Frank the sales agent for three ACT Government-owned blocks set for retail, commercial and residential developmen...

Hume Hwy closed southbound, traffic diverted through Canberra

By 22 July 2016 4
Accident site (left) and diversion point (circled).

All Sydney to Melbourne Hume Highway traffic is being diverted through Canberra via the Federal Highway turnoff near Goulburn this morning after a truck rolled blocking southbo...

Politicians blind to population growth concerns

By 22 July 2016 11
Sustainable Australia party founder William Bourke.

The recent Federal election saw the Sustainable Australia Party (ignored by the mainstream) field candidates and shortly before polling day at a local level the ACT Government ...

Light rail extension routes identified

By 21 July 2016 17
light rail artist impression

Canberrans have identified four key routes for the next stage of the light rail network, according to the ACT government. These were contained in Keeping Canberra Moving: Wh...

Happy Kidlets at Café Injoy

By 21 July 2016 1
A plate of pancakes with strawberries and ice-cream

Gold Creek always reminds me of scene out of the soap opera Neighbours. This is not just because it has a resort named Lassiters: the touristy facades also make me feels I am...

Fire engulfs Pialligo Estate smokehouse at Hume

By 21 July 2016
Firefighters at work in Hume at around 8pm last night.

Firefighters spent two and a half hours battling a blaze that caused extensive damage to the Pialligo Estate Smokehouse off Sheppard St, Hume last night, extinguishing the flam...

Kidpreneurs raise over $750 for charity

By 21 July 2016

Sunday marked the culmination of the July school holiday’s Club Kidpreneur program, with an impressive market stall at the Bus Depot Markets in Kingston. Launched in April...

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The DRG's eight point plan for Dickson

By 12 November 2010 7

As part of the Dickson Residents Group's ongoing conflict with Planning Minister Andrew Barr they held peace talks with Chief Minister Stanhope on Tuesday. There they presented an eight point plan for Dickson. The devil in planning lies in the details, particularly innocuous phrases like "...

Who isn't objecting to the new Giralang Shops?

By 12 November 2010 17

Well Giralang residents, don't get too excited about finally getting the shops mess sorted out. Objections have been lodged with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. It might be marginally quicker to list who isn't objecting to the new DA, but here goes Cotrell Pty Ltd (Lease holder of ...

National Medal winning emergency workers

By 11 November 2010 3

Simon Corbell has today announced the winners of the National Medal for emergency service workers. The National Medal was established on 14 February 1975 as one of the original elements of the distinctive Australian system of honours and awards. The Governor-General awards the National Medal, w...

Bonython gets a hall

By 11 November 2010 1

[Joy Burch and Communities@Work CEO Maureen Cane] The ACT's Minister for Community Services, Joy Burch, has launched the newly-constructed $1.2 million Bonython Neighbourhood Hall. “The new hall will provide much needed meeting and recreation space within the Tuggeranong area. Communities@...

A plug for a good sound non-bank

By 11 November 2010 13

And no, not the Bendigo. This isn't a paid plug! With all the talk of housing affordability and financial advisers, I thought I'd tell fellow Rioters they can get a loan in Canberra from the Newcastle Permanent Building Society. I've had a good experience with them. Very professional outfit, ...

Police Wrap - 11 November 2010

By 11 November 2010 3

1. More makeout banditry: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the assault of a couple at the Red Hill lookout on Tuesday (November 9). Around 10.45pm, the couple were at the lookout when they noticed a car drive into the car park with its headlights on high beams. Two males exited the vehic...

Does a shovel of ashphalt count as a repair?

By 11 November 2010 9

Just last week Chief Minister Stanhope was proudly announcing a "$4.1 million maintenance drive" on the city's footpaths. Well above is what my street got this week. A bloke with a shovel full of ashphalt over concrete. Quality eh? [poll id="227"]...

Best venue in Canberra for a mid-size christmas party?

By 11 November 2010 12

I am organising a staff party for 25 people. I was wondering if anybody out there had any recommendations for great venues in Canberra? Or Ideas for a cool Christmas party to avoid all awkwardness, something exciting. Any ideas??...

The Angels and Summernats finally collide

By 11 November 2010 6

[Language warning] The Canberra Times has the happy news that after long last Summernats is going to host hoary old pub rockers The Angels in a celebration of all that is Oz: Neeson piled praise on the culture of Summernats, comparing a tricked-out street machine to a beautiful guitar. '...

Strange looking government building in Bruce?

By 11 November 2010 35

Just wondering if anyone knows what the government building in Bruce is for? It is on Battye Street, behind a big fence, with video cameras allover the place. There is no indication of what goes on inside, but there are signs all over the place say it is Commonwealth land and no trespassing etc. ...

New $31 million hole in the ACT budget - No worries just yet.

By 11 November 2010 2

Katy Gallagher is engaged in turd polishing trying to put a positive spin on the Commonwealth MidYear Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) which has torn $31 million in GST revenue out of the ACT Treasury. Katy remains committed to somehow balancing the books in 2013-14, safely after the next ACT ...

Anywhere in Canberra I can learn Gregorian Chant?

By 11 November 2010 8

I really could'nt be effed ordering a 'Chant Kit' with a CD and little booklet to learn Gregorian Chant. Hence, anyone know who/where I could learn this ancient form of  singing in Canberra? Cheers!...

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