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Time to end greyhound racing in the ACT

By 21 April 2015 15
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On 16 February 2015,  ABC’s Four Corners program aired a report showing video footage of live baiting practices in greyhound racing across New South Wales, Queensland an...

5 reasons to try skydiving in Canberra

By 21 April 2015
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Would you like to experience the adrenaline rush that comes from jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet and free-falling towards earth at over 200 kilometres per hour? You don’...

Best of Canberra – Thai

By 21 April 2015 18
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We are pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to global cuisine in Canberra. We are a multicultural city and our collective love of food is reflected in the large number and vari...

Recognise this Greenway flasher?

By 21 April 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man who indecently exposed himself in Greenway on Saturday 4 April. Around 6pm the male offender who was riding a black mountain bike, ...

Former Canberrans to open Sydney gin distillery

By 21 April 2015 1
Griffin Blumer and Jesse Kennedy

Two former Canberrans with a love for gin have made their dream of opening a small distillery in Sydney a reality.  Like many young Canberrans, Griffin Blumer and Jesse Ke...

Are Canberrans too uncaring?

By 21 April 2015 18
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If a stranger in the street needed help, would you help them? I'm sure close to 100 per cent of people would say yes. But so often when these instances occur, the help isn't wi...

Roof ripped off Canberra Avenue building

By 21 April 2015

Canberra's wild weather has ripped off part of a building's roof overnight. Firefighters are using the Bronto Aerial Unit to assess damage to the building. ACT Fire & Rescue units are also working to remove part of the roof which landed on Canberra Avenue near the Wentworth Avenue and Sturt A...

Do you recognise this person?

By 20 April 2015
man taxi

ACT Policing is seeking public assistance in identifying a man who may be involved in the theft of a set of keys from a taxi earlier this month. About 3:50am on Friday 10 Ap...

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Canberra Guys - WTF?

By 21 April 2010 14

Every now and then YouTube throws a fistful of weird at you. And this is one of these times. The video is posted by one 007battan with no additional info. Are they trying to entice girls from the villages back home? And what do we think of blazers with jeans? Over to you readers....

Greens call for more and better drinking fountains

By 21 April 2010 18

The Greens' Caroline Le Couteur is calling for Manly style drinking fountains to adorn Canberra's urban areas. Apparently it's an environmental issue thanks to the hated bottled water. “Good quality water fountains also mean people purchase less bottled water, which means fewer plastic bott...

Police Wrap - 21 April 2010

By 21 April 2010 4

1. Thuggies move up to petrol stations: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Caltex Service Station, Marconi Crescent, Kambah this morning (Tuesday 20 April). Two male offenders, between 17 to 23 years of age, entered the premises around 12:21am and verbally threa...

Ronnie needs your snails

By 21 April 2010 2

Joy Burch has got a good story about a business being started under Disability ACT's Innovation Grants Program. Ronnie Lawrence, 21, has a moderate intellectual disability that precludes him from entering regular mainstream employment, but thanks to a $20,000 grant from Disability ACT's Innovati...

Tadpoles in Sullivan's Creek!

By 21 April 2010 9

Just remember that death is not the end. Oh the tree of life is growing Where the spirit never dies The brutal concrete stormwater drains, scoured as they are after every downpour, don't seem like a natural place to find any life. So when I looked down into a damaged patch, where the wat...

Stanhope crapping rainbows over health deal

By 21 April 2010 19

[UPDATE: The Green's Amanda Bresnan is happy about the new money but disappointed the reform agenda has been squibbed.] The Chiefly Stanhope is over the moon with yesterday's health deal and apparently the ACT is going to get everything we ever wanted out of it. The silence of the Liberals sin...

Power Station / Data Centre finds a financier

By 21 April 2010 10

The Australian reports that after all the sturm und drang surrounding the data centre development in Hume (with associated power generation capacity) the whole thing has finally secured a financier to actually build it. Challenger Financial Services (owned by the Packers IIRC) is putting up the m...

Local Government workers revolting

By 21 April 2010 18

The Canberra Times brings word of a breakdown in negotiations between the ACT's public sector employees and the Stanhope Government. A 4.75% raise over two years is apparently not enough and they're off to Fair Work Australia....

Love Frustration Tearing Brumbies Apart?

By 21 April 2010

RugbyHeaven have a wince inducing piece on troubles in Brumbyland. Coach Friend is damning his star pivot with faint praise. The pigs aren't talking about why they refuse to let the backs have the ball (possibly because the backs keep dropping it). And Julian Huxley is gobbing off without making ...

More charged arrested over Bob Knight's death

By 21 April 2010 2

The Daily Telegraph reports that six men have been arrested in Sydney's Greenacre in relation to last year's shooting of Bob Knight. The men, aged 17 to 32 years, are assisting detectives with inquiries at Campsie and Bankstown police stations. ...

New novel by local author

By 21 April 2010 16

Hey all, Keep an eye out for my new book, it will be in stores October.  The novel details a young mans downward spiral into the Japanese sex culture. I am working on the official website, but for now please check out the plot details & fancy new cover here: http://en.wikipedia.or...

Where to remember - Anzac Day 2010

By 21 April 2010 5

Having not spent an Anzac Day in Canberra for some time, I was recently very upset to hear that the RSL in town has closed down.  Not only is this an awful reflection on the nation's capital, but leaves me at a loss of where to go for a Gunner's breakfast pre-dawn service, and two-up post-dawn serv...

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