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Recycling plastic bags

By 20 August 2014 6

Hi RActors. I used to be able to recycle plastic bags at Coles & Woolies, but they no longer have collection bins at the stores I frequent. Planet ARK website tells m...

ACT Debating Union New Competitions for students

By 20 August 2014

The ACT Debating Union (ACTDU) is the largest organiser of schools debating in the ACT. A volunteer run organisation that aims to promote debating, public speaking and analytic...

Man arrested on sexual assault offences

By 20 August 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday (Tuesday, August 19) after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women in Campbell on two separate occasions. Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in June last year after a night out in Civic. The second incident is a...

Blundell’s Cottage Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 3)

By 19 August 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Drink driver caught in school car park

By 19 August 2014 5

ACT Policing will summons a 60-year-old Palmerston man caught drink driving while dropping his granddaughter to school in Nicholls yesterday (Monday August 18). About 8.50am, police received a report that a gold Toyota Avalon had collided into two parked cars in the car park of the Holy Spirit Pr...

Sex offender rehabilitation program, refund?

By 19 August 2014 2

Today the ACT courts added a couple extra years to the Belconnen Library serial child sex offender sentence. It was his sixth conviction for offences against children...

IKEA in the ACT? It’s not all good news

By 19 August 2014 37

Whip out your Allen keys; IKEA is coming to the Capital. Whilst a vast majority of Canberrans are rejoicing at the prospect of purchasing trendy and affordable furniture wit...

Mix of experience and youth drives LJ Hooker Belconnen’s success

By 19 August 2014

LJ Hooker Belconnen franchise principal Dennis Vlandis has been in the real estate game long enough to know that there's more to success than just good sales figures. It is...

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Kristy Giteau makes the squad for the Wallaroos

By 24 July 2009 1

Sport24 brings word that Matt "Brumby" Giteau's sister Kristy has been selected in the national women's rugby team to take on Samoa in a world cup qualifier on 7 August. It seems she's a bit of a polymath: Giteau has previously represented Australia in rugby league and was a member of an Austr...

On crashes upon Southern Cross Drive

By 24 July 2009 33

Yet another serious crash on Southern Cross drive, next to Kippax. It seems not a month goes by when this does not happen in this location, and it not supprising really when you see the attitude of drivers on this road, which has a sign posted speed limit of 60. At least 1 in 5 people on this roa...

The first look at Mia Wasikowska as Alice in Wonderland

By 23 July 2009 20

Here it is! The first trailer's out for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp and, more importantly for us, Canberra's Mia Wasikowska as Alice. It looks... freaky! Damn cats......

Simon unveils DECCEW bike fleet

By 23 July 2009 23

Simon Corbell has announced a token bike fleet's unveiling at the Department of Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water (Pronounced "Deck You"). The fleet will be used by staff at the department to get around town and will initially consist of five bicycles, more will be added if there is s...

Never Rent From Yaoxiang Wang and Shefang Bian

By 23 July 2009 19

The Civil & Administrative Tribunal has just posted a recent tenancy case, Xia and Yaoxiang Wang and Shefang Bian, which should give any tenant cause for thought about toxic landlords.  The Tribunal noted that the landlord "made constant unsubstantiated assertions of dishonesty on the part of t...

Pigs causing ACT Health problems

By 23 July 2009 18

The SMH reports that ACT Health are having to purchase Private Hospitals beds to cope with the demand thanks to Swine Flu. While I am all for a proactive approach to this problem. It does makes you wonder, if a virus worse than Swine Flu hit Canberra (or Australia for that matter), could our heal...

NASA's Return To The Moon - Free Public Lecture Tonight @ Questacon

By 23 July 2009 12

As part of the International Year of Astronomy, the local section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) in partnership with Questacon proudly presents AS WE SHALL RETURN: NASA'S NEW INITIATIVE TO LAND ASTRONAUTS ON THE MOON by Wayne Lee, Altair Vehicle Systems Mana...

What Joinery should I use to do my new kitchen?

By 23 July 2009 27

What Joinery should I use to do my new kitchen? [ED - Bonus points for concision]...

Sophie Lavers wins Miss World Australia

By 23 July 2009 29

News limited has some good news. 19 [24 actually - ED] year old Canberra girl, Sophie Lavers has won the title of Miss World Australia last night!  She is a qualified  fitness instructor and performance student and will be representing Australia in the Miss World pagent which is being held ...

Liquor laws hit the too hard basket?

By 23 July 2009 10

Vicki Dunne is wondering aloud whatever happened to the review of the ACT's liquor laws: “The government issued a discussion paper in March last year, calling for submissions by 30 June 2008,” said Mrs Dunne. “In the Estimates Committee hearings in May this year, the Attorney-General, S...

Big Ted to steady the good ship ALP

By 23 July 2009 9

The ABC brings word that the Former deputy chief minister Ted Quinlan has returned, like Cincinnatus from his plow, to run the troubled ACT branch of the ALP. Mr Quinlan says he hopes to help the party get through some difficult issues such as the sale of the Labor clubs. "Well I think it's j...

Men of Canberra are unfunny, horny, egotistical commitment-phobes

By 23 July 2009 93

The Canberra Tmes has a story called "Women saddened by lack of humour". It is the result of a survey, commissioned by adult dating site, that found men of the nation's capital were petrified of commitment, most likely to want sex on the first date, and the least funny of any s...

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