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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 3
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 3
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 7
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 11
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
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
kp-b

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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No parks for Crace or Casey?

By 2 November 2010 58

The Liberals' Brendan Smyth is crying foul over what he sees to be secret plans to rob the people of Crace and Casey of green spaces. In what some might take to be a crypto-homophopic dig at Labor's Planning Minister Andrew Barr this is being presented as an attack on families. “The revelati...

Police wrap - 2 November 2010

By 2 November 2010 38

1. Once again we disappoint: In one month over 870 people were issued with Traffic Infringement Notices (TIN’s) for speeding. This is a disappointing result as the focus on speeding was clearly stated at the beginning, and during, the month of October. It is clear from this result that the me...

Lotus bay gets a finger jetty

By 2 November 2010 1

The National Capital Authority is letting us know that Senator Lundy has opened "a new finger jetty" for the aquatic tentacle of the Southern Cross Club at Lotus Bay on Lake Burley Griffin. Constructed by the National Capital Authority in conjunction with the Canberra Yacht Club, the jetty enabl...

City Walk Expo - Launching this Saturday (6th November 2010)

By 2 November 2010 18

VI Ambition Support Incorporated (VIASI) is proud and excited to announce the launch of City Walk Expo, an exclusive market-type event in the very heart of our Nation’s capital – the City Walk strip Canberra on the 6th of November. The City Walk Expo will be a weekly, year round event ope...

Empty Shops in Civic?

By 2 November 2010 19

Does anyone know why there are so many shops available for lease in Civic?...

What a difference it makes having the boss back in the office

By 2 November 2010 3

With Mr Stanhope returned from his holidays it's intriguing how much more activity we're seeing from his Ministers. When the cat's away? (The Liberals, it should be noted, remain a slow unresponsive shambles following issues at several days remove)...

Kate Lundy makes the top ten

By 2 November 2010 10

The Canberra Times has intriguing news for those who wonder what ACT Senator Kate Lundy does with her time. Did you know that the ACT's own Senator Kate Lundy (@KateLundy) was named one of the Top 10 People Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics last month? She actually topped th...

SouthCare Helicopter hits 4,000 missions

By 2 November 2010 11

[Photo taken yesterday by Devil_n_Disquiz] Simon Corbell is congratulating the team at the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter on completing their 4,000th mission since the service started operating on 1 October 1988. The 4000th mission was completed over the weekend with the retrieval of a man...

Where to watch the cup?

By 2 November 2010 7

[Photo by Kerces] So based on past experience where's the place to be for cup watching today for those without office parties? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments and your experiences this year....

There are Tradies and Then There are Tradies

By 2 November 2010 15

I love the RiotACT and often use it as reference point for recomendations of services in Canberra. So here I go...  I have had the need, in recent weeks to employ three different tradesmen for three different jobs. The first, a plumber, was at my house for a total of four minutes - $209.00! ...

Opening Night in Canberra for CIFF! (And your chance to win a double pass)

By 2 November 2010 11

[First filed: Oct 28, 2010 @ 11:30] Last night the 14th Canberra International Film Festival (CIFF) was officially opened with the highly anticipated political thriller from the USA "Fair Game", starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. CIFF President Virginia Haussegger and CIFF Director Simon ...

Mully Icon cast down from on high

By 2 November 2010 37

[First filed: Nov 1, 2010 @ 8:44] [ED - newcomers will need to familiarise themsselves with the Mully Williams back story to get this one.] I walked the dogs  at Shepard's lookout today, and came across the most sacrilegious act of vandalism I have ever seen. For ages now the sign ther...

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