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Call for entries – CIT School Stars Band Competition

By 23 September 2014

The 9th annual ‘School Stars Band Competition’ is now calling for entries from high school and college students in the ACT and surrounding NSW region. This year’s even...

National Museum of Australia (2/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 10)

By 23 September 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...

Johnny Rieger Band with John McNamara

By 23 September 2014

GERMAN BLUES CHALLENGE WINNERS the Johnny Rieger Band will be appearing with Melbourne Blues Challenge Winner - John McNamara at The Harmonie German Club on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 8pm. FREE ENTRY! Described as "The New Generation of Blues" The Johnny Rieger Band have played over 300 concert...

Fundraising dinner to save orangutans

By 23 September 2014

There are revolutionary changes in food coming our way, which have the potential to halve the footprint of global agriculture, while doubling the supply of food and providing e...

Pocket Fox Spring Single Launch – It’s gonna be festive!!

By 23 September 2014

Pocket Fox have a new spring in their step! Join the local folk-pop darlings in an evening that celebrates their new single, Heartsong. The launch will take place in the foyer...

Elderly man attacked in Pearce

By 23 September 2014

ACT Policing is investigating an attack on an elderly man in Pearce last night (22 September). About 10.30pm, an 82-year-old man heard noises outside his home on Pethebridge Str...

National Film and Sound Archives – Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 8)

By 23 September 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...

Powering greater energy choice in the ACT

By 23 September 2014

Canberrans have greater energy choices from today with Origin - Australia’s largest integrated energy company - now selling gas and electricity to ACT homes and small busines...

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Tiger giving up on Canberra

By 10 August 2009 45

The Age has a story on Tiger Airways plans to give up on Canberra in favour of the busier Sydney-Melbourne route. The low-cost airline is not offering flights between Canberra and either Melbourne or Adelaide after early October. Asked about its plans for Canberra, Tiger's managing director Shel...

Glory days, aka the Ben Blair Book of Horrors

By 10 August 2009 1

TonyTai09 has recently graced YouTube with the highlights reel of the Brumbies' 2004 Super12 Grand Final obliteration of the mighty Canterbury Crusaders. Roff, Paul, Gregan, Larkham, Finegan, Samo. Now those were some names!...

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 ...

Men's 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?!...

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