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Land Development Agency’s obscure news about Northbourne

By 4 September 2015 1
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The ACT Government’s Land Development Agency (LDA) has just circulated a media release that I think was meant to be good news and was supposed to inform us that something is ...

A look around Canberra – Swinger Hill

By 4 September 2015 1
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When I first moved to Canberra I made a friend that lived just near Swinger Hill. The first time I drove past on the way to her house I screamed with laughter at the name of th...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (5 and 6 September 2015)

By 4 September 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in O'Connor, Kambah, Macgregor and Karabar. Happy Friday! Saturday 5 September 7 Atholbar Way Karabar 8am to 4pm Bric a brac, toys, c...

11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By 3 September 2015 1
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This weekend's highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father's Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the...

Police targeting distracted drivers

By 3 September 2015
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ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September. Police will target dr...

Who is the Canberran agent for iRobot? (Roomba)

By 3 September 2015
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I need some bits to spruce up my humble house cleaning friend, the battery is getting weak and there are a few upgrade kits you can throw at the old ones to make them better. ...

Police seek Tuggeranong Parkway hoon

By 2 September 2015 9
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ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August. The ca...

Local leaders – Camilo Potocnjak Oxman and Rish Ratnam (Implement Imagination)

By 2 September 2015
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Implement Imagination co-founder Camilo Potocnjak Oxman (pictured above, right) describes teaching as a very rewarding chronic condition. “The thing about teaching is that...

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You really do need to clean out that lint filter

By 11 June 2010 17

The firies are always banging on about the need to clean out the lint filter in your clothes dryer. But do we ever hear of these things actually starting a fire? Well today we do with this from the ESA: 10:30am Friday 11 June 2010 - Update on fire at Bruce Fire was in the middle appartment of ...

Are our lives improved by a dearth of fireworks?

By 11 June 2010 47

The ABC's got a po-faced story reminding us that not only can you not buy fireworks this year, but if you get caught with them you're in big trouble: Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe says the ban was implemented following a number of reviews. "The ban was eventually considered necessary i...

Phillip Edwin Bailey still trying his luck

By 11 June 2010 19

Credit must go to the Canberra Times' Jenna Hand for a truly entertaining court report. Cook's Phillip Bailey was trying to get off the Tuggeranong Parkway on 8 April when, possibly because he was carrying a blood alcohol level of .341, he missed the Lady Denman Drive turnoff: According to a p...

Police Wrap - 11 June 2010

By 11 June 2010 3

1. Mad Bomber in Fyshwick: Officers from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations and Bomb Response teams are investigating an attempted robbery from an ATM which occurred at the front of the NAB on Wollongong Street in Fyshwick this morning (June 11). Around 2:57am, police were called to the...

"Student painting" door-to-door scammers in Canberra again

By 11 June 2010 18

In Manuka, this evening, we met a charming French student selling paintings, fraudulently represented as done by her and her fellow students, from her third year at L'ecole des beaux arts in Paris, but actually from Chinese site http://www.doupine.com. If you get visited, call the police ASAP. It...

power out in Tuggeranong?

By 11 June 2010 11

Apparently there's a power blackout in Tuggeranong, anybody know more? [ED - ABC says its coming back on but was a doozy.]...

Budgie successfully rescued in Kambah

By 11 June 2010 8

From the ESA: 7:30am Friday 11 June 2010 - House fire at Kambah ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene of a house fire on Marconi Cres, Kambah. Update to follow. -- 8.10am Friday 11 June 2010 - Update on house fire at Kambah Fire has been extinguished at the single storey brick veneer house. ...

Police Wrap - 10 June 2010

By 10 June 2010

[First filed: Jun 10, 2010 @ 11:27] 1. Caltex Braddon rolled again: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the Caltex service station in Braddon which occurred around 3:10am this morning (Thursday 10 June). Two males entered the service station, jumped over the counter an...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 124 - Readable Graffiti

By 10 June 2010

Canberra's (possibly the world's) least reliable podcast lurches back into some sort of rhythm with the madcap Readable Graffiti (fresh from playing Groove in the Moo) in the Insatiable Banalities podcast number 124, which we now present for your enjoyment. Track list: Stalker. 7:54 Crave...

It's a long way from the top at 50 Marcus Clarke

By 10 June 2010 7

[First filed: Jun 9, 2010 @ 9:36] The new DEEWR building on the corner of Rudd St and Marcus Clarke St is getting the finishing touches and they've even given the footpaths back to the public as Civic West's latest black glass behemoth nears completion. On Sunday these blokes seemed to be ...

Community sector wants equal pay

By 10 June 2010 17

As RiotACT readers no doubt no well there are two great instincts at the heart of any bureaucrat. 1) To cover their arses against potential future criticisms of their actions 2) To expand their empire The "Community sector" is what happens when the Government decides services are important ...

Grocers are revolting

By 10 June 2010 16

Interestingly the IGA's are running a public campaign against the ACT Government's supermarket policies intended to increase competition. Corner shop owners are traditionally a core Liberal constituency. (Think Manuel Xyrakis popping up with Tony Abbot at Ainslie shops whenever a loaf of brea...

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