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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 4
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 4
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 11
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 17
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 1
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

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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Liberals get desperate in Queanbeyan

By 12 November 2009 23

Spotted this afternoon on the main street of Queanbeyan, the federal Liberals out campaigning hard on behalf of their embattled leader, Malcolm Turnbull. The big man himself wasn't present but they had gone to some effort to try and attract the interest of the locals with large size colour banners f...

National Arab Film Festival comes to Canberra!

By 12 November 2009

Arab Films Touring Australia 1-29 November This November, the Arab Film Festival is travelling across Australia for the first time. The national tour kicks off in Sydney before heading to Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide. Experience the diversity, complexity and beauty of the Arab wo...

Chifley Choofers?

By 12 November 2009 21

I've recently moved to Chifley and every night around 8pm there is a strong smell of cigarette/marijuana smoke that fills our house. It's quite bizarre. We can close the windows but the smell is still really overpowering. It could be the neighbours but my partner thinks it's too strong to be ...

Rally for Refugees

By 12 November 2009 79

I know that many people have different opinions on this issue but I thought I'd pass this on anyway: Instead of bringing refugees picked up by an Australian Customs ship to Australia, the Government has tried for four weeks to force them to get off in Indonesia.  Indonesia is not a signatory to ...

Pssst... wanna buy a used carpark?

By 12 November 2009 5

Well, somebody has done just that, at some nondescript patch of dirt on Canberra Avenue in Griffith for a cool $7.6 million, according to ABC online: Griffith carpark sells for $7.6mil It's zoned commerical and residential (that would be 'mixed use'), so I guess we'll see some more high rise apar...

Join Oz, New Zealand - it's for the best

By 12 November 2009 14

ED - The below extract has been 'Sourced' form the this story in the SMH and brought to our attention by Chop71. Although not massively Canberra focused and we don't encourage wholesale cut and pasting of other media's content (link to it people!) it does include an interesting insight to some of ca...

Australian Catholic University

By 12 November 2009 31

Having worked for The Australian Catholic University in Watson for 4 years, I regularly encounter individuals who have never heard of it, and are astounded to learn that there is indeed, a third university in Canberra. (Not counting CIT) Yes, it's a real university, offering several varied course...

Rafe Returns @ MacGregor Hall

By 12 November 2009

The Canberra Musicians Club proudly presents: Rafe Returns. Hit the link for a location map. ...

DIY Wotz-On guide - weekend 13-15 Nov

By 12 November 2009 15

[First filed: Nov 12, 2009 @ 8:43] As the heat has ramped up (turned the fan on for the first time last night!) I'm sure so has the summer-ry (late spring?) activities. So let us know - What are your top picks for events and activities this weekend! ...

New Protected Cycle Lanes for Civic?

By 12 November 2009 49

The Canberra Times reports that separated 'Copenhagen' style cycle lanes are being considered for Civic, along with a 'shared space' zone on Bunda St where all users have equal rights. Pedal Power seem to think it's a good thing and a bit of digging on their website soon revealed where the idea came...

A Queer Time in a small Capital Region town

By 12 November 2009 13

You may recall that recently I put up a post requesting info on small towns and villages worth visiting around Canberra. The response was great and we have since visited a number of gems including Gundaroo, Tumbarumba, Yass to name a few! We are now trying to find out about festivals and shows t...

Fantasy Masquerade Ball

By 12 November 2009

THE FANTASY MASQUERADE BALL IS YOUR CHANCE TO DRESS UP IN A MASK/COSTUME FOR ONE MAGICAL NIGHT OF MUSIC, DANCING & MYSTERY. • Fir Croi (Men of Heart) • Phantom Drums • Bellyup bellydancers • Burns Club Pipe Band • Best Mask & Costume Prize • Crowning of the Belle of the B...

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