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Pair hold up Wanniassa Red Rooster, leave with small sum of cash

By 25 July 2016
Police wrap

Two men held up Red Rooster takeaway/restaurant at Wanniassa last night, threatening a store attendant with assault before leaving with a small amount of cash. ACT Policing ...

Alumnus to guide music school in ‘critical period’

By 25 July 2016
Malcolm Gillies

The ANU has appointed Professor Malcolm Gillies, a distinguished academic who studied violin at the Canberra School of Music as an 11-year-old, as interim head of the School of...

A look inside an ACT mobile speed camera van

By 25 July 2016
John Peti in mobile speed van

Ever wondered whether there is a real person inside those mobile speed camera vans? And whether they can catch you when you’re driving on the far side of a dual carriageway? ...

Smyth appointment ‘a cynical political exercise’

By 25 July 2016 3
Brendan Smyth

It’s not the manner of how a man came into this world that matters but it is the way he leaves it. I don’t know who wrote this saying (paraphrased by yours truly) but it is...

Ask RiotACT: Home extension – where to start?

By 24 July 2016 3
Ask Riot

Hello Rioters, We're in a small two bedroom single level duplex, but are feeling the squeeze. We'd love to stay in the hood (Narrabundah), so we think extending might be th...

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...

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End of an era at CityNews?

By 10 November 2009 10

Gossip has reached the bunker that CityNews' iconic and highly controversial lynchpin, Jorian Gardner, could be off to be the News Director at WIN's Canberra operation. With his focus on local politics and the arts it's probably a good fit, although it will be fascinating to see how the people sk...

How clean is the waste water from an evaporative aircon?

By 10 November 2009 7

Does anyone know how clean / useable the waste water is from an evaporative air conditioning unit? I've got my unit draining into a 600 litre tank which then goes out onto the lawn. It doesn't appear to be killing the grass, but then again the lawn ain't looking that great either. Would the water...

Signs of Love and Amazement in Macquarie

By 9 November 2009 16

As seen on the streets of Macquarie. ...

Exemptions to water restrictions coming your way

By 9 November 2009 5

I noticed a big ad in the Canberra Times on the weekend that brought a smile to my car loving heart. For a limited period, starting from 14 November, Canberrans will be able to wash their cars at home. Yay for those of us who like shiny metal bits. The general exemption runs from 14–29 November...

Big Brother Awards 2009 @ Pot Belly

By 9 November 2009 4

The Australian Privacy Founation invites everyone to the Australian ‘Big Bother Awards’ 2009 (BBA2009), 11 November, at the Pot Belly. The call for nominations for the BBA2009 was very successful. The Orwells are the Big Brother Awards that recognise organizations, technologies and people t...

What to do for a work XMAS activity?

By 9 November 2009 19

Hi All, I have a bit of a pickle to sort out, My work is having an XMAS party and we will be in Belconnen for the meal and we are looking for an team activity to do when we finish eating.  Ideas like bowling and laser tag have been thrown forward and we are still deciding.  Can anyone suggest a...

Rachael Hunter – Dominion Finance

By 9 November 2009 18

If the prospect of finding the right home loan is sending you around in circles, it’s time to turn to someone who can lead you in the right direction. Owning your own home, whether it is a house or investment property, is the great Australian dream and one of life’s major purchases. Theref...

COZMO plays OZ - Australian Composed and Arranged Music

By 9 November 2009

COZMO presents a concert featuring Australian compositions and arrangements and other well known mandolin ensemble pieces. This will include Canberra premieres of a number of Australian compositions by Robert Schulz and Rob Kay, performances of works and arrangements by Richard Charlton and Russ...

Why Not Red Bull Air Race for Canberra ?

By 9 November 2009 33

Some of you may have read that Victorian Opposition Leader, Ted Baillieu, is talking about bidding for the Red Bull Air race to be held in Geelong once the contract for Perth runs out. Why Geelong when Canberra would be a far better venue??? Just picture it - the planes take off from the airpo...

Time to go the girlie girl

By 9 November 2009 38

I suffer from Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, (AIS). AIS is one of many conditions which cause women to either produce lower levels of Oestrogen, or to not take on a feminine appearance during puberty. I’ve always had a fairly flat chest, minor facial hair growth and a ‘blokey’ appearance. To...

Books for All

By 9 November 2009 13

Canberra, the Nation’s Capital is often regarded as a wealthy city  however there are many homeless and disadvantaged members living in the community. I have set up a not for profit organisation called 'Books for All' with the aim being for every homeless and disadvantaged person living in Canbe...

Hope you enjoyed your lake use

By 8 November 2009 13

The picture is not great but the southern shore of the Lake between the yacht club and Yarralumla Bay appears to be chokkas with blue green algae again on the basis of my walk along there this morning. So just a few weeks into summer and after good rain (and with it water flows) this is an i...

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