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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 9
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 14
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
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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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Help a Canberra student out?

By 4 November 2009 11

Hi all! As part of my PhD in psychology at the Australian National University, I’m running an online study on women's understanding of health promotion messages. And I would love it if you could participate in my project! ALL WOMEN ARE WELCOME who are 18 years or over. Participation in...

Attack! Vol 1- Wed at the Front

By 4 November 2009 1

A night of song and noise from three leading exponents of both is at the Front, Wednesday the 4th of this very month (which might well be tonight, depending on when this post is reviewed...)  JW Sparrow & the Miner Birds are known for dreamy drones and good times. Known to audiences far and wi...

Joy Burch gets the nod

By 4 November 2009 3

The worst kept secret in Canberra is that Joy Burch was moving into the ministry. Today the acting Chiefly Katy Gallagher has announced the long anticipated move. Ms Burch has been appointed to the Disability and Housing, Ageing, Multicultural Affairs, Corrections and Industrial Relations Por...

Sacred Geometry of Canberra

By 4 November 2009 11

Found this youtube clip showing some of the design ideas behind Canberra. Its a bit long and slow but some of the information was interesting, and I know how much some people love this stuff. ...

The Three Peaks Run

By 4 November 2009

For those who are into their running and looking for something to do this weekend there is the Mt Majura Vineyard Three Peaks run this Saturday morning and provides a uniquely challenging event over three of Canberra's best known mountains, Mt Majura, Mt Ainslie and Mt Pleasant. Competitors have the...

Identity theft attempt?

By 4 November 2009 19

Today had a phone call from a young woman claiming to be from Capital Pathology who had some information to give me but needed my date of birth first. I declined to give it to her, but she insisted that she would not give me the results without confirming my identity and the only way I could do that...

New Canberra superhero mascot - UNITMAN

By 3 November 2009 12

The ACCC has launched a new caped superhero mascot UNITMAN in order to help us figure out how to do our shopping at the supermarket. This caped calculator will let everyone know if its cheaper to buy the 55g chocolate for $1.40 or the 65g chocolate for $1.45 by letting us know how much it is fo...

Con your way into a fake doctorate for just $2,000?

By 3 November 2009 17

[First filed Jul 18, 2009] The Canberra Times has a curious story on one Daniel Besser, going by the name of "Dr Daniel Ben-Avraham" at the ANU who was running an international joint research project despite, according to the article, not actually having scientific qualifications: He had convin...

Pirates are people too?

By 3 November 2009 6

[First Published on: Oct 31, 2009] It dates from June, but this one has just come to my attention from the University of Canberra. Faculty of Arts and Design. Good to see pirates getting the love they richly deserve....

Routine investigation or part of a broader trend?

By 3 November 2009 25

The ABC has the shock news that the ACT's outgoing Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill (Due to resign in month's time) is to be investigated by the police: Mr Corbell says the investigation is about the administration of justice but he will not provide any details about the case. He says he was info...

Melbourne Cup Day in Canberra

By 3 November 2009 12

I suppose we should have a story about horse racing on this day of the race that supposedly stops a nation. Two other major online media outlets have their stories today, although the ABC does focus on today being the last cup holiday for us here. I for one am pleased that our Family and Community D...

Have you had your swine flu vaccination yet?

By 3 November 2009 33

Health minister Katy Gallagher has had one, and wants you to go and get one too. I've had one - as a parent of young children I really don't want them to get sick. From my experience, most doctors are bulk-billing if you are just going for the jab, which itself is free. So there's no excuses - make ...

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