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Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Giralang

By 25 May 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven store located on the corner of Canopus Crescent and Atalumba Close in Giralang last Wednesday (18 May). ...

New State Emergency Service station for Calwell

By 25 May 2016

A new State Emergency Service station will be built in Tuggeranong with $2.7 million in this year's ACT budget allocated for the project. The facility will house four-whee...

Bins to be collected on Friday after strike cancelled

By 25 May 2016

Bin collection industrial action previously notified for this Friday has been cancelled following a meeting of drivers employed by household waste and recycling bin collection ...

Best of Canberra callout: Small galleries

By 25 May 2016 2

Canberra and art go hand in hand, largely because of the city’s status as the Australian capital. The ACT is home to institutions showcasing art and artefacts for the nation,...

Ashley Drive duplication to extend to Johnson Drive

By 25 May 2016 7
Ashley Drive

The ACT Government will spend $3.5 million over two years to duplicate the section of Ashley Drive from Erindale Drive to Johnson Drive, Minister for Transport and Municipal Se...

Fresh sourdough, French pastries and hot coffee at Autolyse

By 25 May 2016

When the clock strikes midnight, it may be time for Cinderella to head home, but at Autolyse the party is just getting started. Between 12am and 12pm, three or four experien...

Walking the Centenary Trail in 8 Days: Narrabundah to Ainslie

By 25 May 2016

Have you ever thought about walking the Centenary Trail? The 145km loop was established in 2013 to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary, and passes over our picturesque mountain scapes...

Politicians flying too close to the sun

By 25 May 2016 1

There is a now a long list of candidates announced for the 2016 ACT election. These people are about to put themselves through a very complicated and drawn out job application....

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Need a Hawaiian shirt!

By 14 September 2009 9

This is legit, I swear! I'm looking for a shop in Canberra that stocks nice Hawaiian shirts - not the awful polyester/nasty plastic shirts that most shops seem to stock, but a nice cotton one. The design doesn't have to be nice, in fact the more garish the better! Just one that's not going to ma...

ACT businesses set to benefit from draconian NSW retail laws

By 13 September 2009 26

The NSW government has just passed laws restricting retail opening hours, preventing trading without an exemption on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The spin in the CT and SMH is positive, saying it will allow retail staff the opportunity to spend more time with their fa...

Is it really rugby when Tuggeranong plays Queanbeyan?

By 13 September 2009 8

Rugby Union used to be famous for the good behaviour of its crowds. But the Canberra Times brings word (and an all important picture) of all in brawling when the Queanbeyan Whites met the Tuggeranong Vikings in the local grand final for the John I. Dent Cup. About 100 fans clashed at Viking P...

Launching the Great White Whale - SS Canberra

By 13 September 2009

[First filed: September 12, 2009 @ 09:45] Quite a few ships have borne the name "Canberra" in the short history of our city. Among the most remarkable are the HMAS Canberra making up a big chunk of the iron in the Solomon Islands' "Ironbottom Sound" (noted that there's a Kongo class dread...

Police Wrap - 13 September

By 13 September 2009 11

1. Cannabis in Symonston: ACT Policing will summons a 41-year-old Symonston man to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court after locating a quantity of cannabis during a search of his home earlier today (September 8). General Duties officers from Woden Police Station executed a search warrant at t...

Floriade 2009 Opens

By 12 September 2009 2

Right on cue Canberra turned on a cracker of a spring day for today's opening of Floriade. Seemed half of Canberra (and the rest of Australia) was there today to check it out. Surprisingly there's a quite a few flowers in bloom (unlike my garden), although a lot of the tulips and some of the other f...

Handmade Market rocks the Yarralumla Woolshed

By 12 September 2009 71

Oh. My. God. If you've been to Handmade Market this weekend, you probably have sore feet, an empty wallet, and the warm inner glow that comes from retail therapy supporting local crafters. I should state at the outset that I'm a very bad consumer. I don't buy much stuff (compared to my female fri...

Finally a viceroy for the satrapy of Australia!

By 12 September 2009

The Australian brings word that the long vacant position of US Ambassador to Australia is soon to be filled with the White House senior counsel and long time buddy of Barack Obama, Jeff Bleich, getting the nomination. Mr Bleich, 48, an over-achieving lawyer known for his work with more than 20 c...

Don't like the Auditor-General's Office, or love it too much to let it die? H

By 12 September 2009 10

[First filed: September 10, 2009 @ 06:12] Last week, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts announced they would be having an Inquiry into the Auditor-General Act of 1996 and by extension, the operation of the ACT Auditor-General's Office. The Inquiry is now open to submissions from the pub...

National takeover of the ACT ALP complete

By 12 September 2009 2

The ABC brings word of the final takeover move by the Labor Party's national executive in their battle for the asset rich ACT branch. The assistant national secretary, Elias Hallaj, is now the ACT secretary of the party. Garrett Purtill, who last year was turning up as the media contact on Kat...

Huh? National fire warning system? Who? Us?

By 12 September 2009 2

The Canberra Times has the less than reassuring news that despite NSW, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria all signing up for a new national bushfire warning system we still haven't figured out what we're doing. "a spokesman for ACT Emergency Services Minister Simon Corbell said yeste...

Check out some green homes

By 11 September 2009 3

Sustainable House Day is on this Sunday 13/9/09 from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. There are eight homes open for inspection around Canberra, and entry is free. Two are in Harrison (includes ours), one in Murrumbateman, two in Watson, and one in each of Narrabundah, Duffy and Lyneham. House 1 Canberr...

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