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Take a hike: Square Rock trail

By 28 May 2015 1
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Last week Lisa Martin asked for your suggestions for new Canberra hiking trails to test out. In the first of her trail reviews based on reader recommendations, she tries the Sq...

14 things to do in Canberra this weekend (30 and 31 May 2015)

By 28 May 2015 5

Enjoy the last weekend of Autumn with plenty of outdoor activities and entertainment, including the MS Fun Run and Walk, a Brumbies home game and an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea...

New ACT Fire & Rescue chief officer appointed

By 28 May 2015

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch today announced the appointment of a new chief officer for ACT Fire & Rescue. “I am pleased to announce that following an extensive national recruitment search Mark Brown AFSM has been selected as chief officer, ACT Fire & Rescue,” ...

Uni Pub comedy featuring Adam Rozenbachs

By 28 May 2015
Adam Rozenbachs

Finally there's a comedy room in the city.  Get along to the first Uni Pub comedy night on Friday 26 June at 8pm. Adam Rozenbachs is a stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster, a...

Have you seen Michael?

By 28 May 2015

Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating Michael, who left his Lyons home on Monday morning and has not been heard of or seen since, and has not been in contac...

Hughes IGA robbed

By 28 May 2015

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hughes last Sunday night (24 May 2015). About 7.45pm, two males both carrying large knives enter...

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy. Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre's new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The data facilit...

Monash Drive – which route?

By 27 May 2015 9
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Thanks for the views and comments on my previous post, Light rail or Monash Drive. If Monash Drive is to be reconsidered, then the next question is what are the possible route...

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Vanuatu Acappella Union Concert

By 17 March 2009

Vanuatu’s Acappella Union will be performing their gospel a cappella music in Canberra this weekend. The group, made up of some of the best young singers from their hometown of Port Vila, has been performing around Vanuatu and other Pacific nations for the past few years. The Vanuatu Acappel...

Round and round and round she goes....

By 17 March 2009 95

If I enter a roundabout in the right hand lane and have my right indicator flashing, can I then go straight through the roundabout (opting, perhaps, to indicate left as I exit the other side)?  I thought I could, but the consistent failure of fellow drivers to consider that I may be going strai...

Police Wrap - 17 March

By 17 March 2009 5

1. Wrinkly rolled at Jammo: ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an incident at the Jamison Shopping Centre in Macquarie yesterday afternoon that left an elderly lady in hospital with minor injuries. About 12.20pm, the 74-year-old victim was withdrawing money from the Commonwealth Bank a...

Canberra's first world naked bike ride day a success.

By 17 March 2009 23

[First filed: March 16, 2009 @ 10:06] My trudging over arboretum hillsides yesterday saw me miss the Canberra leg of "World Naked Bike Ride". For those who've come in late the manifesto of the ride was: Celebrate bodies and bikes while making a stance against oil usage, consumerism and ...

Union battles builder at the National Gallery

By 17 March 2009 22

The ABC brings word of trouble at the vast construction site we used to call the National Gallery of Australia. The problem started last week when a crane dropped a concrete slab. This is a big deal on construction sites and the union wants to inspect, while the builder Manteena is holding ou...

Canberra data miners Funnelback moving up in the world

By 17 March 2009

Chief Minister Stanhope is running a good news story about a local tech success; "Funnelback". The cause of celebration is the opening of a new office, apparently proof that Canberra is the "knowledge Capital of Australia": On 6 March, the Funnelback search service for the Australian Governmen...

Re-development of Hawker Enclosed Oval

By 17 March 2009 5

Over the last couple of months I have watched a once lush and green playing arena that was once Hawker's enclosed oval, allowed to degenerate into a weed-ridden dust bowl. Walking the dog this morning, I noticed that the bulldozers were in and stripping the surface. There were also large signs on...

Too much Pink

By 17 March 2009 92

I see the renowned singing and dancing  person, Pink, will be playing Canberra in August. I was thinking of getting my kids tickets, but at $180 for the cheap seats, I think Mz Pink can go without the pleasure of their company.

Raiders go down in a belter

By 16 March 2009 8

The Herald Sun brings word of the Raiders' thrilling but close loss, 34-26 at Campbelltown. "CULT hero Taniela Tuiaki scored a double as the Wests Tigers produced a 34-26 come-from-behind NRL victory over Canberra at Campbelltown Stadium tonight. The hulking winger scored in the 12th and 60th ...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast - 2009, Episode 7

By 16 March 2009

The RiotACT Rugby Podcast is as regular as a swiss clock and now hits your speaker for episode six of 2009. Jazz, Che and I mix up the rugby ideas in All Bar Nun's ever more baroque back room. The music for is from the Ellis Collective's orange CD and the beer for review is Amstel. You can ...

Fatality on Ginninderra Drive

By 16 March 2009 35

I just read on a forum that there has been a fatality on Ginninderra Drive. Does anyone else have any further details about this incident? UPDATED: The ABC explains as much as can be explained: Police say the man, aged in his 40s, has fallen from the truck he was driving and under the re...

Brown tap water in O'Connor today

By 16 March 2009 27

The tap water is coming out brown this Monday in O'Connor.  I'm wondering if anyone else is seeing the same?...

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