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Another Massey, this one on the run after fifth bail breach

By 10 September 2008 28

The Canberra Times reports that Matthew Massey, 32, is now in breach of his bail (on attempted burglary and theft charges) for the fifth time and on the run from the law. His Gran, Jan Massey, who had put up $2,000 to bail him last month is trying to get her money back despite the absconding. What&# ...

Its Official: The Raiders Are SO Awesome! (Dally M 2008)

By 10 September 2008 8

The NRL’s highest individual honours were handed out last night, and yet again our little country town was found to be boxing above it’s weight. Colin Best won Wing of the Year Neil Henry won Coach of the Year Alan Tongue won Lock of the Year …and, proving that the nicest guys can ...

Election Wrap - 10 September

By 10 September 2008 5

General: The ABC informs us of a non-debate between Jacqui Burke and Katy Gallagher on the future of our health system. Ms Gallagher spoke of the need to provide enough services to cope with a surge in demand in the future. “The time for reform is now and everyone is engaged and I think that ...

ANU student journalists cover own election loss with aplomb

By 10 September 2008 22

The results of the recent ANU Students’ Association Elections were released on August 28th, with a surprise result in the election of the 2009 editorial team for the ANU student newspaper, Woroni. Despite the advantages of incumbency, the sitting Woroni team (led by Annabelle Craft and Charles Pre ...

Queanbeyan City Council smear campaign

By 9 September 2008 7

It seems that the dirty political campaign tactics that are usually the domain of Sydney have surfaced in Queanbeyan. Today I received two pieces of election material in my mail box. One was from Labor member, Steve Whan supporting the ageing Tom Mavec for Mayor and the ALP candidates. Personally I ...

RiotACT Sim Challenge - How David Morgan went

By 9 September 2008 5

Yesterday saw Jazz and a nameless clone from the Riot 501st venture to deepest darkest Tuggeranong and the very nicely appointed but almost deserted on a Monday night, Ojo Bar to observe Liberal candidate for Brindabella, David “Morgo” Morgan attempt RiotACT’s Sim Challenge to a backing sound ...

Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association - Kids Christmas Party

By 9 September 2008 11

[ 23 November 2008; ] The Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association Committee is seeking Sponsorship or donation of items or vouchers suitable for use as raffle prizes, for our annual Christmas party on Sunday the 23rd of November, 2008, at Corroboree Park, Ainslie. We had a great party last ...

Crace is going live in May 09.

By 9 September 2008 46

Mr Stanhope has announced that the charmlessly named “Crace” is going to start going under the hammer any day now. Eventually 1,430 blocks will be taken up but the first release will be 160 blocks ranging from 450 to 760 square meters will be available. Real estate speculators rejoice, 1 ...

Hargreaves takes the big stick to taxis

By 9 September 2008 58

The Canberra Times informs us of dire threats and imprecations to the taxi industry coming from John Hargreaves who is promising to keep releasing taxi licences until we finally get a decent service. The taxi lobby reply with all manner of bollocks about how everyone whinges about taxis wherever the ...

ACT Political Parties website roundup 2008

By 9 September 2008 45

ACT Political Parties website roundup 2008 I’ve got a nasty head cold at the moment. But I felt my life was still lacking in pain. So yesterday I went and had a poke around all the political party websites to see wha ...

The Huge International Speak Like a Pirate Day Treasure Hunt

By 9 September 2008 47

[ 19 September 2008; 6:00 pm; ] From the event's Facebook page: "Friday 19th September is International Speak Like a Pirate Day. For all those budding pirates out there, this event is for you. A treasure hunt to end all treasure hunts! On this greatest of days a collection of pirates will be c ...

How big does a sign have to be to get fixed around here?

By 9 September 2008 5

Huge signs were erected about 5 years ago at the entrances to Bruce delineating the Bruce Precinct – listing the ACT Innovation Centre, UC, CIT, Radford College etc. For the past 2 years one of those signs, on College Street near CISAC, has stood there with the right-hand one-third of its sign ...

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