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Homicide team calls for dashcam clues in Carville case

By 30 November 2015
Detective Sergeant Donna Parsons and Detective Senior Constable Yoran Wolfkamp

ACT Policing homicide detectives have interviewed the owner of a vehicle interest in the case surrounding the suspicious death of Evatt man Andrew Carville and say they can’t...

Dickson neighbour’s 000 call saves pair from food fire

By 30 November 2015
Karuah Street, Dickson

A Dickson resident may have saved the lives of two sleeping neighbours after ACT Fire & Rescue responded to their call to triple zero this afternoon. Firefighters forcibly e...

Firies put out sewage plant fire at Lower Molonglo centre

By 30 November 2015 2
Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre

Firefighters have extinguished a small fire this morning at the Lower Molonglo sewage treatment plant. The Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre is the main treatment ...

Ask RiotACT: High “M” class soil in building contracts?

By 30 November 2015 5
Ask RiotACT

Has anyone building in Canberra been caught by a clause in their building contract that only covers foundations for "S" or Low "M" Class soil and then are informed their block ...

Best of Canberra craft-off creative markets

By 30 November 2015 2

Going to the markets is so exciting! It’s not something that I tended to venture out for but now that I’ve started I’m going to find it very hard to stop. I seem to ha...

Police investigate fatal collision in Royalla

By 28 November 2015

ACT Policing are investigating a three-vehicle collision in Royalla this afternoon (Saturday 28 November) in which a motorcyclist has died. About 5.20pm, police received a r...

Ask RiotACT: Stinky hedge

By 28 November 2015 7

Does anyone else notice that the flowers of this hedge stink? If so, why is there so much of it in Canberra?...

Pick of the Markets: Serendipity Soaps

By 28 November 2015 1

I'm back! But I'm no longer reviewing weekend hot spots. The team thought it would be fun and something a little different, to review local Canberra markets and the stalls that fre...

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Do you want your bags?

By 2 June 2009 64

This sign has gone up on Cowper Street in Ainslie. If it is indeed a protest against plans to ban disposable plastic bags here in Canberra how do you feel about the issue? The moves they are afoot....

Mardi Gras Fever Hits Canberra HARD - for three nights only.

By 2 June 2009 10

UPDATED: We've got a double pass to this for a lucky premium member. Just send an email to with your userid to go in the running. Entries close 5pm Friday 29 May. Further update: Congratulations to Deezagood who's won the tickets. --- 3 BORN AND BRED CANBERRA ACTORS RET...

Soldiers raining out of the sky, but don't panic.

By 2 June 2009 21

Defense is warning us that they will be entertaining to cognoscenti and terrifying the yokels all week long. Army’s Parachute Display Team, the Red Berets, will conduct a series of practice jumps into venues around the Canberra area from 1 to 5 June 2009. The training is designed to maintai...

Sepia toned YouTube jiggliness down by the lake.

By 2 June 2009 20

We're not going to embed this one as it's a bit on the naughty side. But Rosebud has drawn my attention to a new addition to YouTube. Posted by "velvetcorner" it comes with this note: An Edwardian picnic by the lake takes an unusual turn as the scoundrel artist persuades the ladies to reve...

The roads to chaos

By 2 June 2009 28

Back in 1964 looking south from Theodore Street Curtin were empty sheep paddocks stretching as far as the eye can see. The landscape was a blank canvas devoid of any existing structures and few geographical difficulties. Unlike Sydney there were no engineering problems posed by landscapes as challe...

Places for good breakfast-brunch?

By 2 June 2009 20

We are looking for places within a couple of hours of Canberra for a good cooked breakfast/brunch.  It does need to be little kid friendly.  For example, I've heard Grazings is excellent but not good for small children (this is not meant as a criticism and happy to be contradicted).   It does...

Rowers to leave Canberra?

By 2 June 2009 7

The ABC brings word that foul mouthed coaches swearing from leaky two stroke boats at sweaty young athletes might no longer adorn our lake. The head of Rowing Australia says elite rowers may have to be permanently relocated from Canberra if closures of Lake Burley Griffin continue to disrupt trai...

Illegal street racers just one step away from tragedy

By 2 June 2009 27

As seen yesterday in the Canberra Times, the Car group known has "RushHour" has once again made it into the papers. This time on the front page. Internet videos purportedly from a Canberra street racing group show drivers taking part in illegal street racing, burnouts and go-karting at high spe...

Canberra in the key of Australiana

By 2 June 2009 12

[First filed: May 31, 2009 @ 23:40] Canberrana? More coverage soon on the launch of the Wedded Bliss's "Swingin' Arms Hotel" album but this performance by comedian Jay Sullivan really was something else for all lovers of Canberra. Don't be deterred by the slow start, it really goes off tow...

Police Wrap - 2 June

By 2 June 2009 11

1. Gordon pizza boy rolled: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Gordon last night (June 1). About 9.20pm the male victim drove to an address in Flegg Crescent, Gordon to make a delivery. He stopped his car in the driveway of a residence where he...

Furniture Direct fails to deliver. Newsflash, guys: it's bad business to give

By 2 June 2009 43

We ordered something from Furniture Direct in late April. Before we ordered it, we asked when it would be delivered as we needed it soon. The salesman said it would be a couple of weeks, and when questioned further, he confirmed that we could expect delivery in two weeks' time. Satisfied that we wou...

Kismet Turkish in the City!

By 2 June 2009 11

Just had a fantastic lunch at Kismet in one of the new UniLodge buildings. Have always been a fan of the kebabs and pizzas in Kismet Manuka - so tasty and healthy (at least, they feel healthy) - but I don't live or work around there so would only occasionally visit. I am now happy to see them ...

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