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Should we digitally name and shame Canberra’s bad drivers?

By 4 August 2015 11

I love social media sites, especially those community notice boards. Occasionally they throw up little gems like these: "And the employee of the week goes to…. the win...

Best of Canberra – Schnitzel

By 4 August 2015 11
canberra's best schnitzel

Going out for a schnitty is about as Aussie as drinking a VB tinny at a John Farnham farewell concert. It's a very safe bet, at least amongst my friends, that at any time of an...

Review – East Asian arts at CMAG

By 4 August 2015

The Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) is presently staging an exhibition not to be missed. Titled INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, thi...

80% increase in Canberra car break-ins – is this avoidable?

By 4 August 2015 5

In the last few months I have noticed a lot of people reporting stolen cars, smashed windows and thefts on various online community notice boards. I wasn't sure if crime had sp...

Rhinoplasty surgeon recommendation Canberra

By 4 August 2015

Hi all, I'm looking for recommendations for the best/most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in Canberra? Thanks!...

30km speed limit in school zones?

By 4 August 2015 21

The ACT Government would like community views to be expressed on reducing the speed limit around schools to 30kmph - but there has been nothing posted on the ‘Time to Talk...

Fyshwick Mail Centre quarantined due to unidentified substance

By 3 August 2015

More than 100 people have been quarantined at the Fyshwick Mail Centre on Canberra Avenue, after an unknown substance was found in a package. The building and staff have been isolated. Five people have possibly been exposed to the unknown substance but are showing no signs of ill health. ACT Fire...

Belconnen Soccer Club robbed at gunpoint

By 3 August 2015

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of the Belconnen Soccer Club in McKellar late Saturday night (1 August 2015). About 11.07pm, a single male offend...

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Keep an eye out for route 88

By 7 April 2009 46

We can't do bus services to the airport, but Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that his pet prison is going to be serviced by a new Route 88 to take visitors who lack cars out to the facility. "Staff and visitors will benefit from new ACTION bus services to the AMC departing daily from the Wo...

More controlled burns planned for this week

By 7 April 2009 14

The Emergency Services Agency is warning that they're planning to light some fires this week in the name of hazard reduction. The burns are to take place on Tuesday 7 in Flat Rock Spur in the Bendora Area of Namadgi National Park and on Wednesday 8 April 2009 in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Bla...

Raiders send North Queensland Cowboys packing

By 7 April 2009 2

The ABC brings word of the Raiders' first win of the season, a satisfying 23-18 victory over Neil Henry's new team, the North Queensland Cowboys, at Canberra Stadium. 12,193 fans turned out to see the Raiders turn it on. They went ahead in the first half with tries to Nigel Plum, Jared Croker, Ad...

Car Pooling?

By 7 April 2009 15

I'm wondering how one goes about looking for car-pooling arrangements in Canberra. I have to travel from Nicholls to Symonston 3 days a week for work (8-5 approximately), and public transport is a bugger - ACTION says I have to catch 3 buses in succession spending a total of 1.5 hours each way! ...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast - 2009, Episode 10

By 6 April 2009 1

Canberra’s most reliable podcast is runs like a swiss watch and returns for episode ten of 2009. Jazz, Che and I mix up the rugby ideas in All Bar Nun’s front room this week, displaced by a party. The music for this episode is by the Konrad Lenz and the "beer" for review is the Bundaberg's...

Brendan's quest to funnel your money to tourism operators continues

By 6 April 2009 10

Brendan Smyth has many admirable qualities. But numbered amongst them is not his constant support for taking taxpayer's money and giving it to the large businesses that own hotels and operate other tourism infrastructure. Today he's shrieking again for what he sees as previous damage to be re...

Braddon crawling with police - Details?

By 6 April 2009 34

Hearing reports of unusual numbers of police in Braddon. Anyone who knows more feel free to share in the comments....

Defence contractor accused of Neo Nazi links.

By 6 April 2009 74

The Age is running hard with the tale of Canberra's Nicole Hanley in some strife having been connected to neo-Nazi groups online and in real life: According to the Wikileaks private message trail it is claimed that Hanley has published a detailed online diary of her travels to Europe last yea...

Tourist confusion - How to get to Gungahlin from Belconnen when you are comin

By 6 April 2009 12

Can anyone tell me how a tourist can head down the GDE after making a mistake and Driving toward the Glenloch interchange on William Hovell Drive? Some friends were stumped, as there doesn't seem to be an easy way to do it, and they balked at the black mountain carpark sign. Is that the best way...

Twisters of Canberra!

By 6 April 2009 48

[First filed: April 05, 2009 @ 09:16] "Notbothered" has sent in these pictures with the following note: No story, just a pic of a whirlwind at one of the new subdivisions in Canberra, thought it was a cool pic! They happen fairly regularly, but haven't seen one this big :) I've aske...

Your chance to have a say on the Bush Capital?

By 6 April 2009 3

The ACT Planning and Land Authority has announced a workshop tomorrow at ANU as part of their policy development process related to the "Bush Capital" nature of Canberra. The Bush Capital workshop will cover a range of issues including the recreational use of Canberra’s parks and open spaces, t...

Happy Birthday - School of music style

By 6 April 2009

As chance would have it I came to be in MonkeyBar on Saturday night where one of the singers from the School of Music was having her 21st birthday party. Fortunately this meant I was able to capture this bit of "Happy Birthday" by the other singers from the school. The lighting was diabolical...

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