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Archi-tales: Northbourne heritage

By 2 December 2015

The decision by the ACT Heritage Council to heritage list 17 of the Northbourne housing precinct does confuse the developments being proposed for the gateway to Canberra. Wh...

Cheap Eats: The Glass House Café

By 2 December 2015

The Glass House Café prettily pokes out of the first level of Industry House like an English country conservatory. I could imagine sitting at The Glass House Café at a functi...

Woman, 87, gets scooter back after public help nab alleged burglars

By 1 December 2015 1

ACT Policing will return a stolen mobility scooter to an 87-year-old woman after information provided by the public led police to the alleged offenders of a callous burglary. ...

Bag snatch caught on BeyondQ CCTV

By 1 December 2015 1
BeyondQ theft CCTV still

Do you know this woman? As this video shows, she walked into Curtin secondhand bookstore Beyond Q last Tuesday and brazenly stole a staff member's handbag from its storage lock...

Cat lock-in plan for Causeway, Kingston Foreshore, Casey

By 1 December 2015 10
free roaming cat

The ACT Government has for the first time proposed extending its cat containment strategy into an established suburb of Canberra. It proposes declaring two new cat containme...

Blissful organic massage lives up to promise

By 1 December 2015
maa organics

When a friend described her massage with Deanne Kalda of maa organics as ‘a bit special’, I thought she was exaggerating. Only, she’s not prone to doing so. I thought it ...

Ask RiotACT: tree roots and my paved driveway. Help!

By 1 December 2015
Ask RiotACT

Hi there, this is my first post on here.  I have a lovely big tree at the front of my property (I want to keep the tree), however, the roots are lifting up my paved driveway....

Schoolies week, did you go?

By 1 December 2015 3

The words 'Schoolies Week' makes a lot of people shudder and cringe, unless of course you're a high school graduate to-be with a Schoolies trip to the Gold Coast planned. I hav...

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2009 Landcare awards need your nominations

By 19 May 2009

Simon Corbell has fired the starting gun for nominations for the 2009 ACT Landcare Awards. "The ACT Landcare Awards recognise the efforts of our Landcare heroes - those members of the community involved in natural resource management," Mr Corbell said. The Awards are open to farmers, landcare ...

Dreadnaught, Spoil, Forgery & Johnny Roadkill - Gig Review Saturday 9th o

By 19 May 2009 6

It's been quite some time since Aussie metal legeds Dreadnaught have graced the stages of Canberra, so it was with great anticipation that I grabbed my ticket and headed off to the Basement in Belconnen in Canberra for what I hoped was to be a night of great bands, great music, and a great night. ...

$10k to get your grass back

By 19 May 2009 34

The Canberra Times has the scandalous news that the Kingston traders have been asked to fork out $10,000 a year in exchange for getting a small patch of lawn back in Green Square. The traders have received a letter from Parks, Conservation and Lands asking them to consider collectively funding t...

Police Wrap - 19 May

By 19 May 2009 14

1. Teens with guns: A search conducted by ACT Policing on a Wanniassa home this afternoon (May 15) has recovered four of seven licensed firearms stolen in a burglary yesterday. As a result of the search, three juvenile males – two aged 17 years and one 16 years – are in police custody wit...

Images of Canberra - Mining ruins at Captains Flat

By 19 May 2009

Pommie Bastard sent in this one from his recent trip to nearby Captains Flat, with the following note: a shot of the copper mine relics at Captains Flat, taken on my recent trip out there. The place has some good interpretive signs and information there, and the view down onto the village is...

We breed all sorts in this city

By 19 May 2009 208

This evening, two stories hit the front page involving women from Canberra. Their contrasting stories prove what a diverse little city we have here (and perhaps the growing need for selective breeding). First, everyone's favourite trashy spray tan "artist" and self proclaimed addictive drug to fo...

Teacher was 'good looking': student tells court

By 19 May 2009 95

Local ABC reports that the ACT Supreme Court has heard a student who allegedly had sex with a female teacher thought the 43-year-old was good looking. Former St Francis Xavier College science teacher Tania Tominac is accused of having sex with the 14-year-old at least five times in 2005. The a...

A grrrrrreat show of support - Million Paws Walk '09

By 19 May 2009 11

[First filed: May 18, 2009 @ 08:38] Million Paws Walk 2009 seemed to this observer to be the most successful to date.  Attendance was high and the RSPCA crew managed the crowd well, ensuring that a fun day out was had with minimal drama.  My dogs were left at home today as they like to beli...

Raiders cop a massive flogging 46-6

By 19 May 2009 14

The ABC reports that the Raiders' winter of discontent continues with a huge 46-6 defeat at the hands of the Storm. In the race for the wooden spoon we're 2 points off the last placed Sharks but with lots of season still to go....

Police Wrap - 18 May

By 18 May 2009 20

1. Evatt raid: ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Evatt woman following a search of her home yesterday (May 14). Around 11.20am police executed the search warrant of the Gollan Street address following information to police of the possession of suspected stolen items. During the search wa...

Summernats up for Sale!!!

By 18 May 2009 25

I was just reading over the shoulder in a Cafe while waiting for my coffee and the Daily Telegraph had an article about the Summernats being up for sale. Is it definitely for real this time?? ED - From the DT article: Business consultant Vic Dawson revealed Mr Henry was in negotiations with...

Grid Connected Solar Systems in the ACT?

By 18 May 2009 12

I'm considering having a Solar PV system installed before the government's $8,000 rebate expires on 30 June.  There are a number of spruikers doing their thing in Canberra at the moment, including Nu Energy.  This mob will install Chinese-made panels for free, with them taking the rebate and the ...

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