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Police seek witnesses to roadside assault

By 2 August 2014 1

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred at the side of the Barton Highway on Wednesday (July 30). About 7.00am, a woman was travelling south in a Holden A...

Brumby Jack toy wanted

By 2 August 2014

Hi. I have a friend whose little boy loves his Brumby Jack toy. Now that he has started day care his Mum would love to have 2 - one to keep at home and one to keep at day care. Buying another one is no longer an option as the Brumbies have introduced a larger Brumby Jack. If someone has one of...

Exploring the Eden Road Cellar Door

By 1 August 2014

How lucky is Canberra, yet another high quality winery right on our doorstep, within 30 minutes and just a couple of hundred metres north of the Barton Highway. The short dr...

Coles to be anchor tenant at new Amaroo Group Centre

By 1 August 2014 8

Coles Property Director Greg Chubb and Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr are pleased to announce that a full line Coles supermarket will be the anchor tenant for the new Amaroo Group Centre. The centre will include a 2,300 to 2,500sqm supermarket, a Liquorland, around 1100sqm of space for between...

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 1 August 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week's activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from t...

Corin Forest snow report

By 1 August 2014

Snow is forecast down to 800m today, well past Corin Forest's altitude. Snow flurries on Friday morning are expected to turn to good snowfalls as the day goes on. It's feeling ...

World Record Attempt at the Canberra Hospital

By 1 August 2014

Hello all, I would like to tell you about a fun fundraiser that is occurring on 19th, 20th and 21st of August in the foyer of the the Canberra Hospital starting at 8am and finishing on the Thursday at 10am. I with lots of help from others we will be attempting to gain the World Record for the ...

What’s on this weekend? 2nd and 3rd August

By 1 August 2014 2

With the temperature dropping around Canberra this weekend, you may be tempted to sit in front of a fire with a good book. But if you fancy venturing out there is a fair bit going...

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Big Things on this Saturday

By 12 August 2008 15

The War Memorial seems to be doing a good job keeping their best kept secret - well - secret. This Saturday they have their annual "Big Things" open day at their Mitchell stores. This is well worth taking the kids to - two big sheds chockko with everything from the two German V2 missiles (one ...

The shocking state of the ACT Internal Omnibus Network

By 12 August 2008 34

 Since Action has now had a couple of months to work out the bugs in it's new schedule I'm forced to ask: is this as good as it gets? On my run we have five buses running betwe...

Petrol swiz?

By 12 August 2008 61

As per usual, now that petrol prices are going down, in Kaleen, CALTEX Kaleen we are not able to buy cheaper petrol, because as usual ALL I mean ALL of the standard ULP pumps are out of order. Amazing isn't it ALL standard ULP pumps even though they may be on the same pump unit as the Vortex or ...

A new DPP - Jon White

By 12 August 2008 15

The ABC brings word that local lawyer Jon White has been appointed to be the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). This rather important position has been vacant since last December when Richard Refshauge took the promotion to the bench of the Supreme Court (so it's not as if the gubbmint di...

Cheapest rental cars in Canberra

By 12 August 2008 5

I am thinking of renting a car in a few weeks and was wondering if Rioters could offer some advice on the best and cheapest rental cars in Canberra.  I want to rent the cheapest car possible - a small four cylinder model.  Is there any red tape to go through?  What is the usual procedure ...

The Cotter Dam Enlargement - where will the Dam Wall stop, and what about the

By 11 August 2008 42

I was watching the telly last night, and the ad for ACTEWAGL came on, talking about the need to increase the dam size. It takes a while to sink in with me, and I have watched this ad several times, but it only just made it through the "switch off - its an ad..." Where will the dam wall end? Wi...

Labor Smashing on the Cards for ACT?

By 11 August 2008 75

The results are still coming in for the NT election held over the weekend with counting still going on to decide who forms Government, but one thing is for sure, and that is the ALP were delivered a thumping. A massive swing, several points higher than ever their most pessimist observer were expe...

15y/o Girl dies in a Conder car crash

By 11 August 2008 155

[First filed: August 10, 2008 @ 07:03] My sincerest condolences to the family of a 15-year-old female, whom was the victim of a horror car crash early yesterday morning (09/08/08). [As reported by the ABC] May she rest in peace. To the other two people involved in the crash, I extend my b...

DFO Canberra Launches!!

By 11 August 2008 41

I got this email today...  Just a thought for the Canberran men out there that they should hide their wives wallets until the novelty of this wears off... Be our special guest at one of this year’s biggest VIP openings… the official launch of DFO Canberra. DFO invites you to an excl...

Local wines for teh win!

By 11 August 2008 16

Andrew Barr has excitedly announced that local wines have done well in the latest edition of the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion: The region’s flagship producer Clonakilla achieved the 5 star rating; Mount Majura, Ravensworth, Helm, Lark Hill and Collector all achieved a 4.5 star rati...

Forensics at Lennox Gardens

By 11 August 2008 3

I was driving past Lennox Gardens, behind the Hyatt, and I could see that Police had the beach taped off and the forensics crew were taking photos. I think that I also saw some police divers in the water. I’ve just found an ABC news article about an elderly woman being found unconscious in t...

Hamish and Andys Gravy Chip - Now available in stores?

By 11 August 2008 46

Word has been out that Hamish and Andy's 'the people's chip' is now available at some select Coles and Woolworths stores. I guess its true too, because the ones on ebay are now selling for as less as $1. I have been to Coles Manuka, Curtin and Woden, with no luck. Has anyone found this elusive...

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