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Flip Out these school holidays

By 30 September 2014 2
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As school holidays kick off this week, there’s plenty for parents and children to love about Hume indoor trampoline arena Flip Out. With giant trampolines, foam pits and n...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 2

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

What’s the background video on ABC news?

By 29 September 2014 3

It looks like it's been taken from an impossible vantage point.  Like a crane or a drone....

Drink driver caught after collision with fence

By 29 September 2014

ACT Policing has charged a 28-year-old Charnwood man with drink driving and reckless driving offences after a collision in Macgregor on Saturday morning (September 27). About 4.50am, Belconnen Patrol members attended a residence in Marcus Faunce Street, Macgregor, following a report of a male tre...

Drop Bears Sighted on Mt Ainslie

By 29 September 2014

Hi All Just letting you know my short story set in Canberra about tourists discovering drop bears on Mt Ainslie is about to be taken off my site due to space constraints: http://www.capitalyarns.com.au/mtainslie-dropbears-cards/ The premise of my site is that social media users request ...

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Has the Peter Leonard thing, perhaps, been slightly over done?

By 30 September 2008 141

I was as saddened as anyone to hear of the death of former newsreader Peter Leonard at a relatively young age of 66. I never had any reason to bear him any ill will. He read the news from the teleprompter perfectly competently with an entirely appropriate degree of gravitas and the odd hint of hu...

ACT Election Blog Roundup

By 30 September 2008 2

The forthcoming election has brought our burgh to the attention of The Poll Bludger, with a post containing an interesting historical summary of the political landscape here since self-government. According to the site, "Posts on each of three electorates will follow over the coming weeks.". The...

What is this plate?

By 30 September 2008 23

[First filed: September 30, 2008 @ 07:53] Any car nerds want to fill us in on what this number plate is or does? It was spotted on Canberra Avenue just near the Bus Depot Markets. Colour of a diplomatic plate but with no DC. Car's surely too dirty to be some sort of dealer plate... A...

Election Wrap - 30 September

By 30 September 2008 28

CAP: James Sizer doesn't think yesterday's Labor announcements on carers and disabilities do enough. James also thinks the carer's announcement in particular was just "catch-up". --- Parking: The Canberra Times has some thoughts by Messrs Mulcahy, Rattenbury and Churchill on what they...

Canberra Vintage and Classic Bicycle Ride

By 30 September 2008 8

[First filed: September 29, 2008 @ 10:27] Yesterday morning marked the first ever Canberra Vintage and Classic Bicycle Ride, held by the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. Mrs Brown and myself decided to pop down to the starting line to see if I could find anyone else with an interest in the w...

Stabbing in Red Hill

By 30 September 2008 27

Does anyone know anything about this story, currently on the ABC News website? "A man has been charged over the stabbing of two men at Red Hill in southern Canberra yesterday. The victims, who are both 22 years old, were taken to hospital with chest and leg injuries. Police arrested a 28-year-...

Defence kiboshes Belconnen grassland refuge plan

By 30 September 2008 28

The Canberra Times reports that Defence is getting a wriggle on with cleaning up the old Belconnen Naval Transmission Station site now that the public has twigged to the piles of toxic chemicals and asbestos left lying all over the place. They're planning to ignore the ACT Government (not of itse...

Moved here recently? Get a chance at a bribe and change your medicare registr

By 30 September 2008 1

The Chief Minister has announced that it's the last week for recent arrivals to the ACT to change their medicare registration and go in the draw for $5,000 in cash. Last week they had just 300 entries so the odds are better than the scratchies. If all this confuses bear in mind that medicare r...

Gnomes go walkabout at Floriade? Or Nazi gnome strikes?

By 30 September 2008 5

The Canberra Times is making light of multiple gnome-nappings at Floraide. Some speculate the gnomes have been liberated, others that they've escaped. Me, I reckon the Nazi gnome, who is also reported missing, is running a secret gnome death camp in the rhododendrons. ...

Labor - Canberra's best team for the future...

By 29 September 2008 19

... not the best team for honesty though. In fact, they're inventing history now. ACT Labor's latest ad aims to promote the environmental credentials of Comrade Stanhope and his team. The woman speaking in the ad says "...so it's great how Labor have secured over half of the ACT as protected nature ...

A comment worth reading on the Downer murders

By 29 September 2008 35

Sometimes we get a comment made on a story which deserves a wider audience. Here's one by Donna33 which certainly fits that bill on the subject of the Downer double murder: Scott always wanted to be known as notorius. Well, hes reached a higher level now. And such a shame that a talented, goo...

Holiday Distractions

By 29 September 2008 51

For the next two weeks, those Rioters amongst us who have bred are wondering what time-wasting (but preferably not money-wasting) activities there are in our fair city. I have a 9yo son, who has expressed a desire to visit the War Memorial these holidays. But I am trying to think of what to ...

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