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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014

The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mocan & Green Grout, New Acton

By 22 November 2014

I've walked past Mocan & Green Grout a lot but always found it way too busy to indulge in a coffee or a meal. This week I was in the area for a meeting and spied a few empty ta...

A Summer Fling

By 21 November 2014

With these warmer months approaching it's hard not to want to spend most of my time out doors, taking in all the sunshine and warmth before the next Winter comes. It's also ...

Wanniassa school opinions

By 23 November 2014

We are moving to Wanniassa next month and would like some opinions on primary schools in the area. Would anyone mind sharing some experiences and advice on Wanniassa school?...

Cancellation of tomorrows Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon

By 22 November 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise of the cancellation of the Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Sunday 23 November 2014. The event has been cancelled for safety reasons, with a high probability that a total fire ban will be declared for tomorrow, and the su...


By 22 November 2014 5

Hi all, I need a retaining wall built out the front of my house.  I have been looking for someone to do the work as it's a little more difficult than my skill level.  I am struggling to even get a quote.  I have had 5 tradies come and inspect and say they would forward on a quote but NONE have (A...

Local startup Hardcotton launches Kickstarter campaign to develop world first in 3D printing

By 22 November 2014

Hello fellow Rioters. Canberra has a record of invention and local tech startup Hardcotton continues to take up this challenge and make an impact in the 3D printing world. ...

Hot air balloon stuck in light fitting

By 22 November 2014

Firefighters are helping to untangle a hot air balloon that is suspended in a light fitting at the Aranda District Playing Fields. Sixteen people were in the basket at the time of the crash. ACT Ambulance Service said nobody was injured. (ESA Media Release)...

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Cost of Fuel in Phillip

By 7 November 2008 12

There seem to have been some pretty wild fluctuations in the cost of fuel in Phillip this week.  For most of the week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), both the Shell and BP outlets on Melrose drive were selling fuel for about $1.22 per litre, there was a difference of about 2c PL between the two se...

Sharon Mortlock a no-show in court

By 6 November 2008 41

The ABC informs us that Sharon Mortlock has failed to front court today over the fatal Wanniassa hit and run of Luke Stefani from August for which she is facing charges. It seems she had another pressing court date in Bega today. So go the days of our lives....

Handmade Canberra's Upmarket

By 6 November 2008 2

  Handmade is now only 2 weeks away. There are over 50 fabulous stall holders booked in. Inside sites are now full but I can still squeeze in some out door stalls. (Especially food orientated) I hope to see you all at Albert Hall on the 22nd Nov from 10am. Cheers Market girl...

ActewAGL to impose Dog Owner Charge

By 6 November 2008 37

I have two dogs, but am also the unfortunate owner of a gas meter residing in my back yard (which ActewAGL put there a few years ago). Speaking with ActewAGL today, I have found out that with the billing system upgrade currently underway there will no longer be the facility for customers to ring...

Problems with private certification of buildings.

By 6 November 2008 18

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has just given a private certifier (those people responsible for checking the quality and safety of new buildings) a serve for failing in his statutory duties.  When the Stanhope government introduced private certification several years ago, many Canberrans...

Come to Australia and see the ACT Legislative Assembly

By 6 November 2008 12

While looking up sitting dates for the Legislative Assembly* I was surprised to see this high up the google rankings. It seems Holidays Hub rates the Legislative Assembly as a "Major Attraction" in Australia. Along with some history (and missing date fields) it helpfully informs international vis...

Greens take Speaker role

By 6 November 2008 48

[First filed: November 05, 2008 @ 11:01] ABC is reporting that Shane Rattenbury has been elected Speaker of the Assembly. "Interesting times" indeed. [ED - So we've now got signs of real compromise from Labor. Also Shane would appear to have been cast out of the sewing circle leaving the la...

Graham Reeves free to travel to Canberra

By 6 November 2008 9

Thanks to Mdme Workalot for the tip. News informs us that the former doctor, Graham Reeves, has won a bail variation to let him travel here to Canberra: "FORMER doctor Graham Reeves, who is accused of sexually assaulting and mutilating female patients, has won a relaxation of his bail conditio...

RSPCA 2009 calendars for sale now!

By 6 November 2008 3

The RSPCA has produced a calendar for next year which they're selling to raise funds to look after the animals. This from them: The A3 wall calendar 'Pets - A celebration of our passion' features a photo on every single day of the year, and the calendar includes 16 different species: 235 ...

Police Wrap - 6 November

By 6 November 2008 20

1. Teens with crowbars allegedly menace Civic! A 17-year-old Charnwood male and a 16-year-old Dunlop male will face the ACT Children’s Court this morning after an incident in Civic yesterday (November 5). Both youths are charged with assaulting two males in Civic including allegedly brandis...

The RSL and the Hellenic Club

By 6 November 2008 54

The Canberra Times has a piece on the RSL Club in Civic (somewhat distinct from the RSL which looks after returned soldiers, but it's a line both sides have deliberately blurred over the years) running itself into the ground and selling out to the Hellenic Club. It's a little sad for the old boys...

Boffo bingle at North Ainslie Primary

By 6 November 2008 31

[First filed: November 05, 2008 @ 10:09] Thanks to Gungahlin Al for the tip. In the small hours of the morning (one resident reckons 3.30am) someone managed to get the Majura-Davenport roundabout very badly wrong. It looks like the car clipped a tree on the wrong side and rolled before ...

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