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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 December 2014
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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: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 1
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My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 7
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Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 4
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So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

Emergency Services unite for bushfire arson warning

By 20 December 2014

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch is urging residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity following several grass fires across the ACT in the past few weeks. ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, along with ACT Policing, see an increase in deliberately lit...

Don’t forget the tree this Christmas…

By 20 December 2014
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RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees! Don't miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 261...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
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Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 6

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

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Parton on 2CC

By 17 November 2008 12

A friend of mine heard that Mark Parton was back on the radio this morning, on 2CC.  So, what we read last week about Mike Jeffreys being boned is true?  Anyone know what happened? It will obviously be a different playing field for Parton.  He may actually have to do some work now!    ...

Next time do the dirty work yourself.

By 17 November 2008 7

According to the ABC Paul Elson was given a six month prison sentence for concealing evidence related to the death at Charnwood Shops back in July. According to the story he washed clothes worn by the accused murderer (Rebecca Anne Massey) after the stabbing. The offence of concealing evidence carr...

The power station EIS is out

By 17 November 2008 55

The long awaited Environmental Impact Statement on the "Canberra Technology City", otherwise known as the power station, is now online. Very curiously it has its own .com.au domain rather being hosted by, say, a Government department. If the summary actually makes recommendations I'm yet to fi...

NATIONAL CAPITAL SPEEDWAY CHRISTMAS CUP!!

By 17 November 2008 10

National Capital Motorsports Club presents the 2008 christmas cup at National Capital Speedway, Pialligo ave, Fairbairn on Sunday 7 December. Racing starts from 10 am and admission is $15 for adults and $5 for aged/disability pensioners......children under 12 free. For more info visit the c...

An unusual way to get a date

By 17 November 2008 49

A reader has sent this one in, as seen in the window of Guess in the Canberra Centre. Ladies, does this appeal to any of you? Are you ready to "apply in store"? Got a local image you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com If you're having trouble reading the...

The centenary riesling hits glass

By 17 November 2008 6

Chief Minister Stanhope has proudly announced the bottling of the special edition Centenary of Canberra Riesling. A great deal of effort has gone into selecting some of the best vintage grapes from wineries across the region to develop a great wine to mark 100 years since the Canberra-Yass distri...

Should the CT calm down?

By 17 November 2008 22

Hardly a day goes by without a reader submitting something strange from the Canberra Times website. Normally we refrain. But this morning provides two headlines which really need looking at: -- L.A burns to the ground -- 'Perfect storm' as fires raze California The State of California has ...

Jester Ball 2008

By 17 November 2008 12

[First filed: October 14, 2008 @ 11:57 Second filing: November 06, 2008 @ 12:36] Last May's Jester Ball put on by Tom Woodward was a raging success with a good time had by all. A new mob have now taken up the torch and are trying to move the concept on. So if dressing up and freaking o...

Belconnen Community Festival 2008

By 16 November 2008 76

[First filed: November 15, 2008 @ 16:17] With the end of the year fast upon us so too comes the Belconnen Community Festival. There one finds row after row of worthy institutions and Government agencies set up in little booths hoping that someone, anyone will come by and take a flyer. ...

Images of Canberra - The view from Mt Painter

By 16 November 2008 46

Pommy Bastard has sent this one in with the following note: View from the top of Mount Painter in advance of the alleged "storm" coming through Saturday. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Bike Rack Success?

By 16 November 2008 26

It's an interesting business watching Jon Stanhope come to grips with the huge Territory and Municipal Services portfolio. "He's actually visiting ALL the depots!" slightly awe-struck, and slightly concerned worker bees have been heard to utter over the weekend. Part of the introduction proces...

The Curry Kebab - Not as good as you might think

By 16 November 2008 39

Walking to Civic tonight we were debating whether to dine at the old favourite of Ali Baba, or try the new, and nearly next door "Grill Fusion" which offers on its signage to provide kebabs AND curry. This got us thinking that a good naan or roti bread could play host to a dryish curry formin...

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