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Local politics: Here’s what you missed this fortnight

By 30 July 2015
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The public housing revolution starts Andrew Barr has been pretty busy on the subject of public housing since taking the top job. His main task is to refresh the entire ACT p...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015 2
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This weekend's highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre. 1. Wildlife art ...

Boo-hoo, Adam

By 30 July 2015 35
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There's plenty in the news cycle this week about AFL star Adam Goodes. Or should that be indigenous star? Or maybe Australian of the Year, AFL legend and Aboriginal rights...

First look – QT Canberra’s new August menu

By 30 July 2015 1
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QT Canberra's Capitol Bar & Grill and Lucky's Speakeasy will next month introduce new menus - the first since they opened their doors. Ryan Johnstone went for a first look.  ...

Suspended prison sentence for Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty

By 30 July 2015
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RSPCA ACT chief executive Tammy Ven Dange has praised a magistrate's decision to hand down a suspended prison sentence to a Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty. The 2...

Shooting in McKellar overnight

By 29 July 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July). About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle ha...

Car park thief nabbed in Gungahlin

By 29 July 2015 4
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ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July). About 11.15pm, police rec...

Innovation Connect grant recipients announced

By 29 July 2015

An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding. The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-...

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Corinbank 09 - Day 3

By 3 March 2009 4

[First filed: March 02, 2009 @ 13:11] So back to reality and a vast mountain of emails. After a raucous after-party the die hards were packing up in a subdued manner this morning. With my ride up to the festival catatonic and showing no signs of life I carried my bags to the road and stuck...

Yarramundi revamp

By 3 March 2009 1

The NCA inform us that they're removing native grasses from Yarramundi reach to, er, encourage the growth of native grasses. The National Capital Authority will tomorrow [today] mow, bail and remove over 100 tonnes of native grass at Yarramundi Reach. The area is being cleared and biomass remo...

Paging Paul Campbell from the ANU - your fifteen minutes of fame have arrived

By 3 March 2009 2

All of the world's media is agape by research done by Paul Campbell here at the ANU. What is this earth shattering discovery? Cricket was, it seems, not an English invention, but rather a Belgian game imported by weavers in the 1500's. The shrill red-tops are making particularly amusing readin...

Police Wrap - 3 March

By 3 March 2009

1. Hard to sell painting disappears in Narrabundah: ACT Policing is investigating the theft of a distinctive Tom Roberts artwork from an apartment in Narrabundah. The oil painting was reported stolen last week. The artwork measures approximately 60cm by 33cm and is contained within a 50cm...

RusHHour bad boys cruise for charity

By 3 March 2009

The self-styled "Auto-Vigilantes" from the "RusHHour Underground" are surfacing to do something good. There's a facebook page on which to sign up and the organisers have sent in the following words they wanted to get out there: Hello to everyone, and thank you for taking the time to read this ann...

Charity, Club or Community Organisation Quiz/Trivia Nights - Help a brother o

By 3 March 2009 7

Do you know of any up coming Quiz/Trivia Nights ?   My nascent Scullin based Software company has developed a program to help people run Quiz/Trivia nights. www.quiznightchief.com  I am looking for people who are interested in using my program (for free) and giving me some feedback. ...

ESA MAPS hard at work

By 3 March 2009

Our Emergency Services Agency is making sure you know about the work being done by their Mapping and Planning Support Group (MAPS) down in the Victorian fire zones. “More than 30 volunteer mapping specialists from the ACT Emergency Services Agency’s (ESA) Mapping and Planning Support Group (M...

House Fire in Melba

By 3 March 2009 2

The SMH is reporting that a man has died this afternoon at a house fire in Melba. Not much in the way of details and police are calling for witnesses or anyone who might have some information to come forward....

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast - 2009, Episode 5

By 2 March 2009

The RiotACT Rugby Podcast is as regular as a swiss clock and now hits your speaker for episode five of 2009. This week it’s just Che and I. Jazz is dying of the plague. I on the other hand am a barely coherent shattered remnant of a man who did three nights at Corinbank and hitchhiked into town...

Flyballers hard done by at the show?

By 2 March 2009 111

I know when I go to the show it's the flyballers I always make a beeline for. But it would seem the people and dogs providing that entertainment aren't being well looked after. Here's one blogger's view of proceedings: after a while of scraping through the dirt possum started limping and then ...

Canberra to get some much needed retail excellence

By 2 March 2009 29

Many of us are quite hopeful that an economic downturn might encourage retailers to rediscover the lost art of customer service. The Chiefly Jon Stanhope has today announced that more encouragement is on the way: Chief Minister and Minister for Business and Economic Development Jon Stanhope, ...

Cycling in pedestrian areas

By 2 March 2009 20

Why do cyclist insist on riding on their bikes in the confined and heavy foot traffic area of Gus's, Milk and Honey, Cafe Essen and also across the road in the narrow path that holds Cream, Sammy's, Wagaman etc. I am sick and tired of nearly being bashed into by some stupid girl or boy on a bike....

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