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Public help identify drink driver

By 30 May 2016
Police wrap

Police will summons a 32-year-old Palmerston woman after she was caught drink-driving on Sunday. A number of reports were received about a silver Mazda sedan being driven er...

More doctors, nurses for TCH emergency department

By 30 May 2016 2
The Canberra Hospital

The emergency department at The Canberra Hospital will gain an extra 39 staff in 2016-17 and a further 15 workers by the end of the 2019-20 financial year as part of a $29 mill...

Ngunnawal woman dies in driveway accident, police investigating

By 30 May 2016
Police wrap

A police investigation is underway into the death of a 44-year-old woman on Saturday after she was struck by her own vehicle in the driveway of her Ngunnawal home. ACT Polic...

Baby, it’s cold outside

By 30 May 2016 11

The forecast was for an overnight minimum of 4 degrees, but the mercury dipped to -1.8 at around 11.30pm and it’s still 0 out there now as families head off for school an...

Ask RiotACT: ACT-wide shortage of plastic cat tray liner bags

By 30 May 2016
Ask RiotACT

So recently I started using these new nifty bag liners that stretch around the cat litter tray and when you are done just fold up and in the bin, so much less mess and so much ...

Dutton offensive on asylum-seekers

By 30 May 2016 32
ss new australia

When I came to Australia in 1952, I couldn’t speak English, I couldn’t count to 10 and I came by boat. If Minister Dutton had been on the wharf, would he have turned my bo...

Ask RiotACT: Seeking outdoor dance floor

By 29 May 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I'm looking for somewhere that will hire out a dance floor that can be set up outside (6x6metres) in Canberra. The only place I've found so far is YesEvents in Bowral N...

Signs of life and wonder

By 29 May 2016 4

Apparently the residents of Gungahlin have had enough of being a lower priority to other areas of Canberra. According to the road signs off the new Majura Parkway, Gungahlin...

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Fleshy spectacles promised as Min Mae presents "Medicinal Sunday"

By 13 July 2009

The ethereal Min Mae has alerted us to her latest production kicking off at The Front on the evening of Sunday 26 July. Brothers Grim and the Blue Murders are providing the music but Min is giving us a Medicine Tent which she describes thusly: The Medicine Tent, a hospital sheet constructi...

Force offering Aussie Clyde a lifeline?

By 13 July 2009 2

Ex Brumby and fulltime Canberran Clyde Rathbone is fresh from getting his Australian citizenship personally from Quentin Bryce at Yarralumla, and on Friday he was the focus of a Stateline love in (not yet online). Foxsports informs us that he's talking to the badly depleted Western Force about fi...

ANU keeps Burka Ban chatter rolling on

By 13 July 2009 89

Following on from Virginia Hausegger's shrill demands that all women be forced to conform to her ideas on what is and isn't "Australian" the ANU is holding a debate on Wednesday and Virginia is going to expand on her ideas. From the blurb: SHOULD WE BAN THE BURKA? Virginia Haussegger, journ...

Why do a TV review when you can indulge in a mindless Canberra bash?

By 13 July 2009 67

The Age is running a strange review for the "homeMADE" renovation show, written by Catherine Deveney. The strange thing is that Catherine can't be arsed writing about the show but rather takes out her dislike of getting up in the morning on our fair city. Canberra's a giant office. No one live...

ACTEW management failures to see exodus of tradies?

By 13 July 2009 10

The Canberra Times is having a fret over the dangers to Canberra's ute driving classes should pesky planning controls delay the Cotter Dam expansion. Chamber of Commerce boss Chris Peters says that with major construction work winding up in the Territory pesky community consultation and environme...

Abruzzo Earthquake Appeal fundraising

By 13 July 2009 2

Attended the concert for the Abruzzo Earthquake Appeal at the Italo-Australian Club yesterday (Sun). A brilliant afternoon's entertainment and a heap of money raised for the Appeal. My highlight had to be the Katika Drums African Rythms with most of the audience standing and doing various version...

The wattle's in bloom - hayfever remedies?

By 13 July 2009 40

[First filed: July 10, 2009 @ 10:25] Canberra's wattles are popping open their little balls of golden pollen goodness. It's nice to get these harbingers of spring as we slough through the cold dark days. But it's not good news for the hayfever sufferers who will soon be sniffling the da...

Get with the times, Austen nerds, go Victorian!

By 13 July 2009

It seems the fascination with the past marches on with Canberra's St John's Church in Reid to play host to a "Festival of Victorian Era Dance, Music & Costume" this October. Promised activities include: - Beginner Dance Workshops - Advanced Dance Workshops - Dance Ettiquette - Leading &...

Piano lessons

By 13 July 2009 4

Ok people I want to learn to play Karma Police and the Watchtower on the piano. So I need a piano teacher. Any help??? Am mid 20s so need a teacher who understands how to teach a slow learner and I suspect I will have massive trouble playing a different tune with both hands....

A first for Webber

By 12 July 2009 18

Overnight, in Germany, Queanbeyans Mark Webber took his first Formula One pole position. He is the first Australian since Alan Jones [ED - not the talkback host] to achieve this. Now hopefully he can hold out to bring home his first win....

Knights smash Raiders 23-4

By 12 July 2009 7

After a few good games at home the SMH informs us that the Raiders have been spanked in Newcastle. Going down 23-4 to a depleted Knights is not a good look....

Police Wrap - 11 July

By 11 July 2009 2

1. Weapons and not much drugs: ACT Policing intercepted and arrested two men around 6pm last night (Thursday July 9) at a Tuggeranong service station. Police then executed a search warrant on a Gordon residence. One of the men, a 22-year-old from Gordon, was found to be in possession of a knif...

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