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Police seek witnesses to ram raid in Calwell

By 29 April 2016

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at the Calwell Shopping Centre early on Friday. Officers attended the Calwell Shopping Centre at about 5.45am after ...

Smart parking trial begins in Manuka

By 29 April 2016 1
ACT parking pic

Smart parking technology has been introduced in the busy retail precinct of Manuka. The 12-month trial is designed to help ease traffic congestion and travel time by using r...

Mariners and Phoenix to clash in Canberra

By 29 April 2016
Wellington mayor and Andrew Barr (2)

Canberra will host an A-League match between Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix later this year. The clash at GIO Stadium is likely to take place in November in...

Police welcome 20 new officers to ranks

By 29 April 2016
ACT police graduates

ACT Policing has welcomed 20 new officers to its ranks following an attestation ceremony at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Barton on Friday. In the first atte...

#BringThemHere snap protest in Braddon today

By 29 April 2016 3
Gillian Triggs

An unaffiliated group of Canberra citizens has organized a snap action protest at 12.30pm today outside the Department of Immigration & Border Protection in Braddon to call on th...

ACT to target 100% renewable power by 2020

By 29 April 2016 16
Simon Corbell

The ACT will target 100% renewable energy use by 2020, five years earlier than previously announced, cementing its position as a world leader in the commitment to renewables. ...

Giralang man, 20, arrested over carjacking attempt, hold-ups at Melba

By 29 April 2016
Police wrap

ACT Policing arrested a 20-year-old man from Giralang yesterday for several offences that occurred in Melba late last year including an attempted car-jacking. About 8am on W...

Man extradited to NSW over alleged murder of partner

By 28 April 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

The man accused of bashing to death his former partner at Bundeena in Sydney’s south on the weekend has been extradited from Canberra to NSW. Stephen James Boyd, 51, appe...

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RIP Kid Zone

By 23 May 2009 34

Mrs G and a couple of friends wth kids in tow headed down to Kid Zone at Belconnen Mall today only to find it boarded up and emptied out. Word is since Westfield Belconnen revamped the playground inside the mall business for Kid zone dropped off eventually putting it out of business. I did alw...

WARNING: Johnboy is a reptoid. Apparently.

By 23 May 2009 100

Whilst waiting for the bus today, I came across the following notice that was taped inside a bus shelter. The notice states: STOP!!! KNOW THE TRUTH Did you know??? The following people are not who they pretend they are - you read and believe their UNTRUTHS!!! in reality they are LYING and...

Canberra Movie Discussion Group verdict - X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (all cinem

By 23 May 2009 2

(from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them. Less Iron Man, more The Incredible Hulk in t...

Mitchell to the City on ACTION

By 23 May 2009 22

This morning I had to drop my car in for a service in Mitchell.  I then chose to take an ACTION bus to City Interchange to go to work.  I caught the 56 bus at 8:46am from the North Western end of Mitchell.  I got off the bus in the City Interchange at 9:18am.  32 minutes to travel 8.7km.  An av...

Hair done with the right product?

By 23 May 2009 3

Hello lovely Canberrans, I have a simple question. When I move to Canberra in 2 weeks, can anyone please recommend a Salon that uses Goldwell colour and is decent. Thanks :-) ...

Sheep stabbing at Lyneham High

By 22 May 2009 43

A pair of sheep were stabbed at Lyneham High School last night according to the News Limited . One sheep died from the stabbing and the other had to be put down. What is wrong with people? I honestly wonder sometimes. Before any vegitarians points it out I do eat lamb myself, but I could nev...

Plumbing the depths...

By 22 May 2009 36

I need someone to look at my leaky hot water system (1985 vintage, off-peak electric, living on borrowed time) and I couldn't see a previous thread on the topic.  So, recommendations for a plumber please - quick, tidy, not interested only in selling me up to a new system with the biggest margin...

Cyclists and zebra crossings?

By 22 May 2009 74

What is it about some cyclists in this town that they don't understand the laws around zebra crossings? Just one trip got me two cyclists charging across zebra crossings in front of me today, risking their skins on my reactions. So let's just get something straight here - if you have wheels un...

Police Wrap - 22 May

By 22 May 2009 46

1. Garran Crash: ACT Policing is investigating a collision at the intersection of Yamba Drive and Wisdom Street in Garran around 9.45pm on Wednesday (May 20). A silver Ford Territory was turning right from Yamba Drive into Wisdom street when a white Ford Falcon utility travelling south on...

That's a rather big weed...

By 22 May 2009 12

The NCA have announced that they're going to be chain-sawing all the willows downstream of Scrivener Dam for 200 metres. (Also blackberry and something called "black alders" which sound rather cool) In a masterful piece of spin though they're selling it as "removing woody weeds". I appreciate ...

Would it kill police to say thank you every now and then?

By 22 May 2009 150

To start off with I should mention that I am a Canberra Cabbie. As such it is not uncommon (actually quite often) that we get messages on our MTData system that start off with "POLICE MESSAGE......" followed by some stolen car, person of interest, item of interest etc that they want us to look out f...

Images of Canberra - Perspective shot of Commonwealth Avenue Bridge

By 22 May 2009 19

CoffeeGeek has sent in this great shot looking towards the city along Commonwealth Avenue from the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

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