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Take a hike: Square Rock trail

By 28 May 2015 1
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Last week Lisa Martin asked for your suggestions for new Canberra hiking trails to test out. In the first of her trail reviews based on reader recommendations, she tries the Sq...

14 things to do in Canberra this weekend (30 and 31 May 2015)

By 28 May 2015 2

Enjoy the last weekend of Autumn with plenty of outdoor activities and entertainment, including the MS Fun Run and Walk, a Brumbies home game and an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea...

New ACT Fire & Rescue chief officer appointed

By 28 May 2015

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch today announced the appointment of a new chief officer for ACT Fire & Rescue. “I am pleased to announce that following an extensive national recruitment search Mark Brown AFSM has been selected as chief officer, ACT Fire & Rescue,” ...

Uni Pub comedy featuring Adam Rozenbachs

By 28 May 2015
Adam Rozenbachs

Finally there's a comedy room in the city.  Get along the first Uni Pub comedy night on Friday 26 June at 8pm. Adam Rozenbachs is a stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster, acto...

Have you seen Michael?

By 28 May 2015

Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating Michael, who left his Lyons home on Monday morning and has not been heard of or seen since, and has not been in contac...

Hughes IGA robbed

By 28 May 2015

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hughes last Sunday night (24 May 2015). About 7.45pm, two males both carrying large knives enter...

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy. Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre's new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The data facilit...

Monash Drive – which route?

By 27 May 2015 7
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Thanks for the views and comments on my previous post, Light rail or Monash Drive. If Monash Drive is to be reconsidered, then the next question is what are the possible route...

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Indigenous protest mooted for 2009.

By 18 December 2008 100

Green Left is reporting an Indigenous protest at Parly House for the first sitting day - 3 February 2009. Calls to stop the NT intervention, maintain bilingual education and fulfill the election promise of ratifying the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People have not been resolved....

National Museum out of space

By 18 December 2008 71

The Canberra Times has the astonishing news that the National Museum has run out of space for its collection. This despite having an enormous building and nothing at all that anyone wants to see. Flog some crap on Ebay is my advice....

Volunteers needed for National Multicultural Festival

By 18 December 2008 6

Another spur of the moment invitation that arrived this afternoon. No one should have prior engagments at this time of year, would they? The National Multicultural Festival, Australia’s premier celebration of cultural diversity and one of the most significant events on Canberra’s community ...

E.L.K- Seeking expressions of interest

By 18 December 2008 55

Hi all,  I'm putting together an independent warehouse artspace in Fyshwick. If any arty types out there who are looking for accommodation/studio space might be interested, please contact me at Thanks, Luke ...

Police Wrap - 17 December

By 17 December 2008 40

1. The kids are getting bolder: ACT Policing is investigating an assault at the Woden Bus Interchange about 12.45pm yesterday (December 16). The 31-year-old victim was attacked by four men who restrained him and punched him in the face and head. The offenders are described as between 18-19 yea...

Does anyone care if burlesque performances clash?

By 17 December 2008 29

CityNew is in a tizz about clashing burlesque performances next February while Canberra's opaquely named festival season plays out. The article carries no byline but does have this disclaimer: "Festival Fringe director Jorian Gardner is also the “CityNews” arts editor and had no part in th...

A Glacier's eye view of winning Canberra's Battle Of The Bands

By 17 December 2008 2

Lynne from The Glaciers has kindly sent through an account of their winning night at The Basement for the Canberra Battle Of The Bands: In early November 2008, The Glaciers stepped straight off a plane and straight onto the Pot Belly stage for Heat 2 of The Battle of the Bands and we played our w...

High Court spits the dummy

By 17 December 2008 19

The ABC brings word that High Court Chief Justice Robert French has let rip over his deteriorating and under-funded court house. The fountains are silent, the building is closed to visitors on the weekend. "In the court's annual report, Chief Justice French complains that the court's fundi...

A merry christmas for the Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

By 17 December 2008 25

The Liberals have resumed their usual torpor, but the Chief Minister shows every sign of still being hard at work. He's announced the opening of a new Animal Breeding Centre at Tidbinbilla. "Tidbinbilla's breeding program for the endangered Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby will be the fi...

The RiotACT Calendar for 2009

By 17 December 2008 25

[First filed: December 15, 2008 @ 18:07] In time to be used as a stocking filler and as a gift to you all I've produced a calendar for 2009, featuring some of my favourite photos from 2008. As I was only in Canberra for half the year it's only half as cool as it could have been, but remain...

The Streeton Dr intersection.

By 17 December 2008 101

One of our Weston Creek spies sent in the following rant. I asked them to paint me a picture so they kindly provided diagrams: The busiest southbound section of Streeton Dr, just north of Weston Creek town centre, has had a vehicle lane removed and replaced with a green bike lane. With two...

ACTION Bus on fire - who knows the story?

By 17 December 2008 32

It's been doing the rounds but we haven't done it yet. Does anyone know the story behind these pictures of a burning ACTION bus? Slideshow below: ...

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