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Woman, 87, gets scooter back after public help nab alleged burglars

By 1 December 2015 1

ACT Policing will return a stolen mobility scooter to an 87-year-old woman after information provided by the public led police to the alleged offenders of a callous burglary. ...

Bag snatch caught on BeyondQ CCTV

By 1 December 2015 1
BeyondQ theft CCTV still

Do you know this woman? As this video shows, she walked into Curtin secondhand bookstore Beyond Q last Tuesday and brazenly stole a staff member's handbag from its storage lock...

Cat lock-in plan for Causeway, Kingston Foreshore, Casey

By 1 December 2015 8
free roaming cat

The ACT Government has for the first time proposed extending its cat containment strategy into an established suburb of Canberra. It proposes declaring two new cat containme...

Blissful organic massage lives up to promise

By 1 December 2015
maa organics

When a friend described her massage with Deanne Kalda of maa organics as ‘a bit special’, I thought she was exaggerating. Only, she’s not prone to doing so. I thought it ...

Ask RiotACT: tree roots and my paved driveway. Help!

By 1 December 2015
Ask RiotACT

Hi there, this is my first post on here.  I have a lovely big tree at the front of my property (I want to keep the tree), however, the roots are lifting up my paved driveway....

Schoolies week, did you go?

By 1 December 2015 3

The words 'Schoolies Week' makes a lot of people shudder and cringe, unless of course you're a high school graduate to-be with a Schoolies trip to the Gold Coast planned. I hav...

Five to try: Spice up your work Christmas party

By 1 December 2015
Photo credit: @megan_sparke

It’s that time of year again and I know what you’re thinking – how is it almost Christmas already? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had that conversation with people ...

Best of Canberra swimming pools

By 1 December 2015 5

Okay Canberra, apparently Summer is here. November may not have felt like it was leading up to it, but it’s true. December has arrived and it’s bound to get hot soon enough...

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Spend my pretties! Spend!

By 24 March 2009 87

Our Chiefly Leader commands that you stay in town this easter and blow your stimulus locally. The print, television and radio advertising campaign is similar to the one conducted prior to last Christmas, encourages Canberrans to shop locally and spend time in the ACT over the Easter long weekend....

Damien Dempsey is appearing this Saturday the 28th March at the Ca

By 24 March 2009

DON'T MISS THIS FANTASTIC OPORTUNITY Damien Dempsey is from Donaghmede on Dublin's Northside.   His earliest musical influences were the post-pub singsongs that his parents used to have at their home when he was a toddler. Good, bad or indifferent, everyone had to sing. Today his unique sound...

Water consumption off the hook as inflows hit record lows

By 24 March 2009 126

The thing the surprises me most about Canberra's water use is that it's taken so very long for the public to become totally fatigued by the perpetual emergency. It has to be a little disappointing to our Power and Water overlords to see their decree of 1 March, that we collectively lower wate...

The Incident At Fugue Bay - now open

By 24 March 2009 12

[First filed: March 23, 2009 @ 10:07] Canberra Dramatics is currently performing "The Incident At Fugue Bay" at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. The play is written and directed by Canberra local, and frequent RiotACT commenter, Trevar Alan Chilver. From the blurb: “He was meant to be ...

Magistrate Madden walks into the sunset

By 24 March 2009 5

Simon Corbell has announced the retirement of Magistrate Shane Madden. ""Magistrate Madden will be admired for his many years of ongoing service to the ACT Court system, but he will be particularly remembered for his services to the youth and the indigenous community," Mr Corbell said. Some of...

Margaret Spalding passes away

By 24 March 2009 45

The ABC's 666 is reporting that Margaret Spalding, the litigious CEO of Koomarri and architect of the Narrabundah Longstay Caravan Park debacle, was recalled to the almighty yesterday. Cause of death is unknown, described as sudden. Condolences go to her family and friends. John Mackay on ...

Police Wrap - 24 March

By 24 March 2009 9

1. Conder toilet rampage: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary and property damage at the St Clare of Assisi Primary School in Conder on Friday night March 20. Police believe that sometime between 9pm and midnight on Friday, access was gained to a toilet block at the school where o...

Mad hoax bomber found to be mad

By 24 March 2009 40

The ABC brings news that Tamara Batterham, 35, from Holt, has been found not guilty of her string of bomb hoaxes (to Government House, Parliament House, Virgin Blue, the White House in Washington DC, and the Lodge). Batterham told police she had voices in her head and had given up fighting an ima...

John Gorton to be commemorated at last

By 24 March 2009 10

While browsing ACTPLA (sad, I know) I found this intriguing development application.  It is for a temporary cyclepath through the grassland between Cotter Rd and Dixon Drive, routing cyclists off Cotter Rd while they build the new Molonglo arterial road.  Due to start in October, the road shows up...

The impact of the Wanniassa death

By 23 March 2009 185

[First filed: March 22, 2009 @ 10:33 Second filing: March 23, 2009 @ 09:25] This morning on my way to baseball my family and i were blocked off from the end of the street. Up to 100 metres distance was blocked off with police there and a black car. For my age i had no idea what was going...

Copulation in public places, your thoughts?

By 23 March 2009 67

Following on from JoyceStanton's outrage at a couple getting wild in the Dickson Woolies car park late on Friday night (complete with dogging), what do you think about al fresco loving in Canberra? And should the police do more about it? [poll id="85"]...

Doszpot says visit the Tharwa ghost town

By 23 March 2009 22

Steve Doszpot IS urging you to spend money in Tharwa. “In the space of a few years the Tharwa community has endured Bushfire threats, the debacle that surrounded the closure of their bridge - literally cutting them off from the rest of the ACT for far too long. “They have even lost their ...

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