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Capital Kitchen: Pumpkin and leek soup with cloves

By 1 May 2016
Pumpkin soup

With the 13th Collector Village Pumpkin Festival underway, I thought I’d get into the spirit and share a pumpkin soup recipe with you all. It would make the perfect lunch or ...

Second arrest in Carville murder case

By 1 May 2016
Andrew Carville

A 43-year-old Victorian man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday charged with accessory to murder. The man was arrested yesterday as an accessory after the fact to ...

Police seek witnesses to ram raid in Calwell

By 29 April 2016
police-generic-a

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 2
Andrew Barr launching smart parking at Manuka.

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 6
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 23
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. ...

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Girl Geeks go again

By 12 March 2009 12

Good news sisters, the Girl Geek Dinners were such a success with round one in Canberra that they're having another go. They've booked out Indian Affair in Phillip (a top choice) and are banqueting at $32 a head. Boy geeks are, one imagines, free to run a LAN party while the ladies are away. ...

WIN’s policy of no news is good news

By 12 March 2009 24

Has anyone else noticed that for some months WIN news goes ‘silent’ during some of their news reports? There is footage of the story but no sound. There was another incident last night and one last week on the Socceroos match. Sorry if Riot has already covered this story but I find the on-goi...

Andrew Heath walks off into the sunset

By 12 March 2009 12

The ABC brings word that the Canberra Liberal's Director Andrew Heath has called it a day. Mr Heath took up the post in April 2007 and will step down from the role next month. Mr Heath previously worked for the former Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Gary Nairn and Senator Gary Humphries. The...

The smoke free prison?

By 12 March 2009 44

It might not have any prisoners, but the Canberra Times reports that the Alexander Maconochie Centre (the prison to you and me) is still wrestling with the issue of smoking bans. ''Smoking is not permitted inside any AMC building, including cells and cottages [and] the Government is currently dev...

Canberra most affordable?

By 12 March 2009 35

The Chiefly Jon Stanhope informs us that thanks to his West Macgregor slum building the ACT can now boast that it "remains the most affordable jurisdiction to own a home". "The 62 initiatives contained in our Affordable Housing Action Plan, combined with low interest rates and the Rudd Government...

Brumbies name the side to take on the hated Waratahs in 2009

By 12 March 2009 12

[First filed: March 11, 2009 @ 09:49] The Brumbies have announced their team for Friday's crucial clash with the brutes in baby blue: 1. Nic Henderson 2. Stephen Moore 3. Guy Shepherson 4. Ben Hand 5. Mark Chisholm 6. Peter Kimlin 7. George Smith 8. Stephen Hoiles (c) 9. Joshua Holmes ...

A good time to job search in Canberra?

By 12 March 2009 20

Recently I have been toying with the idea of looking for a new job, but with all the doom and gloom I'm greeted with in the daily news,  is this the best time for job hunting?   I check out the usual web haunts, Seek and www.apsjobs.gov.au and the numbers of jobs seem pretty good but I'd like ...

Questions Brendan should be asking?

By 12 March 2009 13

In the discussion about Brendan Smyth's paper multiplication analysis of the ACT Government's stationery budget we've had an interesting comment I think needs wider consideration: Personally if I was Mr Smyth I’d be more concerned that ACTION buses costing about $100 million a year and every pa...

The magic number: Eleven, give or take

By 12 March 2009 14

Many sentencing decisions of late have drawn cries to the effect of "how many times does someone have to ignore court orders before they're actually punished for it?". Well, we now have our answer courtesy of Robert Andrew McNamara (ABC Online): It seems that having eleven good behaviour orders, br...

Penguins and Polar Bears Film Premiere

By 11 March 2009

Liliana Bogatko's second film about life with bipolar disorder, "Penguins and Polar Bears" is premiering next week at the Belconnen Theatre (Part of Belconnen Community Services). Her first movie was "Another World" which screened in 2007. Here's the blurb for Penguins: Liliana Bogatko’s ne...

Simon encourages dobbing.

By 11 March 2009 7

ACT Police and Emergency Services Minister, Simon Corbell, is launching a dobbing competition! Fortunately Simon isn't going to publicly reward the biggest snitches, rather just the best poster designers: The program is encouraging young people to share information they have about crimina...

Treat your loved ones to some near pain.

By 11 March 2009 42

For Xmas, my good lady wife bought me, as one of my treats, a couple of vouchers for  "Foot and Thai". Due to circumstance, today was the first free day I have had to have one. The place is up near the Pot Belly pub. Unprepossessing to look at, but once you get inside it's a whole different matter....

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