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Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 1

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 2

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 6

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

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Keep Left - Unless Overtaking

By 30 April 2008 78

Hi All,  Not sure if this had been done to death on RioACT or not - I am new to the site.  Is it illegal to stay in the right hand lane on a freeway in the ACT if you are not overtaking?  I am sick of getting stuck behind pin-heads on the parkway who choose to stay in the right lane doing...

Selalu plus Geoffrey Graham at the Merry Muse

By 30 April 2008

Selalu plus Geoffrey Graham at the Merry Muse, Polish White Eagle Club Friday 9 May from 7.30pm. $15/$12. 38 David Street, Turner. Selalu is a Sydney-based trio of Trevor, Kathleen and Tully, in an acoustic line up of guitars, mandolin, banjo, bass and three-part harmonies, taking their audienc...

Enslave Tibet! Sheepy the awkward protester at the Canberra torch relay. *Vid

By 29 April 2008 52

Sheepy of the hunters takes on the Chinese rent-a-crowd at the Beijing torch relay in Canberra! Armed with a camera and an "Enslave Tibet" sign, Sheepy sets out on a solo mission to express his undying love for the motherland, CHINA! [ED - Anyone who has no idea what this video is about have a lo...

Police Numbers - Smyth earns his Keep

By 29 April 2008 70

That bastion of local news and opinion, the Chronicle, has an article reporting that the sworn (real) Police numbers in the ACT are being fudged by Sonic and Co. Smyth has uncovered figures showing our numbers of sworn Police per 100,00 is around the 180 mark. This number has stayed fairly consta...

More houses for the ACT ... rinse and repeat.

By 29 April 2008 11

Much akin to a broken record, or a fat bloke stuck on a merry go round, the Yahoo! Channel Seven conglomerate has a puff piece that even make Anna Coren blush about the ACT Gubmint is set to accelerate the amount of home and commerical land blocks for sale each year. Why is it that each time there ...

City of Melbourne uses wiki for collaborative planning - could work in Canber

By 29 April 2008 9

Have a look at the wiki-based collaboration for the future planning of Melbourne, run by the City of Melbourne local government: http://www.futuremelbourne.com.au/wiki/view/FMPlan/WebHome Could something like this work in Canberra? Who do we need to talk to to make this happen? Thanks Laure...

Adam Hole and Marji Curran Trio Live @ The Folkus Room (serbian Club, Mawson)

By 29 April 2008

The Adam Hole & Marji Curran Trio are one of Australia’s most exciting live acts on the Australian circuit today. Marji’s exceptional song writing, distinct vocals and guitar playing combined with the musical talents from one of Australia's hottest slide guitarist Adam Hole and percussionist...

New political party on deck for the ACT

By 29 April 2008 98

The ABC has the ever so slightly comfroting news that another group has managed to be registered as a political party within the ACT to do battle with old beasts for the next ACT election. The Community Alliance Party (CAP) (ABC Link) is mainly a group set up to fight for the rights of those who fel...

Fred Smith at Tilley's Devine Cafe, Saturday 10 May

By 29 April 2008 6

Fred Smith returns to Tilley's after three years of touring on the North American circuit to launch his new CD "Texas". "Smith is a superb songwriter with a wry sense of humour and a wonderful eye for the idiosyncrasies of modern life" - Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November 2007. Fred ...

Ghouls and rednecks - only a few stab wounds, many superficial cuts

By 29 April 2008 22

Porritt case facts from the Higgins decision: The autopsy evidence has been substantially misquoted. It has been represented as revealing that the deceased had 57 stab wounds. In truth, the report revealed 57 incised wounds, only a few of them being stab wounds. The pathologist, Dr Lynch, noted m...

The mystery of ghost flight QF1460

By 29 April 2008 21

QF1460 was cancelled over the intercom at 6:00am 28 April 2008 The replacement QF560 was delayed due to Sydney airport being busy. (checked net and flights seemed to be doing ok) QF1460 was then deleted from the board. But according to the net QF1460 was: Scheduled to depart Canberra at 6:20...

'Yes Minister' Alive and Well

By 28 April 2008 11

The CT has a report on ACTION requiring 50 additional drivers to service the new, revised timetables to be introduced when the stars align with Venus. It's all our fault of course. Comrade Hargreaves slashed services and staff over an eight month period as soon as he took up responsibility for AC...

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