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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 25 January 2015

The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Dobinsons

By 24 January 2015

Years ago, before the Canberra Centre expanded into what it is today, there was an area called the city market place, where Dobinsons first established itself as a small bakery...

Canberra mourns 2XX presenter Sylvie Stern

By 23 January 2015 1
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The Canberra arts community grieved on Wednesday morning with the passing of Sylvie Stern, long-term arts promoter and host of 2XX's popular Art 'N' Soul and Artbeat programs. ...

Whats on this weekend? (24th, 25th and 26th January 2015)

By 23 January 2015

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the anticipation of a long weekend kills any desire to be productive at work. You could alternate between refreshing Facebook and ch...

Carpenter and joiner

By 25 January 2015

We need two built-in wall units made.  Can anyone recommend a carpenter/joiner who could help us?  I'm currently thinking of contacting two - Ray Browne Joinery and Benchmarc...

Woman arrested for aggravated robbery

By 25 January 2015

ACT Policing has arrested a 38-year-old Kambah woman after allegedly robbing a BWS liquor store yesterday, (Saturday 24 January). At about 1.30pm a woman entered the liquor ...

Letterboxing for puppies dumped in Higgins

By 23 January 2015 3
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As inspectors continue to appeal to the community for information relating to a serious case of animal cruelty regarding several abandoned puppies this week, RiotACT contributors...

Foreshore, Canberra misses you. Please come back

By 23 January 2015

My last Foreshore was in 2010. Work took me overseas for 2011, but when I returned in 2012 Foreshore had been moved from the lake to Stage 88. After that it never returned. ...

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What happens On My First Day?

By 5 December 2014

All ACT preschoolers entering kindergarten next year will receive On My First Day, a book of words and drawings created by children to help them transition into their first year at school. Community Services Directorate, Manager of Early Intervention and Prevention Projects, Melanie Thompson has ...

Australia's best fencers to battle at the National Championships in Canberra

By 5 December 2014

Australia's top fencers have arrived in Canberra to take part in the biggest fencing tournament in the southern hemisphere: the National Championships. The tournament will kick...

Road safety initiatives to continue after NRMA Road Safety Trust ends

By 5 December 2014

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, has announced that the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust will be dissolved, but its legacy of its work will continue as the government explores new funding models for key road safety initiatives. Mr Corbell said the entry of additional compulsory third party insurers to...

Awards recognise excellence in tourism

By 5 December 2014 8

The 2014 Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards were announced at a gala presentation at the Canberra Theatre Centre on Wednesday night. The awards celebrate the diverse...

Statement by Chief Minister Katy Gallagher MLA

By 5 December 2014 51

Today I have spoken with my caucus colleagues and Minister Shane Rattenbury MLA to let them know that I will be a candidate for the upcoming Senate vacancy created by Senator K...

A Look Around Canberra: Chifley

By 5 December 2014 7

We explored the Inner North suburb of Turner last week for the very first Look Around Canberra post. This week, we’re venturing across the lake and down to the Woden Valley f...

Mike Jeffreys and the Merrymaker Sisters discuss eating to feel great... (Pod

By 5 December 2014
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Emma and Carla Papas are the Merrymaker Sisters. The name sounds like something from a previous era – Dickensian maybe? But these young ladies are just as modern as...

The Senate – two sides of an argument

By 5 December 2014 17

As a Kate Lundy fan, I’m sorry to see her retire but as an old political retiree, I fully understand all the reasons why the decision was taken, and wish her all the pleasure...

NBN not as expected

By 4 December 2014 46

Really disappointed that Nicholls still does not have NBN in the making, does anyone know when this will happen?...

Police investigating serious assault in Kingston

By 4 December 2014

ACT Policing is responding to a serious assault on a man in Kingston (Thursday, December 4). About 9.50am this morning, police received a report of a 57-year-old man with a lace...

Assembly passes bill to purchase ‘Mr Fluffy’ houses

By 4 December 2014

The passing of the Loose Fill Asbestos Appropriation Bill today in the ACT Legislative Assembly will allow the first houses to be purchased by the ACT Government by Christmas, ...

Dog Training

By 4 December 2014 6

Hi All, I know there are previous articles on this topic but does anyone have any suggestions in dog training. I have done some basic obedience classes though looking for some more training. I have a Kelpie so very energetic and would prefer someone who has experience working with the breed. Any...

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