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Local politics: Here’s what you missed this fortnight

By 30 July 2015
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The public housing revolution starts Andrew Barr has been pretty busy on the subject of public housing since taking the top job. His main task is to refresh the entire ACT p...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015 2
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This weekend's highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre. 1. Wildlife art ...

Boo-hoo, Adam

By 30 July 2015 35
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There's plenty in the news cycle this week about AFL star Adam Goodes. Or should that be indigenous star? Or maybe Australian of the Year, AFL legend and Aboriginal rights...

First look – QT Canberra’s new August menu

By 30 July 2015 1
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QT Canberra's Capitol Bar & Grill and Lucky's Speakeasy will next month introduce new menus - the first since they opened their doors. Ryan Johnstone went for a first look.  ...

Suspended prison sentence for Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty

By 30 July 2015
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RSPCA ACT chief executive Tammy Ven Dange has praised a magistrate's decision to hand down a suspended prison sentence to a Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty. The 2...

Shooting in McKellar overnight

By 29 July 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July). About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle ha...

Car park thief nabbed in Gungahlin

By 29 July 2015 4
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ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July). About 11.15pm, police rec...

Innovation Connect grant recipients announced

By 29 July 2015

An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding. The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-...

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High tech Quangers gets a new solar panel factory

By 8 October 2008 5

The ABC has a story on the new Dyesol plant opening in Queanbeyan servicing the solar power industry: "We're the only people in the world who do absolutely everything and we supply the technology, the materials and the equipment to people, large companies, small institutions and academia who ...

Domestic Cleaning - positive experiences?

By 8 October 2008 7

We run a home-based business and the domestic chores have become too much! We are exploring bringing in a domestic cleaner once a fortnight to give the house a once over so that we feel less guilty and can spend more of our down time as, well ... down time. Any recommendations?...

Todd Carney strikes again

By 8 October 2008 21

Former footballer and celebrity party boy Todd Carney has made the Canberra Times again: "Former Canberra Raider Todd Carney found himself on the wrong side of the law again at the weekend when the half-back was arrested in a Goulburn pub. Police picked up the 22-year-old in an Auburn Street hot...

Election Wrap - 8 October

By 8 October 2008 39

Animal welfare: The RSPCA has released the results of their candidate canvassing on animal welfare issues. --- Mike silenced: The Canberra Times reports that Labor's rocket scientist, Mike Hettinger, has had his election funds frozen (including Mike's own money that he'd kicked in). Clev...

Climate Torches converge in Canberra, Sunday 12 October

By 8 October 2008 2

The four climate torches that have been winding their way around the continent will converge on Canberra this Sunday morning at 10.30am in Reconcilation Place. They'll then make their way to Federation Mall (twixt old and new parliament houses) to be received by members of the government and the ...

Monaro Folk Society Club Night (open to all comers) -- second Wednesday of th

By 8 October 2008 2

MFS Club Nights are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month, at the Old Canberra Inn, 195 Mouat St Lyneham. These are blackboard/walk-up gigs, with a music session out the back. Performers, come along and register from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. All levels welcome. Non-performers, come a...

Termites - that gnawing feeling

By 7 October 2008 22

My girlfriend and I have had our eyes on a house that's been on the market for several months now, and a big drop in the asking price has finally inspired us to make an appointment to inspect. The house ticks all of our boxes - great location, lots of bedrooms and living space, and big core-area ...

Gungahlin Meet the Candidates night - Wednesday 8 October

By 7 October 2008

The challenges for Gungahlin are manifest. As the fastest developing area in the region, Gungahlin has experienced considerable and accelerating 'growing pains' over the years: Community and social infrastructure was allowed (by multiple governments of different persuasions) to fall well behind ...

The Corin forest bobsled with no brakes

By 7 October 2008 40

A YouTuber going by the name "TV4Jesus" has posted video of a brake free run down the Corin Forest Alpine slide. A braver man than I. ...

Campese and Monaghan make Kangaroos squad

By 7 October 2008 4

Good news for the Raiderites! The Courier Mail reports that Canberra's Terry Campese and Joel Monaghan have made the Kangaroos squad to play in the amusingly named Rugby League World Cup. Good for the blokes regardless of the competition....

Cool Weapon pick up international compilation release

By 7 October 2008

Congratulations to local blokes Cool Weapon. (Featured in our Insatiable Banalities podcast number 93) They've been picked up by Manchester's Fat Northerner Records for inclusion in the Digital Northerner Volume 4 release. It's also available on iTunes...

Candidate Questionaires for 7 October

By 7 October 2008 7

Here are the responses in today to your questions in the RiotACT Election08 candidate questionaire: -- Phil Thompson, Pangallo Independents for Molonglo. ...

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