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

By 1 December 2015

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
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 1
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 3

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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Adam Hole and Marji Curran Trio Live @ The Vally Tavern Thurs 4th Dec

By 28 November 2008 3

Slide guitarist Adam Hole and Marji Curran Trio will be performing live at The Vally Tavern in Wanniassa Thursday 4th Dec. Show starts at 8pm Since forming in 2004, The Adam Hole and Marji Curran Trio have gone from strength to strength. Returning from sell out performances at The Bay Of Islands ...

Hot to Trot 2008 (Young choreographers strut their stuff)

By 28 November 2008

Young choreographers from Canberra's Quantum Leap (aged 16–19) have created 8 new short dance works. Mostly contemporary dance, and all under 10 minutes. Two shows each night, runs for about an hour. Last year's was great!    And there's a fundraising sausage sizzle between the...

Local link to Mumbai Madness

By 27 November 2008 7

With the carnage in Mumbai gripping the imagination of the world's media there's a Canberra connection with which to justify wall to wall reportage. News reports that two of the victims have just completed their degrees at ANU. For those who know them, David Coker and Katie Anstee were caught ...

How to stay on the drip - Canberra Times Style.

By 27 November 2008 57

CityNew's Ian Meikle has been kind enough to copy us in on his recent correspondence with Andrew Barr's media adviser Paul Kinderman. For reasons at this time unknown Mr Kinderman forwarded an example of how the Canberra Times' John Thistleton makes sure he gets the quotes he's after: From: Jo...

RiotGEAR, Come get your RiotGEAR!

By 27 November 2008 95

[First filed: November 26, 2008 @ 14:38] Just in time for chrimbo we're finally lifting the lid on the Cafepress RiotACT online merch stand. They make it to order, we get a cut, you get luvverly rioty stuff delivered to your door. We'll be changing the specials over on a regular basis to i...

AIAA Film Night: The Right Stuff - Tuesday 2nd December

By 27 November 2008

The local American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics section is proudly hosting a FREE screening of... THE RIGHT STUFF - A HISTORY OF NASA'S MERCURY PROGRAM The Right Stuff tells the story of ordinary men and women who shared a common ambition and together captured the imaginatio...

The Venue cops some big fines

By 27 November 2008 8

I had thought The Venue had died a controversial death some months ago, can anyone clarify that? In any event Simon Corbell has announced that the company running the Erindale boozer's sole director has copped a slew of fines. ""The company's sole director was fined in the ACT Magistrates Cour...

Foreshore furore

By 27 November 2008 28

[First filed: September 16, 2008 @ 10:26] The CT brings word that all is not well in the Kingston Foreshore with the fit and finish not quite matching the price tags: Owners of expensive new apartments in Kingston are battling developers, with complaints including leaking roofs, flooded baseme...

UC does nothing on binge drinking

By 27 November 2008 13

The ABC has the thumping headline "Uni takes on student binge drinking culture". Sounds like a great way to cruel enrollments I thought. But then it turns out that all that's happened is researcher Amanda George has been paid to state the bleeding obvious: A lot of students get hammered. T...

ABC Childcare Centres

By 27 November 2008 48

With ABC Childcare Centres having gone belly-up and the Federal Government having forked out however-many millions of dollars to keep the centres open, the Canberra Times has a story about the ABC Childcare Centres in the Canberra region that will be "subject to further review". ABC Childcare's w...

Interested in joining a bookclub?

By 27 November 2008 6

Hi, I am new to Canberra and was looking for a book club to join on the northside. I have seen from previous posts that there does not appear to be many so I thought I might set one up. Please send me an email at if you are interested. Not sure what books will be on the list...

Oxfam Christmas Fair

By 27 November 2008

The advice on the Oxfam Christmas Fair explains one of the concerns raised by Genie about the Handmade Fair - Oxfam is charging an entry fee. Nevertheless, Oxfam are a worthwhile organisation and you might consider supporting them too. The Christmas Fair will be held Saturday 29 November. It...

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