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Botched arson attempt may be gang-related: police

By 27 July 2016 1
Arson attempt

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of two men dousing a building in Newcastle Street, Fyshwick with petrol and attempting to ignite it in an incident detectives believe to ...

Have you seen missing man Kiet Ho?

By 27 July 2016 2
Missing man Kiet Ho

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 26-year-old man, Kiet Ho. Mr Ho was last seen by one of his friends at 10.30pm yesterday, after he drop...

Keep Canberra Open campaigners remain wary

By 27 July 2016
Keep Canberra Open

Keep Canberra Open, a campaign to “save Canberra’s nightlife”, has been successful in its bid to prevent the ACT Government from introducing legislation that would enforc...

The City to Lake spin

By 27 July 2016 6

There's been a load of positive mainstream press about the wonders of the ACT Government's major project for the centre of Canberra, The City to Lake Project. Till now I h...

Airport named Telstra ACT Business of the Year

By 27 July 2016
Canberra Airport MD Stephen Byron with the airport's head of aviation, Matthew Brown (centre) and project manager for the new international terminal, Richard Phillips (right).

The Capital Airway Group, which operates Canberra Airport, was named the 2016 Telstra ACT Business of the Year at a black tie event in the National Gallery’s Gandel Hall la...

46 arrests in ACT drug operation

By 26 July 2016

A six-week police operation targeting the manufacture, trafficking and sale of illicit drugs in the ACT has resulted in 46 arrest warrants and 10 people appearing in court. Cha...

Bailey testicle safe: Parton to run for Libs

By 26 July 2016 10
Mark Parton

Steven Bailey, your left testicle is safe. As you predicted in December, ex-2CC breakfast presenter Mark Parton was endorsed last night as one of the Liberals' five candidates ...

13yo boy hit by truck at Holt, rushed to hospital

By 26 July 2016
Accident site at Holt

A 13-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a truck at the corner of Hardwick Crescent and Flack Street near Kingsford Smith School in Holt at around 8....

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When is it OK to leave the scene of an accident? And what happens if I do?

By 12 March 2009 42

I was recently involved in a minor accident (less than $100 damage) but when I gestured for the other driver to pull off the road he jumped out of his car, moved towards me and became aggressive.  I have been a victim of crime and felt threatened so I drove off but reported the incident to the l...

You have entered... "The Community Zone" (Doo dee doo doo, Doo dee doo doo)

By 12 March 2009 7

ACTPLA have announced a new propaganda rag to be called "The Community Zone". (That must have been one hell of a meeting). Mr Savery said The Community Zone would include stories about major planning projects, draft variations to the Territory Plan and helpful tips and information about the plann...

Canberra opts for skippy slaughter

By 12 March 2009 15

The Chief Minister has announced that you all love (OK, a majority of you) 'roo shootin'. Highlights of the survey include: -- 82 per cent of respondents believed it was important to have native kangaroo populations in the ACT. -- 75 per cent of respondents had a high awareness of places to t...

Floriade attendance up in the air?

By 12 March 2009 4

CityNews observes that something appears to have gone awry with the official Floriade attendance figures: The official attendance records and other information about the success of Floriade are overdue – compared to previous reports – even though Mr Barr told a press conference on January 12 ...


By 12 March 2009

HOLIDAY DRAMA WORKSHOPS for ages 7-12 ENROL WITH A FRIEND OR SIBLING & RECEIVE A DISCOUNT! Tiny Tales Age: 7-9 years Dates: 14-17 April Tutors: Caroline O'brien & Kristil Rae Mobbs TINY TALES is a fun and active drama workshop for participants who want to be storytellers. Over th...

Charities hard-up for our hard-earned...

By 12 March 2009 46

So for the umpteenth time in a number of weeks I have been approached by a charity organisation out on the street, coaxed into a conversation and then encouraged to sign my life away in an attempt for them to extract regular donations from me. It would seem that charities are becoming more and m...

Kaboom! - Wanniassa ATM blaggers fail

By 12 March 2009 2

The ABC has a story on failed efforts in the early morning to send a Wanniassa ATM into orbit sans its cash. A garbage collector alerted police around 5:30am when he noticed abandoned tools near the ATM and wires coming out of the machine. Police bomb experts attended the scene to ensure there...

Getting Ripped - The Best / Worst Gyms in Canberra?

By 12 March 2009 52

First of all, I apologise if this is a recycled thread (I DID search for a similar topic but didn't find much apart from a review of Club Lime Tuggers). As the title suggests, I am looking to get ripped, and not by way of the hip pocket. Fail that my immediate goal is to lose the manboobs. I live...

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...

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