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90 year old punches on with the cops

By 9 February 2013

ACT Policing arrested a 90-year-old Turner man who allegedly assaulted a security guard outside a bar on Northbourne Avenue in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, February 9).
Around 1.10am today, the man became involved in an altercation with bar security staff and allegedly punched the guard.
City Beats police on foot patrol in the immediate [...]

Brown water for the Inner North

By 8 February 2013

Actew Water is warning about next week’s water in Hipster Central:
ACTEW Water customers in the City, Turner and Braddon may experience some discolouration of the water supply from Monday 11 February until Tuesday 12 February due to essential network maintenance.
ACTEW Water apologises for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
It is difficult to predict which [...]

Beer And Meat On A Stick road closures

By 6 February 2013

TAMS are making known the road closures around Civic for the 2013 National Multicultural Festival:
Only one lane along London Circuit, between Constitution Avenue and Northbourne Avenue, will be open to vehicle traffic in both directions from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday 8 February 2013. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 kilometres [...]

Poles going up for Beer And Meat On A Stick Day

By 31 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 February 2013; ]

There is no day so joyous in the Canberra calendar as BAMOASD. So it’s with some joy I note the marquees are going up in Civic Square.

It’s coming up on 9 February.

NBN coming to Civic

By 25 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Andrew Leigh has announced the Civic rollout of the National Broadband Network:
In around 12 months’ time, people in Civic will be able to start connecting to the National Broadband Network. The map shows that NBN fibre is being rolled out Civic, Acton and parts of Braddon which will allow more residents access to faster, affordable [...]

Civic: more beggars and junkies than usual?

By 22 January 2013

Over the last few weeks I seem to have had more beggars approaching me in Civic wanting money.
Also, there have appeared to be a lot more syringes and empty methadone containers in North Canberra.
Has anyone else noticed more of these adornments to this fine city of late, and can explain why?

New visions for Bunda Street

By 16 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Shane Rattenbury has announced the release of concept plans for Bunda Street:
The redesign of Bunda Street will form part of the Civic Cycle Loop project, a 3.2 kilometre path that loops around the City and connects to existing paths that lead into the City. The ACT Government has so far invested $6 million for the [...]

Beware the alleged card skimming hipster

By 15 January 2013

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of a man believed responsible for fraudulently obtaining money from Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) last year.
Detectives from Criminal Investigations’ Fraud team have received more than 50 reports of unauthorised withdrawals from bank accounts via ATMs in November.
Investigations indicate skimming devices were attached to two ATMs, one in Mawson [...]

Police want to speak to samaritans from outside Academy on Saturday

By 11 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking to identify three men who were seen on CCTV footage with a 19-year-old woman who was later assaulted after she left the Academy nightclub in Civic during the early hours of Saturday, December 15, 2012.
The victim had been visiting nightclubs in Civic with friends on the evening of Friday, December 14, [...]

Hotrod busted

By 8 January 2013

Multiple serious engineering deficiencies have been found on a Victorian-registered hotrod after the vehicle was the subject of a roadside examination by ACT Policing’s Road Safety Operations Team (RSOT) on January 1.
The car had been driving along Vernon Circle in the City with its bonnet removed when it was stopped by police.
Concerned with some of [...]

Getting stabby in Civic

By 5 January 2013

ACT Policing is seriously concerned for the wellbeing of two men who were victims of a weapons incident in Civic in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, January 5), but are yet to be located.
The incident occurred around 3am today, on the eastern side of Northbourne Avenue between London Circuit and Alinga Street.
The alleged [...]

New Years fireworks. Images of Canberra

By 4 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Daniel has sent in these two gems from the New Year’s Eve fireworks over Civic.
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Did you see this woman get assaulted in Civic?

By 3 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the community to help identify the person responsible for assaulting a 19-year-old woman after she left the Academy nightclub in Civic during the early hours of Saturday, December 15.
The victim had been visiting nightclubs in Civic with friends on the evening of Friday, December 14, and had been [...]

Did you see the pedestrian struck in Civic yesterday?

By 14 December 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a traffic incident that occurred yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, December 12) in Civic.
Around 2.00pm, a man was walking across a pedestrian crossing on Petrie Street in Civic when he was allegedly struck in the leg by a blue Holden Commodore sedan.
The man received a minor injury to his left leg. [...]

Camels on City Walk

By 13 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Who says camels and sheep don’t mix?
It’s all part of Canberra CBD’s Christmas Carnival in the City.
If you’ve never seen a diaper on a camel this is your chance.
(Kids seem to really like the climbing wall too)

Toot! Toot! A tender called for a study on Capital Metro

By 13 December 2012

Simon Corbell has announced he’s putting out to tender a study on how the ironclad promise of a light rail track will integrate with the rest of the bus network:
“Light rail will be an addition to our existing public transport network in the ACT, and therefore this study will provide detailed and essential analysis of [...]

2012 Canberra Santa Pub Crawl?

By 8 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Has anyone heard whether this year’s pub crawl is going ahead?
Regardless of what happens, I think I’ll keep up the tradition and show up this Friday at PJ’s in my Santa outfit anyway.
[Photo from 2009 Santa Pub Crawl]

Did you see a London Circuit beating at 4am?

By 2 December 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an alleged assault outside the Tosolinis restaurant in Civic earlier this morning (Sunday December 2) to contact police.
Around 4.15am police were called to the corner of East Row and London Circuit (outside Tosolinis) after a male was found unconscious at the location.
The victim was conveyed to The Canberra [...]

Police seek the Civic Good Samaritan to crack Civic assault

By 30 November 2012

ACT Policing is seeking to identify a member of the public who intervened to help a woman being assaulted at the City bus interchange last week.
Around 4.30pm last Friday (November 23), police received reports that a 41-year-old woman was being assaulted by a man and woman at the corner of City Walk and Mort [...]

ATM skimming reported at Civic and Mawson

By 28 November 2012

The ABC reports:
Several ACT residents have contacted the ABC complaining that money was taken after they used either an electronic teller machine at Rudd Street in Civic, or one at Mawson in the past month.
Criminals use skimming devices to collect information from the magnetic strip on the back of ATM cards and steal funds.
In [...]

BUMPER BOATS COMING TO CITY WALK! For Christmas Carnival in the City.

By 26 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 10 December 2012 to 21 December 2012. ]

Canberra CBD are letting the world know about the extravaganza of summer fun they’re bringing to City Walk for their Christmas Carnival In The City:

Civic Square, City Walk and Garema Place will be transformed into an adventure playground as Canberra CBD Limited brings Christmas cheer to the City.

Bungee trampolines, camel rides, bumper boats and rock [...]

Parking Civic style. A triple slam!

By 21 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Konazz has sent in this very special piece of parking:
Spotted this p-plater on Genge St in Civic.
1) parked and unattended in a no parking drop off area (no one came in the 5 minutes I was there)
2) over the parking line
3) parked facing the wrong way
Normally we obscure number plates but this effort really deserves [...]

Civic Skyline. Images of Canberra

By 12 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

C_c has sent in this panorama of the Civic skyling with a sneaky appearance from Telstrayama.
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Move over Dogman, here comes the Yellow Avenger

By 6 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The ABC has an entertaining little piece on one Douglas Edmonds before the courts:
Douglas Andrew Edmonds was trying to find a taxi home from Civic in April after drinking around 30 standard drinks.
Edmonds lawyers told the ACT Magistrates Court that he became offended when he spotted a young man urinating in a doorway.
So Edmonds [...]

Do you know this alleged sex offender?

By 17 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing has released CCTV of a man they believe is responsible for the indecent assault of two women last Friday night (October 12).
The man is alleged to have approached the women from behind and indecently assaulted them while they were walking in the Acton area.
Police believe he also followed a third woman as she [...]

Feeding the birds? Fun or folly?

By 9 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Petrie Plaza’s bird woman had the full attention of Civic’s avian population this lunchtime.
But I do worry for anyone coming along later without intending to feed the birds.
Harmless fun or a bad idea? Your thoughts?

Parking Zed style

By 2 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Kennardly has sent in this one of tje Liberal leader’s NSW registered campaign wagon parked on double stripes behind Liberal HQ at the corner of Rabaul and Nangari in the city.
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Do grinder fragments respect upside down caution tape?

By 27 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

I’m curious as to what our readers in the know make of the pictured activity from the corner of Mort and Bunda streets.
Having worked a little bit with grinders I was extremely uncomfortable working past without eye protection.
While we’re on the subject are we all feeling revitalised?

Parking Civic Style

By 25 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from Mark:
From Sunday ..
3 bikes racing for a cappuccino + 2 cop cars (one under-cover) = proof radio waves travel faster than the fastest motor bike, thus fines all round.
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The City and Telstrayama by night. Images of Canberra

By 22 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Kate was up on Black Mountain last night with her camera and has sent in these pictures. One of Civic and Lake Burley Griffin with the lights on, the other of Black Mountain Tower (aka Telstrayama).
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Wind sculpture sparkling. Images of Canberra

By 20 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Enst Fries imaginatively named “Wind Sculpture” was dancing in the wind and light this afternoon so I thought I’d share.
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The Cunning of Tom Sefton, parked on the corner of London and Northbourne

By 17 September 2012

I’m coming to realise that the Liberals’ Tom Sefton is a very clever operator.
This morning I was particularly impressed by his poster-ute which is parked utterly legally on the corner of London Circuit and Northbourne Avenue.
It’s highly visible to traffic in all directions thank to some artful angling of the boards.
We look forward to seeing [...]

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