First came The Whitlams with memorable tunes like No Aphrodisiac and Gough. Now you can own a your own little piece of Whitlam, ACT.
The ACT Place Names Committee has unanimously agreed to name a new suburb in Molonglo after Gough Whitlam, and just over a year after the 21st prime minister’s death, Chief Minister Andrew [...]
A Look Around Canberra this week takes us to the south side of the bridge and a cruise around State Circle before stopping off at Forrest.
Forrest can pretty much be described as a ‘fancy pants’ suburb. It’s very quiet and very nice. Lots of trees, big huge immaculate houses, and lots of peace and quiet. [...]
No less than the Houston Chronicle is marvelling at Canberra’s Richards family who have reclaimed their world record for the most christmas lights on a residential property:
An Australian family has reclaimed their Guinness World Record by stringing up more than half a million Christmas lights around their suburban home.
Guinness World Records official Chris Sheedy [...]
For your information Rioters.
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that there will be a number of temporary road closures this weekend associated with the 2013 Australian Running Festival and AFL at Manuka Oval.
Road closures will be in place from 5 am Saturday 13 April 2013 to 4 pm Sunday [...]
The Canberra Times has an intriguing story on an appeal from ACAT by builders after buyers of the Empire Apartments were unhappy with what they got:
The Empire Apartments body corporate had complained to the ACT Planning and Land Authority that B & T Developments and B & T Constructions, substituted rendered finishes and painted fibre [...]
ACT Policing has issued a facefit of an offender who has used credit cards and a car stolen from a home in Forrest recently, and warned Canberra home owners to review their home security.
The credit card was with cash, personal items and car keys stolen from the residence by a brazen thief, who had entered [...]
ACT Policing are calling for witnesses to burglaries and motor vehicle thefts in Bonython and Forrest this morning, Sunday 17 June.
About 1am this morning, a Silver Mercedes C250 bearing NSW registration BQ89NZ was stolen during a residential burglary in Bonython.
The vehicle was sighted by police shortly after and a brief pursuit ensued. The pursuit [...]
The Canberra Times has the thrilling news about Ian Kelly, 47, found hiding in the bushes with:
– a bag full of jewellery
– 89 convictions for burglary and stolen property
– a lame story blaming some blokes he didn’t know for filling the bag
Magistrate Peter Morrison thinks 35 months is about right, eligible for parole in [...]
Territory and Municipal Services are warning about their road closures to support the Australian Running Festival:
These road closures will affect participants and visitors to the Auto Italia car show and the Kingston old bus depot markets. Motorists are asked to factor possible delays into their travel time or find alternative routes.
Road closures will be in [...]
Police are seeking the public’s assistance after a sawn off shotgun was located in Forrest on Wednesday afternoon (March 21).
Detectives from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations located the sawn off shotgun in a hedge on Empire Circuit, near the Tennyson Crescent intersection. The shotgun was located next to a blue long sleeve hooded jumper.
Police believe the [...]
Martin has been down to the world record light display on Tennyson Crescent Forrest and has sent in a seasonally magical set for you enjoyment.
A merry christmas to you all.
Earlier in the week we marvelled at the works of David and Janean Richards in upping the ante of lavish Christmas light displays. (Something 70% of poll respondents reckon is awesome)
We did, however, note that the Guinness website was silent on the matter of world records.
Well no longer.
Santa won’t have any trouble finding the home [...]
A couple of weeks ago the Canberra Times was breathlessly reporting the Guinness world record attempt light show of the Richards family at 3. Tennyson Crescent in Forrest.
Two weeks later we note Guinness remains silent on the issue.
But MJay has been down to see them and sent in these photos.
We thought we’d take this opportunity [...]
ACT Policing has charged two 19-year-old men in relation to the aggravated robbery of a cash transit security guard at Domino’s Pizza in Florey this afternoon (1 July).
The two men, one from Forrest and the other from Narrabundah were apprehended by police shortly after the robbery took place.
Police located the men in a nearby street [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope has proudly announced the sale of a car park on 28 Sydney Avenue, within a stone’s throw of Parliament House, for $6.8 million.
Local developer BDC (ACT) Pty Ltd bought the 4,498sqm site today, which is located less than 500 metres from Parliament House and fronts onto Sydney Avenue.
The site has a maximum [...]
1. Rider down near Tharwa:
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are currently investigating a collision that occurred in Tharwa today May 16, 2010.
At approximately 11.40am this morning, police were called to Tharwa Drive, Tharwa after a white ute had collided with two cyclists.
The male cyclist, a 61-year-old from Monash, was pronounced [...]