Tag Archives: mawson

Cheap eats – Saigon Southland Hot Bake (Mawson)

biscuits southland saigon mawson

The latest Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide was announced this week. And while it proves Canberra has no shortage of fine restaurants, I’d argue that we do cheap and cheerful pretty well too. 
From bakeries to street food vendors, most Canberra shopping centres have heaps of inexpensive lunch options. I combined the two this week when I visited [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Italian Continental Bakery, Mawson

By 22 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

So many people have told me how wonderful the Italian Continental Bakery is in Mawson, especially for cronuts, Italian donuts and connoli. When I heard that they also serve breakfast and lunch, I thought I would check it out for this week’s hot spot.
You can definitely tell that this bakery is owned by old school [...]

String of aggravated burglaries over weekend

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to three aggravated burglaries in Wanniassa, Mitchell and Mawson early Sunday morning (5 July).
About 5am, police received a report that two male offenders attended the Coles Express Service Station on Sangster Place, Wanniassa, and used a crow bar to force entry through the front doors. Once inside, the offenders were [...]

Mass vehicle damage and theft in Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple incidents of vehicle damage and theft that occurred in Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs between Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 April.
Police have received 17 reports of incidents concerning vehicles around the suburbs within a 2.5km radius.
Multiple vehicles were broken into, with a number of items stolen including cash, membership [...]

Third man to face court over decade-old robbery

By 12 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 59-year-old Jerrabomberra man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning over an aggravated robbery in Mawson 10 years ago.
Police will charge the man with aiding and abetting the May 2004 aggravated robbery of an armoured security van which had been collecting weekend takings from The Mawson Club in Mawson.
The robbery occurred around [...]

Where’s the ladies? Fighting over tiramisu at Olive


As one of our merry ladies turned 40 last week (it’s all fine, 40 is the new 21) we decided to invite a few extra friends and celebrate over a good meal.  We had heard good things about Olive in Mawson so booked a table for 8.
The first thing to note here is the welcome.  [...]

Mawson childcare incident

By 20 December 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene the Jenny Wren Childcare Centre, 18 Enderby Street, Mawson.
Firefighters were called to the centre following a power failure.
Due to the heat, 92 children have remained inside the building with crews monitoring their safety.
ACTEW is working to restore power.
ACT Fire & Rescue has two units on scene and a [...]

Gun in Mawson, car stolen in Wanniassa, Phillip man arrested.

By 11 December 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 32-year-old man following an aggravated robbery in Mawson early this morning (Wednesday 11 December).
About 6.30am, the man entered the Woolworths Caltex in Mawson and threatened a staff member with a firearm.
The man took cigarettes and a small sum of cash before fleeing in a silver Ford 4WD that was previously [...]

Reefer Madness in Gordon!

By 12 June 2013

ACT Policing arrested a 27-year-old Gordon man after he fled from police yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 11 June) in Canberra’s South.
Around 5:26pm yesterday Police attempted to approach a vehicle parked in Phillip Marketplace.
The male fled the scene and a short pursuit commenced through Phillip before being terminated.
The car was involved in a two vehicle collision at [...]

Response to the residents of Power Street, Mawson


A response to letters left on the windscreens of people who park in Power Street, Mawson.

Wild ride through the south

By 17 May 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 37-year-old man, after he fled from police early this morning (Friday, May 17).
Around 4.30am police were conducting routine patrols along Hindmarsh Drive, Garran when they observed the driver of a white ute with a quantity of copper in the tray acting in a suspicious manner.
Police activated their emergency lights and [...]

No man’s road in Mawson


Rioter Reprobate just sent us this confusing set of images.
These photos were taken outside Pizza Capers Mawson, just near the Woolies.
Approaching the carpark off Mawson Pl, there is a road into the carpark but there are two No Entry signs preventing entry. OK… but once in the carpark, there are another two signs [...]

Do you know a blue Ford Telstar with a recently missing bumper?

By 30 April 2013

ACT Policing is investigating a two vehicle collision yesterday afternoon (Monday, April 29) in Mawson.
Around 1.50pm ACT Policing Criminal Investigations were travelling north along Athllon Drive when they attempted a traffic stop on a blue Ford Telstar.
The driver failed to stop and police initiated a pursuit.
The offending vehicle fled police and drove through a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mawson apartment fire

By 1 November 2012

Firefighters have prevented a fire from spreading through a unit complex at Mawson this afternoon.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an emergency triple zero (000) calls at 4:19pm to a Herd Street property.
On arrival crews discovered a fire in the kitchen of a single level unit and quickly containing it to the kitchen and extinguished [...]

Mawson bag snatchers

By 29 October 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Mawson yesterday afternoon (Sunday, October 28).
Around 5pm, a 76-year-old woman was in the car park outside Woolworths Supermarket in Mawson, when two men in a red hatchback have pulled up next to her. A man opened the front passenger door, and attempted to pull the [...]

Mawson Bike Cage

By 25 September 2012

Has anyone managed to gain entry to the flash Mawson bike cage, which was completed around February this year? It was part of the $550k upgrade to the Park and Ride facility announced by Simon Corbell in November 2011, but to date there has only ever been one lonely bike in the cage, put there [...]

Fire at Southlands Mawson

By 16 September 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue is responding to reports of a fire at Southlands Shopping Centre in Mawson.
Update to follow.
7:01pm Sunday 16 September 2012

Fire crews have confirmed the presence of fire inside a gym at the centre.
The premises and nearby buildings have been evacuated and the fire quickly extinguished.
Firefighters are now dampening down the affected area.
ACT [...]

No good deed unpunished as police seek Mawson samaritans

By 11 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking to identify two members of the public who came to the assistance of a woman in Mawson on Saturday night (September 8).
Around 7pm on Saturday night, the woman had been the victim of an assault in Mawson. The victim flagged down two members of the public who had been reversing their [...]

Fifty Shades of Tan now at Mawson

By 6 September 2012

I can’t wait for this shop to open at Mawson.  In my mis-spent 1970′s youth, Tantric meant something  quite else other than getting a good tan.
Will I be able to have my kundalini opened, my chakras revitalised and my aura recoloured?
The only Tantric tan I can remember getting is at the Down To Earth festival [...]

Mawson Dominos takes a hit

By 1 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery took place in Mawson last night (August 31).
Around 9.05pm, a man armed with a knife entered the Domino’s pizza store in Mawson Place and made demands for cash while threatened a staff member.
The staff member complied with the demands and the man fled with a sum [...]

The men with metal poles invade Mawson in their red Laser

By 21 July 2012

ACT Policing are calling for witnesses to an assault and home invasion in Mawson last night, (Friday 20 July).
At about 9pm a man answered a knock at his front door and was then set upon by several unknown males armed with metal poles.
He was hit numerous times with the metal poles before the offenders fled [...]

Five more playgrounds to get the works

By 27 April 2012

Katy Gallagher is letting us know who’s getting the next round of playground renewal:
“The ACT Government has allocated $1 million to the 2011-12 Playground Safety Program which will include upgrades to the play spaces on Muller Street in Yarralumla, Rosman Circuit in Gilmore, Gibbs and Crafer Places in Kambah, and the giant slide at Point [...]

Kambah scrote nabbed in Mawson

By 13 April 2012

A 23-year-old Kambah man wanted for an assault and other offences was arrested by police this afternoon (Friday, April 13).
Around 3.10pm members from ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team arrested the 23-year-old man after he was seen by detectives walking along Heard Street in Mawson.
During a search of the man after his arrest, police located two [...]

Mawson collision leads to death

By 24 February 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision in Mawson yesterday afternoon (Thursday, February 23).
About 12.10pm a 76-year-old man was driving his silver Holden Barina along Heard Street in Mawson. As he turned into the car park at the Mawson Shopping Centre, the Holden Barina mounted the gutter and collided with a parked Toyota utility.
Due [...]

Mawson apartment fire

By 22 February 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue has evacuated a small number of people from an apartment complex in Mawson because of a fire.
Crews responded to the Hird Street complex with three fire pumpers and commander.
Firefighters arrived to find a fire in the kitchen of the second floor apartment which they quickly extinguished.
Crews are now ventilating the property [...]

Plaka Restaurant at Mawson Closed.

By 3 February 2012

Went past there on the weekend and there are for-lease signs up.
Does anyone know if they’ve moved, or what the deal is?
They always seemed to be doing pretty good business in there.
[ED - wow, Plaka was a real institution]

Parking Mawson style

By 27 January 2012

Just so Gungahlin doesn’t feel like we’re picking on it Martin B has sent in this cracker from Mawson observing wryly:
pity such neat parking isn’t in a real parking place
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Facefit of attempted Mawson mugger

By 25 November 2011

ACT Policing has released a facefit of an offender for the attempted aggravated robbery in Mawson last month.
Around 7pm on Sunday October 30, an 18-year-old man was approached by two men as he sat on the side of the road on Power Street. One of the men demanded the victim hand over his mobile phone [...]

Parking Mawson Mercedes style

By 23 November 2011

Martin has sent in this one with the following note:
apologies for resolution – taken with phone about 10 to 4 this afternoon down at Southlands Mawson
saw Mum and daughter scamper away without a care
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Wildly successful Mawson Park and Ride expanded

By 23 November 2011

Simon Corbell has announced that with the Mawson Park and Ride filling up by 8.30am the facility has been expanded.
“Bike and Ride, and Park and Ride facilities were launched in Mawson on Athllon Drive in January 2010 providing 97 parking spaces and 18 secure bike lockers,” Mr Corbell said.
“From the day it opened, Park and [...]

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