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Queanbeyan’s new sister city

By 2 May 2014

Queanbeyan could soon have a new sister city in the form of the lakeside Macedonian town of Ohrid, according to an article in the Queanbeyan Age.
Mayor Tim Overall and local Councillor Vic Trajanoski will travel to Ohrid in July on behalf of Queanbyan City Council to sign a ‘Friendship Agreement’ with Ohrid’s mayor, Nikola Bakraceski.
Major [...]

Vehicular Homicide in Quangers

By 10 January 2014

The ABC is reporting on a death in Queanbeyan:
Police have charged a 20-year-old Queanbeyan man with murder after a body was found in a house in the southern New South Wales city.
Officers say the accused had an argument with a 43-year-old man at a Queanbeyan service station on the night of Friday December 20, 2013.
It [...]

Happy Birthday Queanbeyan, have some trees!

By 15 October 2013

Katy Gallagher met with the Mayor of Queanbeyan Tim Overall today in order to present the ACT’s Birthday gift to our favourite neighbor Queanbeyan.
It’s a lot of trees, like 1000 of them.
I hope Queanbeyan likes trees.
“To help celebrate Queanbeyan’s milestone birthday of 175 years and to commemorate the special relationship between our two cities, approximately [...]

Nasty crash in Queanbeyan

By 2 October 2013

The Queanbeyan Age have reported a story about a nasty five car collision at lunchtime today, along with a request from Police for information on the accident.
QUEANBEYAN Police are continuing their inquiries after a five vehicle crash in town this afternoon.
At about 12.45pm today, a sedan was travelling east on Canberra Avenue and was nearing [...]

Happy Birthday Quangers!

By 28 September 2013

The ABC has word of this weekend’s celebrations for the 175th birthday of Queanbeyan.
Have a good one Q-town! Life would be much less entertaining without you!

Quangers gives us a sundial

By 27 September 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has put forth word that the Arboretum is now host to Queanbeyan’s gift to this fair city, a sundial:
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, today joined the Mayor of Queanbeyan, Councillor Tim Overall, on top of Dairy Farmers Hill to unveil the latest addition to the National Arboretum Canberra and Queanbeyan’s gift to the [...]

Platypus spotting in Quangers

By 4 September 2013

The Queanbeyan City Council is making it known they’re offering platypode spotting walks:
Twilight Platypus Spotting
There will be free twilight platypus walks held during the Spring months, starting from the Suspension bridge at the bottom of Isabella St, Queanbeyan. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes, warm clothes and the time to walk [...]

Nothing quite so final as a cement truck

By 23 August 2013

Police have established a crime scene following a fatal pedestrian collision in Queanbeyan.
Just after 1pm today (Friday 23 August 2013), a woman crossing Monaro Street was hit by a cement truck travelling in a southerly direction.
The elderly woman died at the scene. She is yet to be positively identified and her next of kin notified.
The [...]

Counterfeit Cash – A Johnny Cash Tribute, 7.30pm Saturday 14th September 2013

By 14 August 2013

[ 14 September 2013; 7:00 pm; ] SAN QUEANBEYAN

Counterfeit Cash’s tribute to the Man in Black.
To commemorate the 10 years since Johnny Cash’s passing and to pay tribute to his world famous Folsom/San Quentin Prison concerts.

Come and be a COUNTERFEIT PRISONER for the night and enjoy a great night of entertainment and live music. Relive the sounds of Johnny Cash and the [...]

It’s not Deane’s it’s QCity Transit

By 5 July 2013

The Queanbeyan Age has the enthralling news that the name of the founder is coming off Deane’s Buses in the glorious new ComfortDelGro Cabcharge Pty Ltd ownership era.
Even better is the new name will be QCity Transit.
It’s not quangers anymore folks! It’s QCity!

$200,000 to help make Queanbeyan cab rank safe

By 21 June 2013

The recipients of the Taxi Security Scheme were announced today by Jason Clare, giving Australia a handy list of places you should probably avoid for the time being when trying to catch a cab at night.
Help is on the way however, local councils have been granted money to install CCTV, improved street lighting, and other [...]

Beating up the bus driver

By 13 May 2013

ACT Policing have arrested and charged an 18-year-old Queanbeyan man and three teenagers following the assault of a bus driver in Russell on Saturday (May 11).
Around 3.40pm, police responded to a report that a Deanes bus driver had been assaulted.
The bus driver was assaulted on the bus and again outside of the vehicle, after he [...]

Latin America in 100 words: Short story competition

By 23 April 2013

Hi RioACTers,
We are only a few days to close the inaugural story contest “Latin America in 100 words”. I would encourage you to send us your short stories. It doesn’t matter if you have never been in Latin America. You would just need to tell us in a sentence, two or more (up [...]

Canberra in the third dimension

By 12 March 2013

The ABC is reporting that Canberra and Queanbeyan have become the first Australian cities to have been mapped out in 3D for Google Earth. Pretty neat – it’s worth having a shufty at a few of the more interesting sites around town. It seems to be a combination of metre-ish resolution radar height [...]

Queanbeyan Church Brawl

By 26 February 2013

RiotACTer Irishpete sent in this article from the Queanbeyan Age, proving once and for all that Church Fair are no place for children.
Not an image, but a scan of a newspaper article from this week’s Queanbeyan Age. Loads of levels…

Canberra Avenue CarBQ

By 25 February 2013

A reader has sent in this scene from Queanbeyan today.
Got an image of (or around) Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Policing Quangers style

By 19 February 2013

This just in from Pork Hunt:
Hi Jb, snapped this in Qbn on Sunday
Cheers,
Pork Hunt
Got an image of Canberra (or surrounds) you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Trivia Night for Variety

By 19 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013; 7:00 pm; ] We’ve had word in of a charity trivia night at the Queanbeyan Kangaroo’s Football Club:

Would you like to win an accommodation package for two? How about some great gear

from ARB for your 4WD? Looking for that perfect item for the man cave?!

Well come and join us for a great night of trivia helping Variety – [...]

Karabar High stabbing

By 5 February 2013

This just in:
Police are questioning a Karabar High School student, after a 15 y.o boy was rushed to hospital with stab wounds to his thigh and abdomen.
— PRIME7 Canberra News (@PRIME7CanNews) February 5, 2013

Parking Queanbeyan style

By 3 November 2012

Many thanks to Pork Hunt for sending in this gem from Quangers.
Got an image of Canberra (or surrounds) you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Double rainbow over Queanbeyan

By 10 October 2012

POQ sent in this great photo of a double Rainbow over Queanbeyan Leagues Club… Cue Judy Garland (“Somewhere over the rainbow”)

Home invasion Queanbeyan style

By 24 September 2012

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an aggravated break and enter in Queanbeyan West overnight.
About 10.10pm (Sunday 23 September 2012), three men forced their way into a home on Jordan Place.
Three adults and two young children were at home at the time.
Once inside the premises, the men assaulted a woman aged in her 30s by [...]

TIME TRAVELLERS, A group show of beautiful abstracted landscape paintings and ceramic sculptures by Maxine Price Lorna Crane and Claire Primrose

By 20 September 2012

[ 20 September 2012 to 1 October 2012. ]

Now showing at FORM Studio and Gallery is a group show of abstracted landscape paintings by Claire Primrose and Lorna Crane and a series of ceramic sculptures by local artist Maxine Price. All three artists are responding to the concept of travelling through time in three separate, yet cohesive ways.

Maxine Price has responded [...]

Quangers eating out happy ending.

By 18 August 2012

Great pub food, really great service.

NSW police looking for Queanbeyan scumbag

By 15 August 2012

Police are appealing for information after a young girl was approached by a man in the State’s south.
About 4.15pm today (Thursday 9 August 2012), a 13-year-old girl was walking home from school along Sassafras Crescent, Queanbeyan, when a white utility pulled up alongside her.
A man driving the utility spoke to the girl, asking [...]

Cabcharge buying up Deane’s Buses

By 3 August 2012

The Herald Sun has an intriguing story on ComfortDelGro Cabcharge (a joint venture between Cabcharge and Singapore’s ComfortDelGro) buying up Quanger’s busline Deane’s:
The two bus services, which ferry passengers between the NSW town of Queanbeyan and neighbouring Canberra, will take CDC’s existing bus fleet to more than 1,500.
CDC is the largest commuter bus company in [...]

Woman found dead in the Queanbeyan River

By 1 August 2012

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a woman’s body in a river near the ACT border today.
About 2.40pm the body of a woman, believed to be aged in her 60s, was located in the Queanbeyan River.
Police from Monaro Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene which was examined by specialist [...]

I bet they have both kinds of music too… Images of (around) Canberra

By 18 June 2012

The very talented Jane Sage is letting me use this picture she took on Queanbeyans Crawford Street.
She had this to say
That photo was taken Saturday morning on Crawford Street, downtown Queanbeyan.
Its actually called the Crawford St Lifestyle Precinct.
They’ve spent a bunch of $$ doing up the street and its looking pretty good.
The [...]

They’ve taken Oaks Estate? Is NSW eating the ACT? Yes, Minister

By 31 May 2012

[This is the text of a letter from the office of Joy Burch MLA, Member for Brindabella, Minister for Housing, to me.]
Dear Mr [name],
Thank you for your email of 19 April 2012 regarding the lack of bus services to and from Oaks Estate, Queanbeyan, NSW.
Minister Burch has asked me to acknowledge receipt of your correspondence [...]

Sunrise over Queanbeyan

By 9 May 2012

Archy has sent in some beautiful pictures of the sunrise over Queanbeyan this morning.
– #1 looking due east
– #2 looking northeast over Oakes Estate and the fog in the gullys with the Molongolo and Queanbeyan Rivers
– #3 Due east again avec contrail

Got images of Canberra (or surrounds) you want to share with the world? Email [...]

The Battle of Queanbeyan

By 27 April 2012

The Canberra Times has dramatic coverage of a large Anzac Day brawl outside Walsh’s Hotel in Quangers:
A huge brawl erupted onto Queanbeyan’s main street on Anzac Day, forcing local police to call in backup from Bungendore and Captains Flat.
Up to 40 people were involved in the fight, which took place outside Walsh’s Hotel on Monaro [...]

Lost Ladies Wallet Riverside Plaza Queanbeyan

By 22 April 2012

Hi All,
My wife lost her oroton wallet at Riverside Plaza today and is offering a reward for its return, no questions asked.
Thanks

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