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Police investigate Queanbeyan flat fire


NSW police are investigating a fire in a home unit in Erin Street, Queanbeyan last night. No one was injured in the blaze.
Queanbeyan Police and Fire Brigade staff were alerted to the fire at about 7.15pm by a caller who smelt smoke at the front of the apartment. No one was inside at the time [...]

Queanbeyan home destroyed by fire overnight

By 26 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Crest Park Parade, Queanbeyan

Police are investigating after a home was destroyed by fire at The Crest Park, Queanbeyan, overnight.
About 1.20am this morning, police and emergency services were called to the home following reports of a house fire. When emergency services arrived, the house was well alight.
The three residents – two men, aged 51 and 25, and a 45-year-old [...]

My favourite outdoor places in and around Canberra


I’ve done a lot of hiking and exploring in the great outdoors in and around Canberra over the past year as part of my fitness regime and to practice my photography skills. Here’s a wrap up of a few of my favourite places.
Panoramic views of Canberra
My pick of walks for great views of the Canberra [...]

Man charged over alleged Karabar shooting

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fergus Road

Queanbeyan police have charged a 46-year-old man in relation to an incident where a shot was allegedly fired at a home in Karabar this week.
About 12.55am yesterday, police were called to a home on Fergus Road, Karabar, after a shot was allegedly fired, hitting the front of the home.
The occupants, a 31-year-old man, an [...]

Man dead for 4 weeks in Queanbeyan home before police discovered body

By 15 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Banksia Street map

Queanbeyan police discovered the body of a man believed to be in his 50s in a Banksia Street home on Sunday afternoon, around four weeks after he died.
Neighbours had contacted police because they were concerned for the welfare of a 50-year-old man who lived in the house but had not been seen in the street [...]

The #VisitQueanbeyan Progressive Dinner Party

By 30 October 2015

[ 14 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Can I consider myself local if I have only lived in a place for 6 1/2 years? Some say maybe not.! BUT, I do love this place, Queanbeyan, that is my home town!

As with any town much of its goodness and uniqueness is hidden to outsiders. Canberra has always struggled with the very incorrect ‘boring [...]

Locals should be tram’s priority


Just when most locals probably thought that there have been more than enough discussions and surveys about the Canberra’s new light rail (or trams), the ACT Government has launched another consultation on the topic.
But wait – do not despair just yet – this time the focus is not about whether or not, or when or [...]

Kangaroo shot with arrow in Queanbeyan


On Tuesday morning, a resident of Greenleigh in Queanbeyan looked out onto her driveway and saw a young kangaroo. He was hurt. He hadn’t been hit by a car as you might guess. He had been shot with a bow and arrow. The arrow was still inside him, piercing his chest through to his posterior shoulder.
Thanks to [...]

Is it a Quanger?


Thought Rioters might appreciate this light-hearted dig at Queanbeyan by Canberra rap duo Coda Conduct, which aired on Triple J’s breakfast show this week.
The Canberra Times wasn’t that impressed, but I reckon it’s awesome.
“Canberra! We get a light rail and we a damn sight better with a Skywhale. But meanwhile when we had it, Queanbeyan went [...]

Queanbeyan man arrested after car theft

By 9 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old man from Queanbeyan after he stole a car and breached bail conditions on Sunday morning (8 February).
About 9.20am, the owner of a silver Mazda RX8 started the vehicle in his driveway at Dunlop and while it was running, left it to get something from his house. When he returned [...]

Queanbeyan’s new sister city


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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 at 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


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


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 .

Policing Quangers style

By 19 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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

Trivia Night for Variety

By 19 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 at 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 .

Double rainbow over Queanbeyan

By 10 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

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