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Holt childcare centre kicks off News

johnboy 6 June 2012
Joy Burch has the happy news that the land has been sold for a childcare centre in Holt. Ms Burch said the sale to developer Temloc Pty Ltd for $685,000 is part of the broader childcare planning strategy to ensure that Canberra families have choice in their children's education and...

Awesome party in Holt ends with a bang and three injured News

johnboy 27 May 2012 23
ACT Policing is investigating an explosion at a house party in Holt overnight (Saturday, 26 May) which left three people injured. Around 12.40pm Police were notified by ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) that they were attending an address in Holt in response to a woman with burns. Police had earlier attended...

Fatal in Holt. Colliding with a roadworks truck. News

johnboy 19 May 2012 38
ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision at the intersection of Southern Cross Drive and Florey Drive this morning, May 19. About 7.30 am a white Toyota Corolla was turning right from Florey Drive onto Southern Cross Drive when it collided with a light truck which was travelling east along...

Holt hold up News

johnboy 19 January 2012 25
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Holt last night (Wednesday, January 18). About 11.30pm a man entered the 7-Eleven at the Kippax shops in Holt. CCTV footage shows the man approaching the staff members and threatening them with a knife, demanding they give him the cash...

Holt Pizza Hut attacked with a syringe News

johnboy 31 October 2011 10
ACT Policing is investigating an attempted aggravated robbery that occurred at the Pizza Hut store in Holt on Friday night (October 28). Around 10.00pm, a man armed with a syringe entered the Pizza Hut store on Hardwick Crescent and approached the front counter. He threatened and demanded cash from an...

Crust driver rolled in Holt News

johnboy 23 October 2011 5
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Holt last night (Saturday, October 22). About 9:20pm, a Crust pizza delivery driver had been called to an address on Southern Cross Drive, Holt (near the Holt neighbourhood ovals) to deliver an order. At the...

Wild women of Holt News

johnboy 11 March 2011 3
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Kippax Shopping Centre last night (Thursday, 10 March). Around 11.00pm a female offender entered the Woolworths supermarket at the Kippax Shopping Centre in Holt. The female offender approached the cigarette counter and asked for a packet of cigarettes. After...

Holt man staggering drunk in the afternoon News

johnboy 10 March 2011 3
A 60-year-old Holt man was arrested yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 9 March) after driving his vehicle intoxicated and being involved in a collision. Police were called to the Kippax Shopping Centre around 2.45pm after members of the public reported a motor vehicle collision involving a possible intoxicated driver. No one was...

Zebras heading to Holt Lifestyle

johnboy 7 September 2010 2
The ABC informs us that the Lake George Zebras have a full dance card. Following on from whoring themselves to the tree murdering Canberra Times they have a baby Zebra imaginatively named "Georgie" (Do the other Zebras have names?). With the new addition they're going to be seen at Floriade...

Bad morning in Holt Community

johnboy 19 January 2009 8
First it's the palm trees, now the apartment blocks. The ABC has a snippet on a fire in the small hours of the morning forcing 70 apartment dwelling Holt residents onto the streets (every one of them no doubt grateful it wasn't happening in July). One wonders how many of...

Harold Holt home videos at the National Archives Community

Thumper 1 November 2007 1
The Canberra Times is reporting that the National Archives have received eight personal films of Harold Holt, including rare footage from a birthday boating trip just months before his death. Sadly there is no footage of the Russian submarine that whisked him away to see his mate Kim Philby on...

Holt Magpies Laksa vs Sammies Kitchen Laksa Lifestyle

Maelinar 20 April 2007 4
Holt Magpies is situated within the golf course at Holt. A remote place to find a laksa, but if you're up Belconnen way and in search of a Laksa, a worthwhile visit - here’s a blow by blow comparison: A SK Laksa for comparison purposes is a straight 10/10/10 HM...

boy set on fire in holt News

bonfire 17 January 2007 25
I hadnt heard about this locally: herald sun The 11-year-old suffered burns to his head after he and his friend, riding under Southern Cross Drive in Holt about 2.40pm, were confronted by a group of up to eight youths. Police say one of the youths lit the contents of an...

West Belconnen residents welcome new pharmacy home delivery service Business

Rachel Ziv 11 November 2019 17
Today, November 11, Capital Chemist Charnwood will officially launch a new delivery service to West Belconnen residents. The service, which is already offered to select customers, will now be available 96 hours a week to all customers in Charnwood, Dunlop, Fraser, Spence, Latham, Macgregor, Holt, Higgins and Flynn. Samantha Kourtis,...

PODCAST – Festival of Open Minds, Sassi Nuyum Community

Ian Campbell 3 November 2019
Region Media's Festival of Open Minds was proud to showcase Sassi Nuyum, a performer, person and soul travelling life’s road with a compelling insight and honest creativity that rises above the barriers that sometimes block cultural understanding and open conversation. Sassi Nuyum, aka Meaghan Holt, has been writing since she was...

Woolworths to start reusable container scheme to reduce shopping waste News

Lachlan Roberts 2 November 2019 81
Woolworths supermarkets in Canberra are set to join a national trial that will allow their customers to purchase their favourite products in reusable containers, rather than single-use plastic packaging. Customers will be able to receive products in reusable containers, delivered right to their doors. Commonly used products such as washing detergent,...

Shotgun and drugs seized after investigation into drug syndicate Police Wrap

Lachlan Roberts 1 November 2019
ACT Policing has seized a shotgun and drugs following three search warrants as part of an ongoing investigation into a Canberra drug syndicate. At around 5:00 am this morning (1 November), ACT Policing, alongside Australian Border Force and WorkSafe ACT, executed three simultaneous search warrants in Flynn, Holt and Fyshwick. Police...

BCS’s 10/10 Project puts in the hard yards for community Community

Belconnen Community Service 27 October 2019 3
It is often said that the measure of a great community lies in the compassion of its people. If this is true, then Canberra is truly blessed with greatness. For the past eight years, Belconnen Community Service (BCS) has run a unique community initiative called the 10/10 Project. Birthed from...

Vogue exhibition showcases the changing face of Australian women Lifestyle

Genevieve Jacobs 15 October 2019
If you take the pages of Australia's most venerable fashion magazine, scale up the images (often shot by the world's best photographers) what you get is a series of portraits. But Women in Vogue at the National Portrait Gallery is so much more than a parade of beautiful faces. It's...

Three teenagers to face court for Kippax armed robbery Police Wrap

Lachlan Roberts 4 October 2019
Three teenage boys will face the ACT Children’s Court today after a month-long investigation into an armed robbery. During the evening of 12 September, it is alleged that a 14-year-old boy and two 16-year-old boys committed an armed robbery at a takeaway store in Kippax. Yesterday, police executed a search warrant...

Police find cannabis plants at home of suspected baseball bat burglar Police Wrap

Lachlan Roberts 18 September 2019
Police have seized 58 cannabis plants from the home of the man charged with burglary while armed with a baseball bat on Tuesday morning (17 September). Around 9:45 pm last night, police executed a search warrant at a house on Bannerman Place, Holt. The warrant activity was initiated after a...

Belconnen’s 80s trivia night is sure to get 10/10 Community

Michelle Taylor 16 September 2019 1
Trivia fans, dig out the neon leg warmers, channel some Ferris Bueller and flex your grey matter with some Sporcles because the Belconnen Community Services’ (BCS) 80s themed trivia night is days away. The winning team from 2018 fully embraced last years’ 'spooky' theme, so BCS has thrown down a...

Electric car charging stations set for Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood News

Michael Weaver 8 September 2019 48
With the ACT's transition to a zero-emissions plan for all vehicles, Canberra's cousins over the border in Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood are catching up with plans to install electric vehicle charging stations there. A spokesperson from Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) told Region Media consideration is being given to electric vehicle (EV) charging...

A hive of activity in Parliament House Food & Wine

Michael Weaver 24 August 2019 5
There's a hive of activity in Parliament House, and this time, it's not all coming from politicians. The buzz is from a batch of honey vodka, infused with honey from the beehives at Parliament House. The five beehives produce a range of products, mostly gifted to foreign leaders and dignitaries....

One man’s mission to revitalise Aranda shops Community

Lachlan Roberts 2 August 2019 15
When Chris Dennis first decided to open his cafe Two Before Ten at the derelict Aranda shops in 2014, he knew it was a gamble. Now nearly five years on since the cafe served its first coffee, the Bandjalong Crescent site that was once abandoned has sprung back to life,...

Man to face court after allegedly choking 11-month-old baby Police Wrap

Lachlan Roberts 19 July 2019
A man will face court on Friday morning (19 July) charged with an act of endangering life after allegedly choking an 11-month-old baby unconscious last month. Around 7:10 pm on 1 June, police were called to a Monash home by paramedics who were performing CPR on an unconscious baby. The...

MBA’s House of the Year is a grand design and classic build Property

Ian Bushnell 3 July 2019 4
A palatial custom home in Holt built by Classic Constructions and designed by TT Architecture has won the coveted House of the Year Award at the annual Master Builders ACT Building Excellence Awards held on Friday night (28 June) at the National Convention Centre. While the six-bedroom, six-bathroom home on...

Welcome to Whitlam, Canberra’s newest suburb News

Lachlan Roberts 1 July 2019 15
The ACT has continued its tradition of naming suburbs after former Prime Ministers, with the first sod turned on a new suburb in the Molonglo Valley named in honour of former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. Joined by Mr Whitlam's daughter Catherine Dovey, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development Yvette Berry...

A little independence goes a long way for Down syndrome families Community

Wendy Johnson 22 June 2019 4
When reality hit and the ACT Down Syndrome Association (ACTDSA) thought it was going to have to close its doors, Alicia Flack-Kone couldn’t describe her despair. The self-help organisation, formed in 1987 by a group of interested parents, was facing a lack of funding. It was at crisis point. "I’ll...

ACT Budget 2019: Rates rises revealed for your suburb News

Genevieve Jacobs 4 June 2019 165
The ACT government has flagged average general rates increases for Canberra suburbs in this year's budget. By suburb, residential general rates are set to rise from between 6 per cent (Hall) to 18 per cent (Barton). The average rise for houses is around 7 per cent, rising to 11 per...

ACT Labor candidates: favourites or burdened by incumbency? Election

Genevieve Jacobs 14 May 2019 5
Days away from the election, Canberra's Labor candidates may be anticipating a safe road to the big house given ACT electoral history, but you won't get any concessions from them about winning. In my second series of candidate interviews, I asked what motivates them; what the major issues for Canberra...

Andrew Leigh calls for “a brighter future” Election

Andrew Leigh MP 9 May 2019 20
Every now and then, governments have a chance to change the course of a nation. Within a year of Bob Hawke’s election, Medicare was up and running. Justin Trudeau was a breath of fresh air to Canadian politics, justifying gender equality with the simple reply ‘because it’s 2015’. Kevin Rudd...

Government allocates over $1.6m to improve footpaths in six Canberra suburbs News

Lachlan Roberts 7 May 2019 19
The ACT Government has allocated $1.65 million to improve footpaths across six of Canberra’s oldest suburbs, as part of a vision to improve footpath accessibility and connectivity across the territory. Narrabundah, Isabella Plains, Stirling, Campbell, Aranda and Holt are the newest suburbs to receive funding to upgrade and install new paths...

Ginninderry releases 122 blocks for sale by ballot Property

Ian Bushnell 5 May 2019
The next phase of the Ginninderry housing development in West Belconnen has been released with 122 blocks going out for public ballot. It is the largest single release of blocks in the development to date, a joint venture between the Suburban Land Agency and the Corkhill family's Riverview Developments. The blocks...
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