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Canberra Startup Snapknock – looking for feedback!

Hey guys! I would like to introduce to you a new Canberra startup company, it is a recently created social auction website named Snapknock. We are celebrating this launch by giving away a Brand new PS4 with 4 games to the person who sells the most items on the site! To know more about the team and the journey [...]

Isle of Man TT style race for Canberra / region?

I’ve been reflecting on recent RA posts about events in Canberra (i.e whether or not Canberra is a boring place), and this prompted me to think what sort of event would put our fair city on the world stage. Now, we already have Floriade and Summernats, the Balloon and Folk Festivals, various NGA exhibitions, the CIRC 24 [...]

Rugby League Laughable

The try that wasn’t, or was it? Well it looked like a try to me, but the clowns maskeraiding as referees found a knock-on that wasn’t there. But the Cowboys are getting used to these type of decisions by now, especially around finals time, seven tackles etc. Good luck to Easts, or Sydney if you [...]

Man charged after disturbance at Majura

ACT Policing arrested a man after causing a disturbance at Brindabella Business Park yesterday afternoon (Friday, 19 September). About 2.55pm, a 43-year-old Farrer man was driving a red coloured Nissan Navarra northbound along Brindabella Circuit when he proceeded through a roundabout adjacent to the car park of a building in Brindabella Park. The man lost control of [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cafe Gaudi, Westfield Woden

Time to put the south side to the test again! This time I decided to try out Cafe Gaudi which you’ll find at the Coles and Woolworths end of Westfield Woden. It’s nestled right at the front so you can sit inside or outside, the morning I came here it was way too cold to [...]

Community reminded to be StormSafe

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, will today launch the annual ACT State Emergency Service StormSafe campaign at Floriade. The StormSafe campaign reminds all ACT residents to be storm safe during the upcoming storm period. “With the storm season now here till March next year, it is important for all of us to prepare to [...]

Police respond to mental health incident

ACT Policing has responded to an incident that occurred at Brindabella Park this afternoon (Friday, 19 September 2014). Around 3pm this afternoon, ACT Policing responded to a report that a man, armed with an axe and molotov cocktail had driven his vehicle into bollards at a building at Brindabella Park. The man was arrested at the [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday September 19th On Our Watch – Children are often the hidden victims of domestic violence and a new campaign calls for everyone to get involved and to speak up. Islam is Inside Me – three Canberra children talk about their faith in Islam and in Australia. Pass the Parcel – [...]

Police seize six cannabis plants in Stirling

ACT Policing has seized six cannabis plants following the execution of a warrant on a home in Stirling today (Friday September 19). About 9.10am, police executed a Drugs of Dependence Act (DODA) search warrant on the home and located a hydroponic setup and six cannabis plants worth an estimated $30,000. The plants were seized along with the [...]

James Southwell doing it for the love

I caught up with Melbourne based musician James Southwell, we talk fame, influences and preparing to record. What was the first song you learnt how to sing and play as a kid? Dammit Blink 182. I remember standing in my bedroom in front of my mirror with my stereo blaring the song, as I was playing along. [...]

Which Prominent Canberrans Compete in Roller Derby?

Just a quick note to say my latest short story explores the wonderful subculture of the Canberra Roller Derby League, and questions how prominent some of the competitors might be…at times hidden beneath their masks and nicknames. She – A Canberra Capital Yarn A reminder too that I’m continuing to seek crowd-funding to publish a book [...]

Grooming, Deportment and Etiquette courses – Victoria’s Models

[ 18 September 2014 at 11:00 am; ] Victoria's Model is Canberra's longest established modelling agency. Victoria's Models offers courses for all ages to improve life skills, self confidence and presentation, as well as training for the modelling industry. Show More Summary

Phone imagery leads to blackmail charge

ACT Policing will summons a 22-year-old Fadden man to Court next month on blackmail charges after it was alleged he threatened to disseminate explicit images of a woman unless he received sexual favours. The 18-year-old victim uploaded images of herself to a private online dating site and allowed the alleged offender to view them. After viewing the [...]

EATology – the science of eating

Canberran’s are some pretty savvy eaters. With the establishment of Lonsdale Street and New Acton on top of the already vibrant culinary oasis of Kingston and Manuka, it is clear that Canberran’s appreciate good eats. Our taste for food does not stop at Aubergine in Griffith or Temporada in the City. We’re also interested in local [...]

State/Territory Mutual Recognition fails again

Today I received my renewal notice for my NSW Recreational Fishing License which has risen 17% to $35.00 for 12 months. They must be using the same rating formula as ACT Revenue. An equivalent license in the ACT does not exist (yet) but my favourite fishing spot is in NSW and ACT residents are not exempted from [...]

Pickup Lines People have REALLY used

Pickup lines are one of those rare things that are probably less common than they used to be. When I picture someone using a pickup line I picture them with a mullet, 80s porn moustache and a wife beater, jeans and thongs. Have you seen Orange is the New Black? Pornstache is what comes to [...]

What’s on this weekend? 20th and 21st September 2014

With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities. Add your own tips in the comments. From our team: Amy Birchall is off to Floriade on Saturday for one of Emma McMahon’s cake decorating demonstrations Heather Lansdowne is going to check out the Roller [...]

The Mandarin Code: it’s not about fruit

The Mandarin Code is the latest offering from seasoned political journalists Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann. A follow-up to their previous novel The Marmalade Files, the Mandarin Code has been developed into a TV series, premiering Sunday 21 September at 8.30pm on the ABC. It’s clear from the start that the authors know Canberra – the [...]

Honey honey honey!

Where do you buy your honey? Do you buy local? Bees are hugely important for environmental health. Globally, bee populations are in dire trouble. So far, our populations in Australia have been safe from the ravages of the varroa mite and Colony Collapse Disorder, but there are still a substantial number of issues facing our bee [...]

Energy efficiency scheme delivers significant savings to households

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A review of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme has found that the program saves participating households about $1,600 each, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, announced today. Mr Corbell tabled a review of the scheme in the Legislative Assembly today that showed greenhouse gas reductions as a result of the program between 1 January 2013 and [...]

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