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McKellar shooting

ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July). About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle had been damaged overnight while parked in the driveway of a home on Burns Circuit, McKellar. Police believe the incident occurred about 4.10am. ACT Policing Criminal Investigations established a […]

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Numbers down for Skate in the City in 2015

LAST year Canberra CBD claimed numbers of “Close to 20,000 skaters”. This year they’re claiming “Close to 19,000 skaters”. “Close to 19,000 skaters took to ice whilst similar numbers looked on during the month, creating a hub of activity and breathing life into a wintery Garema Place,” said Jane Easthope, CEO of Canberra CBD Limited. […]


Carpark thief caught red handed in Gungahlin

ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July). About 11.15pm, police received a report from a member of the public that a man had entered the underground car park of an apartment complex on Gungahlin Place, Gungahlin, and appeared […]

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Dirty water in Wanniassa and Gowrie tomorrow

ICON Water crews will be updating a water connection on Sainsbury Street, Wanniassa on Thursday, 30 July 2015, which may lead to some temporary water discolouration in Wanniassa and Gowrie. “A flow reversal or increase in the velocity of water flow can cause water discolouration due to naturally occurring sediment being stirred up within the […]

Emma, left, and Carla Papas, ala the Merrymaker Sisters... “It was a major mindflip for us, to realise that we didn’t need to have the security of a full-time job.” Photo by Andrew Finch

Making merry with healthy food

 IT’S been exactly a year since “Merrymaker Sisters” Emma and Carla Papas quit their “boring” public service jobs and jumped into full-time blogging about healthy living. Since then they’ve self-published their first, very pink, recipe book “Make It Merry”, and have plans to extend their online community through a new app, as well as holistic […]

Director Iain Sinclair… “I started my career in Canberra so it’s a wonderful thing to come back with a show I’m so proud of.”

Arts / of ‘Mice’ and Iain Sinclair

“SOME of my best work has been with modern classics,” says Iain Sinclair, resident dramaturg for Playwriting Australia and director of the coming production at the Playhouse of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”. Sinclair is something of an expert. He’s directed Lorca’s “Blood Wedding” and Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” for the Sydney Theatre Company, Arthur […]


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