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Stephanie Corish doing it in a dress

ANU student Stephanie Corish, has met with Anthony Albanese, Matt Kean, Kate Ellis and Andrew Leigh to discuss the issue of girl’s education in Sierra Leone. Stephanie will be wearing a school dress as a part of her Do It In A Dress challenge for One Girl. So far, she has raised $1,610, enough to […]

A drone’s eye view of Tuggeranong

WHITE Knight UAS have had their amazing drone down over Tuggeranong taking in the Southquay development. Brett White says the development work is “cracking”. You can see more of White Knight’s work on their website. I’m frankly gobsmacked at the stability of their panning shot. Seen something interesting around town? Email it in to john@citynews.com.au […]

Kowen forest burn

ACT Parks and Conservation Service is advising the public that, weather permitting, a controlled burn will be conducted tomorrow, Wednesday 22 October 2014. This controlled burn will be undertaken to reduce logging debris to prepare Kowen Forest for planting. Smoke may be visible in the area for a few days following the burn.

Master planning underway for the Botanic Gardens

PARLIAMENTARY Secretary for the Environment, Senator Simon Birmingham, has joined up with Canberra’s Senator Zed Seselja to announce the development of a 20 year Mast Plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens “I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to […]

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Have you seen Margaret Cooper?

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 50-year-old woman, who has not been seen since Friday (October 10). The woman, Margaret Cooper, left home at 6pm on October 10 and attended the Tradies Club in Dickson. Around 9pm Margaret returned home in a cab and informed her daughter that she […]

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Woolworths dodgy double adaptors recalled

THE Office of Regulatory Services has directed us to Woolworths’ recall notice for electrical double adapters they’ve been selling with the potential to shock users. DEFECTS: Due to poor workmanship internal contact may occur between live parts and earth. HAZARD: There is a risk of electric shock. WHERE SOLD: The Chevron product was sold in […]

And the survey says… Late night bus users want to be dropped off close to home

SHANE Rattenbury has the unsurprising news that very few people fancy a late night hike from Belconnen to West Macgregor. “ACTION asked the community whether they would prefer a higher frequency service consisting of three rapid bus routes dropping passengers at major town centres or bus stations to the current model which drops passengers at […]

Arrests made after brawl outside Canberra Hospital

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a disturbance that occurred outside the Canberra Hospital this morning (Monday, 20 October). About 11.15am, police responded to reports of around six people fighting outside the emergency department of Canberra Hospital. As a result two males were taken into custody with investigations into the incident ongoing. Anyone who may […]

New statistics on elective surgery waiting times

CHIEF Minister Katy Gallagher says she is encouraged by the latest data on elective surgery waiting times. “The ACT Government has been focusing resources on elective surgery wait times in the public health system and has developed partnerships with several local private hospitals to have more surgeries performed and I am pleased to see this […]

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Ebola preparations here in Canberra, local cases to be treated locally

WITH the deadly Ebola virus occupying minds we thought it was worthwhile asking what Canberra’s own health authorities have been doing should we be unlucky enough to have a case. An ACT Health spokeswoman confirmed that a local case would be treated here at Canberra hospital, not sent to Sydney. She offered up these points:

‘Angelic’ screenwriting accolade for Canberra writer

CANBERRA writer Paul Bissett has won third prize in the Page International Screenwriting Awards for his TV comedy script “Above the Angelic”. The Page Awards, which accepted more than 6,000 entries this year across a variety of categories, are based in Los Angeles, and aim to bridge the gap between emerging writers and producers looking […]

2CC’s Mark Parton gets a gong

2CC and its sister station 2CA snared three of the four on-air gongs awarded to Canberra radio personalities at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards in Melbourne. Breakfast announcer and “CityNews” columnist Mark Parton (pictured) was awarded Best Talk Presenter (provincial) for 2CC. The station also won Best Current Affairs Presenter (non-metropolitan) in Luke Bona with Best Newcomer […]

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West Jerra to burn for the Grassland Earless Dragon

ACT Parks and Conservation Service advises that, weather permitting, a controlled burn will be conducted tomorrow. This ecological burn will be undertaken to create diversity within the Grassland Earless Dragon habitat. This burn will not impact on public access. Like in all controlled burns, safety will be of paramount importance. Experienced Parks fire managers, supported […]

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Idiotic Niqab ban in Parliament revoked

A sheepish Department of Parliamentary Services has sent out a circular backing down from the lunatic sideshow of how to deal with the non-existent issue of women with face coverings wanting to watch question time. All visitors entering Parliament House will be required to temporarily remove any coverings that prevent the recognition of facial features. […]