More than 600 drivers nabbed for speeding

MORE than 600 drivers were caught speeding in the ACT last February. The highest proportion of drivers - 46 per cent - were caught speeding...

$300k drug bust in Macgregor

POLICE have seized 94 cannabis plants with a street net value of $300,000 from a home in Dagmar Berne Street, Macgregor.  Officers arrived on scene...

Hero in his home town

MELBOURNE MC Phrase is something of a hero in his home town. The winner in 2007 of both the Urban Music Awards’ Best Hip Hop...

Darrell Lea sold, more jobs cut

THE remaining 27 Darrell Lea company-owned stores will cease trading this Sunday, resulting in hundreds of Darrell Lea workers losing their jobs after a...
divers at the captain cook memorial jet

Divers into the lake to finally fix the Captain Cook Memorial Jet

THE National Capital Authority has technical divers hard at work in Lake Burley Griffin to restore the Captain Cook Memorial Jet. The divers are laying...
westpac hoarding

So what has the Westpac Rescue Helicopter done for us?

AMBULATING down Petrie Plaza this morning I was struck by the enormous billboard the Westpac branch has created hailing the service of their sponsored...

Bourke: Hanson abused committee process

A LEGISLATIVE Assembly committee chaired by Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has attacked the Government and recommended the ACT Budget not be passed, but Mr...

Review: This ‘Carmen’ takes the bull by the horns

Reviewed by Helen Musa “Carmen.” Handa Opera on SydneyHarbour, directed by Gale Edwards, conducted by Brian Castles-Onion, until April 12. Bookings to or

Dirty water for Pialligo

ICON Water crews will be conducting necessary works to allow for a new section of water mains off the Majura Parkway on Tuesday 29...

There’s something about Hughes, says Jenny

HUGHES is something of a special suburb, says author Jenny Tyrrell, whose book “The Neighbourhood of Hughes” details its history from its official opening...

Bystander walloped after trying to stop fight

A BYSTANDER has been assaulted after intervening in a fight between two men at the Belconnen Mall on Tuesday night (August 29).  Between 6pm and...
Mephisto in Anzac Hall

Unbelievably rare German tank on display at the War Memorial

EXACTLY one German tank has survived from the first world war. In a strange twist of fate it's been in Australian hands since the...

Goodbye carp, here come the natives

ABOUT 1000 Murray cod and 1000 golden perch will be released into Upper Stranger pond in Monash tomorrow morning (Thursday, January 18) to restore...

Trivia night for Eisteddfod

LIKE far too many arts organisations in Canberra, the Australian National Eisteddfod Society faces challenges, especially around funding and volunteer recruitment. Loyal supporters say it...

Digital edition 23 August

"APART from its immaturity, the ban by ministers on dealing with ClubsACT, together with the proposal to raid the community contributions of its member clubs, sets a dangerous precedent," warns JON STANHOPE

Raid recovers mobility scooter

ACT Policing have returned a stolen mobility scooter following search warrants in Monash yesterday (Tuesday, 10 May). The cream coloured mobility scooter was stolen from...

Witnesses needed after Barton crash

POLICE are calling for witnesses after a white Hyundai Getz collided into a concrete barricade on Bowen Drive early this morning (April 18).  Four occupants...

Bullet Train Party registers for ACT election

THE Bullet Train for Canberra Party has applied to register as a political party for October election, the ACT Electoral Commissioner, Mr Phil Green,...

No road deaths, but plenty of speedsters and drunks

POLICE say they are pleased that the ACT remained fatality free over the Easter holiday period, with only three collisions resulting in minor injuries.  They...
actewagl chopper

Don’t panic, ActewAGL are doing helicopter inspections

ACTEWAGL say their maintenance program is a crucial part of ensuring the safety of our community during bushfire season. “Keeping vegetation clear of powerlines is...




Thieves drive at Conder residents

Conder residents were nearly hit by a stolen blue Nissan Pathfinder when thieves allegedly drove at them on Saturday (August 17). 


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