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Should we ban smart watches while driving?

By 1 September 2015 9
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Using a mobile phone while driving has been an offence for quite some time now. But what about sending an SMS from an object that isn't a phone? My partner bought an Apple W...

The bright stuff: Project Lighting goes from strength to strength

By 1 September 2015
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If you’ve bought a light fitting in Canberra, Queanbeyan or the South Coast in the past 40 years, there’s a good chance you’ve visited Project Lighting. The Canberra-f...

Why we need safe access zones outside Canberra’s abortion clinics

By 1 September 2015
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Many years ago, as a student of the Australian National University, I’d often ride my bike past the ACT Health building in the city and wonder why the front was often tassell...

Best of Canberra – Burritos

By 1 September 2015 7
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Burritos are seriously the best. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or even a cheeky snack, a good burrito will always hit the spot. My favourite thing about burritos is their ver...

$50 load ups in ACT pokies will be allowed – if it’s recommended

By 1 September 2015 1
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Yesterday during the #CBRCabinet event held via the Periscope app, Minister Joy Burch confirmed that $50 poker machine load ups will be allowed if the current committee review...

Quality gym near Civic/Ainslie/Dickson?

By 1 September 2015 1
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I am a student looking for a quality gym near Civic, Ainslie or Dickson. Hopefully I can get fit. I am looking for a price around $10 - $20 a week. Thanks in advance for you...

More speed cameras for the ACT – effective or waste of money?

By 31 August 2015 22
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The ACT Government has announced it will expand the territory’s speed camera network from today, with at least 30 new locations for mobile speed vans being trialled by the en...

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

By 31 August 2015
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ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August). About 2pm, the two all...

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Join the Canberra Wind Symphony this Friday

By 1 September 2015
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Are you ready to be blown away? If you like bad*ss massive sounds that swallow you whole, or sweet lilting melodies... if you like George Gershwin, blues, or if you want to hear...

MB Cup trivia night - Supporting Lifeline Canberra and RUOK?

By 1 September 2015
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Over the last three years Canberra City and Suburban Cricket Association and Last Man Stands Canberra have worked with Lifeline Canberra and RUOK? to raise awareness of the s...

New Canberra Brickworks plan a win for the community

By 31 August 2015 15
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The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the d...

Best of Canberra taste off - Chinese

By 31 August 2015 2
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It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week's call out for Canberra's ...

To go or not to go, that is the question

By 31 August 2015 18
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Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scanda...

The Groove Kings at Harmonie German Club

By 31 August 2015
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The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop - the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature...

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

By 31 August 2015
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The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was als...

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

By 31 August 2015 18
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If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you've heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world. Already operating i...

Time to learn from planning overreach

By 31 August 2015 1
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Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra recently.  The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside container...

Bloomin' great Aranda walk - spring flowers, great views, dog friendly

By 30 August 2015
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It's the perfect time of year to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Aranda with native flora in full bloom. We've just researched this easy walk taking just over an hour through A...

Weekend cafe hot spot: Trevs @ Dickson

By 29 August 2015
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A group of girlfriends and I try to have monthly dinners. We are so busy with our individual lives that this seems to be the best way for us to catch up – by planning a whole mon...

Have you seen these antique books?

By 28 August 2015
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On Wednesday 5 August, ACT Policing commenced an investigation into a burglary in Dickson. Amongst stolen items of property, there were three antique books which were located i...

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