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Nine essential Multicultural Festival tips

By 12 February 2016
Multicultural Festival food stalls

As I write, the first of the estimated 260,000 or so people who will head to Canberra’s biggest public event this weekend are about to purchase their first world food snacks ...

A Look around Canberra: Gungahlin

By 12 February 2016 1
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This week I'm heading back up the GDE (or via Northbourne and Flemington Road, depending on which you prefer) to my first hometown in Canberra: Gungahlin. The suburb of Gungah...

Ask RiotACT: Florist for Valentine’s Day?

By 12 February 2016 3
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With Valentines Day fast approaching, florists have begun to massively inflate the prices of their products, anticipating the surge in demand on the 12th, 13th and 14th of Febr...

Garage Sales on this weekend (11-12 February 2016)

By 12 February 2016
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds webs...

ANU part of gravity wave breakthrough predicted by Einstein

By 12 February 2016
Black Hole Merger Simulation

An ANU scientist has led the Australian team within a global scientific collaboration that has proven the existence of gravitational waves, 100 years after their existence was ...

Senior ASIC executive charged with historic child sex abuse

By 11 February 2016 1
Peter Cuzner

Former ACT schoolteacher and ASIC regional commissioner for the ACT Peter Cuzner, of Kaleen, pleaded not guilty in court today to charges relating to the alleged abuse of a tee...

Five things to do in Canberra this weekend (12-14 February)

By 11 February 2016 1
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We’ve scoured the Internet to find the top five things happening in Canberra this weekend. My picks would be the Royal Australian Mint Open Day on Saturday where you can learn ab...

Ask RiotACT: portrait photography recommendations

By 11 February 2016 3
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I'm looking to get a 'family' photoshoot - myself, partner and our dog - and looking for recommendations of good photographers - perhaps more creative/original-type artists, mo...

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Thanks for the memories Canberra

By 11 February 2016 8
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After hiking my way around Canberra and finding fun road trips in the area, it’s time to farewell the nation’s capital. As a ring-in public servant hailing from Brisbane...

Planning Minister seeks bright ideas from afar

By 11 February 2016 3
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On a recent visit to Wollongong I observed the notices for and then read about the consultations for a major project: Wollongong – A City for People. Being a frequent visitor...

Greens’ home entry, dope-testing laws part of cannabis ‘witch hunt’

By 11 February 2016 14
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New laws introduced by Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury this week will give police the power to force their way into a person’s home in order to test someone who is suspected...

Ask RiotACT: Port Salut Cheese availability

By 10 February 2016 9
Ask RiotACT

Hello friendly friends! Just wondering if anyone knows where/if it is possible to buy Port Salut cheese in the Canberra/Queanbeyan region? I do believe some Coles stores as ...

Urban Renewal – it’s coming your way!

By 10 February 2016 6
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There’s a talk at the Albert Hall here in Canberra on Tuesday 16 February. The title for this session definitely sounds as though a focus group of bureaucrats have signed off...

Face-off: A mandate for light rail?

By 10 February 2016 75
Corbell vs Coe

Our occasional Face-off series is back to look at one of the most-debated issues around town right now. Plenty of RiotACT readers already have a view on this question, but we d...

Best of Canberra callout - bike paths

By 9 February 2016 13
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To continue with all things fitness related, let's take a look at Canberra's best bike path for Best of Canberra this week. This town is the cycling capital of the nation w...

Ask RiotACT: wasps on neighbours' property

By 9 February 2016 7
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Hi guys, I wanted a few opinions. My elderly neighbours have been collecting (I use this term loosely) wasps for some years now. They are paper wasps and not the European ones,...

Five to try: Valentine's Day

By 9 February 2016 2
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Valentine’s Day is one of those weird “holidays” that some people love to hate, others spend weeks planning big romantic gestures and most of us probably fall somewhere in be...

A chance to reassess airport security controls

By 9 February 2016 4
Airport screening

It’s great news that Singapore Airlines will be flying direct to Canberra opening up Asia, Europe and New Zealand in September. No more obligatory journeys to Sydney, either ...

Building underway for new hospital at Bruce

By 8 February 2016 4
University of Canberra Public Hospital

Construction officially began today on the $139 million University of Canberra Public Hospital at Bruce. The hospital will be the ACT’s first specialist sub-acute hospital...

Best of Canberra - Bootcamps

By 8 February 2016
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I’m happy to say that I can raise my arms well enough to be able to punch out this article. My arms, core and legs have certainly let me know they are sore after my efforts t...

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