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Local Leaders John Marshall (Frugii)

By 28 January 2015
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When Canberra’s own artisan ice cream brand, Frugii, won RiotACT’s Best of Canberra ice cream taste off earlier this month, I knew I had to meet the man behind the most del...

Cheap eats Two Hands (Fyshwick)

By 28 January 2015
Two Hands Fyshwick

The Fresh Food Markets aside, Fyshwick doesn’t have a big reputation as a foodie destination. But there are more than a few great cafe tucked between the kitchen shops and fu...

Canberras development dilemma

By 27 January 2015 18
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Canberra is undergoing a metamorphosis. Until now, it has grown outwards, slowly engulfing farms and spitting them back out as suburbs, terraforming the landscape fro...

Motorcycle collision in Palmerston; police seek rider

By 27 January 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking to locate the rider of a motorcycle which appears to have crashed earlier this morning in Palmerston (Tuesday 27 January). About 4.30am police received i...

Seselja claims Labor will restore carbon and mining taxes

By 27 January 2015 17

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today claimed that Labor will restore its carbon and mining tax slugs on Australians at the first opportunity. In a press release issued following Andrew Leigh's comments on government spending and revenue in The Australian, Seselja said: “The con...

RiotACT contributors support RSPCA ACT

By 27 January 2015 1
RiotACT contributors Steven Bailey and Alex Craig

Over 50 volunteers took part in a campaign on Sunday morning (25 January) to assist an RSPCA ACT investigation into an act of animal cruelty that shocked Canberra last week. ...

December 2014 Monthly Property Market Wrap

By 27 January 2015
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2014 brought us many ups and downs within the sales market, an uncharacteristic rental market and generally unsteady consumer confidence. The year ended on a resilient note with...

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Chisholm

By 27 January 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Chisholm yesterday (Monday 26 January). Between 3.30am and 4.10am, an autistic man attended the Chisholm shops car ...

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Dumping at charity shopfronts - don't be a tosser

By 27 January 2015 5
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If you drive past a charity bin - or a charity shopfront like the Salvation Army or Vinnies after closing hours, it’s likely you’ll see a few overflowing bags, and possibly...

The ACT needs to stop having stupid arguments

By 27 January 2015 13
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To have a tram or not to have a tram? To have well-behaved dogs on public transport or not? $50 or $20 notes for poker machines? Bikes or cars?  These are not questions. I ...

Best of Canberra - Rice paper rolls

By 27 January 2015 3
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I find it frustrating that the world is becoming such a health conscious place, yet it is still ridiculously difficult to get healthy, or even semi-healthy, foods on the go. ...

Canberrans honoured in Australia Day awards

By 26 January 2015

Several Canberrans are receiving Australia Day Honours in 2015 for the exceptional contribution they all make to the community in a variety of fields. Canberra is a community made up of so many passionate, talented and giving individuals, and I am proud to call this city home. To all of the Canbe...

RAW Canberra presents Visionary, 30 January

By 26 January 2015
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RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, h...

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Chicken wings

By 26 January 2015
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Last week the call went out for Canberra’s best chicken wings, and for a while Smoque was the only restaurant receiving recommendations. I was delighted to eventually see other v...

Five electorates, Green pastures?

By 26 January 2015 12
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The change to the ACT electoral system, now with five electorates of five members, is fertile ground for the ACT Greens. Over the past couple of years we have seen letters f...

Carpenter and joiner

By 25 January 2015 3
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We need two built-in wall units made.  Can anyone recommend a carpenter/joiner who could help us?  I'm currently thinking of contacting two - Ray Browne Joinery and Benchmarc...

Woman arrested for aggravated robbery

By 25 January 2015
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ACT Policing has arrested a 38-year-old Kambah woman after allegedly robbing a BWS liquor store yesterday, (Saturday 24 January). At about 1.30pm a woman entered the liquor ...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 25 January 2015
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Dobinsons

By 24 January 2015
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Years ago, before the Canberra Centre expanded into what it is today, there was an area called the city market place, where Dobinsons first established itself as a small bakery...

Letterboxing for puppies dumped in Higgins

By 23 January 2015 3
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As inspectors continue to appeal to the community for information relating to a serious case of animal cruelty regarding several abandoned puppies this week, RiotACT contributors...

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