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Look at all those Brumbies!

By 14 August 2012

(and Pocock doesn’t count as we’ve lost Hooper)
The Australian team to play New Zealand in Sydney at 8pm on August 18th:
15. Kurtley Beale (Melbourne Rebels)
14. Adam Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs)
13. Rob Horne (NSW Waratahs)
12. Anthony Fainga’a (Queensland Reds)
11. Digby Ioane (Queensland Reds)
10. Berrick Barnes (NSW Waratahs)
9. Will Genia (Queensland Reds, vice-captain)
8. Scott Higginbotham (Queensland Reds)
7. David [...]

Groove in the Mooing Cold

Groove in the Mooing Cold

Groove in the Moo came to Canberra on Sunday to be our biggest music festival with over 16,000 people getting into the University of Canberra to see 29 bands on 3 stages, damn but it was cold though.
I’m sure the young folks walking around in their shorts and singlets during the day were [...]

Canberra Walk Against Warming

By 15 August 2010
Canberra Walk Against Warming

Took the dog for a walk and a protest broke out, as a bit over 1000 people came together for the Canberra Walk Against Warming. Seems to be working as its bloody cold and cloudy today.
Senator Bob Brown was there along with MLA Shane Rattenbury, ACT Greens Senate candidate Lin Hatfield Dodds, local Getup [...]

How to Make a Good Table

By 5 March 2010
How to Make a Good Table

Many months ago I wrote about buying a lovely slab of timber from Paul the Simply Slabs man on the side of the road, with the intention of doing it up and making myself a wonderful dining table and coffee table. After many months of laziness and procrastination I actually started work.

So after attacking [...]

Beer and BBQ’d Meats of the World

By 8 February 2010
Beer and BBQ'd Meats of the World

[First filed: Feb 6, 2010 @ 19:53]
The Beer and BBQ’d Meats of the World day (also know as the Multicultural Festival) was another grand success when I left the scene after imbibing as many continents as I could find, both food and beer wise.

Hope everyone else had as good a day/night as I did.
See you [...]

Rotary 5 Peaks Ride

By 28 September 2009
Rotary 5 Peaks Ride

The weather was a miserable -5 with the wind chill, gusts upto 60kph yesterday and snow falling on the ranges but that didn’t stop 430 people taking on the Rotary Spring Cycle around Canberra and especially the 5 Peaks ride.
I was expecting the number of participants to be down due to the inclement [...]

Poacher’s Way Excursion

By 20 August 2009
Poacher's Way Excursion

[First filed: August 19, 2009 @ 00:01]

It was a rainy Saturday afternoon when the car was piled with people and we set out on the path of the Poachers Way. Looking to visit some of the local wineries and other establishments that have put themselves forward as a collective,
inspired by land and life.
First [...]

Possum Mutilators of Ainslie

By 19 August 2009

[Update - RSPCA ACT has followed on below with the results of what occurred]
[First Filed August 18, 2009 @ 23:38]
RSPCA ACT has put out a statement asking for any witnesses to a number of possum bashings in the Ainslie area on Tuesday afternoon.
“Late Tuesday afternoon a number of possums were brought to RSPCA by
government rangers. [...]

Canberra the Capital without Murders

By 19 August 2009

The Daily Telegraph has a piece on how canberra appears a killers paradise compared to NSW. They highlight that there have been no murder convictions in the ACT in 11 years, and that any killings are usually prosecuted as manslaughter as its easier to get a conviction, but therefore goes with a much lighter [...]

Bill Posters Innocent Under ACT Human Rights Laws

By 18 August 2009

The ACT Greens and ACT Liberals are standing up for Bill Posters and declaring him innocent under the ACT Human Rights Legislation.
The ABC brings this story on how Jon Stanhope wants to persecute and prosecute poor old Bill Posters.
While the Greens have put out this release on why Bill Posters should be protected.
I’m [...]

Simply Slabs Timber on the side of the road

By 13 August 2009
Simply Slabs Timber on the side of the road

I’d never heard about the Wood Slab guy before reading about him on RiotACT. So I was pretty surprised to see a truck sitting on the side of the road on my way to work this morning covered in slabs of timber.
I stopped in and had chat with Paul Van Den Heuvel about [...]

E-Waste Recycling Weekend

By 6 August 2009
E-Waste Recycling Weekend

[ 15 August 2009 to 16 August 2009. ]

The People of Riot ask and they shall receive.

TAMS E-Waste Recycling Weekend on 15-16 August at 4 locations around Canberra and Queanbeyan.
Last time this was run there were big queues so be prepared to wait or go to one of the other sites.

Details available on the TAMS flyer.

Data Centre for Dead People

By 30 December 2008

The Canberra Times has this article on the CM asking for community advice on whether they’re happy to have a cemetery and crematorium on the site of the previously proposed data centre.
Will the NIMBY’s come out again saying they don’t want dead peoples ashes all over their washing? Is Stanhope actually going to listen [...]

Private School Costs Rise

By 27 December 2008

The CT has this article about the rise in Private School fees for 2009.
Looks as though private schools are going to get even more select not just through tight enrollments but also higher fees during this period of economic downturn.

Canberra Hyatt Sold for $80mil

By 26 December 2008

A story in todays CT annouces the Canberra Hyatt Hotel has been sold for $80mil to a Thailand based group.
The Hyatt has been a major Canberra landmark since the 1920′s. I know lots of people have had weddings, formals and all sorts of events there that have been important in their lives. So [...]

DIY Wotz On guide for the weekend of 26 December 2008

By 26 December 2008

While most people in Canberra are busily packing up the car and heading down to Batemans Bay today, I’m sure there will be a few of us left around town this weekend who need something to do. So let us know in the comments what there is to do this weekend.
You can even let [...]

Merry Christmas Rioters

By 24 December 2008

To all our readers, Rioters, and lurkers we hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
And thanks from all of us in the RiotACT team.

Raiders Miss the Limelight Again

By 22 December 2008

Once again the Canberra Raiders are getting snubbed by Channel 9/WIN according to this FoxSports article without a televised game for at least the first 15 rounds of the season.
Someone in programming at Channel 9 must like St George as they’re getting 4 games televised in the first 5 weeks. I guess [...]

Airport Open For Bikes

By 22 December 2008

In another coup for the Pedal Power Mafia of Canberra they’ve achieved one for thier goals for the year in getting the cycle paths to the Canberra Airport open. According to the Chief Minister it comes 4 months early (how he gets 4 months early when it was due to finish in February?) but [...]

How to Make Sure Your Card gets through

By 21 December 2008

After having lunch today with someone working at Australia Post, they let me know that if you really want your Christmas Cards to get through this year then follow these 3 steps.
1. Buy Australia Post envelopes, because they are made to survive the various large sorting machines that the envelopes go through. All [...]

ACT Brumbies told to get off the Road

By 21 December 2008

The Canberra Times has this article on the removal of wild Brumbies from Kosciuszko National Park so that they don’t cuase accidents for motorists. No mention is made of how many accidents have occurred so far though. Still I’d prefer to see them moved on than sent to the knackers.

Kimba Comes to Canberra

By 21 December 2008

ABC News have an article announcing the newest guests to the National Zoo and Aquarium. A group of rare white lions have arrived and one of them is all set to battle smugglers, pirates and poachers.

More Time in the Snow 2008

By 5 September 2008
More Time in the Snow 2008

Images of the snow from the weekend 30 Aug to 1 Sep. The first photo shows what happens when it rains at the snow (bad) and the water flows over the ice covering the streams. The rest of the photos show what the landscape and trees look like after a night of freezing [...]


By 26 August 2008

Rather than me ringing around trying to find the best deal for sourcing some stubby holders and coffee mugs for RiotGear, I thought I’d tap into the collective mob mind that is RiotACT to do the work for me.
Anyone got a recommendation on where in Canberra its best to get an order of [...]

How’s the Snow 2008

By 19 August 2008

Finally managed to get down to the snow on Sunday, after getting over various illnesses. It was a blue sky day with just enough chill to keep the snow from going slushy but not too much to make things icy. As those interested know, the beginning of the season was looking to be [...]

Canberra RSPCA Dog Olympics

By 4 August 2008
Canberra RSPCA Dog Olympics

The RSPCA Dog Olympics were held yesterday at the Weston Creek RSCPA training grounds. The day was a great success but I felt a twinge of sadness for the poor little orphaned puppies inside who weren’t invited to the party.
Highlights of the day included the doggy shotput, the obstacle course marathon and the rythmic [...]

Dr Horrible Awarded Keys to Australia (at OPH?) This Saturday Night

By 18 July 2008

For those Joss Whedon fans about Canberra (and I know theres a lot of you), don’t miss out on Dr Horrible’s Sing-along Blog available for free viewing this week only. The final chapter is up this Saturday night, when we find out if Dr Horrible does indeed get the Keys to Australia.
And if you [...]

Restaurant Review – Poachers Pantry

By 8 July 2008

Poachers Pantry
When: Lunchtime, Saturday 5 July 2008
Where: 431 Nanima Road Hall ACT 2618 (25 minutes from Civic) Map
What: Smoked meats and wine tasting
Menu: Smokehouse Cafe, Wily Trout Wines
Open: Friday to Sunday for Morning Tea, Lunch and dinner with a booking for 25 or more. Make sure to book as it appears busy.
We arrived at [...]

Dog Olympics Come to Canberra

By 4 July 2008

[ 3 August 2008 at 1:30 pm; ] Got a 4 legged friend who you think is gold medal material. Good at hurdles, catching, Rhythmic Gymnastics or licking their balls. Then give them a run at the RSPCA Dog Olympics.

To be held at RSPCA Weston Creek dog training fields on Sunday 3 Aug from 1.30 – 3.30

Events include:

100 meter hurdles – Owner [...]

Bomb Found in Hughes

By 27 June 2008

Workplaces and streets around Hughes and southern parts of Deakin have just been evacuated due to the finding of a bomb in Hughes.
Maybe someone wanted to get to the pub a bit earlier, either way if you drive through that part of town, probably best to take an alternate route.

Souths At Wests?

By 26 June 2008

I heard the other day that Wests Rugby club at Jamison has been sold to the Southern Cross Club. Not sure what the go was but supposedly it was because of some tax issues that they needed to sell the club at Jamison along with Turner and Kaleen. Hopefully they’ll get to keep [...]

Queens Birthday Long Weekend, Fireworks and Pets

By 6 June 2008

WE all know the debate from here, here and here plus many others, but can pet owners please secure their pets for the weekend. I know mine will be fine, but every year I find another dog wandering the streets looking for its home after the Queens Birthday weekend. Let the dog be [...]

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