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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: U&Co., Kaleen Shops

By 30 August 2014
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Being a Southsider, I haven’t been to Kaleen Shops before but took a step off my well-trodden path, under recommendation of a friend, to visit U&Co. café. I’m prett...

By the grace of garlic

By 29 August 2014 1
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Shopping seasonally brings me a great number of joys. The sweetest kale in the winter frost, the first spears of asparagus in spring, soft summer peaches and autumnal chestnuts...

What’s on this weekend? 30th and 31st August 2014

By 29 August 2014
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As Winter draws to a close and we look to the blossoms with the hope of warmer weather and longer days, two days remain to get through that final push to Spring. The fact that...

Queanbeyan Cinema – more red tape

By 30 August 2014
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Hi Rioters, Unsure if you've been following the epic drama over the border in Queanbeyan. In a nutshell, we've been clamouring for a cinema for 18 years, and it's come ...

Wheelchair stolen in Dunlop

By 29 August 2014 1

Hi all, Long time lurker, wish I was making a first post in better circumstances. My sons wheelchair was stolen from the boot of our car overnight, and I'm hoping someone may have seen it or have some information which will lead to it's return. We live in Dunlop, very close to the walking/bike...

Motorcycle lane filtering to be trialled in the ACT

By 29 August 2014 17

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced that a two-year trial of motorcycling lane filtering will commence in the ACT from 1 February 2015. “Motorcycle lane filtering is when a motorcyclist moves between stationary or slow moving vehicles in the same lane. It is not the same as lane s...

Wanted: a reliable bobcat operator

By 29 August 2014

I'm after a reliable bobcat operator that knows how to drive a bobcat properly and will actually turn up when a time has been agreed. Have had a couple of recent bad experiences. Prefer north side, any advice appreciated!...

Cerebral Palsy – call for support

By 29 August 2014
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A note from one of our Rioters - a mum, talking about her son's fight to walk. Ollie’s Cerebral Palsy Dream Oliver (Ollie) is two and a half years of age, and at two wa...

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Healthy eating for your family on a budget in Canberra

By 1 August 2014

In the comments on my previous story about local shopping many commenters claimed that a single trip to a big supermarket provided the best prices throughout the cart. I have journeyed through the markets, malls and local shopping centres, clipboard in hand, addressing quality but focusing on...

2014 Floriade NightFest tickets now on sale

By 1 August 2014
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Tickets to one of Canberra's most exciting after-dark events, Floriade NightFest, go on sale today. Now in its seventh year, the ticketed twilight event will transform Commo...

7.30 ACT - what to expect from tonight's program

By 1 August 2014
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7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday August 1st SLIDING SCALES OF JUSTICE - In a climate of government cutbacks, more people are representing themselves – contributing to even fu...

Safe Plate heads to Belconnen this weekend

By 1 August 2014

More than 650 cars have been fitted with tamper proof screws this year as part of ACT Policing's joint partnership with local businesses, Project Safe Plate - combatting number plate theft. This Sunday (August 3), ACT Policing and Westfield Belconnen will be hosting Project Safe Plate between 10...

Canberra FC fall to narrow Wanderers defeat

By 31 July 2014

A single goal to Western Sydney Wanderers' Jaushua Sotirio condemned Canberra FC to a 1-0 defeat in the glamour friendly at Deakin Stadium but the home team can be incredibly proud of a performance that pushed the professionals all the way. Indeed, had Josip Jadric aimed a fraction lower when return...

Canberra to host the final of the T20 Big Bash League

By 31 July 2014
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The final of the 2014-15 T20 Big Bash League will be coming to Canberra on 28 January 2015. The match will be played at Manuka Oval. Cricket Australia’s Executive General ...

ACT Government releases Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change

By 31 July 2014

The ACT Government’s Community Engagement Strategy on Climate Change, released today by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, builds on the large amount of work already being done in the territory to tackle the causes and effects of climate change. “Climate projections for the ACT indi...

Rally for Gaza - Saturday 2nd August

By 31 July 2014

A public protest in solidarity with Palestine has been organised for this Saturday, August 2, at 1pm in Petrie Plaza, Canberra. Over 1000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in the Gaza strip, with over 80 percent of the dead babies and children. The Israeli Defence Forces h...

Online form speeds up registration process for working with vulnerable people

By 31 July 2014 2

A new online form will help speed up the application process for Working with Vulnerable People registrations, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. More than 55,000 WWVP applications have been received by the ACT Office of Regulatory Services since the program began in November 2012...

Why diet food won't do

By 31 July 2014 6
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Diets don't work. We've heard that before, often from someone trying to flog a new healthy eating regime (ie a diet). But I recently read a startling article in the Australian ...

Mulch fire at Oaks Estate

By 31 July 2014 2

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently working to extinguish a mulch fire near Mountain Road and Nimrod Road, Oaks Estate. No structures are at risk and the size of the mulch fire is approximately 20 metres x 20 metres. Firefighters are using Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) tankers to extinguish the...

Sex, Politics and Liberty

By 31 July 2014 16
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Sometimes, late at night, I wake beside the love of my life and sneak quietly out of bed for a secret liaison. I close the hallway doors, rekindle the fire, and pour myself a l...

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