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Negative ads drive voters to minor parties

By 28 June 2016 4

As we head into the final days of an election campaign, new research from the ANU has found negative political advertising is driving people to vote for minor parties and inde...

Alleged burglar caught in Forde backyard

By 28 June 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

A 19-year-old woman will face court today for property, burglary and assault offences after a resident caught her in his Forde back garden yesterday afternoon. About 3pm...

Best of Canberra: Café strips

By 28 June 2016 1
Bunda St

This week for Best of Canberra we have explored some of the city’s favourite café/restaurant/bar strips. Our hunt was for the best all-in-one spot to grab a bite to eat, a c...

Predictions for July 2 and beyond

By 28 June 2016 2
election vote

Next week it will all be over – temporarily. The 2016 Federal election has been a mild affair in the ACT and we can confidently predict all four sitting members will be re...

Ask RiotACT: Trees on Mr Fluffy blocks?

By 28 June 2016 4
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I live close to a couple of Mr Fluffy blocks which I believe are due for demolition soon. They both have a few beautiful backyard trees a fair distance from the hous...

Canberrans, how does your garden grow?

By 28 June 2016

In this bush capital there is no shortage of thriving gardens, edible lawns or green-thumbed Canberrans. However, there might be a shortage of inexpensive and accessible short ...

Kangaroo dragged through streets

By 27 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are appealing for information after a kangaroo was allegedly attached to the back of a vehicle and driven through Goulburn. Officers located the animal at the interse...

Bad buffering

By 27 June 2016 13
NBNCo Palmerston 010

I was 11 years old when I bought my first computer. It was 1984, and the machine was a Mattel Aquarius. Rubber keys, cassette tape drive, less than 4 kilobytes of memory, and b...

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Olympic pool for Stromlo Forest Park by 2019

By 12 May 2016 1

Stromlo Forest Park will be home to a 50m pool in 2019 after the ACT Government committed to spend $33 million in the upcoming ACT Budget 2016/17 on the facility for the Weston...

Changes to licensing fees threaten Canberra nightlife

By 12 May 2016 16

Imagine a Canberra nightlife with no life after 3am. That’s what members of the Keep Canberra Open group believe will happen if proposed changes to liquor licensing are a...

Ask RiotACT: Car respray recommendations (car repair)

By 12 May 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi Riot'ers, Any quality or cost recommendations/considerations for repaint of a car in the Canberra area ? This is private non-insurance work and I would prefer to deal...

Deakin man to face Mr Fluffy-related fraud charge

By 12 May 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

A Deakin man alleged to have falsely represented to a home owner that Mr Fluffy asbestos had been found in their residence was due to appear in court this morning, but the matt...

Ex-Fluffy contract worker raises looting allegations

By 12 May 2016 24
Mr Fluffy

UnionsACT is calling for the immediate suspension of all Mr Fluffy demolition work and contracts in light of allegations by an ex-worker that his former employer looted asbesto...

Walking the Centenary Trail in 8 Days: Tuggeranong to Narrabundah

By 12 May 2016 7

Have you ever thought about walking the Centenary Trail? The 145km loop was established in 2013 to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary, and passes over our picturesque mountain scapes...

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (13-15 May)

By 12 May 2016 2
midnight oil

After the working week it's time to play and this weekend offers a host of activities, indoors and out, for Canberrans to enjoy their R and R. You can cycle the trails aroun...

The ancient art of shopping

By 12 May 2016

Shopping is one of humanity’s oldest pleasures. From ancient Greek agoras to Roman markets to the Turkish Bazaar of the Middle Ages and the modern day shopping mall, people h...

Strava: The fitness app that drives us crazy

By 12 May 2016 6
Cycling apps

“If you haven’t logged it on Strava then you haven’t ridden your bike!” I heard one fitness app devotee shout to another as they sped past me. They were referring to ...

Manuka Oval redevelopment scaled back

By 11 May 2016
Manuka development

The redevelopment of the Manuka Oval precinct will include fewer apartments than initially proposed and a promise by developers to protect heritage buildings, including the his...

Ask RiotACT: Wanted - Part time commercial kitchen

By 11 May 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

I am on the hunt for an unused commercial kitchen to use out of hours (5-10pm) up to 4 nights a week to boost my small catering business. If anyone knows of an appropriate spac...

Creating a cafe: the build

By 11 May 2016 1

In between sourcing suppliers for our shop, such as Gabriel Coffee (you can read about it here), the required documentation was signed off and we could finally commence the bui...

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