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Ask RiotACT: solicitor recommendation (winding up family trust)

By 6 February 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I'm looking for a solicitor who is able to do the work involved in the winding up of a family trust. Does anyone know of one who is reliable and doesn't charge the ...

Planning an Elopement: making the decision

By 6 February 2016
Enageged

On top of my already busy schedule -- full time pencil pusher, part time writer for the RiotACT and new business owner -- I am also currently organising my wedding for June this ...

Ask RiotACT: Road rules & riding to school

By 5 February 2016 2
Ask RiotACT

Children who walk or ride to school should know the road rules that apply when they cross a road. They should also know to what extent they can trust drivers to act according t...

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 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 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds websi...

Uniforms a smart move for our schoolchildren

By 5 February 2016 2
School uniform

The audible collective sigh has drifted away upon summer’s hot winds as parents return to the normality of having their children back at school. Certainly the bank account...

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

By 4 February 2016
police wrap

A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday. Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell Hig...

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)

By 4 February 2016 2
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With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, ...

‘Legal rape’ advocate targets Canberra

By 4 February 2016 10
daryush-roosh-valizadeh

Pick-up artist and misogynist Daryush Valizadeh, founder of the organisation/publication Return of Kings has announced a trip to Australia to stage 'tribal meetings' in Sydney,...

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UC ranks in top 100 unis under 50

By 24 November 2015 5
Stephen Parker

The University of Canberra is celebrating reaching one of its strategic plan’s goals two years early today after squeezing into the top 100 universities in the world under th...

Walk, cycle and Park & Ride upgrades in works

By 24 November 2015
eddison park canberra

The ACT Government is conducting feasibility studies and undertaking design work to improve walking and cycling connections in Woden, Tuggeranong and Belconnen, and has added 3...

Chooks beheaded by human not fox: RSPCA

By 24 November 2015 15
Beheaded chickens

RSPCA has confirmed that humans rather than foxes were behind the beheading of six chickens in Melba over the weekend and is calling for community assistance to track down the ...

Ask RiotACT: Donating foreign currency coins

By 24 November 2015 1
Ask RiotACT

I recently returned from overseas and have some coins left over.  Does anyone know where I can donate these?...

Five minutes with Abundant Water

By 24 November 2015
Abundant Water

Today, we are talking to Abundant Water. Abundant Water is a local Canberra business started by engineer Sunny Forsyth that has created low-cost clay water filters for impove...

Students inspire capital on domestic violence

By 24 November 2015 8
White ribbon

“We won't stay silent about domestic violence”. That is the message Year 7 students, from Canberra’s Caroline Chisholm School, have made loud and clear through an inspir...

Best of Canberra – non-IKEA furniture outlets

By 24 November 2015
Furniture

Given all the attention IKEA’s tax minimization has received, and because we want to help the local operators stay in business following the Swedish giant's arrival in town, ...

When Katy interviewed Annabel ... and discovered parmesan rind

By 23 November 2015 6
Annabel Crabb and Katy Gallagher

RiotACT has today bought two Christmas presents for ACT Labor Senator Katy Gallagher: a Yotam Ottolenghi vegetarian cookbook and a chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano, rind intact. ...

ACT Libs defend later pre-selection as ALP names candidates

By 23 November 2015 12
Jeremy Hanson

As Labor prepares to finalise its candidates for the 2016 ACT election later today, Canberra Liberals leader Jeremy Hanson has defended the fact that his party’s contenders w...

Nige quits 104.7 in wake of Scotty's axing

By 23 November 2015 16
Scotty and Nige

Canberra radio broadcaster Nigel “Nige” Johnson has quit the high profile 104.7 breakfast slot and will leave the station altogether a few weeks after the controversial axi...

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for Cleaners

By 23 November 2015 2
Ask RiotACT

Hi Riotacters! I have been searching the web for names of reliable cleaners who do regular cleaning services, but noticed the last post here was a little outdated. Does a...

Minister plans to do something about planning – yay!

By 23 November 2015 1
Kngstn-Park-P1020130

The ACT has a Planning Minister and he has put out a document titled — Statement of Planning Intent. Putting aside that the title sounds as if it was the outcome of a long...

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