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Bodies in Lake Burley Griffin

By 26 May 2015 8
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Lake Burley Griffin has had its fair share of bodies, acting as a watery grave for several unfortunate souls in the last century. Some met foul play, one woman's body was found...

Best of Canberra – French toast

By 26 May 2015 8
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French toast is one of those decadent weekend breakfast dishes from my childhood. My parents used to make us French toast when we didn’t quite make it through the loaf of bread...

Payment splitting startup, QPay, reaches new milestone

By 26 May 2015 1
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Finding the right vertical has helped a Canberra startup taking the hassle out of split bills to this week surpass over $340,000 in total payments processed. QPay is an app ...

Dont worry, animal cruelty will only cost you $123

By 26 May 2015
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It took two operations to remove the fishhooks that were ingested by a Staffordshire bull terrier owned by a 26-year-old Canberra woman, who was fined $123, banned from owning...

Aggravated robbery at Kaleen service station

By 26 May 2015 5

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Caltex Service Station in Kaleen this morning (Monday, May 26). Around 1.55am, a man carrying...

Feedback on Woden primary schools?

By 26 May 2015

Just looking for feedback on Curtin and Hughes Primary schools. If you have kids going there or you teach there, what is your opinion of the school/s? Great, poor, average? Is ...

Geeks and nerds theme party

By 26 May 2015
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Nerd up people. Now here is the opportunity to take a break from your busy work schedule or mundane life to cut loose and dance the night away at Digress Lounge and Bar. Hik...

Pine Island rabbit control begins today

By 25 May 2015

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service has advised residents that a rabbit control program has commenced at Pine Island Reserve. The program will involve the use of pindone poison and aluminium phosphide warren fumigation to control the rabbit population.  As such, residents are asked not to touc...

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ACT rego stickers...or lack thereof!

By 11 March 2015 68

What happens in the ACT if you don't receive your rego renewal? Well, I can tell you that you get a rather large fine! I was pulled over by one of the police cars who do ...

Primary school for Page residents?

By 11 March 2015 10

We've recently bought a house in Page and will be moving to Canberra in May with our kids aged four and six. Apparently we're not able to enrol in pre-school/primary school ...

Police investigating suspicious death in Wanniassa

By 11 March 2015

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious death of a man in Wanniassa yesterday evening (Tuesday 10 March).Police were called to a home in Wanniassa for a check welfare around...

Braddon: Green village to apartments

By 11 March 2015 18
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The Australian Government created the suburb of Braddon in the 1920s-1930s to provide housing for the new capital’s service workers and public sector employees. No private develo...

Cheap eats - Erindale Cakery Bakery (Erindale Shops)

By 11 March 2015 13
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When I was at university I worked as an assistant at ACT Public Libraries. I looked forward to my shifts at Erindale with particular enthusiasm because at lunchtime I could fol...

Witnesses sought to vehicle fires in Watson

By 10 March 2015 1

ACT Policing is investigating two vehicle fires in Watson from Thursday 5 March. About 12.15am, police were called to Higinbotham Street after receiving reports of two vehicle...

What happened to the Belgian Beer Cafe?

By 10 March 2015 6

Hi Rioters, Does anyone know what has happened to the Little Brussels Belgian Beer Cafe in Kingston? I walked past it earlier today and noticed a sign up saying it was close...

How to cat-proof a garden?

By 10 March 2015 14

Reader Zizanio has contacted us via email with a query about cat-proofing a garden. I have a question for the wonderfully helpful RiotACT community: has anyone cat-proofed a...

Will the Property Council contribute to Canberra Brickworks conservation?

By 10 March 2015 5

The Yarralumla Residents Association (YRA) is not surprised by the recent enthusiastic response of the ACT Property Council’s Catherine Carter to the proposed massive development at the junction of Cotter Road, Yarra Glen and Adelaide Avenue, near the Canberra Brickworks. It is good news that t...

Canberrans rally for a good cause

By 10 March 2015
Amanda and her family

A few days ago marked Amanda McDonnell's one-year anniversary of being diagnosed with metastatic (advanced) breast cancer. She describes that day as “the worst day of my lif...

Best of Canberra - Pasta

By 10 March 2015 11

In my family, pasta is eaten eight days a week – yes, eight. My Italian grandmother, or “Nonna” as I call her, has instilled in me a life-long love of this Italian staple. ...

Noise in the city, who would have thought?

By 10 March 2015 36

The new pop-up shipping container village in New Acton opened over the weekend (yay!) with the Art, Not Apart festival to follow next weekend. The festival will include stalls ...

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