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Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 2

By 27 May 2016
Gourmet Dinner Service

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra. This is for all the busy people out th...

First Look – 79&Fine (Civic)

By 27 May 2016
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I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to may...

ACT Revenue sleuths to hunt tax cheats

By 26 May 2016 4
Tax investigation

The ACT Government will hire specialist investigators to track down tax cheats as part of a 2016-17 Budget initiative that is projected to recoup $27 million for an investmen...

Speaker gets baking for Biggest Morning Tea

By 26 May 2016
Baking madeleines

Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicki Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to shar...

LinkedIn warns users after 117m passwords stolen

By 26 May 2016 1
LinkedIn

Days after media reports of a massive data breach at LinkedIn surfaced, the business networking platform has told its members that the breach first occurred in 2012 but that th...

Canberras queuing culture: How do we line up?

By 26 May 2016
Noodle Markets queuing

Canberrans are instinctive queuers. Recently, I have witnessed this at the Westside Shipping Container Village; on the mornings of ALDI’s special deals days; at a bicycle and...

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (27-29 May)

By 26 May 2016
Mt Everest

It is 63 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest and Canberrans can mark the feat this Friday with an Indian feast and a talk about curre...

Why Sunday penalty rates should stay

By 26 May 2016 15
Cafe

Although the majority of people no longer go to church on Sundays, it is still mostly a day of leisure. ABS statistics show that Sunday remains an overwhelmingly non-work day. ...

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A coalition with the Greens? Pigs might fly

By 23 May 2016 15
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There has been a bit of hoo hah in the media lately about the possibility of the ALP or the Libs going into coalition with the Greens to form government in the event of a hung Fe...

Ask RiotACT: Where to from redundancy for an older gentlemen

By 23 May 2016 8
Ask RiotACT

A year ago my father-in-law was made redundant from his job where he had spent the last 15 years working. Since then he hasn't been able to find a job - the main reason is his ...

At home with Sophia: Giant Cupcake Birthday Cake

By 21 May 2016
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One of the downfalls to being able to bake is that everyone wants you to make their birthday cakes, usually with very short notice. One of the great things about being able to ...

Ask RiotACT: Animal bones in air crash memorial forest

By 21 May 2016 4
Ask RiotACT

Hey guys! Awhile ago I was venturing around the air crash memorial forest.  I stopped when I saw some branches broken off and placed weirdly like a door. I moved them and i...

Renewed attacks on lease variation charge

By 20 May 2016
brendan-smyth

The ACT government’s lease variation charge (LVC) has come under renewed fire from the opposition and the ACT Property Council. Shadow treasurer Brendan Smyth on Friday sa...

Barr: We must do more on family violence

By 20 May 2016 10
family violence

The ACT government and the community must do more to prevent domestic violence, chief minister Andrew Barr said on Friday. His comments were in response to the release of ...

Crime Stoppers targets local shops

By 20 May 2016
crimestoppers

If you head to your local shopping centre this week, you may notice some new posters about the place, asking you to keep an eye out for anything unusual, and to let Crime Stopp...

RSPCA at CAT-pacity, adoption discounted till Wednesday

By 20 May 2016 27
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The cattery at RSPCA ACT’s Weston shelter is at CAT-pacity! The organisation is looking to find new homes for 150 cats and kittens currently in care. At the cattery in We...

Canberra family to run half-marathon to fund domestic violence services in PN

By 20 May 2016
FemiliPNGrun

ANU academic Professor Stephen Howes, Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT Dr Clare Holberton and their teenage son Matthew will all be running the YMCA Canberra Half Maratho...

Ask RiotACT: Makeup artist for darker skin tones?

By 20 May 2016 2
Ask RiotACT

Hi Canberra! Every time I have my makeup done for a formal event by Napoleon/Chanel/Bobbi Brown, they seem to not know what colour my skin is! My face either ends up looking...

Man on trafficking charge after drugs, cash seized in Belconnen, Gungahlin

By 20 May 2016
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ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 24-year-old man with drug-trafficking after executing a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant in Belconnen yesterday. Members of th...

Take a hike: Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve

By 20 May 2016
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Questions I often hear from my Gunghalin dwelling friends are: how come you never come for walks at our end of town? Don't you know there are lots of great places to explor...

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