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No family, no friends? What to do in Canberra if youre a Christmas orphan.

By 23 December 2014
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Thinking at the time that it wouldn’t be so bad, I volunteered to be on call for work from Christmas Eve until December 29 – meaning I have to stay within half an hour of t...

Pets as Christmas gifts – not a good idea

By 23 December 2014
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Christmas is only a few days away and shoppers are frantically grabbing those last few gifts. As they dash around the shopping mall, an adorable little puppy stands up on his r...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Meat Pies

By 22 December 2014 2
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There was quite a lot of debate when the call went out for Canberra’s best pies last week, with over 10 different bakeries and cafes being nominated. Based on most popular I f...

Review: when poetry becomes music

By 22 December 2014
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Ex-Canberra theatre teacher’s Ernie Glass’ Tales of Ordinary Madness and T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land presented by Mad As Productions. A young and vibrant Cassie Brizzi ...

Most loved South Coast beaches: Which is your favourite?

By 22 December 2014 5
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With Christmas just around the corner, it’s almost time for Canberrans to make their annual exodus to the South Coast for a good dose of sun, sea and greasy takeaway. For ...

Best of Canberra – Hummus

By 23 December 2014
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One of the best party foods ever invented would have to be bread and dip, specifically hummus. It is made of the simplest ingredients; chickpeas, salt, lemon, garlic, tahini pa...

House catches alight after lightning strike

By 22 December 2014 2

Multiple fire crews are fighting a house fire in Dunlop believed to be caused by a lightning strike. ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident in Menzel Crescent at 2:42pm and responded immediately with three fire pumpers and a commander. Update to follow. (ESA Media Release)...

Best Child Access Lawyer Needed ASAP

By 22 December 2014 2
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Hi, Can anyone point me in the direction of a really good Lawyer in the ACT for Family law. I need the best !! I have had restrictions of my child access placed on me si...

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Police investigate suspicious package in Barton

By 16 December 2014 6

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package located in the canteen area of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Barton this afternoon (Tuesday, December 16). About 1.45pm, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at DFAT on John McEwen Crescent. ACT Po...

Venture out after dark for Enlighten 2015

By 16 December 2014 1
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Enlighten will breathe light, colour and movement into Canberra after dark from 27 February to 7 March with a world-class program of events including two Australian premieres. ...

Eating out on low disposable income?

By 16 December 2014 32

Hello Rioters! I am after a bit of advice, my wife and I have bought a house in Gunghalin with the purpose of getting my parents in laws out of trouble. We all work, I am on a low income, my wife at the higher end of moderate and my in laws are paid well (but they donate a considerable amount o...

Best of Canberra - Meat Pie

By 16 December 2014 12
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Did you know that on average, each Australian consumes 12 meat pies a year? That means we’ve got to know a thing or two about our meat pies right?! Whenever I eat a mea...

Year 12 students recognised for excellence

By 16 December 2014

More than 100 Year 12 students have been recognised for their academic achievements and extra-curricular activities and community service at the annual Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) Recognition of Excellence Awards. A total of 104 students were honoured at a ceremony yesterday, where ...

Canberra's best Christmas lights

By 16 December 2014 15
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When I was growing up, most houses in my waterside suburb on the Central Coast got into Christmas lights – whether it be one or two strings across their guttering, or a full ...

UNWRAP ME; Kirsty Budding - the art of charity

By 16 December 2014 4
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It’s well said that the true measure of a humane society is how well it treats its most vulnerable. For me, just as true is the idea that humanity’s narrative and values ar...

Total fire ban declared in the ACT tomorrow

By 15 December 2014 7

ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from: 12:00am Tuesday 16 December, 2014 to 11:59pm Tuesday 16 December, 2014. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting hot and north west...

Where to buy seafood for Christmas?

By 15 December 2014 12

Hi Rioters. I'm looking for recommendations on where and when to buy seafood in Canberra to be eaten on Christmas day? A few years ago I bought some from a place in Weston Creek (opposite the post office) and it was great. However the place has since closed down. I'm after large prawns, lobster t...

Man bitten during Dickson assault

By 15 December 2014 2
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault in Dickson on Friday 12 December. At around 11:30pm, three males walked through the laneway leading from Trinity Bar towards Wool...

Meet Julia Gillard at Paperchain

By 15 December 2014 8
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Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be signing copies of her book My Story on Tuesday December 23 between 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Paperchain. 'I was prime minister for thre...

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Donuts

By 15 December 2014 15
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Last week I went in search of the best donut Canberra has to offer. It was a little trickier than I thought it would be. A lot of readers reminisced about donuts that were availabl...

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