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Negative ads drive voters to minor parties

By 28 June 2016 6

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 14
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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UC study finds local news is king

By 15 June 2016
Man using mobile while walking

Australian consumers are more interested in news about their region than sport, entertainment or celebrity information, and are primarily accessing news via screens, a Universi...

Trivia Night to raise funds for orangutans

By 15 June 2016

Want to have a fun night out and save endangered wildlife? Well here's your opportunity to do both! The Orangutan Project's annual trivia night is on Saturday 25th June at...

Special Event – Marlene Cummins: Koori Woman Blues Tour

By 15 June 2016

For a night of fun, grooves and blues belting tunes to make you laugh, cry and dance. MARLENE CUMMINS, with her Koori Woman blues belting style, takes you on the journey of ...

Ask RiotACT: Whatever happened to Commonwealth Park?

By 15 June 2016 5
Ask RiotACT

As a kid, growing up in Canberra in the 70's and 80's, I remember Commonwealth park as a pristine park, a place where families met on weekends for picnics, cricket on the gree...

Coffee breaks en route to Sydney from Canberra

By 15 June 2016 14

There will be some readers out there who remember well the terrors of driving between Sydney and Canberra before the freeways and motorways. It was not fun, it was bloody dange...

Keeping kids active and safe on bikes

By 14 June 2016 20
Cycling Facility Concept Design (3) [2464972]

Two new learn to ride centres will provide the capital’s young cyclists with a safe place to practice valuable riding skills. Road safety minister Shane Rattenbury said th...

Capital shows colours in support of Orlando

By 14 June 2016 4
canberra bridge 2

Picture: Michelle Doherty  Landmarks around the capital were lit up in the colours of the rainbow flag on Monday night to show solidarity with the victims of the mass shoot...

Awards to recognise export success

By 14 June 2016
export generic

ACT businesses succeeding on the world stage will be recognised by the Chief Minister’s Export Awards, which were launched on Tuesday. “Canberra region businesses have d...

Man to face court over sex with a minor

By 14 June 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

Police on Monday arrested a 24-year-old Franklin man over an alleged sexual relationship with a person under the age of 16. Officers executed a search warrant at his residen...

Man to face court on drug charges

By 14 June 2016
Police wrap

A 36-year-old man was arrested on drug-related charges after police executed a search warrant in Wright on Monday. At about 9.45am, officers from Woden apprehended the man a...

Arrest over aggravated robbery at Ngunnawal

By 14 June 2016
IGA locator map

Police have arrested a man over an aggravated robbery at the IGA Supermarket in Riley Close in Ngunnawal on Monday. At approximately 12.45am, a male entered the store and p...

Cyclists discover adventure with CycleLifeHQ

By 14 June 2016

Imagine a website that enabled you to discover all of the cycling experiences available in any location around the globe, and then (with the click of a button) create the cycli...

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