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Senior ASIC executive charged with historic child sex abuse

By 11 February 2016
Peter Cuzner

Former ACT schoolteacher and ASIC regional commissioner for the ACT Peter Cuzner, of Kaleen, pleaded not guilty in court today to charges relating to the alleged abuse of a tee...

Five things to do in Canberra this weekend (12, 13 and 14 February 2016)

By 11 February 2016 1
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We’ve scoured the Internet to find the top five things happening in Canberra this weekend. My picks would be the Royal Australian Mint Open Day on Saturday where you can learn ab...

Ask RiotACT: portrait photography recommendations

By 11 February 2016 3
Ask RiotACT

I'm looking to get a 'family' photoshoot - myself, partner and our dog - and looking for recommendations of good photographers - perhaps more creative/original-type artists, mo...

Thanks for the memories Canberra

By 11 February 2016 6
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After hiking my way around Canberra and finding fun road trips in the area, it’s time to farewell the nation’s capital. As a ring-in public servant hailing from Brisbane...

Planning Minister seeks bright ideas from afar

By 11 February 2016 2
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On a recent visit to Wollongong I observed the notices for and then read about the consultations for a major project: Wollongong – A City for People. Being a frequent visitor...

Greens home entry, dope-testing laws part of cannabis ‘witch hunt

By 11 February 2016 6
Marijuana

New laws introduced by Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury this week will give police the power to force their way into a person’s home in order to test someone who is suspected...

Ask RiotACT: Port Salut Cheese availability

By 10 February 2016 9
Ask RiotACT

Hello friendly friends! Just wondering if anyone knows where/if it is possible to buy Port Salut cheese in the Canberra/Queanbeyan region? I do believe some Coles stores as ...

Urban Renewal its coming your way!

By 10 February 2016 6
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There’s a talk at the Albert Hall here in Canberra on Tuesday 16 February. The title for this session definitely sounds as though a focus group of bureaucrats have signed off...

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Film Screening at the NLA: Drunken Master

By 14 January 2016

Contemporary chop-socky fans will know the historical hero Wong Fei Hung (1847-1924) through Jet Li's sober, prouder performances in Once Upon A Time in China series. By contrast, in the 1978 classic and first of two Drunken Master movies, Jackie Chan gives the master a zany spin - playing him ...

Film Screening at the NLA: Once Upon a Time in China

By 14 January 2016

A must-see from the canon of Hong Kong films, this is a brilliant and gorgeous deconstruction of the life of Qing dynasty folk hero Wong Fei Hung, and the first of three Once Upon A Time films featuring Jet Li as an acrobatic,proud, but romantically innocent incarnation of the great master. Set i...

The video that changed a Canberra wife's thoughts on cycling

By 14 January 2016 24
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I am a bike widow because I lose my husband to cycling MANY times a week. Not as many times as some women, but often enough for me to sometimes loathe the sport. Then I saw thi...

Road trip from Canberra: Kanangra-Boyd National Park

By 14 January 2016 6
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Do you like waterfalls and stunning scenery from high cliff plateaus? If you answered yes, then head along to the Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Editor note: Lisa visited the ...

ACT man, woman suspects in murder of Andrew Carville

By 13 January 2016
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing’s homicide team are focusing their investigations in the Andrew Carville murder case on two ACT resident suspects, a man and a woman, one of whom was Mr Carvil...

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 10)

By 13 January 2016
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Continuing from episode nine, this is the final episode of The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren. All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are...

Dogs, ducks and dubious decisions

By 13 January 2016 20
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The Dickson Wetlands have been a success both as a water-engineering project (providing water for the nearby sports grounds) and as attractive open space parkland. From the ...

(Almost) Cheap Eats: Pork Barrel Café

By 13 January 2016 1
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Sitting outside under the dappled light shed by a gigantic oak tree towering overhead and looking out at roses, Pork Barrel Cafe surprises me with its beauty.  The café’s n...

Why does Tuggeranong stink?

By 12 January 2016 76
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Have you been affected by the unpleasant smell in Tuggeranong? Do you know where it's coming from? In recent weeks residents of the territory’s southern suburbs have compl...

ACT election headaches ahead for candidates

By 12 January 2016 11
election vote

The 2016 ACT Assembly election obviously will be a watershed, not least because the legislature finally has increased to a properly representative 25 members. I say ‘not l...

Singapore Airlines to fly into Canberra: report

By 12 January 2016 64
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Singapore Airlines is reportedly set to announce plans next week to operate international flights in and out of Canberra Airport. The Australian Financial Review has reporte...

The Public Menace of Blight (Episode 09)

By 12 January 2016
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Continuing from episode eight, this is The Public Menace of Blight by Kaaron Warren. All the places you think are real, are real. Events and people are pure invention. I...

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