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Witnesses to Gungahlin Lakes assault sought

By 6 May 2016
Police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking to identify an offender following an assault at the Gungahlin Lakes Club on Monday 25 March 2016. About 1.25am, two males were denied entry at the Cl...

Recycling excess plastic shopping bags?

By 6 May 2016 3

With an election coming up (and the last article on this in 2014 on RA not yielding many decent suggestions) I thought this might be a good time to talk again about plastic bag...

Awesome autumn – Lake Ginninderra walk

By 6 May 2016

Is there anywhere more lovely than Canberra in autumn?  If you'd like to experience some stunning leaf colour and pretty reflections, take a stroll by Lake Ginninderra. We've researched a walk that will appeal to everyone - and it's pram friendly, child friendly and dog friendly too. Interest...

Ask RiotACT: Electrician for small job?

By 5 May 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

I've just converted my garage into an office, and need an electrician to add a new powerpoint and data point. Can anyone recommend a reputable sparky who would do a small job ...

Police seek witnesses to suspicious fires

By 5 May 2016
Suspicious fires

ACT Policing, ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have identified a suspect in a relation to a series of suspicious fires lit in Canberra late last month and are c...

Founders sell Bus Depot Markets

By 5 May 2016
Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston have new owners, effective immediately, after co-founders Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting sold the business to Iconic Markets and Events Pty...

In ACTPLA we trust

By 5 May 2016 1

With the NCA moving to hand over significant planning powers to the ACT Government, the focus now shifts to how the ACT Government handles such an increase in responsibility fo...

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (6-8 May)

By 5 May 2016 1

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the Mums out there. This weekend is full of activities that will delight everyone in the family. Our top picks are the Mother’s Day Classic fu...

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Manuka Oval among new water station sites

By 6 April 2016 4
Water on Tap

Manuka Oval is among six sites where ‘Water on Tap’ refill stations will be added around Canberra in coming weeks, with the sports venue station specifically designed to ca...

Five cars in collision at Harrison

By 5 April 2016
Accident site

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue have attended a five car collision in Harrison. Crews were called to the corner of Horse Park Drive and Mapleton Avenue just afte...

Tram debate becomes battle of economic reviews

By 5 April 2016 60
Alister Coe

The ACT Government has released a second independent review of the business case for stage one of its planned light rail network in reaction to the publication yesterday of com...

Ask RiotACT: Buying hay

By 5 April 2016 8
Ask RiotACT

Hi, I'm getting married in Yarralumla next year and I would like to use hay to achieve a rustic vibe. Does anyone know where to get some? I have only found the green and round ...

No name, no shame: preventing the destruction of reputations

By 5 April 2016 7
ACT Magistrates Court

Last month a domestic violence charge against footballer El Masri was dismissed as was a similar less recent charge against another footballer. However in New South Wales, unli...

How does our public begging problem compare to that in other cities?

By 5 April 2016 11
Ask RiotACT

According to the Canberra Times, panhandlers are on the rise in Manuka. I don't like the prospect of these people hassling retirees my mum's age. Is it me or is Canberra worse...

Remains those of missing man Tahadesse Kahsai: police

By 4 April 2016
Tahadesse Kahsai

ACT Policing has confirmed that human remains found in Bruce on Saturday  are those of missing 61-year-old man Tahadesse Kahsai. The circumstances of the death are being in...

Crowdfunding effort to fight for safety improvements to the Barton Highway

By 4 April 2016 4
Barton Highway

Help make safety improvements to the Barton Highway an election issue! The next Federal election is due very soon.  The Barton Highway is now in a marginal seat.We need to ...

Whisky Straits hosts April Blues Jam

By 4 April 2016
Whisky Straits

Whisky Straits is yet another band which grew out of the Canberra Blues Society. Back when the monthly jam sessions were held at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin, Owen Cooper (...

Friday Night Live - Phil Emmanuel

By 4 April 2016
Phil Emmanuel

Phil Emmanuel is known as Australia’s Greatest Electric Guitar Player and has a resume of amazing performances with musical legends from Jazz – James Morrison, Don Burrows...

Working Canberrans can't afford to lose penalty rates

By 4 April 2016 3
Retail worker

A cut to penalty rates is a reduction in wages that working Canberrans can’t afford and don’t deserve. I hope you enjoyed your break over the expanded Easter public holi...

Ask RiotACT: Buying new car interstate

By 4 April 2016 15
Ask RiotACT

I am new to buying cars and I have read some articles from RiotACT dating back to 2011 about not buying new cars in Canberra due to: The overpricing issue compare to Sydney...

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