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Ask RiotACT: Watering system / irrigation setup

By 25 June 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber com...

Coward punch puts victim in hospital

By 24 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking to identify three men over a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of Sunday 12 June. At about 3.55am, a male was assaulted...

Update | Rural road closures in ACT

By 24 June 2016
road closed detour

Motorists and other road users are advised of the following rural road closures due to the recent wet weather and snow. Roads and crossings closed: Sunshine Crossing A...

More to do on affordable housing

By 24 June 2016 10

Housing affordability remains a hot topic with most Australians. And rightly so, given the fundamental human right for safe and secure housing. I have previously written abo...

Ask RiotACT: School disco DJ

By 24 June 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi all. I'm trying to find a DJ for my sons 12th Birthday. There is one that has been recommended to me but nobody knows how to contact him. He is "DJ CLIFF". He plays at some ...

Take your dog to work day

By 24 June 2016 9
dog in the office

Today is International Take Your Dog to Work Day when employers are asked to open their doors to pet dogs to promote the benefits of pet ownership and encourage animal adoption...

ANU welcomes collaborative cyber facilty

By 23 June 2016 4

The Australian National University will collaborate with the Australian government on a new facility to help grow Australia’s cyber-security workforce and the so-called STEM...

No monopolies on bigotry in election lead-up

By 23 June 2016 26
Christina Hobbs

“I believe human life begins at conception,” the Liberal Senator said quietly. Zed Seselja’s response was the last in a line of ACT Federal election candidate answers ...

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Ask RiotACT: Federal Election pre-poll voting places in Canberra?

By 4 June 2016 21
Ask RiotACT

Does anyone know where in Canberra I can cast a vote before election day? And is it open now?    ...

Queen's Birthday Federation Gallery openings

By 3 June 2016 1

Catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth of Australia's original founding documents with a Gallery Host who will discuss the significance of these intriguing, beautiful and powerful...

Friday Night Live - Little Buster

By 3 June 2016
Little Buster

Take one look at Greg’s old Gretsch Tennessee Rose leaned up against his Vox AC 30 amp and you’ll know that that Little Buster has a deep respect for the past – at least ...

Busways, Capital Metro and greenhouse emissions

By 3 June 2016 29
Bus stop

A Gungahlin to Civic busway offers greater overall economic benefits than Stage 1 of Capital Metro, and will probably cause fewer greenhouse emissions. This story begins in ...

642 million Tumblr, MySpace, Fling passwords stolen

By 3 June 2016 9

Not even a fortnight has gone by since it was revealed that 177 million LinkedIn passwords had been made public, confirming that the 2012 breach of LinkedIn's database had stol...

Griffs plan to stop the Belles roll - Roller Derby in the Capital

By 3 June 2016

Canberra Roller Derby League’s third home season game for 2016 is on Saturday June 25. The resurgent Black’n’Blue Belles will face the steely stare of the Surly Griffins....

Kyrgios rules himself out of Olympics, blasts AOC

By 3 June 2016 7
Nick Kyrgios

Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios, who is ranked 19th in the world and number one in Australia, has announced this morning that he will not compete at the Rio Olympics, citing "u...

Campbell man, 18, on rape charge

By 3 June 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

An 18-year-old Campbell man will face court this morning, charged with sexual assault. Police will allege the man sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman on Saturday (28 May...

2016 Keep Australia Beautiful, ACT Sustainable Communities Awards - NOW OPEN!

By 3 June 2016

The ACT #SustainableCommunities Awards recognise excellence in environmental sustainability and community building in the Australian Capital Territory. These awards celebrate t...

Ask RiotACT: Desperately seeking a diesel mechanic

By 3 June 2016 2
Ask RiotACT

My partner and I are in desperate need of getting our diesel Ford Ranger serviced by a good mechanic. As we are new to the area we don't know of anyone who specialises in diese...

Five to try … bars with fireplaces

By 2 June 2016 12
Bar Rochford

Winter has thrust itself upon us, and going out doesn’t seem so appealing on these freezing cold Canberran nights. However, don’t be put off immediately from stepping foot outs...

Be prepared for big wet

By 2 June 2016
leaves in gutter

ACT State Emergency Service chief officer Conrad Barr is urging all Canberrans to be prepared for the big wet that is forecast to mark the start of winter this weekend. “...

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