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Local sports club profile: Tuggeranong United Football Club

By 27 March 2015
Tuggeranong United junior football

Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC)....

Weekend garage sale guide (28th March)

By 27 March 2015

It’s garage sales galore this Saturday in Canberra, with second hand bargains for sale in suburbs including Yarralumla, Conder, Charnwood, Holt and Queanbeyan.  Southside...

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

By 27 March 2015
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I maintain that Canberra is a well-kept secret (although I am told there are now license plates surfacing which say ‘ACT – it’s not as bad as you think’ in which case t...

Whats on this weekend? 28th and 29th March

By 26 March 2015 9

How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are...

Why did Smiths Alternative really close?

By 25 March 2015 14

One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership. The c...

Find a club at the CAP Expo

By 27 March 2015
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Thinking about joining a social club or group? Come to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo! The CAP Expo is a free community event on Saturday 28 March featuring over 140...

Kangaroo shot with arrow in Queanbeyan

By 27 March 2015

On Tuesday morning, a resident of Greenleigh in Queanbeyan looked out onto her driveway and saw a young kangaroo. He was hurt. He hadn’t been hit by a car as you might guess....

Nine firearms seized across Canberra

By 27 March 2015
firearms seized

ACT Policing has seized nine registered firearms and tear gas during inspections and warrants across Canberra yesterday morning (Thursday, March 26). About 7am, members of A...

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Costco petrol no longer cheaper?

By 24 February 2015 11

I filled up at Costco on 22 January at $1.16 per litre. Checking Woolies fuel app on 23 January it would appear that the airport is the same price as most other outlets in the...

Advice for sick Kay Parris Magnolia plant?

By 24 February 2015 3

 Hi, new to this forum and hoping someone can help! Two weeks ago I planted a beautiful Kay Parris Magnolia in our front yard. Western facing, full sun, created a garden bed fi...

Dickson Woolworths - I hope you're not in a rush!

By 24 February 2015 28

We all hate having to navigate through a packed supermarket and we all hate waiting for a loooong time at the checkout, but surely copping both of these annoyances at once is p...

The reality of being homeless in Canberra

By 24 February 2015 5
Joe Bailei

The ACT, a jurisdiction that boasts the highest and most evenly distributed income in the nation, is experiencing a homelessness crisis. According to Homelessness Australia...

Best of Canberra - Juice

By 24 February 2015 7

Apple, orange or breakfast juice – growing up, my juice options were often limited to that sad trifecta. But juice has really lifted its game in recent times. These days I ca...

Does the Color Run mislead participants?

By 23 February 2015 13

The Color Run is a terrific event in terms of being genius marketing and it encourages local community participation. Both my teenage daughters were in teams with their scho...

Abode Hotels and Canberra Hospital Foundation join forces to help families

By 23 February 2015

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Health Simon Corbell will attend a partnership event at Abode Woden today to celebrate the partnership between Abode Hotels and the Canberra Hospital Foundation that will ease the burdens placed on families of patients receiving care at nearby Canberra Hos...

Anzac centenary commemorated through the arts

By 23 February 2015

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today announced over $80,000 in funding for two arts and culture projects as part of the Australian Government's Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program. From the media release: The ACT’s Centenary of Anzac commemorations received a boost...

Netball clubs at Arawang or Deakin?

By 23 February 2015 1

I'm keen to back into (relatively) competitive weekend netball after a few years off, and I'm looking for a club to join, preferably at Deakin or Weston Creek.  I'm in my mid...

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Hot chips

By 23 February 2015 9

Well didn’t hot chips turn out to be a popular topic? This week, RiotACT readers got passionate about who serves up the best fried potato in Canberra. Overwhelmingly, Kingsley...

Ruddock given the whip

By 23 February 2015 6

The sacking of Phillip Ruddock caused me to contemplate a number of issues. Firstly, I have served with Phillip Ruddock on a couple of ministerial councils and found him to ...

Man injured in collision; witnesses required

By 22 February 2015 1

A man has been conveyed to The Canberra Hospital after sustaining serious injuries as a result of a single vehicle collision last Friday (February 20) night. Around 11:45pm...

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