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Take a hike: Square Rock trail

By 28 May 2015 1
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Last week Lisa Martin asked for your suggestions for new Canberra hiking trails to test out. In the first of her trail reviews based on reader recommendations, she tries the Sq...

14 things to do in Canberra this weekend (30 and 31 May 2015)

By 28 May 2015 5
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Enjoy the last weekend of Autumn with plenty of outdoor activities and entertainment, including the MS Fun Run and Walk, a Brumbies home game and an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea...

New ACT Fire & Rescue chief officer appointed

By 28 May 2015

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch today announced the appointment of a new chief officer for ACT Fire & Rescue. “I am pleased to announce that following an extensive national recruitment search Mark Brown AFSM has been selected as chief officer, ACT Fire & Rescue,” ...

Uni Pub comedy featuring Adam Rozenbachs

By 28 May 2015
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Finally there's a comedy room in the city.  Get along to the first Uni Pub comedy night on Friday 26 June at 8pm. Adam Rozenbachs is a stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster, a...

Have you seen Michael?

By 28 May 2015
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Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating Michael, who left his Lyons home on Monday morning and has not been heard of or seen since, and has not been in contac...

Hughes IGA robbed

By 28 May 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hughes last Sunday night (24 May 2015). About 7.45pm, two males both carrying large knives enter...

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy. Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre's new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The data facilit...

Monash Drive – which route?

By 27 May 2015 9
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Thanks for the views and comments on my previous post, Light rail or Monash Drive. If Monash Drive is to be reconsidered, then the next question is what are the possible route...

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Wattle Saturday!

By 28 August 2010

In our ongoing Wattle Week series Bubzie has sent in the above. The below photo is by Anna from 2008. Today's the last day to send your wattle photos in to images@the-riotact.com (Slideshow of all the entries below) ...

How to blow $140,000 on internet chat sites?

By 28 August 2010 10

The ABC has an astonishing story on Anglicare's Canberra and Goulburn accounts department employee Ian Gordon Stubbings, 39, who's going been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding his employer. Alarming enough is that a charity can pay out $140,000 in expense claims to an employee over...

Police Wrap - 28 August 2010

By 28 August 2010 4

1. Gotcha! A 25-year-old man has been charged with two aggravated robberies following a successful extradition from NSW by ACT Policing detectives yesterday (Friday August 27). Police will allege the man committed the aggravated robbery at the Video Ezy store in Ngunnawal on May 7 and the aggr...

Real ghost story film, interested?

By 28 August 2010 2

Hi, my name is Wendy.:) I am currently studying media at the University of Canberra, and I am seeking for some people who are interested in being part of my film project (this is my last year and I'm making a major film product until the end of November). I'd like to interview some of you in...

Hazard burns

By 28 August 2010

On this lovely still, sunny, day the ESA asks us not to panic as they conduct burns: 5:40pm Friday 27 August 2010 - Two hazard reduction burns in the ACT tomorrow The ACT Rural Fire Service Rivers Brigade will be conducting two hazard reduction burns tomorrow within the Territory. The first b...

Renters and agents - how low can you go?

By 28 August 2010 20

I recently lost a friend in a tragic accident. Believe it or not, one of the worst things to deal with (yes surprisingly for Canberra), was the rental property agent. I wanted to spare the family from what I know would come... who are these people? -- just three days after my friends passin...

Leaves in our roof space - recommendations?

By 28 August 2010 7

My husband was up in our roof space the other week, looking for evidence of whatever was scratching around up there at night. While he was up there, he was a little disturbed at how much light was coming in through the tiles, as well as the large number of leaves resting on our insulation. We ...

Farewell to WIN's Good

By 28 August 2010 6

Canberra's WIN newsreader, Jessica Good, signs off for the final time (for now)... All the best to Jess and we look forward to seeing you back on our screens! :) Good luck to Danielle Post too, who will fill the seat from Monday....

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 130 – Den Hanrahan

By 27 August 2010

Canberra's (possibly the world's) least reliable podcast is trying to prove that too much is better than not enough. So for local musical goodness and chattering chatter get clicking on the Insatiable Banalities podcast number 130, featuring the muscular alt.country of Den Hanrahan. Track ...

O'Connor Carnage

By 27 August 2010 3

The following in from the ESA indicate a busy day in O'Connor: 1:55pm Friday 27 August 2010 - Man trapped after single vehicle mva in O'Connor ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire Brigade are in attendance at a single vehicle accident on the corner of MacArthur Avenue and David Street O'Connor. ...

Confidentiality Failures: An ACT Government Story

By 27 August 2010 14

On 24 August, TaMS originally released its report into the GDE Bridge collapse. You can review the finalised and fully redacted version of the report here. Normally, there is a process with releasing government documentation, by which the information which isn't necessary (mostly personal inform...

Rising Raiders Recruiting, snapping up Blake Ferguson

By 27 August 2010 1

The Raiders have announced they've succeeded in recruiting the Sharks rising star Blake Ferguson: Ferguson, who represented the Indigenous All-Stars in the inaugural NRL All-Stars match on the Gold Coast earlier this year, will bolster the Raiders outside backs, giving them one of the most excit...

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