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Ask RiotACT: Electrician for small job?

By 5 May 2016
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
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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
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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...

Theyre ripping up parking lots

By 4 May 2016 10
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Canberra’s planners in the 1950s and beyond delivered an infrastructure made for cars. There were even major freeways planned (a story for another day). The road infrastru...

Budget 2016 | Fee deregulation scrapped but universities still face big cuts

By 3 May 2016
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The Turnbull Government has abandoned full university fee deregulation but is still banking $2 billion in savings from higher education. Scott Morrison’s maiden budget dit...

Budget 2016 | ACT reaction

By 3 May 2016 6
Budget generic

At a glance - Chief minister says more than 1000 public service jobs will be lost - Business welcomes tax concessions, intern scheme   ACT chief minister Andre...

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18 stories is medium density - The Greens

By 7 January 2011 16

The Greens' Caroline Le Couteur has come out swinging for the proposed vast high rise development of Woden Green. Even more intriguingly she describes it as "a sustainable, medium-density development in a town centre". She does make some good arguments in its favour: “It is in the right l...

Solar hot water in Canberra?

By 7 January 2011 32

We are on the market for a new hot water system as our old electric model is cactus. I'm wondering if anyone has any comments on their experience with solar hot water in Canberra, brands, efficiency, relability? I am currently comparing Solahart and Edwards. Edwards has a stainless steel tank ...

Road closures on Parkes Way and the Barton Highway

By 7 January 2011 3

Two notes in from Territory and Municipal Services: 1. Parkes Way closed for the Triathlon: The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the following sections of Parkes Way will be closed from 6 am to 3 pm on Sunday 9 January 2011 due to the Australian Triathlon Spr...

Unearthed Review - The Sodapops **1/2

By 7 January 2011 8

There are nearly 700 Canberra bands with tracks on the TripleJunearthed website. In 2011 we're going to explore them. (here's the reviews so far) Fourth off the rank, selected at random, is The Sodapops who describe themselves thusly: We are The Sodapops! We formed a little over a year ...

Images of Canberra - Bird Friday

By 7 January 2011 5

The photos just keep rolling in at a phenomenal rate for Images of Canberra's Bird Week. The above pic is by GP, but we've had sensational entries into the slideshow from Patrick Keogh, Braddonboy, GP and Threepaws. Keep your bird pictures coming over the weekend to images@the-riotact.com ...

Police Wrap - 7 January 2011

By 7 January 2011 28

1. Six plants in a dog box? ACT Policing has seized six cannabis plants, approximately 100 cannabis seeds, a small amount of dried cannabis and a container of suspected cannabis resin from an inner city flat this afternoon (Thursday January 6). Members from City Police Station attended the Ain...

Wet 2010 just a blip according to ACTEW

By 7 January 2011 22

The Canberra Times has been having a chat with ACTEW's Mark Sullivan about water and infrastructure investment. Actew managing director Mark Sullivan said once the rains stopped predicted to be in February or March the territory would again have to face at least 20 years of low rainfall. Altho...

Gungahlin road upgrades

By 7 January 2011 10

Chief Minister Stanhope is informing us that he's contracted another $21 million of our money for upgrading roads in Gungahlin: The ACT Government has awarded a $21 million road contract to support the future traffic needs of north Gungahlin and the new suburb of Casey. Chief Minister and Min...

Recommendations of a Dentist and Psychologist for kids in Canberra?

By 7 January 2011 38

Hi all... I am in search of a good family/kids dentist and a good child psychologist. We moved here not long ago and we are living Northside, but I'm willing to travel if needed. I have called Smile Lounge and also the ACT health dental clinic and there seem to be minimum 2 month wait for both. ...

Lake Burley Griffin definitely open

By 7 January 2011

The National Capital Authority is making sure you know that the Lake is most definitely open for all uses at the moment: The NCA advises that Lake Burley Griffin remains open to all contact uses. Although bacteria has returned to a safe level, the NCA warns lake users that due to recent flood...

Martial Arts for the Unfit

By 7 January 2011 25

Does anyone have any recommendations for a martial arts class? I am an overweight female in my twentys looking to try a martial art for fitness, the discipline and to meet other people. I have had a look on the internet, but the websites all seem to feature young men, I was hoping for a class that w...

The Grubs of Gunghetto

By 7 January 2011 57

On New Year's Eve we took a look at the charity bin dumping of West Belconnen. Damien Haas has sent in these above pictures showing the Gunghettes refuse to be outdone. So what's the solution? A concerted campaign to catch a few dumpers, put them in stocks in Civic Square and invite th...

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