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Pialligo Estate: The Butcher, The Baker & The Merrymaker

By 29 June 2016
Butcher Baker Merrymaker

Canberra is cold in winter.  Sometimes it even snows.  This is something often wielded by non-Canberrans as an excuse not to visit, an example of what is wrong about Canberra. ...

Best of Canberra callout: Polling booth sausage sizzles

By 29 June 2016 10
sausage sizzle

I love election day. Every three years, I collect my mum and head to Telopea Park School so we can engage in some banter with the how-to-vote-card spruikers, pick up a bargain ...

The curious case of the Chief Minister and the CSIRO development

By 29 June 2016 5
CSIRO01

Sometimes the words of local politicians are a thing of wonder. Here’s a very curious story. Last week there were two articles in the Canberra Times about statements by th...

Ask RiotACT: Winter heating – oil heaters or central heating?

By 29 June 2016 4
Ask RiotACT

Greetings Rioters. I'm in a 4 bed house. What do you think is cheaper and by how much: A) having gas run central heating - set to a lowish temp (like 15 degrees) or ...

Negative ads drive voters to minor parties

By 28 June 2016 10
LibAd

As we head into the final days of an election campaign, new research from the ANU has found negative political advertising is driving people to vote for minor parties and inde...

Alleged burglar caught in Forde backyard

By 28 June 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

A 19-year-old woman will face court today for property, burglary and assault offences after a resident caught her in his Forde back garden yesterday afternoon. About 3pm...

Best of Canberra: Café strips

By 28 June 2016 4
Bunda St

This week for Best of Canberra we have explored some of the city’s favourite café/restaurant/bar strips. Our hunt was for the best all-in-one spot to grab a bite to eat, a c...

Predictions for July 2 and beyond

By 28 June 2016 3
election vote

Next week it will all be over – temporarily. The 2016 Federal election has been a mild affair in the ACT and we can confidently predict all four sitting members will be re...

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Extreme alert for algae in the lake

By 28 January 2011 1

The National Capital Authority has an lengthy run down on the state of Lake Burley Griffin: Black Mountain Beach and Weston Park (East and West) in Lake Burley Griffin are currently closed to primary contact recreation due to high levels of blue-green algae. At present, the blue-green algae l...

CANwalk kicks off

By 28 January 2011

Today's the big launch day for the CANwalk portal which, for those of you who need help with your walking, will be an invaluable resource. The CANwalk Portal is designed to assist you in finding a walking group or event to suit your needs. Just click on the links to the ‘Events’ or ‘Cho...

Your thoughts sought on the Brumbies redevelopment

By 28 January 2011

The ACT Planning and Land Authority has sent out a media release asking for comment on Draft Variation 307 which would let the Brumbies to turn their Griffith headquarters into a three storey apartment complex. Chief Planning Executive Neil Savery, said that ACTPLA had prepared a draft variation ...

Axe weilding nutter shot by police

By 28 January 2011 21

Police have discharged a firearm during a disturbance in Holder last night (Thursday, January 27). At about 8.30pm ACT Policing responded to a domestic violence incident between a male and female at a unit complex in Holder. The disturbance was taking place outside the complex when police arri...

Images of Canberra - Sculpture at Nara Park

By 28 January 2011

Brian has sent in this picture of the sculpture at Nara Park. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? send it to images@the-riotact.com...

Not all food and vitamins are created equally

By 28 January 2011 29

The quality of our food today is questionable. Processed foods that contain little or no nutritional value are consumed as part of a stable diet and modern day agriculture has lowered the nutrient value of our fruit, vegetables meat and dairy produce. I encourage all of my personal training clients ...

Northbourne closed by truck rollover

By 27 January 2011 15

ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Ambulance Service on scene of a semi-trailer rollover at intersection of London Crt and Northbourne Ave, City. Firefighters freed a driver from the truck via the windscreen and have contained a diesel spill of at least 200 litres. ACT Ambulance Service intensive ...

Rattenbury savages Actew over urban wetland unorthodoxy

By 27 January 2011 1

The Greens' water guy Shane Rattenbury is displeased that Actew has had the temerity to make a submission to the Hawke Review of the ACT Public service critical of the Urban Wetlands as not a very clever way to conserve water. “On the issue of the Urban Wetlands Project, it was really disappoin...

Sandra Lambert joins the sacred cows

By 27 January 2011

Chief Minister Stanhope advises he has elevated Sandra Lambert to the luvvies inner circle, the Cultural Facilities Corporation Board. The Cultural Facilities Corporation manages a number of important ACTGovernment cultural facilities including the Canberra Theatre Centre, the Canberra Museum and...

Armed Guards for Duntroon

By 27 January 2011 4

One would like to think an Army officer training school could look after itself. But the Canberra Times reports that Duntroon is getting armed guards from the middle of the year after the recent(ish) Islamist plans were thwarted to shoot up the Hollingsworth Holsworthy barracks....

ACT economy to continue booming

By 27 January 2011 1

The ABC has the happy news that the hung parliament is likely to keep the Commonwealth government so paralysed that Canberra's public service fuelled good times are likely to last: Access Economics says the challenges ahead are mixed with new housing starts at record levels, consumer spending so...

Chicken Gourmet Tandoori Chicken Burger - $10 lunch review

By 27 January 2011 8

Chicken Gourmet is a long surviving stalwart of the Civic landscape. To start off our review series of sub $10 lunches available to city workers we've gone with their tandoori chicken burger. Firstly the service is fast. Really fast. Possibly 10 times faster than what the retarded children...

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