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Ask RiotACT: Home extension – where to start?

By 24 July 2016
Ask Riot

Hello Rioters, We're in a small two bedroom single level duplex, but are feeling the squeeze. We'd love to stay in the hood (Narrabundah), so we think extending might be th...

Police appeal over Kaleen attempted armed robbery

By 22 July 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking public help following an attempted armed robbery at the Caltex Star Mart service station in Kaleen last Thursday. Police responded to a report of a male ho...

Northbourne flats, ex-visitor centre sites up for auction in August

By 22 July 2016 4
Dickson on Northbourne aerial view from brochure

The territory’s Land Development Agency has appointed Knight Frank the sales agent for three ACT Government-owned blocks set for retail, commercial and residential developmen...

Hume Hwy closed southbound, traffic diverted through Canberra

By 22 July 2016 4
Accident site (left) and diversion point (circled).

All Sydney to Melbourne Hume Highway traffic is being diverted through Canberra via the Federal Highway turnoff near Goulburn this morning after a truck rolled blocking southbo...

Politicians blind to population growth concerns

By 22 July 2016 11
Sustainable Australia party founder William Bourke.

The recent Federal election saw the Sustainable Australia Party (ignored by the mainstream) field candidates and shortly before polling day at a local level the ACT Government ...

Light rail extension routes identified

By 21 July 2016 18
light rail artist impression

Canberrans have identified four key routes for the next stage of the light rail network, according to the ACT government. These were contained in Keeping Canberra Moving: Wh...

Happy Kidlets at Café Injoy

By 21 July 2016 1
A plate of pancakes with strawberries and ice-cream

Gold Creek always reminds me of scene out of the soap opera Neighbours. This is not just because it has a resort named Lassiters: the touristy facades also make me feels I am...

Fire engulfs Pialligo Estate smokehouse at Hume

By 21 July 2016
Firefighters at work in Hume at around 8pm last night.

Firefighters spent two and a half hours battling a blaze that caused extensive damage to the Pialligo Estate Smokehouse off Sheppard St, Hume last night, extinguishing the flam...

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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...

Clash of Canberra Event Dates - March - UPDATED

By 27 January 2011 3

I've just been looking at the events calendar in and around Canberra in March, and have noticed what looks to be some interesting clash of dates, that someone didn't have there thinking caps on for. Firstly, on Saturday March 12th, 'Symphony in the Park' at Stage 88 which is part of the 'Celebra...

Hipsters again divide opinion

By 27 January 2011 4

Alf has sent in this piece of street art taken in Braddon (near Crust). The interesting thing about hipsters is that even people who are evidently hipsters still despise their brethren. It's nice to see some love. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to im...

TAMS mowing schedule for the week starting 31 January 2011

By 27 January 2011

Territory and Municipal Services have published their list of planned mowing for next week, a subject dear to many hearts. -- Inner north major roads Ainslie Avenue, Federal Highway, Flemington / Randwick Road, Ginninderra Drive, Lady Denman Drive / Clunies Ross Road, Majura Road - Arterial road ...

Capitals prepared for war against Bulleen Boomers

By 27 January 2011 3

Canberra TransACT Capitals Coach Carrie Graf has said her team will be ready for war as they take on the Bulleen Boomers in Saturday’s top of the table WNBL clash at AIS Arena. The two teams have squared off in the last two WNBL finals, with the Capitals winning both times by a margin of t...

Police pleased with your Australia Day behaviour

By 27 January 2011 5

ACT Policing is pleased with behaviour at Australia Day events yesterday (Wednesday, 26 January) at Commonwealth Place. During the course of the day ACT Policing apprehended six juveniles for alcohol-related incidents, and a further five children were taken into protective custody due lack of app...

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