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Ask RiotACT: Port Salut Cheese availability

By 10 February 2016 3
Ask RiotACT

Hello friendly friends! Just wondering if anyone knows where/if it is possible to buy Port Salut cheese in the Canberra/Queanbeyan region? I do believe some Coles stores as ...

Urban Renewal its coming your way!

By 10 February 2016 2
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There’s a talk at the Albert Hall here in Canberra on Tuesday 16 February. The title for this session definitely sounds as though a focus group of bureaucrats have signed off...

Face-off: A mandate for light rail?

By 10 February 2016 11
Corbell vs Coe

Our occasional Face-off series is back to look at one of the most-debated issues around town right now. Plenty of RiotACT readers already have a view on this question, but we d...

Best of Canberra callout – bike paths

By 9 February 2016 11
bicycle path

To continue with all things fitness related, let's take a look at Canberra's best bike path for Best of Canberra this week. This town is the cycling capital of the nation w...

Ask RiotACT: wasps on neighbours’ property

By 9 February 2016 7
Ask RiotACT

Hi guys, I wanted a few opinions. My elderly neighbours have been collecting (I use this term loosely) wasps for some years now. They are paper wasps and not the European ones,...

Five to try: Valentine’s Day

By 9 February 2016 2
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Valentine’s Day is one of those weird “holidays” that some people love to hate, others spend weeks planning big romantic gestures and most of us probably fall somewhere in be...

A chance to reassess airport security controls

By 9 February 2016 4
Airport screening

It’s great news that Singapore Airlines will be flying direct to Canberra opening up Asia, Europe and New Zealand in September. No more obligatory journeys to Sydney, either ...

Building underway for new hospital at Bruce

By 8 February 2016 4
University of Canberra Public Hospital

Construction officially began today on the $139 million University of Canberra Public Hospital at Bruce. The hospital will be the ACT’s first specialist sub-acute hospital...

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We have a new Movember King!!

By 27 November 2010 5

[First filed: Nov 26, 2010 @ 11:38] Crowned at the Movember Gala Parté last night at King O’Malley’s Irish Pub (the home of Movember Canberra) the new mo-king “Ferret” (Ross Carter) will represent Canberra at the international Movember competition. “Ferret” beat former-Movembe...

Westfield Belconnen (It's The Place to Be!)

By 27 November 2010 44

[Photo by Owen] Normally I am one who tries to avoid worshipping at Belconnen's Grand High Temple to Consumerism. Tonight, however, it would seem that the fates (and a wife desperate to get the Christmas shopping out of the way) conspired against me, and so it was that I found myself joining the...

Beer or get out says Pork Barrel

By 27 November 2010 37

Do you like drinking beers that are out of date? Perhaps you take pleasure in abuse by staff? If so let me recommend to you the fine establishment known as pork barrel. Charmingly positioned opposite the rose gardens of old parliament house, there's not much they could do wrong you'd th...

Police Wrap - 27 November 2010

By 27 November 2010 2

1. DFO ram raid! ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a ram raid at the JB Hi Fi store in the DFO complex, Fyshwick, this morning (Saturday, 27 November). About 5am, police responded to an alarm at JB Hi Fi at Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick. Upon arrival police found the roller door to the loading ...

Mo or no?

By 27 November 2010 16

The mo of the above gentleman was disqualified from Movember at King O'Malley's on unspecified grounds. A violation of the rules? Which rule? We submit the evidence below for perusal of the RiotACT: A mo as magnificent as this deserves a second opinion. We ask this esteemed assembly: Mo or No...

Mal Adjusted downsizing

By 27 November 2010

OK hipsters, here's a chance to bling your ride on the cheap. Dickson's Mal Adjusted have announced a weekend sale as they try to offload seven years of accumulated gear to fit into their new premises next to Trinity. My cycling sources (who have no financial interest in the store) reckon it's...

Out of date encyclopedias

By 27 November 2010 21

Hi all - hoping for any ideas if at all possible.   Does anybody know of any organisation that might benefit from old encyclopedias?   We have a set of Brittanicas that is possibly 15 or so years old, maybe even older (just need to check that).  Of course much of the information is likely to be...

Suburban Christmas lights worth seeing

By 27 November 2010 12

Hi all... being new to the ACT I am keen to find out if there is a Christmas lights competition on here? Where we moved from one of the radio stations and Energex ran a comp each year and we loved taking the kids out to the 'awesome' streets to check out the lights. Is there something similar he...

Last chance to run on Deek's Drive

By 26 November 2010 4

Chief Minister Stanhope is letting us all know that in order for construction to start in Wright and Coombs the running area known as Deeks Forest is going to have to close, so Sunday is a last chance to run it for a while. Sunday will be a nostalgic day for Canberra's running fraternity, as it ...

Katy Launches CRAPh CeRAPH

By 26 November 2010 4

Katy Gallagher has pushed out one of the most badly written media releases I've seen in a long time about "the new Centre for Research and Action in Public Health (CeRAPH) at the University of Canberra." "The Centre for Research and Action in Public Health will increase capacity to tackle some o...

People dressed as aliens in civic

By 26 November 2010 13

Hey, I was getting lunch today in civic and there were an above normal amount of people dressed as aliens/UFO walking south towards the convention centre on City walk.  Does Subway have some new and improved cookies? any idea what is going on? BK...

What's with the red grass?

By 26 November 2010 7

Pommy Bastard has sent this in with a question: At Aranda bushland this morning walking the dogs, I was taken by the amazing displays of wild flowers there. I was surprised to notice that some of the grass, which is now over five foot high in places, had got in on the act and were in bloom wi...

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