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Local Leaders Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014
Deborah Hill Skate Nation

By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller der...

Lonesome Lambie

By 26 November 2014 8
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On Paul Murray Live Sunday night we were discussing the imminent departure of Jacqui Lambie from the Palmer United Party. Janine Perrett was hosting, because the eponymous h...

Best of Canberra – Pancakes

By 25 November 2014 28
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I am drooling over the thought of a big stack of fluffy pancakes, smothered in salted caramel syrup, sprinkled with walnuts and topped with fresh banana. Normally when I eas...

New visual tool to help make cancer treatment less daunting

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has launched a new Radiation Oncology Patient Information DVD, which provides information to patients about radiation therapy, along with the practical aspects of treatment. “After a diagnosis of cancer, patients and their carers can experience a wide range of emot...

Cotter recreational area and campground temporarily closed

By 26 November 2014

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that Cotter Campground and neighbouring Cotter Bend recreational area are temporarily closed so tree maintenance can be safely undertaken. It is expected that the Cotter Campground will be reopened on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and the...

Big Trouble Ahead for the ACTs Budget ?

By 26 November 2014 7

In June 2014, this years ACT budget was projected to be m$333 in the red without the impact of Mr Fluffy - which could be as high as m$500 over 3 years, according to the ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr : www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/mr-fluffy-750-million-appropriation-bill-tabled-in-legislative-a...

Canberra Custom Knife Show

By 26 November 2014

It's on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall. Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives. There are more than twenty makers coming from all ov...

Canberra climbs worlds best student cities rankings

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education Katy Gallagher has welcomed news that Canberra has risen 16 places in the QS Best Student Cities 2015, the biggest jump of all six Australian cities represented. Canberra entered the London-based institute’s ranking of the top 50 cities for stude...

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More poster bollards

By 18 May 2010 2

The Department of Territory And Municipal Services (TAMS) have announced they'll be putting up more "bill poster silos" around town: New bill poster silos are being installed at shopping centres and other locations across Canberra in 2010. The silos will provide a legal site for poster advert...

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in Canberra 27-29 May

By 18 May 2010

Bringing the best films and artwork from all over the globe, the annual Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life. Here in Canberra the festival will be held at the Arc Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archives from May 27-...

Fire in Phillip!

By 18 May 2010 2

The following in from the ESA: 2:30am Tuesday 18 May 2010 - Fire at commercial building at Phillip ACT Fire Brigade are on scene of a fire at a commercial premesis on Dundas Court, Phillip. Fire has been extinguished at the massage and therapeutic studio with extensive damage. Damage estimat...

World Environment Day Trivia Night

By 18 May 2010

Hi to all the Trivia Hounds out there, Just giving you all the heads up that the discounted price of $20pp for the Conservation Council's Trivia Night Tickets will end at the end of this week. After which tickets will be $25pp. You can either book tickets per person or per table (8 per table)....

Images of Canberra - The Stadium from above the mist.

By 18 May 2010 4

Pommy Bastard has sent in this one taken from the Pinnacle during last Friday's fog. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? (it really, really doesn't HAVE to be a landscape) Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Humphries a miracle worker?

By 18 May 2010 13

I was intrigued to see last week that Tony Abbott plans on making cuts to the public service in the form of a public service freeze for a couple years. Although the usual players were out whacking Humphries over the affair, I took a different tack. Though I didn't vote for him last time around...

Where can I get better coffee in Canberra than I can make myself?

By 18 May 2010 63

[First filed: May 17, 2010 @ 9:52] After a long delay I finally got access over the weekend to the storage unit my things were in. I hadn't really understood what I'd been missing out on until I unpacked my coffee grinder and espresso pot. $6.50 got me 200g of arabica at the local IGA ...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2010, Episode 15

By 17 May 2010

Rob, Nik, Tim, James and I mix up the rugby ideas in the back room of All Bar Nun and expound on the weeks come and gone for your tipping success. The beer for review is Coopers 62. The music this week is by local combo Hannah and Sam. You can download it now. The podcast feed for futur...

Potent Seselja derails Australia's World Cup Bid!

By 17 May 2010 50

[First filed: 16 May 2010 @ 10:30] One doesn't normally associate being leader of the opposition in the London Circuit Soviet with great power or responsibility But Andrew Barr reckons our own Zed Seselja is jeopardising Australia's bid for the soccer world cup! Chief Minister Jon Stanhope ...

Webber wins again

By 17 May 2010 19

(Credit: Red Bull Racing/Getty Images) Mark Webber's win in Spain last week was pretty good, but his victory at the Monaco Grand Prix last night is a on a different level (as Mark's post-race comments suggest). It's the first time an Aussie has won in Monaco since 1959, when Sir Jack Brabham chal...

Police Wrap - 17 May 2010

By 17 May 2010 6

1. Rider down near Tharwa: ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are currently investigating a collision that occurred in Tharwa today May 16, 2010. At approximately 11.40am this morning, police were called to Tharwa Drive, Tharwa after a white ute had colli...

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