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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

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

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

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
university generic

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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The best way to spend $20 million? 90 slightly cheaper rentals in Crace?

By 22 December 2010 19

Housing in Canberra is woefully over priced because there are more people trying to find somewhere to live than there are houses to put them in. And yet. Brace yourselves this might make you angry when you think it through. Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that the ACT Government is lendi...

Seeking free legal advice for car accident?

By 22 December 2010 61

My wife was involved in a car accident she was stopped at a red light coming out of Mitchell turning onto the Barton highway she procedded when the light changed green and was t-boned her car was a write off and we have no insurance the other car has been deemed a write of by their insurer. There wa...

New Hall of Valour opens this week in the War Memorial

By 22 December 2010

The War Memorial have posted the above video as part of their soft launch of the re-developed Hall of Valour, one of the world's largest collections of the Victoria Cross. It's open to the public from Christmas Eve (Friday)....

Lighting up the city center this Christmas

By 22 December 2010 6

25 kilometres of brightly shining fairy lights will decorate the streets of Canberra’s center this Christmas. The lights are switched on each evening at dusk and bring a sense of atmosphere and Christmas cheer.   “We’ve been lighting the city’s trees for the past three Christmas ...

Vision Zero hits Vision 19

By 22 December 2010 9

This in from ACT Policing: ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating a single vehicle collision on Soward Way in Greenway where the single occupant has died. Police on mobile patrol came across a silver Holden utility in a culvert about 10.10pm last nig...

Greens' sook about Alistair's twittering

By 22 December 2010 20

The Green's Shane Rattenbury likes twitter unless it is about him! Should you desire the wit and wisdom of Alistair Coe, who appears to have invented a new electorate of "Belconnen, Nicholls and Hall in the ACT Assembly" you can find his tweets a...

Images of Canberra - Bad moon over Dunlop

By 22 December 2010 15

"alloneword" has sent in this picture of last night's lunar eclipse over Dunlop. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

Fire in Stirling

By 22 December 2010 7

[First filed: Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:02] This in from the ESA: 4.25am Tuesday 21 December 2010 - House destroyed by fire at Stirling ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a house fire at McKail Cres, Stirling. Fire is extinguished and crews are currently mopping up. Two level house with garage has b...

Auditor-General finds ACT Government is getting better

By 21 December 2010 4

The Auditor-General has released the Audit Report into the 2009/10 Financial Audits of the ACT Government. Astonishingly either they're getting better, or getting better and hiding things from auditors. The media release is, by the standards of these things positively glowing: -- In 2009-10...

AFP Bingle on Morshead Drive

By 21 December 2010 34

This in from ACT Policing: ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating a collision involving an AFP member. The collision occurred around 12.50pm today (Tuesday, December 21) on Morshead Drive, Pialligo where an AFP vehicle has been involved in a collisio...

Public art tsunami continues with the Ainslie Cod

By 21 December 2010 19

Facet has sent in the latest in a deluge of public art, this the Cod of Ainslie. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to ....

Preparing your car for the exodus

By 21 December 2010 13

This in from ACT Policing: ACT Policing is urging all motorists who are travelling interstate over the holidays to plan their trips and ensure their cars are in good working order. “Some drivers become complacent when it comes to their cars. They assume that because the car had a service at on...

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