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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Chicken wings

By 26 January 2015
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Last week the call went out for Canberra’s best chicken wings, and for a while Smoque was the only restaurant receiving recommendations. I was delighted to eventually see other v...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 25 January 2015
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Dobinsons

By 24 January 2015
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Years ago, before the Canberra Centre expanded into what it is today, there was an area called the city market place, where Dobinsons first established itself as a small bakery...

Canberra mourns 2XX presenter Sylvie Stern

By 23 January 2015 1
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The Canberra arts community grieved on Wednesday morning with the passing of Sylvie Stern, long-term arts promoter and host of 2XX's popular Art 'N' Soul and Artbeat programs. ...

Whats on this weekend? (24th, 25th and 26th January 2015)

By 23 January 2015
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that the anticipation of a long weekend kills any desire to be productive at work. You could alternate between refreshing Facebook and ch...

Carpenter and joiner

By 25 January 2015
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We need two built-in wall units made.  Can anyone recommend a carpenter/joiner who could help us?  I'm currently thinking of contacting two - Ray Browne Joinery and Benchmarc...

Woman arrested for aggravated robbery

By 25 January 2015
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ACT Policing has arrested a 38-year-old Kambah woman after allegedly robbing a BWS liquor store yesterday, (Saturday 24 January). At about 1.30pm a woman entered the liquor ...

Letterboxing for puppies dumped in Higgins

By 23 January 2015 3
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As inspectors continue to appeal to the community for information relating to a serious case of animal cruelty regarding several abandoned puppies this week, RiotACT contributors...

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O'Connor letterbox smashers excel themselves

By 15 June 2010 16

The drunks of All Bar Nun are famed throughout the Inner North for their capacity to smash letterboxes as they stumble home. Normally the smashing occurs around the point they run out of beer, and it's smaller lighter boxes that get the works. But it seems even the sturdiest brick letterb...

But is it art?

By 15 June 2010 10

Down where Sullivan's Creek enters the ANU lurks the great shopping trolley collection. Well they had to end up somewhere didn't they? Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Big Bangs Cocktail Fundraiser 2010!

By 15 June 2010 4

Dear RA-ers, It's on again in 2010!  You are cordially invited to the 2010 Big Bangs Fundraiser, proudly presented by Tongue & Groove! This year the event begins at 7pm, on Monday 21st June, at Tongue & Groove, on Bunda Street.  Tickets are $50, which includes cocktails, canapés, mu...

ANU to squeeze in another 1023 accommodation units

By 15 June 2010 12

The ANU has the welcome news that they're throwing up another 1023 new accommodation units over the next two years. The ACT Government is making land available and the Commonwealth’s National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is putting in some of the money. ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor ...

Pecha Kucha Volume 8

By 15 June 2010

The latest Pecha Kucha shindig happens this Wednesday, 16 July at the CraftACT Gallery from 7pm. Pecha Kucha is a global talkfest, featuring creative folk detailing their work, ideas and inspirations. They keep it snappy via the patented PK 20x20 system- 20 slides on screen for 20 seconds. ...

Police Wrap - 15 June 2010

By 15 June 2010 5

1. Red Rooster Rolled: ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to assist its investigation of an armed robbery outside the Red Rooster store in Rylah Crescent, Wanniassa, last night (Monday, June 14). Two male offenders, both armed with knives and with their faces covered with bandannas or sca...

Hearse Courtesy

By 15 June 2010 21

Anyone who has been to a funeral would know that the lowering or sending off of the casket is one of the hardest parts to watch.  I witnessed an interesting spectacle of disrespect or ignorance recently when a hearse was attempting to get out of a funeral home in Belconnen.  A casket was clear...

True Logic of the Future - at the Belconnen Arts Centre

By 15 June 2010

The following has crossed my desk and looks interesting: Science-theatre ensemble Boho presents new interactive performance True Logic of the Future at the Belconnen Arts Centre this July. Drawing on the ideas of 19th century economist, meteorologist, logician, musician, programmer, 3D ph...

IPA lashes the ACT's fascist supermarket policy

By 15 June 2010 16

Free market think tank, The Institute of Public Affairs, has looked into the ACT's brave new statist experiment into supermarket competition which seems to have pleased no one except Supabarn. The key consequences of the government’s implementation of its supermarkets policy at Kingston, Di...

Ambassador Stanhope tackles Palestine

By 15 June 2010 5

With the good government of the Australian Capital Territory completely under control the Chiefly Jon Stanhope's thoughts turn to distant Palestine. Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly have been invited to a special briefing by the head of the Palestinian delegation to Australia, as the first...

Canberra is 5th most livable sustainable city

By 15 June 2010

According to an ABC report on a Conservation Foundation survey of Australian cities. What more can I say? Stanhope just has to try harder in getting us to use our cars less....

McCaughey Street in Turner

By 15 June 2010 28

After living in the inner north for a few years now I'm still no closer to solving this little riddle – how should one pronounce McCaughey Street? Is is McCorgi? Or perhaps it might be McCoffee. Or, a new theory put forward to me over the weekend, is it McCackey? The street in question s...

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