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Best of Canberra taste off – Chinese

By 31 August 2015
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It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week's call out for Canberra's ...

To go or not to go, that is the question

By 31 August 2015

Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scanda...

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

By 31 August 2015
Vintage RSPCA

The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was als...

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

By 31 August 2015 2

If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you've heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world. Already operating i...

Time to learn from planning overreach

By 31 August 2015

Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra in recent days.  The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside con...

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

By 31 August 2015

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August). About 2pm, the two all...

New Canberra Brickworks plan a win for the community

By 31 August 2015
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The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the d...

Bloomin’ great Aranda walk – spring flowers, great views, dog friendly

By 30 August 2015
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It's the perfect time of year to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Aranda with native flora in full bloom. We've just researched this easy walk taking just over an hour through A...

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Confucious comes to Dickson

By 24 September 2010 15

The ABC's Craig Allen has penned an excellent history about the last ten years of Sino-ACT relations to celebrate the installation of a giant limestone statue of Confucious at the corner of Woolley and Cape Streets. Perhaps now would be an appropriate moment to share your favourite Confucious jok...

Stolen white 1994 Holden from garage of house in Fisher

By 24 September 2010 2

Yesterday, while my son and I were out at work, someone broke into our house by forcing a window with a key operated lock on it. While they were in the house picking over our things, they found a set of keys to my son’s  white 1994 Holden, registered YDU 34M. They then loaded the car with all sor...

Previous recruits disappointing to Chief Police Officer

By 24 September 2010 26

The Canberra Times brings the intriguing news that ACT Policing is abandoning the AFP's national recruitment process, due to dissatisfaction with the results to date: ACT Policing will for the first time source its own recruits in a bid to overcome a high staff turnover and attract Canberra-raise...

Fragrance Free Workplace in Canberra?

By 24 September 2010 37

I know its a long shot and will probably just attract derision from some of you lot but worth a shot.. does anyone know of any fragrance free workplaces in canberra? As in, workplaces where there is a policy of no fragrance. I get migranes from the chemicals in perfumes etc which makes it hard t...

Images of Canberra - of all the doors in all the world

By 24 September 2010 3

[First filed: Sep 23, 2010 @ 9:09] Of all the doors in all the world this little fellow found the one that matched him here in the inner north. It's enough to make you believe in love! (Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to )...

Things to do for storm season

By 23 September 2010 8

The powers that be are unusually concerned about the forecast for storms over the next couple of months. Today Simon Corbell is announcing a campaign enouraging you to be safe: The campaign will feature advice on things Canberra householders can do to prepare their homes including: -- Clear...

Homeless? Mentally Ill? Try the Dickson Backpackers

By 23 September 2010 15

View Larger Map The ABC informs us that while mentally ill canberrans who have a home can access step-up step-down programs the homeless ones are told to try the Dickson Backpackers': The ACT Greens have expressed concern that homeless people recovering from mental illness have been sent to a ...

ArtStart Grants available

By 23 September 2010 3

The second round of the ArtStart grants are looking for applicants. Any of our arty readers who completed study in recent years are encouraged to apply before 5 October for grants up to $10,000. Good luck!...

The Tesla Crowne Plaza's first electric guest

By 23 September 2010 1

Spice News reports that Crowne Plaza was able to christen its electric car recharge station over the weekend when the Tesla Roadster came down for the Electric Vehicle Festival. Crowne Plaza Canberra celebrated the arrival of its first guest with an electric car and the inaugural use of its n...

You'll have to step up to get ACT4GWS over the line

By 23 September 2010 23

The Sydney Morning Herald notes that the bid to link Canberra with Sydney's Western Suburbs for the purposes of AFL football is in some trouble. The story says that only 4,000 of the needed 5,000 $50 pledges have turned up. The ACT4GWS website at this time actually says the number is 3,422...

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 24 September 2010

By 23 September 2010 7

Once again Rioters we turn to your collective brilliance for things to see and do around town this weekend. Just leave your suggestions in the comments....

Busted doing 195

By 23 September 2010 14

NSW Police inform us that they've caught an Illawarra boy 115kmph over his L-plated limit on the Federal Highway near Sutton: About 5.35am today officers attached to the Monaro Highway Patrol were conducting patrols along the Federal Highway near Sutton when they saw a north bound red Hyosung mot...

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