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Shooting in McKellar overnight

By 29 July 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July). About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle ha...

Local leaders – Anna Petridis (Patissez)

By 29 July 2015 13
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Patissez in Manuka is probably the most famous café in Canberra, and maybe even one of the most famous in Australia, after receiving international media coverage in the last ...

Cheap eats – The Blue Olive (Civic)

By 29 July 2015 5
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A couple of weeks ago RiotACT contributor Bec Cuzzillo put the call out for Canberra’s best sandwiches and rolls. Café D’Lish and Autolyse were the two most popular conten...

Empathy from bureaucrats a rare thing

By 29 July 2015 5

It was during a recent North Canberra Community Council meeting that I realised I was hearing something very rare. The presenter was talking about fairly matter-of-fact issues ...

Car park thief nabbed in Gungahlin

By 29 July 2015 4

ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July). About 11.15pm, police rec...

Innovation Connect grant recipients announced

By 29 July 2015

An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding. The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-...

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam coming to Canberra

By 29 July 2015 1
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Cirque du Soleil is coming to Canberra with a spectacular entertainment event this summer. Since premiering under the big top in Montreal in 1996, Quidam has captivated m...

Rooftop solar – recent experiences in Canberra?

By 29 July 2015 22

Thinking of installing solar power to our house. Orientation is ideal, and whilst not looking to make money, I would love to escape the clutches of ACTEW (or whatever they're ...

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The concrete batch plant at the Cotter Dam

By 10 September 2010 4

More video from ACTEW on their massive construction at the Cotter Dam expansion. This time around the new plant from Colorado making better concrete than previously available....

Workers comp question?

By 10 September 2010 13

I'm currently on workers comp on it approching the 26week limit befor the pay changes to 90% of my wages, but my question is this: My specialist my doctor and my physio have all said it will only keep bruising if i dont get another job. It's my knee I had surgury to remove alot of torn cartlid...

Tak Kee cops a bigger fine

By 10 September 2010 13

View Larger Map The ABC informs us that Dickson's beloved Tak Kee Roast Inn (the place with those tasty, tasty ducks hanging in the window) has had its fine for being run like an authentic chinese restaurant bumped on appeal from $1,500 to $6,900 (as well as having the regrettable incident re-bro...

Fire in Downer

By 10 September 2010 8

This in from the ESA: 7:35am Friday 10 September 2010 - Working smoke alarm leads to quick escape A woman has had a lucky escape from a house fire in Canberra's south this morning. The woman was woken by a working smoke alarm just after 2 o'clock and safely escaped her home in Bonython Street...

Muslims break daytime fast as Ramadan ends

By 10 September 2010 15

The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan ended yesterday allowing Canberra’s Muslim community to break its dawn-to-dusk fast which it has been holding for the past 30 days. Canberra Multicultural Community Forum Vice President Diana Abdel-Rahman said that the next few days would be one of rejoicing and...

Coming home?

By 10 September 2010 14

Greeting Rioters, long time reader, very occasional poster here. I may in the position soon where I will have the opportunity to move back to Canberra after about 10 years of living in the UK (near London).    Has anyone else made a similar move?  If so, how was it? Will I still like Can...

ACTION's MyWay card on it's way

By 10 September 2010 25

I sighted the above this afternoon- the first ACTION MyWay card swipe machine. I'm looking forward to MyWay, I've used similar systems in Perth and Melbourne, and overseas in London and Tokyo. It's definitely so convenient- no fossicking around in pockets for the right change, nor dealing wi...

It's nice to be read in influential places

By 10 September 2010 8

Well, it says so in the Herald Sun....

Voodoo on the way to Bungendore?

By 10 September 2010 26

Here is a question that I have had about the ACT ever since my first drive out to Bungendore. What's with all of the stuffed toys nailed to trees on the stretch of road between Queanbeyan and Bungendore? Every time I drive out that way I'm a little perplexed to see dozens upon dozens of childr...

Small Business operator? This looks interesting.

By 10 September 2010

Small and Micro Business Forum - Building Human Resource Capability Learn from three successful local businesses about how they have handled the people and talent issues that have confronted them.  This Forum will cover matters like finding and retaining skilled people, keeping your skills u...

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens album launch

By 10 September 2010 2

[First filed: Sep 9, 2010 @ 9:33] RiotACT favourite Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens are launching their album at the Street Theatre. Here's what they had to say about it in their media release: Three years after the success of their first release, Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens launch their ...

Assault in Manuka?

By 10 September 2010 59

There are always groups of youths hanging around Manuka shops, just near McDonalds - often causing trouble, but yesterday they took it to a new low when they assaulted a mother with her young child. I saw this incident unfold as a young man (about 15 years old) punched a women to the ground, whi...

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