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Playground review: Boundless (Kings Park)

By 1 February 2015
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This weekend RiotACT introduces a new regular feature, the playground review. Our expert reviewer, Kate Buscombe, visits playgrounds across Canberra to give parents and carers...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 1 February 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: Eightysix

By 31 January 2015 1
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Eightysix is by far my absolute favourite Canberra restaurant, so when I heard they had re-introduced a breakfast menu I was ecstatic and a little bit intrigued. How would it w...

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 2/2/15

By 30 January 2015 2
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Life without Katy  Chief Minister Andrew Barr has not enjoyed an entirely perfect kick-off in the top job. After a long and successful innings from the factionally unal...

A Look Around Canberra: Curtin

By 30 January 2015 2
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I was keen to head back to the Woden Valley this week for A Look Around Canberra, as it's been several weeks since I'd done one of the suburbs there. I decided to have a look a...

Once a Knight’s enough

By 30 January 2015 28
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So everyone in the known universe is criticising the PM for making the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia. I might have a go too. Much has been written abo...

Whats on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015
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It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do i...

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Large stencil art in Curtin

By 16 June 2010 5

The above sent in by "the cat did it" (click for larger), with the following note: This large stencil item appeared recently under the Carruthers St Overpass(where Carruthers St crosses Yarralumla Creek). The body being covered appears to be a Roman Catholic Pope- it's got the requisite hat a...

final inspection

By 16 June 2010 31

HELP We had the final inspection yesterday,the Real Estate was very happy. Later they rang to let us know,that the owner likes to do an inspection on his own on friday. So they withheld our Bond Money until the Owner gives his OK. Can they do it??? I am so upset. We done everything ri...

It's time to make more Brumbies

By 16 June 2010 1

The Brumbies have put out a call for enrollments to their July clinics: Three day-long clinics will run from Wednesday, 14 July through until Friday, 16 July and will cater from children aged between seven and 14 years old (see dates below). Each clinic will be held at Canberra’s Griffith ...

The Oliphant Bridge

By 16 June 2010 4

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that he's started the ball rolling to name a bridge after Sir Mark Oliphant: Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has written to the ACT Place Names Committee requesting that a bridge over Sullivan's Creek on Parkes Way be named after Australian nuclear physicist and...

Ainslie School Zone Camera Van

By 16 June 2010 27

Would speed 46 be fined in school zone in ACT? I drive through Limestone Avenue to work every morning and never aware of the Ainsile prime school zone on Limestone Ave.  Until today, a camera van was parking there with significant ticker of "SCHOOL ZONE". The cop was holding a rader camer...

Save McGregor Hall?

By 16 June 2010 16

[First filed: Jun 15, 2010 @ 10:07] The Canberra Musician's Club is launching a campaign via Facebook to save McGregor hall. The hall, notionally home to the Canberra Pensioner's Club has been an on and off redoubt of local entertainment endeavour (and also rightly famous for the devastati...

Bad Slam! No Biscuit! - May 2010

By 16 June 2010

For your listening pleasure we're hosting audio highlights of the Phoenix's monthly poetry/theatre mashup of a poetry slam known as Bad Slam! No Biscuit! If you're paying attention you might be getting confused. Last night was the June Bad Slam! But today we bring you the May edition. The Jun...

The Canberra returns in model form.

By 16 June 2010 8

For nearly 60 years the Canberra bomber reigned death on a vast cross section of the nations of the world: English, Eritreans, Vietnamese, Egyptians, Indians, Pakistanis, Koreans, Malays, Somalis, Zambians, Angolans, Rhodesians, South Africans, Bangladeshis, Portugese and Ecuadorians all ended ...

Do we really want to know the grubby details of teen sex?

By 16 June 2010 91

The Canberra Times has a highly descriptive story of a former Scout on trial for his alleged sexual engagements with 13-15 year old girls (also involved with scouting) when he was 17-18. I'll leave it to the judge to decide just how serious this is. But as a reader is this the level of detail...

Family History Help in Canberra?

By 16 June 2010 6

Hi I'm doing the family history thing and I am just wondering if anyone out there can help steer me toward some information. Looking to track down information on a) No. 2 Railway Construction Company(Royal Australian Engineers), 2nd AIF. Served in Middle East (I think) Australia (NT-Darwin ...

New Single from Waterford

By 16 June 2010

Canberra rock outfit Waterford have been busily recording with producer Bruce Callaway (who has worked with the Saints, the Triffids, Ed Kuepper and Damien Lovelock amongst others...), and the first fresh fruits of this collaboration are available now, for you, for free. Download the single '...

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...

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