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Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 2

Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014

“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the openi...

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

By 25 October 2014

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants' superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whethe...

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014 2

I've just moved to Canberra and quite like it... except for the take-away and home delivery choices (or at least those I've found so far). Why does Pad Thai cost $16.50 (Lemon Grass)? In Sydney $12 is expensive. Same goes for Indian food... curries at $17-20 is a rip-off for take away. And why n...

Dodgy TV (ABC + 10) Fraser – anyone else?

By 24 October 2014

No signal on those two stations since storm yesterday.  Anyone else in the Fraser area having the same trouble, or it is just us? cheers MS...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014 1

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 4

ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

Buying a new car – should it have a full tank of petrol?

By 24 October 2014 27

I'm interested on hearing thoughts on this, I recently purchased a new car from a dealer in Phillip that shall remain nameless (although it does rhyme with shommonwealth boaters).  Anyway, I went to pick it up and when the salesperson was handing over the keys and going through some features (its p...

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Backyard Chooks in Canberra

By 13 April 2010 21

Hi all, I am thinking of getting a few chooks for egg production and composting. I live on a small block in Canberra and have called Canberra Connect and RSPCA but have not been able to find much information on raising egg laying chooks in small urban backyards. Any advice, personal stories...

Hughes Bakery - I surrender!

By 13 April 2010 10

I have developed an addiction.  Something about the Hughes Bakery keeps me going back far more times than is really good for my waistline or my cholesterol levels.  I am prepared to run the gauntlet of lycra clad cyclists in order to reach the counter and place an order.  I am even willi...

Canberra Raiders beat the Eels

By 13 April 2010 5

Tonight the Canberra Raiders beat the Parramatta Eels 24-14 at Parramatta Stadium. The Greenhouse has a blow-by-blow account of how the game unfolded. Again, Dane Tilse, Shaun Fensom and Terry Campese had standout performances. Former Tuggeranong junior Josh Dugan was also immense in both defenc...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2010, Episode 10

By 12 April 2010

Rob, Tim and I mix up the rugby ideas in the back room of All Bar Nun and expound on the weeks come and gone for your tipping success. The beer for review is Macs Gold All Malt Lager. The music this week is by local act The Bastard Sons of Liberty You can download it now. The podcast fe...

Beware the Asian House Gecko

By 12 April 2010 15

The Canberra Times has the intriguing news that the reptile centre in Gold Creek has spotted an invading Asian House Gecko on a soft drink delivery truck. Apparently they've never been seen south of Newcastle and will drive out our native geckos. If they're reporting at reptile centres it seem...

April at the Street Theatre

By 12 April 2010 1

There are stacks of things happening Streetside this April, with music (opera! world! Russian folk!), comedy, new work, and solo performance to whet the artsy appetite. Right now, we have legendary Aussie actor Max Cullen channelling 'the poet of the people', Henry Lawson, in his solo work FACES ...

Enlarged Cotter Dam presentation - salvaging our heritage

By 12 April 2010

As part of the 2010 Heritage Festival, ACTEW Corporation through the Bulk Water Alliance, has coordinated special events for people to participate in. Enlarged Cotter Dam presentation – salvaging our heritage Date: Wednesday 14 April 2010 Venue: King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 131 City Walk, ...

New program for Canberra multicultural seniors

By 12 April 2010 2

A network targeting Canberra’s multicultural seniors will be launched by Canberra Multicultural Community Forum patron Eleanor Grassby in the city this week. Under the auspicious of the CMCF and supported by a grant from the ACT Government, the Multicultural Seniors Network has been set up by a...

Furniture delivery services

By 12 April 2010 6

Does the RiotACT community have any recommendations for furniture pick-up and delivery services in the Canberra region (including surrounding towns like Queanbeyan, Yass, Bungendore, etc.) I'm interested in businesses that specialise in the small moves - one or a few items of furniture like a ca...

Canberra here we come (where to rent)

By 12 April 2010 39

Moving to Canberra in 8 weeks and have no idea where to live, don't want to buy just yet (things are pricey in Canberra)   What suburbs are the renters favorites ? There are two of us and we have a budget that extends to 400-450 a week. Two beds would be great and a little courtyard or as s...

Oxycontin prescribing doctors in Canberra?

By 12 April 2010 46

Hi all, I have a chronic, painful disease for which I've been prescribed Oxycontin. It all started when I had an operation related to my condition, and subsequently I got hooked on Endone and then the slow release version, Oxycontin. My doc is giving me a hard time in relation to staying o...

I'm too lazy to cook

By 11 April 2010 11

It's my turn to cook and i can't be arsed leaving the couch. Anyone know of any restaurants delivering yummy food (northside)? Thanks...

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