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Urban Renewal its coming your way!

By 10 February 2016
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There’s a talk at the Albert Hall here in Canberra on Tuesday 16 February. The title for this session definitely sounds as though a focus group of bureaucrats have signed off...

Face-off: A mandate for light rail?

By 10 February 2016
Corbell vs Coe

Our occasional Face-off series is back to look at one of the most-debated issues around town right now. Plenty of RiotACT readers already have a view on this question, but we d...

Best of Canberra callout – bike paths

By 9 February 2016 3
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To continue with all things fitness related, let's take a look at Canberra's best bike path for Best of Canberra this week. This town is the cycling capital of the nation w...

Ask RiotACT: wasps on neighbours’ property

By 9 February 2016 5
Ask RiotACT

Hi guys, I wanted a few opinions. My elderly neighbours have been collecting (I use this term loosely) wasps for some years now. They are paper wasps and not the European ones,...

Five to try: Valentine’s Day

By 9 February 2016 2
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Valentine’s Day is one of those weird “holidays” that some people love to hate, others spend weeks planning big romantic gestures and most of us probably fall somewhere in be...

A chance to reassess airport security controls

By 9 February 2016 3
Airport screening

It’s great news that Singapore Airlines will be flying direct to Canberra opening up Asia, Europe and New Zealand in September. No more obligatory journeys to Sydney, either ...

Building underway for new hospital at Bruce

By 8 February 2016 3
University of Canberra Public Hospital

Construction officially began today on the $139 million University of Canberra Public Hospital at Bruce. The hospital will be the ACT’s first specialist sub-acute hospital...

Best of Canberra – Bootcamps

By 8 February 2016
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I’m happy to say that I can raise my arms well enough to be able to punch out this article. My arms, core and legs have certainly let me know they are sore after my efforts t...

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Construction challenges for the Lyneham Dam

By 23 November 2010 13

[First filed: Nov 23, 2010 @ 8:28] To a true Inner Northican there are three North-South arterial routes in the area. Majura/Limestone, Northbourne, and Sullivans Creek. Assuming the weather is fine you can scoot along the stormwater drain underpassing all the roads, from Civic to Dickson....

Cinema Ads nauseum

By 23 November 2010 27

The Civic Dendy's 11.30 am session of the lastest Harry Potter film on Saturday had an excruciating 24 minutes of ads before it started at 11.54. The first 20 minutes were just boring ads for local shops and businesses rather than movie trailers. Has anyone had a longer wait in a Canberra c...

Images of Canberra - As seen in Calwell

By 23 November 2010 16

Schmeah sent in this piece of strangeness. Anyone care to try and explain? (Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com )...

Andrew Barr's Vision

By 23 November 2010 49

The ACT's Minister for Planning, Andrew Barr, gave a headland speech last night at the University of Canberra for the annual Don Aitkin lecture. The text is now online. The bit that's excited attention is this one: When it comes to planning our city, there are many reasons for opposing chan...

Summer is here!

By 23 November 2010 7

A friend who works in Civic had the brilliant idea of spending lunch hitting the dive platforms of Civic Pool. Sheer genius, it's the best $6 you'll spend this summer! (Note to readers who've been out of school for a while and thus unused to being shouted at by authority figures: there are man...

Unusual honesty in advertising

By 23 November 2010 17

This ad from AllHomes has been sent in which we thought you'd enjoy. LOST: HOUSEMATE We're looking for someone to pay rent for the empty room in our house. Occupation of room is optional. We are a young, professional couple (of people who aren't in a relationship [but who do occasionally...

Police Wrap - 23 November 2010

By 23 November 2010 12

1. Seeking Applause: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to aggravated robbery at a fitness centre in Greenway in which a member of staff was assaulted and a small sum of cash was stolen from the till. Police were called to the premises in Scollay St, Greenway around 12.18am today (Tuesday, Nove...

The spiders seem bigger this year.

By 23 November 2010 89

Kuku has sent in the above pic of a spider he found in his shoe the hard way this morning. Anyone know what it is?...

Gamma vaccines signing big deals in Indonesia

By 23 November 2010 1

Chief Minister Stanhope is blowing the horn for Canberra's Gamma Vaccines: Chief Minister Jon Stanhope today joined with Canberra company Gamma Vaccines for the signing a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Indonesian Biotech Company PT Bio Farma and PT SOHO Group. "Gamma Vaccines is a rela...

Dog grooming

By 23 November 2010 14

Hello RiotACT, I was wondering if anyone knew any good (cheap) places to have the nails of one's dog clipped. I was thinking of going to the local veterinarian (in Weston creek) but I heard that I can simply go to a dog groomer and I thought that this may be cheaper since they specialize in this...

Spoken Word Showcase

By 23 November 2010

Canberra's lords of performance poetry, Andrew Galan and Julian Fleetwood, are putting a show on this Friday at The Front in Lyneham. From the Facebook page: What-for Tenettabaum? Avuncular! Canberra’s 2nd Annual Spoken Word Showcase at The Front Gallery & Cafe hosted by Andrew ...

Restricting rights, how much is too much?

By 23 November 2010 20

I was just alerted by someone that out at Weetalabah Estate in Queanbeyan people aren't allowed to erect a clothes line.  Residents are therefore forced to dry clothes in a dryer. I had heard of this kind of madness in the US but was appalled that it had made it here. So I thought I'd check and see...

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