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Do you feel safe walking at night?

By 23 October 2014 1

Something I’ve always attributed to a good lifestyle is being able to go for a walk at night and feel safe to do so. There’s nothing better sometimes than being able have d...

Local Leaders Jack Taylor (The Jack Taylor Group)

By 22 October 2014
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Canberra entrepreneur Jack Taylor is proof that you don't need an MBA or years of experience to start a successful business (or four). The 22-year-old, who started his first...

DESIGN Canberra festival to launch in November!

By 23 October 2014
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Save the date! DESIGN Canberra is a four-day festival held November 20- 23 celebrating and promoting Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. Explore a CBD reACTivate...

Local florist recommendation

By 23 October 2014

Hi Rioters. It is my mothers 50th wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks. I'm looking at getting a variety of flower arrangements for a party we are organising. Does anyone have any florist recommendations?...

Owen Campbell at the Harmonie German Club this Friday – free entry

By 23 October 2014

The Harmonie German Club comes alive this Friday night with the awesomely talented Owen Campbell and we’re excited!! Owen Campbell, who started strumming a guitar when he ...

Witnesses sought to OConnor assault

By 23 October 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred at O’Connor shops yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, October 22). About 4.40pm, a 25-year-old woman was approached...

Man wanted by police; warrant for arrest

By 22 October 2014

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 27-year-old Sonny Oeti, who they believe is responsible for a number of aggravated robberies earlier this year. ...

What are the worst traffic lights in Canberra?

By 22 October 2014 16

By the 'worst', I mean the most frustrating and disruptive, the ones that always seem to be red, no matter from which direction you approach them, and particularly if it's on the more important road of the two at an intersection.  The ones which really get on your wick. My own 'top two' are the ...

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Significant slow internet speed lately in Dunlop area

By 10 April 2010 74

Did anyone else notice this significant slow internet speed lately in Dunlop (I'm in Jarramlee Park)? Two weeks ago I was getting frustrated with my supposedly ADSL speed slowed down. So I used my provider's speed test application online to check the speed. A couple of weeks ago, I got roughly 78...

Johnny Roadkill, Activate Jetpack, Flat Earth Confederacy, Saturday 24th of A

By 10 April 2010 1

Saturday 24th of April, 9PM, Pot Belly Bar, Free Entry Johnny Roadkill, Activate Jetpack, Flat Earth Confederacy ...

TAMS needs to review its cycle-way/footpath mowing policy

By 9 April 2010 28

Cycling into Fyshwick from Dairy Flat road, there is only one safe off-road option (and Fyshwick is one place where you really want to avoid the roads as a cyclist), and not only is tribulus terrestri growing on the sides of the path, but some bright spark with a mower persistently finishes the job ...

Parking on Marcus Clarke St

By 9 April 2010 10

Is it just me or are the workers at 121 Marcus Clarke St the cheapest guys around? The Black Falcon Ute has been parked on the road for about the last month with a note saying "Don't book me. Here's what happened last time."  Given he's there at 8am in the morning  and there's still plenty of p...

Inaugural Canberra Tweed Walk this weekend

By 9 April 2010

You might have heard about the Tweed Rides that have been popping up across the world, provding lovers of cycling and of elegant tweed sportswear the opportunity to combine these interests and meet others while enjoying the great outdoors. Canberra has its own Tweed Ride, which is really a lot of...

Brod pushing his luck?

By 9 April 2010 39

[poll id="163"] Here at RiotACT we played no small part in the rise to public prominence of Sascha Brodbeck's Brodburger van in Kingston's Bowen Park. (Not that we've ever had so much as a free burger out of it and now that the late-coming big media's gushing over him I won't hold my breat...

A better way to house those needing assistance?

By 9 April 2010 35

In the recent train wreck on public housing GregW conducted an interesting thought exercise: #39 GregW (Anarchist) 11:55, 09 Apr 10 All this talk of social housings inefficiencies got me curious, so I went and took a look at the latest annual report from Housing NSW (Housing ACT is integrat...

Can Fraser get a Williams v. Williams, Baldie v. Baldie battle?

By 9 April 2010 22

When I saw the ABC headline "Williams nominates for Fraser" I thought to myself "I wonder how long it will take for all the stickers on road signs to finally dissolve this time". Imagine my surprise to discover they weren't talking about the Liberals' Troy Williams but rather the ABC's go to ...

Gold Coast United folding - implications for a Canberra A-league side?

By 9 April 2010 10

News today has robbie fowler heading to the champions next season, but the fury surviving; however the gold coast franchise looks dead after the owner has pulled his funding.  the ffa seem certain to retain a ten team competition with the new melbourne heart franchise simply replacing the big-talki...

More pivots than you can poke a stick at as far as the eye can see

By 9 April 2010 3

The Brumbies are very happy to announce that with Stirling Mortlock committed to spend three years gathering rust in the Melbourne Rebels midfield the young backline stars Christian Lealiifano and Matt Toomua have decided they want to stay in Canberra despite the world class Matt Giteau's presence i...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 April

By 9 April 2010 5

So boys and girls, now's your time to shine. Let the rest of Canberra know what's worth seeing and doing this weekend around town. Just let rip in the comments....

Ich Bin Faust at the Courtyard Theatre

By 9 April 2010

[First filed: Apr 7, 2010 @ 11:22] [Photo by 'Pling Plex] When attending the opening night of locally written and produced theatre there is always a sense of slight, well, unease. Will this be a conceptual train wreck (with the music up too loud) that seemed like a good idea to the cast a...

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