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Ask RiotACT: Port Salut Cheese availability

By 10 February 2016 3
Ask RiotACT

Hello friendly friends! Just wondering if anyone knows where/if it is possible to buy Port Salut cheese in the Canberra/Queanbeyan region? I do believe some Coles stores as ...

Urban Renewal its coming your way!

By 10 February 2016 2
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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 11
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 11
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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 7
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 4
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 4
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...

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I think Action is doing alright.

By 22 November 2010 9

I know most people on RiotACT have issues with Action buses, but I think they are doing alright.  I live near Casey and think this new 'my way/smart card' system is awesome - if you're on a bus (i.e. the 51 route) that seems to have rolled out the new machines, and taken away the old machines = fre...

Tidbinbilla roars back to life

By 22 November 2010 6

Chief Minister Stanhope is celebrating a boom in visitors to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. "This year has bought with it great results as the number of visitors to Tidbinbilla has more than doubled, Tidbinbilla has become an increasingly popular destination for the community and visitors to th...

Karma Points

By 22 November 2010 8

Foolhardy forty something Zenpuck came off second best when trying to tangle with a tree on his trusty mountain bike at Majura Pines on Saturday. Two wonderful mountain biking women helped stop the blood flow, called an ambulance and wheeled the steed through the overgrown tracks down to the carp...

ACT worst in Australia for red tape?

By 22 November 2010 3

The ABC informs us that the Business Council of Australia has marked the ACT 3/10 for red tape, the worst in the country. Katy says they're kinda sorta working on it but nothing's gone to cabinet. Having operated several businesses in Canberra I can't say I've ever noticed a lot of local red t...

Abandonment in Lawson?

By 22 November 2010 8

View Larger Map Anyone have an idea as to what happened to this area in Lawson? There seems to be an abandoned tennis court, driveways, streets, footpaths and vacant lots. Discuss....

Images of Canberra - Telstrayama sunset

By 22 November 2010 8

John Dow has sent in this cracking sunset pic of the now mandatory Black Mountain tower. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com ....

Who wants to be friends? Seriously.

By 22 November 2010 33

Who wants to be friends? Seriously. What on earth do I do? I am on holidays until Feb. I am 18 and I have no friends and am currently unemployed (but looking I might add.) Would it be fair to say that I am up a certain analogy without a paddle? I like music, games and all that other junk ...

The Food Pornographer does Chairman and Yip

By 22 November 2010 2

Perth's TFP has cast her eye over Canberra's Chairman and Yip. I think it's fair to say she's a fan....

The hidden credit card surcharge rip off in Canberra cafes

By 22 November 2010 24

Most of us who frequent Canberra's cafes would be aware of the recent spread of the $2 surcharge on credit card transactions. I am not starting this discussion regarding this charge itself, or whatever reasons  (presumably passed on bank charges) cafe owners consider it neccessary to impose it.  ...

Traps for the unwary in Belconnen

By 22 November 2010 5

Owen has sent in a pic of this interesting bit of Belco style road marking: If you are belting down Lathlain St and take the feed out at the bus station, you could be in for a big surprise. ...

Godwin Grech escapes charges

By 22 November 2010 9

The saga of Godwin Grech is come to an end. Despite all the accusations against Godwin Grech, the DPP have decided that they will not proceed with charges. The short story is that they don't quite have enough evidence to be 100% certain of securing a conviction (and he's not a suspected terrorist...

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