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The Canberra Night Noodle Markets

By 2 March 2015 12
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Earlier this year it was announced that Canberra was going to be introduced to the Noodle Markets made famous by Melbourne and Sydney, and it has been the talk of the town ever...

Chic Henry and the tram to nowhere?

By 2 March 2015 8
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I've had a couple of long conversations with Summernats' Chic Henry, who is tossing up whether to run in the 2016 ACT election. He told me that the Liberals want him to stan...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Juice

By 2 March 2015 6
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I quite enjoy a good fresh juice. When I’m out for weekend breakfast with my mates, I’m always the indulgent one that orders a coffee and a juice. This week I put the word out...

Should Norfolk Island be self governed?

By 2 March 2015 6
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The bun fight between the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and the Commonwealth Government regarding governance of the island has been going on for decades. The island ha...

Murder charge; man to face court

By 1 March 2015
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ACT Policing has charged a 40-year-old man with murder following an incident in Calwell yesterday afternoon (Saturday, February 28) in which a 28-year-old woman was killed. ...

Canberra’s Chloe Granger off to Miss Teen Galaxy national finals

By 27 February 2015
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Aspiring Canberra model Chloe Granger will travel to the Gold Coast at the end of next month to represent New South Wales at the national Miss Teen Galaxy Australia finals. The...

Local game developer launches crowdfunding campaign

By 2 March 2015

Local game developer Whale Hammer Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its turn-based tactics role-playing game (RPG), Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire. Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire is an episodic, turn-based tactics RPG set in a world that has fallen into a medieval dar...

Light rail and intersections?

By 1 March 2015 20
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According to Capital Metro: Who will have priority at traffic lights? A level of priority is typically provided for light rail to help the service run efficiently. This occ...

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'Rent by negotiation'

By 28 June 2010 33

I’m looking for a rental property through allhomes, and I keep coming across this - ‘rent by negotiation’.  Can anyone tell me how this works?  I know it might sound like its obvious – but I’m wondering if there is more to it?  Is it essentially a rental auction?  Am I missing somet...

A Good Blow Dry/ Hairdresser!

By 28 June 2010 12

Hi all, I am after a good female hairdresser in canberra. I have tried a few as i am new to canberra but have not been happy at all. Please help me find a hairdresser. Any suggestions???...

Who to contact re Ultimate Frisbee?

By 28 June 2010 4

I've been searching the internet for some time now and have hit many a wall. I would like to find a contact person for Ultimate Frisbee. I've been on their website and there are no contact details. Does anyone know anyone? Thanking you all in advance....

Everyone is just super lovely!

By 28 June 2010 11

Yesterday I started driving to Sydney at some ridiculously early hour and my usually great car had trouble in the extreme cold. Although I didn't make it to my destination I had absolutely no trouble ruling out and fixing up the obvious things like oil and water with the assistance of some lo...

The Zebras of Lake George

By 28 June 2010 17

"nicnacvb" has sent in this shot of what at first glance appear to be zebras, but turns out to be cunning sculpture. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

"second richest and biggest business man in Belconnen", not believed by Justi

By 28 June 2010 16

The Supreme Court has released the judgment of Justice Gray in a strange defamation case between the operators of a Belconnen karate school and one Jeff Manny, the self decribed "second richest and biggest business man in Belconnen". It's a cracking yarn (once you get down around par 64) of alleg...

The Mark Webber-like properties of the Raiders

By 28 June 2010 7

The Roar has an intriguing article on the ways the Canberra Raiders are like Mark Webber: How much Webber knows about rugby league talent spotting is up for debate, but his luckless and loveless past with the Australian public and media has enabled him to spot potential and desire a mile away ...

Greens take a swing for McGregor Hall

By 28 June 2010 4

Greens spokesperson for Planning and Arts Caroline Le Couteur is asking difficult questions about why the ACT Government is destroying community amenity without replacing it: In Question Time today the Greens pressed the Chief Minister over the squeeze on low cost community spaces in the cit...

Half a million Canberrans or bust

By 28 June 2010 19

The Canberra Times has the intriguing news that our leader Jon Stanhope wants a population of half a million: Mr Stanhope said he believed continued population growth was essential to keep the territory's economy growing and to provide the enhanced level of services that Canberrans were coming t...

Burst Water Main in Belconnen

By 28 June 2010 5

G'day folks, Eastern Valley Way is currently awash from a burst water main or some such at the intersection with College St. Drivers of small cars might want to consider raising the periscope when navigating through the torrents. A solitary ACTEW chap in a ute arrived as I was waiting at t...

Old Parliament House shop to close

By 28 June 2010 5

Disappointing news in today's Canberra Times that the charming and unique shop at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is to close after 16 years of operation. The shop is run by the National Trust of Australia (ACT) and has always relied very heavily on its wonderful band o...

helicopter flying over house all night

By 28 June 2010 26

Hi all. Last night i was woken at about 1:00 am by a helicopter flying over the house it kept flying back and forth over and over till about 6:00 am. I'm in gordon. Does anybody know what it was doing?...

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