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Ask RiotACT: Moving to Canberra

By 10 October 2015
Ask RiotACT

I'm wondering if I can get local advice on where to live in Canberra. We might be settling in Canberra long term and will look to rent first before buying, so ideally want t...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Parlour, New Acton

By 10 October 2015

I purposely avoid reviewing cafes where someone has asked me to come in to write a weekend hot spot. What makes my Weekend Hot Spot articles a good read (well what I think at least...

Tour de Stroke starts in Fyshwick

By 9 October 2015
Josh Goyne - Stroke Awareness Ride - Tour de Stroke

Josh Goyne, 17, sets out from Fyshwick tomorrow on a 2,200 kilometre ride with the aim of raising money for stroke support and assistance. Seven years ago, Josh’s grandfat...

Ask RiotACT: Best Sports Lawyer

By 9 October 2015 3
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone tell me the contact details for the best sports lawyer in Canberra please?...

A Look around Canberra: Barton

By 9 October 2015 1
A Look Around Canberra: Barton

The suburb of Barton in Canberra's inner south has one of the smallest suburb populations, if not the smallest, in Canberra. However, according to ABS data, Barton was once the...

Five garage sales to visit this weekend (10 and 11 October)

By 9 October 2015
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The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage s...

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

By 8 October 2015 1

There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival...

Our first look: Boffins Restaurant new menu

By 8 October 2015 2
Boffins Restaurant: Piano

With all the hype and commotion about all the new cafes and restaurants opening around Canberra, it's easy to forget about the original establishments that have stood the test of t...

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Just who's running the ACT today?

By 7 October 2010 11

This morning we were very surprised to see a media release on community consultation from the acting Chief Minister Katy Gallagher quoting not the ACM, but a spokesperson Simon Kinsmore. Here's a screenshot from the emailed release: Later today it appears there's been a hurried effort to c...

Tralee development, Take 2

By 7 October 2010 29

The Queanbeyan Age quietly brings word that the public submissions process for the Tralee housing development has now started for the second time. People might remember that the first submission process was shot down by the snowster in court earlier this year, either because of a small technical...

Slow down on compensation reform say the Greens

By 7 October 2010 2

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Shane Rattenbury, is calling on the ACT Government to expand the consultation on their compensation reform package: Following today’s announcement of a ten working day consultation period for two important reform bills, the ACT Greens have urged the Gove...

Canberra's Christian Radio seeking big money

By 7 October 2010 15

I was as surprised as anyone to discover that Canberra has a Christian Radio station. But the All Seeing Eye has picked up a story on the Uniting Church's Insight mag about 91.9's fundraising efforts. “The Rise and Survive appeal is critical to the future for 1Way FM’s radio work across th...

Disengaged government on community engagement

By 7 October 2010 6

A very strange media release notionally from Katy Gallagher, but quoting one Simon Kinsmore as an "ACT Government spokesperson" is letting us know how the Government proposes to talk to its people. a revised community engagement protocol has been developed - Engaging Canberrans - A Guide to Comm...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 October 2010

By 7 October 2010 9

Bad news people, you're going to have to make do with a two day weekend this time around. But in that truncated, inadequate, and yet sun drenched space what's worth seeing and doing around town this weekend? Just leave your suggestions in the comments....

Police Wrap - 7 October 2010

By 7 October 2010 32

1. Rapid Results: A total of 469 unregistered and/or uninsured vehicles were detected on Canberra’s roads during the first three months of operation by ACT Policing’s specialist RAPID (Recognition and Analysis of Plates IDentified) team. Since officially beginning operations on July 1, the...

Wanna be a Supreme Court Judge?

By 7 October 2010 6

Attorney-General Simon Corbell has announced he's in the market for a new full time Supreme Court Judge as Justice Gray faces retirement next year when he turns 70. The selection process must be based on a consideration of possible candidates by the Attorney General having regard to the selection...

Images of Canberra - Floriade from the wheel

By 7 October 2010 5

[First filed: Oct 6, 2010 @ 8:56] Kennardly's sent in this photo to help you decide if the price of admission to the Floriade ferris wheel is worth it. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to ....

A hard look at Canberra region wines

By 7 October 2010 12

Chris Shannahan has written a fascinating critique of Canberra region wines and the Canberra regional wine show. What can we learn from the honours list from the local wine show? Perhaps that wine shows tend to capture the big picture well but falter, at times, on the detail; that shiraz, rieslin...

LOST - HTC Desire Mobile in Kaleen 05/10/10

By 7 October 2010 2

Lost in Kaleen 05/10/2010 while walking on IGA side of Kaleen. HTC Desire A8183 - Phone & SIM have been blocked so neither can be used. Personal mobile with work SIM. IMEI: 359112030914139 S/N: HT08LR300280 Reward offered for return Ph: 0262191488 or email

Retiring Ken Matthews wants public servants to be bolder

By 7 October 2010 5

The Canberra Times has a story on the valedictory speech of former Department of Transport Secretary Ken Matthews who'd like to see more courage from those who will come after him: ''I bet we can all think of instances where the decisions of the properly elected government were clearly and object...

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