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Witnesses to Gungahlin Lakes assault sought

By 6 May 2016
Police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking to identify an offender following an assault at the Gungahlin Lakes Club on Monday 25 March 2016. About 1.25am, two males were denied entry at the Cl...

Recycling excess plastic shopping bags?

By 6 May 2016 4

With an election coming up (and the last article on this in 2014 on RA not yielding many decent suggestions) I thought this might be a good time to talk again about plastic bag...

Awesome autumn – Lake Ginninderra walk

By 6 May 2016

Is there anywhere more lovely than Canberra in autumn?  If you'd like to experience some stunning leaf colour and pretty reflections, take a stroll by Lake Ginninderra. We've researched a walk that will appeal to everyone - and it's pram friendly, child friendly and dog friendly too. Interest...

Ask RiotACT: Electrician for small job?

By 5 May 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

I've just converted my garage into an office, and need an electrician to add a new powerpoint and data point. Can anyone recommend a reputable sparky who would do a small job ...

Police seek witnesses to suspicious fires

By 5 May 2016
Suspicious fires

ACT Policing, ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have identified a suspect in a relation to a series of suspicious fires lit in Canberra late last month and are c...

Founders sell Bus Depot Markets

By 5 May 2016
Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston have new owners, effective immediately, after co-founders Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting sold the business to Iconic Markets and Events Pty...

In ACTPLA we trust

By 5 May 2016 1

With the NCA moving to hand over significant planning powers to the ACT Government, the focus now shifts to how the ACT Government handles such an increase in responsibility fo...

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (6-8 May)

By 5 May 2016 1

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the Mums out there. This weekend is full of activities that will delight everyone in the family. Our top picks are the Mother’s Day Classic fu...

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Tropfest 2011 details announced

By 14 December 2010

ACT Events have published the details for the Canberra leg of Tropfest 2011 at Stage 88. The popularity of Movie Extra Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival, continues to grow rapidly in the national capital. In 2010 over 23,500 movie fans enjoyed the fine weather, great venue an...

The Naddiks' Last Rock Concert for 2010

By 14 December 2010

PJ O'Reilly's Irish Pub in Tuggeranong is hosting both The Naddiks and Scaramouche's last rock concert for 2010. Will be an awesome night of original rock music, both bands receiving excellent reviews in many rock and roll publications and online. Show starts at 9:00pm, a special Christmas pri...

Kitten Rescue

By 14 December 2010 38

At the risk of opening up the debate about whether cats are good or evil, I would like to thank the ACT firies who came out and got a puny little kitten out of the drain.  I was at a loss as to who to call on when I heard the kitten crying, so was delighted when they turned up to help me (especiall...

White powder at Finance and Deregulation

By 14 December 2010 16

Part of the John Gorton Building in Barton has been shut down due to a white powder substance.  Have not had that sort of scare for a few years.  Something to entertain the public servants at lunchtime!...

Watcharaporn Nantahkhum pleads not guilty

By 14 December 2010 6

The ABC has the giddy news that the 43 year old Kambah woman Watcharaporn Nantahkhum has plead (through an interpreter) not guilty to "possessing a slave, allowing non-citizens to work illegally in Australia and be exploited, and perverting the course of justice". A four week trial is now planned...

Canberrans impact on our earth is getting worse

By 14 December 2010 8

A report from the ACT Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment (OCSE) has found the lifestyles of the people of Canberra are consuming more of the earth’s natural resources than they were ten years ago. The “2008-2009 Ecological Footprint for the ACT” which was ...

Longboarding O'Malley and Isaacs

By 14 December 2010 3

"jumpninja001" has posted to YouTube some very well shot video of the joys of longboarding on a Sunday afternoon in Canberra's south. And then they finish with some slapstick....

Krazy on Kelleway Avenue

By 14 December 2010 20

This in from ACT Policing: Two Gungahlin Patrol members escaped serious injury last night after a 28-year-old Nicholls man rammed his vehicle into the side of their police car. About 11pm last night (Monday December 13) Gungahlin Patrol members responded to an incident where a male was alleged...

Hairdressing crime spree

By 14 December 2010 14

This in from Crime Stoppers: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to burglaries that occurred at three south side hairdressing salons last night (Sunday, December 12). Police believe the same offenders committed all three burglaries as the circumstances of the offences are similar. At 12.30am ...

Cell Block 69 - ANU Bar / Stadium Dec 23rd!

By 14 December 2010

Leaping vibrantly from the Rock flames of their recent sizzling performance for the grand Roller Derby showdown at Bruce's Stadium, Cell Block 69 return to the ANU Bar and Stadium as part of their current 1980-2010 world "Annual Last Show Ever" (TM) tour. This news comes despite previous ann...

Parking at Canberra Hospital opens up

By 14 December 2010 9

No doubt you will post the official press release but the new multi-storey carpark has opened today and as an employee coming from Hindmarsh Drive (East) I can only say yippee as no more turning into Yamba drive and then maneouvering through the back streets of Garran to get back to Hindmarsh Drive ...

Matt Giteau ties the knot

By 14 December 2010 4

The Canberra Times reports that home grown Brumbies star Matt Giteau has gotten himself married to long time girlfriend Bianca Franklin. Franklin is a netballer signed to the Adelaide Thunderbirds for the 2011 season. She and ''Gits'' tied the knot at a ceremony believed to be held at the Gold C...

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