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Ask RiotACT: Seeking outdoor dance floor

By 29 May 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I'm looking for somewhere that will hire out a dance floor that can be set up outside (6x6metres) in Canberra. The only place I've found so far is YesEvents in Bowral N...

Signs of life and wonder

By 29 May 2016

Apparently the residents of Gungahlin have had enough of being a lower priority to other areas of Canberra. According to the road signs off the new Majura Parkway, Gungahlin...

At home with Sophia: egg yolk ravioli (almost)

By 28 May 2016 1

I normally only ever post recipes that are successful because most of the time the recipes I make do work out. They might not always be as amazing as I had hoped but they norm...

Green bins on way, starting in Weston Creek, Kambah

By 28 May 2016 17
green bins

The ACT Government will roll out green bins for garden waste across Canberra in coming years starting with a pilot program in Weston Creek and Kambah to be funded in the 2016/1...

Ask RiotACT: What is the longest Street in Canberra?

By 28 May 2016 12
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I got asked a question by my 9 year old daughter last night that I could not answer. Does anyone know what the longest Street (not Avenue) in Canberra is? Tha...

Inquiry called after death in custody at AMC

By 27 May 2016
Alexander Maconochie Centre

There will be an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the care and supervision of an Alexander Maconochie Centre detainee following his death in custody today...

Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 2

By 27 May 2016 5
Gourmet Dinner Service

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra. This is for all the busy people out th...

First Look – 79&Fine (Civic)

By 27 May 2016 3

I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to may...

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When copper grows legs...

By 22 December 2010 10

This in from ACT Policing: ACT Policing is investigating the theft of 120 metres of copper cable from a building site in Lyneham on Monday night (20 December). Police believe the offenders scaled a crane on the site sometime between 9pm Monday and 6am Tuesday (21 December). The offenders c...

10 potholes patched a day

By 22 December 2010 13

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services are letting us know they've been hard at work patching Canberra's decaying roads: This year to date 3000 potholes on ACT roads have been repaired, 1300 more than for the same period last year, Ken Marshall, Manager of Road Maintenance Services,...

Canberra kids lead nation in nerdiness

By 22 December 2010 9

Andrew Barr is pleased to announce that the ACT's year six students are more science literate than other states. The 2009 National Assessment Program Science Literacy report, produced by the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs is the result of tests c...

Double demerits kick off

By 22 December 2010 21

This in from ACT Policing: ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Christmas holidays and warn that double demerit points will be in effect for speeding and not wearing a seatbelt. From 12.01am on Friday (24 December) to 11.59pm on Monday (3 January) across the ACT and NSW do...

First saddle dam complete at the Cotter

By 22 December 2010 4

ACTEW have proudly announced that they've finished the first saddle dam as part of the Cotter Dam expansion: The saddle dam is an embankment dam as opposed to the main dam which will be a concrete dam. It is approximately 22 metres high with a 250 metre wide crest, and is built from clay, roc...

Who you gonna call?

By 22 December 2010 6

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services is warning that the bees are swarming around Canberra. If you encounter a bee swarm they've compiled a handy list of collectors who can take them away and put them to work....

WIN TV blackouts

By 22 December 2010 23

What on earth is going on with WIN Television? I have lived in many different places around Australia but I have never known a television station to go off the air on such a regular but random basis!  It's only for 20 seconds or so at a time but it happens at least 5 times a week. What a pity...

The best way to spend $20 million? 90 slightly cheaper rentals in Crace?

By 22 December 2010 19

Housing in Canberra is woefully over priced because there are more people trying to find somewhere to live than there are houses to put them in. And yet. Brace yourselves this might make you angry when you think it through. Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that the ACT Government is lendi...

Seeking free legal advice for car accident?

By 22 December 2010 61

My wife was involved in a car accident she was stopped at a red light coming out of Mitchell turning onto the Barton highway she procedded when the light changed green and was t-boned her car was a write off and we have no insurance the other car has been deemed a write of by their insurer. There wa...

New Hall of Valour opens this week in the War Memorial

By 22 December 2010

The War Memorial have posted the above video as part of their soft launch of the re-developed Hall of Valour, one of the world's largest collections of the Victoria Cross. It's open to the public from Christmas Eve (Friday)....

Lighting up the city center this Christmas

By 22 December 2010 6

25 kilometres of brightly shining fairy lights will decorate the streets of Canberra’s center this Christmas. The lights are switched on each evening at dusk and bring a sense of atmosphere and Christmas cheer.   “We’ve been lighting the city’s trees for the past three Christmas ...

Vision Zero hits Vision 19

By 22 December 2010 9

This in from ACT Policing: ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating a single vehicle collision on Soward Way in Greenway where the single occupant has died. Police on mobile patrol came across a silver Holden utility in a culvert about 10.10pm last nig...

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