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Ask RiotACT: Watering system / irrigation setup

By 25 June 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber com...

Coward punch puts victim in hospital

By 24 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking to identify three men over a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of Sunday 12 June. At about 3.55am, a male was assaulted...

Update | Rural road closures in ACT

By 24 June 2016
road closed detour

Motorists and other road users are advised of the following rural road closures due to the recent wet weather and snow. Roads and crossings closed: Sunshine Crossing A...

More to do on affordable housing

By 24 June 2016 8

Housing affordability remains a hot topic with most Australians. And rightly so, given the fundamental human right for safe and secure housing. I have previously written abo...

Ask RiotACT: School disco DJ

By 24 June 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi all. I'm trying to find a DJ for my sons 12th Birthday. There is one that has been recommended to me but nobody knows how to contact him. He is "DJ CLIFF". He plays at some ...

Take your dog to work day

By 24 June 2016 8
dog in the office

Today is International Take Your Dog to Work Day when employers are asked to open their doors to pet dogs to promote the benefits of pet ownership and encourage animal adoption...

ANU welcomes collaborative cyber facilty

By 23 June 2016 4

The Australian National University will collaborate with the Australian government on a new facility to help grow Australia’s cyber-security workforce and the so-called STEM...

No monopolies on bigotry in election lead-up

By 23 June 2016 25
Christina Hobbs

“I believe human life begins at conception,” the Liberal Senator said quietly. Zed Seselja’s response was the last in a line of ACT Federal election candidate answers ...

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Zed mocks ongoing Stanhopian frustration with the ACT planning system

By 11 January 2011 8

Opposition Leader Zed Seselja is making merry with Mr Stanhope's ongoing blame shifting of planning failures to a bureacracy Mr Stanhope has been the master of for the best part of a decade. “Jon Stanhope has no one to blame but himself and his Ministers for what he described as ‘excessive re...

New Celebrity in Canberra - Alex Dimitriades moving in?

By 11 January 2011 5

Sure, he's no Justin Bieber (man I could punch that kid in the face), however I think Canberra may have a new celebrity in our midst. I bumped into a very tanned Alex Dimitriades at the Woden Shopfront. For those who remember him in his hey-day, Mr Dimitriades is well known from Heartbreak Kid and ...

Broken Jackson back in town

By 11 January 2011

The ABC reports that Lauren Jackon is back in Canberra nursing an injured achilles tendon: Jackson, the reigning MVP in the American WNBA, underwent assessment on Monday at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. She returned with the blessing of her Russian club Spartak Moscow. ...

Struggleville says "Me Too!"

By 11 January 2011 2

The CT reports that some in Struggleville have a gripe against the Fed Gov because the flood relief programs have come a bit too late for them. Sounds more like sour grapes... something along the lines "We had a flood a month ago and we're only getting our handout now!" While understanding tha...

Summer Sounds at the Botanic Gardens hits its strides

By 11 January 2011 1

The Australian National Botanic Gardens are running their much loved summer sounds program again. Saturdays and Sundays you can chill on the lawns from 6pm to 7.30pm listening to some of Canberra's best local talent. This weekend features RiotACT favourites The Wedded Bliss on Saturday and The...

Fail day for the Chief Minister's website

By 11 January 2011 7

Database errors can happen to the best of us. But the Chief Minister's website appears to be more stubbornly borked than is usual. Hopefully we'll find out what the Government's up to when they get the show back on the road....

Drive it like you stole it

By 11 January 2011 11

This in from ACT Policing: A stolen BMW with ACT registration plates (YEX 52D) was involved in three separate pursuits across Canberra with ACT Policing last night (Monday January 10). The first pursuit occurred in Tuggeranong around 6.35pm, with the second occurring on Parkes Way 10 minutes l...

Canberra donation location for Queensland flood victims?

By 11 January 2011 17

Hi All, Does anyone know of a location to drop of clothing and other items to flood victims in QLD here in Canberra? Let me know if you do?...

Unearthed Review – Tonk *****

By 11 January 2011 4

There are nearly 700 Canberra bands with tracks on the TripleJUnearthed website. In 2011 we're going to explore them. Today we lift the lid on Tonk who describe themselves thusly: Tonk are the seedy underbelly of the Canberra music scene. This five piece cock rocking juggernaut are addicti...

Brown water in Downer, Watson and Hackett

By 11 January 2011 1

ActewAGL have the happy news that residents of Downer, Watson and Hackett can pretend they're on holidays in Adelaide after maintenance work has discoloured the water. If the discolouration is still apparent on Wednesday morning, please call ActewAGL’s faults and emergencies line on 13 11 93. ...

Greens call for natural burials in the ACT

By 11 January 2011 20

Until this morning I was blissfully unaware of the natural burial movement. Now thanks to the Greens' Caroline Le Couteur calling for the proposed Southern Cemetery to be a "natural cemetery" I have learned something new. As far as I can tell the idea of a natural cemetery is to not have any m...

Seek, and you may not find...

By 11 January 2011 11

As a passive job seeker (I like to know what is out there and what I'm worth elsewhere), I was hunting around on Seek to see what was available in my field. The Seek website in the quick search function asks for a location and gives the lists the options under major cities or regional areas. Canbe...

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