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Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

By 27 November 2015
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Editor note: Next week, we'll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space. Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in pl...

This weekend’s top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

By 27 November 2015
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DESIGN Canberra raced out of the gate proving that the capital is very much en vogue. The festival—now in its second year—is putting on more than 70 events and activities, ...

Garage Sales on this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 27 November 2015
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds websi...

Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

By 26 November 2015 9
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Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will ...

Whats on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 26 November 2015 5

The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas i...

Crowdfunding talk with the Light Clock guys

By 26 November 2015 1
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With only seven days left of their Kickstarter campaign (it seems that we can't stay away from the crowdfunding projects here at RiotACT this week), The Light Clock are one o...

Preparing your wardrobe for Summer

By 26 November 2015

I swear it was only yesterday that I was putting the winter woolies away, and dusting off the shorts, t-shirts and beach wear (well not quite, but I was prepping for summer!). ...

Take a hike: Mt Budawang

By 26 November 2015 1
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After exhausting most of the hikes in the ACT (or at least the ones I can get to in a 2WD vehicle), I set out with my friend Brooke to hike up Mt Budawang. Mt Budawang is th...

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Republican Games - 6 and 7 November 7:30pm

By 26 October 2010

Forget the Commonwealth Games. See Monarchists and Republicans battle it out for your very future in a theatrical battle for Australian sovereignty. An enjoyable night of traditional Theatresports games is assured so come along to the Republican Games and pick a side! Bookings 6247 1223 or...

Big Band Boom hits Garema Place with James Morrison

By 26 October 2010 1

Katy Gallagher informs us that the ongoing circuses (sans bread) of the "Groovin in the City" program is camping in Garema Place this week with a big band theme and a performance by the much loved James Morrison. Acting Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced legendary Jazz performer and mult...

Octoberfest returns to EPIC this weekend

By 26 October 2010 12

Some nights one might prefer to read a book sipping red wine. On other nights drinking beer from huge mugs in an enourmous barn packed with sausage eating drunks trying to do the chicken dance is in order. This weekend it's the latter as the Harmonie Club informs us that Octoberfest is go...

Images of Canberra - Swans in Commonwealth Park

By 26 October 2010 2

Arthwollipot has sent in this pic of a swan family in Commonwealth Park. You can see more of his pictures on his portfolio. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to ....

Old furniture to go to the tip in Canberra?

By 26 October 2010 12

I have a sofa and a chair, which I need taken to the tip. Does anyone know who I can get to do the job? Most rubbish removers don't list these items as being items they take away. I live in the Fisher area....

Anzac Parade one of the World's Great Attractions?

By 26 October 2010 8

YouTube brings us Geobeats look at Anzac Parade here in Canberra as part of their "World's Great Attractions" series. While Anzac Parade is pretty amazing I'm not sure they've really sold it well....

Remembering Joe Cinque

By 26 October 2010 44

Let's not forget that 13 years ago tomorrow, in a duplex in Antill St Downer/Dickson, student Joe Cinque died at the hands of criminal narcissist law student Anu Singh - who got away scot free and failed to take responsibility to any degree. Joe Cinque's parents in Newcastle would probably like ...

ESA headquarters SNAFU?

By 26 October 2010 1

The ABC informsus that Canberra's ever-revolting ambulance officers are again kicking up about what they claim is a rushed move to transfer Emergency Services Authority headquarters from Curtin out to Fairbairn. The triple-0 communications centre is being moved from Curtin to a new facility at Fa...

Mediocrity, thy name is school

By 26 October 2010 153

I would have thought, with an Honours degree under my belt, and having started a PhD, that there would be nothing for me to learn from kindergarten. My eldest daughter started school this year, you see. Surely, with all that education, kindergarten in Canberra could offer me nothing more. ...

Rafe Morris, In song and story at The Street

By 26 October 2010 1

Rafe Morris has announced he is putting on a show to launch his new CD "Live on Air" with his new band "The Well Dressed". Featuring Rafe, Bec Taylor, Zach Raffan, Nicola Menser Hearn, Catherine Keely and Nick Peddle the band is something of a local super group. This from the media release...

Bureaucracy gone mad!

By 26 October 2010 47

I've finally had it with state bureacracies. My son (now 20) originally got his learners licence in NSW when he turned 16. He has worked full time since then so has not had a lot of time for lessons. He has moved state twice for his jobs during the last 5 years, once to Adelaide where he also obtain...

Parking availability Civic West side?

By 26 October 2010 30

Does anyone know of any free or reasonably priced all day parking around civic on the west side? My company has moved to Gould Street Civic....

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