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Ask RiotACT: Someone to install used evap aircon & ducted gas system

By 30 July 2016
Ask Riot

Hello. I have a 4 year old ducted gas heater system and an evaporative cooler that I need installing in the floor / roof. The units were removed from the other house due to...

Vernon Circle lanes closed over weekend for courts project

By 29 July 2016
New law courts complex

Two lanes of Commonwealth Avenue and Vernon Circle will be closed temporarily this weekend as part of the refurbishment of the ACT Law Courts precinct. The lanes will be clo...

Airport team to develop carpark into ACT PS mega-office

By 29 July 2016 4
Stephen Byron

The owners of Canberra Airport are set to become the ACT Government's landlords after winning the tender to build and own a major new office complex for Territory public servan...

Gongs and whistles: Nominate a Canberran now for Australian of the Year

By 29 July 2016 1
Current Australian of the Year David Morrison raising the national flag to mark the start of NAIDOC Week in Civic Square earlier this month. Photo: CHARLOTTE HARPER

It may seem a long time until the next Australia Day awards, but the organisational machine that goes through the process of sorting through nominees, finalists, and finally gr...

Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise shower...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 2
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

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Chiefly wrath falls on Alistair Coe for failing to infiltrate magic circles

By 18 January 2011 15

Chief Minister Stanhope is having a spray at the Liberals' Alistair Coe for failing to have the PriceWaterhouseCoopers' report into taxi industry reform (following on from yesterday's announcement). "Yesterday, he told members of the media that the ACT Government had yet to release the Pricewater...

Cook and Arboretum burns

By 18 January 2011 9

The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) will conduct two controlled burns today 18 January 2011, in Cook and adjacent to the National Arboretum weather permitting. The Cook burn is located at Mt Painter near Coulter and William Hovell Drives. The other burn is adjacent ...

Progress! Canberrans getting out of the house!

By 18 January 2011 5

The optimistically named "Measuring Our Progress" has this day cast its eye over "Involvement in cultural events" and responds with the green up-arrow of joy. It seems 93% of Canberrans over 15 years old managed to get to at least one cultural venue of event in the 2009-10 financial year. When...

Greens slam taxi reforms

By 18 January 2011 4

Yesterday Mr Stanhope announced reforms to Canberra's much despised taxi system. Today the Greens' Amanda Bresnan has expressed her displeasure with the changes because they don't do enough for taxi drivers or the disabled. “We’ve seen this response to release more taxi licences before, an...

Bob Winnell gets his land half price from the ACT Government

By 18 January 2011 13

The Canberra Times has the thrilling news that after deciding to discard the transparency of land auctions the ACT Government decided that a good price for land direct to favoured developers in 2009 should be nearly half the price charged in 2007. At auction in 2007 the Government sold housing b...

Rubbish removal - a wee leather couch problem

By 18 January 2011 16

One of my cats decided to improve my leather two seater couch by adding a generous puddle of urine to its bouquet.  Cat wiss is notoriously difficult to remove so I am cutting my losses and using this as an excuse to get a new lounge.  I'm having a bit of trouble finding someone who will ...

Second SES task force goes north

By 18 January 2011

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) will send a second task force of ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) members to Queensland tomorrow (Tuesday) to help with the flood emergency. The 21 person deployment (20 volunteers and one staff member) will replace ACTSES taskforce one and will fly ou...


By 18 January 2011 28

Not long now until 26 January.  Australia Day.  Can any of my fellow rioters tell me where in Canberra I could possibly buy a hat, T-shirt or any other items with the Australian flag on them that are actually made in Australia? Everything I've seen so far has "made in China" stamped on it....

Charity chest waxing at The Basement

By 18 January 2011 9

This terrifying, yet worthy, event has this to say about itself: Come along and tear strips off us. We have 10 hairy blokes who are going to WAX THEIR CHESTS to raise money for breast cancer research. Of course, being at the basement, you know there will also be some great bands involved, plu...

What the heck is in my yard making holes the size of a 20c piece?

By 18 January 2011 19

Last night I discovered my dog franticly digging a hole in my backyard. It was dark, so I told him off, brought him inside and left it. Today I investigated my new crater, to find a small tunnel in the wall of it. The opening is about the size of a twenty cent piece. What could make a hole ...

Jeremy Hanson enjoying his waiting list triumph

By 17 January 2011 10

Following on from this morning's scathing enditement of Canberra's hospital waiting list system the Liberals' Jeremy Hanson is having about as good a day as one can have in the Legislative Assembly. So much so that he's put out a media release revisiting his favourite bits from the report and Hea...

Unearthed Review: Craig Dawson. Three and a half stars

By 17 January 2011 1

Today with our Unearthed Review hat on we have a listen to the "roots" of Craig Dawson. There are nearly 700 Canberra bands with tracks on the TripleJUnearthed website. In 2011 we're going to explore them. (Previous reviews are available) Today we're giving a spin to Craig Dawson who, at s...

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