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Local Leaders John Marshall (Frugii)

By 28 January 2015 4
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When Canberra’s own artisan ice cream brand, Frugii, won RiotACT’s Best of Canberra ice cream taste off earlier this month, I knew I had to meet the man behind the most del...

Cheap eats Two Hands (Fyshwick)

By 28 January 2015 2
Two Hands Fyshwick

The Fresh Food Markets aside, Fyshwick doesn’t have a big reputation as a foodie destination. But there are more than a few great cafes tucked between the kitchen shops and f...

Canberras development dilemma

By 27 January 2015 19
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Canberra is undergoing a metamorphosis. Until now, it has grown outwards, slowly engulfing farms and spitting them back out as suburbs, terraforming the landscape fro...

Canberras taxi industry to be reviewed

By 28 January 2015

In response to the use of new technologies by taxi operators, the ACT Government has today announced an innovation review of the Canberra’s taxi industry. Minister Shane Rattenbury said the review will help to inform the way forward for Canberra’s transport network. “Canberrans want to b...

Groovin the Moo 2015 line up announced

By 28 January 2015
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Australia's only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches,...

High Fidelity – a Canberra premiere

By 28 January 2015
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Nick Hornby’s book High Fidelity, and the subsequent John Cusack movie, became an instant classic for a generation that postponed entry into adulthood, or ‘coming-of-age...

230 Mr Fluffy owners accept ACT Government offer to purchase house

By 28 January 2015

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has today advised that 15 houses have been purchased and more than 200 homeowners have accepted the offer made by the ACT Government to purchase their home through the Mr Fluffy Buyback Program. The announcement comes after news last night that the ACT Government has o...

Canberras picnic isle Springbank Island on Lake Burley Griffin

By 28 January 2015 2
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Fighting it out salad and tongs down by Lake Burley Griffin is a Canberra institution, but have you ever been out to any of the islands on the lake? I just spent Australia D...

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Police Wrap - 1 June 2010

By 1 June 2010 3

1. Monash house smash: ACT Policing has arrested a 33-year-old Gordon man after the vehicle he was driving collided with a house early this morning (Sunday 30 May). About 1.30am, police were called to the residence in Corlette Crescent, Monash following reports of a single vehicle collision. ...

Griffin Gold

By 1 June 2010 5

[First filed: May 30, 2010 @ 12:32] [Photo by Deye, more on his Flickr page] The Surly Griffins took home the title of Canberra Roller Derby League’s Season Two winners after beating the Black n Blue Belles in front of a sell out 1000+ crowd on Saturday night. Each with a victory alread...

Canberra Protest against Israeli attacks on Gaza Flotilla

By 1 June 2010 115

Canberra Protest against Israeli attacks on the Gaza Flotilla 5.30pm, Tuesday 1 June Outside Israeli Embassy, 6 Turrana St Yarralumla...

Media Watch takes on crappy local TV News

By 1 June 2010 18

Thanks to all of you who've been in touch to point out that last night Media Watch went to town on Ten and Prime's pathetic excuses for the regional news they're required to provide under their broadcasting licences. Being part of the ABC's taxpayer funded crusade to be the One True Media there i...

Comedy Club turns 1

By 1 June 2010

Comedy Club at Civic Pub will be celebrating 12 months of successful monthly comedy shows on Wednesday 2 June. Headlining the June show will be respected Sydney-based comedian Brett Nichols. Nichols has knocked them dead on the Comedy Channel’s “Stand Up Australia” and is soon to appear...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2010, Episode 17

By 31 May 2010 4

Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in the back room of All Bar Nun and expound on the Super 14 season gone. The beer for review is the surprising VB Raw. You can download it now. The podcast feed for future episodes is: http://the-riotact.com/?feed=rss2&cat=7379...

Police Wrap - 31 May 2010

By 31 May 2010 2

1. Thuggies run wild: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a serious assault on a 20-year-old man which occurred in Wanniassa early on Sunday morning (May 30). It is believed the assault occurred between 1am and 2.30am in the vicinity of the Erindale McDonalds car park where two males were at...

Drink Driver

By 31 May 2010 29

i'm really hoping that the man i saw outside the Waramanga IGA today at 12.30pm who was busy skulling his cask of wine whilst a young child sat in his car's back seat (i'm presuming it was a grandchild) reads this and feels like such a dick!! He was sitting in the drivers seat drinking his wine- ...

Furniture shopping in Canberra

By 31 May 2010 34

We're moving house and need to buy furniture for the new house. IKEA has a flat delivery rate of $295 but you can't order online so we'd have to do a day a trip to IKEA to buy everything and then have it delivered - that's a little inconvenient at this stage. Bringithome will go to IKEA, buy a...

An Open Letter to the Chief Minister on Public Holidays

By 31 May 2010 12

Dear Chief Minister, cc: the-riotact.com I think we can all agree that Public Holidays in the ACT have been a matter of some vexation these past few years. It seems to me that the decision of when to place them throughout the year is one of those issues you'd rather not deal with: someone is a...

What is a seedstick?

By 31 May 2010 3

Don't know what a seedstick is?  There'll be hundreds in Garema Place this Friday (4 June) as giveaways for the World Environment Day event.  Our seedsticks are weeping red bottlebrush... great native for the Canberra climate.  You can simply take the seedstick, follow the instructions and pl...

War Memorial refurbing the Second World War

By 31 May 2010 2

[Photo courtesy of the Australian War Memorial http://www.awm.gov.au] The War Memorial is letting us know about a big refurbishment in their much loved WWII galleries. After the refurbishment, visitors will be able to see a number of objects that have not previously been on display, including:...

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