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Local Leaders Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014
Deborah Hill Skate Nation

By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller der...

Lonesome Lambie

By 26 November 2014 10

On Paul Murray Live Sunday night we were discussing the imminent departure of Jacqui Lambie from the Palmer United Party. Janine Perrett was hosting, because the eponymous h...

Best of Canberra – Pancakes

By 25 November 2014 30

I am drooling over the thought of a big stack of fluffy pancakes, smothered in salted caramel syrup, sprinkled with walnuts and topped with fresh banana. Normally when I eas...

New visual tool to help make cancer treatment less daunting

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has launched a new Radiation Oncology Patient Information DVD, which provides information to patients about radiation therapy, along with the practical aspects of treatment. “After a diagnosis of cancer, patients and their carers can experience a wide range of emot...

Cotter recreational area and campground temporarily closed

By 26 November 2014

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that Cotter Campground and neighbouring Cotter Bend recreational area are temporarily closed so tree maintenance can be safely undertaken. It is expected that the Cotter Campground will be reopened on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and the...

Big Trouble Ahead for the ACTs Budget ?

By 26 November 2014 7

In June 2014, this years ACT budget was projected to be m$333 in the red without the impact of Mr Fluffy - which could be as high as m$500 over 3 years, according to the ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr :

Canberra Custom Knife Show

By 26 November 2014

It's on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall. Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives. There are more than twenty makers coming from all ov...

Canberra climbs worlds best student cities rankings

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education Katy Gallagher has welcomed news that Canberra has risen 16 places in the QS Best Student Cities 2015, the biggest jump of all six Australian cities represented. Canberra entered the London-based institute’s ranking of the top 50 cities for stude...

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Estate Jewellers in Canberra?

By 29 April 2010 8

Having reached a milestone age I have decided to buy something pretty and sparkly as Mr Jess probably won't.  I have a problem with all the big chain jewelry stores.....I would prefer to buy something that is older with a history and well....generally better quality and better made. Bit like ...

Gaz jumps on the Brod bandwagon

By 29 April 2010 20

[poll id="163"] Only 17% of RiotACT pollees earlier this month support the "Give Brod whatever he wants" solution to the great Brodburger dispute. But with the story hitting the Sydney Morning Herald over the weekend the Liberals' Senator Gary Humphries has leapt to action with a strongly ...

ACT Policing gets a new website

By 29 April 2010 8

ACT Policing has a new website! It includes such cutting edge upgrades as the decade old RSS (much appreciated assuming they can keep the feed in the same place). Possibly of more interest will be the crime statistics. I look forward to the conclusions the RiotNerd community can come up w...

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 30 April 2010

By 29 April 2010 2

OK Rioters, let's get the group thinking hive mind revved up! What do you know about worth seeing and doing around town this weekend? Share your wisdom in the comments....

Julia Creates A Committee!

By 29 April 2010 10 / CC BY 2.0 In an announcement symptomatic of the dismal failures of the Rudd Government Julia Gillard has announced that she's formed a committee. Eventually, assuming the government doesn't forget about it or change its mind, this could lead to an Austra...

Wanna hire an ex-con?

By 29 April 2010 12

Simon Corbell has been talking to the Canberra Times about his efforts to convince Canberra's employers to give good jobs the departing guests of the Hume Hilton. The ACT Government wants to hear from employers willing to take on workers who are rebuilding their lives after a prison stint. At...

Gobby Git and the treacherous donkeys' northern flirtation

By 29 April 2010 2

Foxsports informs us that Matt Giteau has escaped with a fine after slagging off the sacked Steve Walsh (a rugby referee with a novel belief in the concept of a double movement in a game with no such law). The Git is also going to have to write a letter of apology to Steve Walsh which we'd pay go...

What's Duffy like?

By 29 April 2010 22

My family is moving over from Perth and you guys have helped me out with advice on schools - thank you! We're keen on Duffy  - it seems cool and is in our price range. I'd love to know your opinions on Duffy as a suburb, Weston Creek in general and what you know about Duffy Preschool? [ED - ...

Tuggeranong United and Woden Valley Premier League Action

By 29 April 2010

This Sunday sees Tuggeranong United and Woden Valley meet each other in the ACT Gatorade Premier League.  Both these community-based clubs are without a win so far, and the two sides of young players will be desperate to get some points on the board.  Both clubs are renowned for their youth develo...

Peter Helliar at Limelight Cinemas

By 28 April 2010 4

Had an email from Limelight cinemas in Tuggeranong today saying that PETER HELLIAR is coming to premier his new movie "I love you too" on monday (3rd may) at 6:30pm. Good on Limelight for doing something different and not just showing movies. Cheap prices!! new cinema!! and now actors!! good work...

Getting out of Hackett sucks. ACT Gov to the rescue!

By 28 April 2010 23

Thanks to those jerks at Canberra Times (oh we love to hate them) for bringing us the news that they're finally doing something about the crappy traffic in Hackett at the Phillip Ave/Majura Ave intersection. It's a complete disaster there at 8am.  I understand that people are quite innocently tr...

Police Wrap - 27 April 2010

By 28 April 2010 1

1. Congratulations all on not dying (except for those who died from non-road related matters): ACT Policing is pleased the roads remained fatality-free over the Anzac Day long weekend, despite issuing 55 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for a range of traffic offences. Of the 55 TINs issue...

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