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Dickson beyond the latest ACTPLA approval

By 1 July 2016

What does it take for the ACT Government to have vision for developments in and around my own suburb of Dickson?  I’ll get back to the question. On Thursday the planning ...

Ask RiotACT: Would you pay for this?

By 1 July 2016
Ask RiotACT

Back in 2014 we had some renovation work done on our house.  They ran out of materials and didn't return until 9 months later to finish it off. We knew full well we owed them ...

Two charged after kangaroo dragged through streets

By 30 June 2016
Police wrap

Two men have been charged after a kangaroo was allegedly attached to the back of a vehicle and driven through Goulburn this week. Officers from Hume local area command locat...

Another stuck truck disrupts bridge traffic

By 30 June 2016 1
Commonwealth Avenue Bridge

It seems the Commonwealth Bridge on Parkes Way is becoming a magnet for stuck trucks. In October last year a truck hauling an excavator blocked the Parkes Way tunnel for t...

$1m medical cannabis trial for skin cancer

By 30 June 2016 1

Australia's 50,000 melanoma sufferers could soon find relief through medical-grade cannabis as a result of a joint project involving the University of Canberra and a leading i...

Ask RiotACT: Affordable website and mobile app developers in Canberra

By 30 June 2016 7
Ask RiotACT

Hi Guys, I've been getting a quote from multiple canberra businesses that specializes in creating mobile apps and websites. I found most of them really expensive and the one...

Top six things to do around Canberra this weekend (1-3 July)

By 30 June 2016 2

There are plenty of options for kicking up your heels this election weekend, whether you are part of a hip-hop crew or a fan of ABC Kids favourites, Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band. ...

Two-party crescendo in G-minor

By 30 June 2016 6

Roll up, roll up to the one-party circus: it’s politics for dummies, Turnbull-style. Liberal ringmaster Malcolm Turnbull cracks his whip. Don’t vote for Bill Shorten bec...

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DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 December 2010

By 16 December 2010 3

It's the last weekend to get out and about before Christmas consumes all. What's worth seeing and doing around town this weekend? Just leave your ideas in the comments....

Best to carry a lighter

By 16 December 2010 4

This in from ACT Policing: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the assault of three youths in Latham last night (Wednesday, December 15). About 11pm the youths were walking home along Stretton Crescent in Latham when they were approached by a car containing three men and two women. An off...

Raiders get Friday night at home in Round 2

By 16 December 2010 3

The Canberra Raiders are very happy with the first five rounds of the NRL draw announced today: Raiders CEO Don Furner said it’s great to see the club getting some recognition for their efforts at the back end of 2010 by securing a Friday night home match and said he hoped to see a full house ...

Community Gardens?

By 16 December 2010 3

Does anyone know what happened to the Community Garden at Theodore/Calwell? I'am trying to connect a few people with disabilities to projects like this that they can be part of in their comunity. Can anyone let me know of similiar gardens / activities?...

Belconnen skatepark launch

By 16 December 2010 4

Official launch of the Belconnen Skate Park upgrade works Friday, 17th December at 10:00am.    Mary Porter and Andrew Leigh will officiate. Rumours are that funding is not sufficient to include the vert ramp. ...

Early morning breakfast in Civic?

By 16 December 2010 19

Where in Civic does a good early morning (7am) breakfast? Any suggestions?...

Lake open for boats, still closed for swimming

By 16 December 2010 6

The National Capital Authority is advising that Lake Burley Griddin is now open for rowing, fishing, boating and canoeing. NCA Chief Executive, Gary Rake advises secondary contact users to take extra care in the water. 'Although bacteria has returned to a safe level for secondary contact use,...

Blast from the Past Trivia Night - Tonight

By 16 December 2010

A trivia night with an historical bent. When: From 6pm Tonight - 16 December 2010 Where: Castle Room, King O'Malley's Irish Pub, Civic Cost: $15 The event is to raise money for the Canberra group of the SCA (info on the group here  Tables wil...

Compo shagger denied on appeal

By 16 December 2010 19

The Canberra Times has the happy news (and more deft work in blue from court reporter Jenna Hand) that the public servant who tried to get compo for injuries sustained while screwing on a work trip has been knocked back by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The woman, whose name is suppressed,...

People really are crap - RSPCA asks to not be used as a kennel

By 16 December 2010 29

Sometimes I really despair of humanity. The RSPCA has put out a media release asking the scum of the earth to not dump their pets instead of kennelling them. “Each year many people don’t plan for boarding kennels over the Christmas holidays and so they abandon their pets to us, and then ge...

Googong spillway definitely and officially open

By 16 December 2010 8

A year ago intelligent people were speculating that the Googong Dam would never fill again. Today Simon Corbell has officially opened the upgraded spillway, completed just in time to handle major waterfall event you can see above. "The works on Googong Dam spillway have been comprehensive ...

IMB gives $10k to the hospital

By 16 December 2010 3

Katy Gallagher is thanking the building society IMB for kicking in 10k to her hospital: The donation from IMB includes $5000 for the Maternity Ward to fund the purchase of three Ameda breast pumps and three Neonatal Ophthalmoscopes that will be used to diagnose defects and abnormalities in the ey...

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