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Police investigate fatal collision in Royalla

By 28 November 2015

ACT Policing are investigating a three-vehicle collision in Royalla this afternoon (Saturday 28 November) in which a motorcyclist has died. About 5.20pm, police received a r...

Pick of the Markets: Serendipity Soaps

By 28 November 2015

I'm back! But I'm no longer reviewing weekend hot spots. The team thought it would be fun and something a little different, to review local Canberra markets and the stalls that fre...

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 14
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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 2
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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...

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You have to give them points for thoroughness

By 6 October 2010

I saw this at the shops the other day and feel compelled to share. Rarely does one see so complete an advertising package on wheels (the sign in the rear window says "URGENT CUPCAKE DELIVERY"). One can only hope the Jazz Apple cupcakes are as good as their car detailing....

Swooping Magpies?

By 6 October 2010 90

My Daughter catches the bus to and  from school every day and we have a long driveway (200m), and every day she has to walk with a stick held straight above her head so she can get to and from the house. I have watched this maggie and I don't know how to stop him from going after my daughter, ...

Your opinions wanted on Events

By 6 October 2010

Katy Gallagher has announced the release of the finalised Loxton review and the start of the howling of the luvvies community consultation. If you haven't been following the issue here's a key par from the executive summary of the review: There are a large number of events and festivals in the...

Majura Burn

By 6 October 2010

The ESA has posted this warning: 5:20 Tuesday 5 October 2010 - Hazard reduction burn at Majura tomorrow night [today] The ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard reduction burn at Majura tomorrow night. The location for the burn of timber piles is Olive Grove on Majura Road. This site is...

Harmonic Generator (from France) play at The Basement

By 6 October 2010

Great line-up of both local and international talent this Saturday night (09/10/10) when Harmonic Generator, on their international tour from France, blast off at The Basement in Belconnen. The show starts at 9pm and opens with; -- The Naddiks; -- Ansence of State; -- Jacobson's Organ; Then ...

Caption Contest - Mixed messages for Live In Canberra

By 6 October 2010 46

[First filed: Oct 5, 2010 @ 8:39] My friend Celesimone took this yesterday at Floriade. Whomsoever can come up with the most amusing caption shall win a pint of beer or cider at the inner north watering hole of their choice....

A Frocking Good Night

By 5 October 2010 1

This Thursday (7/10) the annual Frocktober fundraising initiative will be holding their Frocktacular Fashion Show and Cocktail Party. Dubbed 'An Evening Frocktacular', the night is inspired by the talent and flair of local designers. The event will showcase creations by local designers and pe...


By 5 October 2010

Community Radio 2XX is commencing general radio training courses over the next two months for people interested in learning basic radio presenting and producing. On completion of the course opportunities may arise for involvement in regular radio shows, or submitting new show proposals. The cours...

Book Prize shortlists announced

By 5 October 2010

Katy Gallagher is making the most of being acting arts minister, today announcing the short lists for the ACT Book of the Year Award, and the Judith Wright Prize. The Book of the Year Award nominees are: -- Andrew Byrnes, Hilary Charlesworth, and Gabrielle McKinnon for Bills of Rights in Austr...

Space invaders - Street Art comes to the National Gallery

By 5 October 2010 1

Correlation does not prove causation. But we can certainly say that following so many of you expressing a desire to see an exhibition of street art at the National Gallery they've announced that it's on the way. Drawn entirely from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, the firs...

Cotter campground closed for most of summer

By 5 October 2010 7

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services has announced they're shutting down the much loved cotter campground over summer to make sure it is perfectly enjoyed when open: Closed from Monday 11 October to Friday 24 December 2010 inclusive, and again from Tuesday 4 January to Tuesday 31 Ma...

Rocking for the forest

By 5 October 2010 3

Not so much a fundraiser as a fully fledged festival is coming to Ainslie's Corroboree Park in December. Here's what Facebook has to say: FOREST FUNDRAISER SPECTACULAR $10 unwaged, $20 unwaged, families are negotiable! Come and enjoy a wonderful day in support of the beautiful Tassie Fo...

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