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Witnesses to Gungahlin Lakes assault sought

By 6 May 2016
Police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking to identify an offender following an assault at the Gungahlin Lakes Club on Monday 25 March 2016. About 1.25am, two males were denied entry at the Cl...

Recycling excess plastic shopping bags?

By 6 May 2016 3
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With an election coming up (and the last article on this in 2014 on RA not yielding many decent suggestions) I thought this might be a good time to talk again about plastic bag...

Awesome autumn – Lake Ginninderra walk

By 6 May 2016

Is there anywhere more lovely than Canberra in autumn?  If you'd like to experience some stunning leaf colour and pretty reflections, take a stroll by Lake Ginninderra. We've researched a walk that will appeal to everyone - and it's pram friendly, child friendly and dog friendly too. Interest...

Ask RiotACT: Electrician for small job?

By 5 May 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

I've just converted my garage into an office, and need an electrician to add a new powerpoint and data point. Can anyone recommend a reputable sparky who would do a small job ...

Police seek witnesses to suspicious fires

By 5 May 2016
Suspicious fires

ACT Policing, ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have identified a suspect in a relation to a series of suspicious fires lit in Canberra late last month and are c...

Founders sell Bus Depot Markets

By 5 May 2016
Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston have new owners, effective immediately, after co-founders Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting sold the business to Iconic Markets and Events Pty...

In ACTPLA we trust

By 5 May 2016 1
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With the NCA moving to hand over significant planning powers to the ACT Government, the focus now shifts to how the ACT Government handles such an increase in responsibility fo...

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (6-8 May)

By 5 May 2016 1
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Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the Mums out there. This weekend is full of activities that will delight everyone in the family. Our top picks are the Mother’s Day Classic fu...

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Tharwa Bridge gets its ornamental trusses

By 25 November 2010 9

AndyM has sent in this pic and the following note: Some photos I took of Tharwa Bridge yesterday with the trusses being replaced. They are no longer load bearing but hang on the side as a façade. This completes this phase of the rebuild. The next phase is to replace the deck, which will requ...

Estuardo Ioberto Pazmino and the racy world of massage

By 25 November 2010 12

The Supreme Court brings a lengthy description of accusations against masseuse Estuardo Ioberto Pazmino. There seems to be a lot of Canberra women not wearing any underpants....

What's happening with the Canberra Marathon?

By 25 November 2010 3

[First filed: Nov 24, 2010 @ 17:55] I know CSM have got Fairfax Events on board, but does anyone know if Stanhope has agreed to close the roads? On the Canberra Marathon website it says they're taking entries in December. That's looking mighty close! After last year's debacle I'd like to be sure ...

Police Wrap - 25 November 2010

By 25 November 2010 6

1. White Ribbon Day: Police Commissioners from every State and Territory in Australia will stand together today and ‘swear’ for the first time in support of White Ribbon Day – the campaign to eliminate violence against women. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus will lead t...

Blood diamonds coming in through Canberra's embassies?

By 25 November 2010 9

The Age is picking up the travails of Zimbabwe's ambassador in Canberra, Jacqueline Zwambila. But while the allegations of chastising staff by stripping were racy there's a darker side: Mrs Zwambila was posted to Australia as ambassador in February after the Movement for Democratic Change par...

UC? CCAE? OC?

By 25 November 2010 10

The Canberra Times reports on plans by the University of Canberra to pick up and extra 6,000 students (one wonders where they will sleep) and become and "Omniversity". An extra 6000 students and another $100 million in annual turnover at the University of Canberra will be part of an ambitious ove...

Canberra gets a Family Violence Court

By 25 November 2010 5

Simon Corbell brings the sad news that Canberra is so infested by gutless thugs we need a dedicated Family Violence Court just to clean up the detritus. "The Family Violence Court will be a specialised criminal court dealing with domestic violence offences, operating under the umbrella of the AC...

Calling for the Cavalry

By 25 November 2010 6

The Whacking Day blog has a take on a home game by Canberra's Australian Baseball league entry, the Canberra Cavalry. I have to say that the new league and local organisers did a superb job at putting on a slicky organised and entertaining event for what is a minnow sport in this country. The new...

Images of Canberra - A view from the Pinnacle

By 25 November 2010 6

Pommy Bastard has sent in this picture from his beloved Pinnacle showing us paddocks desperately in need of sheep. Got an image of Canberra to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com ....

Pesky sick people pestering the hospital

By 25 November 2010 12

The ABC is carrying outrage from ANU's Professor Drew Richardson that the nurse-staffed walk-in clinic at the hospital has correlated with increased workload in the emergency department. Causation is implied. "In the 20 weeks after the walk-in centre opened the emergency department had 10 per ...

Belconnen Mall construction

By 25 November 2010 23

I am sick of the construction at Belconnen Mall. I live in Waterside, an apartment block directly opposite the mall on the lake side. Construction goes on through the night and it is extremely loud, sometimes even louder than the daytime construction. I have been unable to get a good nigh...

It couldn't happen here, could it?

By 25 November 2010 16

Calling all political hacks out there - does your ACT party of choice keep secret files on people like the ALP in Victoria does? Do they even need to in a town with one degree of separation making software and databases unnecessary? Some background: The Age reports that the ALP has been keeping s...

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