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The Canberra Night Noodle Markets

By 2 March 2015 6
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Earlier this year it was announced that Canberra was going to be introduced to the Noodle Markets made famous by Melbourne and Sydney, and it has been the talk of the town ever...

Chic Henry and the tram to nowhere?

By 2 March 2015 2
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I've had a couple of long conversations with Summernats' Chic Henry, who is tossing up whether to run in the 2016 ACT election. He told me that the Liberals want him to stan...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Juice

By 2 March 2015 4
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I quite enjoy a good fresh juice. When I’m out for weekend breakfast with my mates, I’m always the indulgent one that orders a coffee and a juice. This week I put the word out...

Should Norfolk Island be self governed?

By 2 March 2015 3
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The bun fight between the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and the Commonwealth Government regarding governance of the island has been going on for decades. The island ha...

Murder charge; man to face court

By 1 March 2015
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ACT Policing has charged a 40-year-old man with murder following an incident in Calwell yesterday afternoon (Saturday, February 28) in which a 28-year-old woman was killed. ...

Canberra’s Chloe Granger off to Miss Teen Galaxy national finals

By 27 February 2015
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Aspiring Canberra model Chloe Granger will travel to the Gold Coast at the end of next month to represent New South Wales at the national Miss Teen Galaxy Australia finals. The...

Local game developer launches crowdfunding campaign

By 2 March 2015

Local game developer Whale Hammer Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its turn-based tactics role-playing game (RPG), Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire. Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire is an episodic, turn-based tactics RPG set in a world that has fallen into a medieval dar...

Light rail and intersections?

By 1 March 2015 12
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According to Capital Metro: Who will have priority at traffic lights? A level of priority is typically provided for light rail to help the service run efficiently. This occ...

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Images of Canberra - the oncoming storm

By 5 May 2010 3

Last night's storm was a pretty fearsome piece of weather. Blingerific was kind enough to be out in the wild weather to capture these images. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com ...

The Small Poppies Don't Care

By 4 May 2010 2

THE SMALL POPPIES DON'T CARE (the end of the world is nigh) “If Stephen Fry and Trey Parker had a love child, it would be the Small Poppies.” With climate change a hot topic and war a favourite human pastime, Melbourne comedy trio [but Canberra derived] The Small Poppies invite you o...

Inflatable Ingrid pump up one last time

By 4 May 2010

One of Canberra's best ever party bands are coming back together for a one off show at the Phoenix on Sunday night. From Facebook: Back by popular demand (the demands of one person), Inflatable Ingrid are doing it for the kids one last time. After being requested for a fan's birthday party...

"National Parks - Can They Take The Heat?"

By 4 May 2010 1

For anyone interested in the science behind the protection of our wonderful National Parks and in particular Namadgi NP, there is a terrific Symposium being run this Friday/Saturday by the National Parks Association of the ACT Inc in the CSIRO Discovery Centre. Nineteen speakers/presenters from ...

The Mully Cup - A call for ideas

By 4 May 2010 64

Right up to the last Justin "Mully" Williams thought he could run from the law. Even with a close friend dead at his hands, and that friend's partner and baby too, even with his girlfriend in a coma next to him Mully thought he could get away from the cops one last time and punched the firemen c...

Keep an eye out for Sparkles!

By 4 May 2010 7

The magic of YouTube brings us the above oddity titled: "On board of Mad Max car - near canberra" It was posted by "TheMadmax4567" with the following info: "On board of "Sparkles" , an old holden V8 converted to a mad max car." Blokes with lots of tats on the roof of a tricked out V8. What...

TAMS taking chainsaws to the widowmakers

By 4 May 2010 8

The Canberra Times brings word that the Department of Territory and Municipal Services is kicking off another round of felling dangerous street trees. Apparently the majority of the 1,719 trees marked for oblivion are eucalypts. What happens to the firewood?...

Bega Court Fire, ACT Government's attempt at an insurance job?

By 4 May 2010 2

ninemsn (the Canberra Times and ABC Canberra must have gone home for their evening naps) is  reporting  that there has been a fire at Bega Court in Reid this evening (3 May).  No loss of life or transportation to hospital, but a fair bit of damage to a unit and from smoke. Weeks after annou...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2010, Episode 13

By 3 May 2010

Rob, Tim, Nik and I mix up the rugby ideas in the back room of All Bar Nun and expound on the weeks come and gone for your tipping success. The beer for review is Little Creatures Single Batch India Pale Ale. The music this week is by local artistes Voss. You can download it now. The po...

Buzzword bingo to make you safer at work

By 3 May 2010 7

Simon Corbell has announced that a new mob called "WorkSafe ACT" is to be responsible for your safety in the workplace with a whole extra $2.4 million to... well... pay graphic designers for a logo? (OK, Simon says it will pay for a few new inspectors). Mr Corbell said the Government will now de...

Police Wrap - 3 May 2010

By 3 May 2010 6

1. Idiot in Chifley: ACT Policing apprehended a 17-year-old juvenile male yesterday afternoon (May 1) following a short pursuit in Canberra’s south. About 12.30pm a Criminal Investigations (CI) patrol conducting proactive duties attempted to perform a traffic stop on a black Holden Commodor...

It's not how big your burn is, but where you put it

By 3 May 2010 9

The ANU informs us that their research shows merely torching as many hectares as possible is no fire prevention substitute for targeting areas where the burn will do the most good: The researchers question whether widespread fuel-reduction burning is as protective as it is widely believed to be....

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