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Cowards at the Keyboard

By 28 November 2014

Before the anonymity of the internet, if a person had a view and wanted it expressed, they had to write to a newspaper, call into a radio station or stand on a soap box. But th...

Police identify vehicle of interest in arson attack

By 28 November 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses who may have seen a dark coloured Honda CRV in the Cooleman Court area on the night of an arson attack at a Weston café in March. ACT Polic...

Three controlled burns scheduled tomorrow

By 27 November 2014
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ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, three controlled burns will be conducted tomorrow Friday 28 November 2014. The contr...

Diversions to ACTIONs services on section of Constitution Avenue

By 27 November 2014
Constitution Avenue diversion map

Commencing Monday 1 December 2014, ACTION will implement diversions to all bus services that use Constitution Avenue in the City between London Circuit and Coranderrk Street. T...

World-class activity centre wins ACT Chief Ministers Challenge 2014

By 27 November 2014

A world-class activity centre on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin has been announced as the the winner of the Chief Minister’s Challenge. Challenged to develop ideas on in...

Reliability, safety and security of ACT electricity supply at risk following unprecedented AER draft decision

By 27 November 2014 1

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released a draft decision drastically reducing and backdating expenditure allowed on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019. ActewAGL Chief Executive Officer Michael Costello said, “This decision do...

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Summer Concert

By 27 November 2014

Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Australian composers Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay, and traditional Italian  and light classical tunes. COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes t...

Community celebrations this weekend for official opening of The RUC at Turner

By 27 November 2014

This weekend the Canberra community is invited to celebrate the official ‘birth day’ of The RUC at Turner after the merger of The ACT Rugby Union Club, known as The RUC Bar...

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2010 Canberra Marathon --- gone but not forgotten!

By 4 February 2010 9

It looks like the bickering between an outsider and a local has caused the marathon to be cancelled this year.  Here is the link to the Media Release  Thoughts on this anyone?  Given 2010 is a milestone in the marathon (its 2500th year) it is...

The Burlesque Hour: Not Just Tassles and Tease

By 4 February 2010 41

[First Filed Feb 2, 2010] Working at the Street there are a lot of exciting things going on but this one is SUPER DUPER exciting: the return of Finucane & Smith's The Burlesque Hour with a new show, appropriately (though perhaps not very inventingly) titled SHE'S BACK! It's a new show wi...

Hoons-More dollars than sense

By 4 February 2010 17

I have noticed that the roads around Canberra suburbs are getting that Hoon signature- The burnout-everywhere! After just having to get a new set of tyres for my car, I wonder, where do these idiots get cash to burn up $250 woth of tyres for a laugh? As well as looking really bad, it makes you wo...

Four fab Canberra finalists in Tropfest short film festival

By 4 February 2010 3

Who said Canberra doesn't have a creative heart and soul? On Tuesday, four finalists from Canberra were announced at the annual Movie Extra Tropfest short film festival which demonstrates the pool of talent lurking in the national capital. Shannon Wilson and Duane Fogwell, finalists in 2009, n...

Senator Gary Humphries changes his mind on ETS

By 4 February 2010 19

I thought Rioters might have a range of views on this ABC online story I was wrong to support ETS: Humphries Is this more evidence of a swing to the coalition  position ?...

roastytoasty man of the year

By 4 February 2010 7

Hello everybody! My webcomic was referenced here in December last year and it was so well received by my local Canberrans that I thought I'd work on a series that would reach the Canberran psyche, so I've based it on my life...within the public service. It's called Man of the Year and I'll be pos...

Canberra - Country Music Capital?

By 4 February 2010 21

Tamworth is supposed to be the country music capital, but why does Canberra suddenly have two country music radio stations. 2CC is apparently behind Hot Country which broadcasts on 95.7FM, but with really poor signal strength. And KIX Country (not to be confused with KIXFM, later MixFM) has st...

POTUS circus coming - prepare for shenanigans

By 4 February 2010 45

It's hard to imagine what our nation's capital will be like when US President Obama and his 500-person entourage comes to town next month. AF1 at the airport, and a decoy nearby - could that possibly be Sydney, or more likely Avalon to avoid the problems it would cause at Mascot? 6 hornets at ...

Insulation options - polyester or fibreglass?

By 3 February 2010 7

This household was cold-called the other day about installed government-subsidised insulation, courtesy of the Mr Rudd (now $1200). We were offered either fibreglass or polyester batts. Do any riot-acters have advice about the relative merits of each? I have never heard of the polyester batts, bu...

Can I get my garden soil analysed in Canberra?

By 3 February 2010 8

I would like to get my veggie garden soil tested for all nutrients.  I’m good at growing a stupid amount of veggies (about 200 Kilos a year) but I know I am missing some nutrients, not getting replaced with the organic matter I feed it.  For instance, I have to use potash on the tomatoes or else...

Commissioner announces community forums on ACT tree management and urban fore

By 3 February 2010 2

Community members are invited to take part in the Investigation into the Government’s tree management practices and the renewal of Canberra’s urban forest by attending a community forum with the Commissioner to discuss issues of tree management in the ACT on: 6-8.30pm, Thursday 11th February...

Hawker shops evacuated

By 3 February 2010 12

Sketchy details coming in but it seems that something momentus has occurred at the Hawker shopping centre. The Riot HQ bunker has received a report that the entire shopping complex has been roped off with police tape and everyone has been evacuated. If you know more, add it in the comments....

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