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Pair hold up Wanniassa Red Rooster, leave with small sum of cash

By 25 July 2016 3
Police wrap

Two men held up Red Rooster takeaway/restaurant at Wanniassa last night, threatening a store attendant with assault before leaving with a small amount of cash. ACT Policing ...

Alumnus to guide music school in ‘critical period’

By 25 July 2016 1
Malcolm Gillies

The ANU has appointed Professor Malcolm Gillies, a distinguished academic who studied violin at the Canberra School of Music as an 11-year-old, as interim head of the School of...

A look inside an ACT mobile speed camera van

By 25 July 2016
John Peti in mobile speed van

Ever wondered whether there is a real person inside those mobile speed camera vans? And whether they can catch you when you’re driving on the far side of a dual carriageway? ...

Smyth appointment ‘a cynical political exercise’

By 25 July 2016 9
Brendan Smyth

It’s not the manner of how a man came into this world that matters but it is the way he leaves it. I don’t know who wrote this saying (paraphrased by yours truly) but it is...

Ask RiotACT: Home extension – where to start?

By 24 July 2016 6
Ask Riot

Hello Rioters, We're in a small two bedroom single level duplex, but are feeling the squeeze. We'd love to stay in the hood (Narrabundah), so we think extending might be th...

Police appeal over Kaleen attempted armed robbery

By 22 July 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking public help following an attempted armed robbery at the Caltex Star Mart service station in Kaleen last Thursday. Police responded to a report of a male ho...

Northbourne flats, ex-visitor centre sites up for auction in August

By 22 July 2016 4
Dickson on Northbourne aerial view from brochure

The territory’s Land Development Agency has appointed Knight Frank the sales agent for three ACT Government-owned blocks set for retail, commercial and residential developmen...

Hume Hwy closed southbound, traffic diverted through Canberra

By 22 July 2016 4
Accident site (left) and diversion point (circled).

All Sydney to Melbourne Hume Highway traffic is being diverted through Canberra via the Federal Highway turnoff near Goulburn this morning after a truck rolled blocking southbo...

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Kayaking Ginninderra Creek

By 8 December 2010 4

Allan has sent this in with the following note: Thought the rest of Canberra might be amused with these pictures of a couple of kayaking enthusiasts making the most of the swollen Ginninderra Creek during our big wet last week. They were heading off down to Dunlop end somewhere - hopefully t...

Drug award winners announced!

By 8 December 2010 6

Katy Gallagher has announced the winners of the ACT Alcohol and Other Drug Awards. The winners are: -- Myra Whitney, Excellence in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Work Award -- Fred Monaghan, Lifetime Achievements Award -- Nicole Wiggins, Outstanding Contributions Award Well done all....

Waterproofing and Apartments in Canberra

By 8 December 2010 7

I understand that this is an issue that has been discussed before, and the ABC published a story on it earlier in the year (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/21/2905906.htm). My apartment has developed a leak where water appears to be coming up from somewhere and seriously drenching the ...

Lions turn their noses up at roo dinners

By 8 December 2010 14

The ABC brings word that the National Zoo and Aquarium is not entirely keen to be the receptacle of Canberra's kangaroo culls as less wasteful options are sought rather than just burying the bodies. Mr Russell says the big cats would not be happy to have roo meat as their staple diet. "The big...

A rare chance to ride with the rats, and hear The Cashews

By 8 December 2010 2

You normally need to be extremely well connected to get a chance to cycle with Rat Patrol. But tonight is a rare occasion when the public is being invited along. There's a special guest in town and along the (not particularly taxing) route there's going to be a guerilla gig by The Cashews. ...

Summernats hissy fit over noise regulation

By 8 December 2010 28

The Canberra Times reports that Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez is going the ACT Environment Protection Authority over their daring to enforce noise restrictions on his event: Mr Lopez stopped short of accusing the Government agency of discriminating against his event, but claimed the authority h...

How empty will Canberra be?

By 8 December 2010 40

I've heard quite a bit lately that Canberrans disappear over Christmas/New Year leaving the place a bit of a ghost town. Apart from the obvious attraction to burglars - why would anyone want to be here in a couple of weeks time? Is the migration real or a bit of a myth?...

Manuka cinema development

By 8 December 2010 6

The above cover of the NCA's Development Control Plan 10/8 appears to speak volumes. There's a particularly content-lite media release to go with it. The building height is going to be limited to "RL591" which research (Reusable Leaf Rosette Mould? Soybeans?) suggests is around 5 stories t...

Recommendation for a carpenter in Canberra?

By 8 December 2010 8

I have reading RiotACT religiously since buying a house and have been using the recommendations listed to find suitable tradespeople. However, I haven't been able to find any recommendations for a carpenter. I need to have a cabinet removed to make way for a dishwasher. Can anyone recommend a car...

Art walking off the walls at M16

By 8 December 2010

[Click for larger] The M16 artspace (now at 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith) is working on a cash and carry basis for Christmas from Friday. Artists include: Brett Bailey, Julie Bradley, Leah Bullen, Brenda Dabrook, Michelle Day, Nicky Dickson, Linzie Ellis, Lee Grant, Katherine Griffiths, Blai...

Comedian Michael Connell - TONIGHT, 8pm @ Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 8 December 2010 1

A very funny man will be on stage some some very funny thing tonight at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre Comedy Club @ The Space. (139 Reed Street, Greenway). This is the last TAC comedy night of the year and should be a huge night. Supporting the hilarious (and clean - so bring your mum) Michael Conn...

Trying again! RiotACT V4

By 7 December 2010 87

[First filed: Dec 7, 2010 @ 0:17] If you're reading this post and wondering 'what the hell happened to RiotACT since yesterday' then welcome to RiotACT's 4th incarnation, where we change site skins almost as often as Google's logo. The version we you're seeing now has come about due to the...

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