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December 2014 Monthly Property Market Wrap

By 27 January 2015

2014 brought us many ups and downs within the sales market, an uncharacteristic rental market and generally unsteady consumer confidence. The year ended on a resilient note with...

Dumping at charity shopfronts – don’t be a tosser

By 27 January 2015 3

If you drive past a charity bin - or a charity shopfront like the Salvation Army or Vinnies after closing hours, it’s likely you’ll see a few overflowing bags, and possibly...

The ACT needs to stop having stupid arguments

By 27 January 2015 9

To have a tram or not to have a tram? To have well-behaved dogs on public transport or not? $50 or $20 notes for poker machines? Bikes or cars?  These are not questions. I ...

Canberras development dilemma

By 27 January 2015 10
dickson flats

Canberra is undergoing a metamorphosis. Until now, it has grown outwards, slowly engulfing farms and spitting them back out as suburbs, terraforming the landscape fro...

Best of Canberra – Rice paper rolls

By 27 January 2015 3
Rice Paper

I find it frustrating that the world is becoming such a health conscious place, yet it is still ridiculously difficult to get healthy, or even semi-healthy, foods on the go. ...

Motorcycle collision in Palmerston; police seek rider

By 27 January 2015

ACT Policing is seeking to locate the rider of a motorcycle which appears to have crashed earlier this morning in Palmerston (Tuesday 27 January). About 4.30am police received i...

Seselja claims Labor will restore carbon and mining taxes

By 27 January 2015 12

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today claimed that Labor will restore its carbon and mining tax slugs on Australians at the first opportunity. In a press release issued following Andrew Leigh's comments on government spending and revenue in The Australian, Seselja said: “The con...

RiotACT contributors support RSPCA ACT

By 27 January 2015 1
RiotACT contributors Steven Bailey and Alex Craig

Over 50 volunteers took part in a campaign on Sunday morning (25 January) to assist an RSPCA ACT investigation into an act of animal cruelty that shocked Canberra last week. ...

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Mysterious Death of ACT Woman in Newcastle

By 13 April 2010 3

I came across this Newcastle Herald article today.  It seems the girl that died was a student from the ACT. The writer from "The Herald" seems to go into a bit too much detail in regards to her death....

Good car scrapyard?

By 13 April 2010 18

Can anyone recommend a good car scrapyard in ACT?  Wife has an old Daewoo Lanos and i need to get a A/C compressor and a fuel cap 'door'.  Looking for a scrappy where I can go in and browse the wrecks taking off what I want.... Any ideas?...

Beth Jennings [leaving traces]

By 13 April 2010

leaving traces a photography exhibition by Beth Jennings The Front Art Gallery and Cafe 1-2 Wattle St, Lyneham 14-27 April 2010 Beth says: ‘Who can explain the connection a person feels to an old courtyard in Berlin, sand dunes in the Sahara or a field of grass in Toronto? It happens, and...

Simon caught out at the prison

By 13 April 2010 30

There's been quite a bit of local hoo haa over conditions at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (aka the prison). Inmates have been protesting on the rooftop (of the proudly human rights compliant facility) that they're being locked in cells for 20 hours a day due to understaffing of the facility (w...

Police Wrap - 13 April 2010

By 13 April 2010 9

1. Thuggies turn to firestarting? ACT Policing is investigating a number of suspicious fires that occurred this morning (April 10). At approximately 2.00 am this morning ACT Policing officers attended the Caroline Chisholm School, Chisholm after being alerted by the ACT Fire Brigade that a fi...

Backyard Chooks in Canberra

By 13 April 2010 21

Hi all, I am thinking of getting a few chooks for egg production and composting. I live on a small block in Canberra and have called Canberra Connect and RSPCA but have not been able to find much information on raising egg laying chooks in small urban backyards. Any advice, personal stories...

Hughes Bakery - I surrender!

By 13 April 2010 10

I have developed an addiction.  Something about the Hughes Bakery keeps me going back far more times than is really good for my waistline or my cholesterol levels.  I am prepared to run the gauntlet of lycra clad cyclists in order to reach the counter and place an order.  I am even willi...

Canberra Raiders beat the Eels

By 13 April 2010 5

Tonight the Canberra Raiders beat the Parramatta Eels 24-14 at Parramatta Stadium. The Greenhouse has a blow-by-blow account of how the game unfolded. Again, Dane Tilse, Shaun Fensom and Terry Campese had standout performances. Former Tuggeranong junior Josh Dugan was also immense in both defenc...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2010, Episode 10

By 12 April 2010

Rob, Tim 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 Macs Gold All Malt Lager. The music this week is by local act The Bastard Sons of Liberty You can download it now. The podcast fe...

Beware the Asian House Gecko

By 12 April 2010 15

The Canberra Times has the intriguing news that the reptile centre in Gold Creek has spotted an invading Asian House Gecko on a soft drink delivery truck. Apparently they've never been seen south of Newcastle and will drive out our native geckos. If they're reporting at reptile centres it seem...

April at the Street Theatre

By 12 April 2010 1

There are stacks of things happening Streetside this April, with music (opera! world! Russian folk!), comedy, new work, and solo performance to whet the artsy appetite. Right now, we have legendary Aussie actor Max Cullen channelling 'the poet of the people', Henry Lawson, in his solo work FACES ...

Enlarged Cotter Dam presentation - salvaging our heritage

By 12 April 2010

As part of the 2010 Heritage Festival, ACTEW Corporation through the Bulk Water Alliance, has coordinated special events for people to participate in. Enlarged Cotter Dam presentation – salvaging our heritage Date: Wednesday 14 April 2010 Venue: King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 131 City Walk, ...

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