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What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014
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As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital. Suggestions from some of our team: Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd...

The Importance of Being Earnest – Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

By 22 August 2014 1
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The Importance of Being Earnest can feel like fairy floss: sweet, yes, but when you start to pull it apart it becomes insubstantial. The play is an outright farce and this prod...

David Eastman’s murder conviction quashed

By 22 August 2014 11

David Eastman is set to be released from prison after his murder conviction was quashed in the supreme court today. The Director of Public Prosecutions must now decide whether Eastman will be hauled back before a jury for another trial. Holding an effective retrial could prove near impossible ...

Corin Forest snow report

By 22 August 2014
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Corin Forest has a deep cover over the snow play area, up to 1.4m deep in parts, which means plenty to play in. There were a few nights of snow making during the week topping u...

Kingsford Smith School reviews?

By 22 August 2014

Hello all, I am seeking reviews on the Kingsford Smith School. Please help! This is our PPA school, but I have a few reservations about sending my little one there. Any info, thoughts, reviews would be GREAT! Don't hold back. Can also include thoughts on surrounding schools (within 5-10km)....

A Canberra Sunday tradition marks 20 years

By 22 August 2014
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Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets are celebrating 20 very successful years in operation next month. They will mark the occasion on Sunday 14 September. “The Old Bus Depot ...

The Deck at Regatta Point

By 22 August 2014 2

I am looking to book "The Deck at Regatta Point" for a function. The most recent reviews on RIOTACT are from 2011 and they are pretty woeful (actually, truly woeful). Has anyone been there lately? I have heard that it has changed hands, and seeing that my function will mainly have interstate vis...

Analysing the New ACTION Network – Part 2

By 22 August 2014 5
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This is the second of my three part series looking at the ACTION network 14. My first post focused on changes north of the lake. This write up focuses on changes Southside. P...

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ACT Customers of NuEnergy - ActewAGL and ACTPLA Guidelines for Solar Panel In

By 7 September 2009

For ACT Nu Energy customers, waiting for installation of solar photovoltaic systems – I have contacted the ACT planning authority and ActeAGL to check on their requirements. Only two minor points to watch out for. Generally solar panels are exempt from the need for planning approval, but there a...

Fixing arts funding?

By 7 September 2009 6

Late last week Mr Stanhope announced that he's getting the former Head of ABC Radio, Peter Loxton, to review arts funding in the ACT. The reviewwill include research into best-practice arts policy from around Australia and overseas, as well as working with the local ACT arts community to review ...

Recycled Pavers

By 7 September 2009 5

Can anyone tell me where I may be able to get recycled pavers and any other recycled landscaping supplies here in the ACT?  These kind of places are all over the place in Perth and Sydney, but I am unable to locate any here... Cheers...

Canberra Raiders fall to Broncos 22-10

By 7 September 2009 3

Fox Sports reports that the Canberra Raiders have gone down to the Brisbane Broncos 22-10 at Lang Park, in front of over 35,000 fans. Canberra went into half time down only 8-6, but were unable to contain the Broncos, who scored three more tries after half time to the Raiders' one extra. Rookie h...

Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships 2009

By 6 September 2009 7

I'm a little sad it's over, but Canberra turned on some spectacular spring weather and the competition has been awesome. It's been great showing off our city and trails to the many interstate & overseas visitors - most of whom liked what they saw. This morning saw the final practice for the d...

Police Wrap - 6 September

By 6 September 2009 1

1. Cash and GHB in Braddon: A 26-year-old man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (August 31) charged with traffic in a controlled drug other than cannabis; dealing with proceeds of crime and providing a false name/address. This follows a search of a man's vehicle in Braddon ...

The Future of Fringe

By 6 September 2009 9

[First filed: September 04, 2009 @ 19:04] John Hargreaves efforts to kill all fun in Canberra appear to have hit a hurdle. The Fringe Festival is rising like a phoenix (or a zombie if you prefer) and will be making our Februaries bright, fun, and slightly inebriated. In amongst all the con...

What a sensational day for a walk

By 6 September 2009 18

So, what better way to spend Fathers day, than going for a stroll with the family. We went down to Pinnacle Nature Resrve (Springvale Dve in Hawker), and went for a walk through the hills and bush. And what a magnificent walk it was. Given that we  are living in the bush capital, what are some o...

Canberra thieves follow the money

By 6 September 2009 8

The Canberra Times has the happy news that our criminal classes are smart enough, and mobile enough, to head towards the lush and leafy 2603 postcode. ACT Policing figures show homes in postcode 2603, spanning leafy inner south suburbs, have proportionately been the most preyed upon by burglars ...

Curtain Maker

By 6 September 2009 1

We are looking at upgrading our window furnishings and have even made the effort of buying some DIY Curtains. Does anyone know of any crafty people or part timers in Canberra who could hang them (as I am not the crafty type). This is for our 2 lounge room windows that we would like to get ri...

Giralang Shops - No Oversized commercial developments for you!

By 6 September 2009 13

This morning I noticed ABC Online has brought the news that the proposed Woolworth's development has been knocked off by ACTPLA. The reasoning is that it was too large for the site. Brings me to a question, when can the ACT Government go, "Look you've had 4-5 years of trying for a redevelopment,...

Mountain Bike and Trials World Champs - Saturday

By 5 September 2009

Although many Canberrans, and Australians were a little hungover following Caroline Buchanan and Jared Graves victories in the 4X last night, it was a beautiful Canberra day up on Mt Stromlo - so much that it will be my first sun burn of the summer (doh!) In the elite XC races today, Swiss Nino S...

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