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Pick of the Markets: Serendipity Soaps

By 28 November 2015

I'm back! But I'm no longer reviewing weekend hot spots. The team thought it would be fun and something a little different, to review local Canberra markets and the stalls that fre...

Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

By 27 November 2015
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Editor note: Next week, we'll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space. Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in pl...

This weekend’s top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

By 27 November 2015
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DESIGN Canberra raced out of the gate proving that the capital is very much en vogue. The festival—now in its second year—is putting on more than 70 events and activities, ...

Garage Sales on this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 27 November 2015
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds websi...

Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

By 26 November 2015 11
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will ...

Whats on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 26 November 2015 5

The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas i...

Crowdfunding talk with the Light Clock guys

By 26 November 2015 2
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With only seven days left of their Kickstarter campaign (it seems that we can't stay away from the crowdfunding projects here at RiotACT this week), The Light Clock are one o...

Preparing your wardrobe for Summer

By 26 November 2015

I swear it was only yesterday that I was putting the winter woolies away, and dusting off the shorts, t-shirts and beach wear (well not quite, but I was prepping for summer!). ...

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Police Wrap - 14 September 2010

By 14 September 2010 9

1. This is living! ACT Policing has released images of a burglary which occurred at the BCF store in Fyshwick on Thursday (September 2). About 11.25pm, offenders entered the store and escaped with a number of stolen items including Boat Fish Finder GPSs, Waeco fridges, sleeping bags and v...

Om Shanti College?

By 14 September 2010 13

While down at the Cook shops this morning, getting milk for my early morning cuppa, I noticed a posted advertising courses  for "Professional Organisation" and offering to train one up to a certificate in such things. As some one who is as organised as a one legged man on a pogo stick in a ball...

Increasing house prices in Canberra?

By 14 September 2010 37

House prices in Canberra have sky-rocketed over the last few years. When working for the ACT government some years ago, I remember the discussion about the "live in Canberra" campaign and how to attract people here. One of the big selling points here has always been that housing was more affor...

Canberra Nara Candle Festival

By 14 September 2010 9

The ACT Governments' Events operation's ongoing war with Tourism continues with news of the candle festival this Saturday running into the teeth of the Floriade juggernaut on the other side of the lake. 2010 marks the 1300th anniversary of the ancient city of Nara with whom we share a Sister...

Canberra Primary Schools?

By 14 September 2010 15

My husband and I bought property on Smiths Rd, out past Tharwa 5 years ago, loving the fact that Tharwa Public school was our 'local'. We subsequently spent 4 years living overseas, but are now back. Our eldest daughter is due to start Primary school next year and we find oursleves in the catchm...

How dare they ruin our grass with sport!

By 14 September 2010 11

So here's a classic.   This week and next, ACT Sportsgrounds are closed and unavailable for hire due to maintenance.   So even though it's grand final week for many sports, apparently the Sportsground people expect all the sports to adjust their seasons to allow for TAMS's maintenance schedu...

EPIRB/PLB hire in Canberra

By 14 September 2010 11

Hi, Does anyone know where in Canberra I can hire an EPRIB or PLB from for the weekend? I've rung quite a few places, but the only spots I've been able to find are the ANU mountaineering club (who only hire to members) and the NSW Nat Park service (who are based in Jindabyne or Tumut and not n...

There's never a shortage of arseholes - even here

By 14 September 2010 19

One of our sources has sent in this charmless message from Downer. Just goes to show it's not just the 'merkins who are idiots....

Is Kambah really that bad?

By 14 September 2010 82

Hi Everyone We're moving our young family over from Perth and are thinking of buying in Kambah. I hear good things and then REALLY bad things. Are some parts better than others? Are the Kambah Village shops ok?  If you had to choose between Wanniassa and Kambah which would it be? ...

Does the APS call your referees if they AREN'T going to give you the job?

By 14 September 2010 12

I've applied for a few jobs with the APS in recent weeks, and one of my referees let me know he'd had calls from two of the agencies last week. The time-frames for getting back to me for both jobs is 6 weeks - in the meantime applying for jobs is tedious and time-consuming . . . So, assuming m...

ANU Study on Hurt Feelings

By 14 September 2010 5

I am a PhD student at the ANU who is trying to recruit for a study on women's experiences of hurtful events. I am looking for women who are 18 years and older and who are currently in a romantic relationship. The study will take 30-45 minutes and participants will need to come to the ANU Depa...

The lake has water?

By 14 September 2010 23

[First filed: Sep 12, 2010 @ 16:01] [Photo by Holden Caulfield] The Canberra times reports that Lake George finally has some water. Now, I am stuck out of town and won't get to see it (if it doesn't last a while). So a request to all, if you are out that way, would you mind posting a few sh...

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