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Executive Drivers chauffeur services a cut above the rest

By 22 September 2014 1

Steve Cotter, the founder of Canberra-based luxury chauffeur service Executive Drivers, is better known to clients as Driver Steve. He chauffeurs overseas dignitaries, busin...

Pocket Fox Spring Single Launch – It’s gonna be festive!!

By 23 September 2014

Pocket Fox have a new spring in their step! Join the local folk-pop darlings in an evening that celebrates their new single, Heartsong. The launch will take place in the foyer...

Elderly man attacked in Pearce

By 23 September 2014

ACT Policing is investigating an attack on an elderly man in Pearce last night (22 September). About 10.30pm, an 82-year-old man heard noises outside his home on Pethebridge Str...

National Film and Sound Archives – Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 8)

By 23 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Powering greater energy choice in the ACT

By 23 September 2014

Canberrans have greater energy choices from today with Origin - Australia’s largest integrated energy company - now selling gas and electricity to ACT homes and small busines...

Local Sports Wrap 20th and 21st of September

By 22 September 2014

FOOTBALL: National Premier League Cooma Tigers bowed out of the National Premier League finals series after it was dismantled 6-1 by Sydney club Bonnyrigg Eagles at the AIS ...

AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night

By 22 September 2014

To celebrate World Space Week 2014, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents: 2014 AIAA Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night The United Nations declared World Space Week to celebrate space and commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik 1 and the 1967 signing of t...

Floating on Canberra

By 22 September 2014

Sean Stoddart has sent in a link to "Floating on Canberra". It is a video comprising a collection of footage taken in Canberra over winter 2014. It was taken using a Phantom2 Vision+ quadcopter. Check it out...

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Does anyone know what happened in Page last night?

By 21 October 2009 3

I have heard on the news and subsequently seen in the paper news of a shooting in Page last night.  Apparently a fellow was shot in the face but escaped with grazes (It would still suck).  Anyone know anymore about this? [Ed] The CT have this story about it....

Got any weed man?

By 21 October 2009 5

An interesting advert popped up in Craig's List and I just thought some Rioters may be able to help, or comment. [Ed] Below is the text in question in case it disappears, and no, RiotACT doesn't approve but thought others might like the chance to comment on the Craigslist item. You got any.......

What Magpies Swoop

By 21 October 2009 39

In an effort to stop cyclists wearing the silly cable ties on their helmets which have become all the rage for the last 3 years some members of the CSIRO have done an exhaustive study on what magpies will swoop. But the law says you still have to wear a helmet....

Firefighting Cows

By 20 October 2009 5

Prime have this funny little story on the cows who are being put out to pasture in order to conduct fuel removal and help prevent bushfires this season. I think its a great idea, but I'm sure there is someone out there who will come up with a reason why this is a bad thing. Plus once you start...

Fossils at Carne Creek Aranda?

By 20 October 2009 11

Does anyone know the location of Carne Creek Aranda? Google doesn't know about it - I think this might take a local to answer. There is supposedly an interesting fossil outcrop in the creek bed there. Any ideas?...

Removing asbestos garage

By 20 October 2009 9

We have a garage (the original with the ex-gov house) that I'm assuming contains asbestos (house built in the 60's) that we want removed. Have been reading a bit about asbestos removal in the ACT but just wondering what the best (cheapest but still safe) way to do it is. I think our options are: ...

Tiger Woods lovers on public ovals

By 20 October 2009 16

My first post after being a long-time reader... i complain a great deal but i felt this one worthy of writing about. I was trotting across Southwell Park on the weekend, just past the back of the Netball Centre, and some numpty almost ko'd me with a golf ball! Now i'm all for sharing, but **** me...

Orionid Meteor Shower Tonight

By 20 October 2009 7

For those who love getting up really early the Orionid Meteor Shower will be streaking across the sky tonight. I'm told they'll be hitting their peak around 4-5AM tomorrow (Wednesday) morning as the Earth runs trhough the debris left behind by Halley's Comet. No telescope is required to look up in...

Canberrans triumph in the battle for Mount Ainslie

By 20 October 2009 105

[First Filed Oct 17, 2009] Mount Ainslie was a glorious place to be this afternoon for a proud Canberran. Victoria's banjo country bused in to vilify our pagan community and Canberra turned up to shout them down, and laugh at them. It was done with a laugh and a smile, resounding choruse...

Spence shops ?!

By 20 October 2009 11

Does anyone know what is going on here ? What was a handy little shopping centre is going to the dogs.  The convenience store (I use this term loosely) is so run down it's not funny.  You have to check the use by date on the milk every time. Lots of empty shelf space and practically tumbleweed...

Canberra's Whisky Culture

By 20 October 2009 43

I'm not a coffee wanker or a beer wanker however I amstarting to become a whisky wanker. Can anyone point me in the direction of a great single malt?...

The problem with poker

By 20 October 2009 31

Last week, while the Crimes was distracted with the proposal to ban outdoor smoking at eateries, the ACT Government introduced the Unlawful Gambling Bill in to the Assembly. The bill aims to consolidate and update the Territory's gambling laws. So, now you know where to go to confirm whether cham...

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