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A Look Around Canberra: Turner

By 28 November 2014

This is the first instalment of RiotACT's newest weekly series: A Look Around Canberra (unless I think of a better name...). Each week I'll take a look at a different suburb an...

Could these be the best vegan and paleo cupcakes in Canberra?

By 28 November 2014
A&E Cupcake Mixed box

Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? Even if you’re vegan, paleo or gluten free (and these days, who isn’t?), there’s a lot to like about a freshly-baked cupcake with lashi...

Cowards at the Keyboard

By 28 November 2014 1

Before the anonymity of the internet, if a person had a view and wanted it expressed, they had to write to a newspaper, call into a radio station or stand on a soap box. But th...

Controlled burns scheduled today

By 29 November 2014

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, three controlled burns will be conducted today, Saturday 29 November 2014. The controlled burns will be undertaken near the Australian Institute of Sport, in Gossan Hill Nature Reserve and on Mount Pleasant. ...

Canberras Indie Game Developers Celebrated this Saturday at iFEST

By 28 November 2014

iFEST indie games festival is happening in Canberra this Saturday, November 29th . The free festival is now in its fourth year and is set to showcase the work of Canberra’s most promising independent game developers. iFEST provides the opportunity to game developers working without major stud...

7.30 ACT what to expect from tonight’s program

By 28 November 2014 1
Lyndal Curtis

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday November 28th The penultimate program. ThroughCare - a program for prisoners both during incarceration and after – cutting recidivism rates....

Ambos reunite with baby that couldnt wait

By 28 November 2014

The ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has today reunited with a family in less stressful circumstances following the birth of a baby girl on the roadside in Gungahlin. “It is not uncommon for the ACTAS to be called to pre-hospital baby deliveries and I am pleased to say that dad has managed the sit...

Do you know this man?

By 28 November 2014

ACT Policing is investigating an incident of a stolen credit card that was used around the Duffy and Curtin area on Friday 31 October. ACT Policing were notified of the sto...

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ActewAGL takes us back to the dark ages

By 17 November 2009 9

I recently paid my utilities bills for the quarter, but it seems one of the local utilities has taken a backwards step in the last 3 months. ActewAGL is no longer offering electronic billing, or online billing history for natural gas. The ActewAGL payment site, epayplus states: Electronic invo...

Layon Drive Freeway Coming Soon

By 17 November 2009 11

Yesterday Chief Minister Jon "Super Highway" Stanhope, and Federal heavy Maxine McKew kicked off the second stage of Layon Drive upgrades. This will see the current pitiful Lanyon Drive between Hume and Jerrabombera upgraded to a dual carriageway. Stanhope says: ""The upgrade is welcome news for the...

Continued disappointment in Gungahlin

By 17 November 2009 32

So I recently moved to Gungahlin with my family. Lovely place, lots of people I know in the area and a decent enough town centre. I then decided to arrange to connect the internet, I got my line transpositioned with Beagle. I did expect it to be slow but everynight between 9pm and 11pm the line drop...

Taxi fare issue

By 17 November 2009 38

My elderly mother was at Belconnen Mall a few days ago, and after missing her bus home became a little overwhelmed by the heat and decided to get a taxi home. The taxi was from the mall to Flynn and she was charged $70. I don't travel very often by taxi myself, but know that this fare must be a lo...

New Supportive Housing Proposals?

By 16 November 2009 16

Does anyone know what the deal is with some recent proposals for supportive housing in Canberra? After seeing a planning notification go up at the car park on the corner of Henty, Ijong and Ipima streets in Braddon (just over the road from the Rex Hotel), I checked the ACTPLA website (

A constellation comes to ANU

By 16 November 2009 7

Some nerd pr0n for you all. The ANU has announced they've got a shiny new Sun supercomputer: The new facility is part of a joint procurement by ANU and the Bureau of Meteorology to provide two state-of-the-art systems capable of modelling the dynamics of climate change and extreme weather even...

Civic Liberry Closed "for Safety Reasons"

By 16 November 2009 11

Went to Civic Library today to find it closed "for safety reasons".   This is the same Civic Library that filled up  like a swimming pool when we had that incredible hailstorm.  It doesn't look like we'll be needing our water wings this time but I wondered if anybody knew what's lead to th...

Additional Train Services Between Sydney and Canberra

By 16 November 2009 19

CountryLink is adding additional train services to the Sydney-Canberra-Sydney route from 6 December 2009. From that date, morning and midday services will run every day, while the evening service will run in each direction on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This represents an additional ...

What's Going On Here

By 16 November 2009 15

We get told off time and time again for illegal littering, etc. Well it would appear if those we hire out to take our rubbish are dumping rubbish another way. The below photo was taken from the carpark on Lady Denman Drive near the Glenloch Interchange. This truck was there for a while, bu...

Canberra a City Album

By 16 November 2009 3

Hi, I am hopping to find a someone who has a wonderful documentary on Canberra's history called Canberra a City Album.  I have contacted National Film and Sound Archive but they are unable to copy it now due to copyright laws so I'd have to watch it there which would be much harder then being ab...

Photography equipment hire in ACT?

By 16 November 2009 14

Hi All, I've been asked to shoot some basic wedding photos for a friend. I need to hire a Canon 70-200 f/2.8L (preferably IS). Is there anywhere to hire this equipment for a weekend in December? Thanks, Coffeegeek...

Second Hand Sunday - 29 November 2009

By 15 November 2009 13

Second Hand Sunday is on again on 29 November 2009. Details are on the TAMS website. I must say, I'm getting more and more annoyed with the concept. When I lived in Melbourne, we had hard waste day a few times a year. You could put all your junk (old furniture, broken toasters and TVs, pretty much ...

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