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Tour de Stroke starts in Fyshwick

By 9 October 2015
Josh Goyne - Stroke Awareness Ride - Tour de Stroke

Josh Goyne, 17, sets out from Fyshwick tomorrow on a 2,200 kilometre ride with the aim of raising money for stroke support and assistance. Seven years ago, Josh’s grandfat...

Ask RiotACT: Best Sports Lawyer

By 9 October 2015 3
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone tell me the contact details for the best sports lawyer in Canberra please?...

A Look around Canberra: Barton

By 9 October 2015
A Look Around Canberra: Barton

The suburb of Barton in Canberra's inner south has one of the smallest suburb populations, if not the smallest, in Canberra. However, according to ABS data, Barton was once the...

Five garage sales to visit this weekend (10 and 11 October)

By 9 October 2015
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The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage s...

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

By 8 October 2015 1

There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival...

Our first look: Boffins Restaurant new menu

By 8 October 2015 2
Boffins Restaurant: Piano

With all the hype and commotion about all the new cafes and restaurants opening around Canberra, it's easy to forget about the original establishments that have stood the test of t...

Ask RiotACT: Sourcing a pinata

By 8 October 2015 2
Ask RiotACT

My dear hive mind of rioters, My little astromonkey is having a birthday party this Sunday [11/10] and now desperately wants a pinata.  I've seen a few places do on-line sa...

Beer Week returns to Canberra this November

By 8 October 2015 2
Beer Day Out 2014

Canberra Beer Week was launched last night at Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon. The week-long celebration of beer will take place form 5 – 11 November. Representing the ACT Go...

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Bernie returns to sort out the backs

By 21 July 2010 3

The Brumbies are celebrating the return of Stephen "Bernie" Larkham to the fold, this time around as a much needed "Attack Coach". Plank Harrison is going to coach the pigs, and old stager Marco Caputo is going to doctor the scrum. Will the ex-players be able to bring back the glory days?...

Another swing at heritage listing the bus depot

By 21 July 2010 9

Our Brave Leader has announced that on the second attempt the ACT Heritage Council has agreed to provisionally list the former bus depot in Kingston on the ACT's Heritage Register. Mr Stanhope said the listing acknowledged the historical significance of the site, which dates back to the 1940s... ...

Police Wrap - 21 July 2010

By 21 July 2010 3

1. Sixth time's a charm: A five-time drink-drive offender caught for the sixth time was among the 59 people apprehended by ACT Policing in an intensive Random Breath Testing effort last week (Monday, July 12- Monday, July 19). The 43-year-old Richardson man was driving south on the Monaro Hi...

Readable Graffiti at Groovin the Moo Canberra 2010

By 21 July 2010

[First filed: Jul 20, 2010 @ 9:41] When Readable Graffiti came in to the studio for Insatiable Banalities #124 they were still buzzing from getting up on the big stage at the Groovin the Moo festival held at UC. Now video has surfaced for those who missed it. (Personally I'm thrilled by...

Lies, Love & Hitler needs you

By 21 July 2010 5

Offprompt informs that CADA Studio Productions is looking for actors to star in a new work by local playwright Elizabeth Avery Scott. SYNOPSIS OF LIES, LOVE AND HITLER Dr Paul Langley, age 39, is slightly mad. It’s not that he doesn’t have a good brain – like most academics, he has a ver...

Lamb no longer a cheap eat

By 21 July 2010 74

The Canberra Times is delving into the rising price of lamb across Canberra. Lamb cutlets are approaching $50/kg at butchers in the swankiest ACT suburbs and the shortage of sheep meat may push prices up further. The extra cost is due to a scarcity of sheep Australia-wide, which is good for f...

Tally Room @ EPIC open on 21 August?

By 21 July 2010 5

For the upcoming election, of course, is that I mean. I have a vague recollection of someone telling me that the 2007 election was the last time it was going to be run, but I am hoping that this is a false memory as I have a friend coming up from Melbourne for the election weekend (for the elect...

Liberals to oppose point to point cameras

By 21 July 2010 11

The ABC brings word that the member for motorists, the Liberal Alistair Coe, is positioning his party against point to point speed cameras: Alistair Coe says there are still some unanswered questions about privacy, because unlike normal cameras they do not just record the details of people who s...

Antony Green on the ACT Senate Race

By 21 July 2010 4

The thinking election nerd's election nerd, Antony Green, has cast his expert eye over the race for the ACT Senate seats. There's a lot of history but it comes down to this: For the Greens to win the second ACT seat, either Labor or the Greens have to convince Liberal voters to switch to Labo...

CCTV bandaid for failed waste policies

By 21 July 2010 31

Chief Minister Stanhope is unwittingly identifying another abject policy failure. This time announcing "Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at 24-hour recycling centres in an effort to curb illegal dumping and the associated clean-up costs". The ACT Government manages six drop-off recycling...

Mike Kelly needs to rethink his slogan ... ?

By 21 July 2010 31

On the telly just then, Mike Kelly's slogan: "Keep Kelly Working". I think it's a shocker - as though the objective of your local member is to stay in work his or herself! Sense of entitlement much? ...

Unfair Dismissal advice?

By 21 July 2010 9

One of my kids has just been sacked by the legal firm where they worked as a part time assistant. No explanation was given for the termination, and only one week paid in lieu of notice. What's the feeling among the Riotacters? Is this something worth taking up to the FairWork Commission?...

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