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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 9
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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 1
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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!). ...

Take a hike: Mt Budawang

By 26 November 2015 1
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After exhausting most of the hikes in the ACT (or at least the ones I can get to in a 2WD vehicle), I set out with my friend Brooke to hike up Mt Budawang. Mt Budawang is th...

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Police Wrap - 16 August 2010

By 16 August 2010 11

(The AFP website has had a few days off, but returns with more policing goodness) 1. Perhaps not the best car for the job: ACT Policing arrested a 16-year-old male youth late on Saturday night (August 14) following the short pursuit of a stolen Mazda 121 through Belconnen. Police sighted t...

Festival 'must remain a community event'

By 16 August 2010 10

A call was made today for the National Multicultural Festival to remain a primarily community-orientated event under the control of the ACT Office of Multicultural Affairs. Chair of the Canberra Multicultural Community Forum (CMCF), Sam Wong, noted that the Loxton Report on the arts in Canberra, ...

NCA wants comments on Canberra Avenue

By 16 August 2010

The National Capital Authority is calling for comments on development on Canberra Avenue. The plans are DCP No.10/04 and DCP No.10/06. Andrew Smith, NCA Executive Director National Capital Plan said the DCPs will guide development adjacent to this significant avenue. “The draft DCPs have be...

Brawling Firies of Queanbeyan

By 16 August 2010 40

The Canberra Times has a surprising snippet from Queanbeyan: NSW Emergency Services Minister Steve Whan has demanded rival groups of Queanbeyan firefighters resolve a long-standing conflict after police were called to a brawl that broke out at Queanbeyan Fire Station on Friday night. Police a...

A look at the new XCOM

By 16 August 2010 7

Gamasutra has a lengthy interview with Canberra's Jonathan Pelling about what his team at the 2K Marin studio here has been up to with the new XCOM game. Nice to see our town getting a real seat at the table in this multi-billion dollar industry....

We have a bonsai collection!

By 16 August 2010 3

Chief Minister Stanhope brings the astonishing news that not only does his arboretum have a "National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia", but since it was located in a pavilion in Commonwealth Park two years ago it has been visited 100,000 times! It currently displays 32 deciduous, ever...

After ideas on how to make a move to Canberra simpler

By 16 August 2010 21

Hi Guys, My first post, so go easy. There's gonna be some naïve questions / statements here. I have been intending to make a move to Canberra for more than a decade, and have decided to give it a shot sometime in the new year. I in NSW, and have moved to WA before and learnt a lot of thing...

Security on Civic cab queue?

By 16 August 2010 18

I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I had the displeasure of standing in the Civic bus interchange taxi queue last Saturday night around 2am and witnessed a pretty nasty punch-up between 4-5 guys. I'm hardly ever out at that time of night but I have to say that on the few occasions I have b...

Canberra Walk Against Warming

By 15 August 2010 8

Took the dog for a walk and a protest broke out, as a bit over 1000 people came together for the Canberra Walk Against Warming. Seems to be working as its bloody cold and cloudy today. Senator Bob Brown was there along with MLA Shane Rattenbury, ACT Greens Senate candidate Lin Hatfield Dodds...

Speed camera leeway in Canberra?

By 15 August 2010 40

Hi All, I'm quite new to Canberra and am constantly coming across the much debated issued of the amount of roadworks and speed changes in and around Canberra. Driving around I seem to spend most of my time checking the speedo and looking for the latest sign. While I'm slowly adjusting and lear...

Raiders get over the doggies

By 15 August 2010 1

Foxsports has the news on our brave lads in green getting one over the thuggish Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium 28-14. Canberra coach David Furner said his young players were growing in confidence at the right time ahead of another big test when they host ladder leaders St George Illawarra next Sund...

Who can help with a cat playground?

By 15 August 2010 22

Hello everyone, I would like to know if there is anyone in Canberra who can assist me in designing and building a backyard cat enclosure encompassing most of the backyard (not along the lines of the modular units). I am hoping for something that isn't an eyesore and gives my cat ample room to ...

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