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Predictions for July 2 and beyond

By 28 June 2016
election vote

Next week it will all be over – temporarily. The 2016 Federal election has been a mild affair in the ACT and we can confidently predict all four sitting members will be re...

Ask RiotACT: Trees on Mr Fluffy blocks?

By 28 June 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I live close to a couple of Mr Fluffy blocks which I believe are due for demolition soon. They both have a few beautiful backyard trees a fair distance from the hous...

Canberrans, how does your garden grow?

By 28 June 2016
Permaculture-web

In this bush capital there is no shortage of thriving gardens, edible lawns or green-thumbed Canberrans. However, there might be a shortage of inexpensive and accessible short ...

Kangaroo dragged through streets

By 27 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are appealing for information after a kangaroo was allegedly attached to the back of a vehicle and driven through Goulburn. Officers located the animal at the interse...

Bad buffering

By 27 June 2016 6
NBNCo Palmerston 010

I was 11 years old when I bought my first computer. It was 1984, and the machine was a Mattel Aquarius. Rubber keys, cassette tape drive, less than 4 kilobytes of memory, and b...

Vibe Hotel wins Project of the Year at Master Builders/Cbus Excellence in Building Awards

By 27 June 2016
vibeHotel

Construction Control has won the prestigious Project of the Year gong at the Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards for the third time in four years – this ti...

Ask RiotACT: Living in Murrumbateman

By 27 June 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hi Everyone, My family and I are considering moving out to Murrumbateman because of the price of buying a house in the ACT and because we like the rural lifestyle. However, ...

Zed Van Winkle

By 27 June 2016 5
Zed and Tony 2

I was reflecting on an article or two from Amanda Vanstone in the Crimes recently and since she is an opinion piece writer, not a journalist, she can express her views in any d...

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City Walk Expo - Launching this Saturday (6th November 2010)

By 2 November 2010 18

VI Ambition Support Incorporated (VIASI) is proud and excited to announce the launch of City Walk Expo, an exclusive market-type event in the very heart of our Nation’s capital – the City Walk strip Canberra on the 6th of November. The City Walk Expo will be a weekly, year round event ope...

Empty Shops in Civic?

By 2 November 2010 19

Does anyone know why there are so many shops available for lease in Civic?...

What a difference it makes having the boss back in the office

By 2 November 2010 3

With Mr Stanhope returned from his holidays it's intriguing how much more activity we're seeing from his Ministers. When the cat's away? (The Liberals, it should be noted, remain a slow unresponsive shambles following issues at several days remove)...

Kate Lundy makes the top ten

By 2 November 2010 10

The Canberra Times has intriguing news for those who wonder what ACT Senator Kate Lundy does with her time. Did you know that the ACT's own Senator Kate Lundy (@KateLundy) was named one of the Top 10 People Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics last month? She actually topped th...

SouthCare Helicopter hits 4,000 missions

By 2 November 2010 11

[Photo taken yesterday by Devil_n_Disquiz] Simon Corbell is congratulating the team at the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter on completing their 4,000th mission since the service started operating on 1 October 1988. The 4000th mission was completed over the weekend with the retrieval of a man...

Where to watch the cup?

By 2 November 2010 7

[Photo by Kerces] So based on past experience where's the place to be for cup watching today for those without office parties? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments and your experiences this year....

There are Tradies and Then There are Tradies

By 2 November 2010 15

I love the RiotACT and often use it as reference point for recomendations of services in Canberra. So here I go...  I have had the need, in recent weeks to employ three different tradesmen for three different jobs. The first, a plumber, was at my house for a total of four minutes - $209.00! ...

Opening Night in Canberra for CIFF! (And your chance to win a double pass)

By 2 November 2010 11

[First filed: Oct 28, 2010 @ 11:30] Last night the 14th Canberra International Film Festival (CIFF) was officially opened with the highly anticipated political thriller from the USA "Fair Game", starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. CIFF President Virginia Haussegger and CIFF Director Simon ...

Mully Icon cast down from on high

By 2 November 2010 37

[First filed: Nov 1, 2010 @ 8:44] [ED - newcomers will need to familiarise themsselves with the Mully Williams back story to get this one.] I walked the dogs  at Shepard's lookout today, and came across the most sacrilegious act of vandalism I have ever seen. For ages now the sign ther...

Sunday night incident?

By 2 November 2010 8

I was coming back to Canberra from Murrumbatman at about 10.15 on Sunday night. Around half way back I passed 5 police cars with their lights flashing, travelling at high speed in convoy heading away from Canberra. I figured it'd have to be something significant but I haven't seen anything i...

COFFEE IN THE NORTHSIDE BEFORE 7.00AM

By 2 November 2010 2

Help! Can anyone recommend a great coffee shop that is open before 7am on the Northside? My favourite, Spill the Beans in Dickson has closed and the new owners look like they will not be opening till later. All suggestions welcome, particularly useful ones....

Wanna be a firie?

By 1 November 2010 3

If the life of a calendar model appeals you'll be thrilled to know Simon Corbell has announced he's looking for 36 new fire fighters. More information is on the ESA website and applications close on 14 November 2010 at 11pm....

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