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Fisher growhouse bust

By 25 May 2015
fisher drug busy

Two men will face court today (Monday, May 25) after they were arrested for using a residential house in Fisher for the hydroponic cultivation of a traffickable quantity of can...

WomenCANPlay to boost female sports participation in Canberra

By 25 May 2015
Billi, Kate, Hannah

Billi McCarthy-Price and Hannah Massingham have received a YWCA Great Ydeas grant to develop a website, WomenCANPlay, to increase local women’s participation in sport. Whe...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Coffee

By 25 May 2015 1
The Cupping Room

It was with some hesitation that last week I put the word out there for Canberra’s best coffee. To many people coffee is absolutely sacred and you wouldn’t dare mess with them ...

A perspective on the new ACT electorates

By 25 May 2015 2
new electorates

The ACT Electoral Commission has just confirmed the new boundaries for the five electorates in the 25-seat Legislative Assembly. This is the biggest change since the modifie...

Pine Island rabbit control begins today

By 25 May 2015

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service has advised residents that a rabbit control program has commenced at Pine Island Reserve. The program will involve the use of pindone poison and aluminium phosphide warren fumigation to control the rabbit population.  As such, residents are asked not to touc...

Gate installation recommendations

By 25 May 2015 2

I am moving into a new property and there is no side gate. I would like to know of any recommendations please. I would also like a functional lock with a key on the gate as ...

Do Canberra mums agree with Senator Gallagher on PPL?

By 25 May 2015

Senator Katy Gallagher has written a powerful response to the Prime Minister's accusation that Canberra mums have/are double dipping when it comes to the matter of paid parenta...

New Optus 4G in Canberra – good, bad, or ugly?

By 24 May 2015 3

A few years ago there was a RiotACT thread regarding poor Optus 3G reception in Tuggeranong. It turned out that this was a pretty common problem for Optus customers across Canb...

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Dusko Culibrk the dog cruelty accused

By 11 May 2010 21

The Canberra Times brings word that the centre of this morning's police wrap over animal cruelty to rottweilers in Nicholls is one Dusko Culibrk. Dusko is 25 and lives with his parents. Apparently Dusko didn't think choke chains go far enough and ACT Health psychologist Jacinta Marsh has told Mag...

Your chance to vote for the Mully Cup

By 11 May 2010 8

Last week we called for nominations for what should form the "Mully Cup", a trophy to be awarded to the most comment generating personality of any given month in memory of Justin "Mully" Williams. Below are the short-listed nominations. Now it's time to vote! [poll id="169"]...

Hume Hilton cleared in Bulig death

By 11 May 2010

Last August the death of Andreas Bulig in custody caused a bit of a stir. The ABC now reports that coroner Beth Campbell has cleared the Alexander Maconochie Centre of any lack of care. Heart problems, not epilepsy, have been found to be the cause of death....

Simon Corbell and R18+ games

By 11 May 2010 8

Simon Corbell is trying to make the R18+ computer games issue go away until after the federal election. "I am very encouraged by the high level of response to the Commonwealth Government's discussion paper on this issue, with approximately 60,000 submissions received," Mr Corbell said. "Of the...

Gas leak in Phillip

By 11 May 2010

The following in from the ESA: 10:55am Tuesday 11 May 2010 - Small gas leak at Phillip ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a small gas leak on Furzer St, Phillip. Leak has been isolated. Approx 20 people evacuated from building. ACT Fire Brigade Hazmat crews currently conducting air monitoring a...

Gungahlin road upgrades

By 11 May 2010 12

It may seems surprising that barely completed suburbs needs road upgrades, but maybe it's just-in-time planning at play. Either way Mr Stanhope has announced Bonner and Forde are getting $10.8 million in works on Mulligans Flat Road. Chief Minister and Minister for Transport, Jon Stanhope, sa...

Canberra boffins pioneer disease resistant pink bits

By 11 May 2010 2

ANU has announced that Dr Charani Ranasinghe from The John Curtin School of Medical Research has won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant is for a potential AIDS vaccine which has an intriguing approach: “Systemic HIV vaccines ...

Police Wrap - 11 May 2010

By 11 May 2010 13

1. Animal cruelty in Nicholls: ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 25 year old man with aggravated cruelty to an animal and two further counts of cruelty to animals after making a gruesome discovery early this morning (Tuesday 11 May) at a premises in Nicholls. About 2:05am police locate...

Bob Winnell throws in $1.5 million for Stanhopian dream

By 11 May 2010 16

His Chiefliness, Jon Stanhope, is thrilled to announce that Bob Winnell, on behalf of The Village Building Company, is chipping in $1.5 million for the Jon Stanhope Memorial Gardens (aka the arboretum). We're sure such an act of generosity would never sway decisions around planning approvals. ...

Impro Secret & The Target

By 11 May 2010

Impro Theatre ACT have two shows coming up on May 22nd and 23rd at the Street Theatre - Impro Secret and The Target Impro Secret is a classic Theatresports style show (along the lines of Thank God You're Here or Whose Line Is It Anyway?), completely improvised and set around the theme of secr...

Help for migrants in Canberra?

By 11 May 2010 15

I was not feeling all that happy for myself today having experienced about 6 weeks of unemployment now. I thought that things were not all that great. But just when things seemed at rock bottom, along came a situation that helped put it all in perspective. I have a friend from New Zealand who has...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2010, Episode 14

By 10 May 2010

Rob, Nik and I mix up the rugby ideas in the back room of All Bar Nun and expound on the weeks come and gone for your tipping success. The beer for review is Coopers Best Extra Stout. The music this week is by local punks Epic Flagon. You can download it now. The podcast feed for future...

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