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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 26 October 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from...

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 2

Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

Looking for our first Irish sean nos dance army

By 26 October 2014

We're looking for enthusiastic people who'd like to learn some simple and energetic dance steps for performance at the 2015 Canberra Multicultural Festival. Perhaps you like great rhythm, perhaps you have some Irish family connections somewhere or maybe you just like trying new things? It's al...

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

By 25 October 2014 3

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants' superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whethe...

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014 9

I've just moved to Canberra and quite like it... except for the take-away and home delivery choices (or at least those I've found so far). Why does Pad Thai cost $16.50 (Lemon Grass)? In Sydney $12 is expensive. Same goes for Indian food... curries at $17-20 is a rip-off for take away. And why n...

Dodgy TV (ABC + 10) Fraser – anyone else?

By 24 October 2014

No signal on those two stations since storm yesterday.  Anyone else in the Fraser area having the same trouble, or it is just us? cheers MS...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014 2

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 4

ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

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Air Disaster Memorial [Ghost Strikes Again]

By 30 September 2009 15

Trekked out there a few nights ago and were victims of the car stalling and rolling forward experience. Some of our group also swear they saw a person on the track leading up to the memorial. Anyone else have any stories? I've never experienced... [Ed] And there the story ended as though the ghos...

'Red' Short Film Premiere

By 30 September 2009

Come and paint the town... 'RED' Red Bandit Productions announces their debut short film premiere event. Meet the cast and crew and other local filmmakers  Where: Kremlin Bar, 65 Northbourne Avenue When: 8pm - 9pm Film screened promptly at 8.30pm Tickets only available online at

Colonic irrigation in ACT

By 30 September 2009 27

Hi, I've been Googling to try to find a place that offers colonic irrigation in Canberra, but am not having any luck - does anyone know of anywhere that does it as a health treatment? thanks PBP [Ed] - For a moment I thought PBP was having us on, but there aren't any listings in Google f...

Recommend a good doctor?

By 30 September 2009 15

Can anyone recommend a reasonably reliable and considerate doctor, preferably on the southside please? I have just spent six months seeing at least six, and two naturopaths, none of whom could give an accurate diagnosis. Old-fashioned care and service within a reasonable time-frame would be a...

CMCF urges support for typhoon flood victims

By 30 September 2009

The Chair of the Canberra Multicultural Community Forum, Sam Wong, has urged Canberra residents to get behind the Australian Red Cross appeal for victims of Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines and Vietnam. “Australians who have lived in the tropical north will know the fear that even the threat ...

Rapid buses doomed before start?

By 29 September 2009 21

Yesterday, Jon "Eco-Warrior" Stanhope announced the new and improved REDEX (Rapid Express Direct) bus trial - starting one month after the initially planned start date. Meanwhile, the ABC reports the delay of REDEX bus trial is due to the wait for new ACTION buses to arrive. The ACT Governmen...

Gungahlin's Frustrations with the Internet

By 29 September 2009 50

Many of you in the North of Canberra are acutely aware of the ongoing Internet performance issues being experienced by residents the of Gungahlin, parts of Kaleen and even Watson. If you have ever wondered why the Internet at your place never seem to work as well as your friend in Hackett, or Mon...

Welcome to RiotACT 3.5

By 29 September 2009 37

It's been 18 months since our last update, and RiotACT may look pretty similar this morning, but over night we loaded a whole bunch of new updates and improvements. For the moment you can meander around the revamped site and find all of the new features, although we've released some of the new stuf...

RiotACT blocked at some government departments

By 29 September 2009 17

Very disappointed not being able to access the RiotACT today from work (at lunchtime!).  Seems that the Betting on the NRL final ad, causes the site to be blocked by my department.  Maybe the RiotACT should rethink its ad policy - are gambling sites appropriate?  Any thoughts?...

Could Canberra host a Big Day Out in 2011?

By 29 September 2009 29

I have watched for many years at the Sydney BDO selling out within 30mins and it makes me ask the question, Could we host a Big Day Out here in Canberra? With so many headline acts in the country for the festival and cities such as the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth (and Auckland) why ...

The Last Wednesday @ The Hippo

By 29 September 2009

The Canberra Musicians Club proudly presents a monthly series of concerts featuring the best of Canberra's musical acts, pure, unadulterated and as intimate as a concert in your lounge room. This month (Sep): Fire on the Hill Next Month (Oct): Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens...

Baby's christening party ideas

By 29 September 2009 24

We're looking at having our baby christened at the end of the year but we don't know where to have the 'after party'. We've got a lot of friends with small children and as this is our first child we don't have any toys or play equipment at our home. We like the idea of having it at a party, like Kam...

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