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In photos: Anzac Day Dawn Service 2015

By 25 April 2015
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For the 120,000 people in attendance at this morning's Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Day began at around 3am (perhaps even earlier for those keen to get a good...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Silver Fox Bar and Grill, Curtin

By 25 April 2015

Silver Fox Bar and Grill is one of those restaurants that constantly pops up on my Facebook news feed and the posts look so delicious. Believe it or not, I actually have a list...

10 places in Canberra to get breakfast after the Dawn Service

By 24 April 2015

For those commemorating Anzac Day by attending Saturday's Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, here's a quick guide to Canberra cafes open for breakfast following the ...

Weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th April 2015)

By 24 April 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Chifley, Kaleen, Franklin, Amaroo and Page. Happy Friday! Saturday 25 April 12 Mornington Street Amaroo 7.30am to 1pm Stools, ligh...

A look around Canberra – the highs and lows of Kambah

By 24 April 2015 8
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I should declare up front that I’m a Kambah girl. I haven’t lived there for two decades, but I grew up there. I even went to Kambah High back in the day. I know, maybe ...

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th April 2015

By 23 April 2015 4
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Another week almost over! Here's your guide to what's on this weekend, including Canberra's Anzac Day Centenary commemorations. Anzac Day 2015 The Australian War Memoria...

Man extradited from Batemans Bay following murder

By 24 April 2015

A 27-year-old Bruce man has been extradited from New South Wales after members from ACT Policing travelled to Batemans Bay this morning (Friday, April 24). A warrant was swo...

Australia’s Young Performer of the Year comes to Canberra

By 24 April 2015

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to Llewellyn Hall on May 6 & 7, to join forces with acclaimed young Australian pianist Hoang Pham, to perform Tchaikovsky’s first ...

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Brod pushing his luck?

By 9 April 2010 39

[poll id="163"] Here at RiotACT we played no small part in the rise to public prominence of Sascha Brodbeck's Brodburger van in Kingston's Bowen Park. (Not that we've ever had so much as a free burger out of it and now that the late-coming big media's gushing over him I won't hold my breat...

A better way to house those needing assistance?

By 9 April 2010 35

In the recent train wreck on public housing GregW conducted an interesting thought exercise: #39 GregW (Anarchist) 11:55, 09 Apr 10 All this talk of social housings inefficiencies got me curious, so I went and took a look at the latest annual report from Housing NSW (Housing ACT is integrat...

Can Fraser get a Williams v. Williams, Baldie v. Baldie battle?

By 9 April 2010 22

When I saw the ABC headline "Williams nominates for Fraser" I thought to myself "I wonder how long it will take for all the stickers on road signs to finally dissolve this time". Imagine my surprise to discover they weren't talking about the Liberals' Troy Williams but rather the ABC's go to ...

Gold Coast United folding - implications for a Canberra A-league side?

By 9 April 2010 10

News today has robbie fowler heading to the champions next season, but the fury surviving; however the gold coast franchise looks dead after the owner has pulled his funding.  the ffa seem certain to retain a ten team competition with the new melbourne heart franchise simply replacing the big-talki...

More pivots than you can poke a stick at as far as the eye can see

By 9 April 2010 3

The Brumbies are very happy to announce that with Stirling Mortlock committed to spend three years gathering rust in the Melbourne Rebels midfield the young backline stars Christian Lealiifano and Matt Toomua have decided they want to stay in Canberra despite the world class Matt Giteau's presence i...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 April

By 9 April 2010 5

So boys and girls, now's your time to shine. Let the rest of Canberra know what's worth seeing and doing this weekend around town. Just let rip in the comments....

Ich Bin Faust at the Courtyard Theatre

By 9 April 2010

[First filed: Apr 7, 2010 @ 11:22] [Photo by 'Pling Plex] When attending the opening night of locally written and produced theatre there is always a sense of slight, well, unease. Will this be a conceptual train wreck (with the music up too loud) that seemed like a good idea to the cast a...

Prime Weatherman

By 9 April 2010 28

So does anyone else think the weatherman on Prime at about 11:30 or so is a bit of a tool? I  mean are they jokes? Does this guy actually get paid or is it more of a thing they just let him do? Lets just say this guy gets paid. Is it a wage he can live on? As in does he have a second job or is h...

Government Housing in Canberra

By 8 April 2010 78

I am still fairly new to Canberra having moved from NSW and am curious about the public housing system. Is this an ACT only thing where housing commission rentals are placed among normal full price paying individuals? It certainly makes it hard when trying to move, there is no suburb to stay a...

usurping the 'no billboards' rule for canberra?

By 8 April 2010 24

so, canberra is famous for not allowing bilboard advertising, right? so why is there a large inflatable animal spruiking an entertainment event (shan't give them the pleasure of naming and so advertising) erected in the yard of the house at the corner of limestone and chisholm, ainslie? it is ...

The bell tolls for free parking in Barton

By 8 April 2010 26

The Canberra Times has a good piece of digging by Markus Mannheim on the imminent end to free parking in Barton. It seems the vast tracts of free parking in The Valley Of Death (has there ever been so many high income workers so poorly served by amenity?) is about to become a huge Fringe Benefits...

Channel 9 Reception Goooone

By 8 April 2010 28

We can get channel 9 or WIN through our old analogue TV but we can't get it through the HD telly on either SD or HD channels. Tried through the DVD on SD as well without success. Is anyone else experiencing this or does anyone have advice, Three & a Half Men is about to start ;)... [ED ...

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