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Pills, kids and the big hush up!

By 28 July 2015 3
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I've known about this incident for a few days now. At first mention it left a sickly feeling inside. Three children were apparently hospitalised after ingesting adult medicatio...

Fact checking statements about Dickson Parklands

By 28 July 2015 7
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There have been inaccurate media statements and comments online by the bureaucracy and others about the actions of residents to save the Dickson Parklands. Here are some key p...

Best of Canberra – Hangover food

By 28 July 2015 6
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A thumping headache, a dry mouth and dizzy spells – all signs that last night consisted of one too many tequila shots or a little too much gin.  Despite what you might think ...

The ACT deserves better federal representation. Here’s why.

By 28 July 2015 6
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Following the flurry after it was announced that the Northern Territory may achieve statehood by 2018, politicians, pundits, and the media alike were quick to quell the cries t...

Weekend cafe hot spot: High tea at the Burbury Hotel, Barton

By 25 July 2015 1
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Is there a woman out there who doesn’t love high tea?! It’s such a wonderful event and makes for the perfect excuse to get frocked up. I have been to high tea at the Hyatt a nu...

And the AHA winners for 2015 are…

By 28 July 2015

Canberra’s newest and most popular licensed bars, restaurants, nightclubs and accommodation hotels were applauded at the 2015 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards last night. Following a record number of entries, more than 460 industry, political and hospitality leaders atte...

Recommendations for motorcycle service in Canberra

By 28 July 2015 6
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Hello fellow rioters I recently inherited a BMW K100 (1983). It's hasn't run in a fair while and I just want to get it serviced to make sure I don't ruin anything by getting...

Salvos’ style army comes to Canberra

By 28 July 2015
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As part of National Op Shop Week, Salvos Stores is bringing its style army to Canberra this September. From the media release: The Style Army encourages consumers to shop i...

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Comedy Club turns 1

By 1 June 2010

Comedy Club at Civic Pub will be celebrating 12 months of successful monthly comedy shows on Wednesday 2 June. Headlining the June show will be respected Sydney-based comedian Brett Nichols. Nichols has knocked them dead on the Comedy Channel’s “Stand Up Australia” and is soon to appear...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast – 2010, Episode 17

By 31 May 2010 4

Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in the back room of All Bar Nun and expound on the Super 14 season gone. The beer for review is the surprising VB Raw. You can download it now. The podcast feed for future episodes is: http://the-riotact.com/?feed=rss2&cat=7379...

Police Wrap - 31 May 2010

By 31 May 2010 2

1. Thuggies run wild: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a serious assault on a 20-year-old man which occurred in Wanniassa early on Sunday morning (May 30). It is believed the assault occurred between 1am and 2.30am in the vicinity of the Erindale McDonalds car park where two males were at...

Drink Driver

By 31 May 2010 29

i'm really hoping that the man i saw outside the Waramanga IGA today at 12.30pm who was busy skulling his cask of wine whilst a young child sat in his car's back seat (i'm presuming it was a grandchild) reads this and feels like such a dick!! He was sitting in the drivers seat drinking his wine- ...

Furniture shopping in Canberra

By 31 May 2010 35

We're moving house and need to buy furniture for the new house. IKEA has a flat delivery rate of $295 but you can't order online so we'd have to do a day a trip to IKEA to buy everything and then have it delivered - that's a little inconvenient at this stage. Bringithome will go to IKEA, buy a...

An Open Letter to the Chief Minister on Public Holidays

By 31 May 2010 12

Dear Chief Minister, cc: the-riotact.com I think we can all agree that Public Holidays in the ACT have been a matter of some vexation these past few years. It seems to me that the decision of when to place them throughout the year is one of those issues you'd rather not deal with: someone is a...

What is a seedstick?

By 31 May 2010 3

Don't know what a seedstick is?  There'll be hundreds in Garema Place this Friday (4 June) as giveaways for the World Environment Day event.  Our seedsticks are weeping red bottlebrush... great native for the Canberra climate.  You can simply take the seedstick, follow the instructions and pl...

War Memorial refurbing the Second World War

By 31 May 2010 2

[Photo courtesy of the Australian War Memorial http://www.awm.gov.au] The War Memorial is letting us know about a big refurbishment in their much loved WWII galleries. After the refurbishment, visitors will be able to see a number of objects that have not previously been on display, including:...

TransACT steals a march in internet TV

By 31 May 2010 14

The Australian has a story on Canberra's own TransACT getting to market first with an internet TV box. The Canberra-based telco launched its TransTV IPTV, broadband and personal video recorder package on Wednesday after several months of testing. It included about 50 pay-TV channels, broadband su...

Canberra Region's Mark Webber crashed into third in Istanbul

By 31 May 2010 21

The Roar are picking over the remains of the Turkish Grand Prix which saw our (sorry Quangers) Mark Webber collide with his own team mate Sebastian Vettel when the two of them were coming first and second. Webber recovered to finish third in the race and keep his place at the top of the drive...

Lealiifano to play a season in New Zealand

By 31 May 2010

Sportal has a story on the Brumbies' pivot Christian Lealiifano heading over the ditch to play a season for Waikato in the ITM Cup. Waikato coach Chris Gibbes said: "It is a unique opportunity to have a proven, quality Super 14 player from outside our region wanting to play for Waikato. He is kee...

Legislative Assembly to investigate sex industry - next year

By 31 May 2010 10

The ABC informs us that both the major parties are supporting a review of the sex industry's regulatory framework. Don't mistake this for action, they're talking about doing it next year which will give the Office of Regulatory Services plenty of time to do some well-flagged inspections so t...

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