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Best of Canberra taste off – Chinese

By 31 August 2015 1
Sammys 1

It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week's call out for Canberra's ...

To go or not to go, that is the question

By 31 August 2015 1

Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scanda...

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

By 31 August 2015
Vintage RSPCA

The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was als...

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

By 31 August 2015 6

If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you've heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world. Already operating i...

Time to learn from planning overreach

By 31 August 2015

Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra recently.  The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside container...

More speed cameras for the ACT – effective or waste of money?

By 31 August 2015 1

The ACT Government has announced it will expand the territory’s speed camera network from today, with at least 30 new locations for mobile speed vans being trialled by the en...

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

By 31 August 2015

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August). About 2pm, the two all...

New Canberra Brickworks plan a win for the community

By 31 August 2015 1
artists impression yarralumla brickworks

The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the d...

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By 19 June 2010 5

The best Beef Brisket.   Now I'm not claiming to be an expert.   More an interested player, with a little experience - however I'd like to point interested parties toward one of this crazy towns little treats.   Nestled somewhere in Dickson - at the Dickson Dumpling House, one can find the ...

Does anybody know the policy regarding installing Geothermal energy plants in

By 19 June 2010 22

In this era of saving energy, I have been looking at various energy producing options available to the Kirk household. Solar - cells on my roof, limiting access to allow replacement of broken roof tiles. Nuclear - Hmmmm glowing in the dark simply does not appeal. Geothermal... now thats an i...

Penfold and Refshauge - Absurdism takes over the courtroom

By 19 June 2010 9

According to Wikipedia: Absurdism is a philosophy stating that the efforts of humans to find inherent meaning in the universe will ultimately fail (and hence are absurd), because no such meaning exists, at least in relation to an individual. And in dealing with that theme, the ACT Supreme Court...

Experiencing the St Vinnies CEO Sleepout

By 19 June 2010 13

Last night marked the first national staging of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, An event first staged as a local community venture in Sydney’s Parramatta in 2006, and based on the success last night, one that I am sure to be repeated around the country for many years to come. For those not aware...

Now this is art - absurdism takes over on Parkes Way

By 18 June 2010 16

A Kerces has sent this one in with the following note: The newest public artwork in Canberra is a commentary on the state of roads in the national capital. ...

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 18 June 2010

By 18 June 2010 7

It's been a short week Rioters, and already the weekend looms. But what's worth getting out and about to? Just leave your thoughts (or what passes for them) in the comments....

Collectors come to Canberra

By 18 June 2010 4

Lovers of hoarding rejoice! The following is up on the National Museum Calendar: Collectorfest: Travel memorabilia Sunday 20 June 2010, 11.30am to 1.30pm Join Adrian Franklin from ABC Collectors to celebrate the symbols of Australia! Bring in your own Australian travel memorabilia from holidays...

Police Wrap - 18 June 2010

By 18 June 2010 9

1. Kids being stupid with phones: ACT Policing is investigating an incident in which the naked image of a female Canberra teenager sent to a friend via a mobile phone was posted on the internet. The image constitutes child exploitation material and was allegedly viewed by a number of people o...

Watch out Skippy, here comes the cull

By 18 June 2010 21

[Photo courtesy of the ACT Kangaroo Management Plan] The Department of Territory and Municipal Services has added to their website a Q&A on kangaroo culling. Halfway down the page is the announcement that from this Saturday 19 June to 31 July those shooters who have passed "a recent accuracy t...

Smoke detectors in rental properties

By 18 June 2010 20

Hi everyone, I have tried to google an answer to this question with no luck. Does anybody know what the law says in the ACT with regards to smoke detectors in rental properties? I live in an apartment complex that was built around 1999-2000ish and my apartment does not have any smoke detectors...

Are you ready for The Blind Pig?

By 18 June 2010

The following from Facebook sounds like fun: ----------------- FOR ADULTS ONLY --------------------- The BLIND PIG this Saturday 26th June offers the finest booze, food, music and a collection of curiosities such as like Canberra has never seen. Yes folks, these must be seen to be believe...

Craig Donellan gets 22 months

By 18 June 2010 16

The ABC brings the word that the kambah man who drove his car into Senior Constable Brian McAlonan has been sentenced to 22 months in prison: A 22-year-old Canberra man who hit a police officer at a random breath testing unit then drove off will spend at least the next year in jail. Craig Don...

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