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Weekend cafe hot spot: Chatterbox Espresso Bar, Belconnen

By 1 August 2015
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Before we head out for breakfast on a Saturday morning, I check Facebook to see if anyone is talking about a new breakfast spot. Facebook is handy like that. Because we live in ...

A look around Canberra – Bruce

By 31 July 2015 3
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The suburb of Bruce is named after former prime minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce, who occupied the highest office in the land between 1923 and 1929. Though, judging by a recent...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 31 July 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dunlop, Casey, Kambah, Karabar, Waramanga, Cook, Macquarie, Page and Isabella Plains. Happy Friday! Saturday 1 August Eales Place Kamb...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015 2
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This weekend's highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre. 1. Wildlife art ...

Women’s team sports in Canberra? (For a beginner)

By 1 August 2015
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Hi all, I was hoping to find a women's sports team to train with on weeknights or weekends. I haven't played any team sports in a while but am keen to try something new whi...

Roof ventilation advice in Canberra?

By 31 July 2015 5
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I am just hoping for some advice from other Canberrans who have some experience with installing any of the various types of roof ventilation in their home. Basically what did y...

Sydney’s Indian Dance Centre presents The Ramayana and Indian dance workshops

By 31 July 2015
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After a series of sold-out shows in Australia, New Zealand and in the United States, Sydney's Indian Dance Centre will be presenting its Ramayana dance drama production at the ...

Canberra ghost stories wanted!

By 31 July 2015 1
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Hi all, I'm looking at writing a new book regarding ghosts and hauntings in the Canberra/ ACT area. As such, I would appreciate any stories anyone has and are happy to tell (an...

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Should we name child-bestiality enthusiasts?

By 25 May 2010 29

[First filed: May 24, 2010 @ 10:09] The Supreme Court has published a judgment from late last week on a child pornography owner. The material found on his seven DVDs was described thusly: 9. In addressing the nature of the material, the approach has been taken to follow the scale of seriousne...

"Giulia with a G" runs for Canberra

By 25 May 2010 52

The Canberra Times informs us that the devout Catholic, Giulia Jones, is going to be the Liberals' candidate for the southern seat of Canberra after missing out to the Greens for the seat of Molonglo in the local government elections. Ms Jones was the only candidate for the seat of Canberra ...

Greens p0wn3d again

By 25 May 2010 2

Oh dear, the Greens' website has been attacked again. Best not to visit it unless you're very confident in your computer's security. UPDATE: They appear to have regained control of their site, but for how long?...

Does anybody know of anywhere showing sporting events in 3D?

By 25 May 2010 8

Too late for monday night's football game [ED - thank god for last minute goals] but I was wondering if anybody knew of club or venue in Canberra that has jumped on the 3D bandwagon? My kids keep pestering for a new 3D tv, but i'd like to check out what the fuss is about before handing over big ...

Mark Webber is also a Canberra Milk kid

By 25 May 2010 5

I came across this video for Canberra Milk from Mark Webber's YouTube channel. I haven't seen the ad on televsion yet.  It is pretty funny....

Single poached egg, no sides, no toast $12 ....

By 25 May 2010 50

A friend of mine went out for breakfast on Sunday at the Z brassiere in Tuggeranong and vows to never return....... The tale of the tape; My friend ordered a single poached egg, no sides ,  no toast  strange order nonetheless that’s what she ordered.  She enjoyed her single poached egg, a...

Raiders smash ladder-leading Dragons

By 25 May 2010 16

[First filed: May 24, 2010 @ 8:51] Fans of the Green Machine will be celebrating after the Canberra Raiders beat the St George-Illawarra Dragons 22-14 in Wollongong today. The Tele has a write-up (complete with whinging comments from Dragons supporters blaming the ref, Origin, and anything bu...

Gala Fund Raiser for Stromlo Scout Hall

By 25 May 2010 6

On Saturday 5 June the Woden Southern Cross Club is playing host to a very special community event. The benefit evening to raise money for a replacement Scout hall in Duffy (destroyed in the 2003 fires) for the Stromlo Forest group is going to be an unusually star studded event. On top of ...

Cradle to grave education?

By 24 May 2010 27

Apparently the youth of Kaleen High and Lake Ginninderra College have had their fates determined. Andrew Barr has announced that the University of Canberra has bought naming rights to these schools: From 1 July Kaleen High School and Lake Ginninderra College will be renamed University of Canbe...

Police Wrap - 24 May 2010

By 24 May 2010 1

1. Photograph of victim André Le Dinh not ripped from facebook: ACT Policing has released a photograph of victim André Le Dinh, found deceased in his fourth floor apartment in College Street, Belconnen, on Thursday (May 20). Mr Le Dinh is described as of Asian appearance, 5’5” (164c...

Images of Canberra - The Carillon in morning mist

By 24 May 2010 2

"canberracreative" has followed up the current theme with this one of The Carillon on a misty Canberra morning. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? (we'd really like to see one with people in it) Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Michael Rogers wins the Tour of California

By 24 May 2010 3

The ABC informs us that Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers has won the Tour of California. Rogers, 30, a former three-times world time trial titlist riding for the American HTC-Columbia team, held the race lead for the final four days and was victorious by nine seconds over American David Zabriskie...

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