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Ask RiotACT: Moving to Canberra

By 10 October 2015
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I'm wondering if I can get local advice on where to live in Canberra. We might be settling in Canberra long term and will look to rent first before buying, so ideally want t...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Parlour, New Acton

By 10 October 2015

I purposely avoid reviewing cafes where someone has asked me to come in to write a weekend hot spot. What makes my Weekend Hot Spot articles a good read (well what I think at least...

Tour de Stroke starts in Fyshwick

By 9 October 2015
Josh Goyne - Stroke Awareness Ride - Tour de Stroke

Josh Goyne, 17, sets out from Fyshwick tomorrow on a 2,200 kilometre ride with the aim of raising money for stroke support and assistance. Seven years ago, Josh’s grandfat...

Ask RiotACT: Best Sports Lawyer

By 9 October 2015 3
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone tell me the contact details for the best sports lawyer in Canberra please?...

A Look around Canberra: Barton

By 9 October 2015 1
A Look Around Canberra: Barton

The suburb of Barton in Canberra's inner south has one of the smallest suburb populations, if not the smallest, in Canberra. However, according to ABS data, Barton was once the...

Five garage sales to visit this weekend (10 and 11 October)

By 9 October 2015
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The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage s...

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

By 8 October 2015 1

There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival...

Our first look: Boffins Restaurant new menu

By 8 October 2015 2
Boffins Restaurant: Piano

With all the hype and commotion about all the new cafes and restaurants opening around Canberra, it's easy to forget about the original establishments that have stood the test of t...

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Friendly restaurants for difficult eaters

By 30 June 2010 82

Hi, I know restaurant recommendations have been asked for in the past but I'm looking for something specific. I'm planning a birthday dinner for a group with a wide range of dietary requirements, including a few of my own. I'm after suggestions for restaurants that are good at catering to a wide ...

Government job.. from part time to fulltime?

By 30 June 2010 33

Hey guys.. I have just landed a Government job which is a part time position. I wanted to get a fulltime job all along, but this part time position was, by far, the best I could get. I didn't come to realize that, all the benefits which the fulltimers enjoy (things like flex leave...) doesn't ap...

Images of Canberra - freezing on a football pitch

By 30 June 2010

(click for a larger image) Anna Key has sent in this one with the following note: It’s a 25 sec exposure of those dedicated souls all across Canberra who love wearing shorts and running around outside when it’s around zero degrees. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the w...

Chiefly broadsides in the drug driving battle

By 30 June 2010 27

With the police arguing amongst themselves on drug driving our Chief Minister has gone rapid fire with his thoughts. Late yesterday saw the first media release saying Liberals and Greens can't handle the truth. Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said it was remarkable that both the Liberals and Gree...

Prime to do the Wagga news from Canberra?

By 30 June 2010 7

The Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser is concerned that Prime's Wagga news operation is being moved to Canberra: Veteran Prime News presenter, Doug Hogan has worked in the media industry for 36 years, and 28 years of that time has been spent at Prime Wagga. He has been promoted to deputy network n...

Weston Park dog park to open this weekend

By 30 June 2010 5

Chief Minister Stanhope has the happy news that the Yarralumla dog playground at Weston Park is opening this weekend: Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope said the park would open for the first time on Saturday. "Following the success of dog parks in ...

Billy Ho Hoi gets bail again

By 30 June 2010 12

Another bail decision from the Supreme Court and Justice Refshauge. Billy Ho Hoi was serving periodic detention in July last year for aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated robbery, contravention of a protection order and two charges of failing to appear after a bail undertaking had been given....

Roman wants tougher drug driving laws

By 30 June 2010 18

[First filed: Jun 29, 2010 @ 9:48] The ABC informs us that the ACT's chief police officer Roman Quaedvlieg has weighed in on the Liberal/Green roadside drug testing legislation and he wants it to be tougher: In his advice to the Government, Mr Quaedvlieg says the Opposition's proposal does no...

Belconnen Markets revamp plans attract mixed reviews

By 30 June 2010 11

The Canberra Times has a story on the plans to redevelop the Belconnen Markets and the mixed feelings of the existing operators to the plans: A development application lodged with the ACT Planning and Land Authority shows the Rock Development Group project includes a mixed-use, seven-storey a...

Mercury plummets for the second night running

By 30 June 2010 19

[First filed: Jun 29, 2010 @ 9:30] It only got down to -3 last night, compared to -5 the night before. But the frost was still spectacular, puddles were iced 10mm thick and a none-too light website editor was able to walk across them. Sullivans Creek was iced over. The Bureau has no res...

Free Whooping Cough Vaccine program extended

By 30 June 2010 2

Katy Gallagher has announced an extension of the free whooping cough vaccination program for parents and eligible grandparents which will now run to the end of 2010. "The main objective of the targeted vaccination program is to protect infants who are too young to be immunised against pertussis a...

Where are all our data centres going?

By 30 June 2010 7

Has anyone noticed recent announcements about government data centres in Canberra. From the Australian today 29/6: Defence to slash data centre costs DEFENCE has selected a new supplier, kicking off plans to save more than $400 million over a decade in data centre costs. It had chosen a facil...

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