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At home with Sophia: egg yolk ravioli (almost)

By 28 May 2016

I normally only ever post recipes that are successful because most of the time the recipes I make do work out. They might not always be as amazing as I had hoped but they norm...

Green bins on way, starting in Weston Creek, Kambah

By 28 May 2016 12
green bins

The ACT Government will roll out green bins for garden waste across Canberra in coming years starting with a pilot program in Weston Creek and Kambah to be funded in the 2016/1...

Ask RiotACT: What is the longest Street in Canberra?

By 28 May 2016 9
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I got asked a question by my 9 year old daughter last night that I could not answer. Does anyone know what the longest Street (not Avenue) in Canberra is? Tha...

Inquiry called after death in custody at AMC

By 27 May 2016
Alexander Maconochie Centre

There will be an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the care and supervision of an Alexander Maconochie Centre detainee following his death in custody today...

Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 2

By 27 May 2016 5
Gourmet Dinner Service

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra. This is for all the busy people out th...

First Look – 79&Fine (Civic)

By 27 May 2016 2

I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to may...

ACT Revenue sleuths to hunt tax cheats

By 26 May 2016 6
Tax investigation

The ACT Government will hire specialist investigators to track down tax cheats as part of a 2016-17 Budget initiative that is projected to recoup $27 million for an investmen...

Speaker gets baking for Biggest Morning Tea

By 26 May 2016
Baking madeleines

Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicki Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to shar...

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State Final Demand surges ahead

By 4 October 2010 8

[First filed: Oct 2, 2010 @ 9:18] "Measuring Our Progress" has found some more progress to celebrate this time it's a sharp uptick in State Final Demand per capita. The latest available data indicates that seasonally adjusted SFD in the ACT increased by 5 per cent in the June quarter 2010,...

Where to buy caps (for cap guns)

By 4 October 2010 6

Hi folks When I was a lad, we used to have lots of fun playing around with cap guns. Cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, urban warfare, pretend target practice, etc. Almost as much fun as the spud gun! Anyways, I've come across an old cap gun of mine which takes the paper rolls, and thought...

Learner Drivers - a bit of patience please?

By 4 October 2010 38

Hi Folks, My son has just got his L's. Yesterday he drove to the local shops with his Dad...all of about 500 metres from our front door. He pulled out of our road and he stalled the car but there were no vehicles in sight so he started the car and went to move off, only to have two cars, one driv...

Charity Bins - Rubbish left outside - is it legal or not to take it?

By 4 October 2010 17

I am a mother of 3 on a low income and I pass by my local charity bin every Sunday and notice that there are mountains of goods left outside the bins.  Now my understanding is that anything left outside the bins is considered rubbish, cannot be sold on by the charity as it is classed as unhygen...

World Homeless Day

By 3 October 2010 9

While wandering around Canberra I've noticed there is still a lot of rough sleepers despite the so called services that are supposed to not turn people away. There are also a lot of people like me who sleep in vans and cars, and people who couch surf, live with relatives and make do in other ways. ...

Surgical centre planned for Deakin

By 2 October 2010 4

The Canberra Times informs us that a "surgical centre" is planning to challenge the hospitals when it opens up in Deakin. The chairman of the company that owns two of Canberra's private hospitals has expressed concern about the impact on the local market of the ''corporatised medicine'' model to ...

Police Wrap - 2 October 2010

By 2 October 2010

1. P-Platers to blame again? ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire which occurred at the Giralang shops yesterday (October 1). About 5.14pm ACT Fire Brigade and police were called to a report of a fire at the shops on Canopus Crescent. The fire was located in a basement level office....

Stage 1 opens at the National Gallery

By 2 October 2010 8

[First filed: Sep 30, 2010 @ 15:58] The Governor-General is opening the expansion of the National Gallery tonight. But I went down for a media preview this morning so you can get a feel for the wonders to come. In speaking to the assembled reptiles (lots of national media there including D...

When ACA invades WIN News

By 2 October 2010 4

It was a terrible moment last night. We tuned into WIN at 6.30 to see the delightful Danielle Post and instead Tracy Grimshaw was doing a story about meat! We looked at our watches, we checked our clocks, we feared what sort of catastrophe could have lead to the whole news bulletin being canc...

Meet Andrew Leigh

By 2 October 2010 9

In a functioning democracy we'd get to know a politician before they're elected. Once elected they might communicate with their electorate via local media. But still, it's nice to see that those of us who want to get to know the member for Fraser, Dr Andrew Leigh, can now enjoy an 1,800 word essa...

Festivals funding for 2011

By 2 October 2010 4

Katy Gallagher is standing in for the Chiefly Stanhope in announcing festivals funding for next year. (Drum roll please) -- Tuggeranong Festival, -- Woden Valley Festival, -- Tuggeranong Community Arts' Moon Festival, -- Weekend of Ideas, -- Canberra International Film Festival, -- C...

Ripped off in a carpark, who cares

By 1 October 2010 97

To : Airport Management             Cc: Canberra Times Bcc : The RiotAct Bccc: Unsuspecting BBP carpark users Bcccc: anyone who will listen to a grumpy, upset whinning guy who is an Aussie battler trying to make the next payment on his over-priced house and gets ripped off on a dail...

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