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What’s on this weekend? 7th and 8th March

By 5 March 2015 3
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The Night Noodle Markets and Enlighten continue, but it’s the kick off of the Canberra Balloon Spectacular that has us excited for this long weekend. Canberra’s skies wi...

Top historic Canberra sights you’ve never visited

By 5 March 2015 4
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Canberra is well known for the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin, but I’ve also recently come across some lesser known sights across the capital s...

NSW man moves to Canberra; actually likes it

By 4 March 2015 13
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I grew up in a small coastal town of about 10,000 called Pacific Palms. My days were filled with the beach or the lake. Most of my adult life was spent in Sydney with the bustle ...

Local leaders – Michael McGoogan (UberGlobal)

By 4 March 2015 2
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Canberra technology prodigy Michael McGoogan founded what would become one of Australia’s largest cloud service providers, UberGlobal, in his Rivett bedroom when he was just ...

Cheap eats – Zen Yai (Civic)

By 4 March 2015 5
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What do you do after a massive gym workout that's left you shattered? Eat your calories back in Thai food, obviously. I took myself off to Zen Yai in Civic for a lunch time tre...

Dart boards in pubs in Canberra, little help?

By 5 March 2015 1
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Hi guys, I have some friends staying with me over the weekend, one of whom is a mad fan of playing darts and has asked me to help him out finding a place to relieve his need...

Work ceased at Giralang shops site?

By 5 March 2015 1
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All work has ceased at the Giralang shops site. There is a rumour of a court injunction from Supabarn. Does anyone have information to clarify the situation?...

500 drivers caught speeding last month

By 4 March 2015 6
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ACT Policing’s traffic targeting during February saw more than 504 drivers caught speeding across Canberra, with four drivers caught travelling more than 45km/h over the spee...

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Defence cancer cluster at Kent Street?

By 19 January 2010 15

[Ed First Filed Jan14, 2010] Looks like someone else read this post, as WIN News ran a piece on the news last night 18 January 2010 about it. Supposedly Defence sent out a notice reminding people that the report into the Cancer Cluster found nothing. Can anyone tell me anything about the cancer ...

Super Best Friends Video!

By 19 January 2010 2

Never mind the serious stuff, let's rock and/or roll! The irrepressible Super Best Friends have got a new video out and want you to see it (and more bravely comment on it). If you like comics you'll probably like this. Let's take a look: For more check out their channel....

Bob McMullan retires

By 19 January 2010 28

Bob McMullan has announced that he's retiring. (The Chiefly Stanhope has written a powerful eulogy for a man who did much for Labor.) This will come as a surprise to many Canberrans who had assumed he had retired many years ago. Some of you in the North of the city will know him as the bloke w...

Can ACT prisoners read The-RiotACT.com?

By 18 January 2010 71

According to this ABC Article, the Alexander Maconochie Cuddleprison has been having trouble with their internet. Specifically, despite internet access being one of the privilege afforded to prisoners, their chosen filtering solution was still allowing prisoners to send untraceable and anonymous me...

The Canberra Psychiatric Paddlers

By 18 January 2010 1

And now for something slightly different and to inspire all those public servants who are about to start their dragon boat training. ...

Are there BBQs at Casuarina Sands?

By 18 January 2010 3

I went down to the freshly revamped Casuarina Sands for a swim and bbq on Saturday, but could not find a bbq anywhere.  There is a new wooden deck, and some toilets, even nice new turf.  This Canberra Times article suggests there are bbqs somewhere down there.  Maybe they are not near the swi...

Novelty Lighters - Canberra catches up with common sense

By 18 January 2010 7

If a toy looks like a frog, but shoots flames from its eyes, its probably not the kind of thing you want to give to children. But apparently that hasn’t stopped people here in Canberra from selling them at service stations, dollar shops, and everywhere nonsensically dangerous crap from China is s...

The Demise of an Culinary Institution - A restaurant review

By 18 January 2010 43

Having heard all about this establishment, I gave my wife Chairman and Yip as one of three restaurants I'd like to go to for my birthday and for her to surprise me. Well surprised we were. Menus pasted in dog eared art magazines, wine list in a year eight style bound, damaged folder, in landsc...

30th Jan, Basement, Na Maza, Paulie The Water Tiger, Tranquil Deception and R

By 18 January 2010 13

Unfortunately The Heroines have pulled out 9PM, $10 - The Basement...

Finding old bottles in the ACT

By 18 January 2010 9

I have recently taken up an interest in old poison bottles and whilst perusing eBay for some, I stumbled across a closed auction for 140 old bottles, much to my frustration the auction had only ended a few weeks ago and the entire lot had gone for 99 cents. What's more frustrating is that th...

Tiny's Green Shed Ebay policy

By 17 January 2010 12

I made a quick to Tinys' Green Shed (the Tip Face Salvage operator at the Mugga Way landfill transfer station, AKA the tip) during the week. One thing caught my eye. Stuck on a wall next to the cash register was this sign. In case you cannot see the text, it says, Tiny's Green Shed Ebay...

Dr Maxine Cooper helps out the BoM

By 17 January 2010 13

The ACT State of the Environment 2007 mentions - "The expansion of the airport has affected the accuracy of measurements at the weather station.".  At a later date an "Update: Clarification...." was added by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and ANU Fenner School staffers which included a pdf report ...

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