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ACT electorate redistribution proposal unveiled

By 31 March 2015
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The ACT Redistribution Committee has today announced its proposed redistribution of the ACT into five electorates. Currently the ACT has three electorates: The electorat...

The Battlefield Challenge comes to Canberra

By 31 March 2015
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The paintball grounds in Pialligo were filled with people in camouflage gear and carrying plastic guns for Operation Blackhawk “Battlefield Challenge” over the weekend. ...

Addictive prescription drug use in Canberra

By 31 March 2015
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Every day, general practitioners in Canberra are confronted with patients asking, often pleading, for drugs of addiction. The two most sought-after drugs of addiction are th...

Is Manuka dying?

By 31 March 2015 6
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The shops at Manuka in Canberra's inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing w...

Best of Canberra – Sushi

By 31 March 2015 4
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Exciting times for me this week. I'm filling in for the Best Of Canberra series while Bec is on holidays - lucky thing! I now have an excuse to eat all in the name of work. ...

Alexander Maconochie Centre a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015 6
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I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims. Perhaps it ...

Ram raid at Gungahlin

By 31 March 2015 1
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ACT Policing is investigating a second aggravated burglary in which a stolen vehicle has been used to force entry inside a shopping centre, and also used to force entry to an arcad...

The Awesome Adventure Holiday Drama Workshop 7-12yrs

By 31 March 2015
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The air is crisp, the leaves are a rainbow of colours and we can see winter poking her head around the corner... it must be AUTUMN!! Canberra Youth Theatre has decided to ce...

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Witnesses sought to armed robbery in Calwell

By 17 February 2015 1
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery which occurred in Calwell on Sunday night (February 15). At about 9pm a male entered the Woolworths service station at the ...

Best of Canberra - Hot chips

By 17 February 2015 44
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In my opinion, there isn’t much that beats sitting down to a big serve of hot chips. Sometimes they come wrapped in more than a few layers of butcher’s paper. Other times t...

Farrer Playschool still accepting enrolments for 2015

By 16 February 2015

Farrer Playschool is still accepting enrolments for 2015. Farrer Playschool is a non-profit, community based educational facility for three-year-olds*. Our fully qualified teachers use a structured program to help the ‘Playschoolers’ develop the social skills and confidence that will be of val...

Corbell announces $570k program to fight childhood obesity

By 16 February 2015 7

A new $571,000 program to get children eating healthier and being more active was announced today by Minister for Health Simon Corbell. The ACT Medicare Local’s Connect Up 4 Kids Program gives advice to parents to help keep their children at a healthy weight. “We know being overweight or o...

Research program to examine Mr Fluffy health risks

By 16 February 2015 5

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Health Simon Corbell today announced a research program into the potential long-term health risks of living in a house with loose-fill “Mr Fluffy” asbestos. The research will be undertaken by the Australian National University’s National Centr...

A day at the 2015 National Multicultural Festival

By 16 February 2015 13
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Every year I mark the National Multicultural Festival in my calendar, making sure I make no other social plans. Canberra’s Multicultural Festival sees most of the Canberra City s...

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Dumplings

By 16 February 2015 7
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My friends and I regularly find ourselves hotly debating who serves up Canberra’s best dumplings and this week’s Taste Off revealed that the same is true for RiotACT readers. ...

NSW right uses bully boy tactics

By 16 February 2015 44
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The NSW extreme right has once again used its muscle to bully people into doing its bidding. Elected representatives have been coerced and cajoled into toeing the line and putt...

Roof glare

By 15 February 2015 14
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Does anyone know the rules re glare from metal garage's and solar panels? I cannot open my kitchen blinds for several hours every afternoon due to blinding glare from a neighbo...

Witnesses sought; property damage in Fisher

By 15 February 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating property damage to a car and letterbox which occurred in Fisher early this morning (Sunday, February 15). Between about 5:00am and 6:30am, the ...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 15 February 2015
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

How to eat tail-on prawns in creamy sauce

By 15 February 2015 6
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I've peeled many prawns in my time, and eaten many creamy prawn dishes. But it seems to have become fashionable to combine the two, by serving dishes that combine creamy sau...

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