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Fisher growhouse bust

By 25 May 2015
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Two men will face court today (Monday, May 25) after they were arrested for using a residential house in Fisher for the hydroponic cultivation of a traffickable quantity of can...

WomenCANPlay to boost female sports participation in Canberra

By 25 May 2015
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Billi McCarthy-Price and Hannah Massingham have received a YWCA Great Ydeas grant to develop a website, WomenCANPlay, to increase local women’s participation in sport. Whe...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Coffee

By 25 May 2015 1
The Cupping Room

It was with some hesitation that last week I put the word out there for Canberra’s best coffee. To many people coffee is absolutely sacred and you wouldn’t dare mess with them ...

A perspective on the new ACT electorates

By 25 May 2015 2
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The ACT Electoral Commission has just confirmed the new boundaries for the five electorates in the 25-seat Legislative Assembly. This is the biggest change since the modifie...

Pine Island rabbit control begins today

By 25 May 2015

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service has advised residents that a rabbit control program has commenced at Pine Island Reserve. The program will involve the use of pindone poison and aluminium phosphide warren fumigation to control the rabbit population.  As such, residents are asked not to touc...

Gate installation recommendations

By 25 May 2015 2
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I am moving into a new property and there is no side gate. I would like to know of any recommendations please. I would also like a functional lock with a key on the gate as ...

Do Canberra mums agree with Senator Gallagher on PPL?

By 25 May 2015
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Senator Katy Gallagher has written a powerful response to the Prime Minister's accusation that Canberra mums have/are double dipping when it comes to the matter of paid parenta...

New Optus 4G in Canberra – good, bad, or ugly?

By 24 May 2015 3
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A few years ago there was a RiotACT thread regarding poor Optus 3G reception in Tuggeranong. It turned out that this was a pretty common problem for Optus customers across Canb...

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Fyshwick childcare centre lockout

By 14 April 2015

Staff of the Artemis Family Learning Centre in Cessnock Street, Fyshwick found themselves locked out of the building yesterday morning. Apparently some dispute regarding the lease of the building. This Canberra Times article refers to "20 families" being turned away. The centre is licensed for 12...

Light rail or Monash Drive to solve Northbourne congestion?

By 14 April 2015 195
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Should we build the first stage of Light Rail or instead build Monash Drive to solve the problem of increasing congestion along Northbourne Avenue during peak times? The cur...

Wanniassa man arrested after Kambah mugging

By 14 April 2015
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ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man from Wanniassa after he allegedly stole a car and wallet in Kambah last night (Monday 13 April). About 10.15pm, a man was sitting...

Canberra to host blockbuster Chinese exhibition in 2016

By 14 April 2015
Chief Minister Andrew Barr meeting with National Library of China Director, Dr HAN Yongjin

Canberra will play host to a significant Chinese exhibition in early 2016, with the National Library of Australia partnering with China's largest library. Qing: Life in Chi...

Cat containment will work if implemented properly

By 14 April 2015 25
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Cat containment is a hot issue in the ACT. After reading John Hargreaves’ piece last week, I'd like to explore a few arguments in more depth and also address some misconception...

What do Canberrans think about mandatory data retention laws?

By 14 April 2015 31
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While I do not have access to statistics on how Canberrans feel about the recently passed mandatory data retention laws, I can honestly say that I have spoken to no one who agr...

Best of Canberra - Local craft beer

By 14 April 2015 20
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I enjoy a good beer or two on most occasions and I also like buying local as much as I can. This week I am on the hunt for Canberra’s best local craft beer.  What classifies ...

Canberra barista Sasa Sestic crowned world's best

By 13 April 2015 3
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ONA Coffee founder Sasa Sestic has been crowned World Barista Champion at the World Barista Championships in the United States this morning. The long-term Canberran is the ...

Is there such thing as a cheap electrician in Canberra?

By 13 April 2015 10
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Just wondering if there's such thing as a cheap electrician in Canberra? I've just moved into a private rental, went to turn off the kitchen light - only to find that it's b...

Free parking on Monday 27 April?

By 13 April 2015 9
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Given that it is a public holiday for ACT Government employees on Monday 27 April, will this mean that public holiday parking conditions apply in the ACT? Below is the infor...

Advice on how to deal with bad neighbours?

By 13 April 2015 14
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I'm at a loss as to what to do and looking for advice from fellow Rioters who may have been through a similar situation. I live in a Weston Creek suburb and have done so f...

Guided tour of Geoscience Australia's laboratories

By 13 April 2015

Ever wanted to find out how rocks, oil, gas and water are analysed? Now’s your chance! Following a brief introductory overview, take a tour through some of Geoscience Australia’s laboratories. Numbers are limited to 60, with bookings required via Eventbrite. The tour will take 40-50 minutes, ...

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