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Witnesses to Gungahlin Lakes assault sought

By 6 May 2016
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ACT Policing is seeking to identify an offender following an assault at the Gungahlin Lakes Club on Monday 25 March 2016. About 1.25am, two males were denied entry at the Cl...

Recycling excess plastic shopping bags?

By 6 May 2016
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With an election coming up (and the last article on this in 2014 on RA not yielding many decent suggestions) I thought this might be a good time to talk again about plastic bag...

Awesome autumn – Lake Ginninderra walk

By 6 May 2016

Is there anywhere more lovely than Canberra in autumn?  If you'd like to experience some stunning leaf colour and pretty reflections, take a stroll by Lake Ginninderra. We've researched a walk that will appeal to everyone - and it's pram friendly, child friendly and dog friendly too. Interest...

Ask RiotACT: Electrician for small job?

By 5 May 2016 1
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I've just converted my garage into an office, and need an electrician to add a new powerpoint and data point. Can anyone recommend a reputable sparky who would do a small job ...

Police seek witnesses to suspicious fires

By 5 May 2016
Suspicious fires

ACT Policing, ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have identified a suspect in a relation to a series of suspicious fires lit in Canberra late last month and are c...

Founders sell Bus Depot Markets

By 5 May 2016
Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston have new owners, effective immediately, after co-founders Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting sold the business to Iconic Markets and Events Pty...

In ACTPLA we trust

By 5 May 2016 1
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With the NCA moving to hand over significant planning powers to the ACT Government, the focus now shifts to how the ACT Government handles such an increase in responsibility fo...

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (6-8 May)

By 5 May 2016 1
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Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the Mums out there. This weekend is full of activities that will delight everyone in the family. Our top picks are the Mother’s Day Classic fu...

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Narrabundah Festival 2016 - Sat 19 March

By 17 March 2016

Narrabundah Festival 2016 Sat 19 March at the Narrabundah Shops, Iluka St, Narrabundah 10 am to 2pm Old Narrabundah Community Council (ONCC Inc) invites you to attend our festival. This popular event will be the seventh one we have organised at the shops. Video from Serge of 2015 is here. Attracti...

Top eight things to do in Canberra this weekend (18-20 March)

By 17 March 2016 5
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It was really difficult to write this guide this week: there is so much going on this weekend, especially on Saturday. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular continues each morning on th...

Barr denies MoU gives UnionsACT power of veto on procurement

By 16 March 2016 14
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The Canberra Liberals say a document requiring the ACT Government to consult UnionsACT on all its procurement projects highlights the “extraordinary power and influence” un...

Best of Canberra callout – grocery delivery services

By 16 March 2016 7
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What to review for Best of Canberra when you’re stuck at home on crutches and not allowed to drive? There could be no better time for me to look at grocery delivery services ...

Best of Canberra - Tennis clubs

By 16 March 2016 3
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For this week’s Best Of, I dug out an ancient tennis racquet and took to the local tennis clubs of Canberra. Late January saw the Forrest Tennis Club celebrate its 90-year...

Pubs and Publishing (Noted Writers' Festival)

By 16 March 2016
Lit Hop Fresh Start

Ever been on a pub crawl? A bar hop? An inn skip? A nightspot … stagger? Whatever your answer, it’s irrelevant, because Noted Writers’ Festival is running a ‘Lit Hop’...

The bush capital needs more trees – not less

By 16 March 2016 40
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The first impression of Canberra from the north is of trees. They line the highway into the city and as you drive through the inner north suburbs, the urban forest is ever pres...

Seniors' ACTION trips free till Sunday for ACT Seniors Week

By 15 March 2016
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Seniors Card holders can travel for free on ACTION buses until this Sunday as part of ACT Seniors Week. Those with combined Seniors and MyWay cards must tag on and off as us...

At Home with Sophia: Beef burgers

By 15 March 2016 1
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I have always been really good at being able to use left overs, or whatever is in my fridge and pantry to whip up a week night dinner; it's probably because I absolutely hate t...

Dash cams forcing accountability on roads

By 15 March 2016 78
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The new piece of 'must have' technology these days isn't the latest iPhone or perhaps a remote control helicopter drone (though they are pretty cool), but rather a dash cam. ...

Euthanasia law an anomaly but issue is a national one

By 15 March 2016 2
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Even before self-government Canberra was known as Australia’s ‘social laboratory’, the place in which our then Federal rulers could experiment with various new ideas. ...

Driver dies after vehicle hits wall in Campbell

By 15 March 2016 2
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An unidentified driver has died after a vehicle collided with a wall and caught fire at the intersection of Fairbairn Avenue and Mount Ainslie Drive in Campbell at around midnigh...

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