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What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014
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As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital. Suggestions from some of our team: Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd...

The Importance of Being Earnest – Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

By 22 August 2014 1
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The Importance of Being Earnest can feel like fairy floss: sweet, yes, but when you start to pull it apart it becomes insubstantial. The play is an outright farce and this prod...

David Eastman’s murder conviction quashed

By 22 August 2014 11

David Eastman is set to be released from prison after his murder conviction was quashed in the supreme court today. The Director of Public Prosecutions must now decide whether Eastman will be hauled back before a jury for another trial. Holding an effective retrial could prove near impossible ...

Corin Forest snow report

By 22 August 2014
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Corin Forest has a deep cover over the snow play area, up to 1.4m deep in parts, which means plenty to play in. There were a few nights of snow making during the week topping u...

Kingsford Smith School reviews?

By 22 August 2014 1

Hello all, I am seeking reviews on the Kingsford Smith School. Please help! This is our PPA school, but I have a few reservations about sending my little one there. Any info, thoughts, reviews would be GREAT! Don't hold back. Can also include thoughts on surrounding schools (within 5-10km)....

A Canberra Sunday tradition marks 20 years

By 22 August 2014
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Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets are celebrating 20 very successful years in operation next month. They will mark the occasion on Sunday 14 September. “The Old Bus Depot ...

The Deck at Regatta Point

By 22 August 2014 2

I am looking to book "The Deck at Regatta Point" for a function. The most recent reviews on RIOTACT are from 2011 and they are pretty woeful (actually, truly woeful). Has anyone been there lately? I have heard that it has changed hands, and seeing that my function will mainly have interstate vis...

Analysing the New ACTION Network – Part 2

By 22 August 2014 5
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This is the second of my three part series looking at the ACTION network 14. My first post focused on changes north of the lake. This write up focuses on changes Southside. P...

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Rally for Gaza - Saturday 2nd August

By 31 July 2014

A public protest in solidarity with Palestine has been organised for this Saturday, August 2, at 1pm in Petrie Plaza, Canberra. Over 1000 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in the Gaza strip, with over 80 percent of the dead babies and children. The Israeli Defence Forces h...

Online form speeds up registration process for working with vulnerable people

By 31 July 2014 2

A new online form will help speed up the application process for Working with Vulnerable People registrations, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. More than 55,000 WWVP applications have been received by the ACT Office of Regulatory Services since the program began in November 2012...

Why diet food won't do

By 31 July 2014 6
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Diets don't work. We've heard that before, often from someone trying to flog a new healthy eating regime (ie a diet). But I recently read a startling article in the Australian ...

Mulch fire at Oaks Estate

By 31 July 2014 2

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently working to extinguish a mulch fire near Mountain Road and Nimrod Road, Oaks Estate. No structures are at risk and the size of the mulch fire is approximately 20 metres x 20 metres. Firefighters are using Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) tankers to extinguish the...

Sex, Politics and Liberty

By 31 July 2014 16
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Sometimes, late at night, I wake beside the love of my life and sneak quietly out of bed for a secret liaison. I close the hallway doors, rekindle the fire, and pour myself a l...

Bartleby - The Street Theatre (Review)

By 31 July 2014 2
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Bartleby, Julian Hobba's modern-day adaptation of the parable by Herman Melville, recreates the malaise of the office and shows us the disintegration of a man no longer able to...

Political Parties

By 31 July 2014 6
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I read many stories and opinions from people in the general public about the insidiousness of factions within political parties. Usually they are from people who are not a...

Random Acts of Kindness

By 30 July 2014 2

I would like to publicly acknowledge two random acts of kindness I experienced this afternoon. I am pretty incapacitated at the moment regarding my mobility. After hiring a wheelchair at Westfield Belconnen late this afternoon, I realised my purse was not in my pocket. I returned to the concierge t...

Witnesses sought; Rivett aggravated robbery

By 30 July 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Rivett this morning (Wednesday July 30). About 7.45am, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency holding a large kitc...

Non suspicious house fire reveals cannabis cultivation

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing seized 32 cannabis plants yesterday (Tuesday, July 29) from a house in Ainslie after emergency services responded to reports of a fire at the location. About 7am yesterday, police attended and entered the unoccupied house. Officers located a room within the house which contained...

Going for a world record with Christmas light display

By 30 July 2014
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Who says it's too early for talk of Christmas? This Christmas, Canberra’s City centre will transform into a wonderful festival of lights as the Richards family bring their...

Seeking a good reasonably priced range-hood installer

By 30 July 2014 1

I need someone who can remove a gas oven and replace it with an electric oven. I would also like to install a range-hood (where there hasn't been one before - it will also need ducting through the roof).  Does anyone have any good experiences preferably on the south side of town?...

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