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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mocan & Green Grout, New Acton

By 22 November 2014

I've walked past Mocan & Green Grout a lot but always found it way too busy to indulge in a coffee or a meal. This week I was in the area for a meeting and spied a few empty ta...

A Summer Fling

By 21 November 2014

With these warmer months approaching it's hard not to want to spend most of my time out doors, taking in all the sunshine and warmth before the next Winter comes. It's also ...

Cancellation of tomorrows Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon

By 22 November 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise of the cancellation of the Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Sunday 23 November 2014. The event has been cancelled for safety reasons, with a high probability that a total fire ban will be declared for tomorrow, and the su...


By 22 November 2014 4

Hi all, I need a retaining wall built out the front of my house.  I have been looking for someone to do the work as it's a little more difficult than my skill level.  I am struggling to even get a quote.  I have had 5 tradies come and inspect and say they would forward on a quote but NONE have (A...

Local startup Hardcotton launches Kickstarter campaign to develop world first in 3D printing

By 22 November 2014

Hello fellow Rioters. Canberra has a record of invention and local tech startup Hardcotton continues to take up this challenge and make an impact in the 3D printing world. ...

Hot air balloon stuck in light fitting

By 22 November 2014

Firefighters are helping to untangle a hot air balloon that is suspended in a light fitting at the Aranda District Playing Fields. Sixteen people were in the basket at the time of the crash. ACT Ambulance Service said nobody was injured. (ESA Media Release)...

Macgregor Primary School Fete on today! 3-7 pm

By 22 November 2014

Come over to Macgregor Primary School in West Belconnen and help us celebrate the school's 40th birthday. We are holding a massive school fete from 3-7 pm with rides, reptiles, live entertainment, a monster raffle (over 45 prizes!), market stalls, a food court, and heaps more including an art sho...

Witnesses sought to collision in Franklin

By 22 November 2014

ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Friday, November 7, in Franklin. About 3pm, a blue Holden Astra was driving northbound...

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White canvas shoes rather in at the moment?

By 5 January 2009 53

The other night we were having a drink in Dickson while waiting for our take-away order. While enjoying the atmosphere in Sub-urban we couldn't help but be struck by the prevalence of white canvas shoes. Is this a uniform or something? Also admire the way the bar stools make it look like g...

Summernats ends badly (well for us at lest)

By 5 January 2009 45

Well, Summernats has come and gone. As a resident of a suburb very close by I must say that it was all going rather swimmingly, that is until the early hours of Sunday morning. Not content with staggering down the middle of the road yelling "Summernats" at the top of their voices, a group of male...

New tourist attractions for Canberra and environs?

By 5 January 2009 58

Ok we have Summernats, Floriade and the Food and Wine Frolic but we've lost the V8s and the birdman rally. Lets have some ideas for new and exciting festivals that Canberra could host to bring in the tourists....

Never Mind the Airport, Where Are the Planes?

By 5 January 2009 21

One only really gets a proper appreciation of Canberra's place in the world when one tries to get out of it.  In looking at getting from Canberra to Osaka and back in October it really brings home what a backwater we live in. I am long resiled to the fact that the capital of Australia doesn'...

The DIY Summernats reportage

By 5 January 2009 73

[First filed: January 02, 2009 @ 08:57] Summernats 2009 has, it seems, commenced. So dear reader what Summernats experiences have you had this year? Good, bad, indifferent, just leave them all in the comments. But make sure they're about this year, and not ancient history. If you've ...

Someone in my building's idea of recycling

By 4 January 2009 21

This could be the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. How lazy would you have to be? Of course this pile of polystyrene (which isn't even recyclable) never got picked up and is currently lying like a neglected giant's sleeping bag in the middle of Carver Lane, Gungahlin causing a traffic ha...

Voucher shelf-life?

By 4 January 2009 99

Last Christmas I received two "Premium" Dendy movie tickets which are apparently worth $35 a pop. Due to a combination of laziness and personal disdain for just about every movie which came out in 2008, I held off going, wanting to save these tickets for a truly worthy flick. So I was a trifle an...

Buying Local - Southside Farmers Market

By 4 January 2009 19

Living in the depths of the south, I had made the pilgrimage to the Farmers Market at EPIC a couple of times and decided it was not sensible to do an 80km round trip to buy local produce as a regular thing. Life intervened and I never got around to going to the Southside Farmers Market until th...

Smoking in cars?

By 4 January 2009 165

On Friday Katy Gallagher announced the release of a discussion paper on protecting children in cars from passive smoking (now known as the more modish environmental tobacco smoke or ETS). On the one hand it seems like a peculiar piece of nannyism, particularly as it relies on the exceptional abro...

Wierd request : a Kangaroo Leather Bullwhip

By 4 January 2009 37

I have a friend from America visiting and she was asked by a friend to buy: A Kangaroo Leather Bull Whip -6 or 7 foot (can be as short as 5 foot) - 12 plait ( a must) Have been to the leather place in Gold Creek and they only had 8 plait whips. Sex shops have no luck either! An...

Chief Magistrate goes off at the lazy ACT PS

By 4 January 2009 14

The Canberra Times is carrying an interesting spray by the ACT's Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill. It seems that over the Christmas period the ACT public servants on whom the court relies to process bail applications all pissed off without leaving anyone in charge. Something a competent Government ...

State of the Riot - 2008

By 4 January 2009 25

[First filed: January 01, 2009 @ 11:45] And so. Here we all are, a little older, hopefully a little wiser, and there's vastly more of you than before. That's mostly a good thing. In this article we'll be having a look at 2008's visitor statistics to RiotACT as well as what were the most po...

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