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In photos: Anzac Day Dawn Service 2015

By 25 April 2015
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For the 120,000 people in attendance at this morning's Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Day began at around 3am (perhaps even earlier for those keen to get a good...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Silver Fox Bar and Grill, Curtin

By 25 April 2015 1

Silver Fox Bar and Grill is one of those restaurants that constantly pops up on my Facebook news feed and the posts look so delicious. Believe it or not, I actually have a list...

10 places in Canberra to get breakfast after the Dawn Service

By 24 April 2015

For those commemorating Anzac Day by attending Saturday's Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, here's a quick guide to Canberra cafes open for breakfast following the ...

Weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th April 2015)

By 24 April 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Chifley, Kaleen, Franklin, Amaroo and Page. Happy Friday! Saturday 25 April 12 Mornington Street Amaroo 7.30am to 1pm Stools, ligh...

A look around Canberra – the highs and lows of Kambah

By 24 April 2015 8
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I should declare up front that I’m a Kambah girl. I haven’t lived there for two decades, but I grew up there. I even went to Kambah High back in the day. I know, maybe ...

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th April 2015

By 23 April 2015 4
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Another week almost over! Here's your guide to what's on this weekend, including Canberra's Anzac Day Centenary commemorations. Anzac Day 2015 The Australian War Memoria...

Man extradited from Batemans Bay following murder

By 24 April 2015

A 27-year-old Bruce man has been extradited from New South Wales after members from ACT Policing travelled to Batemans Bay this morning (Friday, April 24). A warrant was swo...

Australia’s Young Performer of the Year comes to Canberra

By 24 April 2015

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to Llewellyn Hall on May 6 & 7, to join forces with acclaimed young Australian pianist Hoang Pham, to perform Tchaikovsky’s first ...

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John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 26

By 15 March 2009

For those who missed it live, the latest downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your’s truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM....

To the obnoxious women at Cube last night. You are mean.

By 15 March 2009 60

To the obnoxious women at Cube last night, Yes, my friends and I usually stick our coats and sweaters behind the cushions on one of those couches.  We keep our valuables on us at all times, but we can't be bothered to drag our sweaters around with us when we want to dance. Being poor students, $...

The Arboretum Open Day - A long way to go.

By 15 March 2009 23

It is historically traditional that the opening of every new major institution in Canberra requires dignitaries to slog across a desolate paddock. In which case the grandly named Canberra International Arboretum and Gardens might still be destined for greatness. There were certainly enough...

Smitten Stanhope to immortalise Carrie Graf in bronze?

By 15 March 2009 12

The Canberrra Times reports that Lord Stanhope is taking his love of the Canberra Capitals to new heights with plans to build a stadium and training complex to house the team, as well as a big bronze statue of the sort his Government is becoming famously fond of. he believed Capitals coach Carri...

Lights! Canberra! Action! entries surfacing - First off, a sequel - The Broth

By 14 March 2009 10

Lights! Canberra! Action! screened on Friday and we're yet to hear the results. But Riot reader Ozhair has published his entry, the The Brotherhood of Y II: The Tomb of Lilith. It's a sequel to the first "Brotherhood of Y" which a lot of you enjoyed. If you've got an entry in the compet...

Bishop Pat Power the Canberra Citizen of the Year

By 14 March 2009 66

It's a bit late, but one to record for posterity. Jon Stanhope has announced that Bishop Pat Power is the 2009 Canberra Citizen of the Year. "Bishop Power's commitment extends far beyond the Catholic community. He can always be found providing comfort, companionship and spiritual guidance to t...

Police Wrap - 14 March

By 14 March 2009 24

1. Loser on the loose: ACT Policing is investigating two related aggravated robberies that occurred in Griffith and Narrabundah yesterday afternoon (March 13). About 2.20pm a man walked into the Manuka Veterinary Hospital on Flinders Way, Griffith, removed two employee’s handbags from a nea...

The jet she is kaput

By 14 March 2009 39

[First filed: March 07, 2009 @ 09:30] Yesterday the National Capital Authority proudly announced they were extending the opening hours of the Captain Cook Memorial Jet for Canberra Day. That announcement has now been consigned to digital oblivion and instead the world leaders in foot-in-mouth ...

Onsite Vans - great cheap family holiday option or living hell not on wheels?

By 14 March 2009 15

You've seen the ads - on-site van for sale, great for kids, low cost, close to beach etc. But what am I NOT being told? Are the sellers selling these items with rose coloured glasses welded on? Can you really get great family holidays each year during peak season right on the beach with dog fr...

Double Disadvantage

By 14 March 2009 78

I see lots of Gubby agencies advertise jobs,,and state they employ a diversity of people....(including race, age and disabled) BUT when did you last come upfront with a disabled person???????? The Gubby offers extra money ect apparently for businesses to hire disabled people,,but where is that?? ...

Spotlights above Woden?

By 14 March 2009 10

The title "Spotlights over Woden" is a little misleading, the pedantic would say the lights were probably on the ground, but pointing towards the sky. Nonetheless. About three or four spotlights were shining into the night sky last night, at around 8pm (but I wasn't paying attention to the time),...

My dog + Your dog = ?

By 14 March 2009 50

Every night I put my stafford on his lead and head out for a walk.  He stays on his lead for the duration of the walk and I pick up his poop in accordance with requirements.  In short, we don't impact negatively on anyone as we enjoy our evening stroll.  Last night, I had to contend with two ...

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