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Playground review: Boundless (Kings Park)

By 1 February 2015
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This weekend RiotACT introduces a new regular feature, the playground review. Our expert reviewer, Kate Buscombe, visits playgrounds across Canberra to give parents and carers...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 1 February 2015

The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Eightysix

By 31 January 2015 1

Eightysix is by far my absolute favourite Canberra restaurant, so when I heard they had re-introduced a breakfast menu I was ecstatic and a little bit intrigued. How would it w...

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 2/2/15

By 30 January 2015 2

Life without Katy  Chief Minister Andrew Barr has not enjoyed an entirely perfect kick-off in the top job. After a long and successful innings from the factionally unal...

A Look Around Canberra: Curtin

By 30 January 2015 2

I was keen to head back to the Woden Valley this week for A Look Around Canberra, as it's been several weeks since I'd done one of the suburbs there. I decided to have a look a...

Once a Knight’s enough

By 30 January 2015 28

So everyone in the known universe is criticising the PM for making the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia. I might have a go too. Much has been written abo...

Whats on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015

It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do i...

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International Sing Wherever You Go Day, Thurs 26 Feb at Domus Adultus (CMC ni

By 7 February 2009 3

Canberra Musicians Club in conjunction with Cardboard Charlie, Overheard Productions, and the International Sing Wherever You Go Day presents the singalong version of Domus Adultus (Home Grown), the CMC weekly music night -- currently on a break until 19/2 for the 2009 Fringe Festival. What c...

Arboretum fills up

By 7 February 2009 14

The Canberra Times has the happy news that the Jon Stanhope Memorial Tree Farm (aka Canberra International Arboretum and Gardens) is being inundated with embassies wanting to put down a grove. Also 80% of you are reportedly now in favour of the project. We'd love to see how that question was phra...

Canberra Australia's Greenest Airport? Ha!

By 7 February 2009 15

At 1.15pm yesterday I was driving along the new overbridge on Piallago Avenue at the airport and noticed that they had about half a dozen sprinkers on watering the new baby shoots along the bridge's new embankment.  Not only were the sprinklers in use at the heat of the day, which I think would...

BGA in LBG - The Lake unsafe

By 6 February 2009 14

Yesterday it was Lake Tuggeranong, today Lake Burley Griffin. The NCA has announced most of Lake Burley Griffin is now unsafe: Water test results received today by the NCA indicate that algae levels are at an unacceptable level in the following areas of Lake Burley Griffin: -- East Basin ...

$350 mil in wonga coming our way

By 6 February 2009 19

[First filed: February 05, 2009 @ 19:58] Like a drunk waking up after a week long bender, rather than shaving, showering, ironing a shirt and getting to work - instead we've found a bottle of bourbon and we're going to have one last hurrah before we face the music. The Chief Minister proudly a...

New faction in ACT Labor?

By 6 February 2009 8

Word of the CPSU affiliating with the ACT Labor Party has seen the Impartiality/Union Membership debate revived. This will surely put public servants in an awkward position. Lastnight the CPSU stated that although they are a left union, they will not be joing the powerful ACT Left faction. ...

Waving the kids across at the intersection of La Perouse St and Carnegie Cres

By 6 February 2009 27

View Larger Map Just so that you all know - in having my latest rant I am not seeking confirmation/affirmation: I KNOW I am RIGHT. The intersection of La Perouse St and Carnegie Cres is not a fun place to negotiate at Peak Minute. It has at least one traffic accident per term, with plenty of ...

Police Wrap - 6 February

By 6 February 2009 3

1. Late night Braddon biffo: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a 23-year-old O’Connor man was assaulted in Civic this morning (February 6). The incident occurred about 5.30am (February 6) on Mort Street, in between Alinga Street and Bunda Street. The victim sustained facial bleeding...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 104 - The Bluffhearts

By 6 February 2009 2

Canberra’s longest running, and least reliable, podcast is hitting a bit of a purple patch at the moment. This week in podcast number 104 we bring the crazed, raucus country-punk of The Bluffhearts. Track list: Drunk. 8:20 Our Song. 19:19 Darlin'. 26:49 Fruit First. 36:29 Barber M...

Prisoners complaining more

By 6 February 2009 38

The Canberra Times reports that ACT Corrective Services have seen a big jump in complaints. Complaints against ACT Corrective Services have jumped nearly 60 per cent in the past year as inmates in Belconnen Remand Centre buck against conditions in the facility. The figures come as an inmate who...

Cocktails in Canberra

By 6 February 2009 54

Does anyone know of anywhere that serves good cocktails in Canberra? I'm looking for a somewhat classy place, classier than Mooseheads or the Labor Club....

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 6 February

By 6 February 2009 19

[First filed: February 05, 2009 @ 08:15] The pillar might be silent as to what's worth doing this weekend, but I think we here at RiotACT can do better. The comment box awaits your ideas as to things worth seeing and doing this weekend. ...

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