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Could these be the best vegan and paleo cupcakes in Canberra?

By 28 November 2014
A&E Cupcake Mixed box

Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? Even if you’re vegan, paleo or gluten free (and these days, who isn’t?), there’s a lot to like about a freshly-baked cupcake with lashi...

Cowards at the Keyboard

By 28 November 2014

Before the anonymity of the internet, if a person had a view and wanted it expressed, they had to write to a newspaper, call into a radio station or stand on a soap box. But th...

Southquay SQ1 Greenway Tuggeranong – Empire Global

By 28 November 2014

We're thinking of buying a unit in the new Greenway development Southquay SQ1 across from Bunnings (Tuggeranong).  The developer has a number of large unit block projects in progress, but where interested in looking at any of their completed projects. Can anyone provide information about any of the...

Canberra hosts first Asian Cup footy fan park

By 28 November 2014

Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Senator Kate Lundy, former Socceroo and esteemed coach John Kosmina, Nutmeg the wombat mascot and Canberra United players are among the speci...

Police identify vehicle of interest in arson attack

By 28 November 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses who may have seen a dark coloured Honda CRV in the Cooleman Court area on the night of an arson attack at a Weston café in March. ACT Polic...

Three controlled burns scheduled tomorrow

By 27 November 2014
controlled burn 1

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, three controlled burns will be conducted tomorrow Friday 28 November 2014. The contr...

Diversions to ACTIONs services on section of Constitution Avenue

By 27 November 2014
Constitution Avenue diversion map

Commencing Monday 1 December 2014, ACTION will implement diversions to all bus services that use Constitution Avenue in the City between London Circuit and Coranderrk Street. T...

World-class activity centre wins ACT Chief Ministers Challenge 2014

By 27 November 2014

A world-class activity centre on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin has been announced as the the winner of the Chief Minister’s Challenge. Challenged to develop ideas on in...

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Fred Smith at the Phoenix on Christmas Eve

By 6 January 2009

Christmas sees a lot of people coming home to spend time with their families. After a short period of time this reminds them why they left in the first place. And so The Phoenix in Civic on Christmas Eve is a raucus place with a slightly older than usual crowd of returning expatriate Canbe...

What's the worst thing you've seen a diplomat doing?

By 6 January 2009 66

The ACT has a large diplomatic corp. To some extent they're beyond the law. Most of course do not abuse the privilege, but there are bad eggs everywhere. So, dear readers, what's the worst thing you've encountered a diplomat doing in Canberra? (If you haven't actually seen it yourself make ...

Time to re-think restricted licences?

By 6 January 2009 32

The ABC brings word of Magistrate Maria Doogan's public musings on the continued provision of restricted licences to convicted drink drivers. It was brought on by one Corey McCracken, 21, who blew over while already on a restricted licence. "Magistrate Doogan said the ACT was the only state or...

Wanniassa Carnage

By 6 January 2009 67

The Police posted a link to a media release on this but, as is so often their way, the link is a dud. The Canberra Times, however, has picked up the story of three Canberra men and two Yass women attacking another bloke in Wanniassa. The ACT Magistrates Court heard Falicia Connors, 18, Harold ...

Ballooning over Canberra - A review

By 5 January 2009 35

[First filed: January 02, 2009 @ 13:03] Santa threw a bit of a curve ball this Christmas morn with vouchers for a boxing day balloon ride for not just me but also for my brother (visiting from Japan), and both our girlfriends. (The gift was with Balloon Aloft, this article is in no way a judg...

Traffic lights at Pialligo - WHY?!

By 5 January 2009 21

So this morning at 7.45 coming from Majura Ave and going through to Hindmarsh Dr I noticed that all three sets of traffic lights this transition requires were not working. No lights at all. No flashing amber, no warning signs, no Police directing traffic, nada. 10 minutes later I called AFP from ...

art:house | art + design festival

By 5 January 2009

art:house is a month long summer festival celebrating art + design in the local region. From visual art, photography, illustration and graphic design- the art:house festival aims to bring together emerging artists and designers in a program that will showcase and celebrate our regions creative talen...

Has anyone noticed the new kids play centres popping up across town?

By 5 January 2009 16

Whilst on Holiday, we were looking for ways to entertain the kids. We went out to DFO, mainly so that I could see what the fuss was about. There is a new Kids play area called "Monkey Mania" and it looks pretty good. We found that it was a bit steep in cost, around $35 for the family, but the kid...

Lanyon car breakins

By 5 January 2009 18

Has anyone been having problems with their cars being broken into in the Lanyon area? My car gets parked in my front yard like it has been for about 3 years now, and some low life scum has all of a sudden felt the need to break into in twice in the last 2 months. Nothing major got stolen. The fir...

Thumper's inaugural ghost tour

By 5 January 2009 121

[ED - RiotACT would like to make it very clear that we are not associated nor affiliated with this activity and take no responsibility or care for it] Okay folks, I was hoping that someone else would organise this. However, I'm keen to get something up and going at sometime soon. First of a...

Staffies and Kelpies leading the turnover at the RSPCA

By 5 January 2009 75

My own "Rescue Kelpie" is snoring at my feet as I type (a rescue kelpie does not rescue anything, but rather is rescued), he's doing an improving line in fetching the ball but otherwise remains of few achievements. Today the RSPCA has released its statistics on what dogs make up most of their...

How high will water use climb?

By 5 January 2009 19

[First filed: January 14, 2009 @ 13:27] The Bureau is still sure we're going to see 37 degrees today. Yesterday water use surged to 168ML (above the target usage of 139ML). So how high do you think water use will get today? In the publicly minded interest of preserving the blue stuff her...

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