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Ask RiotACT: Seeking outdoor dance floor

By 29 May 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I'm looking for somewhere that will hire out a dance floor that can be set up outside (6x6metres) in Canberra. The only place I've found so far is YesEvents in Bowral N...

Signs of life and wonder

By 29 May 2016

Apparently the residents of Gungahlin have had enough of being a lower priority to other areas of Canberra. According to the road signs off the new Majura Parkway, Gungahlin...

At home with Sophia: egg yolk ravioli (almost)

By 28 May 2016 1

I normally only ever post recipes that are successful because most of the time the recipes I make do work out. They might not always be as amazing as I had hoped but they norm...

Green bins on way, starting in Weston Creek, Kambah

By 28 May 2016 18
green bins

The ACT Government will roll out green bins for garden waste across Canberra in coming years starting with a pilot program in Weston Creek and Kambah to be funded in the 2016/1...

Ask RiotACT: What is the longest Street in Canberra?

By 28 May 2016 12
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I got asked a question by my 9 year old daughter last night that I could not answer. Does anyone know what the longest Street (not Avenue) in Canberra is? Tha...

Inquiry called after death in custody at AMC

By 27 May 2016
Alexander Maconochie Centre

There will be an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the care and supervision of an Alexander Maconochie Centre detainee following his death in custody today...

Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 2

By 27 May 2016 5
Gourmet Dinner Service

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra. This is for all the busy people out th...

First Look – 79&Fine (Civic)

By 27 May 2016 3

I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to may...

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Discussion: The Australian Public Service Hiring Process

By 21 September 2009 73

Canberra is known as a town of public servants and many of those are known to frequent this site. Therefore, I'm wondering if the readers here can provide some insight. I'm not a public servant and nor have I ever worked in the public service. I have worked with public servants on projects and th...

Another Test match for Canberra! This time Fiji

By 21 September 2009 6

The Australian Rugby Union has announced that Canberra's getting a second test match in two years! This time against Fiji on 5 June, 2010. “Canberra embraced the return of International Rugby,” said ARU Managing Director and CEO John O’Neill. “There was a real buzz about the city a...

Brendan and John being mean to Amanda Bresnan?

By 21 September 2009 39

So, I'm hearing snippets, did John Hargreaves and Brendan Smyth say something horrible about a Green (Amanda Bresnan?) over the weekend and are now trying to apologise in the wake of a torrent of tears? If you've got more on this, send it in... UPDATED: The ABC now have the story online: M...

Mike Welsh documentary - All Talk

By 21 September 2009 2

[First filed: September 19, 2009 @ 09:22] Local 2CC presenter Mike Welsh has done a documentary on the weirdness and wonder of talkback radio with Michael Thompson. So here's the trailer (albeit on my system the audio does some loopy things). Long term readers will thrill to see a cameo...

Terry Campese blots his copy book

By 21 September 2009 4

The Canberra Times reports that the Raiders' star player Terry Campese has managed to get himself arrested outside the legenday Walsh's Hotel in Queanbeyan. It appears that he was booted out of the bar for unspecified misdemeanours and then didn't take the hint and go home leading to a charge of ...

Police Wrap - 20 September

By 20 September 2009 5

1. Alleged stabbiness in Oaks Estate: ACT Policing Detectives have arrested a 43-year-old Queanbeyan man today (16 September) after an alleged stabbing in Oaks Estate last night. Police were called to the Oaks Estate residence around 8pm after reports were received of a disturbance occurring ...

Hoyts Tuggeranong Closing Down - Whither the Hyperdome?

By 20 September 2009 73

The Canberra Times brings us the (unsurprising) news that Hoyts Tuggeranong will close its doors for the last time this Wednesday. This can't be good news for the Hyperdome. Already it doesn't really have anything that the other centres don't have and in greater quantity. From my observat...

Anyone see the "Insider's Guide to Canberra" on ninemsn? Comments?

By 20 September 2009 12

It's not a bad list. But have they missed anything essential?...

Two AFL games for Manuka in 2010!

By 19 September 2009 10

"Andrew Barr: Good news. We have a deal with the AFL that will see 2 games played at Manuka Oval next year. Details to be announced next week." It seems this is the future of government communications. Anyways... now we know....

The perils of leaving one's sign out?

By 19 September 2009 6

As sighted on Lonsdale St in Braddon on Wednesday night. Oh those clever, creative, drunks. So do we think they were heading into Civic or away from it when this seemed like a good idea?... Canberra makes the internet significantly creepier...

By 19 September 2009 6

The ABC has the unfortunate news that a Canberra man, Peter Ingham, is behind the self styled "Facebook for the dead" Peter Ingham and fellow entrepreneur Andrew Slattery have created a website being dubbed 'Facebook for the dead', which allows the living to upload videos, phot...

Canberra Outrigger Canoe Club - 2009 Novice Course

By 19 September 2009

[First filed: September 18, 2009 @ 09:00] The Canberra Outrigger Canoe Club will be holding a novice course to encourage people to get involved in the sport.    When:   The course will run on Thursdays at 5.30pm from 8 to 29 October, with the option of paddling with the club on Sat...

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