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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 December 2014

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: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 1

My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 8

Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 6

So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

Emergency Services unite for bushfire arson warning

By 20 December 2014

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch is urging residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity following several grass fires across the ACT in the past few weeks. ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, along with ACT Policing, see an increase in deliberately lit...

Don’t forget the tree this Christmas…

By 20 December 2014

RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees! Don't miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 261...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
Rudi Lammers, Joy Burch and Brad Watts

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 6

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

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Norvan watch - CommVault is ace!

By 20 January 2009 3

Perhaps, like me, since the election you've missed the sight of the CAP candidate Norvan Vogt sunning himself on the side of Canberra's roads minding his posters and googling himself? If so you'll be pleased to know that he's made The Australian's IT section talking about how much he likes hi...

Police Wrap - 20 January

By 20 January 2009 10

1. Police media remain in pixie land but Crimestoppers brings us this: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary which occurred at a warehouse in Fyshwick early January 19. Around 3.15am the Mildura Street warehouse was broken into and a large volume of property was stolen. Offender(s) ...

A nice texty guide to Fringe 09

By 20 January 2009

You can check out the pretty version of the Fringe 09 Festival program here, but for straight web purposes here's a luvverly text version to be going on with. All this action will be taking place in Civic Square and is free free free (or to put it another way, has already been paid for). The ...

International markets rock Canberra wine growers?

By 20 January 2009 2

Reuters is having a look at the travails of the Canberra region wine industry. [Bruce] March, chief winemaker at Doonkuna Winery, in prize cool climate vine country north of Canberra, had been looking forward to a bumper 2009 harvest, tripling production capacity last year in anticipation of rock...

Who let the dogs out? - And what do I do about them?

By 20 January 2009 73

My wife was jogging around Flynn yesterday morning as she usually does, when she came across a Staffy / Pit-bull cross who stopped her in her tracks.  He came out from in front of a property and went after her.  After some scrambling, falling on the ground and some panicked running she was able to...

Some more Parkour video

By 20 January 2009 36

Parkour - The ancient French martial art of running away. I like saying that because it deeply annoys both the French and kung fu freaks. Either way here's some more new parkour video of around Canberra. A bit of a worry seeing the Commonwealth Park castle used for vicarious fun, they'll n...

16,000 Murray Cod into Lake Ginninderra

By 20 January 2009 19

Our Chiefly Leader has announced the stocking of an 16,000 baby Murray Cod into Lake Ginninderra (Canberra's prettiest lake). Apparently they'll be good to go in four years time. Of more importance is the corresponding launch of the Draft Fish Stocking Plan for the ACT 2009-2014. If you are...

Tonight - ARLEY KARLSEN - Europe's #1 Country Music Star

By 20 January 2009 2

Not sure if there are many country fans reading RiotACT but just in case I thought I might mention that Arley Karlsen is playing in Canberra tonight down at The Burns Club. Check out some of his stuff here and here I started working there recently and have to say for a club they have a pre...

Gun laden black jag in high speed run!

By 20 January 2009 19

With the AFP media unit apparently off with the pixies again we're hearing from the Canberra Times about a high speed pursuit ending on Anzac Parade after running from Wagga Wagga to Dickson. Two guns were located in the car following the lengthy pursuit, which began in Wagga Wagga... Police f...

Big night out for the round ball enthusiasts - Socceroos v. Kuwait

By 20 January 2009 21

Mr Stanhope has announced that the first Australian qualifier in the Asian Football Championship will be played here in Canberra against Kuwait. "Since the Socceroos' outstanding performance at the 2006 Football World Cup, the team has captured the imagination of Australia's sporting community an...

The January Backanalia

By 20 January 2009 16

[First filed: January 18, 2009 @ 16:24] There were a lot of things I missed about Canberra in my year at the coast. The Front, turkish pizza, zierholz beer, Ethiopian curries, original music and decent kebabs to name just a few. But the Backyard Backanalias were the thing I missed the m...

Obama'ing the day and night away

By 20 January 2009 50

A lot of you are very excited about tomorrow's inauguration of Barack Obama as the US President. So where are the best public parties going to be?...

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