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Ask RiotACT: tree roots and my paved driveway. Help!

By 1 December 2015
Ask RiotACT

Hi there, this is my first post on here.  I have a lovely big tree at the front of my property (I want to keep the tree), however, the roots are lifting up my paved driveway....

Schoolies week, did you go?

By 1 December 2015

The words 'Schoolies Week' makes a lot of people shudder and cringe, unless of course you're a high school graduate to-be with a Schoolies trip to the Gold Coast planned. I hav...

Five to try: Spice up your work Christmas party

By 1 December 2015
Photo credit: @megan_sparke

It’s that time of year again and I know what you’re thinking – how is it almost Christmas already? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had that conversation with people ...

Best of Canberra swimming pools

By 1 December 2015 1

Okay Canberra, apparently Summer is here. November may not have felt like it was leading up to it, but it’s true. December has arrived and it’s bound to get hot soon enough...

Homicide team calls for dashcam clues in Caravelle murder case

By 30 November 2015
Detective Sergeant Donna Parsons and Detective Senior Constable Yoran Wolfkamp

ACT Policing homicide detectives have interviewed the owner of a vehicle interest in relation to the murder of Evatt man Andrew Carville and say they can’t rule him out as a ...

Dickson neighbour’s 000 call saves pair from food fire

By 30 November 2015
Karuah Street, Dickson

A Dickson resident may have saved the lives of two sleeping neighbours after ACT Fire & Rescue responded to their call to triple zero this afternoon. Firefighters forcibly e...

Firies put out sewage plant fire at Lower Molonglo centre

By 30 November 2015 7
Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre

Firefighters have extinguished a small fire this morning at the Lower Molonglo sewage treatment plant. The Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre is the main treatment ...

Ask RiotACT: High “M” class soil in building contracts?

By 30 November 2015 6
Ask RiotACT

Has anyone building in Canberra been caught by a clause in their building contract that only covers foundations for "S" or Low "M" Class soil and then are informed their block ...

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New Canberra Fun for Foodies

By 25 June 2009 25

When I first moved to Canberra from Melbourne I thought all hope was lost - and that I had gone to foodie hell.  What I discovered was a extensive, quality, but difficult to find foodie fun scattered around the Canberra burbs and hidden in little regional enclaves.  I have included some informati...

Under Floor Insulation in Canberra?

By 25 June 2009 34

Renovated Chateau Cranky a couple of years ago, incorporating insulation (batts) in all walls and roof areas. The certifier was fullsome in his praise of the installers work. The place has always since seemed to require more heating and cooling than I would have expected from the insulation insta...

How NOT to do customer service, handy hints for cafe owners

By 25 June 2009 55

Canberra-ites - are YOU interested in opening a cafe? Try this quick quiz to see whether or not your customer service skills meet the high quality we've come to expect in our fine capital. Here is a hypothetical scenario. Read it carefully and then answer the questions below. Imagine that it i...

Stupid, stupid, stupid local facebook group - "drink driving should be a spor

By 25 June 2009 50

[First filed: June 24, 2009 @ 10:36] Local youth are at it again with ill-advised ventures onto Facebook. The latest corker being "drink driving should be a sport" set up by one Brendon Cooper. Looking for 100 cars for a "drink driving marathon" Brendon advises on the event's wall what ...

High Court upholds the ACT Sentence Administration Board

By 24 June 2009 7

The ABC has the happy news that Justice Dyson Heydon of the High Court has turned down Mitchell Jacka's efforts to prove the Sentence Administration Board is not able to turn periodic detention into regular detention following of breaches of orders. His lawyers argue the Board does not have the ...

The arboretum to save the planet?

By 24 June 2009 40

The Greens' Shane Rattenbury is up in arms over the ACT's climate budget being used to fund the Chief Minister's beloved arboretum: ACT Greens MLA for Molonglo, Shane Rattenbury MLA has slammed the Government’s funding of the Arboretum from the climate budget following the tabling of a report*...

In Praise of Canberra Hospital's Emergency Department (yes ... praise)

By 24 June 2009 37

Emergency Departments are depressing places at the best of times and last Sunday night was no exception. We arrived in the early evening and the place was, as always, heaving with people. There were angry people, abusive people, really sick people, injured people, drunk/high people, resigned people...

Origin madness reaches the Assembly

By 24 June 2009 21

CityNews' Jorian Gardner informs me he's livening up proceedings in the Legislative Assembly with a State of Origin theme. Apparently Amanda Bresnan is mad keen Queensland fan, but if they lose she's willing to don the NSW Blue on the floor of the Assembly. Brendan Smyth is, according to Jorian, ...

ACT employers feeling bullish?

By 24 June 2009 1

The ABC has an item on Hudson recruiting's latest survey: The survey by recruitment firm Hudson shows employer confidence has risen for the first time in more than a year and is now 11.5 per cent above the national average. Hudson ACT general manager John Henderson says public sector dominance...

More burns!

By 24 June 2009 2

TAMS are warning that they're marching on with their controlled burning program: The ACT Government wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, controlled burns are taking place in a 14 hectare area of Kowen Forest from Wednesday 24 June to Sunday 28 June 2009. The purpose of the...

Images of Canberra - More Fog!

By 24 June 2009 30

RandomGit has sent this photo in with the following note: Taken on a Canon Digital Ixus 100 IS. Pity I couldn't budge the ice cream van out of the shot. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

Police Wrap - 24 June

By 24 June 2009 29

1. Mawson collision explained: ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating a three vehicle collision which has resulted in a 24-year-old man being arrested. A mobile Traffic Operations Officer was on patrol in the Mawson area around 2.20pm today (June 23...

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