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A Look around Canberra: Gungahlin

By 12 February 2016

This week I'm heading back up the GDE (or via Northbourne and Flemington Road, depending on which you prefer) to my first hometown in Canberra: Gungahlin. The suburb of Gungah...

Ask RiotACT: Florist for Valentine’s Day?

By 12 February 2016 3
Ask RiotACT

With Valentines Day fast approaching, florists have begun to massively inflate the prices of their products, anticipating the surge in demand on the 12th, 13th and 14th of Febr...

Garage Sales on this weekend (11-12 February 2016)

By 12 February 2016
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds webs...

ANU part of gravity wave breakthrough predicted by Einstein

By 12 February 2016
Black Hole Merger Simulation

An ANU scientist has led the Australian team within a global scientific collaboration that has proven the existence of gravitational waves, 100 years after their existence was ...

Senior ASIC executive charged with historic child sex abuse

By 11 February 2016 1
Peter Cuzner

Former ACT schoolteacher and ASIC regional commissioner for the ACT Peter Cuzner, of Kaleen, pleaded not guilty in court today to charges relating to the alleged abuse of a tee...

Five things to do in Canberra this weekend (12-14 February)

By 11 February 2016 1

We’ve scoured the Internet to find the top five things happening in Canberra this weekend. My picks would be the Royal Australian Mint Open Day on Saturday where you can learn ab...

Ask RiotACT: portrait photography recommendations

By 11 February 2016 3
Ask RiotACT

I'm looking to get a 'family' photoshoot - myself, partner and our dog - and looking for recommendations of good photographers - perhaps more creative/original-type artists, mo...

Thanks for the memories Canberra

By 11 February 2016 8

After hiking my way around Canberra and finding fun road trips in the area, it’s time to farewell the nation’s capital. As a ring-in public servant hailing from Brisbane...

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Kristy Giteau makes the squad for the Wallaroos

By 24 July 2009 1

Sport24 brings word that Matt "Brumby" Giteau's sister Kristy has been selected in the national women's rugby team to take on Samoa in a world cup qualifier on 7 August. It seems she's a bit of a polymath: Giteau has previously represented Australia in rugby league and was a member of an Austr...

On crashes upon Southern Cross Drive

By 24 July 2009 33

Yet another serious crash on Southern Cross drive, next to Kippax. It seems not a month goes by when this does not happen in this location, and it not supprising really when you see the attitude of drivers on this road, which has a sign posted speed limit of 60. At least 1 in 5 people on this roa...

The first look at Mia Wasikowska as Alice in Wonderland

By 23 July 2009 20

Here it is! The first trailer's out for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp and, more importantly for us, Canberra's Mia Wasikowska as Alice. It looks... freaky! Damn cats......

Simon unveils DECCEW bike fleet

By 23 July 2009 23

Simon Corbell has announced a token bike fleet's unveiling at the Department of Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water (Pronounced "Deck You"). The fleet will be used by staff at the department to get around town and will initially consist of five bicycles, more will be added if there is s...

Never Rent From Yaoxiang Wang and Shefang Bian

By 23 July 2009 19

The Civil & Administrative Tribunal has just posted a recent tenancy case, Xia and Yaoxiang Wang and Shefang Bian, which should give any tenant cause for thought about toxic landlords.  The Tribunal noted that the landlord "made constant unsubstantiated assertions of dishonesty on the part of t...

Pigs causing ACT Health problems

By 23 July 2009 18

The SMH reports that ACT Health are having to purchase Private Hospitals beds to cope with the demand thanks to Swine Flu. While I am all for a proactive approach to this problem. It does makes you wonder, if a virus worse than Swine Flu hit Canberra (or Australia for that matter), could our heal...

NASA's Return To The Moon - Free Public Lecture Tonight @ Questacon

By 23 July 2009 12

As part of the International Year of Astronomy, the local section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) in partnership with Questacon proudly presents AS WE SHALL RETURN: NASA'S NEW INITIATIVE TO LAND ASTRONAUTS ON THE MOON by Wayne Lee, Altair Vehicle Systems Mana...

What Joinery should I use to do my new kitchen?

By 23 July 2009 28

What Joinery should I use to do my new kitchen? [ED - Bonus points for concision]...

Sophie Lavers wins Miss World Australia

By 23 July 2009 29

News limited has some good news. 19 [24 actually - ED] year old Canberra girl, Sophie Lavers has won the title of Miss World Australia last night!  She is a qualified  fitness instructor and performance student and will be representing Australia in the Miss World pagent which is being held ...

Liquor laws hit the too hard basket?

By 23 July 2009 10

Vicki Dunne is wondering aloud whatever happened to the review of the ACT's liquor laws: “The government issued a discussion paper in March last year, calling for submissions by 30 June 2008,” said Mrs Dunne. “In the Estimates Committee hearings in May this year, the Attorney-General, S...

Big Ted to steady the good ship ALP

By 23 July 2009 9

The ABC brings word that the Former deputy chief minister Ted Quinlan has returned, like Cincinnatus from his plow, to run the troubled ACT branch of the ALP. Mr Quinlan says he hopes to help the party get through some difficult issues such as the sale of the Labor clubs. "Well I think it's j...

Men of Canberra are unfunny, horny, egotistical commitment-phobes

By 23 July 2009 93

The Canberra Tmes has a story called "Women saddened by lack of humour". It is the result of a survey, commissioned by adult dating site, that found men of the nation's capital were petrified of commitment, most likely to want sex on the first date, and the least funny of any s...

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