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Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 1

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 2

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 6

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

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The power station EIS is out

By 17 November 2008 55

The long awaited Environmental Impact Statement on the "Canberra Technology City", otherwise known as the power station, is now online. Very curiously it has its own .com.au domain rather being hosted by, say, a Government department. If the summary actually makes recommendations I'm yet to fi...

NATIONAL CAPITAL SPEEDWAY CHRISTMAS CUP!!

By 17 November 2008 10

National Capital Motorsports Club presents the 2008 christmas cup at National Capital Speedway, Pialligo ave, Fairbairn on Sunday 7 December. Racing starts from 10 am and admission is $15 for adults and $5 for aged/disability pensioners......children under 12 free. For more info visit the c...

An unusual way to get a date

By 17 November 2008 49

A reader has sent this one in, as seen in the window of Guess in the Canberra Centre. Ladies, does this appeal to any of you? Are you ready to "apply in store"? Got a local image you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com If you're having trouble reading the...

The centenary riesling hits glass

By 17 November 2008 6

Chief Minister Stanhope has proudly announced the bottling of the special edition Centenary of Canberra Riesling. A great deal of effort has gone into selecting some of the best vintage grapes from wineries across the region to develop a great wine to mark 100 years since the Canberra-Yass distri...

Should the CT calm down?

By 17 November 2008 22

Hardly a day goes by without a reader submitting something strange from the Canberra Times website. Normally we refrain. But this morning provides two headlines which really need looking at: -- L.A burns to the ground -- 'Perfect storm' as fires raze California The State of California has ...

Jester Ball 2008

By 17 November 2008 12

[First filed: October 14, 2008 @ 11:57 Second filing: November 06, 2008 @ 12:36] Last May's Jester Ball put on by Tom Woodward was a raging success with a good time had by all. A new mob have now taken up the torch and are trying to move the concept on. So if dressing up and freaking o...

Belconnen Community Festival 2008

By 16 November 2008 76

[First filed: November 15, 2008 @ 16:17] With the end of the year fast upon us so too comes the Belconnen Community Festival. There one finds row after row of worthy institutions and Government agencies set up in little booths hoping that someone, anyone will come by and take a flyer. ...

Images of Canberra - The view from Mt Painter

By 16 November 2008 46

Pommy Bastard has sent this one in with the following note: View from the top of Mount Painter in advance of the alleged "storm" coming through Saturday. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Bike Rack Success?

By 16 November 2008 26

It's an interesting business watching Jon Stanhope come to grips with the huge Territory and Municipal Services portfolio. "He's actually visiting ALL the depots!" slightly awe-struck, and slightly concerned worker bees have been heard to utter over the weekend. Part of the introduction proces...

The Curry Kebab - Not as good as you might think

By 16 November 2008 39

Walking to Civic tonight we were debating whether to dine at the old favourite of Ali Baba, or try the new, and nearly next door "Grill Fusion" which offers on its signage to provide kebabs AND curry. This got us thinking that a good naan or roti bread could play host to a dryish curry formin...

Andi and George Band at the Holy Grail

By 15 November 2008 2

The band are probably still playing as I type this. But it's been a peculiar night so here I am amusing you, instead of me. The Holy Grail is an appalling venue in so many ways. The lighting is a nightmare and the sound is worse. Tonight there was a gifted sound man working the console and it...

Water Freedom Day!

By 15 November 2008 16

Here in the RiotBunker we've thoroughly enjoyed being able to wash our cars on a hot day for the first time in years. If you too have been celebrating this rare opportunity to do things people from developed countries take for granted, then be sure to take a picture and send it in to images@t...

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