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Ask RiotACT: Looking for a lockup garage

By 2 July 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hello Everyone, I am looking for a lockup garage to do some woodwork over the next 4 or so months. I would preferably like somewhere that has lights and close to Lyneham. ...

Hobbs positive on Greens’ chances of taking ACT Senate seat

By 2 July 2016 1
christina hobbs

The Greens are currently poised to steal the ACT Senate seat out from under the feet of the Liberals Zed Seselja. Zed has been virtually absent from his electorate for the past...

Two extradited from NSW over aggravated robbery

By 1 July 2016
Police wrap

A 37-year-old man and a 28-year-old man have been extradited from Queanbeyan to face charges over an aggravated robbery at the Australia Post store in Fyshwick. At about 9.3...

Are you electing to party?

By 1 July 2016
don's party

After all the electioneering, the sloganeering, the cheering and the jeering, and having finally cast your vote this federal election, are you about ready to party? Thought so...

Zed campaigners post ‘rape joke’ about Greens candidate

By 1 July 2016 13
Offensive material

Supporters of ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja have attached to the dashboard of one of their campaign vehicles text on a photograph of his key opponent, Greens candidate Christ...

Village Building Co. chief Winnel retires, Doherty takes reins

By 1 July 2016
Doherty and Winnel

Bob Winnel, the founder and managing director of Canberra property development giant the Village Building Company, retired yesterday, handing the reins to a new Chief Executive O...

Dickson beyond the latest ACTPLA approval

By 1 July 2016 5

What does it take for the ACT Government to have vision for developments in and around my own suburb of Dickson?  I’ll get back to the question. On Thursday the planning ...

Ask RiotACT: Would you pay for this?

By 1 July 2016 13
Ask RiotACT

Back in 2014 we had some renovation work done on our house.  They ran out of materials and didn't return until 9 months later to finish it off. We knew full well we owed them ...

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Canberra's car registration - the most expensive in Australia?

By 23 October 2009 32

I just received this year's rego bill; a whopping $853.00, which includes rego of $405.30 and Compulsory Third Party Insurance of $448.60. The fees seem to have increased by about $80.00 per year over the past few years. Ouch. A quick scan of other State's regos confirms that the ACT is, indeed, pa...

There has never been a better time to switch to solar power!

By 22 October 2009

Did you know that Canberra has Australia’s most generous solar power incentives available? Join thousands of Australian homes and businesses that are receiving the financial and environmental benefits from this renewable energy source. Find out how you can save up to $70,000* by installing ...

DIY weekend guide - 23-25 Oct 2009

By 22 October 2009 26

Well the Roller Derby is sold out (and I missed getting a ticket -grrr!) but what other wild, interesting and fun events are taking place in out fair city this weekend? We wont know unless you tell us....

Kambah High is Dead (as I knew it)

By 22 October 2009 13

The Kambah High School (KHS for the acronym inclined) has been demolished. Established in 1976, demolished in 2009. Kambah High school provided 'educational services' to the northern Tuggeranong area primarily. The school's established motto was "Participation, Excellence, Equity, Relevance and C...

Ralph Babe = ACT MLA Media Adviser???

By 22 October 2009 35

I was flicking through our local rag over breakfast where I noticed a wonderful piece in the Today' [21 Oct 2009] section where the new ACT Minister, has a media adviser who is a Ralph Babe... I'm sure young male journos will be falling over themselves to make it to those press conferences? Here'...

Who is allowed to block the roads?

By 22 October 2009 11

Is anyone with a flouro orange vest and a few flouro bollards allowed to block the roads in the ACT? I note that the lads building the spectacularly dull new block of flats in the Belco towncentre randomly block 2 lanes of traffic so that they can work on the building from an enormous cherrypicke...

Industrial paramedic?

By 21 October 2009 18

Recently - well for the last couple of months - I have noticed an unusual ambulance driving around Canberra and at the recent Floriade. It is marked as an "Industrial Paramedic" on the sides, and as an "ambulance" on the front. It is not an ACT Ambulance Service vehicle, nor that of another stat...

Fun and games to get government action on climate change

By 21 October 2009 10

[Ed] First filed here but now with more info GetUp! and have joined forces to hold events all over the planet on Saturday, 24 October. They want governments in every country to take action to keep our CO2 levels below 350ppm (parts per million) to prevent catastrophic climate change. D...

The Lakeside Players present Moliere's "The Miser"

By 21 October 2009

 The Lakeside Players are a troupe of Lake Tuggeranong College graduates, who have mentored the college's students in their drama productions for the past five years. They will now perform together for the first time in Moliere's 'The Miser' – a story of love and deception told with wit, char...

Mow your verge

By 21 October 2009 67

Gungahlin Community Council is starting to get a number of complaints about overgrown grass on roadside verges in suburban areas. After several years of not much rain, it seems that many of us have forgotten a few things about grass. So for those with short memories, here are the key points: 1...

Thanks a bunch for the timely info - curtain dude!

By 21 October 2009 5

About eight weeks ago we received a (very reasonable) quote for honeycomb blinds from a largish Canberran blind and curtain company. The blinds were installed yesterday and they look fabulous ... no complaints there. I got a bit excited when the installation dude mentioned that we can apply for ...

Does anyone know what happened in Page last night?

By 21 October 2009 3

I have heard on the news and subsequently seen in the paper news of a shooting in Page last night.  Apparently a fellow was shot in the face but escaped with grazes (It would still suck).  Anyone know anymore about this? [Ed] The CT have this story about it....

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