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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014
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Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa. ...

Out of Africa

By 24 November 2014 6
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I have been criticised for drawing attention to the effort mounted in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS and its call on the lives of our soldiers. My critics drew my attentio...

Strict safety regulations no good for creative businesses, says The Hamlet owner Nik Bulum

By 24 November 2014 5
A photo posted to Facebook last week shows officials at The Hamlet as they prevent the venue from hosting a student exhibition on site.

Entrepreneur and property developer Nik Bulum has called on the ACT Government to relax building safety restrictions, claiming that overly strict regulations are impacting crea...

Canberra Opshoppers Guide – Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014
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The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers. ...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014
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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...

Witnesses sought to collision in Kambah

By 24 November 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in Kambah on Saturday (22 November) involving a motorcycle and bicycle. About 8:30pm a cyclist was riding in a n...

Record nominations for Inclusion Awards

By 24 November 2014

A record number of people and businesses have been nominated in this year’s Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, which recognise the contributions made to welcome, encourage and support people with disability in our community. This year 79 nominations were received across four categories for a...

New laws to protect privacy

By 24 November 2014

Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today. The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using ca...

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Quite a large ant in Kambah

By 24 December 2008 27

In view of the pathological interest the RiotACT Community takes in all forms of Formicidae, here is my contribution to the influx of giant ants [complete with a coin for scale]. While not 4-5 cm and thick as my thumb, this ant has the value of having been photographed. She and her sisters d...

Christmas Trees for 24 December

By 24 December 2008 2

Apfel Pie was very impressed with the effort this bus driver had gone to. But the cake was most definitely taken by Purp Penguin's friends with a legendary feat of vomit bomb consumption. If you want your tree considered for competition email it in to trees@the-riotact.com Slideshow of...

Last Minute Canberra Chritmas Gifts

By 24 December 2008 15

OK it's Christmas eve and you still haven't got a gift for that special person, and you want to give a little piece of Canberra... What are some good local Xmas gifts? For one of my extended family, I picked up a bottle of Mount Majura Vineyard 2006 Merlot - you can almost taste the Majura soil (as ...

Xmas eve knock-off?

By 24 December 2008 64

As most of my workmates have deserted me to head "home" to Sydney/Melbourne/Perth etc for the holidays this week, I'm looking forward to the hour this afternoon when managment says "right that's it, out you all go" and chases us out of the building. There's a rumour going around it's 3pm, but I've h...

Tell them how it's done!

By 24 December 2008 19

Katy is asking for your advice on how to organise the ACT's Budget for next year. While she seems to be at pains to remind us that the Rivers of Gold have dried up, she is really interested to hear any suggestions you might have to lead the ACT through these dark economic times. If you feel li...

Canberra most haunted?

By 23 December 2008 285

[First filed: July 14, 2008] Blogger Kristine has been digging around Canberra's ghost stories and has decided Canberra is the most haunted place in Australia. perhaps the most fiendish of all Canberra's ghosts, though, comes from the National Film and Sound Archive, which is built on the site...

Christmas Trees for 23 December

By 23 December 2008 8

Hairy Noised Wombat has sent in the Bureau of Statistics' contribution to Christmas Trees. Only a couple of days to go, get your pictures in to trees@the-riotact.com Slideshow of all out entries below: ...

Drink-Driving on the rise

By 23 December 2008 98

Get your act together Canberra! The ABC reports that "Canberra drivers look like breaking the record for the number of drink-driving offences this financial year." People are just not getting the message that drink driving is a crime, and you might end up killing someone or yourself. So what do y...

Unrealistic Canberra retail opening hours: a big whinge

By 23 December 2008 146

Does anyone else find Canberra retail opening hours totally unrealistic for the average public servant? Take myself. I tend to get into the office at around 9am, have an hour for lunch to get some sunshine and eat in peace, and knock off around 5.30pm. The thing is though, I have a life outside ...

CELL BLOCK 69 - In CANBERRY !!!! - AWESOME ROCK SHOW at The ANU STADIUM / Bar

By 23 December 2008 19

Duane Le Corey Michaels sits on the deck of his seaside mansion on the southern shores of Brazil caressing Burindi, his now fully grown pet tigress. He reflects on what once was and what is yet to come for him in the only way of life that he knows - the Cell Block way. Michaels explains "We've p...

The Feldons are looking for a manager

By 22 December 2008 17

The Feldons are looking for a manager Local originals three piece retro pop/rock/blues band The Feldons have decided that they are too lazy to hunt around for gigs themselves and instead would rather spend that time writing and recording new material. As such, they have put out an expression of ...

Carols in the Town park

By 22 December 2008 1

Yesterday was the Salvation Army's Carols in the Town park, held at Lake Tuggeranong. It started at 5.00pm, but even with careful planning, i did not get there until 5.30pm. There was a petting zoo, jumping castle, inflatable slide, face painting, music and ..... Santa! Santa gave out bags of ...

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