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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 1
Dickson-nr-library-antill

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 6
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 ...

Two charged after kangaroo dragged through streets

By 30 June 2016
Police wrap

Two men have been charged after a kangaroo was allegedly attached to the back of a vehicle and driven through Goulburn this week. Officers from Hume local area command locat...

Another stuck truck disrupts bridge traffic

By 30 June 2016 3
Commonwealth Avenue Bridge

It seems the Commonwealth Bridge on Parkes Way is becoming a magnet for stuck trucks. In October last year a truck hauling an excavator blocked the Parkes Way tunnel for t...

$1m medical cannabis trial for skin cancer

By 30 June 2016 4
cannabis

Australia's 50,000 melanoma sufferers could soon find relief through medical-grade cannabis as a result of a joint project involving the University of Canberra and a leading i...

Top six things to do around Canberra this weekend (1-3 July)

By 30 June 2016 3
Lah-lah

There are plenty of options for kicking up your heels this election weekend, whether you are part of a hip-hop crew or a fan of ABC Kids favourites, Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band. ...

Two-party crescendo in G-minor

By 30 June 2016 9
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Roll up, roll up to the one-party circus: it’s politics for dummies, Turnbull-style. Liberal ringmaster Malcolm Turnbull cracks his whip. Don’t vote for Bill Shorten bec...

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$400k for more public art in Civic

By 17 October 2009 4

The Canberra Times brings word that "imposing" bronze sculptures of birds are going up around Civic. And pleasingly it's a local artist getting the work. Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts and Heritage, Jon Stanhope, said yesterday the $388,357 works by renowned Canberra artist Jan Brow...

Canberra Brumbies?

By 17 October 2009 1

I just caught the end of an interview on 666 ABC Canberra radio this morning with Brumbies CEO Andrew Fagan. He said next season the Brumbies will be wearing Canberra on their jerseys? Not sure if this is the return of the ACT Brumbies of old, or maybe just the ACT government buying sponsorship (eg....

Police Wrap - 17 October

By 17 October 2009 5

(Now that these things have moved to a weekly affair it appears that there's also a lot less policing being done if the numbers of media releases is any indication) 1. Mugging on Childers Street? ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery that occurred in Canberra City yesterday (Tuesday,...

Steve Pratt's farewell to John Hargreaves

By 17 October 2009 14

The following email is doing the rounds purporting to be from the former Liberal MLA Steve Pratt to the departing Labor Minister, John Hargreaves. I'm not sure how much of it is true, or even what some of it means. But I do think it warrants public scrutiny. Enjoy: From: Steve PRATT To: Jo...

DIY Wotz-On Guide Oct 16-17

By 17 October 2009 16

[First filed: Oct 15, 2009 @ 18:24] I know it seems we've just put a heap of Local Event stories on the site but I'm sure there were a couple things we've missed. So why not let us know about them in the comments. ...

Cleaning up our houses, cleaning up our yards

By 17 October 2009 18

I'm sure many of you have lived outside this Territory and resided somewhere in Australia that has quarterly verge general and green waste collections.  Why then do we not have this service in Canberra? This issue has caused me and my partner endless frustration, living in a rental on a meagre s...

More Pastor Danny Nalliah stuff

By 17 October 2009

Keeping in line with the fairly constant updates on Nalliah (http://the-riotact.com/?s=spiritual+warfare) there have been further developments with the Pagan Awareness Network taking another swipe at the credibility of the Pastor. Meanwhile he continues to claim that pagans are making blood scarifie...

Cross border busses

By 16 October 2009 37

Having grown up in that jewel of public transport, Melbourne, where you quite literally do not need a car, and where a car can be less convenient than public transport in the inner suburbs, I find the public transport in Canberra a bit lacking. But I find the public transport between Canberra and Qu...

Animal Cruelty in Evatt

By 16 October 2009 25

I thought everyone should be aware that there is another case of dog poisoning in Evatt.  My Maltese shitzhu cross, Lilly was poisoned and taken from Sheehy St on Saturday afternoon.  She was dumped out at Hall, where a motorist saw a white car dropping her out and driving off.  Lilly was taken t...

The Health System - Pumping them out!

By 16 October 2009 33

On Wednesday morning I was taken into surgery at 11am at Canberra Hospital. After surviving a head on crash on my motorbike, I was left with a badly damaged left shoulder that required a bone graft and reconstruction. At 12.30pm, I was taken into surgery where as far as I am aware everything went we...

Tougher smoking laws on the cards.

By 15 October 2009 58

The government has tabled a bill cracking down even further on smoking. With the Greens likely to support it, it will mean no smoking anywhere food and drink is served, even in outdoor places. At the risk of triggering some strong opinions, all I can say is thank goodness I will be able to enjoy ...

'Just a Stage' - youth dance production

By 15 October 2009

If you've got kids who like dance, or you like seeing young dancers do interesting stuff, then get along to this. A new 45 minute dance work by 38 young dancers (aged 8-16) from Canberra and the region, working with professional choreographers. Just a Stage is about youth, age, and teetering on ...

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