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Pick of the Markets: Serendipity Soaps

By 28 November 2015

I'm back! But I'm no longer reviewing weekend hot spots. The team thought it would be fun and something a little different, to review local Canberra markets and the stalls that fre...

Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

By 27 November 2015
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Editor note: Next week, we'll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space. Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in pl...

This weekend’s top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

By 27 November 2015
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DESIGN Canberra raced out of the gate proving that the capital is very much en vogue. The festival—now in its second year—is putting on more than 70 events and activities, ...

Garage Sales on this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 27 November 2015
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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 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds websi...

Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

By 26 November 2015 11
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will ...

Whats on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 26 November 2015 5

The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas i...

Crowdfunding talk with the Light Clock guys

By 26 November 2015 2
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With only seven days left of their Kickstarter campaign (it seems that we can't stay away from the crowdfunding projects here at RiotACT this week), The Light Clock are one o...

Preparing your wardrobe for Summer

By 26 November 2015

I swear it was only yesterday that I was putting the winter woolies away, and dusting off the shorts, t-shirts and beach wear (well not quite, but I was prepping for summer!). ...

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Cotter Dam enlargement moves ahead

By 22 June 2009 37

Andrew Barr has announced that he's happy with the Environmental Impact Statement Assessment Report (EISAR) for the Cotter Dam expansion. Now we just need to wait for the Commonwealth to agree. ACTEW are breaking out the champagne....

Strip bars OK in the middle of the city as long as they float?

By 22 June 2009 41

In the discussion surrounding threepaws' image of a party boat on the lake Realityskin (who has a nose for these things) pointed out the Lakeside Ferry Cruises' Party Strippers page. On their "Showboat Girls" page they promise topless waitresses and lap dances in an "Adult Floating Nightclub"...

The Way We Wear: Vintage Fashion Fair

By 22 June 2009 4

The Way We Wear are doing another Vintage Fashion Fair at Albert Hall. Friday 3 July 6pm - 9pm Saturday 4 July 10am - 5pm Sunday 5 July 10am - 4pm Adults $12, children $6, family $30 The theme this time is "Space Age Fashion", because it's the 40th anniversary of the moon landing and the 4t...

Disabled parking review released into the wild

By 21 June 2009 75

[First filed: June 19, 2009 @ 21:49] TAMS has unveiled their review into disabled parking. A quick reading of the executive summary suggests all is not not in compliance with standards in the ACT. (Would we really expect anything different?) Only a few disabled parking spaces comply wit...

ACT Liberal Party in disarray

By 21 June 2009 48

Insiders at the ACT Liberal Party have confirmed that over 200 members have jumped ship and resigned since the election and new management team. -- The have just about closed their office - it is only open from 9 - 12 daily with a part time administrator -- They can't afford a Divisional Direct...

Police Wrap - 21 June

By 21 June 2009 22

1. Bad weekend for schools: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a property damage incident at the Lyneham High School and Primary School overnight in which vandals spray-painted a number of crude and offensive drawings and messages on the walls of the school buildings. The defacing of the pr...

Explosion 4am Sunday

By 21 June 2009 5

There was a massive explosion just after 4 o'clock this morning in the West Belconnen area. I presume it was an amalgam of fireworks that destroyed another letter box. Anyone know for sure what was the target and where?...

Hazy Moon bookshop at Ainslie shops closing down ...

By 21 June 2009 11

The 2nd hand bookshop at Ainslie (down the lane) is closing down early this week. Books are ALL half price. Lots of them are in poor or fair condition but I found a couple of gems today. I think the shop is open from 11 till sundown on Sunday ... A related thought: I must say, Booklore at the Ly...

Images of Canberra - The 'Party Boat' under Commonwealth Avenue Bridge

By 20 June 2009 22

Has anyone actually been on this boat, and do they have a tale to tell? [ED - got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact ]...

Dub Dub Goose at The Front

By 20 June 2009 1

[First filed: June 19, 2009 @ 10:57] I caught the first set of Dub Dub Goose at The Front last night and have to admit I was impressed. In large part a vehicle for Beth Monzo (who you can hear in Insatiable Banalities #72) the band takes her funky numbers, usually performed with just a gui...

If we're going to get bad audits let's have less of them

By 20 June 2009 27

Jon Stanhope's entire tenure as Chief Minister has at times been distinguished by weird rejection of realities intruding into the world as he would like it to be. Some highlights over the years have been: -- Refusal to believe fire would reach the suburbs on January 18, 2003 -- Refusal to rea...

Sharon Mortlock goes down for 9 months of periodic detention

By 20 June 2009 20

The Canberra Times brings word that the Sharon Mortlock case has reached a conclusion. (For those who came in late, on August 22 last year the 41 year old Eden woman was having a long and complicated drunken argument as part of her long and complicated relationship with Luke Stefani which ended w...

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