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Green Drinks Canberra changes venue, format

By 2 September 2014
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Long-running networking event Green Drinks Canberra is changing its venue, and revamping its format. The monthly networking event, which is held on the second Tuesday of eac...

Best of Canberra – Vietnamese

By 2 September 2014 9
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Some friends of mine went to Vietnam for their honeymoon a few years ago. When they got back, they were not only all loved up and glowing from the sunny break but also clued in ...

The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

By 2 September 2014
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Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of em...

Political dilemmas

By 2 September 2014 3

As a person who likes to be involved in my community, and indeed am, politics has become quite a frustration for me lately. I feel really compelled to join a particular political party on a federal level - happy to disclose, the ALP - because I am completely unimpressed with the various agendas o...

Recommendations for home Improvements/renovations

By 2 September 2014 2

Hi there I'm looking to do some improvements on my home and would appreciate some recommendations on reliable, great quality businesses who can help me with the following: New wardrobe cupboards Removal of old carpet and installation of new flooring (floating timber floors) Kitchen/Bathr...

Lake George- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 5)

By 2 September 2014 3

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...

Power Kart Raceway – Grand opening day 6th September 2014

By 2 September 2014
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The first of its kind in the Canberra region, Power Kart Raceway is a fully Indoor Electric Go Kart Centre. Offering Canberrans of all skill levels a chance to experience motor...

Local Sports Wrap 30th and 31st of August

By 1 September 2014
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RUGBY UNION It took a week longer than expected, but the Canberra Vikings’ National Rugby Championship campaign is alive and kicking after a 37-18 victory over Greater Syd...

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Woden Valley Community Festival

By 21 October 2008

Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend? Check out the free Woden Valley Community Festival on Saturday 25 October, from 10am til 4pm at Eddison Park. A great day out for the whole family. Attractions include: * jumping castle, slide, merry go round, fairy floss... * Special ap...

Your tourism dollar at work...

By 21 October 2008 20

Malaysia's Sun Daily has a glowing article on the glory that is Canberra. As Australia’s capital, it is packed with places to see and ‘do’ – every other building is a ‘national this’ or a ‘national that’, leaving it with more attractions per capita than any other modern city. And ...

Images of Canberra - Capitals' Smart Car parked sideways outside Tilleys

By 21 October 2008 74

What could possibly be more delightfully Canberra than a women's basketball team parking its smart car sideways outside a lesbian friendly bar in Lyneham? Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

AEC says the masthead sticker "stretches the spirit" of the law.

By 21 October 2008 6

We briefly wondered aloud last week if putting the "Authorised by" information on the back of an advertising sticker was quite good enough. The ABC reports that the same question was exercising a Senate estimates hearing yesterday. "The AEC's Paul Pirani has told Senator Abetz that authori...

Train wreck in ACT Corrections, are we surprised we hear about it now?

By 21 October 2008 42

The ABC brings word of a distressingly unsurprising SNAFU with the new prison: ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell says the company installing the system appears to have underestimated the complexity of the task. The delay is causing overcrowding in the ACT's remand centres. Mr Corbell says...

Police Wrap - 21 October

By 21 October 2008 49

1. 16 year old charged with ram raiding! Detectives from ACT Policing's Territory Investigations Group Property Crime team arrested a juvenile male of Hughes, on multiple charges yesterday (October, 20). The 16-year-old alleged offender was arrested in relation to a ram-raid, aggravated burgl...

Cool lineup this Saturday at the ANU bar.

By 21 October 2008 3

Skipping Girl Vinegar are playing the ANU bar this Saturday night, I'm sure they're very nice. Of more interest to lovers of local live music, they're being supported by the Hancock Basement and the Haunted Attics. It's been a while since I played air hockey. Rocking!...

Hashtoberfest at Zierholz Brewery, Wednesday 22 October, 6.10pm

By 21 October 2008 38

Hastoberfest 2008 is on at the Zierholz Brewery this Wednesday, 22 October 2008. For more details on the Hash House Harriers, see my earlier post on this topic. Bring your running or walking gear... and possibly some rain protection. Better still, bring a designated driver. Get to see what ...

A fitting memorial for Steve Pratt

By 21 October 2008 44

Much thanks to Ampersand Duck for digging out this little gem. Steve Pratt, the scourge of street art has at least been fittingly memorialised as his political career comes to a close....

Major parties in a Zugzwang – Its easy being Green (for now)

By 21 October 2008 15

Zugzwang:(pronounced “zoogsvung”, German: “Compulsion to move”), most commonly used in chess to describe when a player has no option left but to move, even if it is into a state of disadvantage. The worst part about being stuck in a Zugzwang though, is that once your opponent realizes, It be...

Bronx fights the power

By 21 October 2008 4

The Herald Sun has a piece on plans by sacked Raider (and convicted assaulter) to fight his sacking: The Goodwin camp remain dismayed how a player with a clean record for five seasons was axed for a first offence. The Sunday Telegraph understands Goodwin's defence will include a list of other...

The real Green leadership battle needs to be finished first

By 21 October 2008 11

The Canberra Times reports what's been rumbling in the Green blogosphere for a few days now. They don't have a leader. A reasonably involved public observer might have thought it was Shane Rattenbury. He seemed to do more media and was put up for the Chief Minister's debate. But it seems ...

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