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Best of Canberra taste off – Chinese

By 31 August 2015
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It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week's call out for Canberra's ...

To go or not to go, that is the question

By 31 August 2015

Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scanda...

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

By 31 August 2015
Vintage RSPCA

The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was als...

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

By 31 August 2015 4

If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you've heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world. Already operating i...

Time to learn from planning overreach

By 31 August 2015

Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra in recent days.  The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside con...

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

By 31 August 2015

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August). About 2pm, the two all...

New Canberra Brickworks plan a win for the community

By 31 August 2015
artists impression yarralumla brickworks

The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the d...

Bloomin’ great Aranda walk – spring flowers, great views, dog friendly

By 30 August 2015
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It's the perfect time of year to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Aranda with native flora in full bloom. We've just researched this easy walk taking just over an hour through A...

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Doctors specialising in SCI?

By 8 May 2009 1

Hi, Just wondering if anyone knows of any doctors/gp's in canberra that has experience with spinal cord injuries etc? Doesnt matter if north or southside.....

The TIC for tourism

By 7 May 2009 1

Andrew Barr has announced that the warring tribes of Canberra's tourism operators have agreed to form a single Tourism Industry Council to coordinate their issues. "I welcome the ACT tourism industry’s approach of coming together under the banner of TIC and I look forward to working with the re...

More trouble in Chisholm??

By 7 May 2009 13

My wife has just got home from picking the kids up to tell me Gilmore Primary was in a "lockdown" due to either an abduction or attempted abduction at Chisholm High!. I know with the benefit of chinese whispers these things get blown out of proportion but does any one else know any details?? ...

Zed's response to the budget

By 7 May 2009 6

Liberal Leader Zed Seselja has made his reply to the 2009 ACT Budget. In a million years or so, long after we are all dust, the slovenly ACT hansard service will report his words to the giant lizard-men who will then rule the world. In the meantime Zed has produced some highlights of which mak...

Are you sick of being consulted yet?

By 7 May 2009 22

Our brave, beloved, and most of all Chiefly Leader has unleashed a tsunami of consultation with which to bludgeon the whingers into submission. Topics for consultation this month include: -- BelconnenTown Centre Improvements -- Proposed southern cemetery -- Draft ACT Kangaroo Management Plan...

Police Wrap - 7 May

By 7 May 2009 32

1. Ainslie newsagent knocked over by dirty Charnies: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary which occurred at the Ainslie Newsagency Thursday May 7, 2009 Around 2.55am a silver Hyundai Excel stopped in front of the shop located on Edgar Street. The vehicle’s lights...

Skip-bin etiquette

By 7 May 2009 38

Time for some of your views on skip-bin etiquette Background. I rented a 3x3 skip-bin for a week over the last long weekend to get rid of some rubbish around the home. Old books, furniture, kids toys and so on. These things cost about $200-$300 depending on size and for how long. Over the course ...

Phenomenon 2009 - Phenobition

By 7 May 2009

Queen’s Birthday long weekend 5 – 8 June 2009 Daramalan College, Dickson Canberra ACT Phenomenon 2009 (Phenobition) is a gaming convention held in Canberra over the June 2009 long weekend (June 5-8 for those of you who want exact dates.) Pheno provides role-playing, RPGA, boardgames and...

Burning again on Black Mountain

By 7 May 2009 8

[First filed: May 05, 2009 @ 11:35] The ESA has produced the following advice: The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) is currently conducting a hazard reduction burn on Black Mountain. The location of the burn can be found at K11 on the ACT Handy Map (click here) or ...

So what did we build this city on?

By 7 May 2009 46

Say what you like about Allawah Court, it seems to generate a better (or at least more lyrical) class of graffiti than the moronic tagging found in more well to do neighbourhoods. On Ainslie Avenue today I noticed this one proclaiming "We built this city on smack and roll". While I'm not o...

How does one compain about senior public servants?

By 7 May 2009 32

Hello Riot Act. Long time reader, first time poster. I have a small question and thought someone on here might have a sensible answer. How does one officially complain about the actions of a Senior ACT public servant? Several of my friends have children with Disabilities and are dependant on ...

The Perth view of Ross Solly

By 7 May 2009 16

The All Seeing Eye has picked up a Perth blogger apparently unhappy with the offerings of their own local ABC presenter Eoin Cameron. They're even more unhappy with the repartee with Canberra's own Ross Solly. If he’s winning ratings, Mugabe has to have a hand in the voting results. I had the m...

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