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A Look Around Canberra: Turner

By 28 November 2014

This is the first instalment of RiotACT's newest weekly series: A Look Around Canberra (unless I think of a better name...). Each week I'll take a look at a different suburb an...

Could these be the best vegan and paleo cupcakes in Canberra?

By 28 November 2014
A&E Cupcake Mixed box

Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? Even if you’re vegan, paleo or gluten free (and these days, who isn’t?), there’s a lot to like about a freshly-baked cupcake with lashi...

Cowards at the Keyboard

By 28 November 2014 1

Before the anonymity of the internet, if a person had a view and wanted it expressed, they had to write to a newspaper, call into a radio station or stand on a soap box. But th...

Canberras Indie Game Developers Celebrated this Saturday at iFEST

By 28 November 2014

iFEST indie games festival is happening in Canberra this Saturday, November 29th . The free festival is now in its fourth year and is set to showcase the work of Canberra’s most promising independent game developers. iFEST provides the opportunity to game developers working without major stud...

7.30 ACT what to expect from tonight’s program

By 28 November 2014 1
Lyndal Curtis

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday November 28th The penultimate program. ThroughCare - a program for prisoners both during incarceration and after – cutting recidivism rates....

Ambos reunite with baby that couldnt wait

By 28 November 2014

The ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has today reunited with a family in less stressful circumstances following the birth of a baby girl on the roadside in Gungahlin. “It is not uncommon for the ACTAS to be called to pre-hospital baby deliveries and I am pleased to say that dad has managed the sit...

Do you know this man?

By 28 November 2014

ACT Policing is investigating an incident of a stolen credit card that was used around the Duffy and Curtin area on Friday 31 October. ACT Policing were notified of the sto...

Justice Crew headlines 2015 National Multicultural Festival

By 28 November 2014

Chart-smashing Australian group Justice Crew and exciting new British funk and soul sensation Z-Star are among the headline acts for the 2015 National Multicultural Festival, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch announced today. “One of the great things about our National Multicultural...

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Private School Costs Rise

By 27 December 2008 110

The CT has this article about the rise in Private School fees for 2009. Looks as though private schools are going to get even more select not just through tight enrollments but also higher fees during this period of economic downturn. ...

What's a good cafe/restaurant operating at this time of year where a group of

By 27 December 2008 46

I have been delegated organiser of a get-together of friends (40ish year old women). I am thinking a really nice breakfast/brunch somewere on the southside or city, preferably outside with a lovely setting.  Any suggestions of places to go would be great. Oh, and please don't suggest Silo - I kn...

My Christmas, by Rosebud

By 26 December 2008 15

I spent Christmas day with the Jews, Moslems, Sihks, Hindus and atheists of the world at Melbourne Zoo. I stood on the parapet and watched as the Zoo Keepers fed the still wet and bloody head and shoulders of a newly slaughtered goat to a pack of hungry African Hunting Dogs.  The large crowd roared...

Canberra Hyatt Sold for $80mil

By 26 December 2008 9

A story in todays CT annouces the Canberra Hyatt Hotel has been sold for $80mil to a Thailand based group. The Hyatt has been a major Canberra landmark since the 1920's. I know lots of people have had weddings, formals and all sorts of events there that have been important in their lives. So wh...

DIY Wotz On guide for the weekend of 26 December 2008

By 26 December 2008 3

While most people in Canberra are busily packing up the car and heading down to Batemans Bay today, I'm sure there will be a few of us left around town this weekend who need something to do. So let us know in the comments what there is to do this weekend. You can even let us know whats happening...

Christmas Trees for 22 December

By 26 December 2008 26

[First Filed: December 22, 2008 @ 09:02] I'm not really here, just doing the Christmas trees. And a fine crop we have with contribution, respectively from Danman, CleptaK, and Nik73. If you want your Christmas tree features just email it in the Slideshow...

Politicians, truth and trust

By 26 December 2008 7

This is a story about politicians, truth and trust. It comes from Canberra, where I live, but contains some thoughts I think that may apply across Australia.  It first appeared in Politicians deal with ambiguity. Often that ambiguity flows from the class differences they tempora...

How fast is the average Canberran's internet connection?

By 26 December 2008 49

Out of nothing other than idle curiosity, I'd be interested to find out how fast my fellow Canberran's are when connected to the Interweb. Do a speed test at and post the results here. For me, variable speeds anywhere between 4Mb and 10Mb download speed. Here's one res...

Rudd's thousand dollar Chrissy present

By 25 December 2008 85

A friend of mine recently got a cool thousand dollars in his bank account without knowing why or who. We considered that maybe his mother transferred it in as an early Chrissy present, or maybe just because she was a little high. We also considered that it could be part of Kevin Rudd's thousand doll...

Hey Dude, where's my garbage (and recycling) collection?

By 24 December 2008 8

Just in case you wake up tomorrow morning, unwrap all your presents, and then find your unemptied recycling and garbage bins out front... The hard working garbos and recyclers are taking a well earned break, no doubt disposing of some meats, and recycling a few tinnies. TAMS have issued a notice tha...

Merry Christmas Rioters

By 24 December 2008 28

To all our readers, Rioters, and lurkers we hope you have a wonderful Christmas. And thanks from all of us in the RiotACT team. ...

Nimmitabel Tornado

By 24 December 2008 18

The CT has a front page story today (with a cracker of a photo) on the wild weather that lashed the highland hamlet of Nimmitabel last night, including a tornado! Anyone down in the southern reaches of capital country (people in Banks :-) see the twister? ...

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