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Weekend Cafe Hotspot: Smoque, Woden

By 1 November 2014

Finally! Since seeing the announcement that Smoque was opening a second restaurant in Woden I've been waiting! Even better was when they announced it would include a breakfast menu...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014 1

Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Looking for a dentist that will look at all alternatives to removing wisdom teeth

By 1 November 2014

My wisdom teeth are starting to really play up now (I'm 25) and I would really prefer not to have them removed. My wisdom teeth are only slightly angled, so I believe that if some of the gum was removed from above they may be able to come through completely. What I'm looking for is a dentist who ...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 9

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014

Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 20

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014

Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

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A hotter, wetter spring

By 2 December 2008 2

The ABC reports that we've just had the wettest spring in three years with November high above the average for rainfall. "Bureau of Meteorology figures show 85 millimetres of that fell during November at Canberra Airport. That is more than the November average of 65 millimetres but not as wet ...


By 2 December 2008 26

Who can tell me if I am allowed to (legally) cut down a tree that doesn't allow my garden to grow? It's one of those huge pine needle dropping Pines that cover and kill my lawn and anything I plant underneath it or near to it. All the needles that fall from it clog the gutters and cover half m...

Mark Parton – hey 2ca, we need that afternoon bloke in the mornings!

By 2 December 2008 36

This afternoon I heard Mark Parton on 2ca, and couldn’t believe it.  What a breath of fresh air on that tired sounding AM station! I used to listen to him on 106 until he left and I switched to Art Sound. But driving past the Albert Hall in a taxi today (where I still remember Sherbet perfo...

australian road users (and our fraudulent government)

By 2 December 2008 47

g'day rioters! perhaps some of you heard of this horrific story in The Age from a little while back that re-emerged today as it appeared in court this morning: now, don't get me wrong, i have nothing but sympathy for all parties involved in this tragedy; this is not my beef. instead this story...

Welcome two Canberrans back from a round-Australia cycling fundraiser!

By 2 December 2008 4

If you happen to be somewhere near Lennox Gardens at 3pm on Tuesday, take a flag or just your hand and wave Pete Maguire and John Dow in from their epic round Australia bicycle ride. Pete has raised some huge sum of money for the Cerebral Palsy Association in the process of riding 15,000 ks in 7 mo...

Next chapter in the data centre site selection saga

By 2 December 2008 12

The ABC reports that a special taskforce has come back saying the current proposed site for the data centre is the best. The report is going to cabinet for a government decision. I would have thought in this new-look 'cooperative' Assembly that there would have been some open, transparent and con...

State of the Riot - November 2008

By 1 December 2008 31

So that was November Here's our monthly review of where the site's going and what people are coming here for. A four day weekend at the start of the month did us no favours and there was a lack of elections, murders, retail outlet openings, or building collapses. Well you can't win them a...

Get yore summer water saver packs while they're hot!

By 1 December 2008 10

Actew has announced an exciting summer water saver pack, available for free if this stuff excites you. The pack includes such goodies as: a 4-minute shower timer, stickers for the kids, an outside tap hanger to help you to be a waterwise gardener, helpful tips for saving water i...

Would you like a whole free keg of tasty Zierholz beer?

By 1 December 2008 36

[First filed: October 09, 2008 @ 18:11 Second filing: October 13, 2008 @ 16:02] RiotACT is pleased to announce the latest of its give-aways for premium members. At the end of November three lucky premium members will have their name drawn out of a hat by Christoph Zierholz. They will each...

$2.1 Million for the KAO's

By 1 December 2008 9

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced $2.1 million in funding for 11 "Key Arts Organisations". So who are these sacred bovines? ACT Filmmakers Network, Artsound FM Inc, Belconnen Community Service Inc, Canberra Potters Society Inc, Canberra Symphony Orchestra Inc, Canberra You...

Anyone know anything about the guy in the crane?

By 1 December 2008 16

Went out to an impro event at the street theatre last night. At 6.45 some of the cast called the police because a guy was sitting on the top of the crane / scaffolding at one of the building sites across the road. He was quite distressed, and we could hear him calling out. Sometimes "I'm afraid o...

Music Video - Casual Projects - Time

By 1 December 2008 62

The latest music video from one of Canberra's finest musical exports, Casual Projects. The song is called "Time". Enjoy....

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