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Alexander Maconochie Centre a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015 4

I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims. Perhaps it ...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Hot cross buns

By 30 March 2015 3
A. Baker

I have been so excited for the hot cross bun Taste Off that I've been taste testing for breakfast every morning this week. RiotACT readers were right on board the hot cross bun cra...

Wig, dog treats stolen in string of Fyshwick burglaries

By 30 March 2015

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to five burglaries in Fyshwick on Friday morning (March 27), believed to be related. Between 5.30am and 6am on Friday (March 27), an offender g...

Free outdoor community fitness sessions in April

By 30 March 2015

Take your workout outdoors this Wednesday, 1 April 2015, and come along to a free outdoor lunchtime fitness session at the Deakin fitness station from 1 pm (adjacent to the intersection of Denison Street and Thesiger Court). Local fitness trainer Lee Campbell will show you how to get a full body ...

Ram raid in Kippax; witnesses sought

By 30 March 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an aggravated burglary involving a stolen vehicle within the Kippax Fair shopping centre early this morning (Monday, 30 March). Aroun...

Should I move to Canberra?

By 30 March 2015 13

I own my own villa in Oxley Park suburb of Sydney and currently living there with a 7-year-old and my wife who stays at home. We are on PR right now and I will be getting my ci...

Canberra Symphony Orchestra celebrates Sibelius’ 150th

By 30 March 2015
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The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to the concert hall for the first Llewellyn Series in 2015 to pay tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius on the occasion of his 150th anni...

Recommendations for wedding cake supplier in Canberra

By 30 March 2015 2

Can anyone recommend someone to make a wedding cake in the Canberra region for a reasonable price?  Perhaps someone who works from home or a business who doesn’t charge a fo...

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Mitchell to follow the Git home?

By 24 February 2009 6

The ABC has a bit on the flouncy haired Drew Mitchell mulling over coming to play in Canberra with his special friend, Matt Giteau. "It's an option and it's an option worth looking at," he said. "A big part in my reasoning in coming over here was to play with Matt Giteau. "Being here for go...

5 and 15 minute parking - I don't get it

By 24 February 2009 17

When I park in Anketell St outside the Tuggeranong Hyperdome in the short stay area - just next to dear Annette's office - the 5 minute parking spots are invariably full.  But there are generally vacant spots in the 15 minute parking section. Why?  I just don't get it.  Are those of us who use...

Chamber sides with the big end of town, tells members to learn to love the QI

By 24 February 2009 9

The Canberra Times reports that the local chamber of commerce is warning noisy civic shop owners to stop annoying the mighty ALP owned mega corp QIC which now owns the town. While Mr Peters declined to comment on the majority of allegations against QIC, he did give some advice to retailers claimi...

Attention Unit Owners - tell me how to convince the Body Corporate to allow D

By 24 February 2009 20

My first posting - I live in a Unit complex of 11 Units at Palmerston - all on ground level - I really love Ducted Evaporative Cooling - we had it installed in a previous home at Dunlop - after a few days and nights in the 40's my wife and I approached our Body Corporate and as usual a special meet...

Revelations in the Lioulios suicide

By 24 February 2009 69

[First filed: February 23, 2009 @ 16:07] There's a short but extremely complicated story on the ABC site about the tragic death of DR. Tania Lioulios after she tried to kill herself in the back of a prison van last July. Dr Lioulios had complained to the Medical Board that her lover, psyc...

Long Stay parking at Canberra Airport

By 24 February 2009 22

Can anyone tell me if there are any inherent problems with using the Long Stay parking at Canberra Airport? Is it safe leaving your car there overnight etc? Any other tips from those who have used the service in the past? More info and prices already online. TIA...

Riding with rats.

By 24 February 2009 35

The old Johnboy you knew is no more. No relax, I haven't been bludgeoned to death by an angry mob of murder victim families and moderated lunatics (yet). Rather I have been on a Rat Patrol ride, the second and final step in immigrating to rat world. (The first step was building Rodrig...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast - 2009, Episode 4

By 23 February 2009

The RiotACT Rugby Podcast is as regular as a swiss clock and now hits your speaker for episode four of 2009. This week it’s just Jazz and I, raising the intelligence of opinion somewhat. The music for is from Tom Woodward's new "Roadside Crosses" CD and the beer for review is Boags Draught. ...

Southside Bashings

By 23 February 2009 9

Has anyone heard anything about, teenage bashings in the Lanyon  area one took place at or near Mc Donalds and the other's in a street. I think it happened early hours of Friday  or Saturday morning . I just heard about it this morning from a colleague and was wondering why there was nothing in...

Balfour funeral

By 23 February 2009 1

The ESA has announced the funeral details for David Balfour their firefighter killed down in Victoria last week. The funeral for ACT Fire Brigade Senior Firefighter (qualified) David Balfour will be held tomorrow morning 11am (Tuesday February 24 2009) at Holy Family Catholic Church, corner of Bu...

Are there any decent HAND car washes in canberra

By 23 February 2009 44

Well I've searched high and low for a decent hand car wash but all I can find a laser washes and brush washes and get yourself soaked by the dollar washes.  I read somewhere that Waves and Gungahlin do handwashing but all I've seen when driving past is the brushes section and the self wash.  I...

Has the economic slowdown finally hit Canberra - or is it just me?

By 23 February 2009 30

Has the economic slowdown (I noticed they're not calling it a crisis anymore) finally hit Canberra - or is it just me? My house was broken into last week. This wasnt totally unexpected as I dont live in the best area of town, but what was taken was very intersting. A piggie bank, a ring, a pair o...

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