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Does Canberra have too many coffee shops?

By 7 July 2015 15
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There's no doubt Canberrans love their coffee. A new cafe pops up every five minutes, and research published by Roy Morgan earlier this year found that 68 per cent of us had vi...

Best of Canberra – Fresh produce

By 7 July 2015 13
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My dad grew up on an orange farm and has instilled in me a love for only the freshest and in season fruit and vegetables. There is just something so satisfying about biting int...

5 unmissable views for those new to Canberra

By 7 July 2015 8
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I don't know what it is about looking out over a city from its highest points, but it gets me going. This week I set out to find Canberra's top five unmissable views - and discove...

Make-A-Wish winter wonderland gala dinner

By 7 July 2015
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The Make-A-Wish Australia Canberra Branch presents the Winter Wonderland Gala Dinner on Saturday 18 July. Please join us for a great evening so we can raise funds to grant wishe...

Vice City Players present the inaugural ACT Pinball Championship

By 7 July 2015
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Vice City Players warmly welcome all to the inaugural ACT Pinball Championship. It's gonna be cold outside but the competition inside will be hot! This bash will run over tw...

Where can I find good coffee in Belconnen?

By 7 July 2015 6
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I've recently started working in Belconnen and I'm yet to find a really great coffee shop nearby. Any suggestions? I really liked Lava when I worked in Phillip, as well as T...

Does anyone know what happened to Cafe Bamboo in Braddon?

By 6 July 2015 3
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My wife and I had a favourite Chinese restaurant, Cafe Bamboo, on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. It was forced to close as their building was demolished to make way for new apartm...

String of aggravated burglaries over weekend

By 6 July 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to three aggravated burglaries in Wanniassa, Mitchell and Mawson early Sunday morning (5 July). About 5am, police received a report that tw...

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Cometh the Hour Cometh the Noodles - Battered Brumbies name their side.

By 9 April 2009

The Brumbies have announced their team for Saturday evening: Running on: 1. Ben Alexander 2. Stephen Moore 3. Guy Shepherson 4. Ben Hand 5. Peter Kimlin 6. Mitchell Chapman 7. George Smith (c) 8. Julian Salvi 9. Joshua Holmes 10. Christian Lealiifano 11. Alfi Mafi 12. Tyrone Smith ...

A pet might not be for Christmas, but kittens are for Easter?

By 9 April 2009 15

The RSPCA has announced that they're up to their elbows in kittens and would like you to take one home for Easter. CEO of RSPCA ACT Michael Linke today advised that since 1 November 2008 RSPCA ACT had received 1,000 kittens. “It seems there is no end in sight, day after day more and mor...

Times Square here we come?

By 9 April 2009 10

The Canberra Centre has for some time been converting its exterior into paid billboards, of the sort Canberrans had thought were not permitted in this town. But today I came across this unit on the outside of the old Centre Cinema building. It's got a whole slideshow of ads loaded. Now...

Police Wrap - 9 April

By 9 April 2009 5

1. Searching for Fiona Riches: ACT Policing and SES volunteers are continuing the search for a 46-year-old diabetic woman who went missing from her Garran house about 3pm on Monday (April 6). Police hold grave concerns for Fiona Riches welfare given her dependency on insulin, putting her at se...

It takes a crane to lift a wheely bin?

By 9 April 2009 25

So this morning in Civic I was a little surprised to see the great big crane on the former Greater Union site shifting a wheely bin around. So building nerds, is this normal? ...

It was a nice day for a walk in the park yesterday... wasn't it?

By 9 April 2009 21

The Liberal's Jeremy Hanson is making some big claims about his opposite number Katy Gallagher's work ethic: “Yesterday Ms Gallagher failed to attend an ACT Health Organ and Tissue Donation Seminar despite being listed as the keynote speaker. Instead she was out in her tracksuit for an afternoo...

Old Canberran’s Old Photos - Part 12 - Parliament House

By 9 April 2009 21

[First filed: April 08, 2009 @ 07:39] This is the 12th and final part of a series of photographs taken by RiotACT reader Old Canberran on his Kodak Box Brownie from 1948. This one came in with the following note: On my ride home from school I used to call in and park myself in the visi...

Justice, thy name is... timing and opportunity!

By 9 April 2009 11

In a town where everyone seems to know at least one public servant who has been moved sideways rather than any under-performance being dealt with, the sacking of a high ranked Defence official was a surprise as reported in the Canberra Times. Timing is interesting - seems like poor old Defence ca...

Police Wrap - 8 April

By 8 April 2009 27

1. Facefit for the Civic sexual assault: ACT Policing has released a facefit of a male offender involved in the sexual assault of a 20-year-old victim in a Civic car park around 12.30am on Sunday (April 5). The victim was attacked whilst leaving her vehicle in a London Circuit car park af...

Start your engine for arts funding

By 8 April 2009 2

ArtsACT has declared themselves open for 2010 arts funding applications. The grand Key Arts Organisation have until 19 June to get their applications in. But for all the rest it's 5pm on Wednesday 27 May. If you want a good giggle loiter around outside their offices around COB on the appoin...

Lake still yuck

By 8 April 2009 8

The National Capital Authority once again warns that their lake is still full of toxic scunge: Parts of Lake Burley Griffin are still closed due to unacceptably high levels of blue-green algae and bacteria. East Basin and Central Basin are closed to all water activities as result of high leve...

Sir Laurence Street to decide on the release of the functional review

By 8 April 2009 38

[First filed: March 28, 2009 @ 10:18] There's no way that the functional review, should it ever be released, will live up to the expectation generated by the saga of its secrecy. But it's become the rope in a much needed tug-of-war between executive and parliament here in the ACT. It's fascina...

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