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Urban Renewal its coming your way!

By 10 February 2016
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There’s a talk at the Albert Hall here in Canberra on Tuesday 16 February. The title for this session definitely sounds as though a focus group of bureaucrats have signed off...

Face-off: A mandate for light rail?

By 10 February 2016
Corbell vs Coe

Our occasional Face-off series is back to look at one of the most-debated issues around town right now. Plenty of RiotACT readers already have a view on this question, but we d...

Best of Canberra callout – bike paths

By 9 February 2016 3
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To continue with all things fitness related, let's take a look at Canberra's best bike path for Best of Canberra this week. This town is the cycling capital of the nation w...

Ask RiotACT: wasps on neighbours’ property

By 9 February 2016 5
Ask RiotACT

Hi guys, I wanted a few opinions. My elderly neighbours have been collecting (I use this term loosely) wasps for some years now. They are paper wasps and not the European ones,...

Five to try: Valentine’s Day

By 9 February 2016 2
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Valentine’s Day is one of those weird “holidays” that some people love to hate, others spend weeks planning big romantic gestures and most of us probably fall somewhere in be...

A chance to reassess airport security controls

By 9 February 2016 3
Airport screening

It’s great news that Singapore Airlines will be flying direct to Canberra opening up Asia, Europe and New Zealand in September. No more obligatory journeys to Sydney, either ...

Building underway for new hospital at Bruce

By 8 February 2016 3
University of Canberra Public Hospital

Construction officially began today on the $139 million University of Canberra Public Hospital at Bruce. The hospital will be the ACT’s first specialist sub-acute hospital...

Best of Canberra – Bootcamps

By 8 February 2016
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I’m happy to say that I can raise my arms well enough to be able to punch out this article. My arms, core and legs have certainly let me know they are sore after my efforts t...

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Feeling Down? Pot Belly and bands promise to mend what ails you!

By 17 July 2009 1

This should add a little heat to these cold winter nights.  Come and get a night of long, hard and sweaty....

Images of Canberra - A lava lamp or Telstrayama?

By 17 July 2009 29

[First filed: July 07, 2009 @ 10:01] Over the last few weeks I've been thinking I should get out of a frosty night and try to get a photograph of Black Mountain Tower with its new party lighting scheme. Fortunately Kako Si has been kind enough to send in her photos. From what I've heard...

Seeking Canberra participants for YGAT program in the Philippines

By 17 July 2009 2

The Canberra Gawad Kalinga (GK) Committee is facilitating a group of young people to attend the next YGAT program to be held in the Philippines from 16-30 January 2010.  YGAT, an Australian initiative, was established in 2004.  Each year YGAT [Youth Great Adventure Tour] undertakes programs in...

Federico Garcia Lorca’s BLOOD WEDDING comes to the ANU Arts Centre

By 17 July 2009

Back in February I was immensely impressed by Moonlight's production of Lorca's "The House of Bernada Alba". (Moonlight is the graduate theatre company of the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, so they tend to be a bit cerebral, which is something we need more of around here IMHO). They...

Gratuitous misuse of statistics to kick Kambah

By 17 July 2009 18

A Canberra Times' sub-editor has taken Kambah bashing to a new level with this headline: Drink-drive alarm: Kambah motorists caught out It's peculiar because their source, analysis from the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust, lists Civic as the leading sources of drink drivers with 97 convicted compar...

2009 Brumbies gear running out at DFO

By 16 July 2009 7

The following in from the Brumbies' weekly B-Mail: Get all your CA Brumbies Gear out at DFO! From Thursday, 16 July unitl Sunday, 2 August you can find a full range of CA Brumbies Merchandise out at our temporary store at DFO in Fyshwick. This could be your last chance to pick up our 2009 App...

Too incapacitated to work in the CIT canteen? Just become a public servant

By 16 July 2009 5

Here's an interesting judgment appearing on the Magistrate's court website today but dated 14 July. It's the sad story of the now deceased Denise Grguric who was trying to get compensation from the CIT Students Association after she injured her back lifting a bag of muffin mix while working in th...

Flags at half mast

By 16 July 2009 9

Just drove past the Lodge and noticed that the flag there and the one on Parliament House are flying at half mast at the moment. I had a quick look on Parliament's site and my news feed but can't see any mention of anyone significant dying. So does the RA community know why it is so?...

Summernats sold, but staying next year

By 16 July 2009 30

Just heard reports that Chic Henry has sold Summernats to another group. It will be held here in Canberra in 2010 (one hopes only after EPIC has been paid), but might be moving on afterwards. We'll post more info as it comes to hand....

That first step on the moon was our's damnit!

By 16 July 2009 49

With all the hoopla surrounding the 40th anniversary of the first landing on the moon (a feat we're unable to replicate today) the Courier Mail has a definitive piece explaining how the ACT's Honeysuckle Creek was the real hero of those iconic images, and not Parkes which stole the glory in "The...

Skater bogans rocking the town

By 16 July 2009 4

One of the better skating videos we've seen has been posted on YouTube by "skaterbogan" with the following remark: Canberra skating featuring matt cheney, ranga, leon, todd baker, nigel thornberry, plus many more please excuse poor filming, edit and quality. enjoy karnts Of particular no...

Oops ACT Police Fumble?

By 16 July 2009 10

Anyone else recieve a Reminder Notice for Traffic Offence in the last day or two? Better check it out closely because it might just one of the many that were sent out by mistake. I received a warning last December and low and behold I got a notice in the mail to pay 177.00. After hearing...

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