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What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014
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As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital. Suggestions from some of our team: Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd...

The Importance of Being Earnest – Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

By 22 August 2014 1
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The Importance of Being Earnest can feel like fairy floss: sweet, yes, but when you start to pull it apart it becomes insubstantial. The play is an outright farce and this prod...

David Eastman’s murder conviction quashed

By 22 August 2014 11

David Eastman is set to be released from prison after his murder conviction was quashed in the supreme court today. The Director of Public Prosecutions must now decide whether Eastman will be hauled back before a jury for another trial. Holding an effective retrial could prove near impossible ...

Corin Forest snow report

By 22 August 2014
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Corin Forest has a deep cover over the snow play area, up to 1.4m deep in parts, which means plenty to play in. There were a few nights of snow making during the week topping u...

Kingsford Smith School reviews?

By 22 August 2014

Hello all, I am seeking reviews on the Kingsford Smith School. Please help! This is our PPA school, but I have a few reservations about sending my little one there. Any info, thoughts, reviews would be GREAT! Don't hold back. Can also include thoughts on surrounding schools (within 5-10km)....

A Canberra Sunday tradition marks 20 years

By 22 August 2014
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Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets are celebrating 20 very successful years in operation next month. They will mark the occasion on Sunday 14 September. “The Old Bus Depot ...

The Deck at Regatta Point

By 22 August 2014 2

I am looking to book "The Deck at Regatta Point" for a function. The most recent reviews on RIOTACT are from 2011 and they are pretty woeful (actually, truly woeful). Has anyone been there lately? I have heard that it has changed hands, and seeing that my function will mainly have interstate vis...

Analysing the New ACTION Network – Part 2

By 22 August 2014 4
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This is the second of my three part series looking at the ACTION network 14. My first post focused on changes north of the lake. This write up focuses on changes Southside. P...

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Missing Man

By 4 October 2008 6

The AFP are looking for your help to find an old lost Banks man: ACT Policing is seeking community assistance in locating an 80-year-old Banks man who has gone missing after being dropped off by car in Civic early this afternoon to attend an appointment in the city. The missing man, Matteo Bo...

Political TV Ads the Good the Bad & the Ugly

By 4 October 2008 15

We are under a barrage of Political TV ads. I thought it time to rate some of them under the heading The Good The Bad & The Ugly. Yes I am biased I will be voting liberal this time after many years of labor. Lets start with the Ugly: All the Labor ads that I have seen so far - just more ar...

Images of Canberra - How many kinds of awesome is the Impact Comics sign?

By 3 October 2008 39

As seen in Garema Place this evening, the Impact Comics sandwich board. Loves it. Got an image in or of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com...

Parking Pain in the inner North...

By 3 October 2008 37

I think it is time the Government put aside their revenue raising parking strategies and considered a parking permit system for residents in the inner northern suburbs.    I don't know exactly which suburbs this affects but living in Braddon and having a car is a bit of a problem.   From ...

Proud day for the Massey family

By 3 October 2008 21

The ABC reports that Matthew Massey has been brought to justice and remanded in custody after his fourth breach of bail. This morning brother Gavin Massey starred in the Canberra Times' report on the Coroner's findings on the death of DJ McLaughlin. He was wanted by Canberra police in connecti...

Cake emulsifier?

By 3 October 2008 8

Hi all, Does anyone know what cake emulsifier is? And where can i buy it in Canberra? Is there anything i can do to substitute it? thanks a lot! =)...

Friday night parking gets tight at Belconnen Mall

By 3 October 2008 14

It must be hard to get a park for Friday night shopping at Belconnen Mall these days... BTW- this is the second time I have seen a car parked on this railing - probably a good thing its there, otherwise the driver might have stopped in the bus lane a few meters below....

What to do with drunks out in public spaces

By 3 October 2008 35

I heard on the radio today that the ACT Ombudsman has released his annual report in regard to complaints for the year 2007/2008. It was mentioned that the majority of complaints received were against ACT Policing, in particular in regard to the processing of persons under the Intoxicated Persons Car...

Kanberra's Konservative Kontender for Chief Minister Kaught on Kamera at Kraz

By 3 October 2008 82

[First filed: October 02, 2008 @ 14:24] Zed's Cult Connection:  Zed Seselja is on the record having admitted, while being an elected MLA, to attending a week-long conference in Korea in 2005 which was organised by a political wing of the Unification Church known as the ‘IIWFP Universa...

Reduced capacity Airport Car Park - NOT HAPPY JAN

By 3 October 2008 18

To Canberra Airport:  Despite reports that you've run out of money and so can't upgrade the airport, you have cut off and commenced bulldozing over half of the short term and long term car parks.  While we're certainly not on the same level as Sydney or Melbourne in terms of traffic through ...

Candidate Questionaires for 3 October

By 3 October 2008 14

Candidate questionaires in today: 1. Dr. Luciano Lombardo, Pangallo Independents for Molonglo....

Scott Alexander McDougall to plead not guilty to Downer Double murder

By 3 October 2008 101

The ABC reports that one Scott Alexander McDougall from Queanbeyan will plead not guilty to murdering Struan Thomas Bolas and Julie Veronica Franko, also known as Julie Tattersall in what has become known as the Downer murders. These are not to be confused with the Charnwood murder, or the Kings...

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