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Local politics: Heres what youve missed this fortnight

By 30 July 2015
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The public housing revolution starts Andrew Barr has been pretty busy on the subject of public housing since taking the top job. His main task is to refresh the entire ACT p...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015
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1. Wildlife art exhibition at the National Zoo and Aquarium Yes, that's a photo of meerkats making art (I hope that paint is non-toxic, buddy!). Head to the National Zoo and A...

Boo-hoo, Adam

By 30 July 2015
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There's plenty in the news cycle this week about AFL star Adam Goodes. Or should that be indigenous star? Or maybe Australian of the Year, AFL legend and Aboriginal rights...

First look – QT Canberra’s new August menu

By 30 July 2015
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QT Canberra's Capitol Bar & Grill and Lucky's Speakeasy will next month introduce new menus - the first since they opened their doors. Ryan Johnstone went for a first look.  ...

Shooting in McKellar overnight

By 29 July 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July). About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle ha...

Local leaders – Anna Petridis (Patissez)

By 29 July 2015 13
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Patissez in Manuka is probably the most famous café in Canberra, and maybe even one of the most famous in Australia, after receiving international media coverage in the last ...

Cheap eats – The Blue Olive (Civic)

By 29 July 2015 5
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A couple of weeks ago RiotACT contributor Bec Cuzzillo put the call out for Canberra’s best sandwiches and rolls. Café D’Lish and Autolyse were the two most popular conten...

Empathy from bureaucrats a rare thing

By 29 July 2015 5
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It was during a recent North Canberra Community Council meeting that I realised I was hearing something very rare. The presenter was talking about fairly matter-of-fact issues ...

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Paintball deal for Anzac day

By 16 April 2009 3

Just a little deal in from our sponsors at Adventure Paintball to reward our long suffering readers: This ANZAC Day weekend, anyone who books a group and mentions the year that RA started will receive a bonus 300 paintballs worth over $50. Minimum group size of 8 applies. Minimum age of 16. ...

Free whooping cough vaccine to combat negligent parents

By 16 April 2009 13

Katy Gallagher has announced that in an effort to stem Canberra's reversion to the dark ages she's going to pick up the bills of oxygen thieving parents who have failed to vaccinate their children against whooping cough. ACT Health Minister, Katy Gallagher MLA, today announced that parents of bab...

David Jones closed

By 16 April 2009 17

DJ's in Civic has had extensive water damage from its sprinkler system and may be closed for weeks....

Minimal risk at Cooleman Court

By 16 April 2009 6

The Canberra Times has a bit on the trouble at Cooleman Court where asbestos has been found in the aircon and shops have had to close: Four Cooleman Court shops are gradually reopening after an asbestos scare late last week. The shops were closed on Thursday when asbestos-related material fou...

NCA Wrap for 16 April

By 16 April 2009 2

1. Heritage planning for LBG underway: Andrew Smith, Executive Director with the NCA says: 'Once finalised, the management plan will ensure that Lake Burley Griffin and adjacent lands are protected in accordance with their heritage significance.' This is the second phase of public cons...

Water Tanks Information Talk

By 16 April 2009

SEE-Change hosts:  Water Tanks: Your questions answered.  What size to get? How to locate and set up a tank? What rebates are available? Come learn not only from the professionals but hear what advise others have, who have already experienced the potential pitfalls of installing a rainwater...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 108 - Little Sister

By 16 April 2009 1

[First filed: April 15, 2009 @ 08:40] Canberra’s longest running and least reliable podcast has coughed up a lung, dropped the F-bomb, and stumbled out of bed . This week in podcast number 108 we have the jazz singing, foot stomping magic of Ellen Claire and Little Sister. Track list:...

Everyone's favourite criminal - Matthew Massey - Back in Custody.

By 16 April 2009 55

ABC is reporting that all around great guy Matthew Massey is back in custody after being arrested twice on the one day.  Once for possession of capsicum spray and a knife.  Then it appears after being bailed, later that day he decided to kidnap someone.   But it's ok, because [it is alleged]...

Disconnecting from ACTEW water supply?

By 16 April 2009 11

Does any Rioter know if it is legal/allowable to disconnect from the Actew water supply in suburban Canberra, and exist on tank water alone? I previously lived just over the border in NSW & existed quite happily on what was collected from the roof, and I have an aversion to paying buckets of ...

Snowtown empire expansion information sessions

By 16 April 2009

Information sessions about Snowtown's empire expansion plans: Thursday 16 April 2009 12:00pm to 12:30 pm and 1:00pm to 1:30pm Friday 17 April 2009 12:00 pm to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 1:30pm At Alastair Swayn Theatrette, 33 and 35 Brindabella Circuit, BBP....

Anyone aware of any ghost sightings on the Barton Highway?

By 16 April 2009 40

Almost 1 year ago my husband and my daughter and myself left our home on the southside of Canberra at about 5am heading out for a roadtrip to Adelaide. The weather was foggy and somewhere between Gold Creek and the big ranch with the long white fencing and roses, my husband and I witnessed what w...

Super School Rant

As a former student (graduate) from one of the primitive predecessors of the so-called Super School concept, I am ready to speak out about the priorities and spending from these schools. At A***** School, year 3-10 students share the same grounds, with no privacy from each other, the seniors (9/1...

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