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Northside vs southside – is one really better than the other?

By 5 May 2015 11
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Northside versus southside. It's pretty much the greatest rivalry since Springfield versus Shelbyville. I've never really understood it. I currently live in Canberra's north...

Best of Canberra – Vanilla slice

By 5 May 2015 12
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When it comes to vanilla slice, there seems to be no middle ground. You either love them enough to travel to the other side of Canberra for a good one, or you think the nickn...

Did you witness an armed robbery in Calwell this morning?

By 5 May 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery which occurred in Calwell early this morning (Tuesday, 5 May). Around 1am two women entered the Woolworths Petrol servi...

Warren Miller’s 65th ski and snowboard film

By 5 May 2015
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Introducing Warren Miller's highly anticipated 65th ski and snowboard film. Take a journey with Warren Miller to the deepest of destinations, from beneath the blankets of powde...

Computer recycling services in Canberra?

By 5 May 2015 1
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Sydney and Melbourne have services for low income people to buy refurbished computer stock from volunteer organisations at low prices. Most of the computers are ex Government a...

Oh please, show me a sign!

By 5 May 2015 2
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Living in Canberra my entire life, I have witnessed first-hand all the changes - good and bad - that this city has gone through to accommodate the growing population. There ...

Police responding to suspicious package at Indonesian Embassy

By 4 May 2015
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UPDATE: The white powder found in a package at the Indonesian Embassy has been deemed safe. ACT Policing is responding to reports of a suspicious package located at the Indone...

VoIP quality in Canberra

By 4 May 2015 6
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We are thinking of switching to iiNet's Naked DSL to save on the phone rental. We are in Crace so were automatically put on their NBN + Fibre Phone two years ago - but recentl...

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DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 6 March

By 6 March 2009 20

[First filed: March 05, 2009 @ 10:31] A lot of us are still getting over last weekend and wouldn't mind a few more nice calm work days before the carnage resumes. But it seems there's no provision for extra public workdays, much as employer groups have been lobbying for them. Moving on,...

So Canberra, did you like the taste of top flight football?

By 5 March 2009 59

The SMH brings word of the experience that a decidedly non-capacity 20,032 crowd enjoyed tonight watching Kuwait triumph 1-0. Having watched WIN introduce the match with a "Green and Gold army" of six drunks at King O'Malleys earlier in the evening I was less than impressed. For those who were...

Double Pass to Indyfest '09!

By 5 March 2009

Once again we have a give-away for our premium members the first one to email john@the-riotact.com wins two names on the door for this Saturday's Indyfest '09 at The Basement on Cohen St in Belconnen. It's going to be very loud......

Autumn Equinox festival - Bush fire fundraiser

By 5 March 2009

Profits from the forthcoming Autumn Equinox Festival will benefit the Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal. The Festival will be held on Saturday March 21st in the gardens at historic Ginninderra Village, O’Hanlon Place, Gold Creek  (Nicholls.) The festival will not only celebrate the Autumn Equinox bu...

Get down to the library now for your home energy use kits

By 5 March 2009 26

Simon Corbell is proudly launching the Home Energy Action Kit which you'll be able to loan from public libraries if you're one of the happy few to still live near one. "The Home Energy Action Kit is an effective and practical set of tools to help householders become energy smart and it is ava...

Any recommendations of financial planners in Canberra?

By 5 March 2009 42

Hi there, I'm a little late with my new years resolution to get my financial affairs in order but I'm determined that this will be the year. I'm finally earning a decent income and would like some professional advice on how much I should be saving and whether I should pay extra off my HECS deb...

Million Paws Walk wants your registration

By 5 March 2009 7

The RSPCA has opened registrations for the Million Paws Walk which will be held on Sunday 17 May. If you've got a sociable dog it can be a very fun day going for a medium length walk around the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin. I can't say I've ever bothered with the registration, but ...

What would you do?

By 5 March 2009 131

Living in my street, I tend to notice who does what, and the neighbours and the gossip factory are well established. One of the people in our street, a young lad, has been working for a real estate company. He's got a flash new car. He lives at home, with mum and dad, we all know that. Dad i...

The gum tree menace - time for action?

By 5 March 2009 76

[First filed: March 04, 2009 @ 12:48] Gum trees are frequently beautiful. They smell nice. They're iconically Australian. But there are some downside too. They're programmed by evolution to try and burn all other life forms to death. And, as pictured they like to drop enormous weights f...

Tel$tra downgrading high speed 3rd party ISP ADSL services in Deakin - upgrad

By 5 March 2009 22

ITWire has an interesting story. Tel$tra will once again be flexing their monopolistic muscle and effectively downgrading the ADSL services provided through 3rd party ISP providers to users in Deakin. The ability for affected users to access or have the option of 3rd party ADSL+2 (as they do now)...

The Gershon Recession?

By 5 March 2009 21

The Canberra Times is all a-twitter with the ACT economy going into technical recession yesterday. This means that negative growth (contraction for those who don't hate the language) was recorded for two consecutive quarters. It's a bit rude when even NSW and Qld are yet to record this economic e...

2009 NRL tipping comp

By 5 March 2009 21

Anyone who wants to take part Simply visit oztips and either login or create an account, you may find that you cant use the same username as on riotact so post here what you ended up with. Mine is willo 13 Competition number is 172380 Password is black mountain Rules are explained on ...

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