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Playground review – Bonython local playground

By 29 March 2015
bonython playground

The unassuming southside suburb of Bonython is home to a local playground that is well maintained and an absolute treat to visit. Kaden (18 months) and I decided to see what th...

Doing hen’s nights right at QT Canberra

By 28 March 2015
QT Canberra pick up

When I think of hen's nights, I imagine fashioning wedding dresses out of toilet paper, eating cookies in the shape of male genitalia and drinking a lot of champagne (if only to ma...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cherryripe Brasserie, Watson

By 28 March 2015 1
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Recently having moved house, I have found myself in random suburbs that I would otherwise not spend much time in. Last week I found myself at ONA in Fyshwick. This week I was on...

Local sports club profile: Tuggeranong United Football Club

By 27 March 2015
Tuggeranong United junior football

Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC)....

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

By 27 March 2015 1
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I maintain that Canberra is a well-kept secret (although I am told there are now license plates surfacing which say ‘ACT – it’s not as bad as you think’ in which case t...

Whats on this weekend? 28th and 29th March

By 26 March 2015 12
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How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are...

Why did Smiths Alternative really close?

By 25 March 2015 16
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One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership. The c...

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Powered boats on the lake

By 18 February 2009 40

In recent weeks I've been seeing more and more powered fishing boats out on Lake Burley Griffin. It seems our recreational boaters are taking advantage of improved electric engines for boats and the NCA's free permit system for them. If they don't make any noise and don't pollute then does...

Stromlo hardcore - 08 World Cup

By 18 February 2009 2

VolatileVisions has posted this beauty on YouTube with the following note: Footage taken during Saturday practice day from the 2008 UCI Mountainbike World Cup, Mt Stromlo Canberra. Music courtesy of Anime Fire. It's really, really, beautifully done with that lovely vignette effect in the f...

Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven - Greens and Labor still Hunk

By 18 February 2009 6

The ABC brings the news that both Greens and Labor are happy with their parliamentary agreement. The two parties met [yesterday] to formally review the agreement that saw Labor returned to power. Greens leader Meredith Hunter says 23 of the 95 outcomes listed in the agreement have already been...

Police Wrap - 18 February

By 18 February 2009 7

1. Police report on the Deakin fatality finally online: ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision in Deakin today (Monday, 16 February) which has resulted in the death of a 37-year-old man. About 11am a blue RAV 4 travelling southbound on Adelaide Avenue swerved across the medi...

Pastys - where to get decent ones?

By 18 February 2009 65

Ok, following on from the "good sandwich" thread, I've been inspired to put in a request of my own. Does anyone know where I can get anything like a good "Cornish" pasty in Canberra?* I've had many things masquerading as "pastys" in Canberra, and in Aus, but nothing has come close to a real "Corn...

Light cinema for a Wednesday.

By 18 February 2009

Australian premiere screening of "Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives", including discussion led by the film's makers. Free admission Venue: the Copland Lecture Theatre on the ANU campus. This is Building 25 on the ANU map About the film: What prompts this film is recognition of our deep depend...

Old Canberran’s Old Photos - Part 5 - The old Hotel Civic

By 18 February 2009 28

This is the fifth part of a series of photographs taken by RiotACT reader Old Canberran on his Kodak Box Brownie in 1948. This one came in with the following note: Attached is a pic of the old Hotel Civic which took up the block bounded by Northbourne Ave, Mort Street and Alinga Street. Th...

Mysterious Mick

By 18 February 2009 33

Came across this mystery ute in deepest Kambah. I'm trying to decide whether Mr and Mrs Mick had a special sense of humour or if Mick was, indeed, RIP-ing back there. I'll confess; I did not go close enough to check the tray....

Bungled Bridging?

By 18 February 2009 19

It's of great doubt as to whether Canberra even wants, or needs, pedestrian bridges over Lake Burley Griffin. But it turns out there are plans for not one, but two of the buggers waiting to be run into by rowers and to snap the masts of the sailors. The first is the reasonably well known immi...

Coe on roads

By 17 February 2009 25

Alistair Coe is taking a swing at Canberra's crappy road re-surfacing program which last year was apparently 60% under target (whatever that means). "“If the Stanhope-Gallagher Government is unable to deliver on core services such as the Territory’s roads, what hope does the Government have i...

Get on board the in2CHANGE

By 17 February 2009 22

(Photo by Barbie Robinson) Simone Penkethman has put out a media release on the very exciting in2CHANGE project which will be a celebration of the life and death of the Belconnen Bus Interchange. in2CHANGE is a community arts project that will see Belconnen Bus Interchange become an arts i...

Police Wrap - 17 February

By 17 February 2009 23

1. Suspicious fire in Holder: ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious house fire in Holder which occurred today (February 16). Police attended the Weingarth Street premises around 3.30am in response to a request for assistance from the ACT Fire Brigade. No one was injured or at home du...

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