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What’s on this weekend? 7th and 8th March

By 5 March 2015 3

The Night Noodle Markets and Enlighten continue, but it’s the kick off of the Canberra Balloon Spectacular that has us excited for this long weekend. Canberra’s skies wi...

Top historic Canberra sights you’ve never visited

By 5 March 2015 4
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Canberra is well known for the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin, but I’ve also recently come across some lesser known sights across the capital s...

NSW man moves to Canberra; actually likes it

By 4 March 2015 13

I grew up in a small coastal town of about 10,000 called Pacific Palms. My days were filled with the beach or the lake. Most of my adult life was spent in Sydney with the bustle ...

Local leaders – Michael McGoogan (UberGlobal)

By 4 March 2015 2
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Canberra technology prodigy Michael McGoogan founded what would become one of Australia’s largest cloud service providers, UberGlobal, in his Rivett bedroom when he was just ...

Cheap eats – Zen Yai (Civic)

By 4 March 2015 5

What do you do after a massive gym workout that's left you shattered? Eat your calories back in Thai food, obviously. I took myself off to Zen Yai in Civic for a lunch time tre...

Dart boards in pubs in Canberra, little help?

By 5 March 2015 1

Hi guys, I have some friends staying with me over the weekend, one of whom is a mad fan of playing darts and has asked me to help him out finding a place to relieve his need...

Work ceased at Giralang shops site?

By 5 March 2015 1

All work has ceased at the Giralang shops site. There is a rumour of a court injunction from Supabarn. Does anyone have information to clarify the situation?...

500 drivers caught speeding last month

By 4 March 2015 6

ACT Policing’s traffic targeting during February saw more than 504 drivers caught speeding across Canberra, with four drivers caught travelling more than 45km/h over the spee...

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Images of Canberra - Yerrabi Pond with lighting silly buggers

By 9 February 2009 34

Danman has sent in this strange image with the following note: Located at Yerrabi Pond in Gungahlin - 100 year storm tunnels that span the underside of mirrebi drive. Some technical specs - NIKON D70 - f7.1@25mm - no flash - ISO200 - fired with IR bulb setting for 549 seconds (9.15 minute...

Car servicing on the northside

By 9 February 2009 44

Help needed! My ageing saab blew up a few months ago - lack of oil (directly after a major service at a dealership which shall remain nameless) - which the mechanic refused to take any responsbility for.  It was the third place I had tried... The place before that had left some sort of plug...

Chief Minister talks tough about drink driving

By 9 February 2009 31

Jon Stanhope retains the services of a Chief Justice and a Minister for Corrections who have both been caught DUI in recent times. You have to wonder what sort of message that sends to the community. But that hasn't stopped our Chiefly Leader from putting out a media release condemning the hig...

Fringe 09 Launched - party goes on

By 9 February 2009 11

[First filed: February 07, 2009 @ 11:31] The 2009 Fringe Festival kicked off last night in Civic Square and wow, it was one hell of a party. To normal people, outside the arts world, this might all sounds a little daunting, so I'll explain. There's a big tent at the bottom of the steps ...

Martys Done It Again

By 9 February 2009 29

Hey everyone this is my first post on Riotact. I just wanna give a big f***in wrap to the local legend known as Marty and his food van in Phillip. Just this last Friday me and the boys after a few drinks and a few cones drove on down to Martys to grab us all a top F***in feed. People is there a m...

'The Cashews' -- final guerrilla gig in Canberra for a while

By 9 February 2009 1

Having successfully managed to be out of town or otherwise unavoidably not available whenever any other Cashews guerrilla gig has been on, there was no way I was missing their last one (even if it meant switching shifts at the Multicultural Festival, and pi$$ing off some friends who had plans fo...

BAMOASD 09 in pictures

By 9 February 2009 9

Beer And Meat On A Stick Day 2009 on Saturday was by all accounts a great success. So great in fact that at 3pm on the day John Hargreaves was congratulating himself and anyone who might have been involved to some lesser degree. For those unfamiliar with it, BAMOASD is also known as the "...

The true results of Green Policy and fires?

By 9 February 2009 4

The Canberra Times has an article on unexploded munitions near Wamboin. In it the following interesting statement is made: NPWS southern director Alistair Henchman said,''Our policy is not to fight fires on that site.'' In case there is anyone in Canberra that hasn't heard.... it was exactly t...

A good electrician for cabling and lights

By 9 February 2009 4

Can anyone recommend a good electrician for 15 amp cabling work and installation of new lights in a home office? There are pages and pages in the yellow pages and can't tell who is good and value for money.  Thanks in advance. ...

Quentin Bryce takes a budget haircut - blames it on the GFC

By 8 February 2009 14

The SMH has an intriguing story on the Governor-General's office trimming its sails and dumping plans to expand Government House here in Canberra with a (frankly much needed) function room. As the story ends with a laundry list of the new GG's wonderful modernising ways, and doesn't mention her h...

Carp murder for money and prizes!

By 8 February 2009 23

Here's something a bit different that has drifted across my desk. Next Sunday is the second annual Monster Carpathon. Between 7am and 3.45 you're encouraged to murder as many carp and redfin as you can for money and fun. Entries at the Acton Boat Hire....

The cute WIN reporter is?

By 7 February 2009 62

Does anyone know what the name of the new reporter on Win News is? I saw him a couple of times last week. He is lush!! ... far hotter than the boys WIN and Prime usually provide ... ...

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