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Could these be the best vegan and paleo cupcakes in Canberra?

By 28 November 2014
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Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? Even if you’re vegan, paleo or gluten free (and these days, who isn’t?), there’s a lot to like about a freshly-baked cupcake with lashi...

Cowards at the Keyboard

By 28 November 2014
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Before the anonymity of the internet, if a person had a view and wanted it expressed, they had to write to a newspaper, call into a radio station or stand on a soap box. But th...

Champion of India-Australia friendship wins top award

By 28 November 2014

A long-time champion of multicultural harmony, particularly relations between India and Australia, was last night named ACT Multicultural Advocate of the Year. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch presented Raj Satija with the accolade at the 2014 ACT Multicultural Awards. “Mr Sati...

An illuminating start to Christmas in the City

By 28 November 2014
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Today Canberra makes history as the SIDS & Kids ACT Christmas Lights in the City breaks the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the world’s largest LED light image display. Can...

A stronger electoral system for the ACT

By 28 November 2014

The Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, yesterday tabled two reports into the ACT Electoral Act and introduced legislation to improve our electoral system. “The amendments to the Electoral Act build on the existing electoral system by strengthening the regulatory framework that supports transpare...

Family Christmas Fair

By 28 November 2014
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Costco’s Family Christmas Fair at Majura Park is being held this Saturday to support the NICU at Canberra Hospital. Fun for the whole family, the Christmas Fair will featu...

Southquay SQ1 Greenway Tuggeranong – Empire Global

By 28 November 2014

We're thinking of buying a unit in the new Greenway development Southquay SQ1 across from Bunnings (Tuggeranong).  The developer has a number of large unit block projects in progress, but where interested in looking at any of their completed projects. Can anyone provide information about any of the...

Canberra hosts first Asian Cup footy fan park

By 28 November 2014
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Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Senator Kate Lundy, former Socceroo and esteemed coach John Kosmina, Nutmeg the wombat mascot and Canberra United players are among the speci...

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Arts fellows, ACT Book of the year, ACT Poetry prizes

By 16 December 2008 3

Our Chiefly Arts Minister has decreed that "Local composer Dr Ruth Lee Martin and musician and lyricist Peter J Casey have been named 2009 Creative Arts Fellows". Each fellowship is worth $45,000, which is not a vast amount to try and live on. With his arts hat firmly in place The Chief has al...

Police Wrap - 16 December

By 16 December 2008 10

1. The razor boys of Civic (interesting no-one's told the police the Gubbmint would like us to call it "Canberra Central" or whatever it is): ACT Policing has charged a 17-year-old male youth from Dunlop with intentional wounding following an incident in Garema Place yesterday (December 15). ...

Christmas trees for 16 December

By 16 December 2008 1

johnny_the_knife has sent in this christmas tree as his festive offering. Send them in to trees@the-riotact.com Slideshow of trees so far below: ...

Where to find a masseuse?

By 16 December 2008 17

My missus is very pregnant at the moment, and loves (actually, demands) constant massages. I'm getting bored of doing this all the time, and I'd like to line her up some time with a 'professional' masseuse  as a treat. Attempts to organise this in the past have been unsuccessful: About a year a...

A new "The Bush Capital"

By 16 December 2008 3

Our Chiefly Leader brings word that $31,000 of has convinced local historian and architect Mr Roger Pegrum (any relation to former NCA honcho Anabelle Pegrum?) to revise his 25 year old opus "The Bush Capital". It is, we are told, "a concise history of the establishment of Canberra as the Nation'...

Energy effciency makes your house worth more - official

By 15 December 2008 2

Simon Corbell has proudly announced research by the Commonwealth showing houses in the ACT with good energy efficiency sell for more. "While historically home buyers might have focused on a new home's location like proximity to schools, work and general amenities, this report found that even taki...

The 2008 Santa Claus Pub Crawl

By 15 December 2008 24

[First filed: December 13, 2008 @ 13:44] A six bar crawl is not one for the ages. It's a little light and you end up with too much drinking and not enough walking. This is exacerbated when the first bar (Wig and Pen) is at capacity before kickoff time and another (North) is booked out for a p...

RiotACT makes the national news!

By 15 December 2008 3

This humble blog has been the subject of a story in The Australian's media section today.  It is an item in Amanda Meade's diary page on the back page of the paper.  For those of you who can't obtain the print edition, here is the link (it is the last item on the page). [ED - Second tim...

Ideas for what Canberra shopping centres do need

By 15 December 2008 68

After reading the article "Canberra Retail?" I was thinking of what kind of "shop/idea" would be original and useful in Canberra. What do you think? I thought it would be nice to have a women's club/cafe at one of the centres. With a menu full of nice small meals at about $8.00. It would have in...

Clash of the 500lb gorillas pt 2

By 15 December 2008 34

For all who didn't read pt 1 of the thread see below http://the-riotact.com/?p=10024 It appears that Telstra are potentially going to be making trouble now it's been excluded from the tender process because surprise surprise, it's tender response was not up-to scratch. News have the story. ...

Exploding ATMs come to Canberra

By 15 December 2008 21

[First filed: December 13, 2008 @ 18:15] Crimestoppers bring word of an NAB ATM getting seriously detonated on Townsend St in Phillip last night. The SMH is linking it to a string of over 20 ATM explosions nationally. It seems the money inside still works even when you've blasted the front ...

Manuka Car Fire at the shell

By 15 December 2008 3

Any Riot-ers in Manuka this morning with a camera? Watched a ute catch fire at the intersection across from Manuka Shell and I was wondering if anyone managed to snap off a couple of quick pics. Apparently nobody was hurt and the fireys were there within 5 mins of the blaze starting and had it st...

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