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Ask RiotACT: Someone to install used evap aircon & ducted gas system

By 30 July 2016
Ask Riot

Hello. I have a 4 year old ducted gas heater system and an evaporative cooler that I need installing in the floor / roof. The units were removed from the other house due to...

Vernon Circle lanes closed over weekend for courts project

By 29 July 2016
New law courts complex

Two lanes of Commonwealth Avenue and Vernon Circle will be closed temporarily this weekend as part of the refurbishment of the ACT Law Courts precinct. The lanes will be clo...

Airport team to develop carpark into ACT PS mega-office

By 29 July 2016 4
Stephen Byron

The owners of Canberra Airport are set to become the ACT Government's landlords after winning the tender to build and own a major new office complex for Territory public servan...

Gongs and whistles: Nominate a Canberran now for Australian of the Year

By 29 July 2016 1
Current Australian of the Year David Morrison raising the national flag to mark the start of NAIDOC Week in Civic Square earlier this month. Photo: CHARLOTTE HARPER

It may seem a long time until the next Australia Day awards, but the organisational machine that goes through the process of sorting through nominees, finalists, and finally gr...

Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016
Dickson-nr-library-antill

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise shower...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 2
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

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Marriage celebrants in Canberra - Recommendations?

By 23 October 2009 41

My partner and I are tying the knot next year but are a little stuck on selecting a celebrant. There are so many to choose from, who all pitch themselves in the exact same way. I'm hoping that fellow Rioters might be able to give some recommendations. It will be a civil ceremony in the garden,...

Amateur Brewing Championships come to Canberra

By 23 October 2009 1

Today saw the first day of judging in the Australian Amateur Brewing Association's Championship, hosted by the Canberra Brewers Club, being held here in Canberra for the fifth time in it's history since inception in 1995. Canberra has an extremely rich history in amateur brewing with a pedigre...

One of Australia's biggest mistakes claims Canberra is "a huge mistake"

By 23 October 2009 96

Possibly Australia's worst ever Prime Minister, Paul Keating,  has slammed Canberra at a book launch claiming that "Canberra is of its essence a great mistake" and has suggested that Sydney or Melbourne should be the capital. Judging by his comments, he probably spent most of his time in Manuka so ...

Canberra Motorcycle Awareness Week

By 23 October 2009 24

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="image of the 2008 Pink Ribbon Ride, sourced from the Got'M website. "][/caption]Canberra Motorcycle Awareness Week runs from the 24th to the 31st of October and is a joint initiative between the MRAACT (Motorcycle Riders Association of the AC...

Matthew Reilly book signing

By 23 October 2009 11

One of our literate readership pointed us in the direction of Dymocks ACT events page informing us that Australian action/thriller author Matthew Reilly will be in town doing some book signings this weekend. If you are unfamiliar with Mr Reilly's works ample info can be found on either of the ab...

ACT drivers

By 23 October 2009 120

I was driving around Canberra earlier this day, showing a friend from Victoria around the city. After about an hour of driving, he turned to me and said "Where are all the speed cameras?" I had to think for a while because I only knew the location of five, two on The Monaro Highway, One on Lany...

Canberra's car registration - the most expensive in Australia?

By 23 October 2009 32

I just received this year's rego bill; a whopping $853.00, which includes rego of $405.30 and Compulsory Third Party Insurance of $448.60. The fees seem to have increased by about $80.00 per year over the past few years. Ouch. A quick scan of other State's regos confirms that the ACT is, indeed, pa...

There has never been a better time to switch to solar power!

By 22 October 2009

Did you know that Canberra has Australia’s most generous solar power incentives available? Join thousands of Australian homes and businesses that are receiving the financial and environmental benefits from this renewable energy source. Find out how you can save up to $70,000* by installing ...

DIY weekend guide - 23-25 Oct 2009

By 22 October 2009 26

Well the Roller Derby is sold out (and I missed getting a ticket -grrr!) but what other wild, interesting and fun events are taking place in out fair city this weekend? We wont know unless you tell us....

Kambah High is Dead (as I knew it)

By 22 October 2009 13

The Kambah High School (KHS for the acronym inclined) has been demolished. Established in 1976, demolished in 2009. Kambah High school provided 'educational services' to the northern Tuggeranong area primarily. The school's established motto was "Participation, Excellence, Equity, Relevance and C...

Ralph Babe = ACT MLA Media Adviser???

By 22 October 2009 35

I was flicking through our local rag over breakfast where I noticed a wonderful piece in the Today' [21 Oct 2009] section where the new ACT Minister, has a media adviser who is a Ralph Babe... I'm sure young male journos will be falling over themselves to make it to those press conferences? Here'...

Who is allowed to block the roads?

By 22 October 2009 11

Is anyone with a flouro orange vest and a few flouro bollards allowed to block the roads in the ACT? I note that the lads building the spectacularly dull new block of flats in the Belco towncentre randomly block 2 lanes of traffic so that they can work on the building from an enormous cherrypicke...

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