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Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 1

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 2

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 6

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014

FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

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The Band Broke Up - Part the fourth

By 6 November 2008 4

After a day spent wrestling with the YouTube uploader I can now present highlights of the final installment of "The Band Broke Up" as performed live at The Front in Lyneham. Highlights include a rare performance of his own work by Sam King, a new song by Matty Ellis, and Jim Sharrock leading ...

ACT police seek help identifying speeding motorcyclists (240kph on the Parkwa

By 5 November 2008 90

ABC news has this interesting story on motorcycle escapades down the Tuggeranong Parkway. 2 riders, 240kph on the parkway... Is that some sort of record?...

Police Wrap - 5 November

By 5 November 2008 7

1. Police are congratulating themselves and the community on keeping Melbourne Cup festivities reasonable. ACT Policing successfully ensured the safety and security of patrons during yesterday’s celebrations for the Melbourne Cup at the Canberra Racecourse. More than 13,000 people attended ...

Pot Belly Battle of the Bands Mark II

By 5 November 2008 3

Hi guys Heat 2 of the wondrous Pot Belly Battle of the Bands begins this Saturday night and just like the first heat there are still some slots available, so let me know if you're keen. Last week was full of musical virtuosity, strange lyrics and themes and all round poppy goodness among other...

Local sibling duo support Canadian singer/songwriter

By 5 November 2008

Marianne & Jonathan Mettes have been off the stage for about 4 months due to various things, including writing new songs and recording. They've decided they kinda miss the stage and are gonna do a 'one-off' show launching a prelude EP to their upcoming album, showcasing some new songs and suppor...

ACT Light Rail Meeting - Thursday 6 November

By 5 November 2008 8

The next public meeting of ACT Light Rail will be held this Thursday 6th November 2008, 18:30 at the Belconnen Community Centre (Swanson Court, Belconnen) The main focus of this meeting will be discussion on ensuring the Greens and the ALP maintain their pre-election committments. A video of the ...

Rhiannon Leetham and the mouth of madness

By 5 November 2008 82

[First filed: November 04, 2008 @ 09:33] This isn't a story I'd usually pursue. But seeing as the mother is hawking a media release I reckon it's fair game. The above video is Rhiannon Leetham, 12, of Canberra explaining how wonderful it is being a young entrepreneur. Sounds great I hea...

Boner the boblsedder bobsledder?

By 5 November 2008 4

Brumbies fans with long memories will vaguely recall a promising bloke called Clyde Rathbone who got injured a lot. The ABC brings word that he's still with the Brumbies but considering opportunities in bobsledding at the Winter Olympics. One big push every four years might suit him down to th...

An insider's view of the Canberra sex industry

By 5 November 2008 13

In the discussion of the death of a sex worker in a brothel over the weekend new commenter "rikochet" made a contribution which I thought deserved front page attention: I was in the sex industry for 15 yrs. During that time it was Northside Studio’s that had the bad rep, with Exotic Studio’s ...

Bike bell etiquette

By 5 November 2008 43

I'm a pedestrian as well as an occasional commuting cyclist but have never quite come to understand how best to use my bell while on a shared walking/cycle path, nor what the bell from behind means. Certainly as a pedestrian the ding right behind me usually leads to me jumping out of my skin so I...

Family and Community day - success or failure

By 5 November 2008 49

I am sure this topic has popped up on RiotACT before.  Today was the second (?) family and community day public holiday. Mr Stanhope has called for this public holiday to be reviewed.  Chris Peters from the Chamber of Commerce says we don't need another public holiday at all.  If we  have to ...

Global Battle of the Bands - Canberra's All Guns Blazing Named Third Best in

By 5 November 2008 1

I was up in Sydney last night, making the most of the Canberra public holiday. I was watching the Australasian Final of the Global Battle of the Bands. 16 bands from across Australia and New Zealand strutted their stuff in an attempt to reach London for the grand final later this year. The Aust...

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