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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 26 October 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from...

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 2
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Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

Looking for a Dentist

By 26 October 2014 1

Hello, my wife and I are new to Canberra – recently moved from Greece – Can you please suggest an excellent Dentist in Belconnen Town Centre or Barton area? Would be ideal to find a friendly dentist and hygienist in the same practice. Thank you all....

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Reid

By 26 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Reid today (Sunday, October 26). Around 10.55am, a male with a knife approached a female at the back...

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Weston

By 26 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Weston last night (Saturday, October 25). About 7.30pm two men were walking along Trennery Street (near Cooleman Co...

Looking for our first Irish sean nos dance army

By 26 October 2014

We're looking for enthusiastic people who'd like to learn some simple and energetic dance steps for performance at the 2015 Canberra Multicultural Festival. Perhaps you like great rhythm, perhaps you have some Irish family connections somewhere or maybe you just like trying new things? It's al...

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

By 25 October 2014 4

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants' superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whethe...

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014 9

I've just moved to Canberra and quite like it... except for the take-away and home delivery choices (or at least those I've found so far). Why does Pad Thai cost $16.50 (Lemon Grass)? In Sydney $12 is expensive. Same goes for Indian food... curries at $17-20 is a rip-off for take away. And why n...

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Happy Birthday Phoenix - Now with photos

By 13 November 2008 22

[First filed: November 12, 2008 @ 16:16] The Phoenix turns 15 tonight. I imagine a larger than average number of pints will cross the bar tonight. Anyone want to reminisce with favourite Phoenix memories? UPDATED: Laurel Waits has sent in some photos of the evening, slideshow below. ...

Queanbeyan greenlights Tralee

By 13 November 2008 30

The ABC informs us that the controversial Tralee development has gained the approval of Queanbeyan Council. The proposal is now off for sale to the highest bidder on Sussex Street before the NSW Government makes a decision. If it goes ahead it might at some point impinge on Terry Snow's plans ...

Hayfever....

By 13 November 2008 65

I don't know about anyone else but I don't suffer form hayfever. I never have, and I believed quite rightly that I would never ever. Having said that, for some reason I have been stricken with hayfever for the last month and it's really knocking me about due to lack of sleep, red sore eyes and ge...

Images of Canberra - Well someone had to do it.

By 13 November 2008 38

This one's from the fence around the huge hole in the ground where the Civic Greater Union cinema used to be. This was old when God was a boy. But it's nice to see the memory remains. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Green Square cocked up

By 13 November 2008 17

Green Square in Kingston is a simple thing. A small patch of green grass surrounded by some pubs, cafes, and restaurants. So it is with some surprise that I read in the Canberra Times that our local government has managed to mess up such a simple premise. "The office of Chief Minister Jon Stan...

Work complete on Lake Northbourne?

By 13 November 2008 21

Cudos to the company resurfacing Northbourne Avenue between Ipima st and Girrawheen st in Braddon. The new asphalt doesn't match up to the guttering on the inside lanes. So prepare for some hydroplaning when it next rains then. [ED - Spare a thought for your intrepid RiotACT editor who ...

Using Three Words album launch

By 12 November 2008

[First filed: November 12, 2008 @ 09:22] Arguably Canberra's most successful band at the moment, Using Three Words are launching their new self titled album at the ANU Bar on 28 November. Support from Dopus & Roshambo, Tonk and Alta Volante. For more details on the band check out their ...

The Radiance Dance Project 2008 presents 'The Human Touch'

By 12 November 2008 2

Sometimes a special event turns up that you know needs a wider audience; here is one such that arrived in my in-tray just the other day. I particularly like it being inclusive of women living with and without disabilities. Dates for your diary!!! Help us spread the news and pack the theatre - te...

COZMO IN CONCERT with CAPS in hand!

By 12 November 2008

COZMO (the Capital of Australia Mandolinata) together with CAPS (the Canberra Accordion Players) will be presenting a concert of exhilarating mandolin and accordion music on Sunday 30 November at the Italo-Australian Club in Forrest, starting at 2.00pm.  This exciting COZMO and CAPS concert wil...

Triple J now broadcasting from Tuggeranong

By 12 November 2008 13

After tuning around late last night and noticing that all the Tuggeranong Hill translators were off, I was wondering if Classic FM's and Triple J's translators would be coming online. Today, I tuned into 95.9 and noticed that Triple J is now broadcasting on their Tuggeranong translator frequency....

Belconnen Community Festival, Sat 15 Nov -- looking for volunteers

By 12 November 2008

Volunteers are needed to help support the Belconnen Festival Saturday 15 November 10am -5pm at Margaret Timpson Park, Belconnen ACT. The Belconnen Festival hosts a full program of music and dance performance, kids' space, arts and craft village, food stalls, youth festival, and the new Future ...

Big inner north power outage?

By 12 November 2008 17

Here in Ainslie we lost power for a few minutes around 1pm. Now I'm hearing Dickson was hit too. Anyone else?...

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