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Ask RiotACT: Loud music reaching Deakin, Yarralumla

By 26 June 2016
Ask RiotACT

Does anyone know the source of the continuous loud techno rock music possibly coming from the direction of Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday night? It lasted until 2am. Also hear...

Ask RiotACT: Watering system / irrigation setup

By 25 June 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber com...

Coward punch puts victim in hospital

By 24 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking to identify three men over a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of Sunday 12 June. At about 3.55am, a male was assaulted...

Update | Rural road closures in ACT

By 24 June 2016
road closed detour

Motorists and other road users are advised of the following rural road closures due to the recent wet weather and snow. Roads and crossings closed: Sunshine Crossing A...

More to do on affordable housing

By 24 June 2016 10

Housing affordability remains a hot topic with most Australians. And rightly so, given the fundamental human right for safe and secure housing. I have previously written abo...

Ask RiotACT: School disco DJ

By 24 June 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi all. I'm trying to find a DJ for my sons 12th Birthday. There is one that has been recommended to me but nobody knows how to contact him. He is "DJ CLIFF". He plays at some ...

Take your dog to work day

By 24 June 2016 9
dog in the office

Today is International Take Your Dog to Work Day when employers are asked to open their doors to pet dogs to promote the benefits of pet ownership and encourage animal adoption...

ANU welcomes collaborative cyber facilty

By 23 June 2016 4

The Australian National University will collaborate with the Australian government on a new facility to help grow Australia’s cyber-security workforce and the so-called STEM...

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Need a Hawaiian shirt!

By 14 September 2009 9

This is legit, I swear! I'm looking for a shop in Canberra that stocks nice Hawaiian shirts - not the awful polyester/nasty plastic shirts that most shops seem to stock, but a nice cotton one. The design doesn't have to be nice, in fact the more garish the better! Just one that's not going to ma...

ACT businesses set to benefit from draconian NSW retail laws

By 13 September 2009 26

The NSW government has just passed laws restricting retail opening hours, preventing trading without an exemption on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The spin in the CT and SMH is positive, saying it will allow retail staff the opportunity to spend more time with their fa...

Is it really rugby when Tuggeranong plays Queanbeyan?

By 13 September 2009 8

Rugby Union used to be famous for the good behaviour of its crowds. But the Canberra Times brings word (and an all important picture) of all in brawling when the Queanbeyan Whites met the Tuggeranong Vikings in the local grand final for the John I. Dent Cup. About 100 fans clashed at Viking P...

Launching the Great White Whale - SS Canberra

By 13 September 2009

[First filed: September 12, 2009 @ 09:45] Quite a few ships have borne the name "Canberra" in the short history of our city. Among the most remarkable are the HMAS Canberra making up a big chunk of the iron in the Solomon Islands' "Ironbottom Sound" (noted that there's a Kongo class dread...

Police Wrap - 13 September

By 13 September 2009 11

1. Cannabis in Symonston: ACT Policing will summons a 41-year-old Symonston man to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court after locating a quantity of cannabis during a search of his home earlier today (September 8). General Duties officers from Woden Police Station executed a search warrant at t...

Floriade 2009 Opens

By 12 September 2009 2

Right on cue Canberra turned on a cracker of a spring day for today's opening of Floriade. Seemed half of Canberra (and the rest of Australia) was there today to check it out. Surprisingly there's a quite a few flowers in bloom (unlike my garden), although a lot of the tulips and some of the other f...

Handmade Market rocks the Yarralumla Woolshed

By 12 September 2009 71

Oh. My. God. If you've been to Handmade Market this weekend, you probably have sore feet, an empty wallet, and the warm inner glow that comes from retail therapy supporting local crafters. I should state at the outset that I'm a very bad consumer. I don't buy much stuff (compared to my female fri...

Finally a viceroy for the satrapy of Australia!

By 12 September 2009

The Australian brings word that the long vacant position of US Ambassador to Australia is soon to be filled with the White House senior counsel and long time buddy of Barack Obama, Jeff Bleich, getting the nomination. Mr Bleich, 48, an over-achieving lawyer known for his work with more than 20 c...

Don't like the Auditor-General's Office, or love it too much to let it die? H

By 12 September 2009 10

[First filed: September 10, 2009 @ 06:12] Last week, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts announced they would be having an Inquiry into the Auditor-General Act of 1996 and by extension, the operation of the ACT Auditor-General's Office. The Inquiry is now open to submissions from the pub...

National takeover of the ACT ALP complete

By 12 September 2009 2

The ABC brings word of the final takeover move by the Labor Party's national executive in their battle for the asset rich ACT branch. The assistant national secretary, Elias Hallaj, is now the ACT secretary of the party. Garrett Purtill, who last year was turning up as the media contact on Kat...

Huh? National fire warning system? Who? Us?

By 12 September 2009 2

The Canberra Times has the less than reassuring news that despite NSW, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria all signing up for a new national bushfire warning system we still haven't figured out what we're doing. "a spokesman for ACT Emergency Services Minister Simon Corbell said yeste...

Check out some green homes

By 11 September 2009 3

Sustainable House Day is on this Sunday 13/9/09 from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. There are eight homes open for inspection around Canberra, and entry is free. Two are in Harrison (includes ours), one in Murrumbateman, two in Watson, and one in each of Narrabundah, Duffy and Lyneham. House 1 Canberr...

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