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Ask RiotACT: solicitor recommendation (winding up family trust)

By 6 February 2016
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Hi all, I'm looking for a solicitor who is able to do the work involved in the winding up of a family trust. Does anyone know of one who is reliable and doesn't charge the ...

Planning an Elopement: making the decision

By 6 February 2016 3

On top of my already busy schedule -- full time pencil pusher, part time writer for the RiotACT and new business owner -- I am also currently organising my wedding for June this ...

Ask RiotACT: Road rules & riding to school

By 5 February 2016 5
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Children who walk or ride to school should know the road rules that apply when they cross a road. They should also know to what extent they can trust drivers to act according t...

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds websi...

Uniforms a smart move for our schoolchildren

By 5 February 2016 6
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The audible collective sigh has drifted away upon summer’s hot winds as parents return to the normality of having their children back at school. Certainly the bank account...

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

By 4 February 2016
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A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday. Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell Hig...

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)

By 4 February 2016 2

With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, ...

‘Legal rape’ advocate targets Canberra

By 4 February 2016 10

Pick-up artist and misogynist Daryush Valizadeh, founder of the organisation/publication Return of Kings has announced a trip to Australia to stage 'tribal meetings' in Sydney,...

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Bullying at Kingsford Smith?

By 1 July 2009 77

When the ACT Government began rolling out plans for "Super Schools" many were apalled at the idea of cramming overly disparate age groups into the same facility. The Liberals' Steve Dozspot is claiming that out at the newish West Belconnen Kingsford Smith School all is not well: “Systemic bu...

Looking for Martial Arts class for child

By 1 July 2009 15

Hi, Just looking for a martial arts class for my 4 year old that is on a Saturday.  Ideally I would love a class that the whole family could join in as well (Mum, Dad and little guy). I love Kung Fu/Wing Chun but I have a feeling 4 year olds aren't catered for with that particular style. Any ...

Tagger with a sense of whimsy?

By 1 July 2009 10

Normally I'd be the first to condemn taggers as the lowest of the low. The human equivalent of dogs weeing on lamp posts, only without the house training, uglier, and harder to clean up after. But this one on City Walk took my fancy. For a start the bloon is rather well done. Also I'm a bit o...

Canberra romance blossoms for Indian all-rounder

By 1 July 2009 7

The Hindustan Times is quite excited that Indian cricket star Irfan Pathan is has popped the question to one Shivangi Dev, a Canberra based accountant: Irfan, 24, met Shivangi, 22, in Canberra in 2003 when the Indian team was touring Australia and proposed to her when she was on a visit here thre...

Police Wrap - 1 July

By 1 July 2009 15

1. Canberra Centre assault: ACT Policing is seeking public assistance to identify a male offender after an assault earlier this year that left one young man with a broken nose and fractured eye socket and a second with a cut lip. The incident occurred about 5.35pm on Saturday February ...

The SAD Sessions - A Review

By 1 July 2009 3

[First filed: June 29, 2009 @ 12:37] Sam King (of Mr Fibby and Ellis Collective fame) is running an unusual series of concerts on Saturday nights at the Corroboree Park hall in Ainslie. As much a recording session as a concert the SAD Sessions (SAD standing for Seasonally Affected Disorder...

Lanyon redevelopment leaves Nolan Gallery to rot

By 1 July 2009 9

Vicki Dunne is taking a swing at plans to do up the Lanyon homestead which neglect to do anything about the Nolan Gallery. “While I support the enhancing of Lanyon’s value as a heritage tourism destination, this Stanhope-Gallagher government is creating the classic donut effect,” said Ms Du...

Making electricity more expensive to, er, make electricity more expensive

By 1 July 2009 17

The Canberra Times reports on concerns by the ACT Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission that the feed-in tariff system (whereby you get paid for electricity your home generates in surplus to what it consumes) could come at a hefty price: Consumers will be forced to pay ''premium price...

Impro hits The Street all weekend long.

By 30 June 2009 2

If you like your theatre competitive it looks like this weekend at the Street Theatre is a good one for you: Heats on Friday and Saturday, the grand final is on Sunday. Substantial group discounts available for groups of 10 or more on the Friday and Saturday....

Anyone want a free ACTEW ice scraper?

By 30 June 2009 35

Normally the ACTEW website is a dry affair, but today they're offering something a little different: ACTEW Corporation is offering free ice scrapers to help you get the frost off your frozen windscreen on those cold Canberra mornings. To get your free ice scraper contact ACTEW’s Water Conse...

11 teenagers in a Nissan Pulsar?

By 30 June 2009 56

AdelaideNow is reporting on a teenager from the Canberra suburb of Griffith caught on Northbourne Avenue with 10 teenage passengers in their Nissan Pulsar. Police found there were two passengers in the front seat beside the driver, six passengers in the back seat and two more in the boot. The...

2009 Woden Blues Trivia Night - where you won't need to be really smart to wi

By 30 June 2009

This one came across my desk thanks to Facebook and sounded like fun. From the blurb: The Woden Blues Annual 2009 Trivia Night is being held on Saturday 25th July. Trivia, games and random competitions including the world famous coin toss for grog. Hosted by MC Razz, this years eve...

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