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What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014

As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital. Suggestions from some of our team: Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd...

The Importance of Being Earnest – Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

By 22 August 2014

The Importance of Being Earnest can feel like fairy floss: sweet, yes, but when you start to pull it apart it becomes insubstantial. The play is an outright farce and this prod...

A Canberra Sunday tradition marks 20 years

By 22 August 2014

Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets are celebrating 20 very successful years in operation next month. They will mark the occasion on Sunday 14 September. “The Old Bus Depot ...

The Deck at Regatta Point

By 22 August 2014 1

I am looking to book "The Deck at Regatta Point" for a function. The most recent reviews on RIOTACT are from 2011 and they are pretty woeful (actually, truly woeful). Has anyone been there lately? I have heard that it has changed hands, and seeing that my function will mainly have interstate vis...

Analysing the New ACTION Network – Part 2

By 22 August 2014 1

This is the second of my three part series looking at the ACTION network 14. My first post focused on changes north of the lake. This write up focuses of changes Southside. P...

Winners of the Canberra Women in Business Awards

By 21 August 2014

The winners of the 2014 Canberra Women in Business Awards were announced last night at a gala dinner hosted by Canberra Women in Business (CWB) at the Hotel Realm. The event b...

Studio Underground – A season of secret theatre at the Canberra Youth Theatre

By 21 August 2014 1

Come and join us in the Underground... The Canberra Youth Theatre Teen and Senior Ensembles have been bringing their considerable talents to bear for STUDIO UNDERGROUND – ...

Real estate’s best and brightest play the long game

By 21 August 2014
jonathan charles

As homeowners demand increasingly high levels of service from their real estate agents, the best in the industry are playing the long game and focusing on building client relat...

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The Feldons - Down on Love

By 27 September 2008 7

Keen as we are on showing off home grown music videos allow me to present Riot regulars, The Feldons, and their latest bit of YouTube goodness: Down on love. ...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 26 September

By 27 September 2008 26

[First filed: September 25, 2008 @ 10:30] Greetings again to the RiotACT hive mind! With the weekend upon us why not share you keenly perceptive insight as to upcoming events with the rest of the world? Just drop it in the comments. ...

Election Wrap - 27 September

By 27 September 2008 3

CAP: James Sizer is going in to bat for the taxi drivers. He also appears to be siding with the taxi industry and using the "situation" to take shots at John Hargreaves. Norvan Vogt is railing against large round numbers being offered as a substitute for policy or process....

RiotACT Sim Challenge - How James Higgins went

By 27 September 2008 1

On Thursday night James Higgins, Greens for Ginninderra, took up the daunting RiotACT Sim Challenge, despite having busted his mousing wrist this week falling off a bicycle. Fortunately his pint-drinking wrist was still in good working order and he powered through a frenetic three hours and t...

Candle Shop alight!

By 27 September 2008 20

[First filed: September 26, 2008 @ 11:31] The Woden Plaza had to be evacuated not to long ago because the Dusk Candle shop caught on fire... Luckily no one was injured... And Emergency Services tells us the fire is now out, and the area is being ventilated.  [ED - my Woden source texte...

September Notices

By 27 September 2008

We're reviving the notices section on RiotACT. Notices will be consolidated through the month and bumped back onto the front page every Saturday. Just use the contact form, or email Things for sale, events, notifications, warnings, and personals. Knock yourselves out. An...

Canberra pets - Lizards, anyone?

By 26 September 2008 7

Recently, whilst looking for some info for my wife regarding a discussion about bird eating spiders (they do exist!), I found this website: The owner has broken it up into 2 sites, live animal shows and the shop.  I couldn't help it, I was curious, and wanted to see...

RiotACT: It's like Gillnetting for Gossip

By 26 September 2008 12

With a Stateline piece going to air tonight comparing what they see as the forums for opinion in Canberra, and nothing yet running on the Riot as a counterpoint to it. I’m not saying it is this the only thing RiotACT is, and that Stateline will be wrong, just that it could be seen as this. Tho...

Candidate Questionaires for 26 September

By 26 September 2008 18

1. Bonus points go to Dr Alvin Hopper, CAP for Molonglo, the first candidate to answer your questions and return a completed RiotACT candidate questionaire. Many thanks to him for leading the way. 2. RiotACT regular Mike Crowther, CAP for Ginninderra, is the second cab off the rank....

New Tower on Tuggeranong Hill

By 26 September 2008 19

Has anyone else noticed the new tower on top of Tuggeranong Hill? Does anyone know what it is?...

Election Betting Market update - Liberals still friendless

By 26 September 2008 24

After a week of campaigning that's brought us nothing more substantial than Bartlett-gate, the 3-to-1 return on the Liberals hasn't been enough to attract them more support in the betting market. Prices stayed flat until this morning, when the ALP shortened again slightly. Note that the depth o...

Police Wrap - 26 September

By 26 September 2008 3

1. Apparently ACT Policing's visit to the Cooma tip was productive: Police investigating the death of a 43-year-old woman at Charnwood in late July have located a number of items of interest to the investigation. These items were recently recovered from a property in north Canberra and from t...

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