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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 December 2014

The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 1

My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 7

Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 4

So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

Emergency Services unite for bushfire arson warning

By 20 December 2014

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch is urging residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity following several grass fires across the ACT in the past few weeks. ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, along with ACT Policing, see an increase in deliberately lit...

Don’t forget the tree this Christmas…

By 20 December 2014

RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees! Don't miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 261...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
Rudi Lammers, Joy Burch and Brad Watts

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 6

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

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What's a good cafe/restaurant operating at this time of year where a group of

By 27 December 2008 46

I have been delegated organiser of a get-together of friends (40ish year old women). I am thinking a really nice breakfast/brunch somewere on the southside or city, preferably outside with a lovely setting.  Any suggestions of places to go would be great. Oh, and please don't suggest Silo - I kn...

My Christmas, by Rosebud

By 26 December 2008 15

I spent Christmas day with the Jews, Moslems, Sihks, Hindus and atheists of the world at Melbourne Zoo. I stood on the parapet and watched as the Zoo Keepers fed the still wet and bloody head and shoulders of a newly slaughtered goat to a pack of hungry African Hunting Dogs.  The large crowd roared...

Canberra Hyatt Sold for $80mil

By 26 December 2008 9

A story in todays CT annouces the Canberra Hyatt Hotel has been sold for $80mil to a Thailand based group. The Hyatt has been a major Canberra landmark since the 1920's. I know lots of people have had weddings, formals and all sorts of events there that have been important in their lives. So wh...

DIY Wotz On guide for the weekend of 26 December 2008

By 26 December 2008 3

While most people in Canberra are busily packing up the car and heading down to Batemans Bay today, I'm sure there will be a few of us left around town this weekend who need something to do. So let us know in the comments what there is to do this weekend. You can even let us know whats happening...

Christmas Trees for 22 December

By 26 December 2008 26

[First Filed: December 22, 2008 @ 09:02] I'm not really here, just doing the Christmas trees. And a fine crop we have with contribution, respectively from Danman, CleptaK, and Nik73. If you want your Christmas tree features just email it in the Slideshow...

Politicians, truth and trust

By 26 December 2008 7

This is a story about politicians, truth and trust. It comes from Canberra, where I live, but contains some thoughts I think that may apply across Australia.  It first appeared in Politicians deal with ambiguity. Often that ambiguity flows from the class differences they tempora...

How fast is the average Canberran's internet connection?

By 26 December 2008 49

Out of nothing other than idle curiosity, I'd be interested to find out how fast my fellow Canberran's are when connected to the Interweb. Do a speed test at and post the results here. For me, variable speeds anywhere between 4Mb and 10Mb download speed. Here's one res...

Rudd's thousand dollar Chrissy present

By 25 December 2008 85

A friend of mine recently got a cool thousand dollars in his bank account without knowing why or who. We considered that maybe his mother transferred it in as an early Chrissy present, or maybe just because she was a little high. We also considered that it could be part of Kevin Rudd's thousand doll...

Hey Dude, where's my garbage (and recycling) collection?

By 24 December 2008 8

Just in case you wake up tomorrow morning, unwrap all your presents, and then find your unemptied recycling and garbage bins out front... The hard working garbos and recyclers are taking a well earned break, no doubt disposing of some meats, and recycling a few tinnies. TAMS have issued a notice tha...

Merry Christmas Rioters

By 24 December 2008 28

To all our readers, Rioters, and lurkers we hope you have a wonderful Christmas. And thanks from all of us in the RiotACT team. ...

Nimmitabel Tornado

By 24 December 2008 18

The CT has a front page story today (with a cracker of a photo) on the wild weather that lashed the highland hamlet of Nimmitabel last night, including a tornado! Anyone down in the southern reaches of capital country (people in Banks :-) see the twister? ...

Quite a large ant in Kambah

By 24 December 2008 27

In view of the pathological interest the RiotACT Community takes in all forms of Formicidae, here is my contribution to the influx of giant ants [complete with a coin for scale]. While not 4-5 cm and thick as my thumb, this ant has the value of having been photographed. She and her sisters d...

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