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Tour de Stroke starts in Fyshwick

By 9 October 2015
Josh Goyne - Stroke Awareness Ride - Tour de Stroke

Josh Goyne, 17, sets out from Fyshwick tomorrow on a 2,200 kilometre ride with the aim of raising money for stroke support and assistance. Seven years ago, Josh’s grandfat...

Ask RiotACT: Best Sports Lawyer

By 9 October 2015 3
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone tell me the contact details for the best sports lawyer in Canberra please?...

A Look around Canberra: Barton

By 9 October 2015
A Look Around Canberra: Barton

The suburb of Barton in Canberra's inner south has one of the smallest suburb populations, if not the smallest, in Canberra. However, according to ABS data, Barton was once the...

Five garage sales to visit this weekend (10 and 11 October)

By 9 October 2015
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The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage s...

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

By 8 October 2015 1

There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival...

Our first look: Boffins Restaurant new menu

By 8 October 2015 2
Boffins Restaurant: Piano

With all the hype and commotion about all the new cafes and restaurants opening around Canberra, it's easy to forget about the original establishments that have stood the test of t...

Ask RiotACT: Sourcing a pinata

By 8 October 2015 2
Ask RiotACT

My dear hive mind of rioters, My little astromonkey is having a birthday party this Sunday [11/10] and now desperately wants a pinata.  I've seen a few places do on-line sa...

Beer Week returns to Canberra this November

By 8 October 2015 2
Beer Day Out 2014

Canberra Beer Week was launched last night at Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon. The week-long celebration of beer will take place form 5 – 11 November. Representing the ACT Go...

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Carney Watch - Todd gets bashed!

By 12 May 2009 12

When former Canberra Raiders star player Todd Carney was run out of town on a rail departed these regions for the greener pastures of the Cape York Peninsula many wondered how long it would be before the cowboys of North Queensland administered their own more direct form of justice on the little fel...

Million Paws Walk

By 12 May 2009 5

Does any one know what time the Million Paws Walk begins on Sunday? ED - From the RSPCA's ACT website: Register in person on Sunday 17 May at Stage '88, Commonwealth Park, from 9.00am. Entertainment from 9.30, walk starts at 11.00. Help make Canberra's 2009 Million Paws Walk the biggest and...

'Tis the season to be burning - Cooleman Ridge to feel the flame tomorrow.

By 12 May 2009

The ESA is again warning of a hazard reduction burn which you should not panic about: The ACT Government wishes to advise the public that, (weather permitting), control burns on Cooleman Ridge will take place tomorrow (Wednesday 13th May, 2009). ACT Handy Map reference J15 Temporary smoke cove...

Online booking arrives for events on National Land

By 12 May 2009

The National Capital Authority owns most of the prettiest parts of Canberra. To their information on how to book events in those locales they've now added the crucial capacity to apply online That should make life a little bit easier for brides to be. Locations covered by the online booking...

"Akin to" - A Tableaux Vivant at The Front - 15 May

By 12 May 2009

Art! Nudity! Drinks! What more could you really ask for on a Friday evening? This in from producer Min Mae: Are we but animals beneath our clothes? Canberran artist Min Mae begs the question in Akin to, a series of tableaux vivants that visit the merger point of human and animal at The Fro...

Police Wrap - 12 May

By 12 May 2009 17

1. A little security never hurts when banking the takings: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery at Westfield Shoppingtown, Belconnen yesterday (May 11). About 3.30pm police attended a jewellery store at the shopping centre in response to reports of a burglary. The female victim, an...

Edgars fortified against air and land assault

By 12 May 2009 22

[First filed: May 11, 2009 @ 11:02] Hard drinking RiotACT readers will be pleased to learn that, pending delivery of the defence white paper in a decade's time, Edgar's Inn of Ainslie has been fortified against aerial observation and attack by Main Battle Tank. If that perfidious Power To ...

Attention Belconnenites - Bus chaos commences on 25 May

By 12 May 2009 30

The Chiefly Jon Stanhope is warning you that the complete evisceration of bus services in and around Belconnen will take place in just two weeks time. From Monday May 25 the Belconnen Bus Interchange will be permanently closed. Bus services will operate through two temporary bus stations located...

Images of Canberra - Turning leaves in OPH Gardens

By 12 May 2009 3

May has sent in this picture she took in the gardens of Old Parliament House. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Send it in to

Simon gets all misty eyed on carbon

By 12 May 2009 6

To his already pale complexion Simon Corbell now appears to be trying to add a green tinge. (We can only hope no-one mistakes him for a zombie and takes a shovel to his head) The ABC reports that he's announced a target of zero net carbon emissions for the ACT. Before anyone gets excited by th...

Volunteering around Canberra

By 12 May 2009 19

I would like to try to start some volunteer work around Canberra but don't know quite where to start, so I am turning to you. This isn't completely altruistic; I sit alone inside all day for work, so I'd like to be able to work outdoors or with other people, or preferably both! I'm open to most c...

All Shook Up Comes to Canberra

By 12 May 2009

[First filed: May 11, 2009 @ 08:53] From the producers: ALL SHOOK UP mixes a new musical comedy with a whole lot of The King, and guarantees that your entire family will be jumpin’ out of their blue suede shoes! The action is set in Smalltown, USA circa 1955. When “a rolling rousta...

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