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Should we digitally name and shame Canberra’s bad drivers?

By 4 August 2015 1
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I love social media sites, especially those community notice boards. Occasionally they throw up little gems like these: "And the employee of the week goes to…. the win...

Best of Canberra – Schnitzel

By 4 August 2015 4
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Going out for a schnitty is about as Aussie as drinking a VB tinny at a John Farnham farewell concert. It's a very safe bet, at least amongst my friends, that at any time of an...

Review – East Asian arts at CMAG

By 4 August 2015
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The Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) is presently staging an exhibition not to be missed. Titled INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, thi...

80% increase in Canberra car break-ins – is this avoidable?

By 4 August 2015
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In the last few months I have noticed a lot of people reporting stolen cars, smashed windows and thefts on various online community notice boards. I wasn't sure if crime had sp...

Rhinoplasty surgeon recommendation Canberra

By 4 August 2015
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Hi all, I'm looking for recommendations for the best/most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in Canberra? Thanks!...

30km speed limit in school zones?

By 4 August 2015 8
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The ACT Government would like community views to be expressed on reducing the speed limit around schools to 30kmph - but there has been nothing posted on the ‘Time to Talk...

Fyshwick Mail Centre quarantined due to unidentified substance

By 3 August 2015

More than 100 people have been quarantined at the Fyshwick Mail Centre on Canberra Avenue, after an unknown substance was found in a package. The building and staff have been isolated. Five people have possibly been exposed to the unknown substance but are showing no signs of ill health. ACT Fire...

Belconnen Soccer Club robbed at gunpoint

By 3 August 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of the Belconnen Soccer Club in McKellar late Saturday night (1 August 2015). About 11.07pm, a single male offend...

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Cometh the Hour Cometh the Noodles - Battered Brumbies name their side.

By 9 April 2009

The Brumbies have announced their team for Saturday evening: Running on: 1. Ben Alexander 2. Stephen Moore 3. Guy Shepherson 4. Ben Hand 5. Peter Kimlin 6. Mitchell Chapman 7. George Smith (c) 8. Julian Salvi 9. Joshua Holmes 10. Christian Lealiifano 11. Alfi Mafi 12. Tyrone Smith ...

A pet might not be for Christmas, but kittens are for Easter?

By 9 April 2009 15

The RSPCA has announced that they're up to their elbows in kittens and would like you to take one home for Easter. CEO of RSPCA ACT Michael Linke today advised that since 1 November 2008 RSPCA ACT had received 1,000 kittens. “It seems there is no end in sight, day after day more and mor...

Times Square here we come?

By 9 April 2009 10

The Canberra Centre has for some time been converting its exterior into paid billboards, of the sort Canberrans had thought were not permitted in this town. But today I came across this unit on the outside of the old Centre Cinema building. It's got a whole slideshow of ads loaded. Now...

Police Wrap - 9 April

By 9 April 2009 5

1. Searching for Fiona Riches: ACT Policing and SES volunteers are continuing the search for a 46-year-old diabetic woman who went missing from her Garran house about 3pm on Monday (April 6). Police hold grave concerns for Fiona Riches welfare given her dependency on insulin, putting her at se...

It takes a crane to lift a wheely bin?

By 9 April 2009 25

So this morning in Civic I was a little surprised to see the great big crane on the former Greater Union site shifting a wheely bin around. So building nerds, is this normal? ...

It was a nice day for a walk in the park yesterday... wasn't it?

By 9 April 2009 21

The Liberal's Jeremy Hanson is making some big claims about his opposite number Katy Gallagher's work ethic: “Yesterday Ms Gallagher failed to attend an ACT Health Organ and Tissue Donation Seminar despite being listed as the keynote speaker. Instead she was out in her tracksuit for an afternoo...

Old Canberran’s Old Photos - Part 12 - Parliament House

By 9 April 2009 21

[First filed: April 08, 2009 @ 07:39] This is the 12th and final part of a series of photographs taken by RiotACT reader Old Canberran on his Kodak Box Brownie from 1948. This one came in with the following note: On my ride home from school I used to call in and park myself in the visi...

Justice, thy name is... timing and opportunity!

By 9 April 2009 11

In a town where everyone seems to know at least one public servant who has been moved sideways rather than any under-performance being dealt with, the sacking of a high ranked Defence official was a surprise as reported in the Canberra Times. Timing is interesting - seems like poor old Defence ca...

Police Wrap - 8 April

By 8 April 2009 27

1. Facefit for the Civic sexual assault: ACT Policing has released a facefit of a male offender involved in the sexual assault of a 20-year-old victim in a Civic car park around 12.30am on Sunday (April 5). The victim was attacked whilst leaving her vehicle in a London Circuit car park af...

Start your engine for arts funding

By 8 April 2009 2

ArtsACT has declared themselves open for 2010 arts funding applications. The grand Key Arts Organisation have until 19 June to get their applications in. But for all the rest it's 5pm on Wednesday 27 May. If you want a good giggle loiter around outside their offices around COB on the appoin...

Lake still yuck

By 8 April 2009 8

The National Capital Authority once again warns that their lake is still full of toxic scunge: Parts of Lake Burley Griffin are still closed due to unacceptably high levels of blue-green algae and bacteria. East Basin and Central Basin are closed to all water activities as result of high leve...

Sir Laurence Street to decide on the release of the functional review

By 8 April 2009 38

[First filed: March 28, 2009 @ 10:18] There's no way that the functional review, should it ever be released, will live up to the expectation generated by the saga of its secrecy. But it's become the rope in a much needed tug-of-war between executive and parliament here in the ACT. It's fascina...

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