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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6

When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014

Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 11

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014

Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014

Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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Hangin' out for more Trivia

By 18 November 2008 23

Hey Guys. I was hoping somebody might be able to help my partner and I find some more trivia nights in Canberra? We already go to the fabulous Trivia in the Trams at the Dickson Tradies on Monday nights and would like to find a few more regular nights to attend. Go easy on me, I'm a newbie...

Rubberneck? Or help?

By 18 November 2008 18

[First filed: November 17, 2008 @ 18:13] This little snippet has gone up on YouTube, published by "mjguitarhero". It comes with the following info: saw this when me nd ma boss were delivering furniture...adelaide avenue overpass in canberra Understandable to drive by and video? Or other...

Data centre health impact assessment now public

By 18 November 2008

Here's one for the doubters: the shelved HIA was released late yesterday. You can download it from the ACT Health website Or directly. Be careful before clicking that last link: it is a 23MB pdf file. So much for ACT Government web accessibility guidelines. ...

A bike rack / free ride scam?

By 18 November 2008 35

In the recent discussion about bike racks on buses Miz outlined an interesting scam surrounding the current system of free bus rides for people using the bike racks on the front of ACTION buses. I’ve heard of people getting a free ride by walking their dusty, spiderwebby (ie obviously unused an...

Canberra is the best place to be!

By 18 November 2008 42

When one goes to Youtube and types "canberra" in the search field, this is the first clip that comes up:  Marianne, be careful, you have some competition! :-)  [ED - I'm astonished that the Live In Canberra campaign hasn't taken up the chorus "Canberra - A great place to squiz"]...

Windmills for all - cut us off the grid.

By 18 November 2008 52

Can the people of the ACT reduce their CO2 contributions?  Yes, and here's a plan. Firstly, what are the sources of CO2?  They are: 1. Electricity generated for us, for our goods, for our services, and for our jobs.  That's about 80%.  2. In winter, another chunk comes from our heater...

Dog's day out - A review

By 17 November 2008 2

[First filed: November 16, 2008 @ 15:31] George (the kelpie of few accomplishments), has been, if not good, then at least not particularly bad lately. So we took him to Lake Ginninderra this morning to check out the fuss of the "Dog's Day Out". From the start we were immensely impressed...

Cheap Steaks - Where are they?

By 17 November 2008 29

I post this on behalf of my girlfriend who hasn't created a login yet....slack! -------------------------------------- Hello Riotacters Please help. I've recently relocated to Canberra from Sydney and although I am enjoying all this fair city has to offer I have to say - WHERE'S THE STEAK? ...

The monster car park for Woden (at the hospital)

By 17 November 2008 51

Having given her buddies at the Canberra Times a head start (watch for a glowing feature in the future) Katie Gallagher has publicly announced that she's interested in what you think of a 9 story free public car park for Woden. She's promising the following features: 64 disabled parking spaces...

Police Wrap - 17 November

By 17 November 2008 1

1. There have been strange doings in Amaroo: ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Amaroo man for multiple charges of using a carriage service to menace two men. Police will allege the man sent threatening text messages to the victims threatening their lives. A search warrant was executed...

The Incident at Fugue Bay

By 17 November 2008

Everyone’s invited to come along to the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, enjoy a glass of wine, and hear a reading of a new locally-written play! This will be the first public reading of Trevar Alan Chilver’s latest play, The Incident at Fugue Bay. After the reading Canberra Dramatics will celebrate ...

Parton on 2CC

By 17 November 2008 12

A friend of mine heard that Mark Parton was back on the radio this morning, on 2CC.  So, what we read last week about Mike Jeffreys being boned is true?  Anyone know what happened? It will obviously be a different playing field for Parton.  He may actually have to do some work now!    ...

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