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Local Leaders Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014
Deborah Hill Skate Nation

By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller der...

Lonesome Lambie

By 26 November 2014 8

On Paul Murray Live Sunday night we were discussing the imminent departure of Jacqui Lambie from the Palmer United Party. Janine Perrett was hosting, because the eponymous h...

Best of Canberra – Pancakes

By 25 November 2014 28

I am drooling over the thought of a big stack of fluffy pancakes, smothered in salted caramel syrup, sprinkled with walnuts and topped with fresh banana. Normally when I eas...

New visual tool to help make cancer treatment less daunting

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has launched a new Radiation Oncology Patient Information DVD, which provides information to patients about radiation therapy, along with the practical aspects of treatment. “After a diagnosis of cancer, patients and their carers can experience a wide range of emot...

Cotter recreational area and campground temporarily closed

By 26 November 2014

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that Cotter Campground and neighbouring Cotter Bend recreational area are temporarily closed so tree maintenance can be safely undertaken. It is expected that the Cotter Campground will be reopened on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and the...

Big Trouble Ahead for the ACTs Budget ?

By 26 November 2014 7

In June 2014, this years ACT budget was projected to be m$333 in the red without the impact of Mr Fluffy - which could be as high as m$500 over 3 years, according to the ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr :

Canberra Custom Knife Show

By 26 November 2014

It's on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall. Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives. There are more than twenty makers coming from all ov...

Canberra climbs worlds best student cities rankings

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education Katy Gallagher has welcomed news that Canberra has risen 16 places in the QS Best Student Cities 2015, the biggest jump of all six Australian cities represented. Canberra entered the London-based institute’s ranking of the top 50 cities for stude...

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Disappointing Regatta Point Cafe

By 6 December 2008 11

A rainy Sunday Afternoon  -about 3pm, one would think Regatta Point Cafe would be half full of customers enjoying a long lunch. We were amazed to find about 5 customers in total. Could it be the ridiculously overpriced menu? ($12.50 for a bowl of wedges!?) or the extremely rude 40something ...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 December

By 5 December 2008 39

[First filed: December 04, 2008 @ 10:06] It's the first weekend of summer! What should we see? What should we do? Woe is all unless the RiotACT hive mind can come up with some entertainment options in the comments! ...

Terribly British Day

By 5 December 2008 8

An Invitation to attend Terribly British Day display on the lawns near Old Parliament House Canberra Sunday 7 December 2008 The display is open to the public from 10am to 3pm . Entry is free. Trophies for the car 'I would most like to take home', ladies choice and best club display....

Move over - a pollie wants their hair cut

By 5 December 2008 19

Recently I was sitting in my office when my colleague got a phone call. After a few gasps, huffs and reluctant ok’s she was off the phone. Due to the commotion on the phone, I wanted to know what was going on (the up side of an open plan office). My colleague told me the story... She had b...

The choice - a good flick or the Senate Chamber?

By 5 December 2008 15

The Australian today reported an interesting quote from our local Senator, Gary Hamphries. Reporting a story on a Coalition split in the Senate, Senator Humphries was quoted as saying, Liberal senator Gary Humphries told ABC Radio he had been told there was no need to vote on the issue. ``...

The top secret night club finger print machine?

By 5 December 2008 47

On the ongoing saga of night club finger printing, PM has posted an account of his efforts to document the process: "A few weeks ago I tried to take some photos of the machine and I was asked by a bouncer to stop because it was private property :) So, appreciating the opportunity to furthe...

Canberra Times reverse takeover of Fairfax complete

By 5 December 2008 2

Bloomberg have the bombshell news that the Fairfax CEO, David Kirk, has resigned. He's being replaced by Brian McCarthy. Of interest to us in Canberra is that McCarthy came out of the old Rural Press which had as its flagship our very own Canberra Times. So after mighty Fairfax gobbled up o...

Illegal Dump in Bruce - Cleanup Complete

By 5 December 2008 11

I noticed today that the illegal asbestos dump in Bruce (see this earlier RiotACT coverage) has now been cleaned up, with the site scraped completely clean. I guess, sometimes, the system really does work....

Yum Cha

By 5 December 2008 12

Has anyone dined at the new Yum Cha Restaurant at the Tradies club in Dickson?...

Alternative site for the power-station/data centre - Hume after all.

By 5 December 2008 59

The Chief Minister is having a little hissy fit over being forced to compromise by no longer holding a majority in the Assembly. In particular he's petulantly noting that there is a site in Hume proper where the accursed TRE data centre with power generation could go. "At the request of the co...

Water use targets missed, targets reset.

By 5 December 2008 14

ACTEW have sent word that with Canberra ignoring the existing water use targets they're aiming up and lowering the bar. "“As a city, we need to aim for an average consumption of 139 megalitres (ML) per day between December and February,’ said ACTEW Managing Director Mark Sullivan. “T...

A look at the Steve Irwin ride

By 5 December 2008 23

By popular request poptop has sent in these pictures of the remarkable Steve Irwin Ride as seen outside the Tuggeranong Hyperdome Woolworths in May 2007. Slideshow below. I particularly like the "In memory" placque. ...

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