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Best of Canberra taste off – Chinese

By 31 August 2015
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It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week's call out for Canberra's ...

To go or not to go, that is the question

By 31 August 2015

Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scanda...

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

By 31 August 2015
Vintage RSPCA

The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was als...

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

By 31 August 2015 4

If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you've heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world. Already operating i...

Time to learn from planning overreach

By 31 August 2015

Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra in recent days.  The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside con...

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

By 31 August 2015

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August). About 2pm, the two all...

New Canberra Brickworks plan a win for the community

By 31 August 2015
artists impression yarralumla brickworks

The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the d...

Bloomin’ great Aranda walk – spring flowers, great views, dog friendly

By 30 August 2015
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It's the perfect time of year to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Aranda with native flora in full bloom. We've just researched this easy walk taking just over an hour through A...

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Zed and Jez go for the khaki vote

By 23 April 2009 9

Quite why we need an ACT shadow minister for Veteran's Affairs is a little beyond me. But Zed Seselja has informed us that have one we shall. Apparently it is "In recognition of the sacrifice and service of our military personnel". Forget health care and pensions, surely there is no higher...

Anzac Day buses.

By 23 April 2009 1

Chief Minister Stanhope has explained the plans for free bus transport to the Anzac Day dawn service, and excellent idea considering the parking mayhem around the memorial as the event gets ever-bigger. "Canberrans planning to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service are urged to use the special ACTION ...

More kids falling over

By 23 April 2009 12

If there's one thing we like it's kids falling off skateboards. Thebigsteaz has posted this fine example of the genre on Youtube. Anyone want to place the locales?...

Images of Canberra - Autumn in Commonwealth Park

By 23 April 2009 3

Rod has sent in this beauty shot in Commonwealth Park. Because the RiotACT format is not necessarily kind to wide photographs try clicking on it to gain the full effect. (Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to )...

Short Story Big Screen - A different sort of film festival for Canberra.

By 23 April 2009 1

Here's something for aspiring film makers. This from their media release: Short Story Big Screen is a multicultural filmmaking project, which brings people from different communities together to tell their stories and turn them into films. Short Story Big Screen is searching for local aspi...

Having another think about the Melbourne Cup holiday

By 23 April 2009 31

Well we gave it a go. Instead of getting drunk in the office on Melbourne Cup day instead we had to spend it with our families and most people were not fans of the change. John Hargreaves is now asking for community input as to what we should do with the public holiday now that the unions can hav...


By 23 April 2009 102

I recently had a pretty bad Sausage and Egg Mcmuffin at McDonalds Braddon. I've attached a picture and my complaint letter. Anyone else had dodgy food there? Dear Mr McDonald, Ever eaten something mouldy, past its used by date or undercooked? For the next few hours you sit and wait anxiou...

Double demerits this weekend

By 23 April 2009 7

His Chiefliness has broken a lengthy silence to warn us that Anzac Day will be celebrated with double demerits for driving offences. "Double demerit points will apply from Friday 24 April to Monday 27 April," Mr Stanhope said. "Police will be targeting speeding and seat belt offences throughout t...

Brumbies find enough horses to hit the park against the 'Canes

By 23 April 2009 2

The Brumbies have announced their side to take on the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday afternoon: 1. Ben Alexander 2. Stephen Moore 3. Salesi Ma’afu 4. Ben Hand 5. Peter Kimlin 6. Mitchell Chapman 7. George Smith 8. Stephen Hoiles (c) 9. Joshua Holmes 10. Matt Toomua 11. Alfi Mafi...

Bye Bye Sue's Kitchen

By 23 April 2009 11

Just letting fellow RiotACTers that Sue's Kitchen (Vietnamese) in Scullin has changed hands. In fact it's turning CHINESE. I will miss going there. It was great for a quick, cheap meal and Sue always made you feel very welcome as did her daughter. Has anyone tried the Vietnamese at Watson shop...

Farewell the Belconnen Bus Interchange

By 23 April 2009 58

[First filed: April 22, 2009 @ 14:55] These are the final days of one of the ugliest and most dismal buildings ever erected (and made worse by slovenly maintenance post self government). The Belconnen Bus Interchange is finally being torn down. On a cold and gray day I went to one of th...

Magistrate Doogan snowed under with pernicious drink drivers

By 23 April 2009 42

The Canberra Times (briefly) explains Magistrate Maria Doogan's dismay at having to deal with 35 drink drivers yesterday (32 men, three women). One wonders if the accused got together for a party afterwards? Apparently this indicated "the Canberra community was failing to get the drink-driving...

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