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Airport named Telstra ACT Business of the Year

By 27 July 2016
Canberra Airport MD Stephen Byron with the airport's head of aviation, Matthew Brown (centre) and project manager for the new international terminal, Richard Phillips (right).

The Capital Airway Group, which operates Canberra Airport, was named the 2016 Telstra ACT Business of the Year at a black tie event in the National Gallery’s Gandel Hall la...

46 arrests in ACT drug operation

By 26 July 2016

A six-week police operation targeting the manufacture, trafficking and sale of illicit drugs in the ACT has resulted in 46 arrest warrants and 10 people appearing in court. Cha...

Bailey testicle safe: Parton to run for Libs

By 26 July 2016 7
Mark Parton

Steven Bailey, your left testicle is safe. As you predicted in December, ex-2CC breakfast presenter Mark Parton was endorsed last night as one of the Liberals' five candidates ...

13yo boy hit by truck at Holt, rushed to hospital

By 26 July 2016
Accident site at Holt

A 13-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a truck at the corner of Hardwick Crescent and Flack Street near Kingsford Smith School in Holt at around 8....

Mumpreneurs band together for support

By 26 July 2016
CBM Image

On a cold and rainy Tuesday morning, 15 business owners sit chatting excitedly. But they’re not just any business owners. They’re mumpreneurs – juggling motherhood and...

Woolworths caught out on pricing for shopping bags

By 26 July 2016 17
Woolworths shopping bags

A few days ago, I was at my local Woolworths getting groceries, and was paying at the self checkout. At the checkout next to me, an elderly gentleman from out of state, on h...

Labor rewards star economist Andrew Leigh MP (not)

By 26 July 2016 3
ACT Labor candidate for the Senate David Smith, Labor Senator Katy Gallagher, Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann and Member for Fenner Andrew Leigh.

Canberra's best federal rep Andrew Leigh will  perform his shadow assistant minister duties on a backbencher's salary ... Leigh has been Labor's most articulate performer bes...

Out-of-touch politicians should listen and act

By 26 July 2016 1
Legislative Assembly

The Brexit result in the UK and Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the US have been a warning for Australian politicians, already facing disillusionment from voters in the Federal ...

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Smoke Haze Over Canberra

By 2 October 2009 4

The ACT Emergency Services Agency advises us not to worry, the smoke is from fires on the South Coast. 2/10/2009 Smoke haze The ESA advise the current smoke haze over parts of Canberra is coming from bushfires currently burning on the NSW South Coast. There are no bushfires currently burnin...

The old argument: ACT or Jerrabomberra / Bungendore

By 1 October 2009 48

I know we've read banter along these lines before - not necessarily in The RiotACT, but in local rags and even across the neighbour's fence. I am helping my cousin decide on a new location for living. He is moving from Gosford on the Central Coast and relocating to take up a job at ANU. He doesn't w...

Need to respond to new tragedies - CMCF

By 1 October 2009 3

Canberra Multicultural Community Forum Chair Sam Wong said he was shocked and saddened by the Pacific earthquake and tsunami which has killed more than 120 people in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.  “Coming just 24 hours after Typhoon Ketsana which has devastated parts of the Philippines and ...

There's always enough money

By 1 October 2009 11

Despite the news that the ACT could lose $50 or $60 million (depending on whose version you believe), a view amongst the ACTPS that there won't be any money around next year for things they don't want, and strong opposition from the local AMA to the waste of money (buying something back that was nev...

(LIVE) Fire at the Melbourne Bulding

By 1 October 2009 13

I look live now at the Melbourne building, 55 London crt, as smoke rages out of the Melbourne building, It smells electrical and being lunch time one can only say it may be a kitchen. The Act Fire brigade has just show up (quick as) and are going in... more to come...

Baseball booms in ACT

By 1 October 2009 2

ACT Baseball has undergone one of its busiest registration periods in history after signing up just over two hundred new players for the 2009-2010 season. The increase in players has been experienced right across the board at both junior and senior levels.  As an example, junior T-Ball looks set...

Capt'n Snooze

By 1 October 2009 15

My colleagues and I were having a discussion: the talk drifted from the movie Feast to Watchman to exploding people to instead just putting them to sleep onto the Spiderman villain Sandman (made of sand) then to  the Capt'n Snooze guy. I would like to find a picture of Capt'n Snooze to remembe...

50's Pinup Girl Fashion In Canberra

By 1 October 2009 22

I discovered and joined this forum after recently taking up residence in Canberra. I thought I'd dedicate my first post to attempting to conclude a thus far fruitless search on behalf of my wife! My new position here in the capital sees me attending a number of official functions with my good wif...

G-Spot is back

By 1 October 2009 7

That Gungahlin landmark and favourite haunt for Gungahlin nightowls is back. The G-Spot reopened a couple of weeks back - same location. Apparently the Lakes club asked operator Andrew Dale to reopen. The hours are better too, allowing families to indulge too: Wed 6 pm to 12, Thu 6 to 1 am, an...

Air Disaster Memorial [Ghost Strikes Again]

By 30 September 2009 15

Trekked out there a few nights ago and were victims of the car stalling and rolling forward experience. Some of our group also swear they saw a person on the track leading up to the memorial. Anyone else have any stories? I've never experienced... [Ed] And there the story ended as though the ghos...

'Red' Short Film Premiere

By 30 September 2009

Come and paint the town... 'RED' Red Bandit Productions announces their debut short film premiere event. Meet the cast and crew and other local filmmakers  Where: Kremlin Bar, 65 Northbourne Avenue When: 8pm - 9pm Film screened promptly at 8.30pm Tickets only available online at

Colonic irrigation in ACT

By 30 September 2009 27

Hi, I've been Googling to try to find a place that offers colonic irrigation in Canberra, but am not having any luck - does anyone know of anywhere that does it as a health treatment? thanks PBP [Ed] - For a moment I thought PBP was having us on, but there aren't any listings in Google f...

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