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Fisher growhouse bust

By 25 May 2015
fisher drug busy

Two men will face court today (Monday, May 25) after they were arrested for using a residential house in Fisher for the hydroponic cultivation of a traffickable quantity of can...

WomenCANPlay to boost female sports participation in Canberra

By 25 May 2015
Billi, Kate, Hannah

Billi McCarthy-Price and Hannah Massingham have received a YWCA Great Ydeas grant to develop a website, WomenCANPlay, to increase local women’s participation in sport. Whe...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Coffee

By 25 May 2015 1
The Cupping Room

It was with some hesitation that last week I put the word out there for Canberra’s best coffee. To many people coffee is absolutely sacred and you wouldn’t dare mess with them ...

A perspective on the new ACT electorates

By 25 May 2015 2
new electorates

The ACT Electoral Commission has just confirmed the new boundaries for the five electorates in the 25-seat Legislative Assembly. This is the biggest change since the modifie...

Pine Island rabbit control begins today

By 25 May 2015

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service has advised residents that a rabbit control program has commenced at Pine Island Reserve. The program will involve the use of pindone poison and aluminium phosphide warren fumigation to control the rabbit population.  As such, residents are asked not to touc...

Gate installation recommendations

By 25 May 2015 2

I am moving into a new property and there is no side gate. I would like to know of any recommendations please. I would also like a functional lock with a key on the gate as ...

Do Canberra mums agree with Senator Gallagher on PPL?

By 25 May 2015

Senator Katy Gallagher has written a powerful response to the Prime Minister's accusation that Canberra mums have/are double dipping when it comes to the matter of paid parenta...

New Optus 4G in Canberra – good, bad, or ugly?

By 24 May 2015 3

A few years ago there was a RiotACT thread regarding poor Optus 3G reception in Tuggeranong. It turned out that this was a pretty common problem for Optus customers across Canb...

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Katy's strange neurosurgery announcement

By 4 March 2009 8

Now here's an odd little story. This morning the Health Minister Katy Gallagher announced that she'd awarded a tender for the Neurosurgery Suite at Canberra Hospital to a mob called IMRIS. Viewing tender announcements as pretty low grade news we ignored it here, but other outlets joined in th...

Radion Station 2CC farts their way in to Twitter-ing (Tweeting) Online

By 4 March 2009 10

Radio station 2CC are not making the most auspicious of starts to what appears their newest venture into using Twitter. They have just started to Tweet in earnest as of today. Some of their classics so far are: 2CC: Pete wants to sell his farts. The...

Police Wrap - 4 March

By 4 March 2009

(After a week AWOL the AFP Media Unit has roared back into life with a swathe of backdated content, most of it with dud links but here's what's working right now) 1. Greenway Flasher! ACT Policing has arrested a 30-year-old man after an alleged act of indecency on a female in Greenway yesterda...

Who Here Plays the Carillon?

By 4 March 2009 19

If there is a carillon player among us, please speak up.   I'm hoping to interview you for a documentary I will be making....

Brumbies and Capitals double-teaming

By 4 March 2009

The Brumbies have announced that they're joining up with the Capitals over a big weekend of sport coming up later in the month. The Canberra TransACT Capitals will vie for a competition record-equaling sixth WNBL title and will take on the winner of this Friday’s match between Bulleen and Towns...

Want to be a mystery shopper?

By 4 March 2009 24

[ED - Before any of you start screaming. I asked Rachel to send in some information on this and no money or any other consideration has changed hands] SpySee Mystery Shopping and Reviews are Canberra's only locally owned and run mystery shopping specialists.  No doubt you have heard that myster...

Belco car break in

By 4 March 2009 18

Warning to all who park in the long term carpark at Belconnen Labor Club during the day.  My car was broken into yesterday (3 March) and the car radio/cd stolen.  It was only a cheap Kenwood (so the thief is not too bright) but the damage to the dash getting it out is the most annoying as ...

Mz Anne Thropik plays The Basement with local supports

By 4 March 2009

Mz Anne Thropik (say it aloud and it'll make more sense) is coming to Canberra to play The Basement (Cohen St. Belconnen) and she's got great local support. The MTV presenter will is touring with the local punkabilly, pyscobilly masters Charlie Greaser and at this show will also be joined by ...

Disability services need more resources?

By 4 March 2009 3

The Greens are finally online with an interesting view on the funding of disability services: “The Disability Commissioner needs to be separate from the Health Services Commissioner,” Ms Bresnan said today. “A clear recommendation from the Gallop Inquiry into a number deaths in disabilit...

Corinbank 09 - Closing Finale video and Stray's view

By 4 March 2009 9

[First filed: March 03, 2009 @ 17:53] The RiotACT second unit photographer, Stray, had motoring troubles combined with IT troubles, but she persevered to give a different perspective on proceedings, and a different photographic style. A slideshow of her photos is below. I've also managed t...

Flugelman exhibition at the Drill Hall Gallery

By 4 March 2009

ANU has an interesting note about an exhibition running at the Drill Hall Gallery until 5 April. This exhibition is a major survey of the recent work of distinguished Austrian-born painter, printmaker and sculptor, Bert Flugelman. He is best known for his huge geometric public sculptures in stain...

What is happening to Sunrise Cafe, Alinga Street?

By 4 March 2009 10

The past two weeks has seen the Sunrise Cafe (Alinga Street, just up from the Pancake Parlour), with a big CLOSED sign. Is the place really closing down?  The owner sick? Enquiring minds want to be, er, enquiring. Ex...

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