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What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014
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As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital. Suggestions from some of our team: Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd...

The Importance of Being Earnest – Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

By 22 August 2014 1
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The Importance of Being Earnest can feel like fairy floss: sweet, yes, but when you start to pull it apart it becomes insubstantial. The play is an outright farce and this prod...

David Eastman’s murder conviction quashed

By 22 August 2014 11

David Eastman is set to be released from prison after his murder conviction was quashed in the supreme court today. The Director of Public Prosecutions must now decide whether Eastman will be hauled back before a jury for another trial. Holding an effective retrial could prove near impossible ...

Corin Forest snow report

By 22 August 2014
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Corin Forest has a deep cover over the snow play area, up to 1.4m deep in parts, which means plenty to play in. There were a few nights of snow making during the week topping u...

Kingsford Smith School reviews?

By 22 August 2014

Hello all, I am seeking reviews on the Kingsford Smith School. Please help! This is our PPA school, but I have a few reservations about sending my little one there. Any info, thoughts, reviews would be GREAT! Don't hold back. Can also include thoughts on surrounding schools (within 5-10km)....

A Canberra Sunday tradition marks 20 years

By 22 August 2014
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Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets are celebrating 20 very successful years in operation next month. They will mark the occasion on Sunday 14 September. “The Old Bus Depot ...

The Deck at Regatta Point

By 22 August 2014 2

I am looking to book "The Deck at Regatta Point" for a function. The most recent reviews on RIOTACT are from 2011 and they are pretty woeful (actually, truly woeful). Has anyone been there lately? I have heard that it has changed hands, and seeing that my function will mainly have interstate vis...

Analysing the New ACTION Network – Part 2

By 22 August 2014 4
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This is the second of my three part series looking at the ACTION network 14. My first post focused on changes north of the lake. This write up focuses on changes Southside. P...

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Election Wrap - 25 September

By 25 September 2008 12

Zed Bartlett-gate: Walter really kicked something off when he wrote in about listening to Zed Seselja cribbing West Wing scripts. First Crikey picked it up, then JJJ breakfast gave it a run, neglecting to mention us (perhaps as part of our on-going blood feud with Marieke Hardy, but as the CT ...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Nine - James Higgins, Greens for Ginninderra

By 25 September 2008 11

[First filed: September 22, 2008 @ 11:14 Second filing: September 23, 2008 @ 11:04] After a much needed week off the RiotACT Sim Challenge is rumbling back into gear with the Greens' young gun James Higgins taking up cudgels at All Bar Nun this Thursday night to show the world just how he'd ...

Overheard in the Refugee Camp in Glebe Park

By 25 September 2008 44

I’m not going to editorialise too much on this as other readers will be able to offer more experienced and insightful views of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and their operations. As with a regular column I write elsewhere in a world of music I perceive only dimly through inexpert eyes, I’ll...

Lanyon pleas of forgiveness...

By 25 September 2008 87

[First filed: September 24, 2008 @ 08:03] "Please forgive me Mel" Says the signs on the way to work. Has anyone else noticed the signs on the drive from Lanyon to the City? They start off saying "Please forgive me Mel" near the roundabout just past Lanyon shops, then another two a bit f...

Local film makers wanted for CSFF

By 25 September 2008

The following media release has come into us, apparently they're well sorted for entries in general but would really like to get more Canberra made material in: CANBERRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OPEN FOR ENTRIES The Canberra Short Film Festival, with new festival manager SilverSun Pictures, ...

RiotACT media watch

By 25 September 2008 16

First the bad news... 2xx listeners and audio file downloaders will have to live without my dulcet tones this Friday. Marianne is holidaying at a secret sun-kissed locale and her replacement has shown no interest in giving up his precious airtime to the likes of us. If it's something you feel st...

Biggest Magnet Ever

By 25 September 2008 19

My "little" surprise when I got my mail in. I think this magnet is bigger than the terror ones... Does anyone have a to-do list to fill it?...

WholeSelf Living Workshop this weekend

By 25 September 2008 17

The WholeSelf Program - Stage 1 Foundation Workshop 27-28 September 2008 "When you value, nurture and care for your WholeSelf you naturally enrich everyone and everything around you." - Kathleen Earle Grow your whole experience of life with our WholeSelf Living Program. By nurturing your Wh...

Google Maps updated - Higher res images of your suburb

By 24 September 2008 27

A recent trip onto Google maps shows that there is more recent higher res images of much of Canberra. My guess is around late March, but open to fellow RiotACTers to work out the when GDE open View Larger Map...

Paul the stalker gets bail pending appeal

By 24 September 2008 11

The ABC has a chilling story of one Paul Henderson of Charnwood who is now out on bail while his appeal on stalking charges is heard: "The court heard he met the woman at a Belconnen gym in July 2002. She changed gyms two years later and noticed Henderson did as well but their relationship did...

Police Wrap - 24 September

By 24 September 2008 5

1. The police would like your help finding a missing man: ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public to locate a 28-year-old Waramanga man who has been missing since Friday, September 19. Craig Bushell was last seen leaving his Larakia Street residence around 5:30pm on that day. I...

Images of Canberra - Nazi Gnome at Floriade

By 24 September 2008 28

There's no immediate explanation as to why this little fella's adorning Floriade. Anyone have any theories? (Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com )...

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