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Executive Drivers chauffeur services a cut above the rest

By 22 September 2014
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Steve Cotter, the founder of Canberra-based luxury chauffeur service Executive Drivers, is better known to clients as Driver Steve. He chauffeurs overseas dignitaries, busin...

Floating on Canberra

By 22 September 2014

Sean Stoddart has sent in a link to "Floating on Canberra". It is a video comprising a collection of footage taken in Canberra over winter 2014. It was taken using a Phantom2 Vision+ quadcopter. Check it out... http://youtu.be/HAjg92vjYD8...

In-Person-8 – Impro ACT (Review)

By 22 September 2014
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Whenever I told someone the theme for this improvised show the response was usually a mix of surprise and horror.  “Well, you see, in the first half a group of improvisers s...

Basketball Backboard

By 22 September 2014

Rather ironically my "lifetime" freestanding basketball system's backboard has broken ie the perspex sheet.  To be fair the thing is about ten years old so was bound to happen at some point. I have contacted the company but while the part is worth $50 the postage is over $500! Also had no succes...

Recommendations for painter and decorator

By 21 September 2014

Can anyone give me a good recommendation for a painter to paint the inside of my house? I want someone who is careful and thorough with their work and can recommend the right paint and colours for the various areas of the house. Eg wet areas etc... and cleans up thoroughly after themselves and is go...

Canberra and Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 September 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from...

Riot Weekly Top 5 (20th September 2014)

By 21 September 2014
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Another week gone and here are the most popular posts of the week (firstly by readership and then by comments) including confirmation on Capital Metro, disappointment over Myer...

Road rage on Monaro today almost killed us

By 20 September 2014 16

My partner and I are very lucky to be alive this afternoon.... At approx 3:10pm this afternoon, we experienced horrific road rage directed at us on the Monaro Hwy. It happened in the direction going from Civic to Hume about 1km or so of the Alexander Maconochie Centre. An "electric blue" coloure...

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Interesting evidence from the Charnwood murder

By 17 October 2008 9

The ABC reports that Rebecca Anne Massey, charged with the murder of Elizabeth Booshand outside the Charnwood Charcoal Chicken, was allegedly on her neighbour's doorstep, knife in hand, the night of the murder: "The ACT Magistrates Court has heard Massey's neighbour, Lisa Patricia Jones, told pol...

Konrad Lenz and friends rock the Phoenix Wednesday night.

By 17 October 2008 1

Now here's a night of entertainment you won't want to miss. James Nichols, Aaron Peacey and Chris Arnott joining Konrad Lenz in the Phoenix....

Candidate Questionaires for 17 October

By 17 October 2008 13

The following responses in so far today to your questions in the 2008 candidate questionaire: -- Chris Bourke, Labor for Ginninderra -- David Matthews, Labor for Molonglo -- Darren Churchill, Democrat for Ginninderra...

Election Wrap - 17 October

By 17 October 2008 62

Right to Life: Yesterday RiotACT contacted Right to Life offering to run their ad in the Canberra Times for free in order to inform our readers as to which candidates have been judged to have the best anti-abortion credentials. We still await a reply from them. However we found a copy of the a...

Degas comes to Canberra

By 17 October 2008 6

The ABC has a piece on the latest blockbuster at the National Gallery. This time it features the works of Edgar Degas and they hope it will top Turner. NGA director Ron Radford says the Degas: Master of French Art exhibition will be exclusive to Canberra. "Only to Canberra and the first ti...

Phone messages...

By 16 October 2008 65

I was at a friends house in Chisholm about an hour ago and the phone range with a recorded phone message from Zzzzzzz droning on about how he wont build a power plant near your suburb. Geez, talk about desperate!!! He went on about something else like GP's. The Libs in Brindabella have n...

WFA and Giuila Jones.

By 16 October 2008 39

Senator Ian MacDonald did not secure a job for Giulia Jones with Women’s Forum Australia. Women’s Forum Australia does not know Ian MacDonald and has no connection with him. Women’s Forum Australia did employ Giulia Jones for four months last year in an administrative capacity. Women...

Gershon Review made public

By 16 October 2008 30

Mr Rudd's review into ICT spend has been made public at http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/ict-review/index.html. Among the excitement are recommendations to: -- Reduce contractors by 50% and increase number of APS ICT staff -- Agencies spending more than $20m on "business-as-usual" tasks...

Movie Discussion Group verdict - LEMON TREE (Dendy cinema) - ****

By 16 October 2008 1

From dendy.com.au: Salma (Hiam Abbass), a Palestinian widow, has to stand up against her new neighbour, the Israeli Defense Minister (Doron Tavory), when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove, on the green line border between Israel and the West bank. All agreed that it was a be...

Witchhunts, accusations and open warfare - ACT Liberals in chaos

By 16 October 2008 77

[ED - While this story was posted by a new commenter, readers should note that our sources within the Liberal Party are not denying it] Despite last minute desperate attempts by Zed and Doyle to keep a lid on things, open warfare has now developed in the Liberal ranks. It all started when tw...

What to do when an idiot is up your tail and honking?

By 16 October 2008 42

So as I was crossing a road in Civic this morning I noticed a scene. A block up a truck was trying to turn right and the traffic had tailed back. A taxi was sticking slightly out into the intersection so there was no more room. A silver sedan driven by a rather stylish lady had done the right ...

On hoaxes and The Academy

By 16 October 2008 15

The first of these images is a hoax against The Academy that's circulating via email. The second of these is The Academy's counter-hoax. I am, however, assured by a source close to management that over 25s really will be getting in free this weekend. So there you go!...

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