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Airport team to develop carpark into ACT PS mega-office

By 29 July 2016
Stephen Byron

The owners of Canberra Airport are set to become the ACT Government's landlords after winning the tender to build a major new office complex for Territory public servants along...

Gongs and whistles: Nominate a Canberran now for Australian of the Year

By 29 July 2016
Current Australian of the Year David Morrison raising the national flag to mark the start of NAIDOC Week in Civic Square earlier this month. Photo: CHARLOTTE HARPER

It may seem a long time until the next Australia Day awards, but the organisational machine that goes through the process of sorting through nominees, finalists, and finally gr...

Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016
Dickson-nr-library-antill

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise shower...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 2
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (29-31 July)

By 28 July 2016 1
Giants

Footy and flicks, classical and country sounds, and old school vinyl – there is plenty of variety to keep you amused this winter weekend in the capital. FRIDAY Nati...

Why I will never watch the Tour de France again

By 28 July 2016 14
Col de Manse, France- July 16, 2013: The peloton pedaling on a plain road after the ascension to Col de Manse in The Alps during the stage 16 of 100th edition of Le Tour de France 2013.

Despite being an eager cyclist, I’ve never really watched the Tour de France until this year. And unless something radically changes, I’m unlikely to ever do so again. W...

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Home Birth to become Illegal?

By 4 September 2009 65

[First filed: September 04, 2009 @ 12:14] Its not often that we run issues of national interest here on RiotACT but because we love Riot's and this one in particular affects womens choice and I think its worth wider discussion. The Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioner...

Where to buy a vegetarian lasagne?

By 4 September 2009 21

I'm relatively new to Canberra and need to urgently find a shop that sells pre-made vegetarian lasagnes. I've tried Coles and Woolworths, but they only sell beef lasagnes. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks....

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 September

By 4 September 2009 15

Spring has sprung, Hayfever season is imminently upon us and despite a bit of rain overnight the skies are clear for a great weekend of fun, frivolity and in my case anyway, spring cleaning! Let us know what's going on around town in the comments ...

Mountain Bike and Trials World Champs - Thursday

By 4 September 2009

From suburban Canberra (where I expect there were a couple of hangovers), back to the slopes of Stromlo today for the under 19 mens XC race. The Italians were back in force with Gerhard Kerschbaumer winning the race to take his second gold medal & rainbow jersey after being part of the winning Itali...

Fringey news coming at lunch

By 4 September 2009 9

Facebook is abuzz that there will be some sort of announcement about the future of the recently axed Fringe Festival at 12.15 in Civic Square (in front of the Canberra Theatre) this lunchtime. So, if you're one of our many readers who quite liked the old format, it would be a good time to shift y...

Reliable Pest Control in Canberra

By 4 September 2009 19

Hi, What are people's experiences/recommendations for reliable pest controllers in Canberra?  Some companies do a year round pest control which involves paying a monthly fee.  Does anyone use this type of service and if so, how much do they usually charge? Cheers...

Pump Track World Championships

By 3 September 2009 12

While the MTB & Trials World Champs were finishing up at Stromlo for the day, another huge mountain bike party was just kicking off. Garreth Paton is one of the owner partners of Onya Bike Civic, and also happens to have a very nice pump track in his Kambah back yard. A pump track is a short track ...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 118 - Space Party

By 3 September 2009

Canberra’s longest running and least reliable podcast has fallen off a cliff after a mid year spurt. But it sputters back to life in podcast number 118 with the surf music mayhem of Space Party. Track list: Spanish Song. 7:55 The Creature. 17:58 Angel (Arctic Circles). 27:27 Flight to ...

Parentline - It's For Dads Too

By 3 September 2009 2

Parenting can be one of the most rewarding occupations. But it can also be one of the most challenging - a challenge that many parents do not believe they have the skills required to deal with. In a recent survey, only a third of parents thought that the skills required to be a good parent came ...

CANBERRA COMMUNITY FIGHTS FIREWORKS BAN

By 3 September 2009 60

The Canberra community is uniting to fight Minister for Justice, John Hargraves’ ban on private fireworks displays on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. A group that started on Facebook just a week ago now has over 5,200 members and is growing rapidly. Spokesperson for the group, Clare Ho...

Do mushrooms poison dogs in Canberra ?

By 3 September 2009 14

Our 5 year old dog had his first epileptic like fit a month ago. Yesterday he had 3 seizures. The Vet is doing blood tests but so far hasn't found any cause, if they continue it might be off to Sydney for a cat-scan. She says it's unusual for a dog to manifest epilepsy this late, usually it appea...

The Power of the Lollypop

By 3 September 2009 20

What is the power of a lolly-pop man or lady?  Well this morning in the Bus Interchange in Civic on the corner of East Row and Alinga Street, heaps, apparently.  A lollypop lady took it upon herself to go beyond the normal "Stop/Slow" functions and considered it her role to use the lollypop ...

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