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Best of Canberra – Tacos

By 3 March 2015 6
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It’s Tuesday and my favourite thing about this day of the week is the humble taco.  If you are not yet aware of the phenomenon that is Taco Tuesday, it is time to get acquain...

What does the ACT think about the death penalty?

By 3 March 2015 29
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Inside my backyard shed are two signs that my fiancée and I recently made. The signs read, “Indonesia, we love you but please tell your Government to stop killing Australian...

Are you ready to be Enlightened?

By 3 March 2015
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It's the best time of year again when the evenings are warm - but not stifling, with a cool - but not cold breeze; allowing everyone to come out after dark to explore Enlighten. ...

The Canberra Night Noodle Markets

By 2 March 2015 21
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Earlier this year it was announced that Canberra was going to be introduced to the Noodle Markets made famous by Melbourne and Sydney, and it has been the talk of the town ever...

Chic Henry and the tram to nowhere?

By 2 March 2015 46
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I've had a couple of long conversations with Summernats' Chic Henry, who is tossing up whether to run in the 2016 ACT election. He told me that the Liberals want him to stan...

Should Norfolk Island be self governed?

By 2 March 2015 7
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The bun fight between the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and the Commonwealth Government regarding governance of the island has been going on for decades. The island ha...

Seselja welcomes funding for safer schools

By 3 March 2015 2

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today welcomed funding for Canberra Grammar School under the Coalition Government’s $18 million Schools Security Programme. “Canberra Grammar School is one of 54 schools to receive funding under the programme, which delivers on our election commitme...

ACT Government leads nation on climate change action

By 3 March 2015

Canberra’s environmental watchdog has given the thumbs up to the ACT Government’s response to climate change in the region, Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell and Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment Robert Neil announced today. The commissioner today released his report ...

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Dob in a rental auctioneer

By 12 January 2009 36

The ABC brings word that the ACT Tenant's Union is after your help. The ACT Tenants Union is urging people to report any real estate agents who initiate a rent auction for sought after properties. Basically they're at the data gathering stage with a view to pushing for new laws against rental ...

Two fun things for summer weekends

By 12 January 2009 7

Two things going on this summer we've been remiss in not mentioning. 1. The Botanic Gardens have got their summer concert series humming again. They're insanely popular, often with good reason. The best picnic sitting in town as long as you like crowds. Remaining concerts in the series are...

Did you enjoy the final Block Party?

By 12 January 2009 21

On Saturday afternoon I was certainly impressed by the scale of the setup in the Challis St car park in Dickson for the Trinity Block Party. If you went we'd love to hear what you thought about it. And if you've got some photos send them in to images@the-riotact.com. When I saw the setup the f...

Queanbo fireboming rampage!

By 12 January 2009 4

The Canberra Times has a piece on a string of late night tree immolations in Queanbeyan: "Queanbeyan Police are searching for firebugs who set alight four trees early on Sunday. The arsonists left four large trees on Lowe Street, Barracks Flat Drive and roundabouts on Morisset Street and another...

ABC Tuggeranong Digital dead in the water?

By 12 January 2009 19

Anyone else noticed that the ABC Digital TV transmissions from Tuggeranong Hill on CH 59 seem to have died? I've done the requisite Google searches and trawled through the ABC website with no answers. The signal is gone on both my Myth box and a cheapie set top box and has been missing since at ...

Another interesting registration plate.

By 12 January 2009 60

I wouldn't want to stand in the way of free expression and believe the vehicle to be admirable in all respects, but was a little surprised that the ACT Government, via its Motor Vehicle Registry, allowed the 'Driver with attitude' component of this Registration plate (Click the image for a large...

Cycling hazards in Canberra

By 11 January 2009 37

As a new year's resolution I have decided to buy a push bike in the hope of actually getting fit one day. On my first attempt at cycling in ten years I happened to ride past a bunch of tiny kids playing with a Pit-Bull or similar.  The dog gave chase and luckily my legs were not as dead as I ha...

Police Wrap - 11 January

By 11 January 2009 16

1. Fadden mugging: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery of a 16-year-old male youth in Fadden January 7. Around 10.45pm the male youth was walking along Sternberg Crescent when he was approached by two males aged around 16 to 17. The victim was punched in the eye before ...

Opera near the lake

By 11 January 2009 4

Apparently in the interminable bitchfights surrounding the festival thing the two year tradition of "Opera By The Lake" fell by the wayside with, I'm told, the first thing Stopera (Canberra's chamber opera company) knew was when the festival program was printed without their event on it. But not ...

Fags - The movie trailer

By 11 January 2009 28

[First filed: January 09, 2009 @ 18:10] The enterprising local kids going under the collective, self applied, name of "Fags" have released their latest masterpiece, a trailer for their movie, on YouTube. It looks like they've taken up Dolly's call to the Jackass generation, moving on from ...

W League - Canberra United qualify for the Grand Final

By 11 January 2009 23

Well our gals are into the final (beat Newcastle Jets 1-0). Hopefully Sydney can beat QLD on Sunday so we get a home GF. If that does happen, it better be at Bruce Stadium. UPDATE: And here's video of the score! ...

Whatever happened to Canberra's space-age self-cleaning toilets?

By 11 January 2009 38

[First filed: January 10, 2009 @ 17:52] I recall in the dim past the great excitement surrounding Canberra getting an array of the Exceloo When they first arrived thay had: - Automatic doors - Electronic Basin Unit - No Touch Flushing - Electronic Toilet Tissue Dispenser - Movemen...

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