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Best of Canberra taste off – Pub food

By 6 July 2015 2
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Pub food is great winter food – hearty, down-to-earth and honest. When I go out for a pub meal, I’m looking for a comforting feed that won’t leave me hungry. This week’s ta...

No bets on Abetz

By 6 July 2015 18
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The latest little pearlers from Senator Abetz just about say it all for me. Straight out of the moral code of the 1950s! Anyone opposing his view should get out of the kitchen....

How UC plans to become a world-ranked university by 2018

By 6 July 2015 5
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If the University of Canberra is to become a world-ranked university, we need to improve infrastructure in Belconnen. I attended a public meeting late last month in which...

Swan Valley: One reason to make the trek over to WA

By 5 July 2015
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Hands up if you’ve heard of the Swan Valley. I hadn’t before last week, but now after getting a little taste for some of their food and wine, I certainly want to hear more. If ...

Does anyone know what happened to Cafe Bamboo in Braddon?

By 6 July 2015 2
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My wife and I had a favourite Chinese restaurant, Cafe Bamboo, on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. It was forced to close as their building was demolished to make way for new apartm...

String of aggravated burglaries over weekend

By 6 July 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to three aggravated burglaries in Wanniassa, Mitchell and Mawson early Sunday morning (5 July). About 5am, police received a report that tw...

Stepping Up ceramics market place

By 6 July 2015
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The three-day Australian Ceramics Triennale will bring some of the world's best ceramicists to Canberra this week, flooding the city with 35 exhibitions across various location...

Where can I find kids’ interior shops in Canberra?

By 4 July 2015 6
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I'm new to Canberra and want to decorate my children's bedrooms. (1, 3 & 8 years) Can the more knowledgeable here point me in the direction of any good shops with pro...

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More crackers from the great comedian - Chief Minister's talkback

By 6 March 2009 27

Chief Minister's talkback on 666 is normally a dull collection of whinges getting flat batted back down the pitch. But Chief Minister Stanhope was back in fine form this morning in his role as the funniest man who ever lived. Alex Sloan also chimed in as straight-person. Personally I loved his...

Tall-bike jousting - and a stink

By 6 March 2009 2

At times there was almost too much going on at Corinbank over the weekend. But thanks to YouTube, even if we missed it, we can see the knights of the tall-bike have at each other, have a stink after, and watch it get broken up with a jousting stick....

Police Wrap - 6 March

By 6 March 2009 22

1. Yet another traffic blitz announced: ACT Policing will be out in force over the next 10 days, conducting a progressive traffic campaign across Canberra suburbs aimed at identifying those motorists who continue to ignore police warnings. Whilst the major focus of the campaign will be drink-...

Repair my Smash

By 6 March 2009 22

My turn once again to tap into the RiotACT hive mind in hope of being pointed in the right direction. Was unfortunate enough on the way to the Socceroos last night to give the car in front of mine a bit of a love tap with the front of my car... leaving some scrapes on them and the car in front of...

Big prizes running for Youth Week

By 6 March 2009

National Youth Week is running from 28 March to 5 April. The ACT bit has it's own Facebook Group. But of particular interest to the "25 and unders" out there is the competitions. Prizes include (as announced by Youth Week ACT supremo Chanel Cole): -- $10,000 cash. Yup. You read that rig...

ACT Budget heads $200 million in the hole

By 6 March 2009 26

It was a weird thing at the last election. In our candidate questionaire (which many candidates lacked the intestinal fortitude to reply to) we asked this question: 1) What will be your number 1 spending priority, and what are you willing to de-fund in order to pay for it? I was appalled that ...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 6 March

By 6 March 2009 20

[First filed: March 05, 2009 @ 10:31] A lot of us are still getting over last weekend and wouldn't mind a few more nice calm work days before the carnage resumes. But it seems there's no provision for extra public workdays, much as employer groups have been lobbying for them. Moving on,...

So Canberra, did you like the taste of top flight football?

By 5 March 2009 59

The SMH brings word of the experience that a decidedly non-capacity 20,032 crowd enjoyed tonight watching Kuwait triumph 1-0. Having watched WIN introduce the match with a "Green and Gold army" of six drunks at King O'Malleys earlier in the evening I was less than impressed. For those who were...

Double Pass to Indyfest '09!

By 5 March 2009

Once again we have a give-away for our premium members the first one to email john@the-riotact.com wins two names on the door for this Saturday's Indyfest '09 at The Basement on Cohen St in Belconnen. It's going to be very loud......

Autumn Equinox festival - Bush fire fundraiser

By 5 March 2009

Profits from the forthcoming Autumn Equinox Festival will benefit the Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal. The Festival will be held on Saturday March 21st in the gardens at historic Ginninderra Village, O’Hanlon Place, Gold Creek  (Nicholls.) The festival will not only celebrate the Autumn Equinox bu...

Get down to the library now for your home energy use kits

By 5 March 2009 26

Simon Corbell is proudly launching the Home Energy Action Kit which you'll be able to loan from public libraries if you're one of the happy few to still live near one. "The Home Energy Action Kit is an effective and practical set of tools to help householders become energy smart and it is ava...

Any recommendations of financial planners in Canberra?

By 5 March 2009 42

Hi there, I'm a little late with my new years resolution to get my financial affairs in order but I'm determined that this will be the year. I'm finally earning a decent income and would like some professional advice on how much I should be saving and whether I should pay extra off my HECS deb...

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