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Senior ASIC executive charged with historic child sex abuse

By 11 February 2016
Peter Cuzner

Former ACT schoolteacher and ASIC regional commissioner for the ACT Peter Cuzner, of Kaleen, pleaded not guilty in court today to charges relating to the alleged abuse of a tee...

Five things to do in Canberra this weekend (12, 13 and 14 February 2016)

By 11 February 2016 1
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We’ve scoured the Internet to find the top five things happening in Canberra this weekend. My picks would be the Royal Australian Mint Open Day on Saturday where you can learn ab...

Ask RiotACT: portrait photography recommendations

By 11 February 2016 3
Ask RiotACT

I'm looking to get a 'family' photoshoot - myself, partner and our dog - and looking for recommendations of good photographers - perhaps more creative/original-type artists, mo...

Thanks for the memories Canberra

By 11 February 2016 5
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After hiking my way around Canberra and finding fun road trips in the area, it’s time to farewell the nation’s capital. As a ring-in public servant hailing from Brisbane...

Planning Minister seeks bright ideas from afar

By 11 February 2016 2
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On a recent visit to Wollongong I observed the notices for and then read about the consultations for a major project: Wollongong – A City for People. Being a frequent visitor...

Greens home entry, dope-testing laws part of cannabis ‘witch hunt

By 11 February 2016 4
Marijuana

New laws introduced by Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury this week will give police the power to force their way into a person’s home in order to test someone who is suspected...

Ask RiotACT: Port Salut Cheese availability

By 10 February 2016 9
Ask RiotACT

Hello friendly friends! Just wondering if anyone knows where/if it is possible to buy Port Salut cheese in the Canberra/Queanbeyan region? I do believe some Coles stores as ...

Urban Renewal its coming your way!

By 10 February 2016 6
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There’s a talk at the Albert Hall here in Canberra on Tuesday 16 February. The title for this session definitely sounds as though a focus group of bureaucrats have signed off...

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Telstra has no cable?

By 13 June 2009 26

I have a friend. Lets call her Miss Mac. Miss Mac is a customer of TransACT for her internet and home phone. Last Saturday both services ceased working. Miss Mac phoned TransAct and was told the next available technician would be Tuesday. Miss Mac agreed (it was a long weekend after all). ...

Local Inventor Wins Business Award with Pay by SMS

By 13 June 2009 8

Went to the Canberra Business Point Awards last night. Local inventor Harold of MHits won with the commericalisation of his "pay by SMS" system.  You  might have seen it on "The New Inventors".  When I saw it the first time I thought "what a cool idea - paying for coffee by SMS".  I was p...

Photography in Canberra - what else is out there?

By 13 June 2009 14

Apart from the obvious landmarks and tourist destinations, where are Canberra's best, and less photographed, locations to shoot? Where are our 'hidden gems'? Landscape, architecture, abstract, people, flora, fauna, day, night - I'm interested in anything and everything as a subject....

What to do with a Diplomat who goes on a demolition Derby in Woden?

By 13 June 2009 36

This afternoon at the Hellenic Club in Woden, a car decided that it would be fun to shunt other cars in the carpark and drive off.  Unfortunatly he was apprehended by two public servants who managed to get his details before he fled the scene and in the process hit another car.  When this gentl...

What's happening with Wilsons Organics?

By 13 June 2009 5

I have been driving past once a week in the hopes that the doors will be open once again for trade  but so far, no luck. They have been closed for renovations for over a year now, does anybody know whats going on and when  this great little organic grocer will be open again?...

Is that the new intercha... Oh hang on!

By 12 June 2009 11

Just came across this chestnut on centre stage at Westfield in Belconnen. Although a simple bit of public mischief, it must have taken some work. Think of the planning involved! Step One: Hate new Belconnen arrangements, means I can't get to my mundane office job as easily as before. Step...

As if it was never there...

By 12 June 2009 17

Holden Caulfield has sent in a photo taken this morning. Something appears to have gone missing in the cold and the fog......

CRK back behind bars

By 12 June 2009 55

The ABC reports that the young man known only as "Clea Rose's Killer" (or CRK for mine) is back behind bars after the police hunted him down. He has been in jail awaiting sentencing for a spate of fresh crimes including theft, burglary, receiving stolen goods and property damage. Two weeks ag...

Aus vs Italy @ Bruce - what can I bring?

By 12 June 2009 20

Rioters, I'll be braving the cold with the rest of the throng at the Wallabies' first game in Canberra in nine years, but I've never been to a game out at Bruce, and I'm wondering what I can expect in terms of food/beverage prices and quality. I'm assuming lukewarm pies and flat beer in plastic c...

Why can't we know the ACT Government's position on 24 hour airport operations

By 12 June 2009 38

The Greens' Shane Rattenbury is expressing alarm that the ACT Government's submission on the Draft Airport Master Plan has not been made public. Are our leaders supporting 24 hour freight operations or are they opposing it? Even those of us without strong views on the subject would probably li...

Photo doctoring in real estate advertising

By 12 June 2009 69

Perusing a newish listing on Allhomes recently I was somewhat perplexed at the appearance of a front "lawn". Was it fake grass? Was the photo taken back in the days before water restrictions? No, I think it's been altered. Here's two views of the same lawn... According to Real Estate I...

Stanhopian tantrum over questions

By 12 June 2009 54

The ABC had an interesting story yesterday on Chief Minister Stanhope's anger in the face of 2,550 questions on notice lodged by the Greens and Liberals in the course of the estimates hearings. The Chief Minister says it's going to cost $1.5 million to answer all the questions. The examples I...

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