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Ask RiotACT: Moving to Canberra

By 10 October 2015
Ask RiotACT

I'm wondering if I can get local advice on where to live in Canberra. We might be settling in Canberra long term and will look to rent first before buying, so ideally want t...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Parlour, New Acton

By 10 October 2015

I purposely avoid reviewing cafes where someone has asked me to come in to write a weekend hot spot. What makes my Weekend Hot Spot articles a good read (well what I think at least...

Tour de Stroke starts in Fyshwick

By 9 October 2015
Josh Goyne - Stroke Awareness Ride - Tour de Stroke

Josh Goyne, 17, sets out from Fyshwick tomorrow on a 2,200 kilometre ride with the aim of raising money for stroke support and assistance. Seven years ago, Josh’s grandfat...

Ask RiotACT: Best Sports Lawyer

By 9 October 2015 3
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone tell me the contact details for the best sports lawyer in Canberra please?...

A Look around Canberra: Barton

By 9 October 2015 1
A Look Around Canberra: Barton

The suburb of Barton in Canberra's inner south has one of the smallest suburb populations, if not the smallest, in Canberra. However, according to ABS data, Barton was once the...

Five garage sales to visit this weekend (10 and 11 October)

By 9 October 2015
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The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage s...

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

By 8 October 2015 1

There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival...

Our first look: Boffins Restaurant new menu

By 8 October 2015 2
Boffins Restaurant: Piano

With all the hype and commotion about all the new cafes and restaurants opening around Canberra, it's easy to forget about the original establishments that have stood the test of t...

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Having another think about the Melbourne Cup holiday

By 23 April 2009 31

Well we gave it a go. Instead of getting drunk in the office on Melbourne Cup day instead we had to spend it with our families and most people were not fans of the change. John Hargreaves is now asking for community input as to what we should do with the public holiday now that the unions can hav...


By 23 April 2009 102

I recently had a pretty bad Sausage and Egg Mcmuffin at McDonalds Braddon. I've attached a picture and my complaint letter. Anyone else had dodgy food there? Dear Mr McDonald, Ever eaten something mouldy, past its used by date or undercooked? For the next few hours you sit and wait anxiou...

Double demerits this weekend

By 23 April 2009 7

His Chiefliness has broken a lengthy silence to warn us that Anzac Day will be celebrated with double demerits for driving offences. "Double demerit points will apply from Friday 24 April to Monday 27 April," Mr Stanhope said. "Police will be targeting speeding and seat belt offences throughout t...

Brumbies find enough horses to hit the park against the 'Canes

By 23 April 2009 2

The Brumbies have announced their side to take on the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday afternoon: 1. Ben Alexander 2. Stephen Moore 3. Salesi Ma’afu 4. Ben Hand 5. Peter Kimlin 6. Mitchell Chapman 7. George Smith 8. Stephen Hoiles (c) 9. Joshua Holmes 10. Matt Toomua 11. Alfi Mafi...

Bye Bye Sue's Kitchen

By 23 April 2009 11

Just letting fellow RiotACTers that Sue's Kitchen (Vietnamese) in Scullin has changed hands. In fact it's turning CHINESE. I will miss going there. It was great for a quick, cheap meal and Sue always made you feel very welcome as did her daughter. Has anyone tried the Vietnamese at Watson shop...

Farewell the Belconnen Bus Interchange

By 23 April 2009 58

[First filed: April 22, 2009 @ 14:55] These are the final days of one of the ugliest and most dismal buildings ever erected (and made worse by slovenly maintenance post self government). The Belconnen Bus Interchange is finally being torn down. On a cold and gray day I went to one of th...

Magistrate Doogan snowed under with pernicious drink drivers

By 23 April 2009 42

The Canberra Times (briefly) explains Magistrate Maria Doogan's dismay at having to deal with 35 drink drivers yesterday (32 men, three women). One wonders if the accused got together for a party afterwards? Apparently this indicated "the Canberra community was failing to get the drink-driving...

It's not a partnership, it's "contract parliamentarianism"

By 23 April 2009 5

CityNews have had an interesting chat with the Greens' leader Parliamentary Convenor, Meredith Hunter. In particular here's her view on how the contract is going: “We have an agreement with the Labor Party which forms part of our relationship, but I don’t know how the Labor Party feels whe...

ANU provides foreign deathtek groups with Revolutionary Thrusting

By 22 April 2009 15

The ANU have proudly announced that their Space Plasma Power and Propulsion group have sold a plasma thruster design to EADS-Astrium for use in a satellite. “EADS-Astrium has decided to fund the University of Surrey to produce a prototype Helicon Double layer thruster suitable for space use. Fo...

Images of Canberra - Turning leaves around Lake Ginninderra

By 22 April 2009 9

Pommie Bastard has sent in this picture, which he took this morning at the John Knight Memorial Park (possibly Canberra's best picnic spot) on the shore of Lake Ginninderra. (Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Not necessarily a landscape. Then email it to images@the-ri...

The smell of Emily - tales from the city

By 22 April 2009 35

[First filed: April 22, 2009 @ 10:03] I came across this yesterday while walking past Allawa Court, the really sketchy flats to the north of Civic. I've never walked that way before so I have no idea how long it's been there. I just thought it was desperately sweet. If you're having tro...

Jack Pappas to represent Russell Field

By 22 April 2009 20

Earlier in the week I heard a bit of gossip going around that the legend of the ACT Bar, Jack Pappas had been engaged to represent the alleged Wanniassa double murderer Russell Field. Today I was able to speak to the man himself, who confirmed he had been engaged by Ben Aulich & Assocates to repr...

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