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No family, no friends? What to do in Canberra if youre a Christmas orphan.

By 23 December 2014
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Thinking at the time that it wouldn’t be so bad, I volunteered to be on call for work from Christmas Eve until December 29 – meaning I have to stay within half an hour of t...

Pets as Christmas gifts – not a good idea

By 23 December 2014
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Christmas is only a few days away and shoppers are frantically grabbing those last few gifts. As they dash around the shopping mall, an adorable little puppy stands up on his r...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Meat Pies

By 22 December 2014 2
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There was quite a lot of debate when the call went out for Canberra’s best pies last week, with over 10 different bakeries and cafes being nominated. Based on most popular I f...

Review: when poetry becomes music

By 22 December 2014
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Ex-Canberra theatre teacher’s Ernie Glass’ Tales of Ordinary Madness and T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land presented by Mad As Productions. A young and vibrant Cassie Brizzi ...

Most loved South Coast beaches: Which is your favourite?

By 22 December 2014 5
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With Christmas just around the corner, it’s almost time for Canberrans to make their annual exodus to the South Coast for a good dose of sun, sea and greasy takeaway. For ...

House catches alight after lightning strike

By 22 December 2014 2

Multiple fire crews are fighting a house fire in Dunlop believed to be caused by a lightning strike. ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident in Menzel Crescent at 2:42pm and responded immediately with three fire pumpers and a commander. Update to follow. (ESA Media Release)...

Best Child Access Lawyer Needed ASAP

By 22 December 2014 2
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Hi, Can anyone point me in the direction of a really good Lawyer in the ACT for Family law. I need the best !! I have had restrictions of my child access placed on me si...

Is Ginger Gorman leaving 666 ABC?

By 22 December 2014 1
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Hi Rioters, Does anyone know if Ginger Gorman is leaving 666 ABC? There were a few people talking about it on social media over the weekend. I'm assuming if it is true it...

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Human Rights Prison??

By 4 December 2008 27

With the imminent opening of Australia's first prison based on human rights philosophy, it makes me wonder how they can implement a blanket rule that prisoner's cannot smoke! Doesn't this breach their human rights by taking away their choice to smoke or not. Cigarettes in prison have also b...

Summernats feeling the pressure of Global Economic Crisis?

By 4 December 2008 98

The ABC have a story that the Summernats are feeling the pressure of a slowing economy.  The part of the story the caught my specific interest was at the end, "I don't want to end up in a situation where I'm really, really squeezed and I have to consider either, worse scenario, moving the event ...

Good Luck Haddles!

By 3 December 2008 7

RiotACT Troublemaker Hadley is off to the 2008 Australian Poetry Slam as one of 18 finalists from across the entirety of the country fronting up at the Sydney Opera House tomorrow. As he's no stranger to performing next to cellists in bunny suits we wish Hadley the best of luck and hope that ...

Police Wrap - 3 December

By 3 December 2008

1. Police would like some help with a fire in Holt: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a suspicious fire in an apartment block in Holt which occurred yesterday (December 2). Around 5.45pm police were called to the Parkview Apartments on Hardwick Crescent following reports of a fire. When po...

Krazy Kanberra Kartwheels - WARNING NSFW

By 3 December 2008 12

Over on YouTube lukecarberry has posted the above video with the following note: "Danny does an awesome set of cartwheels" It's tagged as Canberra and while not safe for those at work, or of a sensitive disposition, it's definitely one for the ladies who've been demanding some beefcake squ...

New Legislative Assembly - Who will be the first to rat

By 3 December 2008 12

Any thoughts on which of our new overlords will follow in the footsteps of  Trevor Kaine, Helen Cross and Richard Mulchay by ratting on their party and declaring themselves independents? Past form would have to suggest it will be one of the Liberals but my money is one of the Greens - probably ...

Man sets himself on fire

By 3 December 2008 61

The Herald Sun is reporting that a man has self immolated like a Buddhist monk outside Parliament House. He is believed to be part of a group seeking permanent residency....

Images of Canberra - Fairlight Road

By 3 December 2008 49

Pommy Bastard has continued his landscape series with this one he's sent in with the following note: "Hi mate, took this shot along "Fairlight road" at the end of Sunday's showers." To forestall the outcry; clicking on the image will give you a larger version. Got an image of Canberra y...

CELL BLOCK 69 ARE DEAD!

By 3 December 2008 3

...dead hot rockers, that is!!!! Rock music heavyweights, though quite slim to look at, Cell Block 69, have not hit Australian shores since their last visit here.  So it's with cautiously anticipatory joy that they return for just two shows.  That's right kids, Cell Block 69 are bring...

The new National Portrait Gallery

By 3 December 2008 28

[First filed: December 01, 2008 @ 14:20] The new National Portrait Gallery opens soon. There's a preview for members tonight and a media day on Wednesday. I don't fall into either of those groups but have been driving past the site pretty much every weekday during its construction. I ...

Canberra Goss gives up on Canberra? Things to do for New Years.

By 3 December 2008 78

Four days later and we're still waiting for Canberra Goss's Foreshore reportage. Even so we were astonished to read the girls have written off Canberra for New Years' completely! There’s no better reason to party than the birth of a brand new year. So pull out your party gear and head to one...

Canberra Liberals the laziest opposition in Australia?

By 3 December 2008 61

As far as I can tell this is the last media release out of the Canberra Liberals. It's dated 14 November. So in the last two weeks they've come across no issues worthy of wider exposure? The Government has been so flawless as to be beyond any reproach? No constituents have brought any issues to t...

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