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Ask RiotACT: Seeking outdoor dance floor

By 29 May 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I'm looking for somewhere that will hire out a dance floor that can be set up outside (6x6metres) in Canberra. The only place I've found so far is YesEvents in Bowral N...

Signs of life and wonder

By 29 May 2016 2

Apparently the residents of Gungahlin have had enough of being a lower priority to other areas of Canberra. According to the road signs off the new Majura Parkway, Gungahlin...

At home with Sophia: egg yolk ravioli (almost)

By 28 May 2016 1

I normally only ever post recipes that are successful because most of the time the recipes I make do work out. They might not always be as amazing as I had hoped but they norm...

Green bins on way, starting in Weston Creek, Kambah

By 28 May 2016 22
green bins

The ACT Government will roll out green bins for garden waste across Canberra in coming years starting with a pilot program in Weston Creek and Kambah to be funded in the 2016/1...

Ask RiotACT: What is the longest Street in Canberra?

By 28 May 2016 14
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I got asked a question by my 9 year old daughter last night that I could not answer. Does anyone know what the longest Street (not Avenue) in Canberra is? Tha...

Inquiry called after death in custody at AMC

By 27 May 2016
Alexander Maconochie Centre

There will be an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the care and supervision of an Alexander Maconochie Centre detainee following his death in custody today...

Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 2

By 27 May 2016 5
Gourmet Dinner Service

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra. This is for all the busy people out th...

First Look – 79&Fine (Civic)

By 27 May 2016 3

I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to may...

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All you ever wanted to know about truffle farming in Canberra

By 20 July 2009 1

It's been on YouTube for a year but this is the first time it's come up in my monitoring. For those of you still curious about the business of truffle farming in the Canberra region here's a pretty good explanation of how it's done. The blurb with the video goes thusly: Australian Chef, Be...

Belconnen Interchange coming down

By 20 July 2009 13

Simone Penkethman has very kindly sent through some photographs from the ongoing demolition of Belconnen Interchange taken this morning. As it's a nice day it shouldn't hurt too much for Belconnen bus commuters getting by without shelters. Good thing it's not sleeting. Slideshow below:...

ACTEW hoping to shake all the crazies out this week on the Cotter Dam expansi

By 20 July 2009 7

Be you ever so nutty ACTEW wants to hear from you this week. They're finalising their consultation on the Cotter Dam expansion this week and calling for everyone to come forward and have their say. If only because it will save trouble later to get maximum exposure for the issue now. Submission...

Death at Dickson Oval??

By 20 July 2009 19

When I got home last Friday afternoon around 5.00pm - I saw that there was a temporary blue fence erected down near the drains at Dickson Oval. There was a police car parked behind it and the bridge over the drain to the bicycle path was taped off with police tape. As I watched, what looked just ...

Police Wrap - 20 July

By 20 July 2009 6

1. Just think how bad it will get if smokes go up to $20? ACT Policing arrested a 36-year-old Braddon woman yesterday (July 19) after an aggravated robbery at a service station in Braddon. About 2.15pm police attended the Caltex service station, Lonsdale Street, Braddon after reports of an agg...

Philo presents "West Side Story"

By 20 July 2009 6

Philo Proudly Presents - WEST SIDE STORY A classic Romeo and Juliet story set to well loved musical and dance numbers such as 'I feel Pretty', 'Somewhere' and 'America'. Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Philo's production of West Side Story boasts an exciting and we...

Falun Gong take it to the streets

By 20 July 2009 36

[First filed: July 18, 2009 @ 22:08] Around midday this Saturday I was collecting some roast duck and noodles from the exemplary Tak Kee Roast Inn in Dickson and was a little surprised, as I walked back to the car, to see a column of traffic approaching all bearing placards bolted on to roof ...

Big boost for Mount Stromlo

By 20 July 2009 1

The Canberra Times has a bit on ANU collecting $88 million of Federale money to join in the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project. While the telescope is being built in Chile's high altitude Atacama Desert our own Mount Stromlo will be getting $23.4 million in upgrades for the building of telesc...

Australian Squash Championships

By 20 July 2009 5

Fresh from beating up book publishers, Andrew Barr Barr has announced that Canberra will host the Australian Squash Championships for the next four years. Nice to see a national event in Canberra. And congratulations to Canberra's Stewart Boswell for again winning the Australian Open title....

CPSU takeover of the ACT ALP boils over

By 20 July 2009 8

The ABC brings word that next week's Labor Party ACT branch annual general meeting is on hold after intervention by the party's national executive. The delay has been caused by the newly affiliated public servants union (the CPSU) appealing over the number of delegates to which they are entitled....

Cooked out of his skull...

By 20 July 2009 36

Ironically, I was walking my dogs down to Cook shops to buy a couple of beers. (5.30 pm Sunday 19/7) On the grass by the old Cook Primary School, I came across a geezer face down on the grass. Got into rescue mode and started doing the business. (I trained in mountain rescue, and still keep my sk...

Underage bomb experts in the making

By 20 July 2009 15

Here's an interesting one..... went into the local shops tonight and was there to witness two very young (probably 8 & 10 yr olds) boys talking excitedly about how they were going to make a bomb and try to blow up the local school toilets. After talking to someone on their mobile phone abou...

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