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Ask RiotACT: Someone to install used evap aircon & ducted gas system

By 30 July 2016
Ask Riot

Hello. I have a 4 year old ducted gas heater system and an evaporative cooler that I need installing in the floor / roof. The units were removed from the other house due to...

Vernon Circle lanes closed over weekend for courts project

By 29 July 2016
New law courts complex

Two lanes of Commonwealth Avenue and Vernon Circle will be closed temporarily this weekend as part of the refurbishment of the ACT Law Courts precinct. The lanes will be clo...

Airport team to develop carpark into ACT PS mega-office

By 29 July 2016 4
Stephen Byron

The owners of Canberra Airport are set to become the ACT Government's landlords after winning the tender to build and own a major new office complex for Territory public servan...

Gongs and whistles: Nominate a Canberran now for Australian of the Year

By 29 July 2016 1
Current Australian of the Year David Morrison raising the national flag to mark the start of NAIDOC Week in Civic Square earlier this month. Photo: CHARLOTTE HARPER

It may seem a long time until the next Australia Day awards, but the organisational machine that goes through the process of sorting through nominees, finalists, and finally gr...

Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise shower...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 2
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

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By 20 August 2009 1

Following a string of massive shows back in the late 90's Lagerfest is back! Behold 21st Century LAGERFEST! presented by Elephant Records and M.M.T.P.E.B.G.S.F.H. inc 21st Century Lagerfest will be held at the Belconnen Basement on Saturday 5th September it will feature 5 bands to enjoy your bee...

Are you prepared to pay?

By 20 August 2009 26

In its own little test of the validity of willingenss-to-pay theory, our illustrious leader has decided to introduce a voluntary gold coin donation for entry into the ACT Parks and Conservation estate. The idea is that it will reign in TaMS' mult-mullion dollar overspend. The only problem is that...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 21 August

By 20 August 2009 9

Yes, I forgot to post this this morning. Between sleeping in, dog walking, and going for a pub lunch it somehow fell off the radar. But now, here it is... your chance to tell the people of Canberra what's good to see and do around the traps this week. Blaze away in the comments comrades!...

Buying tickets to the A-League game

By 20 August 2009 19

The Central Coast Mariners are playing Perth Glory at Canberra Stadium next month and my partner and I are interested in going but I can't find where to buy tickets. Ticketek has nothing. I found an article OutInCanberra article, but it claims that the tickets are on Ticketek, which they're not...

Poacher's Way Excursion

By 20 August 2009 19

[First filed: August 19, 2009 @ 00:01] It was a rainy Saturday afternoon when the car was piled with people and we set out on the path of the Poachers Way. Looking to visit some of the local wineries and other establishments that have put themselves forward as a collective, inspired by land ...

Canberra has been invited to join Major League Baseball

By 20 August 2009 8

Major League Baseball, along with its partner the Australian Baseball Federation, will begin the Australian Baseball League in 2010. Canberra has been invited to join Major League Baseball through an offer to participate in the Australian Baseball League. 5 teams from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisba...

Tamils walking to Canberra

By 19 August 2009 7

[First Filed - August 12, 2009 @ 17:20] Tamil Sydney is reporting that Seran Sribalan and Vishna Sivaraj are hiking from Sydney to Canberra to raise awareness of the plight of Tamils. While I think the Tamils in Sri Lanka bear an unusually high share of the blame for their plight, I wish the f...

Fringe Festival feels John Hargreaves' axe

By 19 August 2009 76

Here's some video of just how much John Hargreaves liked the Fringe Festival in February: Today he's announced that he's getting rid of it and giving $30,000 dollars to a rather surprised National Folk Festival to do something Fringey. Now have a listen to just how surprised the Folk Festi...

The SAD Sessions '09 round 2

By 19 August 2009

The SAD Sessions '09 is entering into its second lot of concerts this friday the 21st of August and the following friday the 28th of August at Corroboree Park Hall Ainslie. Those who attended the last two back in June will know that they're in for a good night and hopefully we'll see some new face...

Possum Mutilators of Ainslie

By 19 August 2009 46

[Update - RSPCA ACT has followed on below with the results of what occurred] [First Filed August 18, 2009 @ 23:38] RSPCA ACT has put out a statement asking for any witnesses to a number of possum bashings in the Ainslie area on Tuesday afternoon. “Late Tuesday afternoon a number of possums ...

Canberra the Capital without Murders

By 19 August 2009 46

The Daily Telegraph has a piece on how canberra appears a killers paradise compared to NSW. They highlight that there have been no murder convictions in the ACT in 11 years, and that any killings are usually prosecuted as manslaughter as its easier to get a conviction, but therefore goes with a muc...

Road Transport Authority ACT

By 19 August 2009 39

I finally received my car rego renewal, two days after the due for payment date!  I'm just wondering how the ACT RTA expects people to come up with $733.00 without any prior warning.  I called Canberra Connect to see if there was anything they could do to help but of course they don't work for the...

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