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Weekend Cafe Hotspot: Smoque, Woden

By 1 November 2014
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Finally! Since seeing the announcement that Smoque was opening a second restaurant in Woden I've been waiting! Even better was when they announced it would include a breakfast menu...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014 1
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Looking for a dentist that will look at all alternatives to removing wisdom teeth

By 1 November 2014

My wisdom teeth are starting to really play up now (I'm 25) and I would really prefer not to have them removed. My wisdom teeth are only slightly angled, so I believe that if some of the gum was removed from above they may be able to come through completely. What I'm looking for is a dentist who ...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 10

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 20

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

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Drink driving the new black?

By 20 October 2008 53

The AFP have been alarmed by a surge in the numbers of drink drivers they've been picking up with some huge blood alcohol levels: "ACT Policing have received some concerning statistics in the past week with over 48 drunk-drivers detected. Of particular concern, seven of the 2,500 drivers teste...

So what happens next?

By 20 October 2008 64

Jon Stanhope's never been a skilled negotiator. His latest effort as reported by the ABC is to demand the Greens respect his 37.4% of the vote as a right to rule. Meanwhile in the Canberra Times Zed appears to be challenging Shane Rattenbury to be a man. More generally though he's sounding keen t...

Blues guitars going cheap?

By 20 October 2008 13

The Canberra Blues Society has a shout out for anyone who might have seen a large number of guitars stolen from the house of Steve Russell: -- Candy Apple red '62 Fender Telecaster Custom re-issue. Made in Japan. In fabric soft case Monterey brand, black with purple trimming. The scratch plate ha...

Just when you thought it was all over - a look at the campaign trail

By 20 October 2008 7

Jon Reynolds from Canberra Votes has sent in the video above. A pretty good look at life on the campaign trail for election candidates. Well worth the download....

Canberra United sign five more for kickoff this weekend.

By 20 October 2008 3

Four-Four-Two brings word that Canberra's women's soccer/football team has signed five more players, in time for the W-League season opener in Newcastle this weekend. Apparently they still have space in the roster for more. So how much interest is there out there for women's soccer?...

Looking for the best curry in Canberra

By 20 October 2008 70

My wife and I moved to Canberra about 8 months ago, and since then we've been looking for reliably tasty Indian take away.  We've tried a variety of places - some are occasionally good, some are reliably awful. So I thought I'd throw it out to the wisdom of The RiotACT - where is the best place ...

Police Wrap - 20 October

By 20 October 2008 1

1. Downer burglars: "ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary at a residence in Atherton Street, Downer on Saturday (October, 18). About 12.40pm, police received a report of two suspicious males in the area. One male was described as wearing a black cap and the second was described as w...

Raffle etiquette?

By 20 October 2008 9

After voting at the local primary school in Tuggeranong on Saturday, I left the hall to join my partner outside.  As I walked out of the hall, a woman asked me if I wanted to buy some tickets in a raffle with the money going to the school. I was about to answer yes when I noticed my partner...

Restaurant Review: Breakfast at Hudsons of Dickson

By 20 October 2008 92

[First filed: October 19, 2008 @ 12:51] Cafe corner in the Dickson shops is a busy place of a weekend morning. You don't really choose which of the cafes you eat at, rather taking wherever there's a spare table with shade. This means that the cafe which makes the most money is the one whic...

Where to get reasonably priced parking in Civic?

By 19 October 2008 55

I'm just about to change jobs which means giving up my free parking spot in civic and finding another parking spot in Civic. Can anyone suggest a long stay parking area in civic that doesn't cost a fortune???...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 9

By 19 October 2008 16

For those who missed it live, the downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your's truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM....

Clashing meetups - Philosophy versus enlightenment.

By 19 October 2008 4

Two interesting events clashing tomorrow night. -- Canberra Philosophy is debating the "ethical relevance of life" for those who love a good argument with no particular resolution. -- Meanwhile fans of "Enlightenment" magazine are having their own chin wag. Decisions, decisions eh?...

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