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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6

When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

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

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 13

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

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...

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

By 31 October 2014

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...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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Candidate Questionaires for 12 October

By 12 October 2008 22

Here are the answers to your questions, from local election candidates, which have come in over the weekend: -- John Hargreaves, Labor for Brindabella. -- Eleanor Bates, Labor for Molonglo....

The cockroach pizza of Dominos Dickson

By 12 October 2008 54

This pic sent in by a friend. The leggy beasty is right dab in the middle. Dominos acted swiftly to provide a refund and remove all the pizzas in the order, they did however leave a bottle of Coke as a freebie. The poor bloke who ate the adjacent slice to the cockroach is yet to regain t...

More money for the coast road.

By 12 October 2008 28

Many Canberrans like to keep an eye on their escape routes. They'll be pleased to read a story from the ABC on another $10 million from the NSW Government to improve the Kings Highway around Bungendore. "The Labor Member for the NSW seat of Monaro, Steve Whan, says the road work will make a bi...

Election Wrap - 12 October

By 12 October 2008 14

Sim Challenge: The RiotACT Sim Challenge got a mention in the Weekend Australian with Christian Kerr describing it as "the perfect metaphor for Canberra and its parliament". I've taken him in about as much context there as he did us. It's not online but lurking on page 29 of the Weekend Inquirer ...

"It Was That Way When I Got Here" Musical comedy returns Queanbeyan Nov 2008

By 12 October 2008

Where: The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 When: Thu 13 Nov 2008 8:00 PM, Fri 14 Nov 2008 8:00 PM, Sat 15 Nov 2008 2:00 PM, Sat 15 Nov 2008 8:00 PM Price: Adult - $35.00 Concession - $28.00 URL: Sevenonesix Pty Ltd ...

Live in Canberra Targets New Zealand Through Maori Rugby League Team

By 12 October 2008 7

Just when you thought Stanhopeless could not be any more stupid, out comes this gem as a media release. Without casting too many dispersions on our friends across the ditch, does the ACT govt really believe this will attract the cream of NZ to come and live in our fair city? Live in Canberra targ...

Floriade claims victory

By 12 October 2008 25

The ABC reports that Floriade organisers are thrilled with their own work this year. "The blooms have just been fantastic again, they've probably lasted a little bit longer we've had some new soil put in this year and also a little bit of cooler weather which is great for the garden beds. "Als...


By 11 October 2008

Narrabundah College Theatre Arts will present Cluedo the Musical, an original work by Hannah Tonks and Eric Butler, with an original score by Steven Bailey and students of the Music Department. This original musical, inspired by the popular board game, “Cluedo”, will feature those popular charac...

Introducing Kitten and Snake

By 11 October 2008 20

Do you like comics? Do you like the web? Do you occasionally like those two things smooshed together into one easily accessed archive of comic galore? Introducing a new Canberran-based webcomic, Kitten and Snake. I’ve been told that it’s “an interesting blend of child-art and Canberra hu...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 8

By 11 October 2008 5

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

Election Wrap - 11 October

By 11 October 2008 16

Green fear: The Canberra Times is all over yesterday's Green Terror as the major parties awaken to a threat to their cosy diarchy. --- Liberals: The CT brings word that $100,000 has been spent on a glass artwork in the new prison. Zed is agin' it. Stanhope for. --- Labor: Also i...

Time to have a say on Cotter Dam enlargement

By 11 October 2008 26

The way taxpayer funded TV advertising would have you believe it the Cotter Dam expansion is already underway. So I'm absolutely fascinated to see ACTEW slip out the door today, a Saturday, a call for public comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project. So, either the pr...

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